Why Is There Such A Huge Wage Difference Across States For The Same Type Of Jobs?

The difference in wages for the same jobs across different American states is crazy. Take for example different Police Officers across states. The starting wage of a Police Officer in Jackson, MS is $23,000 a year, rising to about $25,000 after a few years service. While, on the other hand, take a police officer in Annapolis, MD, they start at about $40,000 a year and after a few years service rise to $70,000.
The difference between those 2 wages is rediculous for the same country. Maryland police are paid extremely high wages, while on the other hand Mississippi police are paid about the same as what a Polish or other Eastern European policeman would expect. Seriously, the police earn more in Israel than they do in Mississippi. However, it doesn’t make sense. Jackson is a much bigger, probably more dangerous city than Annapolis, so a Jackson cop has got a much harder job than one from Annapolis.
I am from Australia, and over here nation wide the police have a starting wage of $50,000, which rises to about $90,000 after a few years service.
So can anyone enlighten me as to why there is such a huge difference in pay levels across the US states? I was actually shocked to learn that the average wage in MS is about on par with what poor European countries would receive.
BTW, this isn’t a dig at America or anything, it’s just an observation I’ve made.

Want To Know The Lyrics For The States And Capital Rap?

PROFESSOR RAP
You you better learn and get an education
Learn the states and capitals of our nation.
We’ll help you learn border to border
So we’ll start in alphabetical order
Alabama in the south and summery
Its capital rhymes Montgomery
Alaska there’s always snow
Capital city Juneau
Its easy to learn if you associate a rhyme
So let’s keep it going you’re doing fine
Its pretty easy its pretty good
Ya kinda like it? I knew you would
Arizona is Phoenix Home of the cactus
This you will learn with some practice
Little Rock is the capital of Arkansas
Now did you see who we just saw?
In California, totally, at the state’s capital
Sacramento, dude, pretty radical.
Colorado’s capital is Denver
Heard the mountains are nice, but never been there
Pretty easy its pretty good,
Ya kinda like it? I knew you would
Hartford’s the capital of Conneticuit
Sit up straight its proper etiquette
Delawares capital is Dover
Red Rover, Red Rover send Billy right over.
Florida Capital, Tallahassee
Lots oranges, vitamin C
Hawaii capital Honolulu
Tropical paradise ocean, ocean blue
Pretty good kind of like it? I knew ya would
Pretty easy its pretty good
Kind of like it? I knew you would
Boises the capital of Idaho
Farmer Jack getting busy growing po-ta-tos
Springfields the capital of Illinois
Ya know everybody lets make some noise
Indiana, cars go real fast
In the capital city of Indianapolis
Iowas capital is Des Moines
If you’re not rapping now would you care to join?
Topeka capital of Kansas
Walk the yellow brick road you’ll take some chances
Pretty easy pretty good
kind of like it? I knew you would
Frankfurts the capital of Kentucky
Finger licking good lets get funky
Louisianna capital is Baton Rouge
Hard to miss it is shaped like a boot
Augusta is the capital of Maine
And its lobsters are their claim to fame
Annapolis the capital of Maryland
Naval academy boys become men
Its pretty easy its pretty good
Kind of like it? I knew you would
Massachusets is Boston- raise the tax on the tea.
The people didn’t like it thru the tea in the sea
Michigan’s capital is Lansing
Woods and lakes, hunting and fishing
Minnesota capital St. Paul
All for one and one for all
M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I
Jackson Mississippi where the rivers run wild
Jefferson City the capital of Missouri
Half way there no need to worry
(4x) Get get get down professor rap is on the mike with a new sound
Continental divide is in Montana
And the capital city is Helena
Nebraska is the corn husker state
Lincoln is its capital keep up the pace
Nevada capital Carson city
Not learning your capitals would be a pity
New Hampshire capital Concord
You’re singing this right, cause you’re not getting bored
Trenton is the capital of New Jersey
A beautiful state set beside the sea
New Mexico an enchanted place (?this line)
And its capital city
Pretty easy, pretty good
Kinda like it? I knew you would.
New York America’s melting pot
Albanys the capital in case you forgot
North Carolina’s capital is Raleigh
If you do good you may get a lolly.
Bismarks the capital of North Dakota
Headin to the zoo
and did you know that the Hawkeye state is Ohio?
Capital is Columbia
So lets go to Okalhoma (doo wah diddy)
Capital simple Oklahoma City
Pretty easy, pretty good
Ya kind of like it? I knew you would.
Oregon’s capital is Salem
Guess what- what- were almost done
Pennsylania producer of steel
Harrisburgs the capital these stacks are for real
Pretty easy, its pretty good
Ya kind of like it? I knew you would.
Rhode Islands capital is Providence
Its evident one of 13 colonies to achieve independence
Lets go to South Carolina
Well visit the capital Colombia
South Dakota has clean crisp air
And its capital city is Pierre
Nashvilles the capital of Tennessee
Lets all go to the Jamboree
Austins the capital of Texas, WHOA
Hold on tight when you’re riding that Bronco
Salt lake city is what we call
The capital city of Utah
Montpellier is the capital of Vermont
And you can have a run with us if you want
Virginia was the home to George Washington
And its capital city is Richmond
Pretty easy, its pretty good
Ya kind of like it? I knew you would
Olympias the capital of Washington
Three more yeah, were almost done
West Virginia capital Charleston
Learning like this can be a lot of fun.
Wisconsin the perry state
Madisons the capital you can relate
Wyomings capital is Cheyenne
You did it now give yourself a hand
Pretty easy, its pretty good
Ya kind of like it? I knew you would.
Now you learned the states and capitals of our nation
Theres one more capital we should mention
I bet you guessed its so easy
The district of Columbia or Washington DC
Our nations capital where all the laws are made
and whom the President of the USA
Well have fun learning and remember the

