In Charlottesville, Va. the City Council is now run by mostly LIBERAL COME HERES, men and women such as the Liberal mayor Mike Signer, Liberal Vice Mayor Bellamy, Liberal Council member Kristen Szakos, and political unknown members Kathy Galvin, and Bob Fenwick. The mayor, vice mayor and Szakos want to stir up trouble as Liberals do. They want the Robert E. Lee statutes removed and placed somewhere else. You see, Liberals want to erase history where ever it cast the lights of good onto their evil history. They would burn all previous historical books, records, files and remove all traces of historical facts if they could do so, much like HITLER did to the Jews, and today the Islamic radicals are destroying many monuments and buildings across the Middle East that have opposing religious doctrine, this is the way of evil. If they dislike you, not only do they wish to remove you, but all physical remnants to your past, statutes, memorials, flags, symbols, place names, city names, ect.
Yes Mayor Signer is a Democrat, a supporter of left wing democrats, Tim Kaine, Mark Warner, Creigh Deeds, and Terry Mcualliffe as well as adulterer, liar, John Edwards in a previous political race for president. He knows how to pick left wing rotten friends and likewise rotten left wing ideas. Bellamy, a Black man from Georgia, again couple them with Kristen Szakos and others, and those of us Virginia citizens who love Robert E. Lee a great American, a super honorable decent kind human being, we are their targets. Like cheese to a Rat, Southern heroes, President Jefferson F. Davis, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, are all the enemy of the Liberal and the ignorant black. Intelligent blacks are able to see that the statutes of Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Medgar Evers, Shirley Chisholm, Booker T. Washington, U.S. Grant, Sherman, Custer, Sheridan, and SO MANY MORE WILL BE IN THE CROSSHAIRS IF THEY TOUCH THE LEE STATUTE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE OR ANYPLACE.
I ask all Americans Northerners and Southerners, to go online and contact the City Council of Charlottesville, Va. and join the 89% OF CANVASSED CITIZENS THAT WERE ASKED BY THE ABC tv affiliate station about this issue, and they oppose removing this statute or any other legally erected statute or monument. We must expect that our statutes and memorials, flags, be left alone in the North, South, East And West. Leave the Yankee statutes alone, Leave the Confederate statutes alone, leave the civil rights leaders statutes alone, leave all Legally erected statutes, monuments, cemeteries, symbols, flags and history alone.
We must allow for tolerance, I do not like what evil people have done in the past, but I do not ever wish to see Lincolns statute or memorials disturbed, the same for Martin Luther King, and adulterer, phony womanizing wine drinking man, but his statute is not to be disturbed, AS LONG AS MY HEROES STATUTES ARE GIVEN THE SAME RESPECT, BUT IF NOT, I WILL SUPPORT THE REMOVAL OF THEIR STATUTES AND MONUMENTS, GRAVE SITES, HOUSES, AND ALL OTHER SACRED PLACES, SO PLEASE, LET US BE PEACEFUL IN THIS, LEAVE THE GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE STATUTE AND ALL OTHER SOUTHERN OR OTHER REGIONS REGARDLESS OF WHO OR WHERE IF THEY WERE LEGALLY ERECTED, LEAVE THEM ALONE.
LEAVE THE GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE statute in Charlottesville, Va. alone. Go online and demand that the City Council take no action to remove this statute or any statute legally erected.
Mayor Mike Signer email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Mayor Bellamy email email@example.com
Councilwoman Kristen Szakos firstname.lastname@example.org
As I have lived and learned I have read about so many unintended consequences that have occurred in war, business and plain everyday life events. Homes with locks on the interior, and in the panic of a fire, the key could not be obtained and lives were lost. Hundreds of books have been written, colleges have courses on various areas where unintended consequences have occurred in our High Tech environment, in medicine, in the military, in government and in every area of our human existence. Wolves introduced to reduce the Elk population, leading to nearly extinguishing the Elk’s, then hunting the Wolves was offered, Wolves were killed to the point of nearly extinguishing every last one alive, then more Elk reproduced with no Wolves and then they had more Elk than ever before. Now Coyotes are being introduced, and again this man made attempt to regulate nature will fail as it always fails.
In 1989 in Mexico City, a mandatory Hoy No Circula (‘one day without a car’) programme was introduced to lower pollution levels, whereby it was prohibited to drive cars on alternate days based on their license plate numbers. This resulted in households buying additional vehicles, often cheaper but more polluting older cars, that they could use on the off-day, and soon the number of cars on the streets was the same as before, and pollution levels rose instead of falling.
