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Apr 30, 2012
 
Fearless and Happy wrote:
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You must have missed the word "always". Your screech continues.
Somebody's screeching here, Fearless - but I don't think it's me.

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Fearless and Happy wrote:
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It is Johny Cash singing "Jackson".
It sure was, Fearless!

I finally got that link to work, and it was great :) Thanks, Willie.

Until now, I've almost always shied away from videos, e-cards, etc., because I found the time while they downloaded downright torture, and the results usually weren't worth going through all that! But now with this newer, MUCH faster and virtually trouble-free 'puter, maybe I can start checking them out :)

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<quoted text>No, he's not being "shot down by other stats". He's being questioned on how he's using his stats to make a case against public education. He produced a list of successful people who were home-schooled. He used it to wring out a point that home-schooled people are >more< successful. I disagree and say that he's mis-using >his< stats. You said yourself that the connection between academics and success is subjective. I agreed with you. Whoops! Worlds are colliding, cats and dogs will soon be sleeping together, chicken gizzards show portents of the end-times!
Sorry if agreeing with you caused you such existential angst. As the prophet Homer said, "Eh....whaddyagonnado. "
I see. Ok then. On that note guess I have a bit of egg on my face. Off note but the lady next door was walking her dog the other day and I had our front door open (nice weather so far) the cat saw him, went to the door and I expected her to hiss but they did seem to make friends. Things that make you go humm.

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Hope you are safe Shove. Have the wx station on, many supercells and tornado reports in your part of the country. At night a tornado can be worse because sometimes we don't know they are around. Gods love.

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You are the epitomy of foolishness and tyhe possessor of a highly over inflated ego.
You claim "one of your friends will be willing to take the abuse you heap on anyone who disagrees with you long enough to tell you just how foolish you sound". You accuse me of what ylou do regularily.
Take a long hard look in the mirror and you will see foolishness..
You're right - what I said was that I hoped that one of YOUR friends would point out how you're embarrassing yourself.

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Apr 30, 2012
 
WildWeirdWillie wrote:
<quoted text>Somebody's screeching here, Fearless - but I don't think it's me.
Why would I think you would make such a self serving statement?

I may be wrongbut I don't know of anyone who cares what you have to say except those in the Obama sandbox with you.

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I see. Ok then. On that note guess I have a bit of egg on my face. Off note but the lady next door was walking her dog the other day and I had our front door open (nice weather so far) the cat saw him, went to the door and I expected her to hiss but they did seem to make friends. Things that make you go humm.
humm.....;)

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Apr 30, 2012
 
Roberta G wrote:
<quoted text> It sure was, Fearless!
I finally got that link to work, and it was great :) Thanks, Willie.
Until now, I've almost always shied away from videos, e-cards, etc., because I found the time while they downloaded downright torture, and the results usually weren't worth going through all that! But now with this newer, MUCH faster and virtually trouble-free 'puter, maybe I can start checking them out :)
I stay away from e-cards (unless they come through/on Facebook) so I can keep my computer much faster and virtually trouble free.

Hope you have good firewall and anti-virus programs running on your new 'baby'.

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Why would I think you would make such a self serving statement?
I may be wrongbut I don't know of anyone who cares what you have to say except those in the Obama sandbox with you.
You're right - I was wrong to suggest that you were the one screeching. I should have just let your meaningless post go unremarked.

I'm trying to refrain from commenting about YOU and stick to commenting about what you post.

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Apr 30, 2012
 
We need to call V.P Biden and report a real act of terrorism. Somebody is mailing white powder and threats to banks in the New York area. Who wants to bet its not the tea party "terrorists" his words. Reading some things that May 1 the ows wants to shut things down. Here is hope nothing happens.

May Day Protest? Banks Get White Powder Envelopes

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Occupy movement aims for resurgence with May 1 protests, strike

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I agree that home schooling demonstrates that parents are interested in the their childrens education more than most parents are, regardless of the reason. And I think this is remains true despite the length of time a child is home schooled.
So a student that is home schooled for 1 - 3 years may well outscore a student who was never home schooled as the parent remains interested in the students education.

But that is far different than trying to portray home schooling as being superior to public schools when it comes to test scores. To demonstrate that home schooling itself is superior then one would have to show that those who are home schooled for a significant (say 75%) amount of time score better or do better than those that are home schooled only one or two years.

And obviously, based on Chris' example there are those that home school for other reasons than a good education. Jehovah's Witness home school frequently because they do not want their children subjected to celebrations such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, birthday parties, Valentines day, etc......
I wasn't "trying to porttray home schooling as being superior to public schools" or vice versa, Bos, merely putting my $2.00 worth in.(I say two bucks instead of two cents, because naturally my opinion is worth more than all the rest of you peasants').

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Not only that but the "humor" Bob was referring to was purposely staged to mock himself for the real mistakes he had made over a certain period, such as the open mike, etc.

But since I had early aspirations to be a comedian, I follow all kinds of humor and this was a measured attempt to lighten up, what was actually fairly serious mistakes, errs and miscues. Can't really fault the guy for that, as I probably would have done the same (or similar) thing, but I personally found the "humor" to be lacking. And I'd say the same thing regardless of political affiliation.
I believe you, both because I know you and because using humor to deflect serious attention to serious errors is a clever ploy. Like you said, that's what I'd do, too.

