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re: Jindal's explanation of why he is against Common Core - League Champs
CC supporters are simply clueless pawns The governors nor the state educ chiefs had not one thing to do with the standards. Do you really think for one minute that Jindal or Paul Pastorek worked on one standard of the CC? They turned it over to David Coleman. David is a former NYC school teach...


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re: What are your thoughts on the Top 10 movies of the IMDB Top 250 list? - League Champs
[b]1. The Shawshank Redemption[/b] . . . uh, no (might be #10) [b]2. The Godfather[/b] . . . yes 3. The Godfather: Part II . . . No, one is enough 4. The Dark Knight . . . hell, no 5. Pulp Fiction . . . never seent it 6. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly . . . nah (my Western would be, Once upo...


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re: Just saw D'Souza's "America". - League Champs
[quote]Off by about 49.9999%[/quote] Uh, no [quote]The 1830 federal census, chosen because it supposedly represents the high point of black slave ownership, found 3,777 free black as heads of household who had slaves living with them.[/quote] 3,777 is only .0001% of all slaveholders in 1830? T...


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re: The Republican Party needs a good Purge - League Champs
:rolleyes: The Republicans would never win another election, ever Do you know how long the Democrats held the House and Senate when social conservatives voted Dem? 54 years in the House, 40 years in the Senate. They also won 8 presedential elections. And Eisenhower only won because he was a...


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re: Grigsby on Jindal's common core reversal - League Champs
[quote]but you've got to hold all of them to high standards.[/quote] Really? Back in the 50s, when the US was head and shoulders above the rest of the world in education, what standards were students judged by? You dont find it odd that now we are into standards based education, we are falling d...


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re: Grigsby on Jindal's common core reversal - League Champs
[quote]At some point, we will need to set a basic standard, and the federal government probably will need to have a voice in that.[/quote] Why? This whole CC philosophy is based on getting kids ready for college, yet when you get to college, there is no standard If you want to put off Biology...


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re: Grigsby on Jindal's common core reversal - League Champs
[quote]By that logic, we shouldn't have grade levels[/quote] and yet we do. And look what a huge issue it causes with 14 year old boys in the class with 11 year old girls, still in 5th grade. Or the Sept 30th born freshman trying to make the football team You totally missed the point. Grade leve...


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re: Grigsby on Jindal's common core reversal - League Champs
[quote]Take the test yourself. I have linked to it two or three times and tell me what it is you don't like about the test. GEEZ.[/quote] 1) They are not developmentally appropriate. Just because the governors moved down what used to be taught in 2nd grade to kindergarten doesn't mean its easy to t...


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re: Disney Thread: Booking Fast Pass Questions - League Champs
[quote]I cannot stress enough how bad of a strategy this is.[/quote] Youre doing it wrong Book Toy Story (or Thunder Mountain at MK) from 9a-10a. Get there early and go through the line. when you get off, use your FP to ride again. Now that FP is available to be rebooked, on any attraction that ...


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re: Grigsby on Jindal's common core reversal - League Champs
[quote]Why do Louisiana businesses care whether or not Common Core is implemented in LA schools? [/quote] Because they stand to make a shitload of money off of upgrading school techgnology and infrastructure for them to move away from pencil and paper tests. Pencil and paper can be bought for next...


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re: Disney Thread: Booking Fast Pass Questions - League Champs
You can book your whole vacation on the 1st available day They will give you various suggestions. Just click on one, and then go back and edit your times. Each fast pass will block out an hour before you can add a 2nd pass. I booked the things I wanted to do 1st thing each morning. Then as the...


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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!! - League Champs
[quote]And temperatures are NOT 20 degrees below normal, get real. [/quote] Well, the average high for my area is 92 The temp right now is 70 It was 63 this morning And no, its not raining...


