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  1. 2 points
    A swifter justice system... "Justice delayed is justice denied"
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    Why? Was it a condition of the donation? If not, goodbye Schott. Lots of people donate to Scouts without having stuff named after them.
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    “Underneath, We’re All the Same” “He prayed -- It wasn’t my religion. He ate -- It wasn’t what I ate. He spoke -- It wasn’t my language. He dressed -- It wasn’t what I wore. He took my hand -- It wasn’t the color of mine. But when he laughed -- it was how I laughed, And when he cried -- it was how I cried.” = Amy Maddox, age 16, Franklin Community High School, Bargerville IN =
  4. 1 point
    Schott, like Henry Ford, publicly praised Hitler and the Nazis and was known for her negative comments about Jews, Japanese, and Blacks as categories, with regular use of the N-word. Taking up her supposed cause is the wrong battle at a very wrong time. She is as eligible to have a building or location named for her as Former Exalted Cyclops of the KKK U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd. Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center, Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia[6][9][10] Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center, Marshall University Graduate College in South Charleston, West Virginia[9][10] Robert C. Byrd Auditorium, National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia[9][10][11] Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center, Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia[6][9][10][12][13] Robert C. Byrd Cancer Research Laboratory, West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia[6][9][10] Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia[9][10][14] Robert C. Byrd Center for Pharmacy Education, University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia[9][10] Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health, Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia[6][9] Robert C. Byrd Clinical Teaching Center, Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Hospital in Charleston, West Virginia[9][10] Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, Green Bank, West Virginia[6][9][10] Robert C. Byrd Hardwood Technologies Center, Princeton, West Virginia[6][9][10] Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia[6][9][10] Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Charleston Division, Charleston, West Virginia[9] Robert C. Byrd High School, Clarksburg, West Virginia[6][9][15] Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) Bridgeport Manufacturing Technology Center, Bridgeport, West Virginia[9][10][16] RCBI Charleston Manufacturing Technology Center, South Charleston, West Virginia[6][9][10][16] RCBI Huntington Manufacturing Technology Center, Huntington, West Virginia[9][10][16] RCBI Rocket Center Manufacturing Technology Center, Rocket Center, West Virginia[9][10][16][17] Robert C. Byrd Institute for Composites Technology and Training Center, Bridgeport, West Virginia[9] Robert C. Byrd Library, Wheeling, West Virginia[9] Robert C. Byrd Library and Robert C. Byrd Learning Resource Center, University of Charleston in Beckley[6][9][10] Robert C. Byrd Life Long Learning Center, Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Moorefield, West Virginia[9] Robert C. Byrd Life Long Learning Center, West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia[10] Robert C. Byrd Metals Fabrication Center, Rocket Center, West Virginia[9][10][17] Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center, Bridgeport, West Virginia (affiliated with Fairmont State University)[9][10] Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center, Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia[6][9][18] Robert C. Byrd Regional Training Institute, Camp Dawson near Kingwood, West Virginia[9] Robert C. Byrd Science and Technology Center, Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia[6][9][10] Robert C. Byrd Technology Center, Alderson–Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia[6][9][10] Robert C. Byrd United Technical Center[6][10] Commerce[edit] Robert C. Byrd Hilltop Office Complex, Rocket Center, West Virginia[6][9][10][17] Robert C. Byrd Industrial Park, Moorefield, West Virginia[6][9][10] Community[edit] Robert C. Byrd Community Center, Pine Grove, West Virginia[6][9][10] Robert C. Byrd Community Center, Sugar Grove, West Virginia[6][10] Government[edit] Robert C. Byrd Rooms, Office of the West Virginia Senate Minority Leader, West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia[9] Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse and Federal Building, Beckley, West Virginia[6][9][10] Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse and Federal Building, Charleston, West Virginia[6][9][10] Robert C. Byrd Federal Correctional Institution, Hazelton, West Virginia[6][10] Healthcare[edit] Robert C. Byrd Clinic, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia[6][9][10] Robert C. Byrd Clinical Addition to Veteran's Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia[6][9][10] Recreation and tourism[edit] Robert C. Byrd Addition to the Lodge at Oglebay Park, Wheeling, West Virginia[6][9][10] Robert C. Byrd Conference Center (also known as the Robert C. Byrd Center for Hospitality and Tourism), Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia[6][9][10] Robert C. Byrd Visitor Center, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
  5. 1 point
    If it matters, Mr. Hodge pleaded guilty to nine counts of Armed Robbery. In sentencing, the trial judge consolidated some of the charges as a matter of discretion, and sentenced him on five of the counts of Armed Robbery. The charges for felonious assault and battery on the robbery victims were drooped in their entirely in consideration of Mr. Hodge's guilty plea to the nine Armed Robbery charges. The 2010 appeal resulted in no change to his sentence, the Ohio Supreme Court voting 6-1 to reject his only argument on appeal.
