Daily Archives: October 31, 2015

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Which Would You Choose?

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My comments:  Sad isn’t it when we think the KGB leader of Russia is far better than the leader of the free world, America…but that’s really the case!  Please excuse language…

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Budweiser 9/11 one-time commercial

This is a commercial Budweiser did for 9/11. They only aired it once so as not to benefit financially from it. They just wanted to acknowledge that horrible day and pay tribute to America and it’s heroes.  Every time I see it, it makes me cry.

 

Local Muslims Ban Christmas in MD Schools Because It’s “Offensive”

REPOSTED FROM THEPOLITICALINSIDER.COM

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It seems that “CHRISTmas” has offended yet some more tender souls.

This time the aggrieved are Muslim families in Montgomery County, Maryland. They wanted to add the end of Ramadan (the Eid) to the list of religious holidays, just like Christmas or Rosh Hashanah. So the school board did something really, really brilliant. Kind of like what school boards do from sea to shining sea every time some over-zealous busybody mentions the “C” word and pitches a fit: they caved.

Yep. Instead of revising the school calendar to be more inclusive, they came up with a stroke of genius: eliminate all “religious holidays” and make their holiday schedule “religion neutral.”

The policy was enacted last year. So this year, Christmas is “Winter Break.” And “Easter Break” has gone the way of the dodo. As The Political Insider opines:

Thanks to these hyper-sensitive Muslims – many of whom come from intolerant countries which execute Christians in the streets – have taken advantage of political correctness to stomp out what was left of any religion in the Montgomery County schools.

Way to go.

For first time, US okays ground forces to fight ISIS in Syria

REPOSTED FROM JPOST.COM

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VIENNA/WASHINGTON – The United States disclosed plans on Friday to station its first ground troops in Syria for the war against Islamic State, saying dozens of US soldiers would be sent as advisers to groups fighting the militants.

Washington announced the small special operations force shortly before 17 countries, the European Union and the United Nations called for a nationwide truce in Syria’s civil war at talks in Vienna, attended for the first time since the conflict began in 2011 by President Bashar Assad’s ally Iran.

The United States said it would deploy fewer than 50 troops to northern Syria beginning in the coming weeks in an open-ended mission. Officials said the forces were not meant for front-line combat.

The participants in Vienna, including the United States and Russia, said “substantial differences remain” though they agreed it was “imperative to accelerate all diplomatic efforts to end the war” and the ministers will reconvene within two weeks.

In a rare hint of diplomatic progress, Iran signalled it would back a six-month political transition period in Syria followed by elections to decide Assad’s fate, although his foes rejected the proposal as a trick to keep Assad in power.

In addition to Assad’s fate, on which delegates said no breakthrough had been expected, sticking points have long included the question of which rebel groups should be considered terrorists and who should be involved in the political process.

In Washington, US officials said the small special forces contingent in Syria would work with local “moderate rebel” groups to fight against Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, and that it should not be considered a combat mission.

“The president has been quite clear that there is no military solution to the problems that are plaguing Iraq and Syria. There is a diplomatic one,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in Washington.

Earnest said the special forces’ mission would be to “train, advise and assist” local groups, adding: “I think if we were envisioning a combat operation, we probably would be contemplating more than 50 troops on the ground.”

U.S School District Removes Christian and Jewish Holidays From Calendar to Appease Muslims

The Grinch wants more than Christmas this upcoming year…

Ex-Disney employees on how it feels to train your foreign replacement

REPOSTED FROM PERSONALLIBERTY.COM

Ex-Disney employees on how it feels to train your foreign replacementTwo former Disney employees have broken their silence on what it was like to train their cheaper, foreign replacements before leaving employment with the company. And they have some advice for anyone who’s thinking about training to enter the high-tech workforce: Don’t.

“I would never recommend this field to anybody that is a student,” former Disney app developer Leo Perrero told Florida’s WWSB-TV News for a story that has since gone viral.

“People going into the tech field in college or in the universities, they probably won’t have a job,” Blackwell says.

“The grandparents in Sarasota, in Manatee County, wherever, you don’t want your kids coming out of college, your grandkids coming of college, and having no jobs,” Blackwell’s colleague David Powers, added. “The STEM program’s a joke.”

STEM, you likely know, is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics: cutting-edge educational and career tracks that high school guidance counselors, for years, urged aspiring students to consider. For a long time, a STEM career was an enviable one: high demand, high pay, job security and portability.

For some — primarily independent contractors, those who work in government and those who work for a stable employer — STEM jobs are still great jobs. But for an increasing number of U.S.-born graduates, they can’t buy a well-paying, long-term career. In some cases, that’s because the government’s literally buying those same jobs for foreign workers to fill.

In far more cases, though, corporate abuse (and winking government approval) of the H-1B foreign worker program is to blame. That’s what happened to Perrero and Powers, both of whom were told they were being replaced at Disney before being asked to train the imported workers who’d be filling their jobs at a reduced wage.

“I’m in the room with about two-dozen people, and very shortly thereafter an executive delivers the news that all of our jobs are ending in 90 days, and that we have 90 days to train our replacements then we won’t get a bonus that we’ve been offered,” Perrero told WWSB News.

With a severance package as incentive, Perrero and Powers obliged. But the experience demoralized them.

“When a guillotine falls down on you, in that moment you’re dead … and I was dead,” said Powers.

“I felt extremely un-American,” said Perrero. “I felt like I was part of destroying our economy because I had to train a replacement that was going to come here, take my job and potentially take other people’s jobs.”