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Ruminations – 3/22/09

I generally write long – short posts are not my forte.  Problem is, there is just SO much going on all at the same time, it has been hard to keep up.  There are times when at the end of the night, and I’ve only put up one or two posts, I look around and …

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“We need to spend more money on education in order to improve the quality of education.”

That seems to be the consensus among educators whenever someone addresses the problems in education.  The standard response always seems to be: education is under funded.  What many people do not know is, in one school district, this theory was put to a test.  The Kansas City experiment is well known in the education circles …

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Education from long ago…

Saw this over at Core Knowledge – the snippets below give one a flair for what the guest poster, a newly retired teacher of 36 years, has to say about the state of today’s education: …The teaching profession in 2009 is populated with young teachers too inexperienced to know anything different, established teachers too in …

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Well, Obama is it, eh?

Hope and Change A good marketing campaign, well executed.  However, now it is time for the nitty gritty.  I think we will see that Obama will not long be able to stay behind the skirts of the fawning MSM.  The most Liberal Senator, as shown by the National Journal, will see that many of us …

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Notable Quote: Machiavelli

Saturday was Machiavelli’s birthday (May 3rd, 1469). While much reviled by some as a ruthless political animal, there are many that believe him to be the master of political observation and strategy– based on the realities of human nature as it exists, not fanciful utopian wishes. His best known work, The Prince, is a book about the attainment and preservation …

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Sure – I’LL let the IRS do my taxes for me….

From the Union Leader: Shaheen, Sununu propose tax changes on filing deadline MANCHESTER – Democratic senatorial candidate Jeanne Shaheen proposed a simplified, one-page tax return yesterday, while her Republican rival — U.S. Sen. John Sununu — called for a simpler, fairer tax system. The two made comments yesterday, the deadline for filing federal income tax …

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We give thanks to Almighty God…

…who has blessed us, our families and friends, and this Nation.  Even as there are those that believe that our Nation is stumbling and will never achieve their version of utopia (and never cease to kvetch to the rest of us), we have much to be thankful for in this country.  We are financially the …

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Hey Dennis Kucinich, today is YOUR day!

On this date, August 27th, in 1928, the treaty making war "illegal" was signed: The Kellogg-Briand Pact. That’s right, that treaty, still considered to be in effect on this very day, officially outlaws war. The website http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1485.html tells us Relations between the United States and France had cooled in the aftermath of World War I. …

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