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Statism: "Ideas so good they have to be mandated" "We don't need people spiking beverages" Sen. Ira Silverstein you sir are a statist, and upon reading this I spiked my coffee with a little bourbon just because I can.
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You seem to be conflating Private Unions, with Public Unions. I'm quite aware of the difference ... I'm not conflating. Public unions are "worse", imo, because they influence elections. They mostly stand together in "solidarity" under the AFL-CIO banner. You say public unions should not strike, but of course they DO. Blue Flu ... it may be going on right now, to some extent ...…
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What would be the harm with going forward and converting pensions to 401k's for any public sector employee who has 10 years or under, and any new hires? Phasing out pensions. This would give the employee more control of their retirement and not unaccountable politicians. This could also be rolled into a way to phase out SS for anyone who chooses.
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Michael Pasley, Quincy native, Amboy teacher dies at 47

10 months ago From saukvalley.com

Thursday funeral in Dixon, Friday funeral in Quincy with burial at Calvary Cemetery.

From From saukvalley.com:

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM in the Holloway Center at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dixon. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 27, at 10:30 AM in St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon with Deacon Bill Lemmer officiating. Visitation will also be on Friday, March 28, from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM in St. Peter Catholic Church in Quincy followed by the Mass of Christian Burial 12:00 PM . Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Quincy. A memorial has been established for the education of his daughters or to the charity of the donor's choice.

AMBOY – Mike Pasley, 47, a popular social studies teacher at Amboy High School for 10 years, died Sunday at KSB Hospital, Lee County Coroner Jesse Partington confirmed this morning.

The school held a brief meeting with students this morning to let them know, and will have counselors and clergy members on hand all day for any who wish to use them, Principal Joshua Nichols said.

The school also has brought in a substitute teacher, to be used if any of Amboy's teachers feel the need to step out at any time, he said.

Neighboring school districts also have sent counselors to assist, and "we're very appreciative," Nichols said, adding that the students are "doing fine."

Pasley was a well-liked teacher, Nichols said. "A number of students are going to be missing him."

Pasley, of Dixon, also had been a sports correspondent for Sauk Valley Media and for The (Moline) Dispatch and Rock Island Argus.

An autopsy was being conducted this morning; natural causes are likely, Partington said.

Information on services will be posted when it becomes available. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

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