Wednesday, May 3, 2017

"And So It Has Come To This!"

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

May IIIrd, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

The title of this post: "And So It Has Come To This" was one of the farewell tag lines of Mr. Johnny Carson on the final episode (some 24 years & 19 days ago) sequence of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." I am facing a bladder repair/augmentation surgery. It is somewhat risky as I've been in the queue so long, I have to go under a general anesthetic & I will be hospitalized for a week or more & clearly would not be able to write at my "absolute very best capacity" like I always do.  I could have gone to Montana 6 years ago & spent what $30,000.00 USD (which I didn't have) & had the surgery done the day after I arrived there (had I gone) but here in Canada I must wait & wait & wait & suffer (unless I am a Syrian refugee then I would have gotten it free straight away!) As such, I don't know if I'll even wake up as there can always be a chance of complications from surgery. I've only been waiting 71 months & 3 days for tomorrow's surgery (a mere trifle), so clearly as a Canadian I can see that the health care system is not broken! So maybe I will be back here writing again in a few weeks & maybe this is the last post at Executive Dissertations, but at least I am being given the chance to get better & maybe the specialists at my birth hospital the Royal Alexandra will get me ship shape again! I do believe that we need to have a full on combined public/private combined health system, Alberta Health Services is way too bloated with administration & Albertans are suffering. The corporation should be killed & be put back under the auspices of Alberta Health under the auspices of a Deputy Health Minister who is a Medical Doctor, Ph. D., or even a Registered Nurse. End of story! Thanks for this monstrosity of inefficiency Ron Liepert!

Sayonara Senors Et Senoras,

Rory

Source: "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson", C. Carson Productions Incorporated (TM) & National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Television (TM) Limited & Myself.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Poor Harjit: He Was Born With A Silver Foot In His Mouth!

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

May IInd, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Rory Fact 1:

I took the Canadian Army physical in MCMXCIX (1999) & failed it due to a bum ticker, which rules me out of both armed forces & police duty.

Harjit Fact 1:

The Member of Parliament for Vancouver-South & Minister Of National Defence, the Hon. Harjit Sajjan, PC (Liberal) certainly served with distinction on the ground as a field commander in Afghanistan, as well as with the Vancouver Police Department, but he never planned anything. But he is an honourable retired Lieutenant-Colonel, whose ability to speak Punjabi made him a tremendous asset during his service years.

Rory Fact 2:

I was born on November XIth, MCMLXXXIV (1974) & so have a tremendous respect for Harjit & other veterans & attend Remembrance Day ceremonies every year without exception.

Harjit Fact 2:

Is part of a Liberal administration wherein veterans under Veterans Affairs Minister the Hon. Kent Hehr, PC, MP, Liberal, Calgary-Centre are being shafted with one time payments instead of being allowed to stay on a monthly pension & many active duty soldiers are quite poor & have trouble supporting their families & have to rely on supports. To be fair, ex-PM Steve Harper, PC & his Conservative Vet & Defence Ministers also gave the shaft to Canadian vets with these forced buyouts.

Rory Fact 3:

My father Joe's birth country of The Netherlands was liberated from the Nazis by Canadian Forces in WWII.

Harjit Fact 3:

Harjit has been in the Liberal cabinet what XVIII (18) months now, & what really has he done besides making these embarrassing comments that bring dishonour to Her Majesty's Royal Canadian Armed Forces?

Soldiering On,

Rory

Source: The Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, PC, OMM, MSM, CD, MP, Minister Of National Defence, Liberal, Vancouver-South.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Pauley Perrette Week Part Sept

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

May Ist, MMXVII

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

The vivacious & talented Pauley Perrette is good enough to "return to the scene" one last time for a "Command Performance" as Executive Dissertations concludes "Pauley Perrette Week" with this fabulous & empowered lady who I idolize & admire tremendously. Her work on "NCIS" (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) TV Network is beyond excellent! Today Pauley is pointing out that with the overload of information in this fast-paced internet age, it is hard to distinguish fact from fiction, to get at the real truth.

"The internet is a strange, strange place that is full of mostly lies. I would say mostly lies."

"America's Most Wanted",

Rory

Source: Pauley Perrette, Entrepreneur.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Pauley Perrette Week Part Six

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

April XXXth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Pauley Perrette of the CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) TV Network show "NCIS" (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) "forecasts" for us today a rejoinder on her childhood celebrity crush. I myself loved, still find Loretta Swit of M*A*S*H gorgeous (also having coincidentally aired on the CBS Television Network.)

