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Posts by SES1066

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  • College official: Drop algebra requirement because minorities keep failing it

    07/22/2017 6:29:21 PM PDT · 78 of 180
    SES1066 to freedumb2003

    While I agree with your (and other responders) point that math knowledge is almost universally needed, at least to some extent, my point is that there are many people who function mentally better in schooling where there is more practice than theory.

    But we have made College into something it was never intended for, a finishing school for all high school grads. At the same time we have denigrated the vocational and trade schools. This Educrat and Leveler nonsense needs to choked, choked to death.

    FYI : your answer is 1 and a 3rd Quarts or is this a trick question? (grin!)

  • College official: Drop algebra requirement because minorities keep failing it

    07/22/2017 5:55:19 PM PDT · 51 of 180
    SES1066 to grundle

    Easy solution, bring back vocational schools! The complaint is that the Community College is educating, not training. Do. The. Math!

  • Costa Concordia Captain Heads to Prison as Italy Upholds Conviction (May 2017)

    07/22/2017 11:59:06 AM PDT · 11 of 19
    SES1066 to ransomnote

    No punishment on this earth will bring back the dead lost by this miserable wretch, but the vision of going from having the rich and beautiful dining at your table to standing in the chow line for slops while worrying about your nights and life span is just a bit of schadenfreude.

  • 'We were at Dunkirk, too' say French furious at being written out of film epic

    07/22/2017 9:26:19 AM PDT · 20 of 216
    SES1066 to BenLurkin

    While I agree that they can make their own movies, the historical record proves them out for having a beef if the French were given insufficient credit (I have NOT seen the movie yet). The evacuation was defended by about 38k French troops from their 2nd light mechanized and 68th infantry Divisions who held until they had to surrender.

    A piece of ironic history is that most of the evacuated French military were quickly repatriated back to France only to be caught in the French Surrender on June 17th of 1940. One can imagine their feelings after having made that tremendous effort to survive the retreat and evacuation then to have that escape turned into ashes so soon after!

  • MAXINE 2020? Waters appearance in NH on Sunday

    07/20/2017 8:27:13 AM PDT · 10 of 28
    SES1066 to Cheerio

    Oh PLEASE, Maxine, RUN FOR IT! Be careful though, if Hillary wants to try again, bad things happen to her opponents. You could even catch a plague fly with your mouth so open!

  • Bill Nye: Older people need to 'die' out before climate science can advance

    07/20/2017 8:21:30 AM PDT · 21 of 128
    SES1066 to Heartlander
    "We're just going to have to wait for those people to 'age out,' as they say," Nye went on, adding that "age out" is a euphemism for "die." "But it'll happen, I guarantee you — that'll happen."

    So will the next Ice Age, so will the next plague, so will very many things that are inevitable. So Mr Science Guy speaks platitudes about his religious belief in climate change, yet no one calls him on it in the MSM!

  • Why the (true) history of 'Dunkirk' matters

    07/20/2017 8:16:29 AM PDT · 34 of 59
    SES1066 to mosesdapoet
    The bulk of the forces numbers wise evacuated to England were actually the Free French under I believe DeGaul.

    I believe that you are in error here although the French soldiers were a large portion of the evacuees. (FYI: Since France had not yet surrendered, they were not 'technically' Free French - smile!)

    From Walter Lord's excellent book, "The Miracle of Dunkirk" (1982), comes this statistic; About 338,000 men were rescued in about 11 days. Of these some 215,000 were British and 123,000 were French, of whom 102,250 escaped in British ships.

    As for General De Gaulle, he was commanding troops south of Dunkirk at Abbeville where he failed to break the German lines in an attempt to open an escape corridor for Dunkirk. De Gaulle had several roles aside from military in those last days of independent France and escaped to London on June 17th, 1940.

  • July 20 in U.S. military history: Old Ironsides, and 'one small step'

    07/20/2017 7:48:06 AM PDT · 6 of 8
    SES1066 to canalabamian

    Two years to the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and where are we now? We started but now we are f**ted as our Astronauts pay for taxi rides to the ISS at the Russian’s convenience. This is more like a failed policy than a confident ‘go for launch’! Our BEST choices are the private efforts of Musk, Allen and Bezos BUT NASA has become far too PC where human space flight is concerned.

    It is very instructive how effective the social justice warriors (aka civil rights leaders) were in decrying money spent in space versus in the ghettos! By Apollo 14, there were significant demonstration events at the launches. Now, in today’s US Budgets, we see the dollars versus pennies showing the victors of that battle.

    What is left an unknowable is how the diminished perception of a capable America (USofA) in the brave new frontier of space has equally diminished that perception both internationally and domestically on all fronts. The ability to use an EBT Card at the local grocer hardly compares with planning and accomplishing a Moon Landing!

  • Why the (true) history of 'Dunkirk' matters

    07/20/2017 7:16:16 AM PDT · 22 of 59
    SES1066 to Rummyfan

    The importance of Dunkirk, in the 20/20 look-back, is that it greatly shortened WW2. Without the save of so many irreplaceable British Army lives (330k) & units, the subsequent saves at El Alamein and India’s Eastern Border would have been less likely. Think of Operation Torch (North Africa) without the British resistance in North Africa over the 2 years from Dunkirk? would it have happened in November, 1942 or rather much later?

