Tuesday, December 28, 2010
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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.