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    Today, 04:59 PM
    Same for me.
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    Apr 20, 18, 05:37 PM
    Absolutely heartbreaking. Why can't this hatred and evil stop?!
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    Apr 13, 18, 11:31 AM
    With the complaining I hear about the Kleenex, Chlorox wipes, etc that aren’t dare expected to donate to classrooms from some of my friends with school age children , they aren’t going to be willing to pay for anything else. My daughter in law had to create a library of YA books on her own dime on her classroom. There were no funds to buy books for her English class for kids at risk of not graduating.
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    Apr 12, 18, 02:59 PM
    Yikes! And I am shocked that Boone County is in the short term impact group. I would have figured them to be similar to JCPS. Equally shocked that Grayson Co is similar to JCPS and not in the same shape as Breckinridge Co.
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    Apr 11, 18, 09:03 PM
    rockmom replied to a thread Lux Row Distillery in BGP Break Room
    Well, as a purchaser of Rebel Yell (for it's great price), I feel like I now am purchasing a reputable Bourbon as opposed to the shame I felt before when mentioning my choice. :D
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    Apr 11, 18, 03:44 PM
    rockmom replied to a thread Isn't it funny... in BGP Break Room
    I work in an industry that has to do a fair bit of refunding and releasing of held funds. When we process it, it is immediately reversed. The issuing banks of cars have varying policies though, to protect themselves against fraud. Basically, once they are sure no one is using the approval issued to the charge they reverse the transaction on their end. Also, the norm used to be 7-12, so it has improved a lot.
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    Apr 11, 18, 03:22 PM
    rockmom replied to a thread Isn't it funny... in BGP Break Room
    So, the retailer likely refunds right away. Banks have varying policies in their ends in reversing on their end.
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    Apr 11, 18, 08:42 AM
    Congratulations!
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    Apr 11, 18, 08:41 AM
    Happy birthday to one of the Best of BGP! #TeamGetslow . #RandySucks
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    Apr 9, 18, 12:53 PM
    I really don't think that I've met a French fry I didn't like. Now, I'm pretty much a French fry fiend, but my preferences are all those that are not seasoned, a la Rally's or Arby's. I have been known to get a roast beef at Arby's and then drive to another fast food joint for fries. I digress....
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    Apr 4, 18, 03:56 AM
    To your question, no. :lol2:. And I have more than enough daily challenges to keep me going. I don't go seeking them when parking. :lol2:
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    Apr 3, 18, 06:42 PM
    I’m the person who parks in the nether regions of a parking lot or garage. I never have problems backing out. With a back up camera, I’m quite sure I’ll be fine if I back out. I will parallel park on the street whenever the opportunity exists to avoid a garage though. People are crazy in parking garages!
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    Apr 1, 18, 07:05 PM
    Why aren't the people who were bitter and nasty with the last administration happy now?
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    Mar 31, 18, 05:06 PM
    I love all the posters who are claiming to look at the situation from a "logical" standpoint, leaving "emotions" and "hyperbole" out of their arguments. In your quest to remain dispassionate, many of you have displayed the very lack of the number one soft skills teachers must possess:. Empathy. You are so bent on reducing everything down to an equation and a dollar figure. If the support of the teachers and the teachers concerns are...
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    Mar 31, 18, 02:53 PM
    As as are most jobs that arenít brain surgery. Iím sure you expect people to respect your knowledge and skill at whatever it is you do. You are hell bent on belittling the skills needed to teach. The impression you give is you feel it is very low in the hierarchy of professions.
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    Mar 31, 18, 08:18 AM
    Yet we want to pretend that a surgeon could do a teachers job, or you could do a teachers job. Teaching requires expert knowledge and a specific skillset as well.
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    Mar 31, 18, 07:16 AM
    I would say the reverse is actually more accurate. Leave the private sector and teach. Most people can't hang.
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    Mar 30, 18, 09:33 PM
    I forsee a huge loss in teachers who teach as a permanent career. I actually see it becoming a "fall back" job that one takes while looking for your "real job". That will cause a revolving door of new, teachers, and we never again achieve the excellence in teaching that seasoned teachers bring to the classrooms.
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    Mar 30, 18, 09:27 PM
    I suppose I am skeptical because these conclusions don't include the entire story. There are local development agreements that can be put in place that support infrastructure, schools and community development. And, for example,LDA's can extend into regional areas, not simply the community in which a casino is located.
