John C posted on Music Cape Breton's -Men of the Deep-, former coal miners, whom the union initially sponsored and who now have a reputation for their music across N. America.
March 24 at 14:32 EST .
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Escaped commieny made me cry, my Grandpa was blinded by the mines and Uncle Mike crushed in the Wilkes Barre coal mines, Mollie McQuires were formed. today unions are corrupt but back then, they were for the workers.
I like "Lies" and "The Field Behind The Plow". A little different than the 'typical' Irish songs.
Thank's for the recommendation.
March 18 at 21:15 EST .
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John C FYI the stanfest.com is an annual event held the first weekend of July.
March 29 at 21:09 EST .
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John C posted on Main Page The Lobby John C The following is a good resource for groups fighting the system. Pioneer Institute a MA group have material on many subjects, and do testify in other States. Heard their challenge to Common Core and was worth the time.
Information is available from their website: Charter Schools (12 ), Health Care (25 ), School Choice (24 ), Pensions (14 ), Virtual Learning (3 ), Academic Standards (19 ), Better Government Competition (17 ), Common Core (21 ), Education (75 ), Regionalization Clearinghouse (13 ), Roe Better Government Network Research (10 ), Better Government (55 ), Economic Opportunity (18 ), Transportation (15 ), Municipal Management (37 ), Health Care Policy (Federal ) (4 ), Health Care Policy (MA ) (22 ), US History (7 ), Media Guide (1 ), Fellowship (3 ), Unfunded Liabilities (18 ), Book (1 ), Housing (6 ).
March 3 at 08:21 EST .
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Gerty A most interesting site--will investigate later. Meanwhile, I enjoyed the quotes at the bottom of the page.
Thank you for posting.
March 3 at 09:35 EST .
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John C Here is a Common Core 10 min training film from Pioneer, to share with your school committees.
Music in an elevator might be enjoyable. Music should stir your soul and make you want to participate.
March 1 at 21:56 EST .
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John C posted on Politics A friend sent this and I pass it on. I can not verify the source.
An Obituary printed in the London Times
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense , Who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure How old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red Tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain; - Why the early bird gets the worm; - Life isn't always fair; - And maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, Sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn ) and reliable Strategies (adults, not children, are in charge ).
His health Began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations Were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment For kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after Lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened His condition.
Common Sense lost ground when Parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to Do in disciplining their unruly children.
It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a Student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to Live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better Treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating When you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the Burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up The will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of Coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a Huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death, -by his parents, Truth and Trust, -by his wife, Discretion, -by his daughter, Responsibility, -and by his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers; - I Know My Rights - I Want It Now - Someone Else Is To Blame - I'm A Victim - Pay me for Doing Nothing
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.