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The entire concept of diversity training is pure bunk! The idea that one hires people and then has to train them on company time to understand the nuances of the other employee’s culture is pure B.S. The idea that to produce and market a service or a product one has to conduct sensitivity training classes for the employees is hogwash for artistic left brain idiots with misguided and hare-brain ideas that must have originated in Canada.

 Any company can hire people from mixed backgrounds and races for whatever position they may be suited and qualified- from working in a grocery store to a management position in a complex manufacturing organization.

 There are only a few considerations that are of any importance whatsoever; Can the person do the work, do they have the education, do they want the job, is the compensation agreeable to both parties.  Nothing else is of any importance at all, period !

 Once hired, the employee does as he or she is told. They show up on time and do the work or they get fired ! End of story!  The idea that one has to institute special sensitivity training program to make the minorities  or religious wackos “feel good” is absurd!  For Gods sake, have we all gone completely nuts!  Don’t believe it, watch the Trump dump the chumps on the popular TV show “The Apprentice!”

 Look, here’s what it is, bro! You get the job, you work, you do the job, you get paid- that’s it! You don’t get to pray five times a day on company time, you don’t get to have babies on company time. You don’t get paid to sit around in feel-good, sob story sensitivity meetings and cry on each others shoulders or take paid days off for non-standard religious holidays. Get it?

 Want to know why we are losing jobs to overseas outsourcing? The idiocy above has a lot to do with it. There are other reasons; Why should we give anyone a paid holiday?  The idea is stupid. It makes the worker think that he is somehow “entitled” to something for nothing. Nothing is for free. There is no free lunch as they say. If you work 52 weeks and get 2 weeks paid holiday, what do you think? Can you be so naive to believe that you haven’t earned those days off?

 Look, the annual pay for the position is based on 50 weeks, you get paid for 50 weeks period. The fact that you receive a paycheck while you’re lying on a beach has no bearing. If you negotiate with your boss, you will generally see that he will be willing to buy back your vacation and if you work those weeks you will actually then get paid for 52 weeks. Got it?

 Now we give school kids a free lunch and if that isn’t bad enough some schools actually give the little buggers a free breakfast. What does this teach them- they are entitled to a free lunch? No one is “entitled” to anything except a chance, an opportunity to be anything you want- that is America’s promise. Unfortunately, when the ignorant, lazy, poorly motivated lil-nippers finally get kicked out of school after being promoted automatically, regardless of what they have learned, they will find this out! They will enter the work force thinking that they are owed a free lunch and “Bang”, they’re fired for a bad attitude or see their job evaporate, transferred to some starving kid in India who knows dammed well that there is no free anything!

 Employers are beginning to understand that they are chumps to stay in America and see the companies they worked hard to build grow weak and disappear due to foreign competition, forced government programs and un-funded mandates by HUD and EEOC, OSHA, etc., etc., Ad infinitum, ad absurdum, ad nauseaum!

 There is an EEOC office in every city and small town in America, Imagine who pays for the 40 or so employees working in each of these messy government offices? American employers have to fund Social Security, private pension programs, Medicare, withholding taxes, medical insurance ( less every year) family leave programs, day care centers, HUD programs, OSHA mandates,  Unions, overtime pay and other mandated programs, etc. In general, the cost to employers to cover these additional expenses is about 29% of whatever the employee receives as his annual pay.

 If a boss says “good morning” to a female employee while he has a spec of dust in his eye, she sues him for sexual harassment, The employer today, in America, has to have  expensive product liability policies and a battery of attorneys just to stay in business and protect himself from his customers and employees. The American manufacturer actually has to tell customers on a big label that they can’t put their cats in their new microwave! One large restaurant chain was successfully sued some time ago for serving hot coffee. Good grief

 It is no small wonder that so many employers are opting for Mexico and India. ( see our cartoon page) So would you. You pay a guy $2.00 and hour and that’s it- no free lunch, no retirement, no paid holidays, no overtime, no day care centers no handicap ramps and special bathrooms, etc. etc.- a breath of fresh air. Like America in the early great days when this wonderful country was built. A man gets paid what he’s worth and not a penny more!  Learn anything? Don’t like it, start your own company meanwhile- quit your bitching and moaning!

Robert Firth

"Once you have been taxed- the government has your money and it's not yours anymore. In fact it belongs to no one and there is no accountability- they are free to do what they do best,  quietly steal it !"

Robert Firth, Vietnam 1966.















Universal Health care:  A very dumb idea……….The following is a blog that was posted on the net. The author explains better than I exactly what Universal Health care is all about and why it is a stupid and failed idea.

