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Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#98514 May 5, 2014
Stina2 wrote:
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I totally agree. My daughter likes the dictionary, too.
I thought it was a little over the top recently on one of my daughter's tests at school, though. She had to list the 66 books of the Bible by memory. There were ones in there I didn't remember even existed!!! She knew all of them, btu she only got an 88 because of spelling! I thought it was hard enough to remember Habbakuk (sp???) and Malachi, but to SPELL them right??? At least she got Ruth and Mark right, ha ha.
That's tough.

Maybe in the fall I'll suggest that our Bible study group do a study on short, obscure books of the Bible, just to help us remember that they're there.
:)

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#98515 May 5, 2014
Stina2 wrote:
<quoted text>I totally agree. My daughter likes the dictionary, too.

I thought it was a little over the top recently on one of my daughter's tests at school, though. She had to list the 66 books of the Bible by memory. There were ones in there I didn't remember even existed!!! She knew all of them, btu she only got an 88 because of spelling! I thought it was hard enough to remember Habbakuk (sp???) and Malachi, but to SPELL them right??? At least she got Ruth and Mark right, ha ha.
Yeah, that's expecting too much, IMO.

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Since: Apr 13

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#98516 May 5, 2014
Omg, I was hoping that this was an Onion article, but no... Some people's stupidity amazes me. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4873706/...

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Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#98517 May 5, 2014
ScarletandOlive wrote:
Omg, I was hoping that this was an Onion article, but no... Some people's stupidity amazes me. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4873706/...
Good luck with living on the universe's plankton, but we have teeth for a reason.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#98518 May 5, 2014
ScarletandOlive wrote:
Omg, I was hoping that this was an Onion article, but no... Some people's stupidity amazes me. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4873706/...
Eh, she won't last long.

However, what is the real reason Condy Rice chose not to speak at Rutgers? She can't be afraid of protesters after all this time.

Since: Oct 12

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#98519 May 5, 2014
ScarletandOlive wrote:
Omg, I was hoping that this was an Onion article, but no... Some people's stupidity amazes me. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4873706/...
She looks alot like the big and hot Redhead on, Mad Men.....

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Since: Jun 09

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#98520 May 5, 2014
Pippa wrote:
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One of my nephews had difficulty with math. My sister blamed it on one of his teachers who was a first year teacher and didn't know diddly about teaching. Other parents also complained. The teacher ended up selling real estate. I guess he was good enough at real estate math. But, when my nephew went to college, they tested him and said he had a learning disability in regard to math. The explanation was probably more detailed but that's the only part I heard from my sister. Anyway, despite this math disability, he's now a professor of Sociology at a great university and has authored numerous books on his subject. It would appear being supremely good a math is not necessarily a necessity for success in life. ;-) Just don't tell the kids.
Pippa- I have a request.
When you are posting longer things can you break it up into paragraphs,please? I have trouble tracking "wall of text" stuff.
Thanks

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#98521 May 5, 2014
j_m_w wrote:
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That's tough.
Maybe in the fall I'll suggest that our Bible study group do a study on short, obscure books of the Bible, just to help us remember that they're there.
:)
My minister did Malachi not long ago. I think that's a good idea! But you should make sure everyone can spell them right!:-)

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#98522 May 5, 2014
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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Yeah, that's expecting too much, IMO.
Seriously!!! I think it's impressive enough to get a bunch of 10 and 11 year olds to be able to name them!!! I was SHOCKED when she came home with an 88!!!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#98523 May 5, 2014
Great, First she gets bashed for what she posts, Now your bashing her for How she posts.
Cut the girl some slack!

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PEllen wrote:
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Pippa- I have a request.
When you are posting longer things can you break it up into paragraphs,please? I have trouble tracking "wall of text" stuff.
Thanks

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#98524 May 5, 2014
I would double check the teacher. It would be funny if you could bag them on a misspelling.
Stina2 wrote:
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Seriously!!! I think it's impressive enough to get a bunch of 10 and 11 year olds to be able to name them!!! I was SHOCKED when she came home with an 88!!!

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Since: Jun 09

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#98525 May 5, 2014
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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oh awesome! Thanks!!!
I have run into a physical anthro' question on another forum and I would prefer to get an informed response, so I thought of you.

The original question was about personal hygiene of men in ancient societies based on the amount of body hair. The comparison was between Vikings ( using a photo of a gift shop statue with the horned helmet), Persians ( using a bas relief showing tightly curled beard from 6th c BC from the Persopolis, http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-... ) and Chinese showing something probably from the terracotta warrior group.

My question is whether male facial or body hair is associated with other visual markers customarily associated with "race" and which authoritative source is available on line.

I took anthro in the late 60's;I recall long bearded Ainu's but that they were not considered racially Oriental/Asian at that time. I know thinking has changed since then . An on-line search got lots of hits about "My significant other is Chinese, and..." and Lance Ito's beard.

Help if you can.

Thanks

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Since: Jun 09

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#98526 May 5, 2014
RACE wrote:
Great, First she gets bashed for what she posts, Now your bashing her for How she posts.
Cut the girl some slack!
<runs!>
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Making a request for formatting is hardly bashing. You should run.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#98528 May 5, 2014
ScarletandOlive wrote:
Omg, I was hoping that this was an Onion article, but no... Some people's stupidity amazes me. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4873706/...
I'm going to have nightmares for a week...
ScarletandOlive

Iselin, NJ

#98529 May 5, 2014
PEllen wrote:
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Eh, she won't last long.
However, what is the real reason Condy Rice chose not to speak at Rutgers? She can't be afraid of protesters after all this time.
Commencement is supposed to be about the graduates, not the speaker. She is a former professor and provost at Stanford, so she understands this better than most. It wasn't the students as much as the professors who are protesting to the university and the media the loudest. Plus, she has no ties to RU. I bet she wouldn't have stepped down as readily at her alma mater.

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Since: Jun 09

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#98530 May 5, 2014
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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Commencement is supposed to be about the graduates, not the speaker. She is a former professor and provost at Stanford, so she understands this better than most. It wasn't the students as much as the professors who are protesting to the university and the media the loudest. Plus, she has no ties to RU. I bet she wouldn't have stepped down as readily at her alma mater.
A lot of schools which should know that make a big publicity splash over who they have snagged to speak at commencement. I am surprised Rice accepted in the first place but even more so that someplace like RU invited her.

Any idea what her speaking fee would have been?

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Since: Apr 13

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#98531 May 5, 2014
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>A lot of schools which should know that make a big publicity splash over who they have snagged to speak at commencement. I am surprised Rice accepted in the first place but even more so that someplace like RU invited her.

Any idea what her speaking fee would have been?
$35,000 and an honorary doctorate

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#98532 May 5, 2014
I would tell these kids to pound sand. If you are hungry, eat. If not then shut up. No whining allowed.

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Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#98533 May 5, 2014

“Checks and Balances”

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#98535 May 5, 2014
RACE wrote:
I would tell these kids to pound sand. If you are hungry, eat. If not then shut up. No whining allowed.
The food is really disgusting anymore and the athletes aren't getting enough calories to play. Also, I can see offering lots of options, but not requiring that the kids take food that they are just going to throw away.

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