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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdog View Post
    IMO, Biden's performance was mediocre.

    Julian Castro was the stand out.

    Bernie did ok, but would have done better if he hadn't lost his voice marbles.
    Fixed that for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirthinksalot View Post
    Fixed that for you.
    Holy crap, what a choice, Biden, Warren or Sanders!?
    In rejecting their view [Spinoza, Leibnitz and Hegel], as I shall contend that we must, we are committing ourselves to the opinion that “truth” in empirical material has a meaning different from that which it bears in logic and mathematics.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    No, the best way is the way that I do it, a high deductible plan with very low premiums, and I pay for health maintenance out of pocket. The money I save funds the emergency account and that covers the deductible. All my insurances are like that: car, house, professional liability.
    That's one perspective.
    I, however, don't share it.

    I have no problem with people choosing to pay private insurance premiums, but it should be the same as people paying private school tuition.
    You're paying taxes for the public services anyway.
    That's how Western Europe does it, and we're socially primitive compared to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiftyNiblick View Post
    That's one perspective.
    I, however, don't share it.

    I have no problem with people choosing to pay private insurance premiums, but it should be the same as people paying private school tuition.
    You're paying taxes for the public services anyway.
    That's how Western Europe does it, and we're socially primitive compared to them.
    Wow, you have no problem with others paying twice. How open minded of you. /Sarcasm

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    After paying for 42 school years of private school (14 years for 3 children) I commented to a friend that since we are paying for public schools that our children never attend, we should get a tax break. He said no, that would allow the government to get their nose into private schools and ruin them.

    He was 100% right.

    We make a choice about private school but a couple who has no children do not and should not pay for schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Threedee View Post
    No, I was there in the winter of 2004-2005, from Nov 8th through Jan 26th. It was where I attended Air Force tech school (Keesler), and I got to take leave for nine days around Christmas, when school was closed. Perfect time to be there, because I avoided the nasty summer, and Biloxi experienced an unusually cold winter, which was fine with me. I left about six months before Katrina struck.

    My local PNW water has always been good. That said, I do have a Culligan water machine.
    Yep, winter is great down there... Rest of the year is as bad as you can imagine...

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    "Tell the truth, I think, for a change," Carter told MSNBC when asked what advice he would give Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earl View Post
    After paying for 42 school years of private school (14 years for 3 children) I commented to a friend that since we are paying for public schools that our children never attend, we should get a tax break. He said no, that would allow the government to get their nose into private schools and ruin them.

    He was 100% right.

    We make a choice about private school but a couple who has no children do not and should not pay for schools.
    Poor you........... I am not happy I pay for all these tanks & jets & never get to drive them & all these bombs I never get to set off..

    "Corporate America today is the lobbying arm of the Chinese Communist Party and Wall Street is the investor relations department," Steve Bannon.

    "Tell the truth, I think, for a change," Carter told MSNBC when asked what advice he would give Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Poor you........... I am not happy I pay for all these tanks & jets & never get to drive them & all these bombs I never get to set off..
    There is a more direct correlation to you, the average citizen, from national defense than there is from education. Of course, the argument for public education is that it benefits the community through future productivity. We are currently working to undermine that argument thanks to the atrocious quality of modern parenting, which undermines public schools more completely than any of the bad policies, perspectives, and initiatives of progressive educators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havana Moon View Post
    Holy crap, what a choice, Biden, Warren or Sanders!?
    Warren has spent a lifetime in the service of the middle class and the poor. She wrote a dozen books on personal financing to teach people how to fend off the banks and Trump types. She was a Harvard law professor before running for the senate. She was a favorite to testify in front of congressional investigations because she was so capable and knowledgeable. They called her as an expert witness many times.
    You idiots think a crook like Trump is a great choice. Talk about stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzomin View Post
    Warren has spent a lifetime in the service of the middle class and the poor. She wrote a dozen books on personal financing to teach people how to fend off the banks and Trump types. She was a Harvard law professor before running for the senate. She was a favorite to testify in front of congressional investigations because she was so capable and knowledgeable. They called her as an expert witness many times.
    You idiots think a crook like Trump is a great choice. Talk about stupid.
    Pocahontas is a dishonest clown who has been gaming the system for some time. She once wrote a book in which she argued against student loan forgiveness, but, now she wants to outmaneuver Bernie on such matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Threedee View Post
    Pocahontas is a dishonest clown who has been gaming the system for some time. She once wrote a book in which she argued against student loan forgiveness, but, now she wants to outmaneuver Bernie on such matters.
    horror thought if she should win? Medicade expansion will take us broke, unless we raise taxers -and we will have to, Single pay would so disrupt the economy it could cause a depression.
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    Smart people understand economics, and tailor their policies to max out. China taking advantge of their uniform population and State Owned Enterprises (SOE) .India providing an educated populace and low cost labor for tech.

    The clueless are also subjected to economics whether they like it or not. Any competitive disadvantage a nation has in the international markets will take it's toll.

    Don't bitch about capitalism -learn to play the game. It's the way of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anatta View Post
    horror thought if she should win? Medicade expansion will take us broke, unless we raise taxers -and we will have to, Single pay would so disrupt the economy it could cause a depression.
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    Smart people understand economics, and tailor their policies to max out. China taking advantge of their uniform population and State Owned Enterprises (SOE) .India providing an educated populace and low cost labor for tech.

    The clueless are also subjected to economics whether they like it or not. Any competitive disadvantage a nation has in the international markets will take it's toll.

    Don't bitch about capitalism -learn to play the game. It's the way of the world.
    She did play at capitalism, and then went into academia and politics, where she decided to learn the socialism game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Threedee View Post
    There is a more direct correlation to you, the average citizen, from national defense than there is from education. Of course, the argument for public education is that it benefits the community through future productivity. We are currently working to undermine that argument thanks to the atrocious quality of modern parenting, which undermines public schools more completely than any of the bad policies, perspectives, and initiatives of progressive educators.
    Bad parenting/neglect is a problem passed down, perhaps generations that was once addressed or attempted in public schools.

    IMHO this is a topic worthy of it's own thread & w/ some members actually in or retired from the educational field it could be pretty interesting & perhaps "educational".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earl View Post
    We make a choice about private school but a couple who has no children do not and should not pay for schools.
    Americans just don't get it. Living in a civilized nation comes at the expense of paying high taxes. Low taxes means living in a socially regressive nation. We, coincidentally, are probably the most socially regressive of all developed western nations. That's not something that can be blamed on progressive liberals. That's something to blame on teabaggers and Trumpanzees.

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