Refugees or Police? Should America be in fear?

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The newest debate in America is the Syrian Refugee crisis, or better yet what to do with them! If you are a Caucasian American at a lower education level and/or lower income level, then you are most likely saying “not in my MERICA!” Whether it is the fear of what happened in France or the brain washing from Donald Trump which is hate talk disguised as security  measures for America! Most less educated Caucasian bigots or semi-bigots look to successful Caucasian people for leadership, which is why the message is so successful right now among the low income and under-educated Caucasians in America.

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On the other side of the tracks the lower educated and lower income African Americans are still protesting against the police. Whether it is those still upset about Ferguson, or the Eric Garner murder, Baltimore, Cleveland, Florida, East Texas, or Chicago there’s plenty of mad black people to hold signs and picket all day long to go around! Protesting some bad actions by some bad people, but also condemning a whole American establishment that has a history of mistreating blacks in America, but also enriching plenty of black lives in America as well. Yes, I know there are a lot of higher educated, and higher income blacks marching too, but they are really marching to make more money  or just to say they were there it is a social  media trophy to sit on their mantle or badge to post on their Facebook page!

The biggest thing both of these groups of people refuse to admit is while they see both these issues as big problems, they completely hide from accepting the responsibility when the very things they fear from either “Refugees” or “Police Officers” is being committed by their very own neighbors and fellow counter parts of their own communities!

Caucasian Americans have committed random acts of terrorism in America than any Syrian, Iranian, or Saudi combined and multiplied, although they don’t call it terrorism even though that’s exactly what it is Domestic Terrorism!

African Americans want justice for everyone from Trayvon to Tookie in most case these victims are actual criminals! It’s unfortunate the Trayvon Martin’s get lumped in with the Freddie Gray’s! All the while we hold no African Americans who kill, steal, and destroy our own communities responsible for anything and expect the police to keep us safe!

See both communities have the wrong cure for the illness, the disease that’s killing the country we all love. Caucasian Americans think boycotting the refugees and leaving them no choice but to join ISIS/ISIL/DASH because poverty and starving children really leave a lot of them no choice, and only enforce the terrorist message. African Americans feel like even though we show very little regard for our own race, that everyone else should worship our very existence! We refuse to forget that even though we may pay some taxes etc… that we still have a responsibility to work along side the police to help root out the evils in our own community!

The truth about a lot of the refugees are unlike a lot of illegal aliens, refugees, or temporary workers already here in America from all over the world, these refugees are educated in most cases in technology and healthcare, science and humanities. We are not accepting a lot of uneducated laborer class people, who only desire to weigh down the government welfare system, we are actually importing a lot of doctors, scientists, and technology industry workers.Let us not forget they already have strong Middle Eastern communities here in America to join, which mean similar minded people ready to help them get on their feet, and get the ball rolling.

Honestly I think that is where a lot of the fear stems from, when hate speak comes from the higher educated and higher income Caucasian Americans. They know the refugees represent more competition in the medical care and technology workforce, no not nurses etc.. but pharmaceuticals and tech start up companies! For the few decades a lot of talk about immigration reform has been surrounded by the lettuce picking Mexicans and Hispanic workforce, but in reality the real goal was for the tech community to get smarter people in from over seas to work cheaper for longer and dangle the green card over their heads as incentive! The import of refugees will help alleviate the Silicon Valley under educated issue, at the same time will offer direct competition to a lot of small start up companies fighting for funding from the tech billionaires and any one else looking to get a foot in the door of the next Facebook, Twitter, etc…

In both cases we as Americans Caucasian and African American need to stop the hypocritical rhetoric that says that all Muslims are terrorist and all police are racist bigots! We need to realize that a lot Caucasian people have small military type arsenals that could overthrow a lot of smaller governments in a surprise coup. The fact that we can go buy any number of assault rifles, hand guns, and small munitions this weekend across the country at any number of gun shows who bank off the fear mongering political talk, which continues to bankroll their pockets! A mass shooting happens any where in the world, and gun sales go up, regardless whether its Columbine or Paris this is a fact!

