Quote of the day: Brexit vote explained.

A call centre operator in the Midlands was quoted after the Brexit vote as saying “It was the working classes against the smirking classes”.

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Don’t sweat the SAT’s

As Colleges Move To Do Away With The SAT In The Name Of Diversity, Detroit High School Valedictorian Struggles With Low-Level Math

In 2016, MSU removed the requirement that all students at least take algebra in either college or high school. Algebra is taught in eighth grade in many schools. Meanwhile, Wayne State University in Detroit dropped its general-education math requirement altogether.

Bob Murphy, the director or university relations and policy for the Michigan Association of State Universities, told Inside Higher Ed that not requiring math will ideally “lead to more successful graduation outcomes.”

More successful graduation outcomes, and disastrous life outcome.  Sooner or later, these coddled and unchallenged so-called ‘Students’ are going to hit a wall in real life.

These ‘diverse’ students will end up too stupid to pick cotton.

Related: In 1940, only 15% of all grades awarded were A’s. By 2018, the average grade point average at some of the nation’s leading colleges was A-minus.

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Funny stuff.

From Borepatch, the difference between the temperature scales explained from a practical perspective:

Fahrenheit:

0° – You’re cold.
100° – You’re hot.

Celsius:

0° – You’re cold.  (freezing point of water)
100° – You’re dead.  (boiling point of water)

Kelvin:

0° – You’re dead.  (Absolute Zero -460 degrees Fahrenheit)
100° – You’re dead. (-280 degrees Fahrenheit, slower but still dead)

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Quote of the day: Yeah Us!

Unlike all the other older generations who criticized the younger generation, we’re right.

From Gerard Van der Leun at American Digest

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Sixties yesterday, five inches of snow today… New England.

“Your image will be as good as the worst piece of glass you shoot through”

Photographers maxim,  I shot the birds through the windows of the house.

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A visit to the White House petition site.

“Rename the White House Press Room, “Richard Jewell”.

Went looking on the White House web site “We the People” for any petitions regarding a move to rename the WH Press Room (or the FBI building) after ‘Richard Jewell’. But I had no luck. There doesn’t seem to be any way to search for a existing petition on a particular issue.  I don’t really think it’s likely that either building is going to get renamed, but it would be a hoot to ‘sign’ any such petition.  So I don’t know if there are any existing petitions started, but I figured it would be useful to suggest they do something about the way the “We the People” site is organized.

So I did this:

Dear friends,  I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support. Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 99,999 signatures by January 08, 2020, the White House will review it and respond!
We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the White House to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough support, the White House will issue an official response.
You can view and sign the petition here:

https://disq.us/url?url=htt…

Here’s some more information about this petition: Add a “Search” function to We the People website so we can find petitions we are interested in.
People who come here to sign an particular petition or check to see if there are petitions already in existence for a issue before creating another one have no way to search for petitions by subject, issue or title.
An example, I came here to see about petitions regarding renaming the White House Press Room for “Richard Jewell”.  Is there already a petition?  I don’t know. If there is a good reason for not having a search function, I can’t think of one.
Please add a search function or keyword index.

We’ll see what happens.  And don’t forget, Clint Eastwood’s new movie “Richard Jewel” opens on Friday.  It’s on my ‘must-see’ list.

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Took me awhile.

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You couldn’t make this shit up!

Bernie Sanders’ sweeping broadband plan dubs high-speed internet a ‘basic human right’

“The internet in this country costs too damn much,” according to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who released a plan on Friday to spend $150 billion on high-speed universal internet service.

Sanders’ sweeping plan dubs high-speed internet service a “basic human right” that should be handled like the New Deal treated electricity at the beginning of the 20th Century.

Let’s make it easier,  a new Constitutional Amendment entitled “I WANT IT!”.

We get it, you want us to pay for everything you (think) you deserve.  And you don’t want to work at all to pay for any of it.  We get it.  We really do!

No.  The answer is NO!

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Old Guy schools young people.

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On this day, think.

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