Tuesday March 31, 2015
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Sorry Pat, but I RARELY use drive thru or any Fast Food joint for that matter. But yes, I've seen what you refer to. Still doesn't change the need to understand and be efficient with today's tech world.
I tend towards what Mr. Sandoval said about the need to understand and have the abilities to utilize the technology that is prevalent in today's business world. Having said that, I think they should as well be taught basic math skills as you implied. If there is one thing we've learned over the last few decades is that all this technology that we have become so dependent upon, will let us down on occasion and if one does not have the basic/fundamental skills to apply to get around those failures it bodes poorly for everyone.
Too bad our state legislatures have to waste their time drafting such laws when the Constitution clearly defines the role of the Federal government and then goes on to say that anything that does NOT fall under the prevue of the Federal government is then left to the states. The feds have so trampled on the 10th Amendment, often with states approval due to monetary considerations, that it is basically null and void. Ready for that for that revolution yet?
As usual you wish to interpret what constitutes free speech and the First Amendment. How totally progressive/socialist of you. Considering many of your posts you may want to tread very lightly around that issue.
Does this finally point to a recognition in the Public Education System that every student is NOT cut out to be a rocket scientist? If so, I applaud Mr. Wyman for giving appropriate attention to those who DO have that capability.
Happy to see the author used the term "climate change" as opposed to the more hysterical "Global warming" or "AGW". Certainly there is climate change, always has been as far back as there are records documenting it. As a matter of fact, the same "scientists" that are frightening people with their prognostications about "warming" are the same one's who in the 1970's were adamant that we were entering a new "Ice Age" and that New England would have long ago now, been covered in a sheet of ice. Credible? Hardly!
On one thing I will certainly agree, for whatever reason, some have overly politicized what, during any other time in our history, would have been referred to as changing weather/climate patterns. Is it all about money? Well those on the Left are always screaming about "follow the money" when they are concerned about money's influence on our political processes. Well, now they can simply "follow the money" themselves as regards the motives behind all this paranoia.
If you can't dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your BS. If this ASU thing is such a good thing for the region, then why not simply put it to a vote of the citizens. Is it because, as Ted Kennedy once said "We actually know what is in your best interest more than you do!" Getting pretty tired of all the sewer wading politicians seizing on some thing THEY think is important without ever considering if the majority of their constituents think it is important in THEIR lives.
Ultimately this whole ASU thing will go forward IF that is what the "movers and shakers" want and the rest of us simply sit on the sidelines as casual observers, voicing our thoughts on the matter as if it made one iota's difference.
I spent my career in California. Stick with Somalia, it is a far better place.
".. that if even one life were saved by rational gun laws," Seriously? You do know that there are any number of other "objects" that take far more lives annually than firearms of all types. That position has grown old and trite. You just played the "race" card of the gun control groups. If you really cared about saving one life, then you would truly focus all your energies on those things that kill the most people. You are simply too transparent in your approach. If you were truly honest, you care zilch about saving lives, you care about furthering the same agenda that responsible , law abiding gun owners have been confronting for decades. But stay the course as it is folks coming from your direction that has caused gun ownership to dramatically increase over the last 8 years or so.
" irrational paranoia " ? Looked in a mirror lately. You are perfectly within your rights to take whatever position you choose regarding your personal responsibility for the protection of yourself and those you care about. Please do not presume that you have ANY right to foist that position on the millions of law abiding Americans that might disagree with you. And your opinion is always welcome in these debates, just expect that there are others who will be as passionate regarding their views as are you of yours. Fair enough?
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