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  • Oregon to test pay-per-mile idea as replacement for gas tax

    05/20/2015 8:52:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    My Way ^ | 05/20/15
    Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive. The program is meant to help the state raise more revenue to pay for road and bridge projects at a time when money generated from gasoline taxes are declining across the country, in part, because of greater fuel efficiency and the increasing popularity of fuel-efficient, hybrid and electric cars. Starting July 1, up to 5,000 volunteers in Oregon can sign up to drive with devices that collect data on how much they have...
  • (Maryland) MVA Drops Parallel Parking from Driver’s License Test

    05/20/2015 3:14:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Montgomery County Media ^ | 5/19/2015 | Krista Brick
    If you listen closely you can almost hear a collective sigh of relief from 16 year olds across the state.The reason – the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration officially removed parallel parking as a required test element on the driver’s license test on a statewide basis starting today.According to Buel Young, spokesperson for the MVA, the administration determined that completing a two-point turn and backing up are similar enough to parallel parking to eliminate the parking element from the test.“The MVA consistently evaluates its assessments of both the knowledge and skills tests. In analyzing the skills test, it was determined that...
  • Entire junior class, 280 high-schoolers, show Obama just what he can do with Common Core! (Seattle)

    04/27/2015 5:18:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 4/26/15 | Tom Tillison
    The entire junior class of a Seattle high school sent an unmistakable message to President Obama and other supporters of the Common Core curriculum last week: Thanks, but no thanks. Not a single junior at Nathan Hale High showed up Tuesday to take new state exams in reading and math, a Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman told The Seattle Times. That’s 280 students who skipped the tests in a show of force. **SNIP** “They didn’t skip school all day,” district spokeswoman Stacy Howard told the newspaper. “They just didn’t show up during the testing period.”
  • ...Russian army’s rocket launch test goes terribly wrong when missile drops straight back down...

    04/23/2015 12:25:25 AM PDT · by familyop · 18 replies
    Mailonline, London Daily Mail ^ | 22 April 2015 | Kate Pickles
    What goes up, must come down! Russian army’s rocket launch test goes terribly wrong when missile drops straight back down and explodes in front of them [Whole title.] S300 barely takes off before plunging back to the ground Minute-long clip shows people dashing for cover as rocket hits ground Mishap comes shortly after footage of crash killing missile engineers Embarrassing footage has emerged of a missile launch going spectacularly wrong in Russia. The minute-long clip shows the S300 rocket barely managing to take off before plummeting back down to earth. A small thud can be heard and bits of debris...
  • Flunking Civics Should No Longer Be An Option

    04/21/2015 6:01:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    "Don't know much about history" -- Sam Cooke It's an old joke, but one that is a commentary on our times. A pollster asks: "What do you think about the level of ignorance and apathy in the country?" The person replies: "I don't know and I don't care." Each week, Jesse Watters of Fox News interviews mostly young people about politics, government, current events and history. He claims their displays of ignorance are not edited. The worst part is that the interviewees don't seem to care that they know little about their government and country. In a recent episode, interviewees...
  • TIMES SQ. SUBWAY BLAST HURTS COP

    07/19/2004 11:58:28 PM PDT · by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY · 63 replies · 4,038+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 07/20/2004 | The New York Post
    A small pipe bomb packed with gunpowder and BBs exploded in a subway station last night, injuring a transit cop and throwing several blocks near Times Square into chaos. A police spokesman insisted that authorities do not believe that the incident was terrorism — but federal officials, including the Secret Service and the Joint Terrorism Task Force are investigating, it was learned. The officer, whose name was withheld, was standing near a staircase leading to the A, C and E trains at 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue at around 8 p.m., when he saw a burning knapsack, police said. He...
  • This Six Question-Test should be taken before voting in 2016 (Vanity)

    03/13/2015 6:47:01 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 13 replies
    no dems
    Six Questions every American should answer before 2016. And NO Barack Obama is NOT the answer to every question. Prepare for a shock at the answers !! If you don't know the answers make your best guess. Answer all of the questions (no cheating) before looking at the answers. And, let me say again: The answers to these questions are NOT all “Barack Obama”. 1) "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." A. Karl Marx B. Adolph Hitler C. Joseph Stalin D. Barack Obama E. None of the above 2) "It's time for...
  • Barron’s AP Test Prep Guide: Clarence Thomas Is A Fascist In League With KKK [PHOTOS]

