John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt April 20, 2014 at 08:17 am
Andy, If that works for you it works for me too.
andy fischer April 20, 2014 at 08:22 am
JJJS: Happiness trumps reality.
ChristieD April 20, 2014 at 01:38 pm
THANK YOU Carl, for bringing awareness to this very important issue. Westboro Baptist is not aRead More danger to anyone, truly. The mentality of Rick Warren and Saddleback Church, however, IS a danger. He puts a "pretty face" on the infliction of harm on people created in God's image. The sad thing is that many good people of Orange County and even around the world have put their faith in this man who inflicts so much harm on the LGBTQ community. Just ask the LGBTQ people in Uganda and Russia. A brother to Franklin Graham; a shame to Billy Graham.
Snow April 19, 2014 at 08:59 pm
After reading all that I could see someone who doesn't go from point A to point B without takingRead More sidetrips to point C, D, and Y a few times. Don't take that wrong- its more interesting that way.
lisa shoshannah shaw April 19, 2014 at 10:10 pm
Brian Moloney - The Freelance Retort April 20, 2014 at 05:53 am
Thank, Snow...I think. I guess that's why my pizza is always cold before I get it home....
Ziegler April 20, 2014 at 01:06 am
Karl has not blamed teachers and in fact he laments that Parents are ignored especially the ParentsRead More who want the besat for their kids. Over all the teachers are very much respected. As in any profession there are a few who are unworthy and we cannot sacrifice the children in order to guarantee jobs to those who do not belong in the profession. One example that comes to mind was a teacher who was a drunk and taught at a San Fernando Valley Middle School. Because he camt to work sauced every day he was removed from teaching duties while we continued to pay him. He was given one chore only, and that was to conduct the home room class in the morning. He was unable to do so and stayed at his desk swigging from a bottle. The children were scared to death of him for he was a mean drunk and threatened them. He was tenured and therefore his needs for income superceded the children'd need for safety, life and limb, education, and to get the things done that are needed in homeroom. There comes a point at which even the teachers and the principle have to admit that there are some who do not belong in the profession, and some who could be endangering the children's best interests, for after all you must admit that is what they are there for and for which you are there as well.
Ziegler April 20, 2014 at 01:14 am
Unfortunately Parent skills are not taugt in the high schools of this land. Unrealistically weRead More expect humans to have a sixth sense as to how best to raise their offspring. That does not happen. Too many parents use corporal punishment in the belief that they are helping their children. Some abuse terribly there kids both verbally and physically. But we leave them to their own devices and expect them to instinctively know. In L.A. the Latino's are now in the majority with many having no English language skills, which is needed when you are going to be of help in your childrens education. So stop the self serving baloney in which you easily pass off the responsibility to those who cannot fight back- that is to say the uneducated themselves parents. If you sincerely want parental help, and I see no evidence of that, then lobby and shout for Parenting classes and adult education, for the children's sake.
andy fischer April 20, 2014 at 07:03 am
Parent Skill Number 1: Don't send your kids to poor performing schools (because poor performingRead More peers/students) like what are in most of the LAUSD.
Brian Moloney - The Freelance Retort April 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Thanks Mimi...actually I'm usually told I'm as unprofessional as can be. But have your people callRead More my people, and their people call their people and pretty soon the word people just sounds weird.... And Lisa, get your head out of the toilet, please. But yeah...it's "E"
lisa shoshannah shaw April 15, 2014 at 03:32 pm
I will do no such a thing! so thank the Lord it's E, cos ur momma would not be eligible for mother'sRead More day gifts if it was U.
renmethod April 16, 2014 at 09:46 am
Fun write up, thank you for sharing :)
Mary Clumeck April 15, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Any short-term savings in electricity costs are eclipsed by the long-term, and in fact, present-day,Read More disastrous effects of climate change and those associated costs, such as the rise in food prices following severe drought. Our long-term energy policy must include a future vision of sustainable, renewable, clean, and safe energy sources. Hydraulic fracturing is not a viable part of that future vision.
