Jonathan Skelton

Father & Husband, Technical Analyst for Casino
Globe, AZ, United States

About Jonathan

Bio

I am a 33 yo disabled American Veteran. My disabilities are not related to any conflict, but were acquired while on active duty. To the other veterans, they understand why the explanation is important. I currently live in Arizona, HOT HOT HOT. I have lived in: Georgia,Florida, South Dakota, Arizona,(all USA) and Turkey and Germany. Years of service=4, 98-02. I am a jack of all trades but master of none. I love life, my family, and all of Gods Creation.

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

education

An idea worth spreading

Love without expectation!!!!!

I'm passionate about

Computers, trades, cars, friends, my family. (Not in that order)

Talk to me about

Religion, Politics, anything.

People don't know I'm good at

music

My TED story

I fell in love with the community of intellectual thinkers that can take criticism without going all radical. I also love the way people can come together and talk about anything.

Comments & conversations

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Jonathan Skelton
Posted 6 months ago
Work vs Automation.
More automation of labor jobs is fine as long as there are other jobs markets available for the displaced workers. Or, if society were working towards a Utopian form of society instead of a profit minded or socialist society.
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Jonathan Skelton
Posted about 1 year ago
Can we start our children in school at an earlier age?
The headstart school at my home town offers parenting classes and volunteer schedules for parents who want to be a part of their child's educational experience. Unfortunately, not many parents take part. The government funding for these children actually depends on how much time the parents volunteer at this school and the school has a hard time making this quota, this is sad. On the flip side, only children of low income families qualify for this program. So the parents who have to work in order just to put food on the table do not have the time to volunteer. A catch 22 is created and peoples' hands are tied, both the parents that do volunteer and the teachers whose hearts are in the right place.
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Jonathan Skelton
Posted about 1 year ago
Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems
Thanks Chris for your suggestion. I have never has any hatred towards Chinese. I am not old enough for that brainwashing period in U.S history. Unfortunately, there are plenty of Americans who still hate, breed hate, and teach hate. Mostly white, i am sorry to say. But our country has a free speech policy and saying ignorant, stupid, and hateful things is part of it. I do have Love from Jesus fully, I don't hold hatred towards any one person or persons for that matter.
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Jonathan Skelton
Posted about 1 year ago
Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems
Thank You Angeline, your answer and the answers above were very on point with my question. Another question, if you don't mind, are the higher levels, after the free primary education, paid for by the students? Do the students have a choice as to what field they want to learn? The teachers in the United States don't get paid much either in the primary schools. I wonder why so little effort is put into teaching the students at the most important point in their educational careers. By both our governments it seems.
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Jonathan Skelton
Posted about 1 year ago
Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems
Hey Keith, Most of the rhetorical opinions of the Chinese commenters sound like they are coming from the young and enthusiastic. Notice that there aren't many against this talk because the Chinese government is watching and they know it. They are afraid to really speak their minds about what is wrong and needs improving whereas we aren't. Don't let the trash talking get under your skin, we still have a bill of rights and they don't.
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Jonathan Skelton
Posted about 1 year ago
Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems
Alex, you seem to be a kindred soul. Not argumentative, but level headed. Would you be willing to teach me what your education system is like? If you have a like question for me, i would be more than happy to answer it. I am just interested in how the Chinese government has set up the education system in your country. I have heard that the education systems in other countries are different from the one in the United States. I am an educator at heart. I have no malicious intent, my motivations come from a purely inquisitive intent.
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Jonathan Skelton
Posted about 1 year ago
Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems
I believe that Mr. Li's talk was great. A government based on merit instead of money. His country's government is empowered by civil obedience and as long as the people don't stray from the norm, everything is fine. Change in his country seems to encouraged to happen from the inside out. Become a politician, go on that education track, make changes within your own governance. Our system was based on change from the outside in. The people encourage the politicians to make laws for the betterment of the people, while living their own lives and not having to become politicians. Unfortunately, our system became corrupt when greed became the object of which law to pass, also, this happened almost immediately after the revolutionary war, so the greed and corruption became the norm and the people slowly lost their voices among the government. It is when the majority of the people rise up to challenge this government of ours that the greedy politicians recognize that they have taken too much and give the people what they want. The appeased settle down and the politicians go on with their lives. The merging of the two systems seems to be a path to a utopian society, although, how do we as human beings deal with the criminal element among us?