    03/08/2015 9:42:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/8/15 | Eric Owens
    The latest version of a top-selling study guide for the Advanced Placement European History exam explains the French Revolution with a chart which identifies Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as a fascist and pairs him with the Ku Klux Klan.“Barron’s AP European History” (7th edition) makes the claim, intended for consumption by American high school students, on page 168. The chart attempts to compare modern American political affiliations with the various factions involved in the French Revolution. The chart moves politically from left to right.The far right of the chart is labeled “fascist.” The authors demonstrate modern-day “fascists” by pairing “Clarence...
  • Headline test <br>Headline test

    02/01/2015 2:23:57 PM PST · by Silly · 93 replies
    Test ignore.
  • Immigration Naturalization Test

    01/21/2015 10:02:01 AM PST · by kjam22 · 15 replies
    VANITY | 1-21-2015 | kjam22
    I was curious if any freepers have any experience with the immigration naturalization process. I have volunteered to teach through our church the civics / government / history etc class leading up to the students taking the the Naturalization Test. Lots of government documents etc here, but no real "curriculum" for the class. This is a first for our church. So I'm basically developing that, while using a variety of government documents. Does anyone have any experience with this? This is for immigrants who are doing it "the right way". Just looking for ideas. (nice ideas) :)
  • The 'game changing' smart paper than could instantly test for Ebola

    11/11/2014 5:42:59 PM PST · by wtd · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 19:15 EST, 11 November | By MARK PRIGG FOR MAILONLINE
    The 'game changing' smart paper than could instantly test for Ebola Paper can simply be carried into affected areas to carry out tests System takes biological reactions out of cells and puts them on paper Can be embedded into clothing to protect workers Can be adapted to test for a range of diseases By MARK PRIGG FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 19:05 EST, 11 November 2014 | UPDATED: 19:15 EST, 11 November Researchers have unveiled a radical new way to test for Ebola - using paper. The tool, called a paper gene circuit, takes biological reactions out of cells and puts them...
  • State of ME says... #KaciHickox roommate in Africa tested positive for Ebola [risk has passed]

    10/31/2014 12:30:15 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 28 replies
    Twitter/NECN ^ | 10/31/14 | Marnie MacLean
    State of ME says it believes #KaciHickox roommate in Africa tested positive for Ebola but any risk to Kaci from that incident has passed
  • Here's a News IQ Test:

    See how you score. I found I learned almost all I know just from this website and my score was quite good.
  • 'Promising' Ebola vaccine to go into trials - and it could be available by the end of the year

    08/28/2014 11:07:23 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 August 2014 | Jenny Hope for the Daily Mail
    Britons are to be the first in the world to test a new vaccine against the deadly ebola virus. Altogether 60 healthy volunteers will be given the vaccine next month in a trial led by Oxford University scientists. If the vaccine performs as well in humans as in monkeys, the trial will be extended to 80 people in The Gambia and in Mali. The entire trial programme is being fast-tracked – subject to ethical approval – with the intention of using the vaccine in people at high risk in West Africa early next year. Latest figures show that more than...
  • Army Hypersonic Missile Fails in Second Test

    08/25/2014 12:43:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/25/2014 | Bill Gertz
    The Army’s test of an advanced hypersonic weapon failed shortly after takeoff early Monday, the Pentagon said in a statement. The failure is a setback for a key part of the Pentagon’s strategic weapon program of building arms that can attack any point on earth in 30 minutes. The missile carrying the weapon was intentionally blown up shortly after launch, the Pentagon said. “Due to an anomaly, the test was terminated near the launch pad shortly after liftoff to ensure public safety,” the Pentagon said in a brief statement. “There were no injuries to any personnel.” “Program officials are conducting...
  • Pre-Trial Motions Begin In GA Test Cheating Trial (Atlanta publik skools)

    08/13/2014 5:56:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WSPA ^ | 8/13/14
    ATLANTA (AP) - Pre-trial motions have started in the trial for Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy. **SNIP** Twelve former administrators, principals, testing coordinators and teachers face racketeering charges. Individual charges include influencing witnesses and lying to state investigators. Former superintendent Beverly Hall has cancer and a judge has delayed her trial.
  • This Is Test Your 4-Year-Old Would Need To Pass To Get Into An Elite New York City Kindergarten

