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A grade school principle turns the students against each other to squeeze money out of parents who don't have it. A hostage situation, but there's a lot of this going on in education these days. This example is just more obvious than most.

A terrible story. Yet we shouldn't take comfort in any illusion that this sort of thing isn't happening on a grand scale all the time; this is simply a tiny, cruel example that we can focus on. Not to say it should go unchecked, however.

A grade school principle turns the students against each other to squeeze money out of parents who don't have it.  A hostage situation, but there's a lot of this going on in education these days. This example is just more obvious than most. And easier to look at because it reads like a terrible fairy tale.

A worse singer that Shatner, and always a gentleman.

He was Spock, he presented one of the first cheesy reality shows (Unsolved Mysteries), he was a great photographer, the voice of Hanukkah on National Public Radio every year, a worse singer that Shatner, and always a gentleman. And a private man, so we would be cautioned not to pretend to know him other than as he presented himself to the public; but it would be fair to say he was a decent human who kept it a decent world as far as he could.

The logic behind its survival far exceeded the logical arguments against it.

Monkeys and Man working together for a better futureIt was a surprise that Net Neutrality has not only survived but is about to be reinforced. The logic behind its survival far exceeded the logical arguments against it. Though logic has never been a hallmark of the American system of governance. Hence the surprise.

Drones. We should have known they would be a problem when "drone" was the best name we could come up with.

Drones. We should have known they would be a problem when "drone" was the best name we could come up with.

CNN cleared to test drones for reporting
Jan. 12, 2015, CNN

Drones could pose serious hazard in NZ airspace, pilots warn
Jan. 17, 2015, TVNZ ONE News

Being pestered by drones? Buy a drone-hunting drone
By Matthew Sparkes, Deputy Head of Technology, Jan. 16, 2015, The Telegraph

Drones: how not to kill people with your Christmas present
By Andrew Griffin, Dec. 24, 2014, The Independent

This might be the most annoying and most hilarious present this Christmas
By Chris Smith, 

Dads With Drones Are Ruining Christmas
By Brian Barrett, Dec. 24, 2014, Gizmodo

Drone revolution still waiting on FAA rules
Scott Mayerowitz, Jan. 7, 2015, Associated Press, The Wichita Eagle