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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!! - League Champs
[quote]There is no doubt, at all, that there is a strong correlation between CO2 levels and global temps[/quote] Oh, c'mon. There is doubt. Major doubt. Thats why all the scrambling trying to reach an agreement as to why temps arent off the charts with all the CO2 pumping since 1998 [quote]I mean,...


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re: Jindal trying to paint BESE as corrupt as a way out of his two faced stand on CC - League Champs
[quote]Now since the test was going to be provided at no charge[/quote] Well, thats just a flat out lie If you want someone to join your side, Never, ever get caught in a lie...


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re: Official Open Championship Congrats Rory McIlroy (St Andrews 2015) Tiger T69 - League Champs
So the story so far is . . . Tiger, He's back! or Tiger, his back?...


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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!! - League Champs
[quote]But you and others can call the reduction in the rate of temperature rise a pause[/quote] Me? And others? Wut? If by others, you mean the entire scientific community . . . I'll just leave this here [quote]The scientific community calls a “hiatus” in warming.[/quote] The technical ter...


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re: Paid off my last car loan in full - League Champs
[quote]Paid off my last car loan in full[/quote] :standingovation:...


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re: Forgotten Horrors: Ant-Walking Alligators of Hiroshima - League Champs
[quote]Biggest act of terror in man's history.[/quote] Yeah, lets completely forget that after the first bomb, Japan said "Nope, aint quitting. What else ya got?"...


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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!! - League Champs
[quote]"Clear pause in temps"? Care to share these documents? It's as if you live in an alternate reality. [/quote] :casty: [quote]Though warming didn't stop completely – global [u]temperatures have risen by an average of about 0.05°C per decade [/u]since then, a far cry from the 0.15°C to 0.3°C p...


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re: Can we agree that Cheney was the worst Vice President ever? - League Champs
I would feel a lot more comfortable with him right now, rather than Obama or Biden...


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re: Colorado/Rocky Mountain vacation home...Where would you buy? - League Champs
Mt Crested Butte...


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re: Women who don't take the husbands last name? - League Champs
Its all fun and games, til the grandkids come along Bryce Smith-Williams, son of Mandy Smith and Ben Williams, fell in love with Dawn Mitchell-Jones, daughter of Beverly Mitchell and Dan Jones Their first child was named Candace Brianna Mitchell-Jones-Smith-Williams....


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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!! - League Champs
[quote]What I said is that it is odd that you accept that relatively small changes in total solar irradiance can cause drastic shifts in climate, yet you reject the fact that similarly small changes in radiative forcing due to CO2 can do the same. [/quote] I find it odd that youre having such diffi...


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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!! - League Champs
[quote]you cherry-picked a sentence to bold which refers to the narrow band of EUV[/quote] well, how about this paragraph from your NASA LINK, then? [quote]There is, however, a dawning realization among researchers that [u]even these apparently tiny variations can have a significant effect on terr...


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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!! - League Champs
[quote]Yes, but it appears you don't.[/quote] :rotflmao: OK. Wanna reference wiki again?...


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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!! - League Champs
[quote]How about NASA?[/quote] Now that's more like it uh, but you should have read the page before you tried to use it in your defense [quote]Of particular importance is the sun's extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation, which peaks during the years around solar maximum. Within the relatively nar...


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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!! - League Champs
[quote]You're gonna need to be more specific.[/quote] Didn't you just rail on Spencer for not proving his supposed point? Has any modeler proven his point about warming over the last 18 years? nyet! So wheres your post railing on them for their lack of proof of their assertions?...


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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!! - League Champs
[quote]Sorry, but you are an idiot. That chart shows a count of sunspots, not solar output. [/quote] You do know that we are referencing solar cycles right? You do know how they are measured, right?...


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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!! - League Champs
Please don't tell me you quoted from Wiki regarding a science discussion...


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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!! - League Champs
[quote]So you believe the books are cooked and they believe your books are bought[/quote] There was no warming. Didn't happen. Those are the facts, not the predictions I cannot make it any simpler than that. And if you continue to believe the predictions over the actual data, then I cant help...


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