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"Michael Johnson, PE" <email@example.com> wrote in
> stangerbanger wrote:
>> I am not republican or democrat, I cant be, I can't think in
>> absolutes on all the issues.
>> What I have issues with is our current president is a poor leader.
>> And I won't miss him when he goes.
>> The country is in a transition period, our mostly laxidazical ways
>> of raising our kids needs change.
>> Now this doesn't apply to all families of course because some do
>> great jobs. Our country still has smart people after all we created
>> the microprocessor and the mustang.
>> Of course now the chief designer of the mustang is Chinese.
>> But depending on a job at Target or Walmart to raise a new family
>> wont work, some of the jobs our dad's had yesteryear will not pay
>> the bills today. I don't know what will happen in the future but it
>> will probably get worse before it gets better.
>> Better education would be a great start, lets put some of the money
>> into that stuff.
> IMO, we already put plenty of money into education.
With the exception of teachers' salaries. They absolutely suck. The
salaries, that is.
Also, the money that goes into education in general is
disproportionate. Some areas are awash in funds, others are
struggling. This needs to be addressed.
> Trouble is there
> is not enough discipline in schools and too much coddling of
> students. Instead of requiring students to learn, we are making
> excuses for their poor performance and intellectual laziness. It is
> coming to the point where we can't afford to make the low cost
> widgets that we desire. People who don't educate themselves, or
> otherwise aren't ambitious, are going to have less than the people
> that do. The reality is that anyone that wants to earn a living
> making widgets will probably need to move to China.
Additionally, teachers are having to become surrogate parents. There's
certainly no funding for this, and it's not fair to the kids who do
want to learn.
Disruptive and unresponsive kids should _not_ continue to be
mainstreamed in with others who want an education. Screw the political
correctness and get those kids out of the mainstream and into something
appropriate. There's where the money is badly needed - to pay for
programs that handle kids that screw up things for everybody else. And
at that point, it gets into the parent(s) and personal responsibility.
>> F*ck Iraq, Iran, leave them their, if they f*ck with us again we
>> deal them.
> Trouble is the next time the f*ck with us might be when they set a
> nuke off in Times Square. I don't want to sit around waiting for
> that day.
We should just give everybody 5 days to leave over there, then just
drop a few dozen nukes. When the smoke clears, we can then annex
everything and own all the oil outright.
>> The jobs we lost are gone until we enter another depression or some
>> world calamity, basically
>> their gone forever.
>> And maybe for a nation hopefully moving forward that's good thing.
> There are PLENTY of good jobs available. The trouble is too many
> people don't want to do the work to qualify for them. With just
> minimal post high school education a person could have a well paying
> job. Fact is that too many of the young people (and adults for that
> matter) today just don't want to work hard and it will eventually
> catch up with them.
Instead of checks and food stamps, they should give these welfare baby
> Over the last ten years I have tried to train young people to use
> AutoCAD and to be civil engineering technicians. I finally gave up
> on it because most of them didn't want to work hard enough to learn
> and I became tired of wasting my time on them. Any young person
> today that bothers to get a college education will have a very good
> career. Especially if they get a technical degree. Also, many older
> people could get well paying jobs if they would spend a little time
> getting even a minimal amount of technical education at the community
> college of their choice.
The parents of those kids are to blame, not so much the kids. Too many
parents want to be "buddies" with their kids instead of being parents.
A lot of today's parents never grew up. They're just big kids
themselves, all looking for the easy way out and the good time. That's
why personal debt is at an all-time high.
And speaking of debt, Dubya better start figuring out where all this
money's going to come from that he's spending like it's going out of