The following list of people put a negative connotation to the teaching profession. Popular culture really does a good job at defining the bad but not the good.
1. Ms. Dolores Umbridge, Harry Potter
No one can really top this teacher who raised havoc on her pupils at Hogwarts. Her misbehaving students do not write lines with ink; they wrote them with their blood. She shuns those who do not agree with her and murders those who are not pure blood.
2. Ms. Edna Crabapple, The Simpsons
She is an alcoholic teacher who does not know how to separate her personal life from her job. In one episode, she and the principal kidnap Bart Simpson and hold him hostage to make a point clear to the Superintendent. Who can forget how she was caught making out in the janitor’s closet with the principal by her students? She is a shame to the teaching profession.
3. Mr. Cannon, 90210
This man really is a piece of work. He is a pedophile who prays on teenagers, especially those who are his students. He date raped Erin Silver and raped Naomi Clark, who were both his students. Turns out, he had a colourful past before moving to Beverley Hills as well. In England, he was wanted for the same charges.
4. Ms. Agatha Trunchball, Metilda
This principal is a nightmare. She antagonized her students, beat them and took them by the curls and threw them out the window. She had no connection to her students and all her students feared and hated her.
5. Ms. Elizabeth Halsey, Bad Teacher
What does this teacher not do? She curses at her students, drinks alcohol in front of them, smokes marijuana and sleeps in class. Is that a good role model teacher? Absolutely NOT!
A great Prime Minister is a leader and not a follower. He/She makes decisions which the citizens and demo follow. They are also open to the public and make every effort to improve Quality of Life. The following 10 Prime Ministers of Canada have done the exact opposite.
1. Stephen Harper:
When his government was in crisis, he ran away. Stephen Harper does not make decisions quite well and runs away when problems are knocking on his door. He asked the Governor General to suspend parliament because he was almost ousted by a coalition government. If Harper was an excellent leader, he would have fought with all his might to stand up to the bullies.
2. William Lyon Mackenzie King:
This name is synonymous with “None is too Many” which was said by Frederick Charles Blair. When European Jews arrived at Canada’s doorstep, he refused them. He went to visit Hitler and specified that the latter could do no harm. This country has the worst record for accepting Jews when in need. It accepted only 4000 Jews between 1939 and 1945.
3. Jean Chrétien
This name is synonymous with balancing the books. He eliminated social programs and sought to cut welfare and unemployment payments to families. If you quit or get fired for just purposes, you can no longer receive unemployment insurance. You receive employment insurance instead. When Canadians hired him to get rid of GST, he did the exact opposite: he kept it. The gap between the rich and the poor has gotten bigger.
4. Paul Martin:
Although he was quite decisive during his years as Minister of Finance, he was the exact opposite while Prime Minister. His 2.5 years in power were mired in scandals over the Sponsorship Scandal. It is still not certain how much money was used by Paul Martin and Jean Chrétien for advertisement and sponsorship campaigns. Who wants a Prime Minister who keeps secret? No one!
5. Brian Mulroney:
We cannot forget this individual. He could not do his job properly. He tried to introduce an agenda (FTA agreement) not voted for by the people. He had no control over the policies and reduced his party to 2 seats in parliament. There are allegations that he and a man named Schreiber exchanged money for favors. Crook is one word to describe Mr. Taxman (oops I meant Mr. Mulroney).
Don’t you hate when your child does something gross? Which parent’s mouth would not drop to hear their child say something they never expected them to say? We all have. The reality is that many children pick up on bad habits and addictions. Here are just 10 worst habits children have. As parents, we should adjust our parenting styles to ensure these habits are eliminated.
1. Picking their noses
This is a disgusting habit children have and sometimes carry to their adulthood. North American children created a song for those who pick their noses, “circle, circle dot, dot, now I got the coodie shot.” Those coodies in the nose are there to protect the child/adult from viruses and infections. Always have a tissue to clean the finger and try to divert the child’s attention away from the habit.
2. Scratching behinds
There is a saying that stipulates that children have needles in their behinds. Something is scratching all the time and makes them move around. Scratching behinds, similarly, is another habit that is done in the home and on the street. Gross.
