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Posted on March 5 at 10:35 a.m.

Gate was not about race or color or... until recently and to include or exclude based on race or color or... is racist. GATE only tested the mental ability of the kid taking the test and nothing else. If the issue, however, is about the name then change it by all means but do not lower the standards. The current GATE is as racist as the special ed programs that are for the special need studetns. Does special ed also need more under-represented kids in it?

Also, by lowering the standards (375/400 score and 3.0/3.5 GPA) the teachers will either have to lower the level to help this new group of kids which will hurt the upper group or maintain the level which will hurt this new group more than had they not been included in the first place.

If there is concern that some kids are smart but are getting excluded then the solution is: 1- Improve the quality of education (as proposed here by training our teachers) and 2- improve the quality of the early elementary programs so more kids can enjoy better and higher levels of education. Do not lower the quality of education for the hard-working and high-achieving kids and their families. That is wrong for our kids, it is wrong for our community, and definitely wrong for our country, in this changing world where balance of power is shifting.

On What’s in a Name?

Posted on September 30 at 4:33 p.m.

To Kratatoa,

My offer to show it for free was to SezMe and only if he showed his high school diploma. You cannot piggyback on an offer. For you it'd cost money and that was before you got upset and started using this kind of language and re-accusing.

Also a Paultard is someone whose claims cannot be tested/verified. My claims can easily be verified. However, your claim above (They probed my butt! An Alien Abduction Story) I would say is challenging to prove but you may be able to do it so I would hesitate to call you one (BTW I am not interested in your proof). LOL I am sure you are even madder now and if so you should control your anger.

Take care.

P.S. I think the rest of the readers had fun (I hope). You all take care too.

P.P.S. If I make a claim and someone doubts it they have to pay a price for their challenge. I would have donated this sum to the charity of the loser's choice (in my name!) so thanks for your offers to do it for free/$10 but I do not suggest how you do things and I do not do what you suggest.

On The Elements of a Great Scientific and Technical Dispute

Posted on September 30 at noon

Hi Kratatoa,

Now I am almost on the hook. Well, we will use a third party who gets the money from you and we meet and I show you the certificate and I buy the three of us a cup of coffee afterwards. If you want, we can take this to a personal email for the details and then after this is over, you can tell people whether I lied or not.

On The Elements of a Great Scientific and Technical Dispute

Posted on September 30 at 9:55 a.m.

Hi Kratatoa,

You seem like a nice person. You also are smart to know that things cost money and in this case for the title it will cost you $250. But we are almost at the deadline and I doubt I hear from you in time.

On The Elements of a Great Scientific and Technical Dispute

Posted on September 28 at 9:19 a.m.

No it does not. But that is what it will cost you since you asked to see it. This offer is good until 5 p.m. on 9/30/2009 as I have already spent enough time discussing this.

On The Elements of a Great Scientific and Technical Dispute

Posted on September 25 at 9:01 a.m.

Kratatoa, I do not care if you are CIA or not. I do see that you have a sense of humor and couple of your "funny" posts were funny. I do not need to cover my name on my certificate ;=) But since you are interested I will be happy to prove to you that I do have one but only if you put your money where your mouth is. For $500 (two hours of my time) I will spend the time and prove it to you.

On The Elements of a Great Scientific and Technical Dispute

Posted on September 21 at 9:26 a.m.

Dear duetc and others,

You are giving more credit to SezMe than she/he deserves. Just read her/his replies to many posts and you will see what I mean. I will not waste any more time on replying to SezMe. Take care.

On The Elements of a Great Scientific and Technical Dispute

Posted on September 21 at 9:24 a.m.

SezMe not only counters all claims/opinions that are not what he/she likes/believes, but also makes fun of one of the highest ranking accredited universities in the United States!
And as to her/his statements:
"The towers do not look nor sound like controlled demolitions." First it should say did not and not do not. Second where did he/she hear what she/he refers to as sound? Who recorded the sounds close to the buildings when they were coming down?

"NOBODY in the building demolition business thinks the bigger the building the more room for error" First is he/she in the business of demolition to make such a statement? and Second, if so did he/she get a vote results of which is such a statement?

I will not comment any more as I would not get into a battle with a witless individual. If SezMe wants though he/she can show an independent volunteer her/his valid accredited high school credentials and I will show them my PhD. ;=). Bye bye SezMe.

On The Elements of a Great Scientific and Technical Dispute

Posted on September 18 at 9:03 a.m.

I have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (disclaimer). I was in NY until 9/10/01 and returned to SB that day and watched the horrific event on my TV (general info). As soon as the first building went down I turned to my special one and said "Oh they brought it down" because it takes science and perfect execution to do such a demolition and this looked exactly identical to them. And then the second building and then the third! Then I was curious in what will be presented as the root of the terror as well as the cause of the buildings coming down. I was shocked and disappointed at the "official" statements on why the buildings collapsed. I have no idea why they were brought down and do not care for conspiracy theories as almost all are baseless but science is just that and when anybody specially the government and NIST try to change and make exceptions to science it turns my stomach.

You can see all of the scientific proof and what NIST and others say to try to counter them and they fail. Because of my background I understand all of the points and counter points. But let me try to present a simple lay person way of looking at this.

To bring a much smaller building down (demolition) it has to be properly and exactly calculated on where to put the explosives, what order to explode them... so essentially a process that has to be exactly and correctly followed for the building to fall in (instead of falling out). The larger the building the more room for error so it has to be done with more calculations and again perfect execution. You cannot have these towering magnificent buildings collapse the way they did without a controlled demolition with the footprint we saw. Unless it is David Copperfield's magic. It is kind of like saying all bullets go straight but suddenly I shot one bullet that went straight, hit one person, then suddenly curved and hit another person and then curved again : because yesterday was a very hot day with high humidity at 2:31 p.m. and it was a Tuesday of all days. Just does not happen folks.

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Posted on November 14 at 11:28 a.m.

What a sad event. He was a wonderful man. I met him over two years ago when he was the principal at the Monte vista school and he took care of us (new to school) as nice as he did of the returning students and families.

He was so focused on enriching his students' lives by providing wonderful extra-curricular activities including music and it was very sad to see the other members treat him the way they did and force him to resign. I do not know his life outside of Monte Vista but based on what I know this wonderful man was put under a lot of undue stress while all he wanted was to provide the best environment for our children and community.

This is a very sad event for our community.

On Former Principal Dies in County Jail

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