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    One caution: many of the stats various groups...

    One caution: many of the stats various groups compile about homeless vets are base on self-reporting by the homeless. It is fairly common for them to lie in order to appear more sympathetic. The...
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    In my case, the state pension plan didnít count...

    In my case, the state pension plan didnít count military service, but did allow me to buy those seven years at the current value of what contributions plus investment earnings would have been....
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    I only put in seven years, so my DD214 gets me...

    I only put in seven years, so my DD214 gets me half off on a pizza every Veterans Day and a flag for my coffin. Of course, I couldnít have gotten a commission without the degree.

    As to potential...
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    In terms of the working world, I donít know what...

    In terms of the working world, I donít know what the good alternatives might be. Some professions like law and public accounting require exams and continuing education. The IT industry has many...
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    Not very effectively, or there would be a lot...

    Not very effectively, or there would be a lot fewer Republicans.
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    I suppose at minimum it establishes the holder...

    I suppose at minimum it establishes the holder showed up for classes and was able to please professors to the extent that they granted him a degree. I would suspect there are more efficient ways to...
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    If you find the step-up in basis on inherited...

    If you find the step-up in basis on inherited securities to be ethically problematic, you can always send the Treasury Department a check.
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    Why not bring it up for debate even if youíre not...

    Why not bring it up for debate even if youíre not sure of winning? Wouldnít it be better to show the public what dreadful people those Republicans are when they vote for human extinction? If the...
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    Wouldnít it be more accurate to say one party is...

    Wouldnít it be more accurate to say one party is simply talking about doing something without bringing proposals to a vote; satisfying themselves with trying to paint the other party as pro-doomsday?
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    One of the things the nonprofit I work for does...

    One of the things the nonprofit I work for does is to work with kids aging out of the foster care system to adapt to life on their own. So many of them have no resources at all to make the transition...
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    Which party brought the GND up for a vote in the...

    Which party brought the GND up for a vote in the Senate, and which party took itís ball and went home?
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    On the positive side, you could add ďvirtue...

    On the positive side, you could add ďvirtue signalĒ to your resume.
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    The "lungs of the world" figure ignores the...

    The "lungs of the world" figure ignores the impact of respiration that occurs in the Amazon basin, the net oxygen released is nowhere near 20%...
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    I donít have any decent alternatives, but the...

    I donít have any decent alternatives, but the current system seems to be based on a medieval organizational platform with elements of the hospitality and consumer finance industries bolted on, and...
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    You know we have an imbalance when itís easier to...

    You know we have an imbalance when itís easier to find a cardiologist than a finish carpenter.
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    Not if youíre the lender.

    Not if youíre the lender.
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    I wonder if it isnít time to reconsider whether...

    I wonder if it isnít time to reconsider whether our educational service delivery systems are serving us as well as they could. Is the four year degree still a reasonable outcome, or is it just a...
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    The protests of that era were mostly...

    The protests of that era were mostly self-organized, homegrown affairs. They didnít have brand names and the lockstep uniformity we see here. Maybe thatís due to social media and maybe thatís due to...
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    Supporting my family as we progress through life ...

    Supporting my family as we progress through life

    Doing what I can where I can for other people.

    Interesting ideas.
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    That climate change is happening is not a matter...

    That climate change is happening is not a matter of politics. What to do about it is a matter of politics.

    Seizing on a crisis to demand sweeping new powers for government presents perhaps an...
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    I donít like it when children are used as...

    I donít like it when children are used as political props.
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    Lawyers looking for ways around constitutional...

    Lawyers looking for ways around constitutional impediments is hardly unheard of.

    Here's what Jonah Goldberg had to say on the topic:...
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    I think youíre confusing putting Trump in context...

    I think youíre confusing putting Trump in context with defending Trump. It isnít a simple for-us-or-against-us thing. Canít I be against both? I can be creeped out by Trump, but I can also be...
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    Thatís true of any administration, although...

    Thatís true of any administration, although probably more so with Trump. I can picture something like the Obama apology tour. ďSorry about mentioning your reneging on your defense budget promises....
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    Of all my parental worries, that one ranks pretty...

    Of all my parental worries, that one ranks pretty low. I think there are many possible outcomes between diabetic and food-obsessed neurotic.
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