Take that, Alabama tree killers! The ancient Auburn Oaks have spoken.
The Grizzlies have only manaaged a Top 4 seed ONCE in their history, and they got beat in 7 games by the Clippers in the first round when they managed that seed.
I think a lot of people are forgetting that. This team, in any of its recent constructions, has been good but not elite.
When you subtract Gasol, this team takes a big step back. When you subtract Z-Bo too, like against the Nets, well this team is going to struggle to beat anyone. That's not an excuse. It's just a fact, for most teams in the NBA. If you take the Number 1 and Number 3 player out of the line up for any NBA team, they're going to struggle.
This is an interesting topic to me, because I have been watching the GOP struggling with this party Civil War.
If you read the articles, the business wing, or mainstream wing of the GOP is currently pushing for more moderate conservatives. They're already starting to spend heavily in trying to win GOP primaries in districts where they think they have a chance to oust the Tea Party candidate. The mid-term elections will likely see a mild shift in the Republican party as some of the Tea Partiers are removed from office, pushing Tea Party influence further to the fringe.
The big question will be what the GOP decides to do in the 2016 Presidential election though. The mid-terms will likely go by without a ton of strife between the mainstream GOP and the Tea Party. The 2016 Presidential primaries though will be the true battleground.
Given the political capital lost by the Dems over Obamacare's roll out, it's pretty clear that Christie would have a very good chance to win the White House, even against Hillary. Paul or even Rubio wouldn't stand a chance. If the GOP manages to get Christie on the ticket for 2016, it'll be a signal to the Tea Party that they aren't welcome.
The question is what happens to them. Do they become a fringe third party like the Green Party? Do they suck it up and settle for having marginal influence in the GOP? The next 3-4 years will be interesting to watch in the evolution of the GOP.
Of course the roll out of Obamacare could play a role too. If there is a failure to enroll a lot of the younger, healthier folks they hoped to enroll, the premiums will increase a good bit for 2015, and you'll have even more unrest in the public, and the Dems will bare the brunt of the blow.
It's already being said that Hillary will have to distance herself from Obama to have a good shot in 2016. If Obamacare continues on the path it looks to be headed, then it'll be similar to McCain trying to follow W. Bush in 2008.
Off Topic: Memphis State Sucks.
I know, but it makes as much sense as the rest of this drivel. Ranje, I love ya, but you can, at times, be full of shit.
You have to admit that not having Randolph and Gasol hurt them against the Nets. They played badly, yes, of course they did, but missing Randolph and Gasol is as close to an "excuse" as they're going to get.
Lemme see if I can pull all this together. I once caught an std (we didn't have initials back then) from a girl I knew in an AP class (brilliant and beautiful) at Central High. Had I gone to MUS or CBHS, I might not have learned a valuable lesson for another year or two.
Now I used to have an IQ way above the norm, but did I avail myself of even a gas station condom. No. Three years later I was considered qualified to vote. And so here we are today.
Lighten up Francis. I don't know who peed in your cornflakes this morning, but it wasn't me.
If you want to get technical we can. A visual inspection of your intended partner would be the first step. Of course running a culture, of the swabbed areas, before engaging in relations, is also most informative. Then we have physical barrier protection to prevent disease both for males and females.
"Spare me the bullshit, will ya."
I understand you are not in need of more bullshit, you do seem to be full of it.
As to OTP, his point is valid because courts have ruled that at large only elections for boards/councils/whatever are unfairly discriminatory, as I said not always as there are other factors.
If I offended you by suggesting you could catch a disease from your spouse, that is your problem. It is true and not unusual.
I have no problem with monogamy, but have little sympathy for the cuckold.
Wow and I thought I'd just skip over another endless schools debate and then wham! From burning issues of the day to burning discharge. Now I don't even want to know how or why this thread evolved. Can this flyer community discourse or what?
Two wins in one week! One on the court and one, probably more important, off the court.
The first win over Ok State was sweet. What it really shows is that Memphis just have better all around athletes than OK State.
The second win, that is the kind of win that will translate into a better sports program. I am talking about the 10 million dollar donation from Bill Laurie, former beloved guard for UM and his wife, Nancy Walton Laurie, one of THE WALTONS(Walmart)
Thanks Bill and Nancy Walton Laurie for your gift!
Perhaps? What? It always depends on that. There is nothing you can do about that except be choosy, which means, well, what I said in the first place.
Spare me the bullshit, will ya.
The same could be said for the "at large" voting issue. Stating that oPt has a valid point is kinda like saying L. Ron Hubbard had a good point whe he recommended the use of a dictionary. It may be "valid", but people often confuse validity with "truth". Saying some position or argument is valid has no more meaning than saying someone has all the correct parts to make a shoe.
No doubt an historic Southern sports moment. Just an amazing finish. To the arrogant Barrett Jones of Alabama...order is restored.
The Grizzlies are 3-5 at home. They've lost to the Pelicans, Nets, and Raptors. Stop making excuses.
The Western Cinference picture is starting to shape up. The Griz have little chance to get a top 4 seed. As I've said before, if this is what the Griz look like 10-12 games from now, it's time to start tanking and mini rebuilding.
The craziest part to me is the way that Auburn's game with Georgia ended just two weeks ago, the 4th and 18 tipped touchdown pass.
Honestly, I don't think it's fair for a fan base to have two moments like that in three weeks, both at home against their two biggest rivals.
If they pull off a trifecta in getting some ridiculous bounce or play to beat Missouri, with Ohio State losing in the Big 10 title game, getting them to the national championship, then I'll be convinced there is some higher power in Auburn's corner this year.
The odds are just too great for all these things to line up.