3. Thumb sucking:
This habit begins when the child is a baby. They usually gain this habit because of teething issues. If your toddler is still sucking their thumb, parents should gradually teach them not to. Otherwise, all the bacteria on children’s hands are going into their mouths.
4. Bad Language:
Children pick up cues and language of adults fast. Albert Bandura’s experiment with the Bobo doll is an example of that. If a child hears parents use bad language, they are prone to repeat it in their day to day conversations.
5. Eating junk food:
Children are prone to be addicted to fast food. Just look at the streets in Canada and the United States and you will see what I am talking about. Obesity is on the rise. Some children prefer burgers made by fast food restaurants over homemade ones. That is usually no fault other than the parents who spoil them.
United States has attempted to elect Presidents to get the job done right. There are various Presidents throughout history who have not stood by their word and have gone against the will of the people. Their decisions and actions are insufficient and unruly. Many of them do not act fast and are also not right for the job. As such, here is the top 10 list of worst US Presidents.
1. Barack Obama:
The current President of the United States, Barack Obama is one of the worst presidents. Until this year, he has not been incisive in action. He stood by and did absolutely nothing as DP Horizon Oil Spill leaked all over the Guelph of Mexico for 3 months. 4.9 million barrels of oil spilled through the water, polluting it. When it came to rising Gas Prices, his actions were insufficient. Prices rose from $1.83/gallon in 2009 to $3.44/gallon in 2011. Lastly, Obama worsened unemployment rates since coming into power. Since coming into power, the rates have increased, and not decreased as his Presidential platform predicted. Obama’s aim to get the United States out of what he called another “Great Depression” has been deemed useless.
2. James Buchanan:
Buchanan rubbed salt on the wounds between Successional States and the Union States. He supported the Dred Scott decision, which refused to protect African Americans under the constitution, added Kansas as a slavery state and put slavery issues on a state level. In making such decisions he caused greater tensions between the North and the South. He was the first President to have left office 39 days before a Civil War ensued.
3. Bill Clinton:
Bill Clinton is an utter humiliation to the United States for two reasons. First, his foreign policies lacked decisiveness and were all over the place. He declared war on numerous countries, notably Yugoslavia, Iraq and Somalia. The intervention into Yugoslavian and Somalian civil wars lacked reason. Furthermore, the Iraqi War in December of 1998 had no clear results. Secondly, he was sleeping on the job and getting paid. When America expected him to be a leader, he was busy cheating on his wife with an intern in the Oval Office. When caught, he wagged his finger in front of the camera and stated “I want to say one thing to the American people, I’m going to say this again. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie. Not a single time. Never. These allegations are false and I need to go back to work for the American people.” How can anyone respect a President who stood up and lied in front of the whole world and got caught?
4. Richard Nixon:
Although this President did a service to the United States by ending the 20 year Vietnam War, he still hit the books as one of the worst presidents. During the Watergate scandal, he tapped into the National Democratic Party Headquarters. 5 members from his fundraiser organization, the Committee to Re-elect the President, were arrested for trespassing and burglary. After extensive investigation 6 of Nixon’s top advisers were charged with fraud for their part in the scandal. A grand jury charged Nixon as co-conspirator. Nixon had no other choice but to resign in shame.
5. John F. Kennedy:
This President led the United States into a possible nuclear crisis right at its doorstep. The Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis were an embarrassment to the United States. As a superpower, the United States should have done much more to secure the nation against any nuclear catastrophes, before threats were made. Furthermore, John F. Kennedy should have had a better campaign set up to decrease tensions between his country and the Soviet Union. The Bay of Pigs invasion only infuriated the Soviet Union and the Cubans even more.
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There is a right way and a wrong way of dealing with your car mechanic. In most instances, what you tell him and the way you discuss things with him are just as critical as the quality of service that he is suppose to deliver. Here are the top 10 worst things to say to a car mechanic.
