The my democracy survey is now closed according to their website.
If you order raccoon, you get a nice, new hat along with it!
Think of it as an 18th century MAGA hat.
PITY OUR POOR NOT SO CURIOUS CDN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
His LIE-beral brand is in disgrace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And his only defense is a few lame jokes ABOUT TRADITIONAL NATIVE FOODS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!
Here is an article illustrating the nasty two tier economy that LIE-berals and their civil service union Hog allies are creating! With some comments of my own in brackets):
A $21,000 Cosmetology School Debt, and a $9-an-Hour Job!
Thirteen years after graduating from a cosmetology program in Iowa, Tracy Lozano still owes more than $8,000.00!
By Meredith Kolodner and Sarah Butrymowicz
New York Times. Dec. 26, 2018
When she was in cosmetology school, Tracy Lozano had a love-hate relationship with weekday mornings. Those predawn moments were the only time she saw her infant daughter awake, and she savored them.
She would put on her game face when she pulled into the parking lot of the Iowa School of Beauty, just outside Des Moines. From what Ms. Lozano could tell, a cosmetology license was a realistic way to ensure a better life, and she was willing to make sacrifices. While also working nights at a Pizza Hut, she borrowed $21,000 to cover tuition and salon supplies and put in eight-hour days at the school for the better part of a year.
(There is a dirty little secret that LIE-berals DO NOT want to discuss- that tuition costs plus living expenses are too often way higher than the eventual wage the graduate will earn! LIE-berals are silent about the 25 percent of graduates from public colleges and the 35 percent of graduates from private colleges that GO BANKRUPT EVERY YEAR because the wages are to low and debts too high!)
The amount of time Ms. Lozano spent learning to give haircuts, manicures and facials was enormous, but the requirement was set by the state, and she didn’t much question it. She was determined to earn enough money to move out of her mother’s house. Only a few weeks after getting her cosmetology license in 2005, she was hired at a local Great Clips.
(So the state sets the training requirements and then milks the students of tuition, sales taxes and income taxes from the teachers who have a captive student audience! If the kids want a job they MUST go to college! Over 75 percent of all jiobs out there require some college training! Even shlepping beer in a bar now requires “smart serve” course training!!!!!!!!!)
The job, though, paid just $9 an hour, which meant that her days double-shifting at Pizza Hut weren’t over. Even with tips, Ms. Lozano didn’t earn more than $25,000 in any of her first few years as a cosmetologist. For years, she relied on food stamps and health insurance from the state. She couldn’t cover living expenses and keep chipping away at her loan payments. Thirteen years after graduating, she still owes more than $8,000.
(LIE-berals have turned our education system into a gravy generating machine for civil service union teacher Hogs! One has only to think of Ontari-owe college and university professors DEMANDING pay raises of up to FIFTY PERCENT - in the months leading up to the June 2018 Ontari-owe election! With Wynne-bag LIE-berals telling the Hogs to shut up and sit down till AFTER the election was over!)
(This is all part of the LIE-beral vote buying system that did not work well THIS TIME as LIE-berals have run out of our money!!!!!)
What Ms. Lozano didn’t know was that the state-regulated school system she had put her faith in relies on a business model in which the drive for revenue often trumps students’ educational needs. For-profit schools dominate the cosmetology training world and reap money from taxpayers, students and salon customers.
(All educational institutions are focused entirely on gravy at this time- to the detriment of student welfare- education has become extortion!!!!!!!!!!!)
They have beaten back attempts to create cheaper alternatives, even while miring their students in debt. In Iowa in particular, the companies charge steep prices — nearly $20,000 on average for a cosmetology certificate, equivalent to the cost of a two-year community-college degree twice over — and they have fought to keep the required number of school hours higher than anywhere else in the country.
(When you have no competition no real regulation and have a CAPTIVE student audience- then why not price gouge? It is capitalism for the kids and socialism for the HOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )
Each state sets its own standards. Most require 1,500 hours, and some, like New York and Massachusetts, require only 1,000. Iowa requires 2,100 — that’s a full year’s worth of 40-hour workweeks, plus an extra 20. By comparison, you can become an emergency medical technician in the state after 132 hours at a community college. Put another way: An Iowa cosmetologist who has a heart attack can have her life saved by a medic with one-sixteenth her training.
(That is what you call a NICE RACKET! And why would a woman go into it? Because it looks like a job she cab do well and get hired for without a HUGE lot of competition! Consider the level of competition for paramedic or fireman or other govt job with HIGH pay rates! Quick hiring is a LURE that poor kids think SEEMS to compensate for education costs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
There’s little evidence that spending more hours in school leads to higher wages. Nor is there proof that extra hours result in improved public safety. But one relationship is clear: The more hours that students are forced to be in school, the more debt they accrue. Among cosmetology programs across the nation, Iowa’s had the fourth-highest median student debt in 2014, according to federal data.
(And govt LIKES DEBT- for the interest payments AND TAXES they can collect! LIE-berals care nothing for the quality of work being done- ONLY govt gravy collected is counted! It is why Ontari-owe LIE-berals do not bother regulating fraudulent door to door sales people- LIE-berals GET EXTRA TAXES from it as sleazy sales people rip us off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Walk into any hair salon in Iowa and you’re likely to find a stylist making $10 an hour who loves her job but is struggling to pay off her student loans.
The issue is national. More than 177,000 people enroll in for-profit beauty schools across the United States each year, which on average charge more than $17,000 for tuition, fees and supplies to earn a cosmetology certificate.
(It isnt just Beauty Schools that indulge in such stuff- consider such jobs as “laboratory technician” -offered at various Ontari-owe community colleges are of the same quality! The pay rates that college advertising offered to graduates are EXTREMELY DECEPTIVE! The college rates do not match up with pay rates as described by Statistics Canada due to mixing of pay rates for college grads versus university grads - giving college grad an unduly rosy employment picture as a lure!!)
