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Topic: Where is Arizona?
Message: Posted by: Josh Chaikin (Jun 27, 2010 08:16PM)
Don't ask Peggy West...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQp8M0bkarM

It's one thing when kids struggle with geography, but when it reaches the level of policy makers, it really underscores that there's something fundamentally wrong with our education.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jun 27, 2010 08:38PM)
What is a county supervisor?
Message: Posted by: thorndyke (Jun 27, 2010 08:41PM)
Interesting, I would like to visit Arizona someday, I am sure my travel agent knows where it is.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Jun 27, 2010 08:44PM)
When the US was first considering adopting Daylight Savings Time there was a senator - I don't recall who, though I believe I know where I can find his name again - who argued against it on the grounds that an extra hour of daylight each day cannot come without cost; for example, draperies fading more quickly because of the extra hour of exposure to the sun.

Just because someone's elected isn't sufficient evidence that they have knowledge or reason. Alas.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Jun 27, 2010 08:54PM)
In California a county supervisor represents a town or city in the county and they are part of the county govt. which maintains country property and roads while other properties and roads are city while again others are state. In my experience county supervisors are less important than a city supervisor but that is only my county which was Santa Clara, California. There is a huge amount of redundant work at county, state, and city level, the county only has real pull in rural areas that are not sanctioned by a city.

Here where I live now the county supervisors really are important. For example they decide how much money goes into each district for roads, property, human services, etc.. The reason they are important is in my county we have two 'towns' which have mayors etc while there are four population points that have no govt and thus the county runs things for us and provide all services and police protection (sheriff).
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jun 27, 2010 09:58PM)
Ah, thanks Santa. Rather like a Reeve, I think.

John