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Farmington, NM

How do you like Disqus?

Really? Comments are nearly non-existent if you ask me. The discussion has been killed. I like the idea of requiring a login to weed out some of the idiocy, but removing a "bbs" style comment system for a "story by story" comment system is really bad.  (Aug 20, 2011 | post #7)

Farmington, NM

Residents have many reasons to enjoy county fair

That's right, we shouldn't teach kids to raise livestock to feed the world. Enjoy your Tofu and beans. Raising llivestock teaches many skills BEYOND the obvious. ...and the Libtards call Conservatives haters.  (Aug 11, 2011 | post #4)

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Nearly 90% of NM schools miss achievement goals [1:53 p.m.]

Oh, and I shifted my talking to the "main story" page once it released the next day so I stopped commenting in this thread. I didn't want to be a naughty spammer.  (Aug 5, 2011 | post #29)

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Nearly 90% of NM schools miss achievement goals [1:53 p.m.]

I know they can be manipulated to an extent. All you have done is claim they manipulated scores. I would have to see proof that it was manipulated. Those schools are not in my district so I can't speak to them...nor would I if they were.  (Aug 5, 2011 | post #28)

Farmington, NM

daily times

I fail to see how the new system will prevent the vitriol. There is already a "troll" who has created an id just to flame a regular contributor. It seems to me it would be quite easy to create a fake FB profile then use it to troll the forums, unless you have more power to moderate the idiots... Not a huge DISCUS fan as of yet...  (Jul 31, 2011 | post #17)

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How do you like Disqus?

Not impressed so far. Nothing to comment on today for the most part though.  (Jul 27, 2011 | post #5)

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Aztec stops sewage leak after 2,000 gallons [10:55 a.m.]

Actually the Farmington inlet is NORTH of Aztec. It was turned off as a precaution. The only poop we are getting is from Colorado...and a few in the DT forums.  (Jul 25, 2011 | post #5)

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Aztec stops sewage leak after 2,000 gallons [10:55 a.m.]

I might also suggest you check out Howstuff works or something to see how water is treated. Basically, the sewage (poop, pee, chemicals, and everything else) is treated and removed from the water before it is allowed to go back into the water. The "valve" is there to prevent bad stuff from coming out. It malfunctioned. This is done in every single modern city on the planet. Hope this helps....but seriously, go check out a video on it.  (Jul 25, 2011 | post #3)

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Aztec stops sewage leak after 2,000 gallons [10:55 a.m.]

This information was in last week's story. They caught it fairly quickly and shut it off when the sensor alarms sounded. I have news for you...there is FAR more sewage entering Animas River from all of the communities upstream. Rob Mayes is in Farmington not Aztec so had no control over this. lol  (Jul 25, 2011 | post #2)

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Not one passing mark

contradicted=confl icted...SORRY! ;)  (Jul 25, 2011 | post #149)

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Not one passing mark

I love the student suggestion since they are in class each day. I am more contradicted with the parent evaluation, though I definitely think they need a seat at the table. I only had three parents last year who checked on their students more than once. Two of these parents were EXTREMELY helpful to the school as volunteers. I appreciated them tremendously. I'm not so sure the other parents would know too much about my practices other than from my kids.  (Jul 25, 2011 | post #148)

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Not one passing mark

Grammar Girl--and who is more modern and more hip than her-- says this. Whether to use a numeral or to spell out a number as a word is a matter of style. For general writing, most guides agree that you should use words for the numbers one through nine, but for larger numbers the rules vary wildly from style guide to style guide. In all honsety, I fudged a little bit knowing that it is a "style" issue rather than a grammar issue per se. Grammar poh-leece annoy me. Further, this guy was just flaming and spouting horse--er--poop and needed to go away.  (Jul 25, 2011 | post #146)

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Potter from "It's a Wonderful Life" wants to destroy Farm...

Change...but not in my back yard. I do understand the issues in that part of the city. When I was a SJC and UNM student it was horiid. With the distracted driving issue of the past 10 years added to the mix, and the "me" attitudes of so many, I am surprised there aren't more incidents in that area. The problem is, if no there, where? Someone elses backyard will be potentially endangered.  (Jul 25, 2011 | post #4)

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Not one passing mark

I actually lined out the broad way I would like to see it implemented. 1. The teacher MUST be given many chances to correct the issue through the form of extra training (real training), support from within the school, and even support from without. 2.It should NOT be tied to student AYP test scores AT ALL. I would support short cycle assessments over a period of time being included AS ONE INDICATOR since they are far more accurate. 3. Basically, observations (not just one or two a year which is pretty popular nowadays)must be made by building administration, and/or a district specialist trained to do so. I could tell an effective teacher from an ineffective one during the latter part of my first year. Good principals also know when a teacher isn't "doing it right". Alot of the diffculty arises from the fact it is hard to define an effective teacher. If I have a room with a high percentage of SPED students show a year of growth, yet another teacher with "gifted" kids show a year and a half worth of growth. The other teacher is recognized ( and monetarily rewarded under the proposed A-F grading scale our new governor is proposing) while I am seen as "just doing adequately". Who deserves the money and recognition? Both of us. There are many variables that would have to be considered, however the above three would go a long way to getting the accountability piece rolling in our state government. I just wouldn't trust our legislature to not mess it up.  (Jul 25, 2011 | post #143)

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Not one passing mark

2nd" grade English also asks you to spell out second as opposed to using 2nd. If you must hurl insults and become the grammar police at least understand its "laws". See..people can grammar poh-leece all day long. It STILL accomplishes nothing.  (Jul 25, 2011 | post #137)