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Lr103 said...

JonRoss said... What Cook is proposing is essentially the great Dalewood experiment in Chattanooga in the mid 1960s. It was a Progressive “free to be, you and me” mentality. Even the school was constructed physically to fit the theory. It was a disaster. I was a victim of it.

It wasn't the idea that failed you, john. The idea, like so many ohters in education throughout the decades, were sabotaged and set up to fail. There truly are others who fear others rising above their situation. They throw a wrench into the solution every chance they get.

April 25, 2013 at 6:01 p.m.
Lr103 said...

The TRUE Christians I've known would have never done to others nor said the nasty things about others many of these hypocrits and imposters on this board have said and done to others. One in particular who regularly have spewed nasty and hateful comments and committed atrocities against individuals they took a dislike to, then abuse the position of authority of their spouse as a cover.
Now, they're claiming the persecuted and attempting to switch gears, and change strategy when they're the ones who've been on the giving end of persecution, stalking and harassment.

April 25, 2013 at 5:57 p.m.
Lr103 said...

RE: " FACT: The Koran has 109 verses that call Muslims to war with non-believers."

The Christian bible isn't any better. Neither are some very well known Christian ministers. Several very well known televangelists have preached hatred, violence and killings using the Christian bible and especially the story of Saul as justification and example the Christian God sanctions such violence .

Remember Pat Robertson calling for the assassination of Hugo Chavez? USAToday carried an article about what he said in its August 2005 issue. He also suggested the Haitian earthquake was a punishment from God against the Haitian people, accusing Haitian during slavery of making a pact with the devil when they rose up against and overthrew brutal slavery under French rule? Who once accused and suggested Africans infected with the HIV/AIDS virus of having sex with green monkeys?

There have been several well known tv evangelists calling for the killing of non-believers of Christianity.

April 24, 2013 at 2:12 a.m.
Lr103 said...

When I read many of these anti-gay rants I'm reminded of westboro church members who have plans to picket the victims and their families of the Boston Bombing at their funerals. The same westboro church that planned to picket victims of Sandy Hook and military members returning home in coffins from the conflict zones.

from newser:

"(Newser) – We'd call this a new low for Westboro Baptist Church, but these are the people who threatened to picket Sandy Hook. Now they say they'll picket the funerals of the Boston Marathon victims, the Raw Story reports. The church's reasoning, per a press release: "GOD SENT THE BOMBS! How many more terrifying ways will you have the LORD injure and kill your fellow countrymen because you insist on nation-dooming filthy [gay slur] marriage?! ... Massachusetts invited this special wrath from God Almighty when it was the FIRST STATE to pass same-sex marriage."*

@newser dot com

btw

Did Glen Beck inadvertantley provide a clue when he made a tongue-in-cheek remark about if a particular rightwing group were involved there would be no hesitation in labeling the Boston bombing a terroristic act? He was bashing President Obama by saying it was reprehensible the president didn't immediately refer to the bombing as a terrorist act.

To which a Bostonian who lives in Boston responded with a sensible, logical and intellectual reply: "I'm from Boston. My city was attacked. My wife's friend was standing next to the VIP seats when the bomb went off. 3 people died, dozens lost limbs, over a hundred casualties of an inhumane and cowardly act. What is reprehensible is that we are fighting with each other over language.. over words used to describe this act. What is reprehensible is that in our outrage we lash out at each other instead of uniting in common compassion for the victims and common defiance against those who would harm our neighbors and our peace. I realize most of the lashing out comes out of anger. I get that, I really do but there is a time and place for political debate and chastising the opposition. THIS is not one of those times"

April 17, 2013 at 2:42 p.m.
Lr103 said...

What people have to understand is the private sector has and will always be bias in its hiring practices. They have a long history of denying jobs to women, blacks and veterans. Government jobs, such as the U.S. Postal Service, TVA etc. gave veterans returning to civilian life from such conflicts as late as Vietnam job opportunities the private practice refused them. With women blacks and as well as veterans, it took the government promising all kinds of trinkets, goodies and breaks before they would even consider hiring from those groups. Then even when they did hire, promotions were rare and salaries were unequal. Firings and being let go for no reason or made up ones were the norm. There was no job protection for women, blacks and veterans. Without government jobs, oversight and interference the private sector will return to its old bias habits. You can be sure of that.

Also, there's no guarantee power will be cheaper if TVA is privatized. In fact, the average power bill is far more likely to be much higher. All it takes is a look at the problems California has had for decades with private power companies. Then they're likely to resort to cheap, unskilled labor which is very dangerous.

April 14, 2013 at 2:10 p.m.
Lr103 said...

@ ForAmerica @ForAmerica 96% of police surveyed say banning magazines that hold over 10 rounds won't reduce crime

The effort is to reduce mass killings when gunmen go on killing sprees. I doubt if anything can actually do away with crime. Crime is as old as before man stood upright and started walking on two instead of four.

April 14, 2013 at 10:01 a.m.
Lr103 said...

drifter49, you are rambling and making no sense whatsoever! You highacked a topic just to spew your own personal hatred and senseless rhetoric. The Reason the GOP suddenly became quiet on the Benghazi tragedy is because they know they have blood on their hands. They're the ones who cut U.S. foreign embassy funding around the the world. Although they were warned about the dangers of those cuts. You really need to check your facts and sources before speweing your ignorance on matters for which you have no idea.

check out: myths and facts about Benghazi.

There Have Been At Least 15 Attacks On U.S. Embassies And Consulates Since 1979 -- Including Seven Under George W. Bush. U.S. embassies and consulates were attacked at least 15 times under the presidencies of Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush. Seven of those attacks occurred during the presidency of George W. Bush. [Media Matters, 9/14/12]

pssst! drifert/everybody in America pays a form of taxes on some level.

April 14, 2013 at 9:55 a.m.
Lr103 said...

If America conquered the depression of 1920 so successfully, then another one shouldn't have happened only 9 short years later.

April 14, 2013 at 9:24 a.m.
Lr103 said...

One needs no weapon to act as though they are savages. Do I need to explain how more and more people are acting worse than savages

Ms Bradford, much of that savagery has taking place while America was in its deepest throes of religious practices and beliefs.

From the slaughter of millions of Native American Indians, to the brutalities of slavery, lynch mobs, segregation, discrimination someone(s) with a Bible was at the head of the crowd leading the way.

April 14, 2013 at 9:16 a.m.
Lr103 said...

Norana, SS isn't broke. Too many past administration looted SS. SS just needs to start calling in those loans past adminstrations and departments took out. SS is solvent

In the private sector, retirement income is transfer income too. Private retirement pay to retirees not only rely on contributions those retirees payed into the company, but also what its present workforce pay into retirement acounts.

April 13, 2013 at 8:55 p.m.
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