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April 17, 2012

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Melinda Romanoff

NK-

A countratemps, if you will, that might add some perspective. It's a compelling piece of research.

If you're gonna lie, why do you have to make it up?

Too often the narratives are imaginary. F'rinstance, Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming. A warmer world would sustain more life and more diversity of life, yet the narrative was created that there would be catastrophes. Well, there will be winners and losers in every climate change, but the net is positive for a warmer world. Also for higher CO2 levels, which are plant food, as Bill Clinton once said, but only once.
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Clarice

NK, the beauty of the dog eating story is the timing--just as all the journolist and their friends had run columns about the Romney dog.(One today in the waPo front section again.)

Danube of Thought

NK means Sherrod, not Scott. Re the latter, I haven't seen any polls in quite a while.

NK

Narc-- the Greenspan rate hikes were well after the horse had bolted the barn. The US/World recovery from the Tech Bubble recession started in mid 2001, and Greenspan was printing money for 3 years after that to avoid "deflation"; coupled with the retroactive Bush Tax cuts to 1/1 2003 and Bush deficit spending, there was alot of money looking for a place -- it went to oil, and the dollar sagged, so more money went into oil and gold to offset the dollar devaluation. Why did oil ramp up after 2009 even without demand increases? QE in the USA and ECB debased both the Dollar and the Euro.

NK

DoT-- you are correct SHERROD Brown of Ohio-- could he lose?

Shaboop!

Sorry to bring this subthread on topic, but there it is. Manufactured narratives are stories told in the dark, with shadows on the wall. There is light, but not from the left.
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narciso

And he was the least evil of the two


http://althouse.blogspot.com/2012/04/madisons-mayor-soglinthat-is-most.html

rse

LUN on the climate consensus beginning to fade contains a mention of chaco as well as Donna Laframboise's fine book on the IPCC.

I found the reference to Stephen Schneider of Stanford interesting as he showed up in a book as the relevant authority. As you can imagine I like books that say Blueprint. .. written honestly before ideas became controversial.

Listed as the contemporary justification for ed "best practices".

I am beginning to feel like hannibal smith with a plan coming together nicely.

Jane (where is Jon Corzine?)

Henry-- speaking for myself-- your OT Wisc interruptions are always welcome.

I totally agree. Those reports, along with DOT's daily Rasmussen stats, are alone worth coming back for.

So, anyone here ever taste dog?

NK

MelR-- thanks for the link-- I did skim it. And I think I agree with it. The Oil Bubble has its roots in the quantitative analysis of a hedge against Dollar Devaluation. But the actual valuation Oil (and other commodities) reaches are driven by human stupidity just like any other bubble from tulips to 0% down no doc home mortgages. I gree with that. How to prick the Oil Bubble? end the 'illusion'. Stop debasing the Dollar and Frack Frack Frack, and build pipelines and export terminals IN NORTH AMERICA.

Captain Hate

Yes NK, it's very possible Josh Mandel wins in November.

NK

Capt H-- oh baby-- that would be sweet. I think you'll see a lot of Mitt in your State this sept/oct and across the lake in Pa.

Threadkiller

Hair of the dog, Jane.

rse

Just a reminder that we are dealing with a global problem with an entitled political class ripping off the private sector to benefit cronies.

Green growth is merely the excuse for organized theft and control over individual behavior and, hopefully, values.

Because this time they would like to avoid gulags and mass murder if possible.

jimmyk

the Greenspan rate hikes were well after the horse had bolted the barn.

The Greenspan increases were indeed after the horse had left the barn, but the Bernank made things worse, IMO, by raising them higher, and leaving them up well into 2007, long after it was clear the financial system was in deep trouble. They were still worried about inflation when the economy was falling off a cliff.

Google SS for a most infamous quote about lying to the public.

Schneider was ugly and important. I've seen a video of him early in his career, when global cooling was the concern, in which he said we don't know enough to predict future climate. His subsequent error was in thinking that he and his gained enough knowledge to predict warming. They didn't.
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Captain Hate

and across the lake in Pa.

Across the lake is Canada; or are you talking about that glorified mudhole called Pymatuning? Mitt is scheduled to be here tomorrow.

rse

Yes kim, I am familiar with that quote. Par for the course in a world that gets control over what gets taught and by whom using OPM. While children are young enough to be impresionable.

LUN is a link to Robin Leach accurately describing bo and the essence of his policies.

