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October 10, 2012

Speakout: Oct. 10, 2012

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Maddow

Rachel Maddow on MSNBC has really helped me understand the complicated politics of this presidential election. I recommend her to anyone confused at what’s going on at the top of the political ladder.

Canadians

Stop bashing our Canadian neighbors; they are our friends. You may find one or two bad apples in the bunch, but that also applies to we Americans. Bet you bigots will love this.

Jobs

Unemployment bashing. I refer to the people who come into my store asking for an application and adding, “But I really don’t want a job, I just have to do this.”  Or how about those collecting benefits who work off the books. If you know of this, report them.

References

When employers are asked for a reference on past employees, don’t lie to the prospective hiree. It makes for a very unpleaseant transition and a false hiring, so that employees benefits will fall right back on you. This has happened three times in my privately owned store in one month.

Neighbors

Whatever happened to neighbor helping neighbor? Or giving someone the benefit of the doubt? Barking dogs are not a reason to ruin a perfectly good neighbor relationship. Next time, come to us instead.

Clothing

With the start of a new school year. I hope that the administration will take look at the dress codes for its teachers. When I drop my child off in the morning, I don’t want to see your tramp stamps and way too shorts skirts.

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