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What can I say? They don't know enough to use a dictionary? It seems, that the Republican Party has begun to reach for the dregs of the barrel. Would they be able to make on the show "Do You Know as Much as a 5th Grader" ?
Consultant, Writer, Senior Fellow with The Campaign for America's Future
Posted: December 23, 2010 01:19 PM
News reports said that Wallison and his fellow Republicans on the Commission also wanted to ban the words "shadow banking," "interconnection," and "deregulation" from a report on the Great Recession and its causes. That's like banning the phrase "plastic surgery" from a story about the Kardashians.
Peter J. Wallison has a bright future...as a surrealist author. He and the other Republicans on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission tried to undermine that group's work by attempting to ban phrases like "Wall Street" from its final report.
Not true, insists Wallison. "Only in the fever-swamps of the left could anyone believe that," he writes. For example, Wallison says he and his colleagues merely objected to the Commission's use of "Wall Street" as "a general term for the financial system." Wallison says it's unacceptable, politically motivated, and imprecise to use the phrase "Wall Street" as if it referred to the controlling financial interests of the United States.
Wall Street: n. The controlling financial interests of the United States.
- American Heritage Dictionary
What do dictionaries matter when you're rewriting reality?Read more at www.huffingtonpost.com
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Whatever it takes! It seems to me that for many centuries we were all helping each other. It's called community. I love this research, and I think it would be wonderful to see it replicated in places where there is need, including the USA.
When stacked up against HIV/AIDS, malaria and other fast-moving, deadly diseases, mental illnesses don’t score as high with governments and philanthropies. One reason: the perception that tackling mental illness is too complicated and too costly.
Read more at www.npr.org
Now an intriguing study in the online version of the medical journal The Lancet suggests that it’s not that hard to tackle some mental conditions. And what may help most of all are therapists with minimal training.
Math is only being taught the way it is, because we are still holding on to some antiquated notion that all children will learn (or dropout) just as the 10% who flourish by this elitist methodology.
Read this article to learn that not all those who love math, love the way it's being taught.
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When someone wants to create a stir, make a buck, or earn a doctorate, they give the old wine a new name. Now is no different. Infographics are graphic organizers, sometimes called data visualizations, formerly referred to as charts and graphs.
There are some good examples here, but many of these are very weak in correlating data in a way that makes it more accessable.
Always be careful when you use free websites. Read the fine print of who owns your work, once you've used the web application. Unless they have changed their rules, Many Eyes (owned by IBM) owns your data visualization, so I don't use it.
No matter what, data visualization, oooooops infographics are here to stay. Using the best ones can help us understand concepts better than ever.
10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics
Wordle lets you create word visualisations using text you enter. There are plenty of interesting designs to choose from. Enter whole books, short passages or see what other people have used. In this example, we can see the US constitution visualised.
GapMinder is a free Adobe Air (cross-platform by nature) application to ensure you have current data on major world issues and can create visualisations for your purposes. Data is updated yearly and released with new versions of the application. The visuals are also quite impressive!
Inkscape is a free vector graphic software available for many platforms. This is the ideal free option for the creation of your overall infographic. Simple and intuitive, you should have no problems importing your visualisations and combining them with other visuals to create your masterpiece.
Friday, October 8, 2010
It only takes a kid and a bit of time to make these healthy snacks that are fun and healthy. Try them. I particularly like the "hand" pressed panini.
It's snacktime! From pitas to pretzels to do-it-yourself parfaits, we've got everything you need to make snacktime delicious and nutritious for your child.
Make an Edible Monster Mouth
Your child will love nothing more than combining his two favorite parts of the day: snack time and playtime! This crazy monster mouth is almost as fun to create as it is to ...
Bake Alphabet Pretzels!
In kindergarten, it's pretty much impossible to overdo alphabet practice. This fun baking activity offers hands-on practice, by making delicious pretzels in the shape of ...
Read more at www.education.com
Make a Grilled Cheese "Handwich"
Get your kids to give you a hand in the kitchen--literally!--by making fun grilled cheese sandwiches decorated with their handprints.
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From proposing to a loved one to going on a shopping spree, many of life's decisions are guided by the brain chemical dopamine. Scientists now say dopamine might explain why some people are more impulsive than others when it comes to planning and thinking.
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