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Updated on March 5, 2013 at 1:34 PM

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Re: “Tuesday's headlines and the open line

Wondering about the possibility that people who voted for Colyer will vote for Laura Kelly in November?

https://www.kansas.com/news/politics-gover…

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Posted by Vanessa on 08/14/2018 at 8:20 PM

Re: “State Hospital escapee captured in Memphis

I wonder if there was psychologist examiner involved. This guy seriously looks like he could be related to the last one.

https://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/arch…

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Posted by Vanessa on 08/13/2018 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Lawsuit attacks Mississippi law helping charter schools with local taxes

"Why should 90% of children suffer budget cuts so that 10% of the children may attend a charter school?"

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

THIS

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Posted by Vanessa on 08/12/2018 at 2:41 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Teachers fear Hutchinson administration has targeted LR teachers union and is pushing for more charters

Not "worse schools with dumber kids." What the Waltons want is tax-payer training. Look at the creations of NWACC. It's a basic model. It is classic public-risk/private-profit. Walmart designs the curriculum and the end result is a good little worker-bot. It's absolutely fine as long as everyone conforms. True public education accepts the idea that not everyone is going to conform. A lot of what "conservatives" don't like about public education is that is does not do enough to conform to their accepted standards. It's part of why they want to 'put god back in the classroom.' Not only does the right want educational conformity, they want patriarchal conformity. The Waltons, to my knowledge, have never pushed religion, other than the religion of capitalistic profit. But, they are more than willing to accept it to get the risk coverage they want. And what they want is the public to pay to turn out good little worker bots.

I don't have a problem with that so much as I do the destruction of a system that is capable of guiding non-conformity into productive results.


https://www.publicschoolreview.com/blog/15…


https://www.self.com/gallery/public-school

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Posted by Vanessa on 08/12/2018 at 1:47 PM

Re: “The Saturday open line

OMG omg! This. Is Hilarious........

Space Force to the rescue!

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/10/us/nasa…

https://www.sciencealert.com/a-student-s-m…

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Posted by Vanessa on 08/11/2018 at 9:02 PM

Re: “TGIF: an open line and news

Am I the only one who thinks that Sarah Huckabee calling Omarosa Manigault-Newman a liar makes Omarosa more believable? It's not as the the Republican base would disapprove anyway................. Not posting a link.

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Posted by Vanessa on 08/10/2018 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Term limits makes the ballot

Not real sure it's a variety of rice that would be palatable. Rice that was bred to contain human genes isn't my idea of palatable. They weren't your basic Riceland long-grain.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte…

Posted by Vanessa on 08/10/2018 at 10:12 PM

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