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by Kerry Tobin
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Control Law Proposals
Replies: 139
Views: 203012

Re: Gun Control Law Proposals

Eunice, Sorry, but I can't even comprehend half of what you're saying... However, the idea that if more people had been armed at schools the shooting could have been stopped is a pipe dream as well. There was an armed police officer at Columbine. Admittedly, they were trained to wait for backup at t...
by Kerry Tobin
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Control Law Proposals
Replies: 139
Views: 203012

Re: Gun Control Law Proposals

Source please. I suspect this is another one of those items presented with "only half of the truth" provided. It's been widely reported recently but here's one source http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/opinion/editorial/screen-all-gun-sales-for-safety/article_f8a1b7d3-7d78-5a27-bffe-910d3df...
by Kerry Tobin
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Control Law Proposals
Replies: 139
Views: 203012

Re: Gun Control Law Proposals

Tom B, Congratulations to Walker. There are things about him I respect. There better be, I voted for him once (a mistake I promise I won't make again). That's the first I've heard of that and I'll give him credit. In the future, perhaps make your point that Walker did it rather than claim I'm giving...
by Kerry Tobin
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Suggestions and Questions
Topic: Subsciptions
Replies: 2
Views: 48378

Re: Subsciptions

The postage is cheaper for us to go out of those counties due to complexities in our subscription counts, the location of our primary shipping point (Tomahawk Post Office), etc. Also, many of the people in those three counties might already receive the Leader Extra which doesn't have to be mailed se...
by Kerry Tobin
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Control Law Proposals
Replies: 139
Views: 203012

Re: Gun Control Law Proposals

Tom B. Once again, perhaps before attacking my position on things you should try actually READING my position and arguments. I'm against an "assault weapon" ban. In fact, if you go through this entire thread, you'll see I don't even use the term, anywhere! My suggestions on this topic were...
by Kerry Tobin
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: State budget impact on education, local schools
Replies: 16
Views: 29180

Re: State budget impact on education, local schools

I suspect if you can't take the time to read my name and spell it right, you're not likely to spend much time considering anything else I have to say... And you might want to study how our government works. Wisconsin is required by law to have a balanced budget, unfortunately the federal government ...
by Kerry Tobin
Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: State budget impact on education, local schools
Replies: 16
Views: 29180

Re: State budget impact on education, local schools

Tom B. Perhaps if you had spent some time at the protests you'd realize that the 90% of the police protection was a waste of time and money. The police spent more time holding doors open than responding to any legitimate threat. Twenty doctors from the UW alone were punished, receiving up to a $4,00...
by Kerry Tobin
Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: State budget impact on education, local schools
Replies: 16
Views: 29180

Re: State budget impact on education, local schools

OK, first, if you can't make your argument without stupid name calling you don't have one worth making and any good points you have are nullified. I'm talking to a couple of people here on both sides of the issue. Grow up and show a little respect. On with my point... There were 100,000 protesters t...
by Kerry Tobin
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: State budget impact on education, local schools
Replies: 16
Views: 29180

Re: State budget impact on education, local schools

So because of one or two bad incidents you're going to banish the entire group of thousands of people? I took my mom there to show her what the protests really looked like (not what you saw on Fox News). They had a daycare area setup, a volunteer cleaning crew, a first aid/supply station where they ...
by Kerry Tobin
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: ATV's on the streets
Replies: 31
Views: 29778

Re: ATV's on the streets

Motorcycles are required to have their head light on which makes them much easier to see. (I just wish it was required for cars as most people don't have the sense to turn them on unless it is to dark to see) I have yet to see an ATV with a head light on when on the streets. And adding that require...
by Kerry Tobin
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: ATV's on the streets
Replies: 31
Views: 29778

Re: ATV's on the streets

Old Scout, I'm not particularly for or against ATVs on the streets but your argument has some flaws... I can just see someone backing out of a parking place on Wis. Ave. and not being able to see the dang thing and hitting or being hit by one. While most of the ATVs I deal with are the larger "...
by Kerry Tobin
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So Proud of Tomahawk
Replies: 16
Views: 33873

Re: So Proud of Tomahawk

One of the results I quoted was kindergarten. I'm pretty sure they aren't teaching Algebra 1 (the other example I gave) at that level in most cases... Also, Arkansas State just announced their iPad Initiative. ALL incoming freshmen will be required to have, or get, an iPad now. http://www.kait8.com/...
by Kerry Tobin
Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about high school
Replies: 2
Views: 11356

