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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    It sounds like a great place to live! My parents took us kids to visit friends in Kitchener, Ontario many times over the years, and we always had fun. The trip I had planned last Fall to visit my sister in Northern California - that was cancelled because of the earthquake - included a several-day visit to British Columbia. She really likes it there, and she thought I might also enjoy it. I'll try again later. I do want to visit Alaska, too. I have friends there, so if I can get away for a few weeks this year....

    Really! Kitchener?

    I was born there...actually in Elora a bit north and raised in Kitchener.

    I have to ask and feel free not to answer publicly, but is there a connection to Amish there? The Kitchener Waterloo region was originally settled by North Eastern Pennsylvania Amish and there remains a significant connection..like names...Weber, Martin, Brubaker, Zimmerman, Waltzer and Strub....

    If you make the trip make sure to book twice as much time and money......

    I have seen too many hurt faces....once you get here and see 16,000 ft mountains overlooking a world class city, once the air returns to your lungs you will want to see all of it......

    BC is larger than Texas and if the mountains were leveled like tin foil being smoothed it would be larger than the US mainland. It is foreign, and rugged....a place where leaving a world class symphony concert you may have to swerve to avoid a bear.

    And expensive...BC means Bring Cash....the mean price of a home in Vancouver, attacked condo, no view, no elevator will start at about $900,000. This is Hong Kong east, as each new day dawns another sky scraper comes into being.

    It is fun, where you can [I have] go sailing in the morning, scuba diving in the afternoon, skiing in the evening and take in a concert afterward.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I guess a 6 year old with a sharp enough knife can slice your head open and call himself a brain surgeon, but that wouldn't make him a brain surgeon. Probably hard to find anyone letting you do it either.
    If you'd allow a 6 year old with a sharp knife to slice your head open you probably wouldn't benefit from brain surgery anyway.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Is it an issue for you. I like him, but that is a sticking point.
    Harry Truman didn't have a college degree, and he did a pretty good job. Jimmy Carter was a college graduate and a lousy President. This is only an issue for people who wouldn't vote for Walker anyway.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Harry Truman didn't have a college degree, and he did a pretty good job. Jimmy Carter was a college graduate and a lousy President. This is only an issue for people who wouldn't vote for Walker anyway.
    What did Truman do? Other than drop the bomb? Really?
    That said he was a very smart man that just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    What did Truman do? Other than drop the bomb? Really?
    That said he was a very smart man that just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
    Truman made a number of critical decisions (correctly, in my view) that set the terms of engagement for the Cold War. He also furthered the cause of African American equality. From Wikipedia:

    While Germany surrendered a few weeks after Truman assumed the Presidency, the war with Japan was expected to last another year or more. Truman approved the use of atomic weapons against Japan, intending to force Japan's surrender and spare American lives in a planned invasion; the decision remains controversial. His presidency was a turning point in foreign affairs, as his government supported an internationalist foreign policy in conjunction with European allies. Working closely with Congress, Truman assisted in the founding of the United Nations, issued the Truman Doctrine to contain communism, and passed the $13 billion Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe, including the Axis Powers of both world wars, whereas the wartime allied Soviet Union became the peacetime enemy, and the Cold War began. He oversaw the Berlin Airlift of 1948 and the creation of NATO in 1949. When communist North Korea invaded South Korea in 1950, he immediately sent in U.S. troops and gained UN approval for the Korean War. After initial success, the UN forces were thrown back by Chinese intervention and the conflict was stalemated through the final years of Truman's presidency.
    On domestic issues, bills endorsed by Truman often faced opposition from a conservative Congress dominated by the South, but his administration successfully guided the American economy through post-war economic challenges. He said civil rights was a moral priority and in 1948 submitted the first comprehensive legislation, issuing Executive Orders the same year to start racial integration in the military and federal agencies. Corruption in Truman's administration, which was linked to certain members in the cabinet and senior White House staff, was a central issue in the 1952 presidential campaign which Adlai Stevenson, Truman's successor as Democratic nominee, lost to Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower. Popular and scholarly assessments of his presidency were initially negative, but eventually became more positive after his retirement from politics. Truman's 1948 election upset to win a full term as president is routinely invoked by underdog candidates.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Truman made a number of critical decisions (correctly, in my view) that set the terms of engagement for the Cold War. He also furthered the cause of African American equality. From Wikipedia:

