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  • fp718591 fp718591 Jun 24, 2014 10:48 PM Flag

    mariaraywhip • Jun 11, 2014 3:43 PM Flag

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    I saw this regularly---ego and grade inflation and super, Teflon brats in the highest per capita location at that time. Helicopter parents rescuing their miscreant/suspended student for some cause, threatening law suits, harassment, all the usual tricks of the trade to keep the school administration and teachers in line. Bully tactics, intimidation, threats, harassment: all new techniques of manipulation and control exhibited by the parent, even grandparent community in today's America. That's why the Baby Boomers are flocking to the doors, and with them nice retirements. The brain drain is quite real for the folks left behind.

    And what are the results of such over-protectionism and lowered expectations? Kids who were not able to cut it in college, had to drop out, come back home, and have Mommy and Daddy payroll their next adventure. I saw very real scholarships, athletic, academic, civic squandered because Mommy and Daddy pushed teacher into writing letters of recommendation only to have those kids not be able to pass muster once in university---they lacked the skills, and/or character and/or work habits to make a go of things. Very sad and very real, and teachers were on the front lines of this kind of abuse everyday, and if you did not play along, there was Hades to pay.

    Another installment in the life of a post-modern American teacher.

  • fp718591 fp718591 Jun 24, 2014 10:18 PM Flag

    mariaraywhip • 7 hours ago Flag

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    Today, the kids see themselves as young princes and princesses, attitudes are outrageous, and achievement/skill set mediocre at best, all too often. Scarily so. To say this student was a "star," is to show how woefully ignorant you are of the facts and situation. Without getting into specifics for privacy sake, this program is reserved for challenges behaviorally, academically, as well as for financial hardship. These would be reasons for qualifying for this special program. I also know from the standpoint of a minority secretary whom I regularly supply monies to around the calendar year to supplement her three sons as they travel through the school system, at least one of which was in this program due to financial hardship and challenged academic performance.

    Due to privacy requirements, I am not allowed to discuss the content of a conference with parents and students, but I will say I have NEVER participated in grade swapping, changed grades to appease or placate parents os students (reference an earlier posting about a student plagiarizing a paper to qualify for Honors placement. I refused to reverse her failing grade, administration overrode me and dismissed the copied and uncited paper. Her FBI father must be proud!?!) I will, however, from time to time, ask a parent what they think their child earned, and then proceed to show them why they didn't earn that grade. (This is the same crop of kids that my then-principal told me when they were in middle school, he visited the "feeder" schools, and saw this behavior with his own eyes, the teachers actually locked their classroom doors because that crop was so lawless and impervious to rules and discipline that the teachers were spooked by these kids forcing them to lock doors!?!) American post-modern schools at their finest, folks.

    I cannot discuss this particular student's work. I will only say that I provided numbers in-class hours and my own dozens of magazines, etc. to compensate for Less

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    the often print-poor environments these kids come from. No matter what you do for some kids, its never enough, and if directions, rules, and standards repeated throughout the course of a project are not adhered to, consequences must and do follow, as with all real-world settings. The schools are no different, except with permissive, laissez-faire wastrel parents, students, grandparents, and the schools themselves. I pity these kids upon release or dropping out of school to find a society indifferent to their lack of discipline, character, attitude, manners, or skill set. Very hard lessons for parents and students to learn AFTER THE FACT, but that's when the train really stops, and stops hard.

    P.S. And as for mentioning my own child, my daughter, by you, a person half a world away, with his own PRECONCEIVED AGENDA and COMPLETELY IGNORANTLY AND ARROGANTLY speculating about my daughter in a reckless flight of fantasy, here's the facts, buster: My daughter graduated "cum laude," earned a scholarship from the state of Florida, and a second pre-paid tuition program from her grandparents and parents which handsomely paid for my daughter's college education, NO thank you very much! YOU should be ashamed, sir, for your reckless, ignorant, and arrogant accusations without respect for the facts, but then that would require integrity and honor---qualities that can never flourish within your character of arrogance, ego, and bullying behavior.

    . . . and, do have a nice day.

