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Blog Job Wanted!

I have a free site; why not do a little unabashed self-promotion and ask for the job I’d truly like: a salaried writing position, much like my own blog, but one for which I’d be earning a living!

I’m looking for a pro-Israel opportunity with a pro-Jewish slant, perhaps a bit on the Conservative side, but with an independent bent. I’d like a salaried position (all taxes appropriately withheld by employer) and, as I write via public computers, one in which a not-so-important content deadline is flexible. Any such thing?

Any takers, please feel free to comment — and I hope to earn your patience, as it may take awhile to respond. I am one of the poor populace receiving some public assistance I’d prefer to remove myself from once I earn enough to support myself again; I can’t afford a vehicle, and so commute via bicycle, and other than a few weeks of sporadic work, here and there, I basically haven’t been able to locate work in three years!

The reason I lost my job in the first place was to help a disabled brother in the last months of his life as he dealt with a fatal cancer diagnosis, which took his life. I had to travel to another state and basically used half of my savings while there. At the same time, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer (my father already passed away while I was in my mid-twenties of a fatal cancer condition). Rather than leave my previous employers in the lurch, I did a nice thing and asked an unemployed-and-searching friend of mine to fill in for me. Not only did she do so, but when I returned and started to work part-time, in addition to assisting my mother by attending her doctor’s appointments and treatments with her, this friend refused to let me have my full-time hours again, stating that she’d let me work full-time if I would come live with her and give her what I could afford, knowing that I’d already lost a place to live, and my brother! Well, this person is no longer a friend (this being the last straw in addition to other things over the years).

So, unfortunately, I became homeless and lived for a short period of time at a homeless shelter. It teed me off that this agency was receiving state funding, yet two teachers there (we had to attend classes all day) were promoting a Jesus-based view. One of the teachers was a fill-in one, who indicated that he would be saying other things, but since there were “children of Israel” present, he could not. The other was a regular teacher there — one of my favorites — and I almost wrote him up about it, but decided to leave, instead.

I don’t know why it is that I usually favor the people who are most anti-semitic (until I find out that that is their view). I guess it must be that they are highly spiritual people, with a strong belief. I just don’t appreciate when their viewpoint becomes one which causes our people to be attacked and killed.

No anti-Semitic job offers, please…….

 

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Good Ads/Bad Ads

The Good:

I’d like to acknowledge WordPress for allowing commercial advertising on my webpages; it makes me feel that I am truly a part of the professional world of cyberblogs. It has been an enjoyable pursuit, to-date, and I felt a public “thank-you” was appropriate here.

 

I’d also like to thank the advertiser, Jarritos, for placing ads with the service which places ads into my web blog (via consolidation packages). While I notice that my more outspoken pages are still blank and without commercial sponsorship, that is okay. This will not change my desire to print all the “news” that I deem “fit to publish” and will continue to do so at my own peril.

I write about Jarritos to keep it’s name out in the public blogosphere as a thank-you response from myself. Jarritos es un buen refresco para todos (my high school Spanish language classes show, huh?).

Thank You!

 

The Bad: How awful are those Ad Council PSA’s (public service announcements), such as the ones about conserving energy? They all feature children who lie! The girl, in one ad, states that the charger plugged into the phone wall is not hers, and then is proven wrong when she answers her phone; and “Matthew” pretends he doesn’t live in his home when his parents yell to him that his favorite lasagna dinner is ready! Great role models for our children to emulate!

Update: The Ad Council creates advertising to use for public service announcements, and I can’t trash this important service they provide without acknowledging the good that they do, overall. All of it is good — I’m just saying that some of the ads are really stupid. But one of the good ones (and good cause, to boot) is theshelterproject.org. This is another of those commercials where I just cry and cry because the poor little animals are abused and wind up in shelters to be adopted (if they’re lucky). Please adopt a pet from your local shelter and help an animal have a happy home!

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The Lehrer-PrompTer

Last night’s presidential debate showed me one thing that media news pundits have not yet mentioned in the spinrooms operating post-discussion: Mitt Romney is truly a LISTENING candidate; one who can be expected to hear the problems of our nation, and to pose and execute the solutions we crave to help propel our economy ahead.

 

I surely envied his ability to recall each point that President Obama claimed and addressed each issue with a commanding counterpoint. I wish I had this ability, and it is what separates the “chaff from the wheat,” so to say. I found it rather amusing, and not to mention annoying, that President Obama only seemed to recall his set talking points about a supposed Romney tax hike of five million dollars, but Romney kept stating that he would NOT raise taxes. Instead, he proposed credit REDUCTIONS and other loophole closures which would keep revenue even, but close outlay on the other side. Even the political pundits on Charlie Rose, following the debate, repeated the Five Million Dollar claim (which Romney repeatedly refuted), obviously showing their public television biased opinion, favorable to the liberal viewpoint.

 

President Obama, without his scriptwriters and ever-present TeleprompTer, managed to hem and haw his way through the debates only with a verbal assist by none other than the supposedly non-political, non-partial, non-partisan moderator himself — Jim Lehrer — the new, human TeleprompTer!

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