User Profile: TreeTrimmerJim


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  • [2] December 16, 2014 at 10:11am

    Ask high school and college kids what they want to do for their life’s work. You will discover an amazing number want to be cops, social workers or some kind of occupation associated with the legal system.

    My follow up question has to do with they must believe crime rate is rising and will continue for a long time. That is usually followed by a baffled look from the student.

    These people are banking on a growing customer base meaning larger slum areas in our cities.

  • December 16, 2014 at 8:51am

    If we measure our daily lives against virtues, would we include dishonesty and hate as virtues to aspire to?

    Is the intent of suicide bombers and rocket attacks to spread the love?

    Is it a virtue for a single person to judge the worth of an entire group of people?

    Where in your life did you learn virtues?

  • [35] December 12, 2014 at 2:02am

    Gruber said something about those who voted for the Affordable Care Act being ignorant. Not a single Republican voted for the Affordable Care Act.

  • [1] December 11, 2014 at 11:58am

    People who are smarter than you often feel compelled to use their superior intelligence to guide your life “for your own good”.

  • [5] December 11, 2014 at 11:32am

    For those who believe there is no power greater than them… prove it.

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  • [5] December 5, 2014 at 1:54am

    Until 1964 the majority of black Americans voted Republican because as a group, for over 100 years, they had been treated so poorly by Democrats.

    In 1965 democratic President Johnson’s Great Society named our best cities; Detroit, Camden, Newark and Oakland, Model Cities. Each was given special funding and expert federal guidance. In addition as part of the War on Poverty those cities were given welfare and other federal funded aid.

    LBJ has life long record of voting against civil rights legislation 98% of the time.

    Today each of those cities is at or near bankruptcy and the number on poverty has increased. Increased poverty is rewarded with welfare payments. People on welfare depend welfare in the way addicts depend on drug dealers. LBJ led the political party that promoted the welfare system created the dependency of federal aid.

  • [14] December 5, 2014 at 1:34am

    Today is a good day to commit a random act of kindness

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  • [2] December 4, 2014 at 10:38am

    What makes them different than say people in Iran, Russia, China, etc doing something controversial? Their in the United States, they will survive the act.

    If you like ignorance, you can keep your ignorance by being satisfied with your knowledge and opinions.

  • [1] December 4, 2014 at 10:16am

    Your state has compulsory education.

    Your state no longer has freedom of education.

    Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking the law. Tens of thousands of new laws and regulations are activated every year. You are responsible for knowing each one of them.

    If your parents can’t prepare you to be a parent because of compulsory school attendance laws who is responsible for teaching you each of these laws?

    What did you learn during your K-12 education.

    If you like ignorance, you can keep your ignorance by being satisfied with your knowledge and opinions.

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  • [4] December 3, 2014 at 11:09am

    Since 1965 when the Great Society’s Model Cities and the rest of the nation begin feeling the affects of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as character building traits such as ethic, morality and integrity were slowly pulled from the curriculum in our compulsory attendance school systems nationwide.

    Compulsory education is the law in your state.

    Did our compulsory education system create Ferguson and the decades of decay in every one of the Great Society’s Model Cities and the trend towards extinction of rural communities? If not, why not?

    If you like ignorance, you can keep your ignorance by being satisfied with your knowledge and opinions.

  • [1] December 3, 2014 at 8:24am

    We are law abiding.
    Compulsory Education is the law in your state.

    Your state, by law for the last century, is responsible for preparing your children to become parents. Said another way, a stranger not representing the parents in our Republic, is teaching your children to be parents. Test scores have been steadily falling for nearly a half century.

    Education experts, TV personalities like Bill o’Reilly, say parents are “too dumb” to raise their children. Jonathan Gruber say parents are “too dumb” to know what health insurance to buy.

    Our compulsory education system is producing a lot of “too dumb”.

    100 years ago parents were smart enough to raise their children and out produce the rest of the world combined.

    Today we have Constitutional Scholars to tell us what every voters nationwide understood when they personally voted to ratify the Constitution in 1788.

    If you don’t trust the people will you do business with them? Our compulsory schools no longer teach ethics, morality, or integrity… In this Republic we hire people to represent us when doing a particular job. Teachers are teaching our children, do the teachers in your community’s schools represent you and your values? If not, why not? Do you check on the teachers? If not, why not?

    Did our compulsory education system create Ferguson?

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  • [3] December 2, 2014 at 2:11am

    salishawk…. to know and not to have done, is not to know yet.

    You wrote a lot. Its time to say something.

  • December 2, 2014 at 2:06am

    You were called… the call sound like this “I pledge allegiance to the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands….” Republic… that’s where you represent your family to the nation’s defense.

  • [4] December 2, 2014 at 1:53am

    Name the most and least important person to raise their hand and swear the oath.

    We are each dependent on each other, while in the service and out. Our spear is long with people making, guiding and supporting the trust of the tip. You gave your time, learned your job and spent 5 years doing what needed to be done where you were assigned. Thanks Sailor

    AQ1 1959…1967

  • [3] December 1, 2014 at 9:59am

    Vote with you dollars.

  • [9] December 1, 2014 at 9:52am

    Unfortunately our K-12 compulsory education system is missing critical subjects; ethics, morality, integrity and a rich understanding of our story, our history leading to why ethics, morality, and integrity are so important to society.

    Our school system, for several generations, has not prepared the next generation to be parents and we are harvesting the fruits on the streets of our ghettos nationwide.

    If those ghettos were known as the most trustworthy areas in the Great Society’s Model Cities, Detroit, Camden, Newark, Oakland would they still be poorest areas of those cities?

    The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 along with the War on Poverty created Office of Economic Opportunity have a direct line of responsibility to the poverty in our Model Cities.
    Politicians will tell you billion$ of dollars were spent. Read that as taxes were collected, passed through government to large and growing larger education industry companies and unions.

    History clearly shows us that little has been done in the last half century to improve preparation of our young to become parents, to become effective in their society. Our education system is systematically creating a growing population of impoverished, therefore dependent voters.

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  • [1] November 30, 2014 at 10:59am

    Why is the blessing for a fee by a stranger important to you?

    The person giving that blessing, like you, is the victim of a K-12 compulsory education system that no longer teaches ethics, morality, integrity and a rich understanding of history. There is a good chance that person never learned to be trustworthy.

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  • [1] November 30, 2014 at 10:53am

    Who certifies the certifier?

    This generation’s students are the next generations certifiers. Then a politician made education compulsory and controlled of the curriculum “for your own good”.

    Suddenly experience and demonstrated skills are no longer acceptable for certification, politically controlled licensing for a fee is the new path to certification. And the questioning mind slovenly turns to the politician for approval.

  • [3] November 28, 2014 at 10:02am

    A leader is born.

  • [4] November 25, 2014 at 1:24am

    Welcome Ferguson to the ranks of our famous Model Cities Detroit, Camden, Newark, Oakland and now Ferguson. Not exactly a tourist destinations.

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