Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A Smoothie Transition

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February XXVIIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Smoothies are definitely a great breakfast option for students. I love blueberries with flax seed as pictured above. It is important to remember that for the very best in nutritional value, smoothies should be made with real fruits &/or vegetables & not packaged fruit flavouring.

Smoothied Out,

Rory

Source: Glow Juicery.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Freedom To Think

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
Highlands Public Library Terminal #VI
Edmonton, Alberta

February XXVIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

The "think freely" section of books is great at Edmonton Public Library (EPL) Branch locations. It encourages artisans & thinkers to not only appreciate their own ideas, & talents; they get read about what others think. Who knows, maybe there can be some collaboration among these free thinking students & others to come up with even more ideas!

An Ideas Person,

Rory

Source: Www.Epl.Ca

Sunday, February 26, 2017

A Little Extra Pocket Money

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February XXVIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

It would be great if students could get discounted contracted driving school rates. Then they could once they turn XVIII (18) take lessons to be taxi or Uber drivers. This would certainly allow them to make money to pay their collegiate/trade school costs.

Fleet,

Rory

Source: Myself.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

A Financial Wizard

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #23, 9731-174 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6G4

February XXVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

"Money Talks With Michael Campbell" is sure an excellent & precise look into the world of finance & making money. The topic areas & guests vary so well to suit the needs of that financial week. So students take heed & be sure to be regular listeners of this amazing broadcast if you are entering the world of finance & commerce.

Financial,

Rory

Source: "Money Talks With Michael Campbell", CKNW 980AM Radio, Vancouver, British Columbia.



Friday, February 24, 2017

Data Versus Lore

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February XXIVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Cybertech Automation here in Edmonton has over XX years of experience in providing quality cyber solutions. With great staff, management, & hiring of computer tech students to assist with any problem! Get A hold of them today.

Cybertron,

Rory

Source: Www.CyberTech.Ca



Thursday, February 23, 2017

Scan This!

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Jasper Place Public Library Courtesy Wifi, Edmonton, Alberta

February XXIIIrd, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Scanners are sure great, especially for when I am here in a library applying for jobs that only takes applications by fax or mail, and not in an email unless scanned in as a separate word attachment. The fax here is broken so the scanner is great not just for me, but for students scanning in assignments & such!

Visual Scan,

Rory

Source: Xerox Canada.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Taxed To Death!

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #23, 9731-174 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6G4

February XXIInd, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Tax season is upon us. Students who work must of course file tax returns like any adult ratepayer. So they should make sure to saver their T-4 & T-5 slips like their fellow family members in order so they can file a proper return. Also as tax receipts are strictly sent regular mail, they should have a proper listed mailing address with postal code in place for Revenue Canada & the Alberta Provincial Treasury.

That's Rather Taxing,

Rory

Source: H&R Block Canada.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Program Room

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Sprucewood Public Library Terminal #XV, Edmonton, Alberta

February XXIst, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

The nice thing about The Program Room here at the Sprucewood Branch EPL is it is so near the main study area on one level. in this way, kids with temper tantrums who are say walked over there for a "timeout" can still be relaxed & happier much quicker knowing that their family is close at hand!

Yet Another Fantastic EPL Innovation!,

Rory

Source: Www.Epl.Ca

Monday, February 20, 2017

Pick Up The Pace

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February XXth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

In this tough economy, students starting new p/t jobs & those folks starting a new f/t position should "hasten" to work & display the best positive attitude. In this way, they are more likely to make an impression & thus hold the job longer.

Jobbed,

Rory

Source: Myself.


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Control Quality

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February XIXth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of  Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I was shown a Grade XII practice Social Studies XXX exam earlier this morning & I noticed that the edges are sharper than normal & the paper had ripples in it. This Dave could cause students to cut their hands if they are running their figures over them. Perhaps the matter should be looked into to ensure that no actual exams are like this at the educational printer being ready for shipment!

