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“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi and Baron

#17684 Aug 3, 2013
For those of you who want a real belly laugh over the minimum wage debate, watch this!

http://samuel-warde.com/2013/07/stephen-colbe...

“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi and Baron

#17685 Aug 3, 2013
Rose of Tralee wrote:
<quoted text>
He did kind of look like Abe at that Disneyland Lincoln Theater presentation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =bLsY8fzMI1UXX
You'd want to go off and jump on the rides, but your dopey parents would make you sit through this instead.
Oh, Lord. I was little when I first saw that and I thought I was in the Haunted House. lol...I saw it again as an adult and it still gave me the creeps!
I wonder if it's still there.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#17690 Aug 4, 2013
Looks like the children were left alone again. Funny how childish some act while proclaiming how grown up they are. Scary part of it is, these idiots are allowed to vote. And people wonder why this nation is in the shitter.

“Revolution: won't be televised”

Level 6

Since: Sep 12

Los Angeles, CA

#17691 Aug 4, 2013
Barbi A wrote:
For those of you who want a real belly laugh over the minimum wage debate, watch this!
http://samuel-warde.com/2013/07/stephen-colbe...
I did have a belly laugh. Colbert is the greatest

Good morning Barbi

“Revolution: won't be televised”

Level 6

Since: Sep 12

Los Angeles, CA

#17692 Aug 4, 2013
Barbi A wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, Lord. I was little when I first saw that and I thought I was in the Haunted House. lol...I saw it again as an adult and it still gave me the creeps!
I wonder if it's still there.
I think it is still there. Guess it was the height of technology at the time. Watching it now is a hoot.

“Revolution: won't be televised”

Level 6

Since: Sep 12

Los Angeles, CA

#17699 Aug 4, 2013
Hey Richard

yeah, they're idiots

In case you missed this a link to scouting photos of the west by Timothy O'Sullivan

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-21498...

“Revolution: won't be televised”

Level 6

Since: Sep 12

Los Angeles, CA

#17700 Aug 4, 2013
and this is a link to my road trip to Morro rock. Same place as the inscription in the O'Sullivan photo

http://tinyurl.com/n7lj7ha
A noted observer

Rolling Meadows, IL

#17701 Aug 4, 2013
Rose of Tralee wrote:
<quoted text>
I did have a belly laugh. Colbert is the greatest
Good morning Barbi
I enjoy Colbert a lot but, one takeaway I take away from nearly every episode is that he does not like being challenged or shown up by a guest. He seems very egotistical. He's hilarious but, lacks the humility that Jon Stewart has. Just something I noticed about him, not really an indictment. Also, if a guest has annoyed him, he'll bait them by motioning as if he's going to shake their hand, causing them to extend theirs, seemingly for no reason, making them look foolish. He does this pretty often and, I think, on purpose.
Carl Bad

Oceanside, CA

#17702 Aug 4, 2013
Funny, I noticed just the opposite, I find stewart more enamored of himself and less patient with guests than colbert.

Just my opinion.
A noted observer

Medinah, IL

#17703 Aug 4, 2013
Carl Bad wrote:
Funny, I noticed just the opposite, I find stewart more enamored of himself and less patient with guests than colbert.
Just my opinion.
But, the difference is, you are wrong. To further compound things, I am right.
Carl Bad

Oceanside, CA

#17704 Aug 4, 2013
Well then, I stand corrected.
Snickers

Dallas, TX

#17707 Aug 4, 2013
Who Dat wrote:
<quoted text>
You're in a room, all alone, reading words on the Internet.
You do realize where the smell comes from, right?
Hit the call light. Maybe an orderly will change you soon ;)
Lol,So what room you in Cookie?

“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi and Baron

#17708 Aug 4, 2013
Rose of Tralee wrote:
and this is a link to my road trip to Morro rock. Same place as the inscription in the O'Sullivan photo
http://tinyurl.com/n7lj7ha
Cool Rose. When I saw your post, I thought you were talking about Morro Rock, where we used to play at Morro Bay:

http://breathelighter.wordpress.com/2013/04/1...

You have to scroll down a little to see the best view I could find of the rock. Back then, a few teenagers were killed trying to climb it.

“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi and Baron

#17709 Aug 4, 2013
I came across this and thought it would be a good topic for discussion.

A test 8th graders took in 1912:

http://vaviper.blogspot.com/2013/07/check-out...

If you move around the site you can read the comments of today's educators. One said he believed that since so many children dropped out of school prior to the 8th grade, this was a test for the "really smart" students.

I'm not sure that I believe that. I remember I had to know most of those spelling words in the 5th grade. That is, if I wanted to be in the school spelling bee. But that math? Forget it!

