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Nothing new there: Charles Kettering inventor American engineer whose 140 patents included the electric starter, car lighting and ignition systems. Science Quotes by Charles F. Kettering It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again. -- Charles F Kettering It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world. _Charles F Kettering 99 percent of success is built on failure. — Charles F. Kettering An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots. — Charles F. Kettering A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere. — Charles F. Kettering A research problem is not solved by apparatus; it is solved in a man's head. — Charles F. Kettering An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously. You see, from the time a person is six years old until he graduates form college he has to take three or four examinations a year. If he flunks once, he is out. But an inventor is almost always failing. He tries and fails maybe a thousand times. It he succeeds once then he's in. These two things are diametrically opposite. We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work. — Charles F. Kettering Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. — Charles F. Kettering Every great improvement has come after repeated failures. Virtually nothing comes out right the first time. Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success. — Charles F. Kettering I often say that research is a way of finding out what you are going to do when you can't keep on doing what you are doing now. — Charles F. Kettering 'Industrial Prospecting', an address to the Founder Societies of Engineers (20 May 1935). In National Research Council, Reprint and Circular Series of the National Research Council (1933), No. 107, 1. ) If I want to stop a research program I can always do it by getting a few experts to sit in on the subject, because they know right away that it was a fool thing to try in the first place. — Charles F. Kettering If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong. — Charles F. Kettering
The following was sent to; Speaker Boehner, At a time when the majority of Americans oppose Obamacare, many Democrats in the House and Senate are running away from it and you personally promised to repeal it ,you are now urging passage of a budget bill that will fund Obamacare for TWO years. This is beyond stupid.Strike while the people are behind you, make the democrats defend Obamacare instead of folding. And you have the nerve to attack those in the Party who are opposing the budget bill. PS. Let Mr Hoft testify before the House vote! http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/12/please-pray-for-me-i-am-losing-my-insurance/
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Don't Know Much About Geography

Patrick4922 Wrote: Aug 18, 2013 12:01 PM
Thanks and sorry, It was the University of Miami in Miami Florida.
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Don't Know Much About Geography

Patrick4922 Wrote: Aug 15, 2013 7:10 AM
Unfortunately this is not new. In 1982 universities and colleges had already churned out teachers with degrees who had little or no knowledge of basic subjects they would teach. Several examples; -A young Miami U lecturer gave the incoming freshman class a general information quiz and was so disturbed by the lack of general knowledge that he shared the results with a reporter who wrote an article for a Miami newspaper. A few examples, a majority could not identify the President, did not know the number of States, did not know if Florida was on the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean and the list went on and on. He was not tenured and was fired for embarrassing the University. -1982 was the first year that Florida required that college graduates with teaching degrees take an all purpose exam covering basic subjects English Math, History etc and more than 50 percent failed. This caused a mighty uproar in the teaching world with charges of racism and worse after the results were made public. The head of a private school in Miami gave the same test to his 8th grade class and every student scored 100%. Finally the education gurus who deemed that learning should be fun not hard and there went memorization, followed by those who deemed that 'self-esteem' is more important than correct answers and those who now deem testing as the problem. The end result has been a very large body of poorly educated or uneducated parents who are unable to help their children or are not involved in doing so. A recent program on new math showed a classroom of students trying to solve 28 divided by seven. Teams were set up a different tables, pencils, papers, scissors, glue were provided and a inordinate amount of time was spent talking, giggling, drawing, cutting, pasting and questioning, more like romper room than a classroom. Of course my first eight years in the 1940s were spent in a school with only four classrooms, four nuns teaching eight grades with weekly quizzes and frequent spelling, geography, history and math bees. Written tests in all subjects were monthly and the Iowa tests were taken at the end of the year.We learned and were not harmed by testing and memorization.
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A Hundred Percent of Nothing

Patrick4922 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 7:43 AM
Chrck out the following pictures http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ku4ZD-ZcZk
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Pastor to Taunt IRS Over Free Speech

Patrick4922 Wrote: Oct 06, 2012 2:04 PM
No doubt if the Obama administration or the IRS goes after essentially white Christian pastors and Churches will they continue to ignore the Black ministers who champion democratic candidates in public and from the pulpit and, in New York, host democratic candidates at every election cycle in their Churches to speak to their parishioners. Such investigations could ruin the tax free life style of many reverends like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson et al.
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4.5 Million Jobs? Not So Fast!

Patrick4922 Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 2:35 PM
The following comment was sent to the big three nightly news readers: Your news staff are math deficient and so accepts blindly the data that comes out of the administration.When 1.2 million unemployed drop out of the labor force in one month, January, and are no longer counted as unemployed the unemployment rate goes down. When the average number of new applicants for unemployment benefits range between 350,000 and 375,000 per week, app 1,400,000 per month, and the number of jobs created are in the 70,000-270,000 per month there is a net loss of jobs. The spin that is put on these numbers by Obama, his spin-meisters, and the MSM is beyond simple dishonesty, it is the BIG Lie, pure propaganda for the Obama administration..
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Legitimate Rape Arguments

Patrick4922 Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 9:58 AM
Abortion supports should be asked about the following:: When the titular head of the democrat party, President Barack H Obama, voted in the Illinois senate to deny medical care to a child born alive after an attempted abortion, he was the ultimate example of what Pope John Paul II called the "Culture of Death". When a young women carries a child to full term and then decides to abandon the child on a neighbor's or Church's steps she is instantly branded a criminal, arrested, tried and even jailed while the child born of a failed abortion is allowed to die in the midst of family, doctors and nurses. While one seeks life for her unwanted child, the other seeks death and today's twisted moral and ethical beliefs favor and support this.
Daniel Okrent, the New York Times's first and probably last real Public Editor, wrote the following last column; "13 Things I Meant to Write About but Never Did" http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/22/weekinreview/22okrent.html?pagewanted=all It provides examples of the liberal, actually:"urban" leaning according to "Pinch", of every aspect of the paper. He had this to say bout Paul Krigman "2. Op-Ed columnist Paul Krugman has the disturbing habit of shaping, slicing and selectively citing numbers in a fashion that pleases his acolytes but leaves him open to substantive assaults." The column is worth reading or rereading.
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