I have a friend from Germany. She went to a VOCATIONAL high school. She told me that they are tested at the middle school level just prior to entering high school. If they don’t test at a collegiate level, they are funneled into a “trade” high school. She was a professional chocolatier before she married an American soldier and coming here. Oddly enough, She was the corporal I worked for at the county jail.
That's why so many foreign students go to college in the USA.
Their sociofascist politicoeconomic structures RATION college ONLY to the sons and daughters of the ruling classes.
Feel the Bern.
 May 7, 2016 at 12:03pm
Much of the Defense budget could be done away with if the government would stop hiring civillians a twice to three times the pay to do jobs they spend hundreds of thousands of dollars traing soilders, sailors, airmen, and marines to do, all the while those same service members are sitting around doing virtually nothing. My son was trained by the army to be an air traffic controller, however, during his deployment to Iraq, he drove trucks and other menial jobs because the civillian contractors making six figure salaries worked the control towers.
 May 7, 2016 at 11:48am
Since Trump will never win the presidency, I don’t think any of his ideas are really worth worrying about.
 May 3, 2016 at 6:04pm
She readily admits they were there to disrupt the program. Therefore, she has confessed to disorderly conduct and should be arrested for it.
 April 28, 2016 at 11:33am
They understand completely. It just doesn’t fit with their agenda to acknowledge that they understand.
 April 18, 2016 at 4:03pm
Too bad these people can’t see in the mirror the same thing I see as a former small business owner. Basically, if you are a sorry a** at minimum wage, you will still be a sorry a** at two or three times minimum wage. People who have a GOOD work ethic and a desire to better themselves will ALWAYS rise. People who strive for nothing more than the minimum will never have more than the minimum.
I have worked for minimum wage, on several occaisions throughout my life, in those times, and in the times like now when I earn more money than I really need, I follow the same work ethic my father and grandfathers followed. This one:
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
 April 18, 2016 at 2:57pm
More than 80% of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business men and women. So, the relation between the pay of the McDonald’s CEO and the store employee is irrelevant. The pay gap between the store worker and the franchise owner is the more relative comparison. And, if they are like any of the other small businesses that I know, the gap is not as large as the unions would have you believe. I know many small business owners (which a mcdonald’s franchisee would be considered) who actually take home LESS than many of their employees. For them, it is about the future, not the present. Working hard builds a future.
It's not irrelevant. If the CEO got less, the franchisees as well as the workers might be able to get more.
@Drako - No you don't. McD is a multinational corporation that employs 10's of millions worldwide and does 100's of Billions in revenue each year by SELLING stuff people WANT.
SEIU makes NOTHING, does NOTHING, sells NOTHING, they just collect dues from members. At the Local level, Union Reps bargain with companies for wages and benefits. Local reps are also usually WORKERS at the company, they do double duty. The National SEIU people do NOTHING but lobby government, bully those they disagree with or refuse to unionize, and bride those they can to get idiotic proposals like this passed.
The McD CEO doesn't make a DIME off the average worker, he is paid to run the company they get paid BY. SEIU Naitonal people get PAID by workers to do nothing but sit in offices, watch porn, get fat, and go to "meet and greets" with celebrities and politicians.
And if McD paid the CEO less, there would be NO increase in pay to workers BECAUSE McD are FRANCHISES that are independent of the corporation and only use the corporation to supply product and services. IN FACT, McD as a franchise only charges 3.5% annually which is LESS THAN HALF what most ALL other franchises charge, some go as high as 15%. McD takes barely ANYTHING from their independent stores.
Educate yourself, you sound ignorant and like a common Socialist "useful idiot" in the words of Stalin.
And just so we understand what is going on...from McD own franchisee documentation...
An individual wishing to become a franchisee with McD needs to have capital assets between $ 1-1.5 Million dollars. If approved for a franchise, the individual MUST attend Hamburger University in Chicago, Ill. at the McD worldwide headquarters. The training will take a full year, in which time the individual will NOT be paid and must be stable financially to support themselves and their family. The individual will be responsible for ALL their own expenses to and from Chicago, living expenses in Chicago, and any and all other expenses. (This is not a quote but a summary of their policies, so don't get stupid Drako).
McD will train the individual on EVERY job inside a restaurant from sweeping and cleaning the floor and bathroom, cooking any and all products, packaging them, and working the front counter, drive thru, and how to manage the store, order product for the store, and all bookkeeping records. During this time McD corporation will be building the physical location for the future franchise, the cost of which MUST be paid back to McD corp. over the first 5 years.
McD estimates that a franchisee will make NO NET PROFIT for the first 2-5 years due to franchise startup costs but once construction is paid off, McD estimates a Net Profit of $100-300K depending on location. Individuals can apply for a second location after 10 years.
