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Offline drewm

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2013, 03:53:10 PM »
Ah, so you're a Hoosier? Me too. I was born in Fort Wayne, but moved back to the Greater Cleveland area when I was but a toddler. I still toddle from time to time, but that's a whole other thread. ;D

Hoosier by birth, Texan by choice but hey, everyone is entitled to a mistake  ;)
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #51 on: February 27, 2013, 04:03:05 PM »
Why in the world would any cocksucker make such a choice? It's like choosing to relocate to Uganda.
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2013, 04:53:23 PM »
  We'd take the camper and stay in a campground that was real close to the nightlife action.

Yeah, nothing like heading home to the campground after the clubs  ::)


It's home. Family is there.


Enjoy that State Income Tax

*edited to change "sales tax" to 'Income tax"
« Last Edit: February 27, 2013, 05:06:19 PM by WillyWump »
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #53 on: February 27, 2013, 05:00:59 PM »

Enjoy that State Sales tax Droodles.

Texas state sales tax = 6.25%

Pennsylvania state sales tax = 6%

stfu

Also, as far as I know in terms of state income tax which you don't have, your property taxes are more onerous, so again stfu

Honestly the more important issue is if one performs job "X" are they paid more in Texas or in New York? I think we all know that particular answer.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2013, 05:02:43 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #54 on: February 27, 2013, 05:04:10 PM »
Texas state sales tax = 6.25%

Pennsylvania state sales tax = 6%

stfu

Also, as far as I know in terms of state income tax which you don't have, your property taxes are more onerous, so again stfu

Im talking to traitor Droodles not you. This has nothing to do with Shitsylvania.

Indiana State Sales tax- 7% +State Income Tax. I dont think Droodly owns a home. I could be wrong.
Texas - no state income tax.

so STFU

Ps- my orginal comment to Drew should have said "Good luck with that State Income tax" not sales tax
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #55 on: February 27, 2013, 05:05:27 PM »
Im talking to traitor Droodles not you. This has nothing to do with Shitsylvania.

Indiana State Sales tax- 7% +State Income Tax. I dont think Droodly owns a home. I could be wrong.
Texas - no state income tax.

Wow, so you're quibbling over a difference of 0.75% in sales tax? You know, not every queer has to pinch pennies because they're paying twenty years of child support.
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #56 on: February 27, 2013, 05:07:06 PM »
Wow, so you're quibbling over a difference of 0.75% in sales tax? You know, not every queer has to pinch pennies because they're paying twenty years of child support.

This is about Income tax. Not sales tax. see above Einstein.
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #57 on: February 27, 2013, 05:10:45 PM »
This is about Income tax. Not sales tax. see above Einstein.

So your proud that your state has no income tax which leads to placing near the bottom in terms of public health and education? Fascinating, especially for someone with AIDS.
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Offline denb45

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #58 on: February 27, 2013, 05:19:44 PM »
The New Mexico state gross receipts tax rate is currently 5.125%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 8.625%.

as I live in the most populated county & city in the whole entire state
so 8.625% is what we pay here in ABQ-metro & Bernco county  :-[

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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #59 on: February 27, 2013, 05:22:35 PM »
So your proud that your state has no income tax which leads to placing near the bottom in terms of public health and education? Fascinating, especially for someone with AIDS.

yes in a nutshell

"education" is a broad term, can you be specific please. For instance Texas ranks 20th in Adults who attend at least some college. and 30th in Adults who attain Bachelors degrees.

Edited to add: hmmm Texas is 9th according to US Dept of Education rankings of graduation rates....which is well above Shitsylvania

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/26/high-school-graduation-ra_n_2194378.html
« Last Edit: February 27, 2013, 05:32:03 PM by WillyWump »
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Offline wolfter

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #60 on: February 27, 2013, 05:23:57 PM »
Indiana is quite expensive to maintain and drive a vehicle.  Your vehicle registration cost is based on the year and value of your car.

My aunt and uncle once told me it cost them over $2,000/year just for vehicle registrations for them and my cousins.

