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  • Shipwreck expedition wraps up fall dive

    10/28/2014 6:15:24 AM PDT · by csvset · 10 replies
    The Daily News ^ | October 27, 2014 | Jannette Pippin
    BEAUFORT | One cannon was raised and another found as state underwater archaeologists closed out their latest dive at the Queen Anne’s Revenge shipwreck site. Crews were cleaning up Monday after a three-week fall dive expedition that focused on the large pile of artifacts molded together in a cement-like mass of iron and sand at the ship’s midsection. The plan was to bring up two small cannon at the uppermost layer, but that changed somewhat as work to free one of the guns from the mass revealed a new discovery. “We were only able to bring up one of the...
  • Divers successfully recover cannons from Queen Anne's Revenge (Blackbeard's ship)

    06/22/2013 4:38:18 AM PDT · by csvset · 24 replies
    WSFX.com ^ | Jun 21, 2013 | WECT Staff
    ATLANTIC BEACH, NC (WECT) – Divers trying to recover cannons from Blackbeard's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge wreck site off the coast of North Carolina were successful in their efforts Thursday. Bad weather forced the team to scrub the previous two trips, but the conditions were just right the third time around. A group from Cape Fear Community College used inflation bags to float two cannons to the surface. This is the first time the cannons have been out of the water in almost 300 years. According to David Hardin with CFCC, the cannons are estimated to weigh 2,000 pounds...
  • The Real Problem In Our Public Schools

    08/27/2012 3:28:34 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 9 replies
    Veracity Voice ^ | August 1, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Don’t trust what you see in the media about education. Almost every discussion is a distraction or a lie.  School size, class size, the place of unions, teacher training, vouchers, charter schools, budgets -- there are a lot of things that people argue about. Everybody has a theory; every parent has a horror story. But these debates don’t seem to advance much from year to year. You can probably go around the country and find good schools on both sides of these issues. One school does X; the next school doesn’t do X. But they both turn out about the...
  • NYC to Teach Kids about “Doggie-Style” Sex?

    10/23/2011 10:06:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Fox news ^ | 10/23/11 | staff
    New York City 11-year-olds will soon be learning sex education from workbooks that include instruction on “mutual masturbation, French kissing, oral and anal sex, and “intercourse using a condom and an oil-based lubricant.” The shocking revelations were uncovered in “recommended” workbooks reviewed by The New York Post. Sex education will become mandatory in New York City middle and high schools next year. Students will be required to take one semester of sex education in sixth or seventh grades and one in ninth or tenth grades.
  • A bachelor’s degree for $10,000? Imagine the impact. (Perry's ideas nicely percolating)

    09/11/2011 3:00:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 156 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2011 | Michelle Singletary
    My oldest child, Olivia, will be heading to college in two years. So it’s already become college-saving crunch time in our household. As we’ve been putting money away, I’ve become even more passionate about helping other people find ways to cut college expenses. So I’m intrigued by Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s proposal to come up with an affordable college degree program. Perry, who’s running for president, has created quite a buzz for a bold — some say unrealistic — higher-education plan. “I’m challenging our institutions of higher education to develop bachelor’s degrees that cost no more than $10,000, including textbooks,”...
  • Gay, Straight or other; who cares? California Insane.

    07/15/2011 7:11:39 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 19 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 07-15-11 | Southernman
    California is once again proving why it is the butt of so many jokes. If you were under any illusion that California’s leaders had some, tenuous, grip on reality then try this on for size: New state law requires LGBT history in textbooks Public schools in California will be required to teach students about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender Americans starting Jan. 1 after Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a controversial bill to add the topic to the social sciences curriculum. When did we cross the line from considering the contributions of individuals sans reference to...
  • Cooperative Learning--Another Over-hyped Gimmick

    04/12/2011 3:25:59 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 4 replies
    Improve-Education.org ^ | April 10, 2011 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A member of the local school board told me, “In the 21st century they’ll have to be able to work in groups, so we may as well teach them how to do it.” He was so confident in his pronouncement, and seemed to think there was nothing else to say. His confidence had the opposite effect on me. I heard nothing but sophistry in that little comment; and I realized, with some regret, I had to write an article explaining why Cooperative Learning is just another tawdry gimmick. First, let’s stand back and ask: did something happen in the universe,...
  • Why Do Socialists Hate Education?

    08/07/2010 10:36:39 AM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 13 replies
    AmericanChronicle.com ^ | August 6, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    All the way back in 1848 (the year Karl Marx published his Manifesto), Alexis de Tocqueville captured the essence of socialism in this short paragraph: “Democracy extends the sphere of personal independence; socialism confines it. Democracy values each man at his highest; socialism makes of each man an agent, an instrument, a number. Democracy and socialism have but one thing in common—equality. But note well the difference. Democracy aims at equality in liberty. Socialism desires equality in constraint and in servitude.” I don’t know how this Frenchman got so smart, but I’m comfortable with saying he wrote the book-- in...
  • ISAF Forces Teach Children in Kandahar

    06/30/2010 8:13:55 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 1+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Courtesy UK Ministry of Defence
    table class="contentpaneopen">   Courtesy UK Ministry of Defence British forces based at Kandahar Airfield (KAF) have started running a school for the sons and nephews of the traders of the Saturday bazaar held at the base.The school provides the local children with formal lessons and sports activities while their parents are trading. Members of all three British Services stationed at the base take time out to teach the boys in arts and crafts and maths and English before their formal lessons begin with the Afghan teacher, Mr Abdul Raziq.Every Saturday sees a stream of local traders coming through the main...
  • Renounce and Denounce the “American Dream” in Order to Teach?

