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About safrisri

I was a school teacher until retirement. I have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. Now I'm the guy sitting on the porch with an opinion on everything.

Changing Minds ?

A review of my 2017 Blog posts indicates that I blogged around 35000 words with the net effect being that the only mind I changed, on any issue, was very likely my own. Advertisements

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Gun Laws – Some Questions about Age Controls

I’ve been thinking about laws concerning  age controls on guns.  I am willing to concede that limiting access may play a small part in effective gun regulations however I have some questions. Will laws concerning raising the age to buy … Continue reading

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Adversity Verse

Placing Effect before cause Hate before compromise Death before birth Conclusions before thought Now before the past Insanity before sanity Virtual reality before reality Eliot notes How it all ends Not with a bang but a whimper

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Who Knows?

I’m not sure which is a better choice to run the country. 17 year old teenagers with little life experience who don’t yet know what they can and can’t do and often think only of themselves and parties or 80 … Continue reading

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School Shootings, Why

The simple explanation for school shootings is an acceptance of the fact that advertising works.  Every sensational school shooting story, repeated over weeks in every venue sets up the next sick mind to prepare for the next atrocity.  The simple … Continue reading

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A Real Bargain

I had written around a thousand words about the destruction of public employee collective bargaining particularly as it would affect our schools, I was a teacher and a teacher association negotiator back in the “good” old days before collective bargaining … Continue reading

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Econ Final For Today

Compare and contrast these three major Federal antitrust acts with the phrase, ” Too Big To Fail.” You have until the next election to complete the assignment. The Sherman Antitrust Act The Clayton Act The Federal Trade Commission Act. The … Continue reading

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