Monday, April 30, 2012

Talking with a Friend

Talking with a Friend

Wake up

Orlons - South Street (Original)

Tom Waits - Lie To Me



just TOO DAMN COOL!

Forward.

Taxpayer Dollars Funding Both Public & Cyber Schools « CBS Pittsburgh

Taxpayer Dollars Funding Both Public & Cyber Schools « CBS Pittsburgh

Tribeca Film Festival: Without Borders

Tribeca Film Festival: Without Borders

Florida "Uterus Controversy" Song Parody

Government seeks to silence those who would expose wrongdoing

Government seeks to silence those who would expose wrongdoing
What it took to get an 8th grade education in 1895.

Remember when grandparents and great-grandparents stated that they only had an 8th grade education? Well, check this out. Could any of us have passed the 8th grade in 1895?

This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina , Kansas , USA . It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina , and reprinted by the Salina Journal.

8th Grade Final Exam:
Salina , KS - 1895

Grammar (Time, one hour)1. Give nine rules for the use of capital letters.
2. Name the parts of speech and define those that have no modifications
3. Define verse, stanza and paragraph.
4. What are the principal parts of a verb? Give principal parts of 'lie,' 'play,' and 'run'.
5. Define case; illustrate each case.
6. What is punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of punctuation.
7 - 10. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.


Arithmetic (Time,1 hour 15 minutes)1. Name and define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic.
2. A wagon box is 2 ft. Deep, 10 feet Long, and 3 ft. Wide. How many bushels of wheat will it hold?
3. If a load of wheat weighs 3,942 lbs, what is it worth at 50cts/bushel, deducting 1,050 lbs for tare?
4. District No 33 has a valuation of $35,000. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?
5. Find the cost of 6,720 lbs. Coal at $6.00 per ton.
6. Find the interest of $512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7percent per annum.
7. What is the cost of 40 boards 12 inches wide and 16 ft long at $20 per metre?
8. Find bank discount on $300 for 90 days (no grace) at 10 percent.
9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per acre, the distance of which is 640 rods?
10. Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt
.

U.S. History (Time, 45 minutes)
1. Give the epochs into which U.S. History is divided
2. Give an account of the discovery of America by Columbus .
3. Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War.
4. Show the territorial growth of the United States .
5. Tell what you can of the history of Kansas .
6. Describe three of the most prominent battles of the Rebellion.
7. Who were the following: Morse, Whitney, Fulton, Bell, Lincoln, Penn, and Howe?
8. Name events connected with the following dates: 1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, 1865.

Orthography (Time, one hour)
[Do we even know what this is??]1. What is meant by the following: alphabet, phonetic, orthography, etymology, syllabication?
2. What are elementary sounds? How classified?
3. What are the following, and give examples of each: trigraph, subvocals, diphthong, cognate letters, linguals?
4. Give four substitutes for caret 'u'.
5. Give two rules for spelling words with final 'e.' Name two exceptions under each rule.
6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each.
7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word: bi, dis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono, sup.
8. Mark diacritically and divide into syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound: card, ball, mercy, sir, odd, cell, rise, blood, fare, last.
9. Use the following correctly in sentences: cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane, vain, vein, raze, raise, rays.
10. Write 10 words frequently mispronounced and indicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication.

Geography (Time, one hour)1 What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?
2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas ?
3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?
4. Describe the mountains of North America .
5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver, Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fernandez, Aspinwall and Orinoco .
6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S. Name all the republics of Europe and give the capital of each.
8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the Pacific in the same latitude?
9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.
10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give the inclination of the earth.
HUH??? Are they kidding??? This is hard to believe.
Notice that the exam took FIVE HOURS to complete.
Gives the saying 'he only had an 8th grade education' a whole new meaning, doesn't it?!
Also shows you how poor our education system has become and, NO, I don't have the answers!




Why these are maybe bad things – Retirement planning and investments

Why these are maybe bad things – Retirement planning and investments

Lawyer in Afghan murder case hopes to put the war on trial

Lawyer in Afghan murder case hopes to put the war on trial

Idiot

What Dog Owner's DON'T Do With Dog Doo-Doo!

What Dog Owner's DON'T Do With Dog Doo-Doo!

!!SQUIRREL ADOPTED BY CAT LEARNS TO PURR!!

