WEST PHILLY – WILDWOOD CONUNDRUM

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Posted on 18th May 2013 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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While walking down the street in Wildwood yesterday I noticed something that most people would find highly unusual. There was a gang of teenagers coming towards me and I wasn’t scared. It was because  they were all Asian and dressed in blue Morey’s Piers  work shirts.  They were headed to their jobs on the boardwalk. I had previously passed a gaggle of Eastern Europeans in blue Morey’s work shirts while riding my bike on the boardwalk. This is not a recent development. Morey’s has been employing foreign students for years to man their rides and concession booths.

Foreign Workers 2010

The Morey family essentially runs the Wildwood Boardwalk. They operate the three amusement piers and many of the game and food booths. They have been model citizens and have done many good things for the town and the people. They have been the major player in Wildwood for decades.

They employ 1,500 people every summer and half of them are foreign students. They come from China, Thailand, Bulgaria, Egypt, Ireland and other Eastern European countries. This fact has always had me scratching my head. Morey’s pays them $7.50 to $8.00 per hour. They provide housing and transportation. They feed them lunch and dinner. The foreign workers are pleasant, efficient, and competent. They are clean cut and show up every day for work. They appear to be loving the experience.

You might be wondering how foreigners can come to the U.S. over the summer and get jobs when our real unemployment rate is north of 20%. It seems there is a Federal government program called the Summer Work Travel Program, run by the State Department.  It was created in 1961 to bolster diplomatic ties with other countries by way of cultural exchange. As a reminder, Federal programs NEVER die. They just get bigger. The primary purpose of the program is to acquaint foreign students with the culture and life of modern America and the distribution of other cultures among its inhabitants. I guess taking ride tickets and selling fried oreos to obese tattooed Americans is really acquainting them with our culture. Approximately 120,000 foreign university students are shipped over for three or four months every year to work low level tourist industry jobs.

The foreign students actually end up paying $2,000 to just get over here to work. Would-be participants typically first make contact with a recruiter in their home country. From there, they are connected with one of dozens of private “sponsors,” who are tasked by the State Department with overseeing the visa program. The sponsors acquire visas for students and connect them with employers or, at times, another company before they are granted entrance into the United States. Those who gain entry into the program typically spend more than $2,000 in travel expenses and fees to recruiters and sponsors, but some pay much, much more. “With recruiters, you don’t know how much they might be charging. We found someone who was charging $10,000,” said Allan Smith, chief executive officer at American Camp And Work Experience, the sole New Jersey-based Summer Work Travel sponsor. “On the other side,” Smith said, “you have employers who house kids, charging them over $100 a week. At the end of the summer, they end up owing the company money. When you get stuff like that, it hurts everybody.”

Morey’s does not treat their employees badly. But this program is not really a cultural immersion program. It’s a cheap labor program for American companies. Federal taxes are waived for participants in the program. That means Morey’s does not have to pay their 7.65% portion into the Social Security fund. But at the end of the day, I believe Morey’s when they say they can’t fill the positions locally. I do not believe Morey’s are racists, but there are very few African American or Hispanic workers on their piers. This is interesting since 31% of the local population is Hispanic and 12% is African American. The total local population is only 5,500, with only 500 or so residents between 18 and 24 years old. It makes sense that they would need teenagers from outside of Wildwood to fill their needs.

This brings me to West Philly and how the welfare state policies of this country are the reason the Morey family has to seek out good teenage workers from across the globe. My Section 8 neighbors have a 17 year old son living in the condo. He lives 50 yards from the Wildwood boardwalk between two Morey’s amusement piers. He does not work. Morey’s is going through a lot of effort to ship in teenagers from foreign countries. The people living next door have not interest in working. If they earned money working at a real job, they would lose some of their free shit. That kid has no interest in working on the Boardwalk. He has learned already that not working is easier and more profitable than working.

This entitlement attitude extends into West Philly. Philadelphia is 90 miles from Wildwood. There are 205,000 18 to 24 year olds living in Philadelphia. The true youth unemployment rate in Philadelphia is in excess of 50%. The black unemployment rate is north of 70%. How screwed up is our country that Morey’s couldn’t find 750 teenagers in Philadelphia to collect ride tickets and sell funnel cake? Any normal teenager would love to spend the summer at a shore house with an easy night time job. I blame the 45 years of welfare state policies for this ridiculous situation. The teenagers in West Philly have been raised with an entitlement mindset. Working would reduce their government freebies. Most of these teenagers have never had an example of two parents working hard at jobs. Many don’t even know their fathers. They have no concept of personal responsibility or getting ahead in life. They know their family EBT cards will be recharged on the 1st of the month. They aren’t capable of adding, subtracting, using correct grammar or dressing like a normal human being. The kids from China have a better grasp of the English language than kids in West Philly.

