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Since: May 12

Houston

#44458 Nov 15, 2013
Washington Post, New York Times slam Obama as 39 dems vote with republicans on Upton bill....
sharon bi

Burnsville, NC

#44459 Nov 15, 2013
Burr has voted WITH Obama on almost every issue, so I will NEVER vote for Burr AGAIN. I have tried unsuccessfully to contact his office via emails and phone calls which were NEVER returned. Surely there is a Conservative Republican out there somewhere....
TSF

Rocky Mount, NC

#44460 Nov 15, 2013
7th grade public schools math problem:
What is the equation of a line passing through the coordinates (4, 5) and (5,7)?

I am sure all those geniuses out there who think public schools aren't teaching can solve this easy 7 th grade problem.

The part I am having trouble with is exactly how this material is teaching hate for free enterprise , adherence to socialism and an inability to think for one's self. Obviously taxpayer will label it communism, I just do not understand why.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#44461 Nov 15, 2013
TSF wrote:
7th grade public schools math problem:
What is the equation of a line passing through the coordinates (4, 5) and (5,7)?
I am sure all those geniuses out there who think public schools aren't teaching can solve this easy 7 th grade problem.
The part I am having trouble with is exactly how this material is teaching hate for free enterprise , adherence to socialism and an inability to think for one's self. Obviously taxpayer will label it communism, I just do not understand why.
I'm 59 years old, this crap was creeping into curriculum when I was young. It's just becoming more overt. The propaganda of global climate change is a perfect example.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#44462 Nov 15, 2013
Robert Stowe wrote:
<quoted text>I'm 59 years old, this crap was creeping into curriculum when I was young. It's just becoming more overt. The propaganda of global climate change is a perfect example.
Be more specific about the crap that was creeping in when you were young. I am the same age. Reveal to me the 'liberalism' creeping in that I was not aware of.
TSF

Rocky Mount, NC

#44463 Nov 15, 2013
Crap? Are you talking about math?

Global climate change has been occurring for millions of years. Well documented and accepted evidence shows that our climate cycles from warm, to cold, to warm again and has been doing that since long before evidence of humans appeared on this planet. There is no doubt that climate change is happening. The only doubt is exactly which factors are responsible and the quantification of each individual multifactorial .
Robert Stowe wrote:
<quoted text>I'm 59 years old, this crap was creeping into curriculum when I was young. It's just becoming more overt. The propaganda of global climate change is a perfect example.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#44464 Nov 15, 2013
TSF wrote:
Crap? Are you talking about math?
Global climate change has been occurring for millions of years. Well documented and accepted evidence shows that our climate cycles from warm, to cold, to warm again and has been doing that since long before evidence of humans appeared on this planet. There is no doubt that climate change is happening. The only doubt is exactly which factors are responsible and the quantification of each individual multifactorial .
<quoted text>
TSF, I'm glad you changed "Global Warming" to the more accepted and accurate "Climate Change." Our climate does change cyclically and has and will as long as this earth stands. NOT A NEW CONCEPT. However, Al Gore has amassed quite a fortune scaring the beegeebees out of people about a natural occurring phenomenon. If teachers are teaching "global warming", IMO, they're only padding Al Gore and his bunch of alarmists' pockets and it's a fact that it can't agreed upon by one scientist to another and has no place in the classroom. It's only a theory. I believe this is the excuse given not to teach creationism but evolution is just okey dokey. There's no proof of evolution. Again, this concept can't be agreed upon by one scientist to another.

IMO, schools should have peer reviewed, concrete, curriculums and leave politics out of their teaching. By no means am I referring to history and events that shaped our country, but I am referring to personal opinions being taught as history. I just read where Oprah aka I know everything just ask me, now is making the rounds talking about how Obama is a victim of racism. Some misinformed, well intentioned teacher will teach this as the gospel and it has no place in the classroom. Every person of color screams racism. I read the other day where Democrats are whining about if you don't like Obamacare, you're a racist. Who came up with such a stupid mindset? Is this what our children are being taught in school today?

