That's right. Every time the UPS driver leaves a package on my porch, someone comes by and steals it. Oh wait. They don't. I guess they are waiting for a coptor to come down so they can risk getting chopped up by it's 8 spinning blades of death.
Back when I was a kid and dirt was new and shiny, lots of people had crazy misconceptions about seatbelts. They thought they would kill you in a wreck, or that you would be trapped in a burning car. I remember not wearing them in the 70s and early 80s.
Kent State was bad, but don't forget what China was up to at the time. Not exactly the same.
Do I get a suit of nuclear-powerd battle armor? If so, I'm in.
These guys sound like Bond Villains. And not Bond Villains from one of the good movies. More like the bad guy from Octopussy or For Your Eyes Only.
How many ran over heavy, jagged pieces of metal at highway speeds?
First, they weren't Americans. Second, they were in a crowd of Iraqis advancing towards a group of U.S. soldiers while carrying assault rifles, RPGs and RPG rounds. Watch the video without the helpful wikileaks explanations of what's going on. If I had been in that helicopter under those ROE, seeing what I saw on that video, I would have fired on them as well.
It was a tragedy. Like that whole damn war was a tragedy. But they weren't murdered.
Well, that and I didn't gleefully admit to murdering nearly 3000 people. I also wasn't continually calling for and plotting the murder of more. But yeah, other than that, we were exactly the same.
Yes, I guess it is high-minded idealism. But running has placed him in a situation where he has to hurt his country to survive and/or remain free.
I guess it all comes down to why he did this. If he did it because he loves this country and doesn't want to see it harmed by the people who are running it poorly, then he's failed, because he's causing it harm by helping oppressive countries who don't have our best interests in mind. If it was because he's opposed to nation states having any power over individuals, then I guess doing Russia and China's dirty work doesn't bother him that much. Of course he's not much of a patriot then, is he?
Actually, yes, I question his patriotism.
I think his leaks have obviously put a spotlight a on major issues that many of us know about but that most people didn't see. I think he's caused the major political players to realize that they have to move on this issues. These are good things.
But his running first to China and then to Russia ended any possibility of the title "patriot." Both of those places probably got access to everything he had. That's the first problem. The second problem is that he's now dancing on the Russian's strings like a puppet. And no matter how bad you think the U.S. has gotten with regards to civil liberties, Putin is much worse. Snowdon is now serving Putin's agenda.
So no. He's no patriot. He should have revealed the problems and faced the justice system. If he had, I would probably be one of the people calling for him to receive whistleblower protection. He had good intentions, but he thought he was smarter than he was and he got played by the serious bad guys.
You got the anonymous coward part right. Go dryclean your hood.
Oh please. They are staggering the releases to do maximum harm to the U.S. and to keep their own names in the news longer. It's showing their blatant anti-us bias more than anything.
A professionally trained, well-paid human teacher eh?
If this is true, then how come our schools are so awful?
For the most part, they aren't awful. Where they are, it just so happens that everybody who lives there is super poor. Coincidence?
We the people have been throwing more and more money at schoolteachers, and requiring ever-increasing levels of training and education to maintain their license to teach, yet the educational achievments of our students have been flatlined for 40 years, and have even fallen dramatically in some districts.
Again, income inequality has been increasing too. And those are the kids doing worse.
Meanwhile home schooled children, taught by parents with no formal training as teachers, outperform government-schooled students so often that the high achieving home schooler has become a cultural meme, if not a cliche.
Hmm. Would student:teacher ratio have anything to do with that?
Charter schools have also been able to deliver superior results at lower cost.
Um, no, not really. Some do well, some do poorly or the same. And again, these schools are able to skirt rules and dodge students with parents who don't care.
No, I don't think we need professionally trained well paid teachers. What we need are voucher programs, more home schooling, teachers and schools that have to compete, the utter end to tenure of any kind, and pay/bonuses based on classroom performance instead of seniority.
In many states, "tenure" simply means you have to have a reason to fire someone and a process to follow. Unsurprisingly, states with weak tenure like this often have the worst-rated education systems.
Opening up the teaching profession to anyone with a bachelor's degree and a demonstrated knowledge of a subject (english, math, science) would be even better. There is no evidence that having a master's degree in early childhood education helps someone teach 3rd graders how to multiply. Let those who want to teach and who are good at it take the field, and get rid of parasitic space takers for whom a teaching job is a state-paid sinecure.
Wow. Ever worked in education? These so-called lateral entry teachers sometimes turn out to be great. Some even hang around 3-4 years before going back to their original profession where they actually get paid. Most lateral entry teachers are terrible at their jobs because they have no idea how to teach that subject that they know so well.
Most of all, outlaw public sector unions so that groups like the NEA aren't able to block real education reform.
That's why the Southern states with no public sector unions are doing so much better than the other . . . . oh, wait.
And that's what worries me about this project. They are handing out complicated tools and not showing the teachers how the tool is best used. That could be
Did you write that in your flying car?