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Spending Cuts: You Get What You Pay For

Commented Feb 26, 2011 at 21:29:43 in Education

“In Texas the politicians are funding the private corporation detention prisons instead of using the money to pay for school funding and teachers salary and benefits the Texas teachers have been paying for years.The teaching of children and bringing out the scholarly attributes of the school children in Texas is of no significance. It is more important for Texas high ranking Republican politicians in the legislature to fund private prisons owned by the Geo Group Corporation that funds the campaigns of many Republican Texas politicians. Republicans have allowed Geo Group to build 27 Texas prison detention centers that house over 13,000 immigrants who are NONVIOLENT and some are also women and children with no schools for the children in them, some of the prisoners have also died in these prison detention centers in Texas. How many billions of dollars, are these politicians paying these detention prisons private corporations with Texas taxpayer money instead of funding your Texas children's schools and paying your children's excellent honorable teachers with your taxpayer money.These same teachers who are teaching your children everyday for eight hours, many who also volunteer at the schools. In Texas one of 7 states that do not allow many union teachers bargaining rights as in the other United States. The billions of dollars in taxes, the citizens of Texas have paid, are not a Campaign piggy bank for Texas Republican politicians in the current Texas legislature.”
National Collaboration Conference In Denver Eclipsed By Wisc. Protests

National Collaboration Conference In Denver Eclipsed By Wisc. Protests

Commented Feb 24, 2011 at 02:06:52 in Education

“This same thing happened by the Republican Gov. of Puerto Rico in 2010.
Last year he cut the budget of the University of Puerto Rico and fired hundreds of the university professors,and thousands of teaching jobs, and other education jobs in the public schools.
The children in the public schools in Puerto Rico have few custodians or school nurses and the children have to clean the schools. These schools are where the United States military recruiters, return to recruit these same children in high school to join the United States military. The thousands of education union workers were protesting and marched for the schools and children, teachers in peaceful protests in the streets in Puerto Rico, and the University of Puerto Rico students marched against the severe funding cuts leaving them with dismal university options thanks to the courtesy of the current Republicans in office. The University of Puerto in Mayguez is where the majority of the engineers at Nasa Space Center are educated. He has privatized the jobs; instead of the education union employees having jobs; without any benefits to eliminate the unions. Over 35,000 employees in Puerto Rico had no jobs in 2010. Puerto Rico has a 16% Unemployment rate created by their very own Republican Governor. Republicans are going in state by state and doing the same thing in the entire United States. They are doing the same thing in Texas, cutting the budget of the Texas Education Agency and eliminating thousands of jobs in the agency.”
National Collaboration Conference In Denver Eclipsed By Wisc. Protests

National Collaboration Conference In Denver Eclipsed By Wisc. Protests

Commented Feb 23, 2011 at 12:09:55 in Education

“In the Great state of Texas the legislators have billions of a shortfall for education funding in 2011
in Texas which is funding from taxpayer taxes. Instead of releasing prisoners, like the over 6 million illegal immigrants in hundreds of detention prisons all over the state of Texas including children, nonviolent offenders in the Texas prisons currently, the prisons are run by private corporations charging Texas taxpayers billions of dollars. This funding from the Texas Lottery must be changed by the Texas legislature and used only to pay for excellent teachers. Austin ISD Round Rock ISD are laying off thousands of excellent teachers in the school districts that are teaching the future high technology students of tommorow for the high tech industry and the Nasa Space Center,
and medical doctors and nurses. Texas has a emergency shortage of doctors and nurses
in Texas hospitals in the state.
in Texas that depends on advanced highly skilled in science and math high school graduates.
Texas currently ranks the lowest in the United States for math and science testing in public schools. The is the worst form of abusive laws for children in public education. The Texas legislature has absolutely no shame when it involves childrens education and teachers jobs.
Childrens education has no value in Texas. In the future employers will stay away from Texas and soon Texas will be worse off than a third world country.”

surfin on Feb 24, 2011 at 02:06:52

“This same thing happened by the Republican Gov. of Puerto Rico in 2010.
Last year he cut the budget of the University of Puerto Rico and fired hundreds of the university professors,and thousands of teaching jobs, and other education jobs in the public schools.
The children in the public schools in Puerto Rico have few custodians or school nurses and the children have to clean the schools. These schools are where the United States military recruiters, return to recruit these same children in high school to join the United States military. The thousands of education union workers were protesting and marched for the schools and children, teachers in peaceful protests in the streets in Puerto Rico, and the University of Puerto Rico students marched against the severe funding cuts leaving them with dismal university options thanks to the courtesy of the current Republicans in office. The University of Puerto in Mayguez is where the majority of the engineers at Nasa Space Center are educated. He has privatized the jobs; instead of the education union employees having jobs; without any benefits to eliminate the unions. Over 35,000 employees in Puerto Rico had no jobs in 2010. Puerto Rico has a 16% Unemployment rate created by their very own Republican Governor. Republicans are going in state by state and doing the same thing in the entire United States. They are doing the same thing in Texas, cutting the budget of the Texas Education Agency and eliminating thousands of jobs in the agency.”
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Thank You, Teachers

