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I recently saw a video clip of Microsoft head Steve Ballmer stating that a principal feature of the new Windows 7 operating system is that it is faster than Windows Vista.

Windows Vista is a horrible resource hog and slows down any computer.

Last year I bought a new laptop with hardware that should have been more than 20 times faster than my old XP machine. But it actually loaded and ran slower because it had Windows Vista, so I returned it.

After Googling Windows 7 speed, I found multiple postings where people had run standardized tests on comparable computers running Windows Vista and this month’s latest build of Windows 7 beta.

Windows 7 actually loaded and ran slower than or equal to Vista.

So Microsoft lied yet again.

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The Palm Beach County school district, one of the largest in the country, was laying off teachers while buying a TV station, and sending a chauffeured limo to drive a boy to school for months, a boy who is out on bail awaiting trial for a murder to which he had confessed!

When newspapers denounced this, the School District sent a 100 passenger school bus, totally empty, to pick up this boy and drive him all alone on the giant bus, back and forth to a magnet school for a round trip of 100 miles. The school chief said, Well, you didn’t like the limo, sooo”

The empty school bus and driver cost more than the limo, but the head of schools is so badly educated and absolutely not qualified for his job that he cannot figure out (1) this kid should not go to a magnet school, (2) that a school district head should have more brains than a dog turd.

Apparently the head of the school district was more enamored of being a star on his own TV station than in figuring out how to run the Palm Beach County School District. His most frequent comment is “Give Me More Money and All Will Be Well!” For whom?

The head of Ohio State gets paid $1,300,000 a year, plus a mansion, plus a chauffeured limo, yet he is nothing but a minor bureaucrat passing out taxpayer money without limit. His performance cannot be measured, but he gets more money every year. And both tuition and taxpayer assistance increase every year.

Obama is wrong to give colleges and schools more money. All the effort should be on improving them. Almost every school can do better on less money.

Using the comments I receive and discard as a guide, our schools are failing to teach both basic reading and writing, but also failing to teach elementary logic. I routinely delete comments that use alimentary rather than elementary logic.

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In the 1990s Obama and terrorist Bill Ayres wasted $110 million in the CAC which accomplished zero, absolutely no improvement in education test scores, probably because not a penny went to any school.

Now as part of his falsely labeled “Stimulus Package” Obama wants to give more money to colleges. Here is why colleges need more money.

In this weeks Sunday newspapers they asked the President of Ohio State University if he thought colleges deserve a stimulus package. What a surprise! He thought his school desparately needs more money.

Guess his salary?

$1,300,000 a year.

Cut federal funding to colleges, and cut the salaries of every college president. They are all over paid.

The more money we give to colleges, they more they waste.

The first thing that happens is they give a raise to the college president. BS!

As soon as the government set up Sallie Mae to fund billions in student loans, the spending of colleges went up for the exact amount of the student loans.

We need an entirely new system of education.

The test scores for college graduates in reading comprehension is one point higher than for high school graduates. What a waste of four years. That one point improvement could have been achieved purely with age, not with college.

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I must admit that I was truly shocked to learn that we have a man being paid by a foreign government to be a Director of a foreign non-profit advocating revolution in the United States of America.

I was further shocked to learn that the ambition of that man was to become the greatest mass murderer in history, and that he also hired, supervised, managed and directed an employee for seven years, an employee who today is GUESS WHAT? CLICK HERE!

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Did you know Obama does have Executive Experience? For seven years he was President and Chief Executive of William Ayres’ Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Guess why he never talks about it?

So, what was Barack Obama up to when he ran former Weather Underground bomber Bill Ayers’ “education reform” foundation?

Not much good – at least according to the guy in charge of Chicago’s public schools while he was there.

“There was a total lack of accountability” at Obama and Ayers’ Chicago Annenberg Challenge, former city school superintendent Paul Vallas has told The Post. Indeed, “If you went back and asked, you’d be hard-pressed to find out how the money was spent.”

Well, maybe.

As it turns out, the Obama-helmed CAC was directing big bucks toward the propagation – in Chicago public schools – of the whack-job racist ideology most famously preached by Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

That’s the bottom line of research on CAC documents by Stanley Kurtz of the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

For example, the Obama-led foundation funneled more than $200,000 to an outfit called the Coalition for Improved Education in South Shore.

Its mission: training public-school teachers in “Afrocentric” education, a pseudo-scientific movement that (as a trainer brought in with CAC funds put it) rejects Western civilization, and America in particular, as “white supremacist” and seeks to “recover our disrupted ancestral culture.”

Reading, writing and ‘rithmetic this isn’t. All of which gives the lie to Obama’s breezy assertion in last week’s debate that his CAC activities were somehow bipartisan or mainstream.

It also certainly explains why schools chosen for the foundation’s largesse showed no gains in student performance. Despite Barack passing out more than $110,000,000.

Sadly, this latest revelation also casts new light on one of Obama’s finest moments – his candid and hope-filled primary-season address on race in America.

Back then, faced with Rev. Wright’s equally anti-American sermons, he made the plausible case that while his devotion to his pastor was based on 20 years of community involvement, he rejected Wright’s extreme views.

But how can anyone now take that assertion seriously, given that he spent SEVEN years and spent  $110,000,000 funding the teaching of those ideas?

CLICK HERE FOR A DIFFERENT TAKE ON BARACK OBAMA’S ACHIEVEMENTS

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Yeah, I know, why would Barry hide something like this, which should give him a big advantage over McCain who is nothing but a legislator.

Read why Barry is hiding his executive experience at http://ngoldfarb.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/we-should-all-praise-barack-obamas-five-years-of-true-executive-experience-as-ceo-president-and-chairman-of-a-50-million-a-year-corporation-which-is-more-executive-experience-than-john-mccain-eve/

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I can’t believe it.

Hillary Clinton wants to force everybody to pay sky high premiums to the rotten health insurance companies that used lifetime limitations, copays, and all sorts of weasel exclusion to force 500,000 of their policy holders into personal bankruptcy for health care bills that they thought wee covered.

This monstrosity is what Hillary Clinton wants for you and me. No way!

There is a perfect plan for Free Health Care at www.franklynch.org in Frank Lynch’s Top Ten List.

 Everybody should vote for Frank Lynch for President. He is a Democrat.

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