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  • VANITY - Am I the only employer experiencing this idiocy?

    04/10/2007 1:03:17 PM PDT · by hardworking · 105 replies · 1,519+ views
    This is unashamedly a VANITY post but it is intended to be a SERIOUS one. I have finally reached the point of complete bafflement in wondering what , if anything, is being taught to our young people in school! Here are some of my RECENT experiences as an employer. Am I the only one experiencing this level of idiocy in our country? 1. Two days ago I said the word 'penicillon' in a conversation. A young employee interrupted me and asked, "What is that?" I didnt' know what she was asking until she repeated, "What is that just said"....
  • Opinions (Serious opinions only please) needed from FReepers. What would you do, if anything?

    11/13/2005 3:14:58 PM PST · by hardworking · 115 replies · 1,751+ views
    Today when our Pastor was making announcements at the beginning of the service, he announced that at the fellowship time immediately following we would have a speaker who was Muslim who was going to talk to us about the Islamic faith. I was floored, since this had not been announced in any form prior to this. In addition, it was not in conjunction with any overall educational effort, such as comparative religions etc. The speaker was perhaps in his late twenties, was born in the Bronx to Pakistani immigrant parents, was wearing Middle East type garb and works in our...
  • A Must Read for all thoughtful Americans

    06/20/2005 9:53:51 AM PDT · by hardworking · 4 replies · 367+ views
    2002 | Asne Seierstad
    This is probably a repeat of a post from several years ago, but it bears repeating. If you haven't read the book, "The Bookseller of Kabul" I urge you to do so. I just finished it and it is an eye-opener, particularly to the unbelievably low level of life, literacy, intelligence, you name it, of the people in this region of the world. I am a strong supporter of the Bush Administation policies and, frankly, after reading this book, it makes me cringe to think of even one American life being lost for these people. The Author is a Norwegian...
  • A good read - about Iraqis voting in U.S.

    01/28/2005 10:23:45 AM PST · by hardworking · 1 replies · 157+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/28/05 | Teresa Watanabe
    They fled war and repression in Iraq. They renewed their lives in America. Now they stand ready to help recast the destiny of their embattled homeland after decades of dictatorship. Three Iraqi immigrants in Southern California — Maha Yousif, a Muslim orthodontist; Father Noel Gorgis, a Chaldean Catholic priest; and Saman Shali, a Kurdish telecommunications entrepreneur — are among those poised to vote in Iraq's landmark democratic election. After earning her doctorate in orthodontics, Yousif and her daughter, Dahlia, came to the United States in 1981 for a dental training program in Nebraska. Her husband, who was also a dentist,...
  • Suggestion to all of us Freepers re the potential for ban on prayer at the inaugeration

    01/14/2005 10:14:39 AM PST · by hardworking · 32 replies · 679+ views
    WSJ ^ | 1/14/05 | Vincent Munoz
    Now Michael Newdow is offended by prayer at the presidential inauguration.... his legal argument is not far-fetched. What ought to grab the attention of those who would prefer to allow religion in the public square is that earlier court decisions provide the grounds for Mr. Newdow to make a plausible legal case.
  • Democrats to U.S. Citizenry: Those who profess faith in God need not apply (Vanity)

    11/08/2004 12:25:06 PM PST · by hardworking · 16 replies · 1,014+ views
    11/8/04 | Self
    I haven't done this before (and the moderators may not post this) but I've reached my limit. This past weekend our local newspaper had two columns from 'enlightened' national commentators, and one political cartoon, all saying that those of us with a professed faith who voted for George Bush were uninformed, unsophisticated lunatics. This was followed by still another column in the Sunday paper, by another columnist, saying virtually the same thing. Today on the internet there are still more references to the "analyses" of "experts", all saying that we are silly, not-to-be-taken seriously individuals. Well, here is some food...
  • Don't Let them Win! - Watch "Stolen Honor" Here!

    10/21/2004 4:46:46 PM PDT · by hardworking · 14 replies · 935+ views
    Producer Carlton Sherwood
    Go to and watch "Stolen Honor" and then tell everyone how they can watch via the internet. Just because Sinclair Broadcasting backed down doesn't mean this film can't be seen by everyone. Pass this site along.
  • The Impressive Resume of John Kerry

    10/20/2004 6:41:59 PM PDT · by hardworking · 7 replies · 888+ views
    John Kerry Background Check | 10/20/04 | On Behalf of John Kerry
    JOB APPLICATION NAME: John Kerry RESIDENCE: 7 mansions, including one in Washington DC, worth multi-millions. I served in Vietnam (four months). EXPERIENCE: Law Enforcement. In my career as a U.S. Senator, I've voted to cut every law enforcement, CIA, and Defense bill. I ordered the city of Boston to remove a fire hydrant in front of my mansion, thereby endangering my neighbors in the event of fire. I served in Vietnam (four months). MILITARY: I served in Vietnam (four months). I used three minor injuries to get an early discharge from the military and service in Vietnam (as documented by...
  • Does anyone know if this is true?

    10/12/2004 8:20:27 PM PDT · by hardworking · 17 replies · 620+ views
    A friend just called me to say that she heard on the radio that Kerry said in some interview that he received a call on his cellphone on Saturday from Christopher Reeve to thank him for his support of stem cell research. Problem is that Christopher Reeve was in a coma on Saturday. Has anyone else heard this? Thanks.
  • Good, concise explantation of Bush vs Kerry voters

    10/04/2004 9:18:09 AM PDT · by hardworking · 3 replies · 389+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | October 4, 2004 | Kathleen Parker
    Our divisions are summarized by British Prime Minister Tony Blair in his Tuesday address to Britain's Labor Party Conference. Reiterating Britain's necessary alliance with the United States, he described two conflicting worldviews that define today's politics both here and abroad: One view is that there are isolated individuals, extremists, engaged in essentially isolated acts of terrorism . not qualitatively different from the terrorism we have always lived with. If you believe this, we carry on the same path as before 11th September. We try not to provoke them and hope in time they will wither. The other view is that...
  • The French show JFK how to 'reach out' to the Muslem world

    10/03/2004 8:23:55 AM PDT · by hardworking · 8 replies · 418+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/3/04 | AMIR TAHERI
    The Muslim "debate" on hostage-taking and beheading - Non-Muslims may find it strange that such practices are debated rather than condemned as despicable crimes. A survey of Muslim views over the past weeks shows overwhelming, though not unanimous, condemnation of the Beslan massacre. Muslim commentators assert that Russia, having supported "the Palestinian cause," did not deserve such treatment. Sheik Yussuf al-Qaradawi, a Sunni Muslim scholar based in Qatar, insists that a similar attack on Israeli schools would be justified because Israeli schoolchildren, if not killed, could grow up to become soldiers. That position was highlighted in the Arab reaction to...