The parent of a 10th grade GHS student sent me this photo from a homework assignment: discuss modern American imperialism. There’s nothing wrong, of course, with studying current world affairs and the United States’ role in it – even taking a critical look at our policies, as we do here, all the time.
But where is the balance, where is there a discussion of Putin moving to recapture all of Russia’s Czarist empire and become a power in the Middle East, or of China expanding into the Pacific and building new islands for military bases? Students should know that, when one power departs the scene other, worse powers will come in to fill the void. Without that understanding of history and current events, a child might think that the United States is the source of all evil in the world and if we’d just butt out, unicorns and rainbows would fill the earth. Of course, that’s exactly what progressives do believe, and Greenwich’s school administration is making sure that our children fall for it too, and become the docile citizens the triumph of evil requires.
Is anyone on our school board examining what’s being taught on Hillside Road? Shouldn’t the curriculum be published, so taxpayers can see what we’re spending our money on?
By the way, the student who shared this homework assignment was very concerned that his/her identity remain secret, out of fear of suffering repercussions from the teacher. That’s as alarming as the assignment itself.
10th Grade Homework at GHS
Just don’t discriminate against him when he applies for a job
Man has his ears cut off to look more like his parrot, now wants a beak instead of a nose.
A man who had his face and eyeballs tattooed to look like his pet parrots has gone a step further – by cutting off his ears.
Mr Richards, a retired shoe factory worker, got his first tattoo in 1976 and has since built up a collection covering almost his entire body.
He also has a peace sign branded on his left shoulder with a 750 degrees centigrade hot iron and two magnets implanted in his hands.
He shares his home in Hartcliffe, Bristol with his four parrots, as well as South American green iguana Iggy, and pitbull terrier Candy.
He scours the internet looking for new procedures and says his facial transformation is a tribute to his “babies” – Ellie, a green winged macaw, and Teaka, a harlequin macaw.
If price were landscape, this would be 21 Topping Road
If you’re a buyer, that is. 21 Topping Road and 22 Close Road, a total of 27 acres, has dropped its price today to $7.950 million.
This land, with a couple of tear-down houses, was listed by Marge Rowe (she who used to drive clients around in her Rolls Royce) in 2003 for $37.5 million. After Rowe retired her car, an agent named Burke (don’t know him) sweet talked the heirs into listing it at $49.5 million in 2008. When that didn’t work, Tamar Lurie tried it at $24 million in 2012 and 2013, before Joe Barber stepped in and priced it at $15.950 and now, two years later, has dropped it to the aforementioned $7.950.
I don’t know what the land’s actually worth: it’s a beautiful piece of property, but there have obviously been some irrationally exuberant agents involved in this listing.
Third baby in three months dies after being thrown from window.
If, as the anti-gun people would have it, it’s the gun that kills people, not the person pulling the trigger, how are windows different?
Don’t help a good pane go bad.
Point 72 asset managers take a break
Yet another threat to Greenwich real estate and the financial industry that supports it: Experts no better than chimps at predicting the future.
How do you like them bananas?
Six days in jail for ignorance of the law
The Auntie-Christ blames “a quirk in Connecticut’s legal system” for her bringing shut against her nephew.
“I’m no legal expert but as I understand it, in Connecticut, it’s not possible to name an insurance company in a suit of a homeowners insurance case,” Connell said. “An individual has to be named, and in this case, because Sean and I had this fall together, I was informed that Sean had to be named. I was never comfortable with that. But it was explained to me that it’s just a technicality, or just the way the language had to be used, the way the case had to be framed.”
A Connecticut jury decided that her lawsuit did not warrant $127,000 in damages. Connell hopes that the focus now is shifted away from her and onto the insurance companies and the legal steps standing in the way of injured parties: “I just feel like perhaps it’s the way the legal system is set up, so that the insurance companies aren’t necessarily in the spotlight for stepping up and taking responsibility for handling claims on properties.”
Collins, and many leftie commentators on the internet, seem to believe that if someone is injured, someone else must pay, even if that “someone” wasn’t negligent. She was “forced” to sue her nephew because without proving that he failed to follow the prudence expected of eight-year-old boys, she had no case.
That’s not a quirk, that’s the law. She should have sued her lawyer – he probably has homeowner’s insurance, or even you, you big pile of insurance money, you.