Veterans to Recieve Free Charted Flights as They Visit War Memorials
November 7, 2019
Folks, the information I requested have not arrived. Today, I am devastated is to put it mildly but eventually it will be here. Until then some resumes should be updated.
Every year the Honor Flight organization honors veterans with a free chartered flight to visit war memorials in Washington DC. Since 2015, the Coastal Georgia Honor Flight hub has flown more than 346 veterans from Brunswick, Georgia to the nation’s capital for a day of celebration, reflection and recognition. Between 2018 and the first Honor light in 2005 more than 220,000 veterans have participated.
Up in Seattle seven of the nine member City Council seats are up for grabs next month, and Amazon sees a big opportunity. The online retail giant has donated $1.5 million to a political action committee backing candidates seen as business-friendly.
Major ride-sharing companies, such as Uber, proposed a state law last month that would let the companies to treat drivers as independent contractors while also guaranteeing them a minimum wage and money for health insurances.
The national Veterans Magazine said a while back that studies link soda to depression, kidney damage, heart attacks and brain damage.
I read with interest Teacher Salaries By State, https://www.payscale.com/teacher-salaries-by-state. According to the website California’s teachers are at the top of the list and are making almost seven percent more than second place Massachusetts and over 30 percent more than Ohio in 10th place. The question should be how do our students rank in academic achievement?
Top Ten K-12 Teacher Salaries by State
1. California $70,394
2. Massachusetts $65,894
3. New York $64,583
4. Virginia $59,585
5. Illinois $58,756
6. Texas $58,325
7. Pennsylvania $56,629
8. Georgia $56,227
9. Florida $53,789
10. Ohio $53,309
Even Ray Charles can feel for the homeless living in their cars they need a safe parking area with security officers and restrooms. Such a lot which is run by Safe Parking L.A and is in North Hollywood. It’s a slow process, but progress is being made.
Can you believe to help California licensed pot industry compete against the black market, an Assembly Bill under discussion at State Capitol would reduce excise tax on Cannabis sales and suspend the cultivation levy. The exercise tax would drop from 15 percent to 11 percent for three years and the cultivation tax of $148 per pound would be suspended for a three-year period as well.
The Philadelphia Trumpet reported 2017 was the worst year ever for cyberattacks:
● 159,700 totals reported cyberattacks in 2017,
● 350,000 estimated number of actual attacks
● 18.2 percent increase incidents over 2016
● $3.6 million average cost to companies per data breach
● 7 billion total number of records exposed
● 90 percent increase in businesses targeted by ransomware
● $5 Billion – Financial costs of ransomware
Many residents take visitors and family members to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising at 919 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles. (213) 624-1200. They have a collection of almost 11,000 costumes, accessories and textiles that you will positively enjoy.
Unless you were in the military or an educator you probably didn’t know The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is responsible for the education of 70,000 children of military members both in the U.S. and overseas. For that task the federal government employs 8,700 teachers and administrators.
Because 1,000 high school classes in core subjects had fewer than 10 students as such the DoDEA will cut 300 staff positions to free up funds. Apparently, class sizes can be too small.
The people who live in Fox Hills, in my opinion, have been either way laid or even bushwacked. Many of us know roughly 5,000 people in nearly 3,000 units call Fox Hills home. It’s densely populated and traffic during rush hour can be a chore. Yet this area has no direct representation on the city council, nor have they ever had. The latest insult is the proposed location of the Vote Center. To those I asked for location suggestions the Fox Hills people overwhelmingly wanted the mall.
For all of us who are football fans this year will be their 100th anniversary.
The Tampa Bay Times (Florida) reports the Salvador Dali Museum is planning a major expansion and they filed an application seeking $17.5 million of bed tax money from Pinellas County.
Why don’t a group of us get together and mosey downtown Nashville, Tennessee to see Bob Dylan help open a whiskey distillery in the fall of 2020. Keep your eyes peeled for the brand “Heaven’s Door.”
President Trump, a while back, reached a budget deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi setting the stage for a $1 Trillion federal deficit in 2020. The accord includes $738 billion in defense spending and $632 billion in domestic spending.
What gives? I and neither have you heard a peep about the wall on the Southern border of these United States.
Inquiring minds want me to reveal the price of regular grade gasoline. Well, its floating around $2.25 a gallon at Sam’s Club.
The University of Wisconsin would be able to increase tuition no greater than the rate of inflation under a bill being proposed in their state Legislature.
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