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Middle School Reading Lists 100 Years Ago vs. Today Show How Far American Educational Standards Have Declined

By JASON W. STEVENS

The great evidence of how far edication has declined on our nation is grievous. This article is very important.

If you have children or grandchildren that you plan to educate, you need to read this article. 159 more words

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Searching for Iain M. Banks voice – part II

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen ! Bonsoir Mesdames et Messieurs ! Welcome, or welcome back on board of I.S.S. Rover. Spring is finally here, no snow, no cold. 1,362 more words

Books/reading

The Dark Tower - a chance meeting

Good morning, or evenng Ladies and Gentlemen ! This is your captain speaking. Welcome back on board of I.S.S. Rover. And welcome to our newest adventure. 932 more words

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The Unbearable Ironies of Libraries in Wartime

Yesterday we learned from Yahoo News! that ISIS has used improvised explosive devices to destroy several historic landmarks in the Iraqi city of Mosul, including the Mosul University Theater, the Church of Mary the Virgin, and the Mosul Public Library. 1,187 more words

Books

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Class and Violence in Henry Fielding’s 'Tom Jones'

On the 28th of February 1749, Henry Fielding’s novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, was first published in London by Andrew Millar, who offered Fielding the sum of £700 for its exclusivity. 739 more words

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Searching for Iain M. Banks voice - part I

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen ! Bonsoir Mesdames et Messieurs ! Welcome, or welcome back on board of I.S.S. Rover. it is a chilling winter night here in Allgäu Bavaria: its -6°C out there, snowing, and the wind is blowing – nothing special about the weather. 1,636 more words

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Stayin' "IN"!

Since it’s mid-Winter and we’re getting the ‘usual’ for Michigan at this time of year, I’m not surprised at our temperatures (they can always get worse!). 1,503 more words

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