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What did the janitors at Olive-Harvey do to deserve having their names and wages published?
If you work for the public, you can't count on this information not being exposed in a freedom of information act request. I don't think it is fair either. But, this kind of information is posted at least once a year by our local newspaper for people working for our county.
So if you don't want this kind of information publicly available, don't work in a public sector job.
I can certainly understand their desire to get away from these devices. So many people use these devices to 'entertain' their children. I've always found you are trading one problem for another. When we bought our last van I refused to have a DVD player in the vehicle. Having three children, I knew I'd be replacing 'I'm bored' with a battle over which video they would watch. BTW: try finding a used Sienna XLE without a DVD player. On long trips, we talk or listen to music. We do have tablet devices, cell phones and iPad touches. But we monitor their use. Until homework is done, they are not touched. If the weather is nice we ask them why they aren't outside playing. Without supervision, they would never take their eyes off the devices.
But, these devices also really do provide services that I would not want to do without. One great example, the quality of textbooks today is often poor. Sometimes my children actually do not have a textbook they can bring home. I'm often using the internet to help them when they run into a road block doing their homework. I would not do without that.
I worked in electronics sales in the early 80s. In San Antonio, TX at the time you had to take a polygraph to work almost anywhere (for example, Radio Shack was one). As soon as I was hired in most places, my new co-workers started telling me how to beat the polygraph. (I had no reason to worry, but they told me anyway). In the end I found out that many of these folks were robbing the employer blind. And all had passed a polygraph.
Of course, your ability to beat the polygraph probably has a lot to do with who was administering the test. Since so manyl employers back then required polygraphs, you ended up with a bunch of 'Polygraph Marts' who had people administering the tests who really weren't qualified to do so.
Dihydrogen Monoxide is no laughing matter.
Neither is hydrogen hydroxide
Compromise is not a good thing. We're in the mess we're in now because our rights have been compromised.
Compromise is impossible to avoid. We will never be in a situation where everyone's interests align. We will never be in a situation where one priority has no competing priorities.
However, your elected officials agree with you 100%. But, in one area only. They absolutely will not compromise when it comes to decisions that might affect their electability. And because of this, they will compromise everything else.
We are not in this mess because of compromise. We are in this mess because of what won't be compromised. We are in this mess because the next election is the only thing consistently on the minds of our representatives.
Where you refuse to compromise will only dictate where do compromise. Compromise will happen anyway.
Legislators often back legislation that is not supported by the majority of their constituents. Often they represent those who make the most noise (or contribute the most money). That is often not the majority. So, clearly they are often not representing the majority. If that is their function, they do a very poor job of it.
my elected representative was elected to represent MY (and my neighbors') interests
So, when you and your neighbor's 'interests' don't coincide, who are they representing? (Of course, I'm sure that never happens)
but then I imagined them working from a remote town hall and surrounded by their constituants instead of their peers and lobbyies
Never having to leave their 'one viewpoint', 'no compromise required', gerrymandered home district will surely increase their awareness of others, empathy towards others, and enhance that necessary ability to find common ground and compromise when legislating.
Clearly one of congress' biggest problems until now has been that members are entirely too familiar with each other and each other's constituents and that extreme familiarity is what breeds all of this contention that keeps them from getting anything done..
Yep, Sure sounds like a great idea to me!
First, I like to remember my life the way I remember it - not from some video recording.
My wife and I absolutely forbid anyone from having a video camera at our wedding. It always seemed that when people watched the videos they always noticed things that went wrong (ex: someone not standing in the right place). As far as we remember, our wedding was perfect.