Monthly Archives: May 2013

SF-104 and CCSS

Common Core Standards (aka: Common Core State Standards, CCSS)

By now many know what CCSS is, and wonder why our Wyoming legislators and the governor insisted on ramming SF-104 through faster than a speeding bullet. CCSS is nothing more than a Socialist’s education dream come true (some even go so far as to call it the Communist’s dream).

SF-104 was needed to get the Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) out of the way. Why? Simple, because the current SPI focuses on our children’s best interests, rather than holding out a leech’s hand asking (or begging) the federal government for more money like many of our state legislators and the governor. The SPI duties have been gutted that the position is of mere appearance for the sheeple’s consumption. The SPI can no longer be in a position to vote for what’s best for our children. These duties have been turned over to the governor’s hand-picked Education Czar, referred to as a Director. And one of the first responsibilities that governor Mead requested was to go to Washington D.C. and ask for a waiver, which is the pathway for CCSS. read more

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When Galaxies Collide

Galaxy Collisions: Simulation vs Observations
Images Credit: NASA, ESA; Visualization: Frank Summers (STScI); Simulation: Chris Mihos (CWRU) & Lars Hernquist (Harvard).

Explanation: What happens when two galaxies collide? Although it may take over a billion years, such titanic clashes are quite common. Since galaxies are mostly empty space, no internal stars are likely to themselves collide. Rather the gravitation of each galaxy will distort or destroy the other galaxy, and the galaxies may eventually merge to form a single larger galaxy. Expansive gas and dust clouds collide and trigger waves of star formation that complete even during the interaction process. Pictured above is a computer simulation of two large spiral galaxies colliding, interspersed with real still images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Our own Milky Way Galaxy has absorbed several smaller galaxies during its existence and is even projected to merge with the larger neighboring Andromeda galaxy in a few billion years. read more

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Batteries

Here’s a neat method for saving money on AA 1.5 volt batteries. Takes a little effort, but depending on how many of these batteries you use, you could save a lot. Watch the video.

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Site Additions

A few features have been added to the web site. There is now a page available to sign up for the newsletter, and if you are logged in to the site you can unsubscribe.

The page “Wyoming News” is a feed from various news sources that mention Wyoming, and the page “Local Feeds” presents article excerpts from local Wyoming web sites.

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Matt Mead’s Education Czar

“In a nutshell — SF-104 — removed an elected official during midterm and created a new appointed position. This has a striking resemblance to Obama’s record appointment of agency Czars.” …

“The reason this national education standard is feared by so many across the country is the fact that once fully implemented the states will take their education marching orders from the un-elected bureaucrats in Washington.

And this:

Bill gates an admitted progressive-liberal stated publicly the following about the common core standards, “that once the testing is in place, the curriculum will follow.” read more

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