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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
    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...
  • Airmen help Iraqi pilots fly again

    05/04/2006 4:33:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 346+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Kristina Barrett
    5/3/2006 - KIRKUK AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Pilots from the Iraqi Air Force are waiting patiently for a team of Airmen to arrive from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. It’s this team that can get them up in the air and flying again. The mission of the Iraqi 3rd Squadron hinges on the work of the Air Force Flight Test Center. The center sent a team of maintainers, engineers and pilots here to test the airworthiness of the Comp Air 7SLX. The aircraft -- several were given to the Iraqis as a gift from the United Arab Emirates --...
  • Deployed Airmen teach English to Kyrgyzstan teenagers

    03/27/2006 4:23:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 279+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Kevin Nichols
    3/27/2006 - JANI JER, Kyrgyzstan (AFPN) -- With the help of volunteers from the American military base just a few miles away, teenagers in Kyrgyzstan are learning the English language. During hectic deployment hours and long work weeks, Airmen from U.S. Central Command Air Force’s Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan still find time to help out the local community through the Manas Air Base Outreach Society. They sponsor many trips off base to help local orphanages, a children's cancer center and other programs. Volunteers from Manas attempted to break the language barrier at the Lyceum school for teenagers, ages 14...
  • Marines teach Iraqis humvee maintenance

    03/25/2006 5:25:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 300+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Mar 22, 2006 | Cpl. William Skelton
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (March 22, 2006) -- Marines are making knuckle-busting, wrench-turners out of Iraqi soldiers. Marine from 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment working with Regimental Combat Team 5, are teaching Iraqis the in’s and out’s of humvee maintenance. Mechanics from the battalion’s Headquarters and Support Company are training Iraqi Army soldiers on maintenance and operations for humvees. The Iraqi soldiers received their new humvees less than a week ago. “We are teaching the Iraqis the basics,” said Sgt. Laurice Kelly, a 36-year-old motor transport operations chief from Copperscove, Texas. “We are teaching basic maintenance and functions of the humvee.”...
  • Yes...Competition works...even for humans...even in schools

    03/01/2006 6:46:26 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 13 replies · 600+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 1, 2006 | John Stossel
    One exciting thing about the free market is that you can't predict what the market will create. Big-government advocates tell you exactly what will happen when their plans work (as if they actually would work!), but we who trust the free market can only say that people will compete and good ideas will win. We do know that competition works. It works because it gives people the chance to be creative...
  • 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...
  • Father Imprisoned Four Girls In Flat To 'Teach Them Islam'

    01/06/2006 6:10:45 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies · 1,147+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-7-2006 | Henry Samuel
    Father imprisoned four girls in flat to 'teach them Islam' By Henry Samuel in Paris (Filed: 07/01/2006) A Moroccan father of four girls who imprisoned his wife and children in their flat "in the name of Islam" received a 10-month suspended sentence and was stripped of his parental rights yesterday. The unidentified 45-year-old was found guilty of breaking French law on compulsory schooling for children over the age of six, which applies to three of the four girls - aged four, 10, 13 and 14. The man, from the town of Romans-sur-Isère in the Drôme region, said he had refused...
  • San Antonio native, fellow MTU instructors teach Iraqi soldiers weapons basics

    12/14/2005 4:55:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 266+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 14, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Timothy S. Edwards
    CAMP HABBANIYAH, Iraq (Dec. 14, 2005) -- The majority of professional armed forces worldwide receive some form of standardized training in the operation and handling of the weapons they will use in combat. The fledgling Iraqi military and police forces didn’t receive this type of training until May 10, when instructors like Sgt. Michael Magallanez created the Iraqi Small Arms Weapons Instructor Course (ISAWIC) at the newly formed 2nd Marine Division Training Center (DTC) here. The 13-day course is the primary focus of the DTC and teaches Iraqi soldiers and American service members the fundamentals of marksmanship and the AK-series...
  • U.S. Paratroopers Teach IED Recognition

