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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...
  • Cold War Leaders Learn About Transformation, Role in Terror War

    12/07/2006 8:31:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 403+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Aimee Millham
    HEIDELBERG, Germany, Dec. 7, 2006 – In today's global political environment, when something goes awry, the United States – rightly or wrongly -- can often get the brunt of the blame. This was the blunt assessment of retired German army Gen. Leopold Chalupa as he explained why it is so important for he and other former European leaders to tell the story of U.S. Army, Europe. Chalupa's words came during the USAREUR-sponsored Legion of Merit conference Dec. 5, where about 60 recipients of the medal received briefings on the transformation of U.S. forces in Europe and their leading role...
  • Finding Wisdom in the Wreckage ( Now is the Republican's Time to Learn)

    11/09/2006 7:51:01 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 85 replies · 1,189+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 11/09/2006 | J. Peter Mulhern
    Finding Wisdom in the Wreckage November 9th, 2006 In retail the customer is always right; in politics the voters are never wrong. Republicans need to bear that in mind as they contemplate the wreckage left behind by Tuesday night’s Democrat tide. Defeat can be a great teacher and now is the Republican’s time to learn. Waste no time grumbling about the irresponsibility of the voters who handed power to a party so fundamentally unserious that it has nothing useful to say about any of the principal issues with which our government must grapple. Democrats didn’t deserve to win, but Republicans...
  • New Report Urges Return to Basics In Teaching Math

    09/13/2006 5:24:14 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 82 replies · 1,487+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 13 September 2006 | JOHN HECHINGER
    ...In a report to be released today, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, which represents 100,000 educators from prekindergarten through college, will give ammunition to traditionalists who believe schools should focus heavily and early on teaching such fundamentals as multiplication tables and long division. ...The council's advice is striking because in 1989 it touched off the so-called math wars by promoting open-ended problem solving over drilling. Back then, it recommended that students as young as those in kindergarten use calculators in class ....According to their report, "Curriculum Focal Points," which is subtitled "A Quest for Coherence," students, by second...
  • Iraqi troops learn to detect explosives

    09/04/2006 3:19:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 328+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Kevin Lovel
    An Iraqi Army Soldier crouches low while running to a covering position during a "Capstone" engineer training exercise. Department of Defense photo by Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Lovel, 363rd MPAD. CAMP LIBERTY -- Engineer soldiers from the 6th Iraqi Army Division proved their prowess on the latest methods of route clearance, patrolling and improvised-explosive device detection during “Capstone” training conducted by U.S. Soldiers from Multi-National Division - Baghdad’s 16th Engineer Brigade. The ability of IA engineers to fight terrorism and keep the roads safe for local residents is important for the future of the Iraq, said Sgt. 1st Class Richard...
  • Iraqi nurses learn to fight ... diseases

    08/02/2006 6:08:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 325+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Cpl. Antonio Rosas
    Navy Cmdr. Tara J. Zieber assists an Iraqi Army medic who is preparing needle and thread used to suture wounds Saturday July 15. Story and photo by Cpl. Antonio RosasRegimental Combat Team-7,1st Marine Division CAMP AL QAÂ’IM -- Iraqi nurses and corpsmen will soon be able to treat patients for diseases, thanks to U.S. military physicians serving in this region along the Iraqi-Syrian border. Navy doctors provided Iraqis two days of training designed to teach them how to treat patients for parasites like hook worms. The microbial pests have caused a variety of health problems in locals here, including mental...
  • Iraqi nurses, corpsmen learn to fight disease, parasites

    07/24/2006 4:36:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 297+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Antonio Rosas
    CAMP AL QA’IM, Iraq (July 24, 2006) -- Iraqi nurses and Iraqi Army corpsmen will soon be able to treat patients for diseases caused by lack of clean drinking water, thanks to U.S. military physicians serving in this region along the Iraqi-Syrian border. Navy doctors provided the Iraqis with two days of training which will enable them to treat patients for parasites – such as hook worms – which have caused a variety of health problems in locals here, to include mental retardation and anemia in children. The Iraqi medical personnel were also given training in crucial life-saving skills for...
  • First Army trainers learn latest IED technology

    06/14/2006 4:34:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 411+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Karen Bradshaw
    FORT GILLEM, Ga. (Army News Service, June 14, 2006) – First Army trainers charged with preparing National Guard and Reserve Soldiers for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan updated their knowledge on IEDs last week. Eighty-five trainers met via video-teleconference with a unit currently serving in Iraq to learn about the latest tactics insurgents are using in IED attacks. The information will be used to update IED instruction Soldiers receive during theater immersion training. “We have to create awareness in our Soldiers,” said First Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill. “We are sinking everything into this training to make it tough...
  • Student Musicians March with Troops to Honor, Learn