So yeah - work for nothing for 3-6 yrs, but after..
It was Lenin, not Stalin, who coined the term "useful idiots."
I'm sure if you followed the head of SEIU around for a while, you'd find that she (not he) does a great deal more than simply sit around watching porn and getting fat. Elsewhere I've suggested that the union would do better to organize and bargain collectively, starting at the local level, to raise wages, rather than lobbying for states and cities to raise their minimum wages. Both unions and corporations are too inclined to follow the political road--another reason for getting a handle on campaign finance.
It's not news that a McD franchisee has to undergo extensive training, forego any profit for a few years, and put up a considerable amount of money just to get started. That is to say, hard work and persistence are not enough: you have to be pretty well off to begin with. I suppose you could borrow much of your $1-1.5 million stake, leaving you with more debt than if you'd gone to Harvard.
Why does McD "only" charge 3.5% annually? Why not less, or more? The exact figure surely is tied to the salaries, stock options, etc. of the higher ups, who could change it more or less arbitrarily. The franchisee is at their mercy as much as employees are at his. Maybe the franchisees as well as the people who scrape the grills and fill the napkin holders need to get organized.
I'm not surprised that commenters are anti-union position. I am constantly amazed at their vicious, unreasoning hatred of unions.
 April 14, 2016 at 7:21pm
Here’s an interesting question,
My son and I build custom performance cars, currently a hobby, hopefully soon to be a business. While I have already trademarked my business name, I wonder how well it would have been recieved had I decided to use my family name “White” and called our company “White” Power & Perfomance???
Or what if you had a pure white race care built to the max and called it white power, meaning the color of the car. It would probably have eggs thrown at it.
 April 5, 2016 at 4:01pm
SO, you force me to rent to convicted felons, then, when said felon uses MY PROPERTY as a base for his renewed illegal activity, you then confiscate my property without just compensation because it was used for the commission of a felony.
According to Odumbo, you didn't build that, without the govt. So, it's not really yours anyway.
You might come out ahead...you'll get paid in coke, pot, big screen TV's and teenage girls.
The only way this stands up in court is if the courts are stacked with Marxists, which will be the case when Hillary is elected.
Or even better, throw you in jail for harboring illegal activity
agenda 21….look map of U.S. under agenda 21
So it is my Rental but I cannot rent to who I want too? Go F’ yourself.
Soon he will be demanding released Pedophiles be able to work in the education system with young children.
That's right you lose either way.
I guess if eminent domain won't work, this would. Seems like a great opportunity for for a well connected property developer :-)
I managed a rental property many years ago. I once got a call from police informing me that illegal activities were being conducted out of one of the units and was told that if I didn't put a stop to it, I could face criminal charges. I told them that I would be more than happy to help them in any way I could by granting access etc. but that they are the police, not me. Of course I don't want criminal activities on the property but as long as they pay their rent and aren't a disturbance to anyone, my hands were tied. They had all the rights, not I. It worked out in the end because I told the tenant that the cops were onto him and that he could leave without any penalties for breaking the lease. The problem just got passed onto someone else.
They really need to divide the country up ---- Insane Democrats can have EAST --- Conservatives can have WEST -----
They get the smell of urine
We get the offshore breeze
RIGHT ON! You nailed that. And Rush was absolutely 100% correct when he said...
“You know what it’s really all about is seizing your property,"
This is what it is ALL about. Remember. Private Property rights is one of the main tenets on which your freedom and liberty depend. In addition, they are actively trying to get control of your guns so that when they actively try to gain control of your property there won't be anything to defend yourself or your property with. Making EVERYTHING illegal and punishing their opposition through fines and confiscation is the way they will be working to destroy freedom and liberty in this country.
These people are enemies of freedom and liberty! I guarantee you that.
It's up to ALL Americans to recognize it quickly and spread the word. This is no game. They want Socialism and or Communism and they will do ANYTHING to try and secure it.
Well, Socialists are anti-private property and pro-equality of outcome. In order to get there, they are pro-social chaos.
I'm surprised BHO is still breathing.
Read the fine print! It probably says, That you must reduce their rent by 50%, also."
Interesting coming from a criminal living on government property who-it just so happens-is black.
He's just sticking up for his own kind.
I was just thinking that!
The Fair Housing Act was enacted in 1968 as part of the Civil Rights Act. It's not something Obama has thought up. It gets amended occasionally to protect certain classes of people (blacks, women, etc) from discrimination by landlords.
All Obama is doing is adding another class of people who routinely get discriminated against: Ex-felons. People who have paid their debt to society.
But of course the wailing and gnashing of teeth starts because Obama did something that has been done many times before and will be done again.
Stop believing everything Limbaugh tries to pander. Jeez.
