tjruppel

While I think that public schools could be managed better by including online lectures, there are at least two issues that you seemed to have missed: 1) Many school topics cannot be taught online due to the need to access laboratory equipment or physical assets like musical instruments; a…

The World Health Organization reports that the overall mortality rate is 3.4% not 0.1%. Normal seasonal flu has a mortality rate of approximately 0.5% so your numbers are way off. Based on Dr. Anthomny Faucci's estimate that between 70 and 150 million US Citizens will get this disease, th…

Way to politicize an international health emergency, @Aslan19. Your attack on the people who are managing this situation is counterproductive, rude, and uninformed. There are a large number of US Citizens who are not aware or don't believe that this crisis is going to get worse because so…

Every last one of those libraries has soap and water in the restrooms. Soap and water is more effective than hand sanitizer. Wash your hands often with regular soap and water and you will not need to have these over-priced solutions.

Really? You know these students? They are in High School and could very well have jobs. Your dismissive attitude is shameful in a democracy.

In the United States you don't have to show your tax receipt to have an opinion. If you think that they should prove that they contribute to the…

Seriously? People that can be drafted and DIE for their country are not eligible to have a say in its management? Have you really considered that position? The 26th amendment was passed in record time (only 5 months from proposal to passage) because it was a no-brainer. Please join us in the…

@jgrose79:

Why not focus on the facts that the students laid out instead of going straight for the refuge of the ill prepared, ill informed and just slow thinkers. as you did, in the form of an 'ad hominem' attack. If you disagree with what they said, address what they said, don't pat…

tjruppel commented on Breiling should go

She cited her Quaker faith. That means she is objecting to being forced to pledge (or swear) allegiance or fealty to a power that is not God. The tenets of her faith prohibit the swearing of oaths. That is why we accept a solemn affirmation or declaration for oaths of office. Listen to the j…

tjruppel commented on Breiling should go

As a former Marine just like Mr. Huckenpoehler, I have to vehemently disagree with him and stand up for Ms. Breiling's right to do precisely as she chooses in this regard. The supreme court agrees with her and not Mr. Huckenpoehler. Further, Mr. Huckenpoehler must not have joined the same US…

Perhaps Blaine Young should ask those he represents (all of them not just the TEA party extremists) what we want to do with the nursing homes and if we want an incinerator? To address Mr. Young's central point: What are "core government function(s)"? The federal constitution define…

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