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Comment Re:undocumented immigrant (Score 1) 440 440

This is not a fair argument. The problem is not with religion as a whole, it is that the religion being talked about or being displayed is a very thin slice of what religion is. The is the very definition of respecting an establishment of religion. If you value the constitution that display must go. Now if you wanted to have a weekly prayer choosing a different religion each week that would satisfy me, even as a rabid atheist. I doubt in the situations you are complaining about you would accept that.

Comment Re:It Remains a Journalism Scandal. Deal With It. (Score 1) 716 716

Well then maybe the OP being responded to should have provided something better. The OP made some pretty fantastic claims and provided nothing to back them up. I think the response of you are wrong works just fine there. I requires as much support as the OP provided.

Comment Re:Still pretty affordable (Score 2) 393 393

Is that all you got? During the same time the R's were all in favor of propping up the banks. Why were they not in favor of propping up the auto industry? Was it because the auto industry employed people with low incomes and had unions? You would have to do a lot to convince me otherwise. You can argue all you want the CFC was a wealth transfer but it kept a lot of blue collared works employed during the worst recession of my lifetime. But keep saying that both sides are bad. I know it's not true and I vote.

Comment Re:We need easy to use end to end encryption (Score 1) 337 337

I still have to trust that i really do have your public key for this to work. How do I get it? Certificates, yeah that's fucked. DNS? does the NSA have the DNSSEC private key? DH? Well again how do I know I'm really exchanging a key with you?

Comment Re:This will not improve sales. (Score 1) 409 409

Actually you could, with MP3s. The music was kept in a directory with the names of the files randomly changed. As long as the files were properly tagged you could just copy them over and load them into whatever media player you wanted to. I don't know about ACC, never bought any of that crap.

Comment Re:I disagree. (Score 1) 479 479

You're going to have to specify what you mean by "unions" being the problem.

Easy. You need a way to get rid of bad teachers. This should be obvious. Unions in many states have made that extremely difficult. Unions are there for the teachers, not for the kids.

Define "Bad Teacher". I pose that any definition you can come up with I can counter a set of circumstances that change that teacher to a "Good Teacher". Now here's a question: why would any intelligent person want to become a teacher? They are going to be evaluated on metrics that are a lot of the time outside of their control. They have to deal with curriculum that is wrong(think Texas). They don't have the support of parents. They have class sizes of 30+ in the good districts (have you ever babysat more that 5 children at a time before?). i think all these problems go away if the children aren't guaranteed a spot in the class, they have to work for it. Put in place a process where the teacher can have the student removed from the class. This allows teachers to have the leverage they need to change all of the above problems. But what do we do with the children who where removed? Let them know it is a privilege to be in those classes not a right and say better luck next time.

"Facts are stupid things." -- President Ronald Reagan (a blooper from his speeach at the '88 GOP convention)

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