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Albuquerque, NM

Teachers $100 gift cards

Many of us do. A lot of us also work multiple jobs year-round to make ends meet.  (Thursday Aug 18 | post #24)

Albuquerque, NM

Teachers $100 gift cards

I can't speak for gen-ed teachers, only for myself; and I'm a special education teacher.  (Wednesday Aug 17 | post #21)

Albuquerque, NM

Teachers $100 gift cards

I'm still trying to find those "3 months off" everyone thinks we get. Between curriculum mapping, unit and lesson planning, and going over incoming student IEPs, I had enough time to go on a 3 day trip to Las Vegas, and that was it. Just because we aren't at the school site DOES NOT mean we aren't working.  (Wednesday Aug 17 | post #19)

Albuquerque, NM

Teachers $100 gift cards

We are only allowed to use it for certain things, and every cent of it has to be documented. Many of us didn't bother with it, as it is not usable for much that we actually need, like paper, art supplies, etc.  (Thursday Aug 11 | post #3)

Albuquerque, NM

Vote Trump!

While I will not be voting for him, I do encourage everyone who is eligible, get registered and vote. Even if it means people vote for someone I do not agree with, I encourage everyone to vote.  (Jun 6, 2016 | post #85)

Albuquerque, NM

Officer accused of kneeing student in groin sentenced to ...

Not a lawyer, sorry. I'm a teacher. I needed one after a drunk driver hit me at a stop light, and the insurance company he had wanted to deny responsibility. At some point, we all need some legal help.  (May 18, 2016 | post #11)

Albuquerque, NM

Woman says neighbor's dog escaped, mauled her pet

You're the one saying something that is legal is murder, thus proving your ignorance of the law, not me.  (May 18, 2016 | post #16)

Albuquerque, NM

Officer accused of kneeing student in groin sentenced to ...

Until you need a lawyer.  (May 18, 2016 | post #7)

Albuquerque, NM

Woman says neighbor's dog escaped, mauled her pet

I notice you failed to answer the question.  (May 18, 2016 | post #14)

Albuquerque, NM

Woman says neighbor's dog escaped, mauled her pet

You really do need to stop calling abortion "murder. " Murder is a legal concept, and since abortion IS LEGAL, it cannot be considered murder. Is it killing? Yes, but nobody is denying that. But is the state executing a convicted killer also murder? That is such a basic and simple concept that it blows my mind that you cannot grasp it. But, let's assume it is for a moment. Who would you sentence to death for it? The mother (and since the father contributed, he can be given the same sentence as the mother), or the doctor? Or, if the death penalty is too much for you, which would you put in prison for life with no possibility for parole?  (May 18, 2016 | post #9)

Albuquerque, NM

Do you believe in God?

I live for the day that people realize that religion is the ultimate cop-out. It flies directly in the face of what these fascist conservatives are preaching about "personal responsibility. " Think about it, when a christian does well at something, they thank their "god." Why? It means that they are releasing themselves of all responsibility, and letting some mythical boogieman take the credit. You did well, have a little pride in a job well done. When a christian fails at something, though, they say it was "'god's' will." Bull, you just weren't good enough. Once again, passing all responsibility for your failure onto your mythology. Grow a pair and push yourself to get better so you won't fail next time. Oh wait, that's evolution, and they just can't do that. I forgot. Like I said, I live for that day. But, as I'm rapidly losing "faith" in my own species, I'm not holding my breath. I respect other's choice to believe in whatever they want to believe in; but that respect will ONLY last as long as they respect my choice not to.  (May 14, 2016 | post #482)

Albuquerque, NM

More Hawks, less pigeons

Apparently you didn't know that snakes are extremely beneficial to humans, especially here in NM. It's simple. Reptiles cannot be infected with rabies, hantavirus, bubonic plague, etc. When they eat an infected animal, that instance of the disease is gone. Want to increase the diseases in your area? Kill the snakes and enjoy the diseases.  (May 5, 2016 | post #67)

Albuquerque, NM

Neighbors want Albuquerque park cleaned up

Something to consider; the city has employees who are responsible (as in, it is their actual job) for cleaning up the parks. Lately, regardless of which park I go to, as well as which day I go on, virtually every trash can has been full, many to the point of overflowing. Now, I do not live in the neighborhood in question, nor do I have any dog in this fight. Just an observation that their may be a glimmer to what the residents are saying.  (May 3, 2016 | post #18)

Albuquerque, NM

Topix "old timers"

Still the drama queen, I see. How have you been, Joseph?  (Aug 1, 2015 | post #55)

Albuquerque, NM

White House looks like a circus lit up

Yes, because more Americans can now exercise the same rights others have. So not about everyone. Oh, and the caps lock, classy. Shouting really gets the message across better.  (Jun 27, 2015 | post #4)

Q & A with Silk_the_Absent1

Headline:

I ain't afraid of no ghosts.

Hometown:

Dear old mucky Drasnia

Neighborhood:

Rio Rancho

Local Favorites:

94 Rock

I Belong To:

The company store.

When I'm Not on Topix:

Working, working, and working. Or playing with my birds.

Read This Book:

Belgariad

Favorite Things:

My rescued Moluccan cockatoo, Kiah.

On My Mind:

You were always.

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