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pigpoker

Portland, OR

#41 Apr 24, 2013
capitalist pig wrote:
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That is very simple. The dirty hippy scumbags of the sixties now control our universities. The same vermon that were spitting on our troops returning from Vietnam are now teaching our young people. Not to mention that some college professors are some of the biggest dumbasses that I have ever met. That is not all of them of course, our universities are full of brilliant minds, but the kind you are describing typically lack any intellectual curosity or real teaching ability. Propaganda is all they know.
Once such POS from Washington State University still owes me $100.00 from a bet about the 2000 election and outrageous claims he was making, when I challendged him and of course he ould not back up what he was claiming.
pig you must be referring to those hellfire and damnation fist pounding screaming stomping bible thumping morons who use fear and propaganda to brainwash the minds of the weak and lower intelligence each and every Sunday... right after the offering plate is passed. You have never taken a University class in your life, unless you are referring to your Sally Struthers Truck Driving correspondence classes you took to drive that crapwagon you visit all the Topix posts with. Go out an GET A JOB, MORON
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#42 Apr 24, 2013
pigpoker wrote:
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pig you must be referring to those hellfire and damnation fist pounding screaming stomping bible thumping morons who use fear and propaganda to brainwash the minds of the weak and lower intelligence each and every Sunday... right after the offering plate is passed. You have never taken a University class in your life, unless you are referring to your Sally Struthers Truck Driving correspondence classes you took to drive that crapwagon you visit all the Topix posts with. Go out an GET A JOB, MORON
I have taught college classes, you filthy little pervert.
yep

Beckley, WV

#43 Apr 25, 2013
Citizen wrote:
Why would a professor teach things that a obviously false? Are they holding on to the past? Are they wishing them true? Political views? Are they trying to play a role in developing their view one class room at a time collectively? I wonder if it is a personal choice or a model that is passed down from higher up. I know my text book is biased, but my professor has a even more so yet subtle agenda.

I've been in the work force a long time. I am old enough and wise enough to see these things. I also follow local trends and national and world news. I can't help but wonder why someone would want to give false information to young students who pay for a class.
I had a wv history professor at MSU who said things about women belonging in the kitchen, more racist remarks than I can count, and generally pushed his overtly conservative views. I was appalled and unfortunately my classmates were all rednecks so I had no allies. I guess he thought a bunch of wv white folk would approve of his views left over from 1945. What a sh*thead. There is no place for personal beliefs in the classroom unless it is an open discussion of many opinions from different people. Throw out the soapboxes professors. Save that crap for people who give a crap.
cranky

Beckley, WV

#44 Apr 25, 2013
yep wrote:
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I had a wv history professor at MSU who said things about women belonging in the kitchen, more racist remarks than I can count, and generally pushed his overtly conservative views. I was appalled and unfortunately my classmates were all rednecks so I had no allies. I guess he thought a bunch of wv white folk would approve of his views left over from 1945. What a sh*thead. There is no place for personal beliefs in the classroom unless it is an open discussion of many opinions from different people. Throw out the soapboxes professors. Save that crap for people who give a crap.
A good professor will share personal views then open the floor for discussion. This is done to encourage a dialogue and analytical thinking. Anything else is simply tyrannical.

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Since: Jun 12

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#45 Apr 25, 2013
Shootist wrote:
<quoted text>True.... we keep hearing on the news and in commercials future jobs will belong to the computer people, math and science majors, etc....I have seen where some companies won't come into some areas because the work force doesn't have the skills to do the work....
Having said that, if they can't find qualified people here because of a lack of education or whatever, how do they figure bringing in all of these undocumented aliens going to help anything?
The argument, they will do the jobs our own people won't do won't make any sense at all if technology keeps expanding the way it is now....
The powers that be say we must let them in so we will get the best and finest.. Problem is how many of the "finest and best" can be gleaned out of MILLIONS here already and millions from everywhere else trying to get in?
It is with great trepidation that I put a post on here, as I have had very bad responses in the past from people who misunderstood my words and intentions, but as this seems to be a very well meaning and informed group, I'd like to address your post.

I'm new to this area, but my husband has been working here for a large company for many years. One of the biggest problems I keep hearing from him and from other business owners is the lack of qualified workers. Now some of this is due to applicants not having a college education, or a lack of experience in the industry, but I was shocked to hear that the new restaurants were having to dispel with their drug testing policies because they could not find enough employees that were clean!

