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  • Obama Counts 19 Million Americans Now Enrolled in ObamaCare

    04/19/2014 1:06:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    http://www.theminorityreportblog.com ^ | april 19, 2014 | steven foley
    “We have eight million people signed up through the exchanges. That doesn’t include the three million young people who are able to stay on their parents’ plan. It doesn’t include the million people who benefited from expansions to Medicaid. So if my math is correct, that’s 14 million right there. You have another five million people who signed up outside of the marketplaces but are part of the same insurance pool. So, we’ve got a sizable part of the U.S. population now that are in the first — for the first time in many cases in a position to enjoy...
  • ‘Digital dementia’ is on the rise (South Korea)

    06/23/2013 11:34:22 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 16 replies
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 06/24/2013 | Baek Il-hyun
    Kim Min-woo, 15, started having memory problems recently. He started flunking tests in subjects that required heavy bouts of memorization. And then he couldn’t remember the six-digit keypad code to get into his own home. He had to call the code up on his smartphone to get in the door. Kim’s mother took him to a doctor and the diagnosis was shocking: Kim had symptoms of early onset dementia due to intense exposure to digital technology. Since the age of five, Kim was tethered to either the television or the computer. He is an avid computer game lover. “His brain’s...
  • How Romney Could Have Won. A changed system = changed results.

    01/08/2013 7:16:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/08/2013 | Katrina Trinko
    If votes in every state were awarded by congressional district, President-elect Romney would be planning his inauguration right now. According to the Cook Political Report, Mitt Romney won roughly about 52 percent of the congressional districts. Currently, all states except for Maine and Nebraska award electoral votes on a winner-takes-all basis. Long-term, that looks like a worrisome trend for the GOP. Several formerly red strongholds, including Georgia and Arizona, are becoming more Democratic. Still, demographics are not destiny and if Republicans succeed in winning over more Hispanics than they have in recent years, for instance, these states could well remain...
  • Unemployment near three-year low

    01/07/2012 1:20:49 AM PST · by null and void · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 6, 2012 6:19pm EST | Lucia Mutikani
    U.S. employment growth accelerated last month and the jobless rate dropped to a near three-year low of 8.5 percent, the strongest evidence yet the economic recovery is gaining steam. "We're moving in the right direction. When Congress returns they should extend the middle-class tax cut for all of this year, to make sure we keep this recovery going," he said. LONG ROAD BACK Employment remains about 6.1 million below its pre-recession level and at December's pace of job growth, it would take about 2-1/2 years to win those jobs back. There are roughly 4.3 unemployed people for every job opening....
  • ABC NEWS Why Was White House Website Riddled With Errors? (listed 700 phantom Cong districts)

    11/18/2009 3:12:19 PM PST · by Liz · 152 replies · 4,048+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | 11/18/09 | ABC NEWS
    Officials tell ABC News so far, they found 700 mistaken Congressional districts out of more than 130,000 stimulus grants. On Monday night, ABC reported on errors found on the website set up by the White House to track the number of jobs created or saved by the economic stimulus program. The website was riddled with reports of jobs in places that didn't even exist. That report prompted anger on Capitol Hill, and defensiveness at the White House. On Tuesday night's broadcast, ABC's Chief Congressional Correspondent Jon Karl took another look at the stimulus confusion (link) LINK White House Vows to...
  • Created Or Saved? Fuzzy Math

    10/31/2009 4:03:00 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies · 816+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | October 31, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    Is fuzzy math a new math? Fox’s Major Garrett, among others, tried to hold WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs feet to the fire on the “jobs saved or created” fuzzy math coming from the White House. Garret wonders, when you have 500,000 people filing for unemployment each week, how can you crow about 600,000 jobs? Gibbs answer is classic.
  • Poll: Obama edges ahead of McCain in Montana

    10/23/2008 12:46:39 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 77 replies · 3,161+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/23/08 | MATT GOURAS
    A new poll shows that Democrat Barack Obama could be edging ahead of Republican John McCain in Montana. Obama is at 44 percent and John McCain is at 40 percent in the Montana State University-Billings poll released Thursday. The poll reverses others from earlier in the fall that showed McCain with a lead in the state. The poll of 403 Montanans was conducted from Thursday though Monday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points. Both Obama and McCain did a pretty good job in the poll of holding their party's base, but Obama held...
  • Activist Math

