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Great. Israel needs to relinquish Jerusalem. When people speak of pre-1967 borders, it means that what most people think of as Jerusalem, the old city within the walls, the location of so many important Jewish and Christian holy sites, will be turned over to the Palestinians. This is no good & unacceptable. Why don't we begin with the official recognition of the state of Israel & a concrete denouncing of terrorism with arrests and convictions. Also, include the removal of the mosque at the home of Mary & Joseph in Nazareth. Then, maybe, we can talk about boundary issues.
That is his point. The irony is directed towards the left.
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I’m A Traffic Survivor

Striker11 Wrote: Jan 12, 2014 6:35 PM
Been doing this in Chicago for decades. No big deal.
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Common Core

Striker11 Wrote: Jan 01, 2014 2:19 PM
I will help Bob. If you look at the English standards you will see that freshman and sophomores in high school need to be able to identify the main idea of informational texts. The standard sounds great. The problem is this an ACT skill that will earn a 21 score for college level students trying to identify the main idea of a paragraph within a simple informational passage. This standard is unobtainable and a time waster. The skill demands 24-27 mastery on an ACT test while the students are working to master 15-18 level skills. This standard fails to help students grow properly, frustrating everyone involved int the learning process. CCSS is inherently flawed because of this type of thinking.
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Common Core

Striker11 Wrote: Jan 01, 2014 2:10 PM
Yes, the answer is 5. However, many students at that age level will get the answer wrong because they don't understand the question. The phrasing is clumsy and does not lead most students to divide 90 by 18. These students may understand the math, but their reading comprehension is not strong enough to understand the problem. The math is age appropriate, the reading is not and should be improved. Understanding this leads to an understanding of what is right and wrong with Common Core.
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Common Core

Striker11 Wrote: Jan 01, 2014 1:59 PM
These sorts of problems are more pervasive, and, ironically, more common.
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Common Core

Striker11 Wrote: Jan 01, 2014 1:42 PM
I don't understand the credible defense of these statements. The President's job is to enforce laws fairly, making laws that are fair, what the sentence states, is the job of the legislature. Examining the actions and ideas of Henry Thoreau, William Lloyd Garrison, John Brown, Nat Turner, and Frederick Douglass challenge the second statement directly and lead to very interesting discussion points opposing the third statement. If you read Common Core and examine the potential Social Studies standards that may be used by over half of the states, not only do you see the lack of wisdom utilizing these statements by Pearson, but you also see that you may will be heading into skill levels that are beyond the reach of almost all fifth graders. This turns such a lesson into propaganda which is a fear of Common Core opponents.
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Ryan Saves GOP From Itself

Striker11 Wrote: Dec 15, 2013 10:52 AM
While it helped the economy some, it did not do enough so that most people clearly understand it was beneficial. Little real change in government occurred. Meanwhile, the Republicans and conservatives were viewed negatively as a result of the shutdown, hurting their chances of gaining control of the Senate in 2014. Ryan has avoided a costly PR fight, retained most of the economic gains as a result of the sequester, prevented tax increases, and moved the conservative cause forward. Ryan also has proven he can compromise and not just say no, providing a roadblock to the MSM narrative. Meanwhile, we can stay focused on the biggest threat to our economy, Obamacare, and turn the Democrats into the obstructionists they have been for years.
Using wildfires in the United States to prove Global Climate Change (remember, Global Cooling and Global Warming did not work), shows a lack of scientific knowledge. We are using too much water in places like California, Colorado, and Texas (look at the Colorado River, it runs dry). We have disrupted the natural cycle of ecological/environmental succession. We build and live in places where the environment does bad things. Of course we have problems with the environment and it is, from time to time, our fault. However, that does not make it Global Climate Change. The Sierra Club guy gives examples he believes support Climate Change that actually have different causes, all man-made, but do zero to support his position. I would give the Sierra Club more credibility if they had there headquarters in some part of the country where human population was not over-burdening the natural resources of the area, like California, Colorado, most of the Southwest. These guys are fools.
Of course Obama and his stooges are going to restrict access. Based on his statements declaring he learns of developments when he sees them on the news (maybe somebody should ask him what newspaper he reads), Obama is not at these meetings or nothing important happens at these meetings. I don't know, but it is the only plausible inference I generate for explaining why Obama does not need independent photographers at these meetings.
The press just said George Bush was better. So, yes. I also think there are many Democrats who would be better. The point is, Obama told us he was going to be the best. He told the American people this repeatedly. He is not living up to his boast (it is hard to call it a promise because he contradicts these statements so effortlessly).
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