As for the blade shape many people do not like hawkbill or s curve styles. Personally, I think on a big knife they generally mostly useless. Honestly, when I opened the package, I was a little concerned that I would ever use this knife. The Newton budget has been ballooning due to non teacher hires in the schools (administrators, not teachers). As our school quality, state and national school rankings, SAT and MCAS scores have been declining for years, WHY do we continue to pay a larger and larger percentage of the school budget for administrators? Isn’t it obvious they aren’t doing a good job and just costing us more and more? We need to get rid of the paper pushers and put the money in the hands of the teachers. As for the override, I think we needed to reject it for our own good.
Obama decision to launch attacks inside Syria, which is embroiled in a three year civil war, marked a turnabout for the president, who shied away a year ago from air strikes to punish Syrian President Bashar al Assad for using chemical weapons against his own people. Warplanes. LOUIS, Mo.
AMY SISK, BYLINE: In what’s usually an empty field, there are cars, trucks, teepees and tents surrounding me in a site near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in south central North Dakota. Those protesting here don’t want the Dakota Access pipeline built. That pipeline is permitted to cross federal land under the Missouri river a mile north of the reservation border..
Ducking and dodging so vigorously that the judge, a Republican appointee, held him in contempt of court, Kobach tried to argue that the tiny number of mistaken registrations actually proves the existence of a vast horde. He “insists that these numbers are just ‘the tip of the iceberg.’ This trial was his opportunity to produce credible evidence of that iceberg, but he failed to do so,” Robinson scolded. “The Court draws the more obvious conclusion that there is no iceberg; only an icicle.”.
But if citizen activists can challenge only their individual districts, the parties will have to join the fray and the next time partisan gerrymandering comes before the Supreme Court, the justices may very well be in the position of choosing one side over another.It doesn’t have to be this way. While the Roberts penned decision brushed aside the much touted “Efficiency Gap” as a way of measuring when a gerrymander has gone too far, an entire buffet of statistical standards and technological solutions can make it clear when a map is a wild outlier. Those new standards persuaded the Pennsylvania state Supreme Court to overturn its congressional map as a partisan gerrymander, as well as a federal three judge panel in North Carolina, which will probably head to the Supreme Court this fall.Unfortunately, the high court continues to step away from creative solutions to systemic problems.