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    America is going to hell.

    How can people possibly be this stupid?

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    It looked more like a big joke to me. Also, it's somewhat striking that all these people are Black, although one Black guy said his grandfather was Irish... .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Daddy Cool
    femaleluver2:
    You're right about them being all black. It makes me question if there was some racist agenda to make blacks look all uneducated and stupid. Hopefully people will know better.
    Big Daddy Cool,

    I felt the same way, but then I realized that Mobil, Alabama, where the news report was filed, is perhaps 90 per cent Black(?).
    Last edited by femaleluver2; 03-24-2006 at 10:29 AM.

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    "Could be a crackhead..." Hahahaha!

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    Just because we have our share of Gomer Pyle does not make the entire country stupid. I'm sure there are plenty of uneducated MoFo in Canada as well as Europe and the Middle east. Bottom line is this when you dont have the opportunity and all you know is Billy Bob down the street is it your fault? Not everyone have the opportunity to get out of the enviroment they are under. That is why we have problems such as religious intolerance, in the middle east, and bigotry( in the south.). If all you know is what being taught to you by one view unless someone else comes along and re-educate you then you dont any difference. I'm tired of people stereo typing blacks and country folks that they are idiots . It doesnt matter if you are Albert Einstein if spoken in a country dialect you still sound like an ignorant person.

    Believed me I've been there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by femaleluver2
    It looked more like a big joke to me. Also, it's somewhat striking that all these people are Black, although one Black guy said his grandfather was Irish... .
    At the very end, you can hear that it's from the NBC station in Mobile.

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    Have any of you considered that this is from Alabama? America has some of the worst public schools in the western world. Alabama has some of the worst public schools in America. Regardless of skin color, we're training our citizens to be ignorant. I was going to say stupid, but that's not correct. I don't believe Americans are stupid. IMO, stupid implies that there is no hope for an individual to learn. Ignorant people are those who haven't been educated, but could be.
    PS-I apologize to those of you from the south, but this is true. It's the fault of your local politicians who perpetuate the status quo...the same way Massachusetts politicos perpetuate waste and corruption (ie, the Big Dig)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Daddy Cool
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    I don't know if this is true for all the states, but I've read that in many states that schools are financed by local tax dollars and not put in one big state pot, so it could be evenly devided. Since some areas are much poorer you get a situation where it's almost like having private schools within the public system, because the middle class areas would have much more tax dollars than a lower income area. Also, because these poorer areas tend to be black, blacks are put at a major disadvantage which is not right. In esance, all is not equal when it comes to oppertunity. It's too bad, because as a business person I love America, but their's a lot of untaped potential talent.
    Ah, the eternal question: when is taxation without representation worth it?

    My town's schools are paid for through my town's property taxes. I have a vested interest in being involved (or at least aware) in the educational system in my town, whether I have children there or not: If the schools suck, my property devalues. Conversely, if the schools rock, my property increases in value.

    The City of Newark, NJ pays for only 15% of its own school budget. The remainder is paid for through state and federal aid. However, decisions about the schools remain mostly in local hands. Which means: improve your schools and you lose outside assistance, or keep them horrible, and keep sucking on the government teat. The end result for me is that my taxes go to something that I have no control over.

    Furthermore, for the record, in NJ, the areas with the HIGHEST spending per student are also those with the WORST achievement records. Go figure.

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    Big Daddy, school funding here in New Hampshire has long been a source of controversy. Schools are locally funded using property tax revenues. Of course this leads to huge discrepancies. Wealthy communities like Hampton Beach and Bedford love it. A few years ago the poorer communities, specifically Claremont, sued the state and won. The funding system was ruled unconstitutional. That started a whole new problem though, because New Hampshire is famous for having (virtually) no sales or income tax. The issue has yet to be satisfactorily resolved.
    At the moment, there is still a huge discrepancy in our schools. There are some terrific schools in New Hampshire, and some that well, suck.
    I believe a statewide tax is inevitable...

    In the last gubernatorial election, liberal Democrat John Lynch defeated incumbent conservative Republican Craig Benson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nugie
    America is going to hell
    ...and Nugie is driving the bus!!!
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    When I feel like I'm winning when I'm losing again"

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