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Walmart’S New Employee Dress Code Sparks Debate

25 September 2014 - 09:52 AM

Walmart’s New Employee Dress Code Sparks Debate

By Krystal Steinmetz on

 

September 19, 2014

 

Many Walmart employees are not happy that the retail giant is revising its dress code. Workers appear to be upset for one big reason: money. Updating a work wardrobe can be costly, and many Walmart associates have complained that they can’t afford the new look.

According to The Huffington Post, the new dress code requires workers to wear a collared blue or white shirt, black or khaki pants and a Walmart vest.

 

Although the vest will be supplied by Walmart, the employees have to pony up for the rest of the mandated clothes, Forbes said. Glassdoor says the average hourly pay for a Walmart associate is $8.83.

“Whether intentionally done for this reason or not, by choosing a dress code, not a store uniform, Walmart has completely and legally put the financial burden of the clothing intended to create a specific look on the employees and saved itself a lot of money, given that the company claims 1.3 million U.S. workers alone,” Forbes said.

 

According to HuffPo, Richard Reynoso, a California Walmart employee, wrote a letter to Walmart saying he can’t afford to purchase new clothes on his Walmart wages. He said three new outfits for work would set him back $50.

“The sad truth is that I do not have $50 laying around the house to spend on new uniform clothes just because Walmart suddenly decided to change its policy,” he wrote. “If I have to go out of pocket for these new clothes, I’m going to have to choose which bill to skip.”

Walmart has been quick to remind employees that they can use their employee discount to purchase work-appropriate clothing at Walmart. According to CBS MoneyWatch, OUR Walmart, a union-backed organization advocating for Walmart workers, said the retail giant could actually profit from the new dress code.

Based on the prices provided by Walmart, the company could end up with as much as $78 million in new sales, thanks to its workers buying new khakis to meet the dress code, according to an estimate from OUR Walmart.

Walmart officials told MoneyWatch that the multimillion-dollar figure is based on “a lot of assumptions.”

 

When I was in high school, I worked at a movie theater making minimum wage. Our dress code was black dress pants, black shoes, white dress shirt and a black bow tie, all of which we were expected to purchase ourselves. I bought two pairs of pants and two shirts (because that’s all I could afford) and I rotated them, washing the clothes after every wear because they were stained with butter and soda.

What do you think of Walmart’s change in dress code? Is it really a uniform that Walmart should pay for?

Hypocrisy Left And Right

25 September 2014 - 08:49 AM

Anyone notice the silence coming from both the Left and Right regarding Obama's illegal, in terms of violating the Constitution as well as international law, with regards to his war actions within Syria?

 

The Left and Right both have spoken out regarding this matter in the past yet because Obama is  "their guy" the Left is now quiet and because so many on the Right were hammering Obama for not taking military action within Syria (and some even calling for wider war), they are silent upon the matter of legality too.

 

Prior to this, the Obama Administration had said such actions would be illegal without congressional approval and international support.

 

Several nations have spoken out against the illegal war within Syria being waged by America. Even several of the nations helping in the the wider campaign are only engaging within Iraq as they are unwilling to break international law by waging war within Syria.

 

To make matters worse, Obama went before the world and basically declared America is just as bad, if not worse, than the countries he's waging war in! He went further in declaring this war has nothing to do with Islam or culture, and even proclaimed that millions of Muslims in America are a vital part of the American fabric.

 

Is it any wonder so much of the world has a dim view of America and many who were once infatuated with Obama have come to disdain him?

 

Much of the Western and Islamic world cheered the new presidency of Obama. Now it seems most of the Western world and much of the Islamic world will be very glad to see his time in office finished.

 

How much more like Rome can America become before she suffers a similar fate?

Opportunity Or Not

24 September 2014 - 06:38 AM

For the sake of this discussion let us assume there is a coming special tribulation period and there will be a pre-trib, or perhaps a mid-trib rapture. No need to discuss those matters as that's the starting point here.

 

There are those who teach that once the rapture has happened (whether pre or mid, really doesn't matter) that anyone who had the opportunity to accept Christ prior to then, but didn't, will be unable to do so after the rapture.

 

At the same time, some teach anyone who hears the Gospel during the tribulation may be saved.

 

What is the biblical foundation for either view? (I've heard them both preached before but would like to see folks lay out their biblical reasoning for whichever view they hold to so we may compare and contrast; and hopefully come to a biblical conclusion)

 

This matter was brought to mind again by the new Hollywood version of the "Left Behind" movie. In this movie, and many others like it, there seems to be a conflicting message being sent and I believe this is very dangerous.