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    I gave you an up-vote for using an Earth Science term. Unfortunately, justice for victims is being pushed under like an oceanic plate in a subduction zone.
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    There is a tug of war among concepts, crime/punishment/self control/self improvement/retribution/ redemption. All have their place. When it comes to personal crime, especially violent crime, society sort of takes a back seat insofar as reconciliation between perpetrator and victim (on an emotional level). Wergild or it’s modern equivalent in civil damages doesn’t heal the lasting trauma. My hat is off to the young man who was able to reconcile to himself the crime and move on. In this case, they both seem to have benefitted. Insofar as social justice is concerned, crime has everything to do with it. The two are joined at the hip tighter than a grating tectonic plates. Social justice and social virtues are in conflict as ideas and these give rise to all pets of problems and areas directly related to ideas of social justice and injustice. The social contract is an old concept that I think has great merit. Many parts of that idea can and should be debated. I have been unable find a consistent and workable definition of ‘racial injustice’ as a stand-alone phrase. To be sure, I see ‘racial inequality’, ‘systemic oppression’, ‘direct and indirect discrimination’ and so forth. Words represent concepts, concepts determine perceptions, that respond to the actions and attitudes of other which get translated into yet more actions. The idea of justice is badly misused. So tossing about words in expectation that everyone who is intelligent and reasonable will agree upon the definition is not a good approach. Give terms clarity in definition do at least people can agree and debate the same idea at the outset. Otherwise, people talk past one another.
  8. 1 point
    The real story is crime rates are high. We should have more sympathy for the victims of crime, and less for the perpetrators.
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    The toughest challenge I've had to give to some SPLs: "Are you going to follow your friends? Or lead them?"
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    Commitment against racial injustice...perhaps leadership by example, consider the rest of the story of the 2007 armed robbery of a Boy Scout Christmas tree lot. https://www.sent-trib.com/news/man-forms-unlikely-friendship-with-robber-12-years-later/article_da6b0f40-ed55-11e9-bb90-f3ae42f51121.html
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    I believe it was Oliver Wendell Holmes who said "Taxes are the price we pay for Civilization." Regardless we are going to pay money to some institution to provide services that we cannot provide by ourselves. Whether it's a corporation, a HOA, a non-profit, or a government. The only difference between the first three and the government is that the first three are voluntary. Government expenditures can most certainly be investments. Roads and transportation networks are investments. Educating young people is an investment. National Defense, Banking insurance, national retirement programs are all programs too big to be run by anything other than government. That isn't to say the government does a particularly great job at any of those things, but there is at least a purpose in government. The real question for anybody who is being honest with themselves is not, "Do we need government?" but is "How much government should I be paying for?" Americans of both parties are addicted to government spending. Both parties seem to be perfectly happy with spending tons of future American's money and sticking my generation and future generation with the bill. Deficit spending and borrowing money is a neat financial trick, but it eventually bottoms out when the interest payments get too high, or investors are afraid to loan a government more money.
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    I should have been clearer. The initial drivers of the process were two girls (from different families) who wanted to be scouts. These two girls then recruited their parents. Then these two families (the "we") looked for more interested girls/families. We had a group of almost ten girls/families before we had a C.O. picked out.
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    I was hoping that merely referencing this thread about upvotes and downvotes would avoid another thread being distracted by procedural matters, but after seeing the discussion there amass a page of off-topic replies, I figure it's time to give outright resurrection a try. I don't write forum rules, and asking another one to be written violates my rule #1. But, I do operate on rules of my own based on examples who came before me and helped me sort out a load of ideas. I spout a lot of ideas. And some of them are outright stupid. Or, they may have worked for my scouts, but totally crashed for anyone else's. So ... If something resonates with you, if it's something you'd do or have done, up-vote it. You don't owe me or anyone else an explanation as to why you did. If something grates on you, if it's something you'd never do or did and lived to regret it, down-vote it. You don't owe me or anyone else an explanation as to why you did. If something moves you, but you're not inclined to promote or demote it, use the other reactions (Thanks, Haha, Sad, Confused, Like). If something is patently offensive (it happens), report it. Some have. The moderators have called me on it. Not a problem. If you have time, and can put words to your reaction, that's gravy. That's how I operate. You may want me to expect more from you, but I value your time. You may have different expectations from me. But, if I spot a squirrel, you'll have a long wait before I come back to task. Don't worry, a member might have a dozen downvotes and still be able to write another post. (Read this topic from the top if you don't believe it.) This forum is not like many others. It certainly isn't FB. I'm not showing my family album for you to like (and cause me to worry if you disliked). It's not for having a bunch of sub-replies to every single reply. (They tried that once, it was really confusing.) It's for us to sort out our next couple of scouting moves. And, a set of "don't go this way" trail signs might come in handy for the next person who comes along.
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