Posted by Victor (22.214.171.124) on December 05, 2001 at 11:19:05:
In Reply to: On the other hand... posted by Paco on December 05, 2001 at 10:51:04:
just quit teaching because had to worry about getting knifed by his students and any attempts to discipline would land him up in court. Didn't really want to say that the teachers aren't working their butts off. They work hard for their cash, Heck, I used to teach, came home dead tired and a nervous wreck every night.
Probably more irritated by our unfair to US workers by our trade policies. After 25 years of struggling finally could compete with the Japanese, so Clinton brings the Chinese into the picture. We had to lay off over 500 American workers, cut our prices by 60%, and open a plant in China just to stay in business. It was either that or close the doors. Many US companies are forced to do this.
The classifies show hundreds of homes being auctioned to pay back property taxes. Shelter, a basic human need is completely overlooked in these matters.
So what is upbeat? According to my AHD:
"--up·beat adj. Informal. 1. Optimistic: an upbeat business forecast. 2. Happy; cheerful."
Yeah, I guess that is me, peace, didn't mean any offense to anyone.
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