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1FreeVoice

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  • [1] August 29, 2014 at 2:52am

    Sounds as if she needs some career counseling… on how to find a new career.

    She may have years invested in her job and could be hard pressed to find anything that pays as well with such benefits as she currently enjoys. Still, she seems stressed and unhappy with the work. Perhaps she should get help with relocating to a different job environment. Does anyone here have any good ideas that she might find tempting? I don’t mean getting her fired but “promoted” outside the school system into another line of work. It may seem like rewarding unwelcome behavior, but is it really to anyone’s advantage to leave her there?

    Note: I seem to recall hearing about one school district that tried to fire a teacher with serious mental health issues and the Union/contract/courts got in the way. She had been on leave and a psychiatrist advised that she not return unless/until she had received treatment and her condition was significantly improved. No proof was given that she had even seen a shrink since that evaluation. I think the school was trying to get rid of her because she might get violent with a student(s). The safety of the students and staff were not part of the contract that was in dispute; it was a non-issue.

    Dealing with this effectively may be expensive. Students make her trigger finger itchy? If it saves one life, it’s worth the cost. Why wait until someone else has a breakdown? Get the lady some counseling and a career change ASAP.

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  • August 29, 2014 at 2:14am

    Anything that is connected can be compromised. Power over other people has been a goal of many for generations. Power to directly influence their minds will be a great prize and in time someone will find a way to use it to their own/their group’s advantage.

    It will take time to develop the technology and it will be used for good for a time, which will make it acceptable to more people. Only when a critical mass of the population is infected will the danger become truly significant.

    The controlled will not see themselves as slaves but as evolved, a higher form of human. They will see those not connected as less than human. There will be conflict, and the connected will have tactical advantages over those who are not.

    Many of those who are not wired will have resisted conformity due to religious convictions. They will interpret the conflict in religious terms. Some of the disconnected will not be religious, but have stayed disconnected for a variety of other reasons. Civil war can make for strange alliances and they will be strange times indeed.

  • [4] August 29, 2014 at 1:52am

    Great. Someday hackers will be able to hack you as well as your computer; if it is connected, it can be compromised.

  • [2] August 28, 2014 at 8:48pm

    Local Control, period.
    The locals should have more say over their police department, not less.
    Talk with people in the community:

    What would it take to rebuild trust between the community and the police department?
    Get the different community groups talking with the police and each other about what they want.

    How about some civilian eyes inside the Internal Affairs Department, to see that investigations are being pursued by the professionals. Perhaps they could even be given limited authority to push for the start of an investigation if/when they feel the need for one. There may be legitimate reasons why that would be a bad idea, but it should be on the table and any objections can be discussed openly.

    I feel sure that the people there have reasons, from past bad experiences to distrust the police. If that were not so the incident would have landed on a cushion of good faith, and people would have been more content to wait for information before growing so upset. Instead the first word of the shooting pushed on sore and open wounds of past wrongs.

    There are people who will say that nothing could convince them to trust the police now. Which police? Do they need a change in administration at the top? Who would they trust in such a position? Do they have any young people to recommend who would be eligible to join the force? What if 90% of the police were transferred/replaced with police from all over the country?

  • [2] August 28, 2014 at 6:26pm

    “The school cannot give preachers access to a captive audience of public school students for a religious purpose, like prayer,”
    But apparently you can have a captive audience in a school that restricts religious expression, prayer or otherwise.

    Does the school actually want to be in the business of regulating religious speech? We think not.”
    So what do you think you are demanding that they do? Students may pray, but no adults may join them or it may look adult-led… etc. Also,to exclude the adults may make it seem as if the adults do not want to join in, or do not approve. The adults are still the ones with power in the school setting, imposing a general perception of disapproval regardless of people’s actual views is not insignificant. It is not as even handed as they are trying to make it appear.

    Inch by inch they are pushing anyone else’s worldview/beliefs into the shadows- except their own. ‘Free speech for me and mine, you can shut up until you agree.’

