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  • N. Texas man sent to nursing home pushes to leave

    03/04/2014 4:52:19 PM PST · by Altariel · 18 replies
    MyFOXDFW ^ | Shaun Rabb
    <p>An 85-year-old North Texas man said he couldn't get out of a local hospital on Wednesday. Instead of going home, he ended up in a nursing home.</p> <p>Charlie Fink called FOX 4 for help Wednesday after he went into Richardson Methodist Hospital on Friday for hernia surgery and wasn't released.</p>
  • Principal at center of APS cheating scandal resigns

    04/28/2012 7:53:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    AJC ^ | 4/25/12 | Jaime Sarrio
    Principal at center of APS cheating scandal resignsBy Jaime Sarrio The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 8:24 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Christopher Waller, a middle school principal accused of coordinating mass test cheating, resigned Tuesday after Atlanta Public Schools issued plans to fire him. Waller emerged as one of the key figures in a 400-plus page state investigative report into test cheating, an example, investigators noted, of the toxic culture they said existed in APS. Waller, according to the investigation, bullied Parks Middle School teachers into copying exams and erasing wrong answers on state achievement tests. All the while, he garnered praise...
  • APS (Atlanta Public Schools) firing process could begin next week (180 cheaters)

    02/26/2012 9:06:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    RN-T ^ | 2/25/12
    APS firing process could begin next weekby Atlanta Journal Constitution 1 day ago Educators accused of cheating in Atlanta Public Schools could be notified as soon as next week of the district's plans to fire them, Superintendent Erroll Davis said Friday. Two have resigned since the district put educators on notice Thursday that terminations were imminent. A state investigation released in July accused 180 Atlanta educators of cheating; about 120 remain on the payroll at a cost of $600,000 a month to the city school district.
  • APS and Dougherty Co. facing high costs for CRCT fall out (cheating Atlanta teachers forced out?)

    02/23/2012 4:23:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    WALB ^ | 2/23/12 | Jennifer Emert
    APS and Dougherty Co. facing high costs for CRCT fall outBy Jennifer Emert Updated: Feb 23, 2012 6:35 PM EST ALBANY, GA - Teachers named in the CRCT cheating report in Atlanta were told Thursday to resign or be fired. The school system is meeting with 180 employees and giving them until Friday to make their decision. Both Atlanta and the Dougherty County School systems are under pressure to deal with those implicated in the state's investigations by May 15th. That's when they must decide whether to renew contracts for those named in the state reports on cheating. "The law...
  • The AP’s “New Distinctiveness” Memo Points to Increased Risk of Bias

    12/15/2011 11:08:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 12/15/11 | Accuracy in Media
    From Accuracy in Media’s Logan Churchwell: An internal memo penned by the Associated Press’ Managing Editor Mike Oreskes was leaked and featured on sites such as The Huffington Post and Gawker this morning. As an effort to keep up with the rapidly changing news cycle, Oreskes is now offering a new direction for the wire service. The new plan of action is called “The New Distinctiveness.” But why the change? The AP defines the problem: “AP wins when news breaks, but after an hour or two we’re often replaced by a piece of content from someone else who has executed...
  • Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Who Endorsed Obama Dissents! Resigns Over Global Warming.

    09/15/2011 10:24:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Climate Depot ^ | 09/15/2011 | Marc Morano
    Nobel prize winner for physics in 1973 Dr. Ivar Giaever resigned as a Fellow from the American Physical Society (APS) on September 13, 2011 in disgust over the group's promotion of man-made global warming fears. Climate Depot has obtained the exclusive email Giaever sent titled "I resign from APS" to APS Executive Officer Kate Kirby to announce his formal resignation. Dr. Giaever wrote to Kirby of APS: “Thank you for your letter inquiring about my membership. I did not renew it because I cannot live with the (APS) statement below (on global warming): APS: 'The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming...
  • AP's Writeup on Castro's 85th Birthday Tags Him As 'Revolutionary Icon'

    08/14/2011 10:50:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/14/11 | Tom Blumer
    Tuesday (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), yours truly noted an email from the Associated Press's Images Group which encouraged subscribing outlets to use its "iconic images and videos" to promote the 85th birthday of Fidel Castro, the "Legendary Cuban revolutionary and longtime leader." Today, writing what may be the wire service's last calendar-driven excuse to heap praise on him while he is still alive, the AP's Peter Orsi described Cuban dictator Castro as a "revolutionary icon" with an "outsize persona," who in his prime was "a gregarious public speaker," and while in retirement remains a "prolific writer."
  • District attorneys weigh indictments in APS cheating case (Atlanta Public Schools)

