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Obama quips, "[T]he local authorities need to be open and transparent about how they're investigating this kind of a situation.” Meanwhile the "most transparent administration in history" continues to declare its 5th Amendment rights, refusing to release documents relating to numerous malfeasant incidents all up and down the chain of command.
They'd get sued for "off-label use of toxic chemicals."
I don't even bother to read comments that are in all capital letters. I'm guessing I'm not the only one. If "xpresyrslf" wants to communicate, he should learn some netiquette. I don't imagine it would do any good to suggest that he also learn proper English himself.
These kids have also learned that they can threaten their parents by claiming abuse, so the Child Welfare authorities will come and harass them. Parents are afraid to discipline their own kids, and the kids milk it for all it's worth. Teachers are afraid to discipline their students for similar reasons. PC in the public arena and in the privacy of the home has run amok, and the kids are a lost cause.
When I was studying at Hamline University (St. Paul, MN), I was required to study Ebonics in one of my Linguistics classes for my M.Ed. It really sucked to be forced to learn a subculture's language, when I had taught English overseas for almost 8 years. My foreign students were far better equipped and far more willing to learn English than any of the "students" I encountered in the inner city.
English is a mandatory language taught in Chinese schools, because China recognizes the prevalence of English as the default business language. When people find out that I speak Chinese Mandarin at the near-native level of proficiency, they say I should be making money hand-over-fist working in the Sino-American trade game. They don't know that Chinese movers & shakers all speak English and don't need me to translate for them.
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Wumingren Wrote: Aug 07, 2014 6:23 PM
When we studied history, it seemed to have no relevance to a school boy. But now, the things that seemed to have happened in the ancient past are every day becoming very meaningful. Time is no longer stretched out into the distant past, but it is now being compressed, so that the things told of in the Bible are every more relevant to a humanity that slumbers yet in fitful ignorance. The world is on the verge of a great awakening. Be ready for it.
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Wumingren Wrote: Aug 07, 2014 6:15 PM
Perhaps his error was to say "many" when "some" or "a few" would have been the better choice. BTW, I haven't called myself a Republican since 2000. I remain a conservative patriot and understand that the GOP has left the conservative camp a long time ago. Unfortunately, it is useless to go "third party," because the two-party tradition holds sway. All I hope for is that the GOP dies and is replaced by a new second party to challenge the Democrats.
Well, the Democrats were right when they said, "There are no 'Death Panels!'" They're right only because there is no need for a panel (which could be held to some sort of accountability), when the bureaucratic system is set up to deny or delay treatments until the aged patient simply expires. No will have issue the extermination order; the system simply will have worked according to plan, and there will be no one's name involved, as everyone will simply have cover by saying, "Well, it wasn't my job" or "No one told me to provide the missing life-saving treatment." There will be no one to sue for wrongful death. No panel to point to. Just death by bureaucracy ... and cut to black.
Or, maybe depraved indifference?
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