And done with all drafts for the term.
Portfolios come in on Friday, Finals on Sunday, but still. Tomorrow’s a day of rest.
Well, I went to work on that paper.
There were no survivors.
greykiwi It’s part of a portfolio that counts 70% of the grade. While it’s only one part of the 70%, it’s still a big deal.
Plus it’s the principle of the thing. When I was writing my dissertation, I included a footnote to a website that was discussing a character in a Stephenson novel in the same way that I was—independent ideas, but the same ideas. No one would have called me on it because probably no one a) would ever read my diss, and b) only I was looking for the ideas, but because the guy’s ideas were similar to mine, I footnoted it because it would have been dishonest, in my view, not to.
This student isn’t even doing that. S/he is 100% passing off someone else’s work as his or her own. And I cannot abide it.
This student has written garbage all term—including garbage revisions of papers that I have marked extensively. S/he can’t write a coherent sentence at times, never mind cogent analysis, even with support.
Suddenly using words like modalities, a priori and posteriori, and the like.
Nothing comes up on Turnitin or through extensive Google searches.
Someone else wrote this paper, and I can’t prove it.
I bet s/he paid someone to write it. This cannot stand.
Saturday Night Live Held A Secret Audition For Black Women
Photo via the Jasmine Brand
In a response to the backlash the show has been receiving, Saturday…
Glad to see that at the very least Lorne’s people are responding to the pressure to open up the club at 30 Rock.
But I bet he comes out with a statement that none of these performers quite fit where the show is going “this season.” But maybe next year…
THEY DONT TELL US THIS IN HISTORY CLASS THO.I’d watch a movie about this.
Stuff I never learned in school
Why the hell would they teach us about successful events of POC solidarity?
I taught at a nearby university and lived near Maxton for five years. The Lumbee people are enormously proud of this story, as they should be, but I had Lumbee students who didn’t know the story.
The story of The Battle of Hayes Pond would make a riveting Frontline or other documentary. The participants are not getting any younger.
Actually it’s an opportunity to tell the truth about what an awful person/president that Ronald Reagan was.
Yeah, for real. Reagan should’ve thought about that before he supported apartheid.
The truth DOES have a liberal bias.
American and British spies have infiltrated online fantasy games, fearing that militants could use them to communicate, move money or plot attacks, documents show.
And here you thought the Elf on the Shelf was spying for Santa …
Once again, Neal Stephenson, minus the Elf on the Shelf, was dead on in a prediction. See Reamde, a minor book, but still. He was DEAD ON.
Listen to the voices of the neo liberal right and infantile Randian fantasists, that infests every political thread on the Guardian US blog like a disease. Like an obese playground bully with learning difficulties and a big gun, looking through a myopic lens at the corpse of American exceptionalism, the tragic ongoing massacre of the innocents comes as no surprise, in a country that mixes equal parts hypocrisy and nauseous value free sentimentality; the right to bear arms, exploitative/rapacious free market individualism, paranoia, religious fundamentalism and cultural ignorance of the external world.
As a professional artist/designer of Anglo-French origin, I’ve worked on and off in the US for over twenty five years - mainly in San Francisco and New York which I love(d). Beyond those two cities i find a US whose population has no conception of the world beyond its borders, who wallow in their own cultural ignorance and a belief that gun ownership sets them free. They have the highest rate of gun fatalities and lowest take up of passports in the West, and compared to Western Europe have a lower life expectancy, lower living standards, higher infant mortality, lower educational attainment per head of population, but they do excel in gun ownership, pollution, obesity, frothing at the mouth and shooting children.
The US now consists of small towns with shuttered shops, huge unemployment, increasing dependency on charity, free food, soup kitchens. Almost fifty million below the poverty line. Tens of millions without health insurance and those with cover, struggling to pay their premiums. Braying TP Republican party supporters suggesting those without health insurance should die, gun control is a liberal Marxist plot, and gay soldiers who are apparently defending American freedom with their lives should be vilified. The largest prison population in the Western world, execution as bread and circuses. I see a country in eclipse and in debt to their biggest ideological rival, China. American cities with crumbling infrastructure that are beginning to resemble the Third World. The self serving rich and their lickspittle politicians who would embarrass Caligula’s Rome. In its irreversible decline America has become the world leader and advocate for a new age of gun wielding, child shooting, economic and social barbarism - its preferred model.
The American ruling class fail to see the Orwellian irony in promoting a return to master/serf medievalism in the guise of ‘American Freedom.’ This verminous, parasitic, parvenu, lickspittle, non empathetic sociopathic trash. These reductive whores of unfettered market driven, voodoo Social Darwinism, that wishes to reduce every aspect of humanity to mere units of production, who despise ordinary people, who see their only value, as an entry in a profit and loss account - to be exploited by the human garbage that this sub-strata of humanity are, and the corporate fascism they serve. To read their comments is to see the true face of their malignant, cancerous moral degeneracy, and in that, they at least serve a purpose. Much like the gargoyles on a church spire, they represent a grotesque warning of how deformed ones humanity can become.
Ironic isn’t it, America may end up becoming the Western world’s first failed state? A kind of Somalia with guns, hamburgers, obesity and better drainage; ruled by Christian fundamentalist neo liberal warlords and Ayn Rand inspired libertarian gangsters, funded by Wall Street parasites, with the Tea Party as the Sturm Abteilung (SA). Remember the fascist war cry as they went into battle against government troops during the Spanish Civil War? “Death to the intellect! Long live death!”. How appropriate? Maybe America could work that into a revised version of ‘America the Beautiful,’ while using the Statue of Liberty for target practice.
Welcome to engagement season. The Girl In The Red Vest has had enough of it.
Without doing any homework, I’m guessing this was taken in a wealthy suburb of Atlanta. The amount of makeup and the youth of the engagees means it’s the south. Beauty of their teeth and the nice clothes means they’re rich. It COULD be Oklahoma. It COULD be South Carolina, but I’m sticking with wealthy Atlanta suburb. Anyone?
Gwinnett County or GTFO.
But the notion that poor Irish Catholics would inherently be opposed to scary white supremacist types (or even inherently on the Allies side in World War II) is kind of historically unreasonable. Like, the IRA was collaborating with the Nazis throughout the whole British-German aspect of the conflict. And you’d better believe the IRA had strong diaspora support (from, say, poor Irish Catholics in New York) throughout that era.
The IRA and Republican efforts back through to the start of British occupation is a long history of alliances with Britain’s enemies. Never good. But allied with the Nazis? The worst.
"Heartattack and Vine" by Tom Waits
No matter what Tom Waits I start out listening to, I always end up listening to this eventually.
don’t you know there ain’t
no devil, there’s just god when he’s drunk
And here I was in a JSBX! mood.
Tom Waits is an American treasure and don’t you forget it, ever., Download