BillDBastard

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  1. BillDBastard

    Stoopid garbage disposal install mistake

    Why doesn't George just tell Wide that this is suppose to happen and will cease after the break-in period in a couple of weeks?
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    let's shut the government

    Didn't know that. Saw ELP a handful of times. Brain Salad Surgery through Works era. Works, one of the shows was with a full orchestra, which was phenomenal, to say the least. IIRC there was an interview with Greg Lake way back when and he mentioned that the original concept was to have a lead guitar player in the band as well. The band was to be known as H.E.L.P..... the H being Jimi Hendrix.
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    Ocasio

    No. It was study conducted/commissioned by Rudy Giuliani when he was NYC Mayor. Can't be bothered to look it up frankly.
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    Ocasio

    Laughing.... yeah, type that ass-backwards, expresso hadn't kicked in yet and the sun was yet to rise! For every 10 students there is 1 staff member, were as for every 1 teacher there are 50 pupils.
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    Ocasio

    No sir or ma'am, what is authoritarian is a system that limits a parent's options for educating their children. The public school mindset is basically this, 'send your kids to private school if you like but you still need to pay for public schools regardless.' That is authoritarian and a large part of the problem with public education. It limits choices and it limits them for those in a position less able to afford the best education for their kids. Great system you people endorse.
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    Ocasio

    So you discredit Tilton because they specialize in troubled youth? Do I have that correct? Tell me, what do public schools do to fix troubled youth aside from expelling them or accepting them as dropouts?
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    Ocasio

    Oh boy, there is that public school education at work again. So because some private schools have endowment funds and offer financial aid to those deserving you see that as a negative in their business model? And as such you discount the cost to a parent digging into their pocket? Putting your interpretation aside for the moment, the real problem with public schools is they by definition are extremely wasteful of those resources provided by taxpayers. I suggest you look at how public schools spend their (our) money. IIRC in NYC the ratio of school staff : to students is on the order of 10:1 while class sizes run north of 50 pupils in per classroom. That does not happen in private schools, not by a long shot. Couple that with the ROI, or how well private schools educate their charges relative to public schools and it is a no brainer that we need to privatize education. BTW, private schools still provide books, food and in a fair amount of cases, student housing. So Mr. Late and Missmoyeled Idiot, I would suggest if you really want to understand my P.O.V. include only "day student" tuition for private schooling as a better head to head comparison.
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    Ocasio

    Funny. Me being the most radical progressive in PA. It's called disciplined...……….. btw (bit of laughing as I typed that!)
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    let's shut the government

    Ah yes, Fanfare for the Common Man.
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    Ocasio

    Geeze the two of you are complete idiots. Really, really are complete and total idiots. For starters the numbers I quoted was from several years back when we were making decisions regarding our daughter's education. However, we can use more recent data if you please. New York Public schooling costs in 2016 were $22,366 per student. (Note; This figure does not include Charter Schools, which I trust would push the number up a bit more.) Source/cite; https://www.empirecenter.org/publications/ny-school-avg-tops-22k-per-pupil/ The average tuition/cost New York State Private schools for 2018-19 (sorry, couldn't find direct data for straight up comparison) is $17,925 per student. Source/cite; https://www.privateschoolreview.com/tuition-stats/new-york Now before Missmoyeled Idiot goes off on a perceived difference between tuition and cost, same thing, this is what it costs to educate a person on average for one year. Missmoyeled Idiot seems to think there is some difference between the two, which, at the end of the day, there are not as it is the cost to educate a given child/student per year. For some odd reason M.I. seems to think private schools charge less than the cost to educate. We shall attribute his confusion to a public school education. In the event M.I. doesn't understand that there are private schools for special needs children as well...…. BTW, I would not consider Phillips Andover or Phillips Exeter or Hotchkiss as second or third tier schools. No doubt some private schools are pricey and yet even with those types of schools factored in the difference between a substandard public school education is grossly more expensive than a quality private school education. Lastly not quite sure why Phillips Andover is considered the best school in the country. There are a number of excellent private schools.... including the two I attended, one being a military academy.
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    let's shut the government

    Well what about all the people in line that those who would run across the border have jumped ahead of? The other issue I see is the process of criminal background checks. Keep the FBI busy for decades! But, and it is a big butt, is what alternative do we have? 22 million illegals and no freakin way to do shite about it. The other thing is this, only people who are gonna come forward are the ones who do not present a problem in the first place. Those with issues will still lurk in the shadows.
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    Federal Prison Reform

    ROI???? Surely you jest. Our jails and prisons are little more than political fodder, the right claiming to stand for law and order and the left up in arms over equality and justice...… but actually fixing our crime problem? NFW!
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    Ocasio

    And actually since I do not ascribe to this tug of war back and forth across some perceived aisle that demarks left from right..... would I not in actuality be a radical progressive?
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    Ocasio

    Well you have those that wish to see the status quo maintained, and you have those who wish to see varying degrees of change. Since I seek a way forward, a better way than some status quo, am I not a progressive....by definition?
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    let's shut the government

    No I am not the idiot here Bob. We have had 3 shutdowns in the past two and a half decades. Most recent was 16 days in total. In 1995 we had on that lasted 3-4 days and a second one that went from mid December to early January. I think the total number of days was like 26-27 days for the two. Subtract out weekends and holidays and it is little more than a paid vacation, albeit unplanned. Average annual income for federal employees is around $55-60,000 per annum. This just about matches all Americans. Very few people who work for the federal government live hand to mouth so some notion that they will miss a mortgage payment is absurd.