These gimmicks never work, and never will, our climate is a natural phenomenon, man cannot control the tens of thousands of volcanic eruptions under the ocean floor that pumps hot gas and lava into the Oceans as well as acidic gases and liquids to change the waters condition. Volcanoes across our planet erupt daily, pumping more dust and gasses into our atmosphere than can be calculated, and the effects cannot be accurately calculated. But Liberals who Lie, which is the primary constant with Liberals, lies, continue to blab how man is the problem, and our world is warming because of Carbon, blah, blah, blah.
Then as always welfare, bleeding heart Liberals will always want to give my money and yours away to folks they have chosen who should have it, isn’t that a shame, isn’t that back assward. They give things to those who do not deserve it, Bums, drug addicts, wino’s, and people who have zero ambition, zero work ethic, zero civic minded, zero education minded, zero work minded, but both hands are outstretched and a liberal is their giving them the food stamps, so they can trade them for dope, money, cigarettes, wine and beer or lottery tickets, and screw, have 10 more little beggars brought into the cesspool to do the same as the parents.
The cycle continues unbroken.
We can all regurgitate ten million reasons the Left is so wrong in their thinking, but the single worse trait of a liberal, is a person who is dishonest and will lie to cover their wants and wishes when common sense demonstrates their ideals are wrong.
In addition to all the many other social problems we now have in America, Obama has single handily reversed 50 years of race improvements with his racial policies. He has embraced criminal behavior of blacks when their actions resulted in many being killed, and he turns it into a white attack on a black when the criminal is black, the policeman is white, and in doing what his duty required to save his life such as in Ferguson, Mo. the white police officer was not only clearly in the right, but a grand jury with blacks on the jury agreed the policeman was justified, but Obama and Eric Holder instigated riots, shops looted, burned, and in Baltimore, and in other places, Obama and his good friend Al Sharpton have pushed the lie forward to keep the race industry in vogue. Shameful and disgraceful.
Now across the South, it started as a Liberal movement to remove Confederate battle flags from state sites. While i am opposed to this being done, it is now growing into a black and left wing movement to erase the history of our nation in 1861-1865. These blacks and left wing Morons wish to get towns and cities to consider removing statutes and monuments, name changes from streets, buildings, schools, that were installed long ago. The idea that we cannot now have a statute be erected of a person, or an animal or whatever, with the knowledge that some moron in 100 years will say it bothers them and other like minded morons say, ok, lets move it out of here is a sick and terrible president that will have unintended consequences.
If all Southern statutes of Confederate military leaders, or President Jefferson Davis and or others is now free game then look out Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Grant, William T. Sherman, Booker T. Washington, Arthur Ashe, Bojangles Robinson, Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, Meggar Evers, Shirley Chisholm, and so many more no one is thinking about. Yes, this will be a war, and it can be prevented. Leave other peoples heroes alone. They were legally installed, and should remain legally in place for all time, black, red, white, Chinese or whatever, leave these statutes and all types of monuments, park names, school names, and flags alone and live your life. The consequences of screwing with other peoples history and heritage will not go without a big fight, so if a battle is what is wanted, then this will surely bring one on. Be reasonable I ask, think about the consequences, we are not talking about new monuments, we are talking about other people property, legally bought and paid for, leave them alone, mine and yours, let’s live in peace or be sorry if we choose a different path.
Anyone who is breathing and has been alive and conscious for the past 15 years knows these facts and does not, well, does not refute them if they are HONEST, so most Democrats, Liberals, Left Wing morons will not support this as most are anything but honest upright men and women, I say, MOST, not all.
Jobs, when you have 20 million workers for example, who have been working full 40 hour weeks, and their employer says, we are going to 22 hour part time work weeks, to end healthcare and other federal mandates from Obama care, and or economic down turns in many industries, here is what the statistics indicate.
Before we had 20 million people employed.
Now we celebrate a large increase in employment, now THE DEMOCRATS CAN SAY, Yippee, we have increased the U.S. EMPLOYMENT TO 36 MILLION WORKERS DOING THE SAME WORK, DO YOU SEE THIS, YES MORE WORKERS, EACH MAKING LESS WITH LESS BENEFITS, AND THIS IS PART OF THE OBAMA/DEMOCRAT STRATEGY, YOU ARE BEING DUPED BY OBAMA.
(THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE, NOT THE TOTAL EMPLOYMENT PICTURE)
In addition to this harmful fact, we now have more foreigners employed where American citizens should be, yes I am speaking of ILLEGALS, MEN AND WOMEN WHO TRESPASSED OVER OUR BORDERS AND ARE WORKING IN PLACE OF U.S. CITIZENS. EACH JOB THEY HAVE IS A JOB LOST TO AN AMERICAN. FROM CARPENTERS, PAINTERS, LANDSCAPERS, LABORERS, FARM WORKERS, THEY TAKE THE JOB, AND YOU SUFFER BECAUSE OF IT, AND IT IS INCREASING EVERY YEAR.
In addition to this, OBAMA, has and continues to spend us deeper and deeper into debt. Yes you, you need to wake up and stop being a moron and voting for Liberals, Democrats, Marxists, and Socialists, as they are determined to destroy our nation. This NATIONAL DEBT, $19,113,864,800,000 and rising by the following horrible number of, $10,000,000 million dollars a minute.
To provide perspective, it took 216 years, from 1776 until 1992, for the national debt to reach $1 trillion. Now we add $1 trillion every 8 months. OBAMA HAS SPENT MORE DURING THE PAST 7 YEARS, THAT ALL THE TOTAL PRESIDENTS SPENT OVER THE TOTAL EXISTENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Our U.S. MILITARY UNDER OBAMA HAS BEEN DEMORALIZED, AND HAS BEEN REDUCED IN SIZE IN SHIPS, AIRCRAFT, AND MANPOWER, WE ARE A DAMAGED NATION, IF YOU DON’T GIVE A DAMN, AND DEMOCRATS AND THEIR BRAIN DEAD SUPPORTERS DO NOT SEEM TO CARE, THEN YOU KEEP SUPPORTING THIS DISASTER AND YOU JUST REMEMBER, YOU WILL SUFFER RIGHT ALONG WITH ALL THE REST OF US WHEN THIS ALL FALLS DOWN. THIS CAN BE PREVENTED, BE HONEST IN THOUGHT AND DEED, SHAKE OFF THE FAMILY TRADITION OF VOTING FRO A PART PERSON WHEN YOU CAN SEE THEY ARE DISHONEST, AND ARE CORRUPT PHONY’S, HILLARY CLINTON AND BERNIE SANDERS WILL DESTROY WHAT IS LEFT OF AMERICA, PLEASE DO NOT ASSIST THEM.
READ THE FOLLOWING ABOUT ONE AMERICAN COMPANY, AND MANY TENS OF THOUSANDS HAVE AND ARE DOING THE VERY SAME THING TO SURVIVE OBAMACARE AND HIS POLICIES.
SPRING VALLEY, Calif. — Since the Fresh & Easy grocery chain was founded five years ago, it has opened 150 stores in California and positioned itself as a hip, socially responsible company.
A cross between Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, the company brags that its house brands have no artificial colors or trans fats, that two-thirds of its produce is grown locally and that its main distribution center is powered by a $13 million solar installation.
But in one crucial respect, Fresh & Easy is just like the vast majority of large American retailers: most employees work part-time, with its stores changing many of their workers’ schedules week to week.
At its store here, just east of San Diego, Shannon Hardin oversees seven self-checkout stations, usually by herself. Typically working shifts of five or six hours, she hops between stations — bagging groceries, approving alcohol purchases, explaining the checkout system to shoppers and urging customers to join the retailer’s loyalty program, all while watching for shoplifters.
“I like it. I’m a people person,” said Ms. Hardin, 50, who used to work as an office assistant at a construction company until times went bad.
But after nearly five years at Fresh & Easy, she remains a part-time worker despite her desire to work full-time. In fact, all 22 employees at her store are part-time except for the five managers.
She earns $10.90 an hour, and with workweeks averaging 28 hours, her yearly pay equals $16,500. “I can’t live on this,” said Ms. Hardin, who is single. “It’s almost impossible.”
While there have always been part-time workers, especially at restaurants and retailers, employers today rely on them far more than before as they seek to cut costs and align staffing to customer traffic. This trend has frustrated millions of Americans who want to work full-time, reducing their pay and benefits.
