Priorities? What priorities?
Repeal the "Patriot" Act!™
@ about 4 years ago
Bush, LA 70431, USA
Don't those counters scare the $hit out of you? lol
Repeal the "Patriot" Act!™
@ about 4 years ago
Personally, I'd like to shut them ALL down with the possible exception of education. (unless someone comes up with a better way to educate every child in the country I think we're stuck with that one)
The cost of the wars is very close to our annual federal deficit.
@ about 4 years ago
Lawrenceville, GA 30046, USA
I would privatize education.
You could still fund education through taxes, but you'd get a far superior product with private companies running things.
Lawrenceville, GA 30043, USA
NPP is a liberal website, funded by some really liberal socialist.
John Galt... Bernie Is A Socialist
@ about 4 years ago
Olmsted, OH, USA
Education subsidies should be stopped immediately. The subsidies and the myth that everyone or even most people should go to college has made the price skyrocket. Education will be the next bubble to burst when these
@ about 4 years ago
Vestal, NY , United States
stupid @ss motherfvckers find out their degrees aren't worth the paper they're written on.
Even lower education should be privatized.
Are you saying their numbers are wrong John?
If the money that the government currently uses per pupil went to a private company instead, you'd get a far superior education for the money.
Still, I'd fear that poor children would slip through the cracks. It's not their fault mom's a crack ho.
Atlanta, GA 30340, USA
The funding would come from the same source that it currently does.
Unless you're saying that private institutions would receive tax monies directly from the govt. If so, it wouldn't take long for them to become welfare queens themselves.
Poor kids wouldn't pay more than they currently do. They'd just get a better education.
It isn't lack of funding that make a school perform poorly.
Got to agree with Racer on this , throwing money has never worked for eduction. It might even get people trained in what they are good at, not everyone needs to be a college grad. Elec, Plumb, mechs, etc
@ about 4 years ago
Is simple government union inefficiency.
Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Angie> I just don't buy that. Having never gone to college myself, let me be the first to tell you that life without a college degree is tough. I'm not complaining, but I'm old and tired enough to admit I should have done things differently.
That being said though, if civilization falls apart, I'm gonna be just fine while you office drones will starve to death inside a month. ;-)
When you consider all factors, public education is, on average, MORE expensive than a private education.
@Repeal - yes, the private schools would receive their tuition payments directly from the government.
Peoplestown, Atlanta, GA
Take the money that is currently being given to public schools, and send that money to private schools.
Competition would still exist, because the money would be tied to the student.
The more students you can attract, the more money you're school would receive.
125-141 University Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
Simple free market principles applied to a government funded system.
The parent suddenly gets to choose which school they want their kid to attend.
When the kids is officially registered with a school, the school notifies the government, and the funds for that kid are released to the school.
Suddenly schools are directly competing with other schools to attract more kids.
It's a very simple concept that would absolutely revolutionize our education system.
Schools would become hesitant to become "welfare Queens" themselves, because of the threat of competition from other schools.
127-135 University Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
Competition is the key to improving our schools.
interesting path Racer, "vouchers" anyone? I actually yhink it may work, but the some questions would be: Minimum or maximum size to be a school? Maximum or minimum schools in an area? Teacher quals? ...
No minimum or maximum school size.
Jefferson Park, East Point, GA
Let the demand of the market allow competition to work properly.
As long as a school is meeting the minimum education standards, and following curriculum guidelines, they can set their own policies and procedures.
2139-2203 Main St, East Point, GA 30344
Get rid of the teachers unions, and allow each school to hire and fire their own employees.
Capitalist,,,, liberals would absolutely hate that.
Wouldn't there have to be some sort of guidelines to ensure that you had enough schools in an area? I have no problem in principal, but you'd have to ensure every student had an opportunity to attend a school
I don't think it would be necessary.
The lure of the money alone would entice schools to expand their capacity.
Tucker, GA, USA
Why? Let the market do it..... It's not taxpayers money.
Oh yes ist is Galt, but it's a set amount per child enrolled.
Where does educational money come from?
Where does it go?
with each school being able to set their own policies and procedures, would they be able to turn down enrollment of any pupil in your system?
@ about 4 years ago
Rochester, MN 55901, USA
I like turtles
@ about 4 years ago
Brunswick, OH, USA
So you want taxpayers to build private schools? Let businessman build the schools and risk their money...... If they produce better students, they won't have a problem producing a profit.
@Skal - absolutely. Inasmuch as any business can turn away customers.
