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Re: “Sweet Buzz: Inside the Team Spirit and Creative Force that Powers the Rise of Sugar Shack Donuts

Donuts are ok and the people are nice. Until they start telling you how and where you can park on their property. Then it's Duck. All the way. I have multiple vehicles that I can choose at any given time to drive. But when I choose the wrong one the Sugar Shack Police is quick to place parking before sales, driving the customer away forever. I tried to get this changed and failed. So on to bigger and better things in life.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 04/25/2017 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Former Virginia AGs Argue That Regulators Should Be Allowed to Approve Utility Rates

Funny. I always thought it was the SCC who was responsible for those rapidly rising rates that seem to come out of no where and were as predictable as the sun rising in the morning. So now we see the SCC as blameless because they have been usurped of the power to regulate. I try to see some good in regulating rates but why does the consumer always get the short end? And, yes, I read that up there that Kenneth wants to hand us all a refund check. Is he running for office again? Those refunds, btw, haven't worked that way in the past when SCC did the regulating. So why should it happen if their power to regulate returns?

Posted by 1Ronald on 04/25/2017 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Bon Air Residents Petition Against Goodwill

Looks like this area has been bombed by a sub-culture of special interests. Or a Special Interest. I wonder who that could be? Anybody know? Now, I'm not saying all you folks are "churched" and driven here to comment by hoof and nail nor am I saying all this pie in the sky bleeding heart liberal cry for "goodwill" is not coming from jaded hearts and pablum brains who know no better. But it probably is. And if you don't live in Bon Air you don't have a dog in the fight.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 04/25/2017 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Bon Air Residents Petition Against Goodwill

I am amazed at how such a thriving business that has become the model for corporate success and commerce continues to remain a so-called charity and tax exempt. Pay up and support this great land like the rest of us. And there will still be plenty of profits to go around.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 04/25/2017 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Richmond Schools Superintendent Defers Questions About Federal Investigation

Ahhhh. The US Department of Education. The agency Mr. Trump said he would abolish if elected President. Also said he wouldn't attack Syria. Also said he'd be the best President women ever had. Now we've lost Planned Parenthood funding because of extremist religion. Undoing every promise one lie at a time. Three months in and we're already wishing for a Democratic President. Or a Third Party run who will save America from financial ruin. Definitely only a ONE TERM President. Yes, we will remember in 2020. And vote with a conscience.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 04/18/2017 at 7:38 PM

Re: “VCU Professor's New Book Offers a Hard Look at Inequality and For-Profit Universities

Only with the rise of for profit distance learning universities do we now see public and private universities also getting in the distance learning business. When those slices of pie get cut shorter and smaller, you do what you need to do to survive. Even if on the public dime. And with the proper credentials and accrediting through recognized accrediting agencies, distance learning universities have given mainstream colleges a run for their money. They have been especially helpful to mid-career individuals who lack the time and patience to deal with the hassles of mainstream education. And you're not locked into the time thing such as every week on a special day at a special time you must be there to show your face and assimilate whatever issues forth from the lecturer. The problem with distance learning universities was that everyone it seemed got into the act. The problem became so pernicious that the state of California formed their own accrediting agency to shut down those who were scamming the public. And they did. Big time. And those that survived became more respected and at least one served as a model for other distance learning universities' success stories interested in implementing that which worked. For Profit is not a bad term and does not detract from a quality education that requires only one thing. A student who is a self-starter and willing to go the extra mile and can and will hit the ground running on his own. Yes, they're there to help you but expectation is that the student will work and work hard on his end to complete the degree program. At one point California distance learning law school grads were scoring higher and had a higher PASS rate for the BAR than public university Cal State graduates. Yes, this did upset a few people. But a California distance learning law grad who passes the BAR is limited to practicing only in California as ABA's fiefdom does not come under California control within their own state.

Posted by 1Ronald on 04/13/2017 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Girl Scout Cookies — Squared

Great food article. I'm always accusing older people of lacking or having lost a sense of humor. But the other day ran I across a girl scout (15yo?) who refused to crack a smile. Refused. You should have seen her. All because I simply asked, while she was selling those cookies, simply asked if she would eat one first so that we would know they're ok. Now, is this funny or what? I mean, even Guy Fieri will stand there on his show and watch his host eat what they will both partake of, probably as a test. Before he eats his portion. And some of that stuff can challenge the bravest among us.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 04/04/2017 at 8:39 PM

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