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    Biden/Harris the new Democratic Slate for POTUS

    I really have no idea what your point was here. I was saying that the U.S. is a long way from socialism. And that’s true, no matter our relative GDP. At this point, with Trump actively trying to steal this election by starving the post office and the states of needed funds to administer the...
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    Shortages Real and Feared

    My husband did our monthly BJ’s run today and found many things out of stock again. No Clorox wipes, liquid soap, a lot of brands of paper products missing, and several food items too. My trips to the grocery store have been okay lately, about as usual. But this makes me a bit nervous. 😟
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    Biden/Harris the new Democratic Slate for POTUS

    Yay on the vote for Biden! (y) With regard to socialism ... As someone pointed out today on Twitter, the U.S. is the most materialistic, capitalistic country in the world, probably. (Seriously, who's got us beat? LOL.) So we likely have a long-- a very long-- a very very long-- way to go before...
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    When and how should we open schools?

    @Prancer @Dobre Thanks for the feedback about the writing question with kids (i.e., should they be breaking down main ideas/supporting points from 3rd grade onward). It is interesting, because maybe I did in fact do all this stuff at their age, and I just don’t remember it. I am interested in...
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    When and how should we open schools?

    Sorry for the double post, but I just wanted to chime in for a moment on the reading discussion. So here's what I find interesting about this ... In Massachusetts, they are actively trying to teach these exact skills of how to read nonfiction texts, identify main idea/supporting points, and...
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    When and how should we open schools?

    Our school district just announced that they are reversing their decision to start grades K-3 in-person due to an increase in cases in our city over the last 2-week period :eek: .... No word yet from our kids' charter school. The start of the school year is still a month away for us.
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    Biden/Harris the new Democratic Slate for POTUS

    That tweet was so offensive. Is there really anyone out there who actually identifies with the term "suburban housewife"??
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    Just call me Harry. (Everything Harry & Meghan)

    Some actual news: Harry & Meghan have bought and moved into a home in Santa Barbara, CA, which is a wealthy coastal town about an hour and a half northwest of LA...
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    Biden/Harris the new Democratic Slate for POTUS

    The Lincoln Project was ready: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUwxqxlUXXY
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    The Race for the 2020 POTUS elections

    It's funny how this ticket is NOT AT ALL what I hoped for over the past year and a half, yet I am surprisingly excited right now :cheer2:
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    The Race for the 2020 POTUS elections

    It's a historic pick .... Let's hope she becomes the first female Vice President!! :cheer2: ETA: As much as Harris wasn't my first pick for this, I support her and Biden 100%.
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    When and how should we open schools?

    So I read through our charter school's plan in more detail. This is what their hybrid plan looks like: Grades will be divided into 2 groups. Group A will attend school for 1 week at a time. The "week" will be 4 mornings in-person, with afternoons and Fridays remote. Group B will be remote for...
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    When and how should we open schools?

    Our school committee here in Massachusetts just voted to accept our district’s plan to open the school year with grades K-3 in-person and grades 4-12 remote. As a group, the teachers opposed the plan. The teachers’ union issued several statements in opposition, spoke against the plan at the...
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    When and how should we open schools?

    Here are 2 articles, which, looked at together, to me just illustrate how much we don't know about the current school situation. In article #1, a Massachusetts psychologist argues that school this fall is going to be very different than school usually is, and therefore, may actually be more...
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    The Race for the 2020 POTUS elections

    I don't mind how long he's taking with the VP pick. What I mind is the vitriol around it. :rolleyes: I follow some Kamala-for-VP supporters on Twitter, and they spent weeks and weeks dragging Warren for being an overprivileged, insincere white progressive. Then they switched to dragging Susan...
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