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27 July 2011

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Toni Vallen

The Targetting elected officials todays with large tracts of land,ignoring the majority people who will have to live in the shadows of turbines owned by otility compampanies and billionaire investors.

abovethis

its a fact, that from how they give their money to candidates and the agendas they pursue; that the Chamber is alright with dismantling public education. Look at what they have done in Wisconsin. They want to raise standards by cutting teacher pay, using untested rubrics for determining teacher effectiveness, and add vouchers. (see journal-sentinels articles on vouchers in WI).

The fact they showed "waiting for superman" and then want to have a discussion on education shows that they have an agenda. Waiting for Superman might show NY education; but not MN. Two different worlds, but yet put on like that is what they are doing at a school near you. It was a scare tactic from an interest group; just like the wind farm group. Just because you know one more intimately than the other doesn't make anyone more or less reliable; only familiar.

Don't you find it funny that they put on all these conferences on education and had their surrogates (GOP - whom they nearly uniformly give money to) cut higher ed 15% and cut integration funding? How is that "Pro" education? How can that be anything but "Anti" education?

Jay Furst

Tell me more about the "anti-education" group that "put on" the local screening of "Waiting for Superman." In fact, if you're referring to the Chamber of Commerce, they're pretty well known, versus the anti-wind power coalition, and they'd obviously disagree that they're "anti-education" (unlike the coalition disagreeing that they're anti-AWA Goodhue). I would agree that "Waiting for Superman" was a film with an agenda, though.

abovethis

Jay - did you point out when the Chamber was showing "Waiting for Superman" that the film was put on by a anti-education group focused on gutting teacher salary and working conditions? I didn't think so. So you only point that out when it suits your own feelings and bias huh? And how is that good journalism?

Rick Conrad

What is highlighted in the film is the covert way that wind developers operate. Targetting elected officials with large tracts of land,ignoring the majority people who will have to live in the shadows of turbines owned by otility compampanies and billionaire investors.
Making false claims about the impacts that wind development will have on established land uses future development and the property values of the area.
Intensionally pitting neighbor against neighbor. What they are doing is comparable to scattering a handful of twenty dollar bills in a crowd of people at city hall while their associates are are across the street robbing the bank.

Rick Conrad

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