Comments for Occasional Planet http://www.occasionalplanet.org progressive voices speaking out Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:32:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Comment on Rich Hill: An intimate look at poverty’s impact on kids by Kristin_34 http://www.occasionalplanet.org/2014/08/27/rich-hill-an-intimate-look-at-povertys-impact-on-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-6418 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:32:00 +0000 http://www.occasionalplanet.org/?p=29876#comment-6418 Hi Susan,

This was a very good post. I was doing some research about Rich Hill for my graduate policy course and I really appreciate the effort you put into writing this. So often people want to blame and point fingers when it comes to issues of poverty. It is much harder to ask why and look for solutions. I too am afraid that we are becoming to complacent with the state of affairs. I hope that people continue to question inequality and strive toward change.

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Comment on FDR’s Fourth Freedom and gun control by Presidents Throughout History: 13 Commanders-in-Chief Give Their Views on Gun Rights | NEWS | Phones | Nigeria Science | Technology |Computers http://www.occasionalplanet.org/2012/12/31/fdrs-fourth-freedom-and-gun-control/comment-page-1/#comment-6408 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:19:48 +0000 http://www.occasionalplanet.org/?p=21107#comment-6408 […] create a federal registry of guns. Then in 1941, despite owning guns himself, he told Congress that we need a “world-wide reduction in […]

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Comment on FDR’s Fourth Freedom and gun control by U.S. Presidents Throughout History: Were They 2nd Amendment Supporters Or Gun Control Cheerleaders? http://www.occasionalplanet.org/2012/12/31/fdrs-fourth-freedom-and-gun-control/comment-page-1/#comment-6407 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:20:37 +0000 http://www.occasionalplanet.org/?p=21107#comment-6407 […] create a federal registry of guns. Then in 1941, despite owning guns himself, he told Congress that we need a “world-wide reduction in […]

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Comment on 10 reasons why school vouchers should be rejected by ladyofspain http://www.occasionalplanet.org/2014/08/21/10-reasons-why-school-vouchers-should-be-rejected/comment-page-1/#comment-6405 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.occasionalplanet.org/?p=29644#comment-6405 Susan Cunningham running for state rep in Franklin County where public education is about the only thing holding some families together.

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Comment on 10 reasons why school vouchers should be rejected by ladyofspain http://www.occasionalplanet.org/2014/08/21/10-reasons-why-school-vouchers-should-be-rejected/comment-page-1/#comment-6404 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:59:00 +0000 http://www.occasionalplanet.org/?p=29644#comment-6404 This is an excellent summary, Madonna. I’ve been saying more or less the same thing for 10 years, but you’ve summed it up perfectly. I’ll share this far and wide. Thanks.

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Comment on Hating Bush vs. Hating Obama by tevra http://www.occasionalplanet.org/2012/08/08/17209/comment-page-1/#comment-6403 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:42:00 +0000 http://www.occasionalplanet.org/?p=17209#comment-6403 while I agree with you politically to an extent, when you go public like this you should at least make an attempt to be impartial. It was obvious to many of us from the start that the policies of Presidents Obama and Bush were very similar and Bush was only considered to be a Conservative because he was Republican. and by the way why is a man who is mixed race and primarily raised by the white parent called “black” when we are supposedly in a nation and time when race is not supposed to matter?
I wonder about this as the father and uncle of mixed race children who have more questions than they should since this president and the unreasonable hatred of him

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Comment on What I learned from a rabid raccoon by Sue Evans http://www.occasionalplanet.org/2014/08/26/what-i-learned-from-a-rabid-raccoon/comment-page-1/#comment-6401 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 03:00:00 +0000 http://www.occasionalplanet.org/?p=29846#comment-6401 Wow, what a story. I’m glad you and your family were okay.

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Comment on Ferguson, as seen by editorial cartoonists by Carl http://www.occasionalplanet.org/2014/08/21/ferguson-as-seen-by-editorial-cartoonists/comment-page-1/#comment-6400 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:56:00 +0000 http://www.occasionalplanet.org/?p=29784#comment-6400 If you paid any attention to facts you would know that the vast majority of firearm related crimes are committed with hand guns. Don’t take my word for it, check it out. And No, I don’t own an “assault type weapon”.

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Comment on How much does our do-nothing Republican Congress cost taxpayers? by USAPP – The militarization of police, Obama on vacation, and is another government shutdown in the pipeline? – US national blog round up for 16 – 22 August http://www.occasionalplanet.org/2014/08/19/how-much-does-our-do-nothing-republican-congress-cost-taxpayers/comment-page-1/#comment-6397 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:27:13 +0000 http://www.occasionalplanet.org/?p=29724#comment-6397 […] their party in at least one of every ten votes since the beginning of 2013. Occasional Planet also looks at Congress this week, writing on Tuesday that the ‘do-nothing Congress’ has cost American […]

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Comment on Ferguson, as seen by editorial cartoonists by Sue Evans http://www.occasionalplanet.org/2014/08/21/ferguson-as-seen-by-editorial-cartoonists/comment-page-1/#comment-6394 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:27:00 +0000 http://www.occasionalplanet.org/?p=29784#comment-6394 I blame the NRA, marketing and lobbying arm of the weapons manufacturers. If they were not defending and pushing the ownership of assault-type weapons, which can be obtained easily by felons, law enforcement wouldn’t have to keep beefing up their own arms and armor. And then there’s that whole sick worship in this country of anything and all things military.

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