Brp305's Blog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Trustedworldnews: Pay Me or at least Give Me Credit for “Your Voice Your Vote!” Slogan

When the editor@trustedworldnews.com complimented me on one of my original blogs;

”nice information exactly what I wanted when I sought for this to browse on Google.”

I was impressed! I didn’t know that “trustedworldnews.com” would ultimately browse through my site and take my slogan from my original blog posted on 03/15/2011 Your Vote . . .Your Voice . . . No Vote . . . No Voice . . . blog and use it as their own.

So, as part of the 47% that Governor Mitt Romney speaks about, I would love to pay taxes on the residual income that I should be receiving, therefore

“I’m voicing my objections to “trustedworldnews.com”

using my slogan without compensation and/or at the very least, credit for my slogan every time they use it on their program.
Come on “trustedworldnews.com” and do the right thing!!!

October 4, 2012 Posted by | Business News | , , , , , | Leave a comment

10 Postal Workers begin Hunger Strike to Save Jobs



Desperate time’s calls for desperate measures as 10 current and former postal workers launched more than 3-day hunger strike Monday to protest looming cuts and closures at the U.S. Postal Service.

The postal workers want the Postal Service to delay its July plans to start closing or consolidating 48 mail processing plants. By the end of 2014, when the plan to shrink the postal network is completed, 220 plants will be consolidated or closed and 28,000 jobs will be gone.

The postal workers also want Congress to eliminate a mandate that has been a major financial drag on the service annual $5.5 billion payments to prefund healthcare benefits for future retirees. The workers believe that eliminating the mandate would solve the Postal Service’s financial problems.

Unfortunately the statistician’s that report on the number of unemployed or underemployed is not being truthful to the public. The real number of unemployed workers are close to 70 million people.

Haven’t you wondered why the politicians keep saying that we created 100,000 jobs last month, but you personally can’t tell the difference? Initially when you hear the number 100,000 new jobs, you want to rejoice and say, hooray!

However, when you put that figure in prospective, with respect to the number of unemployed or underemployed workers, it’s only a period at the end of a sentence.

Driving or walking through the neighborhood, the reality of the economy hits you in your gut, when you see so many cars still in their driveway long after 9:00 am and you continue to drive out of your neighborhood and you see so many cars on the road as though they don’t know what else to do or who to turn too.

It is understandable for the postal workers to do all that is humanely possible to save their jobs and jobs of their peers. Unfortunately, the money is just not there nor are any possibilities that monies are coming in the future.

The Postal Service as well as the postal workers is caught in a no-win situation. You could probably debate both sides of the equation and agree with everyone, but in order for a business to survive, they must restructure. Anytime you mention restructure, it really means job cuts.

Good luck to the postal workers as they put on the fight of their life in an effort to preserve their jobs!

Click here to read more.

Video Credit – cnn.money.com

Thank you for your support. Please click the button below to donate.

June 26, 2012 Posted by | Business News | , , , | 1 Comment

Federal Court Holds Ocwen Must Comply With Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Federal Court Holds Ocwen Must Comply With Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

May 29, 2012 Posted by | Business News | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hewlett-Packard cuts 27,000 Jobs to Save Billions

In an effort to restructure itself, Hewlett-Packard plans to lay off 27,000 workers, which equates to about 8 percent of its workforce over the next two years.

Hewlett-Packard expects to generate a savings of between $3 billion to $3.5 billion by the end of fiscal year 2014. The savings will be reinvested into the company.

“Even though the restructure was a difficult decision because of the job losses, it was necessary in order to maintain the long term health of the company.We are setting HP on a path to extend our global leadership and deliver the greatest value to customers and shareholders.” CEOMeg Whitman said.

Some of the employees will take the early retirement program offered by the company, so the total number of employees affected by the layoffs will be determined by the number of employees opting to make good on the early retirement option. The layoffs are expected to be completed by October 2014.

Hewlett-Packard expects to use the savings to boost three main areas of operation, “cloud, big data and security.” HP shares (HPQ) rose about 7 percent to $22.48 in after-market trading on news of the company’s cost-cutting plan and quarterly results. The share price has fallen nearly 50 percent over the past.