BB, I think you'd still be a terrific comedian! And don't tell me you're too old. Bob Hope and George Burns both did stand-up well into their 90s, and Grandma Moses didn't even START painting until she was around 65, I think.

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Apr 30, 2012
 
Roberta G wrote:
<quoted text>I believe you, both because I know you and because using humor to deflect serious attention to serious errors is a clever ploy. Like you said, that's what I'd do, too.
BB, I think you'd still be a terrific comedian! And don't tell me you're too old. Bob Hope and George Burns both did stand-up well into their 90s, and Grandma Moses didn't even START painting until she was around 65, I think.
Thanks, but I'm nowhere near the same universe as Bob Hope & George Burns. They both had lifelong careers in comedy, from vaudeville, thru radio, and then of course TV. Their fans grew up with them and both were world famous at a fairly early age.

With older age comics, you either gotta have a large fan base, or
ya gotta have a unique routine to keep tomatoes from turning into missiles. Something like Louis Black, Bobcat Goldthwait, Jerry Seinfeld, etc.

Also the comedy "arena" was flooded with mostly young comics on the east & west coasts. Ordinary, inexperienced older comedians trying to break in with the hip crowd, appears desperate, which in my case, would have been.

Strange though. Younger (about 1975, on two separate occasions), in a restaurant/lounge our little band was playing, I tried a few jokes from a book I ran across,(in between sets), and got quite a few laffs. The strange part is that I didn't think anyone was listening to me. I was sitting in the lights on stage, and couldn't see the crowd. But they laffed easily, and I was almost "hooked" from their responses.

After that, Kismet intervened and I lost the "window", and I've been relegated to attempted humor in venues such as this one.

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With gas prices headed down I thought you would be congratulating Obama on his successful energy policy.
This will be the first time in over 20 years when a Presidents high gas price was not higher than his predecessor. Certainly that is worth a kudo's to the President.
Weren't you the one telling me that gas prices were high, even though oil inventories were up, and I was telling you that they would drop, but slowly? So the solution works, as the Alaskan sage says, "Drill baby, drill". President Bush opened up federal leases, and brought gas prices down by over two dollars a gallon.

The bad news... obama's energy practices have kept gas prices relatively high, even though we had a very mild Winter and were able to build oil inventories... and Memorial Day and the peak summer driving demands are right around the corner.

BTW, President Bush left office with gas prices at $1.85/gallon.

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<quoted text>Skimmed but didn't read the article - my experience with your cut and pastes and links gives me no reason to.
Tried to check out the author. The name of a website, not an author, was given. Followed that link, just out of curiosity. The blog (note "Powered by WordPress" on the footer) is loaded with articles like "25 Signs That America Is A Seething Cesspool Of Filth And Corruption", 45 Signs That America Will Soon Be A Nation With A Very Tiny Elite And The Rest Of Us Will Be Poor (OWS?), "What Is Causing The Strange Noises In The Sky That Are Being Heard All Over The World?", "Why Are Police In America Treating Women Like Dogs?", and "25 Signs That America Is Rapidly Becoming More Like Nazi Germany".
The purpose of the articles on The American Dream [sic] website is to generate fear - enough fear to prompt individuals to buy the survivalist gear/supplies, books, sign up for email from like-minded [sic] sites (for all of which they are compensated), etc.
Now ... if you will excuse me I'm going to go actually read some of the articles to figure out how hard it would be to start something like it. Some of my affiliate sites have gone stale, and I need to replace them. The formula looks pretty simple.
Ah-ha... could this be a classic case of attacking the messenger when one can't attack the message.

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Well, he's probably got a better work ethic than the chicago gangsta. He IS a mormon, and money is their true god. They snore like Thurstan Howell The Third, "snark, moneymoenymoney, snark, moneymoneymoney,snark....
Excuse me, but your bigotry is showing.

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WildWeirdWillie wrote:
<quoted text>There are 25 points in the so-called article.
I'm sure it's littered with factoids using one or both definitions
- an insignificant or trivial fact
- something fictitious or unsubstantiated that is presented as fact, devised especially to gain publicity and accepted because of constant repetition
The piece Fearless linked to is no more an article than (or, at least, the same type article as) a piece by a car blogger called "25 Reasons GM and Ford S**k" on a site loaded with advertisements from Chrysler dealers.
I don't consider it an article - I think it's marketing copy.
Die messenger, die.

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Fearless and Happy wrote:
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I suggest you check Obama's profit and loss statement.
I think obama's profit and loss statement was partially pointed out in those 25 points.

I've posted others previously...

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/5...

obama's doing wonders for America and Americans... NOT!

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okboston wrote:
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Factual and "used properly" are two separate things.
Houses are worth less than they did in 2003. That is a fact. However, the real question should be why? Not simply a link to Obama.
The number of fully employed is low. That is a fact. But when Obama took office it was going down and now it has stabilized. Is it better going down or is it better being stable?
What do the Republicans offer that would create more jobs? Deregulation. Isn't deregulation part of what got us in this mess? Do we really need less regulation?
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