In that meorable voice.

Where's Charles Giacomotti when I've got questions?

Heh, rse, you caught me. I responded before reading your L!ink U!nder N!ame @ 10:08, but I now have. Shur enuff, the damning Schneider quote is on page 2, along with our Malkin Shield, Chaco.
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NK

JimmyK-- The late 2009-2012 Oil/Gold bubble was clearly sparked by Ben B monetizing the insane Obama debt with QE/QEII, and since 2011 ECB fed the bubble with Euro debasement. But Mel R is quite right to point out that the psychology of the bubble ultimately drives the valuations each particular bubble reaches.

CaptH-- my metaphor for neighboring Pa was a failed attempt to think of a colorful description.

JimmyK/CaptH-- are you 2 planning any further manhattan meet ups?

Jim,MtnViewCA,USA

There is now a #ObamaDogRecipes twitter tag.
Comedy gold...
"Now we know happened to the Blue Dog Democrats"
"Happiness is a warm puppy ~~~with a side of fries."
"'I bark for Barack' car magnet is now as officially creepy as the Obama 2012 Trayvon hoodie sale"

Captain Hate

NK, I'd meet up with jimmyk regularly if I could. Unfortunately my older Hatette's relocated to Californicate and I don't have access to her gorgeously large apt on the lower edge of Harlem so my visits to jimmyk's neck of the woods won't be nearly as frequent (although work might take me there later in the year; I'm still not sure about that). My younger Hatette still lives in Brooklyn but doesn't have nearly as much room for me so that's more of an iffy situation.

If the opportunity presents itself I'll give a heads up.

NK

Many thanks CaptH-- didn't know you had kin (other than your daughter) in our fair City.

JimmyK-- are you up for a meet on the UWS in June?

Sue

So, anyone here ever taste dog?

No. Haven't had cat either, unless the rumors were true about the Chinese restaurant here in town.

Danube of Thought

Henry has been invaluable, and we'll all be relying heavily on him as the June election approaches.

NK

Henry is THE man-- in Wisc.

Jim,MtnViewCA,USA

What is it with Dems and dogs?
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/apr/15/2012-13-state-budget-is-a-looming-fiasco/
"Only in Sacramento could a budget strategy that evokes a legendary National Lampoon cover – “buy this magazine or we’ll kill the dog” – be seen as inspired."

Sue

I wonder if any of the SS agents in Cartegena were with the President's daughter in Mexico last month?

NK

JimMtn-- Illinois has the most corrupt state government in the USA-- but Calif has the stupidest. NYS would give you a run for your money, but for whatever reason, Cuomo has been marginally sane. You have Moonbeam Brown, Oy Vey!

Captain Hate

Btw, does anybody know if Mooch's appearance on Letterthing's horrible show was a rerun or part of Worf's current campaigning?

Ignatz

--The Greenspan increases were indeed after the horse had left the barn, but the Bernank made things worse, IMO, by raising them higher, and leaving them up well into 2007, long after it was clear the financial system was in deep trouble.--

I still have a vivid memory of Greenspan testifying more than once to congress that the subprime meltdown [in its infancy at the point of his testimony] was somehow isolated from the rest of the real estate market.
Even in my little niche, I knew he was talking through his hat.

NK

Ig-- then BenB at his confirmation hearing and afterwards as fed Chairman said the the 'subprime' defaults were "well contained" and not a systemic threat to financial markets. The initials "CDS" were never publicly mentioned until Lehman went Teats Up. These credential guys are a joke.

jimmyk

NK-I'm always up for a JOM meetup. June looks good except for a week beginning the 19th or so.

rse

VDH nails it on the Pres race. I especially like the part about how churlish and petulant bo behaves when he has a perception of being behind or under scrutiny.

LUN

NK

OK-- I'll keep an eye on my schedule for pre-june 19th and june 26th on.....

NK

RSE-- VDH points 9 and 10 are the bottom line why 'Bam loses. Only wildcard-- the Mullahs.

Dave (in MA)

From Ace:


Pictured: A loving dog owner checks his beloved pet's
neck muscles for tenderness and marbling.

Jim,MtnViewCA,USA

NK: we have Moonbeam but it's discouraging that voters are stuck on stupid. I heard Tom McClintock observe how astonishing it was that CA has mountains, beaches, redwood forests while Nevada is basically a desert yet the CA gov't has been able to make NV a more attractive place to live.

another dog-tweet or two:
You can't teach an old dog new tricks...if you eat him.
Pup Tarts.
What should we do for dinner? I know a great Spot.

