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I’ll miss you President Hinckley

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President Hinckley
There are those sweet memories that you have, like from a favorite teacher who would always give more to make sure that you were okay, and who you would follow anywhere they would lead you because you could sense their honesty, their sincerity and their love. Then they would teach you to stand on your own so you could see for your self the self-evident truths that lay before you in life. They would teach you how to learn rather than what to learn. They would love you as you did and speak encouraging words when you fell short. You simply wanted to be better because they lived what they spoke and you knew the truth of what they said because now you had tested it and experienced it for yourself. You saw them and simply wanted to be better.

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January 28, 2008 at 2:01 am

Culture Watch: Il Doppio Flauto (The Double Flute)

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In an effort to provide our readers with exciting cultural tidbits to make them more well rounded. I’ve started a new feature called Culture Watch. And here’s the first installment. Enjoy.

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January 26, 2008 at 1:14 am

New Hampshire Primary Security Breach, on tape. It’s pretty bad.

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So, a recent video published by election watchdog group illustrates the security with which the primary ballots were kept before counting. As I watched this it became clear to me that my comic book collection is better guarded than this. Not only do they ‘interview’ (more like confront) the NH Secretary of State (who looks like a deer in headlights the entire time) but they test a spare ‘seal’ that is used to make sure the ballots aren’t tampered with. I’ll tell you, we’re better off keeping the ballots in any random ten year old’s Trapper Keeper. (Do they even use those anymore? I have stock in Lisa Frank).

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January 25, 2008 at 3:29 pm

Well, duh.

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Sorry bud. Your job is going to China.

‘No Child Left Behind creates schools obsessed with test preparation’

My dog could have told you this 4 years ago.

I’m working on a few plans to fix this though, I’ll run them by all of you on here.

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January 22, 2008 at 7:56 pm

Group Discussion: Why does citizenship matter?

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Does it even matter?

Citizenship describes a way of life in which people pursue shared goals for society, recognize limits to government powers and participate in political processes; where people are entitled to pursue economic well-being and loyalty and solidarity among people is nurtured. A collective sense of citizenship takes account of diversity and protects the legal and human rights of each person especially members of minority groups. As democratic societies evolve, so does their understanding of citizenship.

Citizenship is the legal status of belonging to a state, but equally important citizenship also is about how we live together in our communities and the larger society. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 17, 2008 at 9:21 am

Review: In The Name of the King, or “Jason Statham Got to Get Paid, Son.” (Or more “Boll Crap”)

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'So Claire, have you made anything since Meet Joe Black?'

Newer Update: The numbers are in, ITNOTK:ADST (That’s awesome. That’s like 10 words in the title) made 3 mil opening weekend, and Fox finally admits how bad of a director Uwe Boll is. Now, now, I can rest in peace.

Update: /Film is reporting that In the Name of the King opened up with $950k on opening day, and is headed for a $2.1m opening weekend.

There are some people which are far more courageous than I, and one of those is our very own intrepid J-RAD, who braved his way the theatre to slog through Uwe Boll’s latest star-studded craptravaganza, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Seige Tale. Here it goes:

With critical acclaims going to comedies like “Juno” and “Superbad,” I’d like to highlight another film that is easily this year’s unexpected comedy breakthrough: “In The Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.” Unfortunately for director Uwe Boll, it’s supposed to be an Action/Adventure/Fantasy flick — herein lies the humor. The film’s protagonist (who is a farmer) is unimaginatively named Farmer; the outright theft of shots from the Lord of the Rings trilogy begs one to wonder if Uwe Boll actually storyboarded anything, or if he just referred to one seriously worn-out copy of Jackson’s opus; and the film’s dialogue seems to have been randomly typed by a group of one-armed kinkajous with Tourette’s Syndrome that had been sniffing drain cleaner.

But I digress.

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January 12, 2008 at 1:21 pm

Stuff you should watch: Burn Notice (USA)

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Feel the Burn...

Update: Season Two and the entire First season has been put online for your very own viewing pleasure. Check it out here.

I really didn’t pay it much heed last summer when it premiered, but it’s like an iPod; one of those things that nags at you until you finally jump in with the rest of the crowd, but when you’re in, it’s awesome. That’s how USA’s summer series Burn Notice rolls.

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January 11, 2008 at 3:19 pm