    12/12/2005 3:28:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 318+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Dec 12, 2005 | Pfc. James Wilt
    U.S. Army Capt. Joe Blanton, commander of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, instructs a group of Iraqi soldiers during a class on improvised explosive devices in Tall Afar, Iraq, Nov. 29, 2005. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. James Wilt More Photos U.S. Paratroopers Teach IED Recognition The classes are being taught in an effort by the U.S. Army to protect the people of Iraq and members of the Iraqi army from improvised explosive devices. By U.S. Army Pfc. James Wilt 82nd Airborne Division TALL AFAR, Iraq, Dec. 12, 2005 — U.S. Army paratroopers...
  • 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...
  • Sky Soldiers Teach Marksmanship Skills

    11/22/2005 5:33:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 551+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 22, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Jacob Caldwell
    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nicholas Gaytangarner, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment (Airborne), shows a group of Afghan National Army soldiers a paper target that was fired at with an AK-47 set on automatic Nov. 18, 2005 at Kandahar Airfield. Only one round made it to the paper, none were on the target. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Caldwell Sky Soldiers Teach Marksmanship Skills U.S. Army soldiers, along with Romanian and other coalition soldiers took the lead in teaching Afghan soldiers basic rifle marksmanship. By Staff Sgt. Jacob Caldwell TF Bayonet Public Affairs KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Nov....
  • Indian students are lords of the Olympiad ring

    10/24/2005 10:09:46 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 4 replies · 3,296+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Monday, October 24, 2005 03:51:39 pm | TIMES NEWS NETWORK
    When and where on earth can you see the longest sunrise? And how long can you see it? Stumped? Well, then, sample another. What would you see from the moon more often: the sun or the earth? A five-member team of 14-to-17-year olds will hone their skills over the next 10 days to unravel a few more secrets that the skies hold. Their aim: to win as many medals as possible at the International Astronomy Olympiad that kicks off in Beijing on October 25. It will not be an easy task — they will be up against competition from over...
  • Marines Teach Radio Skills to Georgian Soldiers

    10/11/2005 6:33:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 33 replies · 543+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 11, 2005 | Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jonathan Moor
    U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Nathan Guidry (standing, left) and retired Marine Gunnery Sgt. David Moose (standing, right) train 16 Republic of Georgia soldiers at Krtsanisi, Georgia, to be communications trainers, Sept. 26, 2005, as part of the Georgia Sustainment and Stability Operations Program. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jonathan Moor Marines Teach Radio Skills to Georgian Soldiers The extensive, four-month training is preparing the Georgian battalion to accomplish their mission in Iraq. By U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jonathan Moor U.S. Marine Forces, Europe KRTSANISI, Georgia, Oct. 11, 2005 --- U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery...
  • Afghan Instructors Teach Afghan Soldiers

    09/02/2005 5:15:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 222+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sep 2, 2005 | Army Sgt. Mason T. Lowery
    Afghan Instructors Teach Afghan Soldiers The Afghan National Army's Command and General Staff College trains staff officers to serve in command positions at kandak (battalion) or higher levels. By U.S. Army Sgt. Mason T. Lowery Office of Security Cooperation-Afghanistan Public Affairs KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 2, 2005 - The Afghan National Army's Command and General Staff College graduated its sixth class Aug. 22 - the first class taught entirely by Afghan instructors. French officers first taught the four-month course when the staff college opened in 2004. They selected top Afghan graduates from the second class to become instructors. The French...
  • U.S. Troops Teach Iraqi Soldiers Medical Skills

    08/23/2005 6:52:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 325+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 23, 2005 | Army 1st Lt. Jennifer Pollard
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Aug. 23, 2005 — U.S. Army medics with the Division Support Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division are helping train the Iraqi Army in combat medic skills. U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew J. Carver and Spc. Richard J. Fourroux, combat medics with the 550th Area Support Medical Company, Brigade Troops Battalion, Division Support Brigade, are leading the efforts to train new Iraqi Army recruits to be full combat medics. "It’s a tough course. But, in the end, we learn what will enable us to save more lives while conducting operations out in the field." Iraqi Sgt. Qiass Al-Jobory Carver, who...
  • Mexican cops teach kids violent songs, sully image

