Taking the First Step: Voting for Ron Paul

OK, I've changed my mind: I've reversed and have mailed in my voter registration paper to take part in California Primary as a Republican for Ron Paul. I may even contribute to a politician for the first time ever.

I've voted for Bush in 2000 and became more and more dissatisfied with POTUS and after reading LRC, I've became a non-voter in summer of 2004 (during the primaries -- so I didn't vote for Bush the second round). I also turned anti-government (against any and all government intervention be it war or capital punishment). However, Ron Paul, whatever his chances are, gets my vote for being a libertarian in words and actions. I realize that my vote is only 1 out of millions but still at least I can make a statement of where I stand: for Ron Paul.

P.S. Take at peak at how homeschoolers are voting for the candidates so far at Homeschool World.

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College and Career Don't Aways Mix

Mrs Schlafly's "College Not Necessary for Many New Careers" gets to the point:
U.S. News & World Report, which has made a name for itself by ranking and announcing the Best Colleges every year, is now ranking and listing the Best Careers for young people. A comparison of the latest lists shows a shocking disconnect and makes for dispiriting holiday reading.

While the price of a college education has skyrocketed far faster than inflation, many careers for which colleges prepare their graduates are disappearing. U.S. News' Best Careers guide concludes that "college grads might want to consider blue-collar careers" because B.A. diploma holders "are having trouble finding jobs that require college-graduate skills."

Here are the bluecollar jobs:
biomedical equipment technician, firefighter, hairstylist/cosmetologist, and locksmith/security system technician. Other skilled blue-collar careers that scored well on our selection criteria: machinist (manufacturers report a shortage), nuclear plant technician (few people are entering the field, yet plans are on the books for building more plants), and electrician/electronics tech (above-average pay, and it's easier on the body than many other blue-collar careers).
So many of them only require do-it-yourself skills with very little start up money. How nice (compared to $40K to $120K+ required to get college degrees).

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