I was going to bed, but this #math trick question inspired me

Finally I leave you with this. It should come as no shock that I hate math. I have perhaps declared as much on this blog, sometime, somewhere. I can also declare I hate math questions that are tricks. After some mulling the question isn’t so hard. This is the latest vexing math question.
“An orchestra of 120 players takes 40 minutes to play Beethoven’s 9th symphony,” the question goes. “How long would it take for 60 players to play the symphony?”
I know the answer I think. It would take 40 minutes because even with 60 players the tempo is controled by the conducter.
I will share this question with my 5-year-old smart as a wip family member this weekend. Now, let me email this to her mother. Good night.


Can you guess what year James Meredith broke the barriers of segregation at The University of Mississippi?

Can you guess what year James Meredith broke the barriers of segregation at The University of Mississippi?
In 1962, James Meredith enrolled at the University of Mississippi, a campus littered with the debris of a major riot that took two lives and injured at least 75 persons, tearing down the barriers of segregation at the 114-year-old school.

I failed The Cognitive Reflection Test – a 3-question iq test that isn’t as easy as it seems

I graduated from one of the most respected universities in the world and yet this simple 3-question test through me for a loop. Let us see how you do.
The world’s shortest IQ test A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? If it takes 5 machines 5 minutes to make 5 widgets, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets? In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake? The answers are coming soon.

We read about the Little Rock 9 in textbooks but nothing is like the @ap report

Editor’s note: there will be fowl language that may annoy some people. I have chosen to keep it in because these people were quoted within the story. If fowl language such as the n word disturbs you please don’t read the story. ___

What I find most amazing about this article from the Associated Press’ Relman Morin is how much the nation has changed. In 2017 children of color are welcome in our schools. As you read this I would pay close attention to the reaction of all persons but I would focus on the women in particular. Their reaction is quite striking.
____ It was exactly like an explosion, a human explosion. At 8:35 a.m., the people standing in front of Central High School looked like the ones you see everyday in a shopping center. A pretty, sweet-faced woman with auburn hair and a jewel-green jacket … another holding a white portable radio to her ear. “I’m getting the news of what’s going on at the high school,” she said. … People laughed. … A gray-haired man, tall and spare, leaned over the wooden barricade. “If they’re coming,” he said, quietly, “they’ll be here soon.” … “They better,” said another. “I got to get to work. Ordinary people – mostly curious, you would have said – watching a high school on a bright, blue-and-gold morning. Five minutes later, at 8:40, they were a mob. Chain Reaction The terrifying spectacle of 200-odd individuals, suddenly welded together into a single body, took place in the fraction of a second. It was an explosion, savagery chain-reacting from person to person, fusing them into a white-hot mass. There are three glass-windowed phone booths across the street from the south end of the high school. At 8:35, I was inside one of them, dictating. I saw four Negroes coming down the center of the street, in twos. One was tall and big-shouldered. One was tall and thin. The other two were short. The big man had a card in his hat and was carrying a camera. Growl Rises A strange, animal growl rose from the crowd. “Here come the niggers. Instantly, people turned their backs on the high school and ran toward the four men. They hesitated. Then they ran. I saw the white men catch them on the sidewalk and the lawn of a home, a quarter-block away. There was a furious struggling knot. You see a man kicking at the big Negro. Then another jumped on his back and rode him to the ground, forearms deep in the Negro’s throat. They kicked him and beat him on the ground and they smashed his camera. The other three ran down the street with one white man chasing them. When the white man saw he was alone, he turned back to the crowd. Rescued By Policeman Meanwhile, five policemen had rescued the big man. I had just finished saying, “Police escorted the big man away,” At that instant, a man shouted, “Look, the niggers are going in. Directly across from me, three Negro boys and six girls were walking toward the side door at the south end of the school. It was an unforgettable tableau. They were carrying books. White bobby-sox, part of the high school uniform, glinted on the girls’ ankles. All were nicely dressed, the boys wore open-throat shirts and the girls ordinary frocks. They weren’t hurrying. They strolled across perhaps 15 yards from the sidewalk to the school steps. They glanced at the people and the police as though none of this concerned them. Unforgettable Scene You can never forget a scene like that. Nor the one that followed. Like a wave, the people who had run toward the four Negro men, now swept back toward the police and the barricades. “Oh, God, the niggers are in the school,” a man yelled. A woman – the one with the auburn hair and green jacket – rushed up to him. Her face was working with fury now. Her lips drew back in a snarl and she was screaming, “Did they go in? “The niggers are in the school,” the man said. “Oh, God,” she said. She covered her face with her hands. Then she tore her hair, still screaming. She looked exactly like the women who cluster around a mine head when there has been an explosion and men are trapped below. A tall, lean man, jumped up on one of the barricades. He was holding on the shoulders of others nearby. “Who’s going through? he roared. “We all are,” the people shrieked. They surged over and around the barricades, breaking for the police. About a dozen policemen, in short-sleeved blue shirts, swinging billy clubs, were in front of them. Men and women raced toward them and the policemen raised their clubs, moving to head off people who tried to dodge around them. A man went down when a policeman clubbed him. Another, with crisp, curly black hair, dodged between two policemen and got as far as the school yard. There, two others caught him. Pinned in Coat With swift, professional skill, they pulled his coat halfway down his back, pinning his arms. In a flash, they were hustling him back toward the barricades. A burly, thick-bodied man wearing a construction worker’s hard hat, charged a policeman. Suddenly, he stopped and held both hands high above his head. I couldn’t see it, but I assume the policeman jammed a pistol in his ribs. Meanwhile, the women – the auburn-haired one, the woman with the radio, and others –
were swirling around the police commanding officers. Tears were streaming down their faces. They acted distraught. It was pure hysteria. Keep Crying They kept crying: “The niggers are in our school. Oh, God, are you going to stand here and let the niggers stay in school? Then, swiftly, a line of cars filled with state troopers rolled toward the school from two directions. The flasher-signals on the tops of the cars were spurting red warnings. The troopers, big, thin-waisted men in broad-brimmed hats, moved inside the barricades with the policemen. In an instant, they had the crowd – not wholly under control – but well away from the school. Howling Futile The roaring and howling went on, but it was futile now. Nobody tried again to charge the lines. In a first-floor window, a high school boy kept a small camera pointed toward the street. The upper-floor windows were packed with other students, watching. Then the people – still wearing the savage, snarling mob’s mask – turned on reporters and photographers. It was a gesture of frustration. They had to have an outlet for the wild rage and hysteria that had galvanized them. A boy leapt high in the air, caught a phone wire leading from one of the booths to the main line, and swung up and down, trying to break it. The booth, with a reporter inside, teetered twice and came close to falling over. Photographer Slugged Francis Miller, a Life magazine photographer, was coming out of the crowd. His arms were filled with camera equipment. He never had a chance to defend himself. A man rushed toward him, and smashed his fist full in Miller’s face. He went down, blood pouring out of his mouth. In the next few minutes, the mob beat up four others. They had said earlier, “We ought to wipe up the street with these Yankee reporters. Now, with no one else to attack, they started. I passed through the milling, swirling crowd, trying not to walk too fast, nor to slow. Nothing happened. When I looked back, from a block away, it was relatively quiet again. It was an explosion. ___ For more on the Little Rock Nine, including historical stories and photos, and video interviews with people who lived through the era, visit, http://www.apnews.com/tag/LittleRockNine ht ap (2017.)

