Thought I would go for a career change as a result of the big Global Financial Crisis. So I did an 11 month course with Aviation Australia (the largest aviation maintance training organisation in Australia). Did really well topping my class with outstanding results, excellent attendance and what I thought was a good attitude (showed up, got on with it, didn’t bitch and moan, etc). Even did more than was required as I while my couse was mechanical I did the additional subjects required to complete avionics. Did the avionics stuff by myself over a period of about 4 months with books and notes. No instructor help. Just paid for and sat the exam.
Now I would think that having done all that I would at least get to an interview. Yes I had two back in late 2009 but since then zip. ..continue reading
and that is a good thing. It is time to expose these idiots for what they are.
After Robertson claimed that the people of Haiti got what they deserve for their “pact with the devil” many turned on him.
On his program Don Imus said “You know, I’m not sure whether sometimes I’m ambivalent about whether I support the death penalty or not. I guess I do if I didn’t have to do it, but in his case (Robertson), I’d pull the switch on him myself. I mean he should be put to sleep. How does that contribute anything? It’s insanity.”
During a White House press briefing Robert Gibbs said ”It never ceases to amaze, that in times of amazing human suffering, somebody says something that could be so utterly stupid”.
Keith Olbermann said the following on his show (Countdown) ”Even the worst of us in this political mosh pit of the early 21st century can ..continue reading
Haiti was hit with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Estimates of the missing and dead are exceeding 100,000 in a country of 3 million people. Relief agencies are struggling to help those in need with many of their own also directly impacted by this disaster.
Along comes Pat Robertson and says:
“Something happened a long time ago in Haiti and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French. Napoleon the Third and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, “We will serve you if you get us free from the prince.” True story. And so the devil said, “OK, it’s a deal.” They kicked the French out, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free.”
“But ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other, desperately poor.”
There is an article in the New York Times that makes you wonder who is in charge and why is it so difficult for some in positions of responsibility to think before they act.
According to the Times “New York City officials destroyed tons of new, unworn clothing and footwear last year that had been seized in raids on counterfeit label operations, abandoning a practice of giving knockoff garments to groups that help the needy.”
The “clothing (that was destroyed) includes winter jackets, shirts, pants and underwear.”
“Until last April, the city had turned over some of the seized goods to not-for-profit organizations, including World Vision and the New York City Clothing Bank, which removed labels and defaced the counterfeit trademarks, then distributed the clothing to aid groups across the city.”
“A spokesman for the Police Department said that no one asked for the knockoffs in 2009 —an explanation that was bewildering to the operators of the clothing bank, ..continue reading