The Circus of Lakota: My Debate with the Pro Levy People

The most accurate emotion to articulate when schools ask for more tax money is one of humor and can be seen in the following video.

Before I get into the details of last my recent debate with the Pro Lakota Group remember our buddy Ryan Fahrenkamp, the Lakota teacher busted for child pornography and being a pedophile? See my article that I broke back in January here, the one that all the Pro Levy people accused me of being such a “rush to judgment,” “unfair,” and “inaccurate.” Read what I said……………..way back then.

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/lakota-teacher-busted-for-child-porn-made-over-65k-per-year/

Now read what happened on September 1, 2011 while I was preparing for a small debate with Sandy Wheatley of the Yes Lakota Group at the Lakota West Freshman building.

http://www.pulsejournal.com/news/crime/ex-lakota-teacher-pleads-guilty-to-child-pornography-1243985.html

I will deal with Fahrenkamp in a separate article because the debate with the Pro Levy faction at Lakota deserves an extensive mention here. I only bring up the Fahrenkamp case because Sandy Wheatley chose not to deal with facts and figures in her debate with me, but with bible quotes, taking the high moral ground, as though money spent equaled quality. As she spoke I couldn’t help but wonder why she was placing the entire teaching profession on such high moral ground when one of Lakota’s ex-teachers had just confessed to taking “inappropriate pictures” of a child during an out-of-state trip.

“Ryan Brant Fahrenkamp, 42, of Mason, plead guilty to child pornography charges in U.S. district court, according to court records. Fahrenkamp was arrested at his home by FBI agents and local police in January. Fahrenkamp was a teacher at Lakota Schools for 14 years, most recently teaching at Endeavor Elementary School in West Chester Twp.

Fahrenkamp admitted to keeping child pornography on his school-issued laptop and also to taking inappropriate photos of a former male student during an out-of-state trip, according to court documents.”

I would have thought that Mrs. Wheatley would have taken some sort of position on this activity since she showed her extensive knowledge of bible verses, but instead she focused her whole speech on attempting to use the Bible to disqualify the “facts” she knew I would present. I was extremely disappointed by this approach, because taking the high road and using the Bible for some sort of political advantage seems cheap, but then not attempting to separate the levy campaign from Ryan Fahrenkamp on the day of his admission seemed either naive, assuming she didn’t know the news yet, or manipulative in that she attempted to talk around it. Because when the statement is made that we need to invest in our schools, someone on the Pro Levy side needs to articulate a plan for how to detect and remove people like Fahrenkamp in the future. Because there are others out there, just look at the Stacy Schuler case in Mason, the district next door.

You can see that debate between Mrs. Wheatley and myself here:

Sometimes the only way to see the clowns of society is to go to a circus, and in a lot of ways these kinds of political forums are just that. People often think that they are worthless exchanges, so intelligent people tend to stay away from the circus of politics. But like I’ve said recently to a friend of mine who was questioning the validity of these types of events, you go to the circus to see the clowns, and that’s how you learn what they’re up to. If intelligent people don’t get involved and actually go to the circus sometimes that leaves the clowns free to not even put on a show, so they come up with other schemes to fill their time. The game in the circus act is this, when a politician doesn’t have an answer, they seek to attack the data and inject emotion into the argument, and this can be seen by the efforts of the Pro Levy group. This is precisely why education is so expensive, because many of the decisions are not based on facts, but on emotion. We are asked to suspend all logic and not apply the same rules that we might apply to paying our electric bill or some other serious matter. We are just supposed to pay the increased tax but not question how the money is spent.

My biggest rage of the evening came from Jamie Green one of the school board candidates during the Q&A phase. (I’ll have video up of that soon.) Jamie, a former school board member from back in 2005, attacked my data too. I submitted a question to ask her how, but there wasn’t time to get to it in the forum. “You have to be careful what information you get out there,” she said of my material.

So Jamie officially eliminated herself from my support, in fact I’d say that if Lakota had someone like Jamie Green on the school board that would be the event which what would take Lakota backwards. It’s certainly not my charts.

Why is Jamie Green and Sandy Wheatley upset with my “FACTS,” those elusive numbers that speak some strange language from a far-away land called “reality.” Why did they sit in the audience and huff and puff as I spoke flustering about like fish out of water, well, because those facts show that more money does not make a better school. As shown in this spreadsheet, which came from the presentation shown in the video, money spent does not amount to quality. Here is a list of many school districts in Southern Ohio all with different rates of spending per pupil and of many different ratings.