In conclusion, you constantly go on about teaching what we used to call the 3 R's and rightfully that needs to the core of learning in school. Stop whining about teachers not having enough money for this and that and then the school systems take money for proper classroom supplies and buy tablets or IPads for the students. For the sake of Pete, try a piece of paper and freaking pencil, a book to study from and teach a core curriculum. I don't care if there's 50 to a classroom, the majority will learn. If you get some rounders in the classroom, send their butts home to their parents until they learn how to behave in school. It's not a hard concept. Might be old fashioned but I bet most of us on this site could smoke kids graduating high school on a standardized test without thinking about it. Sorry for getting a little long winded:)
Ncoman

Concord, NC

#44465 Nov 15, 2013
As a local veteran advocate known across the state, I have used Sen. Burr's office many many times over and they have always responded positively and gotten results for the veterans I've helped. I could not have done it without Sen. Burr and I have used other Senators but done has come through like Burr did.

Salisbury, NC
TSF

Rocky Mount, NC

#44466 Nov 15, 2013
And that is the problem. There isn't even money now to buy books, paper or pencils.. the kids have to go online for "tutorials" many of which are thankfully very good. I wish they had those in the days when I was in school. It makes math in particular easier.
Malameaux

Montréal, Canada

#44467 Nov 15, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
Republicans were demonized for asking for a one year delay on Obamacare.Now, in desperate political straits, the president has agreed to just that......see you in November,2014....
Speaking of being demonized, every time you post a comment another one of your own multiple possessed idiotic demons pops out of your poop shooter, coo coo bird.
Taxpayer

Rougemont, NC

#44468 Nov 15, 2013
Allen wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? There wouldn't be an America. I get it, you want to go back to the days of neanderthal when people just roamed wild and free doing what ever they want when ever they want. Chaos doesn't even come close to desrcibing what this country would be like without some kind of leadership and government. America would be fair game to any foreign government. Would it not? There has to be control, unless we wish to be controlled by someone else. Do you want to be a Russican or a Chinican or how about a Koreican?
This is why people like you need someone's hand to hold. Clueless!
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#44469 Nov 15, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>
This is why people like you need someone's hand to hold. Clueless!
Taxpayer first got pissed off when they threw out The Articles of Confederation. It had all the states rights you could ever want.
Allen

Robbins, NC

#44470 Nov 15, 2013
Makin bacon wrote:
<quoted text>
Found this article just to show you that even terrorists as Obama do have the "guts" to apologize. They apologized for killing the wrong person, but your grand leader didn't even have the guts to address the people who are dying because his healthcare screw up has cut their lifeline to medical help off.
"(CNN)-- Radical anti-government fighters in Syria mistakenly beheaded a wounded fellow rebel soldier after assuming he was a supporter of President Bashar al-Assad, according to an online statement from the radical fighters' group.
A separate online video showed a gruesome display of radical fighters holding what appeared to be the victim's head.
After the beheading earlier this week, the victim was determined to be Mohammed Fares, an anti-government fighter wounded in clashes against the Syrian Army earlier, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
On Thursday, an online statement from a spokesman for the al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), whose fighters apparently carried out the beheading of Fares, called for forgiveness for the killers and asked for "restraint and piety" from anti-government supporters."
The question I ask was about George W. Bush, not some terrorist. Oh my bad, Bush was the terrorist, who NEVER apoligized for all who died because of his lies.
Taxpayer

Rougemont, NC

#44471 Nov 15, 2013
TSF wrote:
Only commies would teach their children subversive ideas like reading , writing and arithmetic. If children learn too much, they would probably not vote for republikans . They would not live in fear of boogy men behind every tree who are intent on poisoning their minds with the scourge of knowledge. Learning would cause their parents and the rest of the neoconazis to lose control. Getting an education would probably allow children to get a great job and move away from their idiot parents who think their power meters are spying on them .
<quoted text>
You’re not teaching them to read your teaching them to let the government think for them. Your all-knowing government elitist knows better what is good for them. They should not question it. They should be happy with where the government school says their station in life is. If the government school says these people are bad then you should not question it. If the government says you are a slave of the state, you should be happy with your status. It is wrong to want to work hard for your family and provide for yourself. You should work hard the state will decide what is the best use of your efforts. Just live your life as you are told. Teaching them reading and math my a&&.
TSF

