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  • Net Loss of Knowledge Now the Norm

    06/19/2010 3:03:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies · 423+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 19, 2010 | Bernie Reeves
    There are dangerous trade-offs associated with new media. The influence of television -- popularized in the 1950s and in full swing in the 1960s -- reshaped the political and cultural landscape. The computer revolution hummed along quietly until the internet and desktop and laptop machines blended in the early 1990s to set off the phenomenon predicted at the advent of television by Canadian academic Marshall McLuhan. The medium, said McLuhan, would soon be the message, a famous statement that Woody Allen immortalized in the film Annie Hall. Medium Cool, a cult hit film of the 1960s, ensured McLuhan's permanent fame....
  • The New York Times Aims Low

    09/22/2009 2:42:41 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 536+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2009 | Stuart Schwartz
    "We Suck Less." This is the catchphrase used by New York Times publisher Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger Jr. to describe his operating and journalism philosophy. It is his "pet" expression, throwing out the initials "W.S.L." in answer to those who comment upon the dire straits of the news industry or complain about his stewardship of the newspaper he inherited. This explains, in part, the screams this week by the Times, casting opposition to the policies of President Obama as racism. Disagree with the Democrat version of socialism? Racism. Object to awarding billions in taxpayer dollars to Acorn thugs? Racism. Oppose ObamaCare?...
  • The End of the D and F Grade: Welcome to Lake Wobegon

    12/03/2008 2:59:53 AM PST · by ComputerGuy · 17 replies · 1,046+ views
    Teachers.net Gazette ^ | December 1, 2008 | Alan Haskvitz
    I must be living in Lake Wobegon, that mythical Minnesota town that my fellow Anokaian Garrison Keillor created where all the children are above average.
  • The Hobbit Hole XXXIII - And the brook that leaps from hill to plain...

    03/08/2007 2:40:27 PM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 10,864 replies · 69,064+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we may meet... Ninth Thread: The Hobbit Hole...
  • NEA Teacher Day

    05/03/2005 5:22:19 AM PDT · by StuLongIsland · 8 replies · 352+ views
    Google.com ^ | May 3, 2005 | google.com
    Thought you people would enjoy the mention :P Google.com is celebrating "NEA Teacher's Day" today. Thought the mention of NEA would get some fires burning this morning. LOL Put mouse over their Google Icon or click on it. Nothing against teachers just NEA.
  • "Don't Let this Happen to You" (Great Speech by Tom McClintock)

    03/11/2004 3:32:51 PM PST · by StoneColdGOP · 55 replies · 557+ views
    Tom McClintock for State Senate ^ | February 2004 | Senator Tom McClintock
    Speech by Senator Tom McClintock At The Alaska Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinners Juneau and Anchorage, Alaska February 6 and 7, 2004 I sincerely thank all of you for your invitation tonight and for welcoming me the way you have this evening. I am not often invited to leave California (at least by people OUTSIDE of California) and I am very flattered and grateful for your hospitality. This is a new world for me, and I have to admit that I am having a little trouble understanding Alaskan politics. Let me see if I understand this correctly the biggest...