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Posted on June 19 at 10:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It's not only too difficult, it's impossible with only a high school background. And it would steal precious educational time. It would be nice to teach everyone everything, but it can't be done. And before you argue with me: I'm in a good position to comment.

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Posted on June 8 at 8:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The death toll among amatuers attempting to make ricin is probably very high.

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Posted on May 16 at 9:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I recall sitting with children's books in the library at the age of six. I rapidly became a confirmed reader, and I've been told that I was reading at eighth grade level from the first grade. The point I want to make, one that gets little mention, is that the best way to learn spelling, grammar, style, and a lot of other things, is by reading, reading, and reading - anything and everything. What happens is that you don't have to recall rules; you just know what looks wrong.

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Posted on May 1 at 7:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)

There is a very simple answer to the argument that age requiremnts for becoming a drunk or a soldier should be identical. The job qualifications are not the same for both.

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Posted on April 20 at 7:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

When are we going to accept the fact that some "students" are unteachable, and that it makes no sense to spend the most resources on the least promising ?

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Posted on April 16 at 7:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)

There seems to be an idiotic idea that if something can't be done perfectly it shouldn't be done at all. It seems to be common on this subject.

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Posted on April 12 at 10:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Analysis of global warming is not based on looking at any one year; that is a misunderstanding .

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Posted on April 12 at 7:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Some day Malthus will be right .

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Posted on April 12 at 7:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Fracking is opposed largely by egotists who have little grasp of reality. Other less celebrity-worshipping states have already disposed of this "problem".

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Posted on April 12 at 7:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Maybe part of the problem is trying to teach the unteachable .

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