Re: Question about high school

Unless they've moved it, the track goes around the Gym and is part of the configuration that allows indoor track meets if necessary. When I was there, a room off of the track was the weight room and that overlooked the pool. I believe it's been there since the elementary school was originally built....
by Kerry Tobin
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So Proud of Tomahawk
Replies: 16
Views: 33873

Re: So Proud of Tomahawk

Yes, for an experimental program that may or may not be supported by (immediately) future administrations, a piece of technology that is more widely used and understood for the application at hand, the chromebooks are a better product to use. Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning, a non...
by Kerry Tobin
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So Proud of Tomahawk
Replies: 16
Views: 33873

Re: So Proud of Tomahawk

Exactly, which makes them primarily used as toys. Just because Lockheed Martin can control satellites from an iPad, doesn't mean that's the primary use. You can also turn Wii controller into the IR reader for a smartboard application, but that's not how people are using them. With a considerable am...
by Kerry Tobin
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So Proud of Tomahawk
Replies: 16
Views: 33873

Re: So Proud of Tomahawk

Yes, those are the most popular apps. However, considering consumers are buying way more iOS devices than schools and businesses are, it makes sense that games and "fun" apps are the most used. Doesn't mean business owned devices are the same. Solitaire and Minesweeper are still a couple o...
by Kerry Tobin
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So Proud of Tomahawk
Replies: 16
Views: 33873

Re: So Proud of Tomahawk

I'm guessing you haven't seen, or don't know about, the enterprise tools for managing iPads. My iPhone has plenty of games, and I'm guessing most consumers devices do as well, but I also have quite a few work related apps that significantly improve our response time during an outage, keep me informe...
by Kerry Tobin
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So Proud of Tomahawk
Replies: 16
Views: 33873

Re: So Proud of Tomahawk

We're finding a lot of uses for tablets in our higher ed environment and if needed, the addition of a keyboard basically turns it into a laptop. The beauty of a well written tablet application is it basically becomes any interface you want. Need a calculator, the entire device becomes a specialized ...
by Kerry Tobin
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So Proud of Tomahawk
Replies: 16
Views: 33873

Re: So Proud of Tomahawk

It will be interesting to see how this works. Remember that most schools use textbooks for multiple years but most ebook licensing doesn't allow transferring the book from one student to another. Because of that, and the cost of the electronic device, the studies I've seen have shown it's actually m...
by Kerry Tobin
Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Happy Anniversary!
Replies: 0
Views: 34496

Happy Anniversary!

If you happen to see my parents any time soon be sure to wish them a Happy Anniversary! They've been married 38 years today!!! Petitions for my mom's Nobel Peace Prize are circulating...
by Kerry Tobin
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Control Law Proposals
Replies: 139
Views: 203012

Re: Gun Control Law Proposals

Hey, you want a "normal" rifle, fine by me. Honest question for you: If my rifle was .22 caliber, had open rear and front sights, had a positive "on-off" safety, had a detachable box magazine that held 7 rounds, had plastic forearm and stock, and was semi-auto.....would that be ...
by Kerry Tobin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas tax and registration
Replies: 3
Views: 11496

Re: Gas tax and registration

Glad we've got a subject we agree on! :lol:
by Kerry Tobin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas tax and registration
Replies: 3
Views: 11496

Re: Gas tax and registration

I understand the "idea" of charging based on mileage. The people that use the roads the most get the most benefit from having. However, the problem with that is the state has no idea where those miles were driven. For example, if someone were to drive to Alaska, not only would most of the ...
by Kerry Tobin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Control Law Proposals
Replies: 139
Views: 203012

Re: Gun Control Law Proposals

Kerry,if someone is overweight, making them register their forks and knives is not going to make them any skinnier. Neither is taking away their big forks and spoons so they only have small ones. No amount of regulation or litigation is going to change the intent and actions of the person in questi...
by Kerry Tobin
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Control Law Proposals
Replies: 139
Views: 203012

Re: Gun Control Law Proposals

And we might as well add a third way... By Dictate. Obama's number of executive orders issued in his first term (including these 23) puts him at 167 from what I can tell. That's pretty similar to both Bushes and Clinton and fewer than every president's four year average (other than the Bushes, whic...

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