Printus Maximus,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

"Three Consecutive Odd Numbers Son!"

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February XVIIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:


What else has to be said? Legends such as my dear late mother Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed. never really die in spirit!

"Now How About That?!"

Rory

Source: The Spruce Grove Examiner, Reporter: Marcia Love/Picture: Yasmin Mayne (File Photo.) 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Safety Guard

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February XVIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Sure students volunteer as crossing guards along with parents/teaching staff at the start & end of each day. But wouldn't it be great Dave if we could pay students from say high schools a small stipend to be crossing guards where there are shortages of volunteers. In this way, they can earn a little money towards their educational costs, plus as there are no school zones by high schools, they wouldn't be making their own schools suffer in any way.

Guard Duty,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Touriste

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February XVIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Students looking for  a true "world experience" might be interested in taking travel/tourism courses. After all, many of these courses include a travel component, thus allowing these students to see the world & gain a new perspective.

Tourist Sites,

Rory

Source: Www.TourismCollege.Com

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

At One Table

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February XVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

There seems to be quite the interest in the funding model for advanced education institutions led by your caucus colleague the Hon. Marlin Schmidt, B. Sc., M. Sc., MLA, Minister of Advance Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Gold Bar. The way I figure it is, Mar should call up the Presidents &/or Chancellors of every school & sit down & hammer this reconfiguration of funds out executive style, all at one table.

Executive Boardroom,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This Is The House That Jeff Rath (Didn't) Built (Allegedly)

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February XIVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I love how the Richard Starke Campaign allowed lawyer Jeff Rath of Rath & Company to fundraise for them. It shows that the Starkeites are only choosing fundraisers of the finest & most ethical of character (allegedly.)

I love it as Jeff Rath withheld (allegedly) $2 million plus in a trust (allegedly) from Peguis First Nations Band in the building of a hotel at the racetrack & gambling facility at Assiniboia Downs in Manitoba (allegedly.)

I love it as how do we know that since Jeff Rath wanted to block my vote (allegedly) & those of all the other delegates (allegedly) who voted in nomination meetings before he (allegedly) placed his idiotic motions before the Progressive Conservative of Alberta Association (PC) Election Executive Committee (allegedly.)

I can feel the love at the occasion of this IInd Saint Valentine's Day Massacre (IIIrd if you count President Trump's NSA Advisor Mike Flynn resigning over his dealings with the Red Russkies) as we don't know whether Jeff Rath has held Starke Campaign donations (allegedly) in numbered trust accounts (allegedly) for the Starke Team (allegedly) in violation of elections for leader (allegedly) & Elections Alberta rules (allegedly.)

The Grapes Of Jeff Rath (Allegedly),

Rory

Source: CTV Winnipeg.

P.S.: Can't you just feel the love (allegedly?)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Chromian

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin, #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February XIIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

While looking for information this morning on the Dutch language as my dad is an immigrant from The Netherlands, I must say I found Google Chrome to be a far superior & faster search engine than Internet Explorer. Microsoft & Bill Gates really do need to increase Internet Explorer's operating speed to help students with study.

Chrome Magnum,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Patched & Painted

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February XIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

When I see plaster & exterior paint falling off of the side of older schools which are still in use, I start to wonder why we are building new schools when the older ones could be given some touch up exterior work & host the students who are waiting for a new school. Many of these older buildings are made out of better materials than more modern structures & should be given more care than what they are receiving. Besides, if they are falling apart, it makes them harder to sell for ready cash if they are declared "surplus."

Sir Plus,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Hollywood, Alberta Squares

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February XIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Now the game is played like this. 87 Alberta ridings across, down, or diagonally, & the winner of each game & a majority of the ridings (44 +) receives a mandate to govern & the keys to Room #CCCVII (#307) Legislature Bvilding: The Office of the Premier.

