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October 20, 2013 8:35 pm
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."

Groucho Marx
May 20, 2012 1:46 pm
George Washington grew hemp.  In fact, it used to be ACCEPTED as SO IMPORTANT to the economy that every farmer was REQUIRED to grow HEMP, and could even PAY THEIR TAXES WITH IT!
So, when we talk about “Legalization”, the correct term would actually be “RE-Legalization”…
Just in case you didn’t know…here’s some more HEMP INFO…
(CLICK the PHOTO - it links to a different HEMP FACT site)

George Washington grew hemp.  In fact, it used to be ACCEPTED as SO IMPORTANT to the economy that every farmer was REQUIRED to grow HEMP, and could even PAY THEIR TAXES WITH IT!

So, when we talk about “Legalization”, the correct term would actually be “RE-Legalization”…

Just in case you didn’t know…here’s some more HEMP INFO…

(CLICK the PHOTO - it links to a different HEMP FACT site)

May 7, 2012 9:05 pm April 28, 2012 1:29 pm March 22, 2012 10:11 pm

VIDEO from TED TALKS:  NEW DELHI SLUM CHILDREN FIND (PLANTED) COMPUTER, TEACH THEMSELVES HOW TO GET ONLINE

In 1999, Sugata Mitra, and his colleagues dug a hole in a wall bordering an urban slum in New Delhi, installed an Internet-connected PC, and left it there (with a hidden camera filming the area). What they saw was kids from the slum playing around with the computer and in the process learning how to use it and how to go online, and then teaching each other.

In the following years they replicated the experiment in other parts of India, urban and rural, with similar results, challenging some of the key assumptions of formal education. The "Hole in the Wall" project demonstrates that, even in the absence of any direct input from a teacher, an environment that stimulates curiosity can cause learning through self-instruction and peer-shared knowledge. Mitra, who’s now a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University (UK), calls it “minimally invasive education.”

March 21, 2012 4:43 pm February 4, 2012 11:44 am February 2, 2012 3:53 pm January 26, 2012 3:13 pm
What is remembered about a civilization if not their art and architecture?

What is remembered about a civilization if not their art and architecture?

September 27, 2011 2:34 pm September 2, 2011 1:50 pm
U.S. Teachers’ Hours Among World’s Longest

Teachers 1,097: Average number of hours U.S. teachers spend per year on instruction.

Students across the U.S. are enjoying or getting ready for summer vacation, but teachers may be looking forward to the break even more. American teachers are the most productive among major developed countries, according to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development data from 2008 — the most recent available.

Among 27 member nations tracked by the OECD, U.S. primary-school educators spent 1,097 hours a year teaching despite only spending 36 weeks a year in the classroom — among the lowest among the countries tracked. That was more than 100 hours more than New Zealand, in second place at 985 hours, despite students in that country going to school for 39 weeks. The OECD average is 786 hours.

July 5, 2011 5:36 pm
This is so disturbing.  The level of knowledge among American school children is dropping lower and lower.  In fact, things that every school child knew when I was growing up are now not even TAUGHT in school (do YOU know Lincoln’s ACTUAL birthday, or just that we celebrate “President’s Day” some time in February?)
A recent survey was done for July 4th, and 26% of the population didn’t know or were not sure what country we fought to gain our Independence!!  What other country COULD IT HAVE BEEN? Not only are students uninformed, they also don’t seem to be able to use cognitive thinking and reasoning!
Sadly, most of that 26% who didn’t know who we gained our Independence from, were under 30 years old.
Have educators just given up?  Teachers were paid crap when I was in school, too, but they still managed to get the knowledge into our heads.
Is it that the teachers just can’t compete with iPhones for the students’ attention?

This is so disturbing.  The level of knowledge among American school children is dropping lower and lower.  In fact, things that every school child knew when I was growing up are now not even TAUGHT in school (do YOU know Lincoln’s ACTUAL birthday, or just that we celebrate “President’s Day” some time in February?)

A recent survey was done for July 4th, and 26% of the population didn’t know or were not sure what country we fought to gain our Independence!!  What other country COULD IT HAVE BEEN? Not only are students uninformed, they also don’t seem to be able to use cognitive thinking and reasoning!

Sadly, most of that 26% who didn’t know who we gained our Independence from, were under 30 years old.

Have educators just given up?  Teachers were paid crap when I was in school, too, but they still managed to get the knowledge into our heads.

Is it that the teachers just can’t compete with iPhones for the students’ attention?

July 1, 2011 10:19 pm

JIMMY KIMMEL PRESENTS:

Michele Bachmann’s “Story of America”...

"I like it when politicians screw up, and go find a single sentence in the back of a High School History Book, and then use THAT as their defense, as if THAT’S what they meant the whole time. And that’s what she’s doing.

And not only is Michele Bachmann’s sticking to this Founding Father thing, she’s working on a..I don’t know if it’s a documentary, or some sort of educational film…

June 14, 2011 9:20 pm June 3, 2011 3:20 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/6154626602/who-said-this">Who Said this?

If by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people - their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties - someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal,” then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal”.

1) JFK

2) Barack Obama

3) President Bartlett (The West Wing)

4) FDR

Good job you guys!! Three people guessed, and all were correct!

IT’S JFK!!

  1.  vissarionobitch replied to your post: Who Said this?
    1!
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    JFK
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    JFK!