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Success or Failure?

Joe296 Wrote: Sep 11, 2014 8:00 AM
I have no clue about who this "Liberty" candidate you speak of is. I expect whoever he/she is would lose to a "pretend to be middle of the road" Democrat in a general election by a landslide. The overwhelming majority of the voters are "middle of the road" voters and will not vote for any candidate they perceive as too far to the right or left. The Democrats win because their candidates run as moderates and all Democrats get out and vote for them knowing that they will govern as far to the left as they can after they are elected. Many potential Republican voters get their feelings hurt if their candidate doesn't get nominated and stay at home on election day. Mitt Romney would have been a thousand times more effective than Obama but because he "was not conservative enough" millions stayed at home on election day. This is called "cutting of your nose to spite your face". Sadly, I expect the same mentality is going to elect Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Having dealt with many discipline situations involving young minority students in a school setting I can tell you for a fact that many, if not most, react to every misunderstanding on an emotional basis. It's like they have never heard of the concept of "stop and think before you act". Every disagreement is seen as a personal insult or personal attack on the individual's manhood/womanhood.
Two things I don't quite understand. Why are some in the media attacking the NFL? Maybe they didn't do enough to get the video. Maybe their punishment should have initially been tougher. But. it was based on the evidence they had at the time. The wrongdoer in this case was Ray Rice and not the NFL. If the woman has refused to take any legal action against Rice, and, is in fact defending him, then why should the NFL be attacked so vehemently by the media. And that is the second point....why is this airheaded woman defending Rice? The whole mess is just another incident of boneheaded people acting like boneheaded people.
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Cheap Politicians

Joe296 Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 7:46 AM
It is ironic that many people who constantly cry that we should follow the Constitution in all matters are those who want to do away with term limits. The Constitution does not set term limits for Congressmen. It is up to the people whom the Congressmen represent to set the term limits. If your Congressman is not doing his/her job then vote him/her out of office. It is the people who are failing and not the system.
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Cheap Politicians

Joe296 Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 7:36 AM
All this sounds great. But, you get people who come from small business backgrounds in the political jobs and they begin to see their jobs as "taking care of small business" at the expense of other sectors of the economy and country. This is the reason you see strong teacher organizations and other public sector unions influencing politicians. For years, education and public workers were taken for granted by business and agricultural interests who controlled the government at all levels and worked only to further their own interests. Education was seen as "women's work" not deserving of serious financial need because the women were working only to supplement their husband's income.
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Cheap Politicians

Joe296 Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 7:25 AM
Excellent article that hits the nail squarely on the head. The biggest myth in our country today is the myth among some concerning the supposedly outlandish salaries and pensions being paid to those who work in the public sector. What those who compare private and public pay will not say is that they are comparing apples to elephants. The people in the private sector who are compared to public sector workers are mostly salaried blue collar union workers with at most high school educations. Their salaries are compared with public sector workers who for the most part are college educated white collar workers. College educated, white collar workers in the private sector are much better paid that their counterparts in the public sector. However, these private sector workers incomes are not used in comparisons with public sector workers. In the government, public and private sectors the fact is the same...you get what you pay for.
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Will Justice Do Justice in Ferguson?

Joe296 Wrote: Sep 09, 2014 7:55 AM
I recently saw a photo that was purported to be of Officer Wilson in a hospital bed. If this photo is authentic then the case will be thrown out as soon as the Grand Jury sees the photo.
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Will Justice Do Justice in Ferguson?

Joe296 Wrote: Sep 09, 2014 7:50 AM
The elite element in this society are the products of private schools.
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Will Justice Do Justice in Ferguson?

Joe296 Wrote: Sep 09, 2014 7:46 AM
Holder and his Justice Department are doing the same type of interference in matters of school discipline. They have found that more black students are being suspended than students of other ethnic groups so the school officials must be racist. They have ordered that measures be taken to insure that equal numbers of discipline measures are meted out for each ethnic group. The simple fact that black students commit more infractions that call for suspension than students of other ethnic groups is totally irrelevant to Holder. Having to find alternative discipline measures for dealing with disruptive students is making an already difficult situation even more difficult for school officials. It will take a generation to undo the mess being made to this society by the Obama Administration. if it will ever be undone. There has never been a more totally incompetent Administration than the present one in power in Washington.
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Howard Fuller Has the Answer for Ferguson

Joe296 Wrote: Sep 08, 2014 4:07 PM
For many years it was 'Screw the Teachers and Schools" we need lower taxes on land and businesses.
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Howard Fuller Has the Answer for Ferguson

Joe296 Wrote: Sep 08, 2014 4:05 PM
Legislatures set salaries. School Boards have lawyers and Administrators who are responsible for documenting teacher performance. Tenure was in place during the "good ole days" as well as it is now. Tenure is in place due to the politics involved in the operation of schools. It was probably needed more when most Administrators were male and teachers were female.
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