My wife and I are small business owners here in the small town of Casa Grande, Arizona. We try to provide good paying local jobs, and the possibility for advancement in our city and for our state. However, we have had a rash of recent unemployment attempts on both of our businesses. It seems as though no one wants to work anymore. Why are people so lazy all of the sudden? What is happening to America? We try to offer incentive packages for all of our employees including 401k, time and half for over time and holidays. All we ask is that you come into work on time and do your job well. Every time we see someone leave, whether they quit or stop coming into work unannounced, they attempt to claim unemployment benefits here in Arizona. We recently received two more notices that our unemployment accounts were going to be charged because of two people that we originally disputed the claims. We contacted the Arizona DES about these two claims, and they said that their “department that pays money out is less backed up than the department that receives claims.” Therefore, “they were going to charge our unemployment accounts the money for the claims, and then credit us when they get to take a look at them.” My wife rightfully said “shouldn’t they check the claims first, before they decide to charge accounts????” This made me and her so frustrated and furious that there seems to be zero incentive in attempting to own your own business anymore. The people who deserve unemployment are not given the money, but then the people who do not deserve it are given money. This bass-ackwards society makes no sense, and we are feeling really discouraged right now about the state of our Union.
Isis is a barbaric band of Muslim extremists who sought to go further than al Al Queda, drawing nearly all of its recruits into their suicidal warrior group. In their minds, they simply have to sacrifice one soldier to kill as many westerners as possible before they die. If they actually sat down to do the math, with the current numbers and birth rates, they would have to kill 100 to 120 people before dying themselves. The truth is, there arent that many people living in the Middleast as opposed to the West. Their strategy is flawed. Given the far right political climate, it is not inconceivable that the West will conduct a justifiable pogrom in the Middle East very soon if the far right has their way, if jihadis continue to appear unstoppable.
When the world is running low on oil, a sharp drop in human population, and no forces to defend Middle Eastern oil, would create the conditions for justifiable warfare against Jihadis. Word of advice, Jihadis had better drop their weapons and walk away from all of this, they may just bring about the demise of the entire Middle East.