Knee-jerk reaction detected! Didn't RTFA to boot! No wonder slashdot's moderators love you!
That's not what he's saying at all, but the poorly worded
First period: Science (Bio, Chem, Physics)
Second period: Math (Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, Pre-Calc)
Third period: History (Civics, Western Civ, US History 1 and 2)
Fourth period: Foreign Language
Fifth period: English
Sixth period: Lunch
Seventh period: Gym/Phys Ed
Eighth period: Elective
This was the setup at my high school. That meant every year, we were guaranteed at least one electives. Some students ditched lunch for a second. Some students wasted their elective to take a study hall.
Now keep in mind, state requirements vary. I'd finished my foreign language requirement after sophomore year, giving me an extra elective for my junior and senior years. I also took some BS introductory courses in science and math, and if I hadn't, I could have not had needed to take them senior year, or taken advanced placement classes instead.
And this doesn't include the imaginary Ninth period, which was used for detention, tutoring, extra-curricular activities (non-sports), and even a few classes (I remember our JROTC could be done 9th period). And this is before the sports programs started.
Maybe this is the exception to the rule, but if it is, looks like something was done right in NJ for a change.
Commission on Presidential Debates
a.k.a. the Republican and Democratic parties. They will never allow a third party to debate; if they happen to meet the criteria, they'll simply increase the threshold(s).
This is one of the major issues preventing any real change from happening in the US federal government, simply because new ideas are being suppressed by the incumbents.
I'm sorry, but have we forgotten Ross Perot so soon? He was up there between Bush and Clinton in 92. His VP was also in the VP debate, which many newscasts have been playing back as an example of how a really bad VP pick can submarine a candidate.
Evil incarnate. More evil than Oracle and MS combined.
But is it more evil if Microsoft and Sony accidentally conceived a child, after obtaining an expired prophylactic from Apple?
The local cable broadcaster here lost approx 10 channels after the test, including CNN, FOX, and DISCOVERY. They all switched to the NAT GEO channel without audio for upwards of an hour after the test ran.
In addition, the test video was jumpy, kept blacking out, audio kept dropping out, etc.
All in all, if it had been a real emergency, losing the 2 major news channels would have been real motivation to start loading ammo and supplies and gassing up the bug out mobile.
Wait... Discovery is a news channel now?
Earthquakes, hurricanes. It is abundantly clear god has chosen sides in the New York gay marriage debate.
I'm no scientist, but I'm fairly certain both the epicenter of said earthquake, and the projected landfall of Hurricane Irene, are both in red states.
Lesson: if there is more than one thing wrong with the camera, do NOT mention anything else wrong. Gives you more leverage when they try to send it back saying that repair is not covered, and you can say, "What about this here thing wrong? Did you cause this?"
No, the lesson is if you're willing to make a spectacle of yourself inside their stores, most managers will replace your warrantied item with store stock, just to shut you up and get you out of the store. Works at Best Buy. Works at Apple stores. Worked in Circuit City. Squeaky wheel gets the greasing, and such.
Stage one, preparation. For this you will need one room which you will not leave. Soothing music. Tomato soup, ten tins of. Mushroom soup, eight tins of, for consumption cold. Ice cream, vanilla, one large tub of. Magnesia, milk of, one bottle. Paracetamol, mouthwash, vitamins. Mineral water, Lucozade, pornography. One mattress. One bucket for urine, one for feces and one for vomitus. One television and one bottle of Valium.
That's a big list. Can you point me to a website that can offer a one-stop shopping experience for listed items?
After Future Shop in Canada got bought up, they've dumped their non-monster cables and stuff. "Oh, you want an HDMI to go with that TV? That'll be $80. Do you want a fucking $400 god damn power bar? It cleans the power gremlins out of your filthy filthy wall socket. Without the filter the gremlins will take a hammer to the inside of your TV, and eat all your bags of chips. It also somehow makes the sound one hundred times crisper because resonance waves from your dirty power account for a huge portion of the signal noise from home amplifiers and receivers. It also has a display to show the current voltage, so you know just how dirty your power was before we made it sparkling fresh!"
Mock the $100-200 Monster surge protectors all you like, but at least educate yourself first.
All surge protectors they try to sell you as accessories when you buy TV have different numbers on the box. Some of the numbers are actual specifications, but the number most people want to see is the liability coverage. Liability. A monetary value. It's the reimbursement value the company will pay you if your equipment is damaged, and their surge protector didn't prevent it. Having quality surge protectors is basically a form of insurance.
Formers coworker at Circuit City went all out on his home theater, and that includes the cables. I'm willing to bet you've never seen what a Monster Cable surge protector looks like after lightning strikes a pole on your road. You may not be old enough, but the surge protector looked like over cooked Jiffy Pop; the non-microwavable kind. Charred, huge hole in the center, plastic curling away from the crater... It's XXXXing AWESOME. And nothing that was hooked up to those surge protectors took any damage. Worth every penny, even without employee discount.
Here is the list of charges http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Bradley_Manning#Listing_of_charges:_First_set
He won't spend another day as a free man.
Sure he will.
If he gets convicted, and has to serve time, I guarantee you he'll get a presidential pardon, from a Democrat leaving office with an incoming Republican.
If there's anything I can do to make this transition easier on you, you need but ask. Oh, and that neighbor I don't like is part of the resistance.
Simply put, we can't sell Blue Water's crap. The only way this publication will become newsworthy is if the issue actually sells. Too bad the most devout Jobs fans fear the potential damage to their hipster image to walk into a comic shop.
Luckily, new issue of Previews came out today. And although DC is pushing a few titles twice in August, to complete storylines, there is only ONE issue confirmed for august 31st: Flashpoint # 5.
Interpret as you like, but that looks like confirmation to me.