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The Paradox of Teacher Occupational Prestige and Teacher Income; A Few Observations

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…

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Added by Rodney Roe on April 25, 2018 at 6:36pm — 3 Comments

THE RED FLAG ASKS: IS IT A FAT YELLOW BIRD TWEETING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE OR IS IT HEMINGWAY?

The Man Behind the President’s Tweets…

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Added by mary gravitt on April 25, 2018 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

The Cop Who Didn't Shoot

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…

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Added by Boanerges on April 25, 2018 at 8:30am — 20 Comments

Melancholy Daze

Melancholy Daze

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…

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Added by Doc Vega on April 25, 2018 at 3:15am — No Comments

Amazon to Start Offering In-Car Deliveries

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…

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Added by Johnny Robish on April 24, 2018 at 10:10pm — 2 Comments

Don't Count on Amazon if you're Sick

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…

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Added by Phyllis on April 24, 2018 at 4:01pm — 7 Comments

Blue wave coming!

Added by Dicky Neely on April 24, 2018 at 1:37pm — 1 Comment

Jumping the Shark...

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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…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on April 24, 2018 at 9:00am — 29 Comments

UH_OH...You Wont See This ON The Idiot Box

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%

etc.....

finding bad news and shit to bitch about is easy.........just figured i'd give…

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Added by Steel Breeze on April 24, 2018 at 8:24am — 9 Comments

3 Sentences > Most Honest Baby Boomers Would Never Have Imagined



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…

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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on April 24, 2018 at 8:01am — 5 Comments

Trump wants to be "close" with the Russians

Added by Dicky Neely on April 23, 2018 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Dear Russell

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…

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Added by Robert Starkey on April 23, 2018 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Aliens on Super-Earth Planets May Be Trapped by Gravity

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…

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Added by Johnny Robish on April 23, 2018 at 8:52pm — 2 Comments

Happy White Domestic Terrorist Day, All Y'all!!!!

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BTW, before you dismiss this as being "over the top"...  read and think on this one for a bit...…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on April 23, 2018 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

Boom !!! A Brief History of the Civil War

The Northern states and the Southern states had a disagreement.

Boom !!!

Many were relieved that the Civil War had ended.

Sorta.

Added by alsoknownas on April 23, 2018 at 7:37am — 6 Comments

"They Trust Me -- Dumb Fucks"

According to a recent NY Review article, what US billionaire* once made that remark about customers eager to give up personal information? Was it:

Bezos

Gates

Jobs

Koch

Musk

Soros

Zuckerberg

* Donald Trump is not on this list because I question whether he's a billionaire at…

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Added by Boanerges on April 23, 2018 at 7:30am — 17 Comments

A Brief History of America

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on April 22, 2018 at 6:32pm — 13 Comments

Book List

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…

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Added by Steel Breeze on April 22, 2018 at 8:14am — 11 Comments

Weird stuff I learn on YouTube: Michael Jackson’s Human Nature became a hit because of a feature on a cassette player

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…

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Added by koshersalaami on April 22, 2018 at 7:06am — 20 Comments

My Little Brown Cow

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…

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Added by Doc Vega on April 22, 2018 at 5:22am — No Comments

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The Cop Who Didn't Shoot

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Melancholy Daze

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Blue wave coming!

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Jumping the Shark...

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Dear Russell

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