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Michael Pate
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My entry for National Poetry Month
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I made the mistake of expressing my love for the Start Menu - apparently the fact that "Windows 8 Metro" is the greatest thing ever produced by humans is now Settled Science - at least among a certain vociferous portion of the Cult of Steven Sinofsky.
The Start Menu is set to return to Windows 8 in August
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I actually installed Classic Shell simply because I am use to having the start button there. I do use it often even with docks and shortcuts. Not sure why, maybe its just a mental thing.   :+D
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All the talk of Legacies made me wonder when the first African-American student graduated from the University of Michigan?

1853 - Samuel Codes Watson, medical student, is the first known African American student admitted to the university.

1857 - William V. Snyder was awarded the first Engineering degree.

1876 - Mary Henrietta Graham, lit. 1880, is the first known African American woman admitted to the university.

1878 - First African American to receive MD (Homeopathy), Grace Roberts. 

1887 - The first African-American Civil Engineering graduate was Fred B. Pelham.

1890 - Ida Gray becomes the first African American woman to graduate in dentistry.

1918 - First African American to earn a Ph.D. in physics, Elmer Samuel Imes.
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> She added that data suggests schools in the South are “re-segregating,” and that “apartheid schools” are on the rise. “While I would love to be there, I think the facts speak to the reality that we are not,” Ball said of racial equality in America.

Like I said the other day, our local schools are still as integrated as they ever have been. And as for "apartheid schools":

"There may be no better example of the ongoing scandal of school segregation than the New York City public-school system, which a recent report by the Civil Rights Project at U.C.L.A. found to be one of the most segregated in the country." -

I am sure if you give him a chance, the new mayor will get things straightened out.
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This ruling had NOTHING to do with public schools...which shows her stupidity.
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The Elementary School I worked at from 1997-1999 was the lowest performing school in the county by the only measure that mattered - the one imposed by the Federal Court in 1970. We had a relatively small African-American population of only 20 percent and yet our test results were terrible. What the measure didn't take into account was that 50 percent of our student were Latino - mostly migrant and many who only spoke English while in school.
New York Times excludes Asian-Americans from affirmative action study
The New York Times has published a study trying to assert that minorities are worse off without affirmative action. But the Times excluded Asian-Americans and many other types of minorities and mis
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I can understand her first two examples but the third one:

> Race matters for reasons that really are only skin deep, that cannot be discussed any other way, and that cannot be wished away. Race matters to a young man's view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter the neighborhood where he grew up. Race matters to a young woman's sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, "No, where are you really from?", regardless of how many generations her family has been in the country. Race matters to a young person addressed by a stranger in a foreign language, which he does not understand because only English was spoken at home. Race matters because of the slights, the snickers, the silent judgments that reinforce that most crippling of thoughts: "I do not belong here."

I know lots of people who speak languages other than English and yet I suspect by the Justice's standards we would be considered all part of the same race. Kind of sad. Of course, the entire paragraph makes me think she still thinks it is 1952.
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Well I can understand. As a Puerto Rican who speaks both English and Spanish, I do find it somewhat annoying for someone to assume I speak Spanish just because I look Hispanic. I don't mind talking Spanish in an environment where I know Spanish is normal, but when outside that environment I expect to be spoken to in English, well, because I live in the US and English, while not our national language, is the main language here. Its especially annoying coming from someone who doesn't naturally speak Spanish but instead knows enough to get by if visiting a Hispanic country and assumes because I look Hispanic that I am more likely to not speak English or at least might prefer it.
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This graph caused quite a bit of consternation on The Five this afternoon.

Interestingly, this graph is even worse

Also interestingly: Why was the Kyoto Treaty focused at returning Carbon Levels back to 1990? Shouldn't we be aiming at 15,000 BC?
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If you haven't tried the paid version now is a good time.
Link Bubble 1.1 is out now

The big news with the 1.1 update is that all non-Pro users are granted a 24-hour trial of Link Bubble Pro's premium features. There's also initial translation support and some much requested usability enhancements. 

Full change log:
• NEW: Add a 24 hour trial of Link Bubble Pro's features for all non-Pro users*.
• NEW: Translation support for Czech, Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, German, Italian, Russian and Thai. If you'd like to help with translations, you can do so here:
• NEW: Add option to change the User Agent.
• NEW: Add "Close bubble" option to overflow menu.
• NEW: Add "Stop" option to overflow menu when a webpage is loading.
• IMPROVEMENT: If the "Vibrate on touch" system setting is disabled, the app will not trigger any vibrations.
• IMPROVEMENT: Add a Close button on the upgrade/inform popup.
• IMPROVEMENT: The FAQ's translation question now redirects to the community Link Bubble translation project.
• BUG FIX: Many stability fixes.

* Fair warning: at this point I consider this trial an experiment. If conversion to Pro increases as a result and I don't get impaled with pitch forks when the trial period expires, I'll keep with this method. If it doesn't, I'll go back to the previous method. See the in-app FAQ for details on how this trial period works.
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  • South Florida State College
    2013 - present
  • Heartland Library Cooperative
    2010 - 2013
  • Highlands County Library System
    1999 - 2010
  • School Board of Polk County
    1997 - 1999
  • Highlands County School Board
    1993 - 1997
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Avon Park, FL
Avon Park, FL - Tampa, FL - Winter Haven, FL
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got to go backstage at Radio City Music Hall on my first trip to Manhattan
  • University of South Florida
    Library and Information Science, 1995 - 1997
  • University of South Florida
    Social Science Education, 1991 - 1992
  • Webber International University
    Computer Information Systems, 1986 - 1988
  • South Florida Community College
    1984 - 1986
  • Avon Park High School
    1980 - 1984
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I spent 4 nights there during DragonCon. Outside of a refrigerator, there are no frills. The rooms are small and have minimal furniture. There seemed to be no snack machines on the site so bring your own. There was also (as stated) no Internet access offered. On the plus side, the room rate was extremely reasonable compared to other hotels in the area. A Pizza Hut that makes deliveries is very close by. Driving distance to downtown is 5 minutes. It isn't the kind of place I would want to vacation in, but as a place to go back to at the end of the night and leave early the next morning, it suited my purposes extremely well.
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