African Americans need to realize in order to  make their lives better, it is time to debate turning in their cousin who has been selling drugs for years assisting the killing of their community the whole time. You know who the killers are, you know who the defacers are but no one is willing to speak up and do anything about it.When your car is stolen, your house is robbed the first call you make is to the police, but when he shoots the assailant you want to protest the police, something has to change! In the situations where the bigots are on the police force and in public office, we need to accept the responsibility to change the situation from the inside, step up and join the force, or become a council person etc.. hell go to a council meeting! Your concerned about closing public schools in your community, show up for parent teacher conferences 2 years before the school is determined to be under performing! We are preaching about the “Preschool to Prison Pipeline” but that starts at home, train your child to be a promoter and not a problem, but that means the parents have to step it up as well! Sign up for PTA, volunteering opportunities, etc… be a part of the community! We need to realize drugs are transforming from illegal to legal and the profits are amazing, instead of smoking it we need to start growing it! Relocate pool your money and get in the game!

These 2 dilemmas are different but at the same time pretty similar, both are a result of 2 communities looking for someone to blame for their own shortcomings! Allowing themselves to be guided by people who look smarter, or yell louder than they do or can! Many Americans of both races and all political affiliations are looking for leaders to follow, when the real impact happens right at our dinner tables, whether it be a four or more seats or a wood crate behind the local super market either way change is made at home on the first level of social responsibility! Our homes are the first place we have the opportunity to prevent the next Sandy Hook or Ferguson from even happening on our watch! We must learn and then teach to love and be responsible for our own actions and teach our children the same things! You don’t want your son to shoot up a church in South Carolina, then you must teach him it is wrong to hate based off color and religion, and if you don’t want your child in handcuffs at 7 years old he must know that school is a place to learn and excel, not a place to display his built up anger and frustration because his parents aren’t engaging in his life!

America is the greatest country on earth period! We as its citizens must realize that for ourselves because everyone on the outside already does! They may grow up hating us, but when given the opportunity to become a citizen, they indulge and bask in the greatness of our Constitution, Freedom and Independence they learn our laws and amendments and use them to their advantage. They take advantage of the foundation what America is built on, and adopt our Plymouth Rock, American Pride reborn and reformulated!

 

 

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What are you gonna do when the check, is not in the mail?

 

What are you going to do next?

What is the next thing on your agenda?

The government and states are going to stop funding social and public welfare programs, so whats your plan?

See pretty soon the people who are depending on food stamps, section 8, childcare assistance, and any social welfare program are going to be s.o.l. (shit outta luck) because the people in the middle class are tired of paying for the poor to live better than they do!

The generations of people who have lived in public housing projects as long as they can remember back in their memory are disappearing. But not because the people have decided to finally pull themselves up from the bottom, instead it is because the cities are recognizing there are opportunities for profit in the areas which these housing projects are occupying space. Whether is the  gentrification efforts and example of say Brooklyn and Harlem, or the fact the projects are down town and stifle income that could be coming from high-end buyers like in Home town of Louisville, Ky. The  housing projects are coming down! When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans they kicked people out the projects that hadn’t even been hit by the storm or flooding, and some 8 years later they are still empty.

Every year states do more cutting to social welfare projects, and quality of life projects are being underfunded  The government has waged a war on any assistance for any of the programs and it is not just the Tea Party candidates that support the non-funding it is the traditional GOP candidates, as well as a small majority of Democratic politicians that have mixed districts that are tired of their tax dollars going to the poor and lower-income communities and never returning to their own districts. The time of the person getting on public assistance and staying there in that same financial state is over!

See I know I sound like the boy who cried wolf, but I am seeing it more and more everyday. From a perspective of a man and father who pays his own bills, taxes and buys my own groceries and pay my own rent. Also the people I associate with are doing the same as well. We are getting pissed off, and tired of supporting the people who choose not to work hard and limit themselves to just enough productivity so things don’t get hard on them.