    08/04/2005 12:39:24 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 585+ views
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A bid by Mexican police to polish their image backfired after youngsters at a police summer camp were filmed chanting that they had killed their dads and tossed their sisters into ditches. Mexican newspapers and TV carried reports on Thursday that children as young as 6 were taught to belt out the lurid marching song at an elite federal police youth camp for up to 3,000 kids near Mexico City. "I never had a father, and now I never will, the only one I had, I killed," the grinning youngsters chanted in the clip shot at...
  • Allies from "Down Under" teach Marines

    08/03/2005 6:41:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 642+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 3, 2005 | Cpl. Adam C. Schnell
    MARCH AIR FORCE RESERVE BASE, Calif. (August 3, 2005) -- With the ever changing mission in Iraq, the Marine Corps has called on our allies from “Down Under” to help add a different aspect to pre-deployment training. Ten Soldiers with the Australian Army are currently working alongside Marine instructors providing pre-deployment training to the Marines of 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and thousands of other troops in the Marine Corps. “We’re just really glad to get the opportunity to come here and help put an Australian twist on the Marine Corps training,” said Australian Army Capt. Roy Henry, an instructor...
  • UN game aims to teach peace to Afghan kids ('The Road to Peace')

    07/22/2005 8:34:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 261+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/22/05 | Daniel Lovering - AP
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - With the spin of a numbered wheel, an Afghan child might land in an ambush by turbaned gunmen. Another turn could lead a young player to the safety of a health clinic or classroom. They are all scenarios 10- to 14-year-olds must confront in The Road to Peace, a colorful new board game unveiled Thursday by the United Nations in an effort to educate local youngsters about Afghanistan's troubled past and its hopes for the future. Some 10,000 copies of the game are being handed out nationwide to war-affected children, former child soldiers and refugee families,...
  • Tariq Ramadan is not a victim

    12/22/2004 7:38:56 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 131+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 22, 2004 | Olivier Guitta
    While the master of double talk just died, others are using the same strategy to advance their somber cause. I am of course talking of Palestinian Authority Chairman Arafat who used and abused double talk. While he pretended in English that he had turned the page on his terrorist past to become a respectable statesman, his rhetoric in Arabic never moved an iota. By not having paid attention to his speeches in Arabic, the whole world fell into Arafat’s trap, except some outstanding visionaries such as Norman Podhoretz who had his eyes and ears wide open. The new students of...

    12/18/2004 10:42:36 AM PST · by forest · 65 replies · 1,179+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #330 ^ | 12-19-04 | Doug Fiedor
    One result of the terrorist threats is a steady business in the gun shops. Many thousands of Americans have been purchasing their first weapon, then wondering about all the little associated problems -- like, what to do with it. That handgun is designed to kill people. That's about it. Other than acting as a paperweight in the "in box," there's not much else it can do effectively. On the other hand, handguns have a lot in common with other tools, such as a chain saw or automobiles. All can kill people when used improperly. All require some specific knowledge to...
  • Speaks Out

    09/14/2004 4:57:19 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 767+ views ^ | September 14, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    People from all walks of life keep asking me the same question: “Are there moderate Muslims?” I know myself that there are, but… Many of the moderates are faced with intimidation by militant Muslims (“Islamists”). Muslims also have to contend with their own old cultural habits, hateful religious leaders, a bigoted press, and schools that teach hatred and homicide bombings. As usual, just as things seem the darkest, I happen upon something that brightens my spirit -- at least a little. Last week, FOXNews mentioned the organization “Free Muslim Coalition Against Terrorism” (FMCAT). I immediately went to their website, and...
  • So much we must teach Iraqis