Revolution 99 Updates: Be Brave, Be Strong, Be Peaceful…

Revolution 99 Updates: Be Brave, Be Strong, Be Peaceful…

Capitalism's Dirty Secret: Corporations Don't Create Jobs, They Destroy Them | Economy | AlterNet

Capitalism's Dirty Secret: Corporations Don't Create Jobs, They Destroy Them | Economy | AlterNet

Awful talk show suggests dad have bi-curious teen raped

Awful talk show suggests dad have bi-curious teen raped

Bacon-in-everything pastries land at Manhattan bake shop

Bacon-in-everything pastries land at Manhattan bake shop

Worldwide Hippies News Briefs Monday

Worldwide Hippies News Briefs Monday

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream [Very Good(+) quality] (Live/F...

Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood

http://www.politicususa.com/rachel-maddow-war-on-women.html

me-these two men couldn't out think her on the best day they ever had.
http://www.worldwidehippies.com/2012/04/29/you-are-all-suspects-now-what-are-you-going-to-do-about-it/

Letter from The U.K.; Secrets, Crimes and Lies,THE END OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

Letter from The U.K.; Secrets, Crimes and Lies,THE END OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

5 Mind-Bending Facts About Dreams

5 Mind-Bending Facts About Dreams

Yes a lot of republicans are just that stupid

Steelers Trade Up In 4th Round, Take Defensive Tackle « CBS Pittsburgh

Steelers Trade Up In 4th Round, Take Defensive Tackle « CBS Pittsburgh

The BluesMobile Presents... 2nd Annual BOULDER ROOTS & BLUES SUMMIT

The BluesMobile Presents... 2nd Annual BOULDER ROOTS & BLUES SUMMIT

Three Words In The Bible That Some People Totally Ignore

Three Words In The Bible That Some People Totally Ignore

10 Constituent Groups Mitt Romney Would Screw Over | | AlterNet

10 Constituent Groups Mitt Romney Would Screw Over | | AlterNet

me- better pay attention

Why Low Minimum Wages Kill Jobs and Crush Living Standards for Everyone | | AlterNet

Why Low Minimum Wages Kill Jobs and Crush Living Standards for Everyone | | AlterNet

Loud Speakers and High Heels

Loud Speakers and High Heels
http://mollymuses.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/mormon-flow-chart-for-your-soul/

me?as i've said many times- i believe in freedom to believe whatever you choose-i do tho-become very wary when a person's beliefs can affect me and mine and the country. romney is a bishop in the mormon church . think about that-would you expect a catholic bishop or what have you- a person in a church hierarchy to think first about????

John Baldry - Don't try to lay no Boogie Woogie on the King of RnR (with...

Revolution 99 Updates: Love and Support your Sisters and Brothers

Revolution 99 Updates: Love and Support your Sisters and Brothers
beautiful, chilly sunday morning- a cup of coffee and a slice of cold pizza, the morning papers and i'm in heaven!

Worldwide Hippies News Briefs Sunday

Worldwide Hippies News Briefs Sunday

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Can You Identify Me?

Can You Identify Me?

UN celebrates legacy of jazz as a force of social transformation

UN celebrates legacy of jazz as a force of social transformation

Sex Objects in a World Turned Upside-Down

Sex Objects in a World Turned Upside-Down

POLICE STATE: “Robots R’US”: Military-style Drones on 63 Military Bases In The USA

POLICE STATE: “Robots R’US”: Military-style Drones on 63 Military Bases In The USA

Dan Rather Got it Right: George W. Bush DID go AWOL | AlterNet

Dan Rather Got it Right: George W. Bush DID go AWOL | AlterNet

The Self-Made Myth: Debunking Conservatives' Favorite -- And Most Dangerous -- Fiction | | AlterNet

The Self-Made Myth: Debunking Conservatives' Favorite -- And Most Dangerous -- Fiction | | AlterNet
http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2012/04/27/romney-borrow-money-from-your-parents.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=cheatsheet_morning&cid=newsletter%3Bemail%3Bcheatsheet_morning&utm_term=Cheat%20Sheet

me- yeah- go ahead- borrow 20 grand from your parents to take a chance and start a business- how fucking clueless is that man???

and they crucified KERRY a few years back for being too rich!

hypocrites!

