A Whole New World 2

A whole new world has opened up to you because you chose to be honest with yourself.  Welcome.


Has someone said something to you or called you something that hurt you and pushed you into an argument because it wasn’t true?

You’re a racist.

You hate me.

You don’t care about your country.

“There’s a transition taking place from a material world view to a more spiritual world view, and civility is the first thing that goes out the window.  Those holding on to the old world view begin to cling to their obsessions with ever greater ferocity, until their beliefs become an ideology-a system of ideas that are no longer based on truth.  They’re based on the perceived idea that there’s an enemy out there threatening the world, and in such a dire situation, they fell it’s okay to give up on truthful democratic debate and legal procedure.  The political left and right are moving to extremes because each thinks the threat is so great from the other side, that extreme measures need to be taken.  It all self-reinforcing.  When people exaggerate the facts they abandon truth, and then the law of karma kicks in, and each side draws in their opposites, who are lying as well.  They fan each others’s flames.  What’s worse, is that those in the middle, are constantly being accused of being extreme by both sides, so gradually everyone tends to be pushed towards the extreme opposite poles.  The danger lies in this increasing polarization of political thought with more people moving to extremes everyday.  Either side can become violent or despotic.  Those in alignment must find a way to stand up to those in extreme ideologies.”

                                                                                                       –  James Redfield

I’m not asking you to believe this, and you might debate that there’s a transition actually taking place, but ask yourself if this excerpt from James Redfield’s “The Twelfth Insight” resonates true with you.  Some of us are on the other side of this already waiting for you to join.  “Yoohoo, we’re over here!”

 

 

“At Will Employment” 4

Job Abandonment does not exist in a state that uses/acknowledges “AT Will Employment” because it works both ways.  Just as an employer can fire you “At Will” for no reason at all, you can also walk out and leave for no reason at all.

They always find ways to put it on the worker don’t they?

We have discovered the loop hole in At Will Employment:

Federal Law States you cannot discriminate in the workplace for any reason based on race, religion, sex, etc., but….

……”At will” employment says you can fire an employee “At Will” for any reason or no reason at all.

Why would you fire someone for no reason?

You wouldn’t.

There is a reason, but every time you get questioned your answer is, “Pennsylvania is an “At Will” state, and I don’t need a reason,” and then of course, the threat, “leave or I will call the police.”

Is that fair?

Doesn’t an employee deserve an explanation after being terminated?

If you live in Pennsylvania and would like to get involved, write in.

Oped Piece Making Good Points

This morning I picked up the Parkland Press and thumbed through it while eating breakfast.

I found this op-ed piece written by April Peterson, and the article was interesting in its entirety, but I found two paragraphs in particular I liked;

oped april peter

The second paragraph in the first column,

“Twenty years ago, the internet was an escape from the real world.  Today, the real world is an escape from the internet.”

The third paragraph in the center column, “I would be remiss…….

Good stuff April!  👍

“At Will Employment” 3-Petition Update

Employment at Will in Pennsylvania: The Basics

Since 1891, Pennsylvania has subscribed to the theory of employment at will. Thus, as the court noted in Stumpp v. Stroudsburg Municipal Authority 540 Pa. 391, 396 (1995), “as a general rule, employees are at-will, absent a contract, and may be terminated at any time, for any reason or for no reason.”

The above article was copied from the site, corporate.findlaw.com

 

Hello.  I wanted to give everyone a heads up about what has been going on with Table Seven’s attempt to remove the “At Will Clause” regarding employment in the State of Pennsylvania.

Today, I started the petition, and I would like to thank everyone who signed it.  Some people had no idea what it even was, and that’s okay too.  Some people didn’t want to have anything to do with it (until they’re affected of course).

If you scroll to the bottom of my blog, you’ll see a CATEGORIES search bar.  Open that up and click on “News Now.”  There are two articles I’ve written about “At Will” employment and how I was affected by it.

You can start your research there, and then if you want, go to a real search engine like google or whatever you like using.  I didn’t know what “At Will” employment was either until I was fired or let go from at least two jobs for no reason.  When I asked them to give me a reason, they said they didn’t have to because in the State of Pennsylvania, an employer can fire you for any reason or no reason at all.  That’s “At Will” employment.

Then I realized, if this is true, then an employer can fire you for, being gay, being a female, being black, being a christian, muslim, or any other reason federal laws prohibits because legally, they don’t have to have a reason.

I’m all for states rights, but I realized non-contracted employees are at a serious disadvantage here.  There’s a loophole, and States participating in “At WIll” employment are finding ways around federal laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace.

