Very admirable, trying to hurt someone's business because you have a political disagreement with them. How do these people look themselves in the mirror??
Why are Progressives so self-righteous and why does the INDY enable them?? As Cromwell's rules states it, "I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible that you may be mistaken." This is the humility Progressives lack.
"Are these people serious? That's close to $32,000 a year for a 40 hour work week. I know people with college degrees who don't make that much in their current (professional) jobs." Sounds like this commenter got it backwards. Getting $32,000/year for 40hrs/week is enough to be comfortable for a single person in most parts of the country. That's not too much to ask but it sounds like those degree holders working in their field aren't making what they're worth either. If the top 1% of wage earners weren't hogging 50% of the nations wealth wages could come up at all levels. Remember who the real enemy is.
I'm all for a higher minimum wage here in NC (and federally as well), but $15 an hour to work in fast food? Are these people serious? That's close to $32,000 a year for a 40 hour work week. I know people with college degrees who don't make that much in their current (professional) jobs.
I hope this is on the school board behind closed doors agenda for thursday. While others in her position have had the sense to resign (hard to say if they were forced out), she mocks the issue. Her thanksgiving message to faculty apparently contained lifted works as well. The district is currently on record saying this is much ado about nothing. What is the message to the students?
I'm not familiar with the information you mentioned. But apparent sea level may rise or fall at any particular location depending on whether that area is subsiding or lifting, that is, whether geological forces are pushing the land up higher or allowing it to sink lower. That happens often, can vary by location and can change over time. So while the total volume of water in the oceans may be increasing due to thermal expansion and melting ice sheets and glaciers, what actually happens to "sea level" as measured at any particular spot also takes into account the subsidence or lift experienced by that spot. That's why there's all sorts of evidence that can appear to be contradictory, but in reality it's complications caused by variations in subsidence and lift. Satellite measurements of sea level are made independently of subsidence or lift, so are more accurate indicators of the actual level of the water in the world's oceans. The problem is that satellite measurements only go back a couple of decades. Hence the study I cited where the scientists tried (successfully) to match up the satellite measurements with recent coastal sea level gauges (subject to but corrected for subsidence and lift). When you can match up the two (coastal gauges and satellite measurements), then you can try to use the much older and longer record of sea level gauges to compare rates of sea level change in the past with current rates of change.
Reading all this, I just had this thought.
Most everyone agrees that Sea Level has been rising very very slowly since the last Ice Age (glaciation) , and even NOAA and Sea Grant acknowledge that there has been " no signal" of acceleration for the NC coast. So why have we had an acceleration of Accretion by 11% and a 13% decline of erosion of NC Sea shore since 1980? Irrespective of acceleration, why do we have more Accretion and less Erosion if Sea Level is rising? Or is all this just mumbo - jumbo Political FoSi?
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Dear Dave Burton,
Before you say I am mistaken, please read the rest of the article! You merely quote from the article's Introduction, where the authors summarize PAST work in the area. If you had any scientific training, you might have known that.
"To reconcile the nearly factor of 2 difference in the tide gauge and altimeter global rates, reconstructions of global sea level from tide gauges have been made using empirical orthogonal functions (EOFs) obtained from satellite altimeter data..."
---this sentence you quoted ended with this reference to a paper, (Chambers et al. 2002). It is Chambers et al. in 2002 who used the satellite altimeter data.
Merrifield, Merrifield, and Mitchum, the authors of the 2009 paper I cited, used tidal gauges for both time periods, and verified that the tide gauges agreed with the satellite altimeter data. You might read through to the Methods, Results, and Summary and Discussion sections next time you look at a scientific study if you want to understand what they did, what they found, and what it means. You won't find that in the Introduction.
The Pittsboro three ring circus is usually served by its own pitiful media without help from the Indy so this is an exception. This matter, didn't 'pop' up on the agenda, it was 'forced' onto it by Mr. Smiths planner consultant. Mr. Culpepper or Mr. Voller. As stated in the comment above, this was publicly observable beforehand, so the 'surprise' (as you report it) is reactionary poor reporting. Mr. Clark, dId you ask the town manager or clerk about it ?