May 1st, 2012 A Day Without the 99% No Work – No School – No Housework – No Shopping

May 1st, 2012 A Day Without the 99% No Work – No School – No Housework – No Shopping

Please Share the Image That Made Walker Supporters’ Heads Explode

Please Share the Image That Made Walker Supporters’ Heads Explode

me-yep- right here!

Henri the Blues Dog

Worldwide Hippies News Briefs Saturday

Worldwide Hippies News Briefs Saturday

Noam Chomsky: Occupy Points to a “Different Way of Living”

Noam Chomsky: Occupy Points to a “Different Way of Living”

Friday, April 27, 2012

House GOP Would Kick 280,000 Children Off School Lunch Program To Protect Tax Cut For Millionaires

House GOP Would Kick 280,000 Children Off School Lunch Program To Protect Tax Cut For Millionaires: pOur guest blogger is Melissa Boteach, director of Half In Ten at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. House Republicans recently proposed cuts to nutrition assistance that will kick 280,000 low-income children off automatic enrollment in the Free School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Those same kids and 1.5 million other people will also lose [...]/p

The Age of Aquarius

Hippie Trivia Question

Hippie Trivia Question

Friday’s campaign round-up

Friday’s campaign round-up

Bipartisanship never stood a chance

Bipartisanship never stood a chance

Worldwide Hippies Digest Friday: Goodbye Levon, Matala Festival and Doobie Brothers still smokin

Worldwide Hippies Digest Friday: Goodbye Levon, Matala Festival and Doobie Brothers still smokin

Putting Baby in the Corner: Oakland Catholic takes aim at popular prom alternative

Putting Baby in the Corner: Oakland Catholic takes aim at popular prom alternative: School officials send a warning: Attend anti-prom, and you may be risking your chance at getting into the college of your choice.
sun is peeking out- still too cold outside for my liking!

ended up doing chores round here even tho i really did NOT feel like it-but-at least the toilets are scrubbed now!

She really did say this
Clueless!!!

Sums it up quite well

“The World Tomorrow”, second episode of Julian Assange’s interview show

“The World Tomorrow”, second episode of Julian Assange’s interview show

I Don't Miss It by Tracy K. Smith : The Poetry Foundation

I Don't Miss It by Tracy K. Smith : The Poetry Foundation

Public-Private Partnerships, Ingenuity and $11M Tax Credit Provides Innovative Housing Solutions for Philadelphia’s LGBT Seniors | The White House

Public-Private Partnerships, Ingenuity and $11M Tax Credit Provides Innovative Housing Solutions for Philadelphia’s LGBT Seniors | The White House
John Edwards trial: Highlights (and lowlights) from the first week

Analysis: Paul Ryan's not-very-Catholic Catholic budget – USATODAY.com

Analysis: Paul Ryan's not-very-Catholic Catholic budget – USATODAY.com

Maryhill Stonehenge Resonance

grey and cold!  do not feel like doing anything today even tho there is much that needs doing!

Revolution 99 Updates: Call it what is… Fascism Folks, and it’s going to get worse

Revolution 99 Updates: Call it what is… Fascism Folks, and it’s going to get worse

Exxon Makes $104 Million In Profit Per Day So Far In 2012, While Americans Are Stuck With A Higher Gas Bill

Exxon Makes $104 Million In Profit Per Day So Far In 2012, While Americans Are Stuck With A Higher Gas Bill: pLast year, ExxonMobil, one of the world’s most profitable companies, earned $1,300 in profits per second. As consumers paid record-high springtime gas prices, Exxon posted first quarter profits of $9.45 billion. This is down slightly from the first quarter of 2011, when Exxon posted $10.65 billion in profits. Exxon benefited from the high price of [...]/p

2 Political Junkies: The New WMD

2 Political Junkies: The New WMD: Not work safe More info here
well, it's friday.

Jonathan Elinoff interviewed on CNN Headline News - Jane Velez Mitchell ...

