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Old 09-16-2012, 10:16 PM   #2626
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It feels like it's been forever since it last rained.

Out of curiosity, I looked up a few stats and the results were interesting to me, maybe others as well; we're way, way below normal precipitation levels the past couple months.

August 2012 - 1.6mm
September 2012 - 5.5mm to date

August 2011 - 17.8mm
September 2011 - 109.9mm

August 2010 - 56.7mm
September 2010 - 194.8mm

August 2009 - 60.8mm
September 2009 - 59.3mm

August 2008 - 145.4mm
September 2008 - 24.5mm
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It feels like it's been forever since it last rained.

Out of curiosity, I looked up a few stats and the results were interesting to me, maybe others as well; we're way, way below normal precipitation levels the past couple months.

August 2012 - 1.6mm
September 2012 - 5.5mm to date

August 2011 - 17.8mm
September 2011 - 109.9mm

August 2010 - 56.7mm
September 2010 - 194.8mm

August 2009 - 60.8mm
September 2009 - 59.3mm

August 2008 - 145.4mm
September 2008 - 24.5mm
Wow, pretty cool. I knew we had less rain than usual because it seemed like every day was a good day for tennis. Didn't know the weather has been that much better than usual though!
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It feels like it's been forever since it last rained.

Out of curiosity, I looked up a few stats and the results were interesting to me, maybe others as well; we're way, way below normal precipitation levels the past couple months.

August 2012 - 1.6mm
September 2012 - 5.5mm to date

August 2011 - 17.8mm
September 2011 - 109.9mm

August 2010 - 56.7mm
September 2010 - 194.8mm

August 2009 - 60.8mm
September 2009 - 59.3mm

August 2008 - 145.4mm
September 2008 - 24.5mm
Hopefully this winter doesn't make up for it
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:16 PM   #2633
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:28 PM   #2634
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Ross Sheppard high school students were angry Monday as they went to class for the first time since hearing that Lynden Dorval, the teacher who refused to follow the school's "no-zero" grade policy, had officially been fired by the Edmonton Public School Board (EPSB).

"I didn't agree with the decision at all," Grade 12 student Aiden Villanueva said. "If students are lazy enough to get a zero, then that is the grade that they deserve."

Villanueva, who said he used to be one of those students, said that seeing zeros was a wake-up call that motivated him to work harder.

Dorval was also supported by Grade 12 student Brittany Cogswell, who was in Dorval's science class last year.

"Most of us that were actually in the class were on his side," Cogswell said. "He's a really good teacher, it is unfair that he got fired because most of us liked him.

"I feel like those who don't work hard in school shouldn't get to have an opinion about teachers."

Cogswell also said that the rule is unfair to the students who put in the work.

Dorval said that while this wasn't his most critical argument, it was an issue he raised when pleading his case to the EPSB.

Even a student who didn't agree with Dorval when it came to not following the no-zero policy said that she didn't think he should be fired.

First-year student Shancelin Mukundo has heard the rumblings around campus and was upset with the school board's decision.

"From what I've heard the teacher was actually a good teacher and everyone liked him," she said. "Even if a student didn't do the work that doesn't mean that they didn't learn, they should be given grades for showing up and learning in class, but I still don't think he should have been fired."

Dorval, who plans on appealing the board's decision, said that support like this is always appreciated.

"It always helps to have support, that's all I've ever had," he said. "Nothing but support from parents, other staff, university professors, it never hurts to have support from anybody."

Dorval has not heard yet from the Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA) as to whether they will financially support the appeal, but said that regardless of the ATA's decision he will move forward, even on his "own dime."

Dorval received a letter from the EPSB on Sept. 14 giving him one month's notice of termination. His contract is officially terminated Oct. 15.
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In a job, if you don't do something, you don't get "part credits", in school if you dont do an assignment, you deserve no marks at all, not a partial mark on "incomplete".
You need to ask yourself if today's schooling system's philosophy of "everyone wins, there are no losers" is really helping.

When I was in grade 7, there was a kid, named Glenn that was the class clown/village idiot that got kicked out of music class. So he spent his time in the hall, supposedly doing 'independent study'. In reality, he'd sit there and have a great time talking to pretty much anyone that came by.

Now, at the same time, I was stuck in the classroom with a teacher that just didn't get it at all. No one had a real interest in learning the history of big band music. I certainly didn't. Music class was a joke.

And based on my perceptions of Nova Scotias music program, you might as well cut that shit out of the curriculum as that money was accomplishing nothing.

But my point is, at the end of the year, guess where we both ended up? Grade 8. He was pushed right along. Someone else's problem.

The funny thing was, I had already noticed that had happened in grade 6. I said to my mom..I work hard, and get good grades. Tell me, whats the point? She at least gave me a good honest answer..."your own reward kid. No one at the school cares." She had realized that when I was in grade 5. On our report cards, it used to say "your child is: "below expectations/at expectations/above expectations". Mine was always marked "at expectations" so at a parent teacher conference, my mom asked a newer teacher that I had that year, "what needs to happen for him to be above expectations?" And she was provided the favor of an honest answer, "he can't"

There was no way in the system that I could be provided a harder book to report on, or long division that i couldn't do in my head. So the entire school system was based on letting smarter students stagnate while we devote our time to the ones that are lagging behind.

In this way, I think we were doing better with a one room school house. Why segregate kids when really you can advance a kid up a grade level, while still maintaining the social aspects that are important for a kid to be among peers.

They continue to re-design the school system to resemble nothing of the real world that kids are supposed to graduate into. Is it helping? Are kids better for it?

My answer is no.
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Oh! And then occasionally you get a shocking statistic where "xx many students graduate without being able to read"

And I say "shocking"
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How are customs calculated? I got dinged $34 on a $61 dollar purchase on two pairs of pants from HK.
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The following is a sample calculation example of goods valued at USD$100, subject to 4% duty and 5% GST, using a sample exchange rate of 1.155:

US$100 x 1.155 = CAN $115.50 ($115.50 is the value for duty)

$115.50 (value for duty) x 4% (rate of duty) = $4.62 (customs duty)

$115.50 (value for duty) + $4.62 (customs duty) = $120.12 (the value for tax)

$120.12 x 5% (GST) = $6.01 (GST)

Total of duty and tax payable: $4.62 + $6.01 = $10.63
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I'm not sure, a family member received the package for me. I'll have to ask her for the document later. But seeing as it's CanadaPost.. I don't think they charge brokerage fees do they?
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They charge a handling fee of $5.
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i wanted to go but when i got up i read they were all sold out already -_-

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