Archive for ◊ January, 2013 ◊

An Easy IQ Test
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 | Author:

Courtesy of StrangeCosmos… This IQ Test only requires 3 correct answers out of 10!

1) How long did the Hundred Years’ War last?

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

3) From which animal do we get cat gut?

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

5) What is a camel’s hair brush made of?

6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?

7) What was King George VI’s first name?

8) What color is a purple finch?

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?

 

Remember, you need only 3 correct answers to pass… Now check out the answers:

1) 116 years, from 1337 to 1453.

2) Ecuador.

3) From sheep and horses.

4) November. The Russian calendar was 13 days behind ours.

5) Squirrel fir.

6) The Latin name was Insularia Canaria – Island of the Dogs.

7) Albert.

8) Distinctively crimson.

9) New Zealand.

10) Orange

How did you do???

Great Quotes About People
Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 | Author:

“It’s not the people who are in prison worry me. It’s the people who aren’t.”  – Art Gore

 

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Who Did I Leave Out?
Monday, January 28th, 2013 | Author:

I just received my tax return for 2011 back from the IRS. It puzzles me… They are questioning how many dependents I claimed.

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I guess it was because of my response to the question: “List all dependents”

I replied: 20 million illegal immigrants; 3 million crack heads; 42 million unemployed people on food stamps, 2 million people in over 243 prisons; Half of Mexico; and 535 persons in the U.S. House and Senate.”

Evidently, this was NOT an acceptable answer. I KEEP ASKING MYSELF, WHO THE HELL DID I MISS?

Hat tip to Joe K

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Middle East – Dictators vs Democracies
Sunday, January 27th, 2013 | Author:

Monarchies are by definition not democratic. They are, however, more stable than anything else in the Middle East and North Africa at the moment…  Hosni Mubarak noted, “The Iraqis were incapable of democracy; you don’t understand them like I do; they need a general to rule them.”

But now the “big men” in the “fake republics” have almost all been overthrown while the monarchs remain. The kings on their thrones have staying power and they are not come-latelies. They have tradition on their side, at least.

via The Game of Thrones in North Africa .

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Educational Success – from Parents or Administrators?
Saturday, January 26th, 2013 | Author:

An interesting perspective in the article, The Best Teacher Evaluation “Plan” is a Free Market in Education.

Parents should have the final say on the competency of those who educate their children. More broadly, parents should have the freedom to direct the course of their own children’s entire education, with their own money, according to their own judgment—and not just as a practical necessity and parental responsibility, but as a moral right. This will not happen as long as government maintains its domination over America’s schools.

My position is the ‘customer’ of the teacher is the student and his/her parents…  All this emphasis about evaluating teachers is a result of the leftist agenda that the government and the schools need more money to hire more administrators. In the meantime, since they don’t believe in traditional families and values, they refuse to recognize the most fundamental aspect that leads to educational success – parents that care about their child’s education.

Hollywood and a Violent Society
Friday, January 25th, 2013 | Author:

I recall going to the theater in 1983 to see the movie, Scarface, and being appalled at the amount of harsh language and in-human violence.  I was so embarrassed by the violet scenes in the movie that I actually apologized to my date.

It’s interesting that watching the movie again twenty years later, I was surprised how seemingly ‘sedate’ the the action in the movie appeared.

What does this experience mean?

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FBI Statistics
Thursday, January 24th, 2013 | Author:

This is an interesting perspective

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It’s All Rhetoric and Blame
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 | Author:

This is an interesting perspective…

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Tyranny in the Obama World
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 | Author:

The Obama initiatives make you ponder about the past…  The famous classic liberal, Friedrich Hayek noted:

“the power which a multiple millionaire, who may be my neighbor and perhaps my employer, has over me is very much less than that which the smallest functionnaire [bureaucrat] possesses who wields the coercive power of the state on whose discretion it depends whether and how I am to be allowed to live or to work.”

 

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Purpose of Gun Control
Monday, January 21st, 2013 | Author:

This sums it up nicely…

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