Arrow-Up

Its the three way dance before the Greatest Holiday of all time. Yes, Christmas. So while it’s left of the Sagittarius Season, I got more arrows in the chamber to take aim at. Still I got arrows always, plus I got more in the factory before testing!

First Dance: On the local front, I have to talk about Wisconsin.

Not the team. But recently,  Scott Walker had to comment about the workers, or should I say, the lack of workers being ready for still to be filled jobs. Courtesy of Wisconsin Public Radio, a subdivision of NPR, our so-called 250,000 jobs leader has the Gaul of Gauls to say this:

Employers have increasingly told us, we’ve seen it even in some of the Chamber (of Commerce) surveys, that until we can get more people in the workforce, employers aren’t going to add more work until they can fill the positions that are vacant right now.

Earlier there were some segmented pieces that were kind of strange:

Gov. Scott Walker says Wisconsin continues to rank relatively low in job creation because not enough people are ready to join the workforce.

New data from the U.S Labor Department shows Wisconsin ranked 37th among states in adding private jobs during the 12 months ending last June, with an employment increase of 1.5 percent. Wisconsin is 32nd over the last five years.

Walker said that more companies would add jobs if more workers were job-ready.

He said he doesn’t know many additional jobs be created, but pointed out that Wisconsin ranks relatively high in the percentage of people in the workforce.

Walker told a business group in Milwaukee Friday that the state wants to help get more unemployed people off drugs and into jobs.

Can I really say this: “Cut the BS Walker!”

There are folks who are SO HUNGRY right now who are TALENTED IN THIS STATE RIGHT NOW! There are those in this state whom are SO TALENTED RIGHT NOW that they are willing to move to where the jobs are like Minnesota. There are folks who are SO HUNGRY that want to feed their families TODAY! But there are barriers that are standing in the way. I can name a few. For all those who are apart of collecting those surveys in Madison. Speaking as a black man, I will name at least 5:

  1. Resumes.  Over the past couple of years many of us had our resumes screened like hell.  I had my resumes screened last year, and it looked good. BUT one thing: I had to take off my address on my resume.  Why this? All about location and where you live. Oh really. If I live in an area where it might be a problem to these EMPLOYERS, like geographical, area income and etc, I wouldn’t get a job in the area that is workable. So that is one thing.
  2. Credit Checks. I find this to be VERY discriminating. I want this to come out. The employers need to stop with all the Credit Check BS. It’s holding back those who probably are already skilled, trained and ready to have a job right now.
  3. Racism and Civil Rights: Back in 2010, I was one of the few African American Applicants that got discriminated because of an assumption of no work training and hiring. Due to the fact of Racism. It was in Wisconsin, in the Greater Milwaukee Area, and in Waukesha that Dresser Engines was guilty of this manner. And they are still guilty! It’s like they don’t want to hire African-Americans, only the Caucasians. And realize that Racism is not dead yet. And here in Milwaukee, its becoming more minority majority.
  4. Location Location Location. Many have said you got to go where the jobs are. We know this. However, there are those in Wisconsin, particularly in areas where transportation is STILL an issue! When I was taking the Bus years ago in Milwaukee, I got some jobs on buslines. And also, I got hated on just because I took the bus instead of having a car. I started driving in 2005 and got my license the year before.
  5. Education. It’s obvious there are those in Wisconsin have more of the High School Diplomas than of those who have College Degree of Associates, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorates, and etc. Don’t fool yourself! There are those that have MORE THAN A HS Diploma and still couldn’t get work! It sucks and after ALL THAT EDUCATION being taught, most leave out in droves and don’t comeback. And also who’s fault is that? Not them! It’s the fault of those who like to redline folks who have more than just a HS Degree.
  6. More Experience not enough training. This is something that truly exposed. The more I see experienced jobs over training jobs, it sickens me. It does. “You don’t have enough experience…” So where the hell I supposed to go to get the experience?! And plus you’ll see this on my scratching my head things before the ball drops next week: What happened to job shadowing? What happened to Job Security? Ponder on those please.

So to suffice to say that if Walker really wants to help those to fill in besides getting help for those off of drugs and crime: Reference the stuff I said. And to those who want to back me up on this, FEEL FREE!

Second Dance: Lay off of Steve Harvey. 

I gotta say this. No, I didn’t get to watch the Miss Universe Pageant Contest last night, but however, I heard and saw this:

Oh is this we are upset about?

Steve Harvey accidentally said the wrong country that he thought was the winner, but really Columbia the runner up. The Runner Up was chosen the winner, which is Philippines.  And in the background there were lots of boos.

But the hits didn’t stop there. Guess what? You Twitter folks and some of you Facebook folks had to go in on Steve Harvey calling him a Mother F***ing N***er on the Social Media thing, ALL BECAUSE HE SAID the wrong country! WOW! You folks who had to watch the Pageant and curse out Steve Harvey are just becoming the new Racist Regime of the century. And for those who thinks that racism is dead as a door nail, WAKE UP!

If you got those who you work with today, they probably got fired after posting something that shouldn’t have been posted. Well, Merry Christmas. Expect that lump of coal in those stockings on Christmas Morning full of hate all because of a BLACK MAN like Steve Harvey saying the wrong country on LIVE TV! Mistakes happen on Live TV. Look at WWE Raw. In the 22 years it’s been on the air, mistakes in the skits happen less of the time. So technically if we forgive per say the WWE superstars messing up a storyline part, on Live TV, why can’t we forgive Steve Harvey and the error he made on the Miss Universe thing? Ok, as those would say, you can’t compare the two. However, look at the facts and angles.

And plus, when stuff like this has come up, why is it always the black folks have to be good per say, and when the bad errors of a wrong script we go off by saying Mother F***ing N***er on freaking Twitter and Social Media stuff.

Like him or  not, Steve Harvey isn’t perfect. Cut him some slack! Even if he has his own shows, Movies, Family Feud, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Membership, and many other charitable contributions he has done. You Haters and those went N Word, M.F. Words better wake up!

Third Dance: Drone Users, we gotta register.

If you haven’t known by now, today is the official day that Drone Users have to register in order to use the flying machines around town. Now for those who have talked smack about Drones and wished for registration, well you got your wish. But for those who got guns, why not register them?!

Well today, since it’s the first day, knowing the website was on overload, but it was fairly easy. What you do is, for those have drones or soon to have those, go to the FAA.gov Website.

Matter of fact, Here’s the link to the site: www.faa.gov/uas/registration

Next you will go through a series of information in about safety, responsibility and agreements. In which you must agree too.

Then you fill out your name, email, address, and if you have a Credit and Debit Card, you need that also.

The payment is only $5.00 and you’re done. Just another thought to share, if you register NOW, before January 21st, 2016 you’ll get your $5.00 back. And if you go through the steps, you will be assigned a “certificate” in which you have to keep at all times. Even for 3 years. Your Small UAS Certificate number will be on the card, plus your Certificate Number MUST BE on the Drone. Plus if your drone is between .55 lbs and 55 pounds, you must register. That’s the house rules of the FAA.

As a reminder: here are some of the musts to follow.

• Fly below 400 feet altitude.
• Keep your unmanned aircraft in sight at all times.
• Never fly near manned aircraft, especially near airports.
• Never fly over groups of people, stadiums or sporting events.
• Never fly near emergency response efforts.

That’s basically it.

Now go unwrap your gifts. Merry Christmas!

 

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