This next graph is the same date but shown differently, it takes away the names but instead plots their position in relation to the cost spent and the results gained. As shown, there is no behavior which indicates more money is justified. If what Jamie and Sandy are saying is true, then Princeton who spends $15,922 per pupil should easily be an Excellent with Distinction district, because they spend the most money. But they only rank at “Effective.” On the other hand Bethel-Tate Local spends $7,167 per pupil but they have the same ranking as Lakota. Lakota spends $9,806 to get that same rating. By the logic of Jamie Green and Sandy Wheatley all the schools at the top of their per pupil cost should be Excellent with Distinction, yet many aren’t. Look at Winton Woods who is spending $12,636, they are spending a lot of money, near the top of the list, yet they are at the bottom of the category rating.

Instead, Jamie Green and Sandy Wheatley will say,“don’t pay any attention to Mr. Hoffman’s facts. It’s all a matter of ‘interpretation’” and graphs can be made to say anything. Really? What these apologists are doing is hope that they can capture people’s minds with Bible quotes and some kind of former school board “experience” where the typical behavior is to bow to a labor union who behaves like a bottomless pit in funding demands. They are doing the same thing with this levy issue that they did when Ryan Farhenkamp was busted for child pornography. They talk out of both sides of their mouth. When a child pedophile, who worked 14 years in the school system, ironically under Jamie Green’s watch while she was a board member, pleads guilty to the charges, the Pro Levy people say “you can’t assume all teachers are bad because of the actions of one teacher!” Then they turn around and say, “Teachers need to collectively make ‘X’ amount of dollars to qualify your school district to be an ‘Excellent with Distinction’ school. They will then say that all teachers should be taken as a collective unity of quality. So which is it, independent assessment or collective altruism, because they can’t have it both ways?

As Sandy Wheatley basically said in her presentation that anybody can take selected sections of some information and paint it anyway they want to, which is what she was accusing me of doing with my “mysterious” graphs and “technical data.” She picked the story of when “Judas hanged himself,” from Mathew 27 then another quote of the “go and do likewise” portion of the Bible which is from Luke 10:37. She picked totally unrelated parts of the Bible to make her point, but she also sought to use that body of work to claim a moral high ground which is traditionally beyond refute. Well, I’ve read Biblical Archeology Review for over thirty years and I have about 21 volumes of the Biblical Encyclopedia of the Holy Bible, so I know a bit about the Bible myself. I read the actual book about 5 times before I was out of high school, and I have seen this kind of thing done many, many times by politicians, even within the Bible itself, where they think they have a right to use a Holy Book to shield some kind of truth, and that makes me VERY angry. Of course those stories aren’t even related to each other and that was her point. This is great insight into how the Pro Levy people and the school system in general operate. They do just as Sandy Wheatley did, they select the stats they like and ignore all the rest, just like those completely unrelated sections of the Bible, and they assume that I am doing the same thing, which I would consider unspeakable. This is precisely what they did with Ryan Fahrankamp, news that broke the same day they were pleading their case why they needed another tax levy. Instead they gave an emotional appeal that just dealt with the facts they are prepared to deal with. I would think that anyone who wishes to use the Bible in a political position would also take a hard stand against the extreme “sin” of one Ryan Fahrankamp. But in this circus of politics, that’s not what the show is about.

I would say further that it is this very tendency that gets Pro Levy Supporters into trouble with the labor unions and puts the district in a weak position with those labor negotiations. The union does deal with facts and employee mass and they routinely out-maneuver the more emotion Pro Levy types every time and to hide their sins, the Pro Levy people resort to words like “morality” and “good for the community” without ever defining how throwing more money at an obviously broken education system ran by a public union empire can somehow be redeemed through the sacrifice of yet more tax dollars.

The reason is because their foundation arguments are corrupt with the premise that the school itself is the guiding light in a child’s life, instead of just an important social and cultural aspect. If you go back to that chart and see which schools are failing, even with extraordinary amounts of money spent, you will see districts that are statistically high for single parent households, welfare recipients, and other “entitlement culture victims” and the children coming from those communities cannot be saved by the school. That is the real crime and the solitary fact that the Pro Levy people do not wish to answer. Just like they can’t face themselves in a mirror and take responsibility for not detecting that a pedophile was allowed to take a child on an out-of-state school sponsored event which put the child in danger, because the school itself failed to recognize the danger. There was not a value system put in place to assess teachers by merit, so administrators didn’t even bother with the frustrating task of posing the question to the labor union. The mountain is too steep to climb, so everybody avoids it. That’s how someone like Fahrankamp falls through the cracks.

