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WHAT THIS SIGNIFIES… PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
According to a recent issue of The Tennessean of the 100 freshman who enter four-year Tennessee colleges this fall only 45 will graduate within six years. These statistics have changed very little in recent years. Each new administration in the state’s capital tackle the problem by adding more required courses for high school students, which usually ends in more “pushouts” from secondary schools. What does this signify? Students don’t want to stay in college, some have to dropout for many problems. The politicians and the career people in the State Department of Education don’t have a clue how to resolve the problem. Last, but not least, many are urged to go to college when they need to be enrolling in vocational and technical schools operated by the state, not the independent schools, for they are to costly.
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Organic Farming PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Organic farming is how folks have grown food throughout history, up until about a hundred years ago. After a few decades of chemicals, a new organic farming movement arose, along with much confusion. I’m still trying to figure it out and sort the myths from reality.
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Corrupting Power Unmasked PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Generally speaking, communities do not corrupt a nation; instead, the nation corrupts communities.  As a nation goes, so do the communities.  Television has been a corrupting power.  So has many of the other means of modern communications.  Without doubt, though, government from D.C. on down to the local courthouse and even the city hall has been responsible for much of the deceptive and corruption that has spread across this country like wildfire. 
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Greenhouses PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Many new organic gardeners feel the need for a greenhouse, an irrigation system and raised beds, but not for tractors, plows and animals.  In this regard, and a few others, I find myself to be more conventional.  To use the word organic now, you must follow rules set by the USDA which I don’t, and you can use materials which I won’t.
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SHALL THE LIBERALS TAX THE BURPING COWS PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Leave it to the liberal Democrats to come up with new taxes. But they’ve really outdone themselves in their latest scheme to find more taxes fir their liberal treasury. It seems that pollution and global warming have become their number one concern, and that they aim to hold all responsible who “contribute” to it.
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