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Old 08-21-2019, 08:14 PM
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My soul is tired. #massschoolshootings
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:59 PM
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My soul is tired. #massschoolshootings
I am going to be an adjunct instructor at a community college this fall. I was given a key to my classroom and shown how to use the barricade device for the door to the classroom. That was my whole orientation.
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Old 08-22-2019, 02:51 PM
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I am going to be an adjunct instructor at a community college this fall. I was given a key to my classroom and shown how to use the barricade device for the door to the classroom. That was my whole orientation.


A year ago, at my school in (San Francisco), there was an active shooter training for staff/instructors on learning how to use available items as weapons if they decide to fight back. It was not a mandatory event. Earlier this week, Cal State Fullerton happened. The buzz is there might be another training that would be mandatory.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:21 AM
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A year ago, at my school in (San Francisco), there was an active shooter training for staff/instructors on learning how to use available items as weapons if they decide to fight back. It was not a mandatory event. Earlier this week, Cal State Fullerton happened. The buzz is there might be another training that would be mandatory.
My company builds online training for a very specific niche industry. Our #1 rated and completed course right now is active shooter and our #1 request is to translate it into as many languages as we can. While I feel fortunate to have a role in providing value to the industry, I sure as hell wish it wasn't this.
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:21 PM
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I am going to be an adjunct instructor at a community college this fall. I was given a key to my classroom and shown how to use the barricade device for the door to the classroom. That was my whole orientation.
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:44 PM
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My company did mandatory active shooter training last year- before they laid off 25% of the staff.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:45 AM
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My company did mandatory active shooter training last year- before they laid off 25% of the staff.
Sadly, I'm guessing it was planned that way?
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:18 PM
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These mass shootings are a drop in the bucket compared to what’s to come. Things will get worse before they get better. This is the world we live in. None of this surprises me.
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Old 09-10-2019, 02:16 AM
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Note to self:

Do not attempt to drive in New Orleans when the Saints are playing a home game, especially if it's the first game of the season. It took me 1hr 20mins for what is normally a 20min drive, and I had to use all my Masshole skills.

In related news, it was one helluva game.
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:40 PM
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Starting a Clinical Trial for 4 th Stage Lung Cancer.

Will be Keytruda to see how that works. Injection every 21 days. Then a C T to seem if reacts in a + way.

If after a few tries, then next step is Keytruda with Chemo. If that is a no joy, want to try something else, LOL!

So, I guess time will tell. After 3 other Cancers, I hope this will be the last, one way or the other!
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:23 AM
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As Jane Austen wrote, I am "unwell". Not sick - unwell. That said, PGD-Grad, I will empty my private messages box, just give me a bit of time and then resend or try again or whatever you wish. And, NinjaPoodle, you've been on my mind and in my thoughts. It is difficult not to despair when the light is dimming. I remind myself that we need night to have day, and that the stars are always there, even when we cannot see them. So check this out!
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:30 AM
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Tom...so sorry to hear your news. You are in my thoughts.
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:25 PM
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As Jane Austen wrote, I am "unwell". Not sick - unwell. That said, PGD-Grad, I will empty my private messages box, just give me a bit of time and then resend or try again or whatever you wish. And, NinjaPoodle, you've been on my mind and in my thoughts. It is difficult not to despair when the light is dimming. I remind myself that we need night to have day, and that the stars are always there, even when we cannot see them. So check this out!
Thank you and feel better.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:38 PM
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[QUOTE=AZTheta;2469403]"... It is difficult not to despair when the light is dimming. I remind myself that we need night to have day, and that the stars are always there, even when we cannot see them."

I obviously needed to see these words tonight, because they shot straight to my soul. Thank you.

However trite it may sound these days, I mean it--thoughts and prayers for you and Tom.
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:00 AM
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Just wanted to make people aware that getting check ups early on. I found my first cancer by an accident literately!

Check ups are worth it!!
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