Dr. Leonard Sax: “There are NO Differences in What Boys and Girls Can Learn. But There are Big Differences in the Best Ways to Teach Them.”

Dr. Leonard Sax has attracted positive and negative attention for his views on gender. Based on the notion of innate differences between the sexes, he advocates parenting and the education of children differently based on their gender. On June 18, 2017 Vero Communiqué published an article on "Should the School District of Indian River County … Continue reading Dr. Leonard Sax: “There are NO Differences in What Boys and Girls Can Learn. But There are Big Differences in the Best Ways to Teach Them.”

Bill Britton: “I am Part of America’s Gun Culture.”

The tragedy of Las Vegas prompted me to reflect on gun violence, and my personal history. A Christmas Story  It all began innocently enough. In the late 1950s, I received the Christmas gift that every boy dreamt of in that far-off Age of Innocence: a BB gun. For those who have watched “A Christmas Story” … Continue reading Bill Britton: “I am Part of America’s Gun Culture.”

Bill Britton: “Taking a Knee.”

Jacksonville Jaguars players kneeling on Sunday, September 24, 2017 during the playing of the national anthem at the first NFL game since President Trump called for players who take a knee to be fired. Like “taking a knee” during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” flag burning seems truly criminal to many of those who … Continue reading Bill Britton: “Taking a Knee.”

What We Know About the Current Situation at the Indian River, FL. Medical Center. And What We Don’t Know.

WE KNOW THAT A COLLABORATIVE COMMITTEE, CONSISTING OF MEMBERS OF THE  INDIAN RIVER MEDICAL CENTER (IRMC) BOARD OF DIRECTORS, INDIAN RIVER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT (IRCHD) TRUSTEES AND BOARD MEMBERS OF THE IRMC FOUNDATION (IRMCF), RANKED THE IMPORTANCE OF STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES FOR IRMC.  NO. 1 WAS PATIENT FIRST FOCUS.  NO. 2 WAS TO MAINTAIN AND ENHANCE … Continue reading What We Know About the Current Situation at the Indian River, FL. Medical Center. And What We Don’t Know.

Local Vero Beach, FL Politics, Money and Social Engineering.

Let Cities Work to Determine Their Own Destiny. FROM OUR EARLY EDUCATION WE ARE CONDITIONED TO BELIEVE THAT OUR LOCALLY ELECTED OFFICIALS REPRESENT US IN MATTERS THAT REFLECT OUR LOCAL LIVING PREFERENCES. CURRENTLY, LOCAL LAND USE AND ZONING LAWS LARGELY CONTROL WHERE WE LIVE, THE VALUE OF OUR HOME AND WHAT IT WILL COST TO … Continue reading Local Vero Beach, FL Politics, Money and Social Engineering.

Bottled-Water Mania*

One definition of the word “mania” is “excessive or unreasonable enthusiasm.” I can think of no better word to describe America’s apparent love of anything bottled in plastic, but in particular, bottled water. (They also love plastic grocery bags.) See: https://verocommunique.com/2017/08/01/save-the-sea-go-plastic-free/ In 2015, Americans bought the equivalent of 1.7 billion half-liter bottles of water every … Continue reading Bottled-Water Mania*

A Hand UP for Hurricane Irma Survivors

Thousands of low-income families throughout the Treasure Coast are without food due to power outages in the area. To meet the needs of the community and continue to help vulnerable families, United Against Poverty’s Product Partners have committed, for immediate delivery, 25 truckloads of food to provide relief. Each truckload can feed 1,200 families. “Many … Continue reading A Hand UP for Hurricane Irma Survivors