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Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#926357 Jun 17, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>What happened to you sign in, Batty? Whatever...Homer and I didn't cash in our 401k's after eleven years just cause Bush had trashed them...what was your rational again? No delayed gratification?
It was more than 20 years ago. Does it matter?

Are you always this nosy?

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#926358 Jun 17, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
For eight hours a day five days a week, they are under your charge.
Safe environments would be nice but student violence has become an epidemic because liberals want to "leave them alone".
No, liberals want the government to 'leave the kids alone'. Teachers have always been the primary disciplinarians in the traditional classroom. When the state intervenes by sending in the police or hires private armed guards to patrol the school corridors it undermines the authority of teachers for maintaining an orderly environment where learning can take place . In that context, young people are smart enough to know who they need to obey and who they can safely afford to ignore. It's the person with the big gun not the person with the book who gets the respect now.
SHADOW

Boerne, TX

#926359 Jun 17, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Fox News?
Bwahahahaha
Holly Paz, who until recently was a top deputy in the division that handles applications for tax-exempt status, told congressional investigators she reviewed 20 to 30 applications. Some requests languished for more than a year without action.
The account undercuts the narrative that senior officials only learned of the practice after it had already started in the Cincinnati office.
SHADOW

Boerne, TX

#926360 Jun 17, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
It was more than 20 years ago. Does it matter?
Are you always this nosy?
Well yes ol dog face is that nosey.
Minds everything except her own business.
But she has been a rejected fake teacher for years with nothing but a fake school filled with fake students.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926361 Jun 17, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Do you pay double taxes for your job when you can only receive any benefit from one? Again, Galt, you're way too old and out of the loop.
Social Security taxes are to pay benefits to current recipients and do not convey any future benefits. All workers should either be required to pay into the system or have the right to opt out.

Why should teachers get special privileges?

The first move to salvage Social Security should be to require freeloaders like you to pay.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#926362 Jun 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The LAUSD no longer disciplines or suspends students for classroom insubordination.
Thanks to cellphones in the classroom that can record reality...not that liberals will look at them...of which there are so many, it would take the rest of the day to post them all.

Teacher/student in cursing match.


Teacher snaps - students laughing at him.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Kindergartner bragging about dad cursing at teacher - child calling her a "bitch".
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Student screams at teacher.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Teacher and student fight in class.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Student hits a teacher.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Kids tased after fight in school.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Like I said, I could do this all day. The videos out there are just too many.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926363 Jun 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The fkn guy wasn't practicing, he worked for the engineering department in a supervisory role, hardhat, truck, shovel, motorola radio, state credit card. He wasn't signing plans you stupid fk.
Most of the state of PA mining engineers of 40 years ago weren't degreed engineers either but inherited the jobs from the dads, uncles etc.
Now go play with your trollmates.
Still illegal to call oneself an "Engineer" without being licensed.

It would be legal, however, for his title to be "Supervisor, Engineering Department."
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#926365 Jun 17, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Don't forget the Bangladesh deathtraps...it's the inherited money one percenters' way.
How about the factory owner who managed to sneak an additional three floors onto his factory, roughly doubling it's size.

No one noticed that the building got taller or that 1000 more people began showing up there for work daily.

And we buy the sht those poor bastardos make, wear it once then toss it or maybe use it to wipe our azzes with after we crap in clean water.

GOD bless the USA!

An neoprene!
American Lady

Danville, KY

#926366 Jun 17, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks to cellphones in the classroom that can record reality...not that liberals will look at them...of which there are so many, it would take the rest of the day to post them all.
Teacher/student in cursing match.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =-yELaqB8MjUXX
Teacher snaps - students laughing at him.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Kindergartner bragging about dad cursing at teacher - child calling her a "bitch".
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Student screams at teacher.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Teacher and student fight in class.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Student hits a teacher.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Kids tased after fight in school.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Like I said, I could do this all day. The videos out there are just too many.
You sure can :)
Teachers are made out to be the bad guys anymore.

WE have to get "control" of the students!
Someway, somehow .

Parents are afraid to do much, with Social Services, CPS agents
breathing DOWN their necks!

Government CONTROL again!

Family courts & CPS agents RUINED this country!

