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Condi Rice taking reins of Jeb Bush’s education foundation

Condi Rice taking reins of Jeb Bush’s education foundation
Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice is taking the reins of Jeb Bush’s education foundation while the former Florida governor continues exploring whether he will dive into the 2016 presidential race.

Bush resigned from the foundation late last year after saying that he was considering running for president, and on Thursday he tapped Rice, a member of the foundation’s board for two years, as the organization’s new chairman, the foundation’s Web site says.

Bush’s decision to tap her is all in the family: Rice served as secretary of state for his brother, President George W. Bush, from 2005-2009, the first African American woman to hold the position. She also served as Bush’s national security adviser, prior to becoming the nation’s top diplomat.

Jeb Bush created the Foundation for Excellence in Education after completing his second term as Florida governor to continue his influential advocacy of school reform. As governor, from 1999-2007, he launched a series of controversial reforms that centered around using standardized test scores as the chief metric of “accountability” for schools and expanding charter schools and vouchers. His “Florida Formula” became a model for other states. Bush’s foundation hosts a national school reform “summit” every year that brings together like-minded reformers from the worlds of business and policy-making.


I guess Jeb Bush's foundation must be 100% honest and above board.

Hard to find much about it at all, though this old article form 2012 is interesting.
http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/11/11883/taxpayer-enriched-companies-back-jeb-bushs-foundation-excellence-education-its-bu
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Fri Apr 24, 2015, 01:48 PM (5 replies)

Falling meteor may have changed the course of Christianity

Falling meteor may have changed the course of Christianity
NEARLY two thousand years ago, a man named Saul had an experience that changed his life, and possibly yours as well. According to Acts of the Apostles, the fifth book of the biblical New Testament, Saul was on the road to Damascus, Syria, when he saw a bright light in the sky, was blinded and heard the voice of Jesus. Changing his name to Paul, he became a major figure in the spread of Christianity.

William Hartmann, co-founder of the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona, has a different explanation for what happened to Paul. He says the biblical descriptions of Paul's experience closely match accounts of the fireball meteor seen above Chelyabinsk, RussiaMovie Camera, in 2013.

Hartmann has detailed his argument in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science (doi.org/3vn). He analyses three accounts of Paul's journey, thought to have taken place around AD 35. The first is a third-person description of the event, thought to be the work of one of Jesus's disciples, Luke. The other two quote what Paul is said to have subsequently told others.

"Everything they are describing in those three accounts in the book of Acts are exactly the sequence you see with a fireball," Hartmann says. "If that first-century document had been anything other than part of the Bible, that would have been a straightforward story."


That would certainly be a different interpretation than any I heard when I was you. I can even understand why Paul and other would interpret an event of this nature as a sign from God.
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Wed Apr 22, 2015, 04:53 PM (11 replies)

When I go to DU Norton displays "Suspicious Web Page Blocked You attempted to access http://www.demo

"Suspicious Web Page Blocked
You attempted to access
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=latest_thread...

For your protection, this web page has been blocked and submitted for review. Visit Symantec to learn more about phishing and internet security.

It is recommended that you do NOT visit this page, however if you know that this web page is safe, you may choose to visit this web page anyway.


I am thinking it is a advertiser, though it is impossible to determine which one.

I suppose, Norton could have been bought by a Republican.

Your suggestions are appreciated.
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Tue Apr 14, 2015, 12:43 PM (2 replies)
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