It is a sad reflection on our government run educational system, entitlement plantation mentality instilled by liberal do-gooder politicians, and complete lack of parental responsibility within the urban ghettos, that employers have to seek workers from 7,000 miles away when there are 200,000 teenagers only ninety miles away. Do you blame Morey’s for not hiring these Philadelphia teenagers?

 

 

 

 

49 Comments
  1. SSS says:

    This idiocy will work until it doesn’t.

    Admin likes to portray government workers as “drones.” Accurate enough in many cases.

    But how many millions of kids among us, mainly in the large cities, are the true drones. No skills of ANY use to this society, not even enough to qualify as a government drone. Sooner or later, I sense a huge “KABOOM” coming our way.

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    18th May 2013 at 8:54 pm

  2. AWD says:

    I suggest we ship the 200,000 Philadelphia youths to China, Thailand, Bulgaria, Egypt, Ireland and other Eastern European countries. Just drop ‘em off, and see what happens to them. Will they get jobs? Or resort to crime?

    Those Philly kids will travel to Wildwood some day, when the free shit runs out, to burn, loot, and murder everyone on the pier (after they’ve cleaned out Philly). Morey’s will look like West Philly. Or maybe the upstanding youths of Camden will beat them to it.

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    18th May 2013 at 9:21 pm

  3. AWD says:

    Somehow I doubt Morey would want to hire any of the surly, 50 I.Q. crowd of Philly

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    18th May 2013 at 9:24 pm

  4. AWD says:

    Hey, we have more people on Welfare than the entire population of Germany. Don’t bother ‘em with jobs, man, it cuts into their free time.

    I wonder what the foreign kids think of baby daddies

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    18th May 2013 at 9:28 pm

  5. Hangman says:

    Yeah this has been going on for a long time. This is the first time however I have ever heard anyone remark on it. 30 years ago as a college student I worked as a fishmonger on Cape Cod; my friend as a chambermaid on Nantucket. It was normal for young Americans to take menial jobs during the summer…then, something happened. Maybe two decades ago I started noticing whenever I went on vacation that the jobs formerly taken by American kids were now being filled by Irish, English, East European, etc kids over for the summer. Recently I became aware of both a local landscaper and painter using almost 100 percent imported labor in the form of mexicans and other latins – mind you these are not illegals, but here with the consent of government. I often wonder is this just about cheap labor, a scheme to import workers to contain inflation, or did American kids just stop working?

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    18th May 2013 at 9:31 pm

  6. AWD says:

    Our illustrious president opposes people on welfare having to work. That just isn’t fair. Why should somebody have to work for a living? That’s just plain racist.

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    18th May 2013 at 9:41 pm

  7. rodney says:

    Yo motha fuckin AWD uh ah ain’t going ta werk until ah git uh regular piece o’ ass, uh pimp-tight `64, an’ some da system money… don’t make me shank ya!

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    18th May 2013 at 9:56 pm

  8. TheCynic says:

    Nobody in their right mind hires hood rats. Look they dumb as a monkey, speak some sort of Ebonics/Rap dialect that only other hood rats understand, think walking in their underwear is normal, have no work ethic, or any sort of ethic except that of being a destructive parasite.

    Here in Southern California you won’t see Whites in low end service positions any more for a couple of reasons. One, the management likes Mexicans because you can treat them like shit and work them hard and they won’t complain. Two. They work cheaper than a White and many times they can be cheated out their wages. Three: whites are a minority and only find them in upscale stores and restaurants where dealing with the customer in English is a must have.

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    18th May 2013 at 10:22 pm

  9. IndenturedServant says:

    From the article: “With recruiters, you don’t know how much they might be charging. We found someone who was charging $10,000,” said Allan Smith, chief executive officer at American Camp And Work Experience, the sole New Jersey-based Summer Work Travel sponsor. “On the other side,” Smith said, “you have employers who house kids, charging them over $100 a week. At the end of the summer, they end up owing the company money.”

    Well, the purpose is to expose them to American culture and values right?
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    18th May 2013 at 10:23 pm

  10. Tom kane says:

    I have a new home in Fl in a community. Thecommunity, has two dining rooms in the club house, a formal and an informal area. In the formal dining room, men must wear a jacket. The Beach Club is informal, with a collared shirt as the only requirement. my wife and I noticed a very interesting phenomenon at these two dining rooms. Nine out of ten of the staff spoke with a foreign accent. When I inquired regarding this observation I learned that these workers were from South Africa, and approximately 80 % of them are white African students earning money and visiting the US. There were some interesting observations:

    1. They all spoke English, and they spoke extremely well (unlike Americans).
    2. They were free of tattoos (unlike Americans).
    3. They took pride in their work and were polite and courteous (unlike Americans).
    4. No gratuities are permitted, but they performed as though they were paid expecting a large tip.

