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Subject: Re: Do You Prefer Writing in Pen Or Pencil?

Forum: Do You Prefer Writing in Pen Or Pencil?
I often use pen in my daily writing. Usually I choose pen because I don't have to worry about sharpness of the point of if I have enough lead. Plus I like to collect nice pens, both fountain and rollerball!

Subject: Re: What do you put KETCHUP on?

Forum: What do you put KETCHUP on?
Hi Julia,

I am the same way with ketchup. I only use it on fried potatoes, french fries, tater tots, maybe hash browns if they need it.

I am not huge into using condiments, so I usually don't eat any condiments.

Have a a great rest of your day!

Subject: Re: How would you fund public education?

Forum: How would you fund public education?
fiveRoses - Oklahoma also passed lottery and casino taxes to support schools just to get citizens to vote yes on allowing casinos and lotteries. Though I think very little of that money ever reaches the schools. Every state seems to push the vote on the same slogan, "It will help fund schools!!" and a few years later we still haven't seen the money.

Wames - I agree with you on the property tax, I think it is outrageous that the government makes people pay rent on property that is owned privately. I could see cities or counties setting up a flat tax rate for living within their limits or maybe adjust taxes on sales or something, but every time I start looking at taxes I find myself thinking that no matter what, taxes will always be unfair to someone. I understand taxes on gas for road projects, the more people drive the more gas they use and the more they end up paying in gas taxes. I also think that the tax dollars that are being paid by a family should follow the students. Here in Oklahoma, we have many students who live in the boundaries of other schools yet will transfer to be in a better school, yet their tax dollars remain with the school district they live in.

Subject: How would you fund public education?

Forum: How would you fund public education?
Howdy folks! Good luck to you all in the election and congrats to those who won!!

For today's forum, think of yourself as one of the numerous legislators in your home state or at the federal level.

How would you plan to fund public education? What policies would you like to see happen or change or go away in order to better provide for the respective education system?

I come from Oklahoma, we are in a bit of a financial pinch when it comes to our state budget. I am sure many states, if not all states are feeling a pinch, especially when it comes to education funding. For me personally, I have many issues when it comes to public education and how it can be funded properly and fairly.

First off, in the state of Oklahoma, we have too many school districts. The redundancies in administration and the extra costs in each district having its own admin team is very burdensome. I think we could save money by consolidating admin operations between school districts.

I also would like to see more local support from area businesses. If businesses want a better educated work force, then they need to invest in their local schools.

Next, I would like to see our teachers receive competitive salaries in line with those found in our neighboring states, in order to stop the outpouring of teachers to other states. I believe if we could lower the salaries of the top admin officials and make sure more of the funds are going directly to the teacher and classroom and maybe pair a tax cut for the low-earning government employees then those jobs might be more attractive to new talent.

I am excited to see your thoughts on this!

Subject: Re: Early / Late / Right on Time ?

Forum: Early / Late / Right on Time ?
I try to be early as often as possible. I don't like having to speed in the car to get where ever I need to go or stressing out about getting stuck in traffic. And I too like being able to casually walk in and digress for a bit before having to start work or something. I also enjoy a little conversation with people before hand.

However, my wife doesn't think being early is all that important, nor does she often get to places on time. So, when we are going someplace together we are most than likely to be late than on-time and rarely are we ever early.

Subject: Re: Do you POST from Computer or Phone?

Forum: Do you POST from Computer or Phone?
I usually post from a computer, mainly because it is easier and quicker for me to type on a traditional keyboard than the keyboard on a phone. Also, I don't like the web layout when viewing on a phone since the website doesn't have a mobile-friendly version.

With that said, my laptop just took a crap this past weekend, so I might be posting from my phone more often!

Subject: Re: School Devices

Forum: School Devices
I went through school just before netbooks started coming out and even iPads were not in the market before I graduated. So we still used the computer lab or had to rely on our own devices for any computer needs. I remember when I was a junior, the high school updated their computer lab to all new Macs and also bought enough MacBooks to supply a few classes at a time for some STEM initiatives.

When I got to college of course, the school made sure every student had a computer, of course the prices was rolled into your tuition, though you could opt for a better computer at a higher price point.

I see the access to such devices as crucial for many students to get exposure to computers and technology. I am a huge advocate for teaching kids the basics of programming and other coding languages to help the future generations stay competitive in the job market.

Subject: Re: How many times have you won?

Forum: How many times have you won?
Well I have been around for quite some time, albeit I have periods where I am active every day week in and week out, and times where I hardly log in. I have won a total of 30 weeks since joining CollegeNet, thus I only have 4 wins left before I hit the maximum, which is just the right amount I need to finish off my student debt!

I am hoping to knock it out of the way here over the next two months since my wife and I will be welcoming our first baby come October.

My tips are you definitely need to stay active everyday so people see you. I usually will spread my posts throughout the day so I hit as many eyeballs as possible. The next thing, which is probably more important, is that you need to build camaraderie with people so they keep coming back to your posts each day and leaving comments, which in turn boosts your visibility. I used to run series of posts for a few weeks at a time in order to get people to be on the look out for the next days post.

Good luck to you all!

Subject: Re: First thing you noticed in the opposite sex?

Forum: First thing you noticed in the opposite sex?
If you want only the first physical thing I notice, then it would be between their legs or their face, depending on the situation. Though I always want to see their face and especially to look into their eyes.

After seeing their face, the very next thing my mind wanders to is what their voice sounds like. I am always trying to match a person's looks to the sound of their voice. Sometimes I nail it, most I am way off!!

Subject: Re: Are you short or tall ?

Forum: Are you short or tall ?
I believe I would be considered average height. Though most people would say I am on the short side when it comes to males my age.

I don't normally see height as a big deal, I am taller than my wife by a few inches, but that doesn't mean she still can't take me down, haha!