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by jharris43432 In reply to Time to Realize Our Poten ...

It is time for America to wake up. Our lazy attitude toward education is causing us as a nation to fall behind. People from other countries are coming to America and getting an education and our high school graduates are not. When it is time to hire someone for that IT managers position. Who is it going to be?

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by DC Guy In reply to Education

<p>This is just the latest manifestation of the Melting Pot. Immigrants have always come here to fill niches in the economy that Americans weren't filling. Originally it was just because this was a huge country geographically and we needed more people to populate it. (Can't leave all those nasty trees standing when there could be a perfectly good farm right there, after all.) Then it became the lower-paying jobs, as well-educated, well-staked American children bypassed the entry level into the workforce.</p>
<p>So now it's the jobs that require education, as our children concentrate on becoming videogame champions and learning to identify the brand of a tennis shoe from fifty feet away. Rather ironic, but it's still just the Melting Pot at work, immigrants making sure that what needs to be done gets done.</p>
<p>Each wave of immigration renews our strength as a nation. For one thing, getting all the work done is really important! But furthermore we've never been allowed to become a homogeneous people. The tension that automatically accompanies diversity is what gives us our edge. We can use an edge right about now so let's welcome it.</p>
<p>It will be interesting to see how Americans react to the new phenomenon of immigrants starting out in the middle, leaving some of us at the bottom. I suppose it could generate an anger that could rekindle the flames of racism that have been almost completely extinguished. But my money says we'll "make love not war" and just marry them.  ^_^</p>

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by jharris43432 In reply to Education

I completely agree with DC Guy, and we should get mad but at ourselves for slacking. We need to get our tails in gear and get into what I consider to be an all out war for employment. The only way to win is get smarter or marry well as DC Guy has stated.

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Let's Change Our Future

by jharris43432 In reply to Time to Realize Our Poten ...

We live in a world economy. It is time for all of us to realize that we are no longer competing for jobs with the people in our town. Competition is now world wide and if we intend to be valuable members of a world society, we will have to compete with the best that China, Korea, Japan, Russia and etc. have to offer. I once thought that it was the foriegners that were taking all of the good jobs in America or that American companies owe us jobs first. That is far from the truth we live in a world where capitalism has won and if we are not the best employee available then we are giving our job away. Wake up, get more education, more training and focus on knowing more about what you choose as your career than anyone else. It is not up to the government to save you and companies hire the people that are best for their bottom line. <strong>It is up to you.</strong>

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