James from Texas
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Mar 15th 2012 3:52PM The law of restitution should be implemented immediately. The $100,000 in repairs is the start; the loss of ability to sell the house should be charged, and every dime should be paid.
The teenagers and their children's parents should have a judgment place on their homestead until such time as the payment is made in full.
After that the teenager should be placed on 5 years probation until such time as they are restored to full citizenship.
This juvenile justice "Just Kids" is bogus treatment. Punishment that extracts a heavy penalty for some years may not stop the crimes but these teenagers will learn "crime does not pay."
Jun 6th 2011 3:21PM Teachers and administrators have a right and a duty to defend themselves. She should have levelled the student; the principal and administration should have kicked him out of the school and the authorities should file assault charges on him.
What is wrong with this school district and superintendent? The school board needs a strong teacher protection policy, and the superintendent should be written up on the evaluation for failing to provide adequate teacher assault policy.
May 28th 2011 1:03PM I typically do not read these sites. However, Halle Berry is exceptionally beautiful and dressed appropriately.
On the old hand, Michelle O appears to be dress in a feed sack. Over 60 years ago, we bought several sacks of cow feed at the feed store. The cows loved the taste and women selected sacks that had nice cloth. The women made all kinds of clothing, table cloths, towels, etc.
The X-staps on MO remind me of overalls with cross straps.
Sorry but designers only can do so much with cloth.
May 12th 2011 10:15AM The professor in question, who is a relativist and thinks "anything goes" is the way to swing, should not be teaching in a university. The fellow has an incredible lack of judgment.
The lack of judgment is he bring his own relativistic bias into the classroom when a classroom should have balance views on subjects.
But subject or disciplines, as they once were called, have become soapbox theater in most universities.
And of course to measure the value of a course, however popular, by the word "popular" betrays the role of the university in the formation of its graduates.
If I had a child who considered Northwestern, I would move long to perhaps a saner enviorment, Hillsdale College, where one get a quality education without exposure to professors, as J. Bailey. Amazing this fellow is non-judgmental except for those who profess moral views. So much for relativism.
Apr 30th 2011 7:02PM I admire the Queen and wish the Duke and his charming and very beautiful wife a long life and much joy and happiness in their marriage.
Dec 17th 2010 9:48AM Janet N[apoleon] and John [Slow Draw] Pistole and our past and present Home In[Security] Cabinet members and subs are several steps off stride when it comes to security.
No wonder Bam Bam said we could absorb some attacks because with this security
team in place, they have hard time tracking a herd of elephant in 6 feet of new snow.
The Bordrs are wide open . . . and the TSA screeners are fatigued. To say nothing of not too bright either.
Nov 17th 2010 9:16AM TSA and Homeland Security and Janet Reno's break and enter into the home where Elian Gonzalas was staying with family is a familiar pattern of power determines the rules and outcome, or attempts to.
I am reading Wolfgang Sofsky's "Privacy: A Manifesto" to understand how power and authority subverts our privacy. The 4th Amendment ought to protect us, but the Powers [Janet N and Pistol Pete of TSA], as Janet Reno know a better way, their way. What a 3 year old expects or an 80 year old is irrelevant.
Based on a study of repressive societies in the former Soviet Union and in East Germany and even under the Nazis, the presumation of power overrode any instincts of humanity among the enforces, not officers of the law.
We live in a net, a police state net, that increases each day. The lastest installment is the insane TSA rules. Of course, lobby dollars for Chertoff, former DHS head, and others plus Stimulus Funds amounting to billions has given us machines that do not work well.
Of course, Israel has a successful program but, according to Janet N and the ilk in DC, that is irrelevant.
The name of the DC game is power over the people. Rebel against the tyrants: Reno and now Janet. Say NO!
File suits and pile up the paper in front of the court house. And if the Republicans have any brains and guts, they will cut the funds for TSA until sanity is restored in that agency and in all departments of government.
Oct 6th 2010 5:38PM Old people can be difficult, as in this case. However, the retired British sea officer is correct when he suggests the other half of the story "is not a gentleman."
A gentleman is gentle and does not escalate discussion turned nasty. A gentleman would have moved to another table.
As for the lady being "nasty." Possible. However the Cunard Line did itself no favors by simply returning a portion of the $$, several $$.
Customer service demands something more if for no other reason than appearing reasonable.
Cunard Lines ripped them off.
Oct 2nd 2010 8:48AM In a time when athletes in sports get into trouble, one admires Turner Gill for alerting the young men on the KU team to avoid trouble. Women are wonderful,
but women and sport and extra activity creates team problems.
Turner's strict policy likely will weed out the "party animals" in a high school recruiting class and discourage them to attend KU. But the up side is those parents who want their son to get an education and college degree will push their son toward a coach and university with standards.
What is wrong with standards? Discipline on the field and off the field and ultimately in life.
Sep 16th 2010 4:57PM Yes, I too noticed her slow speech. However, in the South, the pace of life and the slowness of speech are rather normal. We are not in a rush.
In the NE, for example, the hectic pace of life and the rush of words are expected from this population. There are exceptions in both the North and the South.
To assume on is retared if one speaks slowly or slower than you and I might speak suggests
the writer has not traveled far from home or the area.