    07/10/2011 8:16:34 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 26 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 9, 2011 | Bill Rankin
    The Atlanta schools cheating case is now in the hands of three local district attorneys, who must decide whether the scandal is also criminal. District attorneys in Fulton, DeKalb and Douglas counties said they are reviewing the voluminous report by state investigators and will decide whether to seek indictments. Douglas County DA David McDade said Friday he expects it will take prosecutors a considerable amount of time to reach decisions. He noted that the GBI’s investigative file in the case amasses 120 volumes. As prosecutors consider their options, scores of current and former APS educators and administrators, some at the...
  • Lewis Resigns From APS Over “Global Warming Scam” That “Corrupted So Many Scientists”

    10/19/2010 9:19:24 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Harold Lewis, an Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has resigned from the American Physical Society as a result of the “global warming scam” which he says is the “greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud” he has seen in his time as a physicist. Lewis wrote within his letter of resignation: How different it is now. The giants no longer walk the earth, and the money flood has become the raison d’être of much physics research, the vital sustenance of much more, and it provides the support for untold numbers of professional jobs. For reasons...
  • U.S. Eyes Israeli Tank Protection

    10/09/2009 8:06:47 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies · 2,119+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | 10/09/2009 | Greg Grant
    It was named one of Time magazine’s best inventions of 2008, but Raytheon’s Active Protection System (APS), formerly known as “Quick Kill,” was nowhere to be found on the floor of the Washington Convention Center at the Army’s annual conference this week. I asked the Raytheon folks about its status and the best they could come up with was that the program is “maturing”; there was no APS on display nor were there videos showing field tests of the system. By contrast, over at the Israeli Military Industries booth, the Israelis were showing video of their “Iron Fist” APS in...
  • Once more unto the bray

    07/25/2008 7:04:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies · 155+ views
    RealClimate ^ | July 23, 2008 | RealClimate
    We are a little late to the party, but it is worth adding a few words now that our favourite amateur contrarian is at it again. As many already know, the Forum on Physics and Society (an un-peer-reviewed newsletter published by the otherwise quite sensible American Physical Society), rather surprisingly published a new paper by Monckton that tries again to show using rigorous arithmetic that IPCC is all wrong and that climate sensitivity is negligible. His latest sally, like his previous attempt, is full of the usual obfuscating sleight of hand, but to save people the time in working it...
  • American physicists warned not to debate global warming

    07/21/2008 9:54:26 AM PDT · by BufordP · 74 replies · 344+ views
    The Register ^ | 21 July 2008 | Andrew Orlowski
    Bureaucrats at the American Physical Society (APS) have issued a curious warning to their members about an article in one of their own publications. Don't read this, they say - we don't agree with it. But what is it about the piece that is so terrible, that like Medusa, it could make men go blind? It's an article that examines the calculation central to climate models. As the editor of the APS's newsletter American Physics Jeffrey Marque explains, the global warming debate must be re-opened. "There is a considerable presence within the scientific community of people who do not...
  • Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered

    07/20/2008 3:32:18 PM PDT · by Delacon · 8 replies · 196+ views
    WEBCommentary.com ^ | July 16, 2008 | Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
    Climate Sensitivity ReconsideredBy Christopher Monckton of Brenchley AbstractThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007) concluded that anthropogenic CO2 emissions probably caused more than half of the “global warming” of the past 50 years and would cause further rapid warming. However, global mean surface temperature has not risen since 1998 and may have fallen since late 2001. The present analysis suggests that the failure of the IPCC’s models to predict this and many other climatic phenomena arises from defects in its evaluation of the three factors whose product is climate sensitivity: Radiative forcing ΔF; The no-feedbacks climate sensitivity parameter κ; and...
  • The American Physical Society Owes Lord Monckton an Immediate Apology

    07/19/2008 11:49:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 57 replies · 462+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 19, 2008 | Marc Sheppard
    The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley has penned a letter to the President of the American Physical Society demanding that an offensive disclaimer to one of his papers be removed from the APS website or justified to his satisfaction. And he's also expecting a well deserved apology for the horrendous mistreatment the Society has recently subjected him to. First, the editors of APS newsletter Physics and Society invited Lord Monckton to present them a paper explaining his disagreement with the AGW findings of the IPCC.  And the former science advisor to Margaret Thatcher happily accepted the offer, submitting a brilliant, must...
  • Myth of Consensus Explodes: APS Opens Global Warming Debate

