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  • William Duckworth, An Innovative Voice In Music And Teaching, Silenced At 69

    09/16/2012 3:23:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | September 13, 2012 | Tom Huizenga
    The music world has lost a quietly innovative and influential voice. Composer, professor, author and performer William Duckworth has died at age 69... Duckworth, who claimed to be the founder of postminimalism, wrote some 200 compositions...
  • Florida teen's hair ripped out by machine in wood shop class

    09/15/2012 4:29:54 PM PDT · by Washi · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 15, 2012 | FoxNews
    A Florida school district is investigating whether a teacher violated safety procedures after a student's hair was ripped out by a wood shop machine, reported. Deltona High School senior Kayla Carrera, 17, was in wood shop class when her long brown hair got stuck in a drill press machine.
  • Democracy in America and religious element of American colonial life : de Tocqueville

    09/15/2012 2:45:54 PM PDT · by djone · 1 replies ^ | David Barton
    .13 "Upon my arrival in the United States, the religious aspect of the country was the first thing that struck my attention; and the longer I stayed there, the more did I perceive the great political consequences resulting from this state of things, to which I was unaccustomed. In France I had almost always seen the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom pursuing courses diametrically opposed to each other; but in America I found that they were intimately united, and that they reigned in common over the same country."...Moreover, almost all the sects of the United States are...
  • 'Junk DNA' Debunked

    09/14/2012 8:48:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 5, 2012, 2:01 p.m. ET | GAUTAM NAIK and ROBERT LEE HOTZ
    The deepest look into the human genome so far shows it to be a richer, messier and more intriguing place than was believed just a decade ago, scientists said Wednesday. While the findings underscore the challenges of tackling complex diseases, they also offer scientists new terrain to unearth better treatments. … Encode succeeded the Human Genome Project, which identified the 20,000 genes that underpin the blueprint of human biology. But scientists discovered that those 20,000 genes constituted less than 2% of the human genome. The task of Encode was to explore the remaining 98%—the so-called junk DNA—that lies between those...
  • QE3 And Bernanke's Folly - Part I

    09/14/2012 7:18:30 PM PDT · by stickandrudder · 11 replies
    Street Talk Live ^ | September 13, 2012 | Lance Roberts
    Earlier this year, as the markets were expecting QE3 from one Fed meeting to the next, I was stating another program would not come until September after data for Q2 GDP could be analyzed. However, as we moved into August, and the markets were rallying strongly on "hope" of further balance sheet expansion programs, I moved my estimates out until the end of the year. The reasoning, as I stated, was under the assumption that Bernanke would save his limited ammo for a weaker market/economic environment. Clearly I was wrong. Much to my surprise, and against all of what seemed...
  • The incredible stories of character the media isn’t telling you about Mitt Romney

    09/14/2012 3:08:02 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 12 replies
    About three weeks ago, Glenn asked TheBlaze to find the stories about Mitt Romney that the media isnÂ’t telling and Americans should know. He was fed up with the pictures being painted about Romney through the mainstream media and campaign ads. In 2008 all conservatives really wanted was the media to research Barack Obama like they do everyone on the right. Is it too much to ask for the American people to know a little background information on the man they may elect to be their President. The history being shown about Mitt Romney on the news has been so...
  • Chesterfield rejects Michelle Obama's bid to speak at county school [Virginia]

    09/13/2012 9:13:38 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | September 13, 2012 | Mark Bowes
    First Lady Michelle Obama had sought to speak at a Chesterfield County elementary school during her campaign swing through Virginia today, but county school leaders rejected her request, citing school policy, a Chesterfield supervisor has confirmed. “I do believe and think that Mrs. Obama, the first lady, should be allowed to attend a Chesterfield school,” said Dale District Supervisor Jim Holland, who confirmed the Obama campaign request. “I know it’s not school policy. However, I just do not agree with that, because I think it’s an honor for the first lady to visit a school. That’s just my personal opinion...
  • Wag the Dog???

    09/13/2012 7:30:36 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 14 replies
    Vanity | 9/13/12 | EqAndyBuzz
    Has anyone noticed something about Chicago?
  • Skeleton found in Leicester could be Richard III

    09/12/2012 9:09:02 PM PDT · by MrsEmmaPeel · 35 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sept 12, 2012 | CBC News
    Archeologists at the University of Leicester in central England say they have discovered a human skeleton with battle wounds and a curved spine that could be the remains of King Richard III.
  • It's Romney, 16-4 (Vanity)

    09/12/2012 7:51:35 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 46 replies
    Four years ago this week, my daughter's 5th grade class took a poll and Obama led McCain in the Presidential race 14- 7. I knew this wasn't a good sign for McCain as even here in upstate NY the annual 5th grade class poll is as accurate as they come. They had picked the winner with almost 100% accuracy since FDR, when this highly scientific poll began (ha ha). They got in wrong with JFK, but my dad always claimed no, they got it right, just to many dead people were allowed to vote in Illinois. Fast forward to yesterday....
  • U.S. Education Spending and Performance vs. The World

    09/11/2012 6:16:24 PM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 7 replies ^ | 2/8/2011 | MAT@USC
    We’ve put together this infographic that compares the United States’ education spend and performance versus eleven countries. The U.S. is the clear leader in total annual spending, but ranks 9th in Science performance and 10th in Math.
  • Chicago Mayor Emanuel Does Not Like Nickelback, Spokesperson Says (Teachers Union Poster)