And a lying fraud, like this piece of excrement in the WH is doing exactly what Rush is detailing
As it is right now, if you're a Landlord with a Room, House or Condo, you are required to accept "Section Eight" tenants whither you want to or not. Section Eight currently does not include "Criminal Convicts" in it yet. That's the change that coming to the Regulations, and if you (as a Landlord) and if you refuse to rent to "them", then they are entitled to Sue (and win) in court and they will have unlimited funds to do it with as the Federal Gov't (HUD) is providing the Lawyer.
 April 5, 2016 at 3:53pm
As a resident and tax paying citizen of North Carolina, I demand that Pay Pal RETURN the $3,700,000 given to them by the state as an incentive for their commitment to building here. You can’t keep it if you aren’t using it as intended.
we need to stop theses type of payments to business and sports aid in site selection but bribing co to come should be illegal too often its given to wealthy co and teems to the detrement to existing and small businesses who are taxed heavly
April 5, 2016 at 3:10pm
Do you understand that, unless the government passes a law that freezes retail prices at the current level (which would likely never get passed) the related increase in retail pricing from the hike in the minimum wage will only result in that MINIMUM wage have the exact same purchasing power as the current MINIMUM wage.
Why are so many people so desperately wanting to earn nothing more than the absolute minimum??
Working to increase the MINIMUM so that you can remain mired in mediocrity means that you do not deserve what you so enviously crave, but refuse to work for.
 April 5, 2016 at 3:00pm
Passing the fair tax would eliminate US corporations using inversion, and have the added benefit of foreign corporations moving here to avoid the taxes in other countries. Win-Win.
April 4, 2016 at 5:29pm
Those who strive to increase the minimum, so they can remain firmly ensconced in mediocrity do not deserve what they enviously crave but refuse to work for.
 March 24, 2016 at 6:46pm
I actually do call out those people that I know who call themselves christians and support people like Obama and Clinton.
Or cruz or beck or his fans you will never get anywhere but dead
March 24, 2016 at 6:42pm
It reminds me of when the Isrealites asked God to give them a king. God told them how horribly a king would treat them, but they still insisted, so He gave them what they asked for.
Trump will be the same. They will be getting what they ask for. Any man that claims to be a christian, yet also says he sees no need to ever ask for forgiveness is lying not only to us, but to himself.
True christians don’t drive the elderly out of their homes so they can make money, they don’t bully, they don’t spew the hate and vitriol, and they don’t encourage violence angainst those that disagree with them.
Trump is FAR from a christian, and I don’t understand how anyone who claims to be a christian could desire someone as despicable as trump to represent them.
You are correct. Donald is not saved but neither are most that support him.
So it is ok to ask for a king...as long as his name is Ted Cruz? I think you missed the point of the story.
No elderly were driven out of their house, as you put it. The city offered her a fairly large amount of money for her home. She refused. She remained in her house and eventually sold it to somebody else for less money. So please, quit lying and or crack open a book.
 March 17, 2016 at 9:41am
I heartily agree. I would so love to be FOR something, than to always have to choose AGAINST something.
 January 24, 2016 at 10:21am
My Dad was stationed at Elmendorf at the same time. (4 years before I was born, my brother Eric was 1 and my Mom was pregnant with my bother Darran) Mom told me when it hit, she was in the Sears store. She and others had just run out the door when the building collapsed. They had a photo album of it, but I don’t know where it ever ended up.
 January 18, 2016 at 4:03pm
MLK III has stood up, just like his cousin Alveeda. They should know exactly how he would hae thought.
January 17, 2016 at 6:32pm
Walmart is closing extremely small stores. These are located largely in towns with less than 5000 populations. The employees are being absorbed into surrounding stores. Only ones losing jobs will be those that choose to leave the company. The Neighborhood Markests (grocery only stores) and Supercenters are growing. There are plans to open more of those two types of stores than the total number of world wide stores being closed. The Express store concept did not pan out as corporate expected, they were not making any money, so the company cut it’s losses.
 January 16, 2016 at 10:18am
MOST of the stores that Walmart is closing are the “Walmart Express” stores. These are little more than oversized convenience stores located in extremely small towns. They are usually within 10 miles of a super center. There are a few under performing supercenters and a couple of Sam’s clubs included in the list, but they are small in number. The “express” stores had a very limited inventory and the only full time employees were the managers. All the employees of the stores that are closing will be absorbed into other stores (or offered two months pay if they choose to part company). Walmart is still building supercenters (I have one going up a few miles from my house) and neighborhood markets (grocery only stores). They told us all this yesterday in the morning meeting. Unfortunately for me, it means that all promotions and transfers are on hold until the closings are completed. The $1.00 an hour pay raise scheduled for February that will take the minimum start pay to $10 an hour is still on schedule at the point that I am typing this. It could change, but I hope not.