    04/14/2003 9:28:28 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 225+ views
    National Post ^ | April 14 2003 | Andrew Coyne
    We are always right. Or at least, we are never wrong Hundreds of jubilant Iraqis mobbed a convoy of U.S. Marines on Wednesday, cheering, dancing and waving as American troops swept toward central Baghdad through slums and leafy suburbs from the east. Crowds threw flowers at the Marines as they drove past the Martyrs' Monument, just three kilometres east of the central Jumhuriya Bridge over the Tigris River. -- Reuters, April 9 There are so many things we will have to teach the people of Iraq. They must know why we opposed this war, why we could not go to...
  • Lions developing a taste for humans

    02/19/2003 12:47:20 PM PST · by vannrox · 30 replies · 1,314+ views
    News in Science ^ | Jan 30 2003 | Danny Kingsley - ABC Science Online
    Eating humans is a trait that can be learned (Pic: Melbourne Zoo)  Eating humans is learned behaviour passed down through generations of lions, suggests surprising new American research. The study by Dr Julian Peterhans and Thomas Gnoske of The Field Museum in Chicago is published in the latest issue of the Journal of East African Natural History. It originally began as an attempt to dispel a longstanding myth about a pair of lions in the museum's collection. Legend has it that in 1898, two lions killed 135 workers building a bridge near Tsavo, Kenya. The attack, over nine months,...
  • Oratory

    01/24/2003 6:56:21 AM PST · by vannrox · 1 replies · 691+ views
    Georgia Institute of Technology ^ | last updated on 1 December, 1995. | Danny James
    ORATORY Oratory is more than ordinary speech. It is a special kind of public speaking. The orator speaks for a special purpose, in a special way, at a special time. Buehler and Johannesen define oratory as "a memorized, original, persuasive speech, dealing with worth-while subject matter of timely interests, demonstrating qualities of logic, organization, language, and delivery, and producing an effect of eloquence which is far above the ordinary." Oratory rises above the common level of speech and has a greater level of appeal and emotional impact of the listener. Its purpose is to impress, convince, or move the speaker...
  • Teaching Patriotism - Retired military officers working with teen-agers

    08/12/2002 3:14:22 PM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies · 457+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | FR Post 8-11-02 | By Andrea Billups
    Retired military officers working with teen-agers to teach patriotism By Andrea BillupsTHE WASHINGTON TIMESRetired military officers from around the nation are volunteering their time to teach teen-agers the importance of patriotism, a value they say is missing from the education of today's youth. Members of the Military Order of the World Wars, a nonprofit group for officers of all uniformed services, offer free scholarships to 10,000 high school students each year to attend leadership conferences where they learn about respect, accountability, free enterprise and service to country. The students also hear speakers who lecture about U.S. history, the flag...
  • Training Dogs to Detect Prostate Cancer With Their Noses

    06/12/2002 5:11:42 PM PDT · by vannrox · 66 replies · 676+ views
    ABC ^ | June 11, 2002 | By Amanda Onion
    Experts estimate dogs' sense of smell is 1,000 to 100,000 times more sensitive than humans'.   Dog Doctors Training Dogs to Detect Prostate Cancer With Their Noses By Amanda Onion June 11 — Dogs could soon become man's best friend when it comes to detecting prostate cancer if new research plans are successful. <! -- begin print page / send page box --> Researchers at Cambridge University Veterinary School in England are awaiting funding to test the viability of what they call "dognoseis" — detecting the traces of prostate cancer by training dogs to smell signatures of the disease...
  • Drop French, Says Heads And Teach Urdu Instead

    06/02/2002 2:32:18 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 512+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-2-2002 | Macer Hall
    Drop French, say heads and teach Urdu instead By Macer Hall, Education Correspondent (Filed: 02/06/2002) Head teachers will this week call for schools to teach African and Asian languages instead of French and German in a reform designed to reflect the "ethnic mix" of the British population. At its annual conference in Torquay, the National Association of Head Teachers will discuss giving African languages, including Somali and Hausa, the same importance as the main European tongues. The head teachers also suggest that Albanian, Punjabi and Urdu be added to the curriculum. They say that expanding the teaching of such languages...