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Old 12-31-2012, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by rrtechno View Post
If you read my post carefully, you will see that I never said the schools were using resources that could be better used on other educational activities to feed the students, I said the schools are being used as a DISTRIBUTION system for these programs. There are programs that provide a safety net for families where the parents are unemployed or underemployed. The schools have the resources already in place to best facilitate these programs (cafeterias).
At the risk of further taking this thread off track...

You didn't need to say it. The fact is that they are using resources. It costs money to support these programs...utilities, staff, custodial services, etc, and they are being supported out of the tax dollars provided to schools for teaching kids. I'm not just picking on food programs...there are plenty of "feel-good" social welfare programs that public schools administer that are costly and of dubious benefit, particularly when you consider the core mission of schools and the need to meet the needs of the average student.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by TomJones123 View Post
Probably, cause you never been hungry,
That is true, and I hope I never am. But the reality is this, considering the here and now in this country:

We don't have bread riots, and our bigger problem in my mind is the amount of food wasted day in and day out in this country. We have the fattest poor people in the world, a fact that is well documented. Are there hungry in the US? Of course there are, but again, to say that hunger is a major factor in crime in this country is ridiculous. I stand by my statement that it is a symptom of other root causes.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:47 AM
Location: Mason, OH
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We are witnessing the ineptitude of our government at work with this Fiscal Cliff Crisis which is of their own making. The last hour gamesmanship failed as they passed the deadline. So some of the provisions will go into effect and then have to be rescinded. The Senate passed something this morning, but what? Since the crisis has already passed, I don't expect the House to act on anything immediately. They will tread water since appropriations bills originate in the House, they control the pursue strings, and they will damn well let the Senate know it.

The original purpose of this thread, talking about the local police and their impression on the neighborhoods, pales in comparison to how our Federal Government and State Governments have taken us all to the cleaners for years now.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:09 AM
Location: Chester County, PA
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Times change, that is true. But not necessarily for the better. Concerning the uniform of the Cincinnati Police Department, changing out of the white hat and shirt to something dark might be the "easy" way, but it doesn't receive plaudits from me. Respect, dignity, professionalism, living up to higher standards - these are the actions I see as "good". Hiding in something dark doesn't make the grade. Sorry, we will have to disagree, or - why is it necessary to always "sink to the lowest common denominator".... Cream always rises to the top.
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