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caughtinthemiddle (Greg Cooper) says...

Mr. Helms, you seem to have learned just enough terms your use of which is not only scientifically invalid but pretty much ignores the subject at hand, which is a violation of the terms of service on this forum. Oh, yeah, and your English usage and sentence construction are, to be kind, terribly hard to follow. But interesting, I must say.

caughtinthemiddle (Greg Cooper) says...

Bob, that procedure is carried out on fetuses not yet born. Maybe you meant DNA analysis but we're too enamored of your dictionary-like vocabulary to actually know the meanings of all those two dollar words. Although Moore seems to be hiding in the womb of the Alabama Republican Party, which is kind of the same protective cavity. Toodleoo!

On Opinion: If he wins, he should be expelled

Posted 20 November 2017, 12:33 p.m. Suggest removal

caughtinthemiddle (Greg Cooper) says...

Hey, Bob, just what does honorable mean to you? I'd be really interested in your definition. Not just in this situation, but honorable in general.

On Opinion: If he wins, he should be expelled

Posted 20 November 2017, 12:26 p.m. Suggest removal

caughtinthemiddle (Greg Cooper) says...

Might want to check out your own IQ based on this post's English usage.

On Editorial: We have met the enemy ...

Posted 6 November 2017, 7:44 a.m. Suggest removal

caughtinthemiddle (Greg Cooper) says...

Brock, I'm surprised at you. Bob, not so much. Neither of you exhibit any sign of having read the letter, which specifically mentioned the only point you could make: what Hillary did was worse. It's a shame to use such a tactic when you know Chump is indefensible. Why not just let it go at that rather than argue the inarguable? The things you said bring no wisdom or strategy to the discussion. And you are both better than that.

On Letter to the editor: Trying times

Posted 24 October 2017, 5:03 p.m. Suggest removal

caughtinthemiddle (Greg Cooper) says...

No, Mr. D'Armond, I did not have a hand in developing the CC methods. And, no, I do not have children in school, whatever that has to do with anything. I have, however, been trained as a teacher, have followed education through my children' experience, have actually read the Common Core as it applies to Kansas, and have participated in several discussions with people who actually know what they're talking about in terms of educational philosophy and Common Core.

Buddy, I have sat IN seventh grade classrooms, as a practicing studen teacher, as well as various other grades, so don't accuse me of ignorance of teaching method, ideology or curricular knowledge. And, yeah, I'd guess a great number of teachers have less than ten years in the classroom, but I can tell you, with certainty, that a lot of that comes down to dealing, not with kids, but with the ignorance of the kids' parents as to what it takes to educate a kid, along with the attendant folderol of the parents who only hear one side of the failing kid's story.

Now, from your response, I can tell you that you have no idea as to what Common Core is all about. The purpose of the program is to teach, not only rote memorization, but thinking and reasoning ability. Part of that ability is being able to discriminate between emotional and factual argument. When one has the facts, one has the right to express them with emotion. You, sir, are short on fact and long on condemnation of that and those you don't understand. That you find teachers to be short on people skills, sir, might quite possibly be a result of your closed mind.

Also, "college educated" and "I went to college" are quite different concepts, Mr. D'Armond. College educated folks will rarely blame the institution for their poor reasoning and communication skills. Those who simply went to college generally don't know the difference. Just my opinion, though. Take from that what you will.

caughtinthemiddle (Greg Cooper) says...

A comparison I'm sure both gentlemen value, especially coming from you.

On Letter to the editor: Christian values

Posted 17 October 2017, 8:14 a.m. Suggest removal

caughtinthemiddle (Greg Cooper) says...

The irony of one with your English writing skills telling us your two teenagers are "dumber" for being exposed to something you neither understand nor accept is totally rich. Your "examples" of inadequate education are, at best, uninformed and, at worst, made up for the purpose of defending your ignorance of the Common Core educational standards. From where do you glean your facts about the intelligence of "Qualified Teachers"?

Most of all, William, I am only one of many who have no children in school who will not "sit down and shut up". I will not ignore idiocy in argumentation at any time, and especially when uninformed people like you demand that I ignore the opportunity to call you out for your pitiful attempt at painting educators and educated people as beneath your supposed dignity.

When you can make a cogent argument void of fact-free rhetoric, get with it. Until then, William, perhaps you should take your own advice. Or, better yet, stand up and go acquire the education you so obviously did not get and apparently don't want your two teenagers to enjoy.

caughtinthemiddle (Greg Cooper) says...

I tried to stay out of this, but you have made the most transparently stupid remark on this subject, ever. Indeed, if he had not been using an item made simply and wholly to kill and injure more people in a shorter time, the death toll might have been higher? Are you friggin' kidding me, Bob? Well, thank God for bump stocks, otherwise more people might have been injured? Really? Then, the only answer is to make all guns and rifles fully automatic so fewer folks will be injured in shootings.

Why don't you guys just admit you don't want the guvmint taking away your hard-won freedom to own whatever implement of destruction you choose, and be honest about it?

On Letter to the editor: Gun definition

Posted 16 October 2017, 8:54 a.m. Suggest removal

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