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Ziegler April 18, 2014 at 05:26 pm
Good for you Karl! Our founders made it possible for citizens in this country to debate, run forRead More office, hold office if they are dedicated, sincere, and driven. You don't need a PHD to do a whole lot of good. Maybe you have one, but it is immaterial because you will be more than worthy if you win. The LAUSD could use a lot of improvement, starting with the food served the children and that has been publicized as wholly wasted and trashed. Did anyone ever taste the stuff? The press never asked that question. The teachers won't eat it, and neither will the kids as they would rather go hungry. I went to schools as did my children in N.Y. Denver, Chicago, and Miami. The kids looked forward to lunch time. The food was freshly cooked right there on the premises and they had choices ans they walked down the cafeteria line. This horrible stuff is prepared at a central factory and then is trucked to distant locations by freeway. Packing and transporting it takes enormous manpower, time, gasoline, truck maintenance and purchasing equipment and mechanics, and is gruesomely expensive. I can't help wondering who is making all of the dough, money that is, and how the contracts are awarded. Is there a bidding process? The press has not asked but we should know. Cafeterias would cost so much less. It is not fresh or well prepared. I have no proof, but I have long wondered if somebody is getting rich.
genevieve April 19, 2014 at 08:20 pm
Just curious as to how many of you have recently been in classrooms. Just a few day few days ago IRead More have seen parents who do not send homework with their kids and simply don't work with them. It is the end of the year in Kindergarten and there are still kids who can barely write their name, identify the ABC'S, or tell the difference between 17 or 27. The teachers talk to parents over and over yet nothing changes. When is someone going to demand that parents take responsibility. STOP BLAMING TEACHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
andy fischer April 19, 2014 at 09:05 pm
"When is someone going to demand that parents take responsibility." I demand parents takeRead More responsibility. OK now what?
Jeffe' April 19, 2014 at 10:59 am
I wouldn't live in any other country, but it is incredibly immature and ignorant to not realize thatRead More we have a laundry list of things to improve. Blind faith and devotion with that "we are #1" attitude without rational thought might be what all governments (and religions) would like to have, but as far as being a citizen and member of humanity goes it is your duty to use your brain....
Just Tim April 19, 2014 at 11:11 am
Jeffe", the reason I pointed out that we are leading in most categories is simple. We actuallyRead More put our dirty laundry right out in the open. No other country is willing or in some cases allowed to do that. In some places, they aren't even allowed to think about doing that. I do agree with most of your laundry list, but compared to any other place, it ain't all bad. That my friend is using our brains. Which also means at times using our brawn to protect us from those who use their brain for less good.
x April 19, 2014 at 12:43 pm
Thanks Carl. Great article. Since it hasn't been mentioned here, i thought i'd muddy the waters aRead More bit by mentioning how prohibition empowers organized crime ….. cheers!
Shripathi Kamath April 7, 2014 at 11:00 pm
"Should anyone also be allowed to lead it?" Good one! That would depend upon the group'sRead More members. If the group's charter is advocacy, and the NAACP is a private organization, then its bylaws will dictate who can be a leader. If it wants to be taken seriously, then it'll pick the best candidate to lead, and its influence and advocacy will be potent if it is not a sham. It'd be rather impossible, for example, a Muslim to head the Vatican, than it'd be for a white to lead the NAACP. I'd think that fundamental commitment to the cause would prohibit the former, but not the latter. Your larger point makes one think. Would the Klan accept a black Jew, for example, as its Imperial Wizard? The more insular the group, the less sense it makes to have an 'outsider' no matter how committed the person may be to the cause.
Status Quo April 8, 2014 at 05:38 pm
The "Klan" lacks standing in all forums.
Things I Learned April 9, 2014 at 12:13 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0IUR4gkPIE
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