Pay no attention to the language used in the article. The subversives are the mainland CCP creeps rebelling against the government and people of Hong Kong. It was as predictable as the sunrise. The new security law is a means to the foreordained end. I hope many will leave, while they still can. Chicomms, like all Communists, build walls and use guns to keep their workers inside the workers paradise. Why the criminal enterprise known as Communism is treated as though it were a valid system if governance has always been a question.
Chrisgp from England wrote: When people started getting murdered, and raped, and the locals in the area realised that the tyranny of the mob is ruthless, the local mayor had absolutely no choice but to send the very brave police that she hates and despises, in to clear the area and restore order. She is highly culpable, and one would like to think she realised, albeit rather hate in the day, that the â€śsummer of loveâ€ť she supported had turned out to be a nightmare for her citizens. Sadly, it seems more and more we are in the days of Lot and of Noah, and lawlessness is indeed abounding.
She sent in the police, not because she came back to reason, but because the summer of love protesters came to her house, and she felt threatened.
John UK wrote: Mike, are you saying that there has been a recent change in the system? That the curriculum in schools is now set by the state, whereas it was once set independently? That appears to be what you're saying. As for biblical practice, I honestly do not know what the Bible teaches about it. Is there some teaching on schools? I mean schools which cater for every child, not just the people of God.
In my State, NY establishes what are called standards to which all school districts must adhere. A district is allowed to decide their curriculum that would meet the standards. It's kind of like a parent telling a child he must wear shoes and socks, but allowing the child to decide what color socks to wear. IMO, the farther away control over education goes, the more unacceptable and inferior much of the education becomes. My daughter is a teacher in another State. She recently told me she is not allowed to fail students. One result? The students know this. There are some with character who will continue to work hard, and those who are less willing, get even lazier. They don't worry about failing, because they can't.
Biblical principle issue- no warrant for government schools. Parental authority to raise, educate children
John UK wrote: I like the way you put that, Mike. It's a bit like you giving Jim $100. He keeps $40 for managing, and with the rest he repairs the roads you drive on, maintains the court rooms, police and fire service etc, and whatever else the guv does with tax money. I'm not sure though why you call it robbery of taxpayers. Do you not believe in that system, which is the same in the UK? Is there another system which I've never heard of? You hinted at school districts paying their own way. How would that work out in practice?
It's robbery when some of what you give them is given back, but disguised as aid. There is no issue with state gov maintaining state roads and bridges, state courts and police, etc. There is issue when they decree what shall be taught local schools. That isn't their realm of responsibility. State money used for schools, given as carrots to donkeys, would be better used for the services of which you wrote. If schools cannot pay their own way, where does the the funding come from, other than from the people in the first place? The districts need provide their own funding, or adjust superintendents' and teachers salaries and retirement packages according to what they can afford. Biblical, no?
It would be better if school districts paid their own way, instead of pretending State "aid" is anything more than robbery from taxpayers in all districts to bribe them each in return with the money robbed. Math seems to evade. It's like if I give $100 to Jim, and Carl gives $100 to Jim, and Jim keeps $40 for managing, then gives Carl and me back $80 each, calling it Jim aid in the process. Why is this hard to figure out?
Anger about the wrong things certainly is an issue. I have to admit to feeling it at the great deception going on. But there has always been deception. I think if there's a new element, it's how widespread and in your face it is. Workers for the evil one aren't shy anymore.
Adriel wrote: â€śCDC estimates that influenza was associated with more than 35.5 million illnesses, more than 16.5 million medical visits, 490,600 hospitalizations, and 34,200 deaths during the 2018â€“2019 influenza season.â€ś Wonder where Flu has been this year? Must be on vacation!!!
CDC says influenza season is October through May. CDC stops reporting flu data in early April, though it was a bad season. April 14: CDC adds "probable" Covid cases to confirmed cases in reporting data. Flu didn't go on vacation, perhaps it went to Covidland as a temp worker.