Winder, GA 30680, USA
(Yes, private hospitals should be allowed to turn away patients with non life threatening injuries or illnesses.)
The best schools would have their pick of students.
The mediocre schools would have less of the cream of the crop to choose from.
The worst schools would be left with the derelicts and degenerates.
The markets way of naturally weeding out the bad apples.
Just like Neiman Marcus has a better clientele than Wal-Mart.
Derelicts and degenerates? we're talking about lower education. The terms derelicts and degenerates only apply to adults. Children are children, and every single one of them deserves an education on par with the billionaires kids. This is still
the USA. One of our greatest ideals that i still agree with is that EVERY child, regardless of parentage, deserves the same chance.
The system you're advocating gives advantages to the rich kids. They already have parents that can pay private tuition. What serious businessman would build a GOOD school in the ghetto? Pay well educated teachers to drive through that mess? Wouldn't
happen. No money in it. And to be paid by the govt? Ask any dr, getting medicare payments is like pulling teeth. Would be the same for education "medicare". So move the schools outside of the hood. Right? But how do you get them there? How long would
THAT bus ride be? Would it be prohibitive? Probably. Can you count on their parents getting them there? Probably not. Is that the kid's fault? No. And they are the one's that would suffer. I like your plan Racer, I just fear that it's not feasible.
What is the current situation for the ghetto kids?
Liz, I understand Racer's plan to be taxpayer funded (see vouchers) The difference is the industry would be able to maximize profit by providing a quality education, drawing more students. equals more money
Galt the buildings already exist and are already paid for, why not long term leases? Your scenario would endorse the outcome Liz describes above. I agree with Liz, that is NOT acceptable.
WTF are Ghetto kids? I don't get this mentality that this country has an abundance of impoverished, homeless, starving families, its bull crap. If a family is starving or homeless, that's parental ignorance.
There are way too many places to turn for help, even before resorting to government. Are there poor areas in this country, yes but by they are not the dominating population.
I borrow money from my son,he's of good stock.he has a good father and if I ever catch that son of a b**** I'm gonna kill him
I don't know about other places, but here it's pretty bad for kids in the ghetto. Not saying something shouldn't be done, but I don't see your situation improving things for them much. Everyone else? Sure. If they were adults I'd say fu©K em. Want a
better life? Move out of your crappy neighborhood, figure it out. But kids live wherever their parents live and it's not their fault if they're born to idiots.
The best way to improve ANY school (including those in the ghetto) is to introduce true competition.
And allow the schools the ability to fire the teachers.
Elberton, GA 30635, USA
H20> I'm talking about kids who live in inner cities, in crime & drug infested neighborhoods. Not saying they don't get assistance.
True. But the ONLY way to get a sane, educated person to work in those neighborhoods risking their life just driving to work, is to pay them ALOT. No profit in that, paying your teachers hazard pay. Who would want that business? And what happens if
no one buys that school, or it fails? No school for those kids? Bus them outside the city?
Actually why not have 2-3 private enterprises bid on each areas schools, 2 or 3 at a time, that way you could mix and match internal areas and grade levels.
Watch the movie "waiting on superman", it's all about ghetto schools.
Waiting for superman...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKTfaro96dg&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Private schools, even in lower income areas, are usually significantly better. The best way is to allow each family a voucher to attend the private school and to opt out of the public school
@ about 4 years ago
Aurora, IL 60505, USA
Such a voucher program would be funded/supported by existing tax monies and charitable organizations
it's not possible to get a reliable read on whether private schools are better. stats are very skewed as private schools (and charters) posh out kids with disabilities and low performers.
@ about 4 years ago
Stonemill Farms, Woodbury, MN 55129
What disabilities do you refer to?
Montgomery, IL, USA
Physical or mental? Either way, the more serious cases warrant their own dedicated situations.
And private schools excel because they do appeal to parents and students who who value education above excuses
Your life hasn't been "tough" Liz for lack of a college education. From the facts I've been given its been tough because that's the way you choose to live. Bartending/drinking/partying to the wee hours of the morning,
Vestal, NY 13850, United States
shacking up with some heathen…basically turning your back on your faith. That's quite common the type of life people who make those types of decisions, whether college educated or not, end up with.
@Racer - I'm glad you saw my adverse selection issue with your plan.
@Undrwater - very true
@AMI - and students in many private schools have better protoplasm to begin with
@Ang - ok Mr. perfect
Rochester, MN 55901, United States
Typical "doctor"...address the symptoms rather than the disease.
