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  1. Do you have evidence to show otherwise, and not from the 60s and 70s?
  2. If you are going to continually bring up your racists views whenever you get the chance, please at least get the facts correct. The incident you keep referring to in PA, I assume, was perpetrated by the "NEW Black Panther Party", completely unaffiliated with the Black Panthers.
  3. You will see, as we move forward that there were indeed riots related to the video that were happening AND a planned attack. As for asking for more support/security - it is my understanding now that the security was asked for in Tripoli, not Benghazi
  4. My point wasn't about getting to the bottom of it . . . that is the easy part. The question is the recourse. What could the school (principal) have done to change the behavior? Suspended the kid for 3-5 days is the worst they can do and this is not a behavior changing tactic.
  5. You ever hear of the Great Depression? Folks is my family were/are ministers who do not pay into social security, they were very smart with their investments AND got less risky/more conservative as they got older and still have not recovered from what the market did to their savings and are having to work WELL into their 70s. Had they been truck drivers or construction workers who were not able to continue the physical labor work they have been doing they would be screwed right now and either out of money or at least running out of it by this point. It has nothing to do with how smart they were is had to do with GLOBAL ECONOMIC markets over which they had no control.
  6. Who again are we talking about that made the dream happen?? MR or GWB? Neither one of them rose up the socio-economic ladder to live differently than their parents. Is the American dream now simply being born wealthy and finding a way to stay there?
  7. Not to sound too defensive here, but what exactly should the school do? About the only recourse is to send the student home for a few days. FWIW, that rarely, if ever changes any behavior. And, I discipline students all of the time and then have parents call me and say, "why didn't you do anything to that OTHER student" not knowing that I did and me not being able to tell them because of FERPA. Most schools have moved away from having students grade each others' papers for these same FERPA rules so that is the only real issue I see here with the school. The only real recourse is to file charges for harassment, call kids into court and have them testify. Schools are not courts of law and our severest punishments are viewed by some as vacations. Other educators correct me if I am wrong. Lots of counseling and talking can take place but it is not always effective. Sometimes kids simply ACT LIKE they shouldn't and then there is not much that can be done. Also, schools cannot file charges "for" someone.
  8. CNN has already admitted that their poll is slanted 8 points toward republicans.
  9. You can't have more mfg. jobs without better infrastructure and infrastructure is government money and republicans don't believe in spending gov't money so no more infrastructure and no mfg. jobs
  10. Wall Street is WAY up as are corporate profits. Those folks are certainly doing better than they were 4 years ago.
  11. Public service (teaching, firefighting, police work) doesn't count. Government is too big.
  12. Track that data. It is always like that.
  13. More people were actually looking for jobs, and somewhere I saw that the actual real new jobs was over 800k. Again, I don't want to learn how that is all figured out but the simple fact is, whatever numbers you have used as long as they are consistent over time we have less unemployment now than we did at this time last year.
  14. Whatever, was it at 7.8 last October? Don't think so, which means we are adding jobs. Also numbers show that we underestimated jobs created over the summer and had to UP those numbers. I don't understand "internals" either, but, however you look at it, we are climbing out of the G.O.P.othole. Imagine had cities and states not layed off all of the those Police Officers and Firefighters and yes even the teachers. Imagine if Congress had passed the American Jobs Act.
  15. That has to have a psychological impact that it is below 8.
  16. As long as we have the winner take all electoral college system, Kentucky will never matter. We should apportion our electoral college folks by congressional district. You win the 5th district in Ky you get one electoral vote. You can also get two extra by winning the whole state.
  17. So because it never happened to you in this highly populated area, long polling/voting never happen anywhere? Have you seen the Florida voting cards. 8 pages long with lots to read. Is Florida more heavily populated than Kentucky? Is it possible that there may be hours of long lines in Florida? Yes. Do we want everyone to vote? Yes. Then what is wrong with voting early? If I remember correctly, they turned several people away in 2000 in Florida who were in line when the polling station was still open. My mantra - "Vote early and often".:lol:
  18. Actually I am a liberal who is a big supporter of tax incentives, if there is some in lieu of payments to continue to help fund schools and fire and police protection. Incentives are monies that the state/federal govt may not had anyway.
  19. Just for the record, Rasmussen is not a well respected poll.
  20. The problem is that welfare, in MOST cases, is a stop gap measure, used for help. People who depend on it live crappy lives and don't want to live on it. Why would they vote for someone who most on here say wants them to stay. They would vote for folks who would change the system. The other problem is that the 47% are primarily the elderly and children..
  21. What about that new kicker?? jk (my boy). Couple of nice returns of kicks that WH probably thought were non-returnable. #10 ran free in the secondary and#22 found him. Run defense was much better than last year.
  22. They were the majority party elected by the people . . . they can set the rules - no amendments, what legitimate amendments would be proposed? The Republican blocked the will of the people and said that was what they were going to do. Ultimately Mitch McConnell is going to fail in his one stated goal - the keep President Obama to one term. He will coast to his second.
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