Jim Lincoln wrote: "There is a general anti-science, anti-authority, anti-vaccine feeling among some people in this country â€” an alarmingly large percentage of people, relatively speaking." '...he noted "we have a lot of work to do" in educating people on the safety of vaccines amid disinformation from the anti-vaccination movement.' â€” Fauci https://tinyurl.com/y7aoo29k (Fauci: Coronavirus vaccine may not be enough to achieve herd immunity in U.S.)
How long has it been since expert on health Dr. Fauci practiced as a physician?
Silly me, I thought museums were places to reflect the works of history, places where we could learn the good and the bad. I didn't realize they were supposed to reflect the whims and feelings of today. For that, we have the media.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Wall Street Journal another source of information points out how covid-19 is devastating to nursing home residents and their caretakers. excerpt from,"As U.S. Nursing-Home Deaths Reach 50,000, States Ease Lockdowns " --- --- It is a devilish virus and it attacks the elderly worldwide.
It does. That's why beaches are closed, Jim. Aside from that, we can hope governor Cuomo gets brought up on charges for the executive ordered thousands of nursing home deaths he brought about while clamping down on the lives of the healthy.
Stevenr wrote: OKâ€¦ I guess Iâ€™m just ignorant of what it is like to live in other parts of the nationâ€¦ My average water bill is about $40 a monthâ€¦ I have a difficult time fathoming the idea that even if my bill tripled that I would be struggling to pay for waterâ€¦ so I read this, and my first question isâ€¦ How much is water in the rest of the nation?
In my neck of the woods, it's astounding how inexpensive it is. 10000 gallons costs about $29.
I've often wonder exactly how it is that homosexuality can be supported by those who also believe in evolution's survival of the fittest notion. No ability to reproduce itself is sufficient information to demonstrate no survival at all. What could be less "fittest" than that?
Jim Lincoln wrote: â€śThe legal doctrine of stare decisis requires us, absent special circumstances, to treat like cases alike,â€ť Chief Justice Roberts https://tinyurl.com/yb24fkgs Chief Justice Roberts seems to be consistent on the above idea, anyway.
Roberts' statement is "legal doctrine" mumbo jumbo for "the precedence of previous questionable decisions is more important to follow than deciding a case on the basis of the Constitution." That's why one bad decision is often followed by many others. Even judges can be lazy, and lately Mr Roberts seems to be setting an example.
Humble One wrote: Remember when it all started, we were comparing the 'regular' flu with this. CDC gave an estimate of 50k deaths from that flu, and the year before it was even higher. It shows you the reporting is not as clear as news media wants to give you. Also, have you noticed the number of cases cited by each state does not subtract any cases from April or May? Don't you think by now, June 29, all those cases have resolved, either recovered or died? Shouldn't they subtract them from today's number? ---
The science behind this is not science but fear-based religion. One of its doctrines is Once a case, Always a case. So those who never had symptoms, or are recovered, or who recovered at home, are still among the case count. It is easier to extract sacrifice from the fearful, and larger case counts do seem scarier, though they shouldn't be.
Adriel wrote: The duty of elected government is: "the political direction and control exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies, and states; direction of the affairs of a state, community, etc.; political administration: Government is necessary to the existence of civilized society." (Dictionary.com) ---
Correction. *Civilized* government is necessary to the existence of a civilized society.
Dr. Tim wrote: Read some of the phrases in the article: â€śEstimates.â€ť â€śMight be.â€ť â€śCould be.â€ť â€śSuggested.â€ť â€śMight have been.â€ť This sounds to me like a typical â€śscientificâ€ť article on some aspect of evolution, filled with guesstimates, speculation, and pure fantasy. Why donâ€™t the â€śscientistsâ€ť and quacks just admit that they donâ€™t have a clue? Oh, that would jeopardize their god status, wouldnâ€™t it?
One can only hope the heading of this article is true. The media would portray it as something awful, (look how contagious!!) But it's actually very good, for it would mean an instant reduction in the death rate by a factor of 10. 10 times the cases, but same number of deaths. Pick a number. 1.0%. becomes 0.1% How is that not a good thing, especially in terms of lockdowns, gubernatorial overreaction, etc.? It becomes much harder to justify wrecking the country, doesn't it?