xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#18355 Apr 4, 2013
Trucking4NASA wrote:
http://news.slashdot.org/story /13/04/04/1649205/massive-data -leak-reveals-how-the-ultra-ri ch-hide-their-wealth
Look at these patriotic wealthy Americans doing their part. Did I say patriotic? I meant treasonous leeches, riding on the backs of the working man. Time to pay the piper...and those long overdue taxes.
And what is their part? Taking money they earned and giving it to you? Are they (Like Mitt Romney) following the law? Why yes they are. The rich don't ride anybody's back. They don't have to. You do.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#18356 Apr 4, 2013
Trucking4NASA wrote:
<quoted text>
Must have missed this part. Perhaps if you had only focused on your school work..."it was revived last year as part of a budget deal with House Republicans."
Now back to you jumping through hoops like a trained tea bagging poodle...
Yes, leave it to those Republicans to promote a better education for those poor minority children that the Democrats want to keep dumb and out of the mainstream. After all, they are doing terribly in public schools and many of them are dropouts. But why should the Democrats care? They don't vote--union teachers do.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#18357 Apr 4, 2013
Trucking4NASA wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for sharing the woes of the corporate struggle. You are just a truck driving ball of ignorance and propaganda. None of the tea party email newsletter crap you keep parroting has the slightest thing to do with you. Admit it. It's because he's black. Just say it. We all know it's the only real complaint you have with the president. You aren't fooling anyone. Now, let's have a look at how much the CEOs of these companies you carry the cross for have made in bonuses in one year. Ooopsie. Little truck driving weather man is living in a fantasy world and is too stupid to realize who he is jumping through hoops for. Sure, Mitt was a man of the people...
And DumBama is the man of Communists.

Why would you care what a company pays it's employees? How does that effect you? If they made less, you think that you would make more somehow?

Let's talk about other high incomes that do effect you. Do you go to the movies? How can you afford to take your family to those expensive movies where the actors and actresses get paid millions of dollars? Do you go to football or baseball games? You do know what you're looking at when you gaze down at the field, don't you? You're looking at a bunch of multi-millionairs playing games. Well...... maybe you don't watch sports. That's fine. That is unless you buy products that advertise on sports shows or in arenas. Yes, that cost of your shoes or sinus medication you take has an intrinsic cost to pay those sports heros millions more on top of what they make. Ever see a famous band or buy one of their CD's? Do you know how many millions recording companies make every year and how much those musicians are worth?

Oh, but that's right. You're a liberal so those people don't count. They earned every dollar they have in their pockets, and you're willing to pay the price for it.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#18359 Apr 4, 2013
Trucking4NASA wrote:
http://independentlook.files.w ordpress.com/2011/08/scores.jp g
Spin it, fat boy. Eat those facts. The voucher system is not only subpar, but it is only a ploy to make the Conservative Republicans that own K12 huge money. It's why they have spent so much money buttering up rightwing politicians to push it through.
Oh my. If Independent Look says something, we had better pay strict attention.

But I disagree. I'll use reporting from the right-wing USA Today to discuss the failure of school vouchers:

In Washington, D.C., a 2010 study by the U.S. Department of Education found that there was a 21 percentage point gap between the graduation rates of those in the voucher program (graduation rate: 91%) and those who had applied, but had failed to win the placement lottery (70%). A study released late last month by the University of Arkansasí School Choice Demonstration Project showed a similar pattern in Milwaukee, with those using vouchers in the 9th grade graduating at a rate (77%) eight percentage points higher than their peers in public schools (69%).

Both the Washington, D.C. and Milwaukee voucher programs serve low-income students, for whom educational success is not the norm. According to Teach for America, an organization that recruits recent college graduates to teach at failing public schools, only half of low-income students graduate high school by age 18.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/opinion/f...

