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#762970 --- 03/01/08 01:05 PM GED
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My daughter finally got her GED today in the Mail...... \:\/

We are very proud of her today......

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#763005 --- 03/01/08 04:35 PM Re: GED [Re: izzy]
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congrats , that is a wonderful acomplishment
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#763040 --- 03/01/08 06:38 PM Re: GED [Re: seneca_lady]
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Congats Izzy

The beaten path is not for everyone.
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#763058 --- 03/01/08 07:47 PM Re: GED [Re: Eomer]
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That's great news! Congrats!

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#763105 --- 03/02/08 03:44 AM Re: GED [Re: almostrelieved]
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gOOD jOB!!
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#763690 --- 03/03/08 02:15 AM Re: GED [Re: izzy]
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Originally Posted By: izzy
My daughter finally got her GED today in the Mail...... \:\/

We are very proud of her today......


I hope she didn't waste too much of her time in high school.

I had my GED in hand before my high school class graduated. When I applied to college, they translated my GED score into a 4.0 high-school GPA. If I had known it would be that easy, I would have quit school sooner.
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#763718 --- 03/03/08 05:14 AM Re: GED [Re: AbuDhabi]
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Originally Posted By: AbuDhabi
Originally Posted By: izzy
My daughter finally got her GED today in the Mail...... \:\/

We are very proud of her today......


I hope she didn't waste too much of her time in high school.

I had my GED in hand before my high school class graduated. When I applied to college, they translated my GED score into a 4.0 high-school GPA. If I had known it would be that easy, I would have quit school sooner.


Well..you are pretty smart ;\)
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#763782 --- 03/03/08 06:56 AM Re: GED [Re: sparky's back]
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Originally Posted By: sparky's back
Originally Posted By: AbuDhabi
Originally Posted By: izzy
My daughter finally got her GED today in the Mail...... \:\/

We are very proud of her today......


I hope she didn't waste too much of her time in high school.

I had my GED in hand before my high school class graduated. When I applied to college, they translated my GED score into a 4.0 high-school GPA. If I had known it would be that easy, I would have quit school sooner.


Well..you are pretty smart ;\)


I can count up to 20 when I'm not wearing shoes. I put on quite a show at job interviews.
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#763838 --- 03/03/08 09:21 AM Re: GED [Re: AbuDhabi]
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But are you smarter then a fifth grader?

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#763871 --- 03/03/08 11:51 AM Re: GED [Re: Jerri Blank]
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But are you smarter then a fifth grader?


I'm smarter than some of them, surely. But now you're off topic.
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#764496 --- 03/04/08 02:46 PM Re: GED [Re: AbuDhabi]
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How did you do that, she had to be 18 before she could even take it?

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#764513 --- 03/04/08 03:16 PM Re: GED [Re: izzy]
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He is being facetious.
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#764536 --- 03/04/08 04:43 PM Re: GED [Re: Coach64]
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Originally Posted By: Coach64
He is being facetious.


And here I thought he was just being a smart ass ;\)
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#764587 --- 03/04/08 06:03 PM Re: GED [Re: Coach64]
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Originally Posted By: Coach64
He is being facetious.


I don't think he was. I think he turned 18 before his class graduated. His could have turned 18 as early as Jan. '68, and still have been in the class of '68.
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#764594 --- 03/04/08 06:10 PM Re: GED [Re: AbuDhabi]
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Originally Posted By: AbuDhabi
Originally Posted By: izzy
My daughter finally got her GED today in the Mail...... \:\/

We are very proud of her today......


I hope she didn't waste too much of her time in high school.

I had my GED in hand before my high school class graduated. When I applied to college, they translated my GED score into a 4.0 high-school GPA. If I had known it would be that easy, I would have quit school sooner.


I really wish I'd done that. High school was like prison for me, as you probably remember. I'll bet I could have whacked the GED, too. I did take some CLEP tests in the navy, and have 1 year of college credits just from that.


Edited by VM Smith (03/04/08 06:11 PM)
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#764641 --- 03/04/08 07:28 PM Re: GED [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith
I did take some CLEP tests in the navy


Don't they have antibiotics for that now.

