The world is FLAT  

mygmyg 59M
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4/16/2005 1:20 am

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The world is FLAT

This blog is about a book written by Tom Friedman, who was on Real Time with Bill Maher. His premise in this book is that the U.S. is now on a level playing field with the world in technology and business.
Friedman stated that education is where we are losing some of the battle. His example: U.S. students are ahead in math/sciences in the 4th grade, by the 8th grade, the U.S. is no longer ahead, and by the 12th grade, the U.S. has fallen behind.
The recent developments in what were once developing nations that our technology based economy used to cherry pick the brightest minds from, now are able to utilize/employ these people in their own countrys' industries.

Found this analysis/perspective interesting. what would Chris Columbus have to say?

So as the world loses it circular shape, all a man can do is focus on the wonderful curves of a woman, which gives me yet another reason to spend additional time here!!

expatbrit49 62M

4/16/2005 7:04 am

Hmm, there are always statistics about how different countries fair against each other, I dont put too much stock in them, The Americian experiance is just the historical rise and fall of empires, once you control and are by default responsable for a large chunk of the world you start the inevatable slide back to normality.

I am sure Cris Columbus would still be saying, I cant fucking figure out why India wasnt there. Stick with detailed mapping of the female geography.

Thank You for Your Time and Attention

bella_ 47F
4030 posts
4/16/2005 1:09 pm

You can focus on me any time and we can discuss it if you still want to.

hourglasses 47F

4/16/2005 4:54 pm

The world may be flat, but I'm not

I used to teach math at communtiy colleges. Its very scary. I was teaching 8th or 9th grade level math to college students who didn't bother to learn it while they were in high school. The 'kids' (ok some were older than me but some were 18 yr olds fresh out of high school) really didn't seem to want to learn what I was teaching or what any one else was teaching. They just wanted the passing grade and the diploma.

wanderlust1176 41F

4/16/2005 9:47 pm

I would listen to miss bella up above me, that is just about a perfect circle BTW, thanks for commenting on my blog, liked your blog too. Perhaps if propaghanda were not such a priority in schools, or this test our teacher spoke of ( Doesn't that fall under the leave no millionaire, I mean child behind act?) we wouldnt keep falling behind. But alas, Im not sure either of these would matter if we ourselves were not so materialistic, which directly feeds capitalism. And its all just a big wheel, they are just keeping it greased so it keeps going. Brings to mind the giant meat grinder in pink floyd the wall.

Barbiebunny69 43F

4/17/2005 10:27 pm

Dont lust after me i have dangerous curves......
I always liked the curve now that i think about it.... but chris was, wheres the spicy chicken go??? Indians..wrong kind!


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