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  • New Jersey governor proposes flat rate for education funding

    06/21/2016 3:45:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:17pm EDT | Hilary Russ
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday proposed overhauling the state’s education funding formula to provide all public school districts with a flat rate of $6,599 per student. Calling it his “Fairness Formula” in policy statements on Tuesday, Christie said aid for special needs students would continue even with any potential formula change. Schools are funded through property taxes, which in New Jersey are some of the highest in the nation because of the state’s “unaffordable and broken school funding formula propped up by special interests and misguided Supreme Court precedent,” Christie said in a statement. …
  • Latest Obama claim: I don’t learn anything from the news

    07/22/2014 8:27:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/22/14 | Dave Boyer
    In scandal after scandal in the Obama administration, President Obama has said he didn’t know about the problems until he heard it on the news. But the president changed his tune about his supposed ignorance at a Democratic fundraiser near Seattle on Tuesday night. Mr. Obama told supporters that he doesn’t watch the news because, “Whatever they’re reporting about, usually I know.” That contrasts with the explanations that the president and his aides have given from scandals in the past few years ranging from long wait times and deaths at the VA, to the IRS targeting tea party groups, to...
  • Contessa Brewer shocked to learn Rep. Mo Brooks has an economics degree

    07/20/2011 10:39:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/20/11 | The Daily Caller
    When Rep. Mo Brooks disagrees with MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer, she sarcastically asks: “Do you have a degree in economics.” He replies: Yes, ma’am, I do. Highest honors. This is a must see:
  • Students Learn More Than the Ropes in Technical Rescue Course

    06/22/2011 2:50:38 PM PDT · by MosesmomS · 1 replies
    Associated Content ^ | June 17, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    Not many people locally know that one of Southern Illinois' most recognizable geological landmarks is the "classroom" of a world-renowned technical rescue school. Draper's Bluff can be seen for miles in Johnson and Union counties. The bluff is partly owned by private landowners and the state as a satellite of Ferne Clyffe State Park. About a quarter-mile section is owned by Eric and Kathy Ulner of rural Buncombe in Johnson County. The Ulners are owners of Vertical Heartland, a rock-climbing school. Eric Ulner is also an instructor with Ropes That Rescue, Ltd., an innovative technical rescue school that is known...
  • Muslim pupils learn to cut off hands of thieves

    02/10/2011 11:25:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 2/10/11 | Graham Paton
    Up to 5,000 pupils attending weekend schools across Britain are being exposed to textbooks claiming that some Jews were transformed into pigs and apes, and that some offences could be punished with stoning. One book for six year-olds warns that those who do not believe in Islam will be condemned to “hellfire” in death. Another text for 15 year-olds teaches that thieves who break Sharia law should have their hands cut off for a first offence and their feet amputated for a subsequent crime. Teenagers are presented with diagrams showing where the cuts should be made.
  • Port gets stimulus funds for new equipment

    02/17/2010 10:52:32 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 2 replies · 167+ views ^ | February 17, 2010 | by Melanie Turner
    The ports of West Sacramento, Stockton and Oakland have jointly been awarded $30 million in federal stimulus funds to launch a container barge service between the three ports that will help ease congestion on highways in Northern California. The Port of West Sacramento announced the award Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding the funding as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s $1.5 billion Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program. The “inland marine highway” service would be used to transport consumer goods and agricultural products in containers on barges. While the deep-water channel leading to the Port of West...
  • Whatever happened to ... the English language?

    01/07/2010 11:37:13 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 66 replies · 1,402+ views
    Tulsa Today ^ | January 6, 2010 | Ernie Osborn
    When did the preferred language of the US change? Moreover, when did people decide that it was okay to butcher it like a side of beef? With all of the text speak and "press 1 for English" going on these days how is it that we, as even semi-educated beings, allow the utter raping of the language and never even really bat an eye? Now, I will tell you that I believe that humans are a comical creation to say the least and I do not believe that any one race, gender or sexual preference, for that matter, is better...
  • Individuals In Vegetative States Can Learn, Scientists Find

