Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
quote: What is lost is that, just like there are horrible accountants or lawyers or doctors, there are also horrible soldiers and police officers.
quote: What's really jarring to me in this situation is that even with example after example of gov't abusing the power it's been given, there's still a huge number of people willing to hand them even more power.
quote: Well you need to clarify which level of government and realize that they are completely different, are responsible for different things and that their actions have practically nothing to do with the other levels of government.
quote: If you're not from that municipality or state, then you really don't need to give a damn since it is up to the people of that state to keep their civil servants in order. If the people of Washington tolerate such corruptions, then they are getting the government that they deserve.
quote: No Child Left Behind is in now way wonderful but not requiring teachers to show the outcome of what they are paid for is an even greater travesty.
quote: Spending on K-12 has more than doubled since 1970 (yes in inflation corrected dollars) yet students are none the better for it and the tax payers are worse off.
quote: The population has also increased by a large amount since then, over 100 million, and one can't teach a class of 35 on a budget meant for 20.
quote: Interestingly enough, students in that program frequently faced adversity from many of the regular classroom teachers, school administrators, fellow students, etc. And the administrators would do nothing to prevent the bullying that took place to these alt ed students. So not only is an overhaul of the education system needed, an overhaul of attitudes on everyone's part is needed as well.
quote: Trying to make all OUTCOMES equal is a failure from the start.
quote: I should also mention I am a middle aged white male with short hair, blue eyes, and Irish roots, so the odds of me having trouble with the police are substantially lower than that of a black or hispanic individual, but the police officers that give me the most trouble are usually much like myself, middle aged white cops.
quote: hat was just a local humiliation is going to turn into a national humiliation.
quote: A local judge at the Superior Court for King County -- James Cayce -- has signed off on a search warrant sent to Google Inc.
quote: N.W.A. had it right at least partially.
quote: The statute lists the type of cyberstalking named in the case as a Class C felony -- applicable for up to 5 years in prison and a $10,000 USD fine.
quote: This isn't true... If you read the law that you linked to, its only considered a fellony if either (a) the person has been convicted for harassing the same person before (b) the person threatened to kill someone. If this isn't the case, its a gross misdemeanor.