Porchlight

VDH's last line: The fading 2008 Obama bumper stickers are no longer proof of one’s noble nature.

And the 2012 stickers are fading already - literally. I have noticed it on several cars in Austin. The red stripes in the O are slowly turning pink. By the end of the Texas summer they'll be totally gone.

NK

JimMtn-- I am over a certain age that my age group pulled up stakes from dirty and old NYC and headed to the Golden State in the 70s-80s. Calif was the future and beautiful and bountiful. The opportunities were endless and my age cohorts all did well. They've almost all left calif for Colo or Texas. the producers have left in large part and the needy have exploded. California is in a fiscal death spiral, despite all of its advantages. A human made disaster. Best of luck Jim, hope the spiral ends soon.

Jim,MtnViewCA,USA

for TK:
what do you call a Kenyan with 5 dogs?
a rancher.

(I'll stop now) :)

DebinNC

If TM starts a "dog meat" thread, I suggest
"Bone Appetit".

Strawman Cometh

Breitbart is smiling, the "vetting" is going viral.

Rick Ballard

RSE,

VDH is a little weak on incumbent advantage. It definitely doesn't work for duds - Carter or Bush I and it didn't work for Johnson or Ford. Sean Trende has a piece today that is close to the mark and he cites a recent Jay Cost piece in support. Both pieces are pretty good but neither note the '10 annihilation's echo of the '06 precursor to the '08 outcome.

Jim,MtnViewCA,USA

I came to CA in the mid-70s, probably I am in a similar cohort. At that point, due to auto unions, and poorly run corporations Michigan was a nice place to be from.
CA has been mostly good to me.
But it'll be a bumpy ride from here on out, I think.
We've got jobs, a house, and kids in local schools, so moving is not currently an option.

Porchlight

It almost worked for Ford, though. He was catching up fast just before the election if what I read is correct. Had the electorate been given another six weeks to get to know Jimmuh, Ford might have prevailed.

Chubby

((Breitbart is smiling, the "vetting" is going viral.))

Alinsky is frowning. It sucks to have your own rules turned against you.

((Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.))

DrJ

Jim,

Another Michigander! I came to CA in the late 1970s from MI as well, though for me it was for grad school. JimmyK departed MI for points east.

Jack is Back!

Something not right about the dog meat story from his book. Soetero was Muslim and even in moderate muslim society like Indonesia dog meat is haram to muslims (not clean and not eaten). I know. I lived in Indonesia, Kalimantan Timur, in the early 80's.

Only the ethnic Chinese ate dog (anjing) and it was pretty popular at ethnic Chinese restaurants served as kambing barap. Now, since Sukarno, and the days of living dangerously, the ethnic Chinese have taken Indonesian-Malay names but I don't think Soetero was ethnic Chinese but he could have been. The Soeherto regime was bankrolled by the ethnic Chinese and if you did business in Indonesia you most likely worked through that community.

Over on Sulewesi there are some non-Muslim ethnics that eat dog meat regularly - its called Rica-Rica. The Dayaks in Kalimantan are particularly fond of monkey brains.

rse

To all Californians-Governor Moonbeam is pushing something called School Quality Reviews-using school inspections to boost performance. This is a racket much like accreditation. The inspectors function like enforcers to make sure principals and teachers are on board for an affective emphasis, not academic. Monitoring to make sure schools and teachers are not reverting to teaching the material. Moonbeam is under the influence of Rich Rothstein who spends part of year at Berkeley law which really shows how much the law is now viewed as an instrument of social policy.

I read about it on a Silicon Valley ed site while I was tracking Rothstein for what I consider a duplicitous report on accreditation. Please be alert to this in your communities. I know the Sacramento super is pushing this.

NK

JiB-- the whole "Dreams of My Father" is nonsense on stilts. Ayers wrote it from some 'Bam BS oral history. It's a work of fiction. To Ayers and 'Bam, there is no truth, only the narrative.

Captain Hate

So JiB, are you saying Ayers is a less than diligent researcher? Shocker!

Jim,MtnViewCA,USA

DrJ, yeah I think of you each time I see an article on state gov't insanity...
I'm sure starting and running a business in CA can get dicey as the state thrashes around.

