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re: Has Putin crossed an Obama Redline? - BigJim
When they could take over your whole country if they want?...


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re: BR General, Jindal administration reach deal to keep ER open - BigJim
[quote]It is run by LSU so I imagine it is state funded (you mean the one that replaced EKL?[/quote] Thought it was run by OLOL (but they get state funding). The one in the old K-Mart....


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re: BR General, Jindal administration reach deal to keep ER open - BigJim
[quote]I thought that as soon as the obamacare deadline hit that all of our healthcare problems would go away? I guess I was just naive[/quote] Those under 128% of the poverty line without kids still don't have insurance. That is what the medicaid expansion would have covered. And I am not su...


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re: The devastating effects of marijuana legalization - BigJim
And this is why states' rights are so important. We can let states try things and see what the results are....


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Jindal sues Feds over Common Core - BigJim
[link=(http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/apnewsbreak-jindal-suing-feds-common-core-25140660)]ABC news link (was also in Business Report)[/link] [quote]When the state education board adopted the standards in 2010, Jindal supported them, saying they would help students to better prepare for colleg...


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re: Poll for poli board re: LSU football - BigJim
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re: Tea Party organizes Ferguson "Buycott" - BigJim
[quote]You can't just come up with some random idea and get CNN to cover it. That is the "organizing" part that is lacking. [/quote] Actually I am pretty sure you can as long as that idea is the one CNN wants to show. Right now there are 5 stories about Ferguson on the CNN homepage. 2 of them a...


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re: Tea Party organizes Ferguson "Buycott" - BigJim
[quote]1. Who is "Tea Party?" The consensus here is that the Tea Party is not a single organization.[/quote] Fair enough. Looks like the St. Louis Tea Party. [quote]2. your second link is the media, so not sure where "virtually no media coverage" comes from.[/quote] Yes, because a four sen...


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Tea Party organizes Ferguson "Buycott" - BigJim
http://hennessysview.com/2014/08/18/buycott-ferguson/ http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/2014/08/21/ferguson-buycott/14384945/ [quote]FERGUSON, Mo. – There was an effort Thursday to get people to shop in Ferguson. The St. Louis Tea Part is organizing a "buycott." The idea is to spend as m...


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re: st.george: we have enough signatures for election. - BigJim
[quote]The system is essentially the same, save for better leadership, better administrators, better schools attracting better teachers and students resulting in a "better functioning system". Which is what the parents in SG want[/quote] Central had the SAME administrators, the SAME teachers and ...


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re: st.george: we have enough signatures for election. - BigJim
[quote]This post is ridiculous[/quote] So you really thing that Central has better teachers/administrators and that is why their scores went up after they started their own district?...


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re: st.george: we have enough signatures for election. - BigJim
[quote]So StGeorge public education will not be better, just whiter?[/quote] Why would it not be both? But to really answer, you have to define "better." Better test scores? Yes. Less discipline problems? Yes. Whiter, more affluent, suburban families generally (and this is certainly not ...


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re: st.george: we have enough signatures for election. - BigJim
[quote]Are the St.George schools going to have curriculum that competes with the private schools? Or is the curriculum level still going to be same that is still taught at every public school in the city/state? [/quote] IF a StG school system ever gets set up (and that really is a big if), it w...


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re: Louisiana: Highest Rate of Incarceration in the US - BigJim
[quote]Keep in mind the obvious fact that someone has to be "first", or someone has to have the "most". And then you ask why La.? Well a lot of it has to do with our terrible school systems, the number of poor we have, the drug problems we have, and our overall economy. Then you also have hi...


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re: Another reason for hostility to police in Ferguson. - BigJim
[quote]They were also doing things like starting court early so you show up to court and find out they already handled your case, stuck you with another fine, suspended your license, and then issued a bench warrant.[/quote] Link? If they were in fact doing that, I sense a class-action case in ...


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re: Another reason for hostility to police in Ferguson. - BigJim
[quote]So you're fine with an unequal application of justice in the interest of personal responsibility. An interesting approach[/quote] Which is it, are they unequally applying the law, or are they police using fees are a revenue generator? They are logically inconsistent since if you want to r...


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re: st.george: we have enough signatures for election. - BigJim
[quote]Supposed to only deal with housing per se, but the Feds have made things up as they go before[/quote] I am more thinking along the lines of a voting rights act violation charging racial gerrymandering. The white part of a unified city-parish government seeks to form its own much whiter ci...


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re: st.george: we have enough signatures for election. - BigJim
[quote]Explain how a lawsuit will "block" it[/quote] 1. Challenging the signatures: temporary blockage as you just have to get more signatures. 2. Boundary challenge: might send the effort back to the drawing board, but this challenge is unlikely to be successful. Even if successful, at best it...


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re: Henry Rollins on Robin Williams suicide - BigJim
[link=(http://radio.com/2014/08/23/henry-rollins-apology-suicide-robin-williams/)]Rollins apologizes[/link] I think he still believes what he said, but did not mean for it to hurt people. And [quote]There's also a good chance that Henry Rollins doesn't know how depression works.[/quote] i...


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re: Anyone been to the VA lately? - BigJim
They go through cycles- mostly crappy until some scandal breaks then they improve. When the spotlight dies down service slowly decays again. But at least you got in. I think their biggest issue is the waiting periods....


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