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NJ Officials Continue To Be Shocked By Terrible Conditions At Trenton Central High School

NJ Officials Continue To Be Shocked By Terrible Conditions At Trenton Central High School

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 21:40:15 in Politics

“Westend is right. Read about NJ "Abbott Distric" in Wikipedia.”

kevinpat on Dec 9, 2013 at 07:45:46

“Actuallyy Wikipedia is not always a reliable source, but okay. There is nothing there that blames the failures of urban schools on "libs" and Democrats "stealing" the money for needy schools. I understand the Abbott District court ruling, but westend1 said the funds were "stolen" and there is nothing to back that up.”
NJ Officials Continue To Be Shocked By Terrible Conditions At Trenton Central High School

NJ Officials Continue To Be Shocked By Terrible Conditions At Trenton Central High School

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 21:37:59 in Politics

“TP love is right. Due to the 1985 Abbott ruling in NJ, poor school districts such as Trenton must receive supplementary state funding that give them per-pupil funding equivalent to what richest school districts in NJ spend. If this school is in disrepair, it is an administrative, note a funding, issue.”
NJ Officials Continue To Be Shocked By Terrible Conditions At Trenton Central High School

NJ Officials Continue To Be Shocked By Terrible Conditions At Trenton Central High School

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 21:37:01 in Politics

“Actually you're wrong. Due to the 1985 Abbott ruling in NJ, poor school districts such as Trenton must receive supplementary state funding that give them per-pupil funding equivalent to what richest school districts in NJ spend. If this school is in disrepair, it is an administrative, note a funding, issue.”

dogbit on Dec 9, 2013 at 06:22:17

“I smell a black dominated city government here..... it's just a guess. Yep.. can I call em or what? 5 out of 7. Well shades of Detroit, Chicago, what a surprise...

Tony F. Mack, Sr. (born January 8, 1966) is the Mayor of Trenton, New Jersey. His administration has been "plagued by accusations of cronyism and reckless spending," according to The New York Times.[1] He faced a recall election in November 2011; however, it did not gain sufficient citizen support to succeed. Currently, Mack is the subject of an FBI investigation into bribery, fraud, extortion and money laundering.[2] He was arrested in connection with this investigation on September 10, 2012.[3] His trial is scheduled to begin on January 6, 2014.”

OldBear on Dec 8, 2013 at 23:07:56

“Were did I post anything about funding, my word was "care". Your post does nothing more than detail what I generalized in my post. Administration in government is always at the root of poor outcomes. When we hand over all the running of our lives to government we should just own outcome.”
Icona Pop, Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo Duo, Talk Sexuality With HuffPost Live

Icona Pop, Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo Duo, Talk Sexuality With HuffPost Live

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 20:08:06 in Gay Voices

“But woe betide any gay person who dare says, "I wish I were straight."”

krisb613 on Dec 8, 2013 at 00:14:32

“A lot of gay people have wished they were straight. Life would be a lot easier for many of them. I dont mind being gay, but I do wish I was at least 5'6". But its never going to happen so I bought a step stool and moved on. And thats what gay people do too. They accept what they cannot change and move on.”
GOP Claims Racism Is Over In Misguided Rosa Parks Tribute (UPDATED)

GOP Claims Racism Is Over In Misguided Rosa Parks Tribute (UPDATED)

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 06:45:07 in Politics

“Many groups, not just blacks, have been deceived by the Democratic Party into buying into the victim mentality of racial politics that the Democratic Party promotes. It serves the Democrats, but not the interests of the groups themselves. I predict a gradual migration of minority groups to the Republican Party, and its message of freedom and equality.”

poquosonrn on Dec 2, 2013 at 21:25:37

“That is hilarious. Guess you think the black people don't notice the GOP trying to disenfranchise them. Or do you really believe closing Sunday "souls to the polls" voting has anything to do with voter ID? You are dreaming. GOP policies and overt racism towards the president will prevent that from ever happening. And let's not forget the GOP refusal to take up immigration reform.”
GOP Claims Racism Is Over In Misguided Rosa Parks Tribute (UPDATED)

GOP Claims Racism Is Over In Misguided Rosa Parks Tribute (UPDATED)

Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 21:18:31 in Politics

“They were all Democrats (except one). Who said they were liberals? Democrats have had one of the most destructive influences on civil rights since the 1960s. Now their patronizing "diversity" programs are holding back racial progress even further.”

tissa on Dec 1, 2013 at 21:20:47

SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVES, AND DON'T CALL THEM ANYTHING ELSE. THURMOND BELONGED TO THE KKK.

GOP Claims Racism Is Over In Misguided Rosa Parks Tribute (UPDATED)

GOP Claims Racism Is Over In Misguided Rosa Parks Tribute (UPDATED)

Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 20:46:15 in Politics

“A greater percentage of Republicans in Congress voted for the original Civil Rights Act than Democrats. In fact, it was a group of 18 Democrats who launched one of the longest filibusters in history to prevent the Act's passage.