I'm lucky enough to have a college education, paid for by my own hard work-no one paid my way. I started my own business at 19 and have owned and co-owned several different ones during my career. I cannot fathom a city of this size having such a problem finding 'clean' workers, or even educated ones, especially with a college right here in town (well, used to have at least-not sure what is going on there now).

One thing that I have to say for the people of West Virginia is that while we may have the next to worst rate of education, unemployment, and poverty, we have the HIGHEST home ownership in the nation. That tells me that the values are pretty traditional. I think if we as a community can work to get the drugs out, education up, and training for those who want to work in jobs that don't require a degree from a university but require skills such as construction, etc, this would turn the statistics of this state around and do a lot for the youth as well as adults who live and work here. It all starts at home, and there are a lot of wonderful parents here on this board who understand the meaning of a hard day's work, the value of a dollar, and the value of education.

It takes a village to raise a child, and perhaps if we went back to working together as a community to give good values and encouragement to one another things could turn around. No one else is going to help any of us, we just have to help ourselves.

I hope I haven't offended anyone or made anyone think that they personally are guilty of NOT doing their best to raise their kids or do all they can for the betterment of this city, I'm just pointing out a few facts and hoping that we collectively can work to make some changes where they need to happen.
Thank you. God Bless.
Hobo

Beckley, WV

#46 Apr 25, 2013
You should make a community empowerment thread and organize :)

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Since: Jun 12

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#47 Apr 25, 2013
LOL, Thank you, but I'm very new to the area, as I mentioned and honestly wouldn't know where to start! I'm just now getting to know my neighbors (I have met some really nice people!) and church members and members of other organizations I belong to, but perhaps there is a teacher or business leader among the posters here that is much better qualified than I that could do it?

I am all for finding positive methods and means to help improve the opportunities of people within the community! I do know that where I lived before, I was involved with the people in my neighborhood in a type of 'community watch' that was more than just about watching for crime. We helped keep the kids safe when they played from yard to yard, we would see that kids stayed out of the road and didn't fight. And if we saw any type of suspicious behavior (like drug use), we didn't hesitate to report it. It kept our neighborhood safe for all, and we didn't have break-ins, no problems with loud music all night (if someone was having a get-together, they would let everyone know and make sure music was turned down at an appropriate time). It sure made life there a lot better for everyone. We even knew who worked nights and slept during the day and in the summer the kids would be kept away from their home to make sure they weren't disturbed. I like where I live now, it is very peaceful too, but I am sure from reading other posts that there are neighborhoods that could benefit from this type of a working relationship between the neighbors.

Thanks again, and I hope someone from Beckley does just what you suggested! Have a good night!
Hobo

Beckley, WV

#48 Apr 25, 2013
This used to be a wonderful place before the prescription drug epidemic. Now the jails are full and most good people can't afford to be friendly like before. Many carry guns for protection now. They sell drugs within 100 yards of me in 3 directions. A man got cut up there the other day. It isn't safe to let my son catch the bus so I drive him to school. I have a pretty nice boat on the Kanawha River. I stay on it when I can. They have to swim to get me there :P

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Since: Jun 12

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#49 Apr 25, 2013
Hobo wrote:
This used to be a wonderful place before the prescription drug epidemic. Now the jails are full and most good people can't afford to be friendly like before. Many carry guns for protection now. They sell drugs within 100 yards of me in 3 directions. A man got cut up there the other day. It isn't safe to let my son catch the bus so I drive him to school. I have a pretty nice boat on the Kanawha River. I stay on it when I can. They have to swim to get me there :P
Sounds like a familiar story. One of the engineers my husband works with bought a house a few years ago, and everyone tried to tell him not to buy it in that area (not sure where), because it had a high crime rate. But the house was really nice, a good price, and he and his wife made it really beautiful. Now, he is trying to sell it because he says that he has drug dealers literally on the street in front of his house, and no matter how often he calls the law or tries to run them off, they keep coming back. He's put in an alarm system, has his dogs, and does his best to keep his home safe but he says until they move he and his wife aren't having children due to the neighborhood.

