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My son graduated from a 4-year university with zero debt this week!

Warning- Vanity Post:
He could have graduated in 3 1/2 years (due to AP credits from high school), but took off the fall 2018 semester to do a Zoology internship.
This was all done under his own power with scholarships and grant money, plus $3,000 from his grandparents to buy my old company car (valued at $9,500).
So proud of his accomplishment and pleased he's able to pursue his passion without the burden of student loan debt.
Back in the day, I worked in banking and routinely saw $60K - $120K in student loans, which I viewed as a tax on our future.

We need to (once again) recognize that spending on education is not just spending, but an investment in our future.

Trumpanzees are a deranged lot!

MAY 10--A 70-year-old Florida motorist was arrested Tuesday after an off-duty cop spotted the suspect driving while “sitting on the sunroof” of his Cadillac sedan, according to court records.

Leonard Olaf Olsen, the accused septuagenarian, was traveling on Interstate 4 around 1 PM on May 7 when the sheriff’s deputy spotted him recklessly driving his vehicle. The deputy, who recorded Olsen in action, estimated that the Cadillac reached speeds in excess of 100 mph.
“The car drives itself and has a gigantic computer in it," Olsen explained. “I thought it would be a nice way to praise God for a minute, and I thought it would be nice at the time and that's what I did.

Olsen’s rap sheet includes weapons convictions in 2006 and 2017. In the latter case, he was arrested for firing a .40 caliber handgun into the air while standing in the driveway of his Lakeland residence. Olsen’s wife told police that the July 2017 incident occurred after he “became upset and began to act out in an aggressive manner.” Olsen’s spouse said that before the shooting started, he stated that he “was going to make America Great Again and Donald Trump told him to do it.”
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