“Over the past two decades, many major retailers went from a quotient of 70 to 80 percent full-time to at least 70 percent part-time across the industry,” said Burt P. Flickinger III, managing director of the Strategic Resource Group, a retail consulting firm.
No one has collected detailed data on part-time workers at the nation’s major retailers. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that the retail and wholesale sector, with a total of 18.6 million jobs, has cut a million full-time jobs since 2006, while adding more than 500,000 part-time jobs.
Technology is speeding this transformation. In the past, part-timers might work the same schedule of four- or five-hour shifts every week. But workers’ schedules have become far less predictable and stable. Many retailers now use sophisticated software that tracks the flow of customers, allowing managers to assign just enough employees to handle the anticipated demand.
“Many employers now schedule shifts as short as two or three hours, while historically they may have scheduled eight-hour shifts,” said David Ossip, founder of Dayforce, a producer of scheduling software used by chains like Aéropostale and Pier One Imports.
Some employers even ask workers to come in at the last minute, and the workers risk losing their jobs or being assigned fewer hours in the future if they are unavailable.
The widening use of part-timers has been a bane to many workers, pushing many into poverty and forcing some onto food stamps and Medicaid. And with work schedules that change week to week, workers can find it hard to arrange child care, attend college or hold a second job, according to interviews with more than 40 part-time workers.
To be sure, many people prefer to work part time — for instance, college students eager for extra spending money and older people earning money for presents during the holiday season.
But in two leading industries — retailing and hospitality — the number of part-timers who would prefer to work full-time has jumped to 3.1 million, or two-and-a-half times the 2006 level, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In retailing alone, nearly 30 percent of part-timers want full-time jobs, up from 10.6 percent in 2006. The agency found that in the retail and wholesale sector, which includes hundreds of thousands of small stores that rely heavily on full-time workers, about 3 in 10 employees work part-time.
Retailers and restaurants use so many part-timers not only because it gives them more flexibility, but because it significantly cuts payroll costs.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part-time workers in service jobs received average compensation of $10.92 an hour in June, which includes $8.90 in wages plus benefits of $2.02. Full-time workers in that sector averaged 57 percent more in total compensation — $17.18 an hour, made up of $12.25 in wages and $4.93 in benefits. Benefit costs are far lower for part-timers because, for example, just 21 percent of them are in employer-backed retirement plans, compared with 65 percent of full-timers.
At the Fresh & Easy store here, Ms. Hardin is forever urging her boss to give her more hours, she said, but instead, “they turn around and hire more people.” Some weeks, her boss gives her an extra shift when a co-worker is sick or on vacation.
Officials of Fresh & Easy, which is owned by Tesco, the largest supermarket company in Britain, declined to be interviewed. But the company noted that its entry-level pay was $10 an hour, substantially higher than at most retailers, with quarterly bonuses on top of that. Also, the company said it offered excellent benefits, including health insurance to anyone averaging more than 20 hours a week.
Ms. Hardin said her recent quarterly bonuses averaged less than $200, and while she appreciated the health insurance, she often could not afford the co-pays to see a doctor.
To supplement her income, she moonlights 15 or so weekends a year as a security guard at San Diego Chargers and San Diego State football games. But she still has such a hard time making ends meet, she said, that she has gone to the movies just three times in the last five years. Nor does she own a television.
“Weather has a big effect on our business,” said Nicole Rosser, Jamba’s New York district manager.
If the mercury is going to hit 95 the next day, for instance, the software will suggest scheduling more employees based on the historic increase in store traffic in hot weather. At the 53rd Street store, Ms. Rosser said, that can mean seven employees on the busy 11-to-2 shift, rather than the typical four or five.
Such powerful scheduling software, developed by companies like Dayforce and Kronos over the last decade, has been widely adopted by retail and restaurant chains. The Kronos program that Jamba bought in 2009 breaks down schedules into 15-minute increments. So if the lunchtime rush at a particular shop slows down at 1:45, the software may suggest cutting 15 minutes from the shift of an employee normally scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Karen Luey, Jamba’s chief financial officer, said the scheduling software “helped us take 400, 500 basis points out of our labor costs,” or 4 to 5 percentage points, a savings of millions of dollars a year.
At Jamba Juice, which has 770 outlets, managers used to piece together their stores’ weekly schedules on an Excel spreadsheet. It took managers about two hours to slot in 25 to 30 employees, all generally part-time except for the store manager and one or two shift managers. With the Kronos software, scheduling takes just 30 minutes.
