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Abelardlindsey 1k posts, incept 2021-03-26
2022-09-10 16:11:39

I've spent time in various third-world countries. They all have electricity and a certain level of indoor plumbing. Most of them even have internet and its actually fairly reliable. However, everything is half-assed in these countries and the bulk of the productivity is done by a relatively small minority of competent people.

Our future minority of competent people will be the home-schooled.

Consider Brazil. They do make airliners, quite good ones, and have an oil company, Petrobras, that is every bit as competent as Exxon or Chevron. However, all of this is in the southern part of the country (south of Sao Paolo) that is nearly all white (and nissei) people. The rest of the country, Rio de Janeiro, is mostly favelas. Mexico's manufacturing is nearly all around Monterrey and Mexico City. Again, mostly white people. Any given south east Asian country's level of economic development is directly proportional to the percentage of overseas Chinese (Kakkyo) portion of the total population. Living in Malaysia for a while convinced me of the reality of human bio-diversity.

North America (U.S. and Canada) will become more like these other regions of the world.

It's all in the mitochondria.

"It's the future,'re not."
Kwwilson 100 posts, incept 2022-03-02
2022-09-10 16:13:23

Respectfully, I beg to differ.
All of those mediocre students will generate a durable multi-year flurry of educational expenses. Imagine the student loan opportunities once it takes twice as long and full time tutoring to get any of these students qualified for even a nominal degree.
The government can throw any amount of money they want at this. Theyve already put the systems in place.

Just in case anyone missed it, /s.
Kirklandguy 45 posts, incept 2022-02-14
2022-09-10 16:13:59

LOL, apparently as a young child I did the same thing with my Mom according to my Mom. I would keep asking her to read me the same story. She would get tired of doing this and skip parts of the story. I would tell my Mom that she was not reading the entire story. Must have driven her crazy. I was fortunate to have parents who valued education.

That is hilarious! This is exactly what happened with both of my kids - they both absolutely loved books from the moment they could hold them. We made a pact to read to each kid for 15 minutes a night before bedtime pretty much since they were 6 months old, and it rapidly turned into them asking for the same books over and over, etc.
When I was tired and tried to skip a page here or there, immediately the kids would stop me and tell me I skipped something and to go back and read it.
Kirklandguy 45 posts, incept 2022-02-14
2022-09-10 16:14:08

(whenever the SPS teachers decide to start working)

As a former Seattle-ite born and raised (went to Lake Washington HS), I have gotten into a bunch of arguments with my family that is still back there about that strike. Striking because of "special needs" kids? Please. They're striking because they're sad the Inslee COVID gravy train is ending.
I had very little sympathy for teacher's unions pre-2020, but I still had a bit.
Now? Absolutely zero sympathy for any teacher or union that didn't fight to go back to normal ASAP.
Gavilan 356 posts, incept 2014-01-01
2022-09-10 16:15:24

The teachers at the Montessori school we sent our children to decided that our middle child would never learn to read because he did not fit their mold. We pulled them all out of there and proceeded to homeschool. The first year was a little rough but we persevered and they thrived. I taught that child to read within months. He is currently writing his senior thesis for his bachelors degree. Oh, and the best part is, he is a local fireman and gets to inspect that school for code violations. Karma, bitches.

Fuck the Forest Service.
Oh and FJB too.
Ihsmta 805 posts, incept 2008-04-10
2022-09-10 16:15:56

Back on the Medicare/Medicaid side of the equation...

I believe Karl projected before the pandemic that the system would be bankrupt about 2024. The huge amount of pandemic funding poured into the medical system saved it for maybe another two years so, let's say an end date of 2026. This is before any large number of the pandemic kids "graduate" and hit the system.

Before the pandemic the cry was to extend/expand Medicare/Medicaid funding to reach those who could not even afford Obamacare. No, it was a blatant attempt to funnel more people more frequently into the health care system with fed gov funding to increase cash flow. Based on the state of Medicare/Medicaid we all know this was a pipe dream.

Last night we had dinner with family in a city that has two major health care systems. My sister and BIL are upper income and socially connected in the city. BIL says his sources in the hospital systems said they are starting to drastically cut budgets as the fed gov Covid funding has dried up. The first to go are the $200/hr travelling nurses. Other large staff cuts are to be announced soon.

Watch for the next demand from the industrial medical complex that they be bailed out. Mind you, this is all before Medicare/Medicaid rolls over and before the children cited in Karl's writing hit the system.