Rocky Mount, NC

#44472 Nov 15, 2013
I think we are pretty much on the same page but you seem to have an unrealistic idea about 50 to a class . The "rounders" you mention are often convicted drug dealers, convicted of attempted murder, grand theft , breaking and entering, assault, rape and other crimes and who have been "sentenced" by the courts to attend public schools as part of their probation. Avoiding exposure one's children to that element of society is the main advantage I see in private schools.
I do not want the public schools to teach creationism to my children or to anyone else's children. That is the job of their parents and churches. I see convincing evidence of evolution and natural selection. I do not see that as conflicting with creationism . My religious beliefs are not threatened by the teaching of scientific theories. I am also convinced that the theory of gravity has validity. I am convinced that the theory of relativity is correct in its predictions of length contraction and mass expansion with acceleration.. I do not think God will punish me for pursuing understanding in those subjects. I really fail to understand why others feel threatened by knowledge.
Makin bacon wrote:
<quoted text>
TSF, I'm glad you changed "Global Warming" to the more accepted and accurate "Climate Change." Our climate does change cyclically and has and will as long as this earth stands. NOT A NEW CONCEPT. However, Al Gore has amassed quite a fortune scaring the beegeebees out of people about a natural occurring phenomenon. If teachers are teaching "global warming", IMO, they're only padding Al Gore and his bunch of alarmists' pockets and it's a fact that it can't agreed upon by one scientist to another and has no place in the classroom. It's only a theory. I believe this is the excuse given not to teach creationism but evolution is just okey dokey. There's no proof of evolution. Again, this concept can't be agreed upon by one scientist to another.
IMO, schools should have peer reviewed, concrete, curriculums and leave politics out of their teaching. By no means am I referring to history and events that shaped our country, but I am referring to personal opinions being taught as history. I just read where Oprah aka I know everything just ask me, now is making the rounds talking about how Obama is a victim of racism. Some misinformed, well intentioned teacher will teach this as the gospel and it has no place in the classroom. Every person of color screams racism. I read the other day where Democrats are whining about if you don't like Obamacare, you're a racist. Who came up with such a stupid mindset? Is this what our children are being taught in school today?
In conclusion, you constantly go on about teaching what we used to call the 3 R's and rightfully that needs to the core of learning in school. Stop whining about teachers not having enough money for this and that and then the school systems take money for proper classroom supplies and buy tablets or IPads for the students. For the sake of Pete, try a piece of paper and freaking pencil, a book to study from and teach a core curriculum. I don't care if there's 50 to a classroom, the majority will learn. If you get some rounders in the classroom, send their butts home to their parents until they learn how to behave in school. It's not a hard concept. Might be old fashioned but I bet most of us on this site could smoke kids graduating high school on a standardized test without thinking about it. Sorry for getting a little long winded:)
Taxpayer

Rougemont, NC

#44473 Nov 15, 2013
Ncoman wrote:
As a local veteran advocate known across the state, I have used Sen. Burr's office many many times over and they have always responded positively and gotten results for the veterans I've helped. I could not have done it without Sen. Burr and I have used other Senators but done has come through like Burr did.
Salisbury, NC
Ok Burr
You can blow that smoke up someone else skirt.
Allen

