Picked up throughÂ from Lady Liberty via ShoutwireÂ
“…the president may now use military troops as a domestic police force in response to a natural disaster, a disease outbreak, terrorist attack or to any “other condition.â€
<sarcasm>At least it was bi-partisan sponsored, so we know that BOTH parties agree on it.</sarcasm>
This is incredible!Â Look at how tiny the feet are!
Why freedom of the press works.
Basically, the Knoxville News Sentinel is sueing the Knox County Commission over the (aleged) backroom deals that occurred during the appointment of several replacements for term-limited commissioners.
The proposed agreement will force the Commission to hold the meeting again.Â All appointments would be void and have to be repeated.
With the outcry against what happened here causing the commotion it did, the results should be very interesting.Â Stay tuned!
The News Sentinel hasÂ an article about the new Gibbs Elementary School today–citing it as a great thing for our community.Â Uh…okay.
Don’t get me wrong…I’m aware that the people in my community, state, and nation can benefit infinitely by being educated.Â I definitely see the social and economic benefits I can personally reap from living in an environment where everyone is educated.Â I’ll even go so far to commit my own resources towards the education of the masses.
And because I believe strongly in these things…
I don’t like being FORCED to contribute an education system wraught with inefficiencies.
I don’t like being FORCED to contribute to an education system that is already failing. (See the State published results of its own test–Cs aren’t good enough, especially when you are in control of the test).
I don’t like being FORCED to contribute to an education system that does not allow parents to choose for their children which school/curriculum is best for their child.
I don’t like being FORCED to contribute to a system that is being held hostage by unions.
I don’t like being FORCED to contribute to a system that caters to the meaty part of the bell curve, pushing those who are either gifted or challenged to the middle.
It’s a nice story that fourth graders think their new school is cool, but all the new gyms and big cafeterias in the world do not fix the problems I’ve enumerated.
This book has some potential.
I especially like the phrase “big government Republican”…that used to be called a Democrat.
Reagan made a pretty big impression on me when I was a kid with the “we’re from the governement, we’re here to help” line.Â His party is hardly recognizable at this point.
Okay, I don’t really believe that, but this post brings up some reasonable points.Â The most important point is that if we ever do change our tax structure over to a value added tax, any Roth contributions would be double taxed.Â Not holding my breath hoping that will happen any time soon, but it’s something to consider.
You know what would fix this? Government programs.
You couldn’t pay me to own a Canadian!
Artificial intelligence from Google…
What if Google creates AI with the logical reasoning of Hitler or Stalin? or
even George W Bush?
Or even Al Gore.