644: Expedient

angry-man

If you don’t completely and totally agree with me, you are just wrong….and racist.

Seems to work for everyone else…….

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640: Logic

Colorado has legalized marijuana. You can get it, it is regulated, and it isn’t against the law to have it. Like a right. Some people there, however, are choosing to misuse it and drive while under its influence. People are getting killed from this wrongdoing, because driving while under the influence has always been illegal.

https://www.denverpost.com/2017/08/25/colorado-marijuana-traffic-fatalities/

But nobody is calling to have the law repealed to make marijuana illegal again, because it helps sick people, and not everyone misuses it. Still, people are dying because of those who get it legally, and misuse it.

Scotus Guns

America has legal private gun ownership. You can get them, they are regulated, and it isn’t against the law to have them. Like a right. Some people, however, are choosing to misuse them and murder innocent people with them. People are getting killed from this wrongdoing, because murder has always been illegal.

But everyone (seemingly) is calling to have the law repealed to make gun ownership illegal, even though they help people and not everyone misuses them. Still, people are dying because of those who get them legally (and illegally), and misuse them.

See how that works?

638: Award

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I am one of ten teachers in my state that has been selected to take a seven-week-long energy symposium with a respected university in my state that is a few hours’ drive away. I will be in the dorm Monday through Friday for my entire summer, reliving the years of my collegiate youth while participating in research into alternative energy cooperatively with the graduate students and professors at the university. I have agreed to create a unit of study for the high school engineering students at my school, implement it, be observed while doing so, collect data, and present at teacher conferences in the academic year to come.

The university also is paying a stipend of six thousand dollars for this learning experience, which I only learned about during the finalist interview. Heck, I was willing to eat the costs for the opportunity, but I do admit that getting the money is better. It will allow me to pay for some things we did remodeling this foreclosure home we bought that would’ve taken me the entire next year to finance month-by-month in the usual fashion. So, I have a stake in doing a good job at the symposium, both professionally and financially.

Plus, the students will be learning what I learn. Win-win for us both.

Wish me luck.