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Build Better Teachers

mitch121 Wrote: Aug 29, 2014 8:42 AM
i've done a short stint teaching 5th grade. it wasn't rocket science, but yes, one needs to have control over the class, etc. when union teachers pay no penalty for failing their students basic things like that fall by the wayside in favor of 'path of least resistance' babysitting.
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Green Monster

mitch121 Wrote: Aug 27, 2014 2:47 PM
yep, nowhere is the environment worse off than in these communist utopias. a clean, healthy environment is a luxury afforded successful economies. starving people don't care about endangered species, etc.
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Green Monster

mitch121 Wrote: Aug 27, 2014 8:52 AM
"If government wanted to encourage _____ ...the best way would be to set out broad goals and provide a prize for a working demonstration, without specifying what the technology should be, just the end goal. No funding for research, just a prize for a finished design, proven to work." the same could be said for welfare, healthcare, etc., but the govt does NOT want to solve these problems. they want to perpetuate them in order to build their own empires, while pretending to benevolently manage the problems.
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Green Monster

mitch121 Wrote: Aug 27, 2014 8:48 AM
"It's ironic that, as environmentalists talk about "sustainability," they create totally unsustainable subsidy schemes." i've been making that observation for years. Lefties LOVE to talk about "sustainability!" in construction, manufacturing, etc, etc., but when it comes to economics they all act like money grows on sustainably farmed trees...
"In the name of “campaign finance reform” – the government has the right to ban a book critical of a politician." campaign finance laws already do that. just ask the folks at Citizens United, et. al.
we're not anarchists, John. we all recognize a certain MINIMAL amount of sound regulation & oversight is a good thing, for the same reason sports have referees- nobody wants a free-for-all, survival-of-the-most-ruthless society. but today's overarching, micro-managing govt has gone WAAAAAY too far.
are you really that willfully obtuse, or just that g***amned stupid?
yep, been saying that since this mess began. bureaucracies ignore court orders. real people in jail don't.
it is a huge WASTE OF TIME to issue edicts to a vast bureaucracy. a judge has to single out a few high-ranking officials and hold them personally responsible, including an extremely credible threat of jail time for contempt of court. when Lois & her buddies start having to communicate thru their attorneys while they cool their heels in the county lock-up, things will start coming to light in a hurry. until then they're all laughing at us.
not to mention his proxy temp data gleaned from the growth rings of 3, count 'em, THREE, trees. not 300. not 3,000. 3. it is to laugh.
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