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Probably a good idea in some circumstances, but not today. It still requires leadership that actually wants to get something done, and Congress to appropriate the money to pay for it.
I don't know that there should be any specific effort to arm teachers, but anyone with a concealed-carry license should be allowed to carry on school property, and any school employee (not just teachers) who chooses to carry, should be offered additional, school-specific training.
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Geert Wilders' Plan to Save the West

Anthony305 Wrote: Oct 24, 2014 1:23 PM
Wilders is right. No one should be prohibited from leaving the country, but anyone who joins with Muslim terrorist groups should have their passport and citizenship revoked, and never be allowed to return. Why are we importing these people, and promoting mosques, Islamic schools, prison chaplains, etc., that produce them here?
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Who Needs an Ebola Czar?

Anthony305 Wrote: Oct 23, 2014 12:14 PM
As Thomas says, there is no reason for the existence of this position; there are already numerous agencies and positions supposedly responsible for dealing with this (though most of them are too politicized and incompetent to do it). Therefore, since this guy's only expertise is as a political hack, it can be assumed that this position, and all the money that flows through it will be devoted to politics, rather than public health. Obama has just created another slush fund to dispense propaganda, and provide funding to his supporters.
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Why Republicans Don't Get It

Anthony305 Wrote: Oct 22, 2014 10:26 PM
The Republicans, as presently constituted, are not a political party, but a criminal cartel. Their leadership establishment, which controls the levers of power, and the money, is in the business of selling government to the donors who fund the party establishment and its various committees, PACs, etc. They use this money (in conjunction with the campaign finance laws that prevent most candidates from raising enough money to run a competetive campaign) to limit access to elections (as much as they can) to their own supporters, who will implement the program their donors have bought (to assure party funding of their next campaign). The Democrats are no less corrupt (maybe, more so), but they do have a creed, and are trying to impose socialism on the country, along with the corruption; the Republicans take their corruption straight, and don't care what the policy is, as long as they can control it, and profit from it. This system must be broken, and the party leadership purged, before there will ever be more than a few candidates that are fit to hold public office. As long as the Republican party stands for nothing (except maintaining the power and positions of the party leaders), and represents mega-donors, instead of voters, there will be no real opposition to the socialism and corruption of the Democrats.
I'm amazed that there is any state without such a law. Everywhere I'm familiar with has laws prohibiting anyone but authorized, licensed dealerships from selling new vehicles within the state, and many of these laws date from the1930s. Where can you buy a new car direct from the manufacturer, without going through a local dealership? Many manufacturers prefer to sell only through their dealer networks, but some would surely sell direct, if they could.
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Please, Janet Yellen, Shut Up

Anthony305 Wrote: Oct 18, 2014 11:50 AM
Everything is being run by educated idiots. These people have been schooled in political ideology, economic theories and inaccurate and incomplete versions of history, science, etc., that have nothing in common with reality. They have a religious belief in what they've been taught, and refuse to consider the possibility that their ideas could be wrong, or look for other explanations when theirs prove unworkable. The more their policies fail, the harder they try to force them on everyone. In the world these people live in, reality is not something to be accepted, but defeated; these people are insane.
If Obama had any serious intent of shutting down ISIS, he would have asked the service chiefs what was necessary to quickly, and effectively destroy these people, and ordered it done. He's gone at the bombing campaign half-assed, limiting targets until what strikes there are, aren't much help to the people on the ground. He isn't about to send troops, and if he did, he would limit their actions until they were ineffective. This guy is simply so consumed with political ideology, preconceived notions, and the belief that he not only has the answer, but is the answer, that he will never do the right thing.
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Officially Killing Americans

Anthony305 Wrote: Oct 15, 2014 4:38 PM
The law needs to be rewritten, reducing FDA approval, or disapproval to an advisory role, rather than to allow, or prohibit the use of any drug, nationwide. Physicians should have the ability to prescribe (with informed consent of the patient) any drug that they think would be helpful in a particular circumstance, regardless of FDA's approval, or disapproval. In situations where the patient will soon be dead, or permanently disabled without something beyond approved treatment, why should anything be off-limits? Under the present system, many valuable treatments are never submitted for approval, since their limited uses would make it impossible to ever recoup the outrageous costs of going through the FDA process. Small pharmaceutical companies have been driven out of the market (at least as far as getting any of their discoveries approved); if they come up with something marketable, they have to sell it to one of the major companies, who have billions in ready cash, and can bear the time and expense involved in getting a new drug approved.
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Bill's Wife is an Obama, Not a Clinton

Anthony305 Wrote: Oct 11, 2014 12:45 PM
There really isn't any difference between Clinton and Obama, except for political skill. Clinton was just as much in favor of socialism as Obama, but he was even more in favor of Bill, and had the ability to adjust his public image to the situation, while continuing to "transform" things behind the scenes.
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