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Nancy Gordon reflects the sentiment of several recent nincompoops writing about the teachers taking furloughs to offset budget shortfalls . Full Story
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Wahiawa, HI

#1 Nov 5, 2009
Mark Hanson
Aiea
WAAAAAAA WAAAAAA Call the Wambulance!! Oh my god are you in the wrong profession! You negatively whine about every aspect of teaching. Yes, we all have jobs that we can complain endlessly about, but come on, you chose to teach children. I would have respect for you if you had picked out all the wonderful things about teaching, but because all you did was whine about all the awful things about teaching I have no respect for you. You give teachers a bad name. You should re-think your career.
FleetGhost

AOL

#2 Nov 6, 2009
Mr. Conboy, you and a lot of others weren't paying attention when legislation was passed by Congress starting with Republican initiatives in 1979 on the "get govt. out of our business" platform of the Ronald Reagan when Republican sponsors started dismantling the Glass Stegall Act of 1933 until 1999 when Republican sponsors of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 toasted at a party attended by members of Congress and the Treasury to "R.I.P. 50 years of Glass-Stegall" regulation. Over a period of years this deregulation has allowed banks to merge into New York centric conglomerates whose work ethic now resembles casino gambling. Allowed because small investors like mom and pop's money by hook and by crook was put where they knew it would lose because swaps/derivatives betting allowed some to "win" obscene amounts of money they wouldn't have been entitled to under Glass-Stegall. Even as we speak, they are still awarding themselves huge bonuses and slapping each other on the back as they build multi-million dollar homes in the Bahamas. It's a separate ring of people who, as planned, prosper, and it isn't based on any democratic ideal benefitting the people.
Keith Haugen

AOL

#3 Nov 6, 2009
Aloha:

Are you suggesting that George Bush and Dick Cheney were not in power when they did all those things to us?

Or that Gov. Lingle should not be held responsible for the state of our state because she is a Republican?

Why shouldn't Republicans be held responsible, when it happens on their "watch."

If Democrats had been in power for the eight years of Bush rule, you can bet everyone would hold them responsible.

Me ka pono,

Keith Haugen
Nu`uanu
Kamaaina Expatriate

Austin, TX

#4 Nov 6, 2009
FleetGhost wrote:
Mr. Conboy, you and a lot of others weren't paying attention when legislation was passed by Congress starting with Republican initiatives in 1979 on the "get govt. out of our business" platform of the Ronald Reagan when Republican sponsors started dismantling the Glass Stegall Act of 1933 until 1999 when Republican sponsors of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 toasted at a party attended by members of Congress and the Treasury to "R.I.P. 50 years of Glass-Stegall" regulation. Over a period of years this deregulation has allowed banks to merge into New York centric conglomerates whose work ethic now resembles casino gambling. Allowed because small investors like mom and pop's money by hook and by crook was put where they knew it would lose because swaps/derivatives betting allowed some to "win" obscene amounts of money they wouldn't have been entitled to under Glass-Stegall. Even as we speak, they are still awarding themselves huge bonuses and slapping each other on the back as they build multi-million dollar homes in the Bahamas. It's a separate ring of people who, as planned, prosper, and it isn't based on any democratic ideal benefitting the people.
YES! couldn't agree with you more.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#5 Nov 6, 2009
FleetGhost wrote:
Mr. Conboy, you and a lot of others weren't paying attention when legislation was passed by Congress starting with Republican initiatives in 1979 on the "get govt. out of our business" platform of the Ronald Reagan when Republican sponsors started dismantling the Glass Stegall Act of 1933 until 1999 when Republican sponsors of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 toasted at a party attended by members of Congress and the Treasury to "R.I.P. 50 years of Glass-Stegall" regulation. Over a period of years this deregulation has allowed banks to merge into New York centric conglomerates whose work ethic now resembles casino gambling. Allowed because small investors like mom and pop's money by hook and by crook was put where they knew it would lose because swaps/derivatives betting allowed some to "win" obscene amounts of money they wouldn't have been entitled to under Glass-Stegall. Even as we speak, they are still awarding themselves huge bonuses and slapping each other on the back as they build multi-million dollar homes in the Bahamas. It's a separate ring of people who, as planned, prosper, and it isn't based on any democratic ideal benefitting the people.
Why is this so hard for people to see? Things financially would be much worse today if Phil Gramm was in as Treasury Secretary.
Poi

