We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"Four in Ten College Grads Don’t Need a Degree for Their Work"
Six in Ten never studied anyway
"Want a License to Hunt Drones? This Colorado Town Just Might Give You One"
Why do you need a license? If a drone is close enough to use small arms to take down, wouldn't it be justifiable self-defense seeing as those things have a storied history of unprovoked attacks and killings?
"Four in Ten College Grads Don’t Need a Degree for Their Work" Or two in five. Whatever.
It all depends. Theoretically, one could do my job without a college degree. I began to learn databases on an OJT basis with a start-up some years ago. I didn't use knowledge acquired from my STEM degree per se, but my problem solving ability- which my STEM degree helped develop. The prerequisite for the job was a good work ethic and a somewhat high level of intelligence- neither of which are guaranteed by a college degree- though my STEM degree was indicative of a certain level of intelligence and of problem-solving ability.
We won! Both Dems lost their recall election despite Mama Bloomberg's money.
Re: NSA Machine too big for anyone to understand
They said the same thing whenever a Dem is failing. They said New York was ungovernable - till Giuliani took over. Obummer shows himself to be incompetent and a meme that the government is so vast it's too big for one person to run.
Re: Jimmy Carter vs Barack Obummer
I'd take Carter any day. He doesn't hold a candle to Obummer in the incompetence department and I think Carter was just misguided while I think Obummer is evil. Bottom line is that they are the worst presidents in my lifetime.
I had the same sort of impression. I've only come out of anesthesia once in adulthood but it was soon clear to me that I'd been brutally honest while talking to people around me.
As an example, a nurse was came in to take some blood - she was the first person I was actually aware of - and I apparently started looking around for the blood pressure machine and asking her if she'd turned it off. She started laughing, said that of course she'd turned it off, and then mentioned something to the effect of "you don't like Soandso very much, do you?".
I slowly realized she was mentioning the name of a nurse who'd attended to me before I was given the happy juice. That nurse had failed to remove the automatic BP cuff when taking blood, the cuff activated, and I grew a sudden, large, and quite painful lump on my arm where the needle was drawing out blood.
Apparently I had some rather nasty, but comical at least to the nurse, things to say about Soandso.
Move over, Sarah Palin, make room for Vladimir Putin. For the next three and a half years, the ex-KGB officer gets to live rent-free in Barack Obama's brain. Now we know what Barry meant when he whispered to Dmitry Medvedev that after he won re-election he could be "flexible."