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B-b-b-but I wuz whupped ever day and I turnd out gud.
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States Push Anti-Protest Bills In Response to Teachers’ Strikes

Following the widespread teachers’ strikes of 2018, legislators have attempted to retaliate by passing new anti-protest laws. These laws are a dangerous move intent on limiting the freedom of association for unions around the country.


The teacher strikes in 2018 exploded in response to austerity and cut backs of teacher programs like healthcare, and pensions. Teachers in West Virginia won 5% pay increases for all public employees, Arizona teachers won a 20% pay increase, and Oklahoma teachers got the Governor to increase school funding and then occupied the Capitol building for 9 days pushing for further funding.


In 2019, bills intending to punish teachers who go on strike were introduced in Arizona, Oklahoma, Colorado, and West Virginia. The restrictions vary by state, but the punitive measures threaten to undermine the freedom of association that allows labor unions to form and bargain on behalf of their members....
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First animal abuse covert videographers, then pipeline opponents, now even teachers and people of faith. The pattern is clear - any effective use of the 1st Amendment will be outlawed by the Repugs.
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:02 am

https://www.al.com/news/2019/08/auburn- ... untry.html

We are the happiest.


"Auburn ranked number one in the “happiest students” category of The Princeton Review’s annual “Best 385 Colleges” ranking lists. Criteria for the ranking was based on data from surveys of 140,000 students and included questions about their school’s academics/administration, life at their university, their fellow students and themselves."


Clemson made a good showing, but then, it is only "Auburn with a lake"
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I'll let ya slide with that little jab, billy. I'll hit ya up when football season starts. Good luck.
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I'll let ya slide with that little jab, billy. I'll hit ya up when football season starts. Good luck.
The Grizzard quote is a jab at AU and Clemson. He was an uga.
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Proves once again that ignorance is bliss. :P :P
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Proves once again that ignorance is bliss. :P :P

I thought the same, but figured I'd leave it for you.


And then there's #2 through #6 that are contrary to that explanation.

2. Vanderbilt University

3. Kansas State University

4. Tulane University

5. University of Oklahoma

6. College of William and Mary


I won't go any further due to general forum Clemson bias.
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Unread post by O Really » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:04 pm

Happiest Students
Least Happy Students
Both lists are based on how strongly students agree or disagree with the statement, "I am happy at my school."

So the student who thought their school was too expensive, had lousy teachers, sorry social life, rotten weather, yada, would give the same answer as the student who was just unhappy because his girl friend was going to a distant school.

Conversely, there's no way of knowing if a student is happy because of getting a great education in a great environment, or if he's happy because he has easy courses, gets cheap beer, and gets laid regularly.

But still, it's better to be where there's a lot of shiny happy people for whatever reason than to be around a bunch of foul grouches.

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O Really wrote:
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Happiest Students
Least Happy Students
Both lists are based on how strongly students agree or disagree with the statement, "I am happy at my school."

So the student who thought their school was too expensive, had lousy teachers, sorry social life, rotten weather, yada, would give the same answer as the student who was just unhappy because his girl friend was going to a distant school.

Conversely, there's no way of knowing if a student is happy because of getting a great education in a great environment, or if he's happy because he has easy courses, gets cheap beer, and gets laid regularly.

But still, it's better to be where there's a lot of shiny happy people for whatever reason than to be around a bunch of foul grouches.
No doubt about it. I can remember being happy as a clam at old ETC (edge of town college) and everybody else was, too. Virtually all photos from the period show nothing but smiling faces wearing ETC jerseys.

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The kids at Kansas State University must be getting laid A LOT in order to be happy about being in Kansas.
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The kids at Kansas State University must be getting laid A LOT in order to be happy about being in Kansas.
I would have thought that, too, except that when we went through there a couple of years ago it was surprisingly pretty nice. Of course, that wasn't winter.

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Proves once again that ignorance is bliss.
Why did ya want to go and bring Maryland into it....

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I would have thought that, too, except that when we went through there a couple of years ago it was surprisingly pretty nice. Of course, that wasn't winter.
Or flooding, or during a tornado/hail, or 100+ degrees? I'm sure there are pockets where people try to do their best to compensate, but at the end of the day it's still Kansas ;) . Even the scary parts of Oz were more interesting.
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I would have thought that, too, except that when we went through there a couple of years ago it was surprisingly pretty nice. Of course, that wasn't winter.
Or flooding, or during a tornado/hail, or 100+ degrees? I'm sure there are pockets where people try to do their best to compensate, but at the end of the day it's still Kansas ;) . Even the scary parts of Oz were more interesting.
Well, there's that. But when we came through Manhattan, we stayed at a very nice state park close to Tuttle Lake, and got some seriously good barbeque. Lot of happy-looking people with Wildcat gear.