Need more? I have a whole folder on stories just like this.
Pops

Cincinnati, OH

#18360 Apr 4, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
The soda ban will increase their profits.
You're talking nonsense.
woof
Not quite right Duke. One aspect is that soft drink companies sell a lot of fountain syrup which cost X dollars per container to 7/11 or a mom & pop 'super slurp' or where ever. IF people do respond by buying 16 ouncers instead of 32 ouncers, less syrup will be sold. 7/11 or any other fountain drink outlet may make more money since there is a better mark-up on a 16 oz drink compared to a 32 oz drink but Coke or Pepsi or Royal Crown is all but promised to earn less.
That will affect stock prices & retirement plans.
Pops

Cincinnati, OH

#18361 Apr 4, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
One of the problems with our economy is that DumBama and the Democrats are anti-business. A few years back, DumBama's henchmen attacked the Gibson Guitar company because they were using a certain wood to make their products not inline with federal government (environmental) standards.
The Gibson CEO's made the threat of moving their business out of the US. Mind you, Martin Guitars used the same type of wood, but they supported the Democrat party and causes. Gibson's people value conservatism.
How can the economy bounce back with the most anti-business administration in our lifetime? Gibson Guitars, the attack on American Indians for selling cigarettes via US mail, closing down roll-your-own smoke shops, the attack on Boeing., businesses that closed down because of Gulf oil drilling, the attack on electric companies that use coal to produce their product, Commie Care, taxes on medical equipment manufacturers, sun tan salons, American auto dealerships, banks that used to make student loans???????
The list goes on and on. And yet, the dolts that elected this moron blame our economic woes on Bush and the Republican Congress. Go figure.
FOUR star post XXX
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#18362 Apr 4, 2013
Pops wrote:
<quoted text>Not quite right Duke. One aspect is that soft drink companies sell a lot of fountain syrup which cost X dollars per container to 7/11 or a mom & pop 'super slurp' or where ever. IF people do respond by buying 16 ouncers instead of 32 ouncers, less syrup will be sold. 7/11 or any other fountain drink outlet may make more money since there is a better mark-up on a 16 oz drink compared to a 32 oz drink but Coke or Pepsi or Royal Crown is all but promised to earn less.
That will affect stock prices & retirement plans.
I think his theory is that if you restrict cup size, people will just buy more product by purchasing two smaller drinks that add up to a larger one that is restricted. Okay, let's go with that. Customers will buy several smaller drinks consuming more product than if they just purchased one larger cup. If so, then what was the point of the law anyway?

Government now tells us what to eat, what to smoke, where to smoke, what condiments we are allowed to have, what restaurants are allowed to serve us. Heck, what's left for us to choose from?

Freedom is choice. The more choices you have, the more freedom you have. Liberals think freedom stems from a liberal cradle to grave government supposedly looking out for our best interest.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#18363 Apr 4, 2013
Pops wrote:
<quoted text> FOUR star post XXX
And I thank you sir.:-D
Pops

Cincinnati, OH

#18364 Apr 4, 2013
Trucking4NASA wrote:
http://news.slashdot.org/story /13/04/04/1649205/massive-data -leak-reveals-how-the-ultra-ri ch-hide-their-wealth
Look at these patriotic wealthy Americans doing their part. Did I say patriotic? I meant treasonous leeches, riding on the backs of the working man. Time to pay the piper...and those long overdue taxes.
Look, I am close to the poverty level myself.
But as far as your post & link go, What is wrong with protecting ones EARNED wealth from an bloodsucking bunch of redistributing, politicians & money sucking welfare under achieving louts?
I am NOT talking about basic welfare assistance programs, I have had food stamps myself a time or two, I am talking about those that do not work because they find it easier & more profitable to consume the tax dollars of others.
I do NOT want someone to profit off of my taxes. I still have a CRT TV & NO video game systems when welfare recipients have Play Stations/X-Boxes or whatever & a library of games on a HDTV! Whats with that?
People with SNAP eat better & more expensively than I do! What's with that?
Many people (not all) with Med cards & section 8 housing drive newer & fancier cars than I do. What's with that?
That's 3 out of 3. I guess that I just don't know how to play the system.
I have self esteem & pride & personal drive as compared to being a lazy a$$, tax sucking underachiever & I resent non-needy low lifes being supported by folks like myself.
Pops

Cincinnati, OH

#18365 Apr 4, 2013
CANTON is back! The fun has begun. Canton is the poster child for the March of Dimes & birth control.
Pops

Cincinnati, OH

#18366 Apr 4, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
I think his theory is that if you restrict cup size, people will just buy more product by purchasing two smaller drinks that add up to a larger one that is restricted. Okay, let's go with that. Customers will buy several smaller drinks consuming more product than if they just purchased one larger cup. If so, then what was the point of the law anyway?
Duke is often spot on but I responded to his post that happened to be about soft drink COMPANIES not end sellers & I thought that he missed that perspective. Hell, I miss some now & then too so there was no meaness meant in my reply to Duke. Just a little clarification
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#18368 Apr 5, 2013
Pops wrote:
CANTON is back! The fun has begun. Canton is the poster child for the March of Dimes & birth control.
Well he has been hiding for a while. We've had one of the coldest March's since they began keeping records. But Global Warming is supposed to start next week so I think he will be feeling better now.
whop