    12/20/2007 9:26:45 PM PST · by bs9021 · 24 replies · 259+ views
    Campus Report ^ | December 21, 2007 | Bethany Stotts
    According to M. J. Mcdermott, a meteorologist and Q13 Fox News (Seattle) weather reporter, the ongoing American mathematic illiteracy may be the result of misguided “reformed math” curriculum which fails to teach students the internationally recognized, efficient multiplication and division algorithms that older generations of Americans learned. Instead, children are encouraged to problem-solve without first developing efficient problem-solving techniques in multiplication and division. Math by CalculatorAs McDermott notes in her video, textbooks such as the 4th and 5th grade versions of Everyday Mathematics devote copious pages to non-germane topics such as a full-color 48-page world atlas to assist students in...
  • Fuzzy Math: A Nationwide Epidemic

    11/28/2007 5:33:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies · 171+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    Do you know what math curriculum your child is being taught? Are you worried that your third-grader hasn't learned simple multiplication yet? Have you been befuddled by educational jargon such as "spiraling," which is used to explain why your kid keeps bringing home the same insipid busywork of cutting, gluing and drawing? And are you alarmed by teachers who emphasize "self-confidence" over proficiency while their students fall further and further behind? Join the club. Across the country, from New York City to Seattle, parents are wising up to math fads like "Everyday Math." Sounds harmless enough, right? It's cleverly marketed...
  • Why Dick and Jane Can't Divide: The Video

    01/20/2007 8:16:29 AM PST · by achilles2000 · 121 replies · 2,966+ views
    YouTube | January 15, 2007 | M.J. McDermott
    "Reform math", sometimes called "fuzzy math" or "rainforest math",is taught in the vast majority of public schools even though it is a demonstrable failure. While those of us who follow k-12 education can tell you that these curricula cripple children and are a threat to our economy and national security, this brief, lucid video by an appalled mom who also has a local TV job makes the point very effectively by showing a small part of what the problem is. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr1qee-bTZI By the way, note that McDermott fails to point out that the even the alternative...
  • KERRY CLAIMS: 53% OF CHILDREN DO NOT GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL

    02/01/2006 7:56:24 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 162 replies · 4,467+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | February 1, 2006 | Matt Drudge
    Sen. John Kerry claimed this morning on NBC TODAY that only 53% of America's children graduate from high school -- a claim that raised eyebrows in the NBC control room, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT. Kerry made the comments after host Katie Couric asked the former presidential candidate about the Bush's State of the Union call to train 70,000 additional teachers in math and science. COURIC: He wanted to train 70,000 additional teachers in math and science. KERRY: That's terrific. But 53 percent of our children don't graduate from high school. Kids don't have after-school programs... He didn't ask America...
  • Math problems too big for our brains

    11/08/2005 8:48:52 AM PST · by RightWingAtheist · 176 replies · 3,610+ views
    Our brains have become too small to understand math, says a rebel mathematician from Britain. Or rather, math problems have grown too big to fit inside our heads. And that means mathematicians are finally losing the power to prove things with absolute certainty. Math has been the only sure form of knowledge since the ancient Greeks, 2,500 years ago. You can't prove the sun will rise tomorrow, but you can prove two plus two equals four, always and everywhere. But suddenly, Brian Davies of King's College London is shaking the foundations of certainty. He says our brains can't grasp today's...
  • Bush Ad Attacking Kerry Leaks Out (Kurtz spin till you're dizzy alert!)

