I am no fan of common core, however be careful what you all mock or you will look like the imbeciles and weaken your position. Memorizing every possible combination is just not a viable option. It’s not just about solving 9+6, it is about teaching problem solving methods. Those that just memorize answers and discard methods/process will be left in the dust as the equations become more complex.
When they get to Algebra, if you don't have the basics memorized, you can't write out everything in factors of 10 along with the rest of your work. It'll be one hell of a mess.
YOU are an IDIOT. We memorized them in school. Are our current crop of kids more stupid and cannot memorize tables? Exactly how many combinations of 9+6 are there? Oh, right TWO!
My mother taught me how to add when I was three. It's real simple you hold up 9 pencils in one hand and then 6 in the other. Have child add one hand to the other one pencil at a time and vallah the answer! This is how I leaned the method of mathmatics at three years old. At four she taught me division and multiplication.
Common core is dumbing down our kids. It is taking something simple and making it so damned complicated even adults shake their head and ask what kind of moron came up with this crap. My daughter left public school where they taught like this and went to a private school. We learned that the private school was two full grades ahead of her public school education.
The fact is common core does NOT teach problem solving methods. By the way, I work in engineering designing refineries and chemical plants. I hated math but I learned by memorizing and it stuck with me. I make well over 100k a year so I guess I didn't really get left in the dust.....
I agree with sapper. You're an idiot.
Decomposing 6 so that you can find something that totals 10 to which you can add what remains of the decomposed 6 is just asinine. Nor does this help children learning math to think abstractly.
Much easier is the old school method. Take 3 things and 4 things and put them together. Now count all of them. You now have 7 things, so 3+4=7. Now take 6 things and 9 things and put them together. Now count them. You have 15 things so 9+6=15.
Today we will spend a little time learning how to add single digit numbers. It is just combining two groups of things and counting them. Next week we will learn how to add two digit numbers.
Don't worry Sally, this is really easy. You don't have to decompose numbers like you did in CrazedBanshee's class.
but the problem solving method creates more problems for a simple equation. 6 doesn't just equal 5+1...Or is the idea to create kids that can only think in terms of ODD numbers....creating ODD dememented people
Tell that to the people who put men on the moon without the progressive math skill.
Or...Einstein who failed math in school.
 July 30, 2014 at 2:53pm
If you are predicting inflation why in the he** would you be saving more. That means the value of your dollar is going to be decimated. If you really think inflation is going to be “crazy high” you should be investing in tangible durable goods. (things that will keep their value).
 July 25, 2014 at 7:17pm
Please show some reference to these other experiments to describe the theorized preservation of this tissue. I would love to see what they used as a control and how they explain soft tissue not completely fossilizing over millions of years.
 July 23, 2014 at 2:07pm
It is clear theft by the father. Look at the quote below and add that to what Balthazor pointed out.
“Her father, Dr. Albrey Arrington, executive director of the Loxahatchee River District, said “we were all really amazed” over the findings.””
What a scum bag.
And Nab. You just lost all credibility to your claim as well. I skimmed through the article and picked up more than your reading twice.
 July 16, 2014 at 6:11pm
I bet you make yourself laugh all the time.
Since the woman was bludgeoned to death, I expect we will see some sort of protest from your friends to outlaw making a fist. But then what would we do with your banners?
I will also expect that the protest will be a bunch of kids running down their street in underwear. (I guess if you can’t get people to join the real cause you may as well try to bolster your numbers with people that want to run around in their underwear)
 July 16, 2014 at 5:30pm
You are also overlooking the fact that this move by Glenn, although fueled by charity, is also destroying the liberal argument against us. Their argument is that we are racist and hate these people, that is why we want them sent back. By showing them charity and requesting justice they have no ground to stand on.
I know you don’t believe in God, nor Christ, it is why you don’t understand how both Charity and Justice can prevail.
 July 15, 2014 at 3:05pm
How can a non-living thing have an enemy? It is people that have enemies. Gov’t is only to serve the will of the people. If heads of the gov’t go against the will of the people then the heads of the gov’t have made themselves enemies of the people.
 July 7, 2014 at 4:25pm
It looks like it was corrected. I am sure you supposed writing experts have never posted, realized a mistake and corrected. Your 13 year old daughter sounds stuck up. You sound like an enabler. Spelling and grammar rules change dramatically as time passes, yet somehow we can still read and understand things written with different rules. I guess your daughter is wasting her time on something that has little relevance. Good job, it obviously makes you proud. If you want her to do something useful guide her into computer language. That is a place where rules of the language really matter.
 June 24, 2014 at 3:22pm
Um isn’t that the very definition of being “conservative”, decrying excess? It is also preserving tradition. You are confusing a political preference with an economic system. “Capitalism”
June 24, 2014 at 3:14pm
Seriously think about what you just said. Then ponder on this: Do you really think that what you described is how Christ set up his church? Do you not think that Christ would set his church up in a way that lay ministers could serve and still maintain employment elsewhere to support a family? I guarantee you that he has. You need to keep searching buddy. You don’t need a degree to preach the gospel to a congregation, or gain a “higher” title, anyone who says otherwise is a liar. Authority comes from Christ.
June 24, 2014 at 3:00pm
“(with BORROWED money–it’s not even someone else’s money, it IS the borrowers future money, AND they are taxed for the privilege of being forced to borrow it)”
That is the most ridiculous logic I have ever heard. How can they posses something that they will have in the future now? If this is the logic that you and your friends follow, it is no wonder we have so many dimwits thinking that they own the world. It’s not about what they have earned, it is about what they think they will be worth in the future. What a total lack of understanding reality. Just unreal.
