CImages.me

UNEDUCATED COMMENTS

Submitted by ub on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 16:23

US does not need educators like this NJ first-grade teacher who wrote that she was a "warden for future criminals" on her Facebook earlier this year. Ad administrative judge now says she should lose her tenured job.

The state education commissioner now has 45 days to accept, reject or modify the decision regarding Jennifer O'Brien.

The Paterson teacher posted her remark to 333 friends on March 28. But it was also forwarded and several of the students' parents, who saw it and made it abundantly clear that they did not appreciate the crude remarks.

Headlines 11/9/11

Submitted by ub on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 09:46
Images

VOTERS SPEAK. Right To Life, Immigration, Collective Bargaining.

HERMAN CAIN FEELS THE PAIN. Female Accusers Named.

ITALIY PRIME MINISTER. Says He Will Resign.

PATERNO UNDER FIRE. Pen State Scandal.

IRAN NUKES? IAEA Investigates.

EXHIBITIONS @ MORGAN

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 23:50

ENJOY CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED EXHIBITIONS ON MARK TWAIN, ROY LICHTENSTEIN, AND EDGAR DEGAS, THE BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED 1906 MCKIM BUILDING, AS WELL AS WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SHOPPING AND DINING

Dickens's Original Manuscript of A Christmas Carol Also on View

SYRIAN DEATH TOLL PASSES 3,500 VICTIMS

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 21:06

The brutal crackdown on dissent in Syria continues unabated despite the signing of an Arab League peace plan last week, the United Nations human rights office reported today, adding that the death toll has now surpassed 3,500.

“We are deeply concerned about the situation and by the Government's failure to take heed of international and regional calls for an end to the bloodshed,” Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told reporters in Geneva.

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 20:31

St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site
897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY
914-667-4116 www.nps.gov/sapa

Commemoration of Veterans Day - Friday, November 11, 2011

The site is open 9 AM to 5 PM.

There will be periodic tours throughout the day -- depending on visitors interest and staff availability -- telling the stories of soldiers buried in the historic cemetery, with an emphasis on Civil War veterans, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the conflict.

Scheduled Events:

11 AM Veterans Day commemoration ceremony, in the church.

NO STRESS - ONLY A TEST

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:57

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission will take over television and radio waves on Wednesday morning (Nov. 9) as part of the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.

The new EAS allows the president to address the nation during extreme emergencies, FEMA officials said. The test is to help "determine the reliability of the system and its effectiveness in notifying the public of emergencies and potential dangers nationally and regionally," FEMA officials said on the agency's website.

CHESTNUTS ROASTING...

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:23

Growing nut trees is a long term proposition. They take up lots of space, but have so many uses, not the least of which is yielding edible nuts. There's no more rewarding a nut to grow than the chestnut. Listening to Nat King Cole sing The Christmas Song is a favorite.

LOOK FOR THE BLIMP

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:19

Weather permitting, the U.S. Navy and the FAA will conduct capabilities flights using a U.S. Navy MZ-3A Airship (a blimp) in and around NYC on 11/09/11, from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM.

The flights will be based out of Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, and will operate at altitudes of 1,000 feet and below. Please find a photo of this aircraft attached.

https://attachments.sendwordnow.com/Attachments.aspx?token=20a78a5f-fd7…

INBOUND ASTEROID

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:10

A 1,300-foot wide asteroid will miss Earth, according to most astronomers. But countless asteroids, gravity wells and other celestial bodies that shaped its course through the cold reaches of space could have turned this near miss into a total disaster.

This space rock has traveled many light years to reach us, on a trajectory affected by planets, asteroids, space dust and more. It will soon be a mere 201,700 miles from Earth, which is actually closer than the moon.

Want to know more? Please, stay tuned!

CROSBY & NASH @ OWS

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:35

The Woodstock generation lent it's support to Occupy Wall Street by performing for the crowd. David Crosby & Graham Nash played and sang at Zuccotti Park today.

Longtime music legends and activists Crosby and Nash were scheduled performed a concert at the Occupy Wall Street protest site in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park

Crosby, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer of The Byrds, as well as Crosby Stills and Nash fame, visited the park last week. On Tuesday afternoon an acoustic concert was performed, including a series of well known protest songs.

.