Rick Ballard

Porchlight,

The '74 House results were a definite omen for Ford. I agree that he had a decent chance, especially given that the economy in 2H '75 and 1H '76 was relatively strong. Carter was helped by the careful concealment of his dark pink tinge with a sturdy Baptist cloak.

Clarice

DNC going nuts on dog eating story--accusing us of attacking a child. HEH. By tomorrow they'll e blaming Ayers.

Melinda Romanoff

EPA issues air pollution rules on Fracking. 2yrs to comply.

Details still to come.

DrJ

I know the Sacramento super is pushing this.

My step daughter moved out of Sacramento because of the crappy schools -- you would not believe some of the garbage my granddaughter was being taught.

Probably the best hope for Sacramento is that Michelle Rhee married the current mayor. She is ramping up her involvement with education here. I know her emphasis is different, but it will help.

Porchlight

OT,

Levon Helm is approaching the end of his battle with cancer, according to his wife and daughter. So sad. Mr. Porch's band recorded at his studio in Woodstock last year and he was very sweet to them. Came up and introduced himself first to the drummer - then to the rest of the band. I thought that was so cool.

A great actor, too. Loved him in The Right Stuff and Smooth Talk.

In The Band he was the only American and Southerner and IMHO lent them what authenticity they had as a roots act.

Godspeed, Mr. Helm.

NK

RickB-- very good summary of '76. In 75-76 the economy was growing OK (with inflation) everywhere except NYC and parts of the old Rust Belt. That almost bailed out Ford; incredibly Ford let Carter run to the Right of him on the USSR-- incredible! The opposite is true now, the only growth now is in Tex, Okla. and Dakota oil patch (and the Leviathan DC area). Are they voting for 'Bam? No.

JiB/CaptH-- are we setting off the TomM 'Bam - Ayers Connection timebomb?

Jack is Back!

CH,

I just posted a comment at Moe Lane, calling out Barry or Ayers or whoever wrote the book, as liars. If Obama wants to be "exotic" by writing this carp he should best learn the culture he is fronting first.

Melinda Romanoff

Oh goody, at least now they will admit to the connection.

Gavin Newsome, CA Lt. Gov., is hired on at Current TV, and, no, he is not leaving his post.

rse

LUN is a link to what I am talking about. There's a real push on this now with a posting last week on it in HuffPo.

The Quality Review I have seen so far in a different state said that the "teachers are teaching and the students are learning and that has to stop". Just what the taxpayers think they are funding when they pay property taxes or state income taxes.

By the way in England one of the non-quantified aspects reviewers were looking for was the extent to which schools were cultivating "pupils' spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development".

Now you know why there is such an uproar over separation of church and state here to the point of absurdity. If you wish to push other aspects of spirituality like Buddhist consciousness without of course using the B-word it helps to pretend it is all secular.

DrJ

I'm sure starting and running a business in CA can get dicey as the state thrashes around.

Out here in the boonies it has not been too bad. I'd not want to try what I did in Palo Alto or Mountain View.

One gripe is with the Board of Equalization, who collect the use tax for the State (sales tax on out-of-state or Internet purchases). We've been good about paying it, but we get constant requests from vendors who have been audited by the State. Then we have to complete various paperwork to prove that we've done what we should have. The amount I have to pay my bookkeeper just goes up as she completes the forms.

Thomas Collins

Lest this thread totally go to the dogs, I thought I'd point out that a man of Obama's generation achieved quite a feat on a Major League diamond last night. Hats off to Jamie Moyer. See LUN.

Jane (where is Jon Corzine?)

Perhaps O forgot to read the book Ayers wrote about the future president' s life.

I'm sure, if asked, he will plead childhood.

Porchlight

Thanks, Rick. Ford was not typical incumbent for many reasons.

Chubby

say what you will about Drudge, he is doing his bit:

Obama as a Boy Ate Dog Meat...

Danube of Thought

Always loved Levon. He got off some great lines in The Last Waltz, e.g. "New York is a adult dose."

Porchlight

By tomorrow they'll e blaming Ayers.

clarice is onto something. As we know, Barry has a urgent need to blame others for everything. He shrugs off the "pals around with terrorists" stuff because he considers it a compliment. But he can't abide being ridiculed. If enough of this stuff is extracted from Dreams and broadcasted, I can totally see him giving Journolist the high sign to burn Ayers.

