Good Morning America!

These thoughts are from an average person, not a paid professional writer, or a computer geek purist, just thoughts from a common everyday folk perspective.

So, what are your thoughts?

Old School Banking a Better Way  

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Back in the day,  when I  bounced on my grandparent's knee and the price of gas was a dime. Banks were not an option they'd consider.

Back then, old school country folk didn't trust banks. Yes, they'd stash their hard earned nickels and dimes in an empty coffee can and hide it under a floor board or under the bed or, if they had paper money, they'd stuff the mattress in the guest bedroom.

Now, in this new millennia, it seems the hard working Americans, those of us who get our hands dirty from back breaking work, will have to resort to our grandparents way of banking.

Now, the banks want to charge another fee. This fee is a charge to customers for using our own money.

Bank of America is now charging $5 to use their debt card monthly while Wells Fargo and Chase are testing a $3 fee monthly for the same service

All the while, the Board of Directors and Stock Holders are lining their pockets and still enjoying their plush lifestyles.

My advice to all of us, start stuffing your mattresses and keeping old coffee cans, this way we'll keep some of our money from the greedy well-to-dos.

Air Traffic Controllers  

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Air Traffic Controllers have flooded the headlines as of late.

People may be wondering how and why all these sleepy controllers are just now coming to light.

These are my thoughts;

Back in the 80's Air Traffic Controllers, who were and are government employees, went on strike and subsequently were fired. No government employees are allowed to strike.

This makes me believe that since these employees are not given the right to strike over bonifide issues, their employers have carte blanche to tromp all over low-level employee safety issues and a plethora of other rights.

A strike is out of the question for these employees so, they must look for other avenues to gain attention to their plight.

This writer could be wrong but, I believe the Controllers shook off the sleep deprived webs and used good old fashioned imagination and intuitiveness, and decided "let's have a sporadic, nation wide sleep out".

Nothing formally organized, no picket signs, no blue flu, just snores mingling with the hum of equipment on a dark silent night in a tower at 3:00AM.

I like it.

The usual governmental stance, put a bandaide on it and maybe the hemoraging will stop.

The government's answer to the problem is a joke at best.

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