Get Up! Stand Up! We’ve got your Soapbox (A call to Activism)

Get Up! Stand Up! We’ve got your Soapbox (A call to Activism)

Worldwide Hippies News Briefs Friday

Worldwide Hippies News Briefs Friday

Americans fear for privacy as CIA expands spying tactics

Americans fear for privacy as CIA expands spying tactics

Thursday, April 26, 2012

To Vote or Not to Vote – Part Two

To Vote or Not to Vote – Part Two

Joan Jett and Cherie Currie - Cherry Bomb Live 2001

Get Up! Stand Up! We’ve got your Soapbox (A call to Activism)

Get Up! Stand Up! We’ve got your Soapbox (A call to Activism)

Lynn Cullen Live 04/26/12

Lynn Cullen Live 04/26/12: Audio & Video Archive

Wyclef Jean Releases One Of The Most Powerful Trayvon Tributes We’ve Seen | MoveOn.Org

Wyclef Jean Releases One Of The Most Powerful Trayvon Tributes We’ve Seen | MoveOn.Org

Debt collector at hospital? Bad bedside manner

Debt collector at hospital? Bad bedside manner

Impressions - I'm So Proud (Original Stereo)

Billy Stewart - I do love you

Mitt Romney and his Cold War foreign policy team should, like, y'know, maybe look at a map

Mitt Romney and his Cold War foreign policy team should, like, y'know, maybe look at a map

Flashdance Ending Scene Extended HD

Back to the Garden: Flower Power Comes Full Circle [OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER]

Wife Says System Fails Her As Husband Gets Plea Deal

Wife Says System Fails Her As Husband Gets Plea Deal

Medicinal Mochachino : Foamy The Squirrel

The Globalization of Hollow Politics

The Globalization of Hollow Politics

2 Political Junkies: Primary Wrap Up

2 Political Junkies: Primary Wrap Up: Chris Potter on the wins by young, progressives Erin Molchany and Ed Gainey and Matt Merriman-Preston's role in the election. Also, how...

2 Political Junkies: Tracking Teh Crazie

2 Political Junkies: Tracking Teh Crazie: Here's the latest from Jerome Corsi, chief birther at Birther Central (aka World Net Daily):  Barack Obama Sr was NOT Barack Obama Jr.'s rea...

Tom Waits - Wrong Side of the Road

Media Jump On Idea That Social Security Is Going Bankrupt, Ignore Easy Way To Ensure Its Future

Media Jump On Idea That Social Security Is Going Bankrupt, Ignore Easy Way To Ensure Its Future: pSocial Security is going broke even faster than expected, according to a report from the program’s actuaries released yesterday. At least, that’s the narrative the national media presented to the American public. Headlines from across the country — like the following from the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times — were [...]/p

House GOP Would Kick 280,000 Children Off School Lunch Program To Protect Tax Cut For Millionaires

House GOP Would Kick 280,000 Children Off School Lunch Program To Protect Tax Cut For Millionaires: pOur guest blogger is Melissa Boteach, director of Half In Ten at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. House Republicans recently proposed cuts to nutrition assistance that will kick 280,000 low-income children off automatic enrollment in the Free School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Those same kids and 1.5 million other people will also lose [...]/p

Lester Young Sextet 1949 - Blues 'n' Bells (Take 3)

Pearl Bailey - "Hot Lips" Page 1949 ~ Baby It's Cold Outside

Dinah Washington - This Bitter Earth

Kay Starr - Bonapartes Retreat (1950)

Vouchers For This?: Catholic School Teacher In Indiana Fired For Using IVF | Americans United

Vouchers For This?: Catholic School Teacher In Indiana Fired For Using IVF | Americans United

The Big Empty: Eating Cheetos with the hungry ghosts of the corporate state

The Big Empty: Eating Cheetos with the hungry ghosts of the corporate state

Special: Pittsburgh Dad Storytime

Dad Watches The Hunger Games

Revolution 99 Updates: Solidarity Comrades Solidarity!

Revolution 99 Updates: Solidarity Comrades Solidarity!

Worldwide Hippies News Briefs Thursday

Worldwide Hippies News Briefs Thursday

Science off the Sphere: Fun with Antibubbles

Apocalypse Soon: Why Are Christians So Obsessed With the End Times? | | AlterNet

Apocalypse Soon: Why Are Christians So Obsessed With the End Times? | | AlterNet

$5,000 For a Pair of Sandals: The Rich Are Different, Right Down to Their Shoes | | AlterNet

$5,000 For a Pair of Sandals: The Rich Are Different, Right Down to Their Shoes | | AlterNet

Which Way is "Up" Ya Jagoff?

Which Way is "Up" Ya Jagoff?