    05/29/2006 4:12:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 268+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 29, 2006 – Among the many veterans, active military units and war re-enactors marching down Constitution Avenue today were hundreds of high school students in heavy wool uniforms. Members of Lake Orion High School Marching Band march and sweat down Constitution Avenue in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., May 29. Chaperones work their way through the group offering them water bottles. The parade honored the men and women of America's armed forces who have given their lives for the nation's freedom. Photo by Paul X. Rutz  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "It's an...
  • Iraqi bomb disposal soldiers work with coalition, learn from IED experts

    05/10/2006 8:07:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 506+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Daniel J. Redding
    CAMP HABBINIYAH, Iraq (May 10, 2006) -- While most service members do their best to avoid road-side bombs or walk in the opposite direction of a known landmine field, a small community of American troops seek such threats head on and are now training their Iraqi counterparts to do the same. American explosives ordnance disposal technicians are overseeing the development of an EOD company in the Iraqi Army's 1st Division, which is based out of nearby Camp Habbiniyah. The area surrounding Habbiniyah, where many military commanders believe insurgents transit or stage for attacks in Ramadi and Fallujah, has been a...
  • Soldiers learn cultural awareness from Jordanians

    04/25/2006 6:45:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 203+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Capt. Chevelle Thomas
    ZARQA, Jordan (Army News Service, April 25, 2006) – More than 300 U.S. Soldiers from U.S.- and German-based units gained greater insight into the Arabic culture at the Peace Operation Training Center in Zarqa, Jordan, March 24 through April 16. The Cultural Awareness Course is part of U.S. Central Command’s Theater Support Cooperation Program, and is taught by Jordanian allies and Soldiers from Third Army. “Third Army has partnered with the Jordanian Armed Forces to teach this training since October 2003, and pushes it as a key training platform and integral piece of the Forces Command training strategy for deploying...
  • About being laid off and unwanted when you're 59

    04/23/2006 7:49:45 AM PDT · by SmithL · 596 replies · 10,138+ views
    The Star (South Chicago) ^ | 4/23/6 | Michael Bowers
    One of my readers is an underemployed 59-year-old man from among us here in the South Suburbs. Call him Harry. He works in information technology. Slowly and wearily, he says: "Once you get past 50, I swear, it gets tough, it gets really tough." For instance, Harry applied for a job with a city of Chicago department that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He got an offer for some contract work. There were no benefits, but it was a paying job. A woman from the city called him one Monday morning and wanted to know if...
  • Marines learn mind over matter with MCMAP

    03/13/2006 3:17:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 897+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Adam Johnston
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (March 12, 2006) -- Since its launch in October 2000, the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program has been preparing Marines for unarmed combat in a wartime scenario. The whole purpose of the program is to train Marines how to use the most lethal weapon in their arsenal, the mind. But to become more than just a user, to become a Martial Arts Instructor, Marines will need more than brainpower alone to succeed. MCMAP is an integrated martial art designed for, and executed by, all Marines throughout their careers, according to Marine Corps Order 1500.54B....
  • NATO Troops in Iraq Learn Lifesaving Techniques

    02/11/2006 1:57:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 178+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 10, 2006 | Capt. James Lowe
    BAGHDAD, Feb. 10, 2006 – NATO soldiers assigned to the Iraqi Military Academy of Rustamiyah here trained with the U.S. 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 506th Regimental Combat Team, this week on Eagle First Responder lifesaving techniques. Soldiers and officers from Great Britain, Romania, Hungary and Poland participated in the life-saving courses during the "train-the-trainer" classes. After completing the course, they will be able to, in turn, train and certify their soldiers in Eagle First Responder skills. During the training, the soldiers learned advanced lifesaving techniques, ranging from applying a tourniquet to providing intravenous therapy and shock treatment, as well as...
  • Iraqi Soldiers Learn From Military Transition Teams

    02/03/2006 6:05:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 311+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 3, 2006 | Spc. Karl Johnson
    MAHMUDIYAH, Iraq, Feb. 3, 2006 — One of the coalition missions with the highest expectations, the greatest visibility and the most responsibility is that of the Military Transition Teams. The teams' task is to prepare the young Iraqi Army to take over the job of securing its own country. In Mahmudiyah, a city south of Baghdad, training is taking shape. "It's a very challenging mission, but the more we stay with the Iraqi Army, the better they become." U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Arturo Delagarza "It's a very challenging mission, but the more we stay with the Iraqi Army, the better...
  • Give and take, teach and learn -- building an Iraqi air force

