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  1. Re: #leave public school (and college)
    For years we’ve been telling our kids/grandkids/anyone of that age:
    “Get a TRADE!”
    With a trade, you will always find work, and you can live anywhere you choose. Carpenters, electricians, plumbers and the like are in demand everywhere, even in tough times. Once you’re self employed, you can reap huge rewards if you put your mind to it.
    And the best part about a trade is that you learn on the job for the most part, so you’re being paid to learn, instead of wasting your money on expensive college courses that will either not find you gainful enough employment to pay back that loan, or not even find you a job at all.
    If you do attend trade school, you’ll notice tuition rates are extremely low compared to college as well.

  2. Any young people should definitely look into the trades. You can’t find a plumber or electrician these days.

    Get into the trades right out of high school, In 4 years your journeyman and by the age of 30 you should be sitting pretty.

    If you want a good job making money to support a family get into the trades

  3. I’m a retired electrician, industrial. I can do anything from fixing a lamp to programing an industrial robot. With a 4 year apprenticeship including what amounts to an associates degree in manufacturing technology, my skill set is very much in demand. For years I made more money than the engineers I worked with. I highly recommend the skilled trades, all the skilled trades, as a career choice. The auto and steel industries (I worked in both) have a terrible shortage of qualified electricians and all the other trades, and they can’t produce enough apprentices fast enough. The real problem is finding candidates that are willing to put in the time and the overtime to complete the 8000 hours to complete the training. This may soon increase to 10000 hours as the knowledge requirements to do the job increase almost yearly. The only professions that require more continuing education are doctors and nurses. So, find a real apprenticeship, whether it’s electrician, pipe fitter, machine repair, tool maker, welder (especially certified high pressure welder), or hydraulic repair. Get involved, or get your kids involved. Really learn how to repair, troubleshoot, or build something, and get the certifications to back it up. Consider education a real tangible commodity (it is you know) and you or your kids will always be needed for the skills and knowledge that you possess. The beauty of it is these skills and knowledge become a part of you and can never be taken away. Talk about abundant wealth.

    1. With 2/3 of all college students today being female, and such a demand for skills in the trades due to lack of available skills, it makes me wonder where a whole generation of young men plan to get their paycheck from.

      I understand why. After 12 years of hearing how being male is being the problem, why would any young man want to pay for 4 more years of it. Unfortunately both parents and schools teach young men to avoid the trades. For some reason they seem to think there’s more value in some sociology degree that in welding. This is really quite sad for them, and our country. Yes, I’m specifically pointing out young men. Young women are protected from “dangerous jobs” by the glass floor.

  4. Second Amendment:
    I just got through watching a Documentary film by Jesse Winton called Targeted. OUSTANDING! Well don young man. Mr Winton asks and gets answers to/and about why the anti gun agenda socialist want our guns, why we should and need to keep them. He also goes into our lbrty, freedom and independence, were it came from and were we our going as a country. It’s plan and in your face. No double talk. Easy to understand with items we should be teaching our children. If our fellow bloggers have not seen this I highly recommend it. I found it on Netflix while que surfing and have already ordered a copy on line for my continuous personal use, cause some things on Netflix have a shelf life. Enjoy.
    UN troops on U.S. Soil:
    Mr Richard Boykin should be charged with treason! ( I am no lawyer ) however there has to be some law he is breaking by attempting to bring a invading army onto U.S. soil. We The People cannot allow this to happen. To the good people of Chicago who love Liberty Freedom, Independence, the Second Amendment and our god given rights do not give up the good fight do not give in. We The People need to keep a sharp eye on these this and do what we can were ever we live across our great country do what we ca to make sure that this goes no further!
    The UN is not the end all be all of world government let alone the U.S. Government, cause I can assure you as a member of We The People ( you know the actual U.S. Government ) they do not have MY permission to set foot on U.S. soil, nor will they ever!
    God Bless the United States of America. Semper Fi!

  5. The liberals in Chicago would probably welcome U.N. troops but if those troops were placed in some Texas, Oklahoma or really about any southern city I bet those blue helmets would get a few holes in them.

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