Interesting that you have these pics. Unfortunately, I have very few pics from 20+ years ago, except family pics (I didn't really have the foresight to take pics of landmarks, etc. as I didn't understand their importance then). This looks like a fairly typical 1950s-style motor lodge, which likely turned rancid at some point in the 70s or 80s (ie became a "notel" with drug and/or prostitution issues). We certainly know the Admiral Benbow on Summer became one. Looking at it again, the Silver Horseshoe kind of reminds me of Leahy's Trailer Park, another place that should have seen the wrecking ball years ago.
On the job training for Pastner seem to be paying off...GO TIGERS!!!
And here's your only Christmas gift
From the CDC 2011 report
In 2011, a total of 1,412,791 cases of Chlamydia trachomatis infection were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (Table 1). This is the largest number of cases ever reported to CDC for any condition. This case count corresponds to a
rate of 457.6 cases per 100,000 population, an increase of 8.0% compared with the rate in 2010. Rates of reported chlamydial infections among women have been increasing annually since the late 1980s, when public programs for screening and treatment of women were first established to avert pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and related complications.
The continued increase in chlamydia case reports in 2011 most likely represents a continued increase in screening for this usually asymptomatic infection, expanded use of more sensitive tests, and more complete national reporting, but it also may reflect a
true increase in morbidity.
In 2011, the overall rate of chlamydial infection in the United States among women (648.9 cases per 100,000 females) was over two and a half times the rate among men (256.9 cases per 100,000 males), reflecting the large number of women screened for this
disease (Tables 4 and 5). However, with the increased availability of urine testing, men are increasingly being tested for chlamydial infection. During 2007–2011, the chlamydia rate in men increased 36.2%, compared with a 20.2% increase in women during this period. Rates also varied among different racial and ethnic minority populations. For example, in 2011, the chlamydia rate in blacks was over seven times the rate in whites.
Did you read that last sentence? Here I'll print it again.
Rates also varied among different racial and ethnic minority populations. For example, in 2011, the chlamydia rate in blacks was over seven times the rate in whites.
Here's the rest
The prevalence of infection was greater among young economically disadvantaged women aged 16–24 years who entered the National Job Training Program (NJTP) in 2011 in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The median state-specific prevalence was 10.3% (range: 4.1% to 18.7%) (Figure K). Among men entering the program in 2011 in 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, the median
state-specific chlamydia prevalence was 8.0% (range: 2.7% to 13.0%) (Figure L).
Among adolescent females aged 12–18 years entering selected juvenile corrections facilities, overall chlamydia positivity was 15.7%. Among adolescent males of the
same age entering selected juvenile corrections facilities, overall chlamydia positivity was 7.4% (Figure BB).
Check out where these epidemiologists are getting their data from!
In 2011, as in previous years, the South had the highest gonorrhea rate among the four regions of the country. (should we include a demographic map of what race lives where?) Never mind. It's in the report. In fact there's a very simplistic line graph on page 12 that shows the rates. With enough data, not only could you calculate the rate of increase (slope) that is vastly different, but you can calculate the disparity among the races in rates of incidence.
A few more little gems from the report:
In 2011, the gonorrhea rate in blacks was 17 times the rate in whites.
While rates in 2011 increased in all four regions, the rate in the South remained more than twice the rate in the West.
In 2011, the P&S syphilis rate among blacks was seven times the rate among whites
And by the way, the CDC gets its data from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - public health individuals!
I find it hilarious that on one thread you scream about not enough data, but on this thread you are more than willing to be condescending to teachers with little to no data to defend your position. You are making HUGE assumptions that the state of TN is providing you all relevant data when in fact all you have is a single data point segregated by ethnicity. You and the rest of us have NO DATA to explain how TVAAS is calculated. And you have no data to support that the tests are either valid or reliable since no one outside the Pearson employees have ever actually seen a test. That's right, teachers are told their students are not proficient on a particular topic or a specific objective without knowing exactly what questions deemed them unacceptable.
A good to prediction of test performance is attendance. Imagine that, if a student regularly attends class, they will do well on tests. An even better correlation exists between test performance and grades. You mean that a teacher is able to accurately predict how a student will do based on the student's performance in class? No effing way!
Why don't you stick to public health.
OTP would argue with a lamp post. And lose.
Just a few months ago, the season looked so bright.
Then they played the first game.
Where do I start?
I spent three years memntoring a TFA fellow. This individual informed me that their background and education made said person a superior teacher, and that my assistance was neither needed nor desired. That was in July of year one. The tune was different by December of year one. To make a long story short, said TFA fellow announced that they would be returning to their East Coast alma mater to attend law school. Oh, said individual also is in the process of writing a book on the "adventures of urban teaching." When that was said I remembered the arm twisting that was applied to our school to take this TFA fellow. I know some would consider that an isolated incident/anecdote, but I'll just let it stand as a cautionary tale.
As for Superintendent Hopson and the entire TFA, Memphis Teacher Residency, and TVASS adventure, I'm aghast but not suprised. At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist I'll just say follow the money trail back to Nashville, New York City, and Washington, DC. The hard work that my parents generation of education professionals put in has been dismantled brick by brick by the "barbarians of profit/control." However, "this too shall pass." Then we'll all be back at square one, reinventing the wheel.
On another track, I witnessed an interesting presentation at that particular board meeting. During the public comments session numerous M-SCEA members spoke about the plight of teachers. They were all excellent, reasoned, and impassioned. However, the one that caught my attention was a very senior English teacher from Bartlett High School. As she spoke I realized that the divide and conquer strategy never fails. You might want to go the 88.5 FM web site and pull the session out of the archive. You'll see what I mean. Time to go to car pool duty.
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