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Police Question Aspiring Cadet and Military Vet’s Homeschool Diploma

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Homeschooling is a growing practice in the US as parents opt to take their children’s education into their own hands and avoid the many problems associated with public schools, but in the “real world”, many people are still struggling to understand that it is a valid form of education.

Every state has different homeschool laws, and the requirements for graduation vary accordingly. This is, of course, the same in the public school system, but a diploma from an institutional school rarely raises questions.

If you have met the requirements to serve in our nation’s military, however, apparently a homeschool diploma might still raise questions, as one New Jersey family found out recently.

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The Homeschool Legal Defense Association‘s Scott Woodruff explains:

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After serving in the military, a New Jersey homeschool graduate applied to work in a law enforcement job. But while his background made him a very desirable candidate, the officer processing his application was in a quandary as to how to confirm that his parent-issued high school diploma was legitimate.

He explains that while the police may have been confused by his diploma, it was every bit as valid as a regular school diploma, and he was able to advise the parents accordingly:

The purpose of a high school diploma is to provide an easily recognized document to substantiate that the bearer successfully completed his secondary education. The diploma itself is confirmation that the student finished a high school program. So if someone questions whether the diploma is real, or valid, or legitimate, or just wants some form of additional support, what is the best source to consult? The person who signed the diploma!

At my recommendation, therefore, the candidate’s mother and father signed affidavits attesting to the fact that their son had graduated from a lawful program of secondary education and earned a high school diploma. These affidavits, together with a letter from me explaining that the diploma was valid under New Jersey law, were transmitted to the officer.

Thankfully, the young man had a happy ending and was able to verify his diploma, and was hired!

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Harrowing Tale of Week-Long Bear Attack is a Hoax, Say Investigators

Well this is embarrassing.

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It was only a few days ago that the world became familiar with a truly stupendous tale out of America’s last frontier. A man, stranded at a remote cabin in the Alaskan bush, was being haunted and hunted every night by a vicious bear, after being mauled ever so slightly on his first day on site.  His rescuers arrived after a week of these nightly attacks, and only after the stranded man was able to create a plea for help large enough to be seen by the air. The only issue with the story is that the whole thing appears to be made up, at least according to local researchers.  While the story went viral worldwide and more details came to light about the incident, some community members began to express concerns and doubt about the veracity of the tale. The cabin [Richard] Jessee took refuge in, as it turns out, was not his. It belonged to a fellow miner, though Jessee’s cabin sat only a few yards away. “We went out there to the cabin, but we couldn’t find a bear track within 500 feet of the place, but it should have been all torn up, according to his story,” said one anonymous source known to the Nugget. “There’s no hair, no tracks, no scat, nothing.” And also… The Coast Guard crew delivered him to an ambulance in Nome, which took him to Norton Sound Health Regional hospital. “We were told to get a man who had been mauled by a bear,” said Jim West Jr., the Nome Volunteer Fire and Ambulance chief. “He walked off the helicopter and walked into the ambulance. He had no animal bites and wasn’t bleeding.” Local police do admit that the area is known for its bear population, however, and the traumatized Jessee is…

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USPS Delivers Defiant Message to White House Regarding Vaccine Mandate

This is a slap in the face to the Biden administration.

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According to the Biden administration, trouble is coming, and it will arrive in the form of another prolonged economic downturn and possible lockdowns, if we don’t somehow get this “delta” variant of COVID-19 under control. The issue, according to many medical experts, is that this mutated version of the primary coronavirus pandemic strain, is spreading too rapidly among the unvaccinated, and without a significant number of Americans suddenly deciding to get inoculated in the near future, we may not reach “herd immunity” for months. Now, in an effort to speed up the stagnating vaccination rate, President Joe Biden is set to announce that all federal workers should be vaccinated, or face a grueling COVID testing protocol that was intentionally designed to be uncomfortable. The United States Postal Service isn’t taking the news lying down, however. The influential American Postal Workers Union on Wednesday said, at this point, it opposes a coronavirus vaccine mandate from the Biden administration but encouraged workers to voluntarily take the jabs. “While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent,” the union said in a statement obtained by Fox News. The union did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News. The union said in the statement that the safety of its workers is “of paramount importance” but “at this time the APWU opposes the mandating of COVID-19 vaccinations.” The Biden administration’s mandate will not be 100% iron clad according to sources familiar with the matter, but, rather, would be an incredibly strong suggestion with some terribly annoying hoops to jump through to abstain.

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