We are tired of the fact we go to the mall and see them there, buying all the Jordan’s, buying all the Coach, and Dooney bags. They wear the finest clothing articles they can, because they have no idea that they are just walking “I am on welfare bill boards” because their children are bad as hell and unkempt even though they have on name brands they aren’t even taking care of. The looks on their faces as they pass the Gap Store, and Banana Republic store because their clothes are too tight, and make them look like they are trying to be like white people.They congregate in the food court to eat California Pizza Company, and Panera, while their children scope and go around collecting bourbon chicken from the Chinese people and free chicken samples from Chik-Fil-A. When it is all said and done they all pile into a pretty nice looking car and drive back to the projects, or the rent adjusted apartment or housing areas they live in. And of course there are those who still sit at the bus stop with all their children to catch the bus with Macy’s, Dillard’s,Finish Line,and Footlocker bags.

Not to mention when we the hard-working tax paying citizens, go to the grocery store we are tired of seeing the people there with 2 and 3 carts full of food purchasing everything we would like to eat but can’t even afford to buy. Their baskets are filled at will, with no real thought of price. The grocery isn’t really making more than they previous did, because the food manufacturer is reaping the benefits, because they just inflate their prices. The food stamp recipient is giving the store and the manufacturer the bulk of their profits, and since food stamps are free from the government the recipients are complaining about having to spend a little more than they did the last week. So basically what we have is a situation where the stores and he food manufacturer have a contract with the government.

Now when it comes to any of the programs that are offered by the states such as child care assistance, the states just simply can’t afford it! Period! That is when they have to come to the tax payer hat in hand and we are saying NO! Because we have to pay full price for day care, and schooling. The rates are so absorbent that it cost more than some people’s mortgages and car payments for the month! Which are fostered because the government has been offering so much assistance, the facilities are guaranteed payment so they can charge what ever they feel! So there you go another situation where the private business is depending on the government to basically pay its bills. In doing so it hurts the regular everyday American just trying to make it!

Now I know what I am saying hear sounds harsh and insensitive, and I want it to! I have been on public assistance in my life time off and on, as a child and even messed with some women who schemed it as an adult. The major reason I am not on it now though is because of PRIDE! I was raised with it, my mother only used public assistance when it had gotten so bad we needed too, and once our rough patch was over she got off it. She told the truth about her wages, and how much she and my father was making, it was a sense of pride that we didn’t have to be on food stamps and public housing. Even though life was hard and I didn’t have much or anything I may have wanted, I always knew I was going to have what I needed. She depended on God and herself, not even my father too much just to make sure there were no disappointments. “Pull yourself up, by your bootstraps!” & “Only person you can depend on is you!” Are 2 of here favorite sayings! All though life was not perfect, we were never dirty, beaten, or battered! With that said yes you might have on some thrift store clothes, shoes from the Salvation Army store, and a coat from the DAV (Disabled Veterans Store)store, It was going to be clean, and so was you!

That is what is missing from life now, that need to be proud of who you are and the sense of supporting yourself. So what you may have to eat hot dogs and pork and beans, or you may have to pass on the lunch with friends, because you just aint got it, but at least you know your not begging, or being taken care of by everybody else. To settle for welfare and just stay stuck is pathetic and immature! Yes, I know you say “well I am going to school!” but whats next? Your schooling should be over in a max of 4 years, now you gonna get a job, you ain’t worked in 4 years, plus if you in school and not working why do you need so much day care and food stamps? Be responsible stop having all these children  by these men who can’t and/or aren’t going to help you raise them! Doesn’t the child that is being born deserve at least that much?

In closing all I am saying is pretty soon the free ride is going to come to an end at the station because there is no way America can continue this way. The next civil war is going to be a war of class, not race. The government is going to side with those that bring the most to the table, not the people who are always sitting there eating off it!

The Anatomy of Communication in a Relationship!