On a side note, my youngest niece is a mid-20's CNA working as a contract employee rotating through area nursing homes. She's up to 22 patients and regularly sends us pics of her smart watch and she'll often hit close to 10 miles per day. She's trying to work on getting her RN and thinks she'll be better off. I don't have the heart to tell her.

Another thing from last night's dinner. My sister's other daughter is mid-20's and a middle school history and social studies teacher working on her master degree. Grew up in a very conservative family having gone to K-12 at a private/Catholic school. Is now a raging blue-hair athiest lib-tard who you can't even talk to. The NEA indoctrination was mind blowingly swift. Neither my sister or I can have a civil conversation with her anymore and we're very nonconfrontational, reasonable people.

"Economists are no different than the prophets of ancient Pompeii who reassured that Mt Vesuvius would never blow. After all, it never had before." Baxter Black, DVM and Cowboy Poet

"You can avoi
Shadowmask 4k posts, incept 2021-05-24
2022-09-10 16:17:36

@uwe English is something like 98% phonetic. However, most of us aren't taught all the rules. I sure wasn't, but it was enough to read anything put in front of me. "The", "come", and "chaos" are three non phonetic words that come to mind.
Shadowmask 4k posts, incept 2021-05-24
2022-09-10 16:18:05

Dad told me story about high school in the 50s. He was 14 in 1957 when the Russians launched sputnik. The day after, the school held an assembly. Every single textbook was thrown out and replaced with hardcore chemistry, physics, and math.

Schools used to know how to teach kids hard stuff.
Phils 135 posts, incept 2018-02-07
2022-09-10 16:18:35

You are seriously underestimating the devious, deceitful, thieving nature of our political class.

In the near future, when you sign up for social security, medicare, you will be required to sign over 50% of your assets to the government when you die. It you don't agree, they will just take it all.

@Workerbee23, others. is a site that focuses on proper nutrition and keeping your body in good condition. Many good articles by MD and Phd medical professionals. After watching our Big Pharma dominated Health Industry maim and murder millions these past 2-40 years, I'm going back to basics.

Public schools are in a fatal decline.
Education of children starts at home. Make a plan. Start with crayons and a coloring book.
Evergreen 186 posts, incept 2021-12-26
2022-09-10 16:19:01

There are many, many words in English that one must learn to spell via memorization because their spelling does not match their pronunciation, and if you can't spell them based on their pronunciation, you can't read them phonetically either.

Example, Favre. Classic modern American logic: "vr" are in very close proximity, so disregard the technicality that they must be pronounced in order and just kinda, you know, go with it.

DOJ prosecutions run along this line of logic.
Eleua 20k posts, incept 2007-07-05
2022-09-10 16:28:51

Dad told me story about high school in the 50s. He was 14 in 1957 when the Russians launched sputnik. The day after, the school held an assembly. Every single textbook was thrown out and replaced with hardcore chemistry, physics, and math.


Nineteen fifty seven...

Hmmm....what about 1957?

Not quite the graph I was looking for, but it will suffice.

Diversity + proximity = WAR
We are governed by sexual degenerates, Satanists, traitors, retards, cowards, sociopaths, and megalomaniacs - CHANGE MY MIND
That kind of sums up the
Crossthread 12k posts, incept 2007-09-04
2022-09-10 17:21:10

Phils wrote:
In the near future, when you sign up for social security, medicare/Medicaid, you will be required to sign over 50% of your assets to the government when you die. It you don't agree, they will just take it all.

We are already there, .Gov takes 100% of your assets.

yes, Medicaid can take away life insurance proceeds after you pass away. This is if you are 55 years old or older, which then allows the Medicaid program to go ahead and take money from your proceeds and pay back the program for any benefits that you may have received during your lifetime.

How Medicaid Takes Its Money Back After You Die..
Upon the enactment of OBRA in 1993, it became mandatory for states to recoup funds from the estates of those who incurred long-term Medicaid costs from the age of 55 and beyond.

For Medicare-->

Everyone of us are ignorant, its just we specialize our ignorance on different subjects.

The only walls that will confine you are the ones that you build yourself
Margbp 58 posts, incept 2021-12-02
2022-09-10 17:21:36

I second the recommendation for
Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons.
Honestly, we never made it to #100 for the kids we used it for. Once they understood how reading worked they lost interest in 100 Easy Lessons so we stopped.

We also used similar things for grammar (Daily Grams/Easy Grammar-- seemed TOO easy because shouldn't grammar be hard?) It's actually not hard to teach or learn.

