Unemployment rate is about the same as last year

Sep 30, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: NBC12

Posted by Iva Radman email RICHMOND, VA - New numbers are out on Virginia's unemployment rate.

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Hopewell, VA

#1 Sep 30, 2010
The numbers reflect the population as a whole, why? Historically, there has always been the need to separate the races. The consistency in the area is because of the disbursement of the people. many of the unemployed, simply went back to where the were from.
It doesn't even seem relevant to give an overall projection. Blacks still have 15%+ unemployed, hispanics 12%+ and whatever the difference is to produce 7.9% is accommodated by the white's unemployment being so low. With so many blacks being incarcerated the percentage of blacks employed should be much higher.
And it is a state level created travesty. Just as the state presents the opportunity for contractors to offer closed bids for jobs. When the lowest bid is held by the wrong company, systems like VDOT say the work is no longer approved to be completed. And the funds are reverted to a rainy-day fund, when it just so happens to be pouring down. Most of the companies that presented the lowest bids have gone under and the courts don't find fault in the system; simply because the state's senate and house give management the ability to prioritize and deprioritize scheduled maintenance. And it's not favourtism that's been requested, it's fair business practice.
Riled

Hopewell, VA

#2 Sep 30, 2010
Just try walking onto a nearby construction site wearing a teeshirt with the letters "INS" on it and you'll be easily shutting down the project. The workers scatter like crows.
Unemployment is damaged by the contractors hiring illegals, when the true American working man can't get a job because the openings are filled...with illegals who work cheap and without benefits.
Thanks contractors...greedy pricks.
River Lover

Hopewell, VA

#3 Sep 30, 2010
Riled wrote:
Just try walking onto a nearby construction site wearing a teeshirt with the letters "INS" on it and you'll be easily shutting down the project. The workers scatter like crows.
Unemployment is damaged by the contractors hiring illegals, when the true American working man can't get a job because the openings are filled...with illegals who work cheap and without benefits.
Thanks contractors...greedy pricks.
Are you kidding. As much as I am opposed to illegal immigration, if all of the illegal immigrants were to leave the country tomorrow, our economy would would be in a terrible situation. The "illegals" take the jobs that Americans are TOO GOOD to take. Many Americans would rather receive unemployment than take a job cleaning toilets, washing dishes or working in the fields with crops. How many hispanic people do you see on the street corners pan-handling? I am pro- America but many Americans have become too lazy to do manual labor!!
truth

Hopewell, VA

#4 Oct 4, 2010
If politicians would grow a pair and get rid of the entitlements, Americans would go back to work. If they put in rules, and stuck to them, that said you could only receive benefits for "x" amount of time, they would go to work. Kick out the illegals, change the rules on unemployment, and get these people off the government dime. This, of course, will never happen because of all the people that have been on government assistance for generations. It may sound horrible, but would it be so bad if we let those who choose not to support themselves and their families just die off? It's called survival of the fittest. If you can't fend for yourself, you gotta go.
hopewell devil

Hopewell, VA

#5 Oct 4, 2010
truth wrote:
If politicians would grow a pair and get rid of the entitlements, Americans would go back to work. If they put in rules, and stuck to them, that said you could only receive benefits for "x" amount of time, they would go to work. Kick out the illegals, change the rules on unemployment, and get these people off the government dime. This, of course, will never happen because of all the people that have been on government assistance for generations. It may sound horrible, but would it be so bad if we let those who choose not to support themselves and their families just die off? It's called survival of the fittest. If you can't fend for yourself, you gotta go.
You are a twisted person....you sick demented Hitler!!!!!!!
truth

Hopewell, VA

#6 Oct 5, 2010
I think the twisted people are the ones who expect everything given to them by the government. I know there are people that truly need the help of the government, those are not the ones I speak of. I am talking about those that CHOOSE not to work and support their families. That CHOOSE to get paid by my tax dollars when they are perfectly capable of working but are too lazy to do so. You see them everywhere, especially in cities like Hopewell and Petersburg that have sold their souls to the Section 8 devil. Cut off the free money and force those people to work. If they don't want to, they can find their way to the welfare line in the sky. As the great philosophers Mobb Deep once said "We livin this to the day that we die, survival of the fit, only the strong survive."

