Wednesday, July 23, 2014
July 23, 2014
by James Haste, Freedom Fighters of America
Just how many rockets should Hamas be allowed to shoot at Israeli population centers every month? Come on guy-on-the-left-who’s-last-name-rhymes-with-Scary&Hairy? What’s acceptable, Secretary Kerry? As long as you are running your mouth off-mic anyway, put it out there for us! We are but the poor unthinking mob, John! What would you like us to think? I want to know! I really, really do! No doubt I will be accused of taking advantage of an off mic comment, to which I respond “SO?” Talk to me, Mr. Secretary…
Oh darn! I guess he loves me not. And it was such a nice day too. Why is it that no one EVER thinks to ask that of him? I’m doomed to the loneliness of the wordsmith…
I’m not kidding about that. Why should I, or anybody else, accept an answer greater than zero? Why should Israel accept an answer that I wouldn’t? Why does our Secretary of State not have an answer to that question? Carnac the Great would say his answer is “I’ve already answered that question!” Link please? This translates as “Prove it, and pray you said what you thought you said” I am old enough to actually REMEMBER Johnny Carson.” Of course, he’s a politician and I’m sure he’s tried to say everything at least once on the record just for folks like me…(I wield so much power…) and the people who hired him- because it’s what he’s paid for. Or in the words of his predecessor “What difference does it make?” Out of context you say? I’m not so sure…
The great Greg Gutfeld has summarized the liberal argument to date on THE FIVE as something to the effect that “the Anti- Israel argument seems to be that Hamas bombs aren’t very good. “ SO CLOSE, Greg! The bombs are fine – the AIM stinks. What Hamas should do is dig a bunch of tunnels well into Israel so that they could just literally walk the bombs or whatever over to the targets…
You know, the same way I ask you to think with…
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July 23, 2014
by Kristen Tate, Libertarian Chick
HOUSTON, Texas--Allegations of corruption, drug use, abuse, and rape could soon put the North Texas Job Corps Center (NTJCC) in McKinney at the center of controversy. Several former employees at the center have come forward, telling Breitbart Texas about the alleged horrors they witnessed firsthand during their time at the government-funded training program for troubled youths.
Job Corps is a federally-funded program, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, that gives at-risk individuals aged 16-24 technical training and academic training. NTJCC provides each of its students with a bi-monthly cash "allowance" and additionally provides housing for 600 students.
NTJCC offers technical training--subject matter ranges from carpentry to culinary arts--and helps students obtain high school diplomas and GEDs. Once a student has completed a technical or academic program, he or she receives an additional $1,000 and "job placement assistance" for up to nine months.
Job Corps sounds well-intended, but several former staff members allege that the Texas-based program is far from what it markets itself to be on its website.
"The entire place is infested with drugs, alcohol, assaults, and rape," Michael Jamison, the former Safety and Security Manager at NTJCC, told Breitbart Texas. "The bottom line is that it's not a safe environment for students or staff members."
Jamison was disturbed by what he witnessed at the training center; he believes that his efforts to expose NTJCC and involve law enforcement at the facility is what ultimately led to his firing in late 2013.
Prior to working at NTJCC Jamison was a police officer in Chicago, Illinois where he worked as an investigator on a narcotics task force. He moved to Texas and started working at NTJCC in 2012. "I couldn't have been working at NTJCC longer than three or four days when my supervisor--the Director of Social Development--told me that the center ran on an amnesty policy," Jamison told Breitbart Texas. "At NTJCC, 'amnesty' essentially means that if a student is caught with weapons or drugs they are allowed to stay at the center. Narcotics and other evidence were confiscated by center staff and that was the end of it."
He noted that although he was told to use "amnesty," Jobs Corps' website claims the program has a "Zero Tolerance against violence and drugs." According to the site, "Any student who violates this policy will be removed from the Job Corps program."
Jamison claimed that his boss told him he was not allowed to call the cops unless he "got permission."
Teresa Sanders, a former GED instructor at NTJCC, also told Breitbart Texas that she was instructed by staff not to call the police for various "very disturbing activity" that she regularly witnessed on the campus. She alleged, "Assaults, robberies, bullying, arson, vandalism, sexual assaults, and consensual sex between adult and minor students (statutory rape) are common occurrences on the NTJCC campus and are usually not reported to law enforcement. Through pressure and intimidation, students and staff are forbidden to notify the McKinney Police Department when a crime has been committed against them. The campus is dangerous and many students and staff are fearful and concerned for their safety."
She continued, "I resigned from my position as GED instructor on May 16, 2014. I have expressed my concerns all the way to the Department of Labor Inspector General to no avail."
The students are being exploited for the financial gain of the contractor, Career Opportunities, Incorporated. I am reaching out to organizations, government entities, and the public for help and advocacy for these students.
Jamison and Sanders' allegations are especially chilling, given that Job Corps received $1.6 billion in funding from the federal government
Breitbart Texas made numerous attempts to reach NTJCC by phone; the calls were not returned.