The main issue is the lack of communication! It is a skill that people in relationships lack all over the country, but I feel like it is especially an issue in the lower financial class, and under educated households.  Communication is a natural and nurtured reaction and skill. I say it is both nature and nurture driven because yes some people are just great communicators, but the way they choose to communicate is just as important as the act itself.

In a lot of relationships both sides bring baggage and the lack of effective communication is 1 big suitcase that people lay on their mate’s emotional floor! Plus if a person has not seen an effective relationship where communication is vibrant, successful, respectful, and integral then they are most likely to bring that broken style of communication into their relationship as well. The faults of cheating and revenge, and spite are all acted out in most cases because people refuse to just admit they have made mistakes, or feel a certain way about the transgressions of their mate, yet they don’t know how to tell them verbally, so they act out instead.

A simple talk about financial stress and feelings of not want and abandon can be resolved by both parties sitting down and discussing the when’s and why’s of their relationship saving them from committing crimes of the heart against the other person, because they are to filled with the anxiety, embarrassment, and fear they are filled with when they think of just talking about their feelings. This issue is not just a man’s problem; it is a sickness and disease both sexes have.

Men call it pride and foolish terms such as “me being me”, and “this is what men do” when they are explaining their childish behavior, and their inability to talk and effectively communicate their feelings. Mainly because they weren’t shown an image of a man even doing that for a fear he would be conceived as weak or gay!

Women on the other hand have no issue with discussing their emotions and issues with their friends, family, and strangers, but when it comes to their mate they clam up on the true important matters and focus on trivial things that the man has no idea of why it even matters!  Which cause a void of trust and faith and opens the door for lies and deception on both part, yet their mothers and girlfriends will know the whole scoop! Their childish behavior is brought on by a fear of being alone, and missing out on “a good thing” because if they just show a man the image they think the man thinks he wants to see, then he will never leave them. Even though we all know this is false.

Honest and truthful communication a clean slate and realizing not all issues have resolutions that are prevalent and immediate, but if the issues are on the table then they can be worked on and ironed out between both parties, as long as they are committed to doing so and bringing all issues to the fore front can only relive stress, and avoid ignorant and permanent damage effecting all sides of people physically and emotionally!  It will also break the mold of ineffective communication for your children because they will see how adults are supposed to handle life amongst each other, and in business dealings as well. Effective and decisive communication builds confidence and integrity in people, and also shows a person’s worth in way that is immeasurable.

How is your Union, really protecting you?

Verizon workers go on strike! Verizon makes a lot of money every year right? The latter statement is more important than the first statement, because the strikers are “land line” service workers a Unionized job, which is a prehistoric service that has lost its viability!

On the other hand the service Verizon is eating and getting fat from is its wireless service, which isn’t Unionized!
The workers in the land line division are suffering from 1 sickness it is called “spoiled employee syndrome!” Unfortunately they don’t realize they are not a viable investment anymore, I say “they” because even though they are physically telephone lines, they are the only unnecessary part of the process! Verizon is the #2 Worlds largest mobile phone provider, that work force isn’t represented by an Union, so they have a better opportunity to treat their employees in that division how they want to.

It is the Union’s job to acquire the best possible wages and working conditions possible for the Union worker, but when the Union worker is costing the company more than the Union worker is producing, because the Union worker’s product is inept, and out dated then what are both sides to do? On Verizon’s side they could continue to pull profits from the wireless workers production and keep the wire line employees happy! On the flip side, Verizon’s wireless operation isn’t Unionized by design, not accident!

It actually would have been a mistake if Verizon would have allowed Unions in their wireless division, because they would be stuck, in the precarious situation they are in now with the land line division, which is what are we going to do when your not profitable anymore?

As a Union Stewart I don’t want to represent an employee that doesn’t pay Union dues, but I have too if he/she asks to be represented. At the same time I don’t feel like it is right for Union workers to force a company’s hand by striking, when the consessions the company is asking them to make are actually understandable.