The failure in all of this is not being able to diagnose the problem, because the Pro Levy people have a system of belief which rejects hard data in favor of emotion, because it is emotion which allows them to overlook the hard data that is all around them to detect the Ryan Farhankemp’s of the world before the danger ever happens. For the same reason they won’t look at the data I present, because the reality of what that data tells them is something those people are not emotionally equipped to deal with, so they hide their beliefs in the scattered quotes of a Bible without understanding the meaning of the whole body of work, and they’ll insult the intelligence of those of us who know better by suggesting that nobody look at the man behind the curtain. They want you to stay focused on the image, not the content and that would be fine if this were all just a visit to a movie theater where we are supposed to suspend belief for a couple of hours. But this is millions of dollars, and the lives of many, many people and such seriousness requires detailed analysis and honesty, even when mistakes are made, so that the entire community can move forward without the infantile desires of former school board members to have once again a “name plate” which bears her name in some illusionary honor.

All this amounts to is that you are not supposed to ask any hard questions or even look at the facts. But you’re supposed to sit quietly and watch the clowns in the circus do their silly tricks and not question the motivations of the personalities behind the face paint, or even why so many of them are packed into one car in some comic diatribe. Because what the real show is truly about is money, and protecting that money with some mild entertainment to keep the audiences placated as to the bona fide show that is going on behind the scenes. Such behavior has been the act for decades, so it won’t change overnight, but for me personally, I’m tired of all the clowning around that has been going on, and I’m ready to see the school walk a tight rope instead, and display the ability to balance themselves in a more serious portion of the show that is ultimately a circus.

For the answer to everything as to why labor unions fail, check out this link:
https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/why-public-labor-unions-fail-the-science-of-stagnation/

Rich Hoffman
https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
http://twitter.com/#!/overmanwarrior
www.overmanwarrior.com

Progress Ohio uses Bill Cunningham against Kasich: Clamoring for like minded opinions

When I think of Progress Ohio I think of people like Darryl Hanna who was just arrested protesting a new oil pipe line into Canada. When I listen to her speak, I wonder how she knows to pick up food on a dining utensil to place it in her mouth. Her thought process and values don’t make sense to me.

I truly don’t mean that in a derogatory way. I don’t understand what those types of people are thinking. They are obviously lacking in a fundamental understanding of how the world works and they are primarily ruled by just emotion and a limited understanding of history.

As August closed I was wondering if I was going to hit 80,000 views by the end of the month on my Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom site, and as it turned out, by the time I learned about Darryl Hanna being arrested at the White House for her protest, I saw that my numbers had easily went over that number, to something like 82,000. That reminded me that there are a lot of people stopping by and reading what I put down here. Many of them are on the right side of things, yet there are many others who aren’t.

I have been aware that Progress Ohio is one of those groups making up part of that 80,000 who thinks the exact opposite about most things as I do. So it isn’t a surprise to me that they’d attempt to take something I do here and twist it around to suit their purpose, after all that’s what they do. They mislead, manipulate, and make a lot of noise in a way similar to a child. The purpose is to achieve their objectives, at any cost.

Before I break down below how ridiculous their notion of compromise is I must deal with their attempt to be misleading. The labor movement types are so focused on this whole “compromise” issue in relation to S.B.5 and John Kasich that they can’t see anything else. So they look for evidence of “others” who agree with them so they can make their argument. One of those “others” I would have never dreamed would be Bill Cunningham of 700 WLW, a person I would have thought would be their arch nemesis. But as the reality of what was happening with S.B.5 unfolded, there are a sector of society who love politics and S.B.5 is essentially an anti-politics bill as much as it’s a reform of collective-bargaining, leaving Cunningham not sure how to deal with it. After all, the guy has built his life around politics, so as Kasich has said many times in the last 6 months, his goal isn’t just to pass laws and balance the budget, but it was to bring a fundamental culture change to how politics operates. So Progress Ohio suddenly found a friend in Bill Cunningham which they attempted to expose by using this clip of video from one I created.

My original video was over 15 minutes long, and I put it below for reference. Progress Ohio took only the section where an argument broke out between Kasich and Cunningham over how to deal with the union. Progress Ohio doesn’t ask if the idea of discussion or compromise is right or wrong. They simply move along with the assumption that if a majority of the people feel a certain way, then it’s “good.” So they take the fact that Bill Cunningham is on their side to validate their claims, and used it to their advantage.

