do people only hear numbers being touted
instead of thinking aboutthe reason behind
the numbers? In Philly there were 355
homicides in 2006 (as of Nov. 13th) and
most would say those people are crazy!
While I don't believe they are right there
has to be more than just wanting to kill
anything human in their minds. Like limited
job opportunities, money, health care,
Why do people forget that part of their
civic duty is to hold politicians in check
throughout their terms in office and not
just through voting? We let people do
what they want and only when its a extreme
amount of problems do we come down on
them for their lack of activity towards
the positive for all.
Why did Arnold Schwarzenegger have to
come more to the left to get re-elected
in California's gubernatorial elections?
Could it be that he knew his time would
be over and needed to pick up to minority
votes? Do you believe he will continue
to stay in the middle now that he has
his high chair back for four more years?
Why do we hold social services to higher
standards than we hold our parents? End
the end parents and the home environment
is the most important aspect of a child's
life and if that's wrecked then a social
service agency is already in a deep hole
when trying to make a
positive inpact. True, there are social
workers and agencies that aren't doing
their jobs but parents who don't do their
can be continually babied till something
negative happens to the child or children.
We need more people willing to call a
spade a spade!
Why do the schools have so many days off
these days and early dismissals? I respect
the inclusion of the Jewish holidays and
other significant days but these service/developmental
days for staff are ridiculous. We need
to have more staff to carry out school
goals more efficiently and for the benefit
of the children's learning and not the
state or federal mandates. We also need
parents to be there to support the staff
and their child.
Why don't we see cops walking a beat in
Philly! I think the reason New York City
has improved in several crime catogories
is because you can see police in different
areas. I don't see our police for in Center
City Philly. Then again Center City isn't
one of the problem areas it
about 6 blocks to the North, South, East
and West. It seems like if it's not a
traffic ticket I'm not seeing a lot of
police getting out the cars. I think major
intersections throughout the city need
more attention from the boys in blue.
This is not to say that solves everything
because the violence starts more from
people not getting what they need than
what they want.
Why did John Kerry apologize for his comments
regarding the military? I know some who
don't read of listen intently may have
misconstrued what he was saying but that's
their problem not his! It's this apologetic
behavior that cost him the election in
2004 and lets the Republican party get
away with more than the Democrats. At
least the Republicans stick by what they
do or say and even try to spin it on the
next person. Democrats are always thinking
politically correct and
it's why we are in the situation we are
in now! It's called checks and balances
not cover your own asses!
Why haven't you studied the word eminent
domain yet? Look it up before it smacks
you in the face!
Why did Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's
seperation get any press on Election Day?
Why is the innocence of children everywhere
going down the drain? We need to protect
our children from growing up too fast
and sometimes less is more when it comes
to seeing negative images or getting what
the want, when they want, with no accountability
to their families,
their academics, their community! In this
fast paced society you the parent will
often be tempted to give in to easy and
quick. Stop and think about that because
your children follow your lead! Perseverence
and patience are virtues that need to
be stressed because the opposite
can kill you!
Why do the youth think being tough is
often quiting those things that will impact
them in the long term for the short term
thing? The corners will be here after
school and long into the future! Get an
education, learn about yourself apart
from the streets and then come
home and improve you and your families
situation. We need strong leaders in our
communities and I'm not talking about
drug dealers or cops either. The people
in those communities need to step up and
for their communities!
Why was Ed Bradley still the only black
journalist to regularily appear on CBS's
60 Minutes when he died at the age of
65? Will we see one in the near future
and what does this say about the media?
Why does appearance, political party status
and campaign/bank funds have a say in
whether someone is getting voted into
office over what his actions are? If a
man does the same thing and claims before
election he's going to change why should
we believe him? Why do they often get
back in? Don't be gullible people!
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