    07/18/2008 3:05:18 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 20 replies · 87+ views
    DailyTech ^ | July 16, 2008
    "Considerable presence" of skeptics The American Physical Society, an organization representing nearly 50,000 physicists, has reversed its stance on climate change and is now proclaiming that many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global warming. The APS is also sponsoring public debate on the validity of global warming science. The leadership of the society had previously called the evidence for global warming "incontrovertible."...
  • 'RPG penetrated IDF tank in Gaza Strip'_(merkave 3 not 4 w reac armor/shield)

    12/12/2007 4:22:48 PM PST · by Flavius · 29 replies · 583+ views
    j post ^ | December 13, 2007 | jpost staff
    Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have managed to penetrate an IDF Merkava tank using a missile and the army is now checking if double headed anti-tank missiles have made their way to Gaza, Channel 10 reported Wednesday. IDF tanks in northern Gaza on Wednesday. Photo: AP According to the report, the missile was fired at an IDF tank on Tuesday and its jet stream passed between the tank's soldiers, who subsequently suffered from smoke inhalation. Details released by the IDF about the incident on Tuesday said that four soldiers had inhaled smoke and suffered minor bruises, but had not stated...
  • (To Libs.!) Why did Islamists plan attacking UK on 2001? Before Iraq war... excuse

    07/06/2007 10:28:58 AM PDT · by Posting · 394+ views
    OK! Here's my question to liberals appeasers, so far I didn't get ANY answer on this (besides a lib/lip/sipn). Why did Islamic Al Qaeda plan to attack UK on 2001? Before the Iraq war... excuse http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/monitoring/media_reports/1713557.stm Al-Qaeda note suggests 'attack on London' Sunday, 16 December, 2001 I saw yesterday Alan Colmes telling (on H&C) Oliver North that it's not radical Islam it's not "Islam¨". Hey, I like you as a person but not your opinions. Alan, 1) Do you know any better then the Muslims themselves, as to what Islam is & what it is not? 2) They do it...
  • Specialists Decry DEA Reversal on Pain Drugs

    12/21/2004 10:45:08 AM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies · 1,026+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 21, 2004 | Marc Kaufman
    New Rules Called A 'Step Backward' Three medical associations representing pain specialists have sent the Drug Enforcement Administration an unusual joint letter sharply critical of its recently revised guidelines on prescribing pain medicines. The letter, signed by the presidents of all three groups, called a DEA policy statement published in November in the Federal Register "an unfortunate step backward" that encourages a return to "an adversarial relationship between [doctors] and the DEA." Already concerned about what they saw as sometimes over-aggressive prosecutions of doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals who prescribe narcotic painkillers such as OxyContin, the specialists said the...
  • New Defense Against RPGs

    09/08/2004 4:27:29 PM PDT · by muleskinner · 65 replies · 1,665+ views
    UDLP Website | 9/08/2004 | UDLP
    United Defense Defeats RPGs with Close-In Counter Measure Active Protection System On Sept. 8, United Defense Industries announced that its Close-In Counter Measure (CICM) active protection system successfully intercepted and destroyed incoming Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs) during end-to-end testing at the U.S. Army’s Redstone Technical Test Center at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. In successful end-to-end tests, the United Defense CICM system detected launched RPGs, tracked incoming rockets, launched its countermeasures and defeated RPGs before they reached the protected system. "This successful counter-RPG mission was accomplished in less than nine months through targeted research and development efforts and rapid prototyping capabilities by...
  • Phoenix: Second APS Transformer Knocked Out in Northwest Valley

    07/20/2004 10:17:42 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 38 replies · 1,583+ views
    An APS transformer caught fire this morning, knocking power offline for thousands of customers. Thirteen thousand customers are still without power. This is the second transformer outage in two weeks.
  • What's New [APS vs.Pres.Bush,Mars,America]

    01/09/2004 2:47:17 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 5 replies · 143+ views
    What's New (American Physical Society rant vs. President Bush, America, Mars exploration, science) ^ | 1/9/04 | Dr. Robert Park and the American Physical Society attack the Armies of Good and Mars exploration
    What's New [American Physical Society rant vs. President Bush, America, Mars exploration, science] ===================================== Friday, January 9, 2004 American Physical Society (APS) and Dr. Robert Park 1. WEAPONS OF MASS DECEPTION: A RATIONALE FOR WAR – OR A PRETEXT? The New York Times reported yesterday that a 400-member team of military weapons hunters has been quietly withdrawn from Iraq, to be replaced by a force trained to deal with homemade bombs. This must be "the imminent threat" we were told about before the war. On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that, "Iraq’s arsenal exists only on paper." In fact, plans...
  • What's New [Am.Physical Soc vs Bush,SDI,Delay]

