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Obama Administration, Congress Intensify Opposition To Global Generic Drug Industry

Obama Administration, Congress Intensify Opposition To Global Generic Drug Industry

Commented Jun 30, 2013 at 11:07:07 in Politics

“"There are plenty of reputable licensed Canadian pharmacies, that require a prescription from an American doctor. "

if you are implying that Canadian pharmacies will fill prescriptions written by licensed U.S. doctors, prove it by posting a few links to those pharmacies.

Prove this statement isn't one of your "Google-In-A-Second" research projects.”
Obama Administration, Congress Intensify Opposition To Global Generic Drug Industry

Obama Administration, Congress Intensify Opposition To Global Generic Drug Industry

Commented Jun 30, 2013 at 10:56:52 in Politics

“I'm told that the script presented to a Canadian pharmacy (near the U.S. border) must be written by a licensed Canadian doctor.

This idea would be counter-productive to the Canadian pharmacist and seemingly only benefit Big, U.S. based Pharma--we're sold out again!

I thought our patent system was based on original, unique products/ideas--not packaging and delivery systems (unless uniquely mechanical or inventive in some way--pills have been around for centuries).
As usual, Big Corps plied our law makers with money and now we have the famous "doughnut hole"

WHILE AT THE SAME TIME

the same "Canadian drug" can be purchased at full, undiscounted prices for less than my co pay (WITHOUT INSURANCE) for the same drug purchased in the States.”
Chicago Schools May Be Forced To Choose Between Toilet Paper, Teachers Due To Budget Cuts

Chicago Schools May Be Forced To Choose Between Toilet Paper, Teachers Due To Budget Cuts

Commented Jun 23, 2013 at 12:42:35 in Chicago

“Why assume it's a teacher? Students and parents are involved in the school closings too.”
Wisconsin Assembly Votes On School Voucher Expansion; Decision Upsets Critics

Wisconsin Assembly Votes On School Voucher Expansion; Decision Upsets Critics

Commented Jun 21, 2013 at 22:14:12 in Politics

“Research PA vouchers.  What I have said has been common practice in PA and elsewhere.  I have no idea how you think the voucher system works and it may be different in WI but unless WI is different, you seem to lack a basic understanding of the voucher system.”
Chicago Schools May Be Forced To Choose Between Toilet Paper, Teachers Due To Budget Cuts

Chicago Schools May Be Forced To Choose Between Toilet Paper, Teachers Due To Budget Cuts

Commented Jun 21, 2013 at 18:04:08 in Chicago

“For the 20th time--really, 20th time--teachers sign a ten month contract but choose to have their ten month salary divided over 12 months.

You don't miss any opportunity to distort any facts do you?

Are you angry that your father may not have had the opportunity to split his salary into 12 monthly payments; hence, without being able to budget, he had to work in the summer?”
Wisconsin Assembly Votes On School Voucher Expansion; Decision Upsets Critics

Wisconsin Assembly Votes On School Voucher Expansion; Decision Upsets Critics

Commented Jun 21, 2013 at 17:52:04 in Politics

“Schools have to give the  total value of their state allotment/"voucher" to the Private/charter/cyber school. How do you arrive at the conclusion that the vouchers' have an apparently LIMITED value of $7K per student?    ”

nuppup on Jun 21, 2013 at 21:00:41

“4.2 mill divided by 600 students”
Wisconsin Assembly Votes On School Voucher Expansion; Decision Upsets Critics

Wisconsin Assembly Votes On School Voucher Expansion; Decision Upsets Critics

Commented Jun 21, 2013 at 16:25:50 in Politics

“The public schools wouldn't receive any money because they have no students. The private schools would have all the money originally assigned to the public school coffers--the public schools would receive NO money.”
Wisconsin Assembly Votes On School Voucher Expansion; Decision Upsets Critics

Wisconsin Assembly Votes On School Voucher Expansion; Decision Upsets Critics

Commented Jun 21, 2013 at 16:22:02 in Politics

“They aren't less--that's the point. The voucher amounts to the total student subsidy. If the public school subsidy is $8,000 and the private school's tuition is $5,000; the private school receives $8K and  incurs a $3K profit while the public school suffers an $8k "debt". ”

nuppup on Jun 21, 2013 at 21:04:10

“Not a chance. Where's the link ?”

nuppup on Jun 21, 2013 at 16:42:53

“Not so. Public school can range up to 13000 per year, voucher is only 7000. Whatever is left goes to the school that does not have to teach the student anymore or back to the taxpayer.

win win win win”
Wisconsin Assembly Votes On School Voucher Expansion; Decision Upsets Critics

Wisconsin Assembly Votes On School Voucher Expansion; Decision Upsets Critics

Commented Jun 21, 2013 at 02:18:01 in Politics

“In PA all the "kids' "state money" goes to the private school, charter school and even a cyber school (at least up to this point).