I tossed any book *I* found dull-- math, science, English. If I didn't like it how could I expect them to?

Reading-- I had one who refused to read until she was 9 (now has advanced degree and has to write for her job. Her command of English and grammar is so good that people have asked her where she went to school!) I had a couple of kids who I think just picked it up from their siblings' lessons. One of mine was somewhat of an early reader because she wanted to be like her older sister. One kid read the entire LOTR when she was 9. That was after reading all the Little House books as her first books to read (at 8). (Her siblings were or had read LOTR.) I did not teach her to read. She taught herself. I checked her reading comprehension and she was spot on. My youngest got to lesson 30 in 100 Easy Lessons and refused to do any more.

So yes my kids were late readers mostly. This was a big deal in the homeschooling world in my area back then where the pride rested in how your kid was an early reader due to homeschooling. But I'd read Gatto and Hewitt (I think it was) who focused on creating natural learners.

Read Gatto's The Underground History of American Education. It's worth every penny. I was fortunate to hear him speak at one of his last speaking engagements. I think it takes a brave parent to be the kind of parent most kids need. Gatto truly believed (and proved) kids were much more capable of achieving things than they are ALLOWED.

Also Defending Boyhood: How Building Forts, Reading Stories, Playing Ball, and Praying to God Can Change the World by Anthony Esolen is a good read on what childhood should be.

I am a reader. My husband is not. My parents were not. I did make an effort to lead my kids to books I thought they would enjoy (except the one who read Little House & LOTR-- that was all her). One of my daughters said once "I thought I didn't like to read until I discovered nonfiction"--she loved reading military history of all things! Would she have had that opportunity in public school?

Of course, we as parents engaged with our kids constantly. From the time they were babies I had CONVERSATIONS with my kids. I wanted them to understand how to learn and I showed them learning is fun.
Plus I read to them all the time.

Parents can teach their kids if they want to.
Threedigit 422 posts, incept 2008-01-28
2022-09-10 17:22:45

If students are half a year behind, the long-term solution is for them to simply repeat that year. Not ideal, but it beats struggling for the rest of their educational career because they're missing basic skills.

But it won't happen. Because that would cost money. Worse, it would be an admission that the people in power failed.
Tonythetiger 690 posts, incept 2019-01-27
2022-09-10 17:22:53

Workerbee23 wrote..
@Joancrawford - ever thought about tutoring for extra income? Pretty sure that a talented, caring tutor/teacher will be in high demand for those parents that give a damn.

It's a good idea if you want to earn a little income on the side. My sister in law was a high school special needs teacher in the Philly area before she married my brother. Once their kids were school age she opened up a tutoring business in their home. They added on a self contained area to the house with 4 small teaching rooms.

Now she hires retired teachers as staff, and has had a thriving business for 18 years. What's even better is she can leave town for an extended period and have the staff open the class area and continue tutoring her students. She's even got to the point where local schools refer students' parents to her business if they ask about tutoring.

The first students she tutored have now begun graduating from college. She has received several thank you notes from some of them for helping them learn how to learn.

It's a perfect fit for her. She really enjoys teaching and puts a lot of effort into finding cirricula that work (ie. Old School methods for each student's problem areas). The fact that she earns good money doing it is gravy.

If you have the inclination for teaching, it's a good way to spend your time.

"War is when the Government tells you who the bad guy is. Revolution is when you decide that for yourself." - Benjamin Franklin
Grevmojo 66 posts, incept 2021-09-16
2022-09-10 18:10:35

Just a small good news piece. I live in a rural, mostly poverty stricken town outside Huntsville. The elementary school receives a lot of grant money, and the non profit I volunteer with, also helps the community.

When the school stayed remote for the beginning of the 20-21 school year, a lot of us got together to keep at least a group of kids learning. The school through the grants was able to provide laptops for everyone. It was pretty much a joke but certainly better than nothing. I tutored one particular 6th grader who read at the 4th grade level, twice a week that whole school year. She did not know her math facts by heart and would pause and use her fingers. I made my own flashcards and times tests and we did those constantly with lots of encouragement. I found a 5th grade app for reading comprehension and we'd do that. She was up to par with both by the end of that year!

The other program we do through 100% volunteers is called Arise2Read and is all about learning sight words.