Porchlight

Kids are taught how to take tests.

And what exactly is wrong with learning how to take tests?

My kid is about to take her first standardized tests (3rd grade) and I am pretty certain she'd be sorely lacking in the skills needed if the teachers weren't held to some kind of standard.

And don't come back at me with "critical thinking." You have to have the basic skills and knowledge mastered before you can think critically. Otherwise you won't be able to tell when some third rate college professor is conning you.

NK

Porch- not so fast. WE ALL know Ayers wrote Dreams, and it's all BS Narrative, but the voters don't know that. The Legacy Media told them 'Bam wrote his own autobio. Does 'Bam now say TomM was always right and Ayers wrote the Damn thing. Really? I think we'll just see standard 'Bam shuck and jive-- they TOLD ME it was dog meat-- I don't KNOW that!! BTW I love my retarded PWD isn't he cute!-- some nonsense like that IMO.

NK

Porch -- I'm with you. Critical Thinking has over the years morphed into an excuse for not actually-- you know-- teaching kids anything.

Jane (where is Jon Corzine?)

Apparently Charles Colson is dying.

I cut my teeth on Watergate so he was always on my sh--list, until I heard him speak at my nephew's graduation.

I don't recall what he said (I am sure it was religious), but after than I became a fan.

rse

LUN is on Trayvon Martin case. I just can't click to page 5 right now. Sees disbarment as in order just as with nifong.

Couple of interesting aspects to comments. There's one at 6:10 last night referencing tm having been suspended for beating up a school bus driver and then posting to internet. Have we already discussed that and I missed? Can that be verified elsewhere?

Secondly mentions that sanford area businesses are now suffering as racial tensions are making people avoid area.

Sue

I wasn't going to mention last night and baseball. Not with Red Sox fans around. ::whistling and grinning::

Sue

Porch,

I can totally see him giving Journolist the high sign to burn Ayers.

Not happening. That is Obama's crowning achievement and without it, his income level would match Biden's.

NK

Sue-- well post POTUS 'Bam makes a fortune on the Leftwing lecture circuit. But his ego won't tolerate admitting Dreams is a fiction written by Ayers.

rse

Critical thinking is a defined term in education and is absolutely hot a sysnonym for analytical thinking.

It means an awareness of all the intractable social and economic problems of our society in its currently existing form. It's meant to prime kids to plan and commit to new political, economic, and social structures and a belief that all social problems can be solved with money, the right policies, and sufficient dedication to social justice instead of selfish individualism.

Porchlight

Sue,

Yes, up until he was elected, that's true. But his income going forward will be based on being the First Black President.

Although I think Ayers has so much on him that you're right, he'll never do it. But it will irritate him no end to have to defend this stuff that Ayers made up.

DebinNC

Repeatedly, we've been treated to stories about the Obamas as save-the-tiger crusaders due to Malia's love of them. Michelle claims the family discusses the tiger situation weekly. Odd how Obama's youthful anticipation of eating tiger meat never appears in these glowing stories.

NK

Porch-- when discussing Obama the first issue is always the narcissim. That clnical egocentric personality won't let him admit Dreams is a fiction. Anyway, Ayers will never out 'Bam -- that would hurt THE CAUSE.

the wolf

She's out of something, all right. Her friggin' mind.

NK

BenF-- I agree with with your 12:58. But being serious for a moment, you must be appalled to see what comes out of 12 years of public eduction these days when you see the work product of Freshman. Teachers unions look for any excuse to NOT discipline incompetent teachers, so all education is diminished to the lowest common denominator of the incompetent teacher. As much as you hated your restrictive traditional education 40+ years ago, I bet you wished current students were as academically prepared as you were. Just a thought.

Thomas Collins

Sue, last night the Rangers must have thought they were playing a Texas college team.

Now that I think of it, Longhorn or Aggie pitchers probably would have had more success calming down Ranger bats than Lester and Melancon did last night!

pagar

Into the dark!

"Arguably, had they not been elected president, neither Bill Clinton nor Barack Obama would have been able to obtain even the most basic secret clearance, based on their life history."

http://pjmedia.com/blog/conduct-unbecoming/

Amazingly, we as an American people allow people who can't qualify for a secret clearance to write our laws and ascend to the presidency.

Captain Hate

In The Band he was the only American and Southerner and IMHO lent them what authenticity they had as a roots act.

