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Raymond Blair

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  1. Since this has been reintroduced, Tim, you must now see that Bush and Blair were only right in their political leanings on this matter and not in their correctness. Or are you one of the last holdouts in thinking that knowing what wenow know that the foray into Iraq would be engaged in again. And, gulp, that Vietnam was a good idea too that was foiled by unpatriotic treasonous critics...? Plate of crow Tim?
  2. Sure, these are likely to become partisan talking points, but at least they are from the mouth of the POTUS. It seems in selling the Patriot Act Bush has offered apparently contradictory statements about judicial oversight of these searches. In these remarks he seems to be saying that the Patriot Act powers are carefully monitored. His recent remarks, as far as I can tell, say the opposite. White House President's Remarks at Ask President Bush Event President Bush Calls for Renewing the USA PATRIOT Act President's Radio Address Fact Sheet: Giving Law Enforcement the Tools
  3. It seems in selling the Patriot Act Bush has offered apparently contradictory statements about judicial oversight of these searches. In these remarks he seems to be saying that the Patriot Act powers are carefully monitored. His recent remarks, as far as I can tell, say the opposite. White House President's Remarks at Ask President Bush Event President Bush Calls for Renewing the USA PATRIOT Act President's Radio Address Fact Sheet: Giving Law Enforcement the Tools They Need to Safeguard Our Homeland President Discusses Patriot Act
  4. Who's the xxxx, it looks like President Bush this week. Sure, these are likely to become partisan talking points, but at least they are from the mouth of the POTUS. It seems in selling the Patriot Act Bush has offered apparently contradictory statements about judicial oversight of these searches. In these remarks he seems to be saying that the Patriot Act powers are carefully monitored. His recent remarks, as far as I can tell, say the opposite. White House President's Remarks at Ask President Bush Event President Bush Calls for Renewing the USA PATRIOT Act President's Radio
  5. A Thread on the topic from another debate site This is either a bureaucratic issue where Bush is well inside the law but unable to explain how it is so in a convincing manner (partly because of the administration's antagonism toward transparency), or it is an act of executive arrogance that is more akin to the way a dictator must think. It is one of those, "Good people of the nation, we must sacrifice some of our liberties in order to be free. This is always a danger, but trust me because I have your best interests at heart." This seems to me to a dangerous breach of the checks and balanc
  6. Raymond I have tried reading your recent post several times...... are you dyslexic? What no dog to kick today? I'll clarify. If Bush accomplishes what he says he is going to accomplish by bringing democracy and peace to the Middle East he will likely be regarded as one of the greatest leaders in the history of the world. Reagan has a good reputation among many Americans and is celebrated as a highlight and icon of the neoconservative movement. American historians tend to acknowledge his charisma and his association with reviving the American self-image, but they also note the failing
  7. Oh come one. If someone achieves Pease in the Middle East they will rank with Jesus the Carpenter and Mohammad. Reagan is remembered fairly well here in the United States but I think historicaly he is seen as having significant limitations. But for the 25 eyars of presidencies he is surrounded by either way he is a highlight. Nixon is not well remembered here except by ideologues who conveniently also froget he was a moderate.
  8. I think Bush's presidency will ultimately go down as being quite significant, but I think it will be for the harm he caused in international stability, American foreign policy, and American fiscal policy. He has been extremely successful at accomplishing major goals as a president. I believe the world no longer is content to see the US as a benevolent superpower and that we are on a longer range course to return to balance of power politics and there is more significant chance of a 21st century war between major powers (World War III) because of his policies. Between tax cuts, the huge cost
  9. Doesn't the fact that Napoleon was unable to carry out this heinous crime make it less offensive than the Holocaust. It would be like condemning Hitler and Germany for the Holocaust if Hitler wrote Mein Kampf but had to serve a life sentence for treason and never was able to gain an office in Germany. I'm sure you know the answer here, but Napoleon was thwarted in his attempt to regain control of Haiti was he not? And L'Overture was able to keep Haiti free? Any depiction of Napoleon as a role model for politicians is not the best message to convey to school children. We do not need to conv
  10. I think the Tookie Williams debate simply humanized the existing capital punishment debate. Most of the discussion I have heard on this case relates directly to the speaker's opinion about the death penalty. I do not think that Mr. Williams had made a clear case of having been a redeemed man as far as his clemency hearing. I think he is an interesting case in that he may have had the power with his gang contacts to continue to cause harm in society from behind bars. I think he was given due process. I also think it is irresponsible to use the word murder in the case of capital punishment.
  11. I am led to believe that it has to do with technology we are a private school that to this point has a policy of making no concessions for students with special educational needs. For our institution it is a theoretical position and I would expect that it would only come with a theoretical pay raise as well.
  12. The conclusion I draw from my own institution is that access is a key feature of technology adoption. Personally, I don't see the point of planning a lesson around a piece of hardware if it is one of its kind and therefore may be unavailable when I most need it. I completely agree and that was part of my point. I have been given assurance, that ebcause I have been using the whiteboard that it will remain in my room. I would not be willing to put in a lot of time learning about the whiteboard (and I too need to believe it is going to be worth my student's education time before I give a ne
  13. I use a white board and I am the only teacher in my school that has one in my room on a daily basis. I think the novelty of the tricks of the white board is part of the key to its popularity. I use to show streaming videos. To post up web sites and click through them. Some of the interactivity is students questions driven by on board content. I used it to use a page of Nazi links that John helped me with on Spartacus. I get a lot of different use out of it. The most I have departed from the "crushingly boring teacher led part" (of which I am a firm believer) was to have me students (16-
  14. I am glad this material has become declassified but this is definitely no surprise. I show a documentary in my class almost every year that has comments from a pilot over the Gulf of Tonkin trying to support the Maddux and the Turner Joy. He says he saw nothing there.
  15. Raymond Blair

    George Best

    Here in the states we tend to think of ourselves as the center of the universe, so claiming the championship of baseball to only be the Wolrd Series is an act of humility.
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