Saturday, January 26, 2008

Annual War Cost at $171B and Rising

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012608A.shtml

Reuters reports: "The Iraq war may not dominate US news reports as the carnage drops, but a new report underscores the financial burden of persistent combat that is helping run up the government's credit card."

Friday, January 25, 2008

What countries besides the U.S. have not adopted the metric system?

What countries besides the U.S. have not adopted the metric system?

Many U.S. teachers think the answer is "Liberia and Burma" (make that Myanmar). Let's give Liberia and Myanmar a break! All countries have adopted the metric system, including the U.S., and most countries (but not the U.S.) have taken steps to eliminate most uses of traditional measurements. However, in nearly all countries people still use traditional units sometimes, at least in colloquial expressions. Becoming metric is not a one-time event that has either happened or not. It is a process that happens over time. Every country is somewhere in this process of going metric, some much further along than others.

Ideas...

Sitting here surfing youtube...

Ideas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SnWpvF9Y6k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtuGSoema04&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fy29Yq6rmY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMCf7SNUb-Q

BuzzFlash: So what will you do with your "rebate check"?

So what will you do with your "rebate check"?

I'm probably going to pay off some credit card bills.... But will you do?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

What an Honor

I have been invited to participate in the 5th international conference on creativity in mathematics and education of gifted students

http://cmeg-5.edu.haifa.ac.il/

Fight for the Dream

Click here to Tell the presidential candidates to pledge to close the buyout industry's tax loopholes

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