"I wouldn't mind compulsory voting, but I'm really not sure anything but public campaign funding can fix the problem."
That doesn't really work either unfortunately. It was tried in Portland, Oregon a few years back. Most of the candidates didnt have a chance to win, and they basically just took the money and ran. Taxpayers got hosed.
Maybe don't do illegal stuff? Whether or not you think certain laws are just, not breaking them seems to be the easiest way to stay out of jail. Obviously, there are a large majority of citizens who manage to do just that.
He COULD have been informed that there were nude pictures on the phone and he COULD have been simply trying to confirm the presence in order to have her 'properly' charged for having pornography, self created or not, on school grounds.
"Properly charged?" For what? Is that even a law?
Bottom line is the teacher had no business looking at her phone. Period. He was right taking it, but even if he "thought" there may have been something on her phone. He cannot look on there. And I agree with a previous post that the teacher or the union should be paying the settlement, not the taxpayers.
I think Oregon has some law that requires an attendant to pump your gas (no self-serve) so stations compensate for the extra help by upping the price/gal or gas. A tank of gas there could get ridiculous in a hurry.
Yes, we do have that law. But I dont think it makes a big difference in the price of gas. In Washington state you can pump your own gas, and if I drive right across the border, gas isnt higher, sometimes its cheaper.