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Life Saver? Who Knew!

Posted 05-05-2021 at 06:06 PM by Blondebaerde
Updated 08-03-2021 at 02:49 PM by Blondebaerde

Life takes odd turns, to be sure.

Past few days two people have thanked me for sending them to a certain surgeon in Mexico. The guy is world class at what he does; where-feasible I'm convinced offshore is the way to go. For certain procedures, anyway.

One guy is suggesting I "saved his life." Why do I mention this? Pfft: I post in various places about various topics, and offer a bit of counsel when-asked (not "advice" as the worst vice is AD-vice)....
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Corporate Diversity?

Posted 04-28-2021 at 08:46 PM by Blondebaerde

Occasionally it makes the news that tech in places like Seattle is allegedly prejudiced against various groups. It makes the news every few years, there is a kerfuffle, the political flacks who either run the company or their $400/hour PR people get in front of it and announce "new hiring initiatives to be more inclusive." If they do anything about it or not, I don't know. And so it continues, in my experience. My current client just created an executive role subordinate only to the...
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(ON): Dodge Hellcat Has Close Encounter With Chevy Silverado - Things Go Badly

Posted 04-14-2021 at 03:12 PM by Blondebaerde
Updated 06-08-2021 at 12:17 PM by Blondebaerde

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Originally Posted by wamer27 View Post
You can see the good people who ran and helped, not the people who stood around and filmed.
Replying as a blog...controversial topic and thread-derailer.

We must all make a moral choice to become involved or not at the scene of a wreck.

I once watched a young man bury his bike under the back end of a van at a motorcycle dealer event. He was behaving irresponsibly. There were probably two hundred others watching. I was minding my bestie's then-young...
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ON: If you choose a trades career- and want a general education

Posted 04-01-2021 at 09:43 AM by Blondebaerde

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Originally Posted by jtab4994 View Post
I only lasted one year in college yet I am smarter and better informed (I dare say) than most people who have a 4 year college degree or better.

If you work as a welder (for example) you'll make more money than most mere college graduates.
If you work as a welder you can still read newspapers and books to educate yourself.
If you work as a welder but you still need or want that piece of paper saying you're educated then go for it, but realize that an AA degree from
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ON: Don't Become A Teacher (Warning: Long Rant)

Posted 03-02-2021 at 11:56 AM by Blondebaerde

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Originally Posted by RobinsonCrusoe View Post
Warning: Long Rant ahead. Using my chance to vent to let people know what’s going on in the education industry.

So the long-story-short version is: I was just let go by my school. But that’s actually not what I’m here to vent about. I know a lot of positions are being terminated due to COVID so I’m not looking for pity for myself. I just wanted to use this opportunity to finally let ANYBODY who’s thinking about becoming a teacher be fairly warned about what they’re getting
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