Archives for December 20, 2014

New Jersey 10-year-old explains why Common Core tests are ‘nonsense’

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – A New Jer­sey 10-year-old is get­ting a lot of atten­tion after deliv­er­ing a speech to her local school board about the rea­sons she thinks Com­mon Core test­ing is “non­sense.” Eliz­a­beth Blaine, whose moth­er Sarah Blaine is for­mer teacher and attor­ney who writes an edu­ca­tion blog, attend­ed the Mont­clair School Board meet­ing Mon­day […]

Bureaucrat Man saves the day again

You may not have real­ized it, but you are reg­u­lar­ly being swin­dled by your wash­ing machine. That’s right. Accord­ing to Bureau­crat Man, by using too much ener­gy your wash­ing machine is steal­ing mon­ey from you each month. Of course you already have the option to buy a more ener­gy effi­cient wash­ing machine to save your­self […]

Advocates seek grizzly re-introductions

An advo­ca­cy group has peti­tioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser­vice to rein­tro­duce griz­zly bears into the Sel­way-Bit­ter­­root area of Ida­ho and Mon­tana. The Cen­ter for Bio­log­i­cal Diver­si­ty said Thurs­day that it hopes to revive a stalled recov­ery plan for the ani­mals that was final­ized in 2000. The group says hav­ing bears in the Sel­way-Bit­ter­­root […]