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#764762 --- 03/04/08 10:40 PM Re: GED [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Originally Posted By: Coach64
He is being facetious.


I don't think he was. I think he turned 18 before his class graduated. His could have turned 18 as early as Jan. '68, and still have been in the class of '68.


I believe in those days the age requirement may have been 16. I turned 18 on June 3, 1968 just a couple of weeks before you graduated, so I must have taken the tests before that, maybe in April or May. I remember receiving my scores in the mail before your graduation.

I quit high school the previous October (1967).

What I said about using my GED to get into college is true. They had some kind of score equivalency formula that set me at 4.0.
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#764764 --- 03/04/08 10:43 PM Re: GED [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith
I really wish I'd done that. High school was like prison for me, as you probably remember. I'll bet I could have whacked the GED, too. I did take some CLEP tests in the navy, and have 1 year of college credits just from that.


Yes, you would have aced the GED.
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#764769 --- 03/04/08 10:52 PM Re: GED [Re: izzy]
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Originally Posted By: izzy
How did you do that, she had to be 18 before she could even take it?


Hold the phone there, sweetheart. This from the NYS GED web site:

"Anyone who is a New York State Resident and who is 16 years of age or older (with certain restrictions) on the day of testing may be eligible to take the GED Tests. For more detailed information on eligibility and the required forms you may need, please refer to the eligibility requirements."

I can't find out what the restrictions are because the web site is damned near incomprehensible. It must have been designed by a high-school dropout.

http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ged/f-a-q.shtml

Given my subsequent experience with universities (no problem with admission, graduated with honors, went on to get two advanced degrees, won scholarships and other financial awards, etc.) I would have no problem advising anyone who doesn't like high school to quit. For me it's just a question of whether a rational evaluation by a student leads to the conclusion that h.s. is the best use of his or her time.


Edited by AbuDhabi (03/04/08 10:56 PM)
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#764771 --- 03/04/08 10:58 PM Re: GED [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Originally Posted By: AbuDhabi
Originally Posted By: izzy
My daughter finally got her GED today in the Mail...... \:\/

We are very proud of her today......


I hope she didn't waste too much of her time in high school.

I had my GED in hand before my high school class graduated. When I applied to college, they translated my GED score into a 4.0 high-school GPA. If I had known it would be that easy, I would have quit school sooner.


I really wish I'd done that. High school was like prison for me, as you probably remember. I'll bet I could have whacked the GED, too. I did take some CLEP tests in the navy, and have 1 year of college credits just from that.


If you ever decide to up your ante, you can probably get more credit for some of your life and work experience. It just depends on where you apply. I think Empire State College allows credit for life and work. Stuff like getting your Master's license, for example, might get you some credits.
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#764810 --- 03/05/08 03:55 AM Re: GED [Re: AbuDhabi]
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You and Smitty are already..way smart ;\)
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#764864 --- 03/05/08 06:13 AM Re: GED [Re: AbuDhabi]
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If I did anything, I'd just take an ESL course, and go down and teach young secretaries, by private tutoring. Down there, they don't put quite as much stock in credentialism; they just care if an English teacher knows English, in many cases.

I'm getting an urge to open a plant nursery, really. There's about a zillion kinds of flowers down there, and you don't need much physical plant other than a house or shed, a little land (could be your yard; there's no zoning), and a fence. No green house, for instance, and it's not seasonal. Labor to handle the dirt and grunt work is cheap.

Thanks, sparks! I also figure that I'm smarter than some of those 5th graders. I don't know about the 6th graders, though.
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#764948 --- 03/05/08 08:18 AM Re: GED [Re: sparky's back]
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You and Smitty are already..way smart ;\)


You're just trying to get into our pants. You can't fool us.
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#764950 --- 03/05/08 08:19 AM Re: GED [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith
I'm getting an urge to open a plant nursery, really. There's about a zillion kinds of flowers down there, and you don't need much physical plant other than a house or shed, a little land (could be your yard; there's no zoning), and a fence. No green house, for instance, and it's not seasonal. Labor to handle the dirt and grunt work is cheap.


