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Why this economist thinks public education is mostly pointless - Vox

Why this economist thinks public education is mostly pointless - Vox:

I really like the back and forth on this. I appreciate the discussion and would generally side with Illing but I have always thought that we 'force' people through college and to some extent high school as if they are for everyone being vocational in nature. I don't know exactly how I developed my ability to think but it was a mix of my family experiences with my educational experiences.
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A response to ‘What Can’t Be Debated on Campus’

Unfortunately you need a subscription to read in full - 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-cant-be-debated-on-campus-1518792717
This post will respond briefly the condensed Op-Ed
1. What evidence supports that these items cannot be debated? It appears that they are being debated. 
2. As noted one may have the right to point out you are a racist but that doesn’t make it right to do so. How did you come to that conclusion? I have come to that it is right to point out truth as I perceive and live it and we have the opportunity to debate and decide whether your language is a ‘dog whistle’. 
3. Why do you elevate your social norms to be the social norms? This relates, in part, to #1, under my view, you have suffered no consequences due to your political incorrectness, so is this second rebuttal simply because your feelings were hurt that your colleagues won’t have a spot of tea with you? 
From my viewpoint, you are in control and have the backing of media, political institutions, academic insti…

One of the best discussions around the Confederacy

I found the best discussion point around the ‘slippery slope’ argument, which has long bothered me.

Where does it stop? Somewhere! Everything stops somewhere. It’s our responsibility to wrestle with where that is?

#wtm2016 Day 8

I did this workout then I did 24 mins on stairs alternating a slow '8' pace for 2 minutes with no hands on bars and alternating punching with 14-18 for 2 minutes to pick up cardio pace

Ending workout with 1/2 mile run in 3:30.

#wtm2016 day 3

I'm behind and will fire off my workouts for the past week

Friday - May 13 - no cardio - did weight training - concentrated on forearms

Dumbell wrist curls
Hold dumbells until exhaustion
Dumbell wrist extensions
Biceps curl - low weight
Finger tip push ups

#wtm2016 Day 2

I went for a longer run on trails for 10.28 miles in just under an hour and half. I felt good - am sore today - I am planning on doing lifting today - focusing on finger/forearm/biceps/triceps. I decided to order the Merrill trail shoes and socks - I will see how they perform.


#wtm2016 World's Toughest Mudder - Day 1

I am planning to use this website to track my training and preparation for the Worlds Toughest Mudder on November 12 and 13, 2016.

As a little background - I am a 39 year old that I would consider to be a fairly good shape. I have history of middle and long distance running - having run a marathon in 2011 but nothing more than a 10K since then. In addition, I am a former wrestler and current youth wrestling coach. I generally workout at the gym approximately 3 times a week for about an hour each time, which varies on scheduling. Sometimes I do 5 and sometimes 0. I generally compete in 1 or 2 obstacle races a year, either Spartan or ToughMudder or both over the past 3 years so I have done 5 so far (3 mudders, 2 Spartans) I will compete in 9 days in the Tough Mudder (Rockford).

Today's workout - ran on a treadmill for 1 hour, ran 7 miles at a 8:27 pace throughout the entire time.

#wtm2016