It's meant for 2nd graders but so many 3rd graders had fallen behind so we did both. Hour a week with a volunteer in two 30 minute sessions. Most of the third graders hit or passed grade level by year end and our 2nd graders also did well. Not all, some kids just have learning disabilities and it can't do much for them. Just gearing up for this school year now, but the school has picked only 15 total 2nd and 3rd graders for the extra help.

When people care to receive help and other people are willing to provide it, progress can be made. These volunteers completely changed the trajectory of these kids lives. Very rewarding!
Workerbee23 138 posts, incept 2021-09-15
2022-09-10 18:14:35

@Shadowmask - try epitome. that one tripped me up for years! lol

Susanlauren 1k posts, incept 2021-05-01
2022-09-10 18:59:09

I do not expect Medicare, Medicaid and/or Social Security. Frankly I do not expect a health care system. The vast majority of health care staff took the jabb. I don't think any of us know what that will mean in terms of illness, disability and death. All cause mortality is at unprecedented numbers. Buckle up.
Tickerguy 188k posts, incept 2007-06-26
2022-09-10 19:01:53

Let me know when people get here and do what needs to be done.

NASA faked out a computer instead of running the test.
Then tried to launch and aborted instead of going "BOOOM!"
Did they abort the JABS after faking THOSE tests?
Shadowmask 4k posts, incept 2021-05-24
2022-09-10 19:13:04

Safe and effective coincidences.

Eventually the survivors don the warrior's mantle.
Horseyhefler 59 posts, incept 2020-04-07
2022-09-10 19:29:48

If you have young uns, you can sign them up for free books from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. When a child is born, parents can sign them up for free monthly books until they're a certain age (I'm thinking 5 years old). Check availability, but if your area is not serviced, check with your local United Way, the ones near me all provide the program at no charge. Dolly Parton's Imaginaton Library is no charge.
Redjack 1k posts, incept 2018-01-29
2022-09-11 09:53:12


I have family in that area.

It is an interesting mix. Upper crust and bottom of the barrel. Homelessness that seems unbelievable.

Meanwhile, I am working in manufacturing. Most of my hires are 1. Illiterate. 2. Innumerate , 3. Addicted to something.

The first task I do is teach these people basic math. Why? Because they graduated without those skills.

As the older GenX's start cashing out, you will see the economy crash. We built a system for 100 IQ people, and it can not run with 80IG people
Mannfm11 8k posts, incept 2009-02-28
2022-09-11 09:53:26

The Education unions and agencies need to be outlawed or at least depoliticized. Educaton shouldn't be a partisan issue, but it is. They back the side that fucks up education, so more money will come. These people can't teach stuff kids would learn on their own.

Missing a year is one thing. Wearing a mask is another. Masked kids probably lost 10 IQ points, if they were masked 2 years. Who demanded that? The NEA is an extortion group. The Party has been working to destroy the USA for 55 years now and the Republican Party hasn't done squat to stop them. The Democrat Party has the vast majority of government workers, in their corner. In other law, this would be considered slavery.

Now they are bringing in the pedaephiles. Yeah, lets go screw a 7 year old. They are taking humanity down to animal level. Medicare will be the least of our problems. The slaughter after the feedlot will be.

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.---John Kenneth Galbraith
Reformedhippy 3k posts, incept 2020-07-01
2022-09-11 09:53:49

You mean THIS traitorous cunt Dolly Parton?
Fuck her with a rusty chainsaw sideways for selling her soul and ruining her catalog, forever, with this disgusting shill of the death stab which she herself funded.
But hey, free stuff, right?
How about spend a dollar each at the thrift store instead, they got tons of kids books.
Or, you know, borrow books from the library.
Hapie 258 posts, incept 2020-07-25
2022-09-11 09:54:00

The govt only blew our money that we paid into social security and Medicare.

The govt should be held accountable for the mismanagement of our funds.

We should all take care of health by living a proper and healthy lifestyle or bear the consequences. An early demise is one of those consequences, though better than a suffering, as currently prolonged by medical "care", i.e. just camouflaging the symptoms without a proper cure or elimination of cause.

So, in fact, we all deserve to be better off without Medicare/Medicaid.

Medicare/Medicaid should be disbanded, along with many of their mal-practicing agencies.

Charitable organizations were doing a great job before Medicaid, but even the charitable organizations decided to offload charity to the govt. and gave them yet another opportunity for mismanagement.

It is unfair to expect the younger generation to feed the pyramid schemes perpetuated by the self-empowering, incompetent, worthless, criminal politicians and their partners in crime.

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