Who are you going to sell to?
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#764967 --- 03/05/08 08:43 AM Re: GED [Re: AbuDhabi]
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Originally Posted By: AbuDhabi
Originally Posted By: sparky's back
You and Smitty are already..way smart ;\)


You're just trying to get into our pants. You can't fool us.


And flattery's definitely the way to do it; we're easy.
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#764971 --- 03/05/08 08:44 AM Re: GED [Re: AbuDhabi]
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"Who are you going to sell to?"

Maybe I should run a combo business, and sell to secretaries.
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#765444 --- 03/05/08 08:56 PM Re: GED [Re: AbuDhabi]
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Originally Posted By: AbuDhabi
Originally Posted By: sparky's back
You and Smitty are already..way smart ;\)


You're just trying to get into our pants. You can't fool us.

Geez Abu..you know everything ;\)
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#765549 --- 03/05/08 11:01 PM Re: GED [Re: sparky's back]
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Originally Posted By: sparky's back
Originally Posted By: AbuDhabi
Originally Posted By: sparky's back
You and Smitty are already..way smart ;\)


You're just trying to get into our pants. You can't fool us.

Geez Abu..you know everything ;\)


See? There you go again. *sigh*
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#765558 --- 03/05/08 11:23 PM Re: GED [Re: AbuDhabi]
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Looks like I've achieved "also-ran" status. Just when I was starting to get hot, too! I really think she's excited by married men; women are so competitive.
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#765582 --- 03/06/08 01:12 AM Re: GED [Re: VM Smith]
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Looks like I've achieved "also-ran" status. Just when I was starting to get hot, too! I really think she's excited by married men; women are so competitive.


And it's always the same: First they tell you how smart you are, then they rub their legs together themselves indecently and stare at you, and finally their little hands snake over... It gets so tedious after a while.
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#765597 --- 03/06/08 04:40 AM Re: GED [Re: AbuDhabi]
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Originally Posted By: AbuDhabi
Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Looks like I've achieved "also-ran" status. Just when I was starting to get hot, too! I really think she's excited by married men; women are so competitive.


And it's always the same: First they tell you how smart you are, then they rub their legs together themselves indecently and stare at you, and finally their little hands snake over... It gets so tedious after a while.


OMG you're funny too
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#765598 --- 03/06/08 04:42 AM Re: GED [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Looks like I've achieved "also-ran" status. Just when I was starting to get hot, too! I really think she's excited by married men; women are so competitive.


Haha if I were single..I would not look at maried men..I don't like to share ;\)
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#765650 --- 03/06/08 06:36 AM Re: GED [Re: sparky's back]
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Originally Posted By: sparky's back
Originally Posted By: AbuDhabi
Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Looks like I've achieved "also-ran" status. Just when I was starting to get hot, too! I really think she's excited by married men; women are so competitive.


And it's always the same: First they tell you how smart you are, then they rub their legs together themselves indecently and stare at you, and finally their little hands snake over... It gets so tedious after a while.


OMG you're funny too


Yeah, that too: "He makes me laugh".

And then later, when it all turns bitter, "I know he was a jerk, but he was so funny and smart..."
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#765696 --- 03/06/08 08:03 AM Re: GED [Re: AbuDhabi]
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Just a few words, and you've got her dripping with anticipation, Abu. Either you're really good, or she remembers you talking about that stack of Euros.
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#765700 --- 03/06/08 08:12 AM Re: GED [Re: VM Smith]
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Just a few words, and you've got her dripping with anticipation, Abu. Either you're really good, or she remembers you talking about that stack of Euros.


Hmmm...I remember,nothing..LOL
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#766949 --- 03/08/08 11:42 AM Re: GED [Re: sparky's back]
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Originally Posted By: sparky's back
Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Looks like I've achieved "also-ran" status. Just when I was starting to get hot, too! I really think she's excited by married men; women are so competitive.


Haha if I were single..I would not look at maried men..I don't like to share ;\)


Does your husband know you don't like married men?
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