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wwest5829

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  1. As a retired American educator of 41 years experience and retired Executive Director of the Owensboro, KY Sister Cities and Regions program I wholeheartedly ... condemn this xenophobic enforcing action by this incompetent administration. Here, yet again, we see wrongheaded American legal action being taken to cut the USA off from the rest of humanity. Sad that it used to be the USA was a beacon of excellent higher education for some of the world’s most brilliant, talented international youth to seek. In addition to the liberal academic study, there is the fact that American students were brought into contact with those from various nations and cultures. Conversely, those international students were availed the opportunity to learn about the American culture. At the current time, I cannot totally disagree that international students might be better off going elsewhere, what with the disaffection evident in the US and the spread of COVID-19. This action will be but another “cost” of this incompetent administration. I understand that my study in seven countries and introductory study of six languages ma influence my outlook.
  2. I can not deny population growth but I do not see that as the crisis ... yet. I think it is more a not having a fairer distribution of resources. We have not yet reached the point where we can not feed nor have enough “wealth” (agreed a human construct) to make the income/wealth gap much smaller. Only greed and lack of leadership ... and the bottom line, will of humanity to move things in a more positive direction.
  3. Last time, a few years ago, I paid about 650 to HonePro. Would appreciate a current recommendation and price idea for Chiang Mai. Come August, I have 4 to have cleaned in the house.
  4. And their speeches were similar in tone and content? Perhaps the difference lies there as The Donald has made clear he wants to project. As an American, I oppose his words, his policies and his actions ...
  5. And you wonder why some question the lack of critical thinking ... 1st deal with the statues erected to celebrate and preserve the memory of the maintaining of slave culture from positions of prominence. I favor moving to museums of Civil War sites where the personalities played a role. The push needs to be focused and supported there. The danger is over reaching ... much as the current administration has done since being in office.
  6. Leaders in China, now Russia have extended right to rule ... what other major country has a leader desiring greater power? Asking for a friend ...
  7. Ah, yes. You brought back the memories. Early 1970s, Western Kentucky, USA. No hair over the collar length for males. no facial hair, no pantsuits for female teachers, all male teachers to wear tie and/or sport coat. Teacher couple getting a divorce was individually called into Superintendents Office to determine who was a fault and that person fired. Any teacher seen going into or out of a bar = fired. The good ole days of paternalism and nepotism. in hiring. Being a damned Yankee I caused "trouble" by questioning administrators over the years ... ha! thus sentenced economically to a retirement in a lower cost country ... such as Thailand. For me, ha! They sure showed me!!!
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