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I am constantly amazed at both sides' ability to dupe the American public with such an inane argument you wonder who, with a brain, would fall for it. Answer: a gullible American public, eager, on one side to put up a smokescreen in the way of attacking one of the smallest expenditures in the Federal budget, but in the process pitting one side against the other (you know those elitist, educated people who watch PBS). And if you don't think THAT was the aim, you really are gullible).
How dumb can people be? And, just for the record, LOTS of stuff isn't specifically outlined in the Constitution for the government to pay for. How about the $6,000 to $10,000 per month paid to nursing homes when the rich put all their parents' assets into their names, and then put their loved ones on the public dole? Why don't you times that $10,000 by the number of the elderly in nursing homes. And then add in another $2,000 per month for their drug bills, paid by Medicaid. You think THAT might have anything to do with why most states are in dire straights these days, while the owners of these "facilities" are raking in billions of our tax dollars.
Of course, many point out that this doesn't come from the Federal government, but it certainly does. Can you say Medicare--sometimes paying $1,200 PER DAY, as the elder one waits to die in a "skilled nursing" wing of the nursing home. And I know because I have had friends whose loved ones have done just that after they have spent ALL their own money. What a joke. PBS indeed!
This is a purposeful sound bite thrown out to throw off the American public, (which isn't that difficult to do these days) whose tax dollars are funding an insane military budget and keeping in business insurance companies and pharmaceutical corporations.
Good God, REALLY--PBS costing so much. Give me a break!
Oh, yea, BTW--Ryan the wienie sure did address the 2nd Amendment, didn't he? Another joke!
2 years, 6 months ago on The most basic question on PBS
Once again, James you see to be "spinning". No idea what you are talking about. Take ThePainefulTruth's advice and start reading the documents he suggested. Also might want to read the Law of Nations, which every nation signs onto.
All those definitions you seem confused about are right there in black and white, if you are able to read and comprehend, but no one will spoon feed this stuff to you.
2 years, 6 months ago on Jefferson and Madison vs "Staff Writer"
@thebasketcase @ThePainefulTruth @gypsynovus
Thank you also. It is appreciated. And the kind of "schooling" I am talking about is going on everywhere--if not already implemented, it will be soon--there may actually be some teachers and professors out there who can actually get away with actually educating their students, but those are becoming fewer and farther between.
The educational system, like the economy, is tanking and the only thing that can save us is the states' ability to begin nullifying federal laws, written into the Constitution in order to avoid just what we are experiencing in this time period--a total takeover by the federal government, of every aspect of our lives.
I happen to like the term "man up" so if someone else was using it in another context, I didn’t "get" that particular context. I am particularly sick of the forced "politically-correct" language and defy it every chance I get.
Try taking your own advice. It's "an" arrogant--not "a" arrogant.
And what I would like to see is more men "man up". Quite frankly, I am getting very tired of the "new man"--mealy-mouthed, weak and effeminate. It's quite sickening really.
@ThePainefulTruth @James Erfurth
The first thing you must understand in order to make sense out of those who throw out groups of quotations, phrases, semi-thoughts, words--all in a jumble--is that THIS is the method being taught in our schools, and has been for the past 30 years (go look up "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America").
There is NO learning, critical thinking, lessons in following through--especially one thought to the next--and then to a logical conclusion. It is all hyperbole, b. s. jumbled together with "group projects" which is how schools (and most especially universities) now "grade" students. No information--no concerted study, analysis--just opinion, based on what a student "likes".
Seemingly, the more crap you can throw out there, the better grade you get. THIS is what needs to change first and foremost, and that will not happen very soon. The only possible place it can change now is in the home schooling movement, which seems our only salvation.
I gave up teaching, but I continue to see friends I knew battle high-paying, no-nothing, young ding dongs with a Master's Degree in b. s. evaluate THEM! Their time is taken up, not with teaching, grading papers and following the progress of their students, but with minutia--endless meetings, endless preparation for these "evaluations", endless paperwork and constantly being monitored, followed, observed by these "wienies", making 3 times what a teacher makes.
And let me just also add, this is NO accident. Whomever planned this did it perfectly. Take all the money from the real workers and give it to highly paid evaluators with no life experience, but who will follow the orders of their "higher ups" and do what they are told. And then let the blame fall on the unions and workers who are on the front lines, while these "wienies" stay safely in the background, unknown--making hundreds of thousands of dollars that should be going to our educators. What a scam, huh?
And they are getting away with it, with little protest from the public, who not only don't give a fig about education, (their main concern in Chicago was that they would now have to PAY a babysitter) but couldn't care less about the plight of their fellow workers, and side with the billionaires raking it all in.
Fifty years ago if you had told someone this was the way our country would be destroyed, they would never have believed it. Yet, here it is. So, I am afraid you are going to have to continue to listen to these b. s'ers, throw out their crap because they really don't know any better. That's what they have been taught. The only thing you can do is continue to call them on it, not let it pass, and maybe someday, if we have enough people who are still able to use their brains, it can change.
Who said you did? Was I talking to you specifically? I don't think I was.
2 years, 7 months ago on Educate, Advocate and Participate
Of course you and others don't care--why would you? You've been taught it's not important.
Sorry, I didn't bother reading the rest of your drivel after "most people dont care" (won't bother editing that). You will be one of those in the future who will be unable to communicate at all, except by "grunts and squeaks".
Meanwhile, I choose to be one of those who wants to maintain our language and not see it remain in the dirt where the "deliberate-dumbing-down-of-America plan" has placed it. Quite frankly, who cares if YOU don't care. There are still enough of us out here who do.
2 years, 7 months ago on Man falls to his death at Texans game | National Football Post
You are absolutely right, Yero. I'm just getting sick and tired of reading (or trying to) poorly written articles everywhere. Yet, no one will hire the "old people" who actually know how to write and speak with grammatical correctness. Corporations insist on putting 22-year-old know nothings in charge everywhere.
Again, I'm sick of it and I'm sick of everything becoming shoddy, where there used to be quality. People don't even know what that is anymore. I refuse to give in and so I comment every single time I find poor quality anywhere.
I don't know where they are getting these writers. It is "apparent" horseplay--not "apparently" horseplay.
Good grief, it just gets worse and worse every day. Pretty soon these people will be speaking and writing in squeaks and grunts.