Feb 2nd 2011 3:49PM Ummmm....Barnes and Noble isn't going anywhere in the near future-- yes, they have the "Nook" but they still deal primarily with printed text. I don't know about you but I'd much rather support B and N than Amazon any day.
Jan 24th 2011 9:33AM I'm 30 and I've always preferred cursive to print-- it's faster to write, looks more professional, and is easier to read (if you're a neat writer in the first place).
...way of the dinosaur my backside.
Jan 12th 2011 12:40PM Facebook's fault? How about all of the hoopla about the "war on obesity?" The "you can't be healthy unless you're a stick figure" mentality is all over the internet, the nightly news, in kids' shows, and is being taught in school. Don't believe me? Then why would a 5 year old girl come home from school after a gym day and ask what a calorie is and how she could avoid them? I explained what a calorie is and why they are important to our bodies and, thus, why it's important to not cut them out, etc. to which, her response was, that her gym teacher said that calories make you obese and obesity is bad, blah, blah, blah. Try placing blame on the sensationalized media, the culture who buys it--altering their notions truth with it and, apparently, their curriculum.
Jan 12th 2011 12:25PM Well of course they will act like criminals when treated like criminals! Most young children are terribly intelligent and not a whole lot can get past their observations-- I have witnessed elementary school teachers being scared of the kids in their class when they are too loud, or talk back-- and what kind of message does that send, when the teachers have their finger on the 911 button every time a kid acts like a kid in school? Sure there are rare cases of actual violence that require police intervention, and those cases are smeared all over the internet and television as "proof" that kids are to be feared. I say that a good old fashioned "I'm calling your parents and the principal" is really all that's needed for 5 and 6 year olds. Teachers who are too scared of the kids they teach should re-evaluate their reason for becoming a teacher in the first place.
Jan 12th 2011 9:22AM I think the whole notion of mandatory drug tests in middle school just adds another layer to the already dehumanizing process of attending public school. Yes I know that there are kids who have problems, but criminalizing all kids until proven innocent is just further fodder for real criminal activity. I remember how hellish middle school was for me years ago, and I can easily imagine a great deal of kids at the crossroads getting involved with all sorts of badness just because it's expected of them. There's also the question of what happens after someone tests positive; suspension or expulsion or jail-time? What about false positives? etc. The cons seems to outweigh the little tiny hope for a pro in this debate. I say to find a different approach to the issue altogether.
Dec 18th 2010 7:39PM And who, exactly, hasn't made a knee-jerk judgment against another person because they inconvenienced you--like when a driver cut you off, or someone cut in line at the bank? This isn't news, NPH is human and over-reacted a little (and then felt bad about it because he's probably a nice guy).
Dec 11th 2010 2:20PM This is one of the stupidest things I've ever read.
Nov 20th 2010 7:12PM Marriage definitely isn't necessary, but it isn't obsolete either. It's silly to poll people on pretty subjective stuff.
Nov 20th 2010 7:08PM Really? Beating up an 11 year old child? That's your response to a parental advice column? Get help sicko. Get help now.
Oct 18th 2010 11:47AM Wow Matt! You say "being unhealthy" or "old" in your comments as if
either of those things were within anyone's realm of control. I don't
believe that someone like you should be representing the views of any
insurance company if they (including your employer) seeks to defend
their image to the American public. All insurance companies should be converted to NPOs.
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