    01/11/2006 6:03:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 545+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Jan 11, 2005 | Tech. Sgt. Paul Dean
    1/11/2006 - ALI BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Reality is often at odds with expectations when Airmen deploy. This difference can be extreme when the mission is to provide military training to a recent enemy. But several Airmen near the end of six-month deployments as advisory support team instructors say they would rather stay here than go home after their experiences. During their deployment they have had a chance to directly shape the future of the world, learn about and gain respect for a different culture, meet men they now call brothers and solidify their instinctive belief that the U.S. Air...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....12-29-05....The Pear Tree: Lessons in Life

    12/29/2005 7:07:19 AM PST · by DollyCali · 230 replies · 17,952+ views
    DollyCali | December 29, 2005 | DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Under-funded Public Schools Hire More Unprepared "Emergency Teachers"

    12/02/2005 12:41:12 PM PST · by FreeRepublic76 · 19 replies · 918+ views
    Education News ^ | 12/2/05 | Brian Greenley
    An Interview with Christina Asquith: About “The Emergency Teacher” Tuesday, November 8, 2005 Suzi Cottrell Michael F. Shaughnessy Eastern New Mexico University Portales, New Mexico 1) You have recently written a book about “The Emergency Teachers” What prompted you to write this book? Literature is a powerful teaching tool. When I started my first year teaching in a low-income, urban school, I searched for books by other new teachers to use as a model for myself. But I couldn’t find anything that was realistic and written by a teacher. So, when my year ended, and I had learned so...
  • Youngsters conquer obstacles on fort, learn team concept

    11/14/2005 4:26:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 553+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Nov 14, 2005 | Michael Sullivan
    Ambrea Johnson, 9, right, and sister Aijah, 7, bottom, put on camouflage paint with the help from Pfc. Kenneth Crim during Sunday's 4-H Club visit to a Fort Huachuca obstacle course. (Mark Levy-Herald/Review) Youngsters conquer obstacles on fort, learn team conceptBy Michael SullivanHerald/Review FORT HUACHUCA — “The emphasis today is on teamwork,” Lt. Robert Parker advised about 30 eager-eyed 4-H’ers Sunday morning at the Robert C. Sheetz Jr. Warrior Complex. The kids had other ideas. With the gusto and general fearlessness of youth, the boys and girls charged through the grueling obstacle course with one goal in mind: to...
  • Teacher Helps Iraqis Learn English

    10/11/2005 5:39:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 338+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 11, 2005 | Air Force Tech. Sgt. Paul Dean
    By U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Paul Dean407th Air Expeditionary Group Public Affairs ALI BASE, Iraq, Oct. 11, 2005 --- Nothing would seem out of place if the room were inside an American schoolhouse. The classroom has posters with picture clues describing nouns. The tables have books, pens, paper and lesson books on them, and students take notes while talking amongst themselves and laughing occasionally. There is nothing uncommon about English as a second language class, but there is a unique reason English classes are held here. Iraqi airmen are required to take the course so they can read...
  • ISF soldiers learn combat tactics at Camp Ripper

    09/19/2005 5:44:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 323+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 19, 2005 | Cpl. Ken Melton
    CAMP RIPPER, Iraq (May 21, 2005) -- Marines with Regimental Combat Team-2 jump team recently helped train members of Reconnaissance Company of the 7th Iraqi Security Battalion on methods of fire and maneuver, here. The training will help them improve their combat efficiency by being able to attack on the move while limiting the enemy’s chances of counter-attacking effectively. “This is a very basic technique that we all learn in the infantry field,” said Sgt. Andrew J. Wittmer, an RCT-2 instructor during the training phase. “This will help them learn other infantry movements as other training takes place.” Wittmer, 25,...
  • An English Lesson

    08/11/2005 3:49:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 86 replies · 1,759+ views
    Reasons why the English language is so hard to learn: 1) The bandage was wound around the wound. 2) The farm was used to produce produce. 3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse. 4) We must polish the Polish furniture. 5) He could lead if he would get the lead out. 6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert. 7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present. 8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum. 9) When...
  • CA: Offer alternative - State Democrats fail to learn from losses

    04/28/2005 9:17:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 369+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 4/28/05 | Op/Ed
    How appropriate that Democrats, when they were looking for a mascot, settled on the donkey. It can be an ornery and stubborn animal that sometimes just won't learn its lesson. Sort of like California Democrats. They never learn from their mistakes. In fact, they just keep making them over and over again. At campaign time, they always seem to try to drive up their opponent's negatives and hope that will be enough to coast to victory. And it looks like that's pretty much the Democrats' battle plan for retaking the governor's mansion in 2006. Just listen to what came out...
  • Girls Finally Getting A Chance To Learn (Turkey)

