The schools, modeled after quasi prisons, are churning out future compliant citizens. Within America’s public schools can be found almost every aspect of the American police state that plagues those of us on the “outside”: metal detectors, surveillance cameras, militarized police, drug sniffing dogs, tasers, cyber surveillance, random searches, senseless arrests, jail time, the list goes on. Whether it takes the form of draconian zero tolerance policies, overreaching anti bullying statutes, police officers charged with tasering and arresting so called unruly children, standardized testing with its emphasis on rote answers, political correctness, or the extensive surveillance systems cropping up in schools all over the country, young people in America are first in line to be indoctrinated into compliant citizens of the new American police state..
Asians’ appreciation for President Obama echoes that of western Europeans half or more of the publics in nine of 11 Asian nations surveyed have confidence in Obama to do the right thing in world affairs. Such pro Obama sentiment is particularly strong in the Philippines (89 percent) and South Korea (84 percent). About half of Chinese, meanwhile, now approve of his conduct internationally, up 20 points in the last year.
Mix the buds with the baking soda. Sprinkle a small amount to the carpet, wait 30 minutes, vacuum. The scent will be light, not overpowering as many store bought brands. Martin Guptill’s game is at its peak when he hits powerfully and cleanly through the line of the ball. His shot to Nuwan Kulasekara’s first ball should have set off alarms in the Sri Lanka camp. Spotting a slightly overpitched delivery on middle stump, Guptill swung straight through the line, keeping his head over the ball and his eyes on the point of impact even long after the ball had traveled towards the embankment beyond long on.
It remains to be seen if the poetics of these encounters prefigure a new mode of engagement in the North. This essay will consider the extent to which the implications of these political set pieces have been anticipated and explored within Northern Irish poetry over the last thirty years. In particular, the discussion will focus on the staging of the ethical encounter in the work of Seamus Heaney and Frank Ormsby..
The New York Times reported Jan. 4 that Armstrong told associates he is considering admitting that he used banned performance enhancing drugs and blood transfusions during his cycling career. The Times’ unnamed sources said he would admit the information in order to restore his eligibility in athletic events such as triathlons and running events.