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price lab [May. 13th, 2012|08:26 pm]
The report of Lab School students getting alcohol at a teacher's home seems to be part of a "smear job," to discredit that school, by those that want to close it and bus 100 kids to Janesville. It could be either entrapment or just plain "spying" that some people do, toward their neighbors.

When I was in high school, one boy brought a jug of "moonshine," to a Sadie Hawkins Day dance at the school, and offered others a drink of it. I stayed away from him, to avoid conflict in school.

The Principal, whom I respected, although some others didn't, wanted to punish that boy, but was reportedly overruled by the boy's father, who was on the school board, and just laughed at him.

Within two more years, our country got into the Korean War, and drafted a slave army to fight it. Those young soldiers had never been allowed to legally buy beer.

The French Constitution prohibits the use of draftees for foreign wars, unless their country is invaded. By avoiding war, France saves enough money to offer free college tutition to all students.
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Lab school teacher giving alcohol to students. [May. 13th, 2012|08:14 pm]
The report of Lab School students getting alcohol at a teacher's home seems to be part of a "smear job," to discredit that school, by those that want to close it and bus 100 kids to Janesville. It could be either entrapment or just plain "spying" that some people do, toward their neighbors.

When I was in high school, one boy brought a jug of "moonshine," to a Sadie Hawkins Day dance at the school, and offered others a drink of it. I didn't go near him, because I always wanted to avoid conflict in school.

The Principal, whom I... respected, although some others didn't, wanted to punish that boy, but was reportedly overruled by the boy's father,
who was on the school board, and just laughed at him.

In two more years, our country got into the Korean War, and drafted a slave army to fight it. Those young soldiers had never been allowed to legally buy beer.

In France, their Constitution prohibits the use of draftees for foreign wars, unless their country is invaded. By avoiding war, France saves enough money to offer free college tutition to all students.
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Re: Mitt Romney's "bullying" incident.. [May. 11th, 2012|05:21 pm]
I read this story, "The Pack," as a Freshman at Iowa State in 1946. It was written by John Galsworthy in 1905, and published as an anthology by three Iowa State English professors in 1946. I's about a "kangaroo court," conducted by students at an elite British school, who seemed to turn into a "pack of dogs," pursuing a prey animal. It's about conformity, as a very bad thing.


http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/john-galsworthy/a-motley-sla/page-4-a-motley-sla.shtml
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If "Steb's" was still in business. [Apr. 29th, 2012|07:37 pm]
After Obama appeared at "The Sink," a young people's bar in Boulder, Colorado, I wished that he could have visited Stebs bar, in Cedar Falls, before its owners retired, many years ago. There's a nice picture of him, taken with another patron of The Sink, circulating on the Internet.

For a link to the picture, Google "Jerry Obama Stebs."

This is the link:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/obama-picture-student-colorado-bar-goes-viral-190325356.html
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If "Steb's" was still in business. [Apr. 29th, 2012|07:02 pm]
If "Steb's" was still in business.

After Obama appeared in a bar in Boulder, Colorado, I wished that he could have visited Stebs in Cedar Falls, but it was no longer around.

For a link to the picture, Google "Jerry Obama Stebs."

This is the link:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/obama-picture-student-colorado-bar-goes-viral-190325356.html
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(no subject) [Feb. 26th, 2012|10:33 pm]
I'm uneasy about the bureaucratic decision that newly-bought US Savings Bonds will no longer be produced as official hard copies.

The Great Wall of China was built to provide security from the Mongols. However, the latter were able to cross it, by bribing the guards.



If the compterized records fail, some people may be left "holding the bag," in Cyberspace.

For further information, google "Gerald Baker war bonds Korea."
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"Holding the Bag," in Cyberspace. [Feb. 26th, 2012|10:35 am]
In 1943, when I was age 10, my 81-year-old grandfather, Jake Baker, confided to my father and me his worries about how the federal government was going to finance its war spending programs. Finally, he said, cautiously, "I think they're gonna cancel the War Bonds." US Savings Bonds were called "War Bonds" in those days.

Neither my father nor I replied to that unlikely speculation.

On February 24, I read an opinion piece at "Time Online" that advocated abolishing our US currency, and blaming North Korea for the change. Such a process was to start with the abolition of $50 and $100 bills and of all coins.

Five years ago, an AlterNet article, based on investigative reporting by a respected German newspaper, the Frankfurter Allgemeine, reported that the CIA could be passsing counterfeit US currency, and pretending North Korea was doing it.

I'm uneasy about the bureaucratic decision that newly-bought US Savings Bonds will no longer be produced as official hard copies. If the compterized records fail, some people may be left "holding the bag," in Cyberspace.

For further information, google "Gerald Baker war bonds Korea."

Gerald Baker


http://www.alternet.org/story/46471//

http://news.yahoo.com/u-could-pressure-north-korea-tomorrow-quit-100-094000585.html

http://www.irishemigrant.com/ie/go.asp?p=story&storyID=10882
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"Holding the Bag," in Cyberspace. [Feb. 25th, 2012|06:04 pm]
In 1943, when I was age 10, my grandfather, Jake Baker, confided to my father and me his worries about how the government was going to finance its war spending programs. Finally, he said, with resignation, "I think they're gonna cancel the War Bonds." US Savings Bonds were called "War Bonds" in those days.

I knew neither my father nor my grandfather had much schooling, so I said nothing.

This February 24, I read an OPINION piece at "Time Online" that seemed to be a trial balloon for abolishing our US currency, and blaming it on North Korea. Such a process was to start with the abolition of $50 and $100 bills and of all coins.

I'm also uneasy about the "done deal" that newly-bought US Savings Bonds will no longer exist as official hard copies, perhaps some day accidentally leaving some people "holding the bag," in Cyberspace. I have several of the older bonds.

Five years ago, an AlterNet article, based on investigative reporting by a German newspaper, suggested that the CIA was passsing counterfeit US currency, to stir up trouble, and pretending North Korea was doing it.

For further information, google "Gerald Baker war bonds Korea."

Gerald Baker


http://www.alternet.org/story/46471//

http://news.yahoo.com/u-could-pressure-north-korea-tomorrow-quit-100-094000585.html
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Holding the Bag, in Cyberspace." [Feb. 24th, 2012|10:29 pm]
In 1943, when I was age 10, my grandfather, Jake Baker, told his worries about how the government was going to finance its war spending programs. Finally, he said, "I think they'll cancel the War Bonds." "War Bonds" were what US Savings Bonds were called, in those days.

I knew my grandfather hadn't had much schooling, so I said nothing.

Today, I read an online article at Yahoo "News," copied from an OPINION piece at "Time Online." It seemed a trial balloon for abolishing our currency, beginning with the abolition of some paper money and all coins and blaming it on North Korea, "Drug War" adversaries, and an "Axis Of Hogwash."

I don't trust the Internet, where a million dollars can be deleted forever, by a mouse click. I'm also disappointed that newly-bought US Savings Bonds will no longer exist as hard copies, risking people left
"holding the bag," in Cyberspace.

For further information, google "Gerald Baker war bonds Korea"

Gerald Baker


http://www.alternet.org/story/46471//

http://news.yahoo.com/u-could-pressure-north-korea-tomorrow-quit-100-094000585.html
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The time I ran for President, 32 years ago. [Jan. 7th, 2012|02:51 pm]
Published in Live Journal, March 13, 2011

http://www.communitynewspapergroup.com/articles/2011/01/07/cedar_falls_times/columnists/doc4d279d58ad09a154584277.txt
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