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#926367 Jun 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Social Security taxes are to pay benefits to current recipients and do not convey any future benefits. All workers should either be required to pay into the system or have the right to opt out.
Why should teachers get special privileges?
The first move to salvage Social Security should be to require freeloaders like you to pay.
Matter of logic, Hawley: we're paying approximately 13% into STRS; we do not pay an additional 7% into SS because we are not allowed to add SS benefits to STRS at retirement. Other jobs outside the system, e.g., running the pool, summer theatre, etc., SS are paid, but will not be collected. We may also have private 401Ks and annuities at our discretion. Not all states are the same. Do yourself a favor and try to LEARN something before you make a further ass or yourself with your assumptions.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#926368 Jun 17, 2013
No wonder MJ bleached his skin the SPLABOOS are just aaawwww whatever Affirmative Action Has Helped White Women More Than Anyone In the coming days, the Supreme Court is expected to rule in a potentially landmark case on the constitutionality of affirmative action. The original lawsuit was filed on behalf of Abigail Fisher, a woman who claims that she was denied admission to the University of Texas because she is white. But study after study shows that affirmative action helps white women as much or even more than it helps men and women of color. Ironically, Abigail Fisher is exactly the kind of person affirmative actions most helps in America today.

Originally, women weren’t even included in legislation attempting to level the playing field in education and employment. The first affirmative action measure in America was an executive order signed by President Kennedy in 1961 requiring that federal contractors “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin.” In 1967, President Johnson amended this and a subsequent measure to include sex, recognizing that women also faced many discriminatory barriers and hurdles to equal opportunity. Meanwhile, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 only included “sex” in the list of prohibited forms of discrimination because conservative opponents of the legislation hoped including it would sway moderate members of Congress to withdraw their support for the bill. Still, in a nation where both white women and black people were once considered property, not allowed to own property themselves, and not allowed to vote, it was clear to all those seeking fairness and opportunity that both groups faced monumental obstacles.
SUBURBAN LIBERALS ARE WINNERS lolololhahahahahaha URBAN DEMOCRATS ARE LACKIES
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#926369 Jun 17, 2013
GOP idiots wrote:
<quoted text>
You and your sister are incompetent if you couldn't deal with spitwads.
And no student can curse out a teacher.
You have no idea what goes on in school
A high schooler who can't be removed from the classroom is much more difficult to deal with when teaching a classroom of high schoolers - which my sister had to deal with - than an effective discipline system in an elementary classroom - which is much easier to do.

So what would you do with a high schooler disrupting your classroom who thought they were beyond being disciplined and you had no support system whatsoever?

This should be interesting anyway.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#926370 Jun 17, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
It was more than 20 years ago. Does it matter?
Are you always this nosy?
Didn't you just lately condemn Hillary to hell for a "What does it matter now" kind of comment? You're a no delayed gratification moocher by your own admission...Do you still own a petard?
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#926371 Jun 17, 2013
While people of color, individually and as groups, have been helped by affirmative action in the subsequent years, data and studies suggest women— white women in particular — have benefited disproportionately. According to one study, in 1995 six million women—the majority which were white— had jobs they wouldn’t have otherwise held but for affirmative action.

Another study shows that women made greater gains in employment at companies doing business with the federal government, and therefore subject to federal affirmative action requirements, than in other companies—with female employment rising 15.2% at federal contractors but only 2.2% elsewhere. And the women working for federal contractor companies also held higher positions and were paid better.

Even in the private sector, the advancements of white women eclipse those of people of color. After IBM established its own affirmative action program, the numbers of women in management positions more than tripled in less than 10 years. Data from subsequent years shows that the number of executives of color at IBM also grew, but not nearly at the same rate.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#926372 Jun 17, 2013
Obama and Putin hold a press conference today.

Putin looks more bored than anything.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926373 Jun 17, 2013
Gender war backfires as men ditch Australia PM

AFP - Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's attempt to marginalise the opposition by claiming it would change abortion rights and sideline women has backfired with a poll on Monday showing male voters are deserting her.

Gillard, the country's first female leader, last week reignited a simmering gender war by saying in a speech that government would be dominated by "men in blue ties" should opposition leader Tony Abbott assume office in September elections.

"It's a decision about whether, once again, we will banish women's voice from the core of our political life," said the embattled prime minister in the speech, desperate to shore up waning support.