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    by red_tsar Jun 24, 2014 3:21 PM
    fp718591 fp718591 Jun 24, 2014 9:59 PM Flag

    I found a few of your replies extremely helpful, the FBI dad who`s kid didn't deserve the grade, I think you have just went a little to far, the writer of Tampa Bay Times is going to enjoy reading your replies that they will confront the school with. As you opened a whole new can of worms for yourself, posting your defence as a teacher on a public board is legal information for even Tampa Times to publish and see if it matches up with the schools decision, your hate for kids and their parents now come into question, a school cant defend a teacher full of hate who possibly lied to school officials what really went on.

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    by red_tsar Jun 24, 2014 3:21 PM
    fp718591 fp718591 Jun 24, 2014 9:46 PM Flag

    Maria writes the worst things ever about me joking with Brenda about sex but here is a reply from Maria a week ago in which she thinks it might lighten the boards and bring comic relief,, and she doesn't think she`s a hypocrite
    mariaraywhip • Jun 10, 2014 10:04 PM Flag

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    FP,
    I guess I'm no longer on "Ignore, " and was not sure how I got there in the first place. As for sex, again, I really don't believe this is the right time and place for this discussion, although, once again, no one is going to get "excited" about the passing or fleeting remark, and might actually lighten the proceedings around here, and provide some much needed comic relief. Its been pretty dark and grim around here with ideas better left in the "dust bin of history."

  • fp718591 fp718591 Jun 24, 2014 4:55 PM Flag

    NATO was always worthless but I will take your word on Greece withdrawal in August 1974,,,,,, Americans have been wanting NATO shut down for years, we don't want to police the world. We weren't going to put boots in Lybia only help bomb, we are not going into Syria, we said we will not fight Russia, now Iraq needs help and we will only give them 250 soldiers to help train them, we will not be fighting. We released 5 to Al-Quadi since international court couldn't figure out when or how we should put them on trial. Iran will help Iraq we don't care, Saudi`s are mad because we wont bomb Iran to bad let them do it. Since we have NATO Europe will be in a mess with terroists in years to come, and Europe can have fun trying to clean that up. All those we wont bomb a country anymore was a wake up call for Europe, its not our job, and we paid 80% of the NATO bill every year, that's over, we have a debt to fix, Europe will have a debt and terriosts to deal with.

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    by red_tsar Jun 24, 2014 3:21 PM
    fp718591 fp718591 Jun 24, 2014 4:32 PM Flag

    I gave you a thumbs down as Maria replied to me in 2 parts in another post and I didn't feel like reading her boring story, she`s mad because I talk about sex hehe

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    by red_tsar Jun 24, 2014 3:21 PM
    fp718591 fp718591 Jun 24, 2014 4:30 PM Flag

    maria you claim your a fantastic teacher and kids know nothing along with there parents. I think I can teach you something that may help with your frustration's, since you don't care what others say and you feel they are all wrong, please put anyone that frustrates you on ignore and you wont have to read what they are saying. If you do not know how to do this please visit your old school and ask a first grader to teach you how to put people on ignore. Did I help you some?

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    Picked up some

    by red_tsar Jun 24, 2014 12:55 PM
    fp718591 fp718591 Jun 24, 2014 4:11 PM Flag

    Checkout my JDST sorry I shouldn't do that, but yesterday it drop and i bought more at 12.55 and 12.35 and my high price ones are at 13.55 but its over 14 and waiting for it to hit 16 to 17 a share, hopefully by next week. Still have my DRL and made a few pennys on that today.

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    Picked up some

    by red_tsar Jun 24, 2014 12:55 PM
    fp718591 fp718591 Jun 24, 2014 2:38 PM Flag

    The only think about DB is the chances of it making the Tier 1 level is slim, that's one of my reason I wont touch that Bank stock, I haven't invested enough research time on the others, but good luck

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    Picked up some

    by red_tsar Jun 24, 2014 12:55 PM
    fp718591 fp718591 Jun 24, 2014 2:15 PM Flag

    Wouldn't touch DB with a 10 foot pole, its P/E is over 200 and the one year target price is only 28 dollars, that's a heck of a gamble, good luck