Shripathi Kamath April 15, 2014 at 03:39 pm
Yeparoo April 15, 2014 at 03:11 PM More hydraulic fracturing will mean a lower cost of electricityRead More and less burning of coal. ___________________________________________________ Yes, especially in California where we have an acute drought, and fracking will require only 3-5 million gallons of water each time, that people will have, well, drink all the oil they can, since no one will need oil. Wait, why is less burning of coal desireable at all? It is not as if burning coal causes any pollution of, lol, contributes to global warming. ___________________________________________________ "A clear win-win, even if you believe that the minor AGW that stopped 16 years ago is caused by mankind's CO2 emissions" ___________________________________________________ Only the young denialists do. The older ones, it never happened. Haven't you heard? 97 percent of the world's climate scientists were involved in one bigass conspiracy to steal government grants and that is currently being investigated by Issa (see Benghazi hearings for global warming fraud personally committed by Obama). THANK GOD we had a truly patriotic and small group of persecuted billionaires, and much maligned oil companies who saw through that charade and disproved that it was hot when it snowed. Also, too, polar vortex and Donald Trump. ___________________________________________________ " We could use the jobs. Probably should also look into desalination plants as a reliable source of agua." ___________________________________________________ Yup, people just do not think of such things. After all, common sense is not all that common. If you do not have water, just make more. What's the problem? Frack, baby, Frack!
Charles W. Buck April 16, 2014 at 01:57 pm
Talk is cheap. One commenter shows us that any person can come up with blanket statements thatRead More support their prejudices. When it comes to important issues that effect the health of the planet and those living on it now and in the future, I would rather depend upon the scientific consensus that exists among international climate scientists as represented in the IPCC reports. Climate change is real, it is essentially caused by human activity, and serious measures must be taken to deal with it promptly.
andy fischer April 14, 2014 at 06:36 pm
Instead of sitting on your fourth point of contact watching mindless movies, get outside andRead More exercise, socialize, garden, go to the beach, go on a hike, post on Patch, look for that missing remote, hit on your neighbor's wife, teach your kid algebra, or learn to play a musical instrument.
andy fischer April 14, 2014 at 06:45 pm
When you travel, the only things you need to worry about are your family and you preciousRead More documents/photos. Everything else can be replaced. Get all your photos scanned. Store them on a removable hard drive. Take that hard drive with you. If your house burns down or is robbed, you have all you important documents/photos with you.
Jeffe' April 19, 2014 at 10:59 am
I wouldn't live in any other country, but it is incredibly immature and ignorant to not realize thatRead More we have a laundry list of things to improve. Blind faith and devotion with that "we are #1" attitude without rational thought might be what all governments (and religions) would like to have, but as far as being a citizen and member of humanity goes it is your duty to use your brain....
Just Tim April 19, 2014 at 11:11 am
Jeffe", the reason I pointed out that we are leading in most categories is simple. We actuallyRead More put our dirty laundry right out in the open. No other country is willing or in some cases allowed to do that. In some places, they aren't even allowed to think about doing that. I do agree with most of your laundry list, but compared to any other place, it ain't all bad. That my friend is using our brains. Which also means at times using our brawn to protect us from those who use their brain for less good.
x April 19, 2014 at 12:43 pm
Thanks Carl. Great article. Since it hasn't been mentioned here, i thought i'd muddy the waters aRead More bit by mentioning how prohibition empowers organized crime ….. cheers!
Stock Market Bubble
andy fischer April 14, 2014 at 07:14 am
My hairdresser gave me some good stock tips. So therefore, I don't need any Day Trader Software.
Allen Rodgers April 14, 2014 at 09:48 pm
Andy so many traders having the same thinking, but your hairdresser can not save you from marketRead More crises, human can make mistakes during trading but robotic trading systems can not. We use technologies in all places so why not in the our trade.
The College Transitions Team (from left to right): Dave Bergman, Andrew Belasco and Michael Trivette
andy fischer April 12, 2014 at 07:44 am
You don't need to pay these phony baloney "college transition team" guys to tell you (viaRead More their advertisement disguised as a blog) the same information that's available for free in ten minutes of searching the internet. The best philosophy is to reconsider going to a "top college" and strongly consider earning a "top major". If you have unlimited finances, then do whatever you want - you can probably get into just about any college - colleges look favorably to donations, deferred enrollments, concurrent enrollments, probationary enrollments. But if you're like the other 99% of us, it's pretty much a waste of money to attend big expensive universities. An engineering/nursing/finance/STEM/etc degree from Cal State Nowhere is a lot more valuable than any "softology" degree from an Ivy League or Football U (unless you want to become a sales weasel). Attend a JC, live at home, transfer to a local state U, little to no student loans, earn a good degree, and start saving in a 401(k) and Roth once you graduate while your sucker friends pay off their student loans for the next 15 years.
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