Nuh

South Pittsburg, TN

#61819 Jan 8, 2013
Professional Educators of Tennessee will neither endorse nor reject legislative proposals concerning the arming of teachers in schools. We argue that we do not want the state to mandate educators having to carry arms or for that matter to prohibit them from carrying. It is a decision that should be made at the local level. We believe that large urban districts are likely to oppose, while rural areas will likely support. One size fits all will not work. The subject is very emotional, with good arguments coming from all sides.

We anticipate that the legislature will pass a law that empowers individual school districts to determine for themselves what direction they want to take, including qualified, certified and licensed volunteer school personnel going armed in their building. We plan to offer resources and support to districts as they make their decisions, so that whatever that decision might be it will be implemented properly and safely.

We also believe that if a district decides to allow armed teachers and administrators into the schools, the decision will not be made lightly. Volunteers who go armed in the schools will be well trained and highly qualified. We have heard from teachers around the state who are expressing their willingness to defend children. Several are ex-military and former law enforcement officers who are now classroom teachers.

Professional Educators of Tennessee strongly supports the retention and expansion of the School Resource Officer program. This is a highly effective program that serves many purposes during the school year and is invaluable where it now exists. Within the walls of schools in Nashville, for instance, SRO’s build relationships with both students and adults, building a sense of trust and security. The Metro Nashville Police Department provides these wonderful officers, and their presence is reminiscent of the popular “beat cops” of yesteryear. As a former principal, I would recommend this program to any administrator.

As Tennessee progresses into the future with improved school security, we also support posting additional guidance counselors to schools and advanced training for all teachers that will help identify problem students before a tragedy like Sandy Hook, Columbine or the Aurora theaters once again rears its ugly head. Any viable option that can lead to a safer environment in our schools and communities needs to be considered.
All schools need upgraded security, whether it is as simple and reasonable as inside locks on classroom doors, or teachers going armed. The legislature’s actions and the decisions that the districts make will impact the lives of all the inhabitants of school buildings across the state. Professional Educators of Tennessee stands ready to help them do it right.

Bill Gemmill is Professional Educators of Tennessee’s Director of Membership & Media. He retired from Metro Nashville Public Schools as a principal in 2010.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#61820 Jan 8, 2013
Nuh wrote:
Shocker. Democrats who supported the president’s re-election just had NO idea that his steadfast pledge to raise taxes meant that he was really going to raise taxes. They thought he planned to just hit those filthy “1 percenters,” you know, the ones who earned fortunes through their inventiveness and hard work. They thought the free ride would continue forever.
So let’s explain something to our ill-informed Democratic friends. In 2009, Mr. Obama enacted a “holiday” on the payroll tax deduction from employees’ paychecks, dropping the rate from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent.
Of course, dozens sought to blame it all (as usual) on President George W. Bush.
But in fact, it was Mr. Obama who enacted the “holiday,” and, to be clear, the tax cut that he pushed throughout the campaign — remember? 98 percent of Americans will get a cut under his plan?— was really the extension of the Bush tax suts. Thus, it was Mr. Obama who raised taxes on millions of Americans, not Mr. Bush.
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/...
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Oh yeah, I'd really believe anything from the Washington Times, the publication founded and formally owned by the Korean who founded the "Moonies" Cult....until we threatened to deport him and we may have...I just don't remember. But, he's no longer here, probably dead by now and Good Riddance, I say.
Back in the 70's, at the pinnacle of their infestation, I was right in the middle of the Moonies's territory and they were very bad news for anybody that got caught up in their brainwashing techniques that they were known for. They were major Pests, too, especially at the Airports. And the Washington Times was their Founder's Publication!
Just Saying

Atlanta, GA

#61821 Jan 8, 2013
Wow

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#61822 Jan 8, 2013
NotHelping wrote:
<quoted text>
USDA and FDA may as well be done away with. Food and food ingredients as well as medicines and their ingredients are coming into this country from Mexico and China in ever increasing amounts. Do you think the companies in these countries comply with U.S. regulations? Why would they? Look it up, they are on the honor system.
If the Wealthy paid their Fair share of Taxes, then we might have enough money to hire enough Food Inspectors to make sure that our Food supply is safe.
This is not a new problem, it's been goung on since Reagan's Administration, when he and the Republicans cut the Funding for the FDA's Food Inspectors and gutted the FDA's Authority...and the rest is history. "60 Minutes" ran a long Report on the problem because an FDA Good Inspector Whistleblower came forward , warning about all of the dangers we were facing and would surely happen because of it...he was right! And it 's only gotten worse over the years.
So, blame the "Global Economy" shift and the "Trickle down" economy shift and ALL who backed and participated in both! AND, Blame the Ones who will not Shift" all of it back to the economic theory that we had gone by since WWII, that allowed us to prosper and do so well as a People and as a Country...until 1980, when the Reversal of all that, was planned and ultimately implemented...and what we have today is the Result!
Honestly

