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    someone? Male 13-17
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    March 26, 2012 at 11:25 am
    Link: Why Aren`t Firemen Making A Million A Year? - Really, let`s at least triple whatever their salaries are--it`s stuff like this that lets you know they`re worth it.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    While politicians get $150k of taxpayers money for 8-10 months part time work each year, do you really think they`ll spend taxpayers money on people who are worth it?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    Yeah... that was that accident that happened to months ago, the forklift crane was the armies that were driving past at the time and offered to help.
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    cynic04 Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    wtf happened here?!
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    wow
    just wow
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    Yikes, I hope she`s okay.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    Look closely, the fireman on the bottom right is holding her feet.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    VIDEO OF IT HERE:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p09l5wcyhcc
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    Why? Because we live in a Capitalist society, that`s why.
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    chompleh Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm
    we could only hope our pay world increase, our pension is actually at risk right now, but i think i speak for firefighters everywhere, we definitely dont do it for the money!
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    They`re all drunks.
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    Thdot Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    The fireman would not have done poo without the seabees and their telehandler.
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    March 26, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    nod to the Seabee`s
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    "We don`t do it for the money." Stop telling people that or you`ll never get a raise!

    Cops may be bullies, but firefighters should get more pay. They don`t have the control issues, they just help people. They should get as more or more than Congressmen get. The accomplish more!
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    sosueme1966 Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm
    Because for every hour they spend doing this, they spend 18 eating chili and playing ping pong.
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    DinVen Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm
    If you dedicate your working life to helping other humans directly, you will be severely underpaid and most likely wear yourself down in the process. Physicians being the only exception of course.
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    Right on. I worked with a couple of guys in NMCB 3 in Iraq during one mob.

    Seabee`s were always cool guys to have as your friend.
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    "Cops may be bullies, but firefighters should get more pay. They don`t have the control issues, they just help people. They should get as more or more than Congressmen get. The accomplish more!"

    Couldn`t agree more...firefighters are cops without the control issues.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm
    I don`t know what it says about my brain, but my first thoughts on seeing this were:

    1) Did that car crash from left to right, or from right to left? OK, probably the former, since the fireman on the right is standing on something and it looks to be quite a drop there.

    2) OK, so there`s a hell of a drop on the right, on second look. So what the feck is holding the thing that`s holding the fireman (flashbacks to Lois Lane asking Superman "if you`ve got me, who`s got you?" at this juncture).

    3) OK, the drop probably isn`t as insanely high as I thought, but still dangerous. Probably this is a motorway bridge, and the platform thingy that the rightmost fireman is standing on is parked on the motorway below. Fine. That`s all sorted now. Wait now - then what the feck is the *photographer* standing on?



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    darklegacy1 Male 13-17
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    where did her shoes go?
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    Ding posted a video MacGuffin.

    Nevertheless, you`re quite the fan of the irrelevant, eh?
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    Cause they arnt doing it for the money, unlike all the overpaid non-nice individuals in other jobs like sports and tv
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    March 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm
    you`re quite the fan of the irrelevant, eh?

    Isn`t interest in irrelevant topics pretty much the value economy on which I-A-B is based? Or are the rest of you guys all here studying for sociology degrees / PhDs in Jenna Marbles` breasts, or something?
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    nijd Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    Who`s the man responsible for letting MacGuffin read books?
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    Who`s the man responsible for letting MacGuffin read books?

    Johannes Gutenberg
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    "They should get as more or more than "

    ?

    I`ve had too many beers.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    I`m not gonna comment on the American system, because it`s all f*cked up, but....

    Round` here firefighters are paid plenty.

    Keep in mind that this kind of thing happens rarely. Most of the time they`re just sitting around doing nothing or practicing drills.

    If you want someone to get paid lots for saving lives, how about ER doctors? Oh wait! That already happens!

    Not only that but there are plenty of other people who contribute far more and don`t see a proportional mass increase in pay.

    If you go by this emotional-reaction-type compensation, Normon Borlaug should have been made king of the earth.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    @CaptainPabst - Some people are doing it for the money. I don`t do what I do because it`s a noble profession, it`s just a job that pays the bills.
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    Bjarki Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:50 pm
    We don`t do it for the money, we do it cause we want to help, that being said the pay isn`t terrible bad.
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
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    March 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Screw the sports salaries! Give them to those that deserve it!!
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    The pay for firefighters is pretty lousy in the UK. I used to work in the Police, and I got to know some of them. They go on strike every ten years or so to get better pay and conditions, and every time they do the government just gets the army (who can`t strike) to do their jobs until they give in, and get the police (who also can`t strike, but are better paid than firemen) to minimise any protest action. They`re one of the few occupations that I`d happily pay more tax to support.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    Why aren`t firefighters paid a million a year? Because we can`t afford it.

    Why do athletes make millions a year? Because of the ticket sales, merchandising, etc.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    Why aren`t firefighters paid a million a year? Because this apparently took over a dozen of them.
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    KitFox Female 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    Is that a kid`s arm and an adult foot I see in the "back seat"? Seriously, I don`t come here to see this pooe.
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    monsterzero Male 40-49
    355 posts
    March 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    Most firefighters in the U.S. are volunteer and do this kind of thing constantly for free.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    Why should any person get paid millions of dollars for helping someone out of a car wreck? That should just be a natural reaction for anyone. Anyone who wouldn`t do what these guys in this picture are doing is a dickhead.
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    shtsqud Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    @RobSwindol ...No doubt. When people decide to do this for a living they all know what they`re getting themselves into and what their pay is when they become firemen. I work on a drilling rig and can get killed at any given time any day I`m at work, but you don`t hear me crying to get triple my salary.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    @kitfox If you look closely it is the woman`s feet and the firefighter has his hand wrapped around one of them.
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    bayoubengal Female 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 4:08 pm
    "Is that a kid`s arm and an adult foot I see in the "back seat"? Seriously, I don`t come here to see this pooe."

