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Comment Re:That's messed up (Score 1) 191

Well, since Canada as a nation didn't come into being until 1867 no Canadians could have burnt down the White House in the first place. So, yes it was some British troops that the Americans were fighting in 1812. And a bunch of locals that kicked their asses back across the border.

Comment Re:Wordsmithing - actually important. (Score 1) 163

The NBC version of WMD is the military definition while the newer definition that includes things like a pressure cooker bomb is used by law enforcement. I don't like the law enforcement definition either as it captures some relatively small bombs. I wonder if they created this to add another charge because if you blow up an IED (or something else) then they will charge you for any deaths, attempted deaths, and destruction of property.

Comment I think it's a bad program (Score 1) 172

I was reading the article and they get people through the system faster by cutting out "extra" courses in high school such as science and history so they only concentrate on English, Math, Technology, and workplace learning in the freshman year. WTF?!?! It's bad enough that they are cutting out the other classes. How are you supposed to learn what you like if you don't get exposed to all of these different things? But what the hell is workplace learning?

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. -- Pablo Picasso