Ironton, OH

#18369 Apr 5, 2013
I like the black guy!
d pantz

United States

#18373 Apr 6, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
What do you know about the Strongsville schools, Mark?
woof
well they shouldn't teach the kids about traffic laws.
d pantz

United States

#18374 Apr 6, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell me what the strike is about.
woof
its about taking money from people who don't have it. I remember teachers in my school had the nerve to bitch to kids who's parents make less than they do about what they make for working 9 months out of a year. The thing is if people don't have the money, maybe its stupid to ask, then again that's not the logic 2day. Just look at the real debt. http://pro.stansberryresearch.com/1303EOASALY...
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#18375 Apr 6, 2013
d pantz wrote:
<quoted text> its about taking money from people who don't have it. I remember teachers in my school had the nerve to bitch to kids who's parents make less than they do about what they make for working 9 months out of a year. The thing is if people don't have the money, maybe its stupid to ask, then again that's not the logic 2day. Just look at the real debt. http://pro.stansberryresearch.com/1303EOASALY...
Get rid of the unions and that will straighten out most of the problems with our public servants. The thing is teaching is one of the greatest jobs to have and that's why there are way more teachers than there are jobs. Everybody wants to be a teacher.

In a non-union atmosphere, the teachers would cry for more money and benefits and the school would tell them that if you don't like it, leave. That's what goes on in the public sector every day. You don't like it here, then we'll find somebody that will be more than happy to take your place.

While people are losing jobs and the family income is shrinking, these teachers want only more. Unions have no place in the public sector.
d pantz

United States

#18376 Apr 6, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
Get rid of the unions and that will straighten out most of the problems with our public servants. The thing is teaching is one of the greatest jobs to have and that's why there are way more teachers than there are jobs. Everybody wants to be a teacher.
In a non-union atmosphere, the teachers would cry for more money and benefits and the school would tell them that if you don't like it, leave. That's what goes on in the public sector every day. You don't like it here, then we'll find somebody that will be more than happy to take your place.
While people are losing jobs and the family income is shrinking, these teachers want only more. Unions have no place in the public sector.
I had maybe 4 good teachers in public schools. Really half of them just put notes up on an overhead projector that we all copied, they sat at their desk and graded a few papers, bs with another teacher for half the period, and give a couple of quizzes and one test a week. Some of them would even make fun of children with poor performance, when that's usually their fault. Big children themselves, I imagine ill be hearing a reply from one.
Old Guy

New Carlisle, OH

#18377 Apr 6, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
The thing is teaching is one of the greatest jobs to have and that's why there are way more teachers than there are jobs. Everybody wants to be a teacher.
"Since the early 1990s, the number of teachers leaving the profession has been greater than the teachers entering the profession by an ever increasing number. This is an alarming trend that affects all grade levels, but is especially apparent in secondary schools."

http://www.math.vcu.edu/g1/journal/Journal7/P...
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#18378 Apr 6, 2013
Old Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
"Since the early 1990s, the number of teachers leaving the profession has been greater than the teachers entering the profession by an ever increasing number. This is an alarming trend that affects all grade levels, but is especially apparent in secondary schools."
http://www.math.vcu.edu/g1/journal/Journal7/P...
K-5 teacher overload: Too many trained, not enough jobs

The nation is training twice as many K-5 elementary school teachers as needed each year, while teacher shortages remain in the content specific areas of math, science and special education.

Illinois trained roughly 10 teachers for every one position available, according to an estimate by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a Washington based research and policy group.

In New York, about 6,500 childhood education specialists were trained in 2010 to fill the projected demand of 2,800 in 2011, according to the state's education department and labor bureau.

Public elementary schools in Cherry Hill, N.J., average 400 to 600 applicants for one full-time position; the numbers are up to 400 for work as a long-term substitute, said George Guy, the principal for A. Russell Knight Elementary School.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...
Pops

Cincinnati, OH

#18379 Apr 6, 2013
I don't blame some teachers for leaving depending on the school district & their regulations.
Too many lawyers, laws, public school boards & parents are watering down discipline, dress codes, & some times even curriculum.

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