Monthly Archives: January 2013

On the road at zero dark thirty

At zero dark thirty the Dragon Princess was loaded with software and computer equipment for the 4 computer learning centers at the woman’s prison in Lowell, Fla. Now, the Dragon Princess is not interested in the story line.  She shoulders … Continue reading

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The giant, gaping hole in Sandy Hook reporting

This link came to me in an email and when I followed it, it scared the daylights out of me because the press had not picked up on it. We can morn the tragedy and blame it on guns but … Continue reading

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Prison Locked Down After Guards Call in Sick

Makes a person wonder what is the next shoe to fall in times of economic tension. And this was a high security prison. Will it be a trend setter or an aberration? Prison Locked Down After Guards Call in Sick

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Vets face confusion using GI Bill at state schools

This is not only a problem for those leaving the service with an honorable discharge but more so for those coming out of prison. Often I hear women about to come out of prison say I am going to such … Continue reading

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Colleges should shoulder some risk of student loans

Too many men and women going to college, just go to get in and take whatever courses that lead to whatever degree without any real form of counseling. In fact, it is not in the college’s best interest nor is … Continue reading

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Rising painkiller addiction shows damage from drugmakers’ role in shaping medical opinion

This is a wonderful article showing how big pharma influences not only the legislature but FDA as well. A great story and must read. Then someone please tell me that the fox is not guarding  hen house.  Too bad that … Continue reading

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Old dog and new tricks

There is an expression that you can not teach an old dog new tricks. Well, I guess that on some level I always knew them just that today some came through with greater clarity. The biggest one occurred as i … Continue reading

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Florida courts facing juvenile sentencing issues

Here is another chapter what has become the hallmark of Florida Legislation. Sloppy work written by and for conflicting special interest groups in exchange for the political gold of campaign contributions and endorsements. In this case, it is the children … Continue reading

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Stearns takes job with lobbying firm

Over 20 years ago I came to Gainesville and one of the things that impressed me the most about Mr. Cliff Stearns was that he was running for congress on a one time ticket for one run and then retiring … Continue reading

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Have We Lost the War on Drugs?

This is something I never expected to see in the Wall Street Journal:  ‘….After more than four decades of a failed experiment, the human cost has become too high. It is time to consider the decriminalization of drug use and … Continue reading

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