Amazon is creating an apprenticeship program to train veterans for tech jobs

Amazon and the U.S. Department of Labor have signed an agreement to create a registered apprenticeship program to train veterans for tech jobs at the online..

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“Justice Denied Anywhere Diminishes Justice Everywhere.”

Justice denied anywhere diminishes justice everywhere Sally Yates

youre-fired“When office and wealth  become the gods of  a people,  and the most unworthy and unfit  most aspire  to the former, and fraud becomes the highway  to the latter,  the land  will  wreak with  falsehood  and sweat lies  and chicane.”

Sally Yates – just shameful, when you disagree – you get fired, and you are the Assistant Attorney General. Sounds sadly like the You’re Fired TV show, this is not how the government is run or at least that’s not how it was run 11 days ago.

This was the definition of the Attorney General’s role – which will now include – …unless you disagree with the President of the United States, You’re Fired!

The mission of the Office of the Attorney General is to supervise and direct the administration and operation of the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Bureau of Prisons, Office of Justice Programs, and the U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals Service, which are all within the Department of Justice.

The principal duties of the Attorney General are to:

Represent the United States in legal matters.

Supervise and direct the administration and operation of the offices, boards, divisions, and bureaus that comprise the Department.

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Furnish advice and opinions, formal and informal, on legal matters to the President and the Cabinet and to the heads of the executive departments and agencies of the government, as provided by law.

Make recommendations to the President concerning appointments to federal judicial positions and to positions within the Department, including U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals.

Represent or supervise the representation of the United States Government in the Supreme Court of the United States and all other courts, foreign and domestic, in which the United States is a party or has an interest as may be deemed appropriate.

Perform or supervise the performance of other duties required by statute or Executive Order.

“Justice,   divorced   from  sympathy,   is   selfish   indifference,   not   in  the   least   more  laudable   than misanthropic  isolation.”

Research Questions for  High School – History Class – February 1, 2017

  1. Probably the most effective means an agency has of remaining powerful is entering alliance with influential interest groups.
  2. Most federal agencies must share their functions with related states agencies.
  3.  One complication surrounding the federal bureaucracy is the fact that the Constitution does not mention departments or bureaus.
  4. In the first Congress, it was decided that appointed federal officials would be removable by the president alone.
  5. James Madison argued that the president alone must be able to fire a federal employee because otherwise he would not be able to control his subordinates.
  6. During most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, appointments to the civil service were based primarily on patronage.
  7. The importance of the federal bureaucracy today can be measured in part by the total number of federal employees or, more accurately, by the discretionary authority of its appointed officials.
  8. If you worked in a senior position on a successful presidential campaign and the new president then wished to have your advice while in office, you would be most likely appointed to a Schedule C position.
  9. One advantage of the merit system to presidents is that it protects them from patronage demands.
  10. Which of the following statements about the firing of a bureaucrat is incorrect ——– make a list.


Sources: Martin Luther Ki, ng, Pike, The United States Department of Justice


Trump Isn’t the Problem 

Trump isn’t the enemy or the problem, when we default to becoming emotionally moved by what he says or does, we’re in trouble. When we continue to post his comments and behavior we’re feeding the power that’s moving him.  We should ask ourselves what can we do individually and collectively to teach each other about our new found awareness of how government works here in America, learn from this. Feed your desire to learn and teach, look behind and pull some Black person along, help someone get up off the floor. Remove the clearly stated boundaries that define the echelons of your neighborhood. Be more do more share more and grow more. Again I say if we were truly Americans,  there would be no separate rules and amenities to help us along…


Good Night Sylvester Potts


The Contours were one of the early African-American soul singing groups signed to Motown Records. The group is best known for its classic chart-topping 1962 hit, “Do You Love Me,” a million-selling single that became a major hit all over again in 1988.


Why Rejection Hurts So Badly

Republicans in the North Carolina legislature on Wednesday took the highly unusual step of moving to strip power from the incoming Democratic governor after a bitter election that extended years of fierce ideological battles in the state.

North Carolina's New Govenor Roy Cooper
North Carolina’s New Governor Roy Cooper

After calling a surprise special session, Republican lawmakers who control the General Assembly introduced measures to end the governor’s control over election boards, to require State Senate approval of the new governor’s cabinet members and to strip his power to appoint University of North Carolina trustees.

Republicans also proposed to substantially cut the number of state employees who serve at the governor’s pleasure, giving Civil Service protections to hundreds of managers in state agencies who have executed the priorities of Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican.

If the measures pass the legislature, where Republicans hold large majorities in both chambers, and Mr. McCrory signs off, they would significantly hamstring the new governor, Roy Cooper, who takes office in January. Mr. McCrory conceded the race last week after a nearly monthlong challenge of the vote, a hard-fought race that followed four years in which unified Republican control of state government brought a wave of restrictions on voting access, abortion and gay rights.

Democratic leaders accused Republicans of trying to undo the election results. “This is an unprecedented, shameful and cowardly power grab from the Republicans,’’ said Jamal Little, a spokesman for the state’s Democratic Party. “After losing the governor’s office, the G.O.P.-controlled General Assembly is attempting to hold on to power that voters took away from them.”

Now children your history books will change, lets review:

What or Who is the Governor?

Each of the 50 states in the United States has a governor, who is ultimately responsible for how the state is run. State constitutions delegate different duties and requirements for the role of governor, such as the number of terms a candidate may be elected for the office and the age requirement to run. The rules for the line of succession vary, as do the responsibilities of the role. There are some significant similarities, however.

In the United States, a lieutenant governor is a person who serves as the second in command to a governor and takes the governor’s place if he is unable to serve for some reason.

Oath of Office for Governor

The Governor, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall, before any Justice of the Supreme Court, take an oath or affirmation that he will support the Constitution and laws of the United States and of the State of North Carolina, and that he will faithfully perform the duties pertaining to the office of governor.

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Try to make the Winner look like a loser

Why Does Rejection Hurt Us So Badly?

The honest truth is that rejection sucks. Rejection hurts now and will in the future.  Rejection comes from Latin, meaning thrown back. When we are rejected, we feel not only halted but pushed back in the opposite direction of which we were headed.  Okay, you have just received the swift blow of rejection knocking you off guard and what happens? First, you are stunned, disoriented from the blow. You feel weak and helpless. Your body begins to shut down, as you lay there paralyzed from the injury. As human beings, we are extremely sensitive to rejection, especially forms of social rejection. We have a strong motivation to seek approval and acceptance.  When we don’t win we could care less about the rules or others feelings.  So know you know the explanation for McCrory’s complete lack of characteristics behaviors known as integrity and morality after losing to Cooper.

“Good leaders abhor wrongdoing of all kinds; sound leadership has a moral foundation.” –Proverbs 16:12

Sources: New York Times, Psychology Today, The Bible

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