    The woman had two daughters in the back seat, a 10-year-old and a 10-month-old. They both survived, and the baby barely had any scratches thanks to her car seat.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    Wow, that`s some bravery right there.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    if they do it while being paid their actual salary, would make sense to lower their salaries until there are only 1-2 firemen at scene, then buy them some "jaws of life". that photo could be titled "Inefficiency"
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    You can`t do better than a fireman/woman. World`s best people.
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    ivran Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm
    Our babbling politicians are obviously worth way more money than our firefighters, law enforcement, teachers, etc.
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    evam-9 Female 18-29
    241 posts
    March 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm
    Viva Firemen!
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    SethDog Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    At least triple? Try at least 20x.
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    cndian_mouse Female 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 6:25 pm
    And yet again no link to the story surrounding it......
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    i-am-evil Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 6:31 pm
    I need to start voting. I think firefighters and other first responders should make more, but I haven`t been voting to pass bills that would accomplish such goals.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    March 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm
    Hopefully the inadequate pay is made up in part by top-quality poon. Ladies, do your duty - BANG A FIREMAN WITHOUT EXPECTING A CALL IN THE MORNING.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    March 26, 2012 at 6:43 pm
    "Who`s the man responsible for letting MacGuffin read books?


    Johannes Gutenberg"

    ZING! That was really witty, well done, if I was a fireman, I`d let you bang me without expecting a call in the morning any day.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 6:45 pm
    "if they do it while being paid their actual salary, would make sense to lower their salaries until there are only 1-2 firemen at scene, then buy them some "jaws of life". that photo could be titled "Inefficiency"

    When it`s you, you`ll be singing a different tune.
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm
    Because 99.99% of firemen are never in a situation like this?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 26, 2012 at 7:56 pm
    Why Aren`t Firemen Making A Million A Year?
    The way the public sector unions are taking over, if Obama gets reelected, they soon WILL be.

    Of course, with 4 more years of Obama and what he has planned for the Pentagon budget, there won`t be any more SeeBees, but that`s another story.
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    clamaato Female 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm
    how is she alive?
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2012 at 10:43 pm
    Sure, lets lay off every teacher in the country so these guys can sit on their asses most of the day. Incidents like this happen once in every 100 firemen`s lives nowadays.
    My three best friends and brother are firemen. All they do is laugh about how uneducated they are, how little do and how much they get paid.
    [email protected] firemen
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2012 at 11:21 pm
    OldOllie, does every damn thing have to be about politics? Good lord man. Turn off the cable news.
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2012 at 11:43 pm
    I`m not going to argue about monatery rewards for Fire Fighters, i think the fact that the people who are suposed to educate us, help us through our ilness, save our live and property and defend us are paid far less then people who sell us phones and poo say`s enough about our society.

    These Guy`s are F*ck*ng Awsome, and deserve some respect, regardless of wether or not we should help people these guy`s are doing it. and i don`t know if i could in that situation.
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    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    March 27, 2012 at 12:39 am
    how bout this? drat firefighters. they are overpaid as it is and lazy roosterholes. dumb bitch crashes her car let her die.
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    cockballs Male 18-29
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    March 27, 2012 at 12:57 am
    john your comment baffles me. are they lazy roosterholes for not letting her die?
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    jeepjones Male 30-39
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    March 27, 2012 at 2:37 am
    That chick is ruined.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    March 27, 2012 at 6:52 am
    Well, I don`t know about a million a year. Don`t get me wrong, I think most athletes etc. are overpaid, but I know some firemen, and most of the time it`s not nearly as dangerous as you`d think. Lots of sleeping, weight-lifting, and barbequing.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 27, 2012 at 8:38 am
    "Our babbling politicians are obviously worth way more money than our firefighters, law enforcement, teachers, etc. "
    I`ll agree with the FireFighter part, but law enforcement & teachers have failed us. I am more afraid of cops than crooks & school test scores fall lower and lower every year.

    They get a raise when the earn it.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    March 27, 2012 at 8:49 am
    They get a raise when the earn it.
    That`s why I like the payment model of golf. Gotta earn that cheese.
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    Wraithsshdw Female 18-29
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    March 27, 2012 at 9:20 am
    Gerry, I love you, you`re one of the reasons I keep coming here, you are hilarious and awesome. But I must respectfully disagree with you on teachers failing us. Government policies and spending on education have failed us.

    1: Standardized testing is evil. It tests almost nothing other than a student`s ability to take a standardized test, and you have no idea how many hours are wasted trying to get kids to perform well (and admittedly failing on that point) instead of, you know, teaching.

    Point 2: How do you expect to attract skilled workers with crap pay? Sad truth: I make 50% more money teaching abroad with a bachelors degree than I would make with a master`s degree in the states.

    There`s a joke about no one going into teaching for the money. But a girl`s gotta eat.

    And don`t even get me started on the state by state certifications. If I`ve been a good teacher for years and years in one state, I probably don`t need to take a course and test in teac
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    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    March 27, 2012 at 12:17 pm
    oh i was just trying to start a flame war
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    nsh9 Male 30-39
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    March 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    The full story is even more interesting:

    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/family-r... rel="nofollow" style="font-weight: bold; color: " target="_blank" href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/family-rescued-car-dangling-off-bridge-15370113">Video
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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
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    March 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    Damn girl! You Okay?

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