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Get this arrogant person out of office! He's deep in Ameren's pocket: http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=14500 - he absolutely does not care about the PEOPLE in Franklin County and he's completely UNCIVILized when it comes to any criticism of him - most of which is legitimate!!!Nov 3, 2012
Often I am just running on the trail (not biking) and to me it seems a bigger concern than fast cyclists are the adults who are letting their kids do whatever they want while on the trail. I actually had two kids, probably between 8-10 years old, run at me from the opposite direction in my lane as if they were playing chicken. I jog at a pretty fast speed and don't like to be interrupted so I went into the grass to avoid leveling them. The parents didn't do anything to reprimand the kids, they just smiled and laughed and said 'sorry' - as if being 'sorry' is better than being a good parent.
As far as the comment by bsmn325 I believe there are signs at the beginning and end of the trail that inform you that the trail is part of a larger biking path through the city. Oct 20, 2012
This was already proven unconstitutional in Theodore vs. Delaware Valley School District. If there's no reason to suspect that students participating in extracurricular activities are doing drugs at a higher rate than those in the general student body population then there's no grounds for testing them. I guess everyone's trying to get sued by the ACLU in this county.
There's a bunch of good reasons to say no. Unconstitutional drug testing isn't one of them.Aug 6, 2012
Hate to say it, but there is a war on drugs, we give military aid to other countries (Columbia to fight the FARC, Afghanistan/Pakistan to eliminate poppies). I actually support turning pseudoephedrine into a prescription drug but you can't distort the facts like that.
Also, just for fun, compare the chart on the left of this link showing the growth in prisoner population here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarceration_in_the_United_States
To this chart showing the growth in national debt:
Both see exponential rises around the 1977 date that Det. Sgt. Grellner references. Obviously this is not just because of the war on drugs, but it has played a huge part of it. We may have different opinions on whether this is justified but I think history has shown that total prohibition does not work because the cost is too high.
That said, we need to be doing more to stop methamphetamine usage and that starts with making it a prescription drug. Jan 28, 2012
He should turn down his personal salary if he wants to help the state budget, he makes enough from lobbyists anyway.Apr 22, 2011
I hate to tell Jon Bauer this but ECC's new site is more difficult to navigate than the old site. The old site was ugly, but at least the navigation from page to page was consistent. Some important information, like how to contact faculty members, is incredibly difficult to find. It's my understanding that the website was rushed into implementation - and it shows. There are still links that lead you to nowhere.
The new site also lacks a consistent look and many of the page layouts feature poor color choices and spacing issues. In addition, the code is full of errors - attempting to validate just the home page alone against XHTML standards brings up 12 errors and 1 warning.
An obscene waste of money.Nov 5, 2010
Perspective: It might only be 5 percent, but 5 percent is two million freakin' dollars. That's a lot of teacher's salaries.Sep 30, 2010
Why don't you just give this guy a column already. Sep 15, 2010
I really, really hope that Nieves isn't as dangerous as he seems.Aug 7, 2010