Since: May 10

Rooted in Reality

#7 Oct 5, 2010
truth wrote:
If politicians would grow a pair and get rid of the entitlements, Americans would go back to work. If they put in rules, and stuck to them, that said you could only receive benefits for "x" amount of time, they would go to work. Kick out the illegals, change the rules on unemployment, and get these people off the government dime. This, of course, will never happen because of all the people that have been on government assistance for generations. It may sound horrible, but would it be so bad if we let those who choose not to support themselves and their families just die off? It's called survival of the fittest. If you can't fend for yourself, you gotta go.
How dare you imply that these welfare/section 8/food stamp/afdc etc hoards be required to actually become productive (other than dropping litters) citizens. It is so cruel to expect these people to learn another language (our language) in order to compete in a organized and prosperous society. Isn't it easier to change the rules to make it easier for them to keep from having to assimilate into a cohesive and law abiding citizenry? Just because the projects have failed miserably in their intended purpose doesn't mean that throwing more millions at them MIGHT make them a shining example. I say REDISTRIBUTE the wealth and make everyone that has worked hard, played by the rules and made something of themselves be required to give all that to the hood rats errrrr welfare recipients in order for THE GREAT SOCIETY to reach it's culmination.

Now for the one about the 3 bears..........
truth and greg

Hopewell, VA

#8 Oct 5, 2010
greg in central va wrote:
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Now for the one about the 3 bears..........
The fairy tale begun so long ago, you two are just a consequence. You aren't nor weren't the problem. Do I fell sorry for you? No. The lesson that must be learnt begins with Saoshyant. The second initiates with favortism according to a certain people's history. The third is a group of people that implemented a law that discriminated from it's origin.
The blacks may have journeyed here with the understanding that it was a land of freedom as advertised. They can be deemed as naive but to sum up the reason for prejudice as what the law once incorporated as right is stupidity. To fault them for a consequence of not having access to the same liberties granted to white men from the induction is stupidity. At some point, the reality of the error has to precede the thought pattern that has been passed down.
The former confederate states that were bankrupt at the end of the rebellion received welfare. This is the only reason that some of your ancestors stayed afloat. You may say that blacks could have dealt with the klan and the people that just plan hated a black but even the law wasn't on their side, yet. Ghettos weren't a gift, they were a prop. Some have evolved and flourished but business has never fully employed every citizen. It's not greed of the married couple that makes them both work, it was the pursuit of equality by the black man. Hiring a woman was equal as far as an equal opportunity employer was concerned.
Things will never be equal, welfare will never be outsourced or dissolved and the idea that racism has a place in our society wil exist until the constitution that guaranteed it's validity is abolished. Whether it be by rebellion or a civilized solution. It could have been dealt with at the conclusion of the civil riot perpetrated by the south, instead they left it to the future inhabitants. We will be affected by this outcome as long as this country tries to amend an irrational document created by obviously deranged and incompetent men. Tighten up...the hate that hate bred has gone to far. Peace but not before war.

Since: May 10

Rooted in Reality

#9 Oct 5, 2010
hopewell devil wrote:
<quoted text> You are a twisted person....you sick demented Hitler!!!!!!!
You shouldn't talk about your el presidente' that way.
truth

Hopewell, VA

#10 Oct 6, 2010
truth and greg wrote:
<quoted text> The fairy tale begun so long ago, you two are just a consequence. You aren't nor weren't the problem. Do I fell sorry for you? No. The lesson that must be learnt begins with Saoshyant. The second initiates with favortism according to a certain people's history. The third is a group of people that implemented a law that discriminated from it's origin.
The blacks may have journeyed here with the understanding that it was a land of freedom as advertised. They can be deemed as naive but to sum up the reason for prejudice as what the law once incorporated as right is stupidity. To fault them for a consequence of not having access to the same liberties granted to white men from the induction is stupidity. At some point, the reality of the error has to precede the thought pattern that has been passed down.
The former confederate states that were bankrupt at the end of the rebellion received welfare. This is the only reason that some of your ancestors stayed afloat. You may say that blacks could have dealt with the klan and the people that just plan hated a black but even the law wasn't on their side, yet. Ghettos weren't a gift, they were a prop. Some have evolved and flourished but business has never fully employed every citizen. It's not greed of the married couple that makes them both work, it was the pursuit of equality by the black man. Hiring a woman was equal as far as an equal opportunity employer was concerned.
Things will never be equal, welfare will never be outsourced or dissolved and the idea that racism has a place in our society wil exist until the constitution that guaranteed it's validity is abolished. Whether it be by rebellion or a civilized solution. It could have been dealt with at the conclusion of the civil riot perpetrated by the south, instead they left it to the future inhabitants. We will be affected by this outcome as long as this country tries to amend an irrational document created by obviously deranged and incompetent men. Tighten up...the hate that hate bred has gone to far. Peace but not before war.
Zoroastrianism huh? Pretty profound....but just more of the same BS from perpetual "victims". The founding fathers were deranged and incompetent? They created a country that is more just for all people than any other in history. There has been slave labor since the beginning of time. To the victors go the spoils and all that. Were there some problems in this country's infancy? Sure there were, but they were addressed and resolved as people became more enlightened. All U.S. citizens have equal rights and opportunities. Whether they take advantage of them is up to the individual. Too many people want to blame the past on present conditions. Get over yourselves. If you have drive and personal pride you can rise above any situation you are in. There are CEO's of fortune 500 companies that started out on public assistance. The difference between them and the majority is that they refused to be a "victim". If the government would stop all of the "users" of the system and used entitlements for their intended purpose (to help those that truly need the help, not to let some lazy, classless folks have a free ride for life) the system would work better. So go ahead and keep hating America. I'm sure that if you went back to Africa, their "welfare" system will let you have a place to live, free food and such so you can go get a Cadillac with some 24's. Classless crybabies make me sick.