The schools have fixed expenses i.e. heated, power, internet costs, text books/teaching materials, teachers and other personnel must be paid, buildings maintained etc. None of these expenses change because Junior went to a charter school; in fact, the school budget is reduced by the value of the voucher(s).

If the student subsidy was $8,000 and 100 students chose to use a voucher, the public school budget would be reduced by $800,000.”

nuppup on Jun 21, 2013 at 08:10:20

“That means that if all the students left public schools for private schools, the public schools would still get a fortune with no students to teach.”
Wisconsin Assembly Votes On School Voucher Expansion; Decision Upsets Critics

Wisconsin Assembly Votes On School Voucher Expansion; Decision Upsets Critics

Commented Jun 21, 2013 at 02:03:55 in Politics

“Doesn't the student/voucher money travel with the student? If so, and it seems to be the case most places, your statement is blatantly wrong.”

nuppup on Jun 21, 2013 at 08:12:25

“If vouchers are less than the current per student cost of public school, public school make more than what they lose.”
Case Western's Peer Educators Take Different Approach To Sex Education In Cleveland

Case Western's Peer Educators Take Different Approach To Sex Education In Cleveland

Commented Jun 1, 2013 at 20:41:48 in Politics

“"Simple explanation 70% of the teachers come from a demographic that is unfamiliar with the idea of having enough."

What links/studies support this point? Seventy percent seems to be your "favorite percentage" for some reason.

AND
"Therefore, it follows as the night the day, it is IMPOSSIBLE to improve public education."

This is one of your more well constructed sentences but it still merits an "F" if you graduated from Junior High school.”
Teacher Resignation Video: Ellie Rubenstein Explains 'Everything I Love About Teaching Is Extinct'

Teacher Resignation Video: Ellie Rubenstein Explains 'Everything I Love About Teaching Is Extinct'

Commented May 25, 2013 at 23:25:27 in Chicago

“Not too wise, Ole man.

Thanks to unions, nine year olds can't spend twelve-hour days picking slate from coal or doing some other menial job.”

WiseOleMan on May 26, 2013 at 01:47:49

“Okay, I get what your saying now.. I have looked at your comment from 2 seperate HP screens and even double checked the other screen and it actually said
"Thanks to unions, a nine year olds can spend twelve-hour days picking slate from coal or doing some other menial job."
I really think HP tampers with stuff just to keep us on here.
So back to your point. I respect how you feel about unions but I just never saw one work like they did back when child labor was a problem. They have changed and it just isn't for the workers anymore. If you have had a good relationship with yours I will never try to tell you or anyone they are all bad. My comment was flippant to some degree but many on here are. I was not in a union, I interpreted contracts for government employees. I just saw too many times where a union was taking advantage of workers in a place employed by the feds that were already goingto give the workers whatever they wanted anyway. In some cases unions negociated benefits out in order to get workers more money and the only reason I ever could see for that rationale was to increase union dues. Example; We were offering $27.00 plus medical with eye. The union said no and took out the eye and wanted $27.20 they then went to the members and said they were going to lower the dues from $50/monthly to”

WiseOleMan on May 26, 2013 at 01:17:55

“Are you saying it is a good thing those kids do that work..?? I'm confused. You call me "NOT" too wise but your comment sarcastically sounds like your agreeing with my comment.”
Chicago School Closings Vote: Board Of Education Votes To Shutter 50 Public Schools

Chicago School Closings Vote: Board Of Education Votes To Shutter 50 Public Schools

Commented May 23, 2013 at 02:24:38 in Chicago

“For the 17th time your statements are idiotic; It's not severance pay, it's money they earned from September to June.

You continue to intentionally post falsehoods and that's reflective of what ever is left of your character.”
Steve Roberts, Kansas Education Board Member, Defends Using N-Word, Says He Did So 'Clinically'

Steve Roberts, Kansas Education Board Member, Defends Using N-Word, Says He Did So 'Clinically'

Commented May 15, 2013 at 16:55:57 in Politics

“No, it's an excuse for not using common sense.”
Zachary Maxwell, 11-Year-Old, Makes Documentary About 'Gross' New York City School Lunches (VIDEO)

Zachary Maxwell, 11-Year-Old, Makes Documentary About 'Gross' New York City School Lunches (VIDEO)

Commented May 15, 2013 at 02:03:03 in New York

“Zach exhibits a total failure to communicate even though he had the necessary tools to accomplish the task.

Because of the quick editing and lack of audio, the viewer doesn't know why Zach is bummed out--he edited his own audio!”
Michelle Rhee's StudentsFirst Influence Targeted In Report By New York Group

Michelle Rhee's StudentsFirst Influence Targeted In Report By New York Group

Commented May 13, 2013 at 14:56:53 in Politics

“After you paid your proofreader, you'd have about "a buck two-fifty" left.”
Moms Working At Walmart Earn Less Than They Need To Feed Their Kids

Moms Working At Walmart Earn Less Than They Need To Feed Their Kids

Commented May 12, 2013 at 23:57:33 in Business

“foresure:
I thought you said the average salary in Chicago was $86K but $8,500/ month times 12 months = $102,000. This time you are off $16,000--you can't even lie consistently.

fredomchid82:

Teachers are contracted for ten months but the money they earned from September to June is many times divided over the entire year (12 months).