    12/19/2003 2:32:22 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 9 replies · 165+ views
    American Physical Society ^ | 12/19/03 | Robert Park (Scientific Taliban, American Physical Society)
    What's New [Am.Physical Soc.rant vs. Bush,SDI,Delay] In this week's American Physical Society (APS) political tax-free rant, Robert Park again uses the APS to attack his and the APS' enemies as he again ignores another opportunity to actually use science or physics. Many of his rants seem likely fantasized, and ths week he does not disappoint with his diatribe against President Bush, missile defense, US security, Tom Delay, and Park's [stated but unproven] belief that that human activity influenced the solar output. See for yourself, FReepers and observe how low "science" at APS has fallen. ===================================== Friday, December 19, 2003 1....
  • AMERICA'S FAILING PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM

    10/03/2003 8:21:29 AM PDT · by steplock · 31 replies · 1,960+ views
    Arkansas Publik Skulz ^ | Sep 2003 | Ashley Anderson
    AMERICA'S FAILING PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM It's back to school time!NewsWithViews.com Ashley Anderson, 16 years old This is for all the parents and their children who attend public school. I attended public school all my life, until September 2002 when I began attending a private, Christian school. The differences are incredible! Reading, writing, and arithmetic used to be what a child learned in school. Is this what you think your child is getting in school? Throughout most of my time spent in public school, the kids in my classes only read one or two books throughout the whole year. I...
  • The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn

    05/08/2003 9:51:58 PM PDT · by steplock · 3 replies · 206+ views
    I was simply going to post this story when I figured -- What the Heck! I'll just go through the list of "language Police" articles and show the links also -- that won't take too long ---- NOT!! I could not believe how many instances of TextBook P.C. there was just in the past few months! Read the book that foretold it all: The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America: A Chronological Paper Trail Author : Charlotte Thompson Iserbyt MORE Language Police Tales! The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn Anyone interested in the subject of over-the-top political...
  • Meet Margaret Brogley

    05/29/2003 11:58:02 AM PDT · by steplock · 20 replies · 475+ views
    Arkansas Publik Skulz ^ | 29 May 2003 | Margaret Brogley
    MEET MARGARET BROGLEYDate: Thursday, May 29 @ 11:47:18 Letters to Editor Dear Editor: Yes, I am the Margaret Brogley who occasionally writes to the Arkansas Democrat GazetteI have been asked to write for Arkansas Publik Skulz and promised that I would as long as my time and your interest permits. Perhaps I should introduce myself. I am a native of Fort Smith, Arkansas. I went through all twelve grades there, then to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville for a B.S.H.E. degree, then to the former Texas State College for Women in Denton for an M.A. degree, and later...
  • Making Children "Wards of the State"

    05/30/2003 7:00:59 AM PDT · by steplock · 56 replies · 1,400+ views
    Arkansas Publik Skulz ^ | 30 May 2003 | Margaret Brogley
    MAKING CHILDREN WARDS OF THE STATEDate: Friday, May 30 @ 06:09:27 Topic Letters to Editor THREE- AND FOUR-YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN: MAKING CHILDREN WARDS OF THE STATE Margaret Brogley 5/30/03 Dear Editor: Has your state or community begun promoting the enrollment of three- and four-year-old children? The Van Buren/Fort Smith area has -- big time. Our daily newspaper, the Southwest Times Record, 5/19/03, had a huge article about it and was so convincing that I wanted to rush right down to enroll the three- and four-year-olds that I don¹t have for fear I would miss a good thing! The title...
  • Dialectic and Praxis: Diaprax and the End of the Ages

    06/08/2003 3:35:05 PM PDT · by steplock · 5 replies · 337+ views
    A Freeper Home School, Educator, Interested Parent Invitation to come and listen to: A Presentation Mr. Dean Gotcher -  the founder and director of the Institution for Authority Research and author of the booklet Dialectic and Praxis: Diaprax and the End of the Ages, explaining the dialectic process which is the foundation of and justification for Goals 2000, Outcome-Based Education, and School to Work.Courtesy of Arkansas Publik Skulz   WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR SCHOOLS, OUR COMMUNITY, OUR FAMILIES, OUR NATION?Date:   Saturday, June 21st, 2003 Time:   6 P.M. Place:St. Joseph’s HospitalMercy – McCall Room300 WernerHot Springs, ArkansasMapQuest Come discover the truth...
  • Education Through the 20th Century

