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  1. PeterL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pompey Bum
    Well, it gets to be more of an issue with school showers. It's also a classic case of: "Dear Colleague, Do this or lose your budget."
    It is only an issue, because certain mental illnesses have been redefined to being normal. It wasn't very long ago, when someone who was convinced that he or sah was really of the other sex would have been treated; I am not referring to sexual preference but to identifying oneself.

    But okay, it's your blog. I'm sure you are right about the qualifications of most teachers, but then teachers aren't much valued in the "real world" of the American workplace (despite some saccharin lip service from time to time). So garbage in, garbage out. And we'd have to go through several unlikely cultural gyrations to change that much. But yes, that's part of the reason most millennials wouldn't know logic if it bit them in the asp. (The Internet is the other part).
    In the U.S. teachers are truly not valued. If they were valued, then the pay would be high enough to attract the most qualified people. The deterioration of education has been going on for a long time. The first large drop in standards was shortly after the Civil War, when high schools started teaching "vocational" subjects at all. Then by the end of the 19th century Ancient Greek was dropped from the curriculum. It has been one cut in standards after another since then. Hell, now people can get into college without even a year of Latin. If one looks back at the 19th cnentury, one sees that high school teachers were some of the best educated people in the country.
  2. Pompey Bum's Avatar
    Well, it gets to be more of an issue with school showers. It's also a classic case of: "Dear Colleague, Do this or lose your budget." But okay, it's your blog. I'm sure you are right about the qualifications of most teachers, but then teachers aren't much valued in the "real world" of the American workplace (despite some saccharin lip service from time to time). So garbage in, garbage out. And we'd have to go through several unlikely cultural gyrations to change that much. But yes, that's part of the reason most millennials wouldn't know logic if it bit them in the asp. (The Internet is the other part).
    Updated 07-05-2016 at 08:08 PM by Pompey Bum
  3. PeterL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pompey Bum
    Most primary and secondary school teachers are handed their curricula. You'd do better to blame the various political interests that fund them. The teachers themselves get blamed too much. And as Mao showed, torturing them gets boring after a while.
    I was not blaming the teachers themselves. Most of what is presented to students in the primary and secondary schools is laid out by central authorities, but I suspect that many teachers would have trouble teaching logic or reasoning.

    Peter, have you taken on transexual bathrooms/gym showers yet? I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject someday. Consider it your first request.
    I think it is a silly issue, but if we want a reasonable policy and to separate the sexes, then what someone has for sex chromosomes should rule; i.e., XY or XX. If someone has a combination other than XY or XX, then we would have to think about it. Beyond that I don't think there is much to say on the subject. I wonder what percentage of humans have sex chromosomes other than XY and XX.
  4. Pompey Bum's Avatar
    Most primary and secondary school teachers are handed their curricula. You'd do better to blame the various political interests that fund them. The teachers themselves get blamed too much. And as Mao showed, torturing them gets boring after a while.

    Peter, have you taken on transexual bathrooms/gym showers yet? I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject someday. Consider it your first request.
    Updated 07-05-2016 at 03:00 PM by Pompey Bum
  5. PeterL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pompey Bum
    Mmmm. I just like the name Younger Dryas. It sounds like a slur for millennials. The YD itself was (I think) a kind of unexpected curtain call for the Wurm Ice Age. And let's face it, the Wurm deserved it.
    Agreed.

    It is scary, though, when evidence-supported arguments (correct or otherwise) become a kind of illicit thought. That's what's happened here, you denier, you. When the Environmental Apocalypse comes, mother Gaia is going to warm you up first. Anyway, thanks (as always) for the fresh perspective.
    Yes, it is rather frightening that dogmatic presentations become public policy. We probably should blame primary and secondary school teachers who allow people to pass through without learning how arguments are constructed in a logical discussion.
  6. Pompey Bum's Avatar
    Mmmm. I just like the name Younger Dryas. It sounds like a slur for millennials. The YD itself was (I think) a kind of unexpected curtain call for the Wurm Ice Age. And let's face it, the Wurm deserved it.