We’re going to continue with the Petition, and get as many signatures as we can.  Then we’re going to present our case to whoever we need to.

Be apart of this.  This is our chance to stand up and make a real change.  We can make history here and become a generation that made a difference.

Do your research and educate yourself about “At Will employment in Pennsylvania or any other state that participates in it.

AND IF YOU SEE ME ON THE STREETS…..HOLLA!

What’s All The Hype About? HBO Did it First.

After scrolling through articles in the WordPress community, I came across “From Blog, to Book to TV Show” written by Cheri Lucas Rowlands.

I guess it’s about the Diary of an Uber driver, one man’s journey to fame after giving someone a lyft while driving for Uber.

The article talks about this man’s experience (I don’t know his name) with a rider who opened up to him during the ride.  The next thing you know, he became famous from discussing his experiences as a driver.

Of course, I wanted to comment, but conveniently, the comment section was closed.  So, I’ll comment on my blog, Table Seven, where real discussions take place.

When I was in high school around 1996 or 1997, HBO aired a show called Taxi Cab Confessions.

It was about riders opening up and discussing all their personal business with different taxi drivers in New York City.  The show was awesome and a huge success, in my opinion at least.

Straight up, this guy came up with nothing new.  Congratulations man, but Taxi Cab Confessions did it first.

Have a good night originals.

Two Thousand-Twenty

And the old saying goes, “In like a lion, out like a lamb.”  Revelations 19 captured time from 1901 to 1921.  1921, the twenties were commonly referred to as the roaring twenties.  Roaring like a lion.  From 1922 to 1999 God left us alone.  Look at what took place during those years.

God came back in 2000.  Revelations 20 “And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.”  God stayed with us until year 2015.  Revelations 20:15 “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

Once again he left us, and he will not return until the year 2100.  What will happen between 2015 and 2100?  We don’t know, but we do know when he returns he will return with, Revelations 21 “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth : for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.”

My brother asked me two weeks ago, “what do think of the year 2020?’

“I think of vision,” I responded.

I don’t know when, and I don’t know who, but at some point someone came up with a system of measuring the health and power of our vision.

Recently, I not only listened to the Celestine Prophecy tape story, but I watched the movie as well, which got me thinking about our evolution as a species “the collective.”

We are evolving, and we’re doing it as a group as well as individually.  It’s not by chance that someone created a way to measure our vision strength, in which one of the results (20/20) coincides with a year that we’ll be living through.

It will be 2020 next year, and I really think we’re stepping into a moment of time that can be significant in some way.

2020 has been sitting in the back of my brain since 2012 so I’ve been waiting with great anticipation for this year to arrive.  I don’t know what it means to you, if anything at all, but to me, it could have something to do with a revelation of some kind.  Maybe an event that gives us insight or a view of something that could perhaps change our lives.

Maybe we’ll see something in a new way like never before, which completely changes how we go about dealing with something in our daily lives.  I don’t know, but when I hear 2020, I think vision, and very soon, I’ll be able to tell you what I think when I see 2020.


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Writing; Beginning To….End?

          I was six years old when I became conscious of my writing.  My father bought a football game for our Nintendo, and when he came home from work on Friday, we would play all weekend.  Me, my brother, and my father, yup, we played nintendo all weekend.

          So one weekend, I grabbed a few sheets of paper and started making a sports page just like something you’d see in your newspaper.  I wrote about the games we played against each other.

       If I played against my brother, and he used the Giants, and I used the Raiders, I’d write about the game between the Giants and the Raiders.  I had so much fun with it.  I wrote about how I was going to beat everyone, and they laughed and said bullshit.

     If someone told me I would eventually go to school and get a degree in the Media/Journalism field, I probably would’ve never believed it, but it’s funny how things work out.   Truthfully speaking, my writing was something I never paid attention to despite the fact that it became apart of who I was at such a young age.


A while ago someone said to me, “Oh, you’re a writer?  Well, we all write don’t we?”  Yes Mr. Sarcastic, we all write, but writing is a talent.  Just because you write checks to pay your bills, that doesn’t make you a writer.  It’s an art, although I never looked at it that way.  I’m not trying to blow myself here, but I’m just saying.

     I get really upset when I create something, especially if it’s sports related, and I write and publish it through my site, and all of a sudden I’ll see a company like FOX Sports, for example, publish something similar.  It’s probably coincidental, (that’s what I tell myself) but it still bothers me.  I’m very very protective of my work because the field of Journalism and writing in general is filled with people like Mr. Sarcastic.