I had expected 400 miles of mind-numbing nothing, but was pleasantly surprised. Not to say I'd live there, but still...

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Elizabeth Warren calls student loan appointment ‘an outrageous slap in the face’

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) appointed a student loan ombudsman nearly a year the previous official resigned, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is not happy with the agency’s replacement.

The presidential hopeful sent letters to the CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and new CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman Appointee Robert Cameron calling “the appointment of Mr. Cameron, a former executive responsible for compliance at a student loan servicer that has been accused of cheating thousands of students and taxpayers... an outrageous slap in the face to student loan borrowers across the country."

Warren noted that under Cameron’s record, the industry had failed to “comply with federal rules and state consumer protection laws” and asserted that Cameron was “not qualified to serve as the Student Loan Ombudsman.” ...

The former ombudsman, Seth Frotman, who resigned last August in protest of the new leadership’s direction under then-director Mick Mulvaney, echoed Warren’s sentiments.

“Under current leadership, the CFPB has made it its mission to do the bidding of the largest financial services companies in America,” Frotman told Yahoo Finance in a statement. “It is outrageous that an executive from the student loan company that has cheated students and taxpayers, and is at the center of every major industry scandal over the past decade, is now in charge of protecting borrowers rights. This is an insult to the nation's 45 million borrowers who deserve an advocate in their corner.” ...
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And I thought Mulvaney was pretty much the bottom of the barrel for serving at CFPB. The barrel must be deep and wide, slap full of possums gorging on mealy dollars, and nobody in sight to beat hell out of the side of it.

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And I thought Mulvaney was pretty much the bottom of the barrel for serving at CFPB. The barrel must be deep and wide, slap full of possums gorging on mealy dollars, and nobody in sight to beat hell out of the side of it.
Lots of people out there that are too incompetent and/or hateful to get jobs elsewhere.



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It’s the beginning of the school year and teachers are once again opening up their wallets to buy school supplies
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Teen broke dress code with T-shirt slogan: 'Why be racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic when you can just be quiet?'

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... Renee Williams of Indiana posted on Facebook that her daughter got in-house suspension on Wednesday at Highland Hills Middle School for wearing the $20 item. “I am beyond upset by the events that happened today,” she wrote, describing how the girl was called out twice for her outfit. “...We are disappointed in the way she was singled out and treated.”

Williams tells Yahoo Lifestyle that on Friday, her daughter was flagged down after gym class and brought into the principal’s office, after a teacher noticed her shirt. According to her daughter, the principal felt the words “Sex” and “Homo” were too eye-catching.

“She said my shirt was inappropriate and could be seen as disrespectful,” read a handwritten account by the student, posted to Williams’ Facebook page.

The girl says she was told to turn her shirt inside out, put on a jacket, or wear her sweaty top from gym class. She agreed to wear a hooded sweatshirt, but during lunch period, she says, a teacher expressed that her shirt didn’t break the dress code....

On Thursday, says the girl, 88 students in the 7th and 8th grades protested silently in a campus common area, in support of her shirt....
Rightwing Indiana, of course.

Do the teachers and principal also freak out when the SEXes of fruit flies are discussed in biology and HOMOphones are discussed in English class?
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No, Betsy DeVos is not going to jail

... Sallie Kim, a federal magistrate judge in California, admonished the department on Monday during a hearing. Among her remarks, she said: "I am not sending anyone to jail yet, but it’s good to know that I have that ability.” ...
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Just another product of leftist behavior.
LUMBERTON, NC (WBTW) – A 13-year-old boy wanted for two counts of first-degree murder has escaped from social services in Lumberton.

Authorities released a photo of the suspect and identified him only as Jericho W. He had been housed at the Cumberland Juvenile Detention Center since Oct. 15 and was appearing in court on two counts of first-degree murder and robbery.

Officials said they have a high degree of concern for the safety of both the juvenile and the public, “due to a prior history of assaultive and unpredictable behavior.”

The teen is described as having brown eyes and brown hair, about 5 feet tall and about 110 pounds. He was last seen at the intersection of Highway 72 and Country Club Road in Lumberton wearing a white t-shirt, beige pants and leg restraints without any shoes. The juvenile was arrested along with Derrick Deshawn Hunt, 19, in Rowland in relation to the deaths of two brothers, Frank and Adam Thomas, Wilkins confirmed. The brothers were found deceased inside a home on Marigold Lane on Oct 15.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCSO at 910-671-3170 or 910- 671-3100.

Sheriff Wilkins says that “anyone assisting him (Jericho) with hiding or housing will be charged with a felony offense.”
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