Ohio has a marginal income tax rate of 5.92% and a 7% sales tax.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2013, 05:28:25 PM by wolfter »
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Offline wolfter

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2013, 05:32:22 PM »
Yeah, nothing like heading home to the campground after the clubs  ::)


Why?  Is this another gay faux pas?  Or is camping not a fun activity in Texas? 

A lot of campgrounds have communal shower areas btw. :o
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #62 on: February 27, 2013, 05:37:49 PM »
NYC has probably the highest combined taxes in the country, and I don't remember sitting around moaning about it.
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Offline denb45

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #63 on: February 27, 2013, 05:39:20 PM »
Willy Boy THIS IS FOR YOU  :-*


 "Texas, Our Texas"

Texas, Our Texas! all hail the mighty State!
Texas, Our Texas! so wonderful so great!
Boldest and grandest, withstanding ev'ry test
O Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.
(chorus)

Texas, O Texas! your freeborn single star,
Sends out its radiance to nations near and far,
Emblem of Freedom! it set our hearts aglow,
With thoughts of San Jacinto and glorious Alamo.
(chorus)

Texas, dear Texas! from tyrant grip now free,
Shines forth in splendor, your star of destiny!
Mother of heroes, we come your children true,
Proclaiming our allegiance, our faith, our love for you.

Chorus

God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,
That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.
God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,
That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.


HUGS

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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #64 on: February 27, 2013, 05:41:38 PM »
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« Reply #65 on: February 27, 2013, 05:44:44 PM »
Texas drops close to bottom in student spending

Way to go, Alamo! ::)

But is 9th nationally in graduation rates. Our kids are smart so we don't need to spend money on remedial Dick and Jane readers.
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #66 on: February 27, 2013, 05:49:37 PM »
But is 9th nationally in graduation rates. Our kids are smart so we don't need to spend money on remedial Dick and Jane readers.

Graduation rates mean little when your standards for grading them are so abysmally low. That's why they end up at some crappy place like Texas State - San Marcos.

How are your teen pregnancy rates?
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Offline denb45

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #67 on: February 27, 2013, 05:52:04 PM »
I'm proud to be a neighbor to the west of TEXAS  :D

and as you all know, NEW MEXICO was once part of Texas, if my history is correct  :)

Will, glad you are my neighbor to the east of me  ;)


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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #68 on: February 27, 2013, 05:53:20 PM »
crappy place like Texas State - San Marcos.


Oh HELL NO you dint!

Somebody hold my wig while I teach a queen some respect.
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Offline wolfter

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #69 on: February 27, 2013, 05:54:39 PM »
I'm proud to be a neighbor to the west of TEXAS  :D

and as you all know, NEW MEXICO was once part of Texas, if my history is correct  :)

Will, glad you are my neighbor to the east of me  ;)


HUGS

DEN  :D

Weren't they both part of Mexico?
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #70 on: February 27, 2013, 05:56:03 PM »
I'm proud to be a neighbor to the west of TEXAS  :D

Will, glad you are my neighbor to the east of me  ;)


HUGS

DEN  :D

 :-*

I am honored to have you as a neighbor to the west of me Den. I got your back man.
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #71 on: February 27, 2013, 05:57:57 PM »
Weren't they both part of Mexico?

Until we beat them Pancho Villa bastards back with a stick and took it from them 8)
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #72 on: February 27, 2013, 06:03:33 PM »
New Mexico and Texas were separate political divisions dating back to the Viceroyalty of New Spain. There was a smidgen of current day western areas of Texas that could be viewed as part of the of the province of Santa Fe de Nuevo Mťxico but that's it as borders were not surveyed by today's methods but left somewhat vague.

Seriously, how can you people live down there and not know this? Is our children learning?
« Last Edit: February 27, 2013, 06:06:10 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Offline wolfter

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« Reply #73 on: February 27, 2013, 06:25:39 PM »
Before European invasion, I believe texas was inhabited by Native Americans and Mexicans. 
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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #74 on: February 27, 2013, 06:31:25 PM »
[
Seriously, how can you people live down there and not know this? Is our children learning?

