Tornado Safe Rooms In Schools A Popul...

Tornado Safe Rooms In Schools A Popular, But Costly Idea

There are 18 comments on the National Public Radio story from May 24, 2013, titled Tornado Safe Rooms In Schools A Popular, But Costly Idea. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

Many school safe rooms, like this one inside Jeffries Elementary in Springfield, Mo., also serve as gymnasiums.

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Smart Thing

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1 May 24, 2013
Rebuild all schools underground, save lives, save energy, low maintenance expense, green roof friendly... They can be used for community safe shelters too!!!
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#2 May 24, 2013
The greedy selfish public union teachers sucked up every penny from the kids to make sure they have a cushy retirement even though they are 25th in Math and Science. They even screw the kids out of their little lives for a union buck because they left NO money to build safe areas in the schools. It wouldn't have cost that much but they suck the well dry like the prostitutes they are.. Public union teachers are horrible vampires with no souls. To HELL with ALL of them.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#3 May 24, 2013
Republicans are gutting school budgets all over
this country so they can give the money to their corporate masters in the form of tax breaks and subsidies. It's got to stop.
DENG

Nanjing, China

#4 May 24, 2013
Tornado Safe Rooms In Schools A Popular, But Costly Idea

THE UNITED STATES SPENDS ALL ITS MONEY ON WAR, SO WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT, CONSTANT WAR OF CONQUEST AGAINST THE WORLD OR SAFE PLACES FOR THE KIDS IN A TORNADO???

THE DECISION HAS ALREADY BEEN MADE, WITHOUT THE NEEDED DEBATE IN THE USA.
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#5 May 25, 2013
Gary wrote:
Republicans are gutting school budgets all over
this country so they can give the money to their corporate masters in the form of tax breaks and subsidies. It's got to stop.
Obama is the sequester king, handjob.
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#6 May 25, 2013
Gary wrote:
Republicans are gutting school budgets all over
this country so they can give the money to their corporate masters in the form of tax breaks and subsidies. It's got to stop.
F you and the IRS.
guest

Ridgedale, MO

#7 May 25, 2013
Um, there is nothing in the Constitution that allows any federal money to be spent on education. In fact, this country did quite well for over 200 years without the Department of Education.

Education is and ought to remain a state issue. The more federal government involvement we have, the more inferior our schools become.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#8 May 25, 2013
if obama can scrape up the money for his whitehut hitleresque underground bunker to duck into then he can scrape up money for these shelters for the kids. remember the democrap mantra over the years 'but it's for the chilrens'
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#9 May 25, 2013
Smart Thing wrote:
Rebuild all schools underground, save lives, save energy, low maintenance expense, green roof friendly... They can be used for community safe shelters too!!!
Good idea. Build them underground. But, who pays?
Put it to a vote and people might vote no. And even if there
is money for them Republicans will not go along with it
because to them all government spending on education,
infrastructure, health, national parks, you name it, is
socialism and if that money isn't going into the pockets
of their corporate pay masters they're against it..

Remember what Reagan said: government is the problem and
not the solution.

So government can't do it. And no one else will unless it's
subsidized by the tax payer.

We're screwed.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#10 May 25, 2013
BandMaster wrote:
<quoted text>F you and the IRS.
Typical conservative reply. Brainless and irrelevant.
guest

Ridgedale, MO

#11 May 25, 2013
Gary,

Conservatives aren't against government funding certain things. We're against a massive federal government that goes far beyond the limited powers that are granted to it by the Constitution.

Things like education, infrastructure, and parks are beyond the powers granted to the federal government, and are rightfully areas that state government should address.

The people maintain far more control over state spending than they do federal. There's a reason we're $17 trillion in debt, and that reason is because the federal government has grown far, far beyond limits proscribed by the Constitution.

We'd do well to dismantle several agencies of the federal government for which there is no lawfully granted power, including the Department of Education. Before 1980, we didn't spend any federal money in the Dept. of Education because it didn't exist. Kids were educated and the world continued to rotate on its axis.

Today, we spend over $70 billion per year in the Dept. of Education. Since the total budget far exceeds our revenues, that's $70 billion we have to borrow from China and repay with interest. It's not any wonder why we're on the verge of economic collapse.

