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11 Reasons To Get Your Kids Out Of The Government Schools

February 28, 2012 1 comment

endoftheamericandream.com

It should be painfully obvious to everyone by now that it is time to get all of our kids out of the government schools.  The public school system in the United States has been dramatically declining for a long time, and in most areas of the country the public schools are open sewers at this point.  Yes, there are some U.S. public schools that are still very good and that do a decent job of preparing our young people for their adult lives.  But those good schools are the exception to the rule.  Hopefully the school shooting that just happened in Ohio will be a wake up call to millions of parents out there.  Drugs, sex and violence are rampant in American public schools today.  The “teachers” are endlessly pushing specific political and social agendas down the throats of our kids, and the skills that our children really need such as reading, writing and mathematics are often badly neglected.  Hopefully we can get more parents educated about what is really going on in these schools.  After all, why would any parents want to Read more…

Melting Arctic link to cold, snowy UK winters

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Boat trapped in ice on Greek lake This winter brought snow as far south as Greece

The progressive shrinking of Arctic sea ice is bringing colder, snowier winters to the UK and other areas of Europe, North America and China, a study shows.

As global temperatures have risen, the area of Arctic Ocean covered by ice in summer and autumn has been falling.

Writing in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a US/China-based team show this affects the jet stream and brings cold, snowy weather.

Whether conditions will get colder still as ice melts further is unclear.

There was a marked deterioration in ice cover between the summers of 2006 and 2007, which still holds the record for the lowest extent on record; and it has not recovered since.

The current winter is roughly tracking the graph of 2007, according to the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

The new study is not the first to propose a causal relationship between Read more…

France hit by third earthquake in two days

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For the third time in 48 hours, the south of France was hit by an earthquake.

The latest measured 4.0 on the Richter scale and hit the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence area late on Monday afternoon.

Like the earthquake which hit late on Sunday evening measuring 4.9, the epicentre was just north east of the small town of Barcelonnette.

The latest earthquake was weaker and “felt slightly by locals” according to the French centre for seismology.

A third earthquake hit the western Charente-Maritime region on Sunday morning with a magnitude of 3.8.

Earthquakes are fairly rare in France and tend Read more…

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Bird Flu, Swine Flu … and Now Bat Flu?

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Scientists have found a new influenza virus that infects bats.

But don’t pull out the hand sanitizer leftover from the H1N1, or swine flu, pandemic just yet. When asked about the implications of this discovery for human health, one of the researchers, Ruben Donis, said: “It’s still too early to tell.”

We still don’t know that this bat flu virus can infect people, according to Donis, who is chief of the molecular virology and vaccines branch in the influenza division at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

He and a team of American and Guatemalan researchers isolated the virus from fruit-eating, little yellow-shouldered bats in Guatemala. So far, there is no Read more…

Pentagon knows China will be America’s greatest enemy starting in 2017

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Nigeria: ‘Biometric Data Will Control Crime in FCT’

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allafrica.com

This will be the excuse that many governments around the world will use.  Gather biometrics from everyone for their own safety and to be monitored while reducing crime…

The FCT Police Commissioner, Michael Zuokumor, yesterday said that capturing cab driver’s biometric data in the territory will tremendously reduce crime.

Zuokumor stated this in Abuja, during the official flag-off of the biometric data capturing of FCT cab drivers, an event organised by Painted Abuja Taxi Nigeria Limited (PAT).

He said the FCT Police Command in partnership with cab drivers in the territory have been able to reduce the incidences of car snatching and ‘one chance operators’ to the barest minimum in recent time.

“The command is developing strategies that will ensure that the issue of car snatching becomes a thing of the past in Abuja within the next three to six months,” he said.

Earlier in his remark, Chairman of Painted Abuja Taxi Nigeria Limited, Alhaji Shugaba Yar’Adua, said the essence of capturing cab drivers biometric data is to tackle the incidence of ‘one chance operators’ in order to guarantee the safety and security of commuters.

He said that the exercise will enable the government monitor the activities of taxi drivers in the territory and urged all cab drivers to key into the scheme.

Yar ‘Adua disclosed that Painted Abuja Taxi Ltd has signed an MoU with FCT Transportation Secretariat to provide them with 300,000 new vehicles in order to remove all rickety commercial vehicles from Abuja road.

He said the FCT Transport Secretariat has equally promised to create taxi racks in all the six area councils, where cab drivers can conveniently carry out their activities.

On his part, Representative of FCT Transport Secretary, Alhaji Mohammed Tukur, urged cab operators in the territory to strictly follow the rules and regulations laid down for their operations for smooth transport operation.

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Proposed Nanotechnology Will Convert Body Heat Into Electric Current

February 28, 2012 2 comments

preventdisease.com

Whoever said the movie The Matrix was based on pure fiction obviously didn’t have that discussion with researchers at Wake Forest University. A new technology called Power Felt, a thermoelectric device that converts body heat into an electrical current, soon could create enough juice to make another call on your cell phone simply by touching it.

Developed by researchers in the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest U, Power Felt is comprised of tiny carbon nanotubes locked up in flexible plastic fibers and made to feel like fabric. The technology uses temperature Read more…