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The Hawking Paradox

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Part 5

Jim Jefferies - gun control

This is a brilliant funny routine!

Idiot Ted Cruz Shut Down by NASA Director on Climate Change Research

KKK Leader Threatens To Call Out Republicans That Support Him If Media Doesn’t Back Off



Snip> Duke was angry against the media who exposed the story about Scalise and attempted to make him look really bad about something that happened so long ago. He said that Scalise had only gone to the meeting to “tell voters about some of his initiatives on some tax matters.”

Duke is particularly incensed with those Republicans who were supposedly friends of Scalise, but have distanced themselves from him because of the bad press. He warns that he is ready to reveal the names of other politicians that have also attended his meetings in the past – if they don’t start standing up for their friend.

More: http://www.greenvillegazette.com/fb/the-republicans-are-screwed-a-kkk-leader-is-ready-to-expose-this-about-the-gop/

Christian Chaplain Preaches Love, Acceptance and Peace – Then Gets Fired For It (Video)


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As you know two movies came out recently. Selma, the story of one of the 20th century most influential Christian leaders, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who led a non-violent movement that changed the course of American History forever. And American Sniper, the story of the most deadly Navy SEAL sniper in American history. Selma has made 29-30 million so far. American Sniper made over 103 million in the first 4 days. Gives you an idea about who our heroes are. I don’t think it is an under-statement to say that our culture is addicted to violence, guns, war, revenge and retaliation. Unfortunately, so are a lot of Christians.

http://www.forwardprogressives.com/christian-chaplain-preaches-love-acceptance-peace-gets-fired-video/

Carl Sagan: We Humans Are Capable Of Greatness

Man in his arrogance - A Great Speech By Carl Sagan

What science says about the benefits of homework

In a nutshell:

Zero for Elem age kids

1 hour for Jr. High / MS kids

2 hours or so for HS kids

Beyond this you are actually slowing down the learning process because the brain needs rest and time to un-consciously process the information and build dendrites and connect neurons.

http://www.kidsinthehouse.com/teenager/education/studying-and-homework/what-science-says-about-the-benefits-of-homework

Parents upset when elementary school stops giving kids homework

KIPS BAY, New York — Parents of students enrolled in a New York elementary school are outraged, after their kids were told to forget homework — and play instead.

DNAinfo reports that teachers at P.S. 116 have quit assigning homework and are instead telling their students to read and spend time with their family.

In a letter written to parents, the school principal said “the negative effects of homework have been well-established.” She added that homework can cause kids to be frustrated and lose interest in learning, and they can miss out on activities with family and friends.

Several parents disapprove of the new idea and have threatened to pull their kids from the school, saying homework instills discipline and gives children something to work toward.

More:: http://fox8.com/2015/03/06/download-parents-upset-when-elementary-school-stops-giving-kids-homework/

Then of course there is Finland which has the best schools in the world and gives out almost no homework: http://9gag.com/gag/6698591/there-s-no-homework-in-finland


Take the time to do the poll on homework at the Fox website.


On edit, I wanted to include this TYT video about Finland:

How old are your ears? Hearing Test



I am 46 and my hearing is right in line with what I should be able to hear. 12,000 Hz Could not hear 15,000 at all. Kind of freaky.

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