North Carolina has implemented a method by which it has eliminated itself from the national graduation percentage. The Graduation Project, as it is known, is a three year long project designed to teach students how effectively present ideas in college. As of last year, it will be required to graduate from any high school in the state, regardless of gpa. It was also intended to keep students from dropping out. First mistake, believing that people will actually do it. Second mistake, making it a requirement to graduate. Why dont they eliminate grading? It would have the same effect. If this stays, the state board will find themselves as the lowest tier of the nation.
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Here is an idea that should eliminate any unnecessary "+ 1, Funny" moderation. How about a "+ 1, Geeky" moderation. Anything that falls into this category would be modded up. Of course it should be a "no karma bonus" mod, like + 1, Funny. The most common example is a star wars ref. This could be modded +1, Geeky. No longer funny, mod points would go at a much better pace. The opposite for this would be -1, Not Geeky.
Simply put, Mars is a place where unless future travellers learn to live off the land, they will die. But, the main question is who should go to the red planet? I say that there should be one biologist, one geologist, two technical crewmen, and two Christians. The reasoning behind the first four is self explanitory, but the reason I say that Christians should be the first to Mars is because thier religion is one of hope. They would certainly be able to endure cabin fever, and still be optimistic. On Mars, Chiristians could look to God to prevent lonliness. As for what the christians should do, one should be a physciatrist and the other a doctor. Those people are the most logical choice for the first men to Mars.
The phenomenon known as Absolute zero causes all molecular motion to cease. With that being the case, they no longer have any energy. So, does that mean that they no longer contribute to the force of gravity? I would say that as molecuar motion ceases, so to does gravity. By that definition, so does magnetism, and the strong and the weak nuclear force.
I will be making a video about the original trilogy with microsoft as the galactic empire. I have a list of who is to star as what and where. Now, I need help puting this video together. Ballmer as Vader and Gates as Palpatine. Here is the list of the cast for this parody. Send any suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. May The Source be with You.
When blockbuster announced it wanted to buy circuit city, that has to be the dumbest move of their lives. They must either know something we don't or the sum of the parts is worth more than the whole. Other than those two, it would be a losing investment for them. Certainly, they could do better than Circuit City. Their costumer service is lousy, they have a small selection, and what they do have is very pricy. If I were the head of Blockbuster, I would go after Best Buy or Tiger Direct (assuming they are in it for the electronic, which they probably are).
The title is very deceiving. The failure will not come from lack of funding (though it will come after the fact), but it will be from a lack of students. As the internet evolves, so does the accuracy of information that is posted online. This means that eventually, you could get a masters degree education just by looking online articles and using Wikipedia. This gives little reason to attend. Why on earth would students go to a school they care little about? It makes no sense. The students that do care about their education must see that the internet will replace all forms of teaching, and that will be the end of public schools. Everything will be self-learning, thus putting an end to middle and high schools. As for the universities, they will be unaffected because they are already using their resources to put their information online, effectively giving them a get-out-of-failure card. This is the future of public education, it is inevitable.
In this battle, the answer should be obvious, but is in fact not.
Let us compare the two:
Darth Vader was once a Jedi, then he became the iconic figure he is today, then he sacrificed himself in the end. Orochimaru was a student to the Hokage, then he betrayed him, never again to look back.
I would call that a win for Orochimaru.
Weapons and Abilities
Vader may have the force and his trusty lightsaber, but Orochimaru, beyond a shadow of a doubt, has thousands of jutsu's at his disposal.
That makes two for Orochimaru.
No question, Vader has this one.
This one goes to Vader also, he is timeless.
For Darth, it is easy, imperial march (not sure on title). Orochimaru's is more sinister (sorry i don't have a link), Orochimaru Fight Theme.
Sorry star wars fanboys, this one goes to Orochimaru.
Death (my choice)
Although Orochimaru's is cool, nothing can sway me from giving this one to Vader.
It appears to be a tie. Still, in a actual battle, Orochimaru would pawn Darth.
Avatar may seem like a lot of people able to move the elements around them (not that that hasn't inspired fanboyism already), but it is good because it depicts mankind as he is. War, hate, fear, and all other afflictions we deal with and grow from are there. This doesn't mean that it is all bad. All the goodness every person is capable of is there. For example, forgiveness, friendship, and love. All play a part. All should be taken into account. This makes avatar the best show to date (in my opinion). In a sense, avatar is almost as good as Christianity. Almost. But not close enough.
Ok, just to clarify, I'm only 16. So here I am, trying to be a friend to some girl that I like and My mom gets a call saying that she is freaking out and her parents may bring up charges. How messed up is that? I didn't even do anything. All I did was to try to get to know her as a friend and now I'm labeled at my school. Time to transfer, again. All this cause I sent her a message from Facebook. Someone tell me that is messed up and her parents are psycho.
Name of soon to be announced Microsft HD format
[x] Windows HD
[x] Vista HD
[x] HD Live
[x] 360 HD
[x] The new blu-ray
[x] Microsoft HD Player
[x] Over-priced, reinvented blu-ray
[x] I don't care
[x] Cowboy Neal HD