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A slow reader's lament

Perapiteticus Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 4:39 PM
Comrade. Peace be with you.
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A slow reader's lament

Perapiteticus Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 1:21 PM
Wrong. Most people still read "regular" books; I have a Nook and rarely use it. Give me the smell and feel of a book, not a digitized caricature of a book. Of course, I know it is a matter of personal taste, but where will the digitized world be 100 years from now? Shards, coinage, and manuscripts still continue to be found centuries after their demise. I dare say we won't be able to say that about Kindles.
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Too Much College

Perapiteticus Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 4:51 PM
Thank you. That's how it works. Unfortunately, many parents and students feel just showing up is worth a B.
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Too Much College

Perapiteticus Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 4:49 PM
What is your point here? That an AP teacher who applies the rigorous demands of a college-level class (which, in fact, it is) represents nothing more than "bad luck" for a student? It is COMMON for the best and brightest to come to an AP English Lit or AP English Language & Composition class, only to discover that all the pampering and easy grade-making they enjoyed in their other classes did not cut it in an AP Class. Those students "thanking God for a C" are better prepared for college from having taken that class, with that teacher, than the cumulative credits their acquired much more easily over their four years in high school.
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The Assault on Food

Perapiteticus Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 11:38 AM
Indeed, Mr. Stossel. The irony is that for all the fascist labels thrown at the right, garbage "force" like this is the quintessence of fascist . Case in point: FDR's "leviathan" leap of government intrusion in the New Deal was as fascist as it gets - as Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism well documents.
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Those Cheapened Pulitzer 'Prizes'

Perapiteticus Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 11:34 AM
Let me check your pulse. Miller is not only eminently funny and entertaining, he is brilliant - something one cannot say about Maher. Maher is stagnant tripe, worn out mantra screeder, a pretender-comedian. And a hater, to boot.
I teach in a non-union environment; I care about our nation's strength, which is why I am a teacher; and I am tired of blanket opinion pieces like this one that implicitly lump all teachers as n'er do wells because of fat union salaries and benefits. I have been teaching for 7 years as a second career - and I will make NEXT YEAR a whopping $31, 421.00. Olsen needs to chew on that for a while and then come back with a much needed rewrite.
I teach in a non-union environment; I care about our nation's strength, which is why I am a teacher; and I am tired of blanket opinion pieces like this one that implicitly lump all teachers as n'er do wells because of fat union salaries and benefits. I have been teaching for 7 years as a second career - and I will make NEXT YEAR a whopping $31, 421.00. Olsen needs to chew on that for a while and then come back with a much needed rewrite.
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Islamic Indoctrination in Textbooks

Perapiteticus Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 4:15 PM
Were it not for the response of the Crusades, Islam by sword and swindle would have conquered Western Europe. Mohammed said: "Convert the heathen. If he will not convert, kill him." 'Nuff said.
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For the Love of Marx

Perapiteticus Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 4:03 PM
If not (in your little vacuous bubble world), then who?
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