My grandmother didn't go to college (it was called "business school" for women back then, and she was a stenographer and typist before she married.

I do believe kids had to learn more back then.

Wondering if anyone is interested in trying to answer even half of these questions! I know I can't without cheating!

“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi and Baron

#17710 Aug 4, 2013
^^^I would not have been able to answer the physiology questions.

“The ultimate equality:”

Since: Nov 09

extinction

#17721 Aug 5, 2013
Barbi A wrote:
For those of you who want a real belly laugh over the minimum wage debate, watch this!
http://samuel-warde.com/2013/07/stephen-colbe...
Good Monday, BRG&'ers ...

Watched part of Bill Moyers over the weekend about the working poor (which includes folk who work two or more jobs,'Walmarters' AND low-paid law enforcement et al.) and hungry children. It had been broadcast earlier in the season.

www.billmoyers.org

can watch it, or peruse the transcript as I did.

“The ultimate equality:”

Since: Nov 09

extinction

#17732 Aug 5, 2013
Richard Barlow wrote:
<quoted text>
A testimonial you say. Hmmmm..........
For what it's worth, here goes. I've never had DSL or anything else except hughesnet out here. So it's hard to say if its good or bad. My kids tell me that its a bit slow because it uploads at about 2gbps and downloads at 15gbps. The signal from your computer to the satellite takes a bit, but from the satellite back is pretty fast. There is another provider that my daughter is looking into though. It's called Arstechnica. It's not the cheapest either. We pay 184 per month for 40gb.
I haven't the faintest idea of what that all means, I'm just passing along what I'm told. Hope it helps some.
Thanks again!

How is your access in rain, snow, and very cloudy weather (never mind storms/blizzards)? Have to buy the hardware, right?

ummm, doggies!$184/month is a bundled deal with TV, true?

“Revolution: won't be televised”

Level 6

Since: Sep 12

Los Angeles, CA

#17735 Aug 5, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
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Good Monday, BRG&'ers ...
Watched part of Bill Moyers over the weekend about the working poor (which includes folk who work two or more jobs,'Walmarters' AND low-paid law enforcement et al.) and hungry children. It had been broadcast earlier in the season.
www.billmoyers.org
can watch it, or peruse the transcript as I did.
I always enjoy Moyers tremendously. Watch him regularly if I'm around.

A recent program I've been watching on PBS is called America Observed. The host is Yul Kwon, the winner of Survivor Cook Islands 2006. I'm glad I didn't know that when I first started watching. He's really good. Guess you could say I've been poisoned against celebrity survivors by that chew toy Elizabeth Hasselbeck on (The View). It's fascinating - about America's infrastructure based on the notion of energy. For instance, I didn't know that Wyoming was our largest supplier of coal....

http://www.pbs.org/america-revealed/about/

“Revolution: won't be televised”

Level 6

Since: Sep 12

Los Angeles, CA

#17736 Aug 5, 2013
Barbi A wrote:
<quoted text>Cool Rose. When I saw your post, I thought you were talking about Morro Rock, where we used to play at Morro Bay:
http://breathelighter.wordpress.com/2013/04/1...
You have to scroll down a little to see the best view I could find of the rock. Back then, a few teenagers were killed trying to climb it.
I did too when my traveling companion kept mentioning that we should stop there. I've been to Morro Bay but only once. I'm trying to figure out an early fall getaway, after the kids are back in school and the campgrounds are no longer booked up. That might be an interesting place to spend time. I think one can get there in a day.

“Revolution: won't be televised”

Level 6

Since: Sep 12

Los Angeles, CA

#17737 Aug 5, 2013
Barbi A wrote:
I came across this and thought it would be a good topic for discussion.
A test 8th graders took in 1912:
http://vaviper.blogspot.com/2013/07/check-out...
If you move around the site you can read the comments of today's educators. One said he believed that since so many children dropped out of school prior to the 8th grade, this was a test for the "really smart" students.
I'm not sure that I believe that. I remember I had to know most of those spelling words in the 5th grade. That is, if I wanted to be in the school spelling bee. But that math? Forget it!
My grandmother didn't go to college (it was called "business school" for women back then, and she was a stenographer and typist before she married.
I do believe kids had to learn more back then.
Wondering if anyone is interested in trying to answer even half of these questions! I know I can't without cheating!
I've seen these examples before. I couldn't answer them and I too wonder about who they were meant for. But one thing I've noticed, when you watch a Ken Burns program (Civil War comes to mind) it's amazing how articulate, eloquent and poetic these young soldiers writing home could be. Certainly a big difference from today

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