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Home Main Forums General Discussion Betsy DeVos to Public Education: Drop Dead

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    • Iwillnevergiveup (402 posts)
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      1. A wrong number

      if there ever was one.  I can tell just by looking at her – that privileged, sardonic smile.

      BEAT BACK BETSY!

      "Tyrants don't care if you believe them, they just want you to succumb to doubt." Peter Maass
    • jwirr (2824 posts)
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      2. People like her are why so many of us are no longer going to church and think

      it is all a big sham for the money. Her concern for public schools is tell in just what she is all about – greed.

    • Octafish (2869 posts)
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      3. WSWS pegged Ms. SCAMWAY

      Readers also may enjoy how the good comrades at World Socialist Web Site profiled Ms. DeVos, who seems to have followed public education closely:

      Betsy DeVos: Religion and profit in the war on public education—Part 1

      und

      Betsy DeVos: Religion and profit in the war on public education—Part 2

      Amway founders Jay Van Andel and Richard DeVos, with President Gerard Ford in the Oval Office, 1975. This meeting came in the wake of Federal Trade Commission allegations against Amway; charges were dropped shortly afterwards.

      “Get the truth and print it.” -- John S. Knight
      • bobthedrummer (1621 posts)
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        4. Let's make note of her brother-Erik Prince, he'll get the kids to his school on

        his school bus convoy, safely even in the UAE.

        :sarcasm:

        All power to the People.
      • Enthusiast (6093 posts)
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        13. This is very bad.

        "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church
    • FanBoy (6412 posts)
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      5. anyone who thinks arne duncan or rod paige or barack obama or

      George bush were committed to public education has a screw loose or is on-board with the 1%.

      Get a clue, folks:  they want it all — everything public to be turned into a profit center to screw you into the ground before they leave with the spoils.  It’s been going on for AT LEAST thirty years and the rubes finally get a clue…

      I believe some posters here (mad flo) have been alerting folks to the takedown of public ed since the bush regime at least…

      seems most folks want to believe it couldn’t happen

      you never miss the water till the wells run dry

      • Silver Witch (3691 posts)
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        6. This^^^^

        Pointing to republicans to hide Democratic sin. Never a good idea.    All politician are out to take everything from the poor from education to water.

        You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free. ~ Clarence Darrow
        • FanBoy (6412 posts)
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          7. it's not the pols particularly — they're just the waterboys/hired help — it's

          the real rulers of the country, the folks who actually own it and us

          • Silver Witch (3691 posts)
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            8. It is the politicians PARTICULARLY!

            They are the ones taking the money,  it and fucking us.

            I don’t let evil people slide just because their masters are cruel or insane.

            German people that knew about the Holocaust are just as guilty as the Nazis that ruled the country. They should have paid a much might penalty for their actions.

            So are the politicians that aid the corporations trying to own everything.

            You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free. ~ Clarence Darrow
            • FanBoy (6412 posts)
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              10. not the root of the problem

              • Silver Witch (3691 posts)
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                17. Oh unicorn why do I even engage you.

                Six word responses are meaningless and a waste of time. So old wise and powerful one what is the root and what shall we do about it?

                You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free. ~ Clarence Darrow
                • FanBoy (6412 posts)
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                  18. i didnt attack you so not sure why the tone

                  knowing the men behind the curtain saves people from changing “leaders” and going back to sleep

                  knowing the game = not getting fooled as easily

                  “what do we do” is same as ever, just more effectively

                  • Silver Witch (3691 posts)
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                    19. Now I have a tone?

                    And the “men behind the curtain” are the Clintons and other rich and powerful people?

                    We have no control over rich people. Our only power is our vote. The only choices we have are which politician will fuck us less!

                    Knowing who is behind the curtain matters little as someone is always backs there. What is important is TERM LIMITS so fewer can be brought and owned.

                    You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free. ~ Clarence Darrow
                    • FanBoy (6412 posts)
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                      22. yes, you seem to have a tone

                      the Clintons aren’t rich in comparison with the masters of the universe, who buy and sell countries

                      your vote isn’t even a power as it can be rigged and manipulated

                      term limits doesn’t do shit and its desired by the right

                      • Silver Witch (3691 posts)
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                        24. Well since you have all the answers I shall leave you to fix everything

                        My mistake for engaging you.

                        You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free. ~ Clarence Darrow
          • Enthusiast (6093 posts)
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            12. It is the politicians. Their duty is to the citizen not the corporations.

            They are being bribed by the real rulers of the country.

            "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church
            • FanBoy (6412 posts)
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              14. thats my point — they're bribed by the "real rulers"

              they don’t originate the policy

              • Silver Witch (3691 posts)
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                16. But they willing take the bribe.

                You are making excuses for them. And who are these real rulers. Where is the action to stop them. There is NOT one.

                So we cut the branches of the tree these real rulers have grown and keep cutting until they are stopped.

                But you would rather us feel pity for the poor politicians who are just doing what comes naturally. Taking brides.

                I call bullshit on that plan.

                You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free. ~ Clarence Darrow
                • FanBoy (6412 posts)
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                  21. i'm not making excuses; point is, there's always another figurehead waiting.

                  get rid of one, you just get another.  there’s always someone willing to sell out, or who doesn’t even realize what they’re doing and believes in the program.  going after the pols without dealing with their owners is an endless battle imo.

                  the rest of your post is your own interpretation.

            • Silver Witch (3691 posts)
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              20. Right on.

              You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free. ~ Clarence Darrow
    • Jefferson23 (2460 posts)
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      9. Another looter, like Duncan.

    • Enthusiast (6093 posts)
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      11. Betsy Devos is the sister of Erik Prince the former owner of Blackwater USA.

      Fascism.

      "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church
      • FanBoy (6412 posts)
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        15. and the wife of amway and multilevel marketing

        • Enthusiast (6093 posts)
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          23. Yeah. As if being the sister of Erik Prince, the former owner of Blackwater USA

          wasn’t bad enough. Holy shit!

          "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church