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About Ted

Retired (1990) Utilities and Maintenance Engineer [Facilities Manager], US Dept. of Justice. Early occupations; farm boy, heavy equipment operator, diesel submarine engineman, nuclear submarine primary reactor plant operator, Waikiki taxicab driver, steam & diesel powerplant operator. COLLEGE subjects; anthropology, geology, journalism. Former Biker 1947-2007. PRESENT Avocations; theology, philosophy, political theory. A Karaoke singer with 45 year old ambition in an 80 year old body.

Something to think about ….

Something to think about …..

I just don’t know how to really contact people, except through eMail.

Categories: Around Home

The Discomfort of Thought

Sometimes we have to look back to see what is ahead. 

“For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived, and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

Gary Hart: Myth and Its Dangers

Categories: Commentary, Politics | Tags: ,

May I have your attention, please! Unfortunately, this is not a joke.

Guess which country is putting the following race-based grade standards into effect.

“The mandate stipulates that by 2018, 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanic students and 74 percent of black students are to be reading at or above grade level. The state also wants 86 percent of white students, 92 percent of Asians, 80 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of blacks to be at or above their math grade level.”

Florida Adopts Academic Achievement Standards Based On Race, Ethnicity, Echoes Virginia

Did you guess the right country?
Categories: Commentary, Politics | Tags: , , ,

Investigation (Largely Undercover) Explains A Lot

Breaking News: Private conversations with unimpeachable and highly paid information-dealing waitresses at campaign breakfast stops have revealed that when Romney and Ryan have breakfast, they always eat waffles to get primed for the day’s activities. It is still undetermined whether or not they have their eggs flip-flopped over easy.

Categories: Elections, Humor, Politics | Tags: , ,

The Global Food Waste Scandal

Categories: Commentary, Philosophical Stuff | Tags: , , , ,

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