 

In these sort of movies it's typical for at least one pastor who was unsaved at the time of the rapture to be saved afterward. Usually at least one teen and the spouse of a saved person (both of which had rejected Christ prior to the rapture) come to Christ after the rapture. Yet at the same time most of these movies quote a verse of Scripture and say that anyone who heard the Gospel prior to the rapture can't get saved after the rapture. These movies seem to send a double message as it's clear in these movies the lost pastor, teen and spouse had all heard the Gospel, all seen examples of true believers prior to the rapture, yet they get saved after the rapture.

 

What does Scripture say about this and how should we respond to those influenced by these movies?

Coming To America

19 September 2014 - 06:40 PM

Will there be a Christian nation from this?

 

Almost certainly at some point a new Mexican nation.

 

How many others, and of what make-up?

 

25 Percent of Americans Want Their State to Secede

 

For the past few weeks, as Scotland debated the wisdom of independence, Reuters has been asking Americans how they would feel about declaring independence today, not from the United Kingdom, but from the mother country they left England to create. The exact wording of the question was, "Do you support or oppose the idea of your state peacefully withdrawing from the United States of America and the federal government?"

It was hard to imagine many people would support secession. Forget the fact that the cautionary lesson of the Civil War is top of mind for many people as we commemorate its 150th anniversary; just in terms of dollars and cents, who in their right minds would give up all the money they've already paid into the Social Security and Medicare systems? Besides, most states get more back from the federal government than they put in.

Then the results came in. You can see them for yourself here, and you can filter them any way you want—by age, region, income, party affiliation, etc. Any way you slice it, the data are startlingly clear: Almost a quarter (24 percent) of those surveyed said they were strongly or provisionally inclined to leave the United States. And take their states with them. Given the polling sample—about 8,600 people so far—the online survey's credibility interval (which is digital for "margin of error") was only 1.2 percentage points, so there is no question that that is what they said.

Secession got more support from Republicans than Democrats, more from right- than left-leaning independents, more from younger than older people, more from lower- than higher-income brackets, more from high school than college grads. But there was a surprising amount of support in every group and region, especially the Rocky Mountain states, the Southwest and the old Confederacy, but also in places like Illinois and Kansas. And of the people who said they identified with the Tea Party, supporters of secession were actually in the majority, with 53 percent.

 

More:

http://www.charisman...state-to-secede

Republicans Show Their Colors

19 September 2014 - 08:15 AM

Not sure how this post came out this way...

 

Republicans join with Democrats to fully fund Obamacare, permit funding to Planned Parenthood (mass abortionists), and approved millions to supply arms and training to "the Syrian opposition" (which is made up of various terrorist groups who hate America).

 

The bill passed by a wide margin of 319 to 108, with only 53 Republicans and 55 Democrats voting no.

 

Follow the link if this is too difficult to read below.

 

 

 

Yesterday House Republicans waved the white flag in a bid to get home and campaign as quickly as possible. They not only passed a bill that funds ISIS terror allies in the Middle East, they also fully funded Obamacare and passed funding for Planned Parenthood. All without even a serious debate.

The disgrace is reported via CNS News.

- See more at: http://www.libertyne...h.dflYTIUW.dpuf

House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation’s largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama “to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition.”

The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without significant support from Democrats. While Pelosi sided with the Republican leadership and voted for the bill, 53 Republicans joined with 55 Democrats in voting against it.

In addition to Pelosi, some of the other Democrats voting for the Republican leadership’s bill, included Rep. John Conyers (D.-Mich.), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schlultz (D.-Fla.), Rep. Xavier Becerra (D.-Calif.), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D.-Ore.), and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D.-Ill.).

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R.-Texas), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.), Rep. Trey Gowdy (R.-S.C.), Rep. John Fleming (R.-La.), Rep. Jim Jordan (R.-Ohio), and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R.-Calif.) were among the Republicans who voted against it.

The Syrian opposition, which is seeking to overthrow the secular authoritarian regime of Bashar al Assad, includes al Nusrah Front, the al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, and the Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham (ISIS), which used to be an al Qaeda affiliate and now controls parts of Iraq and Syria.

- See more at: http://www.libertyne...h.dflYTIUW.dpuf

 

Yesterday House Republicans waved the white flag in a bid to get home and campaign as quickly as possible. They not only passed a bill that funds ISIS terror allies in the Middle East, they also fully funded Obamacare and passed funding for Planned Parenthood. All without even a serious debate.

The disgrace is reported via CNS News.

House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation’s largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama “to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition.”

