Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thanks Google


Props to soundtrack Macklemore

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

NYC charter school's $125,000 experiment - 60 Minutes - CBS News

NYC charter school's $125,000 experiment - 60 Minutes - CBS News

The 60 minutes Video is well worth reviewing.

The High Cost of Low Teacher Salaries -

The High Cost of Low Teacher Salaries -

Very interesting that no one ever compares the high test result countries with the methods/teachers that they have.

Pay our teachers more!!!!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Andrew Marin Interview by Red Letter Christians

Please watch this interview with Andrew Marin. I have psoted before about him, but if you haven't taken the opportunity to here about him take it now

Friday, April 08, 2011

Glenn Beck Departure

Check out this.  The man is crazy.

Then watch Jon Stewart spoof him.  Very Very Funny

Rob Bell

You have to listen to this!!

Grace and Peace

Love will always win!

Full Discussion here

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Teacher layoffs: As teachers get layoff notices, some Los Angeles students are fighting for quality education -

Teacher layoffs: As teachers get layoff notices, some Los Angeles students are fighting for quality education -

I wonder why we are 27 in education in the World?

Samples of the articles points:

"Teachers here are amazing," said senior Naomi Hecht, who transferred from a highfalutin private school and thinks Hamilton's faculty is more attuned to student needs. She and Amofa were scrambling to educate classmates on the potential cuts, and they organized a Monday rally attended by several hundred students.

The music magnet stages several theatrical and concert events each year, not just for the school but for the community. Dozens of trophies and plaques won by the bands and choral groups taught by world-class musicians Jim Foschia and John Hamilton adorn the school, and the two of them have helped make Hamilton a treasure.

Foschia, who's been at Hamilton for five years after nine years teaching in Pasadena, also said his first concern is the kids.

"This is my heart and soul. I get more joy out of watching kids accomplish things than I do out of my own music," said Foschia.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Right to Bear Glocks? -

A Right to Bear Glocks? -

We had just had this conversation with my son who is 14 and a vocal proponent of gun control.

I tried to argue the other side in order to give him something to work against. I myself have always felt there are way too many guns out there, but I wanted to make sure he had an equal hearing of the oppositions point of view.

Today that is much harder to stomach

I can believe how right he was about gun control!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

9/11 First Responders Health Care Bill Passed By House & Senate

9/11 First Responders Health Care Bill Passed By House & Senate:


I hate ask but what kind deal did they make " After a filibuster and threats of obstruction by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), the Senate unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday that would provide health care for first responders to the 9/11 terrorist attack. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer reached a deal with Republican senators to support the bill earlier in the afternoon. "

That they wouldn't bring up the fact that, "Coburn also claimed the bill had been fast-tracked and skipped committee. But in fact the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing on the bill in June -- Coburn, a committee member, missed it."

Friday, December 17, 2010

December 16, 2010 - Mike Huckabee - The Daily Show With Jon Stewart - Full Episode Video | Comedy Central

December 16, 2010 - Mike Huckabee - The Daily Show With Jon Stewart - Full Episode Video | Comedy Central

I can not imagine anyone watching this, and not wanting to fire every single Senator who will not vote on this bill!!!

This is pathetic. Take my tax break and give it to these guys!!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Health insurers pour money into GOP campaigns, hoping to limit new regulations -

That is really all you need to read is the headline, and realize why the flood of negative thoughts on health reform. So if you are thinking about which side to be on remember that insurance companies are on the side of the republicans, and they are not on your side.

Health insurers pour money into GOP campaigns, hoping to limit new regulations -

Friday, September 17, 2010

Why Bill Clinton is Brilliant

Check out the interview with Jon Stewart.  This is why Bill Clinton is one of the most brilliant policy minds in history

Part 1

Part 2

Friday, September 10, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

10 Prerequisites for Being an Effective Christian in the World

This is a great list to start with:

by John Fischer

An ongoing theme of the Catch of the Day has been a Christian's place and testimony in the world. Much has been done in the last 20 years to damage a credible and trustworthy image of Christians in society. The attempt of Christians to gain an influence in culture using tools and weapons that are not of the Spirit of God has been costly to the gospel in that those who so desperately need the hope the gospel provides have been driven away by the fear and anger of those who should be carriers of that hope.


We know that Jesus did not come to condemn the world (John 3:17), but most of those who are not Christians today are convinced his followers did. We have exchanged the good news of the gospel for the bad news of a culture war, and the battle continues to rage in many sectors and in many minds. In light of this, The Catch is seeking to help advance a different worldview and redefine a Christian's role in society.


Today I share with you a work in progress-a new manifesto for global change. Reflect on it. Comment on it. Pray over it. We will be looking more deeply into all 10 of these as the days go by, but this will get us started.


"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." (Proverbs 23:7) What you think ultimately effects who you are.


10 Prerequisites for Being an Effective Christian in the World


1. A personal understanding of my own sinfulness

2. An overwhelming sense of God's grace for me, and for everyone else

3. A heart that forgives and forgets

4. An absence of agenda

5. An expectation that God is already in the world (I am joining Him there, not taking Him there.)

6. A sense of the church as the Body of Christ Universal

7. An insatiable curiosity for all that is not yet known to me

8. A belief in the intrinsic value of every human life

9. An assumption that I have something to learn from everybody

10. A deep and abiding desire for everyone to know what God has done for them through Christ

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Funny Story about Hell if True

I normally do not post a forwarded email, but this was 
really funny if true

The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington 
chemistry mid-term.  The answer by one student was so "profound" that 
the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, 
why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.  

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? 
Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when 
it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know 
the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. 
I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. 
Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look 
at the different religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state 
that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell.  Since there is more 
than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, 
we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can 
expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.

Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states 
that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of 
Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.  

This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then 
the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the 
temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it? If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year 
that, "It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you," and take into account the fact 
that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that 
Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over.  

The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not 
accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct......leaving only Heaven, thereby 
proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept 
shouting "Oh my God."


Monday, July 19, 2010

July 19: My One Sentence Bible

July 19: My One Sentence Bible

A couple of great thoughts matched to the actual verses

It’s our job to establish Kingdom in our everyday life no matter where we go, who we meet or who is for us or against us. Matthew 13:36-43
The Parable of the Weeds Explained

36Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field."

37He answered, "The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. 38The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

40"As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. 41The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. 42They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

Pastors and teachers take note: Jesus made time for Q&A after he spoke. So why do you speak then run to the back room? Matthew 14:22

22Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Controversy in Wisconsin - Jim Wallis - God's Politics Blog

Controversy in Wisconsin - Jim Wallis - God's Politics Blog

Wow, This is a great read. The last paragraph says a lot,

When I got to the TSA agent at airport security, she looked at my ID, smiled, and said, “So, you’re Jim Wallis! I hope you felt very welcome here; many of us are very glad you came.” I did feel very welcome and am very glad that I came.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A golden apple and a pink slip -

A golden apple and a pink slip -

Another story that shouldn't happen. Teacher of the year is fired because the school district doesn't have the money. I wonder how many Administrators it took to make this call. My guess is 5.

Friday, June 04, 2010



(given to him by his father Joshua upon his graduation from grammar school)
• Be true to yourself
• Make each day your masterpiece
• Help others
• Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible
• Make friendship a fine art
• Build a shelter against a rainy day
• Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day

If we each practiced the above, the world would indeed be a much better place