  • [1] August 28, 2014 at 3:06pm

    It’s not “extremist” it’s orthodox; it’s not “radical” it’s orthodox.

    We have to come to terms with that fact. We have ignored reality and are having difficulty ignoring the consequences of ignoring that reality. We have to face the facts. Islam is not just the Koran, it is also the Hadith. There is history, including the life and actions of their prophet and how he justified them, and the judgements of Islamic Jurists over generations.

    Islam built layers of protection around their holy book and they do not lean on it directly and/or exclusively. A Muslim who simply quoted the Koran to support something would be criticized by his fellows; It is not how they approach things. This offers them an opportunity to deceive outsiders who look only at their Koran, (and are less than familiar with the more militant/intolerant passages).

    What you do not know does not always kill you… if you know that you lack knowledge you tend to be more careful. Relying on what you think you know – that isn’t so- can be deadly. We think we know what moderate Islam is, but there is no such thing. There are people who take their religion seriously and those who go through the motions and show up at the mosque, like “Sunday Christians”. They can’t condemn their fellows
    for being more deeply religious than they are. They are not extreme… they are orthodox!

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  • [1] August 27, 2014 at 6:58pm

    O is not the first or only President to undermine race relations. We came back from this sort of mess before, we can again.

  • [2] August 27, 2014 at 6:55pm

    I can imagine the idea of slavery for life in the case of permanent/fatal injury or indentured servitude for lesser violent crimes might find support in the black community if they saw it as a way to get “payback” on whites.

    In such a thought experiment, I think that members of both races would find some of their members in chains, but some disparities would arise on cultural lines. Families that did not teach the importance of self-control and responsibility, or families that were not intact to teach much at all would have a higher probability of having one or more members end up in chains.

    Blacks who have adopted these and other habits and customs that lead to success would not be harmed. Immigrants who have a strong work ethic and family ties would also have little to fear. The analysis of results would not be based on culture however, but “race”.

    Poor white trash and ghetto guys/gals would be the ones to end up on a leash. It is not the poor white trash who would get sympathetic attention from the media, unless they were supporting the new laws (against them). The same black community that supported the laws would scream when they were subject to them.

    A similar experiment has been ongoing for some time in the jail system. Disparities are seen as imposed rather than created by themselves… and open to being changed by themselves. If it is someone else’s fault, it isn’t yours. Change is ******* hard work, the blame game is easy.

  • [2] August 25, 2014 at 1:16pm

    “unconstitutional religious proselytization”
    Why doesn’t a religious group ever try that tactic right back? Promoting an atheistic worldview is proselytization as much as promoting a religious worldview, but they are the only ones allowed to proselytize? It’s hardly fair.

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  • [151] August 22, 2014 at 3:42pm

    My kids don’t have social media, nor do they have a TV in their room(s), nor a TV in the house for over a year. They stream video off the web, and I am instituting some restrictions on that too. No more Barbie or Winx for example. My daughter already absorbed some unhealthy notions from the access she has had. She told me once that she can be cute/pretty and everything will be fine… so she doesn’t need to worry about learning things. ($%^&*! GARBAGE they put out there for kids to fill their minds with!)

    I pulled her out of public schools and I am having to re-teach her how to write her own name. Seriously. Her behavior and some of her skills went down over the year we had her in the local schools. Now she no longer talks older than her age but uses a little girl voice sometimes and when she plays she wants to pretend she is 2 or 3.

    Save the kids- home school NOW.

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  • [7] August 22, 2014 at 4:20am

    Aren’t these the people that the administration was trying to tame? Nice Islam, don’t bite the hand that feeds you… @#$%^&!!!

  • August 22, 2014 at 4:14am

    That might depend on what they were divided over. If they are all trying to do good and divided over what is (most) good, that might please God.

