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Obamacare cost jobs


Obama care has cost 100 workers in Memphis and Andover, Mass their jobs. The good people losing their job worked for Smith & Nephew orthopedic. The reason for the job loss is the 2.3 percent excise tax on orthopedic device companies.Joe Metzger, senior vice president of corporate communications for Smith & Nephew, said the tax is impacting “a number of companies across the U.S.” Mr Metzger also stated that “Smith & Nephew is not immune from this added expense burden,” Metzger said in a statement. “Unfortunately, and in order to absorb this cost burden into our business, this has meant less than 100 positions have been made redundant across various departmental functions in our Tennessee and Massachusetts sites. The company is providing the affected employees with a comprehensive severance package and outplacement support.

Smith & Nephew’s Orthopaedic Reconstruction unit is based in Memphis, while its Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma unit is based in Andover. The company merged the divisions in 2012.

Will we be seeing more of this I do believe we will in the last few months we have seen many hospitals and medical company’s laying off more and more people and I for one see more of this coming

so hold on folks I believe this is going to get much worse before it gets better

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Posted by on February 1, 2013 in politics


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Longer School Days

For some school days are looking like they might get much longer up to 300 hrs longer. That is what five states are planning for 2013. the five states are  Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee, This initiative which hopes to boost student achievement and make U.S. schools more competitive on a global level.The three-year pilot program will affect almost 20,000 students in 40 schools.Federal, state and district funds will cover the costs also the Ford Foundation and the National Center on Time & Learning will be making funds available.More time in the classroom will give students more time for the arts and help those that are falling behind that is the hope anyway.



There is some research suggesting students who spend more hours learning perform better.One study comes out of Harvard’s Roland Fryer he states that intensive tutoring and adding at least 300 hours to the standard school calendar.But  A report last year from the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education disputed the notion that American schools have fallen behind in classroom time, pointing out that students in high-performing countries like South Korea, Finland, and Japan actually spend less time in school than most U.S. students.This is where I disagree with the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education schools in South Korea and Japan are very highly competitive from K thru 12 and beyond to get into the best schools the kids must prove themselves before they get in Family’s start prepping their children almost from birth as for homework they have 3 to 4 more than the children in the states, yes there are some schools that do this in the states but most if not all are private schools.

Can you just see the lawsuits if our public schools switched over to this it would have the counts locked up for years on end.

I’m not saying that we don’t need to do something about our schools system we do! and I do dearly hope this is the start of school reform here in the states

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Posted by on December 3, 2012 in Life


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A New Kind Of Protest “Secession”

A new kind of protest is hitting the White House the past few days, Some say it started as a joke! but it is starting to look more like a movement, What am I talking about 47 states almost all of the union have started petitions to secede. Texas has reached 25,0000 signatures that trigger a White House review.

the complete list is AlabamaAlaskaArkansasArizonaCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVirginiaWest VirginiaWisconsin  WyomingCaliforniaGeorgiaMissouriNew YorkOklahomaSouth Carolina and Penns

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.The last time anything like this happened was right before the Civil War. Do I think we are heading for another one I surely hope not, But I think the White House needs to take a look at this and realize that there are a lot of angry people who do not agree on the way the nation is headed.

UPDATE we now are up to 49 states

UPDATE we now have all 50 states  4 at last count had the needed numbers 

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Posted by on November 13, 2012 in history, politics


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