I saw Rick Danko in a small club about a week before he exited by a heart attack. I barely recognized him because that stringbean had turned into a bloated whale. I couldn't even make it through the first set as he wheezed his way through a bunch of hits he'd been involved with. Very very sad way to come to an end; although not as bad as Richard Manuel.

Wasn't Helm the one that broke the silence on what a prima dona Robertson was? Great guitar player but pretty much a prick otherwise and tapped out on musical ideas after an, admittedly, great run. Plus Helm was an excellent multi-instrumentalist, as were all The Band members.

Thomas Collins

Glad to see that corporate America and the ad and entertainment world continue to be sensitive to all human hues. See LUN.

From the TMZ article linked from the LUNed article.

"Someone associated with casting the commercial tells us ... one of the reasons for the "not too dark" restriction was because lighting and special effects would get tricky."

Even though Acura didn't do the casting, something tells me they are going to get a call from Rev. Al and Rev. Jesse.

NK

BenF-- when pension benefits are included teachers are better paid than private sector employees with like educational backgrounds and experiences. Nope, pay is not the problem (the pensions are bankrupting states and municipalities anyway) it's the unions. Your underpaid (at the time ) public schools teachers probably weren't creative, but at least they taught you basics. Kids haven't gotten that for over 20 years.

Jack is Back!

Porch,

Frederick took his 3rd grade Iowa's last month. His teacher prepared the kids for a week ahead of time with practice testing and homework. Then she gave us a syllabus of what the testing would be like, the schedule, some suggestions on studying, bed rest, diet etc. I even setup a special study area for him.

According to him, the testing was less chaotic and tense than he thought it would be. Preparation is the key.

Captain Hate

I don't recall what he said (I am sure it was religious), but after than I became a fan.

I've never cared one way or another on most of the Watergate people but Colson gave tirelessly of himself to people in prisons rather than just sitting back and feeling sorry for himself or using his notoriety as a soapbox. I'm sure he gave an impressive speech.

Jack is Back!

pagar,

Among the vets in my community that has been our biggest gripe ever since Bubba was elected as well as this fake currently residing in the WH.

Porchlight

A pretty good summary, Cap'n. Just saw that Robbie recently went to see Levon in the hospital and it appears they have reconciled. I'm very glad to hear that for Levon's sake, but the man has had cancer for ten years. What took Robbie so long?

Ignatz

Seems to me we now have the ultimate bumpersticker and all purpose answer for election cycle 2012 especially when someone criticizes Romney;

"At Least He Didn't Eat His Dog"

Porchlight

JiB,

Thanks - I'm glad it went well for Frederick. My daughter is not quite where I'd like her to be in preparation, but fortunately she has a calm approach to tests and seems to enjoy them, take her time, check her answers etc. She took a couple of practice tests yesterday after school and even though she was tired she did well.

Early bedtimes are the challenge in our somewhat chaotic house. I'm thinking about boarding Things 2 and 3 out for the night before the math test so she can have some quiet time in the evening.

This test is brand new, so her cohort of third graders are real guinea pigs and wono't have previous years' scores for comparison b/c the testing starts in third grade.

NK

BenF-- nice to see we agree on some things. PS: I've always cherished the NYC public school education I received K-12. Didn't speak a word of english starting K; put in class 1-6 at PS 209 with the 'special needs' students becaus of limited English, and by the time I finished Stuyvesant, I probably had the best free public education well-- ever. I realy do resent and am heartbroken over what 'liberal' theory and unions did to public education starting in the 70s.

NK

JiB/Porch-- if every USA parent worked on their kids' educations like you guys-- problems would be alot smaller. Congrats.

AliceH

If Narc doesn't get it, no one will.

#ObamaDogRecipes Walter Mitty's Puppy Biscotti

Jack is Back!

Heh!

Just found out that I am a 1%'er.

Apple's iCloud Mail and Note server is down but it only affects less than 1% of users. And I am one of those:)

Porchlight

If we paid them more, we would have more of the talented educators teaching our children

I don't buy it. Teachers are adequately paid given benefits, hours, and ease of acquiring/keeping job. There are very few other fields where the comparatively unintelligent can get hired for that much money.

At any rate, with the current ed school status quo, you will not attract talented educators no matter what salary you offer. No one who has mastered a subject wants to spend two years being indoctrinated in BS pedagogy with some of the dumbest fellow students on the planet.

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