Hurricane Katia

September 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

She’s Back!

Jack Beven, a senior hurricane specialist at the hurricane center, says it’s too early to tell if Katia will hit the U.S., where parts of the East Coast are still recovering from Hurricane Irene.

Read more: http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/weather/hurricane-katia-continues-moving-across-atlantic#ixzz1Wqmo8mHQ

Still chugging along, Katia has gained her strength back after being downgraded momentarily to a Tropical Storm this morning.   Still a bit early for forecasters to pinpoint her exact path.  Hopefully she stays in the Atlantic and away from the homeland!

September 1, 2011 § 2 Comments

In a place called Full
Reclining on the sofa
Time to take a nap
Drifting away sweet slumber
Content in a place called Full

eMail to City Council Re: Council Bill 2011-193 (Initiative Petition)

August 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

What happened to Critical Thinking?  

Why must hate be the explanation for everything?  Who among us really thinks this has anything to do with discrimination?  When will we be able to form our own opinion and stand against something because it encroaches upon
Common Sense?

I am not in favor of Council Bill 2011-193 (Initiative Petition) as written. See highlighted portion below.  E-Verify is a voluntary use tool provided by the Federal Government to assist businesses in adhering to U.S. Law.  I have absolutely no problem with an employer using all the tools at their disposal for running their business within the scope of the law. My concern is that this initiative will do nothing more than add yet another compliance burden to small business owners where one already exists through the mandatory use of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  Therefore, if the City Council decides to bring this to a vote, I humbly request you vote “No.”  If the City Council decides to leave the vote to its citizens, then I hope you will join me in casting a “No” vote.

Another concern of mine is that recent protests within the city will change this issue from one of an additional compliance burden to one of discrimination.  In my opinion, E-Verify does not make finding employment harder.  It only confirms if one is eligible to be legally employed in this country.  Which is, by the way, the stated purpose of Form I-9. The majority of employers do not care what color your skin is.  What they do care about is the work ethic, experience and knowledge that you can provide as a member of their organization should they decide to bring you on board.  And if, for arguments sake, a prospective employer did care about the color of your skin, or the spelling of your name or the unique way you form words with your mouth, then they are breaking the law.  So, why on Earth would you want to work for them?

1. COUNCIL BILL 2011-193. (Initiative Petition)
Amending Chapter 70 of the Springfield City Code for the City of Springfield, Missouri, to prohibit any business entity licensed by the City of Springfield, Missouri from knowingly recruiting, hiring for employment, or continuing to employ any person who is an unlawful worker, specifically an illegal alien, for the purpose of performing work in whole or part within the City; requiring all business entities licensed or permitted by the City to enroll and participate in the Basic Pilot Program known as E-Verify.

http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-people-rally-against-controversial-everify-system-20110830,0,6597346.story

http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf

People rally against controversial proposed E-Verify requirement for businesses in Springfield – ky3.com

August 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Not quite getting the need for the protest against this proposal.

E-Verify is a tool provided by the Federal Government to assist businesses in adhering to U.S. Law. It does not make finding employment harder. It only confirms if one is eligible to be legally employed in this country. The majority of employers do not care what color your skin is. What they do care about is the work ethic, experience and knowledge that you can provide as a member of their organization should they decide to bring you on board. And if, for arguments sake, a prospective employer did care about the color of your skin, or the spelling of your name or the unique way you form words with your mouth, then why on Earth would you want to work for them?

People rally against controversial proposed E-Verify requirement for businesses in Springfield – ky3.com.

Katia Upgraded to Tropical Storm

August 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Katia is a newcomer

Recently added to the tropical storm name list, she replaces Katrina which was retired six years ago as is the practice for hurricanes that have caused extensive damage and loss of life.

Still too early for weather experts to determine if she will flounder like Jose is currently doing in the Atlantic or pack real wallop like her namesake did in 2005 when it made landfall in Louisiana. The recently upgraded tropical depression will continue to increase in strength and is expected to be at least a category three hurricane by Labor Day.

The good news is that according historic data, Katia only has a one in four chance of hitting the United States.

http://wapo.st/oz2FME

Tropical Depression TWELVE

August 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

Hello TD12

Here’s to hoping you will be much ado about nothing. 

May you stay lost in the Atlantic, remaining nameless and out of our thoughts.   

Tropical Depression TWELVE.

Goodnight Irene

August 28, 2011 § 1 Comment

Irene has come and gone.

From my vantage point, it looked pretty tame, as hurricanes go.  Regrettably, she left loss of life and property in her wake.  The tally will not be known for a few days now.  First assessments being reported on the news are positive and seem to indicate that this was not the doomsday storm reported last week.  A downgrade to tropical storm status means that New York City must continue to wait for that elusive hurricane to show up.  A good thing indeed.  Don’t mind waiting.  Hope it never happens.

Are the Global Warming Alarmists wrong, again?

While Irene was taking up space on primetime and in the news, Tropical Storm Jose had been floundering in the Atlantic. 

Keep moving.  Nothing to see here.

On deck, Katia.

Perfect Storm of Hype: Politicians, the media and the Hurricane Irene apocalypse that never was – Telegraph Blogs.

Hurricane Irene: The Recap.

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