Republicans today continue to support the ideal of a color-blind society. The Democrats, in contrast, promote divisive policies that highlight race through their overwrought diversity consciousness. The Republican perspective, although ridiculed by those who profit politically from making race a front-burner issue in American society, is the ultimately the one that will lead to greater racial harmony and equality.”

jdealso on Dec 2, 2013 at 02:00:20

“Thank you, Richard Weeks. I wrote this somewhere here, but it "disappeared".”

Sepulchre on Dec 1, 2013 at 21:27:37

“Republican Party = 'Southern Strategy'”

tissa on Dec 1, 2013 at 20:57:01

Not true, not true.  Dude, those were SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Senators who did that. Strom Thurmond had a D after his name, but he was not a liberal by any means--he was the one that filibustered it. It was passed with an overwhelming support from Democrats.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1964



Sepulchre on Dec 1, 2013 at 20:52:29

“Yeah, look up the Republican's 'Southern Strategy' and get back to us.”
GOP Claims Racism Is Over In Misguided Rosa Parks Tribute (UPDATED)

GOP Claims Racism Is Over In Misguided Rosa Parks Tribute (UPDATED)

Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 20:16:59 in Politics

“There will be "racism" - or claims of it - so long as there is a political advantage to making the claim. In other words, forever.”

poquosonrn on Dec 1, 2013 at 21:46:51

“You insinuate black people cannot think for themselves. Pretty sure the policies of the GOP speaks more than pretty words or "claims of racism" from democrats. They can see for themselves which party is trying to keep them from voting for instance.”

nonactivist on Dec 1, 2013 at 20:40:13

“Your statement is probably true but to accept it as an "unchangeable condition" doesn't help your position.”

libnproudof it on Dec 1, 2013 at 20:30:14

“Seriously?”

bear79 on Dec 1, 2013 at 20:22:26

“just look at the statistics. its crystal clear that racism is alive and well. just because blacks can now sit at the front of the bus does not mean racism is over. its imbedded into our core institutions. from schools to prisons and everything in between”
Obamacare Website On Track To Work For 'Vast Majority' Of People, Administration Says

Obamacare Website On Track To Work For 'Vast Majority' Of People, Administration Says

Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 20:07:01 in Politics

“Both those programs are underfunded and on target for bankruptcy or substantial reduction in benefits. And they are not such good deals given the alternatives that might have been made available to the American public (such as private investment of payroll taxes, with no government power to reduce benefits)

But because we are locked into these programs, people can only compare them to nothing at all. But that is not the proper comparison. Sorry, but it's no longer working to hold up Social Security and Medicare as such obvious successes.”
Obama Gets A Second Shot At Getting Health Care Reform Right

Obama Gets A Second Shot At Getting Health Care Reform Right

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 10:53:53 in Politics

“But allowing people to buy into Medicaid, voluntarily, is exactly what a public option would consist of. Somehow I'm getting the impression that you wouldn't really like that.”
Obama Gets A Second Shot At Getting Health Care Reform Right

Obama Gets A Second Shot At Getting Health Care Reform Right

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 10:08:42 in Politics

“There is a public option now, for many people who sign up and don't exceed the income threshold: they will automatically be assigned Medicaid which is being expanded so people with 138% of poverty level income will qualify. I suppose one approach could be to let anyone buy into Medicaid. But guess what, you wouldn't find many takers. If all you have is Medicaid, you could search forever trying to find a doctor who takes Medicaid. More likely you'll end up in some crowded training clinic - after waiting weeks for your appointment.”

Avalanche3601 on Nov 30, 2013 at 10:12:15

“Qualifying for medicaid is not a public option.  What a ridiculous comment.”
SeaTac $15 Minimum Wage Barely Passes In Final Vote Tally, Recount May Follow

SeaTac $15 Minimum Wage Barely Passes In Final Vote Tally, Recount May Follow

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 20:31:34 in Politics

“Sorry, Try-the-truth, but trying to score rhetorical points by pointing out typos or misspellings is too lame. It's basically a violation of posting etiquette; so if you can't follow protocol, you should go away.”
SeaTac $15 Minimum Wage Barely Passes In Final Vote Tally, Recount May Follow

SeaTac $15 Minimum Wage Barely Passes In Final Vote Tally, Recount May Follow

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 20:25:28 in Politics

“Nonpartay, your answer is so lame. "it never happens that way." You sound like the toddler in this discussion.”

Nonpartay on Nov 29, 2013 at 03:57:27

“And you sound like a typical "conservative." When you have no argument, you resort to name-calling. How very mature of you.”
SeaTac $15 Minimum Wage Barely Passes In Final Vote Tally, Recount May Follow

SeaTac $15 Minimum Wage Barely Passes In Final Vote Tally, Recount May Follow

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 20:23:53 in Politics

“"This will be so good for their economy. People will have more money to spend,"

But the people who pay their workers now have less money to spend, and the customers who now have to pay higher prices due to higher wages have less money to spend.

Please, before you start expatiating on things you don't know or understand, read a textbook on basic economics. Try Henry Hazlett's, Economics in One Lesson.”

