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Guy freaks out after not being thanked for opening a door.

Some folks apparently like to share the Good News by standing outside fast food restaurants (on private property) and holding the door open for people while holding the Bibles – ready to share the Gospel at the drop of a hat.

After hours of this activity at an In-N-Out Burger in Redding, CA – managers finally asked the man to buy something or leave. His reaction? To throw this SCARY expletive-filled screaming temper tantrum that had families nervously leaving the building before he started pulling up one of the fake plants in the restaurant in the midst of his rage.


Renee Zellweger's Face: What Should We Think? Russell Brand

Have to agree with Russell on this. God I hate the media.

If Teachers Were Football Players

Afghanistan before and after photos you won't believe

This image of Afghanistan might be hard to wrap your head around, but it's totally accurate. Prior to three-plus decades of war, Afghanistan, and Kabul in particular, had a pretty solid setup, one that westerners would often visit.

Sadly, the image on the right is likely to remain a reality for the foreseeable future.

Taken by amateur photographer Dr. William F. Podlich in the 1960s, the two women are his daughters (Afghan women, even most men, don't bare arms or legs in public), this and other pictures show westerners and Afghans in western-style clothing, clean streets, and buildings without any bullet holes.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/before-and-after-afghanistan-image-2013-2#ixzz3GqIguXSp

That Time The Reagan White House Press Briefing Erupted With Laughter Over AIDS 13 Times

: Larry, does the President have any reaction to the announcement—the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, that AIDS is now an epidemic and have over 600 cases?
Q: Over a third of them have died. It’s known as “gay plague.” (Laughter.) No, it is. I mean it’s a pretty serious thing that one in every three people that get this have died. And I wondered if the President is aware of it?
MR. SPEAKES: I don’t have it. Do you? (Laughter.)
Q: No, I don’t.
MR. SPEAKES: You didn’t answer my question.
Q: Well, I just wondered, does the President—
MR. SPEAKES: How do you know? (Laughter.)
Q: In other words, the White House looks on this as a great joke?
MR. SPEAKES: No, I don’t know anything about it, Lester.
Q: Does the President, does anybody in the White House know about this epidemic, Larry?
MR. SPEAKES: I don’t think so. I don’t think there’s been any—
Q: Nobody knows?
MR. SPEAKES: There has been no personal experience here, Lester.
Q: No, I mean, I thought you were keeping—
MR. SPEAKES: I checked thoroughly with Dr. Ruge this morning and he’s had no—(laughter)—no patients suffering from AIDS or whatever it is.
Q: The President doesn’t have gay plague, is that what you’re saying or what?
MR. SPEAKES: No, I didn’t say that.
Q: Didn’t say that?
MR. SPEAKES: I thought I heard you on the State Department over there. Why didn’t you stay there? (Laughter.)
Q: Because I love you, Larry, that’s why. (Laughter.)
MR. SPEAKES: Oh, I see. Just don’t put it in those terms, Lester. (Laughter.)
Q: Oh, I retract that.
MR. SPEAKES: I hope so.
Q: It’s too late.

More: http://www.theeverlastinggopstoppers.com/2014/10/time-reagan-white-house-press-briefing-erupted-laughter-aids-13-times/#prettyPhoto

Finnish education expert critiques U.S. school philosophy at URI lecture

Snip> In a fundamental sense, Sahlberg said, the United States is asking the wrong questions. Instead of asking, “What will help students succeed in today’s economy,” the U.S. should be asking, “What will encourage students to be active participants in a democracy?” and “What will make them be lifelong learners?”

Sahlberg is also highly critical of the American emphasis on what he sees as a competitive, market-driven philosophy of public education, one that asks states to compete for federal dollars by agreeing to federally guided reforms.

Sahlberg also says that the growing popularity of school choice, in the form of charter and for-profit schools, undermines the traditional public schools by pulling valuable resources from students who need them most.

Finland’s educational model is antithetical to the accountability movement that has gained currency in the United States under both Republican and Democratic presidents.

In the United States, testing has become a keystone of the school-reform movement.

In Finland, students aren’t formally tested until they are 18, and children aren’t graded until fifth grade.

More at: http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20131210-finnish-education-expert-critiques-u.s.-school-philosophy-at-uri-lecture.ece

Finland's Revolutionary Education System

This may have been posted a few years ago but it's well worth watching if you haven't seen it.

Helping out my sister in this poll would be much appreciated

Her name is Margaret Chambers. She is also a strong Democrat. You should have seen her argue with my brother in law about how God awful Fox News is


ISIS Caught At Mexican Border, Be Afraid!

This is seriously making the rounds on my conservative family's Facebook pages here in New Mexico.

When An Officer Asks For Your License And Registration, I Bet You've Never Thought To Do What He Did

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