    07/07/2014 1:06:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/07/2014 | AMY ZIMMER, DNAINFO.COM
    Test Yourself Are you smart enough to get into private kindergarten? Take this test from Bright Kids NYC and find out how you fare on AABL practice questions. Question 1 of 5 Which flag completes the pattern? MANHATTAN — Some of the city's most elite private schools will soon require 4-year-olds to take a new, harder admissions test given on an iPad and designed to assess math and literacy skills. The educational services company ERB's Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners (AABL) will be given for the first time in October and is a significant departure from the previous, IQ-like test most New York...
  • (Basic) Ronald Reagan Quiz

    06/26/2014 8:57:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    1. When was Ronald Reagan first sworn in as President of USA?a) 20 January 1981b) 4 November 1980c) 20 January 1989d) 4 March 1981 2. When was Ronald Reagan born?a) 6 February 1911b) 3 April 1912c) 4 July 1916d) 25 November 1921 3. Where was Ronald Reagan born?a) Honolulub) Los Alamosc) New Hampshired) Tampico 4. Which college did Ronald Reagan attend?a) Eureka Collegeb) Bethany Collegec) Trinity Colleged) Brown College 5. When did Ronald Reagan marry Nancy Davis?a) 4 March 1952b) 9 May 1956c) 6 June 1946d) 14 December 1948 6. What was Ronald Reagan's preferred nickname until the late...
  • Think Yer Smart? Take the Pew Research Science Quiz...

    05/19/2014 10:58:03 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 135 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    This (online) one is quick and easy, yet only 7% of the US adult population get all 13 questions correct (I got 12).  Take it yourself here, you only need a minute or two... good luck! ___________________________________________________ Pew Research   The JR Experiment   -h/t Kirby-
  • Final Results of the .380 ACP Ammo Quest (w/video)

    05/17/2014 9:18:53 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    Shooting The Bull ^ | 11-28-2013 | Shooting The Bull
    In July of 2013, I picked up a little .380 pocket pistol (specifically a Taurus PT738 TCP), and I started researching what would be the most appropriate ammo to use with it.Turns out that pretty much nobody knew.  Well — I mean, sure, there’s lots of opinions, but I couldn’t find any comprehensive source of professional tests that were done from this particular barrel size, in ballistic gel, with a large sample size.  I found plenty of great tests from PocketGunsAndGear that were shot with a shorter 2.5″ barrel, and some tests from tnoutdoors9 that were shot with a longer barrel,...
  • Russia Tests Multi-Warhead ICBM

    04/15/2014 1:30:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/14/14 | Bill Gertz
    Russia’s military carried out a flight test of a new multi-warhead intercontinental ballistic missile on Monday amid growing tensions with the United States over the crisis in Ukraine. The SS-27 Mod 2 road-mobile ICBM was launched around 2:40 a.m. EST from Russia’s Plesetsk launch facility, located about 500 miles north of Moscow. “The main purpose of the launch is to validate the reliability of a batch of this class of missiles made at the Votkinsk Plant,” Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Yegorov told state-run Interfax-AVN. An unspecified number of simulated nuclear warheads landed at an impact range on the Kura test...
  • US To Tap Strategic Petroleum Reserve

    03/13/2014 11:20:50 AM PDT · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 96 replies
    The Obama administration will release 5 million barrels of sour crude from the United States’ emergency stockpile in what officials described as a “test” of the nation’s ability to respond to oil supply disruptions around the globe.
  • Nuclear fusion project takes key step in lab test

    02/12/2014 12:55:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    AP Science ^ | February 12, 2014 | MALCOLM RITTER
    In each trial, 192 laser beams briefly fired into a half-inch-long gold cylinder. The cylinder held a tiny ball that contained the fuel, which was a mix of two kinds of hydrogen, called deuterium and tritium. The energy from the lasers kicked off a process that compressed the ball by an amount akin to squeezing a basketball down to the size of a pea, said Debbie Callahan, an author of the paper. That created the extremely high pressure and temperatures needed to get the hydrogen atoms to fuse. It was all over in the blink of an eye, with the...
  • Palestinians in Gaza said to test long-range rocket

    12/31/2013 5:16:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | 12/31/13 | Adiv Sterman
    An upgraded ballistic rocket was reportedly launched Tuesday from the Gaza Strip into the Mediterranean sea, presumably to test the weapon’s capabilities and range. The test caused loud explosion sounds that were audible in Israeli towns and cities adjacent to the Gaza border, Channel 2 reported. The rocket was an improved version of the M-75 missile with a slightly longer range and a larger warhead, the report said. Other Israeli news outlets, citing the army, attributed the explosion sounds to ultrasonic booms caused by Israeli jets that were participating in a drill.
  • Senators fight cuts to veteran benefits ahead of key budget test vote