Nonpartay on Nov 29, 2013 at 03:56:27

“Sorry, but "conservative" economics don't work, they've never worked, and a lot of them, like those "Australian" economic theories have never been tried anywhere to even see if they would work. I don't think "conservatism" works at all, which is why I gave up on it back in 1963. It has since then become even more mean-spirited and selfish a philosophy than it was back when I was involved, and in countries, including our own, where it has been tried, it's destroyed people, not something I'm interested in doing. Just look at what happened in Chile, which still has not recovered, and their social security system is in tatters with old people living in abject poverty. When "conservative" economic principles were applied there, they had over 50% unemployment. This sucks, and it's not anything I'm interested in promoting. Hazlet? No thanks.
As I've said before, over and over, there is more than one way to make up for higher wages than raising prices. You guys never seem to have any imagination or ingenuity. You never thought of perhaps cutting CEO salaries? They've become vastly overpaid over the past 30 years. Look at how Costco does business, and you'll find high-wage people working for a company they love with low turnover and fabulously low prices, a "conservative's" wet dream, I should think, yet it never occurs to you it might work for other businesses. They cut back on store decorations but not on customer service. Raising people's wages gives them more money to spend, which makes all the businesses in an area do better. It puts that money right back into the economy so even if prices go up a little, most people won't worry or even notice. But you never thought of that, did you. Strange.”
SeaTac $15 Minimum Wage Barely Passes In Final Vote Tally, Recount May Follow

SeaTac $15 Minimum Wage Barely Passes In Final Vote Tally, Recount May Follow

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 00:22:11 in Politics

“Yes, the employees of small businesses should have an equal shot at losing their jobs (when their employers have to cut labor costs due to rising wages).”

wolverine771 on Nov 28, 2013 at 09:28:32

“a proportional increase in wages = a proportional decrease in labor”
The Foolproof Way To Secretly Use ALL Your Gadgets On Thanksgiving

The Foolproof Way To Secretly Use ALL Your Gadgets On Thanksgiving

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 23:56:45 in Technology

“Sorry, but Russ bettered you on this one.”
The Foolproof Way To Secretly Use ALL Your Gadgets On Thanksgiving

The Foolproof Way To Secretly Use ALL Your Gadgets On Thanksgiving

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 23:54:27 in Technology

“"Your drunk aunt is ranting about the Obamacare website even though she uses Internet Explorer, and no websites really work on Internet"

You mean, the Obamacare website would work if I weren't using Internet Explorer? Somebody better tell Obama!”
Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 13:03:27 in Politics

“But we're no longer living "back in the day." We're living in the present where single payer (Medicare) rates do not keep pace with medical costs. Unless the government is prepared to at least double the rates in some new single payer plan (which it is not) everything I said about single payer is true.”
Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 20:24:46 in Politics

“And also those car mechanics, profiting from fixing people's broken down cars. That should be turned over to the government, too. (Also Fedex, profiting from people needing overnight delivery of critical items. That should be turned over to the government. Oh, wait, we have the U.S. Postal Service. I guess Fedex should just be made illegal.)”
Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 16:07:45 in Politics

“If you think doctors are getting rich on Medicare, it shows how out of touch you are. Doctors are LOSING money on Medicare patients, and that's why they are starting to limit the number of Medicare patients they will admit to their practice. Good luck finding a decent doctor if you are on Medicare.”
Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 15:53:51 in Politics

“The average is 19 weeks.”
Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 15:49:01 in Politics

“But you are not denying any of the facts in the report, I notice.”

Nat Nasci on Nov 23, 2013 at 15:51:52

“Yes I am. I have never had to wait for any care. I 'm not saying certain non life threatening surgeries and elective surgeries may have wait times, but I'd rather wait 3 weeks and not worry about costs.”
Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 15:46:13 in Politics

“Not to mention the agriculture industries earning billions off of all the people in this country who are hungry and have to eat. Turn it all over to the government, so no one can earn anything accept what the government gives them.”
Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 15:39:50 in Politics

“There is an average 19-week wait between referral and specialist treatment in Canada. And that's no lie. Here are the data from the Fraser Institute study entitled "Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada." (True, many Canadians cannot afford to go outside the system and get faster care in the U.S. But thousands can and do.)

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/uploadedFiles/fraser-ca/Content/research-news/research/publications/waiting-your-turn-2011.pdf

Nat Nasci on Nov 23, 2013 at 15:47:35

“The Fraser Institute is a right wing think tank. Their bias is known in Canada and are not takes seriously. Their mandate is to destroy the public system in healthcare and even public schools.”
Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 15:26:40 in Politics

“No, your statement is propaganda. No doctor is getting rich on Medicare. To state otherwise already establishes your ignorance. Doctors who take Medicare now are basically working for free - donating their time to charity. Medicare pays about 1/3 what the private insurer pays a doctor (not even enough to cover rent and office staff). Accordingly, medical providers are starting to drastically limit the number the number of Medicare patients they will take in their practice. Good luck finding a doctor who will take you once you are on Medicare.”

bobbyd65 on Nov 24, 2013 at 01:50:01

“The decrease in medicare payments is a recent event. The payment haven't caught out with the doctors standard of living. The point is that if they didn't those medicare payments( which relatively were higher back in the days) they wouldn't have been able to build these monster practices they have today.”
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