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    Out of most of the things I have read, and the...

    Out of most of the things I have read, and the experiences I have had in my few years of living in NC, this might be the best (IMO) explanation/background of the flag issue. Regardless of what you...
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    Another view.... http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/jun/25/gavin-mcinnes/tweet-civil-war-was-about-secession-not-slavery/
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    JJ Grey and Mofro

    JJ Grey and Mofro
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    Another way to look at things...

    http://www.vagabomb.com/This-Comic-Will-Forever-Change-the-Way-You-Look-at-Privilege/
  5. Thread: Union Dues

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    I have spent 32 years in education as a teacher...

    I have spent 32 years in education as a teacher and administrator in Ohio, a union state and North Carolina (teacher only), non union. Many/Most(?) school districts with unions that require all...
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    Not from Wisconsin, but an interesting comparison...

    Not from Wisconsin, but an interesting comparison of public vs private workers..

    http://massbudget.org/report_window.php?loc=Compensation_3_11.html
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    And...

    And another....http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/21/north-dakota-pipeline-spill_n_6520146.html
  8. Actually, it appears as if the Mayor handled the...

    Actually, it appears as if the Mayor handled the situation pretty well. It would appear his professional and personal discussions/speech went a long way in assuring the public that this situation...
  9. My lab was bitten by a Timber Rattlesnake (in...

    My lab was bitten by a Timber Rattlesnake (in Pennsylvania) last year. Appeared to be 2 bites, one dry, one wet, both on his neck. Spent 4 nights in vet hospital. Antibiotics, pain meds, fluids. ...
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    Maybe we should be more worried about not...

    Maybe we should be more worried about not vaccinating for measles...it kills over 150,000 a year...
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    Snake Proofing in Eastern US?

    Does anyone know of any snake proofing clinics this summer/fall in the Eastern US? Maybe South...Georgia, Carolinas
  12. A pretty good read....maybe why every topic goes back and forth forever...

    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/mariakonnikova/2014/05/why-do-people-persist-in-believing-things-that-just-arent-true.html?mobify=0
  13. http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/05/21/32ass...

    http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/05/21/32assessment_ep.h33.html?cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS1

    The more things change, the more they stay the same...
  14. Best definition of standards I have read,...

    Best definition of standards I have read, especially if you are in the dog world.
  15. Dave, I agree, many of the tasks are related to...

    Dave, I agree, many of the tasks are related to the process of getting an answer, more than just the answer. On the surface, I don't know if that is a negative. We have always looked for correct...
  16. Let's keep in mind that the Common Core is only...

    Let's keep in mind that the Common Core is only standards. It is not a "how to teach", it is a "what to teach". These videos that are labeled Common Core lessons are really not very accurate. ...
  17. Thread: Snakes!!!

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    I was in NC for 4 years, from mid 80s-90. Spent...

    I was in NC for 4 years, from mid 80s-90. Spent a lot of time on the coast and in the mountains grouse and duck hunting. The only snakes I ever came across were copperheads, actually found more...
  18. As I research ACA, in an attempt to determine...

    As I research ACA, in an attempt to determine insurance for my family (me (recently retired), wife who is retiring in June, and 20 yo daughter), I am having a hard time understanding why some are so...
  19. Welcome to Ohio. I know this a dog site...but I...

    Welcome to Ohio. I know this a dog site...but I also noticed you like to kayak? Whitewater? Lake? Lots of opportunities for either....
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    Just a little research into this group will...

    Just a little research into this group will certainly identify them as a "hate" group. LGBT seems to be the main targets, however, American Indians are also noted, or more accurately, their non...
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    Keystone Pipe

    Do we really want this stuff flowing through our lands? Sure we do, as long as it is not in my backyard (says the politician)

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  22. The Cost of Progress? Interesting article on North Dakota

    http://m.bismarcktribune.com/news/columnists/clay-jenkinson/article_77714726-940d-11e3-af1a-001a4bcf887a.html?mobile_touch=true
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    As a recently retired school administrator:D,...

    As a recently retired school administrator:D, when I see something that doesn't seem "quite right", I try to read between the lines. Were the teacher's actions appropriate? Absolutely not. If you...
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    I am still not sure why the pipeline is a good...

    I am still not sure why the pipeline is a good idea? Permanent job numbers will be very low, the low grade oil is going to be exported, and there will be no impact to US gas prices?


    But for...
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    While I know there are some benefits (temporary...

    While I know there are some benefits (temporary jobs and a new pipeline for US oil to refineries), I still don't believe it is a good long term or short term energy solution for our country (or...
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