    12/17/2013 6:11:47 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 67 replies
    AP and Fox News ^ | 17 Dec 13 | AP Staff
    <p>Republican senators were making a last-ditch bid to undo cuts to military retiree benefits in the House-passed budget deal ahead of a crucial vote Tuesday morning in the Senate.</p> <p>Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions filed an amendment late Monday to restore money that was cut from veteran and military retiree pension benefits by closing a loophole that allows illegal immigrants to qualify for child tax credits.</p>
  • Texas drivers get asked for saliva, blood at police roadblock

    11/20/2013 5:58:03 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 62 replies
    Some drivers along a busy Fort Worth street on Friday were stopped at police roadblock and directed into a parking lot, where they were asked by federal contractors for samples of their breath, saliva and even blood. It was part of a government research study aimed at determining the number of drunken or drug-impaired drivers. "It just doesn't seem right that you can be forced off the road when you're not doing anything wrong," said Kim Cope, who said she was on her lunch break when she was forced to pull over at the roadblock on Beach Street in North...
  • Testing ... ignore

    10/26/2013 11:47:52 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 146 replies
    10/26/13 | Vanity
    Just seeing where posts to "blog & personel" show up.
  • These Are The College Majors With The Smartest Students

    09/26/2013 7:46:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/26/2013 | Gus Lubin
    College students who major in physical sciences tend to be smarter than those who major in psychology, judging from the 2013 SAT Report on College & Career Readiness from the College Board. The report includes data on SAT scores by intended major for the college-bound class of 2013. We've taken the liberty of ranking majors based on these scores, which are the best commonly available proxy for intelligence.
  • Obama Willing to Test Rouhani's Moderate Statements

    09/17/2013 9:04:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 9/17/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama says he wants to test whether Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, is serious when he says he wants to open a dialogue with the United States. In an interview with Spanish-language network Telemundo on Tuesday, Obama said, "There is an opportunity here for diplomacy, and I hope the Iranians take advantage of it." "There are indications that Rouhani, the new president, is somebody who is looking to open dialogue with the West and with the United States, in a way that we haven't seen in the past. And so we should test it," Obama said in...
  • Syrian Warplanes Test British Air Defenses in Cyprus

    09/08/2013 5:30:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    inn ^ | 9/8/13 | Elad Benari
    RAF Typhoon fighters won a mid-air showdown with two Syrian warplanes heading towards Britain’s main base in Cyprus, the Sunday People reports. The dramatic confrontation came after President Bashar Al-Assad’s air chiefs sent two Russian-made Sukhoi Su-24s to probe British air defenses, the report said. The Syrian bombers refused to respond to repeated attempts by the control tower at the UK’s Akrotiri air base to contact them. RAF pilots flying the advanced combat jet were scrambled before the Sukhois could enter our 14-mile air exclusion zone. The Typhoons – which can scream from runway standstill to seven miles high in...
  • Women sell positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist for $25 each. . . ...

    08/30/2013 7:34:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    FULL TITLE: To pee or not to pee: Women sell positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist for $25 each. . . and there is no shortage of motivated buyers A number of women across the country have listed their positive pregnancy tests for sale on Craigslist. One expectant mother in the Buffalo, New York area is selling her used sticks for $25 each, The Daily Dot reports. Another New Jersey mom writes: 'Wanna get your boyfriend to finally pop the question? Play a trick on mom, dad or one of your friends? Scrolling through the site, there appears to be no...
  • AMMO TEST: Hornady Critical Duty .45 ACP +P 220 gr JHP (video only)

    07/11/2013 1:55:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-11-2013 | tnoutdoors9
    Review and test of the .45 ACP +P Hornady Critical Duty 220 gr JHP. I'm using the SIM-TEST block (plus 4 layers of denim), and shooting both an XDS 3.3 and Colt 1911 Government for chronograph velocities and the test shots. The SIM-TEST block is calibrated to be comparable with 10% ordinance gel. Follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/tnoutdoors9 CAMERA: Sony HDR-PJ650, 60p, 28 mbps, 1920 x 1080 HD. RENDERING: Sony Vegas Pro 12, MP4, 60p, 32 bit, 20 mbps. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI_fOpndtdY
  • The revolutionary blood test that could predict how long you'll live

    07/09/2013 9:02:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Mail Online ^ | July 9,2013 | EMMA INNES
    Chemical 'fingerprint' in the blood could provide clues to health later in life Metabolites indicate future lung function, bone density, and blood pressure Could pave the way for new treatments for age related conditionsA revolutionary new blood test could tell you how long you will live, and how quickly you will age. Scientists have discovered a chemical ‘fingerprint’ in the blood that may provide clues to an infant's health and rate of ageing near the end of life. The discovery raises the prospect of a simple test at birth that could help doctors stave off the ravages of disease in...
  • Reaction Times - Does it measure IQ?

