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“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#93615 Nov 14, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>We get alotta pizza....plus, we discovered frozen Home Run Inn pizzas are fantastic sometimes....my wife dresses them up with onions, garlic and peppers too....sometimes anchovies....BTW, Congrat's on your old ball coach, finally winning in Tampa.....
Thanks. This was a good weekend for me football-wise. Schiano won and so did the Jags (I have cheered for them since the franchise started). Rutgers was off so they couldn't lose.

*hides my face in football shame*
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#93616 Nov 14, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
Don't you FL people realize that it is Fall? The leaves have all changed and fallen off the trees here and it was 31 degrees when I woke up.:P
Fall....faaalll....fa-all....n ope, you made that up.

I saw yellow leaves in MN though. Usually only see that on calendars.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#93617 Nov 14, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
<quoted text>
Why does it only compare Black and White? How does this data compare to Asian-Americans or Hispanics? Also, is the author claiming this is a uniquely American observation or is this standard globally?
Similarly, in education, it's always black and white.
The Hispanics consistently score higher than blacks, and many have a language barrier.
The achievement gap (b/w) is evident by 4th grade and most of it is cultural, but no one is allowed to talk about it so nothing ever really gets changed.

We talk some hispanics down in the south, and no one mentions those Asian kids--but they usually kick butt and care about education.

Since: Oct 12

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#93618 Nov 14, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks. This was a good weekend for me football-wise. Schiano won and so did the Jags (I have cheered for them since the franchise started). Rutgers was off so they couldn't lose.
*hides my face in football shame*
I was shocked that the Jags did'nt sign Tebow....Seeing as how, filling the stadium is their biggest need and all? He would fill the stands and come in cheap, maybe...lol...

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#93619 Nov 14, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
<quoted text>Similarly, in education, it's always black and white.
The Hispanics consistently score higher than blacks, and many have a language barrier.
The achievement gap (b/w) is evident by 4th grade and most of it is cultural, but no one is allowed to talk about it so nothing ever really gets changed.

We talk some hispanics down in the south, and no one mentions those Asian kids--but they usually kick butt and care about education.
We have the largest Indian-American community in the US. Whole 'nother set of cultural issues.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#93620 Nov 14, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I was shocked that the Jags did'nt sign Tebow....Seeing as how, filling the stadium is their biggest need and all? He would fill the stands and come in cheap, maybe...lol...
I have had many, many discussions about that this season.

Since: Oct 12

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#93621 Nov 14, 2013
I was on the World forum, trying to find something in Italy, about the trial of this coward ship captain that left his passengers and crew to drown....when he drove the cruise ship, Costa Concordia onto the rocks....all this BS about Amanda Knox, made me wonder when they were gonna demonstrate some real justice....sorry, a kinda rant...lol...

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#93622 Nov 14, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
Don't you FL people realize that it is Fall? The leaves have all changed and fallen off the trees here and it was 31 degrees when I woke up.:P
31 is warm!! it hit 22 overnight out here...

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#93623 Nov 14, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
<quoted text>Fall....faaalll....fa- all....nope, you made that up.

I saw yellow leaves in MN though. Usually only see that on calendars.
Did you see Ang in MN too?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#93624 Nov 14, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
<quoted text>
Why does it only compare Black and White? How does this data compare to Asian-Americans or Hispanics? Also, is the author claiming this is a uniquely American observation or is this standard globally?
Valid points. The article does not gp ito that. That is one reason for my questioning/skeptcism
A noted observer

Hoffman Estates, IL

#93625 Nov 14, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Valid points. The article does not gp ito that. That is one reason for my questioning/skeptcism
I thought I pretty much nailed it. Did you know that I'm part African-American? Well, just from the waist down.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#93626 Nov 14, 2013
Hawaii legalized same sex marriage. State # 15. That's 42.8% of the states…almost half.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#93627 Nov 14, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you see Ang in MN too?
No.:(

Since: Nov 09

Wisconsin

#93628 Nov 14, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
Hawaii legalized same sex marriage. State # 15. That's 42.8% of the states…almost half.
It makes me sad that we're still only "almost half" in the year 2013, but at least we're getting closer! Take the small victories where you can--go Hawaii!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#93629 Nov 14, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
Hawaii legalized same sex marriage. State # 15. That's 42.8% of the states…almost half.
My nephew just arrived in Hawaii (to live there) last week. He must have tipped the scales.

Ysy!

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#93630 Nov 14, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
<quoted text>

FTR, getting a little foggier in the morning does not constitute a seasonal change :P
My cat is looking at me wondering why I am literally LOLing at this.

Since: Feb 08

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#93631 Nov 14, 2013
One more state for equal marriage rights!!
Hawaii joins the list.
Big smiles now, BIG SMILES.
Republicans for Equality

Downers Grove, IL

#93632 Nov 14, 2013
I'm glad to see some equality coming into America. Over 48% is a start. I have no doubt it will be 80% of the states very soon.
Timmy

United States

#93633 Nov 14, 2013
Umm, 15 of 50 states is 30%
Mimi Seattle wrote:
Hawaii legalized same sex marriage. State # 15. That's 42.8% of the states…almost half.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#93634 Nov 14, 2013
Timmy wrote:
Umm, 15 of 50 states is 30%
<quoted text>
You're right. Dunno what I was dividing earlier. Proves I should stay away from math I guess. Still that's almost &#8531;.

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