‘we got you.’ More than 100 Texas police officers walk son of cop killed by a drunk driver to his first day of kindergarten

It is true what they say, police are a family. If one falls in the line of duty they will have the back of that officer’s family. This is made evident in the picture of More than 100 Texas police officers walking son of cop killed by a drunk driver to his first day of kindergarten. It was a special day for Kevin Will Jr.

Kevin Jr. had his first day of kindergarten this week but one notable person in his life couldn’t be there – his dad.

Houston police officer Kevin Will, 37, died in 2011 while investigating a hit-and-run on the North Loop.

A drunk driver went around police roadblocks and hit Officer Will, killing him instantly.

The driver pleaded guilty to intoxicated manslaughter and was sentenced to 55 years in prison, according to Click 2 Houston, per the daily mail.
‘He’d like to have his dad here, but he’s unfortunately not. So this is the second best thing and he’s come to know them as a part of his family,’ Cyndee Herring, Kevin Jr. s grandmother told ABC 13 .

how I remember heal vs heel thanks potus for helping me

President Trump made a mistake when he used the wrong kind of heal. Granted I will never claim to be the best speller on WordPress. To do so would be a pile of crap! However, POTUS’s mistake gave me an idea.
heal = healthhealth has the word heal in it. So, if I remember that heal and health have an ea in it then I will not make the mistake.

Education department says it will scale back on Civil Rights Investigations

Oh isn’t this a fantastic headline in the New York Times: “Education Dept. Says It Will Scale Back Civil Rights Investigations? I say with a snarl.
Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, aka ms “let us take money away from public education, has chosen to cut back on civil rights investigations. A civil rights investigation can include the isms of society. Sexism, Racism, Ableism, are all under that umbrella.
“According to an internal memo issued by Candice E. Jackson , the acting head of the department’s office for civil rights, requirements that investigators broaden their inquiries to identify systemic issues and whole classes of victims will be scaled back. Also, regional offices will no longer be required to alert department officials in Washington of all highly sensitive complaints on issues such as the disproportionate disciplining of minority students and the mishandling of sexual assaults on college campuses.

The new directives are the first steps taken under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to reshape her agency’s approach to civil rights enforcement, which was bolstered while President Barack Obama was in office” (New York Times, 2017.)

According to our secretary of education we need this structure because the old system was not working. The old system saw an increase in complaints to an understaffed office of civil rights in the education department which made it hard for them to close cases within 180 days.
“In the memo, which was first published by ProPublica, Ms. Jackson emphasized that the new protocols were aimed at resolving cases quickly.

“Justice delayed is justice denied, and justice for many complainants has been denied for too long,” Ms. Hill said in a statement” (New York Times, 2017.) The move is being supported by several groups.
Robert Shibley, the executive director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education , an advocacy group, said the measures will be welcomed on college campuses where the department has overstepped in carrying out sexual assault investigations. The organization is suing the department over a letter issued in 2011 directing campuses to change the burden of proof in cases of sexual assault.

“So many of the campus hearings are kangaroo courts with low due process, and you can’t really have any confidence in the outcomes,” Mr. Shibley said. While Mr. Shibley is happy some aren’t.
Civil rights leaders arn’t very happy with the new rules.
“They say that Education Department staff members would be discouraged from opening cases and that investigations could be weakened because efficiency would take priority over thoroughness.

`If we want to have assembly-line justice, and I say ‘justice’ in quotes, then that’s the direction that we should go,` said Catherine Lhamon, who was the assistant secretary of the Education Department’s civil rights office under Mr. Obama, and who now heads the United States Commission on Civil Rights” (New York Times, 2017.) What do you think?