    The time it takes to make an effective, veteran infantryman and his units, is at least a year with time in actual combat. New troops, even with best of training, have far higher casualty rates than the vets saved at Dunkirk so the ‘multiplier’ effect makes the 330k saved that much bigger.

  • Can you defeat Steel Armor at the campfire?

    07/20/2017 6:18:39 AM PDT · 17 of 29
    SES1066 to nevergore
    Did you report your findings to Rosie O’Donnell?

    My thoughts EXACTLY! Fortunately these 9/11 Truther idiots have 'mostly' left the headline news, but like everything else, the wackos still have their solid beliefs! Personally I use these morons as examples of why it is a BAD THING to trust 'celebrities' for decisions on things other than being a celebrity!

  • Election Now Over But Poll Games Continue

    07/19/2017 10:14:22 AM PDT · 3 of 7
    SES1066 to Parley Baer
    Did not take long for these polling companies to continue with their fake polls.

    Poor people, they can't help it, that it'll they know how to do. Only Leftist are answering their calls since they cannot find any non-LEFTIST without coming out into the light.

  • Slavery

    07/19/2017 10:07:20 AM PDT · 20 of 38
    SES1066 to Kaslin

    Another point missed in the liberal “discussion” of slavery guilt in the USofA (not even approaching HISTORY) is the blatant fact that only about 5% of these poor wretches came to what became the USofA! To blame the same for all of the transgressions is just typical LEFTISM!

  • Slavery

    07/19/2017 9:49:51 AM PDT · 17 of 38
    SES1066 to Mr. K
    I have to keep telling them that it was a way of life before the USA led the world in eliminating it.

    To say 'led' implies being first or being decisive and on that basis I am afraid that I must disagree. The greatest effort against slavery in the Western World was led by Great Britain from the mid 1700s. This resulted in Parliament passing the 1807 Slave Trade Act that led to the British Royal Navy establishing an anti-slave ship squadron in West African waters.

    I commend the excellent movie, AMAZING GRACE, a biopic about William Wilberforce, for this subject and time period.

  • 6 months in, record low job approval for Trump: Poll

    07/16/2017 5:28:58 AM PDT · 47 of 90
    SES1066 to John W

    A poll we will NEVER see is one that asks about ‘trust in polling’! Gee I wonder why?

  • New Horizons Flyover of Pluto (spectacular new 3-D perspectives, 2 min YouTube vid)

    07/15/2017 5:33:17 AM PDT · 5 of 10
    SES1066 to LibWhacker

    Watching this, I just had to look up how cold it is at Pluto, a very chilly high temp of -218c/-360f. Don’t forget your footies!

  • Sisters killed while watching TV when car crashes into Indiana home at 80 mph

    07/14/2017 4:17:16 PM PDT · 11 of 57
    SES1066 to nickcarraway

    Science and statistics PROVE that teenagers are immature and lack perspective and judgement compared to their 25 year old compatriots. They indulge in riskier behavior and demonstrate poor judgement like found in this article.

    Yet these youths are the ones that demand ‘Social Justice’, Open Borders and whom many LEFTIST politicians want to have voting at younger ages. The MSM and popular culture idolizes their fads and treats their strident demands as worthy of serious consideration.

    What is wrong with this picture?

  • NASA to Use Converted Bombers to Chase Totality

    07/14/2017 4:05:13 PM PDT · 6 of 29
    SES1066 to BenLurkin

    The original B57 had a wingspan (tip to tip) of 66 feet. The ‘F’ variant has almost double that span at 122 feet.

  • House Republicans weigh massive partisan spending bill

    07/14/2017 3:53:09 PM PDT · 5 of 11
    SES1066 to Cheerio

    Ummm ... I take it that the Democrats were never partisan in their spending bills? Of course none of them got passed of the few that were proposed during the Obama years.

  • Greens senator Scott Ludlam resigns over failure to renounce dual citizenship (Australia)

    07/14/2017 6:21:45 AM PDT · 3 of 4
    SES1066 to naturalman1975
    Additionally ...

    His admission about his New Zealand citizenship opened the possibility that the Commonwealth could pursue him to pay back years in salary and allowances, but Mr Ludlam said he was confident that would not eventuate.

    Why is it an apparent world-wide condition that the LEFT does not think that they have any personal responsibility for their errors. As YOU pointed out, there is local Australian precedence where other prominent politicos have tripped over birthplace citizenship yet he failed to follow OR is it that he hoped not to be caught?

    "Ignorantia legis neminem excusat" ("ignorance of law excuses no one") comes to us from ancient Rome and Greece and is carried through from English Common Law. Perhaps the previous cases escaped punishment but is that a sufficient reason for this precedent to continue?

  • Greens senator Scott Ludlam resigns over failure to renounce dual citizenship (Australia)

    07/14/2017 6:05:15 AM PDT · 2 of 4
    SES1066 to naturalman1975

    Since he was there for a decade and his participation in the body was specifically illegal, were there any tainted single vote majority decisions during that time? A lovely field day for the barristers!