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Originally posted by apacheman
reply to post by crimvelvet
No, I didn't miss it. Who do you think bought and raped those smaller corporations? Unions? The greenmailers like T. Boone Pickens, with the whole-hearted cooperation of banks and bigger corporations. They are the one who chose to outsource, they weren't forced to by the government or by labor.
...many states adopted amendments to their corporate codes that codified directors' fiduciary duties, so-called "constituency statutes". In general, these provisions made it clear that a director need not "maximize shareholder value.".....lawprofessors.typepad.com... ....
I think if you really peek behind the curtain of dummy corporations you'll find the same group of families constantly finagling the banking laws in their favor, finding a different way to loot the economy about every generation or so, to set up the youngsters in business, sort of a rite of passage.
Members of the family of Edward C. Johnson 3d, Chairman of FMR LLC, are the predominant owners, directly or through trusts, of Series B voting common shares of FMR LLC.... FMR LLC and an investment adviser registered under Section 203 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, is the beneficial owner of 26,388,306 shares or 4.816% of the Common Stock outstanding of Monsanto Company
...FMR LLC's beneficial ownership includes 191,725 shares, or 0.035%, of the Common Stock stock outstanding of Monsanto Company, beneficially owned through Strategic Advisers, Inc.
....Edward C. Johnson 3d and FMR LLC, through its control of PGALLC [Pyramis Global Advisors, LLC], each has sole dispositive power over 262,080 shares and sole power to vote or to direct the voting of 262,080 shares of Common Stock owned by the institutional accounts or funds...
Power of Attorney to vote Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMR LLC0 shares in Monsanto
WASHINGTON -- A recent analysis of the 2007 financial markets of 48 countries has revealed that the world's finances are in the hands of just a few mutual funds, banks, and corporations. This is the first clear picture of the global concentration of financial power, and point out the worldwide financial system's vulnerability as it stood on the brink of the current economic crisis....
Sorry but that's nonsense. While i agree people should educate themselves of the various laws they don't need a thorough understanding of criminal law because a lawyer acts on your behalf to make sure all laws are followed. Yes they specialise in certain areas and they do that so they know the law back to front, better than your average person could hope to. The average person won't break the law because it's all very obvious, not killing people, not stealing, not growing drugs, these are all easy things to follow without an education. All most people need to be educated on is their rights during stops, searches, arrests and interviews. Remaining silent is the best strategy in most cases as the police rely heavily upon confessions. This is also where innocent people get sent to prison as they crack under the intense psychological pressure and just admit to crimes they haven't committed to get out of the situation they're in.
During the victorian period many people couldn't read or write so i'm sorry but your argument is flawed, and how many parents would bother to educate their children? There are council estates packed with people in the UK who think that education is worthless, and that's also where most crime comes from. There is a direct correlation between low education standards and crime.
Maybe not but it gave you the knowledge to take your education further. Imagine going to college without any understanding of covalent bonds or basic algebra, it would take a year to get you up to speed.
It is interesting to see that in an age where our civil liberities and even our quality of life are being erroded away so significantly, the current level of unrest in the world wide population must be causing them, the ruling elite, a great deal of concern.
The middle east today, Australia, the US and UK tomorrow?
First is from Executive Orders in place dating back to 1939 which Clinton has grouped together under one order, EO #12919 released on June 6, 1994. The following EOs all fall under EO#12919:
10995--Federal seizure of all communications media in the US;
10997--Federal seizure of all electric power, fuels, minerals, public and private;
10998--Federal seizure of all food supplies and resources, public and private and all farms and equipment;
10999--Federal seizure of all means of transportation, including cars, trucks, or vehicles of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports and water ways;
11000--Federal seizure of American people for work forces under federal supervision, including the splitting up of families if the government so desires;
11001--Federal seizure of all health, education and welfare facilities, both public and private;
11002--Empowers the Postmaster General to register every single person in the US
11003--Federal seizure of all airports and aircraft;
11004--Federal seizure of all housing and finances and authority to establish forced relocation. Authority to designate areas to be abandoned as "unsafe," establish new locations for populations, relocate communities, build new housing with public funds;
11005--Seizure of all railroads, inland waterways and storage facilities, both public and private;
11051--Provides FEMA complete authorization to put above orders into effect in times of increased international tension of economic or financial crisis (FEMA will be in control incase of "National Emergency").
These EOs are not aimed at anti-hoarding but rather at seizure or confiscation of items... www.millennium-ark.net...
You wait and see when your kids are glued to computers all day, everyday "learning" with a single "teacher" to "facilitate" 50 plus students. You'll have a bunch of shildren that really have no critical thinking skills and a lack of creative thoughts. They'll be little machines, ready to do what they're told.
...John Dewey who is usually characterized as the father of progressive education....
Dewey's philosophy had evolved from Hegelian idealism to socialist materialism, and the purpose of the school was to show how education could be changed to produce little socialists and collectivists instead of little capitalists and individualists. It was expected that these little socialists, when they became voting adults, would dutifully change the American economic system into a socialist one.