United States

#6 Nov 6, 2009
FleetGhost wrote:
Mr. Conboy, you and a lot of others weren't paying attention when legislation was passed by Congress starting with Republican initiatives in 1979 on the "get govt. out of our business" platform of the Ronald Reagan when Republican sponsors started dismantling the Glass Stegall Act of 1933 until 1999 when Republican sponsors of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 toasted at a party attended by members of Congress and the Treasury to "R.I.P. 50 years of Glass-Stegall" regulation.
Quit lying you left wing kook.

You are correct about the repeal of Glass Stegall as being the single most significant trigger to the housing bubble which lead to most of the current economic challenges.

But it was a BI-PARTISAN bill. Sponsored by Democrats AND Republicans. Passed by a Democratic controlled legislature.

Bill Clinton. a DEMOCRAT SIGNED IT.

So if you want to study history for blame, at least be honest or everything you say is suspect.

He was
reasonable

Honolulu, HI

#7 Nov 6, 2009
FleetGhost wrote:
Mr. Conboy, you and a lot of others weren't paying attention when legislation was passed by Congress starting with Republican initiatives in 1979 on the "get govt. out of our business" platform of the Ronald Reagan when Republican sponsors started dismantling the Glass Stegall Act of 1933 until 1999 when Republican sponsors of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 toasted at a party attended by members of Congress and the Treasury to "R.I.P. 50 years of Glass-Stegall" regulation. Over a period of years this deregulation has allowed banks to merge into New York centric conglomerates whose work ethic now resembles casino gambling. Allowed because small investors like mom and pop's money by hook and by crook was put where they knew it would lose because swaps/derivatives betting allowed some to "win" obscene amounts of money they wouldn't have been entitled to under Glass-Stegall. Even as we speak, they are still awarding themselves huge bonuses and slapping each other on the back as they build multi-million dollar homes in the Bahamas. It's a separate ring of people who, as planned, prosper, and it isn't based on any democratic ideal benefitting the people.
From you post, it is obvious you don't even know what the glass-stegal act was.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#8 Nov 6, 2009
reasonable wrote:
<quoted text>
From you post, it is obvious you don't even know what the glass-stegal act was.
Then please enlighten us.
Muslim Trojan Horses

Hilo, HI

#9 Nov 6, 2009
ABC,CBS,NBC still would not identify the Fort Hood Murderer as a MOOOOSLIM ;)

The recent indictment and arrest of Aurora resident and Afghanistan immigrant Najibullah Zazi on terrorism charges has again put a spotlight on the problem of Islamic radicals plotting acts of violence. But a book released this past week raises the question of whether our nation's response to the terrorist threat is being deliberately undermined by U.S.-based organizations whose mission is the eventual Islamization of America.

"Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that's Conspiring to Islamize America," was released Oct. 15 and is already gaining attention from national lawmakers. Four members of Congress have asked the House sergeant-at-arms to investigate allegations in the book of double agents placed inside Congress by the Council for American-Islamic Relations.

Such allegations will be dismissed as alarmist by many, but critics will have to confront the book's extensive documentation. Its authors are investigative reporters David Gaubatz and Paul Sperry, who have national security backgrounds and solid reputations.

