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Just a guy who has 3/4's of a century under his belt.

Love my ex-wife and my kids, some of the grand-kids,
and most of my elderly friends, who keep dying off.

Enjoy playing snooker 2 hours a day and, having the
talent to make 3 and 4 cushion cushion bank shots.

I work hard to Handicap Horse-races 4 hours a day
5 days a week. Been doing it for 20 years now, and,
getting most of them right.

Life is good. I like myself. (Can't you tell?)
Not bad, when I think of other paths I could
have followed, and did, for a while.

An idea worth spreading

He works in Washington DC.
He is in control.
His name is Republican* or Democrat*.
Depending on which is in office.
A rumor is spread, by advertising dollars.
Paid to the Media.
Voters are responding.
Like Pied Piper followers.

* Not to be found upon a soap-box in the park.

I'm passionate about

The decline and fall of America.
Bad Limited Liability Laws.
Bad Lobby Law Enforcement.
Bad Media Political Propaganda.

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Frank Barry
Posted 1 day ago
Can we do anything about the marketing of illegal drugs?
Bryan, when WW1 was drawing our young men overseas, the women really pressed hard for prohibition. It was hard to blame them. Many men who drank, beat their women, and the women were tired of being treated so. Today, after 55 years of an illegal drug culture, we are almost at the same point. We are tired of addicts affecting our lives so. And devil Alcohol just keeps sticking around. If anything worse now than then. Our US government does nothing on either front. Oh, they play with Wars on Drugs, and have finally whipped drunken driving to some degree. But so have they done so with litter laws. Geographical Government's, regardless of type, are a bad joke. And very dangerous to us all.
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Frank Barry
Posted 1 day ago
Are private universities worth the money for a bachelor's degree?
Spot on David. Your conclusion is exactly right. I was one of those, who learned late. But, did learn, finally. As the most critical person on this planet, I challenged schools from day one. Flunked Geometry because I refused to believe. Must be one of those new suicide cricket parasites in my brain leading me to swim in the deep waters. lol
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Frank Barry
Posted 1 day ago
Restrain the US President, Justice Department, FBI, and Secret Courts, from "persecuting" Whistle-blowers, then "prosecuting" them.
Dang it, Bob, That was great... Can you do a like one on Goldman Sach's or maybe Bill Gates??? You probably can, but TED uses them both as Wealth sources and probably wouldn't appreciate them getting a needle. I've just finished a Hospital stay -- I need to dredge up some of my Guardian "get em's" and get back into the fight. The damned NSA, CIA, DHS, and FBI aren't going to win this ballgame. I am just too old to care. I suggest that the newspapers need to be polled to find those who are still independent enough to get the ball rolling. Monterey California has one, and there's the Guardian, Der Spiegel, and some others. Not the crazies, but some really good thinkers are out there, and they need to get to know each other. My privacy and freedom is important. Yours is too. Keep writing.
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Frank Barry
Posted 2 days ago
Are private universities worth the money for a bachelor's degree?
Jim, Where are the guarantees that protect students from a faulty educational experience, after placing them so deeply in debt to the US government? I seek to find if this question has easy answers. Perhaps you can help with your hands on experiences. The argument of class size has been going for 50 or 60 years. In my mind, It started as an offshoot of salary considerations. Why a per student salary hasn't been fed into the demand area is interesting. Publish or perish is another parasite colloquialism, still hanging around looking for a badge to give it courage. As I write tonight, I feel almost an idiot. That is probably close to the truth. Sorry. I just read what I've written, and now I'm looking for a way out... Headache? lol
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Frank Barry
Posted 2 days ago
"Affluenza": a legitimate disorder or evidence of inequality in our justice system?
Carl, another thumbs up... Back in the day... Times seemed easier back then. Of course then, they seemed hard. === Up and out at 4:30am... 7-11 coffee, ugh. Done when the employees arrived for work. A quick breakfast. The day's dictation over by 10am, Purchasing orders done at 11am. Off to the pool hall for snooker lessons from Dollar Jack 'til 2pm. Strategies and planning 'til 4:30pm. Sign letters, no errors, thank Wanda. Home to the wife and kids. Kiss kids. Mow the tiff grass with the electric mower. Dinner by the pool. Kiss wife. Phone work 'til bedtime. Kiss wife again. A busy day, but not a bad day... Tomorrow will be better, or not. === Dang, that's the alarm again... Call to waken Mark, tell him to meet me at the office. Busy day ahead. Business, just business, but fun. Life is great if you remember to enjoy it.