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re: Florida eliminating Common Core - bilblues
Common core often gets a bad rap. There is a big difference between curriculum and standards. Common core is a set of standards that outline what kids should know and be able to do in each grade level in ELA and math only. The standards were driven most aggressively by republican governors (espec...
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re: FPI and ESPN's parlay specials thinks NO's defense is worst in NFL moving forward - bilblues
Also gotta wonder if our stats against the run are reflective of playing only one team (Cleveland) that is running the ball well. Cleveland - 5th Tampa - 31st Atlanta - 28th NYG - 27th Baltimore - 22nd Wash - 20th ...
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re: 28th in Sacks - bilblues
No great pass rushers on the block for sure, but see the Giants traded Damon Harrison to Lions for a 5th. He's a great run stuffing DT. I can't help but think adding a guys like that to the D-line would help free up the other guys. ...
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28th in Sacks - bilblues
Like the EA pickup... But, while a lot of the focus is on improving the secondary and they do need help, the help they need most is a D-line that can put more pressure the QB. We have too many good QBs coming up on the schedule to think that any DBs are gonna have success if we can't make them...
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re: Thinking about joining the military UPDATE: joined Army - bilblues
Military is a great option for a lot of people. Most folks in our family served in one capacity or another. My wife and I both served, and my son is active duty Army now...he got $20K bonus and is basically a health inspector....
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re: Single payer in America would cost almost as much as current ENTIRE federal budget - bilblues
If we can take the politics out of the equation, maybe we could get somewhere. I really don't like the fact that almost no one knows what they pay because employers subsidize so much of the cost. It creates a false sense of the economics. Also, pushing this off on employers keeps wages lower, ...
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re: What’s going on with the season ticket waiting list today? - bilblues
I called about a dozen times. Finally got through...got 2 tickets in section 122. Been on the list since 2006....
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re: 74% of Democrats, Majority of Americans Support Single-Payer Health Care System - bilblues
I don’t know what the solution is, but I can say that we have big problems with healthcare, and the way we are having this debate doesn’t allow us to come to any concrete solutions…we just retreat to our political corners. The first problem is that many people don’t appreciate that our healthcare...
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re: 74% of Democrats, Majority of Americans Support Single-Payer Health Care System - bilblues
Agreed, but their numbers do have some merit that should cause us to engage in healthy discussion and debate about alternatives. We don't have a horrible system, but it is far from great. ...
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re: 74% of Democrats, Majority of Americans Support Single-Payer Health Care System - bilblues
We certainly have serious problems with our education system. Not interested in liberal or conservative thinking...just want smart people to get out of their corners and work together to make some changes. We have done some of that in education...not enough, but some. At least there's an ongoing ...
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re: 74% of Democrats, Majority of Americans Support Single-Payer Health Care System - bilblues
I don't know if single payer is the answer, but our healthcare system is broken. We pay way more per capita and our outcomes are much worse. http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2015/oct/us-health-care-from-a-global-perspective ...
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re: Saints hosted Ben Watson evidently - bilblues
Love this idea. 1. Numbers very comparable to Graham last year. 2. Great blocker who is also a weapon in the passing game. 3. Great locker room guy. 4. If we drafted one of the young TEs, he could be a great teacher and mentor....
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re: St. George’s fact of the day revealed - bilblues
We have our own challenges in LA, but not sure TX education is really better. NAEP scores are really the only national test that is taken in multiple states. TX has 31% proficient or advanced and LA has 29%. TX has higher ACT 20.7 vs 19.5 in LA, but TX only tests about 45% of the kids. Louisi...
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re: If you raise the age to buy guns to 21, the age to enter the military should also be 21 - bilblues
In the military, use of firearms is strictly controlled. First, the weapon that is issued and that soldiers are trained to use remain in the unit arms room and ammunition is stored separately. Weapons can only be signed out for training activities (or work if you are an MP) and must be signed back i...
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re: Best vasectomy DR in Louisiana? - bilblues
No matter who does it, just follow the post-procedure instructions -- use ice and lay on your couch for a good couple of days....
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re: Should we start a twiter campaign to get Jimmy back? - bilblues
Ben Watson would be a much better veteran option. He's old, but he pretty much had the same stats as Graham last year on receptions, yards, first downs, etc. Only stand outs for Graham were # of TDs and receptions of 20+ yards. Watson can block, got $6.5 million less in salary last year than Grah...
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re: Declaring yourself a minority on an application to get an advantage. - bilblues
Percentages can be very misleading... From the chart posted above on med school. AAMC site also shows that 10,800 white students got in, vs only 1,400 black students, and 1,300 hispanic students. So, between 7 and 8 times more white students get in than black or hispanic students....
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re: 4 things for LSU softball to improve on in the offseason. - bilblues
Learn to hit the change up. Learn to throw the change up...
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re: LSU Softball 2015 Season Review - bilblues
Very impressive season. I didn't get to see a ton until end of the season, but watched a ton of post season softball and noticed two things I wanted to ask about related to off speed pitching and hitting. First, I noticed that a few pitchers had great off speed stuff that kept our batters and oth...
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Don Banks Calling Out Drew For Not Offering To Restructure - bilblues
http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/03/10/nfl-free-agency-2015-snaps-drew-brees-jimmy-graham-trade-seahawks-saints-max-unger ...
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