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Teacher quits over emphasis on standardized tests: 'It takes the joy out of learning'
Wed Mar 26, 2014
In reply to: @angryinqueens #1.5 I have always loved to comment about "teaching to the test." If you don't teach to the test, everyone who takes the test fails unless they already know the material. Imagine, when you were in school, if your math teacher gave you a test on how to add, sub …
Judge denies teen's attempt to sue parents for money
Wed Mar 5, 2014
Two weeks after I turned 18, I moved out of my parent's house. I had to because I joined the Navy. Four years later, when I got out of the Navy the first time, I moved back home and started college. It was made very clear to me right away, that regardless of my age or anything else …
Texas classmates rally for teen skydiver nearly killed in accident
Fri Jan 31, 2014
I hope and pray for this girl's complete recovery. However, he father is another issue. He had to sign a release so she could jump and now he wants to sue saying the skydiving school shouldn't have let her jump. Maybe the skydiving school should sue him for being a complete a$$.
Charges filed in toppling of ancient Utah rock formation
Fri Jan 31, 2014
If I remember correctly, the guy who actually destroyed the formation was on some sort of disability for a bad back. Hmmmmm???
Once-in-a-generation winter storm descends on Deep South
Mon Jan 27, 2014
SD, I spent two winters in San Diego, 1949/50 and 1967/68 and it snowed both times! It melted as soon as it hit the ground but it still snowed.
Arizona GOP censures John McCain for 'liberal' voting record
Sun Jan 26, 2014
McCain is one of the few, old time, politicians who understand that if you really want to get things done you must be able to work with the other side and that both sides need to be willing to compromise. As the old politicians have gone, we have seen congress do less and less.
Fetus of Texas woman on life support 'distinctly abnormal,' family lawyers say
Wed Jan 22, 2014
This is one of those situations where someone got a law passed, thinking it would be a great idea, but since they didn't think it all the way through, all the possible consequences, they end up with the current situation with this poor child and it's parents, both living and dead.
China's official crackdown on graft brings a happy New Year – for sharks
Sat Jan 25, 2014
Population counts on hammerheads are down more than 70%. Some species are even worse off. As the health of our oceans go, so goes our overall health. Sharks are an integral part of the ocean's ecology.
Israel plans laser interceptor 'Iron Beam' for short-range rockets
Sun Jan 19, 2014
Ralph, "The attack was ordered kept secret from the American people by the Jewish President Lyndon Johnson." "Johnson said, I don't care if the ship is sunk, I won't embarrass our ally." "Johnson was Jewish on both his maternal great grandparents sides. He was a devoted Zionist, who surrounded hims …
Three Americans killed in Afghan restaurant attack were working toward 'a safer world for all'
Sun Jan 19, 2014
Old, I think you might have misread greg's comment. He is saying that we either need to get serious about ridding Afghanistan of the Taliban or, if we are unwilling to make that sort of commitment then we do need to get out. If we don't make the commitment, we are just maintaining the status quo.
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