Here’s the complete interview. They left a lot out. Kasich said he’s heard their concerns, and this was after two weeks of testimony. He said it’s time to do some things and to stop talking. I’ll cover this issue in greater detail below.

Kasich and Cunningham have been close friends and Bill appears to have assumed that Kasich was planning to participate in politics as usual, so the breakdown of their friendship that has occurred on the air has been interesting. This first interview of two since Kasich has been governor was the one that Progress Ohio used and Kasich seemed to feel betrayed by Cunningham during the conversation so many of his comments were taken in the defense of that betrayal. Kasich had after all told Bill on an interview in January exactly what he was planning to do, and Bill seemed to be on board. So a few months later Kasich came to the studio to try again to make amends with his friend, and again Cunningham took the union position which put Kasich on the defensive. This broadcast was in April.

This whole premise of “compromise” is a flawed one. Kasich apparently thinks much the way I do on this issue and being a man of action, and not one of political talk is something Bill Cunningham was not prepared to deal with psychologically. So there’s a lot going on here. See my article about Static and Dynamic patterns to understand my references in this explanation. CLICK THE LINK:

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/dynamic-intellectualism-and-the-tea-party-the-battle-between-the-spider-and-the-wasp/

Cunningham is stuck in a Static Pattern of accepted politics and that is obvious. He’s certainly not alone in this matter, so he is facing a Dynamic Static change in what Kasich represents, and it’s a painful process. Eventually, Cunningham will come to understand what Kasich is trying to do, just as many others will too. Kasich is bringing permanent changes to the Static Pattern of politics which will result in a culture change of politics in Ohio. Any group or individuals that are clinging to the Static Patterns of current politics will of course be threatened by the changes being implemented by S.B.5.

However, people like Darryl Hanna and Progress Ohio are people suffering from being stuck in a Static Pattern that is fundamentally flawed. They believe that just because things have always been a certain way in their lifetimes that they deserve to always have those things for all time in the future. Such a notation is rooted in selfishness, a sense of Freudian ID that is short-sighted.

I recognize that labor unions are a part of American life, and my attitude is that if they can survive in a private business, like in sports, or entertainment, then fine. But if they ruin your manufacturing capacity as a country, state or city, as they’ve done in places like Pittsburg, Akron, and Detroit then unions are terrible.

I enjoyed the film by Michael Moore called Roger and Me where he stumbled around Flint, Michigan wondering where all the jobs went. Moore represented a segment of the population that just can’t seem to think beyond raw emotion by asking the question “is it fair.” Moore blamed the loss of jobs in Flint, Michigan on the CEO’s of General Motors and their vast wealth and his solution was to have those CEO’s give up their wealth so that the “working man” could share in that wealth. But this premise is flawed because if all that wealth was put in the hands of a “working man” they would tend to spend that money on alcohol, marijuana, strippers, and other destructive behavior. I’ve seen that behavior first hand. I’ve personally seen $10,000 dollar bills placed into the hands of “working men” on Friday only to have that money gone on Monday, all of the money wasted on lap dances and orgies in strip joints. And I don’t base this whole issue on just one or two people, but many, many people over the years. The reason for this is that the minds of these people do not think the same way as those CEO’s. While it’s true that the CEO may hire “high class escorts” they won’t do it till they have invested their money first to generate a replacement of what they spend on women, boats, cars and expensive vacations for their mistresses.

The fundamental difference between the CEO and the “working man” that Moore was screaming at in his film is that the CEO is planning for tomorrow where the “working man” is just thinking about the next pay check. This is a fundamental difference in the behavioral Static Patterns of the two groups and there isn’t a “collective entity” on this plant that can change this fact because the flaw is in what creates the Static Pattern’s of those two groups.

Unions came to America as vehicles for communism. That is a fact, it is indisputable. It is also indisputable that Ronald Reagan the great Republican had applied to become a member of the Communist Party of America when he was young and idealistic and infected with the same spongy mind as Darryl Hanna and the Static Pattern belief system of Hollywood. Reagan was in fact a union leader and the unions were in fact communist organizations and to this day communist sympathizers reside in these groups.

I’ve been on motorcycle runs with other bikers who are “big labor lovers” and I’ve felt sorry for them because they wear shirts and bandanas with American flags on them and believe that their participation in a union makes them American, unions are in fact the complete opposite of everything America was intended to be, and those poor people are stuck in a Static Pattern rooted in a belief system created by out-right communists. So their entire foundation, their entire belief system is essentially flawed, and now that many of these people are “entitlement babies” they know of nothing else. To change the Static Pattern of these people it would require them to go through a violent personal crises, much like Bill Cunningham is going through. Kasich is the Dynamic Pattern colliding with the Static Pattern in Cunningham. Neither is wrong, but one is stuck and one is moving.