    09/21/2009 10:36:58 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 23 replies · 1,595+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 09/21/09 | Unknown
    ScienceDaily (Sep. 21, 2009) — Scientists have found that some individuals in the vegetative and minimally conscious states, despite lacking the means of reporting awareness themselves, can learn and thereby demonstrate at least a partial consciousness. Their findings are reported in the online edition of Nature Neuroscience....This learning requires conscious awareness of the relation between stimuli -- the tone precedes and predicts the puff of air to the eye. This type of learning was not seen in the control subjects, volunteers who had been under anaesthesia.
  • Blacks Suspect Stealth Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic (North Carolina)

    10/25/2008 6:03:25 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies · 1,008+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 10/24/08 | Christian Newswire
    Contact: Rev. Dr. Johnny Hunter, DD, National Director. LEARN, Inc., 910-488-9936, contact@johnnymhunter.comFAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, October 24 /Christian Newswire/ -- Black pro-life activists with graphic signs will be in Fayetteville on tomorrow morning at 10:00 am at 4551 Yadkin Road in Fayetteville, NC, to expose what is believed to be a stealth Planned Parenthood Abortion clinic in the making. Pastor Johnny Hunter says that when he received word that Planned Parenthood was hiding behind the name Tharrington Medical Clinic to renovate the old Pizza Hut building on Yakin road and turn it into an abortion clinic he became angry. "I refuse...
  • Soldiers Learn to Assist With Surgeries

    02/07/2008 3:40:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 147+ views
    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 7, 2008 – Up front and in the spotlight, surgeons often are revered by patients and grateful family members for their lifesaving skills and knowledge. Army Staff Sgts. Isagani Maawac (left) and Michael Adkins, both operating room specialist instructors, teach a young visitor about surgery as part of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl festivities in January. The operating room specialists set up a mock surgical suite to give people a glimpse into the duties of Army medical professionals. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. However, other lifesaving medical professionals are working just...
  • Humans Appear Hardwired To Learn By 'Over-Imitation'

    12/06/2007 8:23:34 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 116+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12-6-2007 | Yale University.
    Humans Appear Hardwired To Learn By 'Over-Imitation' ScienceDaily (Dec. 6, 2007) — Children learn by imitating adults--so much so that they will rethink how an object works if they observe an adult taking unnecessary steps when using that object, according to a new Yale study.Adult retrieves turtle from puzzle box as part of experiment that determined children "over-imitate" adult behavior. (Credit: Yale Department of Psychology) "Even when you add time pressure, or warn the children not to do the unnecessary actions, they seem unable to avoid reproducing the adult's irrelevant actions," said Derek Lyons, doctoral candidate, developmental psychology, and first...
  • Stellar Students Learn About National Security Careers

    10/05/2007 6:23:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 171+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2007 – About 40 exceptional students from high schools nationwide assembled at the Pentagon yesterday to learn about national security careers. The students are participants in the National Youth Leadership Forum’s career-preparation program, said Glen O. Hawkins, a faculty advisor for the tuition-based educational organization. Hawkins said the forum helps young people explore careers in the fields of national security, diplomacy, law, medicine and other professions. Program participants are high achievers with grade-point averages of 3.7 or above, he said. “The one we’re participating in now deals with national security,” Hawkins explained at the Pentagon. The...
  • Migrants Will Be Forced To Learn English (UK)

    09/08/2007 6:33:41 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 282+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-9-2007 | Patrick Hennessy
    Migrants will be forced to learn English Patrick Hennessy, Political Editor, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 1:48am BST 09/09/2007 Tens of thousands more immigrant workers will be forced to learn English before they are allowed into the country, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal. Highly skilled migrants have been forced to learn English as a condition of entry since last December The controversial crackdown, which is expected to reduce the number of people entering Britain by at least 35,000-a-year, will be unveiled by Gordon Brown in a speech to the Trades Union Congress in Brighton. The rules will affect those seeking to...
  • Brains Learn Better At Night

