Up for Debate: School board votes on charter appeals

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 12:00am

The Metro Board of Education voted to reject Great Hearts Academies' appeal of a previous denial with one board member concerned about eroding what diversity there currently is in Metro schools. The board also accepted KIPP Nashville and Purpose Prep Academy's appeals. Do you agree with the board's decision? Do you share the concerns over diversity?

 

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137 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 6/27/12 at 12:38

And I thank God he made me the man I am instead of making me the model for you to turn out to be as you are.

LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 6/27/12 at 12:39

By: yogiman on 6/27/12 at 1:29

You're you, and I'm me. And I thank God he made me the man I am instead of making me the model for you to turn out to be as you are.

Translation; I am what I am and Moron I Be.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/27/12 at 12:50

Ben all religions stop being religions when people realize just how screwed up the holy men are that translate to the flock their limited ideology of God.

By: revo-lou on 6/27/12 at 12:52

Sorry Ben, I guess you missed the point. It ain't a religion if it is known. Religion requires a belief of the unknown. Knowledge prevents blindly following.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/27/12 at 12:57

gdia, you are very fortunate not to be a yogi. LOL

By: BenDover on 6/27/12 at 1:08

And what are you saying, revo... that you know substantial anthropomorphic global warming to be true or that you believe it to be true because people you trust say it's so?

Al Gore is just the latest in a long line of Chicken Little's starting back before Malthus... carrying through Ehrlich's Population Bomb and Carson's Silent Spring and through the latest metamorphosis of the Climate boogie monster that evidently is best fought by releasing Big Al's chakra.

The warming trend is equally as well explained by man's successes in pollution control rather than his contributions to the pollution problem... except that one requires no remedy, no penance, no sacrifice... Open up your mind Revo... the global warming is just another insincere street preacher who want's your money and who has found your weakness.

By: bfra on 6/27/12 at 1:28

But if Regan or Nixon, even Bush had believed or supported global warming, Ben would jump on that wagon pronto.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/27/12 at 1:32

Chicken Little

Ben, I’ll raise you a Ostrich with his head buried in sand as the GOP and corporations do and call.

By: yogiman on 6/27/12 at 1:37

Am I to take your word for that comment, bfra? I'd say there's quite a few people in your area that think of you as an idiot like I.

By: BenDover on 6/27/12 at 1:37

I don't disagree that there's a warming trend. I disagree that it's been proven to be progressive, caused by CO2, largely anthropomorphic and harmful to the degree that the engine of the world should be stopped and given as offering to that god.

By: BenDover on 6/27/12 at 1:40

Quite to the contrary, it is excess that gives us the luxury to even contemplate our relationship with the environment.

By: gdiafante on 6/27/12 at 1:41

Ben should embrace the exploitation of global warming. That's Capitalism at work, baby.

And, your theory ignores byproducts of man knocking a hole in the ozone, Ben. That caused more UV light to warm the troposphere.

And as I said, more UV means warming. We've damaged the atmosphere so much, in 20 years you won't be able to go outside without wearing SPF 100.

All of this is redundant, anyway. Humans should act responsibly toward the Earth and the atmosphere. You don't sh!t where you sleep, do you?

By: BenDover on 6/27/12 at 1:42

http://junkscience.com/2012/05/22/reformation-in-the-church-of-global-warming/

By: revo-lou on 6/27/12 at 1:47

So, Ben, you "believe" that our pollution control has CAUSED global warming? Like I said, Ben, ignore the signs and DRIVE the hell out of everything!! The sooner we reach the apex, the sooner all the crap comes to an end.

By: slacker on 6/27/12 at 1:48

I'm doing my part, no hair spray, and roll-on deodorant only.

By: bfra on 6/27/12 at 1:56

By: yogiman on 6/27/12 at 2:37

Am I to take your word for that comment, bfra? I'd say there's quite a few people in your area that think of you as an idiot like I.
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Poor ole yogi, can't even muster up a good retort, so he just echos back, like all morons do!

By: slacker on 6/27/12 at 1:57

I purchased a carbon credit for any accidental farts, or belches.

By: BenDover on 6/27/12 at 1:58

I believe it's an equally plausible explanation revo. And besides, I don't have a dog in the hunt like those people who answer their calling to become environmental scientists and then rely on public fears to drive the funding that sustains and advances their careers.

By: slacker on 6/27/12 at 2:01

Oops.. just used up part of that carbon credit.. sorry Al.

By: gdiafante on 6/27/12 at 2:02

I don't have a dog in the hunt

You live on this planet, don't you?

By: gdiafante on 6/27/12 at 2:06

http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/Smyrna+TN+37167:4:US

By: revo-lou on 6/27/12 at 2:07

"gdiafante on 6/27/12 at 3:02
I don't have a dog in the hunt

You live on this planet, don't you?"

Yeah, but he doesn't "believe" gd, so, it is all okie-dokie.