So when Progress Ohio demands that there should be compromise, I am reminded of all the times in the past that there were opportunities for this so-called compromise. I haven’t seen it. I’ve seen teachers go on strike for just asking them to pay $5 more on their health care. So when the intention is to change this culture of consumption, which the unions tend to represent, where the reputation is one of “it’s our way or the highway” then I don’t blame Kasich for his attitude. He did speak with them, but like me, he knew the strategy of the union would be to drag this whole culture change out for years and in turn that would take the edge off the need for a change, to preserve the Static Pattern. Kasich knows that if he doesn’t hit it hard and fast that it won’t happen. He knows this because he’s the Dynamic Pattern trying to merge with a Static Pattern that will do everything in its power to resist any change.

I would say that public unions shouldn’t even be legal to begin with. It is an insane concept to have public officials funded by tax payers represented by a union. By John Kennedy was the one who signed that Executive Order in 1963 and it was Kennedy who was a Dynamic Pattern colliding with the Static Pattern that resisted the growth of unions to begin with. That’s what the entire sixties were, an assault on Static Patterns by a Dynamic one, and in order to fix the error of that time it will take the same kind of effort to return to a period before these mistakes were made. This is why Darryl Hanna and Progress Ohio seem so similar, they are focused on preserving a Static Pattern established in the turbulence of the 60’s, and they have no reference in their lives that tells them their position is incorrect because they don’t have minds grounded in history. Their beliefs are in the collective beliefs of the current Static Pattern which is destructively incorrect and built on a foundational philosophy that is fundamentally un-American.

For those of you stuck in that Static Pattern and read this scratching your head and wondering what I’m talking about, I sympathize. I watched my dog observe me the other day laughing at something that happened on TV. The dog was completely oblivious to the events going on inside the television screen. The dog does not have a mind to see or understand anything outside of its present reality. It simply reacted to my laughter, not what I was laughing at. I patted the dog on the head and felt sorry for the fact that the poor creature could not understand such things, and I throw him a dog treat so that at least the animal could share in my joy even in some remote way. I’ve attempted to do the same with people in the labor movement, until I realized that like the dog, they never seem to get full, and will always ask for a new dog treat because they are trying to compensate for all the things happening in the world that they don’t understand, so they look to money to fill them in a similar way. I sympathize; it must be terrible to have such a limited perspective.

For the answer to everything as to why labor unions fail, check out this link:
https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/why-public-labor-unions-fail-the-science-of-stagnation/

Rich Hoffman
https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
http://twitter.com/#!/overmanwarrior
www.overmanwarrior.com

Trash Collectors are above Police Officers: Why unions use the police to gain power

As the campaign gears up from the union rank and file attempting to repeal S.B.5 known as Issue 2 at the voting booth, they only have one honest card to play in which to hide the massive amount of extortion and manipulation that the public sector unions are guilty of; and that’s to hide their plight, the entire merit of their existence behind the good work of the police and firefighters. They will attempt to use these groups to hide the massive accumulation of sins that have been committed against the public.

The unions will do as they always do and that’s attempt to make the tax payers feel guilty. They do it with pay for teachers by saying, “it’s for the kids.” And with police and firefighters they will say, “but it’s for their safety.” Unfortunately for them, the union attempt to paint police work as terribly dangerous is very misleading. There is without question danger in the work of police and firefighters. But, it is the union who broadcasts every single fatality to the media so to put a light on it, so the perception in society is that police and firefighters are the only ones suffering from on-the-job fatalities, and if you listen to the news and union reports, every time a police officer puts on a uniform, they are at risk of death.

Well, it’s simply not true, being a police officer is not that dangerous, not compared to other jobs in the private sector. Below is the recent report from MSN News published by Career Builder of the top ten most dangerous jobs most likely to lead to a fatality. As shown, police officers come in at number ten. There are a lot of jobs, including roofers, fisherman, trash collectors and the like who come in ahead of police officers, and fireman don’t even make the list. The difference between those jobs and the public job is that there isn’t a union there whose sole purpose is to take every fatality, every injustice and attempt to capitalize on misfortune in order advance their wage rate, or work hours.