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    Mar 30, 18, 04:57 PM
    And then there are a whole host of other casino sites that could be analyzed, where a single estblishment exists in an underserved area. Atlantic City wanted to the Vegas of the East. It was over built and too quickly so. And the economy as a whole has not been long to that area. It’s not as simple as pinning it on casino gaming
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    Mar 30, 18, 04:54 PM
    . Not all poor people get poorer because of gaming. SOME poor people do. And many poor people will find jobs as servers, houskeepers, slot techs, dealers, count room attendants, player hosts, security personnel....to name just a few. Then there are poor people moved off of assistance
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    Mar 30, 18, 04:37 PM
    I'm sorry, but this is not logical. If people are gamblers they will gamble whether legal or illegal. It also denies that jobs are created when casino gaming is allowed. And the number of jobs should be significant, and most are pretty well paid, especially in table games. And it brings in significant professional jobs for accountants marketing individuals. If done to benefit each individual region, there can be significant tax revenues for...
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    Mar 30, 18, 02:59 PM
    I think there are legitimate arguments on both sides. The way this has all been handled, including some very public comments by top political figures that disparaged the teachers, makes all of this sordid. Now we have some sort of legislation attached to another piece of legislation last minute, that itself lends the most cliche of negative appearance and talking points.... On the surface, someone got what they wanted, and looks strong to...
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    Mar 30, 18, 02:53 PM
    Quite a number in Jefferson Co showed up in schools to assemble and distribute backpacks full of food to kids so they have food through next week.
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    Mar 30, 18, 02:22 PM
    I could hazard a guess. I bet it would be close to what we make in a quarter. LOL
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    Mar 30, 18, 01:35 PM
    I also want to say that, despite the fear of creating new problem gamers, that shouldn't really be the fear. If it were that easy, casinos all over would not be fighting to attract and keep what are essentially the same pool of gamers. Everyone thinks gamers are loyal to casinos. Gamers are loyal only to themselves. They will go where they think they get the most for their money.
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    Mar 30, 18, 01:17 PM
    I believe the same. Those same low income people are already gambling in some way. They are a lot of the people traveling to other states. They’re all in on Tuesday poker night, and first in line for lottery tickets. Let’s keep that gaming revenue in OUR coffers!
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    Mar 30, 18, 01:11 PM
    Thanks. I don’t think I have sat in one Exec meeting and NOT had the topic of Kentucky gaming come up. Additionally, we have a (for lack of a better term) lobbyist on our exec team who carries back and forth the info she learns at the statehouse. It’s not just the casinos as entities that worry. The IN State Legislature is worried as well. She is our parent company’s VP of Public Policy, but she serves our interests as well.
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    Mar 30, 18, 01:01 PM
    Right now, all I will say is this: Casinos in the southern half of Indiana fear Kentucky legalizing gaming MORE than expanded gaming in Indiana. They fear both, but because of the weirdness that is Indiana, people north of Indy don’t travel south at nearly the rate Kentuckians pour over the river to fill the coffers.
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    Mar 30, 18, 12:48 PM
    -Sorry to participate in off-track convo. I’ll refrain further.
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    Mar 30, 18, 12:46 PM
    Belive me, I know exactly who draws what and what the distances are. :lol2:
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    Mar 30, 18, 12:35 PM
    You are wrong on this one. The decline in IN gaming will be swift and lasting. Gamers are happy to be loyal. But again, you are only looking at major Metro areas. Some big gamers are driving 3-4 hours to play. Yes they get comps, but they would love to keep that drive to a minimum.
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    Mar 30, 18, 12:32 PM
    I think he’s counting Tropicana as an Owensboro draw....which it most definitely is
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    Mar 30, 18, 12:30 PM
    at an estimated 40% DAILY tax income, there better be a profit for the state. LOL. Figure it out. There’s major income potential or states wouldn’t t allow it
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    Mar 30, 18, 12:29 PM
    If strategically placed, South central KY could draw heavily from the Nashville market. I don’t see why all options aren’t on the table. Casinos don’t have to be near or at tracks. I will tell you, Indiana casinos are waiting for the shoe to drop and KY to allow casino gaming. They at least 25% of the gaming facilities in Indiana count KY MSA’s as significant fight territories. Kentuckians are heavily supporting IN gaming. I’m sure...
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    Mar 30, 18, 12:16 PM
    Flooded is is not a word I would use at all. You’re only thinking of NKY
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    Mar 30, 18, 11:21 AM
    I think that sounds great on paper. But funding 2 retirement accounts is a huge chunk of income, especially for those who have only just started their careers. Add in any education loans they are paying back, or CTE fees, I’m not sure how many early-career individuals in education could afford that
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    Mar 30, 18, 10:15 AM
    I think this is the most grossly overlooked value of our teachers. In reality, their jobs are far more complicated than many want to present. And the value of their soft-skills is immeasurable. In my opinion, Anyone who chooses to seek another career path will do so with a ton of academic credentials, but those soft skills are going to come into play and make them extremely attractive candidates for jobs that deal with people. if I was a...
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    Mar 30, 18, 10:06 AM
    It may be sooner rather than later, unfortunately.
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