"When I was little, I think that I wanted Superman to be my boyfriend."

Abby Sciuto,

Rory

Source: Pauley Perrette, Meteorologist. 


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pauley Perrette Week Part Cinq

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Jasper Place Public Library Terminal #VII, Edmonton, Alberta

April XXIXth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

The educational field is where we get Pauley Perrette of "NCIS" (Naval Criminal Investigation Service) as we reach her at CBS Television City Studios in Los Angeles, California for the Columbia Broadcasting System Television Network. We get Pauley to explain her student style of wanted to excel against all odds.

"I hated high school & got to college & realized that they didn't care if I showed because I'd already paid. So I decided, "I'm going to turn this around." And I did: I got straight A's & was named "outstanding senior.""

Hollywood United Methodist Church,

Rory

Source: Pauley Perrette, Student.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Pauley Perrette Week Part Quatre

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

April XXVIIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Pauley Perrette of CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) TV's "NCIS" (Naval Criminal Investigation Service) apparently puts on one hell of a good show as lead singer for her band. Today I ask this rock & roll gal to give students perspective on what appeals to her in music & music videos/films. Thus giving them encouragement to take an interest in it (& may I say I absolutely concur with her astute remarks.)

"My absolute favorite movie is Pink Floyd's "The Wall." Nothing compares to it. I've seen it thousands of times & still watch it every few weeks."

"Lo-Ball",

Rory

Source: Pauley Perrette, Musician.




Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pauley Perrette Week Part Trois

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

April XXVIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

I have implored Pauley Perrette of Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) Television's "NCIS" ("Naval Criminal Investigation Service") in her three peat here at Executive Dissertations to chat about her love of mathematics & counting the total number of tattoos with numbers in them she has. Meaning she is a fan of both mathematics & tattoo or body art, both of which many students apprentice in (including Pauley herself.)

"I love math. I have little secret number tattoos everywhere. I design them."

John Jay College Of Criminal Justice,

Rory

Source: Pauley Perrette, Designer.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pauley Perrette Week Part Deux

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

April XXVIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Pauley Perrette of "NCIS" (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) on the Tiffany Network (CBS, the Columbia Broadcasting System) returns for a second straight day with a remark to students on how she got her start in the entertainment industry by focusing on the healthy outlet of writing. Plus she promotes that great writer David Sedaris who has an equally talented sister Amy!

"I started out as a writer. Poetry & prose & kind of satirical David Sedaris-esque stuff."

Valdosta State University,

Rory

Source: Pauley Perrette, Poet.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pauley Perrette Week Part Un

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

April XXVth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

You know, I have always enjoyed the acting ability of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) Television's "NCIS" (Naval Criminal Investigation Service) Miss Pauley Perrette. Here she discusses with students the science behind acting & human behaviors, which is part of the investigative process of her show to.

"In many ways, acting is like a science to me to figure out the human behavior of any character I'm playing."

New Orleans, Louisiana,

Rory

Source: Pauley Perrette, Actress.




Monday, April 24, 2017

"There's No Business Like Snow Business!"

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
15902-100A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5P 0L8

April XXIVth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

I can appreciate how stressful this late season April snow is for students & their families. The key of course is that at both home & in & around schools that those cleaning it up not only get the top layer, but the slush underneath. This will ensure less slipping & sliding by students & others, & therefore lessen overall injury levels.

"Snow Day" Was Filmed In Edmonton & Starred Chevy Chase & The Great Chris Elliott From "Late Night" & "Late Show With David Letterman",

Rory

Source: Environment Canada.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tommy Douglas-Candidate Stogran

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

April XXIIIrd, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

A retired & honourable Colonel of Her Majesty's Royal Canadian Army, we have Federal New Democratic Leadership Candidate Pat Stogran discuss how running today's NDP will help him be an advocate to help both veterans & active duty Canadian service personnel. Arguably, he has many connections & would help students who are thinking of a military career.

"I recognize that the problems that are facing veterans are actually facing Canadians at large. It starts with a government that's ambivalent & intransigent. Incompetent really."