Beechgrove, TN

#61823 Jan 8, 2013
The Original Amused wrote:
<quoted text>
What was the national unemployment rate in January 2001? What was it in December 2008? What was the percentage difference? For extra credit, figure out the same percentage difference for the beginning of Obama's administration until now and let us know.
Ah you want to quote percentages. 2001 the unemployment was 4.3%. In 2006 it was 4.6%, 2008 it was 7.1% thanks to the dem/libs in the house and the senate. You did it to yourself. Lets see obama started 2008 and it 7.1%, 2010 8.4%, 2012 7.8% 2013 (Jan 7.8%) don't look like he did nothing for the unemployed during those years. Except put then on food stamps, and never ending unemployment, diability and of course PUBLIC WELFARE. HE DID GOOD!!!!!!!
Huff and Puff

Beechgrove, TN

#61824 Jan 8, 2013
Nuh wrote:
Professional Educators of Tennessee will neither endorse nor reject legislative proposals concerning the arming of teachers in schools. We argue that we do not want the state to mandate educators having to carry arms or for that matter to prohibit them from carrying. It is a decision that should be made at the local level. We believe that large urban districts are likely to oppose, while rural areas will likely support. One size fits all will not work. The subject is very emotional, with good arguments coming from all sides.
We anticipate that the legislature will pass a law that empowers individual school districts to determine for themselves what direction they want to take, including qualified, certified and licensed volunteer school personnel going armed in their building. We plan to offer resources and support to districts as they make their decisions, so that whatever that decision might be it will be implemented properly and safely.
We also believe that if a district decides to allow armed teachers and administrators into the schools, the decision will not be made lightly. Volunteers who go armed in the schools will be well trained and highly qualified. We have heard from teachers around the state who are expressing their willingness to defend children. Several are ex-military and former law enforcement officers who are now classroom teachers.
Professional Educators of Tennessee strongly supports the retention and expansion of the School Resource Officer program. This is a highly effective program that serves many purposes during the school year and is invaluable where it now exists. Within the walls of schools in Nashville, for instance, SRO’s build relationships with both students and adults, building a sense of trust and security. The Metro Nashville Police Department provides these wonderful officers, and their presence is reminiscent of the popular “beat cops” of yesteryear. As a former principal, I would recommend this program to any administrator.
As Tennessee progresses into the future with improved school security, we also support posting additional guidance counselors to schools and advanced training for all teachers that will help identify problem students before a tragedy like Sandy Hook, Columbine or the Aurora theaters once again rears its ugly head. Any viable option that can lead to a safer environment in our schools and communities needs to be considered.
All schools need upgraded security, whether it is as simple and reasonable as inside locks on classroom doors, or teachers going armed. The legislature’s actions and the decisions that the districts make will impact the lives of all the inhabitants of school buildings across the state. Professional Educators of Tennessee stands ready to help them do it right.
Bill Gemmill is Professional Educators of Tennessee’s Director of Membership & Media. He retired from Metro Nashville Public Schools as a principal in 2010.
see http://justifiedends.blogspot.com/

Confirms your suspicions.
Huff and Puff

Beechgrove, TN

#61825 Jan 8, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
<quoted text>
If the Wealthy paid their Fair share of Taxes, then we might have enough money to hire enough Food Inspectors to make sure that our Food supply is safe.
This is not a new problem, it's been goung on since Reagan's Administration, when he and the Republicans cut the Funding for the FDA's Food Inspectors and gutted the FDA's Authority...and the rest is history. "60 Minutes" ran a long Report on the problem because an FDA Good Inspector Whistleblower came forward , warning about all of the dangers we were facing and would surely happen because of it...he was right! And it 's only gotten worse over the years.
So, blame the "Global Economy" shift and the "Trickle down" economy shift and ALL who backed and participated in both! AND, Blame the Ones who will not Shift" all of it back to the economic theory that we had gone by since WWII, that allowed us to prosper and do so well as a People and as a Country...until 1980, when the Reversal of all that, was planned and ultimately implemented...and what we have today is the Result!
Ok if you took ALL the money from 2500,000 up it would only amount to 1.3 trillion. Just about as much as obama spends each year. OH, there would be no jobs available. Why would you work for no income. Go on welfare let the gov pay,. What are "YOU" going to do when the gov. runs out of my money??????????

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#61826 Jan 8, 2013
If any of you can "handle the truth" about how this Economic Meltdown came to be, view and follow this timeline. Educate yourself alittle, for a change!

