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Robert Anderson July 23, 2014 at 12:21 pm
A "Them Poem" (after Mason Williams). Dog Kickers. Them Dog Kickers, Ain't they nuts,Read More Kickin little dogs On their butts?
Dan Schmitt July 22, 2014 at 06:38 am
Carl, a couple thoughts about the high-stakes testing you discuss in your commentary: (1) manyRead More school and district administrators do place way too much importance of the tests and use way too much school time preparing students for the tests. It was not uncommon for students to be subjected to TWO pre-practice tests during the school year (nearly as long as the actual test) in preparation for the end-of-year STAR test here in California. Any way you look at it, that's a waste of valuable educational time. Why did that occur? Because school administrators felt pressure from higher-ups to raise tests scores, even at already high preforming schools. That is unlikely to change with the new Common Core standards/testing. . . . . . . . . . (2) On the other hand, way too many teachers complain that they "can't be creative, can't teach the good stuff, can't focus on writing, can't give students time for PE, can't give students art, and on and on and on because of the pressure to "teach to the test." That's nonsense. Quality teachers easily figure out how to cover the standards (California State Standards or Common Core) without teaching to the test. Quality teachers find ways to integrate the standards with whatever they're teaching. Quality teachers know how to teach writing, reading critical thinking, social studies, science art, etc. and still cover the standards (which leads to kids doing well on the TEST).
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Brainwashed_In_Church July 18, 2014 at 07:02 am
Weddings aren't cheap. What can a to-be-married couple do with that $20K? They can use it for a downRead More payment on a house. Kick start their retirement savings. Start saving for their kids' college educations. Buy cars. Repair the house. Boost their Emergency Fund. OR, They can have a four hour party.
Lisbeth Allen July 18, 2014 at 09:25 am
I would be more understanding of such a huge outlay of money if people actually stayed married, butRead More alas, people don't anymore. It really is just a four hour party. Look at all the time and resources squandered.
ridgeroadmike July 18, 2014 at 09:48 am
I agree with both of you.
Brainwashed_In_Church July 18, 2014 at 09:48 am
If a woman is hot, any perfume she wears smells good. If she's gross, then any perfume will nauseateRead More you. Besides, the average person couldn't tell a $100/oz bottle of perfume from RAID or Black Flag.
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novato 3per July 16, 2014 at 10:19 pm
Did you seriously just post an ad with a pretty Russian girl offering the most "bang for yourRead More buck". ? "Enjoys swimming", long walks on the beach, etc..Wow. what are we selling again,? I forgot....
Akn July 17, 2014 at 07:02 am
Agree with comments of Novato 3per. Language such as "lovely Natalia" and "check outRead More cute pics" detract from the professionalism of candidates.
Go AuPair North Bay July 17, 2014 at 07:35 am
Well, that is certainly not my goal. My interpretation and context is definitely quite differentRead More from your view. Greatly different. I think it is quite professoinal. I take my role as the local representative very seriously, and love working with the girls and very proud of my cute pictures on my blog. This program is tighly run and overseen by the US Dept of State (key word is overseen as we are a designated agency since 1989). The program is set up to enhance cultural relations and there are hundreds of young adults around the world wanting to experience American culture and customs. I take my role and this program very seriously, and the context of my blog post is trying to convey that. I will not let what I see as negative trash talk lessen the goal of this blog post or the mission of this program. It is with high regard that I present this program to the Bay Area and we are very proud to do so. Please don't take my words out of context. Contact me directly with quesions or concerns as the negative view of your interpretataion is greatly taken out of context and I refuse to let this program or my Au Pairs be seen in that light. Thank you.
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Lisa July 20, 2014 at 09:06 am
This is a great post. I love to see this kind of info in the Patch.
Dale July 20, 2014 at 10:32 am
Spam from a chiropractor. Jeesh. Where's the Patch editor?
DMC July 16, 2014 at 10:44 am
A scare article to get you to entertain his product--like annuities and insurance--The place to beRead More since spring 09 has been and is --equities--ETF's specifically----now cash
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Michael July 14, 2014 at 10:34 am
“As the finite sense of Deity, based on material conceptions of spiritual being, yields itsRead More grosser elements, we shall learn what God is, and what God does.” Is it just me or does it seem that so many that claim to study theology and 'god' in general love to speak in their version of tongues? The statement above seems just as absurd as much of the made up psychobabble religious folks spew. What's really sad is when I hear a young person full of positive thoughts and talent and success going out of their way to thank some fabricated 'god' for their success. How sad that they are so brainwashed by others at such an early age. You can live a good honest life, care about others, be successful, raise a family and contribute to society in a positive way all without clouding your thoughts with made up human religious gibberish. If there is a 'god' he/she/it must laugh at the ability of the human mind to fabricate their own version of reality. Hey let's all go out and howl to that full moon god huh! Perhaps that will make it all better. Lemmings.
dorthy manser July 15, 2014 at 11:24 am
Hmmm. Let's ask the Swedes whether or not one needs God to have a healthy (or moral) life. TheRead More most atheistic people on the planet are also about the healthiest. They can also find other country on maps, haven't started a war in a couple of hundred of years, and take care of their poor people, something that Jesus would certainly take a shine to. Weird, huh? That being said, as long as people don't substitute a belief in God for actual medical treatment, I do think that studies demonstrate that people who have healthy relationships in communities are healthier. In the U.S., that often means religious communities.
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