Verizon is asking for the employee to go to 5 sick days a year, take up more of the slack for their healthcare, accept pension freezes in exchange for a more aggressive 401 retirement package these 3 things are some important issues, but the 1 thing these 45,000 Verizon employees striking aren’t thinking about is, land line phone is extinct!

With VOiP, and cellular phones alone not to mention your free Skype, and Google phone options many people are “cutting” the cord of land lines! Who is really at fault here? In my opinion it is the Union! They have lost the chance to educate and really smack their employees back to reality!
Those 45,000 jobs can and will look really good to temp workers, International workers, and staffing agencies, that aren’t going to demand any benefits, or retirement options! In this case it was and is the Unions job to show the employee just where they stand and how they really don’t have fight in this situation! Verizon even bargaining with the employees is an admonishment, because they actually can show where the employees aren’t worth the money and benefits they have come accustom to having!

The Union was suppose to be the parent of the 45,000 Verizon land line employees, a mother/father figure teaching them that unfortunately everything doesn’t always turn out the way you want it too, but at this point you really can’t expect to continue to receive “Cadillac” benefits, for a “AMC” type of job!

The CWA is responsible for what’s best for its members, and sometimes that includes telling the members, this is the best deal we have and we are going to get, once you compare the members value vs Verizon’s cost! In this case, The CWA should have made the membership understand this ain’t 1989, and the wireless division of Verizon really doesn’t owe them anything!

WELFARE AND FOODSTAMP REFORM 2011

I think the law being proposed in Kentucky by lawmaker Rep. Lonnie Napier (R), as reported @Kentucky.com, by J. Brammer of the Lexington Herald, {Kentucky lawmaker wants random drug testing for welfare recipients Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2011/01/17/1600950/kentucky-lawmaker-wants-random.html#storylink=misearch#ixzz1C6UzSY5R} is a fantastic and effective law to fight drugs and to save families from just being in a stagnant unproductive circle. I think that making parents responsible while receiving welfare and other government  funds because they should made to follow the laws for the simple fact they can’t support themselves and dependents on their own like other people do.

If you can’t buy alcohol, beer, cigarettes, or any other non-food items with food stamps why should you be able to enjoy other privileged items like people who aren’t on government assistance does? I feel even though drugs are illegal they are a “privilege” and yes if caught with them or under the influence any person should be prosecuted. With that said what someone does with their hard earned money is their prerogative, but their money shouldn’t go towards others who don’t work (for whatever reason and excuse) and allow them to indulge in the same privileges.

I think that if parents were actually being responsible for their children then they wouldn’t want drugs to be in any vicinity of their children. I believe this move will help people become more viable to the working force as well, because one of the biggest issues that negatively affect allot of lower income job seekers is they can’t pass the urine test. This would allow them to get themselves together so they can realize drugs are now going to not only keep them from making legal money it is also going to keep them from getting the scraps they learn to settle for from the government. This is a responsibility gaining opportunity that a lot of people won’t have a choice but to make positive changes to the way they live their lives, that will prove to be for the better. I think this type of law can also be used to make more single family homes stronger and help break that cycle of ignorance and laziness, most people in those predicaments seem to accept.  Parent’s need to realize the first impressions and mannerisms children learn and emulate are theirs. When drugs are represented in their lives, especially early as in toddlers and adolescent ages, drugs will leave a pivotal impression that can make drugs and the negative life experiences which accompany them, an acceptable way of life. Those negative implications and derogatory stereotypes and culture views can stain them for life. These issues and problems tend to follow so many people for whole family generations and help mold them and sustain them in a low income and poor outlook on life bloodline. Often whatever positive that comes from these negative situations usual are spawned from life changing and shocking worse comes to worse situations, that scare some people straight.