    I was not born into wealth. In earlier years, I worked as a paper boy, beach grill attendant, bus boy, breakfast chef, and salad chef, with many of these jobs occurring during the summer in Wildwood, NJ. I rhetorically asked management in the dining room , “Why is the majority of the staff from South Afica.? The reply was a simple, “They show up, they are happy to do their job, and they are never drunk or high.” “Not easily found these days?’ I asked. He simply smiled. there are hundreds of teens and college students nearby that are out of work. Similarly to Morey it is a predominately black, Hispanic, and poor whites. There are plenty of kids out of work. but they get food stamps and government assistance. Taking a job that pays $10-12 an hour is considered demeaning, but taking a handout from the government is considered honorable. I agree, this condition is a sad reflection on our government run educational system, entitlement plantation mentality that makes all races emotional slaves, and complete lack of parenting in the inner city urban ghettos. want more proof? i dare you to take a ride into West Philly after dark, or North Philly almost anytime.

    It is no secret that the US is in a downward spiral, and the above two examples are the bog in which we have soaked our feet. The character wars have been lost and replaced by relativism. With the events that have taken place in DC this week, many that thought I was an extremist in views of our current situation have called to agree. Many are concerned. However, I see this as a possible time for optimism.

    I grew up a child of the left. My family was all a big ‘D.’ I supported Ted Kennedy when he ran against Jimmy Carter. Disillusioned with the left, I became an “R’. Disillusioned with the right, I became an ‘I’. It is obvious that the left has been in charge for the last 50 plus years (excluding Reagan). What I disliked most about this shift to the left was what happened in journalism. The left leaning press would not only ignore the sins from the left, they refused to report on them. Could the blatant and obvious lies, and corruption of power that has been exposed of the Obama Administration cause a re-birth in the lefts’ grey matter? It is possible that the media are not all dead between the ears. I know that there are some on the left that actually believe there is a right and wrong and that they will not tolerate the usurping of rights that has taken place (especially because the Associated Press scandal where liberal reporters were targets as well, unlike the IRS debauchery that only targeted the right). Unlike during the Clinton era, where women’s rights group remained silent when a president took advantage of a 21 year old intern, economic times are not good. There are not as many blinders on the US public because the economy has lowered everyone’s tolerance. This could a time of rebirth. Perhaps the left and the right can find their core values that transcend ideology and unite in an attempt to restore a sense of responsibility among the citizenry. I can dream, can’t I?

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    18th May 2013 at 10:38 pm

  11. Steve Hogan says:

    It’s probably not news to people reading this site, but the welfare state has completely destroyed black families and is well on its way to doing so for Hispanics and whites. I suspect Asians families, due to cultural norms, will be strong enough to resist this crap.

    Imagine that. Pay people not to work and they won’t. Reward people for having children they otherwise can’t afford or care for, and they’ll breed like rabbits. Encourage parents to separate to keep the free shit flowing, and the next thing you know Father’s Day becomes the most confusing day of the year in ghettos and barrios everywhere.

    What happens when the dollar tanks and the free shit vanishes?

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    18th May 2013 at 11:13 pm

  12. Anonymous says:

    Keep ignoring my assertion that the goal is to destroy the middle class and make everyone serfs to the banks/government/1%. You have to dumb down the population so that they cannot think or do anything requiring skills. Put them on the dole and take over their education. I would not want to be in a big city when the SHTF.

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    18th May 2013 at 11:42 pm

  13. Chicago999444 says:

    Don’t bet on Asians being strong enough to resist the welfare mentality. I work close to the Asian community and I am seeing the welfare mentality seeping into their communities.

    You see, Asians are very pragmatic people. The common attitude among them is “take what they give you”. They are very hard working people, yes, but they consider it foolish to turn down any boon that is available to them, and many are discovering many angles by which they can exploit government programs for extra income. At least two of them I know are managing to collect Section 8 subsidies while earning incomes well above average simply by declining to actually marry their “wives”- that way, she can claim to be an indigent single woman with 2 or more kids even though she has an MBA from a decent school and additional professional certifications, and get a LINK card, a Section 8 voucher, and free medical care for the kids, while the family’s earned income goes into savings. If you own a business, you’re considered to be an idiot for not exploiting any special government programs and incentives for your type of business, or choosing a line of business that gets them over one that does not. You’re still supposed to work hard and be frugal and care for your children, making sure they are educated and socialized properly, but you are also supposed to exploit every possible advantage, including any and all government assistance that might be available.