Game Number One offers the split up of the urban & rural seats betwixt the Wildrose & the Progressive Conservatives (PC) whereby the Wildrose don't run competing candidates against rural Progressive Conservative MLAs Richard Starke, MLA, Progressive Conservative, Vermilion-Lloydminster & Wayne Drysdale, MLA, Progressive Conservative, Grande Prairie-Wapiti. With the proviso that Progressive Conservatives don't run competing candidates against Wildrose urban MLAs like Brian Jean, MLA, Wildrose, Fort McMurray-Conklin & Tany Yao, MLA, Wildrose, Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo. Also making sure to adjust for the fact that the New Democratic appointed Electoral Boundaries Commission will of course be "rigging" the ridings to try & ensure a second NDP majority (which is exactly what I would do.)

Game Number Two as always is our "secret square game." The winner of this game is clearly Jason Kenney who if (when) he wins the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta (PC Alberta) should have an off the books handshake agreement for Interim PC Leader Ric McIver, MLA, Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Hays to immediately stand down so that he may contest a byelection as soon as possible. Plus Ric will have it all arranged by booted member of the Kenney camp Alan Hallman to make PC Party Prez Katherine O'Neill extra violent!

Game Number Three allows for the fact that elections used to be for up to & including a five year term. If your caucus colleague, Hon. Rachel Notley, MLA, Premier, New Democratic, Edmonton-Strathcona wanted to run a retroactive cabinet order-in-council through, she might be able to push the next writ back to MMXX (2020) & completely derail plans for opposition groups to figure out proper coalescing stratagems.

The Centre Square,

Rory

Source: "Hollywood Squares", Henry Winkler-Michael Levitt Productions Incorporated (TM.)

Friday, February 10, 2017

George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February Xth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I would think that the outgoing President of the Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) Mark Ramsankar should not be the one who decides whether the names of the CCC (300) folks changing the educational curriculum should be made public. The incoming President & Executive with fresh ideas & a fresh perspective would I argue be more objective than Mark. After all, Mark's focus should be on running the Canadian Teachers Federation as their new President come June when he heads to Ottawa. Mark like you & the New Democratic governing talking heads have an agenda for changing the curriculum & without public consultation & not in a neutral way, but in a way more suited to your socialist philosophy Dave. That isn't right as the curriculum should be neutral & not any hidden or open political agenda, left, centre, or right!

Marky Mark,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Respect For Art

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Enterprise Square Public Library Terminal #XI, Edmonton, Alberta

February IXth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I wish people would learn to leave the art alone in EPL branches. Last week I was in Castledowns Branch & a patron was trying to yank a piece of art off the wall. Absolutely ridiculous, what if they had dropped it, or worse yet, even damaged it? Take a picture of it like any regular EPL customer would. It is there in a public space for any and all to enjoy & appreciate, especially students who have a study interest in art!

The EPL Renaissance Masters,

Rory

Source: Www.Epl.Ca 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Paul Week-Giamatti

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February VIIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Actor Paul Giamatti concludes "Paul Week" here at Executive Dissertations with his feelings on how appreciative that he had a high quality education.

"I definitely had a top-notch education."

Played IInd President Of The United States Of America John Adams, Federalist-Massachusetts In Home Box Office's (HBO's) Television Mini-Series: "John Adams" & Won An Emmy (TM) Award For His Performance,

Rory

Source: Paul Giamatti, Actor/Producer.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Paul Week-Reiser

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February VIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Comedian Paul Reiser is back up on the stand-comedy circuit. He gets a charge out of performing & talking about his family life & things that interest him. Having tried stand-up in the past many years ago myself (& thankfully realizing in time that I suck), I can appreciate that it is the most difficult of art forms as you are truly out there on your own & have only yourself to rely on to recover if you falter. But Paul likes to have fun, which is great as it makes the audience more relaxed.

"I talk about my family, what makes me laugh, what makes me frustrated."

