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North Bay Land July 24, 2014 at 09:58 am
Dave, I like that your writing follows logic and composition procedures. I cannot tell if you areRead More pro or con, you just state the facts. Terms must be defined, I searched around for a definition of urbanism, and have concluded that it is simply a "handle" to describe common sense. I am in sorrow that I can no longer able to find (within walking distance) an open field where I can spend an hour lying on my back, looking at the clouds go by, contemplating, or "processing" the input of the current times. A suburban town was named one of the top 10 desirable places to live, and my brother lives there, and that lifestyle is my definition of eternal damnation. Esthetics, sustainability, pleasing to the senses, efficient, without cumbersomeness, flow chart, are things I consider for livability, and which entirely different physical manifestations to different people. The study of Human Geography also figures in. This blog reminds me of the cafe talk before all the electronics.
North Bay Land July 24, 2014 at 10:02 am
The above time stamp should read 10:00 AM, after I submit the post, I'll see how this comment gotRead More time stamped.
King Jarvis IV July 23, 2014 at 05:47 pm
No mere mortal is a heroe of mine. Even Donald Sterling knows that the jews treat their darkerRead More adherents much, much different than the others. The israelis must have some sort of collective psychotic malady that compels them to treat the Palestinians WORST than the Nazi group treated them. Hamas has generated a ton of laughter in the past 24 hours. They truly abhor losing money, so now they are sniveling to use to lift the david ben gurian flight ban. Ha, ha. HRM
novato 3per July 23, 2014 at 07:32 pm
Fair enough on the heroes statement..The Iranian funded HAMAS is a clear threat to Israel, as wellRead More as every other islamic faction in the region, given their history and so little room for error in a small nation, a fair minded person wouldn't blame the Israelis for being cautious and at this point fed up. I'm no expert on middle east politics, but I know which side most adheres to principles of tolerance and peace. By the way, have you seen the black beauty Miss Israel 2013? How does that fit in with your theory ?
King Jarvis IV July 24, 2014 at 06:30 am
Macro, micro. Novato, we agree, Hamas shouldn't look forward to a call from the folks at AlfredRead More Nobel, but to paraphrase Teddy R., sometimes you have to speak LOUDLY, and carry a big stick. To be sure, if the peoples of any one of us was, generation after generation, subjected to what is for all intents and purposes an open air prison, as is Gaza, then we would resort to almost, almost any means necessary to loss the shackles. Hamas or no Hamas, the israeli occupation must end. HRM
Minor league ballpark in Asheville, North Carolina
Wire July 21, 2014 at 11:11 pm
Dave, hope you enjoyed the isotopes, did you like the ball park?
Wire July 22, 2014 at 12:37 pm
Dave, thought you would enjoy this news:*** (IJREVIEW) Happy Cities — Other “abnormallyRead More happy” cities include Charlotte, NC, and Naples, FL. Is it just me, or is there a pattern here, and does it have something to do with southern cities? The study examined why unhappy cities continue to see such population growth. If we choose only that which maximized our happiness, then individuals would presumably move to happier places until the point where rising rents and congestion eliminated the joys of that locale. An alternative view is that humans are quite understandably willing to sacrifice both happiness and life satisfaction if the price is right. … Indeed, the residents of unhappier metropolitan areas today do receive higher real wages – presumably as compensation for their misery. Unfortunately, as the nation heads towards more centralized government, there is more of a chance of urbanized areas spreading misery through their voting than less densely populated but happier areas spreading their joy and general satisfaction with life. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/5-happiest-cities-in-u-s-all-in-1-state/#BAFCrJCbTfi1OoeI.99*** Urbanism out prices it's self.
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.
Community tables at Ray's
North Bay Land July 17, 2014 at 09:10 am
I am glad you recognize the missed opportunity. I still have the mind set on Berkeley in the lateRead More sixties, no one would have thought anything about sharing a table with another customer. I find the age consciousness, now, is more related to energy and having already lived a full life of adventure, my need to fill in "what's happening" is satisfied by your blog and the monthly meeting at the cafe.
Wire July 17, 2014 at 12:23 pm
Dave, didn't your parents take you anywhere? My son first community table was a stop just north ofRead More Eureka at the Soma Cookhouse all the food you could eat 1969. We either got there either for breakfast or lunch just about halfway to Coos Bay to visit Great Grandma.
novato 3per July 17, 2014 at 05:56 pm
novato 3per July 18, 2014 at 06:03 pm
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Hopkin July 19, 2014 at 06:56 am
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