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Ivy League STEM degree not worth the extra cost; liberal arts, maybe

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Today’s Wall Street Journal has a blockbuster article about the value of prestigious undergraduate school and the value of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) degrees regardless of the school. To read it, Google the title: “Do Prestigious Colleges Pay Off? It depends on the Major.” I went to two prestigious schools: West Point and Harvard Business. My education at West Point was mostly STEM. The Journal article authors lump a business major with liberal arts majors. I would say the Harvard MBA is more STEMish, but okay. BS is profitable if it’s Ivy League BS The surprising conclusion of...

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I Robot, I Rubio

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Rubio really bothers me. He is a fast-talker, as in fast-talking salesman who gives you a verbal bum’s rush because he’s scared that if he leaves you even a single second to think for yourself you’ll realize that he is nothing but a B.S. artist who never accomplished any non-politician thing in his brief life. The Wall Street Journal said he speaks with unrelenting tenseness about everything. That’s fundamentally dishonest. Obama’s every word is never-let-’em-see-you-sweat cool. That’s dishonest in that authentic human beings sometimes sweat. Sometimes we are happy; sometimes, angry; sometimes afraid, etc. Not Obama. He’s cool 24/7 since...

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Forensic Files is educational TV that might enhance your safety

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As I have said before, I have recently become a fan of the TV series Forensic Files. Each episode is a half hour and typically about a hard-to-solve actual crime, mostly murders. In some cases, the story is about a wrongly-convicted person getting exonerated by forensic science. In many cases, those involve poring over the evidence files and double checking every bit of it years later.One episode was about a crime solved because the spouse of the deceased spotted the solution on a Forensic Files episode. Another seemed to be a murder by a person who thought they had learned...

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Hillary’s secret email argument is total bull!

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Hillary and classified information have gotten ridiculous. 22 of her emails—the ones she released to the State Department no less—cannot be released to the public because they are top secret.We are also told the Russians and Chinese almost certainly read the emails by hacking.That leaves the following: The 22 emails in question have been read by various Hillary friends and associates, some of whom had no top secret clearance, the Russians and Chinese, the intelligence community, the Obama top officials. The only people who have NOT read these emails are the American people.Hillary keeps saying this is just a dispute...

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‘Little Old Me-ism’ and external validation seekers

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I just heard Rush giving life advice. I heard no reason to believe he got it from me, but he said almost exactly two things that are big in my Succeeding book.http://www.johntreed.com/products/succeeding One is my Little Old Me-ism principle: “Reject Little Old Me-ism. Substitute all they can say is no-ism instead.” You can see a YouTube of my telling about the first time that worked for me at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acOKOstjaMo It’s about my getting into West Point where, parenthetically, I became a classmate of Dan Limbaugh who is a close relative of Rush. I suspect that if every old-enough boy in...

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