Could Someone Give Me A Brief Description Of Each Usa States?

like weather conditions is it countryside/city/beach busy scummy nice watever u want
thanks
Alabama, Montgomery (AL)
Arizona, Phoenix (AZ)
Arkansas, Little Rock (AR)
California, Sacramento (CA)
Colorado, Denver (CO)
Connecticut, Hartford (CT)
Delaware, Dover (DE)
Florida, Tallahassee (FL)
Georgia, Atlanta (GA)
Hawaii, Honolulu (HI)
Idaho, Boise (ID)
Illinois, Springfield (IL)
Indiana, Indianapolis (IN)
Iowa, Des Moines (IA)
Kansas, Topeka (KS)
Kentucky, Frankfort (KY)
Louisiana, Baton Rouge (LA)
Maine, Augusta (ME)
Maryland, Annapolis (MD)
Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
Michigan, Lansing (MI)
Minnesota, St. Paul (MN)
Mississippi, Jackson (MS)
Missouri, Jefferson City (MO)
Montana, Helena (MT)
Nebraska, Lincoln (NE)
Nevada, Carson City (NV)
New Hampshire, Concord (NH)
New Jersey, Trenton (NJ)
New Mexico, Santa Fe (NM)
New York, Albany (NY)
North Carolina, Raleigh (NC)
North Dakota, Bismarck (ND)
Ohio, Columbus (OH)
Oklahoma, Oklahoma City (OK)
Oregon, Salem (OR)
Pennsylvania, Harrisburg (PA)
Rhode Island, Providence (RI)
South Carolina, Columbia (SC)
South Dakota, Pierre (SD)
Tennessee, Nashville (TN)
Texas, Austin (TX)
Utah, Salt Lake City (UT)
Vermont, Montpelier (VT)
Virginia, Richmond (VA)
Washington, Olympia (WA)
West Virginia, Charleston (WV)
Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
Wyoming, Cheyenne (WY)

Will Other States Crack Down On Giving Illegals Drivers Licenses Like Maryland Is?

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Thousands of immigrants applying for driver’s licenses are having their appointments cancelled by Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration.
The agency has been booking 2,000 appointments a week for drivers who provide foreign documents that lack a U.S. visa stamp.
The system allowed hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to drive but has made Maryland vulnerable to fraud.
But a ban on licenses for illegal immigrants that passed this week is set to go into effect on June 1. It will require drivers to present a Social Security card or other proof that they are in the country legally to get a license.
MVA officials say they’ll send cancellation letters to the 8,000 applicants who have already made appointments for June.

Gaza – Stateless, Leaderless, Mindless and Powerless

“A humanitarian crisis” is how the Arab League described Gaza as it was plunged into darkness when its only power plant was shut down three days after Israel ceased the delivery of fuel supplies to the trouble-plagued territory. Fuel supplies have now been resumed but continued supply is certain to be disrupted.

The fuel stoppage – which represents about 70% of Gaza’s oil supplies – came after Gaza had caused “a humanitarian crisis” in Israel by permitting the indiscriminate firing of 230 rockets and mortars into Israeli civilian population centers during the previous four days.

Such a heavy and incessant barrage – following years of similar action that has seen thousands of such rockets and mortars fired at and landing in Israel – was the final straw as Israel began what will inevitably become the total severing all contact with Gaza – already declared to be a hostile entity by Israel.

