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Folks, it is about time I threw my hat in the ring. I've been involved in politics from a policy and advocacy perspective for many years. Before that, I spent several years working part-time in adult literacy as both an instructor and board member. It is time I added regulatory oversight to the resume. I've […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thanks again to the Professor Donald R. Shaffer, for using part of my website as a reading assignment on "U.S. Military History from 1775 to the Present" at the University of Northern Colorado. To provide public access to this report is the reason I'm hosting it online. Explanation: here.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Well, through the American Military University, I just finished the A.A. that I originally started in 1988 at Illinois Central College. Unfortunately, your Friendly Neighborhood GloveTakerOffer wasn't ready for higher education in 1988. So, he dropped out and spent six years with a bad haircut. (I promise, no more third person speech in this posting.) […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tracy Kurtinitis of the East Valley Tribune on Girl is suspended for inhaling helium: The only thing that got high was her voice. But taking a puff off a helium-filled balloon while decorating for the Friday night junior high school dance was enough to get Hayley Hoffman, 13, suspended for five days under Gilbert Unified […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Associated Press on School nixes teen's quest to grow wig hair The Harlingen school board denied a student's request to grow long hair for a group that makes wigs for sick children, instead offering him the post of American Cancer Society liaison along with a $500 donation to the group in his name. The $500 […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Wil Wheaton on the age-old question of what to do when you run into your former nemesis: I’ve often wondered . . . if I ever ran into one of my childhood tormentors, what would I do? Pretend nothing ever happened? Cock-punch? Point and laugh? I don’t know . . . I’d like to think […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Dude, part of this website is a reading assignment for a course on "U.S. Military History from 1775 to the Present" at the University of Northern Colorado. More specifically, its part of the 1995 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Report to the President that has been assigned for reading. In case you're wondering why […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Garry Reed sums up my basic problem with the Pledge of Allegiance here: Extracting a government loyalty oath from public school children is legalized extortion. Public schools are institutions of coercion. Students are coerced to attend them. Parents are coerced to pay for them. A compulsory pledge has no more legal or moral authority than […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Dean Esmay has an interesting, if not cynical, posting on his pursuit of a college education. In December 2003, as I previously mentioned, I returned to school to fill in the gaps in my education and combine all my assorted credits on one transcript. By May of this year I'll have completed an A.A. in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.