    09/11/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | 9-11-2012 | Eyder Peralta
    via TwitterA sign seen during a protest by the Chicago Teachers Union.The strike going on in Chicago is serious: 350,000 students are locked out and we brought you the news in a post from this morning.We'll get back to real news in a little. First, here's a bit of levity:There is a picture from the picket lines on Monday that had Daniel Strauss, who tweeted it, saying, "Civility has disappeared in Chicago Teachers Union protests."The sign was written in all caps: "RAHM EMANUEL LIKES NICKELBACK."Nickelback, if you're not of that persuasion, is a popular Canadian rock band, which is not...
  • Norland College Admits Its First Male Student. Would You Hire a Male Nanny?

    09/11/2012 11:59:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 10, 2012 | Lylah M. Alphonse
    For more than a century, Norland College in Bath, England, has trained young women to be elite caregivers to the world's wealthiest children. This year, though, the famous nanny school is taking on something new: a male student. Michael Kenny, 18, is the first young man to enroll in the elite school's Bachelors of Arts program in Early Childhood Studies, which they offer in association with the University of Gloucestershire.
  • University of Phoenix Tops Debt Slave Racket with 35,049 Student Loan Defaults

    09/11/2012 9:16:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Global Economic Analysis ^ | 09/11/2012 | Michael Shedlock
    Congratulations to the University of Phoenix, a private for-profit school, which has the dubious distinction of having 4,359 percent more student loan defaults than Columbus State, the top public school. A student loan is considered in default when it is 360 days delinquent. Number of Loans in Default The above chart from the New York Times article Bad Student Debt Stubbornly High as Collection Efforts Surge. There is now over $1 trillion in student debt and $76 billion of that is in default reports the NY Times in Debt Collectors Cashing In on Student Loans As the number of...
  • The Top 100 Universities In The World

    09/11/2012 8:10:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/11/2012 | Shlomo Sprung
    The top three spots on the QS World University Rankings changed this year, with MIT taking the top spot for 2012. MIT overtook the University of Cambridge, which took second place ahead of Harvard, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. British schools took four of the top six spots, but American colleges and universities occupy 13 of the top 20 spots in the annual ranking. This ranking is based on reputation among academics, reputation among employers, citations per faculty, staff-to-student ratios and international attractiveness. Check out the entire list: 1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States 2 University of Cambridge United...
  • 9/11 . . .Eleven Years On . . .lessons to learn

    09/11/2012 5:23:53 AM PDT · by wtd · 8 replies
    Gates of Vienna Blog ^ | 9/11/2012 | Baron Bodissey
    Eleven Years On by Baron Bodissey I’m writing these words in the wee hours of Tuesday, September 11th, 2012. The same date eleven years ago was also a Tuesday, and the two days look to be similar in other respects. According to the weather forecast, today will be bright and sunny, with low humidity and a high in the mid-70s. New York City will be a couple of degrees cooler. So the day appears to be a carbon copy of September 11, 2001. Except, of course, that the people who live west of the Hudson River won’t see the twin...
  • 30 Signs That The United States Of America Is Being Turned Into A Giant Prison

    09/10/2012 11:29:08 PM PDT · by LucyT · 11 replies
    WorldTruthTV ^ | September 10, 2012 | staff writer
    If you live in the United States of America, you live in a giant prison where liberty and freedom are slowly being strangled to death. In this country, the control freaks that run things are obsessed with watching, tracking, monitoring and recording virtually everything that we do. Nothing is private anymore. Everything that you do on the Internet is being monitored. All of your phone calls are being monitored. In fact, if law enforcement authorities suspect that you have done something wrong, they will use your cell phone microphone to listen to you even when you think your cell phone...
  • NBC News(about 400,000 children will not get their "instruction", during Chicago school strike)

    09/09/2012 3:59:47 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 39 replies
    NBC News | 9/9/12
    Lester Holt, NBC news anchor around 5:40 PM CDT on 9/9/12 went to a reporter, in Chicago, and the reporter said that appx. 400,000 children would not be "instructed" if the teachers went on strike. Obamanomics in action, if you "rich" Americans don't give us Chicago teachers, more money, we will stop "instructing".
  • Debt Collectors Cashing In on Student Loan Roundup

    09/09/2012 6:47:49 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 46 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sept 8, 2012 | Andrew Martin
    At a protest last year at New York University, students called attention to their mounting debt by wearing T-shirts with the amount they owed scribbled across the front — $90,000, $75,000, $20,000. “I couldn’t believe the accumulated wealth they represent — for our industry,” the consultant, Jerry Ashton, wrote in a column for a trade publication, “It was lip-smacking.” Though Mr. Ashton says his column was meant to be ironic, it nonetheless highlighted undeniable truths: many borrowers are struggling to pay off their student loans, and the debt collection industry is cashing in. As the number of people taking...
  • Why We Are Afraid, A 1400 Year Secret, by Dr Bill Warner

    09/08/2012 11:12:19 AM PDT · by wtd · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 31, 2012 | Dr. Bill Warner, CSPI
    The history of Islam is based on numbers and facts that you may not see anywhere else and explains why we may be afraid to see Islam for what it is based on its own doctrine and practice.