"We don't want to live in an Australia where abortion again becomes the political plaything of men who think they know better."

But the ploy has backfired with a poll in Fairfax Media showing male voters are abandoning Gillard and the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and there is little sign of more women getting behind her.

The telephone poll of 1,400 voters found that since the last survey a month ago Labor's standing has continued to slide, led entirely by a seven percent exodus of men.

Under a two-party vote, the conservative opposition would romp home in the September 14 elections with 57 percent (up three points) to 43 percent (down three points) for Labor.

Labor's primary vote, which strips out the support of minor parties, has slumped to just 29 percent with the opposition at 47 percent -- a huge lead which would wipe out 35 Labor MPs, the poll showed.

Pollster John Stirton said the swing against Labor occurred only among men.

"Labor's primary vote was down seven points among men and up one point among women. The ALP two-party vote fell 10 points among men and rose two points among women,'' he said.

But the poll, taken between Thursday and Saturday, showed that if Gillard's arch-rival Kevin Rudd was returned as Labor leader, their primary vote would be a much more competitive 40 percent to the opposition's 42 percent.

Rudd was ruthlessly ousted by Gillard in a 2010 leadership coup but he remains hugely popular.

The Sydney Daily Telegraph reported Monday that Rudd has told colleagues he will not challenge Gillard again unless key cabinet ministers support the move after he failed in a bid to unseat her in 2012.

The unmarried Gillard has often been the subject of jibes about her gender, clothing and private life and she won global acclaim last year for comments on misogyny, claiming she was sick and tired of dealing with alleged sexism from Abbott and the opposition.
PDUPONT

Ludlow, MA

#926374 Jun 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The fact that Fascists like Obama would deny folks their Constitutional rights based on their political beliefs is exactly why gun confiscation legislation failed. The IRS scandal is proof.
There was no gun confiscation legislation you damned liar. The legislation was for expanded background checks which would make it harder for criminals and those adjudicated to be mentally unstable to get guns. The gun industry doesn't want that because all they want to do is sell all the product they can and they don't care who buys them.
There's no IRS scandal either. The IRS is required by law to check out if an organization applying for a 501(c)(4) status fulfils the necessary requirements. You seem to forget that only progressive organizations were denied tax exempt status.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#926375 Jun 17, 2013
The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households. Researchers found that the exact same resume for the exact same job application will get twice as many call-backs for interviews if the name on the resume is “Greg” instead of “Jamal”. School districts spend more on predominantly white schools than predominantly black schools. The fact that black workers earn, on average, 35% less than white workers in the same jobs isn’t erased by the election of an African American president, one who, by the way, openly praises the role of affirmative action in his life and accomplishments.

As for Abigail Fisher, there is ample evidence that she just wasn’t qualified to get into the University of Texas. After all, her grades weren’t that great and the year she applied for UT, admissions there were actually more competitive than Harvard. In its court filings, the University has pointed out that even if Fisher received a point for race, she still wouldn’t have met the threshold for admissions. Yes, it is true that the same year, UT made exceptions and admitted some students with lower grades and test scores than Fisher. Five of those students were black or Latino. Forty-two were white.

AND THEY COME ON TOPIX PRETENDING LIKE THEY ARE EDUMACATED THEY DONT EVEN QUALIFY FOR Affirmative Action

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#926376 Jun 17, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Do you ever get anything right? I have 19 of them within 50 miles of this house. This does not count Neighborhood Markets. Food Lion, Farm Fresh, Harris Teeter, and Kroger got rid of the locally owned stores long ago. Now they are feeling the heat. Around every WalMart is a busy retail business area.
Every dollar this new Walmart takes in would have gone to other stores if Walmart was not there.

You guess you want to argue that point?
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#926377 Jun 17, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>No, liberals want the government to 'leave the kids alone'. Teachers have always been the primary disciplinarians in the traditional classroom. When the state intervenes by sending in the police or hires private armed guards to patrol the school corridors it undermines the authority of teachers for maintaining an orderly environment where learning can take place . In that context, young people are smart enough to know who they need to obey and who they can safely afford to ignore. It's the person with the big gun not the person with the book who gets the respect now.
The unions are just strong arms of the Democratic Party and liberal administrations.

Teachers' unions set the tone in public schools and there are more liberals running the show.

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