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Guns: A Personal View Based on CNN Comment on Youtube at Jason Bourne Movie

viewed this quote while watching a CNN video on Matt Damon’s new movie. The commenter states – “So tough yet he doesn’t believe in our 2nd amendment. He can watch the movie by himself.”. The reality struck me that I almost agree with 100% on Matt Damon’s view on guns. However, I was raised in a liberal household in a suburban area with parents who worked in education. My parents did not own guns and were never gun enthusiasts. Therefore, it is much easier for me to for gun control laws than the commenter is. However, I probably need to understand that commenter probably has a conservative view of the world and a strong view of personal liberty where a personal liberty is often defined by the ability to own any firearm that is permitted by law. I might not like that view, but i have to take into perspective that other people put so much emotional attachment into a symbolic ability to own firearms especially high-powered firearms. It is hard for a lot of people to learn that by not owning such high-power weapons that you are actually saving lives and not letting those weapons be sold in the marketplace and eventually to placed in the hands of criminals. Freedom to the own these weapons is more important for having sense of personal liberty and individual ruggedness than any potential impact in saving lives in some mass shooting.
Well, I can understand these people viewpoints but I respectfully disagree with them

July 27, 2016 at 10:59 pm Leave a comment

Be Unique When Looking for a Job

I got this e-mail from Business Insider which states

 

Career expert and Levo League consultant Maxie McCoy believes that young people should stop trying to blend in on their résumés.

McCoy told Business Insider:

“Quit trying to fit in. Quit trying to be a version of someone else. Really look inward to identify what drives you and what makes you unique — and amplify that. We don’t need another carbon copy of someone else. We need you. The world really,really needs that right now. And when you can be that highest expression of yourself and deeply believe in all that makes you great — the right opportunities, people, and experiences will be drawn onto your path in a way that feels like magic. Follow that, match it with tools that allow you to showcase it, and you will find yourself in the job of your dreams.”

McCoy collaborated with Microsoft and MOO on to establish Land Your Dream Job, a site that provides résumé templates and career advice geared toward young professionals competing in a tough job market. She says that the project has been a “dream job,” explaining that she created her first résumé in Word on her dad’s computer and got her first set of business cards from MOO.

Instead of coming across as stiff and predictable in job applications, McCoy recommends that young people stand out by writing blog posts on industry trends and creating digital portfolios.

She says that when you’re just starting out, it’s crucial to consider what you really want out of your career and how you’re going to communicate your story in the most effective way.

July 27, 2016 at 9:34 pm Leave a comment

The Carnival of GOP Convention Follies

The Daily Kos reports 

The theme of tonight’s convention festivities, on the final day of what even a Fox pundit moaned was “the worst convention I’ve ever seen,” is Make America One Again. Tonight, according to the program, will be focused on “what unites us, not what divides us. Donald Trump will move our country beyond the divisive identity politics that have been holding us back by restoring leadership, building trust, and focusing on our shared love of country …”

That part was worthy of quoting verbatim. When the crowd tonight chants lock her up, please note that they do so in the spirit of uniting us all. When Rep. Steve King spends yet another evening telling reporters that no, he sincerely meant that only white people have contributed to civilization in any way worth remembering, he is only trying to distance the party from identity politics. Tonight’s theme is that at some point after Republicans have jailed their ideological enemies, passed laws re-barring gay Americans from acquiring certain services, further purged state voter rolls, declared non-Christians to be enemies of the state, deported all the Mexicans, and at long last gotten rid of the president who “set back race relations” a decade by standing up on stage continually being black at them, Donald Trump will unite America”

The irony is that all of the “White Identity” people support this view are really subjecting themselves to another four years of oligarchic economic tyranny. All of the white identity and Christian right rhetoric is because these people do not want to face the music.

They do not want to face that the economy is a rigged game that will get worse if the Donald and his people are elected. They do not want not face that climate is getting hotter and have no sense of any future self-preservation for future generations because they do not want to deal with climate change. In reality, they are denying a better quality of life instead of voting for self-preservation and protecting what little they have in wealth.

All of this social conservative will not make the country better. It will not delay the hand of God’s judgment just because we had a “pious” Christian Republican platform. God does not grant to his grace on a bunch of white identity Christians who pretend that there are pious at the same time of ignoring the sins of preserving the environment for future generations (because guess what Jesus might wait another 500 years to come back) and ending a rigged game for the poor.

In conclusion, the GOP platform is a rigged game for the elites and lets the Christian right get the table scraps so that they do not have to face the tax man or the EPA. In my administration, an embolden EPA and IRS would have a field day with these guys.

 

 

 

 

July 21, 2016 at 11:28 pm Leave a comment

Donald Trump’s Bad Idea for Civil Service Reform

Donald Trump has some bad idea for civil service reform as explained by the New York Magazine.  Donald Trumps wants to

“Then reporters asked Republican primary voters why they planned to vote for Donald Trump, one of the most common replies was that the billionaire couldn’t “be bought.” Liberals and conservatives may disagree about exactly which special interests control the American government (at times, Trump has suggested that Syrian refugees have their own K Street lobbyists), but both sides are concerned about the donor class’s influence over policy.

But, as with so many other aspects of Trump’s appeal, the idea that his wealth will insulate his administration from the temptations of cronyism is a transparent con. Many populist politicians are opposed to the revolving door between the public and private sectors, which threatens the independence of regulators. And Trump is no exception — except, instead of locking the revolving door, he’d like to take a sledge hammer to it.

In a new audio recording obtained by Reuters, Chris Christie tells dozens of Republican donors that Trump plans to “let businesspeople serve in government part time without having to give up their jobs in the private sector.” In Trump’s America, progressives won’t have to worry about former banking executives regulating their old colleagues — active CEOs will be doing that for their current ones.”

If this true, there is no Bernie or Bust. I am voting for Hillary because there is no way that I am going to vote for somebody is going to rip apart the current civil service system. Even George W. Bush with the NSPS was better than this guy towards career civil service. To hell with Donald Trump

 

July 21, 2016 at 5:12 am Leave a comment

My Two Cents on the Final Resolution on the Clinton E-Mail Scandal

t is clear that Hillary did not have criminal intent today in her actions but her actions shows a clear disregard for security protocols because she felt that the strict classification security proctols were too much of a hassle and she felt that she was above the law. Such does not show criminal intent in the slighest disregard, but clearly shows gross hypocrisy in the face of government security rules. If this is the case by her pattern of leadership, then the government needs to stop classifying so many documents and start to release more information into the public domain so the public can find what is going with the government. If you prefer to work in secrecy and yet do not follow the established security protocols, then the documents that the government should be claimed to be classified should be released into the public domain for scrutiny and transparency. It also shows the level of trust that we should put in the leader. For these reasons, Senator Sanders is the superior candidate because he respects the security protocols and at the same time would maintain open and transparent government. Unfortunately, we have a leader that prefers secrecy and does not obey the existing protocols. At least Bush and Cheney in this area followed the rule of law and ensure that proper protocols were followed with securing classified documents (even though they went way overboard in this area).

July 6, 2016 at 4:56 am Leave a comment


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