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The Teacher Applicant

In Uncategorized on 05/27/2009 at 7:24 pm

After being interviewed by  the school administration,

The teaching prospect said, “Let me see if I’ve got this right:

You want me to… Go into that room with all those kids,

1. Correct their disruptive behavior,
2. observe  them for signs of abuse,
3. monitor their dress habits,
4. censor their  T-shirt messages,
5. and instill in them a love for learning.

You want me to..

6 – check their backpacks for weapons,
7 – wage war on  drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and
8 – raise their sense of self  esteem and personal pride.

You want me to….

 9 – teach them  patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and
      fair play, and
10 – how to register to vote,
11 – balance a checkbook, and
12 – apply for a job.

You want me to:

13 – check their heads for lice,
14 – recognize signs of anti-social behavior, and
15 – make sure that they all pass the state exams.

You also want me to:

16 – provide them with an equal education regardless of their
       handicaps, and
17 – communicate  regularly with their parents in English and Spanish
       by letter, telephone,  conferences, email, homework hotline, web
       page, midterm newsletters, and  report card.

You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a  blackboard, a
bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting  salary that
qualifies me for food stamps.

You want me to do all this and then you tell me…….

“I CAN’T PRAY?”

Are you nuts!

(Goes to show as a nation we are also morally bankrupt)
 
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Emergency? Not any more!

In Funny Buzz on 05/19/2009 at 3:06 pm

If True or Not I can’t verify, but I know I’ve had similar experiences when calling emergency services.  Nothing like calling a hotline and being put on hold soon as they find out no one is dead or dying.

George Phillips , an elderly man, from Meridian, Mississippi, was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window. George opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things.

He phoned the police, who asked “Is someone in your house?”He said “No,” but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me.

Then the police dispatcher said “All patrols are busy. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available.” 

George said, “Okay.” 

He hung up the phone and counted to 30. 

Then he phoned the police again.

“Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don’t have to worry about them now because I just shot them.” and he hung up.”

Within five minutes, six Police Cars, a SWAT Team, a Helicopter, two Fire Trucks, a Paramedic, and an Ambulance showed up at the Phillips’ residence, and caught the burglars red-handed

One of the Policemen said to George, “I thought you said that you’d shot them!” 

George said, “I thought you said there was nobody available!” 

 

Don’t mess with old people

Live well, laugh often, love much!!!

The above story has NOT been able to be verified as factual.  However, part of it did occur in September 2003 when a Pastor in Odessa, TX felt the police were taking too long to respond.  He called back and said he was holding hostages threatening to kill them. Police were pulled off three other calls to respond.  He went to jail for a false report.  Here is the proof:  http://www.snopes.com/crime/safety/response.asp

DO NOT FALISFY A REPORT FOR FASTER “SERVICE”!  911 CALLS ARE PRIORITIZED BASED ON LIFE, LIMB, PROPERTY IN THAT ORDER.  FORCING YOURSELF ABOVE IN THE LIST CAN HURT SOMEONE ELSE.  NOT TO MENTION YOU GO TO JAIL!

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Bailout Costs & Bankers Folly

In Money Buzz, Political Buzz on 02/11/2009 at 1:36 pm

$790,000,000,000.00 Estimate

Well we have a TENTATIVE price tag now.  Congress and the White House have tentatively settled on a $790 billion cost for Obama’s economic stimulus bill.  They still have a lot of work to do to to narrow the differences on individual parts within the bill. After unofficial talks stretching into late night Tuesday, officials announced a formal meeting of negotiators for mid-afternoon in the Capitol today as they look to get a drafted bill on Obama’s desk for signing by the end of this week.  Some lost funding for school construction projects has been restored in this current version as of Tuesday, and they also increased aid to state governments above the $39 billion approved.  Obama’s “Making Work Pay” tax credit is being reduced though.  From $500 per worker to $400, with couples eligible for an $800 credit, instead of $1,000 according to a Democratic aide that is close to the talks.  This aide spoke on condition of anonymity because the negotiations are private.   This so far is quite a bit LESS than the Senate approval of its $838 billion economic stimulus bill yesterday.  Negotiators initially were working with a target of about $800 billion for the final bill, lawmakers said.  But GOP moderate Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said Tuesday night on MSNBC’s “Hardball” that he was insisting on a figure at around $780 billion.  Baucus had said earlier that $35.5 billion to provide a $15,000 home-buyer tax credit, approved in the Senate last week, would be cut back.  There was also pressure to reduce a Senate-passed tax break for new car buyers, according to Democratic officials.  Asked about the timing of a final deal, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs on Wednesday cautiously said “I don’t want to disrupt the delicateness by laying down anything or predicting.” But he told The Associated Press that negotiators were “making good progress.” “Time’s growing short,” said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, as she walked into the latest in a series of meetings with a small group of Senate moderates whose votes are essential to passage of the bill.

Secret Negations

Today’s meeting built on a series of negotiations from yesterday (Tuesday 02/10/09).  But so far everything is meetings, private talks, give and take bargaining and it’s all with OUR money and nothing is set.  Contact your congressmen and senators, tell them to vote and PASS this immediately.  Demand action not rhetoric.  All these damn politicians have a private agenda and will sell out to the highest bidder to get what they think is in the best interest of their biggest constituents. 

House Democrats want to restore some of $16 billion for school construction cut by the Senate.  Those funds could create more than 100,000 jobs, according to Will Straw, an economist at the liberal Center for American Progress.