1. Can you take a brief look at my car?
This is a ploy resorted to by most car owners who haven’t made up their mind yet whether they are willing to spend for a serious work up on their car or not. Mechanics will easily see through your motives and would most probably take on a noncommittal attitude towards your request.
2. I wonder what those red lights mean.
Probably your mechanic would be making up his unkind remarks in his mind once he hears you making those dumb statements. Indeed, those red lights are called “dumb” lights for a valid reason.
3. Just do a patch up job as I am going to sell it anyway.
Mechanics have heard this line before and they would greatly appreciate it if you don’t use this line when discussing a repair work with them. It has become a standard joke among mechanics.
4. Can you lend me your screwdriver?
Never borrow the tools of your mechanic and if you find the need to use one, it would be proper for you to provide for a security deposit for the tools that you are borrowing from them.
5. I will fix it myself but I not sure what exactly the problem is.
This is the height of insensitivity and your mechanic will never allow himself to exploited and abused by car owners. You are in effect saying that you are getting his service for the heavy stuff while you take on the simple task to complete the repair job.
If we are to pull from ignominy the worst military commanders in history, then we can come up with our list of top 10 worst military tacticians which is an interesting reading. This article is our A-list, if there is ever one, of the military idiots and incompetents who have etched their names in history for the utter shame of defeat that they have experienced from the hands of their enemies.
1. Publius Quinctilius Varus
Varus misfortunes and misjudgment started when he easily fell for the deception laid out by the Germanic prince Arminius. Responding to the call for succor by Arminius, Varus led three Roman legions into a totally compromised position which resulted to the shameful annihilation of all three Roman legions by the barbaric Germanic fighters.
2. Darius III of Persia
Darius III, last king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire, is well remembered for his botched defense of this empire against the advancing forces of Alexander The Great. He totally underestimated the might of the army of Alexander the Great and this has led to his defeat in their very first encounter in the Battle of Granicus. Despite outnumbering his enemies to the ratio of 2 is to 1, Darius still failed miserably in his second encounter, the Battle of Issus.
3. Antonio Lopez de Santa. Anna
Antonio Lopez de Santa. Anna, the self-proclaimed Napoleon of the Western World, is in reality an anti-thesis of his military idol. He is well remembered not for his bravery and military genius but by his audacity and recklessness in battle. He is well remembered for his struggle in defeating an army of 250 Texas natives with his 2,500-strong army.
4. Pavel Grachev
Grachev was one of the Russian military commanders who were involved in the campaign to restore order in Chechnya by using military force to crush the emerging separatist movement. So confident was Grachev of the vaunted might of his forces that he promised to crush the rebellion in a matter of hours. Unfortunately, this was not the case, as the Russian forces suffered humiliating defeat in the hands of the Chechen separatist military forces.
5. Arthur Percival
Arthur Percival is well remembered as the military commander of the Allied Forces credited for the biggest surrender of British forces to enemies in modern history. Historians estimate that the 138,708 Percival-led Allied Forces swiftly surrendered to some 30,000 Japanese soldiers.
Let us take a close look at the interesting list Top 10 worst products which are generally considered as junk items.
1. Bottled Water
This product tops the list of worst products of modern times and it is an utter waste of resources and money. It banks on an extremely irritating marketing concept of being superior bottled water while we have easy access to safe tap water.
2. Sugared Cereals
What a stroke of genius of having to take something healthy and adding it with lots of sugar to become more appealing to the younger segment in the market.
3. Ab Machines
The massive commercials being resorted to has created a lot of misplaced notions about these supposedly amazing machines. Once we have tried it, these machines normally end up in our storage or in the garage and never to be used again.
4. Microwave Ovens
Despite being the symbol of modern day living, the microwave ovens have been responsible for the lack of decent cooking in most modern homes and even led to the emergence of “chemically-laden” ready meals in the food market.
5. Sleeping Pills for Children
The sleeping pill was introduced by Takeda Pharmaceuticals and has targeted pre-pubescent and pubescent individuals. They were able to devise a work around to US marketing laws in promoting the product without mentioning that there has been no test that was conducted to determine the effect of this product on children.