Welcome to the American Revolution II

Welcome to the American Revolution II
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
"We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose and insidious in method..." and warned about what he saw as unjustified government spending proposals and continued with a warning that "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex... The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist... Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."Dwight D. Eisenhower

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day

Welcome to insanity.
15 million out of work this Labor Day
But We Can Build Mosque All Around the World!!!!!

Happy Labor Day

As the nation celebrates Labor Day today, the U.S. Census Bureau counts 154 million people 16 years of age and older in the U.S. work force.

Labor Day was first observed as a parade of 10,000 workers on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York, organized by Peter McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary, the Bureau says. Congress established the first Monday in September as the federal holiday in 1894.

Here are a few other Labor Day stats provided by the Census Bureau:

  • 78% of workers in private industry receive a paid vacation.
  • 7.6 million U.S. workers who hold down more than one job.
  • 10.1 million people in the U.S. are self-employed.
  • 10.3 million work as independent contractors.
  • 27% of workers 16 and older who work more than 40 hours a week.
  • About 7 percent work 60 or more hours a week.
  • 4.1 is the median number of years workers have been with their current employer. About 10 percent have been with their current employer for 20 or more years.
  • There are 16.1 million labor union members nationwide.

According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment study, very little is happening in the area of job production in our country. The website reported that the number of unemployed persons (14.9 million) and the unemployment rate (9.6 percent) were little changed in August. From May through August, the
jobless rate remained in the range of 9.5 to 9.7 percent.

While race baiting and gender classification is not smart to create arguments, from a demographical standpoint, the unemployment rate for adult men (9.8 percent), adult women (8.0 percent), teenagers (26.3 percent), whites (8.7 percent), blacks (16.3 percent), and Hispanics (12.0 percent) shows that obviously certain groups are victimized more by the economy than others.

There are numerous causes for these numbers, but education and skill level plays a role. A college degree can truly help those seeking a job and higher pay in those jobs as well, and minorities are not those who seek post-secondary education as often as those in the majority. African Americans face an uphill battle in their communities as only 20% of blacks have college degrees and only 2.5 million are currently enrolled in college.

Hispanics and those of Latin descent aren't doing too well either. Only 50% of Latino young adults plan to go to college even though most claim it is important and a important step in increasing job prospects.

While education won't entirely fix the job situation, people should look at this career developing down time as an opportunity to go back to school while waiting for the job market to increase. In a wild example of there being too much of a demand and not enough supply, Kia Motor Company opened up 600 jobs and got 44,000 applicants.

Meanwhile, President Obama seems more concerned about the Iraq War and band-aids in this economy. But in an attempt to look like he cares about jobs, he's suggesting a $50 billion dollar stimulus to create jobs. But wasn't the last stimulus supposed to fix job creation? The definition of insanity is attempting the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

US funds restoration of global Islamic sites

The Associated Press
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

WASHINGTON -- The good will tour of the Middle East by the imam behind the proposed mosque near ground zero is just part of the U.S. government's efforts to reach out to the Muslim world.

This year, the Obama administration will spend nearly $6 million to restore 63 historic and cultural sites, including mosques and minarets, in 55 nations, according to State Department documents.

Under a program established by Congress in 2001, the department will fund at least five projects in as many countries at a cost of more than $271,000.

The contributions include $76,135 for the 16th century Grand Mosque in Tongxin, China, and $67,500 for the 18th century Golden Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan. An additional $62,169 will be spent on restoring a 19th century minaret in Mauritania's ancient city of Tichitt; $50,437 for the Sundarwala Burj, a 16th century Islamic Monument in New Delhi, and $15,450 to restore the 18th century Gobarau Minaret in Katsina, Nigeria.

The amount spent on mosque restoration projects is a fraction of the total in the 2010 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, which also will fund projects to restore Christian and Buddhist sites as well as museums, forts and palaces.Since 2001, the U.S. government has spent almost $26 million on the program to fund about 640 cultural preservation projects in more than 100 countries.

"The fund has demonstrated America's respect for the world's cultural heritage," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said last month in announcing the 2010 projects. "Cultural heritage serves as a reminder of historical experiences and achievements of humanity. Ancient structures and objects offer important lessons for us today."

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