Thursday, October 27, 2011

Occupy Wall Street

The event is now reaching every major city in the US. And now is the time for Congress to take it seriously. Enough is enough is what the people are saying. It’s time to fix things and put people back to work so something can be bought and restore the economy.

Now here is my opinion stop buying the goods these corporations have made overseas. Remember L.L. Bean? They are based in Freeport, Maine. They still make some goods here in the US. The famous Bean Boots, Main Hunting Shoe, dog bedliners and canvas boat and tote bags. Yet, due to the lack of facilities that could accommodate the production they had to go overseas too.

If the corporations made no money on their goods made overseas, they would then realize they must come home. Sure I know they made deals with companies over there but, how much did they get out of it to pass on to their customers? Looks to me like not a dime. Just enough to put into their own pockets. Come on corporations bring the jobs home will you! Did you not know that if you brought the jobs home, more people would actually buy what is made here and the economy would actually do a real turn around.

Lastly, I live in the city of Detroit and Detroit has taken part also in this revolt. But, here is why I bring it up. We here in Detroit have not had one arrest, not one fight and why? This city was one of those who became famous for one of the 1967 riots. So, we know how to demonstrate without causing controversy, how do we know; we have had experience since the marching during the Martin Luther King Days, when he once marched here with us. We know that we must be civil to be understood and heard.

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Monday, October 03, 2011

Why Are The Schools Not Listening to Their Students?

More and more children are killing themselves because while attending school they are being bullied. As I watched the Anderson Cooper show today, I was horrified by how many children live a daily life of terror.

My question is this, when will we begin protecting the children from bullies? When will we put ourselves in their place, so that we can truly understand what is happening to them? When will we stop being scared and frighten to face the bullies and their families?

There is no other way to fix this, then to confront them one by one, or even as a group. My desire is to have a wake up call. Contact the schools, contact the families, contact the government and tell them to take control again of the kids that bully. You see when I was growing up and going to school, no one could attack another student. No one could call a child out of their name. No one could hang around in the hallways to play.

Now here is my last thought on this. If my child had been a bully going to school, I would have done what I did one time to him. He had been disruptive in a class and I pulled him out of class and gave him a good old fashion whipping right there in the hallway.

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