Here are my three favorite posts from my Facebook wall during the preceding week (I try to get this done each Friday).

1.  From Thursday, October 27:
This is a (slightly edited) RT … but I had a math teacher who taught me how to check that the this is accurate.
Teachers’ “hefty” salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or 10 months a year. It’s time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do – babysit! We can get that for less than minimum wage.
That’s right. Let’s give them $3.00 an hour and only the hours they worked; not any of that silly planning time, or any time they spend before or after school. That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and planning – that equals 6½ hours).  Our communities should pay $19.50 a day per child for these teachers to baby-sit our children.  Since class sizes are now running around 30, that’s $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day. However, remember they only work 180 days a year. I am not going to pay them for any vacations. LET’S SEE…. That’s $585 X 180= $105,300 per year.
What about those special education teachers and the ones with Master’s degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage ($7.75), and just to be fair, round it off to $8.00 an hour. That would be $8 X 6 1/2 hours X 30 children X 180 days = $280,800 per year.
Wait a minute … The average teacher’s salary (nation wide) is $50,000. $50,000/180 days = $277.78/per day. Divide that by 30 students=$9.26/student. Divide by 6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student – a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even EDUCATE our kids.

2.  From Thursday, October 27:
The “Liberal Media” are hard at it again, ignoring the news from this Koch brothers funded scientist who examined the evidence and concluded that, sure enough, “global warming is real.”
Click here for Jon Stewart’s amusing take on this.

Seriously, I think this is a very important news story that we need to know about so when people deny the reality of global warming, we can point to an oil-funded study by a skeptical scientist that concludes that global warming is real.
On Monday, October 24, I posted:
‎”The Koch Foundation, founded by the billionaire oil brothers who have been major funders of the climate-denial machine, gave BEST a $150,000 grant.” BEST (the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project) discovers that the climate scientists are right. The earth is warming.
And this link.

3.  Throughout the week I had several posts about Occupy Wall Street, especially after the fiasco in Oakland.  Here are a few of the pictures I shared:

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