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1) Questions and Answers : Web site : not enough credit to post (Message 1443368)
Posted 153 days ago by Profile dancer42
I had an accidental meltdown with my main machine a few months ago so not posted for a while. now when i post i get the message not enough credit to post, yet my account show well over 1,000,000 credits , whats up?
2) Message boards : Number crunching : What has your RAC done......since..... (Message 1376803)
Posted 319 days ago by Profile dancer42
i have not run seti enough to know if the current has affected my rac

but all it would have taken from september on was three days of decent

work units to put me over 1 mill, I am at 1.4 mill now running sporadically

so moving the severs has done much more for my though put than 7.0 have done for

my rac . even though i am on less time more work is getting done and is that not

the bottom line?
3) Message boards : Politics : interesting gun facts (Message 1360891)
Posted 360 days ago by Profile dancer42
apparently i would have been the only one in that room qualified

i know that there is no such thing as an unloaded gun.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/bizarre/dea-agent-foot-shoot-suit

but as vash says peace and love.[/url]
4) Message boards : Politics : interesting gun facts (Message 1356990)
Posted 370 days ago by Profile dancer42
http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp


for those who want to argue pro or con on guns.

note the steep drop in homicides after conceal carry passes in several states.
5) Message boards : Politics : Just something to make you go hmmm (Message 1350141)
Posted 391 days ago by Profile dancer42
that is vary interesting but do remember that gain alcohol only has about half the Btu's of gasoline.

though it does a higher cetane rating and burns cooler so it is better for the

motor but may take twice as much fuel.
6) Message boards : Politics : I suppose it's true. (Message 1346549)
Posted 401 days ago by Profile dancer42
I hold a candle up and sometimes I am discouraged that I do not see more

but we can be the grates in the world, if we can only remember how.

so were I can and when I can I try to help light another candle.

7) Message boards : Politics : Tax Avoidance & Evasion (Message 1346135)
Posted 402 days ago by Profile dancer42
make the government cards bright florescent orange so not only can everybody see

but they can not be mistaken for anything else.

then the error in judgment shoul;d mean real jail time.
8) Message boards : Politics : Parents role in Education ? (Message 1346124)
Posted 402 days ago by Profile dancer42
if education worked the way it should, then each and every student would get the

most education possible for that student, which would be different for each that

should be the goal.
9) Message boards : Politics : Parents role in Education ? (Message 1345960)
Posted 403 days ago by Profile dancer42
teaching to the group slows down everybody not just the bright ones.

Sorry Dancer you are quite wrong.

I think I've seen you post about tracks in the UK schools. There are no tracks in USA schools. The morons sit in the same class as the gifted. The class is taught with the aim of getting the most passing scores on the standardized test. Better the pass rate the more $ for the school.


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my schools were tracked
10) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1345801)
Posted 403 days ago by Profile dancer42
while north Korea is mostly a jock they are reported to have something like 40,000

large artillery pieces dug in to the mountains facing Seoul if they start

something it could get messy.
11) Message boards : Politics : Tax Avoidance & Evasion (Message 1345792)
Posted 403 days ago by Profile dancer42
Teachers are necessary, tell me why we need an over bloated civil service - Aren't they a drain on taxpayers as well as benefit scroungers?

Because most of the time different parts of the civil service are giving out contradictory orders. Which then takes many meetings probably chaired by another department to get order restored.

Example.
When I was in Shetland, after many orders to cut costs we were having meetings once a month in London about the supply of reliable power to our station and other parties who also used the hilltop. These meetings started at 09:30 and finished about 15:30 usually on Thursdays.

When they started we worked most of Wednesday, then got a late afternoon flight to Aberdeen and the last shuttle to London. Stayed overnight in the Chevrons club, attended the meeting, went out to Heathrow caught the return shuttle and the last flight into Shetland. And worked Friday



Then the transport people said the plane journeys are too expensive, you must use the ferries and trains. First the ferry leaves Tuesday, and second because it is overnight they forgot you had to add on the costs of meals and cabins. So no work Wednesday, instead travel all day on train, with added cost of lunch etc.

Thursday attend meeting, but have to then waste several hours before catching the sleeper, added cost, train to Aberdeen. Couldn't use the Friday daytime train, it arrived too late to catch the ferry back to Shetland. Friday wasted all day from about 09:00 until 15:00 when you could go on board ferry. Again added costs of meals and cabin.

Result was we lost 2 days work per month, and the overall cost of the journey was greater. But of course the transport department didn't see that because they didn't pay accomadation and meal costs.