    If they are divided over details of His nature which we may not be able to understand anyway and cannot discover the truth of in this lifetime, Satan would be laughing.

    Do you have any other ideas?

  • [2] August 21, 2014 at 6:34pm

    With time, patience and ____ you can teach cause and effect. With more work you can baby step someone through cause and effect in their political choices. Sometimes. Denial/avoidance can be easier than admitting that they were SO wrong, and for some it is faith based. You can’t argue rationally against someone’s religion and expect to get anywhere.

    Think about it. If you are moving your business in a new direction (New Coke) and feedback says something is not matching your projections then you re-evaluate and see where you were wrong.

    If a politician’s project does not go well, it is someone else’s fault, not enough funding/political support/authority. The project/idea itself is not questioned, it cannot possibly be wrong. No evidence to the contrary is sufficient to prove that it was a bad idea.

    Another comparison:
    Every so often N. Korea discovers that “The Plan” is failing, but the plan cannot fail, it can only be failed by others… so they round up some people to shoot for treason. In the USA we don’t shoot people when “The Plan” fails, we demand more funding and/or power to get it right. What evidence would Obama accept that Obamacare was a bad idea, rather than a good idea that was failed by others? Is he more rational than the leaders of N. Korea?

    At least tax hikes do not kill as many people as purges.

  • [6] August 21, 2014 at 2:56pm

    I’ve heard that in some school districts complying with federal busybodies can mean the difference between canned vegetables and a music program or fresh vegetables and no music teacher on the payroll. I think we agree that the people there should make the choice on the trade offs they are ok with, not the ‘we know best for you’ people in another state.

    With Obamacare the ‘you can keep your health plan if you like it’ really meant ‘you can keep your health plan if I like it’, or ‘you can keep the plan I think you should like’. The controllists are determined to decide what hair color is allowed, what foods should be on the plate, and whether or not local schools can make a 5 min change to the schedule that does not even impact classes without permission from higher up. Does that kind of micromanaged environment encourage kids to make choices for themselves… any choices at all? How do we expect them to grow up into sane, mature adults?

    Real life example: 5 min. -Should we take it from recess and give kids longer to eat, or keep them outside for more physical activity? If we want to make the change we will have to send it up to state for approval. I sat in on the meeting.

  • [6] August 21, 2014 at 2:35am

    I wouldn’t hand anyone over to them…. Including Soros, the leader of the new Black Panthers, Sharpton, or ____ . We are human beings and even if they are not doing a good job of it, so are they. We should have too much self respect to treat anyone- even a mortal enemy- like that.

  • [65] August 21, 2014 at 2:25am

    1. He owns a gun and doesn’t know the difference between a hunting riffle and a machine gun?
    2. He wants to have a discussion about regulating the kinds of guns people can own and doesn’t know what he has?
    3. He thinks it’s irrelevant to understand the definition of words that are used in the laws he wants to see written?

    Wow. Ignorance is one thing, stupid is another. Where do you even call this one?
    In a venn diagram, I think he has both categories covered.

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  • August 20, 2014 at 9:16pm

    Bringing the hardware while we bring the hands is great. Before the emergency, how much preparation can be done? How about offering training that could be useful in various disasters to help people hit the ground running?

    If some of the volunteers could train together in teams it would help. Some training is available elsewhere, but training together would help solidify a core group who could respond to emergencies in their state/region. Even a list of recommended training for those who are interested would be something.

    Yes, I ordered the LDS preparedness manual. It covers EVERYTHING. Fire, flood, pandemic, NBC. Does he ever encourage people to get that on his show(s)? I don’t remember hearing it mentioned.

  • [1] August 20, 2014 at 9:07pm

    Is that sarcasm? Donate or not, as much or as little as you think you should.

  • [-1] August 20, 2014 at 9:04pm

    Enough to post.

  • [9] August 20, 2014 at 9:03pm

    We have been wondering where he went and what he is doing now. I liked the show too.

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