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American protests brought on by Egypt?

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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 12:21 PM
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What's going on in America?
Democrats leaving the states to avoid voting, teachers leaving children to protest pay increase?!
WTH! The Egyptians arent getting paid at all, at least these teachers have jobs. Grow up!
Could the protests in Egypt have sparked a world protest?
Your thoughts.




posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 12:27 PM
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People arent very smart they are trying to get water from an empty pool. All that protesting should be able to change are the laws that inacted or particular government officials. People want more from a corrupt system and complain when its not enough. The system is failing and they will be begging for more when obviously changing the system is the only long term answer. The protests are short term gains for long term probs pretty dumb in my opinion but atleast if the small protests win that might encourage others. The ones looking to change the system.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 12:32 PM
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Do you even know what a teacher gets paid? Do you know the costs of college, and how long it takes to become a teacher? here in ol KY 20,000 a year for new teachers... a stripper makes more than a new teacher... Hell I just have a GED and I worked at a call center making 20,000 a year... the government has thrown teachers under the bus... its a shame that the educators of our children arent respected... Sadly in my town several teachers realized that working at Wal-Mart was gonna work out better than the politic ran world of teaching...

Your opinion is yours... But honestly these "teacher uprisings" arent a thing of new... its happened several times before... back in the 70's in Kentucky I used to hear stories about how Teachers descended upon Frankfort and because the governor wouldnt not listen they dragged him out of his office and made him listen to them...

I personally think we need to take care of our police, firefighters, blue collar workers and our teachers... they are our future!



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 12:34 PM
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If you want proof that Kentucky has mistreated its teachers and doing so has failed several generations of children... just check out my grammar!!!



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 12:37 PM
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The best protest the American people could do, is to refuse to go to work. Yes, I know the consequences, but in order to attack the core of the problem we have to go after corporate Americas bottom line. No workers mean no income and nothing gets done and everything stops in its tracks. When they decide to listen, then we could go back to work. There are consequences on both sides of the fence, but looking at the bigger picture, corporations have more to lose than the average citizen.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 12:40 PM
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Sadly, if this happened someone would replace them... there is always someone who is willing to work for less and in worse conditions than you are... this has always been the case... EVERYONE is replaceable... everyone... and just when you think you arent... someone is willing to prove you wrong


sad sad sad sad world it is my friends...



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 12:40 PM
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How about holding teachers accountable for their students performance levels [ Or lack there of ]?
In any other field of employment one normally receives pay raises and advancements based on performance. I'd like to see tenure done away with as well and base it more on who performs the best.

At least in Elementary. Middle and High-school.

Teaching was once upon a time an Avocation.
I realize in the Modern world people have to make a living but still...



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 12:42 PM
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No they were brought on with the help from the DNC and Obama's Union thugs.
www.politico.com...



The Democratic National Committee's Organizing for America arm -- the remnant of the 2008 Obama campaign -- is playing an active role in organizing protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's attempt to strip most public employees of collective bargaining rights.

OfA, as the campaign group is known, has been criticized at times for staying out of local issues like same-sex marriage, but it's riding to the aide of the public sector unions who hoping to persuade some Republican legislators to oppose Walker's plan. And while Obama may have his difference with teachers unions, OfA's engagement with the fight -- and Obama's own clear stance against Walker -- mean that he's remaining loyal to key Democratic Party allies at what is, for them, a very dangerous moment.

OfA Wisconsin's field efforts include filling buses and building turnout for the rallies this week in Madison, organizing 15 rapid response phone banks urging supporters to call their state legislators, and working on planning and producing rallies, a Democratic Party official in Washington said.


Everyone else but the unions workers are supposed to tighten their belts and share the wealth.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 12:46 PM
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You are correct in the long term, but in the short term they would not have time to replace lets say 60%+ of their staff on such a short notice and get them up to speed. It would take months to replace the workers and would even add to their losses looking for replacements.
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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 12:47 PM
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I would agree wholeheartedly with you, Slayer, if it were not for the fact that teachers have mostly been stripped of the ability to educate students. Education is more than administering tests and reading assignments out of a text book, it incorporates punishment as well. If a teacher is not given the right to punish a student, and I do not mean a simple “Go to the principle”, then there will be little that a teacher can do in the field of true education as a student will do as he/she wants regardless.

First the entire premise of compulsory education and required number of school days is asinine to say the least. Students and parents who do not value their education/students education should not become the burden of a teacher or school system. The necessary educational certificates required to become a teacher today, also known as regulation, is too excessive for teachers to truly do their jobs either as it becomes a career rather than something they want to do. They have debts that must be repaid mind you.

So tying students performance to teachers salary/benefits is a successful method of encouragement if the teacher is given the sole control over how he/she teaches.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 12:49 PM
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Originally posted by thegoods724
People arent very smart they are trying to get water from the Rich guy exclusive/GOP pool.

Fixed.
Its funny but many of the Wisc. corporate officers and a few politicians have made record profits and payed record lows in return yet the Workers who can barely afford homes and healthcare are too blame.
Lolz.
Get out much?



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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That's a fair assessment supported by solid reasoning IMHO...

edit on 18-2-2011 by SLAYER69 because: typo



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 12:58 PM
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American protests are not brought on by Egypt protests.

For one Egypt didn't protest......they Rioted and revolted! BIG difference!

Americans are protesting because Americans are finally getting pissed off! One too many steps by corporations and government have been taken over that imaginary line we call rights!

Americans should be rioting and revolting for their rights!

Stop letting Corporations and government walk all over you, and taking steps over your line. Soon the BEAST will be well over the line and pushing you further and further into the grave!



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:15 PM
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Originally posted by theclutch
American protests are not brought on by Egypt protests.

For one Egypt didn't protest......they Rioted and revolted! BIG difference!

Americans are protesting because Americans are finally getting pissed off! One too many steps by corporations and government have been taken over that imaginary line we call rights!

Americans should be rioting and revolting for their rights!

Stop letting Corporations and government walk all over you, and taking steps over your line. Soon the BEAST will be well over the line and pushing you further and further into the grave!


Excuse me, but you RIGHTS!

What about my RIGHT to not be constantly saddled with taxes to pay for automatic non-performance based salary and benefit increases for public workers? The taxpayer is always being asked to bend over and take in the rear so the unions don’t have to sacrifice, but who bails me out? Why am I the only one who has to simultaneously tighten my own belt and pay more out so others dont have to.

If these greedy pricks decide to take this any further than marching, I’ll be the first one to volunteer with the fire hoses.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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Originally posted by laurosantos
What's going on in America?
Democrats leaving the states to avoid voting, teachers leaving children to protest pay increase?!
WTH! The Egyptians arent getting paid at all, at least these teachers have jobs. Grow up!
Could the protests in Egypt have sparked a world protest?
Your thoughts.


This whole "protest" thing is overblown. These elite sponsored "protests" are here to convince the american public on how "smart" the elite is. They are trying to convince us that we are violent illogical idiots so they can keep stealing from us and warmongering without anyone critizing them.

get your popcorn ready for the nwo show.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:33 PM
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There is no single best way to handle this as there are many different possible scenarios. But we all know what their weakness is, money. All we have to do is attack their money and then we can make them march to our drum beat by putting them in a situation where money does them no good.
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