Robbins, NC

#44474 Nov 15, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
<quoted text>
Taxpayer first got pissed off when they threw out The Articles of Confederation. It had all the states rights you could ever want.
Like I said, "You are brilliant". That's it, that's why he hates our constitution. States had many rights but many failures as well.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#44475 Nov 15, 2013
TSF wrote:
I think we are pretty much on the same page but you seem to have an unrealistic idea about 50 to a class . The "rounders" you mention are often convicted drug dealers, convicted of attempted murder, grand theft , breaking and entering, assault, rape and other crimes and who have been "sentenced" by the courts to attend public schools as part of their probation. Avoiding exposure one's children to that element of society is the main advantage I see in private schools.
I do not want the public schools to teach creationism to my children or to anyone else's children. That is the job of their parents and churches. I see convincing evidence of evolution and natural selection. I do not see that as conflicting with creationism . My religious beliefs are not threatened by the teaching of scientific theories. I am also convinced that the theory of gravity has validity. I am convinced that the theory of relativity is correct in its predictions of length contraction and mass expansion with acceleration.. I do not think God will punish me for pursuing understanding in those subjects. I really fail to understand why others feel threatened by knowledge.
<quoted text>
TSF, for the most part you seem to have common sense and catch sarcasm. The 50 to class was sarcasm. I hear all the time about overcrowded classrooms. You'd think the kids were stacked like cordwood. They're not and I know that. Neither are my religious beliefs threatened by science, remember my degree is in science and my child chose the field of medicine, so let's say, science isn't a scarey concept to us. If you think creationism should be taught at home and church, that's all fine. On the other hand, I believe parents should teach their children sex education at home because nowadays there are more perverted teachers in the public school system than you can shake a stick at and I don't want them teaching, my or anyone else's children about sex. Would you not agree? Daily when I read the local news online it's another teacher charged with some sex crime with their students. I really don't think the hands on approach is an appropriate learning tool.

Please DON'T EVEN think you can tell me about hellions in classrooms. I spent many a year working with them. They have no place in public schools and quite frankly, the county jail or prison would better serve them. They'll be there soon enough. I was referring to the kids that act up for attention every now and then but can have the fear of God put in them by their parents or school administrators. They do have alternative schools for children who just can't follow the rules and are potentially criminals in the making. You still can't teach them a darn thing. Waste of money in my opinion for the state to pay someone to babysit these JD's all day long.

Private schools are not perfect but they beat the heck out of public schooling. I never regret a day I sent my child and the money it cost me because she received KNOWLEDGE and knowledge is power.

Let me start another post as this one is getting long winded again.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#44476 Nov 15, 2013
TSF wrote:
And that is the problem. There isn't even money now to buy books, paper or pencils.. the kids have to go online for "tutorials" many of which are thankfully very good. I wish they had those in the days when I was in school. It makes math in particular easier.
Ok TSF, I'll start with this post and move along from here.

There's isn't enough money to buy books, paper or pencils but somewhere there's enough money to go online? I'm serious, does the cable company give free computer access to schools?

Where does all the paper and pencils go that is donated copiously at the start of every school year. I'm I out of the loop, or do children no longer utilize public and school libraries and real books, not tutorials online? Speaking of math and well we know how I feel about math, not enough tutorials to help this old girl; however, what happened to teachers who have degrees in the field of math using a piece of chalk on a blackboard and going step by step on how to solve to THINK how math problems are solved? My husband and I discuss this quite often and I'll ask you, what if tonight there was a cyber attack on all the computer systems in the U.S. and yes, oh yes, we were forced to rely on our knowledge, no tutorials, no computers/get me the answers. Who would fair better, some kid that doesn't understand how to make change without a cash register telling them, or you and I that did it the old fashion way? You do realize even in the military they use personnel with the ability to figure against their computer logistics in the case their computer systems being knocked out. I have a family member in the military and that's what he does and trust me, there's very little room for error and he's had to use his math expertise while being deployed. A hacked computer system won't do a thing but get you killed in the military. We all better be glad our military personnel is given a pencil, piece of paper, and a calculator and they're not dependent on tutorials or my math skills :) We'd be gone in 60 seconds!!!

Basic knowledge and skills from math, to any skill we encounter in life is not a bad thing. I mean really, would you want my child to have your child rolled in the OR and say "Wait, I need to pull up a quick tutorial on this surgery we're performing?" Computers are a great tool, but remember they're engineered by humans.
Taxpayer

Rougemont, NC

#44477 Nov 15, 2013
It is no surprising, the documented reports are now coming out that the jihadists who attacked the mission in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, had insider knowledge. To top that off, calls for more security, by the people in Benghazi as well as calls that night for help were all ignored by the Obama and Hillary.
The terrorists who attacked the Benghazi consulate knew the location of the safe room where Ambassador Chris Stevens and his security team sought shelter, according to congressman Young who spoke with the diplomatic security agent severely injured in the assault.
"He confirmed this - that it was a very well-orchestrated, and well organized, military operation, using military weapons and using military signals".
It would not surprise me if Obama and Hillary were the ones who gave out the info to the terrorists.

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