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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray 23 hours ago. 5 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Thomas Murray yesterday. 4 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Friday. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

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Comment by Thomas Murray on August 7, 2017 at 7:48pm
Comment by Thomas Murray on August 7, 2017 at 7:38pm

Joan,

I use this too to exercise my feet and message it while I sit and watch TV or read....

https://www.amazon.com/Massage-Stress-Reflexology-Porcupine-Sensory...

So you can do the same thing while in your wheelchair.....

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 7, 2017 at 4:39pm

G.T. Classes" The pace of instruction is faster than academic classes, and students are expected to go into greater depth in content. While GT classes prepare students for the rigors of an AP class, they also have curricula specifically designed to meet the academic needs of gifted and talented students.

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 7, 2017 at 4:35pm

Thomas, I gladly will offer my right ankle and foot for experimentation. I am out of the wheelchair now, but still use it because it hurts to walk. 

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 7, 2017 at 4:22pm

Amazing science. I can't explain it so better for you to read this article:

https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/mediaroom/pressreleaselisting/researc...

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 7, 2017 at 2:01pm

Kathy,

I just checked my younger son (B) record and they haven't placed him G.T. classes yet. There is some bureaucratic b.s his school is giving us. I will have check and push for advancement classes for him. As for my older son (J), he is in advance classes now.

The last week of August there is an open house at both schools so I shall find out.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 7, 2017 at 1:45pm
Simple answer all of her classes are advanced : )
Told you I got distracted. Lol
Comment by kathy: ky on August 7, 2017 at 1:42pm
Thomas, I apologise for asking what you had already answered. I walked away for a moment and forgot.
Comment by kathy: ky on August 7, 2017 at 1:41pm
The wanted her to skip third grade but she didn't want to leave her friends and we decided that was for the best. The algebra class she's starting is advanced. It's a class that is for the eleventh grade. The rest of them​ are for tenth graders. In KY if you score high they place you in the advanced classes. In third grade she was taking two fourth grade classes.
Are your kids not placed back test scores??
Comment by Thomas Murray on August 7, 2017 at 12:30pm

 Kathy,

 Your gdaughter Paige some people might attribute her to being an Indigo Child :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo_children

  Not worth serious consideration but a fun read.

  My younger son (10 years old) was tested for language and intelligence at John Hopkins in Baltimore. Just in the interviewing him the doctor recognized him to be intelligent beyond his age and school level. After his test, his scores were high enough that the doctor wanted him in his program ( I dunno what program it is... I dunno where the paperwork is) Anyways, I wanted him in it because then the school will be forced to put him in special education (Gifted and Talented)

  We been have telling the school that both our boys are bored in their classes and their grades are always A's. Then they were put in advance math, science and English. They are still getting A's and B's. My older son will start his H.S. this year and he is in advance physics, advance math, and advance social studies. I am not sure yet if both boys are in Gifted Talent program or just advance classes.... I will have to check this Fall.

  Kathy, I don't recall if you said Paige is in any advance classes or in Gifted Talented program. Is she?

 

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