The most controversial part of the book is the relationship between CAIR and the international Muslim Brotherhood, a relationship that has both financial and ideological aspects. The Muslim Brotherhood is highly organized and operates in both public and covert realms. One of its avowed missions is to bring Sharia law to America as one step in the destruction of Western civilization from within.
alice

Hanalei, HI

#10 Nov 6, 2009
the incompetence of our poorly educated teachers who chose to slam the door on children is a disgrace.
alice go away

Honolulu, HI

#11 Nov 6, 2009
alice wrote:
the incompetence of our poorly educated teachers who chose to slam the door on children is a disgrace.
alice, seriousely please shut up for once. you are truly someone who is to stupid to even be allowed to breathe. you write stuipid comments because you apparently have noone else to talk to. please leave. really. you wont' be missed. you are just a child who enjoys seeing your comments up on a website. you are a very sad person. I'm sure you will comment on this in your same non intelligent way because you have nothing better to do. go ahead. I have a life and won't read it anyway.
alice

Hanalei, HI

#12 Nov 6, 2009
I tell the trurth...Hawaii is at the bottom of the national educational sacle primarily to poor teaching. That is the biottom line. Teachers need to face what they are and take command of their profession.

Since: Aug 08

Kaneohe, HI

#13 Nov 6, 2009
You could pay 10 times what teachers now get and there is NO WAY you could get me into teaching.
I can't see how they can stand it...
Especially with all the support everyone is giving them these days. Thankless job.
alice

Hanalei, HI

#14 Nov 6, 2009
alice wrote:
I tell the trurth...Hawaii is at the bottom of the national educational sacle primarily to poor teaching. That is the biottom line. Teachers need to face what they are and take command of their profession.
frist step is to tie pay to performance
Sarah for pres

Germany

#15 Nov 6, 2009
alice wrote:
<quoted text>frist step is to tie pay to performance
Honey, I know all about tying up and pay for performance.*wink*
Sarah for pres

Germany

#16 Nov 6, 2009
alice wrote:
I tell the trurth...Hawaii is at the bottom of the national educational sacle primarily to poor teaching. That is the biottom line. Teachers need to face what they are and take command of their profession.
Honey you got that right. Sometimes my pay is on the bottom of the scale but I make things rise to the occasion. And I do take command of my profession, hun *wink*
Rubba Slippa Man

AOL

#17 Nov 6, 2009
Stop Rail Now!!!!!!!!
Sarah for pres

Aptos, CA

#18 Nov 6, 2009
Rubba Slippa Man wrote:
Stop Rail Now!!!!!!!!
No! don't stop! keep using your rubba slippa, man!
Wake Up USA

Honolulu, HI

#19 Nov 6, 2009
THIS is far more important and dangerous than all the Manini stuff on this board !

The recent indictment and arrest of Aurora resident and Afghanistan immigrant Najibullah Zazi on terrorism charges has again put a spotlight on the problem of Islamic radicals plotting acts of violence. But a book released this past week raises the question of whether our nation's response to the terrorist threat is being deliberately undermined by U.S.-based organizations whose mission is the eventual Islamization of America.

"Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that's Conspiring to Islamize America," was released Oct. 15 and is already gaining attention from national lawmakers. Four members of Congress have asked the House sergeant-at-arms to investigate allegations in the book of double agents placed inside Congress by the Council for American-Islamic Relations.

Such allegations will be dismissed as alarmist by many, but critics will have to confront the book's extensive documentation. Its authors are investigative reporters David Gaubatz and Paul Sperry, who have national security backgrounds and solid reputations.

The most controversial part of the book is the relationship between CAIR and the international Muslim Brotherhood, a relationship that has both financial and ideological aspects. The Muslim Brotherhood is highly organized and operates in both public and covert realms. One of its avowed missions is to bring Sharia law to America as one step in the destruction of Western civilization from within.

Since: Oct 09

Honolulu, HI

#20 Nov 6, 2009
alice wrote:
<quoted text>frist step is to tie pay to performance
That can only be fair is once you have a penalty for parents that do not value education. Fail to ensure the kids do their homework and are actually involved in their kids education.

If you say that parents do not have time because they are too busy working - well than they should have thought about that first before they had those kids.

If their religion "requires" that they have kids then that religion should help pay for all those kids and provide FREE tutors.

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