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This manipulation of statistics is not new.  My state has been doing it for years.  The state's department of education target its results to be good enough to placate the federal demand of yearly progress, yet still poor enough to score more money to 'improve' the schools.
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Is he admitting that any scientific basis for (social) psychology is BS?  I am glad that someone has finally confessed to the façade of authority.
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I may live in a red state, but I dare one of those troglodytes to try that crap here.  I would laugh my ass off when they are ticketed for violating AR state law 27-37-601: "Noise or smoke producing devices prohibited."
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Talk about testosterone poisoning. Yes, I drive a Prius. But I did not choose it to save the environment. I chose it to save my wallet. Gasoline is expensive, asshole. And if you want to piss away extra money and diesel to compensate for your shortcomings, be my guest.
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Dumbasses. Of course the prime culprit in lung cancer is dirty exhaust. Go for it buckeroos.
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The term "Christian" has become more a marketing brand than an actual belief system. The use of the term, as such, disrespects those for whom it means something more.
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My standard answer while I worked at the casino.
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"The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world−view and mental habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible. It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words."

"Principles of Newspeak", 1984, George Orwell
Have you ever had a feeling that you didn't have a word for? If you haven't, do you think that such feelings don't exist? One anthropologist's work seems to suggest that not having a word for a real feeling can happen — and that it can really screw up both a person and a culture.
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You can feel it, and even consider it, without a word for it. But that is all fleeting without a word to denote it and refer to it later. Words permit organization and tracking of recalls.
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In what way is this type of cost cutting any different than others? This business decision is only news because the tax agencies do not believe that corporate profits belong to the companies. Life would be a lot easier for the IRS once the masses stop believing it is their money.
More companies than ever are abandoning the U.S. for nations with lower taxes.
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The issue is framed from the perspective of 'corporations cheating the IRS'. To make that claim, there would have to be the implication that money actually belongs to the government, not people or companies.
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Nice talking point, but I do not see how it could be fully implemented.  How does one deal with small, rural school districts where each grade has a choice of one public school?
The Obama administration will announce plans on Monday to enforce a long-ignored federal mandate: a decade-old requirement that states give students of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds equal access to good teachers. The new initiative, cal...
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The false balancing of topics is also a problem here in the US.  Because we pride ourselves on freedom of expression and opinion, we have lost sight of the discernment process to sort good ideas from bullshit.  When the media presents two sides as equals, the masses will accept both sides as equally valid.  This allows demagogues who (knowingly) peddle falsehoods an unchallenged  forum to manipulate and poison dialog.

As attributed to Sen. Moynihan: "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."
The BBC Trust published an update on an years-old report questioning the "over-rigid application of editorial guidelines on impartiality" in science reporting. Or, as the Telegraph put it, they were told to "stop inviting cranks onto science programmes." Which seems slightly harsh.
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The problem is how much policy is shaped by "science".  Junk science is used by some to manipulate the masses.  Politicians then follow down the rabbit hole in order to secure votes.  The resulting policies become victims of the BS.
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Another blow to the GOP brand.  The Party needs to back-room its crazies and tell them to not embarrass themselves.
A Congressional candidate for Oklahoma's 3rd district in the U.S. House of Representatives claims Rep. Frank Lucas is dead and has been replaced by a "look alike."Timothy Ray Murray claims Lucas was executed, along with other members of Congress in Ukraine, then replaced. He now wants Lucas' votes from the primary election,Murray came in third with 5.2% of the vote, or 3,442 votes. Robert Hubbard got 12%, Frank Lucas got 82.8%.Murray says he plan...
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    Physics, 1986 - 1995
  • Billings West High School
    1981 - 1984
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