The software keeps tabs on when workers are available, their skills and who makes the most sales per hour. While such software is a powerful tool, management’s judgment is still important, said Aron J. Ain, Kronos’s chief executive. “The budget is how many people you need at a certain time,” he said, “but the magic is deciding who is to work at what time.”
The rise of big-box retailers like Walmart, with their long operating hours and complex staffing needs, has contributed to the increase in part-timers.
Mr. Flickinger, the retail consultant, said when Walmart spread nationwide and opened hundreds of 24-hour stores in the 1990s, that created intense competitive pressures and prompted many retailers to copy the company’s cost-cutting practices, including its heavy reliance on part-timers.
Susan J. Lambert, an expert on part-time work and a professor of organizational theory at the University of Chicago, said the use of part-timers had also escalated because of the declining power of labor unions. “They set a standard for what a real job was — Monday through Friday with full-time hours,” she said. “We’ve moved away from that.”
Many corporations place store or restaurant managers under strict limits about what their payroll or employee hours can be each week, usually based on a formula tied to sales. These formulas usually give managers little flexibility to increase the hours assigned.
David Henson, a former assistant manager at a Walmart in Thief River Falls, Minn., said part-timers would sometimes come into his office on the brink of tears.
“A lot of them were single mothers. They said they weren’t earning enough to support their families,” he said. “They desperately wanted more hours, but we weren’t able to give them.”
Some, Mr. Henson said, were eager to take second jobs. But if they said they were unavailable during certain hours, then the managers and scheduling software would reduce their hours further, he said. Many workers concluded that it was simply not worth it.
David Tovar, a Walmart spokesman, said that less than half of Walmart’s hourly employees were part-time and that the company provided better wages and benefits than many competitors. But he acknowledged that part-time employees with less availability were typically assigned fewer hours.
Katherine Lugar, executive vice president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, said that the industry’s scheduling practices worked well, and that retailers did their best to accommodate employee needs. “Happy employees provide better service,” she said.
She noted that millions of Americans preferred part-time work. “Many individuals come to retail because it is flexible, like the working mom who wants to work when kids are in school, or the graduate student,” she said.
When the Hours Fade
The day after Desmond Anthony graduated from Western Carolina University, he moved to Manhattan with the dream of becoming a Broadway actor and singer.
He knew he had to support himself with something else, and by Week 2, he had applied for 20 retail jobs, including one at the sprawling Express store in Herald Square, an emporium of slim jeans, sequined T-shirts and booming music.
“When I first walked into Express, I said, ‘Oh my God, this place is awesome and there’s music and it looks like a happening place,’ ” Mr. Anthony said.
Express offered him a job the next day. Mr. Anthony, 6-foot-4 and with a booming voice and big smile, said that after receiving just four hours of training, he began alternating as a greeter, cashier and sales floor assistant.
At first, he usually worked five days a week, often racking up 30 hours. But after several months, he said, he and many co-workers had their weekly hours cut to 12 or 15 and occasionally none at all.
“I’d go to the managers and say, ‘What is the issue? Am I not pulling my weight?’ ” he said. “And they’d say, ‘We just don’t have enough money.’ ”
“ ‘So how am I supposed to support myself? ’ I asked, and they said that was not their problem.”
Mr. Anthony said it was hard to survive. At $8.25 an hour, 15 hours a week equaled about $500 a month. His share of the monthly rent was $800, with several hundred more for utilities, phone and subway fares. Some days he went hungry, he acknowledged, and he repeatedly turned to his parents for help.
He and his co-workers held out hope that, come the holiday season, their hours would pick up. “But then they hired 15 more workers,” he said.
The store’s schedule for each coming week, he said, was supposed to be posted on Wednesdays, but often didn’t go up until Friday or Saturday. With so little notice, he sometimes had to scrap plans for auditions.
At one point, he said, his weekly schedule dwindled to two assigned days and two or three days when he was supposed to call the store in the morning to see whether managers wanted him to come in that day.
Mr. Anthony quit last February, upset that Express had given him an annual raise of just 25 cents an hour. He now works at a Zara apparel store on Fifth Avenue, which, he said, gives him 30 hours a week and does more to accommodate his scheduling needs.
Express says that about 85 percent of its employees are part-time. “It’s really more for flexibility than for anything else,” said Michael Keane, the company’s executive vice president for human resources. “It helps our ability to match associate staffing to traffic levels.”
