Today, I post various writings that passed my picky Terse Test. Rambling is for the starry-eyed or the rude. In real life, a rapid-fire response may save you from harm, as Ms. Mann (see below) discovered this past weekend.
Although I don't necessarily agree with some of the larger points made by some of the communicators, you may want to read the articles in their entirety especially the talk by Mr. Walker, our nation's accountant. For a bureaucrat, he's an alarmingly sensible thinker.
And away we go ...
"Rep. Christopher Speranzo, D-Pittsfield, is reportedly concerned about the strong morality tone of abstinence education, according to The Eagle. Take an honest look at the life-long effects of teen pregnancy, and the rampant march of STDs among adolescents, and then ask yourself: what's wrong with a strong morality tone?"
Former Mass. state senate candidate Matt Kinnaman writing here.
"The verdict: the little guy would be forced to take anti-psychotic drugs Risperdal, Concerta, and Seroquel, plus the stimulant Clonidine and the anti-anxiety drug Klonopin.
This outcome begs the question of whether a six-year-old child, let alone children as young as three, can be diagnosed as psychotic. And, whether children should be drugged by potions so powerful that most of them are not approved by the FDA for use in children."
"... giving teens time and motivation to pursue careers, de-emphasizing popularity and herd mentality and allowing the development of GOOD role models - which means that, by homeschooling, you are doing FAR more than raising children. You are raising adults."
"The problem is, the college administrators and the local laws are loath to crack down on the little darlings. They blame it on hijinks and high testosterone, but I think it has more to do with high tuitions."