Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dumbness Really is Forever: Joy Behar’s Words Come HOME to Haunt Her Again....

Way back in 2008 while discussing educational options for young people, Joy Behar made the now infamous remark, “A lot of [home-schooled kids] are demented.”

At the time a number of people brought up that students like Nathan Cornelius, winner of the 2005 National Geographic Bee, 16-year-old mathematician Michael Viscardi, winner of the prestigious Siemens-Westinghouse Competition were home schooled.

As were “seven home-schooled high schoolers” who “swept the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship” (SEE: http://nche.hslda.org/docs/BrightSpots/200805300.asp), as well as Christopher Paolini, author of Eregon, Eldest and Brisingr. Even Heisman trophy winner Tim Bebow and child actress Dakota Fanning were home schooled.

Now there’s Evan O’Dorney, who’d learned how to read and solve simple addition problems at age two, was finishing up calculus by the sixth grade, and won the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the age of 14.

Now, at age 17, ‘whiz kid’ Evan O’Dorney is ranked the second best high school mathematician in the world and is Harvard-bound this fall, after winning first place at the Intel Science Talent Search last month and was recently feted at the White House.

Joy Behar, like Rosie O’Donnell (on Building 7’s collapse on 9/11/01: “This must be the first time in recorded history that fire melted steel”) are two glaring examples of the narrow-minded, bigotry of the Left, with its rigid, fervently religious acceptance of “accepted dogma,” and their reviling those who question such dogma as veritable “heretics.”

Ironically enough, the O’Donnell comment about building 7′s collapse on 9/11 did a lot to undermine the “Truther” movement.

Fire DOES, in fact melt steel at appx 1370 degrees C (about 2500°F). . .BUT the steel supports didn’t have to melt for those buildings to fall. In fires, super-heated gases collect at the ceiling levels of the fire floor(s). That can heat the truss supports to 1500F – 2000F. Since steel loses 80% of its strength at just 1000F, this often causes the roof and floor systems to collapse much sooner than in a wood structure under the same conditions.

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