Hewlett-Packard earned $1.6 billion, or 80 cent per share, during its second quarter ending in April. That represented a 31 percent decline from $2.3 billion, or $1.05 per share, at the same time last year.

To pay for severance and other restructuring cost Hewlett-Packard expects to take a pre-tax charge around $1.7 billion in the current fiscal year, which ends in October. The company expects to take additional charges of $1.8 billion through fiscal 2014.

Thank you for your support. Please click the button below to donate.

May 24, 2012 Posted by | Business News | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Being a Young Black Man & Living in America: A Dangerous Combination



Young, Trayvon Martin, Black, 17, a Miami-Dade resident visiting his father in Sandford,Florida was sent to the store around 7:00p.m., during half-time of the NBA All-Star Game to get some snacks from a nearby 7-Eleven. It sounds like it should have been an uneventful trip to the store and back, especially since the store is within walking distance.

Martin, dressed in jeans, a gray hoodie and White Air Jordan’s made it to the store without incident, purchased Skittles candies and Arizona Iced Tea for his 13-year-old stepbrother.

However, his sense of peace would not last. On the way back to the gated community [The Retreat at Twin Lakes] where his father lives, he was spotted by George Zimmerman, 28, on crime watch patrol.

Zimmerman armed with a concealed weapon permit and carried a Black Kel Tek 9mm semi-automatic, reported a “suspicious person in the area,” to the police and began to follow young Martin in his SUV.

What exactly was Martin doing to arouse suspicion from Zimmerman? Was he caught selling or buying drugs? Was he caught trying to break into someone’s home or car? Did Zimmerman witness Martin keying someone’s car? Was he caught soliciting a prostitute? What? Or was Martin just caught trying to make it back home from 7-Eleven while being Black?

The police dispatcher told Zimmerman that a squad car would be dispatched and that the police would handle it.

Moments later, several calls would come into the 911 station, telling police that two men were fighting and shots; [more than one] had been fired. When Officer T. Smith arrived at the scene, he found Martin’s body lying face down on the grass, with a fatal wound to his chest, 70 yards from his father’s home. Martin had $22.00, Skittles candies and a can of Arizona Iced Tea in his pockets.

Subsequently, George Zimmerman gave the officer a statement and was free to leave. Leaving Martin, 17, Black, bleeding to death on the grass.

Trayvon Martin’s family has hired attorney Benjamin Crump, who filed a lawsuit Friday to get public records on the shooting, said “the neighborhood watch was supposed to protect Martin, not kill him.

And yet another young man loses his life while living in America and being “BLACK!

Trayvon Martin’s funeral was held March 3, in Miami. More than 1,000 people, including classmates and friends, showed up at his viewing.

Photo Credit: dailymail.com

March 11, 2012 Posted by | Business News | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hamburger filled with “Pink Slime” treated with Ammonia: Coming to a school cafeteria near you!


Why did The U.S. Department of Agriculture purchased 7 million pounds of the “pink slime” for school lunch? The “slime” is a ground-up combination of beef scraps, cow connective tissues and other beef trimmings that are treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill pathogens like Salmonella and E-Coli. Yummy!

It’s then blended into traditional meat products like ground beef and hamburger patties.

Microbiologist Carl Custer, who worked at the Food Safety Inspection Service for 35 years and microbiologist Gerald Zernstein concluded in a study that the trimmings are a “high risk product” but “scientists in D.C., were pressured to approve this stuff with minimal safety approval” under President George H.W. Bush administration.

The USDA assures the public that it “meets the highest standard for food safety.” What’s wrong with this statement?
Read more . . .

Video credit: huffiningtonpost.com

March 8, 2012 Posted by | Business News | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Child Support Debtors Law: Well Intended but Misguided

Old child support debts can prove fatal to those whose only source of income is “Federal Benefits.” Effective next year, according to the new child support law, thousands of poor and disabled men stand to lose their only income because of a change in government policy that will allow states to seize “every dollar of federal benefits from people who owe back child support.

