The US Government:We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of
The US Government:If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day
The US Government:And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem
The US Government:In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free
The US Government:If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education
The US Government:Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people
The US Government:And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job
The US Government:The parent who is working 16 hours a day
I wish I was really from Vermont so that I could give you some Vermont problems. But I do visit every year if I can, and I know one problem is "Having to scout out swimming holes ahead of the group to make sure there's no skinny dippers". Haha, I love Vermont - you guys rock!
It has been brought to attention of the prestigious and secretive selection committee that some are questioning, in a snobby way, the make up of the brackets. While typically the committee prefers to remain silent and look down upon everyone from afar, we shall provide an explanation in this case….
As a Vermonter, I know that many of us are all for local and sustainable living. A previous teacher of mine has reached out through facebook with this:
"I’m writing a book about sustainability, and how humanity might shift to a more rational position with respect to nature and the environment. As part of this, I’ve started a blog at http://sustainableus.org/ . I’m looking for a some rational people who would be willing to follow the blog and occassionally offer feedback or thoughts; I think it would help me refine my ideas. I welcome all viewpoints— this is a middle-of-the-road effort. Thanks all…”
I thought that I would share it so that others can also help, the more feedback the better! So if you would all take a look, share your thoughts, or just spread the word that would be great! Thank you!
#104: Spend an Afternoon at the Northshire Bookstore
(Note: I’ve had this on my queue for months now, and I just discovered that this Manchester, VT landmark is opening a branch store in Saratoga Springs! Squeegasm! I can’t wait for a local store, but I’ll still go to the…