In some parts of the world, particularly in Eastern Asia, teachers are the most highly regarded occupational group or on par with physicians. They seem less esteemed in the U.S. Is that true, and what does it mean?
In 1947 the first report was issued from the University of Chicago’s National Occupational Research Center (NORC) on what was termed…Continue
If there is anything good to take away from the appalling tragedy in Toronto on Monday, it's the action -- or rather, non-action -- of one heroic patrol cop.
Const. Ken Lam, siren screaming, pulled his cruiser up near the rental van that had just run over more than 20 people, killing 10, in a mile-long rampage down Yonge Street sidewalks.
A man, later identified as Alek Minassian was standing next to it, shouting and holding something in his hand.
Lam got out of his…Continue
I bet you still miss me my ego says in a dream
That'll happen when the oceans stand up and scream,
When the birds fly north on a winter's day
When the twelve…
Added by Doc Vega on April 25, 2018 at 3:15am — No Comments
Amazon to Start Offering In-Car Deliveries: In a deal with General Motors Co. and Volvo which will give its couriers access to potentially millions of vehicles in 37 U.S. markets, Amazon announced it will now start delivering packages right to your car. Analysts say this service will be perfect for those busy professionals who are sick and tired of listening to…Continue
I am, once again, taking care of myself through a viral infestation. I caught it from Dad last Thursday, he had himself 911'd to the hospital for "chest pains" from bronchitis so I had to go pick him up and tote him home. He spent the 20 minute ride in my car coughing and talking, so here I am.
I should add, for the sake of clarity, that he is stressing me into having stroke symptoms with all of his bullshit. I have…Continue
The phrase "Jumped the Shark" usually means that someone/something has reached a point where it will now quickly dwindle away.
I think (hope???) that Israel's support has reached this point. The "pivotal moment" this was achieved was in regards to the young, unarmed, innocent boy, who I wrote about the…Continue
Taken from a recently read article and no, i didn't look up to confirm...
Abject poverty;1980-2005 down 20%
War Deaths;1950-550,000 a year....2006 50,000 a year
Murder;2012-6.3 per 1000,000......2015-5.3 per 1000,000
Terrorism Deaths; 2014-43,566......2016-34,676
Starvation; Sub-Saharan Africa rate of undernourishment....1990-30%.....2015-<20%
finding bad news and shit to bitch about is easy.........just figured i'd give…Continue
Most honest Baby Boomers would never have imagined that we'd be hearing in our lifetimes Far Right apologia on behalf of the Russian state. But certainly this was never about Right/Left and far more about those comfortable with democracy and its tolerance of ambiguity, and the…
It has been almost five years now since the day I sat holding your hand in the Intensive Care Unit at San Francisco General Hospital. As you know, I talk to you often. Your death a few days later was a turning point in my life. My life today…Continue
Aliens on Super-Earth Planets May Be Trapped by Gravity: Researchers say that while so-called super-earths may be the most likely class of exoplanets to support life, the gravity on them would be so powerful, it would make it very unlikely any beings on…Continue
BTW, before you dismiss this as being "over the top"... read and think on this one for a bit...…
The Northern states and the Southern states had a disagreement.
Many were relieved that the Civil War had ended.
According to a recent NY Review article, what US billionaire* once made that remark about customers eager to give up personal information? Was it:
* Donald Trump is not on this list because I question whether he's a billionaire at…Continue
Back when he started out, i was a big Stephen King fan and my favorites were The Stand and the short The Mist. He is a good storyteller, but tends to get overly long on character development. about the time he was becoming repetitious for me i found a book by a writer new to me; Phantoms by Dean Koontz. He had me hooked from the getgo be cause the story blasted off in just a few pages and combined aspects of horror,mystery,and a touch of sci-fi.The following is a list of my best Koontz…Continue
I love YouTube because you can learn all sorts of stuff on it just browsing. Lately I’ve learned a whole lot about various entertainers and musicians just because I trip over stuff. This is one of those instances. This story is about a Michael Jackson song called Human Nature.
For some reason, I no longer get embed codes from YouTube videos, so I’m sorry I’m just providing a link.
This morning, I tripped…Continue
My Little Brown Cow
My little brown cow you're still with me somehow
My little fluffy cat you were gone just like that
It seems that life is the loss of all that's…
Added by Doc Vega on April 22, 2018 at 5:22am — No Comments