That's right, I said it. Everybody Poops.
What things does your kids school do that you like/dislike?
What WTF moments do you have concerning rules/homework/teachers?
I'll start off by saying that I love my daughters school. The school is competitive and challenging to the kids without being too pushy about tests and scores.
That being said, some of the assignments that my daughter brings home have me wondering if the 8 year old kids have been writing the assignments. Horrible Grammar, bad spelling and syntax that would make any English teacher cringe. Half the time, I can't even understand what the assignment is asking for. And it's not just me, other parents have been commenting on it as well.
So, what about your kids school drives you crazy or gives you warm fuzzies?
Via Fark/Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
Now, I know that ever few years a new study comes out saying how good/bad alcohol is for our bodies.
Wine helps us live longer, spirits destroy your innards, that sort of thing.
This article, though, is slightly different in it's designs.
The study talked about in the included article talks about how moderate drinking in seniors (75+) helped to reduce the risk of dementia/Alzheimer's. Now I'm not looking at the number so much as I am the general message here. And I mean broad general message. Everything in moderation.
I'm a firm believer that, as long as you don't overdo something, the good will outweigh the bad and you'll come out alright in the end.
Don't smoke a pack a day, but have a good cigar once and awhile (for reference, George Burns only smoked Cigars, and lived to be over 100. That's my milestone) So the message here, is don't over do it. Especially since those depends you bought won't hold a fifth of Jack.
The basic premise, is that a modern-day "white flight" is occurring online. with whites leaving Myspace for Facebook.
I personally find this absurd, as it's the internet. it's not like the "blacks and browns" don't have the financial means to migrate to the Suburbs, like they did during the earlier white flight. there are no boundaries online. There are no "rules" that prevent minorities from going where they want on the internet.
An interesting article on why cars aren't already getting 50 mpg. and while it's an interesting read, another thought hit me towards the end.
If plug-in electric cars do become the norm, who's going to pay for all of the electricity used to charge them? Also, who is going to pay to have all of those millions of parking stalls retrofitted to have plugs readily available?
I live in an apartment complex, and I'm having trouble seeing how I can plug in my car. The closest outlet I have would require three 50 foot extension cords to get to my car. and that's assuming that my voltage/ampage is even the same.
So how much would that car really end up costing you, if you are like me and live in a place that does not have a garage?
I can't see landlords coughing up that kind of money themselves, so the cost would probably come with upping my rent. and I'm sure that outfitting the many hundreds of stalls with electric outlets isn't going to be cheap.
don't get me wrong, I'm all for this idea that would eventually break us from our oil dependence, I'm just worried about the logistics that seem to have yet to be thought of or addressed.
Micheal Moore made a movie about the American health care system, called Sicko, that pointed out all of the inadequacies and shortcomings in the current system. His solution: copy Canada's system. Reading this short article sure makes it seem like not such a good idea after all. Granted, this is only a snapshot from Quebec, but I wouldn't be surprised if there are similarities in the other territories of our Northern neighbor.
A new Utah law that is scheduled to go into effect on July 1st is about to be faced by a federal lawsuit.
Now, I'm all for immigration reform (meaning less illegals and more ways to get the ones here made into permanent citizens that contribute rather than drain the system), but this is taking things a bit too far. The Law Enforcement impact alone would require the hiring of almost twice the officers and associated staff that are currently employed. I just don't think that this is a step in the right direction. instead of dealing with the issue, they're sidestepping the issue and handing off the responsibility to the already overwhelmed state agencies.
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Now I'm going to assume, that being on this website, you've at least heard of Jack Thompson.
Not only am I looking forward to this, but I really think Penn and Teller can skewer him even more than he's been able to do himself.