 “Does everyone need access to medical care? I think that we can all agree that we do. I have had nine operations on my ears, three on my knees, one to have my tonsils and adenoids removed, stitches too numerous to mention, braces on my teeth and braces on my legs as a small child, I wear glasses and hearings aids (rarely), I have a broken tooth that was repaired, and another that needs repair. To add to that, I have an eighteen year old son that has had braces, wears glasses, broke his elbow, shoulder, and collarbone, blah, blah, blah. Sound expensive? Your damn right, Skippy ! 

Who paid? I did. Why did I pay? Because there are no free rides in this world, baby. Yes, you might get that free scholarship to play football at USC, but you HAVE to play. Stop playing, no free ride. 

Now, how can an entity (Federal Government) that doesn't produce a damn thing in this world to create wealth come up with the money to "give away" free stuff? There is no way, it is not logically possible and it can never happen. The money has to come from somewhere. Rich folks- define rich? Currently, the federal government sets the poverty level by applying very idiotic mathematics. They take the salaries of every single taxpayer in this country, average that together and then take HALF of the median income to establish poverty level. They never weed out the Bill Gates, Tom Cruises, or the like to establish a legitimate median income. Therefore, the level of people living in poverty is actually a fraction of what they claim.  

If you are going to do it that way, why not employ rational tactics to weed out the top 10% and the bottom 10% of the population much like Olympic scores? The average becomes a more rational thing, then. Not only that, but high school students are figured into the poverty statistics. Buffy and Scooter are living at home with Dr. and Mrs. Horatio Von Duggerstein at Alta Vista Manor, but still they are living below the poverty line according to standards. 

Factor in the fact that we have a federally mandated minimum wage and the poverty level is even more arbitrary. Why not just put a dart board out with varying wages written on it and let a blind-folded monkey throw darts until he hits a wage? That is just as accurate. 

Understand that my explanation is simplified here, but it basically what they do. Also, understand that people that are poor, meaning that they make lower wages than you and me, pay zero in taxes and most are actually given money through a program called "Earned Income Tax Credit." That means throughout the year they may pay one thousand dollars in withholding taxes, but when they file their taxes, they are sent a check for two thousand dollars, actually increasing their wealth but reducing yours. Then they immediately spend that money on bullshit and start the process all over again. Sure, allow them that money, but place limits on what they use it for, it is not their damn money. It's mine, and yours. And it is supposed to help them pull themselves up by their bootstraps, but it has ceased to do that, it has enabled them to continue to ride instead of help push. 

Also, throw in the government check for housing and utilities, food stamps, the WIC program, Medicaid, free prescription drugs, PBE checks for cable and telephone, the list goes on and on and on. Ad naseum. 

Remember, we are talking about HELPING people. That type of mentality does nothing of the sort. It rewards bad behavior with my money, money that I could spend on my own family, for healthcare, for a vacation, for anything that I desire. I earned it, it's mine. Do away with that one federal mandate of EIC, and my taxes drop. Even one percent is worth it. 

Also, consider that the top 10% of wage earners pay for more than 80% of government services and you have a very large disconnect. The government is penalizing success and rewarding failure. What's my motivation here? Make more to simply lose it to someone that wants to sit at home and watch Orpah? 

This is a philosophical post, now, so you have to think about things. When was the last time that you won something? A lottery, money from a slot machine? Let's pretend that it was today. You just won one million dollars from some lottery, where did that money come from? Well obviously from the people that bought the tickets. It did not miraculously appear somewhere and they decided to give it away, you know. A Federally mandated healthcare system is exactly the same thing. You will pay for it, but never know if you will receive the benefits. Let's go further. 

When the government realizes that universal healthcare provided by the government has wrecked our medical system, just like it has done everywhere else that it is tried, (British teeth, sorry GB, y'alls teeth are nasty) what do you think that they will do to try to salvage the program, because you know that it is going to happen. There has never been a government program that has worked. Ever. But, still they continue to try to prop-up that program to hide the fact that they have no damn clue what they are doing. (IE: Social Security. Hey, let me be forced to contribute 13% of my salary for my entire life for that whopping .9% rate of return over the course of fifty years. I bet Bill Gates is going to sit by his mailbox every month waiting on the check that he will receive that is exactly the same amount as yours. Man, thanks Federal Government!) 

This process is called "Each according to his ability, and each according to his need." This means that since I do not have a medical condition that requires immediate medical attention, I shall be placed on the waiting list for my doctor's visit, my annual check-up. While someone who has a heart condition would take precedence. Makes sense, huh? Okay, who makes that decision, it is not you because you have a vested interest in your own well being. So, it will be a doctor, right? Hell, no, they are the ones that have jacked medical costs up to the point where no one can afford to go to the doctor, it must be someone else. It will be someone that is in Washington DC that makes that decision. Congressmen that have access to whatever they want because they control the purse strings and can vote themselves a raise at any time that they want to. And get paid even after they have been voted out of office. 

