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Daily Archives: March 2nd, 2016


The ongoing Bill Cosby sexual allegations and public trail by media is not over but could be if the attorneys would get their acts together. At this time most people who follow this are at once surprised, amazed or not. The Many accusations have so many flaws or possible misconceptions as to muddy the waters on the real story. It appears that many well known personalities (including Mrs., Bill Cosby)are being deposed on their knowledge of his actions. I am concerned about the time span between the actual occurrence of the supposed acts and the current revelations. It may turn out to be true or not but the media frenzy has more to do with selling papers or air time than facts. We expect this type of coverage from the checkout stand journals rather than the mainstream media but it appears that any method of increasing revenue is fair game even if it may turn out to false. This is not to say that Mr. Cosby is innocent or guilty but a fair shake should be available for all  as this could happen to any of us for any supposed transgressions from the past.

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Recently I have spoken with relatives, friends and associates who were training for various professional fields where additional licensing or testing was required for the State in which they live. Each one has told the same story: the required reading in preparation to take the necessary test for Accreditation was not quite like the exam. It appears that the wording is a bit different in the actual exam or perhaps even different. Bear in mind that each test has a cost to take and some charge a retake fee,  often the testing agency is a contract vendor (supposedly  to give an air of neutrality to the government body). Given that the months and years of training required for these professions why is it that these States make this accreditation exam just different or hard enough that a extremely small margin could create a retake situation. It is well known that some folks are not great at taking tests but know their subject well. It appears to me that the reasonable way to do this would be to have the exam wording reflect  the actual training or reading materials as  related to the subject matter. This may never happen but wouldn’t you think that States would rather have people who have to pay the professional fees, pay those fees for the many years that they will pay them than have that person dump the training because of a flawed testing system which requires payment for retakes on possibly flawed testing material?

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