Having read many minutes of the previous meetings on this matter, I find Mr. Smith's wrongheaded claims that citizens concerns are 'generalities' and that they should 'come with specifics', as insulting and plain stupid. The concerns and questions are clearly and 'specifically' stated in the meeting minutes, thank you Mrs. Lloyd. One need only listen and/or read them. Mr. Smith continues to ignore these specific concerns and questions, and rather than provide simple concrete answers to them, he continues to undermine his and his developments credibility. Again, Mr. Clark a little bit of investigative digging and reporting effort would reveal this.
Though he served the town well enough, the outgoing Mayors assurances on behalf of Preston partners is standard developer speak, and typical of his industry brand of self serving indulgent egoism wrapped in political theatre. We'll be glad to see the back of him. IMHO, the circus's, biggest well meaning blow hard - Jeffrey Starkweather, is the one who'll sink the concerned citizens of Pittsboro Matters flotilla; they'll never get a word in or be heard at meetings. Though I agree with the intent of Pittsboro Matters, Mr. Starkweather should disqualify himself to head it. If not, his group should do it for him and nominate a more collaborative, less divisive person who knows how to listen.
Pittsboro has other priorities than Preston development and the circus around it. Lets hope we get some some focus and straight answers with new leadership, the PBO circus is full of good people.
Wow. The Board's unwillingness to address this is much more unsettling than Jackson's actions.
Whether of not the sale goes through it's a bad deal for the citizens of our state. How people would turn down land for under $2000 a acre? Even with the potential of environmental regulations many people would of bought for hunting and other uses.
Secondly when you read over carefully the contract promises nothing except a 30 foot by 30 foot piece of landscaped land for a plaque as the "legacy forest". NC can do scientific research but only at the desecration of the buyer and for a fee. None of NCSU's retained "privileges" which they brag about are set up as covenants. They won't transfer to the next buyer. Walker isn't even required to get a contract, which according to the prospectus will be for fifty years for $50 million dollars, from the DOD. They only have to make an effort. They can flip this property a week after the purchase goes through if they so desire. Whether you believe in big government or small government we can all agree that we should get good value from our government. This is not a good value for the taxpayers of North Carolina.
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Not so much as a mea culpa? What lesson did she learn? She didn't address plagiarism.
School board? Why are you silent?
The school board and the school district should be checking into these examples of apparent plagiarism on the part of the principal at Chapel Hill High School. Her explanations are unacceptable. Anyone in education is aware of the importance of citing sources no matter what the circumstances.. Some examples of her written information provided to others is not even paraphrased. I find it disquieting that neither the school board nor Dr. Forcella are commenting other than to make excuses for Ms. Jackson. This is a fine, rigorous school and the educational community inside and outside the school itself deserve that same rigor to be exhibited now.
The examples in this blog entry of the alleged plagiarism are probably worse than the examples in the original article. This seems to run deep and is - as commenters below have said - is disturbing.
No comment from the Board yet apparently. Just brush off fluff from district. They need to address this seriously. Show me a school district that had a principal plagiarize and not do anything about it. if she stays, what is the message to our students?
As a resident of Chapel HIll and one who pays a hefty school tax and also as a former educator, I find Ms. Jackson's behavior disturbing. The people who lead our schools and influence our children should uphold the highest of ethical standards. The fact that she is splitting hairs on the definition of plagiarism is unfortunate and a form of denial. She should have the courage to resign.
Thank you for posting this blog. I wish more people were commenting on it as it dispels this "form letter" red herring that Jackson's supporters are clinging onto. Please, tweet this blog.
Did anyone notice the typo in the .pdf letter?
Had my car towed from a lot with no clear signage. "T-Roy" from T-Roy's Towing had me go to a fenced in field next to a gas station (not even the address listed for the company online), demanded $125 in cash, no paperwork, no receipt, just told me that he was doing me a favor because "the other guy woulda charged you $180."
Perhaps it would also be prudent to examine her resume, degrees, transcripts, etc., to insure that they are credible.
Wouldn't be the first time some administrator has misrepresented him/herself.
Ms. Jackson's definition of plagiarism is not the one by which my writing was ever judged, nor one which I have ever used to define this act of intellectual piracy. Any piece of writing submitted to anyone for any reason whether compensated or not which contains the unattributed words of another author must be cited for source and attribution. To do otherwise is to present those words as your own and that is plagiarism.
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