In order to do so he analyzed the traditional curriculum that sustained the capitalist, individualistic system and found what he believed was the sustaining linchpin -- that is, the key element that held the entire system together: high literacy. To Dewey, the greatest obstacle to socialism was the private mind that seeks knowledge in order to exercise its own private judgment and intellectual authority. High literacy gave the individual the means to seek knowledge independently. It gave individuals the means to stand on their own two feet and think for themselves. This was detrimental to the "social spirit" needed to bring about a collectivist society..... www.ordination.org...
"For 10 years, William Schmidt, a statistics professor at Michigan State University, has looked at how U.S. students stack up against students in other countries in math and science. ... by 12th-grade, we're at the bottom of the heap, outperforming only two countries, Cyprus and South Africa."
“What unites the many different forms of Socialism.. is the conception that socialism (or a reasonable facsimile thereof) must be handed down to the grateful masses in one form or another, by a ruling elite which is not subject to their control...” marxists.org
Grathwohl: I brought up the subject of what’s going to happen after we take over the government. You know, we become responsible for administrating, you know, 250 million people. And there was no answer. No one had given any thought to economics. How are you going to clothe and feed these people? ....
They also believed that their immediate responsibility would be to protect against what they called the counter-revolution. And they felt that this counter-revolution could best be guarded against by creating and establishing re-education in the Southwest where we would take all of the people who needed to be re-educated into the new way of thinking and teach them how things were going to be. I asked, “Well, what is going to happen to those people that we can’t re-educate, that are die-hard capitalists?”
And the reply was that they’d have to be eliminated and when I pursued this further, they estimated that they’d have to eliminate 25 million people in these re-education centers.
And when I say eliminate, I mean kill 25 million people. I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of whom have graduate degrees from Columbia and other well-known educational centers and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people and they were dead serious. Larry Grathwohl and Frank Reagan, ed., Bringing Down America (New Rochelle, New York: Arlington
...Most people don't need to understand the law tbh, if they get in trouble they can hire a lawyer to do that for them. But schools right now do teach things which benefit you throughout your life, being able to add and ubtract must surely be useful to you in some way, as is the ability to write and make yourself understood....
The difference here being that private schools are many times more innovative in dealing with troubled students than public schools. You can blame the government all you want for this, but the fact remains that private school competition encourages creativity in dealing with every kind of challenge that your fertile imagination can come up with.
Ritalin is given to millions of children every year, with the amount growing. Psychiatry has convinced a majority of the public that up to 20% of our children are "mentally ill" and need these drugs to correct their "brain imbalances". Strangely, the behaviors the psychiatrists cite as evidence of the disease have been around as long as children have been getting into cookie jars...
Originally posted by PlanterZ
Well, my mom is a second grade teacher and I think that all teachers deserve this pay. Teaching is a very tough and time consuming job and unless you've done it, or know someone who has done it, you never really know how much work goes into it. My mother is constantly working on lesson plans, grading papers, writing reports, coping with the stress factor that comes with the job.
I also believe that teaching is one of the most crucial jobs out there. Come on, what would you do without teachers? They deserve that salary.
By the way, teaching is a "highly skilled job".edit on 20-2-2011 by PlanterZ because: (no reason given)
....I really wish the people who say we are glorifies baby sitters would come and spend a day at school doing parent help.....
I teach part time in detailed joinery building and constuction in Australia as well as run my own business and to be honest most school teachers have a breeze not like us Tech teachers and we are on half that salary and some.
We have to pick up the pieces after bad teaching through most high schools
Originally posted by macman
reply to post by backwherewestarted
TOTAL COMPENSATION is just that.
A teacher does not get a vehicle? They are not required to drive from Salt Lake City to ST George for their work.
They don't get placed on 24 hour on call.
Do you want me to cry for them now, or later?
Bonuses? Then maybe they should not be a teacher. Cry now, or later?
I do not make $80 a year, never said I did. Where you by chance educated by one of these WI teachers?
Even if my COMPENSATION number was high, and should be lower, that just shoots your argument down even further.
By all accounts, I should be making more then the average teacher.
Again, boo hoo for the teachers. Do you want me to cry now, or later?
They are Govt employees, paid from tax dollars. The tax payer has spoken and you don't like it.
Maybe work where that's not the case.
Please spare me from the poor teacher routine. If they/you don't like it, go find another job. Instead of protesting and whining like a bunch of 5 year olds.
Mod Note: Courtesy Is Mandatory – Please Review This Link.edit on 2/20/2011 by maria_stardust because: (no reason given)
Sit on my ass job, alright wise ass.
I have all of UT as my responsibility. From the most north tip bordering ID to the southern city of ST George.
I manage my switch site, and have weekly checks to all 35 COLOs. I am responsible for 50+ manhole locations and several thousands of miles of cable.
I manage not only the switch, but our transport equipment, long haul and backbone. I interact daily with about 6 different ISP companies. I run my own monitoring display viewing the entire state. I have daily reports to go trough for errors in all my equipment.
I have created the walk through and training docs for all news sales reps, nation wide and provide training for other techs as well, nationwide. I drove about 100k miles last year alone. I am at my office from 7am and my day doesn't end until about 5pm. About 75% of the customers here have my desk/cell phone, so yes they are my problem. The other 25% have the other techs info.
The whole legal system is corrupt because of this. How can you argue the law without knowing it? How can you trust that what the lawyer and judge are saying are lawful....