Posts tagged ‘school’

09/30/2009

Black Leaders, Class and Race

by James Jett

In Chicago, boys killing boys with everyone watching in present and on TV. I have seen very little concern from the people who claim they care. Where are Rev. Jackson, Rev. Sharpton and Mr. Crosby? Will President Obama meet in Chicago to stop the killings? Why, is the community so quite, they are not marching in the street, not many talking to the media, it is so quite, it seems as though nothing happened?
Screaming race, will not work in this case. It was Blacks killing Blacks! And, the student did not live in a rich neighborhood.
One of my associates says it because the student is black and poor Black families hate the intelligent members living in the community. I can believe that is the case, but I just don’t have any proof.
Class seems more likely when you consider how fast President Obama moved when his friend, Professor Gates cried race, when arrested at his home when he returned  from a trip to China.

09/28/2008

Posts, Comments and Regrets

by James Jett

Yes the name for this blog could imply that I will write a post or a page every day. If that is what you think when you read this blog or see it’s title, your thinking is correct I fully intend to write something every day, that is my plan, that is my purpose and my goals.  It just that, over the last six months things got a bit tough. Yes I know: “when the gone get tough, the toughs get going.” I am always willing, ready and determine to be the tough and prove it by getting the job or task accomplished in a reasonable time frame. Hopefully with results so impressive, the delay will seem like a part of getting the job done, and get the benefits in the hands of those that waited with patience for the rewards!

For instance, Just as I started to answer comments and write some posts about the process we call claims I got dumped on again by the wind blowing down trees and put part of the city where my grandchildren live in the dark for up to seven days. The next day my seven-year-old granddaughter became ill at school and the school could not reach her parents, another student’s father came to the school to bring his daughter and the teacher asked him to stop by my granddaughter house and tell her mother that she is sick and need to come home. My daughter picked up her seven year old and brought her to her granddad to care for while she picks up her two sisters from school. For the next three days I nursed her back to good health and on the fourth day she was back in school that Friday, and Saturday the mother and the three daughters celebrated with the granddad at dinner time.
Early this year before winter ended in Ohio the ice and wind blew a Blue Spruce tree down and half landed in the yard next door and the other half remained in this yard. Since I was out of town no one knew how to operate the chain saw so they call someone to cut the tree in three sections so the two men could move it of the property next door and leave it for me to clean up by cutting it for firewood and get a chipper and make mulch out of the small limbs.  Immediately, after calling someone to get the tree moved, they should have called the insurance company, because the way things work here in Ohio: if a tree on my property fall on your property, your insurance should pay for removing that tree. Yes, it was my tree, but it is on your property, so call your insurance man. After cleaning up the mess, I did just that and was told by my insurance company that I need to get the name of the companies that insure the property next door and submit the claim to them.  Being a person that tries to eliminate delays, I went and measure the tree and then the distance from the place where it stood to the tip of the top branch or crown. Just as I thought, half was on my property and the other half on the property next door. Now I must call my insurance and seek directions on how to determine the insurance company to submit the claim for tree removal expenses.

04/04/2008

Family Business: American Problems!

by James Jett

I am starting to get the feeling that I am like a ship’s Captain that has been toed out in the water far enough so that I can turn the ship and head in the direction I planed before learning that I would become a part time baby sitter for three of my grandchildren; because the baby sitter could not return from the Christmas holidays in Europe. Each time they discussed the vacation in my present I would consider the return trip and the immigration problems in this country. Later it would have saved me a lot of time that I could have used to get this Blogging and my business site up to par, or at least post daily in one of the blogs, if I had asked the question, are you sure the school records are up to date? One thing I am sure of and that is we cannot reverse the decision: so it’s enrolling in school or get another visa to visit or work.
Although I read and listen to discussions about the immigration and visas problems as they report the whole operation as a complete failure, beyond that, I know very little about the process. All I know is the hold process is unfair, illegal and unsafe for our country and it citizens. Illegal Aliens are being pushed ahead of the people that came here legally. Consider the added criminal element that is crossing the border every day equipped with weapons comparable to our military. Determine to continue drug trafficking and bring humans to this country to be semi enslaved for the best part of their lives. Increase cost in caring for the sick, the wounded, add to that the uneducated, the lazy and the untrained and you are looking at a bankrupt nation in the next 20 years. Some examples: over the last 12 months I have driven through and crisscross some of the poor and uneducated neighborhoods in the United States of America, stopping at service stations only when other people were getting gas to ask directions. When I didn’t need gas, I would stop at a fire station or ask the police for directions. Now I am convinced that the elected and appointed officials are not telling the citizens in those cities the truth about the decade of low life styles these people have lived years in and years out. When speaking about the plight of the poor and uneducated in these communities, I hear words like “a few of our citizens are yet in need of our help so they can feed their family and plan for a better future” The person making that statement know as well as I do, or better, that some of these people are not using the aid provided to help feed their families, they are spending it on illegal drugs and alcohol. How do you think they get money to purchase the illegal drugs and alcohol, from the tooth fairy? Yes I know they acquire some money from stealing and robbing their neighbors and sometime do jail time for those crimes.
Some of my children and grandchildren’s grandparents and some cousins used alcohol as their drug-of-choose and gambling as their other sinful behavior. They both are equal destroyers and at time twice as deadly as illegal drugs. Too correct or change any bad habits will require a willingness to change our bad behaviors by getting an education, cleaning up our life style and maintaining a safe and healthy community environment. This can be accomplished by demanding equal protection from law enforcement, schools that teach us to read, write and understand math, and a life style devoted too changing and improving our laws by voting for elected officials and working with others concern citizens that will tolerate no criminal behavior in the neighborhood.