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No one is stupid enough to invade US soil.
We aren't going to need thousands of troops at thousands of bases around the globe in the future; it's just not going to be necessary. Between technology, efficiency, and effectiveness, we just won't need them. But I can't figure out why that change makes some of you so uncomfortable.
'Red dawn' is a futuristic true story bro.
Some do pay their teachers more, but they also spend a lot less on administration, and are far more likely to fire bad teachers. Their curriculum tends to be more challenging as well and they are far more likely to hold students back. They also aren't just teaching the students how to pass a standardized test. And discipline problems seem to be a very American thing in schools.
Look you have lost this one, the evidence is clear that throwing money at the problem isn't the solution. We spend far more on education today than 40 years ago and it's much worse now. Others countries that rank higher than us spend much less than we do, and examples like California that spends enormous amounts of money on education but still have one of the worst systems in the country.
Money isn't the solution, a reorganization of the education system however is.
I never said we should come up with MORE money for education, I said that we should make education a large part of the tax allocation budget. I agree that we need to cut back on administrative jobs, and not just in education. Personally, I think the age of the "middle manager" and tons of managers in general is coming to an end; way more effective and efficient to have more responsible, self-reliable employees than the super strict vertical hierarchy of the 50's era work place. I also wouldn't mind reallocating the money spent on education administrators to pay the teachers a higher salary; IMO, it's deserved.
But quite frankly, I don't know if there is a solution. Only look at the modern college that is now a "degree factory" to see how people feel about the world today. The end goal is money, always money, and nothing but money. There is very little pride and integrity left in business, if any. And that's a very basic, very close-to-home ethical attitude that needs to be changed.
Because you don't know what you are talking about, and we don't have anywhere near thousands of bases. We have less than 100 and most are support bases, communications stations etc. Most are very small. Very few large bases like you seem to think and most of those are in the ME and will be closing with the ending of the wars.
In the future we may not need AFBs in Asia and Europe, but for now we do because the range of our jets is only so far, also our Navy bases give us places to safely dock our ships and reload when need be without having to always bring them back home. It takes a while for ships to cross oceans in case you didn't know.
Which is why I used phrases like "20 years from now." So, I think I know just fine what I'm talking about.
Well then we can have this discussion again in twenty years. But for now, our bases are fine.
Let me take you back to 1964 - sex ed pretty much nonexistent in Madison County, Alabama where I grew up. Went to high school in Taipei Taiwan - formal sex ed ...never heard of it!
South Carolina school programs may be laughable but education is not limited to the school house … a lot to be learned on the playground. Planned Parenthood provides literature as do most all of the local free clinics, as well as the internet, and after school specials on TV. Parents should be stepping up with guidance and lessons learned info also.
The information is out there - personal responsibility helps those in need to find it.
Oh, and one other thing - if you were taught the abstinence method, it is failsafe - guaranteed not to rust, bust, collect dust, rip, run or tear ... every time.
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I think some parents actually do a decent job of teaching their kids stuff like this, but they haven't realized the climate is different from when they learned about it as kids. The ease of access to stuff like this, thanks in large part to the Internet, really means parents need to up their game more than they may realize.
The most important thing is the family and obviously personal responsibility is the ideal. However, to hope that millions of people from broken homes and teenage pregnancies are going to wake up and decide to end the cycle is a fools hope.
Education is key, and efforts should be stepped up. Better sex ed and access and availability of BC will without question prove beneficial and affect the bottom line in the long run. That is just a fact.
FYI, even lawyers from Catholic-based health organizations are arguing that fetuses are not persons and don't have legal rights.
Lori Stodghill was 31-one years old, seven-months pregnant with twin boys and feeling sick when she arrived at St. Thomas More hospital in Cañon City on New Year's Day 2006. She was vomiting and short of breath and she passed out as she was being wheeled into an examination room. Medical staff tried to resuscitate her but, as became clear only later, a main artery feeding her lungs was clogged and the clog led to a massive heart attack. Stodghill's obstetrician, Dr. Pelham Staples, who also happened to be the obstetrician on call for emergencies that night, never answered a page. His patient died at the hospital less than an hour after she arrived and her twins died in her womb.
I was hoping the discussion would not veer off down the road of name calling - I guess I've been called worse.
We agree education and birth control are keys to reducing the unwanted birth rate.
Besides parental home based education coupled with the sex ed programs currently offered either in the school system - presuming the kids are still going to school - or in the public sector; health clinics, free clinics, planned parenthood ... How exactly would you suggest the education process be improved in an effort to bring both parents and youth up to speed?
The availability of condoms doesn't seem to be the problem as much as the lack of their use. I have no empirical data but anecdotally most every sexually active teen is aware of their importance.
Even though I was raised Catholic, I'm pro-choice.
BornToBeRed said: WPS, just a head's up. We might be the most family-friendly board on the network, so take it easy on your normal wps-ness.
They dont let stuff like that get in the way of feeling ok about murdering unborn babies. Good thing their
parents were not for abortion.
Yet another reason why democrats and libertarians champion abortion rights.
The bill, if passed, would make getting an abortion after being raped a felony for 'tampering with evidence'. Seriously republicans, get your stupid party in line. I'm sick of choosing between a party with no economic common sense and a bunch of fucking nutjobs.
try and teach Repubs & Dems alike what a buget f-ing is & how to make one work.
Yes they can. Call it what you want. A woman has an abortion and terminates the life inside her and its legal. I kill the same life inside her and its homicide, infanticide whatever and I go to jail. Therefore women have been given the right to kill simply because its in their "possession."
All I hear is well what if a 15 year old girl is raped and gets pregnant yada yada yada. Well what if a 15 year old boy gets raped by a grown woman and gets pregnant. The parents of the boy deserve the right to force an abortion. But then again, that would be looked at as murder and cruel.
"We're modern-day gladiators, and that mental toughness is really important to have in a good team." Nick Saban
... did you just insinuate that a boy can get pregnant?
I honestly have nothing to say more than you probably need more sex ed. There are differences between guys and gals downstairs.
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