I applaud his going to Africa to help, but I don't get how you come back having had direct contact with infected people and don't go to a quarantine. Even if the govt doesn't require it (which they should) why would you take a chance with your family???
I really think anyone coming back from working with Ebola patients in Africa should be required to go into a mandatory 21 day quarantine.
I used to work for Hendrick Automotive Group in their Finance department. So, I had a lot of experience with the pros and cons of leasing.
The con is definitely that you are "renting" the car for a specified period of time.
However, leasing is a great option for specific types of buyers.
It allow you to get into a more expensive car than buying would....that is one pro, but not the main one.
If you are the kind of person who does not drive a ton and who wants a new car every 3-4 years, then leasing is a GREAT option for you. Your payment is lower and in 3 years, you are often lucky to break enven on a trade-in (based on what you owe).
Me personally, I do not purchase expensive cars. However, I always get a new car every 4 years or so. So, having a car payment (with very low interest) will always be part of my monthly budget.
From what I've seen in my 20+ years experience in the classroom and with the work I've done with teachers across the state, here's what I think:
Vouchers to send poor kids to a great elementary school may be useful. But it'd need to be a huge voucher. Five grand ain't gonna cut it.
Even more useful would be to spend that money on a great Pre-K program. So many of those poor kids show up the first day of kindergarten and are already way behind.
Another good use of the money is an after school program for poor kids, where they learn social skills and have someone to help with homework--the things they aren't getting at home.
For these schools in low-income areas, find the best darn principals and teachers you can find and pay them very well. Leave them the hell alone and let them work their magic. (This means relaxing some of the demands the state puts on them, which should be done for all schools in my opinion). Give money for extra teacher assistants and make class sizes smaller.
Just my opinion, based on my experience.
I truly believe that the after school mentoring types of programs are what actually may help turn things around.
Many if the low income and poorly performing kids have very little parental structure and help at home. Some a factor of parents not caring. Much a factor of parents not being around due to work (single parent homes). And, much due to parents who themselves lack the education and knowledge to really help the kids with homework or not installing the importance of an education.
We need to create programs that can successfully supplement these weaknesses. First step us money to fund them and the next step is to find a way to get the kids involved with them.
This is a tough situation, but it us fixable. And, for the sake of both the kids and the country's future it us a fix that must happen.
Rapaport says there's no guaranteed $$$ owed to him so y'all crying about the money need to recognize BRUH
We don't have the cap space nor should we pay a $10m per year number for Harvin. Guess we should trade for him and then cut him because he us not worth that much...why do you think Seattle is willing to eat so much cap space to deal him? BRUH!!!!!
So Obama's decision is to NOT ban flights from West Africa because people will just lie about where they came from and fly through a European city.
I can give some logic to this statement. However, it is NOT good enough.
Ban all flights from West Africa AND refuse entry for anyone flying under a West African passport. I am sure that there are some people who are under other passports in West Africa (although I could not imaging why a person not from there, who is not an aid worker, would visit that region right now).....but, this damn sure would eliminate a hell of a large % of the potential risk.
Belize gov't....refuses to let us use their airport to protect their citizens.
Obama....have airport personnel screen passengers who have already arrived in the country
God this whole thing has been botched from the start.