By: BenDover on 6/27/12 at 2:15

Look guys... I'm all for common sense environmental goals. Clean water, clean air... no body's for pollution. I've been a mother earth news subscriber since I was a teenager.

This climate stuff is BS though... it's a political movement... an economic movement. Read Kyoto. It's got nothing to do with the environment and everything to do with taking money from rich countries and giving it to poor countries. We couldn't even use our own carbon sinks (forests and the like) to offset our own carbon consumption. We'd have to buy those credits under a system arbitrated by a board appointed by the UN made up of countries that hate the USA.

This blind devotion you guys show to anything green is ludicrous... dangerous even.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/27/12 at 2:15

I don’t have a dog in this hunt. Did you sale all your oil stocks, Ben?

By: gdiafante on 6/27/12 at 2:23

This blind devotion you guys show to anything green is ludicrous... dangerous even.

Overreact much? I can't speak for anyone else, but all I've advocated is acting responsibly...and acknowledging the current climate change underway. Sounds like you've done the same thing but are fixated on the semantics of whether CO2 drives temperatures or the other way around.

You can't see the forest for the trees.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/27/12 at 2:23

North Carolina to Sea Level Rise: Go Away

http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-voices/debate-school-board-votes-charter-appeals#comment-341870

By: BenDover on 6/27/12 at 2:31

Actually I lost a few thousand dollars on cellulosic ethanol, algae biomass and ultracapacitor technologies Nemo. I don't have any other single stock investment except what I was speculating in alternative energy stocks.

By: BenDover on 6/27/12 at 2:47

Well that's important gd because their models that predict our eminent demise are based on greenhouse feedbacks and not improvements aerosol pollution. Theirs would necessarily continue up in a progressive manner (which did not happen in the 2000-2009 time frame and they had to change all of their models to suit it). Mine would necessarily reach a point of diminishing returns on the amount of pollution that could be easily removed (which explains why global temperatures flattened out against the predictions of their models).

No one's going to say, "we've done a great job so let's pack it up and go home", so the models are modified and the dire prognostications of climate Armageddon continue.

As I've said... from Malthus, to Ehrlich, to Carson, to Al Gore to Chicken Little... it's always the same thing. They are all just end-times prophets who use a little science that few people really understand the same way a Voodoo Doctor uses flash powder and hallucinogenic drugs.

By: BenDover on 6/27/12 at 2:55

From my Scottrade account these are the companies I invested a little speculation money in and lost almost all of it.

BFRE, Blue Fire Ethanol
DYAI, Dyadic International
GSPI, Green Star Products
PEIX, Pacific Ethanol
ZNNMF. Zenn Motor Company (had ownership in Eestor ultracapacitor tech)

Lost a little over $3000 over the past 6 years I think.

By: gdiafante on 6/27/12 at 2:57

Let me guess, Ben. When you watch the Discovery channel and they have shows about what could happen if a super volcano erupts, you write your Congressman or post on Junkscience in protest...lol

By: Captain Nemo on 6/27/12 at 3:27

Blind Devotion…Ben you make laugh. I personally think that the truth is somewhere in the middle like most things in life.

By: slacker on 6/27/12 at 3:39

Putin had a street named after him in Bethlehem, and you guys are still going on about the environment. The real action is in the Holy land.
Gonna be a pisser over there..wait and see.

By: yogiman on 6/27/12 at 3:45

We have a climate change every day, BenDover.While Al Gore and his "buddies" are hollowing global warming in the USA, What does Al Gore and his buddies know about the climates in other sections of the world.

I don't remember him making any comments about global warming in the Southern Hemisphere. Should we take over that part of the world? We could send them up here and swap back in a few centuries.

By: yogiman on 6/27/12 at 3:48

Gonna be a pisser over here, too, slacker. It's gonna be interesting.

By: Loner on 6/27/12 at 5:07

Not to be a nit-picker, but my good friend Ben Dover used the term "anthropomorphic" a couple of times and I question his choice of words.

I think that "anthropomorphic" means in the shape of man...as in an anthropomorphic God - like the Hebrew God, Jehovah....not just human in form but male in gender.

I think think "man-made" or "human-caused" would have been better choices to describe global warming caused by humans.

To verify and confirm it, I Googled it:

Definition of ANTHROPOMORPHISM
: an interpretation of what is not human or personal in terms of human or personal characteristics—compare theriomorphism
—an·thro·po·mor·phic adjective
—an·thro·po·mor·phi·cal·ly adverb

Source:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anthropomorphism

I wonder if one of the right-wing talk show hosts is misusing the term and it percolated down to this board.

What's up with that, Ben?

By: BenDover on 6/27/12 at 6:00

Sorry Loner... shb "anthropogenic" ... I was shooting from the hip.

By: Loner on 6/28/12 at 5:08

Anthropogenic will work.....that's a mighty big word there, podner....but it fits.