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  • What Elementary School Did You Go To?

    02/23/2018 6:55:50 PM PST · by mdittmar · 185 replies
    me | 2/23/2018 | me
    What Elementary School Did You Go To?You don't have to mention the name.Mine was a Catholic School,1st Grade through 8th Grade,learned a lot,those Nuns where tuff;)
  • West Virginia Teacher's Work Stoppage will Continue Through Monday

    02/23/2018 4:32:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The West Virginia Education Association and American Federation of Teachers leaders say the statewide work stoppage will continue. Schools across West Virginia will be closed on Monday. The AFT-West Virginia, West Virginia Education Association, and the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association released the following statement:
  • Five injured in teen's rampage at Granite Hills (17 years ago hero stopped school shooter)

    02/23/2018 3:31:33 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 17 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 3/23/2001 | Jeff McDonald
    This time, the bloodshed was at Granite Hills High School in El Cajon, half a dozen miles south of the Santee high school where two were killed and 13 wounded in a shooting spree less than three weeks ago. Only one of yesterday's shooting victims suffered serious injuries. -snip- The student accused of opening fire, 18-year-old Jason Hoffman, was shot twice, once in the face and once in the buttock. - snip- All of the injured are expected to recover, including the accused gunman. Hoffman was taken to a hospital in handcuffs after being shot by an El Cajon police...
  • Word For The Day - PETTIFOGGER

    02/23/2018 7:51:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 02/23/2018 | Red Badger
    _____________________________________________________________________________ pet·ti·fog·ger ˈpedēfôɡər/ noun archaic noun: pettifogger; plural noun: pettifoggers an inferior legal practitioner, especially one who deals with petty cases or employs dubious practices. Origin mid 16th century: from petty + obsolete fogger ‘underhanded dealer,’ probably from Fugger, the name of a family of merchants in Augsburg, Germany, in the 15th and 16th centuries.
  • What would an AR-15 rifle say?

    02/22/2018 6:36:06 PM PST · by mdittmar · 46 replies
    me | 2/22/2018 | me
    Well,we have heard from the politicians,the kids,the news media,but what would an AR-15 rifle say?
  • Connecting cultures over spring break Buena band heads to Hawaii

    02/22/2018 3:14:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Alexis Ramanjulu
    SIERRA VISTA On the back wall of the Buena High School band room, names of cities from across the United States and around the world are painted in different colors. Thats our legacy, drum major Sam Martinez said while describing the wall. Every two to three years, band director Duane Chun takes members on a big trip. This year from March 11 to March 16, 120 Buena band members and roughly 59 chaperones will travel to Honolulu for two performances and the experience of a lifetime. It gives the students a chance to perform outside of our four walls...
  • In School Shootings Painful Aftermath, Sheriff Faces Questions Over Police Response.

    02/22/2018 12:52:57 PM PST · by Fido969 · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/21/2018 | Alan Blinder, Patricia Mazzei, Robert A Oppel, Jr.
    The Broward County sheriff on Wednesday defended his offices response to one of the deadliest school shootings in American history amid questions over whether some of his deputies hung back instead of pursuing the gunman accused of killing 17 people. ... Sheriff Israel also said that the only armed guard at Stoneman Douglas High, Deputy Scot Peterson, never discharged his gun during the shooting. ... Tim Burton, a Coral Springs police officer assigned to a nearby elementary school, responded to the shooting. He said in an interview on Wednesday that he had seen Deputy Peterson in a Stoneman Douglas High...
  • Drugs, alcohol, suicide killing more Americans than ever

    02/22/2018 9:23:36 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/22/18 | Maggie Fox
    Despair deaths from drugs, alcohol and suicide have reached new peaks in the U.S. and are not just killing whites, but spiking in communities of color, as well, according to a new report released Thursday. More than 142,000 Americans died from drug or alcohol overdoses and from suicide in 2016, an 11 percent increase over 2015, the report from the Trust for Americas Health and the Well Being Trust finds. These 142,000 despair deaths in 2016 add to the more than one million Americans who died from drugs, alcohol or suicide in the previous decade, the report reads.
  • Teen Brain: Behavior, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

    02/22/2018 8:54:04 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    Changing Brains Mean that Adolescents Act Differently From Adults Pictures of the brain in action show that adolescents' brains work differently than adults when they make decisions or solve problems. Their actions are guided more by the emotional and reactive amygdala and less by the thoughtful, logical frontal cortex. Research has also shown that exposure to drugs and alcohol during the teen years can change or delay these developments.Based on the stage of their brain development, adolescents are more likely to: * Act on impulse * Misread or misinterpret social cues and emotions * Get into accidents of all kinds...
  • British Horse Racing is Too White, Industry Told

    02/22/2018 6:32:05 AM PST · by goldendelicious · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-22-2018 | Virginia Hale
    Speaking at the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards in London on Monday, British Horseracing Authority (BHA) chief Nick Rust said the sport needs to question whether it has a problem with unconscious bias. The betting industry bigwig slammed figures which showed that nine in 10 of the 265 nominations received for the awards, which mark the contributions of around 6,000 people who work in Britains horse racing and breeding industries, were from a white British or Irish background. We need to look at what lies behind this and ensure far better representation across the various minority groups in future...
  • Liberal concealed carry versus conservative concealed carry

    02/22/2018 5:31:38 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies
    News | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Godless liberals conceal carry in order to kill someone who disagrees with them. Conservative concealed carry individuals carry guns to protect people around them no matter what their point of view is. One side has a good value system. The other does not. The proper use of weapons is all about values.
  • TRANSPARENT ALUMINUM - CLEAR METAL?!