Canaan, NY 12029, United States
what's the disease and what's your cure?
The disease is lack of faith. The cure is love of God.
Angie, really. I don't want to explain myself over and over again. You only remember the "bad" stuff i post. I've also built and sold off 2 businesses, raised 2 boys to be fine upstanding, sucessful citizens in spite of their father being what you
accuse me of being. I also support my mom who has been sickly forever, since i was 17 and had to work 2 & sometimes 3 jobs to support her and my baby brothers, one of which just graduated with a masters in business. I am not the immoral a$$hat you
make me out to be. I am a good person. I just don't give a $hit about your religion.
And, no doubt about it, my life would have been MUCH easier if I'd done it the right way & got a degree. I just hated school so much, and I thought I knew everything anyway. I regret it, but not so much that I'd rather my mom & brothers to go without
or never have had a chance to know my stepsons or had a hand in raising them.
I don't doubt you are a good person, but we are not saved by our works. Faith in Christ and that alone saves. There is no other way. I'll tell you who else was a good person…Christ! Christ saith:
"I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me." John 14:6 Do you really believe Jesus would say that if it weren't absolutely true. If you would not mislead someone then why do you
believe Christ would mislead man as to something as important as eternal salvation? If you are as good a person as you believe you are then you should recognize the good for the good.
How far into life was it before you actually realized that your life would have been easier with a degree and how much farther in life will you go before you realize how much easier it is with Christ?
I'm feeling guilty for lots of shït right now :-)
fůck you and your fake salvation.
Summerville, GA 30747, USA
Salvation is very real. Maybe you should look for it somewhere else besides the bottom of a bottle, sports, pop-culture, and within.
Waterville, NY 13480, United States
Maybe you should be aware of your hypocrisy by spewing condescension and obscenities in one breath...
...then preaching your love of mankind in the next.
The fact that you created entire personas. ..Scraggly Snatch, Dark Knight, Swamp Boss. ..
...just so that you could spew vile hate and obscenities towards users that you disagreed with.
...kinda destroyed any credibility you think you have.
Save the sanctimonious routine you're currently trying to put on.
Nobody's falling for any more of your fake bullshıt.
What's up with the religious zealot nutjobs spoofing all of these accounts...
... then turning around and trying to get self - righteous with people?
You're almost as crazy as Inex.
Rather than being bipolar and switching back and forth from extreme versions of crazy personalities...
... How about just maintaining some semblance of balance throughout your thought pattern?
At least you could give off the appearance of bit being a complete fůcking lunatic.
wow racer, still angry as ever. how you been buddy?
sabaku no ai
@ about 4 years ago
Chattanooga, TN 37411, United States
Just disgusted with the sanctimonious hypocrisy.
Other than that, I've been good.
I've been off of this app for a couple of months.
I just returned about a week ago.
How've you been?
I haven't heard from you in a long time.
Jesus...It's been almost a year since the infamous park confrontation that never happened!
Man, time flies..
Dacula, GA 30019, USA
I am a sinner seeking Salvation through God's Grace in Christ. That is my position. Defend your position. Tell me why it's good to brag about your wife's ability to perform fallatio. Tell me why it's good to tell your
kids it's ok to have sex as teenagers and have abortions. Tell me why it's funny and not hate when you insult others. Tell me why it's good to mock your child's religious beliefs.
Why is it good to brag about my wife's ability to perform felatio?!
Have you ever had your dıck sucked?
Here's the deal, chump.
With me, what you see is what you get.
I call it like I see it.
I have no use for your made up fake religion.
I enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
Like having my balls massaged while I get my wick wet.
I make no excuses for my behavior.
There's no reason to.
I'm a consenting adult, enjoying physical pleasures with another consenting adult (sometimes two if I can afford it).
What I don't do is condone the behavior of others who I feel are committing sin, while simultaneously engaging in behavior that is deplorable.
That would make me a hypocritical dıck.
Save your ridiculous preaching of God's Salvation.
Your words have no value here.
Your actions have corrupted any credibility your ever had.
You're a disgrace to your fake religion.
One of the benefits of being a morally bankrupt prick is being able to tell people to their face how completely fůcking useless they are.
kindly shut the fůck up... you're embarrassing yourself
WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG!!!