(The pair of aspiring laboratory technician I knew bought into the whole advertisement about being a skilled and respected member of a team with a good income and steady job! One dropped out before sign up when deep research revealed the deceptive wage truth! But the other kidsigned on and graduated only to find herself sweeping floors and washing out test tubes for minimum wage! She would have been dead broke, homeless and unemployed after getting that “respected team member” position if her parents had not been able to pay her tuition debts for her!)
Across the Iowa border, in Fremont, Neb., Ashley Sandoval makes $10.50 an hour at another Great Clips location. In the five years since she graduated from cosmetology school, she said, interest has ballooned her debt from $22,000 to $29,000. “I’ll be paying it off for the rest of my life,” Ms. Sandoval said.
(LIE-berals LOVE knowing that our kids are so enslaved to debt! It keeps them from behaving carelessly or wasting money! LIE-berals get to collect lots of income tax from college teachers- and the kids cannot afford either a car or house so LIE-berals do not have to deal with costly urban sprawl!)
(That the kids are also too broke to save any real cash for their old age is a problem NOT yet on the radar! LIE-berals have been telling kids not to worry - that they will inherit lots of gravy from the Baby BOOM Generation but that LIE has gone STALE!!!!!!!!!!!)
(Yes- LIE-berals want us all jammed into little concrete boxes stacked into the sky- that way they don’t need to build new roads or expand water systems and sewage pipes or extend bus lines into new subdivisions and that means LIE-berals SAVE on their gravy!)
The Iowa Cosmetology School Association, which acts on behalf of several of the 13 companies that own schools in the state, would not make a representative available for an interview. But the association did provide written responses to questions through its lobbyist, T. A. Harms.
The group said that its primary concern was successfully preparing students, not making money, and that differences in state regulations made comparing hours difficult. The association also doesn’t see the crippling student debt as the schools’ fault, citing the fact that students are allowed to take out more in loans than is necessary to cover educational expenses. “We have students graduating with minimal debt because they made wise choices,” the association said.
‘A business first, and a school second’
(It sounds so good till you read and compare what an Ontari-owe college claims to be offering in their prospectuses - compared to the real world of Statistics Canada and Job market realities which can be found if you dig deep enough into the Govt Job description web site! StatCan will even tell you how quickly your college career will become OBSOLETE- if you dig deep enough!!!!!!!!!!!!)
(And in related news -one has to wonder what graduates of the various Ontari-owe College Early Childhood Education courses think of being having been so fully shut out of the day care business after Ontari-owe LIE-berals established all day kindergarten and handed it off to ETFO teacher union Hogs- and shunned the non union workers??)
(One has to ask if the best way to provide affordable public day care was to put it into the hands of the HIGHEST PAID HOGS in Ontari-owe? Or is it just another LIE-beral shameless vote buying deal with LIE-berals indifferent to the long term cost just so long as they get to cling to power with ETFO votes NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
(Doug Ford is now tinkering with the costly LIE-beral union day care model and we can hope that he will open the coor to some non union options that will save us tax money! After all, that $16 billion dollar Wynne-bag LIE-beral debt will not balance itself!!!!!!!!!!!!)
If you order raccoon, you get a nice, new hat along with it!
Think of it as an 18th century MAGA hat.
Interactive art exhibit shows Ivanka Trump lookalike vacuuming up crumbs
February 5, 2019
February 5, 2019 5:18 PM EST
In this March 22, 2018 file photo, Ivanka Trump listens to question during a Generation Next White House forum at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP
WASHINGTON — A new art exhibit at a Washington museum shows an Ivanka Trump lookalike pushing a vacuum cleaner and invites spectators to toss crumbs for her to clean up.
The art piece by Jennifer Rubell, titled “Ivanka Vacuuming,” opened Feb. 1 and continues through Feb. 17 at the Flashpoint Gallery. The public is encouraged to “throw crumbs onto the carpet, watching as Ivanka elegantly vacuums up the mess, her smile never wavering.”
A large text description of the work hanging on the gallery wall describes Ivanka Trump as “a figure whose public persona incorporates an almost comically wide range of feminine identities — daughter, wife, mother, sister, model, working woman, blonde.” It calls the act of throwing bread crumbs onto the carpet for her to vacuum “surprisingly pleasurable.”
But Ivanka Trump and her brothers Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump criticized the exhibit on Tuesday as a sexist attempt to humiliate her.
“Women can choose to knock each other down or build each other up. I choose the latter,” Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser, tweeted alongside a link to a story on the exhibit.
Trump Jr. tweeted, “Sad, but not surprising to watch self professed ‘feminists’ launching sexist attacks against @IvankaTrump. In their crazed world, sexism is OK if hurts their political enemies.”
Eric Trump, on Fox News, called his sister a “powerful woman who has done more for women than probably anybody in Washington D.C.”
The work is open to the public from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit is presented by the CulturalDC arts organization, and Executive Director Kristi Maiselman said her group is always happy to present “timely boundary-pushing installations” like this.
The gallery text declares Ivanka Trump to be a “contemporary feminine icon” and an avatar for the complexities of modern femininity.
Rubell, a New York-based conceptual artist, said in an interview on the CulturalDC website that the experience is meant to draw observers and crumb-throwers into a complicit relationship.
“Here is what’s complicated: We enjoy throwing the crumbs for Ivanka to vacuum. That is the icky truth at the centre of the work. It’s funny, it’s pleasurable, it makes us feel powerful, and we want to do it more,” she says. “Also, we know she’ll keep vacuuming whether we do it or not, so it’s not really our fault, right?”