     Mr. Sarcastic is that person who has zero talent, zero writing ability, zero creativity, and absolutely zero fucking respect for the art and the people who are passionate about it, but he/she gets all the jobs in all the best places.  Mr. Sarcastic is the person who tells you to submit an article or ideas to him/her, but instead of publishing your work, he rewrites it, puts his own spin on it, and publishes it under his name.

     When you apply for a job with the Mr. Sarcastics of the world, they know you need a job writing for their publication in order to publish your work, but they don’t hire you.  It’s a vicious circle.  Someone at some point has to give you a shot right?  How are you supposed to have writing clips if you can’t get a job writing.  Do you get it?  They’re asking for something you cannot possibly have unless you get hired.  Where does it begin?  How do you get your stinky foot in the door?


     I graduated college in 2003, and let me tell you something about journalism, it’s lost.  It’s lost because like I said, it’s filled with Mr. Sarcastic.  Now, that’s not the only reason, but that’s a large part of it.

    I can’t speak about journalism in the 1970’s because I wasn’t alive, but I graduated college in 2003, and I’m amazed at all the change the field has endured over the last twenty years.  Most of it being because of technology.

     Let us get down to business here.🔥🔥  As a citizen of this country, it is your right to know the TRUTH about what’s going on.  Today, you keep hearing the term “fake news” thrown around, and what people mean when they say that is the news your getting is made up to forward an agenda.

     As a journalist/reporter, it’s our job to give you the FACTS.  That is it.  Just the FACTS.  The TRUTH, well, that’s for you to decide.  The TRUTH, is something that will eventually come out.  As journalist/reporter we’re not supposed to be biased or give you our opinions about anything we write or report about.

     What do we see today?  Biased and opinionated journalism.  It’s everywhere!  What happened to Journalism?  Ask Mr. Sarcastic.  Ask Mr. Sarcastic how long has it been since he stepped out of his office and went digging for a story.  When was the last time he pushed so hard to get the facts about something, he was threatened.  Ask Mr. Sarcastic how often he just rewrites press releases, or takes information from his news feed and feeds it to you.  At the highest levels, ask Mr, Sarcastic how much money he gets paid to follow the narrative, and report “fake news.”


     What happened to journalism?  Is that what you ask?  Well, you’re asking the wrong question.  The question is, what happened to the Journalist.  Ask Mr. Sarcastic.

     Afterall, it is Mr. Sarcastic that’s keeping the journalist out of work, but let us forget about Mr. Sarcastic for now.  He made his point, and we know where he stands.  He will never get fired.  We can’t beat him, he’ll never hire us, and honestly, we’ll never get along with him anyway, but we don’t have to.

     This comes down to doing what’s right.  This comes down to doing your job the way it’s supposed to be done.  The best part about being a journalist, is that it’s your job to get the news.  It’s your job to get the FACTS.  We have a right to know what’s going on, and we have an obligation to the people we report to.

    It’s a war.  It’s good versus evil.  It’s truth against lies and deceit.  Are you going to keep quiet, or are you going to speak up?  Are you going to follow a narrative, or are you going to wake up and break out to get the facts about an original story?  What kind of a person are you?  Are you a journalist or are you Mr. Sarcastic?  People always talk about our second amendment right being infringed upon, but what about our first?

     Journalism has a whole lot to do with the first amendment.  Our first amendment guarantees us the freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the right of the individual to speak freely.

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

-law.cormell.edu

     This is why I say it’s a war.  If Mr. Sarcastic is in and the journalist is out, then we’re compromising our first amendment.  One time, I heard someone say, “we should need a certificate to be a journalist.”  Are you kidding me?  You have the first amendment giving you the right, what more do you need?  Oh, they’re looking for some type of regulation so when Mr. Sarcastic doesn’t let the journalist work, the certification will be some kind of background check that prevents him from ever getting hired within the business.  It’s another slander campaign against the individual.

     No thanks.  Getting a degree made it difficult enough.  Remember, I was writing when I was six.  No regulations, no certifications, no restrictions.  (This is why the internet is regulated the way it is.)  Whenever you have a platform that enables you to reach people, someone has to be in charge of watching, listening, and regulating content.  They want to know what you’re saying, who your audience is, and if people are actually following you.  They laugh at us and say we write for no money, but they fear us because money doesn’t drive our content.

     Journalism is lost because the journalist is without a home right now.  He/she is roaming the world wide web.   No one wants the journalist around.  Who’s going to let him/her in?  Where will it begin?


