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  1. You mean, of course, Sanibel, that "One danger is..." rather than THE danger, singular. Another danger is ignoring something that works for some people, because it may not work for all people. This second danger is especially important to those who are part of the "Herb Morrison" school here. (Herb Morrison was the overwrought commentator at the Hindenburg disaster who has a claim to fame with his overly emotional 'oh the humanity' remark...). If you belong to the school that insists we must focus on those who've passed away, and how horrible that is for their families, then to avoid hypocrisy you must support using ALL potential methods for addressing the virus.
  2. What I specifically like about my credit union is that the employees there are all long-term and I'm comfortable dealing with them. It doesn't affect me much, but remember, credit union loans are all simple interest loans, whereas with commercial banks, only mortgages are simple interest. Not to mention the (lack of) fees with the credit union.
  3. I don't have that problem with my examinations. I have a method that, so far, none of my students has been able to beat as they are simply not devious enough. (Age and treachery will overcome talent, enthusiasm and youth every time.). The issue I have is an administration that decided academic integrity didn't matter in the spring semester, and gave every case of cheating a pass because of the "stress" the students were under. By the bye, Cacao, this is why arguing the feasibility of on-line teaching with me is going to be very difficult for you. I already am doing it.
  4. Cacao, don’t confuse feasibility with your liking it or not. Virtual instruction is perfectly feasible. That has been demonstrated time and again and was how the last 13 weeks of school in the spring was conducted. It is OK for you to not like the idea. You just need reasons other than “It’s not feasible.”
  5. My point Cacao, is not use anything except remote teaching from now on. Think of the money you'll save!
  6. My question is and remains, if you're going to teach virtually for an entire semester, why not just get rid of the buildings and infrastructure costs entirely, especially for the k-6?
  7. ROFL. You go thinking that way...
  8. I wonder if they thought about surveying the taxpayers?
  9. Yeah, that is my problem with commercial banks. They are very nice to you while they rip your knickers.
  10. Illiterate, perhaps you should try a credit union rather than a commercial bank. They treat you better. Actually, there is now a question in my mind about the need for brick and mortar banks, much as there is a question in my mind about the need for brick and mortar schools, especially in the lower grades (k-6).
  11. It is amusing to me that Capt. Artful Dodger Conman didn’t like your comment above, Lavender, since I had him specifically in mind as the exemplar for the “scientist” of the dying empire.
  12. Actually, Lavender, towards the end of his life Asimov was building a whole timeline between the I, Robot and other robot stories, the pre-Foundation novels and the Foundation series. I threw that out because in Foundation there is a “scientist” of the dying empire who explains what “research” means in terms that quite a number of the GoDuBois Trinity and their hang around would agree with.
  13. Is this the guy who keeps telling us we should wear masks in public places especially when 6’ distance can’t be maintained? The same guy who threw out the opening pitch at the game? Why, it is!
  14. Tell me, have any of you ever read a book called “Foundation” by Isaac Asimov?
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