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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    You see, peanut butter and jelly is a metaphor for men and women of color, who are unable to liberate themselves, kept oppressed on all sides by white bread.
    Uh huh-gotcha, someone was really stretching for that one.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    For fans of super troopers this is beyond classic...

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-sh...2390--nfl.html

    Absolutely hilarious. I really need to do this when I get interviewed...
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    Would you spend ~$20k to get a second master's degree in public health (online) or ~10k for a certificate in public health?
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    You see, peanut butter and jelly is a metaphor for men and women of color, who are unable to liberate themselves, kept oppressed on all sides by white bread.
    It's taken a while, but American society is moving away from white bread. Even in the south, you see PB&J on breads of color such as whole wheat. It may take another generation before we get to PB&J on marbled rye, but our children, and our children's children, will be openly eating their PB&Js on breads of many colors, and even open-faced, on top of the bread with nothing to hold them down from above.

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    For the past 4 years I have been a member of a committee that meets at the Federal Reserve Bank branch about 30 miles south of my office. For each of those four years, when the committee is in session, we have always met on the first Tuesday of the month. Today being the first Tuesday of October and having received an email reminder last week, I naturally drove down there for the meeting today. Only after trying to get through the 800 layers of security did the guards and I realize that this months meeting is tomorrow. I guess I should have actually read the email.



    Oh well... I have bowling tomorrow evening about 2 miles from the bank so I guess the meeting being on Wednesdays is pretty convenient. Maybe I'll go hang out at one of the new hipster hotspots in Detroit's Midtown.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    You see, peanut butter and jelly is a metaphor for men and women of color, who are unable to liberate themselves, kept oppressed on all sides by white bread.
    Damn. I thought it was about strawberry jam vs. grape jelly and wheat vs. white.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    We're watching Mon nite football. Why do the Dallas Cowboys have such pastel non-macho color?. Pale blue, not even blue, too watery, really? I've mentioned this before, and RJ just rolls his eyes and insults the FL Gators colors. I think medium blue and bright orange beat watery blue,. Did Tom Landry approve those pansy colors?
    Good points. Don't let them blow you off. They are sissy colors for a football team. You expect better from Texas. What color is testosterone?
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    What color is testosterone?
    Didn't think you'd know, big hair boy. It's whatever color it damn well wants to be!

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Would you spend ~$20k to get a second master's degree in public health (online) or ~10k for a certificate in public health?
    If you already have some experience, I would do the certificate.
    "Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon." ~Peter Lynch

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Would you spend ~$20k to get a second master's degree in public health (online) or ~10k for a certificate in public health?
    wow, you are a masochist?

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    You see, peanut butter and jelly is a metaphor for men and women of color, who are unable to liberate themselves, kept oppressed on all sides by white bread.
    Oreo's were so much easier to understand.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Would you spend ~$20k to get a second master's degree in public health (online) or ~10k for a certificate in public health?
    Which one is more marketable? Is the certificate a standard credential, or a master's degree required for the types of jobs you would want?



    and when you figure it out, maybe you can advise me on my next career choice...

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    You see, peanut butter and jelly is a metaphor for men and women of color, who are unable to liberate themselves, kept oppressed on all sides by white bread.
    I can't believe no one has posted this yet:
    @GigCityPlanner

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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    If you already have some experience, I would do the certificate.
    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    wow, you are a masochist?
    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    Which one is more marketable? Is the certificate a standard credential, or a master's degree required for the types of jobs you would want?



    and when you figure it out, maybe you can advise me on my next career choice...
    Most of the PH jobs I've seen don't require a Master's, at least at the entry level, and my MURP/planning experience would cover many of the required skills & quals. What I'm missing is direct public health experience and some of the related classes, e.g. projections on # of hospital beds. Now, I'm certain I could do them but haven't had the reason or education to do them. I think the certificate could help me get over the experience bump. I'll be spending all morning with someone in our County Health dept. including 2 hrs in a car so I'll be certain to pick her brain!

    I've always been interested in public health and applied and was accepted to MPH programs after undergrad but decided not to pursue it b/c I wasn't sure what I would do with the degree.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Are reubens racist?

    Is the reuben sandwich a metaphor for the way The Man has always kept the heat on the Jewish and Swiss people by sandwiching them with dryly humorous irony?
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Would you spend ~$20k to get a second master's degree in public health (online) or ~10k for a certificate in public health?
    Would the courses you take for the certificate be applicable to the MPH? Seems like you take the small bite first and see how it goes.

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    Maybe some statistic coursework instead?

    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Most of the PH jobs I've seen don't require a Master's, at least at the entry level, and my MURP/planning experience would cover many of the required skills & quals. What I'm missing is direct public health experience and some of the related classes, e.g. projections on # of hospital beds. Now, I'm certain I could do them but haven't had the reason or education to do them. I think the certificate could help me get over the experience bump. I'll be spending all morning with someone in our County Health dept. including 2 hrs in a car so I'll be certain to pick her brain!

    I've always been interested in public health and applied and was accepted to MPH programs after undergrad but decided not to pursue it b/c I wasn't sure what I would do with the degree.
    It should not take a master's to project numbers of hospital beds, or figure out how to design friendlier health care places.

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    And when everybody heard it they knew things were going to be alright.
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    Why is it that when ads talk about "People over 50" they show "old" gray-haired people like where Dan lives? Not that being gray is wrong, but it tries to make someone 50 "elderly" which is ridiculous unless, maybe, if you're 25.

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    Rock Hudson died 27 years ago today, one of the first AIDS deaths that became public.

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    Would it be weird to send a random "Your house is looking great, thanks for the work you've done on it" note to a stanger? Would you be weirded out if you got one? There is a small community at the halfway point between home and work, and all the last month or two I've watched work being done on a very old house - scraping, painting, siding replacement, and now painting. It's slow going, but they are doing it themselves and doing a great job. I'm somewhat tempted to send a quick note just to say that it looks great, but worry that'd be kind of creepy.

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    It's a wonderful day in my neighborhood...

    The APA named Heritage Hill as one of the top neighborhoods in the Country!
    Invest in the things today, that provide the returns tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    The APA named Heritage Hill as one of the top neighborhoods in the Country!
    Congrats! I did a nomination a couple of years ago for my community, made it to the second round of consideration (where they ask for even more information!), and I know all the work that goes into getting these nominations together.
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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    Congrats! I did a nomination a couple of years ago for my community, made it to the second round of consideration (where they ask for even more information!), and I know all the work that goes into getting these nominations together.
    I started it about 3 years ago and it was put on the back burner. Then our planning director had the historic preservation specialist contact the association to get a copy of our application since it was 90% complete.
    Invest in the things today, that provide the returns tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally posted by SW MI Planner View post
    Would it be weird to send a random "Your house is looking great, thanks for the work you've done on it" note to a stanger? Would you be weirded out if you got one? There is a small community at the halfway point between home and work, and all the last month or two I've watched work being done on a very old house - scraping, painting, siding replacement, and now painting. It's slow going, but they are doing it themselves and doing a great job. I'm somewhat tempted to send a quick note just to say that it looks great, but worry that'd be kind of creepy.
    I don't think it would be creepy if you preface your note with a statement about how you frequently pass the house and have admired the work being done, or something to that effect. You're not asking for anything or making any assumptions; you're giving someone an unsolicited compliment. You might even make someone's day.

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