Since last May, states have had the power to freeze Social Security, Disability and Veteran’s Benefits that have been deposited into those accounts.

In an effort to cut down on paperwork, The Treasury Department will start paying benefits electronically next March. Once paper checks are eliminated, about 275,000 people could lose access to all their income, advocates say.

Does this mean that the men who will be affected by this new law will now be entitled to welfare and food stamps?

Will the children involved in the back child support debts actually receive any of this new found fortune? The answer is, “Unfortunately, Not!” Most of the money will go to the government as repayment for welfare previously provided for those children, “not the children of the men with child support issues.”

There are many mitigating circumstances that would prevent a payee from not being current on their payments. Some include but are not limited to un-employment, under-employment, disabled, homeless, and mentally-ill or incarcerated, etc., “One size does not fit all!” Each case should be decided on a case by case basis. “To deprive a human being of any source of income is inhumane and uncivilized.”

This law should be revisited and revised to accommodate every ones’ need and the woman should bear more responsibility than previously given to her. This business of “we made a baby, now! you take care of him/her needs to end.” Both parties should be equally responsible for the childs’ welfare.

The New Child Support Law will only create more chaos and lawsuits, not smooth sailing as anticipated!”

Read more . . .

photo credit: AJC.COM

March 4, 2012 Posted by | Business News | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TSA Pre-Check is Expanding to Airports Across the Country: Will it Ease Tension or Heighten Anxiety

TSA Pre-Check is an expedited screening initiative that is expanding to airports across the country. Implementing a key component of the agency’s intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to security, TSA Pre-Check enhances aviation security by placing more focus on pre-screening individuals who volunteer to participate in order to expedite the travel experience.

TSA Pre-Check is currently available for eligible participants, who have opted in at the following airport checkpoint locations:

Atlanta: T-South Checkpoint (Delta only)
Dallas: Terminal C, Checkpoint C30 (American only)
Detroit: Checkpoint 2 on the ticketing level (Delta only)
Las Vegas: D Gates First Class Checkpoint (American and Delta)
Los Angeles: TSA Pre-Check screening lane (American only)
Miami: D2 Checkpoint (American only)
Minneapolis: Lindbergh Terminal, Checkpoint 4 (American and Delta)

read more . . .

February 13, 2012 Posted by | Business News | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Carrying Cash? You Must be a crook! No Joke!!!

If you pay for your airline or train ticket in cash and carry cash while traveling through the airports and train stations more than likely your name will wind up on Homeland Security’s “Watch List”.

Think I’m Kidding!

Read This!!!

February 11, 2012 Posted by | Business News | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Banks involved in Foreclosure Abuses reached $25 Billion Deal with U.S. States

Bank of America will pay approximately $8.6 Billion; Reimbursement by the 5 Banks to Federal & State Governments totals $5.5 Billion; Wells Fargo will pay approximately $4.3 Billion; JP Morgan Chase will pay approximately $4.2 Billion; Citigroup will pay approximately $1.8 Billion and Ally Financial will pay $22 Million.

It sounds like a lot of money until you factor in how many homes were illegally foreclosed upon. These homeowners will never be made whole and the yet the banks still have three years to comply.

This is the biggest settlement [consisting of 49 states, excluding Oklahoma, who has a separate deal with the banks] involving a single industry since the 1998 multistate tobacco deal.

Part of the settlement stipulates that the lenders send approximately 750,000 Americans a check in the amount of $2,000.00. Which in reality consist of a slap on the hand, considering they have three years to fulfill the terms of the deal?

What’s wrong with this picture? Once again no one accepts responsibility but rather a fine is imposed on the institution with a sweet deal leaning in favor of the lenders, even though it was found that many of the homes were foreclosed on without verifying documents. Unfortunately, some of the blame belongs to the courts for not having their court clerks verify that all the necessary documents were in the file before placing the case on the calendar.

Under the deal, the states said they won’t pursue civil charges related to these types of abuses. However, homeowners can still sue lenders in civil court on their own, and federal and state authorities can pursue criminal charges.

For further details please click here!

February 9, 2012 Posted by | Business News | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment