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What? How far back are you talking about? I was married in 1972. My husband and I were always taxed on both our incomes. In fact, I paid a higher rater than I would have as a single filer because my rate started at his marginal rate.
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Should We Ban Homework?

Tree11 Wrote: Jan 22, 2015 9:12 AM
Mine is the old-fashioned "I went to a two-room schoolhouse story". There were 3 or 4 grades in each room. The teacher taught one group while the rest of the kids worked at their desks. The school produced teachers, doctors, lawyers, professors. How could this be? There were few discipline problems because everyone had a brother or sister in the room. We spent about 2/3 of the day working. Lessons we learned: 1. concentration when other things were going on around us; 2. patience as we could not interrupt the teacher every two minutes; 3. self-sufficiency as we often solved our own problems; 4. the work ethic.
Lesson for today: An additional question when putting old folks in a nursing home: Under what circumstances, if ever, do you call the police?
Colleges are already drowning in red tape. I retired from a two-year college about 10 years ago. Last time I talked to a colleague, the number of administrators had doubled without a single new faculty position and without an increase in the number of students.
The article specifically referred to full-time, first-time students in the completion rate. A student who pays his own way by working is the student who succeeds. Unfortunately those students will probably be priced out of the market.
About 10 years ago, I figured out that the dietary guidelines were more about politics than health. I've lost and kept off at least 30 pounds since then. There is no single eating regimen that works for every body. Your best dietitian is your own body telling you how it feels after you consume certain foods.
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Random Thoughts

Tree11 Wrote: Dec 30, 2014 7:57 AM
Not a chance. Here's a little history lesson. In the 80's, newspapers were buying the rights to columns by conservatives and shelving them. Then the Conservative Chronicle started publishing them in a weekly paper available by subscription. That's why we have Townhall. com and the newspapers are on their last legs.
When will these so-called leaders realize they ARE the majority?
It's not ALL black people. It's the thugs and the leaders, including the politicians, media and poverty pimps who are fomenting this unrest and crime. The likes of Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Starr Parker and Armstrong Williams and countless others have already demonstrated what MOST black people are, civilized, hard-working and intelligent.
Be careful what you're wishing for. Remember who is running the military now.
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