Click here:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warni...
flbrat

Fort Pierce, FL

#61827 Jan 8, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
If any of you can "handle the truth" about how this Economic Meltdown came to be, view and follow this timeline. Educate yourself alittle, for a change!
Click here:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warni...
You are spoon fed this tripe. Seems you go back for seconds. If you knew half of what you think you know it would be amazing.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#61828 Jan 8, 2013
Honestly wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah you want to quote percentages. 2001 the unemployment was 4.3%. In 2006 it was 4.6%, 2008 it was 7.1% thanks to the dem/libs in the house and the senate. You did it to yourself. Lets see obama started 2008 and it 7.1%, 2010 8.4%, 2012 7.8% 2013 (Jan 7.8%) don't look like he did nothing for the unemployed during those years. Except put then on food stamps, and never ending unemployment, diability and of course PUBLIC WELFARE. HE DID GOOD!!!!!!!
Do the math.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#61829 Jan 8, 2013
Honestly wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah you want to quote percentages. 2001 the unemployment was 4.3%. In 2006 it was 4.6%, 2008 it was 7.1% thanks to the dem/libs in the house and the senate. You did it to yourself. Lets see obama started 2008 and it 7.1%, 2010 8.4%, 2012 7.8% 2013 (Jan 7.8%) don't look like he did nothing for the unemployed during those years. Except put then on food stamps, and never ending unemployment, diability and of course PUBLIC WELFARE. HE DID GOOD!!!!!!!
Did the Dems have a veto-proof majority?
Unreal

Dandridge, TN

#61830 Jan 8, 2013
Ha, ha, ha, and then they sue us. We have got to stop this!

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/washing...

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#61831 Jan 8, 2013
Unreal wrote:
Ha, ha, ha, and then they sue us. We have got to stop this!
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/washing...
The arrogance of the Big Wall Street Bankers is truly astounding! What Planet do they live on???

They will need some Financial Help from the American Taxpayer, again, and it probably won't be that long off...and unless, it's kept a secret from the American People, that'll play He*l getting it!
I reluctantly backed the Bail-out before to save the Nation's Economy, as we were lied to and told the Nation would go bankrupt without it...but you see if I don't go beserk, if we EVER do it again! This just infuriates me! Talk about adding Insult to Injury!
Huff and Puff

Beechgrove, TN

#61832 Jan 8, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
If any of you can "handle the truth" about how this Economic Meltdown came to be, view and follow this timeline. Educate yourself alittle, for a change!
Click here:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warni...
You keep quoting liberal associations. Wonder Why that is.. Guess your world only consist of the dem/libs.
Honestly

Beechgrove, TN

#61833 Jan 8, 2013
The Original Amused wrote:
<quoted text>
Did the Dems have a veto-proof majority?
Yes they did in 2008 with both houses!

Glad you asked? just shows the dem/lib sources don't tell you the whole story LOL

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#61834 Jan 8, 2013
Huff and Puff wrote:
<quoted text>
You keep quoting liberal associations. Wonder Why that is.. Guess your world only consist of the dem/libs.
"Frontline" is one of , if not "THE" most highly acclaimed and Award-winning Documentary Programs ever on TV.

It has NEVER been disputed as to the accuracy of it's information. So, just because YOU don't like the truth, because it doesn't agree with the spoon-fed Drivel you get from Fox Fake News, don't even make yourself look like more of a Fool, by trying to attack it's accuracy nor it's reputation. That's all been checked by alot smarter People than you and they could not find anything inaccurate about it...nor denied by the Ultra-Conservatives!

So, take your Little Kindergarten comments about the Source and shove them! "Frontline" reports the TRUTH, on EVERY subject, whether you like it or not!
You might learn some TRUTH, if you would watch it...because you defintely don't know any TRUTH now and you won't learn it from Fox Fake News!
Goodbye

United States

#61835 Jan 8, 2013
flbrat wrote:
<quoted text>
You are spoon fed this tripe. Seems you go back for seconds. If you knew half of what you think you know it would be amazing.
So true!!!

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#61836 Jan 8, 2013
I thought Sarah Brady had passed away, but obviously, I was wrong! Maybe, it was Jim Brady that passed...or maybe, I just imagined it? Lol! I don't really know, but I could have sworn that I read quite awhile back that one of them died and I thought it was Sarah.
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"Jim Brady's Wife Sarah: This Is 'A Huge Moment' for Gun Control."

Click here:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-5756289...

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#61839 Jan 8, 2013
JVC wrote:
<quoted text>If"faux" so called news didn't report this then it can't be true......LOL.
You've certainly figured out the Fox Fake News-Watchers' Philosophy that they live by, swear by, and will defend to the end! They gooble that crap up like a hungry Baby gobbles up milk...and act about the same way!
Visiting

Murfreesboro, TN

#61842 Jan 8, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
If any of you can "handle the truth" about how this Economic Meltdown came to be, view and follow this timeline. Educate yourself alittle, for a change!
Click here:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warni...
Thanks for providing the link to PBS. Noticed that bit about Alan Greenspan and his belief in Ayn Rand. Have you read "Atlas Shrugged" or "The Fountainhead"? Great books, a real vision, take it for what it is.
All of us could use more education, I know nothing.

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