    07/05/2003 9:05:07 PM PDT · by steplock · 9 replies · 424+ views
    Arkansas Publik Skulz ^ | July 4, 2003 | Margaret Brogley
    EDUCATION THROUGH THE 20TH CENTURYDate: Saturday, July 05 @ 20:59:29 Topic Letters to Editor EDUCATION THROUGH THE 20TH CENTURY Margaret Brogley - July 4, 2003 Today, we have gathered here to celebrate our nation's birthday and the freedoms given to us by our Founding Fathers. Are we keeping them? Let us see if we are, as I take you through the twentieth century of education reform in my own hometown of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Please note the dates and events I relate to you. They are all applicable, not only in Fort Smith but in Anytown, U.S.A. in varying...
  • Dumbing Down for Planned Economy - Charlotte T. Iserbyt

    07/31/2003 8:54:35 PM PDT · by steplock · 7 replies · 872+ views
    Arkansas Publik Skulz ^ | 31 July 2003 | Charlotte T. Iserbyt
    Dumbing Down for Planned EconomyDate: Thursday, July 31 @ 20:48:22 Topic Stinks Experimentation on Minorities and Deliberate Dumbing Down for the Planned EconomyCharlotte T. Iserbyt July 29, 2003 Location of Some Important Entries Documenting the Deliberate Dumbing Down of America and especially the Use of Minorities to Restructure Education from Academics to Perfomance-Based Education...taken from "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America...A Chronological Paper Trail" - Charlotte Iserbyt The following information (partial list of entries taken from 700+ page book!) will help the reader locate those key entries which document the experimentation on minorities over the past century in order...
  • Presentation by Debbie Pelley to Arkansas Board of Education - Teacher Surveys

    08/28/2003 8:50:34 AM PDT · by steplock · 6 replies · 635+ views
    Arkansas Publik Skulz ^ | 8-27-03 | Debbie Pelley
    Arkansas State Board of Education Meeting 8-11-03Date: Thursday, August 28 @ 08:36:27 Topic Arkansas This is the actual presentation that Debbie & Iris gave to the Board today orally and handed to them in writing along with all three surveys and cover letters and summary of results of three surveys. Presentation by Debbie Pelley Arkansas State Board of Education Meeting August 11, 2003 Superintendent Survey Results My name is Debbie Pelley. I am a retired teacher. It is not easy to say the things I am going to say. It has disturbed my sleep a number of nights. I...
  • To Parents with Children in Public School - by a student

    08/30/2003 7:18:10 AM PDT · by steplock · 110 replies · 1,674+ views
    Arkansas Publik Skulz ^ | 30 Aug 2003 | Ashley Anderson
    To Parents with Children in Public SchoolDate: Saturday, August 30 @ 07:12:31 Topic Letters to Editor "I will stand and fight until the end, because I owe it to my country." Dear Editor: This is for all the parents and their children who attend public school. I have gone to public school all my life, until last September when I began private school. The differences are incredible! I will attempt to inform your readers as to what children in the government’s schools are doing every day. Reading, writing, and arithmetic were the three basics every school used to go...
  • MISSILE DEFENSE: APS BOOST-PHASE STUDY (barf and absence of physics alerts)

    07/18/2003 5:53:59 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 7 replies · 222+ views
    Robert Park, (Democrat, American Physical Society) uses the American Physical Society as his personal weekly whip against the present administration, against US security, and against science investigations of alternative energy. Nearly always there is a paucity of physics or science in the APS/Park political diatribes. In this week's American Physical Society rant, Robert Park again attacks America's future antimissile system, as he and the APS (American Physical Society) again ignores .... physics. The excerpt: Friday, July 18, 2003 NOTE: Nothing in this issue is based on British Intelligence. 1. MISSILE DEFENSE: APS BOOST-PHASE STUDY - IT’S ABOUT TIME. On Tuesday,...
  • APS attacks US Security Program (Whining alert)

    12/20/2002 1:20:20 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 8 replies · 271+ views
    APS as a political weapon ^ | 12/20/02 | Robert Park, Physicist from the dark side
    APS (American Physical Society) attacks US Security Program (Whining alert)PRIVACY: POINDEXTER HEADS "TOTAL INFORMATION AWARENESS." The 1974 Privacy Act prohibits federal agencies from sharing personal information, but 9/11 may have changed all that. We are entered in a database every time we enter a federal building or use a credit card, and the government wants to integrate such databases to keep track of terrorists--or anyone else. But who has the experience to head such a program? Who but John Poindexter, the man who invented "sensitive but unclassified." A PhD physicist from Cal Tech, where he was a student of Mossbauer,...