Fair warning of such action had been served over the past six months but was ignored by a mindless leadership and terrorist sub-culture that dominates everything that has been occurring in Gaza – not only in regard to Israel but also as concerns the Arab population of Gaza.

This has divided Gaza into two bitterly opposing camps with each trying to inflict the maximum damage on the other in a deathly power struggle that unfortunately cannot be as easily resolved as cutting off the fuel supplies.

Gaza is one big mess. Supposedly now ruled by the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas – it displays anything but “strength and bravery” – its English translation.

When Israel totally withdrew its army and evacuated all 8000 Israeli civilians living in Gaza in August 2005, hopes were high that Gaza would take responsible and reasoned steps in showing the world that its solely Arab population was capable and ready to assume the responsibilities of statehood and to live in peace with a Jewish Israel.

Events since then have seen Gaza slide into an abyss of hopelessness from which there seems no way out.

The opportunity afforded by Israel’s evacuation has now been thrown to the wind – blown away along with the countless opportunities that have arisen in the last 60 years that could have seen Gaza develop and emerge as part of a new Arab State between 1948-1967 by a simple declaration of statehood.

The Hamas Covenant adopted on 18 August 1988 tells why it cannot happen now or in the future if the present chaotic situation persists.

The preamble to the Covenant explicitly states:

“Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious…The Movement [Hamas] is but one squadron that should be supported by more and more squadrons from this vast Arab and Islamic world, until the enemy is vanquished and Allah’s victory is realised.”

One such squadron – the 22 member Arab League – is indeed offering its support but in doing so is contributing to the continued destabilisation occurring in the region.

Instead of immediately sending fuel and food supplies by the truckload through Egypt to Gaza to relieve the crisis it claims was being suffered by its Arab brethren, the Arab League was apparently happy for that crisis to continue to worsen as it chose to play the political game – running off to the United Nations calling for it “to hold international investigations into the Israeli crimes.”

Resolutions or pious self serving declarations cannot end a humanitarian crisis. They will not turn on the lights or put food in the belly.

The Arab League should be counselling Hamas to show “strength and bravery” by abandoning its insane policy of trying to get rid of the Jews. This is a policy still shared with its rival seeking control in Gaza – the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

It is this policy which has and will continue to sow the seeds of suffering and despair for the ordinary Arab on the street who is powerless to do anything to end this mindless hatred of Jews.

That ordinary Arab must now be ruing the day he voted Hamas to power – even though the corrupt PLO alternative was little different in its attitude to Israel. He has helped create the political environment that now threatens his daily existence. He is not just an “innocent citizen” and totally without blame – as claimed by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

The Arab League needs to wash its hands of Hamas and to show its complete repudiation of what Hamas supports and stands for. In failing to do so it has become an accessory to endorsing the Hamas Covenant and has aligned itself with a movement that declares in Article 13 of the Covenant:

“There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavours.”

Supporting this policy makes a mockery of Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa’s current call on the countries that took part in the Annapolis conference to shoulder their responsibilities for Gaza and that the United States should be directly responsible for what was happening in Gaza.

The Arab League cannot have it both ways. It needs to choose between peaceful resolution or Jihad.

Intractability, duplicity and double dealing has marked the Arab League’s policies since its futile invasion of Palestine in 1948.

In dealing with Gaza it is displaying the same ineptitude that has marked its attitude and approach towards Israel at every critical stage over the last 60 years – when real opportunities for a negotiated settlement presented themselves only to be rejected each time by the Arab League imposing conditions that it knew could never be accepted by Israel.

The current support given to Hamas must end if there is ever to be any chance of Gaza emerging from the quicksand that is rapidly threatening to swallow it up.

One solution is to return Gaza to Egyptian control – a situation that existed between 1948-1967 – to end the rocket and mortar barrage and restore order and stability. Arab League support for such action could make it happen. Given its past performance the Arab League will do nothing -as usual.

Unless the Jew-hatred endemic in Gaza’s Government and its population is ended, Gaza is in for a tough time – and the Arab League will have to share the major responsibility for allowing a deteriorating situation to become far worse.

United States First Day Cover 300th Anniversary of Annapolis, Maryland Issued May 1949 Scott # 984

United States First Day Cover 300th Anniversary of Annapolis, Maryland Issued May 1949 Scott # 984

This US first day cover was issued on 23 May 1949 to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the founding of Annapolis, Maryland. The cover features a block of four postage stamps and an illustration.

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