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I would like to see secondary languages be brought about as necessary and no longer optional, starting at the early elementary school level. Many studies have been done that have shown that students who are bi-lingual, or are studying a second language in the early portions of the educational career, are more likely to score higher on testing in most other subjects. Other countries already have their students learning second or third languages, including English, very early. America should do the same.

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October 13th, 2011, 1:25 pm
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I would like to see secondary languages be brought about as necessary and no longer optional, starting at the early elementary school level. Many studies have been done that have shown that students who are bi-lingual, or are studying a second language in the early portions of the educational career, are more likely to score higher on testing in most other subjects. Other countries already have their students learning second or third languages, including English, very early. America should do the same.


2nd. And at least in Texas how about English as a 2nd language?

Actually my eldest son starts kindergarden next year and in his school they have a program that each English speaking student is paired with a Spanish teaching student. Classes are taught in both English and Spanish and the two students help and learn from each other.

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Sorry, but I refuse to compromise with Socialists. All that gets you is slightly less socialism.



The inability to comprimise when dealing wiht a populace of 300 million is as bad if not worse than socialism......


I see your point, but have to disagree. When the Socialists demand the end of private property, should we compromise by only giving them control of half of our homes and businesses? When the Socialists demand the end of free speech, should we compromise by only outlawing negative speech about the government? When the Socialists demand a ban on gun ownership, should we compromise by excluding BB and pellet guns? See what I'm saying here? While these were extreme examples, the far left in this country would love to see all three happen. Give those parasites an inch, and they'll take a mile.

With that said, I've reconsidered and decided to participate in this discussion. I'll begin with the federal budget and I'm willing to compromise in order to get things done. My proposal is for a FY 2013 federal budget of $1. If the other side demands a $3.6 Trillion budget, we can keep compromising until we reach somewhere in the middle, OK?

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What? Nobody's willing to "compromise" with me on my one dollar budget? It's now been 896 days since the Democrat controlled Senate has passed a budget. WE CAN DO BETTER!

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Here's some updates on my want list:

I want to utilize American Natural Resources with American Companies.
I want to return the United States to a Gold Standard Monetary base
I want to cease buying resources from other countries (oil from Arabs).

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October 13th, 2011, 10:46 pm
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Does anyone think this will actually work or is it just too complicated and difficult to do?

Stallion got the ball rolling with talking about everyone coming to the table and talking, but I'm thinking this is just too big and complicated to do it justice. Thoughts?

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October 13th, 2011, 10:47 pm
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WarEr4Christ wrote:
Here's some updates on my want list:

I want to utilize American Natural Resources with American Companies.
I want to return the United States to a Gold Standard Monetary base
I want to cease buying resources from other countries (oil from Arabs).


I veto all three of these.

I'm totally against protectionism, this is a very short sighted view - imagine if all countries started doing this, it would criple the global economic environment.

WWJD? Would he say we couldn't share fish with our neighbors from across the pond because they were caught on our side of the border?

As for the monentary policy, if you tie our currency to gold do you understand all the ramifications? Gold is fairly fixed as a resource, money is not. You take flexibility out of the equation when you fix $ to gold. Now you start tying our economy to Gold output.

Given the fact that you don't want to buy resources from other countries, you have really put us in a serious pickle buy tying our money to a resource that largely comes from other countries.

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October 14th, 2011, 10:49 am
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I disagree, we have gold galore, we just haven't gone after it.

Alaska, California, many western states in fact. California alone is said to have 80% of it's gold UNDISCOVERED. I can understand your points but there are two things that are HUGE problems.

1. Buying Arab oil and paying people who are using our money to attack us.
2. Allowing American Oil to be drilled for and recovered by Foreign Companies or Countries so that we can buy it back from them?
Brazil being one of the countries.

If we didn't have the ability to get it ourselves I could see this being a possibility, but since we can get it, we need to do just that.

Now I'm not saying this in order to keep us operating on the same standard we are now, but would like to stem the tide of American money going overseas, and push for research into better energy and efficiencies.

You are correct that I am not aware of all the idiosyncracies of what changes will do, but I do see where we need to get away from some crooked way of doing things and get back on the right track.

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October 14th, 2011, 4:14 pm
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So because we have the resources, screw everyone else. How very Christian of you.

Who are the Lions playing this weekend again? Oh year, the 49ers - they have been saying there is gold in California for how long? So you want to base our currency on UNDISCOVERED gold? Interesting, I've got a few pure gold bridges down here in Dallas I'm looking to unload if you are interested.

As for oil, really. You don't think American companies profit from global oil reserves?

BTW - you didn't answer my question. WWJD? Would he only help people within the borders of his country? If another country ran out of food, would he not offer them food?

I'm not about to drastically impact world trade and cause a global economic meltdown, cut off the flow of natural resources from one country to another, and tie our monetary system to your undiscovered gold in the Western states.

We are in a global economy now with multinational corporations, everyone really needs to begin to understand this before thinking about any policy changes.

Again, my votes on these three proposals are NO, NO and hell NO.

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Pablo:

1. WWJD is not for this thread, if you want an answer to that, go to the other thread.
2. I am not professing to be an economic wizard, I just know that a bunch of Saudi's running around in multi-billion dollar lifestyles is NOT acceptable, when we the American people could be harvesting our own, and investing it HERE.
3. In my non-lionbacker Congress role, I think "futures" are almost criminal. I don't mean that literally but I can't find a word that fits it better. Futures, something I'm selling you because we will use it later? I guess as an UNINFORMED American, I would prefer we operate on TANGIBLE RESOURCES. What do I have now.
4. There is a way of dealing with other countries that is mutually beneficial, but ever since Clinton signed us into the WTO we've been struggling. Don't think the "economic boom" under his adminstration was a result of things he did as President, that was still the after affects of RR's policies. Clinton gutted the military budget to pad his economic policies.
5. I believe what is missing is integrity, and fair play. You have resources that I need, and I have items or resources that you need or want, so let's deal fairly with them. We negotiate a price for our items and begin trade. Why should it matter that you are a third or fourth world country, you have something I want, and I have something you want, so trade it even up goods for goods. It's fair, it's right, and no one gets screwed over. It is not a pure capitalist everything for profit attitude, but it's the right thing to do.
6. In terms of Capitialism, I believe it is a beautiful system if it's not tainted with greed, lack of integrity, and willingness to abuse the system. (I REALIZE THIS MAKES ME SOUND LIKE THE WALL STREET PEOPLE BUT I'M NOT.) What is going on within our "capitalism" is a symptom of a much greater problem. Our corporations and society has lost it's integrity in many ways, and we continue to slide down the slope of morality. If nothing else the last 3 years have put us on the fast track.

Okay, so what do you bring to the table? You've voiced your concerns over mine but haven't offered any of your own. Is there anyone else willing to put down a list?

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