    While Germany surrendered a few weeks after Truman assumed the Presidency, the war with Japan was expected to last another year or more. Truman approved the use of atomic weapons against Japan, intending to force Japan's surrender and spare American lives in a planned invasion; the decision remains controversial. His presidency was a turning point in foreign affairs, as his government supported an internationalist foreign policy in conjunction with European allies. Working closely with Congress, Truman assisted in the founding of the United Nations, issued the Truman Doctrine to contain communism, and passed the $13 billion Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe, including the Axis Powers of both world wars, whereas the wartime allied Soviet Union became the peacetime enemy, and the Cold War began. He oversaw the Berlin Airlift of 1948 and the creation of NATO in 1949. When communist North Korea invaded South Korea in 1950, he immediately sent in U.S. troops and gained UN approval for the Korean War. After initial success, the UN forces were thrown back by Chinese intervention and the conflict was stalemated through the final years of Truman's presidency.
    On domestic issues, bills endorsed by Truman often faced opposition from a conservative Congress dominated by the South, but his administration successfully guided the American economy through post-war economic challenges. He said civil rights was a moral priority and in 1948 submitted the first comprehensive legislation, issuing Executive Orders the same year to start racial integration in the military and federal agencies. Corruption in Truman's administration, which was linked to certain members in the cabinet and senior White House staff, was a central issue in the 1952 presidential campaign which Adlai Stevenson, Truman's successor as Democratic nominee, lost to Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower. Popular and scholarly assessments of his presidency were initially negative, but eventually became more positive after his retirement from politics. Truman's 1948 election upset to win a full term as president is routinely invoked by underdog candidates.
    Basically rode the coat tails of FDR. Yea, we know. Remember, he very narrowly beat Dewey for reelection.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Basically rode the coat tails of FDR. Yea, we know. Remember, he very narrowly beat Dewey for reelection.
    One of the better Presidents of the 20th century.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    One of the better Presidents of the 20th century.
    Grand, but we are talking now. Not 60 years ago. Today, 2015. Keep up.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Grand, but we are talking now. Not 60 years ago. Today, 2015. Keep up.
    It would be hard to do worse than BHO.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Really! Kitchener?

    I was born there...actually in Elora a bit north and raised in Kitchener.

    I have to ask and feel free not to answer publicly, but is there a connection to Amish there? The Kitchener Waterloo region was originally settled by North Eastern Pennsylvania Amish and there remains a significant connection..like names...Weber, Martin, Brubaker, Zimmerman, Waltzer and Strub....

    If you make the trip make sure to book twice as much time and money......

    I have seen too many hurt faces....once you get here and see 16,000 ft mountains overlooking a world class city, once the air returns to your lungs you will want to see all of it......

    BC is larger than Texas and if the mountains were leveled like tin foil being smoothed it would be larger than the US mainland. It is foreign, and rugged....a place where leaving a world class symphony concert you may have to swerve to avoid a bear.

    And expensive...BC means Bring Cash....the mean price of a home in Vancouver, attacked condo, no view, no elevator will start at about $900,000. This is Hong Kong east, as each new day dawns another sky scraper comes into being.

    It is fun, where you can [I have] go sailing in the morning, scuba diving in the afternoon, skiing in the evening and take in a concert afterward.
    I didn't meet any Amish people there that I recall, but I did meet a group in Queensland, Australia, a few years ago, believe it or not! They are farmers there just like they are here, with large farms. I wish I was there now - it's their Summertime, and I just did a quick check and it's 81 degrees there! It's 14 degrees here, which is below average, even for us. And more bad weather on it's way, according to the forecast. :

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