homeschooling constitutional and pros/cons
am respectfully requesting assistance with what were the constitutional and pro/con sections of the homeschooling article. still looking to lock down the ROEs here while making a positive contribution. — Unsigned, by: Jigsaw674 / talk / contribs
- The problem with your edits is that you were attacking a straw man. No one denies that you have a constitutional right to homeschool. However, the government has the constitutional right to make sure that the student is receiving a proper education regardless, and so requirements like having HS teachers be certified or at least have some sort of proven knowledge in the field they teach seems reasonable. But no one denies that you have a constitutional right to homeschool. Likewise, the idea of the government coming into your home and forcibly placing your children into school is plausible only in the cases of neglect, abuse, or a clear lack of education occurring (see for instance government intervention in cases of prayer replacing medicine). But no one denies that you have a constitutional right to homeschool. Thus your edits were unnecessary, and like I said, attacking a straw man. ThunderkatzHo! 21:27, 3 July 2011 (UTC) PS: By talk page, P-Foster and I meant the homeschooling talk page, not ours.
- I have responded (if Thunderbird hasn't crapped out on me again). ThunderkatzHo! 03:23, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
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Ewwwwwww. Cockroaches ate half of it.
 Flare stars
I just say your PM to me. Hmmm. I'll be darned. According to that (actually rather old) Scientific American piece, a planetary magnetic field may be enough to keep the charged-particle bath of a UV Ceti type star at bay. That's good news for the inhabitants of UV Ceti II, if we ever find a planet in its Goldilocks Zone.
The thing that bugs me about flare stars isn't the charged particles emitted by the flares, though -- it's the hard ultraviolet and X-rays. The ionizing radiation. This probably wouldn't have much of an effect on subterranean or oceanic life, but once they crawl out onto land....
- Ok, so I'm gonna admit I don't really know a whole lot about astronomy, so most of that wen't over my head. But I think if any life is possible, it contradicts saying a red dwarf must not be a flare. So I'm gonna undo that edit of yours. No offense meant, you clearly know more about this than me. ThunderkatzHo! 01:40, 6 July 2011 (UTC) PS It wasn't a PM, more like a public wall post, and in cases like that, it's customary to just respond on the same page, so conversations aren't jumping back and forth. Usually whoever wrote on your user talk page is paying attention to recent changes and knows when you've responded.
You ever watch this?
- Never even heard of it, but it looks awesome. ThunderkatzHo! 04:03, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
If you'd like to set it up for yourself, just do this:
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 Leakety Leak
FYI. I once asked you how you wanted to be credited for your contributions to Conservaleaks. If I remember correctly your reaction was essentially, meh, whatever. I made a new leaks main page a few days ago. The new page doesn't credit anybody, not even TK himself, because I'd gotten pretty much the same reaction from everybody else too. If you're unhappy about this and think you should be on there somewhere please advise. Angry Blue (talk) 06:13, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
- Nah, my reaction is still basically whatever. :) Cheers! ThunderkatzHo! 13:15, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
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 Please, contact me about Christopher Busby and Depleted Uranium
I noted your comments on Busby's discredited Second Event Theory talk page and that you also had taken on one of the anti-depleted uranium jihadists - I am one of those who Busby really hates because I have a bad habit of finding facts to dispute his personal mythology. Sadly, he is all over the internet, especially in videos and he has successfully scammed the Japanese out of about $10,000 in donations for research along with trying to sell them un-needed useless anti-radiation pills. I would like to directly correspond with you. Roger - DUStory dash owner at yahoo groups dot com - for more on Busby and Fukushima scams, see - http://tinyurl.com/8yer3oj and http://busby.harmonicslife.net "The Busby Support Fund. The total amount of donations to the Dr Busby Support Fund surpassed what was originally aimed for, thanks to many generous donors. Out of total sum ¥761,500 we received as of December 10, 2011 ¥750,000 was sent to Dr Busby who confirmed its reception. The balance of ¥11,500 will be used for translation expenses, as agreed with by Dr Busby."
- Yes it has. Not really back, I just kind of check up on things occasionally. Mohenjo-daro got linked in a post on /r/skeptic on reddit, so I figured I'd take another look around. How are things here? ThunderkatzHo! 03:43, 4 July 2012 (UTC)