    What many people don’t see is how taking advantage of all of these things simply because they are available erodes your own ethic and chips away at your community.

    And the Asian community has a major Achilles heel that has always been a large part of their culture, which is a predilection for insane gambling, related to the superstition that is so prevalent among them. I never cease to be astonished at the belief in “luck” and overall level of superstition among people who are otherwise intelligent and competent, because to me, at least, superstition is an indicator of stupidity, or at least a refusal to think rationally. I see the casino buses picking up loads of people every day in our local Chinatown neighborhood at hourly intervals- I always wondered who throws their money down on the floor in these places and hear of people know to me regularly losing their entire paychecks in these pits- paychecks that they worked 60 hour weeks for. It is well known that gambling is a major problem among Chinese, in particular, and a number of local entrepreneurs I know have been financially destroyed by their gambling addictions, building prosperous businesses through years of 14 hour work days and hyper-frugality, than losing it all at the casinos, or by “speculating” in the financial markets with a lack of respect for risk that strikes me as insane.

    There is no subset of people who are, as a category, immune to the lure of easy money, or to the corruption and erosion of ethics that free money engenders.

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    18th May 2013 at 2:04 am

  14. Stucky says:

    Morey’s should hire ex-convicts.

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    Center City Job Fair For Ex-Offenders Is Canceled After 3,000 Show Up

    By Cherri Gregg

    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The City of Philadelphia shut down a career fair for ex-offenders today after an unexpected crowd of thousands showed up, résumés in hand.

    There were lots of disppointed job seekers and potential employers this morning.

    The city was expecting about 1,000 people to show up, but about three times that number were standing in a line that wrapped around the Municipal Services Building, across from City Hall.

    And when someone jumped the line, order collapsed.

    There was no yelling, no shoving — just 3,000 people all trying to get into the job fair at once.

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    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/05/17/center-city-job-fair-for-ex-offenders-is-canceled-after-3000-show-up/

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    18th May 2013 at 8:46 am

  15. Roy says:

    “There is no subset of people who are, as a category, immune to the lure of easy money, or to the corruption and erosion of ethics that free money engenders.”

    The Amish and Old Order Mennonites accept nothing from government. The self employed and sect members working for self employed are exempt from SS “contributions”. Others working for non sect members have SS “contributions” confiscated from their wages. They will not collect SS even though they have paid into SS all their lives. They avoid the “minimum wage” by hiring “independent contractors”. They collect State sales tax and pay all other taxes.

    They tithe, give 10% of their income to the Church. The Church will help when they are unable to pay. They don’t believe in usery and the Church runs a non-profit bank where they charge an at cost Administrative fee for self liquidating loans. They do not vote and have nothing to do with government unless forced.

    The school system discussion is to long to cover in this comment.

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    18th May 2013 at 8:53 am

  16. Stucky says:

    Disclaimer: I don’t know jack shit about the Morey family. Maybe they really are wonderful people who are providing foreign utes an opportunity of a lifetime. Maybe they really can’t find Amurican utes to do the same job.

    But, I doubt it. So, I call bullshit on their motivations.

    Summer Work Travel Program = Cheap Labor. There’s your motivation.

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    The Center for Immigration Studies compiled a detailed report (51 pages), “Cheap Labor as Cultural Exchange: The $100 Million Work Travel Industry”. Link is below.

    Here are the chapter summaries.

    PART ONE: —– The Globalization of the Summer Job. The story of SWT’s role in international diplomacy and of the intense, sophisticated, and lucrative recruitment both of the students whose fees fuel the industry and the employers who provide the jobs.

    PART TWO: —– Young Americans “Don’t Know How the System Works”. The story of young Americans displaced by SWT, which uses international job fairs to line up summer workers months in advance. A second story tells of the culture clash at Hershey, where the legend of a benevolent chocolate baron met the harsh reality of SWT.

    PART THREE: —– SWT in Alaska: Fish Sliming as Cultural Exchange. The story of SWT in Alaska, where some 2,000 “cultural exchange” workers take jobs that used to be magnets for American college students, including 1969 Wellesley graduate Hillary Rodham, now overseeing SWT as Secretary of State.

    PART FOUR: —– “A Cavalier Attitude”: The State Department’s Legacy of SWT Failure. The story of the State Department’s long history of mismanagement of SWT, including its indifference to its effects on American workers. Included is an interview with Rick Ruth, the State Department’s new man in charge of SWT.