In a more important state of affairs drugs should never be allowed to be in the home of the  custodial parents’ home.  I believe this must be taken seriously and should be enforced with strong discipline and consequential methods. Custodial parent’s getting child support benefits which are being mandated, monitored, enforced  and distributed by state and federal governments should make sure they are representing a legal and responsible party in the child’s life. The courts are saying the custodial parent is the most responsible parent for the child and his/her home is the safest and most nuturing place for a child is to live. This isn’t possible if drug use is present in the home because it is “ILLEGAL” first of all, and it also fosters a potentially dangerous and risky housing situation for the child. In the case where the mother fails the drug test then if the father is in a position where he can take care of the child he should be given that opportunity, the child support should be ceased for at least a 3- 6 month time giving the mother time to complete a drug abuse counseling program.  With the custodial parent being automatically placed in this position, then a drug free enviroment is paramount and should all ways be expected from the custodial parent and enforced by the government. Especially in the circumstances if a mother is living in any type of public housing, or in housing provided by federal programs ie HUD, HABITAT, SECTION-8, etc, receiving food stamps, or getting medicare benefits of any type.  It is the governments responsibilty to make sure they are taking care of these children and looking after them because they are placing children in these homes and judging them to be legally fit. I also believe that this law should extended to foster parents and those who recieve any foster care monies temporary or permanently. Adoptive parents should also be drug screened as well as day cares, and any other childcare provider that accepts government funds no matter what types of funds those are!

Law abiding citizens and lawmakers, have to realize that if drugs can’t be purchased with funds from the government, directly or indirectly through the illegal sale of their government benefits like selling food stamps, medicines, identity fraud for medical services etc…  then drug dealers will have to reform and scout different places and environments to sell their product. In the government housing  projects, and other urban ghettos these new ways of crime and drug prevention can make those places a  better place to live. Along with this program they need to provide fee based counseling for those who violate the no drug laws and rules. Family counseling should be provided, at a fee which could be worked off in community service, so the children can know how drugs directly have negatively effected their home, and they can be placed in the parents rehabilitation process as a direct derivative to drug use.  These actions are the only way some people are going to give up those practices and trivial abuses of their lives and illegal activities. If people want to get high then they should get a job and get their own shelter and then when they are pulling their own weight they can dictate what they can do with their own funds in their own homes. Welfare isn’t for everyone in America, those that work and suffer and survive everyday without taking advantage of the system deserve to buy whatever they want, with their money, even if it is illegal because that is what the justice system is there for.  But if you aren’t earning a decent days wage because you choose not too, and sit around and scheme and lie to get ahead in life then there should be limits placed on just what you can do with what you get.

Urine testing can lead the way to new and better employment opportunity, because now the benefit for not working and getting a welfare check has just gotten smaller, along with this law they need to add an amendment to make food stamp purchases follow a healthy guideline and formula. People can’t continue just fill their  shopping baskets with junk food and processed goods that are killing them and their children, which create a bigger problem hypnotizing and handcuffing children to a life that will involve these horrible practices and eating behaviors. This is a type of abuse that is irresponsible and costing regular everyday working people more at the grocery store because the amount of food they buy on the governments tab allows the food providers to hike up the price because the demand really isn’t being factored correctly. Someone using food stamps are at a better position when it comes to buying power in the marketplace because they don’t have to make choices based on the price charts like normal people do. It is also a major benefactor promoting to the decline in children health and youth obesity, including diabetes and high blood pressure. The basic and small change to just what is available to purchase using food stamps can change children and adult medicare costs in the billions over a few years, more than paying for the drug testing, enforcement, and counseling costs all by itself.  The families diet is so important, because those welfare and food stamp recipients are killing the health care system in cases that deal with preventative disease treatments,  medications, and surgeries in America.

Enacting laws requiring urine and blood testing  to people that receive federal, and state benefits, aligned with strong and strict  enforcement and consequences supported by family counseling, custodial responsibility revocation, civil service as punishment, and in the most extreme situations jail time.  As well as changing and monitoring the way food stamps are valued, consumed, and spent can lead to millions of dollars saved by the government in fraud, medicare, and crime fighting leading to more production from tax profits and benefiting all Americans in the near future.