     Here were are.  Thirty-three years later.  We’ve gone from the little boy writing sports articles about Nintendo games to, to this.  When the fuck did everything get so serious?  Oh, I forgot, it’s not serious as long as Mr. Sarcastic is around, because he doesn’t give you the FACTS.  He tells stories.  Like we’re children in a kindergarten classroom.  Dumb us down more please.  Thank you.

Have a good day everyone.

 

 

 

Table Seven Top 6, NCAA College Football Week 7

Welcome!  The NCAA College Football season is in it’s seventh week, and there are so many fantastic games scheduled.  It was difficult picking just six, but we did, and as always, NoozBuffet is serving up something….well, here it is.

The Table Seven Top 6

NCAA College Football Week 7

  1. (7)FLORIDA @ (5)LSU- Obviously, this will probably be the game getting most of the coverage this week, and rightfully so.  For Florida, it’s another undefeated opponent.  Game time is scheduled for 8 o’clock Saturday night, October 12th at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The Gators are 6-0 and in first place in the SEC East.  LSU is 5-0, and they’re in first place in the SEC West.  Yes, Florida is on the road again this week, and yes, they’re playing another undefeated team, but I don’t think they give a crap after last week’s road win over (12)Auburn.  LSU had a big win of their own on the road earlier this season against Texas, but Florida, by far, will be their toughest opponent yet.  Offensively, the Tigers are ranked 3rd in the country with 571 total yards per game.  Impressive!
  2. USC @ (9)NOTRE DAME- Kickoff is 7:30pm, Saturday evening in Indiana.  USC is unranked, on the road, and they’re 11 point underdogs.  After last week’s loss to Washington, the Trojans are feeling the urgency, and now it’s a must win against a very good opponent.  Notre Dame is 4-1, and they recovered well after that 23-17 loss to (3)Georgia with a win over (20)Virginia.  Anything can happen in this game, and that’s why we picked it.
  3. (10)PENN STATE @ (17)IOWA- The kickoff is scheduled for 7:30pm, Saturday evening at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa.  Both teams have been looking forward to this game, and it would’ve been that much sweeter if both teams were still undefeated, but it’s Penn State that comes into this game perfect.  Iowa lost to Michigan last week 10-3.  The Hawkeyes were outstanding on defense, but their offense was hit with the turnover bug and couldn’t get it going.  Things must change for Iowa this week as they’re 3 point favorites at home.  If they can rediscover that mistake-free version of themselves we saw earlier this season, they should be alright.
  4. FLORIDA STATE @ (2)CLEMSON- This is an afternoon game scheduled for 3:30, and Clemson is a 27 point favorite at home.  The Seminoles are 3-2, and both losses were to ranked teams, unfortunately, they haven’t beaten anyone that good in comparison.  Florida State’s RB Cam Akers is decent, and they have two guys who can play QB, but will that be enough?  I wonder.  As good as Clemson is, and I’m not taking anything away from them, but I can’t see them going undefeated.  Trevor Lawrence is very good, but he’s a sophomore, and for that alone I expect them to lose at least one game.  North Carolina almost pulled it off, but a questionable coaching decision at the end of the game prevented them from mixing it up with Clemson in overtime.  It could be Florida State that actually does it.  UPSET ALERT!
  5. MICHIGAN STATE @ (8)WISCONSIN- Michigan State is 4-2, and Wisconsin is 5-0.  The kickoff for this game is scheduled for 3:30pm, at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison Wisconsin.  Classic!  Michigan State was on the radar until last week’s loss to Theeee Ohio State University, and the Badgers, who are ranked eighth in the country, just seem to keep rolling along.  Last week Wisconsin beat Kent St. 48-0, which was nothing more than a good tune up for this week’s game against the Spartans.  We’re still at a point in the season where teams are needing to prove themselves, and other than that win against Michigan, has Wisconsin actually been tested?  Michigan State would love nothing more than a win this week, and after rolling around with perhaps, the best team in the country, at least they know where they stand and what they got.  UPSET ALERT!
  6. (1)ALABAMA @ (24)TEXAS A&M- Saturday afternoon, October 12th at 3:30pm, the number one team in all of the country, Alabama, will take the field in an all out battle against Kellen “keep calm” Mond and the Texas A&M Aggies.  I don’t really know too much about Alabama except for the fact that they’re undefeated (5-0).  We’ve done a lot of research about Texas A&M and even featured them once this season, so I know how important it is for QB Kellen Mond to protect the football and extend drives on 3rd down.  Last week Texas A&M beat Arkansas 31-27.  Their two losses come at the hands of two of the Nation’s best, Auburn and Clemson, so if you want to mention battled tested, the Aggies are it, and now facing Alabama.  Alabama might be 5-0, but they haven’t played a ranked team yet.  On the road this week against a scrappy Texas A&M team who has already gone toe to toe with the best, well, this could be a dangerous situation for the Crimson Tide.

