@ roger J "So are you saying that radical islamists that want to kill everybody else on earth because they are infidels, should not be stopped?"
Is that why you think W sent our soldiers into Iraq - a secular country that didn't become radicalized until AFTER we left the place in tatters? Selective memory or selective history?
Yes, I do think that Hillary should be pressed on all issues as should all public officials. As should W and his staff and Trump's half-truths and all out lies. I'm giving kudos to Cooper for at least taking Bondi to task for her misleading actions that she attempts to gloss over and hoping that we can see more of this. If, as you say, "Journalism is gone forever" then that is a very sad day as you can't have an open forum and open democracy without it.
"That's right let's not be neutral and report the news. Lets promote agendas so the public will follow us."
Or lets have the press do the job that they are suppose to do and that is to press our public officials on their lying BS and hypocrisy. The press, blinded by their agendas on both sides of the spectrum, have failed the American public. Perhaps if they had done their job, America wouldn't have marched into an unnecessary war 15 years ago that we are still paying for in American lives. It's good to see someone pressing these blatant hypocrites that think they are above scrutiny. I hope we see much more of this.
"1962 was prior to the invasion of the US."
David W, are you that ignorant of the history of this country? Prior to the invasion of the US? What flippin' invasion are you talking about? Immigrants, legal AND "illegal" have been coming to this Nation since day one and each group that migrates over ( legal AND "illegal"), whether they be Irish, Italian, Jewish, Hindu, Pakistani, Muslim, Mexican, African (oh wait, we sort of forced them to come over), have always been the scapegoats for all the 'lost jobs', 'lost opportunities', for xenophobic folks such as yourself. The arguments have always been the same and usually without merit. It's only the focus on the group of people that has changed.
Yes, it is money that comes out of my pocket in the form of a tax credit given back to the parents that contribute to a private school tuition organization. They send in money to that organization and then receive a 100% tax credit on that money. That is a state tax hole that my dollar has to stretch to fill. I don't see how that is saving me money, as you say. My tax money is supporting that contribution and I'm not okay with that. Let that person contribute but without a tax credit.
@ Snapshot from One West Side Catholic School
You said: "I fully support the tax dollars I pay being used to enable families to attend 'St. John the Evangelist.' "
I, however, do not support tax dollars that I pay being used to enable families to attend a private school especially any school that teaches any type of religious curriculum - even if it is for just 45 minutes a day. You see the problem here? It's MY money going into a PUBLIC fund and it should NOT be used as a handout to aid private schools and their conflict of interest political supporters in dismantling the public school system (see Sen. Steve Yarbrough). If my tax money is going into the pockets of these private schools then I want to see the results. I want to see the test scores as well as what they send to the parents. I want to see how that money is being spent on education and administration. I have a right to that, do I not? I'm paying for it, aren't I? You want to send a kid to a private school or a private school that has any type of religious curriculum? Go right ahead. Pay for it out of your own pocket but don't go picking my pocket to do so.
You bring up some interesting angles that I haven't looked into. As with any issue there are many nuances and this is no different. I'll be doing some more research into this. I guess it would just make things easier if it were just decriminalized on that national level.
I'm all for medical MJ being available to those who need it. Heck, I'm for just legalizing it and being done with this lame prohibition and moving on to other important matters. But this ruling seems pretty common-sense to me and if this is the process that we all have to take to eventually make this common weed legal then so-be-it. It's great it was challenged in the courts, that's what the system is there for, but lets abide by the ruling and move towards just making it legal.
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