I think that is just a downright shame. What kind of a police department can't keep control of drug sales right out in the open? I've lived in some large cities, and the only place you would see something like that was in the worst of neighborhoods, and then only at night!! This city is not so big that we should have such a problem with drugs! Doesn't this city have a department in the police that handles just that? Why aren't they taking care of this?

You can't raise kids in that type of environment, and you are very right to protect your child and take him to and from school yourself. It's better to be safe than sorry! I think I'd live on the boat too! LOL (plus you could fish anytime you wanted!!)
Hobo

Beckley, WV

#50 Apr 25, 2013
We don't have a county jail. We use a regional jail shared with other counties and the drug epidemic is such that there room for them in jail. Most of them don't have anything of value to take and only tie up the court system, so they let them go, or don't bother going after them at all. I have many stories. I won't throw them at you all at once. You'll see me around the board. I'm studying social problems for just these reasons. Right now I just have a lot of frustrations it seems but I'm determined ;)
Hobo

Beckley, WV

#51 Apr 25, 2013
*there isn't room for them in jail.

Oh, and I almost forgot. I really don't like to fish much. I don't know what to do with them once I catch them. I just float and study; enjoy the music and the sunshine :)

Level 2

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#52 Apr 25, 2013
Wow. That is just astonishing, that there is such an attitude regarding drugs and dealers! I'm working toward my PhD in Psychology, with specialization in addiction therapy and rehabilitation, and it really upsets me to hear this. No wonder there is such an abundance of drug use, if that is the way the police feel about it.

Keep up the good work, it seems we have similar goals.:)

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#53 Apr 26, 2013
Walking In Willows wrote:
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It is with great trepidation that I put a post on here, as I have had very bad responses in the past from people who misunderstood my words and intentions, but as this seems to be a very well meaning and informed group, I'd like to address your post.
I'm new to this area, but my husband has been working here for a large company for many years. One of the biggest problems I keep hearing from him and from other business owners is the lack of qualified workers. Now some of this is due to applicants not having a college education, or a lack of experience in the industry, but I was shocked to hear that the new restaurants were having to dispel with their drug testing policies because they could not find enough employees that were clean!
I'm lucky enough to have a college education, paid for by my own hard work-no one paid my way. I started my own business at 19 and have owned and co-owned several different ones during my career. I cannot fathom a city of this size having such a problem finding 'clean' workers, or even educated ones, especially with a college right here in town (well, used to have at least-not sure what is going on there now).
One thing that I have to say for the people of West Virginia is that while we may have the next to worst rate of education, unemployment, and poverty, we have the HIGHEST home ownership in the nation. That tells me that the values are pretty traditional. I think if we as a community can work to get the drugs out, education up, and training for those who want to work in jobs that don't require a degree from a university but require skills such as construction, etc, this would turn the statistics of this state around and do a lot for the youth as well as adults who live and work here. It all starts at home, and there are a lot of wonderful parents here on this board who understand the meaning of a hard day's work, the value of a dollar, and the value of education.
It takes a village to raise a child, and perhaps if we went back to working together as a community to give good values and encouragement to one another things could turn around. No one else is going to help any of us, we just have to help ourselves.
I hope I haven't offended anyone or made anyone think that they personally are guilty of NOT doing their best to raise their kids or do all they can for the betterment of this city, I'm just pointing out a few facts and hoping that we collectively can work to make some changes where they need to happen.
Thank you. God Bless.
Who could disagree with that?:)

Bug Ridge
Level 1

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#54 Apr 27, 2013
yep wrote:
<quoted text>I had a wv history professor at MSU who said things about women belonging in the kitchen, more racist remarks than I can count, and generally pushed his overtly conservative views. I was appalled and unfortunately my classmates were all rednecks so I had no allies. I guess he thought a bunch of wv white folk would approve of his views left over from 1945. What a sh*thead. There is no place for personal beliefs in the classroom unless it is an open discussion of many opinions from different people. Throw out the soapboxes professors. Save that crap for people who give a crap.
... But, he was in charge & ya didn't like it, gather up ya shit & git.
Otis

Oak Hill, WV

#55 Apr 27, 2013
Bug Ridge wrote:
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... But, he was in charge & ya didn't like it, gather up ya shit & git.
Kind of like me and George.
molke

Payson, AZ

#56 Apr 27, 2013
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