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  1. david
    david October 1, 2018 6:26 pm

    Brain to brain network? Electronically assisted hive-mind? Is this how the Borg begin?

  2. larryarnold
    larryarnold October 1, 2018 11:24 pm

    Treatment of the immigrant kids is horrible, but:
    Most of the detained children crossed the border alone, without their parents. Some crossed illegally; others are seeking asylum.
    Kid comes across the border alone, what’s the alternative?

    Well, the BP could teach them how to use bows and arrows and… No, I don’t guess that would fly.

    Note that Miss Simpson is not one to look for a “safe zone.”

  3. Claire
    Claire October 2, 2018 5:35 am

    “Kid comes across the border alone, what’s the alternative?”

    They were already in foster homes or shelters — which might not have been ideal, but which was at least an attempt at being humane. And I agree the entire situation is fraught with both practical and political difficulties.

    But spiriting them in the middle of the night to a tent city? I could think of hundreds of alternatives to that.

  4. Marie
    Marie October 2, 2018 7:13 am

    About education: I taught English at the secondary level for over 30 years. When kids would whine about learning the parts of speech or reading early American literature, I always said, “Well, when you are on Jeopardy, you might win $10,000 for knowing who was the first poet laureate in the United States.”
    Seriously, no learning is ever wasted. Ever. The fault of high education in America is not the emphasis on college prep but rather the non-emphasis on job related skills. We should divide the school day into sections that teach both basics and skills. Not all students belong in college.
    When I graduated high school in 1967, I could have gone directly into the job market or gone to college. I think the difference between then and now is the caliber of students. We went to school to learn. Now the truth is appalling; we know that schools are infested with crime, drugs, and kids who don’t even know English.
    So, what is to be done?
    My town has 3 huge high schools. Why don’t we make one into a college prep school, one into an apprenticeship for future employment, and one for the performing arts? Provide the buses and let parents and students decide for themselves. The morning could be basics–reading, writing, history, math, science–and the afternoon would be the students’ basic interests. May be this would be the answer to boredom and behavior. I don’t know. But I do know that if you catch a student’s interests and make it relevant, he/she will learn.
    We could also have a building for miscreants that focuses on behavior run by former military.
    Also let’s hire marines as security and get rid of the teachers’ union. If I am doing my job, I don’t need anyone to protect it.
    We could also take education out of the hands of politicians and privatize them.
    Sorry for the rant, but I loved teaching and I am appalled at what schools have become.

  5. ProGunFred
    ProGunFred October 2, 2018 8:48 am

    “It’s just kind of an instinct thing, I just kind of got chills on the back of my neck,”

    I’ll tell anybody that will listen; This thing is real. Always believe it. It’s always right. And before you think about all times it didn’t pan out, remember that other beings have free will and may not act. This doesn’t make your Spidey Sense wrong. In criminal terms it would indicate that Means, Motive, and Opportunity didn’t align. It’s no different with a four legged predator. Always trust your gut it could save your life, or your little brother’s.

    Nice shot, Young Lady.

  6. Tuesday Links | 357 Magnum
    Tuesday Links | 357 Magnum October 2, 2018 9:03 pm

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