Need We Reinvent the Education Wheel?

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Take a quick look at a few of the statistics, and even the teacher’s unions can’t spin or deny it.There is just no polite way to say it. Comparatively speaking, what we call education in America sucks.

Common Core is (among other things) an attempt to standardize the way people learn and think. That’s not a bad idea when you are building machines. We, however, are building the future of our nation, and our world, and need to adapt the system to the children, not the other way around.

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Stop It With the Impeachment Talk Already!

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Congress must bring criminal charges now, not later, against Holder, Lerner, the Benghazi bunch, the VA (criminally negligent homicide) not to mention the other blatant violations of laws and oaths at all levels and help the people that they are supposed to serve take back our country.

We can’t merely cut off the head of the Snake, we have to dismantle the machine from the bottom up.

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Why Bergdahl is a Non Issue

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Take the whole prisoner swap thing out of the equation for a minute.

Absent that one factor, what potential terrorist act would be so threatening, or what ‘evidence’ be so compromising to justify the release of the top five War Criminals at GITMO?

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Barbara Walters and Sen. Ed Brooke – The Story Behind the Photo

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If I ever had a National Enquirer Moment, that was it, but alas I was young, and now that I look back at it, quite stupid!

In light of Barbara Walters’ tell-all book, confirming the rumor of her affair with Senator Ed Brooke, I felt comfortable publishing this photo for the first time here a few years ago, (Dec. 2012)

Hearing of her announced ‘retirement,’ I thought it fitting to resurrect it from the dust bin.

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Why I Won’t Fix Your Computer

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I may gladly recommend an anti-virus or a free office suite. I’ll show you how to make Window’s 8 look like Windows 7, how to format a drive, burn a CD, deal with ZIP files and maybe even hook up your wireless.

The only way I will touch your computer, however, is to wipe it clean, reinstall and update your operating system and drivers, and I’ll hesitate to do that.
Don’t lie about things like “I didn’t do anything, it just suddenly started …,” and “No, I never download software.” We are all human, and screw up on occasion. This is complicated stuff, and it’s not instinctive nor intuitive, I do not judge, because I have probably been there.

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A De-evolution of Leadership

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Leaders lead, tyrants rule and servants serve. When did we lose sight of the distinction?

It starts when they do things for your own good — and ends when you are no longer relevant.

It’s not the Democrats and it’s not the Republicans. It’s what our government has become as a whole.

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Drug Testing for High Level Officials.

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Why Shouldn’t High Level Public Servants Prove They are Drug Free? As a condition of employment, almost everyone, from the guys who pick up the trash and deliver the mail, to the folks who read meters and repair the highways must agree to random drug and Alcohol testing. A number of my jobs, and consulting contracts required a full drug screening and an agreement to random testing. Why don’t “We The People,” the employers of every person in government, require the same of those with whom we entrust our lives, liberties and our very existence as … Continue reading

Yes, We Do Have a Rat Your Neighbor Law.

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During the cold war the Soviet people (subjects) were expected to watch their neighbors, strangers, and even family and friends. and required by law (the KGB) to report suspicious activity to the police. (also KGB)

We Have That Law Here — in America!

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So Who’s Stupid?

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Whenever you find yourself in a time of low self-esteem, start thinking that you are fat, ugly or otherwise deformed, take a trip to Wal-Mart and look around.

I guarantee that you will immediately begin to feel better about yourself.

But what do you do when you begin to doubt your intellect?

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Think Twice Before You Throw Scripture at a Homosexual

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Simply put, the letter points out a logical flaw in the “homosexuality is wrong because the Bible says so” argument: if homosexuality is wrong because it goes against God’s law as outlined in the Bible, why aren’t any number of activities now viewed as innocuous but once regarded as unacceptable also offenses against God’s law?
How can one part of Leviticus be deemed as etched in stone when other parts have been discarded as archaic?

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The Folly of Ballistic Fingerprinting and Microstamping

The Folly of Ballistic Fingerprinting

A number of States require Ballistic Fingerprinting or Micro-stamping of all new firearms while others are exploring these options.
In theory, when a cartridge casing or bullet is found at a crime scene, this database would be used to locate the gun’s purchaser, and thereby, the perpetrator of the crime.
Like most unworkable ideas, this one sounds logical and practical on the surface, but is based on false assumptions, emotions and “wishful science”. (If it sounds right it must be right.)
In practice, for a number of reasons explained below, ballistic fingerprinting of cartridge casings does not, will not and cannot work.

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The Eggman’s Midterm Political Litmus Test

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Only Two simple questions that I believe every candidate for office should answer before any others.

These answers will help determine whether their candidacy deserves further serious consideration.

Once we have your commitment that you do not place yourself above the people you govern, we can move on to other issues such as immigration, education, security and the economy.

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Strategic Web Design

Flow Charts and Site Maps

Plan Early – Plan Ahead – Plan Smart – Plan Strategically

Unless well integrated into your strategic plan, your Website will be little more than an expensive business card and could possibly harm your mission.

If you work through the questions and forms presented here before you think further about producing or updating your Website, I can guarantee that you will save time and money, possibly a significant amount of both.

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A Few Random Web Design Tips and Reminders

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A disturbing number of individuals, small businesses, large corporations and governments are actively impeding business, stifling communication, irritating their customers and turning away prospects. They are doing this with the best of intentions, and often at considerable investment. They don’t know any better — but they have sucky Websites! Don’t be one of ‘them!’ As a broad rule, 70-80% of a Website’s design should be completed BEFORE you sit down at a computer. Usually only about 20-30% of the project is hands-on coding and layout, especially when the site is properly planned. A Few Assorted Design … Continue reading

Disturbing Video Has To Make Any Sane Person Say, “Get Out of Syria!”

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If you choose to not watch the video (below) because you might be disturbed by the content, then you are precisely the person who needs to watch it. Once you see the enemy in the face, (or hood) and witness the horror of something that should have been shown, unedited, on every news outlet, you will be motivated to do something. Together, we not only can, but we must. The “Nation” of Islam is using that nations only officially sanctioned faith, the radicalized Muslims, to wage not a holy war, but a political and ideological war … Continue reading