    EPILOGUE: —– An open letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. CIS calls on Secretary Clinton, whose department oversees the SWT program, to reform it so today’s young Americans can enjoy the same summer work experiences as she did many years ago.

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    LINK: http://cis.org/cheap-labor-as-cultural-exchange-contents

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    18th May 2013 at 9:13 am

  17. Stucky says:

    If one truly believes that Morey’s can’t find American youths to fill those TEMPORARY SUMMER positions for the various reasons stated — (lazy, irresponsible, stupid, etc etc) — then, really, America is totally fucked beyond belief. Might as well just turn off the lights and wait for The End.

    Boomers fucked everything up, I am told here. Young people are the future. They will have to fix things. They have no other choice. Yet, we are to believe (maybe it IS true?) that we can’t find utes for summer work in a fucking amusement park?? What a terrible condemnation of young people! If that’s where we are at as a country, yeah, we’re fucked.

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    18th May 2013 at 9:26 am

  18. Chicago999444 says:

    Roy, the Amish are such a tiny subset of the population that they barely count, statistically.

    You will always find small groups of people who live their lives very consciously and refuse to take part in the lunacy of the moment, as a matter of belief and conscience. The Amish retain their ethic, I believe, because they choose to live their beliefs very consciously, to the point of offering their kids the opportunity to choose otherwise. When the Amish youngster reaches age 18, he or she has a year to live in the “gentile” world with all its lures and temptations, and then has to make a choice. That choice is rather a difficult one, because if the kid chooses one direction, the other is forever foreclosed to him, and the choice is- choose the world and lose all your family and kin forever, or elect to stay in the fold and practice the entire ethic. You aren’t allowed to sit on the fence.

    Most people out here don’t consciously choose their beliefs, unfortunately, but mirror the culture around them without thinking too much about it. If more people chose their beliefs and chose to actually live by them, we’d see a lot of changes in behavior.

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    18th May 2013 at 9:28 am

  19. Administrator says:

    Who would you hire?

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    18th May 2013 at 9:33 am

  20. Stucky says:

    Who would I hire? Obviously, the one with the nicest tits.

    On a more serious note, you present (hopefully) a false choice. Is that American ute a general representative of American utes? Of course it isn’t. Kid DOES show that he marches to the beat of a different drummer, though. A fine trait!!

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    18th May 2013 at 9:44 am

  21. Administrator says:

    Stuck

    Morey’s does hire 700 to 800 local kids during the summer. They are for the most part white and clean cut. According to them, it costs more to employ these foreign students than to hire a local kid. Like I said, the Section 8 kid next door lives 50 yards from the Boardwalk year round and does not work. Explain that.

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    18th May 2013 at 10:15 am

  22. Stucky says:

    Admin

    I have two kids. One works his ass off. The other gets free shit from the peeple. That’s the only explanation I got.

    We’re screwed, aren’t we?

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    18th May 2013 at 11:39 am

  23. Administrator says:

    Stuck

    I believe so. The free shitters now outnumber the hard workers. If the government will pay you not to work, why work?

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    18th May 2013 at 11:48 am

  24. Administrator says:

    Stuck

    That extreme example is not uncommon on the Wildwood boardwalk. That is why my idea to create People of Wildwood would make People of Wal-Mart look mainstream and boring. I could make millions sending my kids up on the Boardwalk with their cell phone cameras and paying them $1 per post worthy picture.

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    18th May 2013 at 11:51 am

  25. Roy says:

    Chicago999444 – The Amish are a small subset of the anabaptists with many subjects. I am not very familiar with the Amish having grown up within a Mennonite culture and now living in a Mennonite community. The Amish broke away from the Mennonites in Europe. The Mennonites were formed from the Anabaptists by Mennen Simon. The Anabaptists were severely persecuted in Europe because they would not conform to Church doctrine of infant baptism but allow a person to decide for themselves when reaching an age cognition, usually 16. My ancestor was given a thousand acres by Wm. Penn which has no been absorbed by the city of Lancaster.

    The largest Amish contingent is in Indiana, while the largest Old Order Mennonite community is in Mexico. Persecution still exist for those who fail to conform and resist state control.

    Virtually every major religion has as it’s basic tenets, more or less, the Ten Commandments although as there is a breakdown within the various sects and denominations. The Ten Planks of The Communist Manifesto has more support than the Ten Commandments and The Bill of Rights. Bertrand Russel observed with all these different religions the can’t all be right but they can all be wrong. I am a Diet who believes man created God in his own image to control people by promising a better afterlife. The state created the devil since you don’t need a god for control but you need a devil (Eric Hoffer “The True Believer”. You don’t need protection from God but you do need protection fror the devil.

