It’s time to give permits to Cannabis Lounges

Easy access in a safe, legal, and relatively inexpensive environment is key to reducing the Black Market for Cannabis, not just in California, but in all states that have legalized both recreational and Medicinal Cannabis. For those who are concerned about folks using Cannabis and then driving, the Cannabis Lounge operators can partner with UBER, Lyft, or their local Taxi Company. There are reasonable solutions to every concern and to every issue. It is only the unreasonable demands of government that is holding back an entire industry.

https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/opinion/local-cannabis-regulations-are-creating-pockets-of-prohibition/?utm_source=Voice+of+San+Diego+Master+List&utm_campaign=99e06e7bda-Morning_Report&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c2357fd0a3-99e06e7bda-84176801&goal=0_c2357fd0a3-99e06e7bda-84176801

Peace through Strength

I believe that nearly everyone would agree that the Dalai Lama is a man of peace.  However, it appears that the Dalai Lama and Ronald Reagan have much in common.  You maintain peace, by being strong in the face of your enemies.  Even in the eyes of the Dalai Lama, a schoolgirl has the right to defend herself when confronted by evil.

Exploding the Myth of the Underpaid Teacher (Part 1)

Good day everyone,

Recently, I was pulled into a discussion/debate about teacher salaries and the perception that teachers are underpaid, overworked, and burdened to the point of physical and emotional collapse.  In this debate, I was called several rather disgusting things and accused of being a “hater” or “liar” for bringing out the facts.  So, before I begin my expose, let me provide some personal disclosure so that everyone is aware that I do not “hate” teachers and that this isn’t just a witch hunt.

  1. I AM a teacher.  10 years ago I started working, part time for a major university teaching Business, Marketing, Management, to undergrad, and graduate students.  I LOVE being a teacher.
  2. I am also an experienced professional and I regularly hire graduates from the California University system.  I know exactly what kind of student is being allowed to graduate now, and I know exactly how much time I need to spend to correct his/her thinking to make him/her a productive employee.
  3. I am married to a teacher.  The woman that I love has MULTIPLE Master’s degrees, multiple credentials (including math, physical education, and administration).  She has taught in 4 different Districts and at one University.
  4. A few years ago, on a dare, I sat for the CBEST.  A 3-hour test that I completed in 70 minutes and was told that I had passed before even leaving the testing facility.  Based on this one, incredibly easy test, I was allowed to begin my public teaching career, as a substitute, in our local school districts.  To say the bar for entry is low, would be an understatement.
  5. I have done my research and will provide the data to back up my assertions.  While I will focus on one particular District in California, Desert Sands Unified School District (DSUSD), the data and information for all Districts is readily available for any who wishes to look into their local district.  While there are slight differences in pay and benefits, the State Union, California Teachers Association (CTA) ensures a relative balance between all districts in the State.
  6. During my tenure as a Substitute Teacher, I discovered how most tenured teachers completely revile the work that substitutes can provide. During this expose, I will reveal stories about my experiences teaching everything from Kindergarten, up to High School Business Students, AND I will tell the story of how the CTA and Local Union forced myself and my wife to pony up over $3000 to give a handful of exceptional students, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

My goal here is not to tear down the teaching profession.  There are a number of men and women in my life, many of them teachers, that have contributed to who I am today.  I would name names, but I do not want to embarrass anyone, living or passed.  These women and men, from 3rd grade to 5th-6th grade, to high school English, history, and Community College all contributed in amazing ways to the man  I am today.  But it is time for the Union lies, the Progressive Lies, the Liberal Lies, and the Democrat Lies… TO STOP

It’s time for #TruthToPower #TakeBackCalifornia #MakeCaliforniaGreatAgain #WakeUpCalifornia.

To your health, happiness, prosperity!

Kevin

Designed for Success (060)

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Today’s first SUCCESS Quote comes from Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of Independence, Inventor, and 3rd President of the United States. Jefferson reminds us that we all get angry, frustrated, or upset, and that there is nothing wrong with that.  It’s a natural part of being human.  But it is how we deal with our anger, that makes the difference.  It is your attitude toward others, including how you handle anger, that is key to achieving your goals.  Let’s all learn from the past and benefit from the wisdom of others. Especially those who have achieved success in business, politics, religion, and life.

Here is another of my favorite quotations on SUCCESS!

To your health, happiness, prosperity!

Kevin

Designed for Success (059) BONUS

Happy Monday everyone!

Today’s BONUS Success Quote comes from President Donald Trump.  President Trump reminds us that life is a battle between good and evil, business is a battle between big and small, and sometimes, even just getting through the day is a battle.  But the war of life is not just one battle.  It is a series of battles that you can fight, and learn from, every single day.  What have you learned from life’s battles?  Let’s all learn and benefit from this bit of wisdom and learn from others as well. Especially from those who have achieved success in business, politics, religion, and life.

Here is another of my favorite quotations on SUCCESS!

To your health, happiness, prosperity!

Kevin

Designed for Success (049)

Happy Monday everyone,

We live in a nation that is full of people with strong opinions.  If we are going to solve many of the difficult problems facing our society, we must all learn to get along.  Today’s 2nd Success Quote, from President Theodore Roosevelt reminds us that a key ingredient to success, is being able to get along with others.  We all need to learn how to present our positions, and make the case for our point of view, without invoking personal attacks, hyperbole, or illogical rhetoric.  Let’s all learn and benefit from this simple bit of wisdom, and learn from others as well. Especially from those who have achieved success in business, politics, religion, and life.

Here is another of my favorite quotations on SUCCESS!

To your health, happiness, prosperity!

Kevin

Designed for Success (053)

Happy Presidents’ Day!

Today’s 2nd SUCCESS Quote (President’s Day Special) is from George Washington, Founding Father, General of the Continental Army, and 1st President of the United States.  President Washington reminds us all of the power of example and how those in leadership positions exert a powerful influence on his/her followers.  Let’s all learn and benefit from the wisdom of others. Especially those who have achieved success in business, politics, religion, and life.

Here is another of my favorite quotations on SUCCESS!

To your health, happiness, prosperity!

Kevin