    11/24/2009 12:25:11 PM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies · 520+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-24-09 | Wordsmith
    Katherine Kersten, reporting for the Minnesota Star Tribune, writes: Do you believe in the American dream -- the idea that in this country, hardworking people of every race, color and creed can get ahead on their own merits? If so, that belief may soon bar you from getting a license to teach in Minnesota public schools -- at least if you plan to get your teaching degree at the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus. In a report compiled last summer, the Race, Culture, Class and Gender Task Group at the U's College of Education and Human Development recommended that...
  • WHO ARE THE UNINSURED IN AMERICA? ... GREAT VIDEO ...(Apologies for Deja Vu)

    08/28/2009 8:18:03 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 8 replies · 1,178+ views
    PICTUREPUSH ^ | unknown | STUART BROWNING
    OBUMMERCARE ... Let me get this straight. Obummer's health care plan will be written by a COMMIE-tee whose head says he doesn't understand it, passed by a CONgress that hasn't read it and whose members will be exempt from it, signed by a President who smokes, funded by a treasury chief who did not pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that is broke. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Big Idea, Small Detail: Money, Health and Education

    03/11/2009 4:44:40 PM PDT · by abigailsmybaby · 3 replies · 187+ views
    Reader's Digest ^ | February 2009 | Reader's Digest
    Texas legislators have cleared the way for schools to teach--not preach--the Bible,......
  • Researchers teach 'Second Life' avatar to think

    05/18/2008 12:33:23 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 4 replies · 230+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Sunday, May 18, 2008 | MICHAEL HILL
    TROY, N.Y. - Edd Hifeng barely merits a second glance in "Second Life." A steel-gray robot with lanky limbs and linebacker shoulders, he looks like a typical avatar in the popular virtual world. But Edd is different. His actions are animated not by a person at a keyboard but by a computer. Edd is a creation of artificial intelligence, or AI, by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, who endowed him with a limited ability to converse and reason. It turns out "Second Life" is more than a place where pixelated avatars chat, interact and fly about. It's also a frontier...
  • 'Shameless' Parents No Teaching Skills (UK)

    05/14/2008 4:09:34 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 228+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-14-2008 | James Kirkup
    'Shameless' parents not teaching skills By James Kirkup Political Correspondent Last Updated: 4:04AM BST 14/05/2008 A generation of young Britons are growing up in "shameless" families where parents lack the basic skills to raise their children, the Conservatives will warn today. Chris Grayling, the shadow work and pensions secretary, will claim that in some parts of the country there is no culture of parents instilling discipline and respect in their offspring. He will tell a London think tank that multiple generations of teenage parents mean that some of today's children have no exposure to elder relatives with traditional experience 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...
  • Transition Teams Teach and Mentor Iraqi Soldiers

    11/20/2006 4:29:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 384+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Shannon Crane
    Transition Teams Teach and Mentor Iraqi Soldiers MiTTs advise, coach, teach, and mentor Iraqi soldiers and their leaders — to a level where they can work independently. By U.S. Army Sgt. Shannon Crane U.S. Central Command Public Affairs CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Nov. 20, 2006 -- Rome wasn’t built in a day...and neither was its army. Constructing, supplying and properly training a country’s fighting force is hardly an expeditious task. It is a process. And this process can be likened to a marathon...not a sprint. The same can be said for the Iraqi army. Over the past three years, it...
  • Father's death inspires Soldier to teach lesson

    11/15/2006 4:24:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 240+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Ashley Stetter
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov. 14, 2006) Lt. Col. John C. Pastino lost his role model, hunting buddy and best friend when his 60-year-old father, Carmen N. Pastino, was killed by a drunk driver on Easter Sunday 2001. The great loss inspires him to educate others. "Was my father killed so that I could teach a lesson to others? I sure hope not, but it is all I can do at this point," Pastino said. "If I can save others, then I have honored him." Since his father's tragic death, Pastino has educated more than 600 people about the dangers...
  • Coast Guardsmen Educate Civilian Leaders About Arabian Gulf Mission

    10/17/2006 6:24:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 201+ views
    MANAMA, Bahrain, Oct. 17, 2006 -- The U.S. Coast Guard here is playing a vital role supporting the Iraqi government as it protects Iraq’s offshore oil terminals and maintains waterway security in the region, Coast Guardsmen here told visiting civilian leaders today. Joint Civilian Orientation Conference participants get a close look at the deck gun of a 110-foot Coast Guard patrol boat in Manama, Bahrain, Oct. 17. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class L.F. Chambers, USCG  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. About 45 civilian leaders kicked off a whirlwind visit to U.S. military sites throughout the Middle East...
  • Drill instructors teach advanced methods of self-defense, martial arts

    08/18/2006 4:31:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 537+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. James Green
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (Aug. 18, 2006) -- Since August 2005, almost every drill instructor who has graduated from Drill Instructor School here has attended the Instructors’ Course at the depot’s Marine Corps Martial Arts Program facility. The course is designed to give drill instructors more knowledge and experience with the materials taught in MCMAP before they teach it to the recruits. “Instructors’ courses are recommended for all drill instructors to make them more proficient in MCMAP to help the recruits out,” said Staff Sgt. Jeff J. Vandentop, course instructor on the depot. A minimum of a gray...
  • U.S. Airmen teach Iraqi volunteers to battle blazes

    07/19/2006 4:04:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler
    7/19/2006 - KIRKUK AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Iraqi Air Force maintenance people are putting down their wrenches and picking up fire hoses. They are under the experienced eyes of Kirkuk Air Base's 506th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters here. For firefighters of the Iraqi Air Force, walking into an inferno on an already warm day is an experience still rather new. "The majority of the Iraqi firefighters have never been to a formal fire academy and have never been part of a fire department," said Staff Sgt. Carlos Bosch, a 506th ECES firefighter. "We are here to ease their...