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novato 3per July 23, 2014 at 03:45 pm
Hamas is a racist organization with Nazi sympathies. Furthermore, it is well known that ArabRead More muslims look down on black muslims like your hero malcolm for racist reasons
King Jarvis IV July 23, 2014 at 05:47 pm
No mere mortal is a heroe of mine. Even Donald Sterling knows that the jews treat their darkerRead More adherents much, much different than the others. The israelis must have some sort of collective psychotic malady that compels them to treat the Palestinians WORST than the Nazi group treated them. Hamas has generated a ton of laughter in the past 24 hours. They truly abhor losing money, so now they are sniveling to use to lift the david ben gurian flight ban. Ha, ha. HRM
novato 3per July 23, 2014 at 07:32 pm
Fair enough on the heroes statement..The Iranian funded HAMAS is a clear threat to Israel, as wellRead More as every other islamic faction in the region, given their history and so little room for error in a small nation, a fair minded person wouldn't blame the Israelis for being cautious and at this point fed up. I'm no expert on middle east politics, but I know which side most adheres to principles of tolerance and peace. By the way, have you seen the black beauty Miss Israel 2013? How does that fit in with your theory ?
Dan Schmitt July 22, 2014 at 06:38 am
Carl, a couple thoughts about the high-stakes testing you discuss in your commentary: (1) manyRead More school and district administrators do place way too much importance of the tests and use way too much school time preparing students for the tests. It was not uncommon for students to be subjected to TWO pre-practice tests during the school year (nearly as long as the actual test) in preparation for the end-of-year STAR test here in California. Any way you look at it, that's a waste of valuable educational time. Why did that occur? Because school administrators felt pressure from higher-ups to raise tests scores, even at already high preforming schools. That is unlikely to change with the new Common Core standards/testing. . . . . . . . . . (2) On the other hand, way too many teachers complain that they "can't be creative, can't teach the good stuff, can't focus on writing, can't give students time for PE, can't give students art, and on and on and on because of the pressure to "teach to the test." That's nonsense. Quality teachers easily figure out how to cover the standards (California State Standards or Common Core) without teaching to the test. Quality teachers find ways to integrate the standards with whatever they're teaching. Quality teachers know how to teach writing, reading critical thinking, social studies, science art, etc. and still cover the standards (which leads to kids doing well on the TEST).
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Brainwashed_In_Church July 18, 2014 at 07:02 am
Weddings aren't cheap. What can a to-be-married couple do with that $20K? They can use it for a downRead More payment on a house. Kick start their retirement savings. Start saving for their kids' college educations. Buy cars. Repair the house. Boost their Emergency Fund. OR, They can have a four hour party.
Lisbeth Allen July 18, 2014 at 09:25 am
I would be more understanding of such a huge outlay of money if people actually stayed married, butRead More alas, people don't anymore. It really is just a four hour party. Look at all the time and resources squandered.
ridgeroadmike July 18, 2014 at 09:48 am
I agree with both of you.
Brainwashed_In_Church July 18, 2014 at 09:48 am
If a woman is hot, any perfume she wears smells good. If she's gross, then any perfume will nauseateRead More you. Besides, the average person couldn't tell a $100/oz bottle of perfume from RAID or Black Flag.
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Julia Angel July 15, 2014 at 02:08 pm
You have got to be kidding?
Mark Paxson July 15, 2014 at 08:06 pm
I'm still trying to figure out what the content of the post has to do with the headline.
Carl Petersen III July 18, 2014 at 09:16 am
Mark Paxson July 17, 2014 at 06:43 PM "I have this feeling that if it was happening in largeRead More numbers school districts everywhere would be revoking charters left and right as doing what you suggest would violate the law, the charters, and result in greater costs being foisted on the districts -- all reasons they could use to revoke charters or not approve renewals." ___________________________________________________ You are assuming that school boards have the best interests of public schools in mind. Money runs the show and education "reformers" have a lot to throw around.
Mark Paxson July 18, 2014 at 03:30 pm
Carl ... do you have any facts or evidence to back up anything you say?
Mark Paxson July 21, 2014 at 08:02 pm
I guess not.
Wayne Dunbar July 13, 2014 at 11:04 am
Some nice captures Bruce - you are a good photographer - thanks for sharing this.
Bruce Cohn July 14, 2014 at 10:16 am
Thank you very much Wayne, it is my pleasure!
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