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Henry posted:

Really draining the swamp with all those corporate schills literally ignoring millions of people.  

https://act.openmedia.org/ajit...te/donate?src=162148

They are plundering as fast as they can before the inevitable collapse.

Yep, this is "running government like a business", especially when the "businessmen" are neither builders nor thinkers but professional parasites bred to leach assets while legally protected from personal responsibility leaving everyone else with virtually nothing and desperate.

Of course, the free flow of information makes sense, and that's why it's got to stop!    It's scary to think that providers could squash whatever they want, and the government could also make deals/put pressure on companies to put forward only what they want the public to see. With only six major media companies in the world today, the internet with net neutrality is the only thing with a truly free flow of information available to anyone, where you can pick and choose. Democracy, shmockracy. It's big bucks and control first. (Devil's advocate: Yes, of course there's lots of fake news, biases, etc., but at least it's a free flow. Get educated!)

No you don't have to worry about the teachers, but I bet your daughter and daughter-in-law have both addressed net neutrality in their classrooms (provided they teach upper grades). I teach high school and we have absolutely discussed it more than once, as well as addressing how to spot fake news, bias, etc. It's tough to keep up on all of it, plus teach the standard curriculum. But, us teachers tend to be optimistic... BTW, do your daughter and daughter-in-law teach in Wisconsin? I've talked to teachers there and heard some stories of what's happening at the state level and how it's now affecting schools. 

Fandame posted:

No you don't have to worry about the teachers, but I bet your daughter and daughter-in-law have both addressed net neutrality in their classrooms (provided they teach upper grades). I teach high school and we have absolutely discussed it more than once, as well as addressing how to spot fake news, bias, etc. It's tough to keep up on all of it, plus teach the standard curriculum. But, us teachers tend to be optimistic... BTW, do your daughter and daughter-in-law teach in Wisconsin? I've talked to teachers there and heard some stories of what's happening at the state level and how it's now affecting schools. 

Do not get me started on what Wanker has done to Wisconsin with his **** storm Act 10.    Teachers and other more the qualified people are leaving the State in droves.  So much so that they are trying to loosen the qualifications for teachers so that under qualified people CAN TEACH, itโ€™s disgusting.  JMHP

Herschel posted: 

Yep, this is "running government like a business", especially when the "businessmen" are neither builders nor thinkers but professional parasites bred to leach assets while legally protected from personal responsibility leaving everyone else with virtually nothing and desperate.

Corporate America learned lessons very well from Mafioso.
They pay for legislation make it all "legal".
Best racket ever!

As an aside to the teaching comments, I have a 16 year old Granddaughter that has graduation and college on the horizon. I advised her to forget the traditional job market, and go into public service, beginning at the local level. 
There's dozens of jobs available; a city or county commissioner and their respective school board positions, full-time pay for part-time work with an obscene benefit package, and she can grow to a State level and beyond if she wants to.
I don't know how current this info is, but this man is the School Superintendent in our county, and has been for many, many years:
Must Be Nice


Info on our County Commissioner salaries. Please note benefits almost double their base salary. Part-time hours.:
Nice Work If You Can Get Itl

Cavetoad posted:

When the mysterians became the social mantra, society began its downfall.

Academia has brought on safe zones and the concept of 'fill in your own grade' to classes.

Nobody can fail now. Loss is not acceptable.  Children don't know how to deal with losing.  Losing builds character.  It's how one learns to deal with reality.

We're ****ed. 

Complete ****ing bull****.  Tired tripe that makes you feel better. 

Cavetoad posted:

When the mysterians became the social mantra, society began its downfall.

Academia has brought on safe zones and the concept of 'fill in your own grade' to classes.

Nobody can fail now. Loss is not acceptable.  Children don't know how to deal with losing.  Losing builds character.  It's how one learns to deal with reality.

We're ****ed. 

It's either "find a way to give them passing grades" or you're fired, in many places. It's considered the teacher's fault if the kid fails these days far too often, regardless of all the factors.