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  1. Rick commented on FoxTrot Classics 1 day ago

    In the color version, it’s not red.

    http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/2003/12/17

  2. Rick commented on Calvin and Hobbes 16 days ago

    Is it better to have an American company with some operations in the US, or no company at all?

    It doesn’t make any difference. The only people it matters to for a company where all the workers are in China are the executives of the company. To everybody else, who cares what country the headquarters happen to be in? Who cares where the executives of the country live? The important thing is what country the workers are in.

  3. Rick commented on Rose is Rose 19 days ago

    Wrong.
    People like to think that most Catholics do birth control because that’s a way to ease a guilty conscience.

    Why weren’t there a couple dozen kids in every family before birth control was invented?

  4. Rick commented on Calvin and Hobbes about 1 month ago

    I don’t see them being pushed toward extinction. I see them being pushed into people’s backyards.

  5. Rick commented on FoxTrot Classics about 1 month ago

    No, omniscient is the correct word.

    Omnipresent would have been the incorrect word. Omnipresent refers to where He is. What K.C. Fahel said was where he is not, thus it would be the incorrect word choice.

    Omniscient was the correct word there. Being outside time and place makes Him omniscient because everything everywhere – past present and future – is seen as present simultaneously.

    Peter Gerlach, it looks like you’re the one who needs to “put down your fairy tales & pick up a dictionary”!

  6. Rick commented on Red and Rover about 1 month ago

    Of course that’s too much to ask. Where would be the profit $$$ in doing that? That’s the purpose of starting wars.

  7. Rick commented on The Argyle Sweater about 1 month ago

    Some people believe the purpose of work is so that you can live.
    Some people believe the purpose of life is so you can work.

    jnik23260 sounds like the type of person who would think Common Core is a good thing.

  8. Rick commented on B.C. about 1 month ago

    Of course there is a way to know if a teacher is actually teaching without being forced to resort to standardized tests: look at what the students are able to accomplish after being taught by that teacher! That’s the only thing that matters after all, isn’t it? The purpose of learning should be to actual accomplishing something in the real world, rather than just in the artificial, temporary environment of the classroom.

    Ever notice how public schools like to boast about test scores while students are still in school, while private schools prefer to talk about what their students accomplish after graduating from the school? Which is better: students who get good marks on tests in school, or students who achieve great results after having received their education?

    Standardized tests are an absolutely worthless assessment. Nothing matters except what their education makes it possible for them to achieve in the real world.

  9. Rick commented on Calvin and Hobbes about 1 month ago

    I like the way when she’s looking furious, Calvin is yelling and fighting against her. Then as her face gets softer, Calvin stops fighting her, and starts feeling more and more guilty about what he’s done instead. That’s what discipline should be all about: getting kids to understand that they’ve done something wrong and shouldn’t do it again (instead of just seeing his parents’ problem with anger management).

  10. Rick commented on FoxTrot Classics about 1 month ago

    That song always brings up memories of my days as a day-care teacher in an after-school program around 1990. There was a first-grader named Michael there who liked to run up from behind on an unsuspecting teacher, suddenly start doing the theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark, “Dah-da-dah-Dah, dah-da-Dah”, and grab the teacher’s arm from behind and swing on it like a vine!
    He was an annoying kid. That was the only thing he used to do that I thought was actually kinda funny.