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Re: “Another Look at the BASIS School Enterprise

Thanks David. Look at their audit. They are now making "interest only" payments to some loan company at 11% interest with a big old balloon payment coming. Dig into their financials. Carol Burris.

Posted by Carol Corbett Burris on 03/30/2017 at 6:17 PM

Re: “It’s ShowTime!

It would maybe be ok if there was a way to weed out the crackpots like Neutopia and the 666 guy. Otherwise it's a waste of money to give crackpots a toy.

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Posted by Mary Beth Kraus on 03/30/2017 at 5:53 PM

Re: “The Skinny

What a tightrope these GOP politicians have to walk these days. The actions and results of those depraved, state supported, hacking Russian-spy trespassers may take a long time to unravel, so it is currently hard for an elected politician to hedge a bet and decide what's best to do. A safer bet, however, is that someday in the future there will be an avalanche of disgrace spread among office holders who stand strong with Trump to assist and attend his cover ups (e.g., Nunes). If Congress cannot utilize its powers to distance committees from the president's manipulations, and if the president continues to defy the courts through slander, then changes could be profound in a government that loses that vitality of checks and balances. If that happens, then we all will be able to watch a decline in our quality of life for many years to come.

Posted by Imbalance of Powers on 03/30/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Have You Seen These Paintings? Cardenas Artwork Stolen From Former Bring Funeral Home Space

This was difficult to read. You're really going to say "douchebag" in an article with your name proudly on it. Amazing. Must be a product of TUSD.

Posted by ricky ledee on 03/30/2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “It’s ShowTime!

To all who are complaining (ahem...Mr. Again), if you are part of the community, you are FREE TO START YOUR OWN SHOW! This is not an exclusive thing. This group of people started this and made it happen. There's nothing keeping you from participating and adding your own point of view. Sitting on the sidelines and complaining does absolutely nothing.
Meetings are Tuesday at 6 pm. See you there?

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Posted by Joel Foster on 03/30/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Campus Cannabis

Condescending, Aren't they so?

Posted by Remember the 60s on 03/30/2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Show Us the Money

I have donated money to candidates in the past. Never any extraordinary amount, but somehow my name was available for anyone to see. But when I read that wealthy, election-tipping people (even foreign people) can somehow anonymously donate millions of dark dollars through PACs and Citizens United subterfuges, it just stinks up the whole country. More power to good efforts to "allow the public to more easily view and track money in political campaigns." Whenever I see it, I will look forward to believing it.

Posted by Constant Voter on 03/30/2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Danehy

Public schools are now run by the unions and political party hacks. take a look around.

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Posted by TUSD should be ashamed on 03/30/2017 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Danehy

They died out because of busing and fossil fuels. Schools are the biggest wasters of moving people to places they have no business going to.

And then they preach environmental stewardship to the students. How hypocritical.

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Posted by Patrick Down on 03/30/2017 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Editor’s Note

And the 80-20 rule they implemented sealed it's fate as the insurers were rewarded for "wasting" claims money. The law forced them to, or lower premiums. Surprise surprise, they chose the money route. How sophomoric a piece of legislation!

From a freshman President. You ignored his (Lack) of history in Illinois State Legislature. And his missing votes. Now look at the mess he left.

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Posted by Hawkeye on 03/30/2017 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Danehy

Chuck is correct that public schools run by the parents and community were the most successful of their time. They were also the least successful schools of their time, since all public schools were - and are - run by the parents and the community. It simply depended on the community. And one-room schoolhouses were not abolished. They died out due to attrition.

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Posted by Da Coach on 03/30/2017 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Show Us the Money

Maybe Secretary Reagan would prefer to postpone an improved campaign finance reporting system until after she has run for reelection in 2018.

Posted by franklymydears on 03/30/2017 at 3:04 PM

Re: “The Skinny

You can learn things you don't know from the comments section. (As opposed to the articles themselves)

" McSally's conservatism score was 43%. "

My thought is that you could get right of that.

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Posted by Silent Majority Is Neither on 03/30/2017 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Danehy

So true chuckj, I also link the downfall to the rise of the Teachers Union. Timing is strangely coincidental.

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Posted by Public Ed Is So Broken on 03/30/2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Guest Opinion

As is yours for you see when the US took action against aggressors they were being stopped from killing. Moral relativity is even worse. They are not equal.

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Posted by Morale problems on 03/30/2017 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Danehy

There is evidence that public schools run by the parents and community were the most successful of their time. I refer to the one room country schools, sadly abolished decades ago. The IQ tests given draftees for the military in WWII (please note that there is general agreement that IQ tests measure achievement rather than potential) showed as much as a 20 point difference between draftees from the cities and draftees from the farms; those farm kids knew things the city kids didn't. The teachers had little training beyond high school. The parents were often unschooled themselves, even new immigrants. What kept the achievement high was a fixed and measurable curriculum - generally defined by a textbook - and a healthy skepticism of the need for everyone to learn at the same rate of speed. Its virtues remain to be actualized in our urban, overly administered, rigid public schools that, ignoring some exceptions (most of whom - viz. University High School - seem to step outside the box and teach each student rather than each class), are not doing well at all in terms of turning out good citizens who understand our nation.

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Posted by chuckj on 03/30/2017 at 1:31 PM

Re: “The Skinny

McSally wont change. She's as Republican as a right- wing conservative can be. I have to give her credit for being more intelligent than the average Republican but the bar has been set very low for those people.

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Posted by Beneal Good on 03/30/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Editor’s Note

It would be so nice if the American people had the Affordable Care Act it passed in 2009. But no consequently, rather than implementing Obamacare as passed by Congress, the administration rewrote the law as they went along. Unions were exempted from fees, extralegal tax credits were awarded, "transition relief" was invented for preferred employers and insurance company losses were subsidized.

Just what you been smoking there Mari Herreras I believe the Republicans would love to have the 2009 ACA just where did that go?

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 03/30/2017 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Dear DAZ,

The United States military and intelligence leviathan has destroyed more of this earth in the past 60 years than all other nations and actors combined. Your apparent moral exceptionalism is profoundly ignorant, not to mention offensive.

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Posted by skinnyman on 03/30/2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “It’s ShowTime!

Very disappointed with the management of our Public Access channels. (Public library could manage it better!) Nothing like doing a live TV show! 666isMONEY!

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Posted by Raquel Baranow on 03/30/2017 at 11:04 AM

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