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    Picked up some

    by red_tsar Jun 24, 2014 12:55 PM
    fp718591 fp718591 Jun 24, 2014 2:10 PM Flag

    PRKR is a gamble that might be worth taking but wouldn't gamble that much in it

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    Picked up some

    by red_tsar Jun 24, 2014 12:55 PM
    fp718591 fp718591 Jun 24, 2014 2:05 PM Flag

    Just reviewed COCO, that looks like bankruptcy and charges of fraud and will get its delisting notice from Nasdaq, I will pass on that one, its a gamble but favors are not in the investors side, will look at the others, also these are only my opinions,,,,,,,orinthian Colleges Inc., the troubled Orange County for-profit college corporation, has cut a deal with the federal government that's likely to force the sale of many schools and the closure of others..

    The agreement keeps the doors open for now at more than 90 schools across the country, but the U.S. Department of Education will have final say over their fate.

    Santa Ana-based Corinthian has been investigated by the U.S. Department of Education, state attorneys general and other federal regulators for years. The company is accused of falsifying job placement rates and misleading students about financial aid obligations. Students at the company's schools have defaulted on federal loans at some of the highest rates in the nation.

  • fp718591 fp718591 Jun 24, 2014 1:43 PM Flag

    Finito, Greece never received help from NATO because Greece withdrew from NATO in 1974 when that war started between Greece and Turkey,,,,,,, The membership of the organization at this time remained largely static. In 1974, as a consequence of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, Greece withdrew its forces from NATO's military command structure but, with Turkish cooperation, were readmitted in 1980.

  • will shorts start to cover and if so what will that spike look like? That's only if it happens as they have to be getting real nervous watching DRL climb.

  • fp718591 fp718591 Jun 24, 2014 12:21 PM Flag

    Lets review Maria`s intelligence, she backs Billy without looking up the truth, she shows her hate towards the Turks, she shows her hate towards German`s because she feels Germany should bailout Greece for free. She doesn't look up the information that Billy puts up. A year ago Greece says Germany owes them 160 billion according to there paper work that they created a year ago and there was never anything mentioned about Germany owing Greece a penny 3, 5, 10, 20 30 years ago. She gives a star student an F who did his work perfectly and was found wrong and ask the parents what grade would your son like that made her a laughing stock and got fired. If she really doesn't like these conversations do you think she would stay away? No because she needs to justify herself, by saying pathetic she doesn't think she`s insulting people and doesn't feel like she is being a hypocrite but attacks everyone else, o human history is not your understanding as with math, have a great day

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    Isn't PR some $70 Billion in debt?

    by amfads Jun 24, 2014 10:32 AM
    fp718591 fp718591 Jun 24, 2014 11:09 AM Flag

    Yes PR is 70 billion in debt, and for PR not to settle the issue they have with Doral for 225 million will only damage all PR stocks and investors will pull out of PR, 70 percent of investors pulled out of Russia that caused a lot of damage to Russian stocks, same can happen with PR

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    Whats your recipe for preparing dog meat?

    by fp718591 Jun 23, 2014 7:38 PM
    fp718591 fp718591 Jun 23, 2014 9:56 PM Flag

    I just don't see why people buy a stock like this, you need a lot of shares to make money but with low volume and very few buyers its tuff to sell your shares. it needs to do a 10 to 1 reverse split, reduced the amount of shares is what attracts buyers, but I never played this stock or ALBKY I just come here to give you a hard time hehe

  • fp718591 fp718591 Jun 23, 2014 8:57 PM Flag

    RSI at 85 Fast Stoch at 90 and MFI at 69 then open interest in options are high put we don't know if those are shorted calls in open interests, Just barely above the top of the Bollinger Band, I shorted today but look luck

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    Whats your recipe for preparing dog meat?

    by fp718591 Jun 23, 2014 7:38 PM
    fp718591 fp718591 Jun 23, 2014 8:46 PM Flag

    if you check the volume you can tell if a company is using HFT on a stock, that big dip this morning only took a 1000 shares, hardly seems worth it, that was a 27.30 trade, only HFT can make money if they have a machine set on this stock. Also looking at daily volume the HFT will be pulling out soon, this one doesn't make them hardly any money.

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