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Texas high school to build $62 million stadium

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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 09:46 AM
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I believe this school district has very good educational standards. I doubt that will suffer because of a stadium. I just felt it was a hell of a lot of money to throw at a sports facility.




posted on May, 11 2016 @ 09:48 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

my HS borrowed a crap messed up half field from another school for practice. no home games.

we did just fine.

6 million huh. yeah, that makes them idiots IMO.

They deserve to go broke.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 09:49 AM
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a reply to: tadaman


Lol, that's 60 million not 6 million..... Ouch



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 09:51 AM
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originally posted by: pl3bscheese
a reply to: Krazysh0t

Oh, but that already exists, and yet you're so greedy to meet your ideals that you want more.


I want more? Where did I say I wanted anything? I don't even live in Texas. I won't see the results of this money spent regardless of what it is used for. Talk about a strawman...


We already pay taxes that get distributed back to the educational system.

There's just no way you can reasonably justify your stance. Why would people and elected officials who make good decisions for long periods of time, NOT be rewarded and if that appears to be excess in the minds of some WHY should we give in and give up?

It makes ZERO sense.

You can take your warped sense of socialism and shove it. I'm all for moderate socialist principals, but you're taking it WAY too far.


I cannot justify a school voluntarily giving money that it doesn't need to another school that could use it more? So I guess charity is evil in your book.
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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 09:53 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
I believe this school district has very good educational standards. I doubt that will suffer because of a stadium. I just felt it was a hell of a lot of money to throw at a sports facility.

Believe it or not...that is cheap!

$62.8 million, 12,000 capacity = $5,233 / seat.

The arena my city is funding for the NHL team...

$480 million, 18,641 capacity = $25,749 / seat.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 09:59 AM
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a reply to: avgguy

I said it would be a great idea because it would be the right thing to do. I ALSO said it would never happen in this country because this country worships greed too much. Then I made a point of expanding on that last sentence by saying "especially Texas". Of course I don't expect this to happen. I'm a realist. I'm only making observations here.

Though it's rather funny as well as depressing watching people defend not helping out schools in need. Funny because I knew y'all would fall over yourselves to do so. And depressing because this is the popular mentality on this country. I mean the country's education rankings have only been posted several times in this thread.
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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 10:01 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

If you're too incompetent to understand words that are clearly presented, that echo your own, then we have nothing further to discuss.

That you would go so far as to throw out the petty "strawman" front, is just wrong.

Go try to play someone else, I've already proven to you time and time again I don't fall for your BS. It's getting very old.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: pl3bscheese

You are the one who said I wanted something and was being greedy because I wanted more. If that isn't a strawman then quote the EXACT words where I declared that I wanted something as well as wanting more of it otherwise my point stands and you are just angry because I called you out for using a fallacy.

For the record. I gave up on Texas a LONG time ago. Can't stand that state, and this OP is just more of the same for me. I'm not expecting them to change nor am I fighting to have them change. I'm just making observations on what the correct action for that money should be.
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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 10:10 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

So it's greedy to expect that your taxes go towards nice things in your community?

Especially Texas? You mean the most powerful economy in our country right now??



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 10:11 AM
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correct me if I am wrong, but a bond is really borrowed money, money that will have to be paid back at a later date isn't it?? so can't help but wonder, just what will have to be cut later to pay for this?

so, we got three different mega stadiums being built in what is probably a relatively small area?? can't help but wonder, if they had joined forces, and built just one, could they have had something that was much better for far less money?



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 10:18 AM
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originally posted by: avgguy
a reply to: Krazysh0t

So it's greedy to expect that your taxes go towards nice things in your community?

Especially Texas? You mean the most powerful economy in our country right now??


I'm saying that we have an education problem in this country and it would behoove schools that do well to help the ones that do poorly. They don't have to sacrifice their standards to do this, but relying on government to change this is failing miserably. At some point we either have to change our standards or fall into obscurity.

And yes keeping money you don't need is greedy. That is the definition of greedy.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 10:19 AM
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Ahhhhh. ..Welcome to Texas, where we eat, live and breathe football.

Even I think this is way too much money for a stadium, especially since the Allen stadium spent 58 million on theirs and it had to be closed less than a year later to fix all the dangerous cracks it formed.

McKinney was voted best place to live, rightly so, but I feel they're trying to 'keep up with the Joneses'



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Hey - Austin's nice. It's not like the rest of Texas.


For the record, I agree with you. "Friday Night Lights" is a YUUUUGE deal in Texas - much to my disappointment.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

Ok fair enough. There are a few places that can be redeemed.



For the record, I agree with you. "Friday Night Lights" is a YUUUUGE deal in Texas - much to my disappointment.


Exactly. More of the same. I don't expect them to change and the angry responses to my idea just highlight the resistance to change to these bad policies. It's almost like a script.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 10:30 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Maybe our schools should be privatized then? No more govt, no more waste.

And expecting your taxes for your county to go towards helping your county isn't greedy, it's common sense.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 10:38 AM
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originally posted by: avgguy
a reply to: Krazysh0t

Maybe our schools should be privatized then? No more govt, no more waste.

And expecting your taxes for your county to go towards helping your county isn't greedy, it's common sense.


How is a giant football stadium helping your county?

In any case, as I already know there is no convincing you. I guess districts using excess tax money charitably to help other districts is too extreme of an idea for the greedy America. I hope you don't actively wonder why our education system is in a mess, because if you ever do I'm going to link you back to this thread.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 10:41 AM
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originally posted by: avgguy
a reply to: Krazysh0t
And expecting your taxes for your county to go towards helping your county isn't greedy, it's common sense.


and in many counties, a hand full of people control how the tax money is spent. It isn't always evenly over the needs.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

All the while 110Million in the U.S. is on Welfare www.abovetopsecret.com...

But then again Hilary 'lost' $6B while the Head of State so like I just read "Who cares" A: Nobody..

www.washingtontimes.com...

rickwells.us...
www.judicialwatch.org...

truthstreammedia.com...

I'm just happy that Jon Snow woke up from the dead...



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 11:07 AM
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I'm just going to add this to the thread:
Texas places 43rd among states in national education ranking



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 12:01 PM
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Only in Texas. What a cesspool.



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