La Sarre, Quebec,

Rory

Source: The Campaign To Elect Pat Stogran Leader Of The New Democratic Party Of Canada.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Alberta Law & Order Day

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., 15902-100A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5P 0L8

April XXIInd, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

As it is "Law Day" here in Alberta & at the Calgary & Edmonton courthouses, it might be wise for the Edmonton Police Service who investigate crime to put up pictures & videos of the clothing in the courthouses so that students & families participating in the court activities can perhaps assist in the matter of the poor dead toddler found in Castledowns. I just can't imagine how sad an ending to his life that defenseless little gaffer had, so unfair! The idea makes great sense as the courthouse is just what a block or two over from Downtown Division HQ & EPS Homicide/Behavioural/Police Spokesperson Units can use any & all help possible!

In addition to putting video of the clothing items of the toddler on the big screen at the Edmonton Oilers Watch Party for their charity (Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation) at Game VI (6) tonight, the police should air the pics of the clothing items several times on the screen on Monday night for Game #7 (if necessary.) As well as any future home & away games for a potential Round #2 against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim & beyond.

Also calling upon the Edmonton Eskimos, Edmonton Prospects, the Oilers Entertainment Group, & other sports teams to put this information out there would also be wise since many Edmontonians enjoy multiple sporting endeavours.

I would also call upon Cineplex Theatres (TM) across the city to allow for pictures, videos, as well as Public Service Announcements to be made on this matter. Feature film theatre presentations would be an ideal venue for the police to get help as they effectively help them recruit officers. Just as they recruit future members of Her Majesty's Royal Canadian Armed Forces.

Help The Police At Every Turn Folks As This Boy Didn't Deserve This & The Scumbags Who Did This Him Are From Even Lower Than The Sewers Of Gotham!,

Rory

Source: Www.Cineplex.Com & Warner Brothers Pictures (TM) & Detective Comics (TM) Inc.


Friday, April 21, 2017

The 21st Precinct

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

April XXIst, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

We pick any day, just one, & history comes alive, even on this April XXIst (21st.)

I. The Communards are defeated this day in combat by Emperor Charles Ist in MDXXI (1521.)

II. In MDCLIV (1654), England & Sweden sign a trade agreement.

III. At the Battle Of Mondovi, Napoleon & the French Army defeat the Piedmontese in MDCCXCVI (1796.)

IV. In MDCCCLXV (1865) Abraham Lincoln's funeral train back to Illinois for burial leaves Washington, District Of Columbia.

V. A fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills CCCXXXII (332) in MCMXXX (1930.)

VI. In MMXIII (2013) the Paraguayan Presidential Election, Horatio Cartes is declared elected.

XXI (21) Is The Hoops Winner In "1-On-1" Basketball,

Rory

Source: Www.TheDailyVoiceNews.Com



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Buddy You Are Sure Low On Gas

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., 15902-100A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5P 0L8

April XXth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

With the prices of everything going up & gasoline & other fuels to get to & from Oilers games & family sporting events climbing higher, it is smart to resort to Www.GasBuddy.Com. Families with students traveling to watch sporting events will thus have more cash for other expenses of their journey like food, tasty beverages, & hotels if they can save on fuel.

Gassed Out,

Rory

Source: Www.GasBuddy.Com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"Strike A Pose, There's Nothing To It: VOGUE!"

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Jasper Place Public Library Terminal Upper Station #I, Edmonton, Alberta

April XIXth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

I am very pleased that not only does Edmonton Public Library (EPL) have links to magazines online, but actual physical copies of many of these same magazines in their branch locations. Having both formats make sense so that if more that one library patron needs to look at the same issue at the same time there will be no squabbling. Plus magazines can be great references for student usage!

"Greta Garbo & Monroe, Dietrich & Dimaggio, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean: On The Cover Of A Magazine!",

Rory

Source: Www.Epl.Ca 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"Pluto"cracy

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

April XVIIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

The "Dwarf" Planet Pluto is quite fascinating.

