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El Paso Politics / ElPasoSpeak:Take it or leave it
« Last post by bot on Today at 09:24:52 AM »
Take it or leave it

Unfortunately we are seeing a customer relations trick that is designed to stiff-arm the consumer more and more. The other day I asked a Netflix employee to transfer me to his superior.  The employee was not willing to solve the problem that Netflix  had created.  I suspected that the employee was following company policy so … … Continue reading
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El Paso Politics / ElPasoSpeak:Aerial tramway
« Last post by bot on Today at 12:35:11 AM »
Aerial tramway

Our aerial tramway has been closed. According to an article in the Times: The decision came after an engineering analysis that was conducted as part of a deferred maintenance project that was planned to begin later this fall, a news release stated. The tramway has been operated by the state for 17 years. It is disturbing that … … Continue reading
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World politics / Brookings: The potential of manufacturing and industrialization in Africa
« Last post by bot on September 24, 2018, 05:38:21 PM »
The potential of manufacturing and industrialization in Africa

Among policymakers and scholars alike, a robust manufacturing sector is broadly understood as a fundamental path to economic growth and development. The most recent illustration is the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in March 2018, a single market for goods and services in Africa that aims to unlock manufacturing potential and…

      
 
 

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National politics / Brookings: Ananth Krishnan
« Last post by bot on September 24, 2018, 05:38:20 PM »
Ananth Krishnan

Ananth Krishnan is a Visiting Fellow at Brookings India. Previously, he was China Bureau Chief and Associate Editor for the India Today Group, based out of Beijing until August 2018. Krishnan reported out of China for nine years, for India Today and earlier for The Hindu newspaper, starting in June 2009. His reporting has focused…

      
 
 

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El Paso Politics / ElPasoSpeak:A note from Dylan Corbett
« Last post by bot on September 24, 2018, 05:38:18 PM »
A note from Dylan Corbett

Mr. Dylan Corbett is running for city council district eight. He responded to our invitation to send in a post. ****************************************************************** Dylan Corbett is running to be El Paso?s City Representative for District 8.   Anyone familiar with local El Paso politics today is overwhelmed by a dreadful feeling of intractability. Whatever the issue, we?re […]
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El Paso Politics / ElPasoSpeak:EPISD?a parent?s comments
« Last post by bot on September 24, 2018, 08:28:59 AM »
EPISD?a parent?s comments

A loyal reader sent this in: I simply must express my deep disappointment with EPISD’s instructional technology.  I’m a parent with one still in EPISD.  I have expressed concern about the technology with my AP, but things don’t get fixed. Technology is fragmented:  My HS student and I use too many different online services.  Teacher […]
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The United States can stop a looming catastrophe for 3 million Syrians

As government forces close in on Idlib province in northern Syria, a catastrophe looms for the roughly 3 million Syrians living there. President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian backers are determined to assault the last remaining enclave of resistance to his regime. If the past is any guide, it will be horrible. Already, the regime has launched dozens…

      
 
 

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El Paso Politics / ElPasoSpeak:Good start
« Last post by bot on September 23, 2018, 05:06:42 PM »
Good start

It seems that we now have a city representative who is trying to help the citizens. From the Tuesday, September 18, 2018 city council agenda: 30.3. Discussion and action to request that the City Manager direct staff to provide a presentation and update to City Council on any and all resources, actions, and current plans … … Continue reading
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El Paso Politics / ElPasoSpeak:Constitution day
« Last post by bot on September 23, 2018, 07:39:57 AM »
Constitution day

September 17 is Constitution Day. On September 17, 1787 the delegates to the constitutional convention signed their finished document. We hope that our teachers will take a moment to explain this to their students. Originally the Constitution had seven articles.  Articles 1, 2, and 3 described the powers and working of the three branches of […]
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El Paso Politics / ElPasoSpeak:Its time to fix this
« Last post by bot on September 22, 2018, 01:28:58 PM »
Its time to fix this

The ongoing problem of excessive overtime at the police department is in the news again.  The KVIA published this piece  after this El Paso Times article came out The KVIA piece points out the case of a sergeant that made over $60,000 per (each) year in overtime in both 2015 and 2016. This is simply poor management.  … … Continue reading
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