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Mr. Elder, your mom sounds like an amazing lady! I try to teach my kids that they have no control over what others say or think but they have complete control over their actions and reactions. I hope for more positive thinking in this country for our children. Just because no one exactly like you has achieved what you want doesn't mean you won't be the first one.
The bigger question is why is there no accountability. Anyone can make a typo or mistake but most people will have documents reviewed before sending out for a work-related purpose. My experience with teachers has been that they don't bother to take the time to have a colleague review for mistakes before sending out, because no one ever points out the mistakes or holds them accountable. Except my daughter's 3rd grade teacher, who actually had her (3rd grader) review for spelling before distribution. ;)
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Candy Crowley Self-Destructs

Kathy119 Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 1:58 PM
Rubbish? Those who don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it. Obviously you have never been in danger in the line of duty.
Well said. Freedom of speech goes both ways.
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Bad Rules

Kathy119 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 3:48 PM
"Friends don't let friends attend UNC."
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Bad Rules

Kathy119 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 3:45 PM
How is that typical of the military and how is that backwards? Fourth year is fourth in seniority, first year is top of the list. In the military, 2LT is lower than 1LT, PFC is higher than just Pvt. What's your resentment of the military that makes you want to make a snide comment?
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Poverty Nonsense

Kathy119 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 1:25 PM
Excellent article, and all of the bad decisions you mention are made by people of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds. The societal factor is the influence of the people around you. If your community doesn't discourage the poor decisions, then only the strongest people will break the cycle. Unfortunately, as adults we typically encourage the same decisions we made, whether they were good or bad, in order to justify our own path. And we lower our expectations to try to make things easier for kids, or so that they will like us. Life is hard! But it will be harder if you put yourself on the wrong path. The high school dropout rate in this country is a national tragedy! We need more straight talk like this and less enabling of our youth.
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Mitt Romney, Big-Government Man

Kathy119 Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 2:06 PM
In theory, of course you are correct. We need to cut spending everywhere. However, this is a big ship to steer. If you turn too fast, a lot of people are going to fall off. Most people vote based on their own economic interest, and we are all going to have to sacrifice to get our spending as a nation back under control. Unfortunately most of us are too easily swayed by voting against someone who might take something away from us. We need politicians who don't plan to run for re-election but really have the best interests of our country at heart.
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Can't Make a Choice Based on Lies

Kathy119 Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 1:46 PM
The poor have gotten next to nothing from Obama? How about food stamps, disability, unemployment extensions? Maybe some in the middle class got the housing credit or the old car credit but most of us keep toiling away being asked to pay more for everyone else while we struggle to put away money for our own children's education or our own retirement. As Romney said, is it important enough to borrow money for your grandchildren to repay someday? Very little qualifies for that.
Good grief, do you ever get tired of repeating the same rhetoric? This ridiculous line about protecting millionaires and billionaires - they already pay the overwhelming majority of taxes in this country. At what point will it be enough? I have never heard a single person state that once they pay XX% then it will be enough. Because you will never be satisfied. Stop with the envy and get to work so maybe you can pay a lot of taxes one day too.
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