One can get one's boat confiscated if the Coast Guard finds cannabis in a random inspection they can make anywhere.
Based on the artwork that accompanied the article, our young author was apparently unaware that women have been a part of tech and part of the "old guard" for some time. I had been hoping for a more profound article, something along the lines of an examination of the ageism in the"new technology" job market and how that is a loss to us all... but it was a disappointing article. About as shallow as the interview process for many of those "high tech" companies .
I am a U.S. Coast Guard veteran and very proud of it. For the life of me, why does our country's leadership not design and implement a program where ALL young people are required to serve our great country for 1-2 years, not necessarily in the military? Such a requirement would, at the least, begin making all of us have "skin in the game" when it comes to being Americans. My thoughts...do any of you concur?
@Mancuroc: I agree. Also, watch what happens to freedom of speech and assembly when someone walks in with a gun, or stands up to make a point while carrying a gun. Who can not feel intimidated or threatened? The second amendment threatens all other amendments. We now have a standing military. The second amendment has been obsolete since the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, (and yes the Coast Guard) have been around to protect us.
Maybe I'm naive. I'm not a doctor or an expert in international affairs. but why is it so easy to get guns to rebels so they can fight wars, and so hard to get medical supplies to doctors so they can fight viruses?.Someone else said that the first rule for a rescuer in a disaster, is to not become the one who needs to be rescued. But this situation could be compared to the Coast Guard failing to rescue drowning people because they didn't have life vests for the rescuers.
I really like this idea. Along with genuine coast-to-coast passenger lines and moving public transport into suburban areas,this could be part of a solution. Taking interstate trucking off of the interstate would immeasurably improve both safety and the condition of the roads themselves.
Of course life is easier should a student have a family with money, have a daddy, etc.; it's always been this way and always will be. The only difference I see now is university elite paying themselves much more handsomely without guilt since their expectation is that students will just acquire govt loans and never pay them back anyway.
It also appears to me that many within the current generation need a reality check. Attempting to go to Emory or another "expensive" school when one is aware they are poor does not make sense. One must play the cards they have been dealt and make things happen for themselves without blaming others or expecting others to pay the way. My wife and I both came from low middle income families and paid our own way through college; first, we did this by having the common sense to not take on a huge amount of debt by starting at less expensive colleges; degrees at community state universities can be obtained for as low as $2000 per semester or $6000 per year for 3 classes per semester!
Also, one must do things (sacrifice) one may not do otherwise in order to reach the goal. For instance, college ROTC scholarships are available if you maintain your grades. Combine this ROTC (as I did) with one weekend per month serving in the Guard or Reserves and one will have extra income. Add a part-time job and you will be surprised how achievable things can become. Can always join the military first; Coast Guard is military too.
One must also include the female cadets at the other military academies, Coast Guard, Air Force and Navy
The leed paragraph says it all. Who gets to workout at 9:45 a.m.? People who can afford to not be at work that's who: the wealthy, the retired, the stay at home mom/dad, the odd second or third shifter, or the injured rehabbing something or other. Certainly, not me except when I've fallen into one the aforementioned categories: I rehabbed a blown ACL, I worked one of those odd shifts for a while and now I'm retired. For the 30 years I served in the Coast Guard, staying in shape was part of the job, but we did our "Daily Dozen" at 0530 or 0630. Just the fact these folks are able to swing a sledgehammer at a tire at that hour makes the whole phenomenon seem a bit elitist to me. Then again, if that were the only elitist activity going on in our society it would be okay.