Source:
http://msn.careerbuilder.com/Article/MSN-2747-Job-Info-and-Trends-The-most-dangerous-jobs-in-America/

Top ten occupations with the highest fatalities per 100,000 workers.

1. Fishers and related fishing workers: 116
2. Logging workers: 91.9
3. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers: 70.6
4. Farmers and ranchers: 41.4
5. Mining machine operators: 38.7
6. Roofers: 32.4
7. Refuse and recyclable materials collectors: 29.8
8. Driver/sales workers and truck drivers: 21.8
9. Industrial machinery installation, repair workers: 20.3
10. Police and sheriff’s officers: 18.0

I’m personally a guy who loves danger. I have thought about being a police officer just so I could have the opportunity to be in dangerous situations. I have contemplated a life in the military for the same reason, so I’d have a chance to roam the world and be in dangerous situations. The trouble is, I’m not a “yes sir” type and regiment is not to my liking. So those jobs are unattractive to me for the 90% of the time that they aren’t in danger. So I’ve found my dangerous kick in other ways. I’ve done work as a bouncer, a body-guard, and most dangerous of all, a repo man. I know what it feels like to go to a door with a guy on the other side swearing that if you come any closer that he’ll shoot you through the door. In my case it was really tough because as a repo man, I couldn’t carry a gun at the time, because the insurance company for the client wouldn’t let me. So I had to frequently approach hostile people under dangerous situations much like an officer has to when they pull over a driver, or approach a house for an arrest or domestic violence situation only without a gun. I know what a bullet sounds like that passes right by your ear, or strikes the car you’re driving. And it is my opinion that many in the law enforcement profession make too much of the danger because in my opinion they know the danger of the job and that’s why they get into the position, to help keep society safe even if it means they will be in danger.

The people I know who are truly tough, and bold, soldiers who have been overseas in war, who have seen much death, they tend not to talk about it much. That is the proper thing to do. Even if somewhere deep inside they get involved in danger for the thrill of it, taking a life from someone does not feel good, or even being indirectly responsible for the death of someone doesn’t make you proud. But if you put yourself in that business, those things will happen, and it’s best to tuck it away somewhere deep inside.

But when it’s used to pick up women in a bar, or to get free donuts from your local bakery, or to prop up artificially the wages of union labor it makes the people who do it manipulators of little worth. It cancel’s out the worth behind the risks they take in favor of undermining it with an attempt at glorification. That glorification is what the unions are attempting to capitalize on to preserve their empire, and the police and firefighters are allowing themselves to be used by organized labor to climb on the backs of their merit to manipulate the political aspirations of the union leaders.

If the police and firefighters allow themselves to be used this way it will diminish them greatly, because in all reality, they are simply sharing the risks we all face in providing for our families. Their lives are no more at danger than the rest of us as the statistics show clearly. But as they attempt to highlight their danger in hopes of protecting the level of control the public sector unions currently hold over all tax payers, the only conclusion that can be drawn from such an effort is that of a crybaby attempting to get something for the noise they make, and I see no valor in such an act, and therefore little value.

As an example of this let me point out that pilots are number 3 on the list. When was the last time you heard an airplane pilot crying about how dangerous their job is? When flying on a commercial airline, pilots are always examples of cool. When they hit turbulence, or have an aircraft malfunction while in flight their typical reaction is, “we’re experiencing some technical difficulty. We’ll have it worked out shortly and we’ll get back on course.” Their voice is always even, with no reflection of the danger present.

With police, it’s approaching a vehicle with their hand on a gun ready to draw at the slightest inclination. (I know people who can draw and fire their gun in less than .25ths of a second, so putting a hand on a gun is not for readiness, its intimidation) I call that over-reaction, when compared to the coolness of a pilot, who is statistically in a much more dangerous job. Yet people don’t think the pilot is ever in danger because the pilot doesn’t complain. It’s a case of the squeaky wheel getting the grease. Any good deeds committed under the heroics of danger get cancelled out when the value of such an endeavor is used to promote a “collective” manipulation, and that is truly a shame that is lost upon the minds of many.

Police and firefighters are doing good valuable work for society. But they make a mistake by allowing parasites to ride their backs, and their valor for a cause of pure self-preservation to justify the reign of control from an empire built by President Kennedy in 1963. And it cheapens their efforts dramatically.

For the answer to everything as to why labor unions fail, check out this link:
https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/why-public-labor-unions-fail-the-science-of-stagnation/

Rich Hoffman
https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
http://twitter.com/#!/overmanwarrior
www.overmanwarrior.com