John Lemon

John Lemon 3 months, 4 weeks ago on 981 The Question Is... Weird pranks.

Tom, "What in the world would prompt an adult man to play a "prank" like that...?" To get an answer see the definition of "weird" or "wierd". :)

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John Lemon 4 months ago on 128 The Question Is... Powers of the SLE

Tom, From the information that you provided, it seems that the SLE can do what it is chartered to do. Also , it seems that the two bodies that formed the SLE can by mutual agreement decide what the SLE should do. Should the SLE decide that it is independent and can do as it wishes it would appear that the bodies that formed could (in unison) alter, amend or cancel the duties of SLE. It only seems reasonable....

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John Lemon 4 months, 1 week ago on 979 The Question Is... When will we get peace in the Middle East?

Tom, Sorry to say that I disagree. A person can not talk to a rock in good faith.Most of the Islamists want to annihilate and obliterate Israel. Period. One Palestinian leader recently asked if he could live Jews He said "yes". He was then asked if he could live with a Jewish state. He said, "No'.

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John Lemon 4 months, 3 weeks ago on 107 The Question Is... Domestic abuse.

It seems that our society has come to the point where many believe that each person is qualified to be the arbiter and judge of his/her own actions. The corollaries to that are that 1. Society has little or no right to establish and maintain moral codes. 2. Each/most person(s ) have the capacity to know what is best for the individual and for others. 3. Norms and folkways have no overriding value, because they are simply the product of those in power. To paraphrase: My body and mind are mine and I can do with them what I wish to do. The foolishness of that philosophy is clear to some of us and impossible for some of us to accept unless something changes our mind. Most of us "elders" have had events that changed our points of view on a good many things, but speaking to "youngers" often is like speaking to a rock.

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John Lemon 4 months, 3 weeks ago on 101 The Question Is.... The punishment and...

Tom, I would want to know more about the circumstances before taking final action. However, I would charge the man with the crime in order to make certain that he was investigated and not running away. My friend, who was raised in New Hampshire, told me about a town in which a local resident had no permanent residence. Each and every fall the old fellow threw a rock through a window of some local business in order to be sent to the nice, warm jail. Apparently the local police became very accommodating and expected the old man's "crime spree" each year. The old man, after all, was a part of the population :)

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John Lemon 5 months, 1 week ago on 968 The Question Is... Satanic worship.

Tom, I suggest that we help him pack his ditty bag and send him to Syria. I think that the home of Devil worship and its practical applications must be there. I do try to be helpful.

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John Lemon 5 months, 2 weeks ago on 988 The Question Is... Override election

All of the remarks made above hold truths to one degree or another. Roy's remarks are particularly poignant given his knowledge and experiences. After some thinking about the issues I, too, will vote "Yes". It is somewhat difficult when I see one sitting Board member who has been deeply involved in egregious acts that deeply hurt very good people. In the end, students may have been harmed by poor decisions that appear to have no consequences to the then Administration and Board members. I suppose that I will have to wait for Karma to hit those involved in nefarious decisions and actions. Meanwhile I will support the teachers and students of our community.

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