Commented Dec 9, 2010 at 15:05:14 in Education

“In the state of Texas the Texas Republican Comptroller has plans to slash the jobs of 12,000
teacher jobs in the state of Texas, and increasing the current class size of 22 students per
teacher. In a rich OIL STATE receiving Billions in OIL TAX EXEMPTIONS BY THE OIL COMPANIES state, as Texas that has a State Lottery to fund MILLIONS FOR the education department this is BEYOND AND ABOVE despicable! The Republican Governor has a budget Deficit of Billions of Dollars and now plans to make all the teachers jobs jobs slashed to pay for it. Is this a way to make the state of Texas a magnet for the Corporations to move to Texas and create new jobs. WHY do the innocent children of Texas have to pay the price for the benefit of TEXAS Politicians!”

Beckel411 on Dec 10, 2010 at 09:36:37

“Sometimes, when you turn a magnet the wrong way, it repels rather than attracts.

The children of Texas won't be the only ones paying the price because companies will be leaving Texas in droves because all the tax relief in the world doesn't make up for an undereducated workforce, which leads to lower pay, which means the sales and income tax revenues drop,etc. I could go on but I think you see where it's going.”
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Keith Olbermann SUSPENDED From MSNBC Indefinitely Without Pay

Commented Nov 8, 2010 at 13:01:11 in Media

“Keith Olbermann is one of the most respected news anchors in the world. Please
put him back to work. He is one of the few news anchors, providing excellent accurate
American political news. Does MSNBC want another news channel to hire him instead.
Does MSNC want to loose all your high excellent ratings when Keith leaves. I will not view MSNBC without him!”

DannyGee on Nov 8, 2010 at 13:41:24

“Is this a serious post? I hope not. Keith is as partisan and ridiculous as Glenn Beck.”
Simkins Hall Name Change? Texas Dorm Named For KKK Leader May Be Renamed

Simkins Hall Name Change? Texas Dorm Named For KKK Leader May Be Renamed

Commented Jul 21, 2010 at 17:09:54 in College

“It is 2010 and time for the University of Texas to step in to our century. It would be great
research to locate other university and college buildings in the South states University s and colleges, named after other members of the Klu Klux Klan. It is not acceptable in 2010 to have members of the United States Bar Association in the United States lawyers in the Klu Klux Klan terrorist organization. The University of Texas is a Public University receives funding from the United Stated government and is not a private Texas Country Club.”
Soldier in Iraq Loses Home Over $800 Debt

Soldier in Iraq Loses Home Over $800 Debt

Commented May 28, 2010 at 14:02:34 in Business

“In Texas subdivisions included with Homeowners Associations DUES when you purchase the home from the Tx builders.HOA charge DUES $30.00 a month up to $400.00 per month.Homeowner has to pay yearly taxes. For a $100,000 home loan that is $ 800.00 home loan mortgage $400.00 Homeowners Dues plus $300.00 Texas Co.& School District taxes. Homeowner does not pay the HOA Dues to the Property Management Co. turns off the Electricity,Water, Gas to the home. The Management Co. charges late charges per month of $15.00. The Management Co.hires Law Firm charge the Homeowner Attorneys fees of $1500.00.If the Homeowner does not pay the HOA Dues,Law Firm Fees,Court Fees the homeowner is foreclosed on the first week of the month.Homes are foreclosed, Law firms, erty Management Co.who charges the HOA dues, Purchase foreclosed Veterans HOMES cheap at TX Auctions, & Court House first of the month in TX & Iraq Veterans Foreclosed Homes These homes have low loan amounts now.Law Firms &Management Co.buy foreclosed Veterans homes. Purchase $300,000 home loan amount of $50,000. Getting $250,000 PROFIT Equity on Veterans Home rent it out. At Expense of IRAQ Veterans and Veterans Credit Ruined can not buy or rent home or apt or buy car. Creates Homeless Veterans. This Fraud should be against the U.S & Territories laws.”
Hispanics Face Most Discrimination In U.S. (POLL)

Hispanics Face Most Discrimination In U.S. (POLL)

