free_ur_mind

free_ur_mind 1 year, 3 months ago on Herald changing online commenting system

Sister Ruby, free your mind from hateful comments. Free your mind from seeing things from only one perspective. Free your mind from racism and sexism. That's what the name is for.

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free_ur_mind 1 year, 4 months ago on Herald changing online commenting system

Freedom without any restrictions results in anarchy and chaos. While you might see a decline in clicks and ad revenue in the short run, the damaging and misleading comments on here will be minimized and allow our community to grow. A larger community means the potential for more subscribers. Way to go, Herald!

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free_ur_mind 1 year, 4 months ago on Albany teen makes own path to college

Sounds like a student with great potential, but the parents are at fault here. First, they should never condone a child to be disruptive in class, regardless of her high intelligence. Rather than be sent to the library, why didn't the parents get with the teachers beforehand to come up with additional classwork to be done in the classroom. Of course, I also think the school administrators were at fault, too. It's ridiculous that Dr. Inyang was in the room during a counseling session. He should have been sensitive to the problem of her being a whistleblower. This is a sad case all around and I hope that she received enough preparation and discipline to succeed at college at such a young age.

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free_ur_mind 1 year, 4 months ago on UNREVIEWED: DCSS suspends Westover teacher for seven days without pay

So you're justifying the behavior?? Students are immature and teachers are supposedly mature. If you can't hold your fire, then you're in the wrong profession. Of course, it doesn't surprise me that there aren't many negative posts for this article. Things that make you go... hmmm

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free_ur_mind 1 year, 5 months ago on Triumph turns to terror in Boston

VSU, everyone is going to second guess presidents, just like they criticize quarterbacks. As we look into the future, we will see if President Obama's administration made key mistakes in not acting on key intelligence. Looking back on President Bush, we know that there were opportunities for Bush's administration to act on intelligence, but didn't. However, I'll cut him some slack because it was early in his term and they were just getting their feet wet. However, intelligence gathering is essential to stopping terrorist attacks, so that's a reasonable criticism. But inferring that excessive gun laws or loose gun laws play a role in any terrorist attack is delusional truth. Just stating that irrelevant topic politicizes a sensitive event. Of course, Republicans will politicize this event by having hearings that aim at getting at the truth. That's fine because Democrats would have done the same if Romney was president. That's just how politics are played these days. As for me, I'm sick of it.

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free_ur_mind 1 year, 5 months ago on Triumph turns to terror in Boston

VSU should be condemned for politicizing this tragedy with politics that are totally unrelated to this event. Whether Americans had unlimited access to guns or if it was totally prohibited, you could not prevent a terrorist act, such as this from occurring. Of course, if a liberal had made a similar comment about how this was the "chickens coming home to roost", then he would be chastised. We should be ashamed.

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free_ur_mind 1 year, 5 months ago on DCSS BOE votes to close two schools, repurpose another

Greed can go both ways. You have teachers and administrators, whose only interest is self-preservation. They would rather keep their jobs and salaries, even if it meant diluting resources to the remaining schools. Greed is accepting high salaries to perform administrative duties that have nothing to do with the education of a child. Greed is the inability to have transparency to allow parents to see the true value of a school when one recognizes that their job would be in jeopardy if the truth was known.

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free_ur_mind 1 year, 6 months ago on Squawk of the Day - March 16, 2013

Actually, Sis, that would be incorrect. In fact, the roads built and repaired by bikers and joggers are financed by local and state governments. Much of that funding comes from sales taxes. So unless you think bikers and joggers are not purchasing anything in our communities, which I would find incredulous, you are wrong here. What you are confusing is the fact that roughly half of Americans do not pay federal income tax when taking into account what they pay in taxes and what they receive back from the government. However if you are a working American, you are still paying payroll taxes, so even that is not true.

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free_ur_mind 1 year, 6 months ago on Southwest Georgia has its Bright Side

I hope you will also consider a "Bright Side" post of the day. Now that would be a refreshing change for the Albany Herald, whose "Squawk of the Day" has done much reputational damage to our community. The unfortunate aspect of that is that many of the problems emblematic here are also present in many other communities across the US and people get a distorted view of Albany. If you don't believe me, then talk to a relative newcomer to Albany and ask them what they think of Albany. Trust me. It will be more positive than those that have lived in Albany most of their lives.

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