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  1. Desertrat 1
    Desertrat 1 February 1, 2018 9:04 am

    Ah, the Beatniks. I started FSU at age 24 on the GI Bill in the fall of 1958, after my 15 months in South Korea and two years in Paris.

    Aimed at mechanical engineering for a Bachelor’s.

    Read Ginsber’s “Howl”. Meh. Read some of Kerouac’s “On The Road”. Meh. Enjoyed Rand’s “Fountainhead”.

    And I must say I still enjoy Ferlinghetti’s “Coney Island Of The Mind”. Go figure.

  2. fred
    fred February 1, 2018 9:35 am

    Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan running healthcare???? RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!!!! A group of Billionaires and slave wages and abysmal working conditions for the rest.Not to mention the most restricted healthcare you could possibly receive.
    I guess we will see the final nail into the healthcare mess we have now.

    And may I ask,what the hell ever happened to antitrust enforcement????

    I saw Ginsberg once,that guy was Boring with a capital B.

    Sheesh! College should be by merit only,everyone is NOT college material.

  3. Dana
    Dana February 1, 2018 10:02 am

    Were the beat generation religious poets? Spiritual messengers? I doubt it, but it’s an interesting argument.

    I did a little digging, which led me to the Floating Lotus Magic Opera Company and Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore, whom I’d not heard of before today. My first impression of the book referenced by that article is that it ignores anyone from that crowd who eventually went in a more “conservative” or “traditional” direction. But that’s based only on the Amazon previews. I’m hestitant to fully critize a book I haven’t actually read.

  4. Jim Brook
    Jim Brook February 1, 2018 1:05 pm

    About that crazy proposed legislation in New Mexico that would force high school kids to apply for college, I was wondering if that would happen in Idaho. There is a huge outcry in Idaho among statists that Idaho’s schools (K-12) are among the worst in the country. Their beef? That less Idahoans go on to college than kids in other states. That is simply the choice of the students. Another thing that these people say is that Idaho is 49th in the nation in our high school education. Measured how? In spending, not in results. The number one state in that ranking is the one that spends the most. is the outfit that is promoting this nonsense. In reality, Idaho has some of the best government schools in the country (which is like being the healthiest patient in the ICU). The average ACT score for Idaho was 22.3 in 2017, above the national average of 21, and ranks Idaho as the 17th best state in the nation for college prep, if the ACT is a good indicator of that. Being toward the front of the pack, while spending less than all but one state, means Idaho has about the most cost-effective government education in the country. Again, healthiest patient in the ICU. In what other business would people lament lower spending while achieving superior results? Idaho kids are better prepped for college than the average kid in the nation, but because more choose not to go, those knuckleheads at wail and gnash their teeth.

  5. Comrade X
    Comrade X February 1, 2018 2:53 pm

    Formula One “grid girls” today then what’s next no more cheer leaders or even worst no more in between rounds girls in fights tomorrow, side line/ring side seats values are going down!

  6. david
    david February 4, 2018 4:51 pm

    Ms. Porten’s experience with her doctor and the law was horrible and unacceptable. Is it any wonder men who have issues tend to just ‘suck it up’ first, and self-medicate if that doesn’t work after a few months? Sheesh.

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