In regards to your other statement. No one said they are living high on the hog, however the people living off of OTHER PEOPLES money usually do not care about their standard of living. They only care about basic needs. Many “philosophers” speak about finding happiness in simplicity. They revel in this simplicity, because they are free to “pursue their happiness”, without needing to work.
Because of the easy money, and a large volume of freeloaders, the ones that really do work hard to better their position, have ridiculous tuition costs. As a result they are laden with debt for the majority of their lives. But don’t worry big brother has created another law to forgive the debt, er excuse me, the money that they gave themselves, after X amount of years.
 May 6, 2014 at 5:30pm
If you were smart enough you would realize it isn’t irony. It is symbolic. You also would have picked up on the fact that the e is located directly above the d. I know not much gets by you, but you may have also realized that losing is commonly misspelled and possibly realized that effect is commonly misused.
You were only smart enough to look at the surface and ignore any depth.
I have no respect for people that criticize for spelling and grammar, in a layman environment, and ignore everything else.
 May 5, 2014 at 2:41pm
I love the mentality. “Cool Story Bro”, or “You Mad Bro”. Used to ignore facts and logic, then state your opinion as fact.
Just those cliche phrases alone let me know to not even waste my time.
April 30, 2014 at 3:15pm
Yep the negligent parents. The children WERE NOT in DCF custody. The DCF is being blamed because they allegedly didn’t respond SOON ENOUGH to REMOVE THE CHILDREN.
To me it sounds like to many on this site that the DCF is guilty no matter what they do. Damned if they do, damned if they don’t.
April 30, 2014 at 3:09pm
The title of the article is very misleading. The article is saying that the three children that died, died by the hands of an abusive person. The are placing blame on the department for not acting soon enough…(removing the children from the situation). How can you bash on them for acting in the Pelletier case, then on the other hand, bash them for not acting fast enough with the other children.
From the comments it looks like the vast majority of you are completely lost.
Actually it seems like you don't know much about the Pelletier case. Is this true?
Justina Pelletier was NOT removed from her home and placed in a foster home. There's a huge difference here. She never has been abused until she was taken away by Mass. DCF and placed in a "group home", where she received no medical tx, no education, and no religious services or priests in to give her communion, and totally cut off from her un-abusive family excepting a one hour visit, which was questionable at times, also. These other kids were taken from their homes, placed in foster homes, or returned to their original homes, and not monitored. And if you know anything about the Pelletier case, if they don't get her out of that "home" and soon, she will die in there, and become yet another victim of Mass DCF.
How can we? Easy. Mass. did not have jurisdiction in the Pelletier case - she was referred by another group of physiscians from a medical facility in her home state of Conn, for a TEST. Mass DCF refused to let her parents take her back to her home Doctor, at Tufts Medical, and held her for over a year illegally, refusing to treat her per her own doctors diagnosis. The parents here were not on watch, were not abusing their daughter - were simoly following the advice of their own physician. DCF stepped in where they had no right, or duty, because a Boston Childen's Hospital doc had an experimental theory, and wanted to try it out on the kid - so DCF trumped up charges to allow it. . BUT - in their own state of MASS, when they had three other children where they DID have jurisdiction, and they were told by police that the parents had ALREADY injured their children, or DCF had determined the children were TRULY at risk - NOT under the care of a physician, NOT thriving and doing very well (except for a case of the flu) , the MASS DCF lost the papers, dropped the ball, wandered around with their heads up their butts - and Three other children _WITH LEGITIMATE COMPLAINTS, and in their jurisdiction, under their direct supervision, DIED.... that is how it is different. I am stunned you cannot see the difference.
April 29, 2014 at 3:22pm
Describe “fighting the good fight”. Using proper verbiage at the proper time is critical. Backing anyone who does not understand this, as a leader, will lose you the fight.
Ask yourself this. Do i back Cliven Bundy?
Cliven Bundy used poor verbiage to describe an opinion. Many here would still like to back him. John Kerry used poor verbiage to describe an opinion and we are calling for his resignation. Anyone who stands with Mr. Bundy while at the same time calls for the resignation of John Kerry is either a hypocrite or blind.
April 18, 2014 at 3:09pm
1. I agree not a B2.
2. The B2 is hella old now and certainly the shape of it is long past classified
3. Spelling means nothing. Same goes for grammar. From my experience it is those that have no argument that even waste their time to bring it up.
April 18, 2014 at 2:45pm
Guess they don’t like go-nads, but penis is ok…go figure.
April 18, 2014 at 2:43pm
Contrary to what you obviously think it is not a penis and vag that determine the sex, it is what gametes the ****** produce (sperm or egg). If we followed your logic the one that produces the egg would be the male and the one that has the sperm would be the female.
April 18, 2014 at 2:30pm
I will take the judges understanding of the New York constitution over yours. He states:
“While plaintiffs may disagree with the governor’s and the legislature’s assessment of the need to act quickly, the governor included in his certificate a recitation of his reasons for urging speedy passage,” the judge said. “That is all the constitution requires.”
Clearly it is more than just a nicety adopted by the legislature else why would the Judge cite a constitutional requirement?
You went on some massive tangent about something you have no clue about, however if you had some reading comprehension you would have stopped yourself from looking like a fool…well maybe.