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I want to like Jindal, but this list is as exciting as his SOTU response a few years ago. Blah. Point 1 should have been kept, but split in two or three points. Point 3 is ok. Point 4 is generic to the point of meaninglessness. The rest are leavening garbage that negate your whole argument. Overall, Obama could easily use the same list. Please, please, please Bobby - say what you mean and mean what you say!
If the testing to get into the school is what kept up the standards, then why would this change. I'm sure any tuition credit from the state wouldn't cover a private academy's tuition so people would still have to come up with something to attend. I'd think you could continue on your snobby way without concern.
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No Military Dog Left Behind

amackent Wrote: Sep 03, 2014 11:14 AM
It's extremely rare for me to side with the Humane Society on anything, and I'm sure they'd take it further, but the article is well written and I agree that we should have a basic respect for life and at least bring service dogs back home when they're too old to serve.
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No Facts, No Peace

amackent Wrote: Aug 21, 2014 6:39 PM
This is all true to the best of our understanding, BUT why hasn't the Ferguson PD been more forthcoming with the facts. Why wait days while the story blows up before releasing the fact that the officer was seriously injured? Why no statement from the officer? Why hide his identity for so long? Why not release a police report? Why no earlier witness accounts? The vacuum allowed the agitators to blow this up directly resulting in mass rioting and looting. Meanwhile the PD brought out all the surplus military hardware they could find clearly demonstrating that they don't trust the people and that they see them as the enemy. The original officer may have behaved well, but the reaction from the department, governor and state patrol over the 1st 10 days after the incident will be a case study in what not to do.
Ugh! My boys are in college now and I see no value whatsoever in the diversity propaganda that are offered on the liberal arts side of the college. I'm not looking for the university to round out my children. They've already got their world view. I don't trust almost any University to get anywhere near their souls. No possible good could come from it. They're at college to get a good technical education. At this point, both in computer science. Re-reading the last few paragraphs it looks like the author agrees with my contempt for today's liberal arts education, but I don't agree that it's really all that much of a loss. University isn't the only place that can challenge your soul. I think it to be any part of a goal for a University.
I didn't see any trouble with the number of debates last time around, but I couldn't for the life of me understand how they agreed on the moderators.
I don't buy it. The Federal Government has no business dispensing Charity. The states can do it if they see a need. Kill the respective Federal programs and cut the Federal budget in the same proportion. The states are free to up taxes to fund whatever they see is needed. Republican's wouldn't be ending welfare, just returning it to the states who should be free to address as they see fit.
1. Require proof of citizenship and residency prior to any disbursement of Federal benefits including Food Stamps, medicaid, section 8, and especially Obamaphones. 2. Require employer e-verify 3. Complete the border fence with Mexico. 4. Severe financial constraints on Mexico until it releases our imprisoned soldier and starts assisting with stopping the human trafficking from further south. 5. Deploy the national guard at the border and forcibly return anyone picked up crossing in from Mexico to Mexico immediately no matter their country of origin. 6. Use all the money saved from not paying federal benefits to deport all other illegal aliens. 7. Reform our immigration processes to allow quality immigration (anyone with special skills or lots of $s) from around the world to immigrate. Allow for limited temporary work visas with substantial cash bonds returned upon exit from the country. 8. Done - Enjoy your freedom.
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Who'll Build the Roads?

amackent Wrote: Jul 16, 2014 2:55 PM
To the extent the federal highway system supported national defense, it makes sense that the federal government had some role in highway construction. On the other hand, as John noted, the system was completed years ago. It should be turned over to the states for maintenance. States and local governments can and should control further development. There, solved that one.
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Who'll Build the Roads?

amackent Wrote: Jul 16, 2014 2:47 PM
My way or the highway - except you can't have a highway.
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