Posts tagged ‘USA’

May 10, 2016

Unemployment

The title of this post is Unemployment. I wanted to write this post because my wife has been unemployed for almost 15 months as of today. Granted she gave birth soon after being laid-off, but still puts her at around 12 months of seriously looking for a job for employment.

What bothers me most and the importance of why I’m writing this post is that the economists keep saying that the Unemployment rate in the great USA is at 5% and steady. Well I say horse manure!  My wife got only 6 months of Unemployment checks(that we had to pay taxes on) and that was it. No more support from our Government. No more checks. No more nothing after that. On our own.  No Bailout.

This doesn’t sit right with me. Mostly because that 5% number is a HUGE LIE!  That number represents something that is obscure, not the TRUE state of our country’s Unemployment rate. What happens is once there are no more claims for Unemployment from an individual, then your “off the books.” They don’t consider you Unemployed anymore…even though you are!

Also, this whole “We added 200k jobs this month” crap.  What is that?  What kind of jobs are these “jobs” people are getting??  I guarantee these jobs aren’t the White collar kind. Probably the minimum wage kind mostly, but not the 6 figure kind, the dream job kind, the support your family Middle-Class kind.  There are more lay-offs happening than I’ve seen in my 20 years employed.  Granted my wife and I both work in the Oil & Gas Industry and times are hard for the past couple years for sure. This report of adding jobs is not specific and is thrown around like some great heavy boulder of truth, when actually it is completely misleading and in my book a lie.

The REAL Unemployment rate is somewhere above 12.6% per this article. I say ‘above’ because I believe there are more Unemployed today(2016) than there were in 2014. Also staggering is that the Unemployment rate is at one of the highest rates in the History of its recording Today!

Come on American Government, STOP LYING TO US AND PADDING SOME PATHETIC NUMBERS TO MAKE THIS WHITE HOUSE LOOK ‘GOOD’!!!  We are being lied to by so many that we can’t even tell what the TRUTH is anymore. Let’s fix this LIE and what these REAL numbers are for one & give the truth so we can at least look at ourselves in the mirror and be happy at what we see is looking back at us.

I’m praying for my wife to find a job and pray that those of you who are looking jobs find one as well. Not a job to pass the time, but a real job that is worth while and fulfilling.

* Full disclosure, my wife has been applying for 10-20 jobs a week for almost a year and has had 2 phone interviews only. Also, she is a Mechanical Engineer, degreed.

 

April 13, 2010

WallBuilders

You must check out this website about our forefathers.  We as Americans, need to get back to the basics and remember why and what our forefathers did when they began this great Nation of ours.  Their Christian beliefs and faith guided them to create and found our country, including the many documents that were associated with the creation of the great U.S.A.

www.wallbuilders.com

also check out this area of the website too.  Read what they wrote.  Amazing!!

Blessings!

February 22, 2010

Tragedy

I wanted to post on the Tragedy of a misguided fellow that acted upon horrible thoughts that were in his head.  This is in regards to the guy who killed himself by crashing his plane into an office building that housed 20 different offices including 197 IRS agents.  Unfortunately, he did murder 1 IRS agent along with his own suicide, and I wished that it had only been him.

With that being said, you can read his manifesto or his final suicide note here.

I was extremely upset by the words that this man wrote and his reason(s) behind doing what he did.  You must read his note to understand my following points.  I think he was a sick, cynical and disturbed individual.  I would like to just base facts on my retort to his note, but can’t seem to strip my feelings from this one.  He was angry at the government we have in this country(USA) and the reasons our country does things that it has.  We can all relate to this, but to act out of violence and anger is no way to get your voice heard nor is it EVER an answer to anything.  From my Christian point of view, I look at the author and perfector of my faith, Jesus and upon His life and what He did while He was here on earth for 33 years and there is no violence in Him at all and even more, He never committed a single sin, He was perfect.  Given that, I know we are all not perfect, and that’s obvious, but to point out that He is whom I look to when I am seeking answers to hard questions and whom I need to emulate my life after. Thus, violence has no room or opening for that.

Further, this man complained on and on about how he has to keep working and how he is having to work longer because our government is doing this and doing that to him.  My point is BE THANKFUL you have a job, BE THANKFUL for everything you have.  As a matter of fact, you own a LUXURY item in a plane.  How much does that cost you to house that plane and to pay for gas, etc. etc.   You own your own home, you have a family, wife and children.  And all you can do is complain about how bad life is???  REally!!!  Sorry, you have no empathy or sympathy from me sir.  We are all given a hand to play with in this life and we must own that.  You should be thankful you were born in my humble opinion, the best country on planet earth.  You obviously have plenty of money to eat every day at any given time.  You own a home and a plane and multiple cars and your mad??  Give me a big fat break, PLEASE!!!!!!!!   There are people starving all over this world and in this country who don’t even know where the next meal is coming from, yet your upset about still having to work longer to retire?  There are people who are in their 70’s plus still working because they can’t even retire.  SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Life isn’t fair or always right or perfect.  Who promised or said it was?  You must vote for people and for change.  You must make your opinions count and if politics is something that upsets you, turn the TV off and stop listening to talk radio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am sad to see that there are people like this who are very ungrateful for the countless blessings that are in their lives and all they have to do is complain, look at the bad side of all situations and resort to violence.  Sad indeed. 

