INTERESTING: A prodigy or just a capability that every child has?

Friday, October 21, 2016

She’s not lost for words! Girl, 4, speaks SEVEN languages including Chinese and Arabic in front of stunned judges on reality TV show

  • Bella Devyatkina, 4, from Russia, spoke seven languages to TV audience
  • She’s wowing the world in adorable video of her speaking and singing 
  • The talented youngster started learning different languages at the age of 2 
  • But like many little girls she dreams of growing into a beautiful mermaid

PUBLISHED: 03:46 EST, 20 October 2016 | UPDATED: 04:07 EST, 20 October 2016    

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I’ve often thought, believed without any real knowledge, that children are “earning machines”.

It’s got to be a survival mechanism. Like how they develop to look like their dad. They quickly learn to walk, talk, and do all sorts of things. So why can’t they all learn multiple languages. 

For me, it ties to how well homeschoolers do in the various national “bees” — spelling, geography, and there must be others!

Wish I could “prove” it because they for once and for all we could seek alternatives to the Gooferment Skrules!

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INTERESTING: What’s up with the NYC Saint Pat’s parade?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Concerned Members of the Affiliated Organizations of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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We, the Affiliated Organizations of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Irish American community, demand that Quinnipiac University, Dr. John Lahey, NBC and Frank Comerford cease and desist from their: 1) hostile takeover of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Corporation; 2) ongoing violations of the Parade Corporation’s bylaws; 3) attempts to brand and turn it into a commodity; and (4) to return the Parade back to the Irish-American community. 

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First time I’ve heard of other than “gay” trouble for the parade.

Anyone aware what’s going on?

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INTERESTING: Tiny Homes — an idea who’s time has come

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

10 Tiny Homes With Icredibly Inspiring Design Concepts
By Alexa Erickson Collective Evolution
September 26, 2016

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I have an obsession with tiny homes. Despite not living in one myself, I feel overjoyed that there is a movement that celebrates simplicity, and goes against the grain of everything modern day culture pushes for. Rather than bigger being better, tiny homes exemplify the idea that less is more.

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I’m not obsessed, but, in my next life, I’d love to try it.

I like #3. Rustic Backyard Micro House (154 square feet!)

Rustic Backyard Micro House

I can imagine myself in my old age living comfortable here. (Where do I put the home health aide?)

I can forsee that youngsters will chose this over a giant mortgage and giant student debts.

I can see how developers would build the World War II tract home type subdivisions with huge numbers of these “lots”.

IMHO definitely an idea who’s time has come.

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INTERESTING: “Everything” or nothing that you “know for sure”?

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


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INTERESTING: Do planning boards keep up with technology?

Friday, August 26, 2016

Mathmetician solves puzzle of parking lots
The Sun
Published August 25, 2016

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All planners need to do is place the bays at a 45 degree angle, which cuts down the turning circle required and therefore needs a smaller access lane, freeing up more space for parking.

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I find this fascinating.


Peplos Republic of Nu Jerzee has some HUGE ones.

I’d imagine that this would be an easy update.

Wanna bet that it’s not permitted by zoning codes!!!


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INTERESTING: Walter E. Williams proposes a thought experiment

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Challenges for Black People: Part II
By Walter E. Williams
July 20, 2016

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Here’s an experiment. Meet with black people such as Reps. John Conyers (age 87), Charles Rangel (86), Eddie Bernice Johnson (80), Alcee Hastings (79) and Maxine Waters (77). Ask them whether their parents would have tolerated their assaulting and cursing teachers or any other adult. I bet you the rent money that their parents — or any other parents they knew when they were growing up — would not have accepted the grossly disrespectful behavior seen today among many black youngsters, using foul language and racial epithets. Older blacks will tell you that had they behaved that way, they would have felt serious pain in their hind parts. If blacks of past generations would not accept such self-destructive behavior, why should today’s blacks accept it?

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Pretty easy to know what the parents of yesteryear would or would not tolerate.

The problem is the socialism of the “Secular Progressive” movement.

Welfare destroys communities and the incentive to do better.

We, as a society, can not afford the lost human creativity.

With almost a third of the population not working, the current “boom” is doomed!

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INTERESTING: Silently changing the game — just like has been done in the USA

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The science of the perfect free kick: Researchers reveal the physics of football’s set piece – and say Gareth Bale has the perfect technique

  • A ball in flight experiences what is called called the Magnus force
  • Backspins have been deemed useless for for free kick 
  • Sidespin used if shot is under-hit and topspin used to bring ball down fast
  • Wales player Gareth Bale help us as ‘perfect’ player

By KEN BRAY WITH THE CONVERSATIONPUBLISHED: 18:01 EST, 29 June 2016 | UPDATED: 18:38 EST, 29 June 2016

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For nearly 40 years the ball’s panel pattern followed the classic hexagon-pentagon format with 32 panels, but in 2006 the design changed radically.

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So “Football” (aka Soccer) is not the same, but it has change silently for some reason.

Just like Baseball and Football changed to make the game more “exciting”.

I guess that nothing cane just be “historically accurate”!

So sad. Put an ASTERISK on every “record book”.


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