So, who gets the money/heart medicine between the seventy year old man or the otherwise healthy baby? Who gets the money/liver surgery between the child born with a birth defect or a twenty-two year old professional athlete? You know who? The person that will provide more money for the government to spend on entitlements (purposefully buying votes) in the long run. Your wants, needs, and desires have no weight at all. None. 

Side-note: A President ( whoever) can do absolutely nothing regarding the healthcare plan that Congress has. The President of the United States enforces the laws of this country, that's all he does. By definition from our Constitution, that is the responsibility of the President. Yeah, he does that treaty thing too but Congress has to approve them. The President cannot even offer bills to Congress to create healthcare, he ENFORCES the laws passed by Congress. Bills passed by Congress, then signed by him into law are then promulgated by the Justice department. Do you ever think that Congress is going to pass legislation that does away with their own damn healthcare? Sure, right after they vote themselves a pay cut and shoot themselves in the stomach. You aren't stupid are you? 

These people in Washington are the very same people that passed legislation, that YOU demanded, that allowed litigation and lawsuits to send medical malpractice insurance premiums through the roof. Remember the AIDS scare from a few dentists that were incompetent that cost some people their lives? This is one of the reasons your medical care is so expensive. Knee-jerk reactions to a single situation make for b-a-d law. And because of that, the doctors cannot afford to insure themselves against litigation without charging you more. There is no finite amount of money, but no one can stay in business while they operate at a loss. Simple economics, baby. 

These tenets are the basics of economics. Supply and demand reign supreme. You cannot produce a "stinky lettuce doll" and force the populace to buy it. No, you have to create something that is wanted. Simply put, you must have access to medical care, now how do we reduce the cost of said care? By reducing restrictions placed on the medical profession and easing the burden of litigation. 

Reward good performance, not punish it. There are doctors in this country that have never been sued ever for malpractice, yet still have to pay the outrageous premiums because it is demanded by insurance companies put at risk by litigation. At one time, there only two OB/Gyns in the state of Mississippi because they couldn't get insurance. For over two million people!  

And they cannot practice without that insurance. Are the insurance companies evil? No, it is the legalese, punkin, the very thing that John Edwards and other dems advocated  to abscond with your medical money. Trial lawyers have sued the industry to the verge of bankruptcy and you want THEM to sort it out? That, my friend, is suicidal.  

Yes, there are bad doctors, but making them pay higher premiums for malpractice insurance does not get rid of them. It reduces their profit, so they have to treat more people to make the same amount of money, further endangering more people and causing premiums to rise even more. Again, and again, I say, you are rewarding bad behavior. 

All that said, and I do not even begin to scratch the surface of what is being proposed. Give me particulars on the bureaucracy that will be necessary to control this program. How many MORE people will it take that produce NOTHING? Currently the federal government employs around twelve million people to provide the poor services that it provides. Do you think for one damn second that those agencies are going to absorb and process the paperwork to provide 300 million people with healthcare? Of course not, we are talking about the LARGEST, most bloated agency ever formed in the history of the world and they will have to have somewhere to house that agency. All new buildings. Think about this, it is crazy! 

Oh, the current medical structure will take care of the paperwork? You have lost your damn mind, they will have to charge for the additional work or go broke. Think, please. 

In conclusion, I agree that medical services are very pricey, but government control of our healthcare system, which is the best in the entire world is certainly NOT the answer. Know this, the United States spends a third of our GNP on healthcare, this is three times the amount that Canada, Great Britain, or Japan spends. Those are the three next closest countries in medical expenditure. Do you think that if we have a universal healthcare program, it will cause our medical costs to go up or down and leave you with more or less money in your pocket? You get exactly one guess. Choose wisely, because my mind is made up. 

UPDATE: Hopefully someone read this post before I throw this in, if not, oh well. You know for a fact that you have access to healthcare, your complaint is that it is too expensive, be honest, so how do you lower prices? Well you reduce demand or increase supply, or alternately, you make it easier to provide the service. Now, all that being said, do you really want to pay for a bloated federal program simply to make something cheaper, when you know doing just what is proposed will make it more expensive? Do you think that adding one million people to a program that is already too expensive, coupled with the fact that those people provide NONE of the services will make healthcare cheaper? 

Why make healthcare more affordable and put a clinic in a pharmacy? Sorry, Boston says you can't do THAT.


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