These are not correct …

…. its no big deal but certainly I think these two examples show misunderstanding.

Dr Fauci tells us that trump a supposed ‘macho man’ would not wear a mask. No, d.j.trump is certainly no macho man, quite a wimp actually but what he is … is belligerent, obstructive, nonsensical, corrosive, cruel, immoral, destructive and crude. trump is a showman and certainly multi-faced and Janus faced with no idea of or respect or recognition of ordinary people, he plays and toys with crowds of people, basking in the attention and knows exactly how to win them and have them swallow whatever he says.

trump is brass-faced but not a ‘macho-man’.

Ask his creditors, ask his many many ex-contractors, all his unpaid or fifty cents in the dollar transactions, ask Atlantic City etc etc.

Dear Dr Fauci I believe you have the situation misunderstood, its my belief d.j.trump is most certainly not a macho man but what is certain is that trump has an obsession with his image in the media. This to my mind is the one and only reason d.j.trump will not wear a mask. Its a tv obsession gone mad and quite logical when one considers his totally ‘me focused’ narcissism.

The other great big fallacy being promulgated is that laptops are the necessary for schoolkids to learn, which to my mind this is nonsense. This idea is being kept in the air because teachers and educationalists and governments cannot think of anything else. The only thing that can get through to most kids is chalk and talk and particularly with todays screen hopping two second attention span a laptop will prove useless. What kids do need are worksheets and workbooks, the requirement to write your answer on paper, to structure your workings and answers.

Its a lockdown, what a great opportunity to acquire some knowledge, to practice sketching, to write a neater hand, to do these things daily to a routine. Or as with Newton, to fill a notebook with activity and also I suggest as with many of these likely topics an older text book of 1960 or even 1900 can often suprisingly offer better explanations and succinct visual presentation that is easily memorised rather than for the latter day explosion of colour in diagrams that often overcomplicate and are a hindrance. An example of this is James Lovelocks ‘Gaia’ …. its overuse of colour for diagrams irritates. Its overkill, a bit like requiring teachers to have a degree in their specialist subject, this is quite ludicrous for teaching arithmetic to twelve year olds!

Memory and the value of memorisation is much undervalued, the more average child and the under achievers being allowed off the hook, to be excused from actually having to memorise anything. The Chinese are very big on the ability to memorise, they have to …. look at their writing system!

Grumble over.

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