The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without significant support from Democrats. While Pelosi sided with the Republican leadership and voted for the bill, 53 Republicans joined with 55 Democrats in voting against it.

In addition to Pelosi, some of the other Democrats voting for the Republican leadership’s bill, included Rep. John Conyers (D.-Mich.), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schlultz (D.-Fla.), Rep. Xavier Becerra (D.-Calif.), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D.-Ore.), and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D.-Ill.).

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R.-Texas), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.), Rep. Trey Gowdy (R.-S.C.), Rep. John Fleming (R.-La.), Rep. Jim Jordan (R.-Ohio), and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R.-Calif.) were among the Republicans who voted against it.

The Syrian opposition, which is seeking to overthrow the secular authoritarian regime of Bashar al Assad, includes al Nusrah Front, the al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, and the Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham (ISIS), which used to be an al Qaeda affiliate and now controls parts of Iraq and Syria.

With friends like the GOP, who needs enemies?

And Republicans are wondering why a “wave” of support hasn’t shown up for the November elections?

- See more at: http://www.libertyne...h.dflYTIUW.dpuf

Yesterday House Republicans waved the white flag in a bid to get home and campaign as quickly as possible. They not only passed a bill that funds ISIS terror allies in the Middle East, they also fully funded Obamacare and passed funding for Planned Parenthood. All without even a serious debate.

The disgrace is reported via CNS News.

House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation’s largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama “to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition.”

The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without significant support from Democrats. While Pelosi sided with the Republican leadership and voted for the bill, 53 Republicans joined with 55 Democrats in voting against it.

In addition to Pelosi, some of the other Democrats voting for the Republican leadership’s bill, included Rep. John Conyers (D.-Mich.), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schlultz (D.-Fla.), Rep. Xavier Becerra (D.-Calif.), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D.-Ore.), and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D.-Ill.).

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R.-Texas), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.), Rep. Trey Gowdy (R.-S.C.), Rep. John Fleming (R.-La.), Rep. Jim Jordan (R.-Ohio), and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R.-Calif.) were among the Republicans who voted against it.

The Syrian opposition, which is seeking to overthrow the secular authoritarian regime of Bashar al Assad, includes al Nusrah Front, the al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, and the Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham (ISIS), which used to be an al Qaeda affiliate and now controls parts of Iraq and Syria.

With friends like the GOP, who needs enemies?

And Republicans are wondering why a “wave” of support hasn’t shown up for the November elections?

- See more at: http://www.libertyne...h.dflYTIUW.dpuf

Yesterday House Republicans waved the white flag in a bid to get home and campaign as quickly as possible. They not only passed a bill that funds ISIS terror allies in the Middle East, they also fully funded Obamacare and passed funding for Planned Parenthood. All without even a serious debate.

The disgrace is reported via CNS News.

- See more at: http://www.libertyne...h.dflYTIUW.dpuf

http://www.libertyne...in-middle-east/

 

Yesterday House Republicans waved the white flag in a bid to get home and campaign as quickly as possible. They not only passed a bill that funds ISIS terror allies in the Middle East, they also fully funded Obamacare and passed funding for Planned Parenthood. All without even a serious debate.

The disgrace is reported via CNS News.

- See more at: http://www.libertyne...h.dflYTIUW.dpuf

House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation’s largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama “to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition.”

The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without significant support from Democrats. While Pelosi sided with the Republican leadership and voted for the bill, 53 Republicans joined with 55 Democrats in voting against it.

In addition to Pelosi, some of the other Democrats voting for the Republican leadership’s bill, included Rep. John Conyers (D.-Mich.), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schlultz (D.-Fla.), Rep. Xavier Becerra (D.-Calif.), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D.-Ore.), and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D.-Ill.).

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R.-Texas), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.), Rep. Trey Gowdy (R.-S.C.), Rep. John Fleming (R.-La.), Rep. Jim Jordan (R.-Ohio), and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R.-Calif.) were among the Republicans who voted against it.

The Syrian opposition, which is seeking to overthrow the secular authoritarian regime of Bashar al Assad, includes al Nusrah Front, the al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, and the Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham (ISIS), which used to be an al Qaeda affiliate and now controls parts of Iraq and Syria.

- See more at: http://www.libertyne...h.dflYTIUW.dpuf

Republicans join with Democrats to fully fund Obamacare, permit funding to Planned Parenthood (mass abortionists), and approved millions to supply arms and training to "the Syrian opposition" (which is made up of various terrorist groups who hate America).

 

The bill passed by a wide margin of 319 to 108, with only 53 Republicans and 55 Democrats voting no.

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