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Lauer: If she said that this particular thing helped [Brooke Shields] feel better, whether it was the antidepressants or going to a counselor or psychiatrist, isn't that enough?Many students try to get diagnosed with ADD to use Ritilin as a study aide. If you can't get it prescribed, there is always a friend who has too much. Lauer's careless attitude that if it works it's ok is completely irresponsible. When steroids first hit the market, athletes had a very similar attitude towrds drug abuse. Only after time did the health problems become more clear. How many people today are unwittingly comprimising their future mental health?
Cruise: Matt, you have to understand this. Here we are today, where I talk out against drugs and psychiatric abuses of electric shocking people, okay, against their will, of drugging children with them not knowing the effects of these drugs. Do you know what Aderol is? Do you know Ritalin? Do you know now that Ritalin is a street drug? Do you understand that?
Lauer: Aren't there examples ... of someone who benefited from one of those drugs?And the bottom line:
Cruise: All it does is mask the problem, Matt. And if you understand the history of it, it masks the problem... There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance...I'm not saying that [depression] isn't real. That's not what I'm saying... I'm saying that drugs aren't the answer, these drugs are very dangerous. They're mind-altering, antipsychotic drugs. And there are ways of doing it without that so that we don't end up in a brave new world.
Cruise: And to talk about it in a way of saying, "Well, isn't it okay," and being reasonable about it ... I think that you should be a little bit more responsible in knowing what it is.
Lauer: But —
Cruise: Because you communicate to people.
Cruise: Matt, but here's the point. What is the ideal scene for life? The ideal scene is someone not having to take antipsychotic drugs.
Lauer: I would agree.
Cruise: Okay. So, now you look at a departure from that ideal scene, is someone taking drugs, okay. And then you go, okay. What is the theory and the science that justifies that???
Iraq, of course, badly needs a unified national army, but until it has one - something that our generals now say could take two more years - it should make use of its tribal, religious and ethnic militias like the Kurdish pesh merga and the Shiite Badr Brigade to provide protection and help with reconstruction. Instead of single-mindedly focusing on training a national army, the administration should prod the Iraqi government to fill the current security gap by integrating these militias into a National Guard-type force that can provide security in their own areas.
Sideshow Bob: Can you think of anyone who would want you dead?Nothing remarkable yet, but I noticed in the closed captioning
Homer: Well lets see...there's Mr. Burns, the Emperor of Japan, and President Bush.
Homer: Well lets see...there's Mr. Burns, the Emperor of Japan, and the poison blowfish.Relax, I'm not going to feign outrage, but I remembered that American Idol had a CC snafu and I started wondering who does this stuff and I found the Closed Captioning FAQ. Evidently taped shows are captioned by the producers and they have this sort of freedom to change things ever so slightly.
The male athletes whose sports have been cut should turn their attention to the athletic directors who subsidize bloated football and men’s basketball budgets, and stop blaming female athletes, who account for a little more than one third of total athletic operating budgets. If men’s sports are being cut, it is because ... athletic dollars continues to be spent on ... football and men’s basketball and are not being spent to add new teams for women or to support existing men’s “minor” sport teams.This argument is dishonest because it only considers athletic budgets. If a school is found in violation of Title IX, then fedral education dollars are withheld from the school, making this an issue not just about athletic budgets. In the same press release
Second, ... cost-cutting can be accomplished without hurting the competitiveness or revenue production of these programs.Everyone has a different opinion about how much the government should meddle in people's lives, but legislating how often football teams get new uniforms is IMO too much. Notice the debate is framed around getting something for nothing. The cuts in football aren't really cuts because they can "afford" it.
• Universities could stop funding hotel rooms for football players on nights before home games, order new uniforms less frequently, reduce the distance traveled for non-conference competition by selecting opponents closer to home, among other possibilities too numerous to list.
• Athletic conferences also could ... limit travel squad size, and add sports for the underrepresented gender at the same time to ensure geographic proximity of opponents.
• The NCAA could .. impose across-the-board cost reductions, such as capping the ridiculously high dollars spent to recruit new athletes or reducing the 85 football scholarships to a more reasonable number.
None of these measures would hurt the competitiveness of these programs or restrict their ability to generate revenue.(my emphasis)
"I watched the Customs guys fling the swords around in the back room," Young
said. "I mean, wouldn't the evidence be ruined with their fingerprints?"
Grissom & the Gang would be pissed. (btw, Mr Young was denied entry for smoking some pot some 20 years ago)It all worked out in the end, as crazy dude was found walking along a highway in MA wearing a brown and red stained sweatsuit. He's now awaiting extradition back to Canada.
Instead of seeing your paper littered with insignificant comments about the word "therefore" or the pronoun "it," you get feedback on stuff that actually matters. A professor may analyze the overall vigor of your argument, along with any major omissions that you might have made, or give suggestions on how to improve a specific argument. The difference is clear; the paper is not drowned in venom, only the just right amount of venom is used.I've always felt these students must be the children of divorced parents, the way they go back and forth b/t the prof and the TA trying to "earn" a point.