The moderate senators — Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine and Specter — are demanding that the final House-Senate compromise resemble the Senate measure, which devotes about 42 percent of its $838 billion in debt-financed costs to tax cuts, including Obama’s signature $500 tax credit for 95 percent of workers, with $1,000 going to couples. The $820 billion House measure is about one-third tax cuts. Collins said last week she won’t vote for any final bill exceeding $800 billion in spending and tax cuts. Specter warned that the Senate bill must stay “virtually intact.”   This is a terrible development and a sign that NOTHING is going to get done this week and there is going to be little or no help for the general public for quite a while yet.  We have both parties voting against each other and both houses are also at odds over the bill.

A Definite Maybe For Jobs

In a relation to all this talk of stimulus, Obama announced Wednesday that Caterpillar’s chief executive told him the company will rehire some of the 22,000 workers it laid off last month, if the stimulus bill passes. The heavy equipment maker can be expected to benefit as highway construction funds begin to flow.  Yeah, that’s nice, but we need this PASSED AS IS to make that work.  Now remember, this does NOT create any new jobs!  All it does is put back to work people who lost their jobs last month alone at only one company.  But every little bit will help.  Just don’t let anyone mislead you to believing this is new employment increase.  It’s not, it’s just a decrease in the decrease actually.

Bankers Folly Comes To Light

Banking leaders were told today they must win over a disgusted public and work harder to right the deeply troubled financial system.  As I posted days ago, of the funds already given to lenders, we were cheated out of a huge percent.  Now new things are coming to light about the misuse of these funds by the finance industry. Money that was supposed to help protect US has been used to continue to feed the greed of the financial traitors.  Furthermore, according to testimony, complaints from citizens and other records, these funds that were meant to free up credit were misused with:

Lavish spending on company retreats

and

Expensive remodeling and redecorating of offices.

Rep. Barney Frank, the Democratic chairman of the House Financial Services Committee said, “There has to be a sense of the American people that you understand their anger … and that you’re willing to make some sacrifices to get this working.”

Frank also asked banks to impose a moratorium on mortgage foreclosures until Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner comes up with a system-wide mortgage modification.  This would be GREAT news as MY home is in foreclosure!  Yeah, I got trapped up in the sub-prime ARM with a predatory lender and was scammed.  If you are in a position to help, you can contribute by clicking on the donate button above or below. 

So far these greedy financiers have done nothing but overcharge and shortchange us upfront THEN kept credit frozen and held onto the funds in company coffers and in some cases, LINED THEIR OWN PERSONAL POCKETS!  These should be looked at as misappropriation or misuse of funds for possible criminal prosecution!

I know that so far, no foreclosures are frozen!  I talked with my lender two days ago and he said all this talk is just that, talk.  There are no programs, no funds, no adjustments, no moratoriums, it’s just words, all talk still.

Executives Testify On Misuses

Eight chief executives and company chairmen were testifying before Frank’s panel in what was the first examination by lawmakers since they passed the legislation last year.

A number of bankers did understand the public view of banking and bankers is tarnished.  Some did have some good things to say.

“We are frugal,” said Wells Fargo’s John Stumpf. “We’re Americans first. We’re bankers second.”

Added Lloyd C. Blankfeinof the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.: “We have to regain the public’s trust and do everything we can to help mend our financial system to restore stability and vitality.”

Banker Crime Investigations

FBI Deputy Director John Pistole stated there are 530 active corporate fraud investigations.  Of them, 38 are involved with corporate fraud and financial institution matters directly related to the economic crisis.

Merrill Lynch & Co. executives  were accused of corporate irresponsibility by N.Y. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo because they secretly and prematurely awarded $3.6 billion in bonuses as taxpayers were bailing out the industry.  Our BAILOUT MONEY DESIGNED TO HELP THE PUBLIC WENT INTO TO THEIR OWN POCKETS!

Cuomo made the claims in a letter to Frank, saying that instead of disclosing its bonus plan in a transparent manner designed to assure the payments were warranted, Merrill Lynchmoved the date of bonuses to richly reward “failed executives.” Cuomo says Bank of America, which acquired Merrill last fall, was apparently complicit in the move to award bonuses before Merrill’s dismal fourth quarter earnings were announced.

Pressed about the report at the House hearing, Lewis said Bank of America urged Merrill to reduce the bonuses “substantially” as it prepared to take over the failing company but couldn’t force it to make changes until the takeover was completed.

“We had no authority to tell them what to do, just urge them what to do,” Lewis said. That said, he added: “Major changes will be made.”

Bankers Lose Credibility

The bankers are not sympathetic figures in Congress, particularly in the more populist House. The initial spending of the bailout funds was secretive, lacking strict requirements that the banks account publicly for how they were using the money. But this isn’t the only thing, how is that different from the government secret talks itself about putting together this spending bill now?  It’s NOT, but they don’t seem to notice.  They want everything transparent to THEM and the American public about what the recipients of the funds are doing.  But the politicians don’t want everything they are doing to put this bill together to be transparent to the public.

To further sour thinks for Banks are reports that Wall Street firms doled out more than $18 billion in bonuses to their employees last year or that Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargohad planned conferences in Las Vegas. Goldman Sachs moved its three-day event to San Francisco; Wells Fargo canceled its employee recognition retreat.

Most of these bankers didn’t beg for their money. They were selected because they were relative healthy banks that could spur more banking activity and eliminate the stigma of taking taxpayer money for other financial institutions.  Too bad because this didn’t do hardly anything the money was supposed to do.

The money should have gone to troubled banks to get their borrowers and homeowners flush again and get these troubled banks out of trouble so THEY can loan more money.  No, the money so far has not helped the needy.  It has mostly helped the greedy.

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