"Mad About You",

Rory

Source: Paul Reiser, Actor/Writer/Stand-Up Comedian.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Paul Week-Coffey

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February VIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Next on the docket for "Paul Week" is retired National Hockey League (NHL) Defenseman Paul Coffey. No doubt the greatest offensive defenseman to play the game, almost like a power forward. Here Paul talks about being supportive of his son Blake who has decided to take up hockey & play defense like his old man.

"He's good, he's smart, & he moves the puck well."

Judged As One Of The 100 Best NHL Players Of All Time,

Rory

Source: Paul Coffey, Athlete/Coach/Businessman.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Paul Week-Kruger

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February Vth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

On this Superbowl Sunday for Superbowl LI from Houston, Texas, I ask New Orleans Saints Defensive End Paul Kruger to help me cheer that 41st President Of The United States Of America George Herbert Walker Bush, Republican-Texas (Retired) is healthy enough at 92 to perform the coin toss. I also ask Paul to come marching in with a comment to students on not resting on your laurels. Which is definitely the mindset of the most elite of athletes.

"Be great today or just rest on yesterday's hard work? You know the answer, it's time to work people?"

A Flip Of The Coin,

Rory

Source: Paul Kruger, Professional Athlete/Sportsman.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Paul Week-Anka

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February IVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

We seem to have a plethora of Canadians this "Paul Week" as we next entertain singer Paul Anka who is Ottawa, Ontario born. Paul agrees to talk to Executive Dissertations on staying current & keeping up with musical trends. With a fifty plus year career, Paul knows what he is talking about.

"The thing is to be able to outlast the trends."

Co-Wrote "Johnny's Theme" With Mister Carson For "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson",

Rory

Source: Paul Anka, Singer/Songwriter/Actor.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Paul Week-Simon


Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February IIIrd, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Legendary performer Paul Simon continues "Paul Week" for us in expressing to music students & fans just how upset he is over the death of his former wife Carrie Fisher, like we all are. It doesn't matter they got divorced, my parents got divorced & you still have to have some respect for your ex-spouse, especially so here as Paul & Carrie dated for a decade a year after they got divorced so still had a great love for one another.

"Carrie was a special, wonderful girl. It's too soon."

"The Sound Of Silence",

Rory

Source: Paul Simon, Singer/Songwriter/Performer.



Thursday, February 2, 2017

Paul Week-Shaffer

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

February IInd, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Executive Dissertations puts its hands together to start "Paul Week" for Mister Paul Shaffer, the great band leader-emeritus of "The NBC Orchestra", "The World's Most Dangerous Band", & "The CBS Orchestra" for 33 plus years on "Late Night" & "Late Show With David Letterman." Paul, ever the professional artist & talent who was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario has a comment to students on his ability to do comedy but that his true love is for music.

"I love to do comedy, but music is really my heart."

"Sitting In With The Band All Night Long Is The Great Saxophonist David Sanborn!",

Rory

Source: Paul Shaffer, Musician/Writer/Recording Artist/Sidekick/Raconteur.




Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Opening The Doors

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
Government House Main Floor Courtesy Computer
Edmonton, Alberta

February Ist, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I'm strongly encouraged that Her Majesty's New Democratic Government has decided to make all the hearings of the Ministerial Panel convened by your caucus colleague the Hon. Danielle Larivee, B. Sc., B. Sc., MLA, Minister of Children's Services, New Democratic, Lesser Slave Lake is making sure the panels hearings are public with public seating. However, I feel that Danny should open them up to audio podcast like any committee hearing is. Some are even televised but if victims families who testify at the panel are nervous, having audio only, rather than both video & audio would seem like a fair compromise. 73 dead kids betwixt August MMXIV-December MMXVI, is quite frankly 73 too many dead kids & I hope this panel can fix some of the problems with the system. I'm also glad that the spaz Sandra Jansen, M. Comm, MLA, New Democratic, Calgary-North West isn't a panel member!

Gouvernment Maison,

Rory

Source: Www.Assembly.Ab.Ca