Friday, September 16, 2011

What is wrong with you people?

Not only are you giving your students apple juice containing arsenic poison, you are buying apple juice concentrate from China.  [I found out that most of the apple juice consumed in America is from concentrate bought from China.]

This tragedy cause me to remember Fritz who at the time I visited his gine lived in Benzonia, Michigan where he had an apple orchard.  Before moving to Benzonia, Fritz had been a gardener at the Dow Orchards in Midland Michigan. 

Fritz took me out to his orchards and showed me his apple trees.  The limbs were weighted down with apples that needed to be picked.  I told him that the apples needed to be picked and taken to market.  He told me that they had blemishes and were too small to be sold.  The apple trees were later cut down and the trees sold for firewood.  Fritz later died.

It takes 15 to 20 years to grow a productive apple tree.  How many farmers have given-up because of your irrational demand for perfect fruit? 

If you want fruit from trees like Fritz's, then you are going to have to wait for a long time.  Your kids will be out of school before that happens.

What follows is that an undiffentiated similar product is turned into a juice and packaged in a cartoon that appeals a maketing department's created fantasy.  What's wrong with you people?

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

More Students Go To School Hungry!

In the Tampa Bay area more students are now eligible for free lunches and the number of federal Title 1 schools has increased.  This is a function of parents not being able to afford to buy the food that is offered for sale and not having the necessary land to grow their own food; assuming that they would if they did have the land.

I remember what it was like to go to school hungry.  Was it my fault that I didn't have enough money to buy food from the school cafeteria?

Will this project feed the students?  Space Port

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Low Achievement

Low achievement is epidemic in America.  I see it every where I look. The very act of watching TV is a low low achievement activity where I watch other engaged in low achievement behavior such as chasing, hitting or throwing a ball.  Then there are those that crash into each other or other self destructive behavior.

I watched a cop show tonight and realized that the cops were obstucting low achievers. What did the cops achieve?  It wasn't a product that could be sold, exchanged or used for some purpose.  They did, however, obstruct behavior that needed to be obstructed.

I personal get satisfaction from achieving.  Writing this is an achievement that hopefully someone will read.
I also get pleasure from repairing my home.  There was a time when I could do whatever I wished to improve my home.  That has ended.  Now I need to buy a permit if I am allowed to buy it.

I needed to fix my roof.  One of the obstructions to that achievement is the law that forbids me from fixing my own roof.  Since, I am a high achiever, I will repair my roof on the weekend when the Code Enforcement Officer is off duty.

It isn't easy to achieve an objective. Sometimes, it isn't worth the effort.

Do you obstruct achievement?  Are you one of those people that get paid to obstruct achievement?

Indifference is Epidemic in America!

I first became aware of indifference when I was a student at Delta College.  It didn't seem important at the time.  Since then, it has spread like a disease.

Do you ever say, "It doen't make a dif to me."  I got this message this morning: "Dude! Believe me, or don't believe me. It makes no difference to me."  The person that sent that message to me works at the Pentagon.  The other was told to me in a face to face encounter.  Dawn is a Clearwater High School math teacher.

What do you say?