Framing the Dialogue

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2011 Top Ten News Stories

I hesitate to call my list “news stories” because many of them have not been covered by the Obama-media because they would make the liberal administration look like the miserable failure that it has been.  On with the list.

  1. The Economy:  If you look past the cheerleading reporting that the recession is over and jobs are being created, and a falling unemployment percent, you might just see how bad things still are.  I don’t remember a time where I have sweated my employment for so long.  I am not consumed, but the gnawing feeling is always there in the background.  As of November 2011 the U6 Unemployment (U-6 = Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force) rate is 15.6 percent. 

Anyone Can Do It When It’s Dry

I spent part of my career working as the environmental manager for a large waste firm. I was part of a new management team that was coming into an older landfill facility that had a less than stellar reputation. When I considered leaving and taking the position I asked a colleague about the company and facility since he worked with them a lot his advice was that “they could sure use the help.” I took the challenge and spent nearly eight years with the company.  Most times I likened my days to what a surfer must feel like with a big wave.  I always had my day planned, but once I got on that wave it took me places that I had not planned.