I want to close with something bad to say about this guy that I never knew, but that’s not right.  I just wished that someone had reached out to him before he did this horrible act.  I pray this will never happen again and I pray that those with anger and pain and issues get the help they need and seek out God and understand how much He loves us and in the big picture of things, what really matters is where your spending eternity!!!!!!!!

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life – John 3:16

July 2, 2009

Holiday weekend

I want to say Thank You to all of our soldiers, PAST & PRESENT, who have given their life, time and energy to protect us so that we may enjoy FREEDOM that so many countries and peoples don’t experience like we do here in the Great USA.  Namely Iran and their fight for freedom in their country currently.

God Bless the USA & Happy 4th of July!!!

May 22, 2009

3 day weekend

I wanted to acknowledge those who have fought for our country(USA) today.  Those currently in service around the globe and those passed.  I thank God for each and every one of you and am grateful for the freedom’s I appreciate and yet sometimes forget, that you all sacrifice(d) for all of us.  May God Bless and keep and guide and protect you forever.

Thank YOU, the troops around the globe, past-present-future!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 5, 2008

history has been made…

History was made last night as the nation’s first mixed-race, black and white mother and father respectively, was elected President of the United States(POTUS).

Historically, this is great for our nation to move forward and past a history that is tarnished with race issues.  Humans/Humanity is NOT Perfect and if it was we wouldn’t need Jesus.  Again, man is not perfect, and there isn’t a country around the world, nor government around the world that is perfect or right or just or has a untarnished past/history. 

We as a country, need to move forward with more Love toward our fellow man, as Jesus taught us, and less with hatred towards each other, as the devil wants.

I don’t think any POTUS can solve these issues.  It is up to us a people and nation to move past these issues and love more, not a POTUS.  If we expect the POTUS to get this country to love more and bring unity, then we are expecting more than we can even expect of ourselves.  It is wrong to expect and put all our hopes, dreams and aspirations on one man.  The POTUS elect has a long history that comes with the job not just the last 8 years, but 232 years of These United States being a country and having a President.

We need to look at ourselves as individuals to make a change and be better.  Again, not putting or making one man try to live up to expectations that are impossible to live up to.  It starts with the HUMAN in the mirror, you and me, to make a country great, a nation prosper and make this country a better place to live for us and our children and our children’s children.

I love my country, the United States of America, and I think this is the BEST country in the world, PERIOD!  I have been around the world and seen what other countries have and offer and seen how lower class, middle class and upper class live and there is NO comparison to what we have here as a nation.  I think the world is a beautiful place, but THE USA is home for me and always will be, no matter how pretty and nice another country might be that I visit.

Let’s help make this President elect one that can continue a long history and tradition, in the likes of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, to empower and enable a nation to be better and be THE USA that we all know and love.

GOD BLESS THE USA!!!!!!!!

September 11, 2008

9/11 aka Patriot’s Day

I wanted to say a big “Thank You” to all our troops at home and abroad that are fighting for our freedoms that we truly enjoy here in the Great USA!

My wife and I went to NYC in December of 2005.  We got to see ground zero.  It was a big hole the size of at least a city block, in the middle of huge buildings all around.  It seemed like a very sad place.  It was eerily quiet around there.  There were pictures of people, places and things to come posted on the fence that closed off the entire site.  Just very sad.

I pray that nothing like that ever happens again on our soil here in the US.  I love my country and what it has done for me.  It is sad to know that people are brain-washed to thinking that we want anything more than to help others around the world be better countries. 

God Bless America, the land of the free and the home of the brave!

August 13, 2008

West Coast Christian

I grew up in a Muslim culture with my dad and his side of the family in Southern California.  My parents were divorced when I was about 3 or 4.  I had chosen to live with my dad and did so for most of my adolescent years.  I had accepted or at least tried the Muslim faith for a short period of time when I was about 14 or so.  I did realize quickly that it wasn’t for me though.  However, there was still the Arabic influence in my life that I loved: the food, my family, speaking Arabic, etc.

This story about a young man growing up Muslim in the West Bank(Israel/Palestine) and now seeking asylum in Southern California(United States) and attending a Christian Church and forsaking the religion he was brought up with reminds me of my past history and growing up in a similar fashion. 

This has conjured up many thoughts, feelings, memories and emotions.  I’m very proud of this young man for doing what he has done.  The fact is, when you do what he has done, your family forever forsakes you as well.  It’s the culture that dictates this.  Although, his mother might still want to love on him, I’m sure, the fact is, he has left everything he knows to accept, embrace and share his faith in Jesus Christ.  Praise God!!

This brings me to another point.  That is how blessed and privileged we are to live in the United States of America and enjoy the freedoms that were bought by blood by our forefathers to give us the life we have today.  This young man received it and relishes in the beauty of Freedom!  Long Live Freedom!! 

We as Americans, should be more thankful and grateful that we have the rights we do have to practice whatever religion you want in our God Blessed Country, the great USA!  We all have this right, and I know that I’m grateful for it.

I am honored and wowed by this story and hope you read it all, because it is very enlightening and inspiring.  It just hit me so hard and not growing up in “The Church”, but accepting Christ when I was in my early 20’s, Jesus is someone whom I will never forsake or take for granted, especially seeing many sides of life, and other faiths and realizing that He is the only way and truth and life. 

I’m proud to say I’m Christian, from the mountain tops!