    03/26/2005 4:25:30 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 331+ views
    Girls finally getting a chance to learn Saturday, March 26, 2005 ANKARA - Turkish Daily News A total of 1,659 girls living in Ţanlýurfa have begun their schooling as part of the “Girls Let's Go to School” campaign, a project that has been ongoing for a year, made possible through the cooperation of the Education Ministry and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Girls between the ages of 10 and 14, whose families were persuaded to send their daughters to school instead of making them work in fields, are now taking courses in specially prepared classrooms. Children are able to...
  • Home Alone and Unhappy; Reflections on the State of U.S. Children

    02/11/2005 9:38:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 82 replies · 2,193+ views ^ | 1-29-05 |
    Code: ZE05012901Date: 2005-01-29Home Alone -- and UnhappyReflections on the State of U.S. ChildrenSTANFORD, California, JAN. 29, 2005 ( Concern over problems facing the younger generation is nothing new. A recent book, however, links juvenile difficulties with another controversial subject: changes in family structures. Commentator and author Mary Eberstadt, a part-time research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, argues that for some years now there has been an "historically unprecedented experiment in family-child separation in which the United States and other advanced societies are now engaged." In her recent book, "Home-Alone America," Eberstadt explains that there have been two main causes...

    01/24/2005 1:30:04 PM PST · by vannrox · 30 replies · 6,700+ views
    Williamson labs ^ | FR Post 1-24-05 | BILL GATES
    BILL GATES' 11 RULES THAT STUDENTS DO NOT LEARN IN SCHOOL In Bill Gates' new book (Business @ The Speed of Thought), he lays out 11 rules that students do not learn in high school or college, but should. He argues that our feel-good, politically-correct teachings have created a generation of kids with no concept of reality who are set up for failure in the real world. RULE 1 - Life is not fair; get used to it. RULE 2 - The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good...
  • KERRY: 'I'm Going to Learn' - First, the blame. Then, the healing

    01/02/2005 3:16:23 PM PST · by crushelits · 73 replies · 1,949+ views ^ | Jan. 10, 2005 - issue | Evan Thomas
    First, the blame. Then, the healing. In a new book, NEWSWEEK talks exclusively with John Kerry about why he lost—and looks at his plans for another run. It was a little after 7 p.m. on election night 2004. The network exit polls showed John Kerry leading George Bush in both Florida and Ohio by three points. Kerry's aides were confident that the Democratic candidate would carry these key swings states; Bush had not broken 48 percent in Kerry's recent tracking polls. The aides were a little hesitant to interrupt Kerry as he was fielding satellite TV interviews in a...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Asian Americans fight language barrier in US elections

    10/29/2004 1:33:23 PM PDT · by satchmodog9 · 11 replies · 379+ views
    Asian Americans fight language barrier in US elections Fri Oct 29,11:29 AM ET Top Stories - AFP WASHINGTON (AFP) - When Chungin Chung, an Asian American community leader, was invited to meet US vice-presidential candidate Senator John Edwards (news - web sites) ahead of the November 2 election, she was excited but politely declined. AFP/File Photo Latest Headlines: · Bush seeks Schwarzenegger's muscle, as missing explosives cast campaign shadow AFP - 6 minutes ago · Soldiers' Votes Could Decide Election AP - 8 minutes ago · Bush, Kerry Battle for Edge in Tight Race Reuters - 13 minutes ago --------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
  • Black Pro-Lifer Confused by NAACP's Pro-Abortion Stance

    03/24/2004 5:39:55 AM PST · by twas · 22 replies · 318+ views
    Agape Press ^ | March 22, 2004 | Rusty Pugh and Jody Brown
    No one knows whose womb holds the chief. (Old African proverb) A black pro-life activist says it is incomprehensible that a group that claims to champion the right of African Americans supports abortion, which is the number-one killer of black people. Abortion kills more blacks than all other leading causes of death combined. Yet the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has announced that its board voted to take what it calls a "pro-choice" position on the abortion issue. The NAACP's board of directors, at its February 21 meeting, endorsed the principle that "women have the right...
  • A Satirical Political Beliefs Assessment Test

    02/25/2004 6:16:06 AM PST · by vannrox · 4 replies · 1,040+ views
    Political Beliefs ^ | FR Post 2-21-04 | Donald J. Hagen
    <![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]> <![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]> THE SATIRICAL POLITICAL BELIEFS ASSESSMENT TEST <![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]> A Humorous Political Party Quiz to Test If You're an Archconservative, Leftwing Wacko, Antigovernment Libertine or a Commie Sympathizer <![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]> by <![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]> Donald J. Hagen <![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]> Copyright © 2002 - 2004 by Donald J. Hagen   Email:    <![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]> <![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]> INTRODUCTION     Political parties share much in common with obscenity.  Both are difficult to define, yet, to paraphrase U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's definition of obscenity, you know a political party when you see it.  Therefore, it comes as no...