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Mike Rowe defends Scott Walker with a Ticonderoga pencil

Ticonderoga pencilBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Last week on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Former DNC Chairman Howard Dean drew attention to Republican Governor Scott Walker’s lack of a college degree (see Howard Dean: How well-educated is Walker?) and called Walker “unknowledgeable.” It has resulted in much discussion, pro and con, concerning college degrees.

One of the best responses I saw was by Mike Rowe earlier this week while reading his Facebook page. You know — the “Dirty Jobs” guy from the Discovery Channel who isn’t afraid to tackle anything and believes in my mom’s saying that opportunity often comes disguised as hard work.

Mike Rowe was asked by a reader named Kyle, “What would your response be on college as a requirement for elected office?” Rowe’s response is long but is definitely worth the time to read it. He wrote:

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Discovery Channel tonight … ‘Ebola: Are we next?’

By Lynn R. Mitchell

The Discovery Channel is looking into Ebola (see How Ebola and other viruses mutate):

While experts argue over the likelihood of Ebola mutating to become airborne, the current Ebola virus already has mutated in order to survive. The speed and method of mutation varies from virus to virus. Here’s how it works.

Viruses reproduce through host cells. The virus injects its DNA or RNA into the host cell, enabling it to deliver instructions to the cell to make more viruses. Those viruses spread throughout the organism.

Tonight, Thursday, September 18, at 9:00 on the Discovery Channel … learn more about this alarming disease.

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