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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

Re: “Update: Two Richmond Businesses Will Offer Discounts to Women

Any break a woman can have is well deserved. However, Brewer's is violating the US Constitution's 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause by discriminating against non-women. I guess that's men, huh folks? So let's have a huge applause for Chop Suey who has it right. When you're going to do something nice, do it for everybody. That way there are no losers. Or bad feelings, either. Or money going elsewhere.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 04/04/2017 at 8:33 PM

Re: “The HR Department

Sunscreen is highly carcinogenic. And it's a huge industry. And it wants YOUR money. By being a fear monger. Build a gradual tan and you have the protection for summer's sun. You look better, feel better, and will live longer. So it's up to you. Will you pay to block Vitamin D and destroy your health? Or become more fully informed as to what's good and what's bad.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 04/04/2017 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Is Monument Avenue Set in Stone?

Will someone please tell me how Jeroyd X. Greene got in this article? He left and then like a bad case of revenge returned to spew more nonsense our way. No, we can't call him Jeroyd, can we? Even though that's his birth name. And about those monuments. They're here for the Will of the People, by the Will of the People. So Mr. Greene doesn't like Robert E. Lee. Others don't like Malcolm X. This is what makes the world go around. But most people, that is adults, have the maturity to tolerate (not like, but tolerate) others' views and leave history be for what it is--like it or not. The world doesn't revolve around those who have an issue with Monument Ave. Broad Street is still there. Use it instead. And you might get there quicker. If the cop doesn't catch you.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 04/04/2017 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Trends in Richmond Dining: Everything Old Is New Again

I understand that burgers may be popular. And perhaps, again. But for me when I choose to indulge (read "eat unhealthy") my burger has to be gourmet extra special. Beyond that bland Kelly in the above photo. But those rings would get me in the door any day. Learned some of my best tricks watching the dude grilling free burgers to one and all in the parking space in the street in front of the waterfront bicycle shop (now closed)--another high end bicycle shop internet casualty. Yes, you hit those grilling onions with cayenne and paprika for that extra taste. And beyond any love of ethnic cuisine, if it isn't pizza or tacos, forget it. And like everyone else, I'll take good ice cream any day. And about that Can one subsist on juice and ice cream alone? Probably. At least you think you can. For the moment. But don't forget to work it off, afterward.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 03/07/2017 at 3:51 PM

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