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    18th May 2013 at 12:11 pm

  26. Stucky says:

    “I am a Diet who believes ….” —— Roy

    What kind? Atkins?

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    18th May 2013 at 2:30 pm

  27. Roy says:

    Spell checker changed deist to diet and I didn’t catch it. I probably mispelled deist inverting the e and i and the spell checker changed it to diet. This is the reason for proofreaders as proof reading your oun writing is difficult. Do you know what a deist is?

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    18th May 2013 at 3:11 pm

  28. Mark says:

    They’re building what looks like luxury condo’s in Teton Village to house up to 180 employees. Needless to say they are for recruiting people from far away so they don’t have to come to a strange place and look for themselves.

    There must be some incentive for JH Mountain Resort? There is no mention in the article of what that is?

    Perhaps deplomatic good will? Would be a kind gesture to open up mines in foreign countries. Seeing how the owner is worth over 30 billion from mining in Wyoming.

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    18th May 2013 at 6:30 pm

  29. Stucky says:

    Roy

    Jeebus is a deist.

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    18th May 2013 at 7:14 pm

  30. Gayle says:

    On the other end of the spectrum are vast numbers of Asian teenagers who are quiet, respectful, and study hard to meet the high demands and expectations of their parents. Summer job acquisition is not a priority for this group; they prefer to fulfill their parents’ desire that they spend the summer studying so they can have a head start on the next academic year. When these young people are running the country in a few years, what will they do with the FSA?

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    18th May 2013 at 9:22 pm

  31. nickelthrower says:

    The FSA is going to find themselves in one of those fancy FEMA Camps that the government has been quietly building. Historically, the US government has had no qualms with locking up undesirables. It can happen again.

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    18th May 2013 at 9:35 pm

  32. Anonymous says:

    nicklethrower, ‘undesirable’ is a very wide category today. You are probably in it unless you are one of the 1%. Do you own a gun? Have more than a weeks food storage? Have a garden? Own gold? Etc. Anything could be on their list of ‘undesirable/illegal’ next week.

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    18th May 2013 at 11:34 pm

  33. YankeeFrank says:

    This article oversimplifies the dynamics at play in a way that makes it hard to respond. It is also blindly racist for one simple reason: where are all the white Philly (and neighboring areas) “youths” that could work at the shore? There are surely enough local white kids to do the jobs. Why hire foreigners at all? Could it be because it is actually cheaper — they don’t have to pay any Federal taxes — of course its cheaper by about 16%. Its cheaper and easier (the kids come to them and clearly don’t need the money because they can afford $2k+ just to get here. Most kids are lucky to earn $2k in an entire summer. They may hire some local kids but clearly most of their staff comes from this foreign program. Frankly, this is common not just among the young but in many fields these days: IT workers have to compete against foreign workers who can be paid much less, and can’t quit or take another job. These foreign worker visa programs are stealing jobs from Americans and you blame welfare? I guess its easier to be racist than to accept that our government is the declared enemy of labor. I can imagine that the “Morleys” could afford to pay a lot more money than they do — but as you say many of the kids wind up owing money to them at the end of the summer. So they are basically slaves — their earnings paid out and confiscated to pay for their room and board. How convenient for the Morleys. No wonder Philly kids won’t work for them: they know a scam when they see one, whereas these foreign kids, all of whom are privileged, are just happy to be here for the summer. This piece is biased and you clearly have a chip on your shoulder, but its completely misdirected. The Morleys are parasites who refuse to pay a fair wage, just like most American business these days… and you wonder why people refuse jobs where they won’t earn even half a living wage. $7.50 an hour is what we used to earn in summer jobs in the late 80′s. How could it be that they are paying the same wage now as they did 25 years ago? Its easy to be wrong. Too bad you took the easy route with this post.

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    18th May 2013 at 2:39 am

  34. Charlie Bushmeister says:

    YankeeFrank,

    You obviously have never tried to hire an American teenager for your business. I imagine you probably don’t have a business.

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    18th May 2013 at 5:51 am

  35. Chicago999444 says:

    Roy: Yours is an interesting comment. Thanks for posting.