    02/21/2018 8:01:36 PM PST · by goldendelicious · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7-24-2017 | Tiffany Loverd
    Aluminium oxynitride or AlON is a ceramic composed of aluminium, oxygen and nitrogen. It is marketed under the name ALON by Surmet Corporation. AlON is optically transparent (≥80%) in the near-ultraviolet, visible and midwave-infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. It is 4 times harder than fused silica glass, 85% as hard as sapphire, and nearly 15% harder than magnesium aluminate spinel. Since it has a cubic spinel structure, it can be fabricated to transparent windows, plates, domes, rods, tubes and other forms using conventional ceramic powder processing techniques. ALON is the hardest polycrystalline transparent ceramic available commercially. Combination of optical...
  • One Juvenile Arrested After Police Say Threats Caused Lockdown of Orono (MN) Schools

    02/21/2018 5:34:23 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 2/21/18 | Frank Rajkowski
    Orono Police Chief Correy Farniok said one juvenile was arrested at Orono High School Wednesday afternoon in connection to a pair of social media posts that caused a lockdown of Orono schools. Farniok said the juvenile arrested was one of two persons of interest who have been identified in the matter. He said both suspects, who were identified as students, were holed up in Orono High School during the lockdown. Police were informed around 10:57 a.m. Wednesday of a pair of threats made on social media threatening a shooting at Orono schools at noon. That led to a lockdown which...
  • How to test your smartphone's speed... And improve its performance.

    02/21/2018 9:56:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.popsci.com ^ | 02/20/2018 | By David Nield
    Is your handset doing its best? Alvaro Reyes via Unsplash _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ After a year or two, your trusty smartphone may not race along at the same speed it used to. You might feel like it has slowed down a little, but before you go in for an upgrade, you should be more scientific about your hunch. To know for sure whether there's a drop-off, here's how to run some benchmarks and speed tests on your phoneand boost its performance if it falls short. Benchmark basics On personal computers, benchmarking has been around for years. Benchmarks are tests that measure the...
  • Dead Sea Scrolls deciphered: esoteric code reveals ancient priestly calendar

    02/21/2018 8:35:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    phys.org ^ | February 21, 2018 | by Charlotte Hempel, The Conversation
    Puzzle: fragments of 2,000-year-old scrolls before reassembly. Credit: Shay Halevi, Israel Antiquities Authority, The Leon Levy Library of the Dead Sea Scrolls ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ About 1,000 Dead Sea Scrolls discovered just over 70 years ago near Khirbet Qumran on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea have been officially published since the turn of the millennium. But in the case of some, all that was left were poorly preserved remains of texts written in a cryptic script and all that had been released to the world were photos of small pieces of manuscript, in a preliminary order. There have been...
  • Why is Jeff Bezos building a giant millennial' clock inside a mountain? [$42M!]

    02/21/2018 7:18:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    www.techradar.com ^ | 21 Feb 2018 | By Jamie Carter
    The Long Now Foundations clock is a symbol for multi-generational thinking Jeff Bezos wants us all to be good ancestors. The Amazon supremo just tweeted that installation has begun on one of his pet projects of the last decade, the 10,000 Year Clock, also called the Clock of the Long Now. Designed to stay accurate for that huge time period, the giant clock will tick once a year, moving its century hand every 100 years, and send out a cuckoo once a millennia just 10 times in its life. And it costs US$ 42 million. What is Bezos thinking?...
  • Student arrested with cell phone case that looked like gun

    02/21/2018 1:10:34 AM PST · by BBell · 16 replies
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/ ^ | 2/20/18 | David Harris
    A 15-year-old DeLand High School student was arrested Tuesday after he was caught with a cell phone case that looked like a gun, according to police. A student told school administrators that he saw with a pink backpack and what looked like a pink pistol in his pocket. The school was placed on lockdown and police started searching for the student. Officers found the student aft.er about 45 minutes and he was taken into custody.He told officers he ordered the cell phone case online for him and his girlfriend.
  • In a major change to Irish education, secondary school students no longer have to study religion

    02/20/2018 7:28:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Irish Central ^ | February 20, 2018 07:45 AM | Freya Drohan
    The Minister for Education, Richard Bruton has confirmed the change in a circular released today, stating that it is a constitutional right for students who chose not to participate in religion class to be offered an alternative, meaningful program. Community and ETB (Education and Training Board) schools will now offer students a different subject, should they opt out of studying religion. Previously, students who chose not to partake in religious education which required parental consent and approval from the school principle (sic) were forced to sit at the back of the class or in the library with no...
  • Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg swats down Donald Trump Jr. as 'immature, rude, and inhumane'

    02/20/2018 5:22:03 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 233 replies
    The Week ^ | February 20, 2018 | Jeva Lange
    Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg swats down Donald Trump Jr. as 'immature, rude, and inhumane' Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg, 18, blasted Donald Trump Jr. as "immature, rude, and inhumane" after the president's eldest son "liked" conspiracy theories on Twitter that allege Hogg had been fed talking points by his father, who is a former FBI agent. Hogg movingly called for Congress to act to stop gun violence last week, looking into CNN's cameras directly and insisting: "Without action, ideas stay ideas and children die." A number of pro-Trump websites, including One America News and Gateway Pundit, pushed the...
  • How Russian Kids Are Taught World War II

    02/20/2018 1:41:31 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 61 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | 2017 | Ola Cichowlas
    Teaching history has never been easy in Russia, where archives are closed and transparent discussions about the countrys Soviet past are met with hostility. Even then, teaching World War II is more difficult: with every year that Putin is in power, Russia fails to confront its role in the war head on. In September 2016, three history textbooks were sanctioned by the Ministry of Education, all of which gloss over Stalins crimes and his initial alliance with Nazi Germany. My main issue with the textbooks is that they do not reveal the whole truth, says historian and teacher Leonid Katsva....