It's far past time that we make some serious choices. We must fund the main responsibilities of the federal government, which are the national defense, securing individual rights of the people, and regulating commerce among the states. Beyond that, there are precious few duties and responsibilities given to the federal government by the Constitution.

The bottom line is that we simply cannot afford the myriad of social do goody programs dreamed by liberals. Those should be operated privately and funded by private donations, not government.
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#12 May 25, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Typical conservative reply. Brainless and irrelevant.
That's how you have to talk to biased idiotic, bullies like you that target the Tea Party, Jews and Christians. You are no good. Face it. You are no good at all.
One in many thoughts

Springfield, MO

#13 May 28, 2013
I notice a big chunk of money goes to Library .. No one really needs a Library like they use to thanks to the World Wide Web . Hmmm just a thought .
Some Guy

United States

#14 May 29, 2013
guest wrote:
Gary,
Conservatives aren't against government funding certain things. We're against a massive federal government that goes far beyond the limited powers that are granted to it by the Constitution.
Things like education, infrastructure, and parks are beyond the powers granted to the federal government, and are rightfully areas that state government should address.
The people maintain far more control over state spending than they do federal. There's a reason we're $17 trillion in debt, and that reason is because the federal government has grown far, far beyond limits proscribed by the Constitution.
We'd do well to dismantle several agencies of the federal government for which there is no lawfully granted power, including the Department of Education. Before 1980, we didn't spend any federal money in the Dept. of Education because it didn't exist. Kids were educated and the world continued to rotate on its axis.
Today, we spend over $70 billion per year in the Dept. of Education. Since the total budget far exceeds our revenues, that's $70 billion we have to borrow from China and repay with interest. It's not any wonder why we're on the verge of economic collapse.
It's far past time that we make some serious choices. We must fund the main responsibilities of the federal government, which are the national defense, securing individual rights of the people, and regulating commerce among the states. Beyond that, there are precious few duties and responsibilities given to the federal government by the Constitution.
The bottom line is that we simply cannot afford the myriad of social do goody programs dreamed by liberals. Those should be operated privately and funded by private donations, not government.
So, according to you and your Ilk we can not afford to help people but we can afford to invade other countries to give their resourses to the almighty corporations. Right?
guest

Ridgedale, MO

#15 May 30, 2013
Some Guy wrote:
So, according to you and your Ilk we can not afford to help people but we can afford to invade other countries to give their resourses to the almighty corporations. Right?
I didn't say that. The truth is, we're drowning in debt. We can't afford to give money away, nor continue to be the muscle for the United Nations.

If you think there are people who need help, open up your own wallet and give them some of your own money. But that's not the liberal way is it? You guys always want to use the power of government to forcibly take money away from others to fund your pet projects. Use your own money for a change.
Your grandchildren

Bendena, KS

#16 Jun 1, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't say that. The truth is, we're drowning in debt. We can't afford to give money away, nor continue to be the muscle for the United Nations.
If you think there are people who need help, open up your own wallet and give them some of your own money. But that's not the liberal way is it? You guys always want to use the power of government to forcibly take money away from others to fund your pet projects. Use your own money for a change.
SO, Tornado Safe Rooms are needed in schools? Yes?, No? or let's just argue about politics and ideology allow ourselves to be distracted and do nothing. You generation will soon be our grandparents, Thanks from your grandchildren. See you at our funerals. Think your Dogma will give you a lot of comfort then? Douche bags.
Hertz

Monett, MO

#17 Jun 1, 2013
Stop sending your children to public schools if you're concerned about their well being. I'd like to think all of the children who died in that storm are better off now anyway after reading most of the comments here on topix and elsewhere. It seems most of the people here are ruthless and quick to screw anyone over as long as they feel like they are a part of some collective or on some winning team. When something like this tornado happens the people show their fake sympathy and their heart just bleeds for those victims but when 500,000 children around the age of five are slaughtered on your tax dollars it's just a statistic. You're all a bunch of comic book characters. You're living in a make believe world. Natural disasters will always take lives.
Hertz

Monett, MO

#18 Jun 1, 2013
I know someone here is going to say "not everyone can afford private school or homeschool". Well, that is the price you pay for being a comic book character living in a make believe world. Now go on and figure out how humans were really meant to live. You're just an energy unit who's making other people a killing at the moment. Stop living like a bovine creature and stop institutionalizing your children at public schools and be an actual human being.

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