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Probation! You have got to be kidding, that's just wrong. Leaving young children in a running car unattended is a crime in itself, let alone shoplifting in the meantime. Unreal!
So I clicked on you "fraied balls" - 838 posts since June 2010 - Get a Life!
islandeye, I re-read my blog and nowhere did I name myself a judge or maven. I can agree to disagree, no problem. I was referring to the name calling - the "me-jane" and "trailer park" stuff for example, along with the overall negativity towards people and parents who are just trying to create something positive and forward thinking.
Again I read comments on here and cannot believe what some people will say. I am happy to hear that already the MIA is hiring some local individuals and boosting the economy by creating jobs and a positive learning environment.
I am surprised that the Eagle continues to allow some bloggers to post comments that they need to remove. If they repeatedly break the rules shouldn't they be banned?
I look at these blogs from time to time and just shrug my shoulders. This is just sad reading some of these blogs. And it's usually the same few poeple who comment and claim that they speak for all of the community. Well I know and talk to many people on this island who did not care if a school was built on Tract K. Maybe MESF was afraid of waiting for a vote if they went to the school board and undermined city council? MIA will be successful anyway. It's just sad that members of this community do not want to support education in the community. A small school on this island would not hurt anyone and benefit children beyond measure.
Remember freedom of speech shouldn't outweigh what your mother's taught you: If you don't have anything nice to say, then maybe you shouldn't say anything at all. Shame on all of you angry folks who have nothing better to do.
I agree. If anything should be done with Tract K, a school should be the first option. Maybe if these not in my backyard members of our community would put their time and $ towards the school, then the MIA could afford to buy the land somewhere else. If they really don't want it on Tract K, then they should help them find somewhere else for it. That is if they really do care about the children in the community. Unfortunately, I am afraid that they don't. They are worried about traffic or litter or just think our children don't deserve better. If the teens already live or work on the island, then they are already driving here. When I am near TBE and Charter Middle, I do not see litter all around. And our children deserve the opportunity to have the best quality education that we can provide. No matter where the school ends up, I will support it. Education is the key to empowering the next generation.
If it's ok to build a nature center, then why wouldn't it be ok to build a school? Why are some members of this community so against the high school? One of the major problems in this country is letting our education system slide and now countries like China are getting way ahead of us. Are we really going to block schools and continue to impede the betterment of our children's education? Our jobs will continue to go overseas and our economy will not rebound unless we change our ways. Put the children first! They are not asking to build a strip mall or high rise. It's a beautiful eco friendly school!
I am happy to hear that this school was approved. I hope the Marco community will now rally and support the future education of our children. We are not elitists, we only want a better choice for our children. This is one step in paving better opportunities for the youth of Marco. They will be what keeps Marco a vibrant and growing city. I commend Jane Watts and the group that worked so hard for this.
I wonder where their two kids were?
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