    05/27/2013 5:26:06 AM PDT · by central_va · 39 replies
    Human Benchmark ^ | 5/27/13 | Human Benchmark
    This is a simple reaction test. I scored in the middle of the bell curve. Try it.
  • FDA approves genetic test for lung cancer drug

    05/14/2013 1:33:18 PM PDT · by oxcart · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | None Cited
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration says it approved a genetic test from Roche to help doctors identify patients who can benefit from a lung cancer drug made by Genentech. The diagnostic test is the first approved to detect genetic mutations found in roughly 10 percent of patients with the most prevalent form of lung cancer, known as non-small cell lung cancer. Patients who test positive for the mutation are more likely to respond to Genentech's drug Tarceva as a first-choice treatment, and the FDA expanded the drug's approval for that use in an announcement Tuesday. The drug...
  • GRIZZLY XTREME .45 ACP +P AMMO TEST!!! (Video)

    04/01/2013 6:04:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 3-31-2013 | tnoutdoors9
    "I've had more requests to test this specific ammo than anything else, ever! Nothing is even close." - tnoutdoors9
  • Civil War And The Litmus Test - "Will you shoot Americans?"

    03/30/2013 10:28:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 96 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/27/13 | Dr. Jim Garrow
    Dr. Jim Garrow is a renowned author and whistleblower who has been nominated for a Nobel peace prize for his humanitarian work. He is the author of The Pink Pagoda: One Man's Quest to End Gendercide in China. He has spent over $25 million over the past sixteen years rescuing an estimated 40,000 baby Chinese girls from near-certain death under China's one-child-per-couple policy by facilitating international adoptions. He is the founder and executive director of the Bethune Institute's Pink Pagoda schools, private English-immersion schools for Chinese children. Today he runs 168 schools with nearly 6,300 employees. Dr Garrow was recently...
  • Jeff Gordon Test Drives a Chevy Camaro

    03/14/2013 6:06:43 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 35 replies
    liveleak ^ | 3/12/2013 | unknown
    3/12/2013 For all you NASCAR fans!...a disguised Jeff Gordon takes an unsuspecting car salesman on the test drive of his life. Jeff Gordon test drive
  • Count the Passes

    02/15/2013 4:11:14 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 3 replies
    http://iowntheworld.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | BigFurHat
    There are two teams. One in white, one in black. The white team passes the ball to only white team members. The black team only passes the ball to black team members. Can you follow the white team ball and tell us how many times they passed the ball? It’s harder than it looks. Video at Link
  • North Korea plans nuclear test, more rockets: Defense Commission ("Targeted at the United States")

    01/23/2013 7:42:11 PM PST · by kristinn · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    SNIP "We are not disguising the fact that the various satellites and long-range rockets that we will fire and the high-level nuclear test we will carry out are targeted at the United States," the country's top military body said.
  • Handpicked Bank Fails Schools' Test (Reparations averted)

    12/16/2012 12:30:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Rhino Times ^ | 12/13/12 | Paul C. Clark
    Handpicked Bank Fails Schools' Testby Paul C. Clark Staff Writer December 13, 2012 The administration of Guilford County School Superintendent Mo Green has killed an effort by the Guilford County Board of Education's four black members to divert taxpayer money from the banks Guilford County Schools usually uses to Durham-based Mechanics and Farmers Bank. After pressure from school board members Sandra Alexander, Deena Hayes, Carlvena Foster and Amos Quick, the school board in September voted unanimously to consider overriding the way it invests the taxpayer money it holds to steer money to one bank: the Greensboro branch of the black-owned,...
  • Debate #2 is a setup

