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That’s why warriors are the best
http://www.uniquescoop.com/2012/05/thats-why-warriors-are-best.htmlThat’s why warriors are the best... more
What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you're renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of "Earthship Biotecture" by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. However, these experimental structures that defy state standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities, who are backed by big business. Frustrated by antiquated legislation, Reynolds lobbies for the right to create a sustainable living test site. While politicians hum and ha, Mother Nature strikes, leaving communities devastated by tsunamis and hurricanes. Reynolds and his crew seize the opportunity to lend their pioneering skills to those who need it most. Shot over three years and in four countries, Garbage Warrior is a timely portrait of a determined visionary, a hero of the 21st century.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrMJwIedrWUWhat do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless... more
How to get your kid to be a fanatic reader
By James Patterson, Special to CNN
updated 1:38 PM EST, Wed September 28, 2011
James Patterson says boys can be a little squirrelly when it comes to reading, but they need to be praised and encouraged.
James Patterson says: Parents, it's up to you, not schools, to find books to get your kids reading
He says get them motivated with books they like; rereading books and reading on tablets is fine
He says there are numerous programs to guide parents; they also need to model reading habit
Patterson: Boys especially need encouragement; movies, video games should push reading
Editor's note: James Patterson's most recent book, "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life" is a No. 1 New York Times and No. 1 Indiebound best-seller. He is also the author of the award-winning "Maximum Ride," "Daniel X," and "Witch & Wizard" young adult series, and is the 2010 Children's Choice Book Awards author of the year. In 2008, Patterson created www.ReadKiddoRead.com, a site dedicated to helping parents find books that will get their kids reading.
(CNN) -- You're reading CNN.com, so maybe this isn't a stress-inducing worry in your house, but for too many kids in this country, reading is a dirty word. Fortunately, we know exactly whom we have to talk to in order to start a much-needed intervention.
Sorry, moms and dads, but it's your job -- not the schools' -- to find books to get your kids reading and to make sure they read them.
Here's some good news: This can often be as easy as teaching children to ride a two-wheeler or to throw a baseball. Case in point: When our son, Jack, was 8, he wasn't a gung-ho reader. Now, I'm sure my wife, Sue, and I have made a half-million mistakes raising Jack, but during that eighth summer of our stewardship, we did something right: We told him he didn't have to mow the lawn (hooray!), but he was going to read every day (boo).
We then told Jack we were going to help him find books we promised he would like: the Mom-and-Dad "Reading Can Be a Joy" Guarantee. We picked out "The Lightning Thief," a book in the "Warriors" series, "A Wrinkle in Time," "Al Capone Does My Shirts," a novel from my own "Maximum Ride" series, and a few others. By the end of the summer, Jack had read half a dozen books that he loved, and his reading skills had improved dramatically.
Here's a simple but powerful truth that many parents and schools don't act on: The more kids read, the better readers they become.
The best way to get kids reading more is to give them books that they'll gobble up -- and that will make them ask for another. Yes, it's that simple. 1 + 1 = 2. Kids say the No. 1 reason they don't read more is that they can't find books they like. Freedom of choice is a key to getting them motivated and excited. Vampire sagas, comics, manga, books of sports statistics -- terrific! -- as long as kids are reading. Should they read on e-tablets? Sure, why not? How about rereading a book? Definitely. And don't tell them a book is too hard or too easy. "Great Expectations"? Absolutely. "Finnegans Wake"? Well, maybe not. And remember, books can be borrowed free at libraries.
Some schools and school systems are on top of the reading problem. Is yours?
Many schools around the country are successful at getting kids reading. That raises the obvious question: How come so many schools aren't?
There are terrific models for success with reluctant readers, but many school systems and state governments need to set aside their "not invented here" and "we have more important problems than education" attitudes.
The Drop Everything and Read program is a brilliant learning tool used by more than a thousand schools. Drop Everything and Read schools devote one period a day to kids -- and their teachers -- doing nothing but reading, and mostly reading what they want to. The results can be dramatic.
The Knowledge Is Power Program schools in Washington require students to read at least 20 books a year and to carry a book with them at all times. Hooray! The Sun Prairie public schools in Wisconsin stopped buying textbooks and used the money to buy children's trade books. Reading scores improved, because the kids wanted to read. P.S. 8 in the Bronx, New York, has a rotating library of student-published and student-illustrated books. Kids love books written by their peers. One Texas school librarian has a club for fourth- and fifth-grade boys called the BUBBAs. The kids read books such as "It's Disgusting-- and We Ate It!," "Holes," the "Time Warp Trio" series, and the "Joey Pigza" books. Silly, funny, and it works.