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    18th May 2013 at 7:08 am

  36. Roy says:

    THE GOVERNMENT’S 23rd PSALM
    The Government is my shepherd, I shall not work. It maketh me to lie down on good jobs. It leadeth me beside the still factories. It destroyeth my initiative; It leadeth me in the paths of the parasite for politics sake; Yea, though I walk in the valley of Deficit Spending, I will fear no evil, For the Government is with me; its doles and its vote-getters they comfort me. It prepareth an Economic Utopia for me by appropriating the earnings of my grandchildren. It filleth my head with baloney, my inefficiency runneth over; Surely the Government shall care for me all the days of my life And I shall live in a Fool’s Paradise forever. Amen
    — Author Unknown

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    18th May 2013 at 8:16 am

  37. Administrator says:

    YankeeFrank must be a product of the Phila public school system as his reading comprehension is at a 3rd grade level. He can’t spell Morey’s correctly. He somehow missed the FACT that over 50% of the 1,500 employees are local teenagers. He also missed the FACT that the entire teenage population of Wildwood is 500. He also couldn’t get the distinction between what some companies have done, versus what Morey’s has done. The workers do not owe Morey’s anything. They provide housing and transportation on their own dime.

    Lastly, liberal douchebags like dumbass YankeeFrank resort to their only card – declare racism at the drop of a hat. That’s all these people have in their arsenal of lies. Their storyline of evil employers grows tired and old.

    He ignores the FACT that this program is run by the Obama State Department and his hero Hillary Clinton was in charge of it for the last four years. Where is your vitriol for the Savior and Hillary.

    It warms the cockles of my heart when an idiot like YankeeFrank makes an appearance and reveals the mindset of a liberal idiot.

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    18th May 2013 at 8:37 am

  38. John A says:

    Admin dispatches another liberal douchebag:

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    18th May 2013 at 11:02 am

  39. Mike, Admin's section 8 neighbor says:

    Yo Mr. Admin

    Our son has applied fo’ disability, he ain’t gettin no mutha fucking job. ah’m sho you’ve seen him. He wears XXXXXL gear, an’ his back, knees an’ ankles been hurting. He’s 19, not 17 an’ qualifies fo’ disability.

    He’s gots his eye on uh new Escalade, which he’ll git when he receives his disability “back wages”, dat two years o’ back pay. It’ll be his down payment. He’s usin` our lawyer ta git on disability, an’ he says it’s uh “slam dunk”. He should start getting checks in uh few months.

    we’s be very proud o’ him, an’ we’s be jivin’ wif da landlord ta see if dere be uh section eight condo nearby dat he can git. Then we’s can all be together an’ enjoy da pimp-tight life. we’s be so glad he’s following in our footsteps, it’s really da way ta go. Why not? nahh werk, live at da beach, we’s don’ gots ta pay fo’ anythin`. Take uh cruise when we’s wants, vacations. It’s da pimp-tight life Jus’ like Orenthawl James.

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    18th May 2013 at 11:09 am

  40. aquapura says:

    It wasn’t all that long ago that I was working summer jobs while I was in college. They were all manufacturing jobs on the shop floor getting my hands dirty. I was paid what I considered a kings ransom at the time, IIRC about $10.50-$11/hr. This was 1997-1999. Even better was I could work OT by way of 10 hour days M-F and 6 hour shifts Sat & Sun. Sunday was double time. So over the course of a summer I was working consistent 62 hour weeks and raking in enough cash to pay most of my college tuition, room & board by working the summer.

    Both places I worked at over those summers have since closed, not to just summer student workers, but all staff. Each was a union shop that went on strike. One place moved to a southern right-to-work state and the other went overseas. The unskilled workforce at each place making $20-25/hr probably all went on gov’t assistance.

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    18th May 2013 at 2:13 pm

  41. Novista says:

    DamnYankeeFrank

    Just another drive-by with no staying power.

    Heh, your name mistake could have been morlochs but that would have been so you.

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    18th May 2013 at 7:58 pm

  42. Kill Bill says:

    How screwed up is our country that Morey’s couldn’t find 750 teenagers in Philadelphia to collect ride tickets and sell funnel cake?

    I am thinking soup sandwich screwed up.

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    18th May 2013 at 10:12 pm

  43. YankeeFrank says:

    Racist.

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    18th May 2013 at 10:57 pm

  44. flash says:

    @bb… Europeans out of Africa?..not so fast.

    I’ve even got a map of the earth from the NG Genetic project tracing the path of homo deceptus out of Africa and wildly dispersing across the globe…will sell cheap.

    Much to pissy’s chagrin popular science is being proven wrong everyday .

