16 million dollar new school?

16 million dollar new school?

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ROBO COP

Vassar, KS

#1 Jan 7, 2014
Ron Walker says that the new school to be built will cost 16 million dollars and not one cent will come from taxpayers.

Mr. Walker give the taxpayers the answers to how much will it cost us to staff that school, pay utilities, equip it, and all the costs over and above what we are paying now in taxes.

There is NO FREE RIDE, only empty promises from this superintendent and the School Board he controls.
llive with it

Junction City, KS

#2 Jan 7, 2014
ROBO COP wrote:
Ron Walker says that the new school to be built will cost 16 million dollars and not one cent will come from taxpayers.
Mr. Walker give the taxpayers the answers to how much will it cost us to staff that school, pay utilities, equip it, and all the costs over and above what we are paying now in taxes.
There is NO FREE RIDE, only empty promises from this superintendent and the School Board he controls.
You failed to get elected to the BOE. Suck it up until the next election and try again. Sour grapes are bad for your health.
ROBO COP

Vassar, KS

#3 Jan 8, 2014
OK, thanks Ron or one of your puppets?
duh

Junction City, KS

#4 Jan 8, 2014
Empty promises? Really? like what, what's an "empty promise" that Ron Walker has made?
I think most people were smart enough to realized that when he said it wouldn't cost the tax payers they knew it meant for the construction of the building.

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#5 Jan 8, 2014
ROBO COP wrote:
Ron Walker says that the new school to be built will cost 16 million dollars and not one cent will come from taxpayers.
Mr. Walker give the taxpayers the answers to how much will it cost us to staff that school, pay utilities, equip it, and all the costs over and above what we are paying now in taxes.
There is NO FREE RIDE, only empty promises from this superintendent and the School Board he controls.
What a non-issue.

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#6 Jan 8, 2014
duh wrote:
Empty promises? Really? like what, what's an "empty promise" that Ron Walker has made?
I think most people were smart enough to realized that when he said it wouldn't cost the tax payers they knew it meant for the construction of the building.
That was pretty much crystal clear in the statement.

How will it be named? I'd like to see it called Bob Dole Elementary. That way if Bob is still alive when it opens they could fly him up from his home in Florida for the dedication.
a better idea

Junction City, KS

#7 Jan 8, 2014
The Kangaroo wrote:
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That was pretty much crystal clear in the statement.
How will it be named? I'd like to see it called Bob Dole Elementary. That way if Bob is still alive when it opens they could fly him up from his home in Florida for the dedication.
I think it should be named Bramlage Elementary , in honor of the fine family we lost in a plane crash , who were so deeply involved in USD 475.

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#8 Jan 8, 2014
a better idea wrote:
<quoted text>I think it should be named Bramlage Elementary , in honor of the fine family we lost in a plane crash , who were so deeply involved in USD 475.
Over the man without whom farm policy would never have kept farmers afloat? I don't think so.

Did Dallas name a school after J.D. Tippett, the insignificant cop killed by Lee Harvey Oswald?
Jerry

Junction City, KS

#9 Jan 8, 2014
The Kangaroo wrote:
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Over the man without whom farm policy would never have kept farmers afloat? I don't think so.
Did Dallas name a school after J.D. Tippett, the insignificant cop killed by Lee Harvey Oswald?
Why not name it George Nixon Shuler Elementary , after a renowned LCSW , UMC lay pastor , Knight`s Templar , frequent DU editorial author , snowflake tie wearin`, Dillons clerk stalkin`, Topix troll ?
Just Saying

Junction City, KS

#11 Jan 9, 2014
The Kangaroo wrote:
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Over the man without whom farm policy would never have kept farmers afloat? I don't think so.
Did Dallas name a school after J.D. Tippett, the insignificant cop killed by Lee Harvey Oswald?
I do not believe Officer Tippett was "insignificant" to his family. All life has value and I'd be willing to bet to his wife and kids he was priceless.
That's a pretty thoughtless thing to say about a man that lost his life in the line of duty, protecting his community. But from reading many of your posts, you really are a jackass.
Stephon

Junction City, KS

#12 Jan 9, 2014
The Kangaroo wrote:
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Over the man without whom farm policy would never have kept farmers afloat? I don't think so.
Did Dallas name a school after J.D. Tippett, the insignificant cop killed by Lee Harvey Oswald?
That's really bad form Roo. Referring to the family as insignificant is really low.

