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.
Have to agree with Russell on this. God I hate the media.
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
: Larry, does the President have any reaction to the announcementthe Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, that AIDS is now an epidemic and have over 600 cases?
MR. SPEAKES: Whats AIDS?
Q: Over a third of them have died. Its known as gay plague. (Laughter.) No, it is. I mean its 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 dont have it. Do you? (Laughter.)
Q: No, I dont.
MR. SPEAKES: You didnt 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 dont know anything about it, Lester.
Q: Does the President, does anybody in the White House know about this epidemic, Larry?
MR. SPEAKES: I dont think so. I dont think theres 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 hes had no(laughter)no patients suffering from AIDS or whatever it is.
Q: The President doesnt have gay plague, is that what youre saying or what?
MR. SPEAKES: No, I didnt say that.
Q: Didnt say that?
MR. SPEAKES: I thought I heard you on the State Department over there. Why didnt you stay there? (Laughter.)
Q: Because I love you, Larry, thats why. (Laughter.)
MR. SPEAKES: Oh, I see. Just dont put it in those terms, Lester. (Laughter.)
Q: Oh, I retract that.
MR. SPEAKES: I hope so.
Q: Its too late.
Snip> In a fundamental sense, Sahlberg said, the United States is asking the wrong questions. Instead of asking, What will help students succeed in todays 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.
Finlands 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 arent formally tested until they are 18, and children arent 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
This may have been posted a few years ago but it's well worth watching if you haven't seen it.
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
This is seriously making the rounds on my conservative family's Facebook pages here in New Mexico.
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