A Longyearbyen, remota città norvegese situata nell'arcipelago delle Isole Svalbard a circa 1200 chilometri dal Polo Nord, nel febbraio 2008 personalità politiche e accademiche di tutto il mondo si riuniscono per celebrare l'inaugurazione della prima Banca Globale delle Sementi. A partire da tale occasione, il documentario Seed Warriors offre i pareri degli scienziati a supporto delle tesi riguardanti la realtà della lotta alla fame nel mondo.A Longyearbyen, remota città norvegese situata nell'arcipelago delle Isole... more
Now those are some very hot looking mansicles.
http://www.ineedmyfix.com/2011/07/20/the-men-of-warrior-tom-hardy-joel-edgerton/Now those are some very hot looking mansicles.... more
Funny weed smokers marijuana comedy show. This part has pot scenes in movies from Dogma, 30 Days Of Night and The Warriors, plus Kirsten Stewart caught toking.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9fxSdq7Bc4Funny weed smokers marijuana comedy show. This part has pot scenes in movies from... more
The season has started for Golden State Warriors in a very special way. Golden State Warriors won their opener match of the season after five years.The season has started for Golden State Warriors in a very special way. Golden State... more
- Chill Out Point
It is well known that in popular literature, comics and graphic arts, women warriors have always been a major inspiration of many fantastic artworks. There is something intriguing about a kickass woman fighting in this men dominated world. It is a start of a new era, an era where women are getting more and more powerful. This trend clearly reflects on modern art and fantasy 3D graphic designers. Is that the factor that makes these images so awesome?
The level that this graphic arts movement has reached is confirmed in this cool gallery of fantastic kickass women warriors.
note- this IS fun,....makes some of us want to break out the old " max-power" characters roll some dice and hack some trolls,....LOTS of trolls !
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http://www.chilloutpoint.com/featured/fantastic-kickass-women-warriors.html- Chill Out Point It is well known that in popular literature, comics and graphic... more
This is a video report which dissects the counter insurgency plans of Gen. David Petreaus who is in charge of forces in Afghanistan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnpQY7kCmuYThis is a video report which dissects the counter insurgency plans of Gen. David... more
The commercial for the PSP version of The Warriors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L6LYuGhQcY&feature=channelThe commercial for the PSP version of The Warriors... more
Killer babes ???
Soldiers are one of the most wanted and paid profession in the world but women hasn’t been soldiers until now. So here is some of women soldiers from around the world. You will find that some of them are really hot ;)
http://buzzinn.net/sexy-military-women-around-the-world/Killer babes ??? Soldiers are one of the most wanted and paid profession in the... more
Some good news for Guitar Hero fanatics. Two new titles were revealed by Activision, the DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. Both games ...
http://itgrunts.com/2010/06/09/new-guitar-for-guitar-hero-dj-hero-2-extra-turntable-and-mic/Some good news for Guitar Hero fanatics. Two new titles were revealed by Activision,... more
War is terrorism. Soldiers are not heroes. Presidents are not saviors. A powerful call to action, to move from ritualized 'marches' to sustained rebellion.
Two portions of this were lifted from "What You Didn't Know About the War" -- watch it here: http://bit.ly/jVSSn
Read more: http://www.thegic.org/group/nwowatchdogs/forum/topic/show?id=2358184%3ATopic%3A46183&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic##ixzz0prhH2WRIWar is terrorism. Soldiers are not heroes. Presidents are not saviors. A powerful call... more
Defending Sacred Eagle Rock with numerous photos is lead national story in this week's Indian Country Today national newspaper
Wideshot of encampment from atop sacred Eagle Rock
Levi Tadgerson, Ojibwa warrior from Bay Mills Indian Community, with sacred Eagle Rock behind him
High winds last Thursday at sacred Eagle Rock - warriors chase down tents blowing the Creator's wind:
More stories coming including the Eagle Feathers that will be handed out to warriorsDefending Sacred Eagle Rock with numerous photos is lead national story in this... more
I’m fed up to here!
The logic of the drug war has been proven to be lacking in countless ways, yet it continues. More than 22,000 are now dead in Mexico’s barbarous and bloody war. More than 39,000,000 non-violent users have been arrested in the US. Prisons and jails remain at or near unconstitutionally over crowded levels. We’ve squandered more than a Trillion dollars trying to stop the flow of drugs and we’ve wasted more than 10 Trillion dollars in continuing the flow. Teens still have the easiest access of all to contaminated drugs, sold by armed gangsters in back rooms and alleyways.
War is peace.
Peace through war.
A hundred years of prohibition,
Needs a hundred years more.
We gotta’ fund
The terrorists and gangs.
To save the kids,
We gotta’ do the same damned thing.
Where is the logic, the common sense, the embrace of reality itself?
That will be the topic of discussion this Sunday evening, May 2nd. The Drug Truth Network will broadcast a live discussion with El Paso city councilman Beto O’Rourke who is a daily witness to the horrors inflicted on his sister city of Ciudad Juarez and Houston city councilman and former police chief Clarence Bradford.
The winds of prohibition howl as the irrational maelstrom blows. Pipe dreaming warriors raise their eternal chant, dancing for rain in the eye of a drug war hurricane.I’m fed up to here! The logic of the drug war has been proven to be lacking... more
Skilled architects, experienced soldiers and sharp-witted diplomats – between the glittering blue sea and the glistening white sand of a small island, a new empire is developing. But we still need resources and housing and have to form commercial treaties with other islands to ensure our success. Lead your island kingdom to prosperity, found alliances and follow in the footsteps of history with four advisers by your side.Skilled architects, experienced soldiers and sharp-witted diplomats – between... more