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Since: Aug 08

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#94174 Nov 25, 2013
squishymama wrote:
I don't usually support muslim women wearing a veil or otherwise covering their face, except in this case. Who would have thought that the veil would be a sign of rebellion...
http://news.yahoo.com/chinese-anti-veil-beaut...
I support women wearing whatever they want, including a veil, if that is what they truly want to do.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#94175 Nov 25, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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I support women wearing whatever they want, including a veil, if that is what they truly want to do.
In theory, I do too. It's just that it's gotten corrupted in places like Afghanistan, where the veil is used to control women.

Since: Aug 08

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#94176 Nov 25, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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In theory, I do too. It's just that it's gotten corrupted in places like Afghanistan, where the veil is used to control women.
That's why I qualified it with, if they really want to. While some are, not all women who wear them are forced to do so. For some, if not many, it's a part of their belief system. I may not agree with their belief system, but I respect their right to practice it.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#94177 Nov 25, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
I may not agree with their belief system, but I respect their right to practice it.
Hmmm... if only we can get liberals on board with this attitude....

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#94178 Nov 26, 2013

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#94179 Nov 26, 2013
The boys' school has an assembly planned for this morning. They already have a half day tomorrow and Thursday and Friday off. Why would they decrease instruction time any more this week? I think it is ridiculous.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#94180 Nov 26, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
The boys' school has an assembly planned for this morning. They already have a half day tomorrow and Thursday and Friday off. Why would they decrease instruction time any more this week? I think it is ridiculous.
my kid is off this whole week.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#94181 Nov 26, 2013
And then they get three months off during the summer! If schools aren't gonna teach our kids, who else is supposed to?!?

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#94182 Nov 26, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>my kid is off this whole week.
We had the first week of November off because Election Day was that Tuesday and NJ holds Teachers' Convention the Thursday and Friday of that week.

Do many FL districts give the whole week of Thanksgiving off?

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#94183 Nov 26, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
And then they get three months off during the summer! If schools aren't gonna teach our kids, who else is supposed to?!?
Is it possible for you to participate in a discussion without trolling?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#94184 Nov 26, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
And then they get three months off during the summer! If schools aren't gonna teach our kids, who else is supposed to?!?
I assume you know that teachers get 39 weeks pay for 39 weeks work. Some districts give the option of spreading your annual pay over 52 weeks. So, yeah, they get 3 months off-without pay. We know how much you like it when you get laid off.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#94185 Nov 26, 2013
The kids, and teachers, are anxious and distracted. They've got a four day weekend coming up. The teachers are fretting about Thanksgiving dinner and drunk Uncle Frank. The kids just want off school. Neither is focused enough to learn or teach.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#94186 Nov 26, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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We had the first week of November off because Election Day was that Tuesday and NJ holds Teachers' Convention the Thursday and Friday of that week.
Do many FL districts give the whole week of Thanksgiving off?
I couldn't say. I've no concern for the schedule in other district, so I have no idea.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#94187 Nov 26, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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I assume you know that teachers get 39 weeks pay for 39 weeks work. Some districts give the option of spreading your annual pay over 52 weeks. So, yeah, they get 3 months off-without pay. We know how much you like it when you get laid off.
78k a year for eight months worth of work??-(after factoring in holidays)- Sweet deal! If you teach in the Chicago school district, that is.

(yes, I've had this and many a discussion with my sister, who is a teacher)

Can't imagine why Illinois is a hundred billion dollars in the hole...

I'm laid off again this week! And don't qualify for unemployment because of holiday pay! Woohoo! I get to eat three days' worth of income!

Since: Aug 08

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#94188 Nov 26, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>I'm laid off again this week! And don't qualify for unemployment because of holiday pay! Woohoo! I get to eat three days' worth of income!
You should go into trucking. My bro is an Owner Operator. He makes $80 an hour (works 6 days a week during the construction season). He has to pay for his fuel, insurance, taxes (he has to pay the employers share of SS and Medicare too, since he is Owner Operator). He's home every night, tho.

He has off all winter long and collects unemployment. Not a bad gig.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94190 Nov 26, 2013
Yeah, and he already spends so much time in truck stops anyway...
Sublime1 wrote:
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You should go into trucking. My bro is an Owner Operator. He makes $80 an hour (works 6 days a week during the construction season). He has to pay for his fuel, insurance, taxes (he has to pay the employers share of SS and Medicare too, since he is Owner Operator). He's home every night, tho.
He has off all winter long and collects unemployment. Not a bad gig.

Since: Aug 08

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#94191 Nov 26, 2013
Yekim wrote:
<quoted text>LOL! Imagine if someone outside your family had a gig like that! Bless your teapublican heart....
I've never had a problem with it. It's part and parcel to working in the trades in a cold weather climate. 90% of the guys who work the trades have jobs like that. The only difference is they just don't make $80 an hour.

My mom's father was a flat top roofer in chicago (he was smart enough and responsible to be a foreman, unlike you) and her brother, my uncle does the same. They have off in the winter.

It also doesn't cost me anything for folks to collect unemployment. When liberals like you aren't extending it at the federal level, almost indefinitely, it's funded by employers, including my brother.

Since: Aug 08

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#94192 Nov 26, 2013
RACE wrote:
Yeah, and he already spends so much time in truck stops anyway...
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LMAO

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#94193 Nov 26, 2013
So, as usual, the squishyclan was running late this morning with an added bonus of street cleaning, so I couldn't just pull up to my MILs like I usually do; I had to find a spot on the other side of the street which always adds time because Asphaltia only knows if a spot will actually be available. So I spotted a legal one, but it was questionable if our Traverse would fit in it, but I decided to try anyway. Nailed it the first time! to my great surprise. When I got the kids to the car, my MIL said she had been eyeing that space and wondering if I would try it. She was impressed too and told me I should teach parallel parking.

That made up for the bonehead move I pulled earlier. You see, I have this big toenail that gets ingrown sometimes (usually when I start wearing closed shoes after sandals all summer) so I was trying to get at that with a pair of those curved pointy fingernail scissors (it's the only kind that work) and well, I slipped and stabbed myself. At first I didn't think it was too bad, but when the blood started dripping out of the hand I was holding under the toe, I knew I'd effed up. Freaked Dickie and the kids out, and honestly I was a little scared too...So now the toe is wrapped tightly with cotton and waterproof medical tape (it was all we could find) and I'm being grateful for Crocs that are a little too big.

Since: Aug 08

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#94195 Nov 26, 2013
Yekim wrote:
<quoted text>So, if I was a non-foreman, flat-top roofer, you evidently WOULD have a problem with that. That's not honest work? How convenient.
Fail number 1. I never said I would have a problem with that. Evidently, you are too stupid to realize this.
Yekim wrote:
<quoted text>How come, in all your past raging about teachers making too much money, you never mentioned your elitist brother and his collecting unemployment before? Does he not have bootstraps? A law degree so that he might post on Topix those cold months? I'm beginning to believe you make this sh!t up as you go along.
Fail number 2. I have never said anything to suggest I am against unemployment benefits … not for teachers or anyone.

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