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Shame on you New York Times

Shame on you New York Times! I’ve only been blogging for a little bit, but I know better than to try to hide a Lie with a lie and on Sunday of all days!The New York Times is trying to cover Obama’s that you can keep your insurance plan if you wanted to. The New York Times is now saying he misspoke that not what he was saying . Now I’m just a dumb old redneck, but I recall NBC and ABC News playing that over and over again as part of the plan to sell us on Obamacare. So if Mr.Obama misspoke then why didn’t he clear it up… Well, the one big reason I can think of is he said it.

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The New York Times  wonders why they are going down the tubes this would be a perfect example

 

 

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Posted by on November 3, 2013 in fail, Life, politics

 

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Sinter Klaas Comes to New York

Sinter Klaas Comes to New York

St. Nicholas made his first inroads into American popular culture towards the end of the 18th century. In December 1773, and again in 1774, a New York newspaper reported that groups of Dutch families had gathered to honor the anniversary of his death.

The name Santa Claus evolved from Nick’s Dutch nickname, Sinter Klaas, a shortened form of Sint Nikolaas (Dutch for Saint Nicholas). In 1804, John Pintard, a member of the New York Historical Society, distributed woodcuts of St. Nicholas at the society’s annual meeting. The background of the engraving contains now-familiar Santa images including stockings filled with toys and fruit hung over a fireplace. In 1809, Washington Irving helped to popularize the Sinter Klaas stories when he referred to St. Nicholas as the patron saint of New York in his book, The History of New York. As his prominence grew, Sinter Klaas was described as everything from a “rascal” with a blue three-cornered hat, red waistcoat, and yellow stockings to a man wearing a broad-brimmed hat and a “huge pair of Flemish trunk hose  Sinter Klaas

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2012 in history

 

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Longer School Days

For some school days are looking like they might get much longer up to 300 hrs longer. That is what five states are planning for 2013. the five states are  Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee, This initiative which hopes to boost student achievement and make U.S. schools more competitive on a global level.The three-year pilot program will affect almost 20,000 students in 40 schools.Federal, state and district funds will cover the costs also the Ford Foundation and the National Center on Time & Learning will be making funds available.More time in the classroom will give students more time for the arts and help those that are falling behind that is the hope anyway.

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There is some research suggesting students who spend more hours learning perform better.One study comes out of Harvard’s Roland Fryer he states that intensive tutoring and adding at least 300 hours to the standard school calendar.But  A report last year from the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education disputed the notion that American schools have fallen behind in classroom time, pointing out that students in high-performing countries like South Korea, Finland, and Japan actually spend less time in school than most U.S. students.This is where I disagree with the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education schools in South Korea and Japan are very highly competitive from K thru 12 and beyond to get into the best schools the kids must prove themselves before they get in Family’s start prepping their children almost from birth as for homework they have 3 to 4 more than the children in the states, yes there are some schools that do this in the states but most if not all are private schools.

Can you just see the lawsuits if our public schools switched over to this it would have the counts locked up for years on end.

I’m not saying that we don’t need to do something about our schools system we do! and I do dearly hope this is the start of school reform here in the states

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2012 in Life

 

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A New Kind Of Protest “Secession”

A new kind of protest is hitting the White House the past few days, Some say it started as a joke! but it is starting to look more like a movement, What am I talking about 47 states almost all of the union have started petitions to secede. Texas has reached 25,0000 signatures that trigger a White House review.

the complete list is AlabamaAlaskaArkansasArizonaCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVirginiaWest VirginiaWisconsin  WyomingCaliforniaGeorgiaMissouriNew YorkOklahomaSouth Carolina and Penns

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.The last time anything like this happened was right before the Civil War. Do I think we are heading for another one I surely hope not, But I think the White House needs to take a look at this and realize that there are a lot of angry people who do not agree on the way the nation is headed.

UPDATE we now are up to 49 states

UPDATE we now have all 50 states  4 at last count had the needed numbers 

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2012 in history, politics

 

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