Since: May 10

Rooted in Reality

#11 Oct 6, 2010
truth wrote:
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Zoroastrianism huh? Pretty profound....but just more of the same BS from perpetual "victims". The founding fathers were deranged and incompetent? They created a country that is more just for all people than any other in history. There has been slave labor since the beginning of time. To the victors go the spoils and all that. Were there some problems in this country's infancy? Sure there were, but they were addressed and resolved as people became more enlightened. All U.S. citizens have equal rights and opportunities. Whether they take advantage of them is up to the individual. Too many people want to blame the past on present conditions. Get over yourselves. If you have drive and personal pride you can rise above any situation you are in. There are CEO's of fortune 500 companies that started out on public assistance. The difference between them and the majority is that they refused to be a "victim". If the government would stop all of the "users" of the system and used entitlements for their intended purpose (to help those that truly need the help, not to let some lazy, classless folks have a free ride for life) the system would work better. So go ahead and keep hating America. I'm sure that if you went back to Africa, their "welfare" system will let you have a place to live, free food and such so you can go get a Cadillac with some 24's. Classless crybabies make me sick.
AMEN!!!!!!!!!! Psssssssssssssst, but we are racists don't ya know. LMAO
truth replied

Hopewell, VA

#12 Oct 6, 2010
truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Zoroastrianism huh? Pretty profound....but just more of the same BS from perpetual "victims". The founding fathers were deranged and incompetent? They created a country that is more just for all people than any other in history. There has been slave labor since the beginning of time. To the victors go the spoils and all that. Were there some problems in this country's infancy? Sure there were, but they were addressed and resolved as people became more enlightened. All U.S. citizens have equal rights and opportunities. Whether they take advantage of them is up to the individual. Too many people want to blame the past on present conditions. Get over yourselves. If you have drive and personal pride you can rise above any situation you are in. There are CEO's of fortune 500 companies that started out on public assistance. The difference between them and the majority is that they refused to be a "victim". If the government would stop all of the "users" of the system and used entitlements for their intended purpose (to help those that truly need the help, not to let some lazy, classless folks have a free ride for life) the system would work better. So go ahead and keep hating America. I'm sure that if you went back to Africa, their "welfare" system will let you have a place to live, free food and such so you can go get a Cadillac with some 24's. Classless crybabies make me sick.
Noone said that capitalism wouldn't work for some, it wasn't meant for the masses and that's what a government should benefit. And as far as the slavery, if it was administered fairly as in the indetured servant program; there wouldn't have been a complaint. I wouldn't go back to Africa because I was born in Guatemala, number 1 and you can't compare the situation between America and Africa because the U.S separated long before Britain had a chance to deplete it's resources.
The caddy and the 24's isn't produced because of being on welfare, that is a result of the working class whites dependency on narcotics. They do have a class, it's called impoverished. Being that selling drugs is against the law; what does an undereducated by choice individual supposed to do with that kind of money? If he could buy a house, I'm sure he would. If he was smart enough to launder the money or had access to someone that would launder it for him, I'm sure that he would; then he wouldn't drive a caddy w/ 24's. But seriously, I knew that you were more intelligent than the ignorance that you find so easily to display.
It's just shameful that you don't realize that the ignorant approach has never accomplished anything. And if slavery is such an accepted institution, why are Americans complaining about it now? Truly observe what taxes and redistribution encompasses, and you become aware of the injustice of slavery. At this point, you should equally be saying that enforced ideologies of the contributors of the constitution were deranged as well as incompetent. If you're fine with the way America is, you are truly the exception and it's great to have met you. I, however, am living in a different society, am not ready for the republicans to privatize government business just for them to retain their wealth in the event of a catastrophic failure.
Everything is simple enough but what billionaire wouldn't stand back and allow a thing to fail, if he had no vested interest? How long would you survive, if the government collapsed? How long would you survive without a grocery store, a post office or a water plant? Me, about two years if the starving didn't kill me first.

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