Tuesday September 27, 2016
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In the end, does it not ALL eventually come down to "individuals"? And I would be grateful for your views as to what the evidence is for the influence of "broader causes" when it comes to student performance. Not looking for an argument, just would like to understand how we ALL may find a solution to the reality, that no matter how much money is thrown at the Public Education System, student scores and abilities appear to not reflect that approach is even working
At first blush I tend to agree. But although I am aware of the efforts by the secularists in the world to suppress, and where they can, eliminate all religious freedoms, I also DO NOT want the US imposing THEIR beliefs upon another sovereign nation. I appreciate that a person's right to believe or not, is in the realm of human rights, but I really am tired of the US imposing it's beliefs (or the lack of them) upon anyone else. The US is already pressuring nations to change their long held social views regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage. To me that is as wrong as forcing a nation to create their new Constitution based solely upon our US Constitution. Let the people of those nations decide and if THEY want their freedoms, then THEY should see to it that THEIR government meets THEIR wishes. Whatever steps the people have to take. Do we NOT have enough problems within our own country to deal with that we have to go inserting ourselves into the affairs of other people's and culture?
What then when Blue Cross/Blue Shield does what they just did in Nebraska?
If you read Mr.Schroeder's article carefully, I think you will see he is implying that " Natural variations such as eccentricity (eccentricity. (ěk'sěn-trĭs'ĭ-tē) A measure of the deviation of an elliptical path, especially an orbit, from a perfect circle.), albedo (Astronomy. the ratio of the light reflected by a planet or satellite to that received by it.) , water vapor (, vapor, is the gaseous phase of water.), vegetation(Use the word vegetation to refer to all plants and trees collectively, typically those in a specific region.) , etc. are orders of magnitude more influential over the climate.." than what is being sold to us as the cause of ANY (if it truly exists) "warming". And that cause according to the fictitious 97% would be "..GHGs (GreenHouse Gases)/CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) which of course we (mankind) are solely responsible for in their view.
We keep reading article after article about the incompetence and abuse going in the Federal bureaucracy and yet it appears we are helpless to do a single thing regarding it. It is almost impossible to get those people fired short of them committing murder live on TV. And then it all depends on how high in the government they are. High enough and you can get away with even that it seems. We are literally at their mercy. Sad state of affairs don't you agree?
But we are to believe the "Donald" is going to fix all that. I simply don't see it as regardless of who is in office or for how long, that very bureaucracy continues long after they have left office.
I understand where you are coming from, but those things you listed are not "rights". Citizens do have the "right" to Life, Liberty, and the PURSUIT of happiness". Nothing more, and nothing less. That "pursuit" can be taken as access to the individual opportunity to avail themselves of those items you mentioned.
As you might imagine, that "treaty" has already been broken. The mess continues.
I have NOT given up on my country. Yes, I'll be the first to admit that I am very depressed over what I have witnessed over the last 40 or so years. And I am so demoralized as to my inability to make ANY sort of measurable change in what time I have left, that I have pretty much lost all confidence in the bonds that have held this nation together since it's founding. That makes me prone to withdraw from the collective and simply look out for my own interests. I recognize that such a position is at the very core of many of our current problems, people are all in it for themselves, what they can get from the government, screw the rest.
One thing about DJT, and you are right, he is NOT a politician. But he is a BUSINESSMAN. And it is factual that his business ethics are not all that flattering. One of the biggest demons in this whole illegal immigration issue is the United States Chamber of Commerce. Donald Trump's business practices are pretty much reflective of the Chambers "profit above all else" mentality. Principles, scruples, and morals be damned. Hillary is not the business person Trump is, but she is every bit, if not more, greedy and self-serving. I don't see either having the ability to fix what ails this nation. They are BOTH more indicative of what's wrong with this country than they are the solutions to our problems. I do agree that DJT appears to be willing to put his businesses on hold and try to fix some of our problems. If one can believe what he says. I see Hillary as simply more of the last 8 years if not worse. She has PROVEN that she lies more often than she tells the truth and therefore simply cannot be trusted with anything that comes from her mouth. Even though many of her supporters admit she is an inveterate liar, she STILL has legions of followers and supporters, some even posting on this blog. THAT is really what is troubling.This nation will NOT survive that, period. Again. I am going to take a wait and see approach. In a realistic world, there is little else I can do.
Your 97% consensus has been discredited so many times it boggles the mind. But I suppose you came from the school of "If you tell the lie often enough, it soon becomes the truth". You are talking into the wind for all the credibility you seek in your offerings.
That the ACA turned out to be the fiasco many said it would, is no surprise. One need only look at the history of the Federal government's involvement in such things. Just ask those trying to get their due help from the Veteran's Administration.That somehow healthcare should be made a right of citizenship sounds very much like the first step down the road of pure socialism. What would be next on the agenda, everyone has a right to a home, a vehicle, the latest fashions? Want to see where your proposal ultimately leads, you need look no further than Venezuela and those people's current plight. Try to get a handle on the emotional regarding the tragedies humankind faces every single day in one manner or another and look towards finding solutions that help with fixable problems without destroying the very nation we have all been blessed to be a part of.
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