Walah!  (You like that magic humor?)  Out of so many, here are the six games we’re keeping in sight this week.  We hope you enjoy these games and every other one you might be interested in.  It’s going to be another great week of college football.  Don’t forget to check back here, at https://noozbuffet.com this afternoon at 3:00pm for our Feature Game Analysis, as we give you our pick of the week, straight up and versus the spread.  Table Seven is looking for win number 4 this week as we hope to improve our record versus the spread to 4-1-1! 🏈💰💰💲🔥🔥

Table Seven Seeking Change For “At Will Clause” 2

Hello everyone, how are you doing today?  This is obviously part 2, or the next in a series of updates regarding the “At Will” clause here in Pennsylvania.

Update:  The truth about “At Will” is that your employers (bosses, managers, supervisors, etc., can fire you without a reason, if you aren’t contracted.

The problem with At WIll, is that more often than not, you are getting fired a reason.  A manager, boss, etc., may have a problem with female employees for example, and decide to fire them.  He/she can never get in any legal trouble for violating federal laws against discrimination in the workplace because…

hey, it was “At Will’.  No reason at all.  I just felt like firing her.


This is what we should, as a community and state seek to remove.

Even if you are working at a local food store without a contract, you should never lose your job without reason.

But….if you’re….

Habitually late?- okay.

Not showing up?- okay

Stealing?- okay.

Damaging property?- Okay.

Physically Assaulting a co-worker or boss?- okay.

How about this one?  “At Will” works both ways too.  You as an employee can leave a place of employment without reason.  That’s right.  Walk right out.  You’re covered just like the employer is, but how many employers held your feet to the fire for making that decision, and said you weren’t rehirable because of job abandonment?   They always find ways to put the employee at a disadvantage, and keep people who they want, without a job.


I think it’s a good idea to start a petition.  Maybe, get out there on the streets, start a petition, and have whoever agrees, sign it, and then we mail it in.

Write in Pennsylvania, or anyone who wants help with this.  Let me know what you’re thinking.


Alright.  Have a good day.  It is a Monday, but we’ll get through it.  We always do.

Table Seven Seeking Change For “At Will” Clause.

Hello everyone.  If you’ve been following my blog, then you’re probably aware that we’re based in Pennsylvania, but personally, I’ve been living here since 2012.  As I’m slowly finding out, certain things are done differently here, especially when it comes to working and the relationships between employer and employee.

Employment at Will in Pennsylvania: The Basics

Since 1891, Pennsylvania has subscribed to the theory of employment at will. Thus, as the court noted in Stumpp v. Stroudsburg Municipal Authority 540 Pa. 391, 396 (1995), “as a general rule, employees are at-will, absent a contract, and may be terminated at any time, for any reason or for no reason.”

The above article was copied from the site, corporate.findlaw.com

This clause has been a real issue for me for the last two years.  Twice, I was fired from a place of employment for no reason at all.

I’m definitely going to get into the details a little later, but for now I’m going to keep it simple and tell you why I have a problem with this.

You could say that I’m upset because I was fired no reason, but the real issue here is that employers are using the At Will Clause/law as a shield.

You see, you cannot fire a person based on sex, race, religion, color, sexual preference, etc., but in Pennsylvania, they can and do and then hide behind the At Will Clause.

It is my belief that I was fired from the preschool I was working at because I was a man, but because of the At Will Clause, I didn’t have a leg to stand on.

If I had my way the At Will Clause would be removed, forgotten about, and never used again, but I’m going to need help.

DECEITFUL, ENVIOUS, JEALOUS, HATEFUL, and RACIST people who are also you’re bosses and managers are hiding behind the At Will Clause.

Lets hold these people accountable, and lets see why people like myself are really getting fired.  Is it really just because they felt like it?

Write in let me know what’s up especially if you live in Pennsylvania and have been affected by this.

 

I’m not lazy.  I’m not looking for a reason not to work, but for some reason, keeping a job has been difficult.  I’m passionate, punctual, educated, and I work very hard.  I haven’t given any employer a reason to fire me, but it’s not like they need one.

Follow our blog for details and updates.