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BC Teachers’ Strike
In BC Canada, in the summer of 2014,
veteran mediator Vince Ready declared an impasse in the labour dispute
between the BC Teachers and the BC Government. The dispute has dragged
on and on. Oddly, the primary issue is not money, but class sizes and
the requirement teachers handle mentally and physically disabled
students in their classrooms without help. For such a protracted
dispute, one or more parties must have a vested interest in stretching
the dispute out.
The government has come up with a scheme of paying parents during
the strike $40 a day per child of
free money from the pockets of taxpayers
who do not have children. I suspect they hope this income distribution
scheme will be politically popular. By stalling, the government will
eventually have an excuse to legislate the teachers back to work
100% on the government’s terms. Why
would they negotiate?
The BC Liberals are ideologically similar to the Tea Party. They are opposed to governments
offering services including health care and education. They could well be trying to destroy
the public school system and drive students to private schools owned by Liberal supporters.
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habitable. Right now, we are living a fluke Goldilocks period when earth sustains life
The problem is, Republicans and Christians are under the delusion it is impossible
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scientists are right or live if Christians are right. If you work to stop climate
change, you will live if scientists are right or live if Christians are right. You are
basically betting your life on Christians telling you about long range climate
predictions they have shown no evidence for. I can understand you trusting your fellow
Christians on matters of spirit, the bible, home cooking… but you know perfectly
well, in general, they have only an elementary school knowledge of science.
Christianity hates science because science contradicts it at every turn, so it is only
natural few Christians have a deep understanding of it.
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Evidence for God
Believing would be easier if God would show himself by depositing a million dollars
in a Swiss bank account in my name.
~ Woody Allen
(born: 1935-12-01 age: 78)
Americans Eventually Do the Right Thing
We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have
exhausted all the other possibilities.
~ Winston Churchill
(born: 1874-11-30 died: 1965-01-24 at age: 90)
Every other nation has discovered that single payer health care is by
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Americans want to try a some other ineffective schemes to appease the insurance
companies and pharmaceutical companies a little longer.
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