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2325768/The-Minoans-Caucasian-DNA-debunks-longstanding-theory-Europes-advanced-culture-Africa.html#ixzz2TZ9LY5rL
    The Minoans were Caucasian: DNA debunks longstanding theory that Europe’s first advanced culture was from Africa

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2325768/The-Minoans-Caucasian-DNA-debunks-longstanding-theory-Europes-advanced-culture-Africa.html#ixzz2TvF8EyTK
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    These results suggest the Minoan civilization arose 5,000 years ago in Crete from an ancestral Neolithic population that had arrived in the region about 4,000 years earlier.

    ‘Our data suggest that the Neolithic population that gave rise to the Minoans also migrated into Europe and gave rise to modern European peoples.’
    ‘Our data suggest that the Neolithic population that gave rise to the Minoans also migrated into Europe and gave rise to modern European peoples’
    George Stamatoyannopoulos, professor of medicine and genome sciences at the University of Washington

    Dr Stamatoyannopoulos and his team analysed samples from 37 skeletons found in a cave in Crete’s Lassithi plateau and compared them with mitochondrial DNA sequences from 135 modern and ancient human populations.

    The Minoan samples revealed 21 distinct mitochondrial DNA variations, of which six were unique to the Minoans and 15 were shared with modern and ancient populations.

    None of the Minoans carried mitochondrial DNA variations characteristic of African populations.

    Further analysis showed that the Minoans were only distantly related to Egyptian, Libyan, and other North African populations.

    Indeed, the Minoan shared the greatest percentage of their mitochondrial DNA variation with European populations, especially those in Northern and Western Europe.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2325768/The-Minoans-Caucasian-DNA-debunks-longstanding-theory-Europes-advanced-culture-Africa.html#ixzz2TvDfdp8a
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    18th May 2013 at 6:41 am

  45. jill says:

    Those kids in Philly are pulling down $700 monthly SSI checks. They are told not to work…

    http://apps.npr.org/unfit-for-work/

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    18th May 2013 at 8:09 am

  46. Mill Neal says:

    Wurk Sux.

    Let Them Hire Furners To Sell Obese People Fat Funnels.

    I Would Rathr Huff Hemp,Text And Play Games All Day.

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    18th May 2013 at 9:22 am

  47. Bullock says:

    This past week I went to a family wedding/reunion and had a chance to talk to a relative who has worked manufacturing for the last 35 years and is in upper management. They have 200 people on the plant floor doing light metal work. He said that approximately 5% of the workforce is white, another 5% blacks from America, and the rest are Mexican. They are all legal citizens, and work for a decent wage. I was at the plant and the working conditions are very good. I would have no problem working for this company.

    He explained why the demographics were this way, The white guys are too fucking lazy and stupid, plus most are on either drugs or drink too much. Plus they will eventually just hurt themselves, not by accident of course, and then get there free ride. Usually a workman’s comp claim first. He said the black guys are very good employees but most are older and very few blacks ever even apply for a job anyway. The Mexicans are there everyday, work hard, complain very little, and if they do drugs or drink they definitely don’t let it show.

    Now the wedding was a relative in there early 20′s. And we are a white family with a couple of beaners mixed in. The first song that came to my mind was when I saw some of my younger family was, I Don’t want to be a Tattooed Millionaire, By Bruce Dickinson.

    Hate to say it but they have drugged up the American people and they can’t function properly anymore. Everyone’s on meds these days. A cousin told me the school wants to put his 6 year old daughter on Ritalin. Glad he said Hell No!! Him and I did enough drugs when we were young so we know there effects. I could tell you stories he was telling me about the white trash or “Necks” as he would call them and there quest to join the Welfare State but the Sopranos are on and I love watching the Tony try to bang Dr Melfi.

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    18th May 2013 at 9:31 pm

  48. Erica, Ireland says:

    I was one of those workers at Moreys, along with a gang of 6 other girls from Ireland. We were university student back in the summer of 1998. Moreys did not recruit us, we heard of the place through word of mouth; nor did they ffed and house us. We put a lot of the money we earned back into the local economy, for example, I myself returned home with the princely sum of 1 dollar – I still have it!! But what a Summer!! Never thought of the issues you raised, and yes it was a great immersive experience for us all, well life at certain level anyway! Would have had to go wait tables in Martha’s V’yard to see the Obama’s side…

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    18th May 2013 at 10:55 am

  49. shorelocal says:

    I am a local year round (fully employed) resident at the shore. Local kids who want to work and who fill out scads of applications often end up never being called for jobs. I do not begrudge foreign students, I hired plenty of the Irish kids in my day managing a shop on the boardwalk, but to the exclusion of local kids…NO. It is a sad state when thousands of summer jobs mean local kids are put aside in favor of a government tax break for the folks who monopolize the community.

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    18th May 2013 at 8:42 am

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