: Sir Rodney King
Racer has one of those Coexist bumper stickers....for the irony
Isn't Chiristianity a convenient religion? You can be the worst, most evil person in the world for most of your life, get sick and say "oops. Sorry. But I believe NOW" And you're in. It's a lazy thought process. You never actually make anything you
did wrong in your life right by apologizing.
what makes you worth anything anyway? by what means do you measure the value of your life?
East Ridge, TN, USA
Another example of where you're wrong, Liz. You claim to know the Bible yet at every given opportunity proclaim your lack of understanding. The biggest scoffers are the most ignorant of God's word…what a coincidence.
Racer, so if it feels good it's ok regardless of the consequences and damn those who rebuke. Sound about right? The only difference between man and animal is God. If you are living your life without God then you are an
animal. And yes, there will be consequences. Your children will become fornicators and wh0res if they're not already. "Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; (Exodus 20:5) No harm done though, right? You're a consenting adult. All that's important are the
appetites of the flesh. Your appetites couldn't in any possible way hurt your family or the men or women you pay for sex, right…fvckem.
BTW Liz, the person who says "oops…I believe" is not the standard for Christianity. Christ set the bar, not only in not sinning, but in His capacity to forgive. Christ is the one you are to measure your worthiness with
and emulate. That person's salvation is between him and God. There's good reason not to obsess over an apology. You are to love and forgive unconditionally as Christ did. You are the one with a lazy thought process. If
you are waiting for an apology before you forgive then aren't you stuck at the level of the person who owe's the apology. How are you to grow as a person and in your relationship with Christ if you can't move past
the evil of a wrong that was committed against you?
"you are to love and forgive unconditionally as Christ did"
oh, the irony!
Not me, you. I meant YOU think everything is ok now that you've apologized and read a few bible passages. It's a lazy thought process because it doesn't actually square you with anyone you've done wrong to, just makes YOU feel better.
So everything I said sailed right over your head. I don't need anyone's, but the Almighty God's forgiveness. Do you honestly believe that you or anyone on this app is owed an apology? Oh, I'm so sorry I had to rebuke
you for your sin. "Brothers and sisters, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults." 1 Corinthians 14:20
I never needed an apology from you. I keep saying this because it's true, I kinda like you when you're not being super preachy. But you are absolutely incorrect when you say you only need God's forgiveness in your life. That is exactly what I'm
talking about with the lazy thought process stuff. Lazy and ultimately immoral. You should at least try to make things right that you've done wrong in life. It isn't a complicated idea.
I apologize to any who I may have wronged, but I do not need their forgiveness. No one here is without sin themselves. I never would have guessed you were a drama queen. Seriously, who or how badly could I have wronged
anyone by means of an anonymous app? It seems you know I speak the truth and are grasping at any little hope of discrediting me rather than accept responsibility for your thoughts and actions.
I never said ANYTHING about votermap. Votermap is not real life. I am not delusional.
You're not making sense. I thought you were talking to me specifically a few posts ago since you wrote "YOU". Am I wrong to believe that we do not know each other outside this app? I'm sure we don't because if we did
you would know how much I love my fellow man. How much I want my brothers and sisters to come to Christ. How I pray to the Great and Almighty God that though I be a lowly servant I only desire to have Him work through
me so that His will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. That we be nourished with and by the Holy
Spirit. That God's word show through me feebleness and reveal all His glory.
Am I to assume you have only ever mistreated people on votermap? That your previous nasty attacks on other users and their families were the only people you've done such a thing to? Nothing similar or worse in your real life? I find that hard to
Swallow believe accept understand
believe. I thought we were having a discussion not specific to anyone here you may have offended. They were just anonomous internet posts. But since you've had this "born again" spiritual revolution, and can't seem to stop testifying about it, I
thought I'd point out that just because you've been saved (hallelujah, praise JESUS!) That doesn't wipe out the harm you've done or put any misdeeds right. It's a lazy man's approach to soothing his own guilt. That's my point, that's all I was trying
to say. Now by all means, commence spewing bible quotes and sanctimonious drivel. I may even read it. You never know.
The past cannot be undone, words cannot be unspoken, future actions cannot erase them....humanity is a continuous state of failure
I never ask people to believe exactly what I do, I just hope they understand that self salvation is a lie
I thank you for your concern, sister. Our culture or at least the part I have experienced looks down upon those who proclaim God's Glory. I will no longer submit to the will of the evil one and hold my tongue, or hold
back the praise, reverence and fear do the Creator of Heaven and Earth Almighty Living God. Let all know that God desireth not to be a part of our lives, but to be our lives.