"Idleness, selfishness, fecklessness, envy and irresponsibility are the vices upon which Socialism in any form flourishes and which it in turn encourages. But Socialism's devilishly clever tactic is to play up to all those human failings, while making those who practise them feel good about it." - Margaret Thatcher
(I thought this appropriate during the current political debate season.)
Years ago, when there were afternoon movie matinees, only three 'alphabet' networks, and AM radio was king, comic books were tailor made for a kid's imagination - and a parent's disdain.
(An industrious parent's hope was their child's pursuits would lean more towards Beethoven, Carver, Emerson, Einstein, Salk, or von Braun.)
Nowadays, hollyweird mints millionaires out of the…
Added by locomotivebreath1901 on September 13, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
"Shop classes are all but a memory in most schools—a result of liability fears, budget cuts and an obsession with academics. Still, even in vocational high schools where shop classes endure, a skills decline is evident. One auto shop teacher says he’s teaching his Grade 12 students what, 10 years ago, he taught Grade Nines. “We would take apart a transmission, now I teach what it is.” Remarkably, most of his Grade 11 students arrive not knowing which way to turn a…Continue