This is the 15th time or so foresure has intentionally misstated teacher pay schedules and he does so to prejudice readers against teachers.

You would think he would know how teachers are paid since his father was a teacher and as I recall, had a summer job to supplement the family income.”
CPS School Closures: Independent Hearing Officers Oppose Closing 14 Schools On List

CPS School Closures: Independent Hearing Officers Oppose Closing 14 Schools On List

Commented May 10, 2013 at 01:20:19 in Chicago

“This is the 15th or 16th time you have demonstrated that you can't comprehend that payment to teachers for services rendered from September to June are simply divided over 12 months instead of 10.

Your inability to comprehend a simple contract indicated that your mental capacity is wanting in almost every statement you make that pertains to teachers and education.”
Impact of Sequester: Weather Balloons May Get Cut Loose

Impact of Sequester: Weather Balloons May Get Cut Loose

Commented May 8, 2013 at 01:55:43 in Politics

“"They should demand what the teachers demand, 12 months pay for nine month work."

Foresure, since the teachers' ten month contract has been explained to you for the 13th or 14th time, and some of your posts more or less acknowledge that, I have to think your statement is intentionally, grossly deceptive. As such, It negatively reflects upon your character and you apparently don't mind sacrificing your ethics and integrity just to take a swipe at teachers and the educational system.

It's a sad thing to WANT to jeopardize your integrity just to post nasty, inaccurate statements about teachers and education in general.”
Open Carry March In Washington Seeks To Put 'Government On Notice' With Loaded Rifles

Open Carry March In Washington Seeks To Put 'Government On Notice' With Loaded Rifles

Commented May 7, 2013 at 09:02:48 in Politics

“Unless they remain outside of DC boundaries, I think they are in violation of the law and will have tier guns confiscated (never to be returned).

Staying outside what ever boundary that would circumvent the DC "carry laws" is be a must.”

nowme on May 7, 2013 at 09:41:02

“Guns never to be returned--a happy thought for gun manufacturers.”

Anti Theist on May 7, 2013 at 09:09:07

“Anywhere in VA that they could cross the river to DC loaded firearms in public places are also illegal”
Common Core Stakes Moratorium Proposed By Unions As National Standards Face Backlash

Common Core Stakes Moratorium Proposed By Unions As National Standards Face Backlash

Commented May 5, 2013 at 12:56:02 in Politics

“It takes 14 to 18 salary steps to reach maximum pay--teachers are half way or almost half way to retirement before they collect maximum wage. The "~$80,000 " you quote is probably uncommon in most other school districts and it takes ~14 years of teaching to get to that point. Is there an industrial comparison you can make that parallels schools’ salary step schedule?

Other than large urban locals, the high school graduation rate is probably 80-90%. I'd say that's a contribution, wouldn't you?”
Arne Duncan's AERA Speech: Standardized Test Criticism 'Is Merited'

Arne Duncan's AERA Speech: Standardized Test Criticism 'Is Merited'

Commented May 5, 2013 at 12:20:09 in Politics

“It's been obvious to others and you've chosen to ignore it.

Additionally, it can be used by kids for student retribution. They can "sink" the teacher by intentionally flunking the test.”
Ron Tuitt, NJ Teacher, To Appeal Firing For Urinating In Class

Ron Tuitt, NJ Teacher, To Appeal Firing For Urinating In Class

Commented May 3, 2013 at 10:25:01 in Weird News

“I admit to being lazy too unless I get too torqued, in which case, I read other sources before "spouting off".”
Ron Tuitt, NJ Teacher, To Appeal Firing For Urinating In Class

Ron Tuitt, NJ Teacher, To Appeal Firing For Urinating In Class

Commented May 3, 2013 at 00:50:24 in Weird News

“Right.

If readers knew the whole story, it wouldn't be a noteworthy article, so HP deletes enough facts to "enrage" the reader against something or someone.

Some readers realize this and research other aspects of the story before getting "torqued" while others have a short fuse and attention span and they are inclined to "put all their eggs in one basket".”

Parade Keegan on May 3, 2013 at 01:58:50

“Yes. Most of the time I like to find other sources for stories and read those before I comment. Some posters sure get riled up from some of my comments but it's because sometimes I have read different perspectives on the same issue. I think many posters do this too. Doesn't make those of us who do better, just makes us different. Sometimes I'm lazy too and take what I read here at face value without looking for the 'full story', I pay for that laziness though because inevitably there will be that poster who's done their research. Hahaha, back handed!”
Jan Brewer Signs Guns Bill Requiring Resale Of Buyback Weapons

Jan Brewer Signs Guns Bill Requiring Resale Of Buyback Weapons

Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 10:50:15 in Politics

“Why is it nonsense? Do you understand why she's doing it?”
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