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Um, correct me if I am wrong, but part of Ann's issue with the doctor going to Liberia was the 2 million dollars spent to bring him back here to treat him. What could those people in Liberia do with 2 million dollars? Probably cure every case of E. bola for the next century. It just seems so Elitist, spending millions to cure one or two Americans while the very people you went to help will have hundreds if not thousands die who would not have had they been supported with the kind of care 2 million dollars could bring.
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The Left Versus Minorities

skidzarela Wrote: Mar 11, 2014 11:40 AM
While I wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Sowell and what he says, one needs to recognize that a parent willing to do the legwork to get their child into a charter school is probably a more involved parent who makes sure their kid does their homework and concentrates on his studies rather than just sending the kid to school and then leaving them to their own devices. Hence, the better grades to show for the parental involvement. I do believe that parental involvement is the key to a good education. Teachers can only do so much without the parent's cooperation.
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My Healthcare Plan

skidzarela Wrote: Oct 04, 2013 8:22 AM
Sorry Ann, but considering a good portion of the population already has a preexisting condition and no health insurance (i.e. type 1 diabetes, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis etc) what are those people supposed to do with your plan? Do people with chronic diseases just get tossed under the bus because they are already sick? I do believe that is the fly in the ointment of your policy.
“These folks will be moving into a really fully insured product for the first time, and so there may be a higher cost associated with getting into that market,” she said. “But we feel pretty strongly that with subsidies available to a lot of that population that they are really going to see much better benefit for the money that they’re spending.” Really Ms. Sebelius? What a dumb**s! People do not get lower grade medical care because they want crappy coverage, people buy what they can afford. Now we will all be forced to buy top of the line medical coverage that we simply cannot afford. Good thing I'll have top of the line coverage when I get sick because I cannot afford to buy food or live in a house. Good Job Big Government. DUH!
I understand what the teacher is trying to portray here. While she sits in her ivory tower of academia she does not realize that symbols, while not the actual thing itself, represent more than just words on a page. That the professor was ignorant enough to even come up with this assignment shows just how biased and unfit they are to teach. I am sure the point could have been made without singling out a particular group. This is religious bigotry at its worst--if for no other reason than that the prof didn't even realize it was wrong, or worse yet, it has become acceptable to dump on Christians as if it were okay to do. I bet about 6 million Jews could enlighten the professor as to why this is wrong.
connections that these people do to be lucky enough or savvy enough to have that kind of job and make that kind of money would turn around and say "Oh my, it's so easy to make this money! I think I will give most of it away!" They would whine just like Maher.
A million dollars is not what it used to be. The guys raising the taxes are living in the past if they think a million dollars makes you rich. If they are taxing you 60% then really you might be called a millionaire but you're living on $400,000/year. Of course, I could easily live on that it's like 8 times what I make, but that is not the point. Here is someone who worked (whether whacking a ball or making investments--it is still work) for the million and gets to keep less than half. Then someone who makes only 400,000/year gets to keep probably 300,000. Where is the incentive to make the million??? ...and for those who complain about how people make their millions, I doubt there is a single one of them if they had the talents or
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Recipe for Disaster

skidzarela Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 7:46 AM
fallen asleep and then choked on her own vomit. Who would they be blaming then? Allowing kids to be their own watchdogs when they are teens is a recipe for disaster. Parents teach children responsibility not by telling them what to do but by showing them what a responsible person does. A responsible parent doesn't allow their teenager out until 3AM drinking with their buddies. Saying nothing implies it's all okay and safe to do. Foolish parents bringing up foolish children who will become the next generation of foolish parents.
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Recipe for Disaster

skidzarela Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 7:45 AM
fallen asleep and then choked on her own vomit. Who would they be blaming then? Allowing kids to be their own watchdogs when they are teens is a recipe for disaster. Parents teach children responsibility not by telling them what to do but by showing them what a responsible person does. A responsible parent doesn't allow their teenager out until 3AM drinking with their buddies. Saying nothing implies it's all okay and safe to do. Foolish parents bringing up foolish children who will become the next generation of foolish parents.
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Recipe for Disaster

skidzarela Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 7:43 AM
My first thought when I heard about this was where were the parents? Who bought them the booze. None of these kids should have been drinking. None were old enough to buy the liquor. Why are those questions not being answered? If there is anything to be learned from this entire debacle it should be that ultimately, you and YOU ALONE are responsible for your own safety. Do not depend on friends and acquaintances to watch your back when you are blind drunk because chances are they have been drinking right along with you and at the very least have impaired judgment. obviously the parents were not looking out for the welfare of any of these kids. What if instead of being raped she had fallen asleep?
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