I'm Northern California transplant here, but was born in the City of Torrance, Ca (way back in 1956) a suburb of Los Angeles and L.A. county located within the L.A. basin

I've only been living here in ABQ-Metro since (09/11/01) going on 11 and half yrs. now

Thanks for the history lesson, as you are well awear that my 56 yr old mind can be
very dootie @ times


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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #75 on: February 27, 2013, 06:35:41 PM »

I've only been living here in ABQ-Metro since (09/11/01) going on 11 and half yrs. now

That's long enough to buy a history book.
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« Reply #76 on: February 28, 2013, 08:18:52 AM »
Graduation rates mean little when your standards for grading them are so abysmally low. That's why they end up at some crappy place like Texas State - San Marcos.

How are your teen pregnancy rates?

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/If-this-is-the-deal-Philly-teachers-should-strike.html

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #77 on: February 28, 2013, 11:16:08 AM »
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« Reply #78 on: February 28, 2013, 11:20:29 AM »
Have you got a point to make or do you just like slapping links up on the forums?

That's rich coming from you Mary. You slap obscure links into any thread where you aren't getting enough attention. It has a valid point that you're more than welcome to shove up your boney ass.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2013, 11:32:41 AM by Dachshund »

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« Reply #79 on: February 28, 2013, 11:36:57 AM »
That's rich coming from you Mary. You slap obscure links into any thread where you aren't getting enough attention. It has a valid point that you're more than welcome to shove up your boney ass.

It's an opinion article, which I did in fact skim -- I just don't understand why you quoted me and then made the link, so I asked. Alas you decided to resort to launch personal attacks.
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« Reply #80 on: February 28, 2013, 11:43:04 AM »
It's an opinion article, which I did in fact skim -- I just don't understand why you quoted me and then made the link, so I asked. Alas you decided to resort to launch personal attacks.

God you can be such a passive aggressive little girl when it suits you. Alas, my ass. Don't worry it won't happen again.

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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #81 on: February 28, 2013, 11:51:43 AM »
Dox, Miss P, put those sticks down and stop poking each other with them. You're gonna put someone's eye out with those damn things. >:(
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Offline WillyWump

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« Reply #82 on: February 28, 2013, 04:25:25 PM »
So cute... like 2 little girls fighting over their dollies ^

Now where were we...let's see...Dingy teeth, little bit of Texas history, token Beiber potshots, Texas education, Sales tax..

I dunno.

Maybe its time to put this thread down.
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« Reply #83 on: February 28, 2013, 04:50:39 PM »


Now where were we...let's see...Dingy teeth, little bit of Texas history, token Beiber potshots, Texas education, Sales tax..

I dunno.

Maybe its time to put this thread down.
Awe, c'mon now Wumpy, we haven't even discussed that Steven Colbert's sister is running for office, the leatherback turtles might become extinct in 20 years, or the LATEST "happiest states" list! :)
http://www.livescience.com/27537-list-happiest-states-2012.html
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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #84 on: February 28, 2013, 06:10:56 PM »

...Dingy teeth,


My apologies to the fair patrons of this thread... Wolfter's Dingy teeth are being discussed in the "Smoking and HIV" thread, not this one.  ;)
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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #85 on: February 28, 2013, 06:51:06 PM »
we haven't even discussed that Steven Colbert's sister is running for office
Mitch, let's keep the fighting to Texas and Pennsylvania. ;)

Elizabeth Colbert Busch will be running as a Democrat to fill the seat vacated by Tim Scott  (who was appointed to the U.S. Senate to fill the seat vacated by Jim DeMint) in South Carolina.
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« Reply #86 on: February 28, 2013, 09:07:20 PM »
Mitch, let's keep the fighting to Texas and Pennsylvania. ;)

Elizabeth Colbert Busch will be running as a Democrat to fill the seat vacated by Tim Scott  (who was appointed to the U.S. Senate to fill the seat vacated by Jim DeMint) in South Carolina.
but i want to hear the inside story from a gay hiv+ south carolinian. ;)
i like steven and would hope his sister would be a big improvement, but i really don't know anything about her.
(this thread should be retitled "hodgepodge" or "misc.") ;D
it could go on foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrr................. :)
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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #87 on: March 01, 2013, 09:47:23 PM »


Enjoy that State Income Tax

*edited to change "sales tax" to 'Income tax"

No car inspection. Tag fee about $17.00, State Sales Tax 7%. You are taxed Willimeana, they just don't call em taxes.
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« Reply #88 on: March 01, 2013, 10:47:47 PM »
No car inspection. Tag fee about $17.00, State Sales Tax 7%. You are taxed Willimeana, they just don't call em taxes.

