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Shift Happens!

Thanks to an email I received from the Massachusetts Senior Mentor, I stumbled over a GREAT inspirational video! It definitely outlines why we in FIRST do what we do! Not only that, but it's titled after our favorite catchy Andymark slogan:

"Shift Happens"
http://www.glumbert.com/media/shift

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Check it out! I was impressed!
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Re: Shift Happens!

Amazing video. It definitely has an outstanding impact and highlights both statistical technological improvements, but also the need for the improvement of our country as a cohesive whole in order to better compete with countries such as China and Japan. I loved the part about Nintendo > US Government
*Two thumbs up, Joe Matt style*

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Re: Shift Happens!

Shift does indeed happen.

This is an amazing and inspiring video.

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Re: Shift Happens!

Scary statistics! The presentation did not seem credible since it did not state their references. Any ideas?
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Re: Shift Happens!

Wow, ouch, OMG, What, and dats crazy all in one.
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Scary statistics! The presentation did not seem credible since it did not state their references. Any ideas?
I dont think you can just make up stats and things like that.
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Re: Shift Happens!

In all honesty, you can make up ANYTHING.
Haven't you ever heard the "67% of all statistics are made up on the spot" line?

But I'm not sure where the facts or from, or where the video originated.
And I didn't notice any credits when I watched to find its maker either...
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Don't put too much stock in anything that's posted on a website. It's slick, it's flashy but where did all those amazing "facts" come from?
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Re: Shift Happens!

of course it can all be false,..........but it still makes you think, true or false.
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Don't put too much stock in anything that's posted on a website. It's slick, it's flashy but where did all those amazing "facts" come from?
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Edit: Thanks Art (post 17) for providing resource information
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Re: Shift Happens!

Can you, y'know, anti-DIGG something? There are a lot of compelling arguments to be made for improving the United States' education system and I'm sure that at least one of them doesn't rely on characterizing foreign schoolchildren as this big, bad thing that's coming to steal your job.
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Re: Shift Happens!

Very interesting video, some of which I think is highly credible, however.... I remember a book that I read in high school called 1984 (great thought provoking book) that seemed to try and forcast the future and not do such a great job at it. Basically, what I'm trying to say here is lets just see what the future brings and deal with it then. .....Though I'd like cheaper laptops....
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Can you, y'know, anti-DIGG something? There are a lot of compelling arguments to be made for improving the United States' education system and I'm sure that at least one of them doesn't rely on characterizing foreign schoolchildren as this big, bad thing that's coming to steal your job.
Krass is right........americans are taught things that will help them succeed in society, and the society is american....what we learn also helps in other areas that affect the world and affects us. What are taught to further America and solve problems here which would eventually solve problems in the world.......but US first. Its hard to judge what country is smarter than another if you ask me.
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Re: Shift Happens!

Interesting, but I also don't believe it and would love to see some research back up some of the statistics...

A quick look at one figure (the 351 babies born in India during this presentation) shows a little of the sensationalism...

It's a 6 minute movie...
Which means:
3510 births per hour
84,240 births per day
30,747,600 births per year

According to https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications.../print/in.html in 2006 there is:

A population of 1,095,351,995
Birth rate of 22.01 births per 1000 people

So, that means:

24,108,697.41 births per year
66,051.23 births per day
2,752.13 births per hour
275.21 births per presentation

Still a lot, but quite a bit from the claimed number in the presentation...

Anyway...
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