    08/13/2004 11:17:06 PM PDT · by buzzyboop · 53 replies · 1,634+ views
    Washington (Com)Post ^ | August 14, 2004 | Howard Kurtz
    President Bush's campaign yesterday rolled out an upbeat, soft-focus ad using the Olympics as a backdrop. But, within hours, the focus shifted to an attack ad, assailing John F. Kerry's record on intelligence, that was supposed to remain under wraps until Monday. The negative ad leaked out after it was mistakenly played on the Fox News Channel, giving Kerry strategists an opportunity to change the debate and challenge the president's charges three days before the spot receives widespread airing. Noting the Democratic nominee's promise to reform the intelligence system, a narrator says: "Oh, really? As a member of the intelligence...
  • Bush: guest worker program would help prevent smuggling abuse

    01/22/2004 2:02:22 AM PST · by putupon · 27 replies · 328+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | Wed, Jan. 21, 2004 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    MESA, Ariz. - President Bush said Wednesday that his proposed temporary worker program would help cut back abuses against illegal immigrants by smugglers who slip them across the border. Bush suggested that the program allowing migrants to obtain renewable three-year labor visas to work here would offer an alternative to using people smugglers, also known as coyotes. "It's essential to the security of the country that we have a legal system so that we don't have this terrible problem of coyotes smuggling people across the hot Arizona and Texas deserts," Bush said. Bush led a discussion at Mesa Community College...
  • Lawyer clocks 81-hour day

    04/28/2003 5:56:48 AM PDT · by WaveThatFlag · 89 replies · 434+ views
    AP ^ | Sunday, April 27, 2003
    <p>A lawyer who made $421,327 representing a suburban school district in one year submitted a bill for an 81-hour day and three for 25-hour days, a newspaper review found.</p> <p>Attorney Barry Van Rensler blamed innocent mistakes for the billing errors in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2002, and returned $19,361 to the Upper Darby School District last week.</p>
  • How Not to Teach Math

    03/10/2003 10:32:24 AM PST · by Hobsonphile · 111 replies · 5,082+ views
    City Journal ^ | 7 March 2003 | Matthew Clavel
    New York’s chancellor Klein’s plan doesn’t compute. | 7 March 2003 “Come on, I need someone to take a chance. Who can start the puzzle?” It wasn’t working. We’d gone through six straight wrong answers, and now the kids were tired of feeling lost. It was only October, and already my fourth-grade public school class in the South Bronx was demoralized. Day after day of going over strange, seemingly disconnected math lessons had squelched my students’ interest in the subject. Then, quietly, 10-year-old David spoke up. “Mr. Clavel, no one understands this stuff.” He looked up at me with a...
  • Teens criticize 'CHIMP' math (fuzzy math alert)

    12/04/2002 9:41:55 AM PST · by Lizavetta · 108 replies · 1,905+ views
    Times Herald-Record ^ | Dec. 3, 2002 | April Capochino
    Goshen – A new math curriculum plus confused students equals angry parents. At least when that new math curriculum is the Interactive Mathematics Program. Under IMP, high school students learn from books that have more word problems than equations. Instead of traditional math instruction, IMP emphasizes students working in groups to solve a problem over the course of a few weeks. Goshen has been using IMP for the past three years in its freshman, sophomore and junior classes. The district plans to add it to its 12th-grade curriculum next year. But some parents want it gone. "The whole program is...
  • My New 25.5 Million Dollar Bank Account

    03/16/2002 4:51:59 AM PST · by Ragin1 · 37 replies · 356+ views
    eMail recieved | 3/15/02 | MALLAM ADAMU YUSUFF
    NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES) MALLAM ADAMU YUSUFF ALTERNATIVE EMAIL:mallam_yussuf@yahoo.com REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP ALTHOUGH THIS PROPOSAL MIGHTCOME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE SINCE IT IS COMING FROM SOMEONE YOU DO NOT KNOW OR EVER SEEN BEFORE, BUT AFTER DUE DELIBERATION WITH MY COLLEAGUES, I DECIDED TO FORWARD THIS BUSINESS PROPOSAL TO YOU. WE WANT A RELIABLE PERSON WHO COULD ASSIST US TO TRANSFER THE SUM OF TWENTY FIVE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS. (US$25.5 MILLION) INTO HIS/HER ACCOUNT. THIS FUND RESULTED FROM AN OVER INVOICED BILL FROM A CONTRACT AWARDED BY US FOR...