 But do they have any fisters in Indiana? Wont you miss that?
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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #89 on: March 02, 2013, 10:06:04 AM »
o hai guys!

States with ďHigh RateĒ Income Taxes are Still Outperforming No-Tax States

ē In reality, states that levy personal income taxes, including the states with the highest top rates, have seen more economic growth per capita and less decline in their median income level over the last ten years than the nine states that do not tax income.
Unemployment rates have been nearly identical across states with and without income taxes.

ē Lafferís claims to the contrary rely on cherry-picking a number of blunt, aggregate measures of economic growth that are closely related to population trends, and incorrectly asserting that tax policy is a leading force behind the migration trends that fuel this
growth. Laffer omits measures like median income growth and state unemployment rates in his comparisons of states with and without income taxes, yet selectively cites these measures in other studies when the story they tell fits his preferred narrative.

ē More fundamentally, Lafferís simplistic analysis fails to account for the fact that states without income taxes often choose not to levy such a tax precisely because they possess unusual economic advantages that allow them to raise revenue (and grow their
economies) in ways that other states cannot. In-state analysts and Laffer himself have correctly observed that factors like natural resources, federal military spending, and even favorable climate contribute to state economic growth. Many of these factors are of great  significance in states without income taxes, but while Laffer mentions them in the text of his reports, he makes no effort to control for them in his quantitative analyses.
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« Reply #90 on: March 02, 2013, 11:19:02 AM »
Quote from: WillyWump
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Now where were we...let's see...Dingy teeth, little bit of Texas history, token Beiber potshots, Texas education, Sales tax..

Quote from: Miss Philicia"
States with ďHigh RateĒ Income Taxes are Still Outperforming No-Tax States

If you own a home in Texas, you are essentially paying the same amount in property taxes as a state income tax.  The problem with the Texas property tax system is that it produces uneven results.  Property-rich districts spend far more per pupil than property-poor districts, despite the state's "Robin Hood" law which attempts to even things out.  Public education funding in Texas = fail.

Then there is Texas' obsession with standardized testing in public schools.  Students spend huge amounts of time preparing for standardized tests.  I hear this all the time from my co-workers.  With all that focus, of course they pass the tests, and graduate.  But that doesn't equal a good education. 

Sorry, Wumpy -- Texas can do better.  But I hate to see what our crazy legislature will come up with this session.


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« Reply #91 on: March 02, 2013, 12:47:18 PM »
o hai guys!

States with ďHigh RateĒ Income Taxes are Still Outperforming No-Tax States

ē In reality, states that levy personal income taxes, including the states with the highest top rates, have seen more economic growth per capita and less decline in their median income level over the last ten years than the nine states that do not tax income.
Unemployment rates have been nearly identical across states with and without income taxes.

ē Lafferís claims to the contrary rely on cherry-picking a number of blunt, aggregate measures of economic growth that are closely related to population trends, and incorrectly asserting that tax policy is a leading force behind the migration trends that fuel this
growth. Laffer omits measures like median income growth and state unemployment rates in his comparisons of states with and without income taxes, yet selectively cites these measures in other studies when the story they tell fits his preferred narrative.

ē More fundamentally, Lafferís simplistic analysis fails to account for the fact that states without income taxes often choose not to levy such a tax precisely because they possess unusual economic advantages that allow them to raise revenue (and grow their
economies) in ways that other states cannot. In-state analysts and Laffer himself have correctly observed that factors like natural resources, federal military spending, and even favorable climate contribute to state economic growth. Many of these factors are of great  significance in states without income taxes, but while Laffer mentions them in the text of his reports, he makes no effort to control for them in his quantitative analyses.