Police: Dad Binds Toddler With Tape, Takes Photo

Police: Dad Binds Toddler With Tape, Takes Photo

Police: Dad Binds Toddler With Tape, Takes Photo

Police: Dad Binds Toddler With Tape, Takes Photo

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

‘The Unapologetic Hippie’ – Hippie 911 Emergency Call Center

‘The Unapologetic Hippie’ – Hippie 911 Emergency Call Center
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/25/1085857/-Glenn-Beck-God-told-me-to-quit-Fox-News-or-lose-my-soul-

me and millions of viewers hung on this phonies every word, voted for whoever he told them to and basically were dupes of this jagoff!

and some STILL do!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/robert-draper-anti-obama-campaign_n_1452899.html?ref=politics

he- he could have walked on water- they didn't care. they screwed "we the people" over for 3 years just to get him out of office in one term.

shame on them and shame on us for listening to them!

Ex-Boyfriend Arrested After Baseball Bat Assault At Care Home

Ex-Boyfriend Arrested After Baseball Bat Assault At Care Home

Far Out Man! CASSINI SPACECRAFT SEES NEW OBJECTS BLAZING TRAILS IN SATURN RING

Far Out Man! CASSINI SPACECRAFT SEES NEW OBJECTS BLAZING TRAILS IN SATURN RING

The One Question That Will Stump ALL Your Republican Friends

The One Question That Will Stump ALL Your Republican Friends

The Big Secret The GOP Wants To Keep Hidden About A Certain Bailout

The Big Secret The GOP Wants To Keep Hidden About A Certain Bailout

Wall Street Lobbied Hard To Water Down Law On Congressional Insider Trading

Wall Street Lobbied Hard To Water Down Law On Congressional Insider Trading: pPresident Obama signed the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act earlier this month, which was passed after a 60 Minutes investigation revealed that members of Congress were profiting from information they received in their official capacity. House Financial Services Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-AL), for instance, made nearly $30,000 trading on information he received during [...]/p

Pat Robertson's Science Lesson

beautiful day- carted my houseplants out for some sun.

my allergies get worse each spring. i was never bothered with any of that until a few years ago. i don't take anything for them because of being on my other medications-emergency rooms are no fun!

everyone around me is cutting their lawns- i guess that is what triggered my feeling cruddy and my chest and throat feeling tight.  my lawn looks pretty shabby but maybe this weekend-IF it doesn't rain again...

Man shoots himself and wife -- at gun safety class

Man shoots himself and wife -- at gun safety class

Guy mistakenly shoots gal pal on romantic hog-hunting date

Guy mistakenly shoots gal pal on romantic hog-hunting date

Fear of Cowboy Boots

Fear of Cowboy Boots

Police Seek Suspect In Alleged Harmar Twp. Attack « CBS Pittsburgh

Police Seek Suspect In Alleged Harmar Twp. Attack « CBS Pittsburgh

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Two Blue Dog House members fall in Pennsylvania primaries

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Two Blue Dog House members fall in Pennsylvania primaries

me- yippee!

Paul Ryan still getting schooled by Catholic scholars on his anti-Jesus budget

Paul Ryan still getting schooled by Catholic scholars on his anti-Jesus budget

me- geez, i thought the liberals were waging the war on religion-hummmm- could the republicans be lying????

The Yardbirds - Heart Full Of Soul

The Yardbirds - For Your Love

Classics IV - Spooky (original studio version)

The Zombies - Time of the Season

Pittsburgh Dad: Family Dinner

Slow Jam The News with Barack Obama: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

NOVA | Secrets of the Sun

Literature in a Locked Down Land

Literature in a Locked Down Land

Revolution 99 Updates: Stand, Push, Agitate, Shame and Encourage.

Revolution 99 Updates: Stand, Push, Agitate, Shame and Encourage.

‘Why don’t people break chairs over each other’s heads anymore?’

‘Why don’t people break chairs over each other’s heads anymore?’

21 Cats Who Are Judging You For Some Reason - Photos - WTAE Pittsburgh

21 Cats Who Are Judging You For Some Reason - Photos - WTAE Pittsburgh

How Christian Groups Push Right-Wing Religion With the Help of Your Tax Dollars | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

How Christian Groups Push Right-Wing Religion With the Help of Your Tax Dollars | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Let Them Eat Cake: Sean Hannity Advises Hungry Americans.

Worldwide Hippies News Briefs Wednesday

Worldwide Hippies News Briefs Wednesday

"Peter Parker" Moved To Austin, Texas!!

"Peter Parker" Moved To Austin, Texas!!