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video conferencing mabe?
12) Message boards : Politics : Are the US courts stirring the Argentinan pot? (Message 1345789)
Posted 403 days ago by Profile dancer42
In the end the U.S. MUST maintain good relations with Argentina. There is too much coffee at stake!! The british might opt for tea instead, but that is simply not an option here.

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I have been known to drink a good black currant tea in the morning not all of us drink coffee.
13) Message boards : Politics : Tax Avoidance & Evasion (Message 1345719)
Posted 404 days ago by Profile dancer42
IN OKLAHOMA there is federal income tax, state income tax. and county sales tax

as well as county property tax to support schools.

the city's also collect some of the sales tax.

standard deduction for Single person is 6,100 dollars

the poverty the federal guideline for Oklahoma is 11,450

so if you are poor in Oklahoma the state and the fed will tax half your income

as well as the county and city taxing all of it.

The state may, but the fed will give you welfare called the Earned Income Tax Credit.


my room mate makes less than poverty level and makes to much for that as do I.
14) Message boards : Politics : Parents role in Education ? (Message 1345716)
Posted 404 days ago by Profile dancer42
i had the same thing happen 15 years before with the caveat that the excuse of

bureaucracy and testing were not valid.

and being paired badly with several bad students i was driven to conniptions

trying to explain the simplest things to slower student wasting much of my time to

little effect.

and while i had a few good teachers they were handicapped by class size and could

only do so much.
15) Message boards : Politics : Parents role in Education ? (Message 1345715)
Posted 404 days ago by Profile dancer42
teaching to the group slows down everybody not just the bright ones.

Sorry Dancer you are quite wrong.

Firstly, a trained teacher will deal with the differentiation by planning in advance of the lesson. They will often pair the brightest pupils with the ones that are struggling. The clever ones will feel valued in the teacher allowing them to help their classmates, and the struggling ones can often learn better by a peer showing them, rather than a formal instruction by the teacher.

Secondly, all teachers will have prepared extra work before hand, and often at a higher level than the average of the class. So the brightest can be stretched when they complete the easier tasks.

Computer aided learning, or self tuition sometimes has it's place, but usually in FE. For example, when I took the ECDL the College I was at had self learning, you worked your way through the course work at your own pace asking for help when necessary. It works with adults, probably not with 10 year olds. Go and talk to a fully trained teacher and ask them how they deal with a class of different abilities.



this is dancers room mate

i went to the normal classes in the Norman Oklahoma public school system. i had

many teachers tell me that i was beyond their class but they couldn't do

anything about it because of bureaucracy. i spent my class room time (except for

the 15 minutes to actually do the homework) reading fictional books. i got so

board with school that i ended up hitchhiking around the country when i should

have been graduating.


i have many times in both my school days and my adult life talked to teachers

in the public school system. over 90% of those I've talked to have told me

that they cannot give the bright students the time they need because there are

to many students in their classes and their standing is degraded if they don't

get everyone to pass.
16) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1345484)
Posted 404 days ago by Profile dancer42
it is also available on dvd

http://www.rarewarfilms.com/image/cache/data/Retreat%20Hell%20(Small)-800x800.jpg
17) Message boards : Politics : Parents role in Education ? (Message 1345483)
Posted 404 days ago by Profile dancer42
when allowed to progress at their own pace the junior high i mentioned earlier

had the slowest student there go though 4 years of material in 9 months

the fastest were done in 3.

it is possible with computer aided learning to push all the kids all the time.

and to push then in a manner that is best suited to get results for each child.

teaching to the group slows down everybody not just the bright ones.

18) Message boards : Politics : Tax Avoidance & Evasion (Message 1345471)
Posted 404 days ago by Profile dancer42
it is not my intention to say that the poor should be punished but rather that if

you only feed the poor that tomorrow they will be hungry again.

I live on the poverty line for my state.

subsidizing the poor does not fix the problem.

virtually all the gains in income in the united states have been for the educated

since 1979.

education can change the situation for the poor, the dole can not.



19) Message boards : Politics : Tax Avoidance & Evasion (Message 1345463)
Posted 404 days ago by Profile dancer42
this is CEO to average worker pay by country


http://creativeconflictwisdom.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/ration-of-ceo-pay-to-average-worker-by-country/

with the US at 475 to 1 and japan at 11 to 1


20) Message boards : Politics : Tax Avoidance & Evasion (Message 1345431)
Posted 404 days ago by Profile dancer42
IN OKLAHOMA there is federal income tax, state income tax. and county sales tax

as well as county property tax to support schools.

the city's also collect some of the sales tax.

standard deduction for Single person is 6,100 dollars

the poverty the federal guideline for Oklahoma is 11,450

so if you are poor in Oklahoma the state and the fed will tax half your income

as well as the county and city taxing all of it.


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