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• ### Why '5+5+5=15' is wrong under the Common Core

10/25/2015 3:53:05 PM PDT · by grundle · 125 replies
Business Insider ^ | October 25, 2015 | Jacob Shamsian
Here's a "repeated addition" Common Core problem that's taught in third grade in US schools: Use the repeated-addition strategy to solve: 5x3 If you answer the question with "5+5+5=15,” you would be wrong. The correct answer is "3+3+3+3+3.” Mathematically, both are correct. But under Common Core, you're supposed to read "5x3" as "five groups of three." So "three groups of five" is wrong. According to Common Core defenders, this method will be useful when students do more advanced math. This way of reading things, for instance, can be used when students learn matrices in multivariable calculus in high school. But...
• ### Strange New “2014” Addition to the Georgia Guidestones

09/24/2014 9:17:32 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 29 replies
The Vigilant Citizen ^ | 23SEP2014 | Staff Writer
A new block on which is inscribed “2014” was recently added to the Georgia Guidestones. This eerie and mysterious monument just became even more eerie and mysterious. A new block on which is inscribed “2014” was recently added to the Georgia Guidestones. This eerie and mysterious monument just became even more eerie and mysterious. georgia-guidestones-2014-block In my article Sinister Sites : The Georgia Guidestones, I took a thorough look at the Georgia Guidestones and at its ominous message for humanity. In short, it is all about massive depopulation, world government, a single language and a single religion. While this monument...

11/27/2012 5:09:42 AM PST · by IbJensen · 105 replies
Life Site News ^ | 11/27/2012 | John Jalsavek
November 26, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - It was in the mid 90s that we began to hear a whole lot about this new thing called “the Internet,” which could answer all of mankind’s deepest questions. At around the same time I hit puberty and began to spend my time moping about pondering the age-old riddle of what, exactly, women look like underneath their clothing. Evidently at some point I put two and two together and punched the appropriate keywords into the prehistoric version of Google, with spectacular results. So far so good, and if it had stopped there, the experiment might...

10/17/2005 5:59:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 923+ views
TransFormation DoD ^ | Oct 17, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Bernadette L. Ainsworth
Sgt. Richard Skinner, Tactical Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle project trainer, Fort Belvoir, Va., launches the TACMAV by hand. The newest UAV is the smallest in the UAV family with a body length and wing span of 21 inches. U.S. Marine Corps photo Mini-plane Newest Addition to Unmanned Family The Tactical Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle can be stored in a 22-inch long, five-inch diameter tube and placed on a soldierÂ’s backpack. By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Bernadette L. Ainsworth / Multinational Corps Public Affairs Office CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, Oct. 17, 2005 â€“ The Army recently began using an unmanned aerial...
• ### PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 736 replies · 30,137+ views
The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
• ### In defense of prescription drug addicts

10/07/2003 9:52:53 PM PDT · by kattracks · 52 replies · 623+ views
townhall.com ^ | 10/08/03 | Ben Shapiro
It wasn't hard to detect the glee last week when the National Enquirer published allegations that Rush Limbaugh was addicted to prescription painkillers. Al Franken, liberal un-funnyman, sneered that if the allegations were true, he was "looking forward to the perp walk." The ultra-liberal Web site DemocraticUnderground.com smirked, "Yup, if the rumors are true, Rush Limbaugh is a big fat junkie." Tony Norman, columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, wrote that Limbaugh was "a mere notch or two above a low-rent crack addict." Shame on them. Shame on Al Franken for his contemptible chortling. Shame on the DemocraticUnderground.com for its disgusting...
• ### A Quarter Ounce a Day

06/20/2003 5:48:13 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 26 replies · 194+ views
Austin Chronicle ^ | June 20, 2003 | Andrew Slaton
A Quarter Ounce a Day George McMahon of Tyler is one of seven people in the United States currently granted federal permission to use marijuana for medicinal purposes, under the "Compassionate Investigational New Drug" (IND) program of the Federal Drug Administration. At age 52, McMahon has outlived the typical life span of most people diagnosed with the disease from which he suffers -- Nail Patella Syndrome. NPS is a hereditary neurological disorder that attacks internal organs and the immune system and is usually characterized by some deformity of fingernails -- hence the common name. Eight percent of those with NPS...
• ### Yard chief calls for drugs trade to be legalised

05/19/2003 10:48:55 AM PDT · by MrLeRoy · 36 replies · 287+ views
The Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 05/18/2003 | David Bamber
One of Scotland Yard's most senior officers has called for hard drugs - including crack cocaine and heroin - to be decriminalised, saying that police cannot win the war against dealers. Chief Supt Anthony Wills, the borough commander of Hammersmith and Fulham in London, said that as the state could not control the criminal trade in drugs, it should take it over instead. "I would have no problems with decriminalising drugs full stop," said Mr Wills. "There have to be very stringent measures over the production and supply of drugs and we have got to remove the drug market from...
• ### People have to take responsibility for the consequences of their acts

08/23/2002 2:05:36 PM PDT · by gophergop · 1 replies · 320+ views
Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 8.23/2002 | Charleston Daily Mail
People have to take responsibility for the consequences of their acts Charleston Daily Mail August 23, 2002 http://www.dailymail.com/news/Opinion/200208231/ Friday August 23, 2002; 09:13 AM Rebecca Allen, 41, of Fairlea, who had injected OxyContin, died. Lawyer Ed ReBrook of Hunt and Serreno in Charleston sued Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of the drug, on behalf of Brian W. Allen, the administrator of Rebecca Allen's estate. The suit contended that the company "negligently manufactured and aggressively promoted and sold Oxycontin to pharmacies and physicians in West Virginia, and that, unbeknownst to those residents of West Virginia, including Plaintiff, but known to the manufacturer"...

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