    10/05/2012 7:22:46 PM PDT · by JohnBrowdie · 119 replies
    we are going to get screwed in the second debate. the obamites are desperate. it's a town hall meeting. they will stack the deck in the audience with 26 year old lesbians with breast cancer that need their birth control pills paid for. "how can you take my obamacare away from meeeee? I will die!!" candy is an absolute leftist, and she is listening to the MSM uproar over the last debate. she will whack mitt at every opportunity in the next debate.
  • More (public school teacher) cheating scandals inevitable, as states can’t ensure test integrity

    09/30/2012 9:19:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    AJC ^ | 9/30/12 | Michael Pell
    More cheating scandals inevitable, as states can’t ensure test integrityNational education policy built on test scores is undermined By Michael Pell The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Updated: 7:56 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 The stain of cheating spread unchecked across 44 Atlanta schools before the state finally stepped in and cleaned it up. But across the country, oversight remains so haphazard that most states cannot guarantee the integrity of their standardized tests, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has found. Poor oversight means that cheating scandals in other states are inevitable. It also undermines a national education policy built on test scores, which the states...
  • Iran test-fires missiles, sinks warship-sized target

    09/25/2012 11:16:34 AM PDT · by SpinnerWebb · 16 replies
    www.cbsnews.com ^ | 9/25/2012 | AP
    (CBS/AP) TEHRAN, Iran - Iran has test-fired four missiles designed to hit warships during a drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, an Iranian military commander said. The missiles were fired simultaneously and hit a "big target" the size of a warship, sinking it within 50 seconds, Gen. Ali Fadavi of the powerful Revolutionary Guard was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency.
  • Iran Claims Missile Success on Mock Warships

    09/25/2012 4:54:23 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/9/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Iran, the day before Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at the United Nations, claimed Tuesday it successfully fired four missiles at a mock sea target representing warships. The timing of the missile tests is part of Iran’s propaganda campaign to instill fear among Israel and American leaders, who have warned that the “military option” is on the table if Tehran does not stop its unsupervised nuclear development and enrichment of uranium that can be used to manufacture a nuclear warhead aimed at Israel. The Ahmadinejad regime has claimed successful military tests at a dizzying rate, but several analysts have said...
  • Lethality of the 22 LR(field tests)

    09/15/2012 1:34:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 116 replies
    <p>I've been shooting the 22LR for many years and even bought a new bolt action 22 LR rifle (Savage Mark II BTVS) so I could train more cheaply for tactical precision rifle matches. As I started to train, I actually became impressed with what could be achieved with the 22LR in short and medium distances and wondered about the actual lethality of the round, so I decided to do some research in that area.</p>
  • 5 men withstand 1.7 kiloton nuclear explosion

    07/19/2012 7:42:23 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3 November 2011 | atomcentral
    ^^ The link
  • DOJ lawsuit: Physical test for police officers discriminates against women

    07/03/2012 4:08:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/3/12 | Joel Gehrke
    The Corpus Christi, Tex. Police Department has found itself on the business end of a civil rights lawsuit after the Justice Department concluded that a physical ability test used when considering job applications discriminates against women. As a condition for employment, new applicants must pass a physical ability test (PAT) involving: pullups, a 300-meter run, a 1.5 mile run, and sit-ups. Only 19 percent of female applicants passed this test between 2005 and 2009, compared to 63 percent of men, the DOJ complaint records. The Justice Department says that the test discriminates
  • US takes back supercomputing crown with world's fastest computer

    06/18/2012 8:12:23 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/18/12 | FoxNews
    A U.S. supercomputer has won back the crown in the never-ending battle for the world's most powerful supercomputer. Its victory is the latest milestone marking the steady climb of computing power all across the globe. The Top500 industry list gave its No. 1 ranking to the Sequoia supercomputer housed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California — a spot earned by Sequoia's ability to crunch 16.32 quadrillion calculations per second (16.32 petaflops/s). Such supercomputing power is used by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration to simulate nuclear weapons tests for older weapons that have been sitting in the U.S. arsenal....
  • [Russia Sends Greeting] UFO seen over Israel apparently Russian ICBM test

    06/07/2012 8:37:03 PM PDT · by bd476 · 69 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/08/2012 06:04 | By YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Hundreds of Israelis across country flood police lines with reports of a light in the sky, traveling in a spiral with a large trail behind it. Russia announced on Thursday night that it had carried out a successful test of an inter-continental ballistic missile, seemingly explaining a mysterious moving light seen in the skies over Israel, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Jordan. Hundreds of Israelis across the country flooded police lines with reports that they had seen a light in the sky, traveling in a spiral with a large trail behind it on Thursday night. Police in the northern district...