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LAUSD Superintendent orders hiring freeze and other cuts

Posted on November 25th, 2009 at 17:37 by John Sinteur in category: News

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In the face of a multimillion-dollar budget deficit, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines ordered an immediate hiring freeze Monday and cut other expenses, including travel, conferences and food at district meetings.

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The only exceptions to the hiring freeze will be for classroom teachers, principals, assistant principals, cafeteria managers, school police officers, bus drivers teachers’ assistants, education aides, special education assistants and plant managers.

So they aren’t allowed to hire… well… ehm…. janitors?


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  1. Perhaps one of those assistants or aides can keep thing tidy? 😉

    I’m happy to see the word ‘consultant’ is not on the list of exceptions.

  2. Re. Jim’s comment:

    My guess is that consultants fall under the “special education assistants” or such. 😛

Perino: “We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term” | Media Matters for America

Posted on November 25th, 2009 at 17:30 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ

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I remember somebody reading My Pet Goat at one time, but that must have been a different president.


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  1. Wait what? I wish I could punch this bitch in her stupid whore mouth. Apparently 13 deaths under a democratic president FAR outweighs thousands killed under a republican president.

  2. You see, djekz, that clearly doesn’t count. And if it did, that was Clinton’s fault. So sayeth Perino and company.

  3. Well, there was no attack during Bush’s *second* term.

  4. The terrorists didn’t need to attack during Bush’s second term. Katrina outdid them in terms of both body count and infrastructure damage.

  5. @ Maarten: and from that statement it is only a small step to: see, all the anti terrorist measures that were put in effect work!

  6. Maarten, how nice of you to defend her and change her statement, she never said 2nd term!

  7. Kerry, your sarcasm meter needs re-adjustment, it’s failing on you.

Upcoming new features in Smiley-Ping

Posted on November 25th, 2009 at 17:10 by John Sinteur in category: Software

More suggestions are welcome, of course 🙂


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School lessons to tackle domestic violence outlined

Posted on November 25th, 2009 at 16:53 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ

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Every school pupil in England is to be taught that domestic violence against women and girls is unacceptable, as part of a new government strategy.

Boys, however, well, feel free to kick the snot out of them.


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FOX NEWS: 193% of Republicans Support Palin, Romney and Huckabee : funny

Posted on November 25th, 2009 at 9:06 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

DrSw2


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  1. Those are indeed some “Dynamic Opinions”….

Bohemian Rhapsody

Posted on November 25th, 2009 at 8:15 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!


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  1. After watching this several times I’m starting to think that at least part of Animal’s solo would make for a good ringtone.

  2. especially if you’re a mother, and you can set your phone to use custom ring tones per contact.

WikiLeaks to release over half a million 9/11 intercepts

Posted on November 25th, 2009 at 8:10 by John Sinteur in category: News

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From 3AM on Wednesday November 25, 2009, until 3AM the following day (US east coast time), WikiLeaks will release over half a million US national text pager intercepts. The intercepts cover a 24 hour period surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington.

To foster a deeper understanding, the messages will be released to the global community “live”. That is, the first message, corresponding to 3AM September 11, 2001, five hours before the first attack, will be released at 3AM November 25, 2009 and the last, corresponding to 3AM September 12, 2001 at 3AM November 26, 2009.

Text pagers are mostly carried by persons operating in an official capacity. Messages in the archive range from Pentagon and New York Police Department exchanges, to computers reporting faults to their operators as the World Trade Center collapsed.

This is a significant and completely objective record of the defining moment of our time. We hope that its entry into the historical record will lead to a deeper and more nuanced understanding of how this tragedy and its aftermath may have been prevented.

While we are obligated by to protect our sources, it is clear that the information comes from an organization which has been intercepting and archiving US national telecommunications since prior to 9/11.

How many organizations are there that “have been intercepting and archiving US national telecommunications since prior to 9/11”? I know of only one…


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  1. You can go to the bank on the fact that the end is very nigh for 911 liars, stalkers, slanderers.

    As for those who say that it’s not appropriate to release personal messages that were texted on 911…. People deserve the truth… What is not right [much less appropriate] is the continual lies and slander that has gone on for years.

    Karma can be a b!tch. Justice is coming and those who deserve their “just desserts” will be finally getting them.