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Louisiana excluding magnet schools from national awards - onmymedicalgrind
[quote]Louisiana is excluding magnet schools from the chance to win a prestigious national award in favor of “nonselective” schools, a move that the head of the nation’s largest organization of magnet schools says is absurd.[/quote] [quote]Blue Ribbon School of Excellence honors go to schools that ...


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Can I "deactivate" my TD account for a period of time? - onmymedicalgrind
I have to buckle down and I need to get rid of all of my internet distractions (yes, I know I'm a spineless jellyfish with no self control or will power :lol: ), so I was wondering is there a way to temporarily "deactivate" your account (ala facebook) so that you can't post or anything without react...


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Question for ATL residents: any local broadcast option for tonights game? - onmymedicalgrind
Searched, but couldn't find anything. Sorry if I missed something. Anyways, I'm a Saints fan living in ATL without NFL network. Does anybody know if there will be any local ATL stations showing tonights game? I remember this happening a few years back in BR for a Saints game on NFL network, bu...


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Zimmerman arrested after "disturbance call" - onmymedicalgrind
SIAP. Whether we like it or not, anything GZ ever does from this point will be news-worthy. Just passing this along. [quote]George Zimmerman was arrested Monday afternoon in central Florida "after deputies responded to a disturbance call," the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said in a news rele...


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Confederate flag: The "next" n-word? - onmymedicalgrind
I'm not sure how "political" this topic is per se, but I think it does touch on some social issues that have definitely been discussed on here before (plus this is a southern board and this involves the Confederate flag) so I thought it was worth posting. Anyways, Kanye West is trying to "reclaim...


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When is enough, enough? Disturbing police encounter in New Mexico - onmymedicalgrind
I know most of you are still focused on election stuff, but I just wanted to pass this along: [quote]The incident began January 2, 2013 after David Eckert finished shopping at the Wal-Mart in Deming. According to a federal lawsuit, Eckert didn't make a complete stop at a stop sign coming out of th...


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Ever wonder why some athletes recover from ACL tears better than others? - onmymedicalgrind
I have no idea if this is the right board (or if anybody here even GAF :lol: ), but I thought I'd pass this along since it does have a significant sports connection: [quote]Two knee surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven have provided the first full anatomical description of a previously enigmat...


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O/U: How long until ppl start protesting against GTA V? - onmymedicalgrind
[quote]A college lacrosse player is in hot water after allegedly going on a wild rampage to see what it's like playing Grand Theft Auto in real life. Zachary Burgess, 20, allegedly stole a truck and kidnapped a woman in Baton Rouge, La., before plowing the vehicle into nine parked cars and fleein...


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Government tested AIDS drugs on foster kids - onmymedicalgrind
[quote]Government-funded researchers tested AIDS drugs on hundreds of foster children over the past two decades, often without providing them a basic protection afforded in federal law and required by some states, an Associated Press review has found.[/quote] [quote]The practice ensured that foster...


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Are you ready for the post-college SAT? (WSJ article) - onmymedicalgrind
[quote]Next spring, seniors at about 200 U.S. colleges will take a new test that could prove more important to their future than final exams: an SAT-like assessment that aims to cut through grade-point averages and judge students' real value to employers. The test, called the Collegiate Learning ...


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Unqualified NFL doctor tried to downplay concussions (OTL report) - onmymedicalgrind
[quote]For years, Dr. Elliot Pellman has been a central figure in the NFL's concussion crisis. As chairman of the league's powerful research arm for more than a decade, [b]Pellman led efforts to discredit independent scientists and presided over studies that portrayed concussions as minor injuries.[...


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How much money is your privacy worth? - onmymedicalgrind
Just wanted to pass along an article my friend e-mailed me today: [quote]“Our study found that individuals are willing to make tradeoffs between liberty and security,” said Carol Mansfield, a senior economist at RTI and a co-author of the report. “In general, people seemed to prefer a middle grou...