For example, last semester, when writing a paper on Kant, I went to my professor's office hours to discuss my ideas for critiquing Kant's arguments. I got some constructive feedback, which I incorporated into my paper. But my TA disagreed with the entire critique, so even though the professor thought I had a point, it didn't matter. Clearly, then, for grading purposes, it matters just as much who you give your paper to as it does how well you write the paper.Mostly profs are too busy to correct your high school mistakes. And who is this (evidently not an "A") student telling profs and TAs what is the right amount of venom? (my personal opinion is grade inflation, but that is a different post)
For the past several months, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd., one of the country's
largest publishers of university textbooks, has been quietly trying to coax
companies into buying advertising space in their texts.
"Reach a hard to get target group where they spend all their parents' money,"
says a McGraw-Hill brochure touting its planned ads. "Do you really think 18-24
year olds see those on-campus magazine ads? Do you really think they could miss
an ad that is placed in a very well-respected textbook?"
The Whitby-based publisher, which has made presentations about its
prospective textbook ads to more than a dozen advertising agencies, says in its
brochure that ads can be purchased nationally or regionally, and "can be so
targeted, you can even buy a specific major.
We all know that the textbook industry is perhaps one of greatest scams of all time. By dishing out new editions every couple of years (rendering old editions useless, at least from the buy-back point of view) and having the full support of faculty/schools, how much more money does this company need?
I can almost start to understand this if they were going to cut the cost of books, but no:
MacDonald (ed. Some suit with the publisher) said marketing wouldn't affect the
price of the textbooks and that "all of the funds we receive from the direct
to student marketing program will be directed to support the (Institute for
the Advancement of Teaching in Higher Education) and conferences that are
organized" by the publisher.
Lemme guess...This "Institute" and "conferences" won't just be another platform in which to push more books on us now would it?
Although I don't consider myself a left-wing nut (umm...ok maybe I do), but this whole idea is half-assed. I'd also be very surprised if this thing actually goes through. I can't even imagine the backlash. Schools need to stop selling these books at their bookstores, and prof's need to stop assigning them.
After dropping about a bill on a book, do I really need to be subjected to ads? This is part of the reason why I try not to support the huge movie chains with their faux-artistic cologne/perfume ads.
While Title IX requires gender equity in all parts of education and related activity, only in sports has its application caused widespread controversy. To comply, the federal government has ruled that schools must offer athletics opportunities, scholarship money, and other resources based on the proportion of men and women enrolled. If they don’t, the schools will lose millions of dollars in federal aid. So, over the last 15 to 20 years, colleges have added women’s sports and coaches, added and improved facilities, and increased budgets and scholarships.
But at the same time, in a backward approach to creating equity, some schools have dropped men’s sports—usually nonrevenue programs like wrestling, tennis, gymnastics, and even baseball.
"Where Americans take offence is when Canadians attack them gratuitously,
carry large chips on their shoulder, endlessly moralize about what America
should be doing," McKenna told the annual Canadian Press dinner last night.
"In short, a self-righteousness that isn't very flattering."
I'm not advocating that protests end, and I'm not saying that I agree with American policy, but there definitely is no need for the 'Dumb American' stereotype that gets played up so often in Canadian media. It's just plain tired. Check out Rick Mercer's Talking to Americans for a great look at one of the most wildly watched shows in Canadian TV history. I think the joke is on Rick Mercer here, because if some camera toting smartass from Trinidad came to Toronto and started asking questions about Trinidadian politics to a bunch of well meaning Canadian politicians, well it wouldn't be too funny would it? Why? Because, by and large no one cares about Trinidadian politics. Just like Americans really don't care (or need to care) about Canadian politics. Canadians just need to accept that, and get over it.
McKenna then goes on to say that one way to help Canada's profile in the mind of Americans is for the expatriates (myself included) to take the lead. Which I think is a good start. Apparently, there are about 3 million ex-patriots living amongst us.
He also hopes to enlist future stars of American politics now:
"Hopefully, personal relationships, supplemented with invitations to Canada, and
growing linkages with Canadian political and other leaders, will ensure that
American `leaders of tomorrow' will be sensitive to Canadian issues," he said.
"It's hard for me to fathom how someone can get the most basic element of a race wrong," said Mainard(a participant).I ran the 2003 marathon and can atest that the extra mile is no joke! The strange thing is that the last minute changes to the course were in response to saftey concerns. Huh?
Paramedic Hector Contreras ... said he was so unnerved by the death of a 28-year-old runner in the Soldier Field 10 Mile race the day before that he reassessed the medical situation. He ordered more defibrillators, more water stations and more medical tents. "We started adding things and got all screwed up," Contreras said.
Adding to the chaos was the half-marathon, which also turned out to be too long and poorly marked. Some participants were so befuddled, they were running in circles.
Bridget Sullivan was the lead woman for the first part of the half-marathon when she was directed off the course ... to the Lincoln Park Zoo.