Mr. Keane said many young people were eager to work part-time there, attracted by a hip atmosphere and the clothing discounts for employees.
With regard to Mr. Anthony’s complaints, Barbara Coleman, an Express spokeswoman, said stores aimed to post worker schedules a week or two in advance. “An associate will be notified in advance if they are scheduled for a call-in shift,” she said.
As for the hiring surge that upset Mr. Anthony, Ms. Coleman said, as the holidays approach, Express typically increases its part-time work force by nearly 20 percent to accommodate extended hours and the rush of shoppers.
In New York’s fiercely competitive retail world, Mr. Anthony’s experience is not unusual. Workers at Abercrombie & Fitch, Nine West and Bed Bath & Beyond told similar stories.
A 2011 survey of 436 employees at retailers in New York City, as diverse as luxury establishments on Fifth Avenue and dollar stores in the Bronx, found that half of the city’s retail workers were part-time and only one in 10 part-time workers had a set schedule week to week. One-fifth said they always or often had to be available for call-in shifts, according to the survey, which was overseen by researchers at City University of New York.
“We’re seeing more and more that the burden of market fluctuations is being shifted onto the workers, as opposed to the companies absorbing it themselves,” said Carrie Gleason, executive director of the Retail Action Project, an advocate for retail workers that helped conduct the survey and is financed by foundations and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.
That union wants more labor deals like the one it has at Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square in Manhattan. Although that store has many part-timers, the more senior workers can reserve days off and learn their schedule six months in advance.
Mr. Flickinger, the retail consultant, said companies benefited from using many part-timers. “It’s almost like sharecropping — if you have a lot of farmers with small plots of land, they work very hard to produce in that limited amount of land,” he said. “Many part-time workers feel a real competition to work hard during their limited hours because they want to impress managers to give them more hours.”
Ms. Rosser, the Jamba Juice district manager, amplified on the advantages.
“You don’t want to work your team members for eight-hour shifts,” she said. “By the time they get to the second half of their shift, they don’t have the same energy and enthusiasm. We like to schedule people around four- to five-hour shifts so you can get the best out of them during that time.”
Black Unemployment Under Obama.
Under Obama, black unemployment back to twice the white rate
By Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) • 8/22/13 12:00 AM
Black unemployment, which at the end of the Bush administration broke a decades-long pattern of being twice white unemployment, has resumed its disturbing and prolonged trend under President Obama, with the rate among African Americans now at 13.4 percent, according to a new Pew Research report.
In a report timed for release on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Dream” speech, Pew said on Thursday: “Much has changed for African-Americans since the 1963 March on Washington (which, recall, was a march for ‘Jobs and Freedom’), but one thing hasn’t: The unemployment rate among blacks is about double that among whites, as it has been for most of the past six decades.”
The trend broke at the end of former President George W. Bush’s administration as the recession hit whites more, temporarily boosting their unemployment rate.
But as the recession has eased, whites have picked up more jobs. Currently, Pew said white unemployment is 6.7 percent, exactly half the black rate.
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The trend has history on its side. Pew said that going back to 1954, the earliest year in which the Bureau of Labor Statistics studied the data, the white rate was 5 percent and the black rate 9.9 percent.
Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner’s “Washington Secrets” columnist, can be contacted at email@example.com.
This is going to sound a bit convoluted, but I think you will understand it. Aside from the legality, If Ronda Rousey was the UFC Womens Champion, and she fought Holly Holmes, and Holly Holmes beat Ronda and became Champion. Then Holly Holmes fought Miesha Tate, and Miesha Tate beat Holy Holmes, and just before all this, Ronda Rousey had beat Miesha Tate twice, who should technically be the champion, again, legally Miesha Tate is, but in terms of logic, it is not so clear an answer.?
So, if I like Ted Cruz, and despise Abraham Lincoln, but Glenn Beck adores Abraham Lincoln but supports Ted Cruz, how should one such as I feel about Glenn Beck. I will tell you, life is not always simple, you see, Satan will wrap a small truth in a big package of lies as his way to confuse and confound the lost of our world. Lost people have no point of reference, it becomes a feel thing, not a know thing. One old saying used to be, Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide, I heard this saying many times, but learned from some good spiritual teachings that one can tame their conscience to a place where anything is acceptable. So what does one use in deciding if it is right or wrong, good or bad, what is the measure, what is the standard. In weights and measures, engineering and science, we have standards, so we are all using the same weight, length, temperature, speed, direction, and so forth, Pounds, ounces, grams, miles, feet, inches, degrees ect. But what about truth, what about right and wrong. It really is pretty easy. Ask God about it if you are not sure, compare it to his word. If it is illegal, it is wrong, If it is immoral it is wrong, If it is not true, it is wrong, If it is bad, and not good, it is wrong to do, and so forth.