    It is scary, though, when evidence-supported arguments (correct or otherwise) become a kind of illicit thought. That's what's happened here, you denier, you. When the Environmental Apocalypse comes, mother Gaia is going to warm you up first. Anyway, thanks (as always) for the fresh perspective.
    Updated 07-04-2016 at 01:38 PM by Pompey Bum
  7. PeterL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pompey Bum

    Don't forget the Younger Dryas!
    And so on. I'm not planning to write a book on this, and the amount of data is huge, if I include everything. Sometimes I think of the indirect evidence of Mediaval climate change that we have , and it makes a great story.
  8. Pompey Bum's Avatar
    "These data clearly show that the Medieval Warm Period, the Roman Warm Period, the Little Ice Age, and the Dark Ages cool period happened"

    Don't forget the Younger Dryas!
  9. ali19camacho's Avatar
    <a href="http://edu.knowledge-school.com/job-analysis"><strong>Job Analysis</strong></a>

    In simple terms, job analysis may be understood as a process of collecting information about a job. The process of job analysis results in two sets of data:

    i) Job description and

    ii) Job specification.

    These data are recorded separately for references.

    Let us summarise the concept of Job Analysis:

    <strong>A few definitions on <a href="http://edu.knowledge-school.com/job-analysis">job</a> analysis are quoted below </strong>

    1. Job analysis is the process of studying and collecting information relating to the operations and responsibilities of a specific job. The immediate products of this analysis are job descriptions and job specifications.

    2. Job analysis is a systematic exploration of the activities within a job. It is a basic technical procedure, one that is used to define the duties, responsibilities and accountabilities of a job.

    3. A job is a collection of tasks that can be performed by a single employee to contribute to the production of some products or service provided by the organization. Each job has certain ability recruitments (as well as certain rewards) associated with it. Job analysis is the process used to identity these requirements.

    Specifically, job analysis involves the following steps:

    1. Collecting and recording job information

    2. Checking the job information for accuracy.

    3. Writing job description based on the information

    4. Using the information to determine the skills, abilities and knowledge that are required on the job.

    5. Updating the information from time to time.

    <strong>Job Analysis</strong>, A process of obtaining all pertaining job facts is classified into two i.e<strong>. Job Description and Job specification</strong>

    source: <a href="http://edu.knowledge-school.com/job-analysis">job analysis</a>, <a href="http://edu.knowledge-school.com">online education</a>
  10. vire's Avatar
    GOOD POST !
  11. mtpspur's Avatar
    Lol---as usual no money but there are a slew of back issues of 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Megazines would love to get my hands on. I'm still the biggest collector I know in USA for owning originals going all way back to their first year..
  12. Bluebiird's Avatar
    Well, the £ is still falling at the moment, so if there's anything you want to buy from us now might be a good time.
  13. PeterL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tailor STATELY
    ms. bill clinton, T-rump, stein-lady, or the johnson... heaven help u.s.
    Yes, and that's why I should be nade Emperor by popular acclamation.
  14. PeterL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Danik 2016
    "... At the same time, there are more legal problems for both of them, or more allegations that they broke laws. If you pay attention to some people, then Clinton should have been arrested yesterday, and Trump is about to be indicted for criminal fraud, but I doubt that either of them will be arrested between now and the November election." That sounds so familiar to me. You´ve got to be careful!
    What about Bernie Sanders?
    Sanders appears to have given up. I never thought much of him, but he wasn't as bad as Hillary, and he polled better against Trump than Hillary does. But he has a lot of solid support that might support him, if he decided on an independent run, even though it's too late to get on some ballots. I would favor him making the independent run just because it would stir the mess some more.
  15. mtpspur's Avatar
    I have never been all that interested in politics much preferring the military lifestyle of accountability-depending who you knew so maybe it wasn't that much different. The country seems so divided these days with so many causes there is simply no pleasing anyone. I'm at the age where it's easy not to care-I won't be around when social security goes broke and I feel NO guilt over collecting my share--it was worked for. Personally I find Hilary a cold fish but she's in a shark tank all her political life so I cut her some slack but I also believe she has never had to wonder where the next meal might be coming from next week. To me Trump is all about glory and ego and frankly I never have bene able to take him seriously so a bit alarmed he has gotten this far but the signs seem to be there that people are getting less and less entertained by him so maybe we'll dodge a bullet. Never took Sanders seriously at all and the media seems to go out of their way to portray him as a spoiled child wanting to paly stickball HIS way or nothing. Purely personal gut reactions no need to argue any of this from my point of view. But beginning to think the old story of The Lady or The Tiger could be a parable of our times.
  16. Danik 2016's Avatar
    "... At the same time, there are more legal problems for both of them, or more allegations that they broke laws. If you pay attention to some people, then Clinton should have been arrested yesterday, and Trump is about to be indicted for criminal fraud, but I doubt that either of them will be arrested between now and the November election." That sounds so familiar to me. You´ve got to be careful!
    What about Bernie Sanders?
    Updated 06-26-2016 at 10:40 PM by Danik 2016
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