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During the warmer months I'm limited to recreation rides in the evening or on weekends. We have a decent bike trail system in my part of Ohio. I can go for a 100 mile ride (1 direction) with 90% of that being on a bike path.
There were cliques, there was an occasional fight.. but honestly there was little drama and I never saw any forms of bullying. Sure, people would talk about others behind their backs but that's as far as I ever saw it go.
I was small, did not have much confidence, and I dressed myself really bad.. but that never made me a target.
I routinely chat with people from my class, I'm amazed at how well the class spread out around the country and what some people have accomplished. I guess I was very lucky to know so many wonderful people.
I wouldn't call my school years great but that is more on my own attitude and not how I was treated.
Let's face it, we're not going to discover another intelligent species on our own for quite a long time so any contact would be almost entirely on the aliens. Their technology will be beyond our imagination and we'd likely be at their complete mercy. Explorers or survivors? My fear would be they came here to finish what we started, pillage the planet of valuable resources and move on.
I'm not ranting against you, the story just pisses me off. I have a good friend who works for a similar service, he must respond to calls of abuse/neglect and decide what action should be taken. There is so much actual abuse out there.. letting a 6 and 10 year old walk home alone is not one of them.
I had all my loans paid off within 18 months. The key was that the community college was a very cheap way to get through all the gen ed courses. I was working part time and was able to save enough money to pay off my tuition at the university to avoid any additional loans. Had I gone the CC route at the beginning, I would have graduated with no debt at all.
I think this plan is a good idea. Hopefully it requires students to maintain a certain level of achievement to continue receiving free education.
Disclaimer - I do not own any firearms and have no intention of ever wreaking havoc in a destructive way.
I'm 35 now, at this point the career and family are established.. now I just sit back and enjoy what I've worked hard on for the past decade.