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  • Teachers give student with ADHD 'Most Likely to Not Pay Attention' award

    05/20/2017 6:18:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    wsbtv ^ | May 20, 2017 | Lori Wilson
    ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. - Two middle school teachers are out of their jobs after giving an award to an eighth-grade student. A student at Memorial Middle School in Conyers, who has ADHD, was given the "Most Likely to Not Pay Attention" award at a school assembly this week. Some parents said the award is insensitive and the teachers should have known that it was not right. "Teachers are supposed to know what conditions their students have, and then to give them an award, that's totally ridiculous," parent Cheryl Davis said.
  • Who rang the shooter into the schoolhouse? AND WHY?

    12/18/2012 6:31:24 AM PST · by Chance Hart · 24 replies
    Was the shooter (not going to mention his name because that is what he wanted) rang into the schoolhouse or did he blast his way in through a window? The supposed facts of the story change on an hourly basis it seems. Just for the sake of my point, let's assume that someone on the school staff rang him in. From what I understand, there was a fairly new security (video) system installed that would have allowed the person or persons with the authority to "ring in" various people during the course of the school day - i.e. teachers, delivery...
  • Rahm Emanuel, Obama's Chief of Staff, Wields Power Freely, and Faces the Risks (eerily perfect)

    08/16/2009 7:39:55 AM PDT · by Liz · 42 replies · 2,279+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | 8/16/09 | PETER BAKER and JEFF ZELENY, Carl Hulse contributed reporting.
    BACKSTORY At a Little Rock restaurant, after Mr. Clinton was elected president, Emanuel ticked off a list of disloyal Democrats and other political enemies, stabs the table with his knife screaming, ''Dead!'' ''Dead!'' ''Dead!'' after each name. Seven months after moving into the West Wing as Obama's COS, Emanuel is emerging as perhaps the most influential White House COS in a generation. But with his prominence in almost everything important going on comes a high degree of risk. As the principal author of Mr. Obama’s do-everything-at-once strategy, he stands to become a figure of consequence in his own right if...
  • What Will the Democrats Do About Michigan and Florida Delegates At the Convention.

    08/23/2008 5:22:30 PM PDT · by princess leah · 11 replies · 98+ views
    Just Say No Deal website ^ | August 23, 2008 | Princess Leah
    In just a little less than 48 hours the 2008 Democratic National Convention will begin. Much has been said about how the Democrats have managed (or mismanaged) campaigns, the primaries, etc. One thing still remains unclear, however, and that is what is the official state of the Delegates for Michigan and Florida. Do they get to cast votes, if so, will Obama get votes in Michigan when his name was not on the ballot? Will those delegates who feel they were "used" respond according to the DNC rules or will the superdelegates have an unusual role in selecting their nominee...
  • Children's deaths in hot cars preventable

    06/24/2006 12:59:05 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 97 replies · 1,576+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | Sat Jun 24, 2006 | MURRAY EVANS
    It's a scenario that's tragically repeated dozens of times a year: a parent places a toddler in the back seat of a vehicle and later becomes distracted, leaving the child inside to swelter on a hot day. Authorities in Payne County in north-central Oklahoma say that's what happened Sunday, when temperatures soared into the 90s and the father of 21-month-old Banyan Blaze Roberts forgot to take the sleeping boy out of a vehicle after returning from a family outing. Banyan, whose core temperature rose to 107.9 degrees, later died in a hospital. A core temperature of 107 is considered lethal....
  • Do I Look Old in These Jeans?

    05/12/2006 7:26:17 AM PDT · by qam1 · 210 replies · 4,743+ views
    OC Weekly ^ | 5/11/06 | Kate Carraway
    Dressing like your daughter doesn’t make you look hotter—just stupider. Creepy futurist/author Douglas Coupland once wrote that in the 1960s, everyone dressed as if they were 35 years old—but that by the ’90s, that age had dipped to 25. Alarmingly, it didn’t stop there, and one wonders if Coupland—were he not currently embroiled in increasingly weird artistic pursuits—might not notice that in the few years since he made his point, masses of adults have taken to dressing like 15-year-olds: a trend that, if it continues, should by the 2010s center on sippy cups and purple overalls. Men get partial credit...
  • Crude oil rises amid concerns of supply disruption

    05/03/2006 2:18:59 PM PDT · by familyop · 5 replies · 637+ views
    AFP via Business Times ^ | May 4, 2006 | AFP
    LONDON: Crude oil traded above US$74 (US$1 = RM3.61) a barrel before a United Nations hearing on Iran's nuclear programme, amid concern oil supplies will be disrupted from the country. The US, UK and France will ask for the United Nations to demand that Iran halt its uranium enrichment programme. Iran is the world's fourth-largest oil supplier. Iranian authorities "would have their own embargo; they wouldn't send their oil to certain countries," said Deborah White, an analyst with Societe Generale SA. "To cut oil exports will certainly not be their first choice. They need the money." Crude oil for June...

    10/13/2004 2:47:11 PM PDT · by ForGod'sSake · 53 replies · 2,007+ views
    Uh??? | 10/13/04 | ForGod'sSake
    In an effort to stabilize loading threads, I have taken it upon myself to once again reiterate the proper procedure for posting pics. PUT THE DIMENSIONS(width and height attributes) IN THE IMG SRC HTML! Ahem, when you right click to get the properties for the pic, the attribute box also gives you the dimensions; wonder why? A typical IMG SRC link will look something like this: <img src="PIC ADDRESS" width="xxx" height="xxx" > Simple, huh? It's not difficult, so there may be some laziness going around??? Another pet peeve. I know some computers have the right click function disabled, so this...
  • Angry Mom Flings Pizza At Chuck E. Cheese Character (Cheese!)

    06/29/2004 10:37:19 AM PDT · by 11th Earl of Mar · 44 replies · 1,632+ views
    KCRA- TV ^ | 6/29/04
    Angry Mom Flings Pizza At Chuck E. Cheese Character POSTED: 12:48 pm EDT June 29, 2004 MACON, Ga. -- A teenager dressed as Chuck E. Cheese was pelted with pizza and threatened with a beating Sunday by an angry parent who said the restaurant mascot wasn't paying enough attention to her child. Macon police reported that a 17-year-old girl was in costume as the pizzeria chain character -- a gray cartoonlike rodent with large front teeth. That's when the 31-year-old Macon woman threw a piece of pizza at her, the report stated. The woman then allegedly threatened to "whip" the...
  • The Republicans are Dying in All Attempts

    10/31/2002 8:36:50 PM PST · by Vidalia · 58 replies · 548+ views
    Me, Myself and I | 10/31/2002 | Vidalia
    Everyone wants to talk about and theorize about "logic and rationale". Well, then, learn a bit about it, and quit whining when the Demo dogs use it against you and win every time. It just goes to show that the Elitists know their history better than the Conservatives/Republicans, and they will be beat every time, unless they learn history. Does anyone else see the built in lies of the New Nazi Democrat Liars and Propagandist Party, or are ya too NEA educated or too lazy to figure it out to point out these damned lies? It is easy to bitch...