    08/22/2007 3:57:15 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 766+ views
    Source: University of Adelaide Date: August 17, 2007 Brains Learn Better At Night Science Daily — If you think that the idea of a morning person or an evening person is nonsense, then postgraduate student Martin Sale and his colleagues from the University of Adelaide have news for you. Martin Sale demonstrates the technique to stimulate nerve activity in the brain. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of Adelaide) They have found that the time of day influences your brain’s ability to learn—and the human brain learns more effectively in the evening. And by identifying at what point in the day...
  • MPs learn change in tactics: New method makes officers more aggressive when shooter is on the loose

    08/08/2007 6:10:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 703+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The sound of shotguns being fired at Smith Middle School on Tuesday brought post military police officers to the scene. But instead of setting up a perimeter around the campus and then slowly beginning the process of clearing rooms, the soldiers used a new procedure of running to the sound to neutralize the active shooter. Law enforcement was putting out warnings to anyone intending to engage in criminal active shooting: If they kill, wound or otherwise threaten the public, they will be neutralized, and that could be lethal. Mark Dannels, deputy commander with the Cochise County Sheriff’s...
  • Immigrants Told: It's Time To Learn English (UK)

    06/10/2007 7:08:27 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 596+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-11-2007 | Brendan Carlin
    Immigrants told: it's time to learn English By Brendan Carlin, Political Correspondent Last Updated: 1:28am BST 11/06/2007 A crackdown on councils and other public bodies routinely translating documents into foreign languages was indicated yesterday amid fears that they discourage immigrants from learning English. Ruth Kelly, the Communities Secretary, said translation had been used too frequently and could become "a crutch" which acted as a barrier to integration. Ruth Kelly said translation had been used too frequently The practice allowed new arrivals to avoid learning English and meant that many never did, Miss Kelly said. "I do think translation has been...
  • Civilian Leaders Converge to Learn About Military

    04/24/2007 4:36:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 170+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 24, 2007 – Decked out in their new military-issue combat boots and with bags packed in preparation for a trip to 90-degree climates, 45 civic and business leaders converged on the nation’s capital April 22 to take part in the oldest public affairs program sponsored by the Defense Department. Pentagon officials invited leaders from across the nation to participate in the 73rd Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, a weeklong journey covering 18,000 miles to introduce civilians to members of the armed forces who carry out military operations in Southwest Asia and the Horn of Africa. Defense Secretary James...
  • Iraqi Police eager to learn

    04/15/2007 9:56:02 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 290+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood
    ANAH — Back home in Brainerd, Minn., this Minnesota Army National Guardsman Pfc. Adam Starry tends to lawns as a landscaper. Here in this 5,000-year-old city of about 20,000 people, Starry is helping to train several Iraqi police officers. Starry, of Company B, 194th Combined Arms Battalion, and 15 of his fellow soldiers are experiencing what it is like being an Iraqi police officer in a city that is still a hotbed of insurgent activity. They form a police transition team whose task is to train the Iraqi police on how to take control of their own communities and maintain...
  • America Supports You: Kids Learn About U.S. to Aid Military Families

    02/23/2007 5:19:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 215+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 23, 2007 – Rachel and Kelsi Okun kicked off their organization’s second treasure hunt today to raise scholarship funds for military children and spouses with the help of their classmates at Haycock Elementary School here. Rachel Okun, 11, (left) and her sister, Kelsi, 8, take turns answering classmates' questions, which were designed to explain their ThanksUSA organization and the second national treasure hunt, during an assembly at their school, Haycock Elementary in Falls Church, VA., on Feb. 23. Defense Dept. photo by Samantha Quigley  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Treasure Hunt Aiding Needs of...
  • MiTTs learn from Iraqis as they teach

    12/19/2006 4:38:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 281+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. Alexis Harrison
    FOB PROSPERITY – One of the benefits of teaching Iraqi Soldiers is the opportunity to learn from them as well. Military Training Teams, while providing instruction and mentorship for the Iraqi Army, are also learning as they go. The MiTT of the "First Team's" 2nd Brigade Combat Team works a seemingly endless schedule to ensure 5th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division runs the way they should be. They lay the foundation, point them in the right direction and the Iraqis do the rest. Although the training team is relatively new, they do well, according to First Sgt. Joseph McFarlane, the...