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Everything posted by mat

  1. Whats up with the occasional flood of Asian language posts? Its not only irritating but concerning on the site's security.
  2. Yes breaking news. Networks interrupted regular viewing TV one hour before the national news program to let everyone know the Mueller report was released and no one knows whats in it and no additional indictments, all of which they reported yesterday. Media sensationalism at its finest.
  3. Nederland Bond

    Can you share what part of the story is not being told?
  4. Marijuana Legalization Support - Yay or Nay

    I have my opinion but can understand both sides. One thing is certain. It has generated a healthily debate which is refreshing in this forum. 
  5. Marijuana Legalization Support - Yay or Nay

    Legalize it. We need all our prison space for illegal immigrant criminals. 
  6. Nederland Bond

    Sounds like she is not ready to settle or sit idle. Sound like she wants continued improving into the future. Can you provide a quality education for less than a $156,000,000? Yes. You could build a perfectly adequate bare necessity home for you and your family for $30,000. Something tells me you would want more for them if you are able. 
  7. Nederland Bond

    This is not true at all. Aside from the basic listed on the district website, I don't know the details of what will be addressed in the bond. However, TEA sets standards for optimal education performance. Areas short of these standards hinders education performance determined by TEA. The infrastructure of a school building dictates the level of technology related education and educational growth that is needed in the advanced learning environment of today such as computer labs, smart board interactive technologies, chemistry and biology specific labs, etc. Classroom sizes are mandated from TEA to accommodated the growing needs within a classroom. Proper climate control, indoor air quality, etc contributes to a healthier environment which contributes to better education. The education advantages go way beyond the brick and mortar. I can provide plenty of supporting data if needed.  Furthermore, I'd be willing to bet if you survey the students that have spent years in an old school, then moved into a new school you'd see increased motivation. 
  8. Nederland Bond

    BC is trying to pass another bond now. Their needs did not go away.
  9. Assisted Suicide / Euthanasia - Yay or Nay

    Hospice is a well needed service. I can't say I disagree. I just see some remote similarities.
  10. Assisted Suicide / Euthanasia - Yay or Nay

    Couldn't hospice services be interpreted as assistance? 
  11. This is tragic, cowardly and evil. On a somewhat separate note; I'm a little confused that the name of the mosque was Chirstchurch. It sounds like a christian church name.
  12. Medicare.. For All?

    The challenge would the private sector working profitably within the government oversight. That's a big part of our health care problem now. I'd love to see them try it though.
  13. Medicare.. For All?

    Pardon the interruption but here's my two cents. I believe in basic health care for all. However, I believe a two, possibly three tier system could be an option. 1. Private insurance available for those that can afford it or those that meet an income threshold. 2. A form of medicaid expansion to include those below an income threshold. Yes this would put additional cost on the medicare system but the additional cost could be covered by the tax dollars already being spent to supplement the affordable healthcare act. Economically disadvantage households should have healthcare but not necessarily the same level as those that pay good money for theirs. You two can carry on with whatever it is y'all are doing.
  14. Trump’s $1 Trillion Deficit - Laugh Out Loud

    I agree with certain spending increases but the largest budget ever tends to go against the GOP platform of less spending.
  15. Orange county judge vs. Chevron

    Very unexpected.
  16. Trump’s $1 Trillion Deficit - Laugh Out Loud

    Thank you
  17. Is AOC a Republican Asset ?

    She will not be in the picture till the end and will only make other democrats seem more rational. 
  18. VSEO- please was eloquent on this subject

    I agree with some and disagree with most. Each statement would serve as its own debate. More importantly, I appreciate your real reply. 
  19. You’ll Never Change Your Mind - Will You?

    This the most useless thread I've ever read. I'm ashamed I wasted my time reading it. Three pages with one relevant post by Cardinalbacker (which I agreed with much of it) You two should just get a room.
  20. When Did Your Parents Force Jesus Christ On You?

    I'll take the bait. The Holy bible states that there only one way to the Father and that is through Jesus Christ. The bible also states that every man in given a free will so I chose to believe the bible and except Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. The bible also says we should share this good news to all so they may have the opportunity to be saved. To not share this good news would be disobedient to the teachings of the bible.  Each man gets to choose what he believes.   

    A more non lethal approach would be to drop the machete or just stop walking. It was completely justified. Very unfortunate for his family.
  22. Orange county judge vs. Chevron

    I agree with savvy negotiating. I also think giving away too much can be counterproductive. However, companies nor citizens are flocking to Orange County. Our elected officials need to be bending over backwards to pull businesses and people in. If they lose the Chevron deal Crooks could be a one term judge. 
  23. Whatever you think of Trump

    You can leave my cable and internet out of this. But for example, my employer pays a good portion of my major medical plan. I can upgrade to a better insurance for a nice increase on my part. If I want to include my spouse on the major medical plan its $750 or over $1000 for a plan with decent copays. If I were to need to insure my entire family it would be $1000 for MM and $1300 for better. That is more than my house note or all of my utilities combined. While a know and stress the importance if insurance it is also something (thank God) that I haven't had to even use. 
  24. Whatever you think of Trump

    I agree completely, 100%. However, I also think it is a pipe dream to think a free wheeling healthcare industry will correct itself into affordable healthcare. I consider healthcare to be much more of a necessity than a luxury. We need to do what we can to make it available for as many as we can. I have random ideas but I certainly don't have the answers.   I also agree the VA is a disaster, however where would many of our veterans be without it?