Daily Archives: January 30, 2015

Is Common Core Nothing More Than Common Trash?

Let me tell you this. I’ve heard more people trash Common Core than defend it. In fact, I’d say about 85% of the time I hear people discussing Common Core, it’s to complain. Every time I do my son’s homework with him, and it’s Common Core related, I have to admit, I’m never impressed. It’s hard to put my finger on it specifically, and I have to do some research, but I thought it was pretty surprising to read this article in the Washington Post.

What happens when the Common Core becomes less … common?

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It’s Official: Bergdahl Trade Was As Idiotic As Most Thought

Let me tell you this. SHOCKING: One of the detainees traded for suspected deserter Sgt Bergdahl Taliban is suspected of reaching out to Taliban associates in Afghanistan. Raise your hand if you are surprised. Add this to the list of “arguably moronic” things President Obama has done during his time as President. This trade was absolutely ludicrous. I’d love to hear from someone with an opposing view on this one.

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Crime Does Pay In NYC

Let me tell you this. A man menaces cops with a machete, and gets shot. He then sues the city for three million dollars, and the city just gives him $5000 to settle it. I understand that the city believes that it will cost more money in the long run going to court over this, and I won’t even dispute that. I just can not stand the premise this sets. How many people, having seen this, will now sue the city for all sorts of complete nonsense. I also don’t like it one bit on principle. alone.  I am not sure what criteria must be met for a judge to throw a case out of court, but this sure sounds like one that should have been tossed! Any lawyers out there who can let us know what the criteria is for a judge to through out a case?

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Bureaucratic Bull!

Let me tell you this. I don’t even know where to start with this one!

Police stop teens seeking snow shoveling work

So, let’s review. Two high school seniors who were off from school because of the recent blizzard, decided to earn some extra cash by shoveling snow. Someone calls the police because they see a “suspicious person” with curly blond hair and a hoodie who was walking through yards”. I guess the fact that he was carrying a snow shovel didn’t ease this person’s suspicion. The police respond, as they must, and inform the two young men that “In this borough, anyone selling goods and services door to door must apply for a license that can cost as much as $450 for permission that is valid for only 180 days.” Now, let me be the first to say, the police did nothing wrong in my view. It’s their jobs to respond to calls of “suspicious persons”. I just think part of the bigger problem here is that society has removed discretion from it’s vernacular. People no longer have the luxury of judging each situation on a case by case basis, but rather have to simply defer to “following the rules”. Additionally, I think a $450 fee to sell things door to door is yet another example of an overreaching, greedy government. Why does the government need to make money off of every single iota of entrepreneurship? What drives me INSANE is when I hear people call corporations “greedy”. Corporations are created TO MAKE MONEY. It’s what they do. It’s not greed, it’s their sole purpose. The government, on the other hand, is supposed to work for the people, not tax them to oblivion. What do you folks think?

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