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E-Textbooks Versus Laptops- Texas Technology on the march (salon) I usually agree with McBlogger, but not this time. He has a post about the value of giving each kid in school his or her own laptop. I'm going to disagree but also offer a targeted technology solution.....- 12/29/2006 1:42:50 PM
Iranian Diplomats Captured by US Forces Last Week In Iraq were released (salon) What happens when the US is supposed to have let the local Iraqi police/troops handle their own problems, but instead arrest Iranian diplomats? Much anger leading to release of the diplomats.On Decemb.....- 12/29/2006 12:53:54 PM
2006 Military Times Poll-More Troops Disapprove of Bush's Handling of the Iraq War Than Approve of it (salon) Only 35% of the military members polled this year said they approve of the way Bush is handling the war, and 42% said they disapprove. While approval of the president's war leadership has slumped, his.....- 12/29/2006 12:30:54 PM
One Network to Rule Them All- AT&T's Sneaky Exceptions to Network Neutrality (salon) AT&T badly wants to swallow up BellSouth and become a monopoly that you will have to go through (and having NSA track all your calls through the AT&T switches is just the added gravy) But to d.....- 12/29/2006 12:05:41 PM
Larry Smith of Glen Rose, Texas is new International Texas Longhorn Association President (salon) I remember hearing a couple of years ago about plans to build a museum on the corner of Hwy 67 and 144 (north-west side). Article not only talks about Smith's background, but also about the home offic.....- 12/29/2006 11:41:42 AM
Texas Lege Wants to Use No Child Left Behind as a Club-Over-The-Head of Universities (salon) I am dead set against Margaret Spellings and her ilk trying to take the bad idea No Child Left Behind and use it on people past 18 years old. Already said before she wants to track students in a huge .....- 12/29/2006 11:29:38 AM
Special-Ed Kids in Texas- Accountability through No Child Left Behind or Teaching to Student's Needs? (salon) I spoke a couple of years ago with a local principal about special ed kids and how the No Child Left Behind program sets a percentage of how many special eds kids are allowable out of the whole.So, if.....- 12/29/2006 11:05:35 AM
How To Get More Bodies for the War Escalation? (Oops, I mean Surge)- Lower the Bar for High School Grads (salon) Drop-off in high school graduates in last two years- 13 %- Hmmm. the Pentagon standards are supposed to be no less than 9 out of 10 in the army without a HS diploma. But then, Bush the Escalation Engi.....- 12/29/2006 10:36:50 AM
Galveston, Texas- Biometric Eye Scans Being Slipped In as Way of Life By Using Children in the *Child* Project (salon) If it's good enough for prisoners, it's good enough for children and the elderly! (Funny how helpless and weak and under someone else's control those groups might be!)Most adults, one would assume, ar.....- 12/29/2006 8:59:53 AM
Strip Searches! You DO Get a Letter from Homeland Security if You Complain! Isn't that ENOUGH? (salon) Was reading an article about a Muslim woman who was pulled aside at a Florida airport and strip-searched. When she complained, Homeland Security sent her an apology letter. But here's what struck me.&.....- 12/29/2006 2:20:43 AM
Heh! Bush #1 Villain Distantly Trailed by.. Wait for it.. Osama Bin Laden.. According to new AP poll (salon) Looks like most people realize what Bush is up to. I find it amusing that the title of all 3 articles I've seen so far have "America Perplexed by Bush"... no, not perplexed if they think he'.....- 12/28/2006 6:49:22 PM
Sheehan Arrested in Crawford, Texas for Blocking Road to Bush's *Ranch* (salon) Video Link on WacoTV site.CRAWFORD, Texas (CNN) -- Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan was arrested Thursday afternoon outside President Bush's ranch, according to Tela Mange with the Texas Department of.....- 12/28/2006 6:22:01 PM
Oh, Please. Ford's Funeral Toned Down because he had a *Lesser Impact on the Nation*? (salon) Just because people don't normally have multiple circus funerals that last a week like Reagan's was doesn't mean the hoopla has to be connected to some people's opinion of a man's impact. That's unbel.....- 12/28/2006 5:44:27 PM
Cheetah Mom at Fossil Rim (Glen Rose, Texas) Takes Care of Her own Three Cubs and 2 others (salon) Pretty amazing story. We went through Fossil Rim a few weeks ago and saw the cheetahs, which are behind some very tall chain metal fences, but didn't know about these little cutie pies.Exactly 93 days.....- 12/28/2006 10:58:35 AM
The Lesser-Known Ford Pardon-Comment from McLennan County, Texas Veteran (salon) Ford wasn't just blasted for his pardon of Nixon, but another controversial pardon involved the conditional amnesty for draft dodgers and military deserters of the Vietnam War.To gain amnesty, draft d.....- 12/28/2006 8:43:46 AM
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