Commented May 25, 2010 at 11:53:39 in Politics

“How about those 36,000 immigrants in the USA military fighting your wars and paying taxes for the USA at the same time in Iraq and Afganistan and all over the world with no citizenship papers yet since Iraq War I brought to you courtesy of your Republican politicians in office in 2010.”
Hispanics Face Most Discrimination In U.S. (POLL)

Hispanics Face Most Discrimination In U.S. (POLL)

Commented May 25, 2010 at 11:47:45 in Politics

“USA wants immigration reform except for the 36,000 USA military they happily have allowed them to enlist in the US military and are fighting the wars for the USA in Afganistan and Irag and other places on the planet.
Same thing for the Spanish American War, WW I , WWII, Korean War over 3,000 Puerto Ricans killed fighting in the front lines in Korea, Viet Nam. How many of these same immigrants have received their citizenship papers to become American citizens in 2010? They have been waiting to become citizens since the first Iraq war! How about those American facts about Hispanics fighting for you Great Americans in the USA!”

desidid on May 26, 2010 at 09:59:14

“Puerto Rico is an American territory wtf are you talking about?”
Arizona Graduation Speech Criticizing Immigration Laws Elicits Boos, Jeers

Arizona Graduation Speech Criticizing Immigration Laws Elicits Boos, Jeers

Commented May 24, 2010 at 11:53:05 in College

“90% of Americans are Immigrants the only Americans are the Native American Indians.

Hispanics account for 970 BILLION or More in U.S.A. Annual Purchasing power disposable

income according to FORBES 2010 issue. There are 36,000 immigrants in the U. S. military

serving in Iraq. Afganistan and in the world. 25% of all Venture Public US Corporations in the

last fifteen years were created by immigrants. 40% of US Venture backed companies were

created by immigrants. 52% of Silicon Valley California Companies had 1 Founder that was an

immigrant. The most highly educated people in the US Universities are immigrants creating

jobs and companies for the American population of the United States in 2010.

These are some facts from Forbes 2010.”

waledc on May 24, 2010 at 12:06:39

“Thanks for the information. In other words passing Immigration Reform makes a lot of sense.”

Bexstarr on May 24, 2010 at 12:04:29

“Of those immigrants serving in the military, how many of them are illegal? This is where the problem lies. People like you need to know the difference between legal and illegal immigrants. It is insulting to legal immigrants who sacrificed to be here.”

WillRoberts on May 24, 2010 at 11:57:45

“Let's see. It costs more than $10,000 per year to educate a student... not counting the cost of buildings and pension costs. A hispanic family of 6 will cost us $500k before the kids drop out early. Add the cost of free healthcare and foodstamps, and we are clearly subsidizing them to be here at the expense of LEGAL americans.

Thanks for your facts, but mine are a little more meaningful.”

canobserv on May 24, 2010 at 11:55:45

“Arrianna Huffington is an immigrant.........is she not?”

Gidster on May 24, 2010 at 11:55:37

“But...But....Brown people bad!!!!!

As the psyches of racists everywhere explode in disbelief..........”

thinking4 on May 24, 2010 at 11:54:31

“Thank you.”
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Puerto Rico Under Crisis

Commented May 18, 2010 at 14:23:32 in World

“In July 2010 many birth certificates from Puerto Rico will be deleted from the government offices data

base.
I received an email that you have to request a new birth certificate from Puerto Rico government offices. If you were born in Puerto Rico. You have to request a new birth certificate in July 2010.

Many Puerto Ricans living in the US and overseas are not aware their birth certificates are being deleted from the data base.”
Texas Solution for Smart-Aleck Kids: Dumb 'Em Down

Texas Solution for Smart-Aleck Kids: Dumb 'Em Down

Commented May 18, 2010 at 14:13:08 in Politics

“The state Texas spends so little for elementary schools, middle schools and high schools as of 2009 they had 26 schools receive the Blue Ribbon Award by the US Dept of Education out of 9,082 public schools and 453 charter schools totals. This is a hazard for Texas school children. Do not expect much from these future employees America corporations and small business companies.”
U Of Texas REFUSES To Rename Dorm Named For Former Klansman

U Of Texas REFUSES To Rename Dorm Named For Former Klansman

Commented May 10, 2010 at 14:13:47 in College

“University of Texas is a STATE Public University and receives funding from the United States government.

This is deplorable to have this dormitory named after a member of the Klux Klux Klan member.”

healthanalyst on Jun 2, 2010 at 12:34:18

“Um, hey, its a state university. That means funding comes from the state. They get grants from the Federal government. Running it is a state thing. I know this is hard for you...”

Sam1234567 on May 10, 2010 at 14:19:07

“We have a sitting senator, Robert Byrd, who was a member also. Do you find that appaling?

And he is 3rd in line to become President....”