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#13 Jan 9, 2014
Just Saying wrote:
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I do not believe Officer Tippett was "insignificant" to his family. All life has value and I'd be willing to bet to his wife and kids he was priceless.
That's a pretty thoughtless thing to say about a man that lost his life in the line of duty, protecting his community. But from reading many of your posts, you really are a jackass.
Over 50 years ago....I was quoting Josh Alan Friedman. Compared to Kennedy, he was, in terms of the real world at the time. That's why Bobby Kennedy sent Adlai Stevenson who he hated to speak at Tippett's funeral - he did it to humiliate Stevenson.

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#14 Jan 9, 2014
Stephon wrote:
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That's really bad form Roo. Referring to the family as insignificant is really low.
see post #`13
Stephon

Junction City, KS

#15 Jan 9, 2014
The Kangaroo wrote:
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see post #`13
I was pointing out that you implied the Bramlage family was insignificant with your comparison.
Lois

Junction City, KS

#16 Jan 9, 2014
Stephon wrote:
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I was pointing out that you implied the Bramlage family was insignificant with your comparison.
Georgaroo is the Topix King Troll. The only way he gets an erection is by saying outlandish, disgusting things. It's hell for him getting old.

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#17 Jan 10, 2014
Stephon wrote:
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I was pointing out that you implied the Bramlage family was insignificant with your comparison.
OK. How do you determine significance? What besides the amount in the bank account and the privileges enamating from that makes them more significant than Joe and Mary doakes and their brood?

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#18 Jan 10, 2014
In "Breakfast of Champions" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. the character Kilgore Trout was mugged by a high school punk wearing a "Crispus Attucks High School" Jacket. vonnegut explained Attucks, a mulatto, was one of four Americans killed by British troops in the Boston Massacre in 1770, and as such many institutions of learning in African-American communities were named after him. At the time the conventional wisdom was Attucks was an "innocent bystander" so the mugger had altered his jacket to say "Innocent Bystander High School". It was an ironic comment on the naming of schools. Since then historians' views of Attucks have seen his as a more active participant. Our second President, John Adams, defended the British soldiers in court and complained the Boston mob was nothing but "mulattoes, jack tars, and saucy boys". In Vonnegut's story Trout had been mugged from behind and hadn't seen his attacker so he said that for all he knew he was attacked by "an intelligent gas from Pluto." The mugger read this in the paper and changed his jacket again, this time replacing Attucks' portrait with that of a space alient and the words "Pluto Gang". I love that story because i went to school with some wannabe Arthur Fonzarelli types with slickedback hair and leather jackets who were constantly changing their jackets' colors.

Vonnegut was commenting on the irony of naming a school adfter a supposed innocent bystander. Isn't naming one after crash victims just more of the same? What's next, Terry Schiavo Middle School?
Stephon

Junction City, KS

#19 Jan 10, 2014
The Kangaroo wrote:
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OK. How do you determine significance? What besides the amount in the bank account and the privileges enamating from that makes them more significant than Joe and Mary doakes and their brood?
So if I'm understanding you correctly you don't feel that the Bramlage's work within the community and USD 475 was significant?
Stephon

Junction City, KS

#20 Jan 10, 2014
The Kangaroo wrote:
In "Breakfast of Champions" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. the character Kilgore Trout was mugged by a high school punk wearing a "Crispus Attucks High School" Jacket. vonnegut explained Attucks, a mulatto, was one of four Americans killed by British troops in the Boston Massacre in 1770, and as such many institutions of learning in African-American communities were named after him. At the time the conventional wisdom was Attucks was an "innocent bystander" so the mugger had altered his jacket to say "Innocent Bystander High School". It was an ironic comment on the naming of schools. Since then historians' views of Attucks have seen his as a more active participant. Our second President, John Adams, defended the British soldiers in court and complained the Boston mob was nothing but "mulattoes, jack tars, and saucy boys". In Vonnegut's story Trout had been mugged from behind and hadn't seen his attacker so he said that for all he knew he was attacked by "an intelligent gas from Pluto." The mugger read this in the paper and changed his jacket again, this time replacing Attucks' portrait with that of a space alient and the words "Pluto Gang". I love that story because i went to school with some wannabe Arthur Fonzarelli types with slickedback hair and leather jackets who were constantly changing their jackets' colors.
Vonnegut was commenting on the irony of naming a school adfter a supposed innocent bystander. Isn't naming one after crash victims just more of the same? What's next, Terry Schiavo Middle School?
What does Vonnegut have to do with this? We were discussing your contempt for a local family that did many great things for the community. The naming of the school would be to honor their works, not because of the tragedy.

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#21 Jan 10, 2014
Stephon wrote:
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So if I'm understanding you correctly you don't feel that the Bramlage's work within the community and USD 475 was significant?
Again...define 'signifigance' as you used it here, Jerry.

I forget that guy's name, but there is an older guy who is like Blue Jays' number one fan. Why would they deserve it more than him? Because they had money?

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