Is it right to lie. Is it right to steal. Is it right to burn down an innocent persons home. Is it right to rape a woman. Is it right to take another persons property. Is it right to have laws and to swear to an oath to obey the law, and to then ignore those laws when it suits you.
Abraham Lincoln lied to the people of America, he supported war over peace. He instead of meeting with the leaders of South Carolina and the Confederate States Government in trying to avoid a war, he instead chose and supported armed conflict because this was his fastest way to achieve his political goal, and this goal was not to end slavery or to release slaves.
He made the big miscalculation of assuming this could be accomplished easily, within no more than a few months time. He played with fire, and he lost. No good man plays with fire, no good man chooses war without trying to negotiate peaceful solutions first. I have submitted ” ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS NOT A GREAT MAN, NOT EVEN A GOOD MAN” and I provided mush evidence of this and can add more but what is the point, if you have a problem deciding if Lincoln was guilty of murder and arson, and looting, and rape, and corruption, as president of the United States in his desired war against the Southern states, then of course you likely think Adolph Hitler was not a murderer in having knowledge of beforehand, and consenting to the brutal murders carried out by his army.
Lincoln was a WAR CRIMINAL, a murderer, a arsonists, a robber and a thief, NO DISPUTING THIS IS POSSIBLE BY ANYONE WHO IS HONEST AND DECENT. But that is where the problem is, those of you who are not, honest, decent Americans. You see, no honest American, no American who accepts that our leaders should not lie, should not cheat, should not be corrupt, should not be a thief, should not take bribes for political favors, and should not be of immoral character, one who attacks women who her husband raped and sexually assaulted, not 1 but 50 or more different women, yet Hillary attacked them and supported her perverted husband for the ride to power. Yet many of you left wing lost human beings support her, and or Sanders, or any person the democratic party put up, YOU WILL SUPPORT THE DEVIL HIMSELF. you ignore their dishonesty, you ignore the facts about their lies, YOU BECOME BLINDED BY SATAN, AND YOU defend evil over good, and attack all good positions and good people.
Glenn Beck, a one time drug using man, somehow succeeded in learning much about the history of our nation and how and why we are at this place at this time.
He has correctly, with facts, demonstrated the corruption in Barrack Obama and his supporters, the same is true for Hillary and Sanders. and he has done this honestly. I support his efforts and his hard work and passion for America. But like the analogy of the fighters, I support conservative Ted Cruz, and I will most likely support whom ever of the candidates is nominated, Cruz, Trump, Rubio, or Kasich unless some proof or appropriate reason develops that convinces me of a candidate that better meets Gods word than any we now have in front of us to choose from.
Beck, who supports Cruz, supports and admires Lincoln, to me, this is a major conflict, you cannot support a man who was responsible for the deaths of more than 50,000 innocent Southern citizens, who were not soldiers, were not combatants, but pawns in Lincolns war of terror, terror to make the South give up and surrender to the unlawful invaders. No person who supports Lincoln is a person that I am connected with, or that I can support, so Beck, while a good spokesperson, is a man who is confused and bounces between good and evil, he has not the fundamental roots of Christ, he has not accepted Gods salvation, and this allows him to be used by Satan, just as it does to all other lost souls.
What about you, you who know much about some things and little about the most important things, do you know Gods requirements to escape HELL, do yo, it is free, cost nothing but your honest love and devotion and forgiveness of all you sins from Jesus Christ. We are all sinners, filthy as dirty rags, but we can become washed in his blood and be made not only clean, but new, sin free, sins records erased, and a new record that has not one bad notation in it, if we ask Jesus to forgive us of our sins, and if we mean it, he will forgive us, he will help us live as a new man or woman. and he will give us a reserved place in heaven, and w can avoid hell.
Sorry to say, most will be in hell the moment their heart stops, no second chances exists, so you should think about this, you only have a limited number of heart beats.