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Should truancy or criminal record affect organ transplantation? - onmymedicalgrind
[quote]A 15-year-old who needs a life-saving heart transplant is now on the waiting list. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta had originally decided that Anthony Stokes, who suffers from an enlarged heart, was not a transplant candidate because of a "history of non-compliance", according to the fami...


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My fb news feed is epitomizing the single main problem in the black community - onmymedicalgrind
Bear with me on this one, but all over my FB news feed and twitter, I keep reading "Happy Father's day, Mom" and I am more than annoyed. And yes, the truth of the matter is that 9/10 its an African-America saying so. Now don't get me wrong, INDIVIDUALLY single mothers who work hard to provide ...


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"Stanford student gaining cult status for rethinking NBA philosophy" - onmymedicalgrind
Very interesting article regarding NBA analytics and how a 23 yr old is "re-thinking" how the game of basketball should be played: [quote]Alagappan argues that basketball's traditional five positions are as outmoded as James Naismith's peach basket, insisting instead that there are at least 10 di...


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Members of Congress get involved in Redskin "controversy" - onmymedicalgrind
[quote]Ten members of Congress recently sent Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder a letter, urging him to change the name of the team, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the office of Eni F.H. Faleomavaega, congressman for the American Samoa.[/quote] [quote]In the letter, the repres...


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Adrian Peterson (NFL MVP) "not with" gay marriage - onmymedicalgrind
Not sure if this is more MSB or PB, but after being asked about gay marriage (which will become legal in Minn starting Aug. 1) in a radio interview, AP said the following: [quote]"To each his own, [but] I'm not with it," he said. "I have relatives who are gay. I'm not biased towards them. I still...


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Are we done giving DWade a free pass yet? - onmymedicalgrind
He's been awful this postseason, lets be honest. But everybody (I'm talking media here) just gives him a pass because he must be "hurt." I'm not saying hes 100%, but hes 31 and has been hit alot during his career, and I believe that is starting to wear on him. Sure, he had some great stretches du...


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What "corporation" will make as much profit as the top 4 banks combined in 2013? - onmymedicalgrind
the Education Department: [quote]The Obama administration is forecast to turn a record $51 billion profit this year from student loan borrowers, a sum greater than the earnings of the nation's most profitable companies and roughly equal to the combined net income of the four largest U.S. banks by...


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North Carolina Bill Requires Notarized Parental Consent For STD Testing - onmymedicalgrind
and treatment, in addition to mental health counseling, pregnancy care and substance abuse [link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/north-carolina-parental-consent-stds_n_3232238.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false)]LINK[/link] :dope: ...


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NBA fans: Where does Ty Lawson rank among NBA PGs? - onmymedicalgrind
Just wondering what people's thoughts are on this. I think hes in the second tier (below CP3, RW, etc), but a case can be made hes in the top-5-7 imo. ETA: Heres a list of PGs in no particular order to help with this debate: CP3 Rondo Kyrie RW DRose Parker Jrue Curry DWIll Lill...


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Is Stephen Curry a top-5 player in the NBA? - onmymedicalgrind
Not to be a prisoner of the moment, but dude has been balling out of his mind this postseason. I think we can all agree that LBJ and KD are above him. After that I think its pretty wide open (never been a big Melo fan FWIW) Thoughts?...


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Why Do People Believe Scientifically Untrue Things? - onmymedicalgrind
[quote]You hear a lot about the politicization of science, but the real problem is the moralization of science. The New York University psychologist Jonathan Haidt has made a compelling case that moral differences drive partisan debates over scientific issues. Dan Kahan and others at the Yale Cultur...


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AMA President: Congress must stop cuts to GME funding to save... - onmymedicalgrind
...health care's future. [quote]The future of health care in the United States depends on graduate medical education (GME), but already inadequate medical residency funding will be slashed in a matter of weeks. Unless Congress acts before March 1, the federal budget sequester will inflict a 2 ...


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Cornell West: Obama taking oath on MLK's bible made his "blood boil" - onmymedicalgrind
Just wanted to get the board's thoughts on this. Cornell West seemed to really have a problem with Obama using MLK's bible for, what he calls, "political pageantry." [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBXb5oHXTv8)]LINK[/link]...


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