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Common Core is a cancerous disease affecting education. Mediocrity is the new norm for eductiion on the grade and high school levels. Mediocrity breeds lowering everything to that level - result failure of the system. History is vital to good citizenship - now the Libs & leftist have rewritten it. The eradication of real history has been underway for some time. Eliminating math & science from the high school curriculum is criminal. However, even worse is looking at our colleges and universities - left leaning professors whose expertise is in social science are filling our children's heads with gallons of baloney. Thank God, many parents are going to home schooling.
My level of confidence in the Congress is the same as yours, John1464. Smoke and mirrors will b e sold as REALITY.
I couldn't agree more.
Right - there is FAT everywhere in the Federal, State and local governments. Of course, the worse offender by far is the Federal goverrnment. I amsure that 10% applied to the right places would not even be felt. In fact, 25% might be closer.
We, the American people, have cut our budgets by more than 3% for several years. Thanks to the incompetence and corruption within the Obama admisistration and a spineless Congiress it will be one helluva lot more in the future.
Sequester hysteris is just another big big lie. Therefore, it can easily be sold as the truth to the underinformed, the uniformed and those on the DOLE. The armed services can shift funds around to take care of the 3% cut - it would not require a salary cut,or not deploying the USS Truman. I think the major part of the cut cut be made in the BLOATTED bureaucracy and never be felt. In fact, there must be thousands of places that need to be cut - Congress is one that stands out.
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petroleum engineer Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 12:44 PM
continuing - Israel is a reality and the Arabs must recognize its existence. Things will not go BACK to what they were. War is not the answer, but the Arabs refuse to admit the Israelis exist. They refuse to believe the holocasut ever happened - in spite of the facts. Americans and Israelis are Allies, Turkey and America are alies, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Dubai, Algeria, are other examples of allies in the region. Just take note - militant Islam wants not just he Israelis to disappear, but all Christian nations as well. Who do we side with - the militants?
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petroleum engineer Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 12:39 PM
I have many years of experience in Middle East & No. Africa, going back to 1949. Originally, I was not in favor of an Israeli state. Not because I felt any annymosity for Jews - in fact, I felt the opposite. I served in WWII in Europe and know what terrible atrocities were committed against Jews. We, Amercans, would not accept Jewish refugee prior to WWII - a terrible mistake. My oppostion was the manneer in whcih the politicians of the WEST established the state. Palestinians might compared in some ways to what we did to Japanese Americans. Palestinains were murdered, their lands and busiensses stolen. However, Irael is a reality and the Arabs must recognize the new makeup of the Middle East. Irael has improved living conditions
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petroleum engineer Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 12:11 PM
Militant Islamists are on the march especially throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Obma's declaration of victory over Al Qaida is BS, like most of his declarations. Millitant Islam has dozens of militant organizations. The tempo of miltancy is increasing, not decreasing. The Obamaites may or may not recognize this, however their ideology seems to parallel the miltiants rather than give oppostion. I do not trust them, and neither should any thinking American. Middle East/No. African on the ground experience going back to 1949 - extended business assignments and personal travel. I do not trust the Obama cronies - we have a rudderless ship conned by neophytes.
Hagel, if confirmed, could appoint HermanBB as hsi deputy - this could insure our demise.
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