A risky job is better than none at all
This is an open letter to try to quell opposition to natural gas drilling, new pipelines, wind turbines and any new thing that means creating jobs for the thousands of unemployed people in upstate New York (although many people will still not like my opinion).
I worked in factories and industry for almost 20 years. I worked first, second and third shift and my share of long hours.
Along with this, I had to do some lifting, and many times got my hands dirty. I had some jobs that I liked, and others I didn’t like.
But through it all, if I had a job or an opportunity, I didn’t create a long court battle or criteria of fear against creation of more jobs.
There are always risks with any job, not the least of which is driving your car to and from work. (In the case of car accidents.) A carpenter could get a sliver. An auto mechanic could get oil and gas on his hands. A flight attendant could get into a plane crash.
I don’t want to get poisoned or hurt any more than anyone else.
In the case of some people, (but not everybody, of course) we have become a spoiled and undisciplined society.
Too many people do not obey the traffic laws, and will find any excuse to call their lawyer and shun responsibilities.
Jobs are hard enough to find these days, and we shouldn’t complain about anything and everything that comes our way.
Little League players showed sportsmanship
After watching as many innings as I possibly could of the Little League World Series, I was very impressed with the sportsmanship and pure class of these young men.
In the championship game between Japan and Tennessee, a Tennessee player hit a home run in five consecutive games.
As he crossed home plate, the pitcher from Japan met him at home plate and gave him a high five.