I want to know why, not because I’m an Obama supporter, but because many of the people who have been saying this have been demicrats for years. Why give up your values just because it’s not a women up there. Now if you have switched because you actually agree with McCain more then okay that I understand, but I have talked to people who agree with everything that Obama says, but won’t vote for him because he’s not a women and didn’t choose a women for vp.
I just don’t think that some of these people realize that if the vote McCain in they will have to deal with what he belives in and what he want’s to do. The war will continue, US taxpayer money will continue to go to Iraq and nothing will change, if thats what they want, fine, but if they want an end to the war they need to grow up and do what is right, not act like a highschool kid and try to get back at Obama for winning the nomination.
This is the reasion that many young voters don’t vote, they figure voteing is a big scam because people just vote the party and don’t listen to the issues, they vote for the cute one or the person who looks better then the other. In this race I am sure that many will not vote for Obama because of race. It’s sad this is still going on, but it’s a truth that even he knows. I just think that if you are old enough to vote you need to vote because you agree with what the canidate has to say, not because your pissed off that they were nominated instead of someone else.
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Once again I’m bringing my classwork to my blog. This week we have been talking about immigration and have touched on Illegal Immigration. I seem to be the only one in my class who thinks that Illegal Immigration helps the US and doesn’t hurt us. I feel they don’t take away jobs from US citizans because they are jobs we would not do anyway, no matter how much they paid.
Many people state that some jobs would be filled if they paid more, but prices will go up then and of course then us greedy americans (said with affection) would want more money. I’m wondering what everyone else thinks of this problem. If your from another country is it an issue there too?
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I’m taking a cultural diversity class and after reading this article on yahoo about how Obama is against blacks being paid for past slavery issues I decided I had to say something. Before I go much further I want to say I am not racist, I am not discriminative, but I am realistic.
I don’t believe that we as a society today should pay money directly to decedents of Slaves. Why well one your a decedent and YOU did not go though slavery, please stop acting like you did. I find people who do this acting very disrespectful to their ancestors who did go though it. It was hard on them and many did not survive it.
The other reason I don’t think whites should pay for slavery is that Non of us did that to you or your ancestors. We were not there WE had no control over any of it. In fact in my case my ancestors were not even in the US yet, therefore my family had nothing to do with it. Many other people also can claim this, in fact my family went through the holocaust. I’m not Jewish, but they supported Jews, that made them outcast and targets, did they get anything for that treatment, no.
Those two reasons are not the big reasons, they are things to think about. The big reason that I refuse to pay blacks for slavery is simple. It won’t help the bigger issue, we will still have people who don’t like blacks, and this will just make them hate them even more, this could cause a huge increase in hate crime and so on. The other big reason is that blacks were not the only ones enslaved, Jews, Irish, Asian, Indian and many more cultures were also enslaved or forced to work for very low wages.
I feel the only way to really help minorities is to create better schools, have national funded collages that will give out at least associate degrees to everyone, create trade schools in inner cities that teens can attend while in High School and earn a certificate that may get them a better job without worrying about college. Pretty much what I want to see is all minorities being treated equally to whites. Not different, not being paid off by us, but treated as equals. That is the only way to change our society and move on. Personally if I were given money by the government for something instead of things changing I would feel cheated and probably not take it. Now if you read this blog you know that I have never had a huge amount of money. I make between $500-$800 a month, online because I can’t find a job. What many of you don’t know is that I grew up in poor black neighborhoods until the age of 12 when my mom had enough and moved us to the country. I have seen first hand what blacks have to deal with, I know that they believe that all whites hate them, in fact I myself hated most of my race because of hearing this. Until I met whites that were different. Change does not come from giving out money, change comes from hard work that will take a long time. You have to change how people think and believe. Begging for money and demanding payment for something today’s US citizens did not do is not the answer.
*Please feel free to give your comments about this issue, but be polite about it or I will delete your comment. (it’s my blog after all) I will not delete your comment if it’s polite, but you disagree with me. I don’t work that way.
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There is a huge reason I complain about not finding a job. I live in Michigan. Where the unemployment rate is now over 8% well above the national average of about 5%. If you don’t believe me read about the problems. Yahoo has a great article about the economic problems here. If you don’t feel something you are heartless.
Many of these people will never see the jobs they once had come back, auto companies are gone forever no matter what some people here say. It just cost too much to pay people here. Unions have killed the auto industry.
The story talks about people my age trying to find work. One homeless who is worried he won’t get a job because he doesn’t have a phone number, just email. I’m assuming he checks it at a local library or at school. Yes he is homeless and a student. One man won’t even put his degree on his resume because he’s afraid of being told what I have been, your overqualified.
I have heard people in other states claim that they have it the hardest with gas prices and the housing market, but they are working and the jobs in their areas are either stable or growing some. How do they have it hard when we have nothing, are losing our jobs and no hope of anything for a while. Our Governor is working hard to get industry here in Michigan, but it’s not easy, even then they will not employ as many people as the auto industry and it will take years to catch on.
So next time your looking at high gas prices and heading to your job, think about the people who are having to pay these high gas prices just to find a job, many who unfortunately won’t be finding anything for a long time. They are the ones hurting the most.
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Maybe this is why I was kept up bored and trying to find something to do. It’s Monday, at least for another hour on the east coast. This also means that it’s going green Monday. Today I’m going to share something personal with you. My quest to help the environment and the US economy.
The first thing I did was buy a car that got good gas mileage, the next was to make sure the car ran well and the tire pressure was good. Then I started to think of other things I could do. One was to take classes online this summer so I’m not driving much at all. I work from home so it’s all good. The next was thinking of next year and that was when I decided I needed to move. I’m not only wasting my money on gas, but all of that gas use is polluting the environment. Now I know not everyone can move, but I can so I should.
The next thing I want to do is get a laptop and a solar powered charger for that laptop. I know they have them, I’m just not sure where. I’ll find them eventually. So here is my question. What are you doing to go green?
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I was reading on yahoo today about a proposal by McCain that congress needs to get rid of the gas tax for summer and make sure that students can get loans next year. This effects me a lot as I’m a student who has to drive 2 hours to school when I have class. The worst part is most of my classes are at night and on different days. I also take online classes to keep from having to drive.
I think this would be a great idea even if they were to cut the taxes in half it would help many people who have to drive a long distance. I also think making sure that student can get loans is a big deal as many who have them need them to continue in school. I am one of those, if I can’t get a loan I don’t go and then I have to start paying back the loans I have, with no job because I haven’t finished my degree. I know many students are in the same place I am, hopefully something will be done to help us all.
This is one reason I’m an independent voter, sometime candidates come up with some great ideas, but they are from a party you don’t normally vote for, being an independent I don’t’ feel ties with any one party. It’s nice, but I’m still not changing over just yet. I still disagree with the war, but I have gone from liking Hillary more, to liking Obama a lot more. I think he could be a president that can fix the image of the US and bring the country back together. I also like how he speaks, he does it well. Hillary does too, but I noticed the other day I had to turn off the TV when they interviewed Bush because I can’t stand to listen to him. He does not sound like he knows what he’s talking about, even if he does. I have the same problem with teachers sometimes. If they don’t sound right I don’t want to listen.
Anyway back to gas prices. What do you think about getting rid of the gas tax from memorial day to labor day?