User Profile: SuttonShimai


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  • [11] January 28, 2015 at 11:49am

    It’s not the nuclear blast that is the problem. It’s the Electro-Magnetic Pulse that the blast produces that is the problem. It will not only fry electronics in everything, it will fry the electronics in parts that are sitting in warehouses. There would be nothing to replace them with because even the replacements would be fried. But not replacements sitting in warehouses in Europe or Asia, if they exist, since the scenerio being discussed is an EMP aimed at the United States. By the way, an EMP does not effect old-fashioned tube technology nor fiber-optic technology.

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  • [1] January 26, 2015 at 7:55pm

    I didn’t meet and marry my husband until I was 31. Had a baby at 32, 34, 36, 38, and 40 (almost 41). They are all grown and healthy. The first one was a C-section, the next four were VBAC’s.

  • [4] January 25, 2015 at 4:35pm

    I have done several long-term sub jobs and there are three major things I have to deal with:
    cell phone use in the classroom, talking while I am trying to teach or give instructions, and throwing (tossing) things across the room. That’s been a problem at every school I’ve been at and these are white, rural students. I’m a stickler on throwing things because it is distracting and you could hurt someone depending on what got thrown.

  • [2] January 19, 2015 at 9:52pm

    One can look attractive and be modest at the same time. Men should be attracted to your smile, your kindness, your respect for others. If the only way you can attract a man is to flaunt your body, you are not going to attract the right kind of man for the right reason.

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  • [2] January 19, 2015 at 9:15pm

    I’ve always been of the mind that you simply should not be displaying parts of your body that only your husband should see (and that includes tight clothing). You want to look “sexy”? Why? What purpose does it serve? To impress other women? Because most men could care less about the clothes you wear. Be sexy for your husband. That’s healthy for a marriage. Yes, men CAN control themselves. Most men do it all the time. But I know lots of good men who would prefer it if women didn’t force unwanted thoughts into their heads because of the clothes they wear. Men react with their bodies first and then their minds. Women react with their minds first and then their bodies, which is why so many women are clueless as to what they are doing to men. And you can knock off the burka crap. There is nothing wrong with being modest and each society has their own version of what constitutes being modest. Modesty focuses on the real you and immodesty makes a woman into an object. I read a study that found out that when men looked at pictures of scantily clad women, it activated the same area in their brains as tools do. Think about that one for a while.

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  • [7] January 15, 2015 at 5:50pm

    Wow! I don’t even know where to begin with this! My homeschooled children’s professors found them to be more mature than other students they had. After homeschooling my kids, I went back to school and got a teaching license because I wanted to. I found out classes need to be smaller, not bigger. Ten is about right. Otherwise, the students in the back can hide behind their books and computer bags and be on their cell phones instead of listening to the teacher. And teachers do not need to hold a master’s degree. Some do, some don’t. And I didn’t learn a thing in my education classes. Most of what I have learned has come from educational listservs where I get advice from other teachers on how to teach and how to use classroom management.

  • [14] January 7, 2015 at 12:18pm

    I am a Spanish teacher and I have to teach culture along with the language. Every once in a while I have to remind my students that I am not teaching religion, but the culture of Spanish-speaking countries is inseparably tied to the Catholic religion, so they are going to hear about religion. Although I am not Catholic myself, I do teach about the many holidays celebrated by Spanish-speaking people that have their origins in the Catholic religion. I enjoy teaching about these holidays and I hope my students enjoy learning about them.

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  • January 7, 2015 at 12:03pm

    That appears to be a recently opened or little used checking account. Notice that the check number is only 1004. We’ve had our checking account for so long that there are now 5 digits in our check numbers.

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  • [4] January 6, 2015 at 11:33am

    In Iowa, whether you have a high school diploma, GED, or are homeschooled, you still have to take the COMPASS test to determine whether or not you can start taking college level English and Math courses. So my homeschooled kids took the COMPASS test, started taking college classes, earned an AA degree, transferred to a four year university and got a college degree, all without a high school diploma.

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  • [9] January 6, 2015 at 10:53am

    Glad to know I wasn’t the only one to notice that!

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  • [23] January 6, 2015 at 10:39am

    I am a licensed teacher, but currently substituting. I walked through the library at a high school one day and saw a student sitting at one of the tables reading the Bible. (How did I know? The zippered leather cover was my first clue.) As I walked past him, I smiled and said, “Great book!” He smiled back. See? We’re not all bad. :-)

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  • [2] January 1, 2015 at 6:50pm

    Selena Gomez was named after Selena Quintanilla, a Tejano singer who simply went by the name of Selena. Selena Quintanilla was murdered in 1995 by the former head of her fan club because she (the fan club head) was discovered to have been embezzling money from the fan club account. Selena Gomez is very much alive and continues to have a successful career.

  • [4] December 31, 2014 at 11:33pm

    In the Star Trek (original series) season 2 episode called “Patterns of Force” the crew is on a Nazi-like planet. Out on the street the crowd is addressed by their leader on what we would now refer to as a flat-screen TV. Their communicators look an awful lot like flip-phones (now outdated, but I still have one), and when they insert data disks into the ship’s computer, they are the same size and shape as a 3.5 inch floppy, which is already old-school technology. Star Trek did it pretty well, too.

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  • [2] December 29, 2014 at 8:19pm

    I got married where the President can’t go: a Mormon Temple. The only way he could get in is if he converted to Mormonism.

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  • [1] December 10, 2014 at 4:26pm

    I can’t believe Locust Street didn’t show up on that list. Every town around here has a Locust Street.

  • [3] December 10, 2014 at 10:20am

    The Japanese have been doing this for years. But thanks for the video. It reminds me how it’s done.

  • [10] December 7, 2014 at 6:22pm

    I am on staff with a convention that includes furries and people dressing up as various characters. They are ordinary people just wanting to have some fun. You know there ARE other ways to have fun besides going out and getting drunk.

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  • November 2, 2014 at 7:40pm

    I went to see The Book of Life. It has a Día de los Muertos theme. Disclaimer: I am a red, white, and blue-blooded, Constitution-loving American….but I am also a Spanish teacher (I love languages!). I don’t like Halloween because everyone seems to focus on the blood, gore, and guts. But Day of the Dead is like Memorial Day with a party! Much more fun. The movie was cute and I loved the idea of the Land of the Remembered. The story was good and I liked the music.

  • September 26, 2014 at 9:04pm

    The article failed to mention that the real name of the school is Wahlert Catholic High School. It’s a private high school and most of the families are well-to-do. Students were taking vacations with their families that the teachers would never be able to afford. I know because I once worked there.

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  • September 17, 2014 at 8:01am

    I absolutely loved the first Michael Vey book. Very interesting concepts for “super powers.” However, in each successive book, the villain got darker and darker and I don’t know if I can keep reading the series. Re-reading them was very disturbing to me.

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