User Profile: tbeachhead


Member Since: December 02, 2010


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  • [13] January 25, 2015 at 6:35am

    “Putting the assault aside?” Are you serious? You’re saying there is just cause to assault a teacher?

    Man we’ve become sick. “Automatic enrollment or compulsory attendance does not constitute a contractual arrangement?” Nonsense. You have written the most absurd caricature of everything that’s wrong with our entitlement mentality. There are rules of conduct in my privileged classroom. You don’t follow them, there are consequences.

    I don’t “confiscate” cellphones. I remove them from temptations. Unsanctioned use of cellphones constitutes a threat to the integrity of my class, as students photograph tests and quizzes, answers…or threaten others…or set up illicit rendezvous as I’m teaching. It’s understood that I will decide in my hallowed room of learning when cellphone use is appropriate. It is a contract.

    Oh…and it is understood that no student will slam me to the floor.

    Do not put the assault aside, or you sanction anarchy.

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  • [12] January 25, 2015 at 6:30am

    What? It’s a school. This is a classroom. Robbed of his cellphone? There are rules of decorum in a classroom. It’s contractual and clearly understood: You don’t take out your cellphone in class and disrupt the class, interfering with classmates’ right to learn. “Confiscation” is not punitive, it’s merely enforcing a code. I never keep a cellphone. It’s always in plain sight, ready to be restored to its owner at the end of the class. To suggest that a teacher must now bow to the ubiquitous god-phone is absurd. Students take photos of tests, threaten others during a class, pass on information that must not be circulated for the integrity of the class. Teaching good manners is part of our job…I’m actually shocked at your response.

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  • January 23, 2015 at 10:46am

    I hate it when they play the Koch card…That’s like playing the Fox card or the Beck card.

  • January 22, 2015 at 5:50pm

    From your article: “Temperature can change air pressure, lowering it because the molecules that make up the gas are less active. However, the weather for the AFC Championship would have deflated the balls set aside for the Colts as well as the Patriots. Only the Patriots balls were found to be deflated.” Doesn’t add up. Where did each team store their balls? When were they brought to the field? I have eleven balls, some of which were off by as much as 2 psi? How many of which? All of which? One of which? When were these measurements taken? Has anyone wanting to make an issue of this watched the game? Tell me which of the spectacular catches, tackles, throws, calls…timing were directly affected by as much as 2 psi?

  • January 22, 2015 at 5:40pm

    Where are the stats, ball by ball? How much under are we talking? How much pressure does a ball lose, going from indoors to outdoors? How did Indianapolis store their balls. What was the discrepancy?

  • [1] January 22, 2015 at 5:38pm

    Debunked, right…because the refs didn’t have the balls before the game? Because they weren’t stored warm…because NE doesn’t have the talent to walk all over the Colts how many times this year, without resorting to asinine stupidity to ruin the league?

  • [5] January 22, 2015 at 5:27pm

    Are we all stupid? The balls were inflated and inspected in a warm ref’s room. They were transported to the cold outdoors and kept on the sidelines. It’s called man-made climate change…and it’s all the refs’ fault!!! It happens when a warm ball goes outdoors in winter. This is New England, not the southern tip of Florida…If they had played there, they could have accused New England of over inflating the ball!

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  • [8] January 22, 2015 at 11:05am

    This is the stupidest, most mind blowing exercise in idiocy I’ve ever seen…It’s thirty degrees out. The refs keep the balls until the game begins…and hand them back to the players from the warm to the cold. No one on the Patriots had to deflate the balls. Nature did. Once again, a conspiracy theory based on the farcical “man-made climate change.” Now the refs are co-conspirators.

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  • [18] January 21, 2015 at 2:44pm

    The darkest moment for me, and the harbinger of so much worse to come, was the pledge to pry into the “rich’s” savings accounts (“…they don’t need all that…”) to pay for the free community college.

  • [3] January 21, 2015 at 2:41pm

    “Someone of color?” Ahh…the darker skinned card amounts to his sole excuse… The bottom line is Koppel can be substantive. Gumbel says stuff like this. Unless he was talking out of his shirt sleeve…what he said did not come from color, but from a shallow existence that cannot grasp his own shortcomings.

  • [10] January 21, 2015 at 12:13pm

    Except for this: Folks lived in those towns…These were built for show, and never inhabited…

  • [8] January 21, 2015 at 12:12pm

    Communist dictatorship has everything to do with it. Everybody pays his “fair share,” and the government spends the wad on whatever progresses propaganda…in this case construction of ghost towns. Communism has never prospered, and no tyrant has ever ruled without threat and lie.

  • [31] January 21, 2015 at 11:16am

    Lest we forget with whom we’re dealing:

    “…the suspect runs after them on foot, brutally driving a knife into one victim’s back. The 23-year-old terrorist, identified by Haaretz as Hamza Mohammed Hasan Matrouk, is seen in the footage stabbing the woman, who then falls to the ground, as he continues fleeing…”

    This is how his religion teaches him to behave…and his fellow “believers” respond:

    “The stabbings were praised by Hamas spokesman Izzat al-Risheq on Wednesday, who called it a ‘daring and heroic act.’”

    For Islam, stabbing a woman in the back and fleeing is an act of heroism and daring do.

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  • January 20, 2015 at 3:46pm

    Slaughter your offspring…save a buck. This reminds me of the urban legend of the NH town that bought a million dollar home in a neighboring town for a family with four special ed kids with expensive needs. The story goes they would save a million a year in education expenses if they could get rid of the family.

    In a nation where the Education Union backs the indiscriminate and free destruction of our offspring on demand…anything makes sense. Save a dollar here and there. End the pregnancy…and the generation it represents.

  • [2] January 20, 2015 at 9:33am

    Yeah, well. It’s true. You look who we have placed in leadership, and it’s clear. We’re no longer on a mission for God…and we no longer know what a mission for “country” is. We’re in the process of separating country from state.

  • January 20, 2015 at 8:27am

    Where’s Obama’s stepped up surveillance when you need it most?

  • January 20, 2015 at 8:19am

    We need information on the proud officer and his family…background, habits. We need information on the motive for such unwarranted warrants, and unprecedented precedents. Not to folks worried about preppers: This might not be the way to discourage such disconcerting behavior as preparing one’s family for a nation out of control.

  • [1] January 19, 2015 at 7:05pm

    Chromophobes…If a lighter skinned American had said it, it would be a perfect tweet…and the chromophobes wouldn’t have to whine. But a darker skinned American said it, and that changes everything…It can only apply to darker skinned Americans…not to human beings overcoming obstacles.

  • [2] January 19, 2015 at 12:15pm

    This is it…you know she’s right by the disingenuousness of the commentary…If we’re discussing yoga pants…and at the same time talking about “thigh gap”, then the pants are not the question at all…and neither is the gap…Suddenly what’s in between is what’s outstanding, and maybe that’s not really a good thing.

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  • January 19, 2015 at 12:07pm

    Weird how the fattest sniper shot this snipe from behind his mansion wall…

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