Yawn 

Migration statistics reveal that people are moving in droves to Texas. Why? Jobs and no state income taxes. High earning New Yorkers and Californians can take home between 9% and 11% more of their income by moving to Texas. Every trip down I speak to at least one bitter New Yorker/Californian fed up with high taxes and cost of living.

I wonder if anyone is moving to Pennsylvania?



Then there is Texas' obsession with standardized testing in public schools.  ..  But that doesn't equal a good education. 

Sorry, Wumpy -- Texas can do better.  But I hate to see what our crazy legislature will come up with this session.


This is not unique to Texas, every state has some sort of Standardized test that they are obsessed with ...gotta get that govt money. But yes I agree there is much room for improvement, but we still outrank Pennsylvania.


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« Reply #92 on: March 02, 2013, 01:19:55 PM »
Forbes recently listed "The best cities for good jobs."

Four of the top five are in Texas (Seattle was the only non Texas city in the top five, woot woot).

I'm not one who usually speaks highly of the lone star state however, obviously the economy is doing well.  It does make me wonder though, are they attracting all these jobs by offering business low tax rates by slashing social services? 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2013/02/25/texas-dominates-the-best-cities-for-good-jobs/
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« Reply #93 on: March 02, 2013, 02:07:44 PM »
Why all the Texas hate?

Jan, when are you in Texas?

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« Reply #94 on: March 02, 2013, 03:01:31 PM »
Wolf, you just live up the road from me, those farm guys are the best. You can have the large cities. I'll stay in the country.  ;)

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« Reply #95 on: March 02, 2013, 03:49:09 PM »
But yes I agree there is much room for improvement, but we still outrank Pennsylvania.


PLEASE STOP LYING ALL OF THE TIME ABOUT ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING

Texas' 2012 SAT Scores

Here are Texas' most recently published SAT scores. How do yours compare?

Critical Reading: 474

Mathematics: 499

Writing: 461

Pennsylvania's 2012 SAT Scores

Here are Pennsylvania's most recently published SAT scores. How do yours compare?

Critical Reading: 491

Mathematics: 501

Writing: 480
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« Reply #96 on: March 02, 2013, 04:36:24 PM »
PLEASE STOP LYING ALL OF THE TIME ABOUT ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING


um Pumpkin I'm just going by the   US DEPT OF EDUCATION'S most recent ranking  :-*

Preliminary data from the U.S. Education Department shows Texas tied with five other states for the third-highest high school graduation rate in the nation


-W 

PS- LMAO. Philly celebrates 60% graduation rate!  Way to go Philadelphia, up from 46% (less than half) just a few years ago! Keep up the Good work!
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« Reply #97 on: March 02, 2013, 04:57:14 PM »
That just means that you're grading your students on a curve. SAT scores are, by nature, a level field for comparing students state by state. The fact that you don't realize this is an apt illustration of the disappointing education level of Texans.

ps: and now you're attempting to "move the goalposts" by comparing a city with an entire state. Further proof that you had a lobotomy when you were 12.
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Re: Willy's Boy
« Reply #98 on: March 02, 2013, 05:30:41 PM »
PLEASE STOP LYING ALL OF THE TIME ABOUT ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING

Texas' 2012 SAT Scores

Here are Texas' most recently published SAT scores. How do yours compare?

Critical Reading: 474

Mathematics: 499

Writing: 461

Pennsylvania's 2012 SAT Scores

Here are Pennsylvania's most recently published SAT scores. How do yours compare?

Critical Reading: 491

Mathematics: 501

Writing: 480

Pfft. The difference in those numbers is not clinically significant. Everyone knows numbers can fluctuate by as much as 100 points over the course of a single day. ::)
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« Reply #99 on: March 02, 2013, 05:44:12 PM »

ps: and now you're attempting to "move the goalposts" by comparing a city with an entire state. Further proof that you had a lobotomy when you were 12.

 I've had several lobotomies in my course of life  ;D

and I'm still standing, I do zone-out from time to time  ;)

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