I. Pluto has indeed been visited by one spacecraft.

II. Pluto is smaller than a number of moons, including Earth's.

III. Pluto is 1/3rd water.

IV. Pluto was reclassified from "planet" to "dwarf planet" in MMVI.

V. Pluto has an inclined & eccentric orbit.

Axis Spinning,

Rory

Source: Www.ThePlanets.Org

Monday, April 17, 2017

Hiding Out In Fort Calgary

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Fort Edmonton Park Courtesy Wifi, Edmonton, Alberta

April XVIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

It seems rather odd to me that your colleague, the Honourable New Democratic Gentleman IV Calgary-Fort is hiding out in Fort Calgary from his fiduciary duties as Her Majesty's Government's Minister of Finance & Provincial Treasurer. If Minister Joe Ceci, B. S. W., M. S. W., MLA is upset that he is being pressured to appear before the Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings & Trust Fund run by AIMco because he is embarrassed that his background in social work (rather than finance) is an impediment, he shouldn't be. What is especially embarrassing I must say I find it frustrating that when I attend the Annual Public Hearing that a man whose cabinet salary I pay personally through my tax dollars doesn't even show up to be accountable to the public & answer their investment questions.

A first supplemental if I may Dave. If Minister Ceci would feel more comfortable, he could bring along a Deputy Minister of Finance from the Treasury Department who has an accounting &/or finance designation or both. In this way, they could answer queries in a tandem. Also, it would have the added bonus of making it so the Minister wasn't looking like he had anything to hide. Of course he's got 71 billion reasons so far why he is hiding (& that is according to his own budgetary line-item estimates.)

The second supplemental would be is why is the public only allowed to attend one meeting of this committee a year? E. Peter Lougheed ran the Heritage Fund Committee as totally open & the public could attend its meetings whenever & wherever they met. Let us open the meetings up again, after all, my taxes pay for the cost of the Committee Room & extra wages MLAs get for sitting on the committee.

Some Assembly Required,

Rory

Source: Www.Assembly.Ab.Ca


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Alexander Cameron Rutherford House/Candidate Khan

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

April XVIth, MMXVII

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

We have Alberta Liberal Leader Candidate David Khan speak up this fine Easter Sunday on being able to make a difference. The command deck of a political party can him that chance.


"I want to make a difference & I think the Alberta Liberal Party has a big opportunity here."

Indigenous Rights Lawyer,

Rory

Source: Www.DavidKhan4Alberta.Ca 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Alexander Cameron Rutherford House/Candidate Cundal

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Red Deer Lodge Hotel Courtesy Wifi, Red Deer, Alberta

April XVth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Executive Dissertations returns to Red Deer for the IInd time in a week & gets Alberta Liberal Leader Candidate Kerry Cundal to stress her focus on the type of leader that can guide liberalism to the centre.

"Albertans are looking for honest hard working leadership that puts forward practical solutions & common sense, & still is compassionate & caring about people."

Immigration Rights Lawyer,

Rory

Source: Www.KerryCundal.Com 


Friday, April 14, 2017

Edmonton Jack

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

April XIVth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Stepping out of the legendary NHL Hall of Fame & retired Oilers broadcaster Rod Phillips shadow cannot have been that easy. But here is current Oilers Radio Play-By-Play Announcer Jack Michaels announcing & having fun doing it in promotion of an excellent bit of athleticism by Edmonton Oilers Goaltender Cam Talbot.

"Shot, save by Talbot, rebound from the blue line, shot, great save by Talbot, deflection, through traffic, shot, another great save by Cam Talbot & he holds on. Fans in Rogers Place are electrified, this building has an incredible energy!"

Meadville, Pennsylvania, The United States Of America,

Rory

Source: Jack Michaels, Play-By-Play Announcer, The Edmonton Oilers Ice Hockey Club Radio Network.




Thursday, April 13, 2017

Talbot & Fuhr

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

April XIIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Edmonton Oilers Goalie Cam Talbot tells goaltending students about showing class in your remarks when he tied retired Edmonton Oilers goaltending legend Grant Fuhr's record of 40 wins in a season (eventually breaking it.) Truly a show of respect for the Oilers tradition of excellence!

"It's an honour to have my name on any list that you are on."

Caledonia, Ontario & Spruce Grove, Alberta,

Rory

Source: Cam Talbot, Goaltender, The Edmonton Oilers Ice Hockey Club.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

McDavid

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

April XIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

The National Hockey League (NHL) has Edmonton Oilers Captain Connor McDavid comment as he heads into Game 1/Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the San Jose Sharks tonight at Rogers Place to students on being good, but always wanting to get better.

"It is not how good you are. It is how good you want to be."

Richmond Hill, Ontario, 

Rory

Source: Connor McDavid, Centre, The Edmonton Oilers Ice Hockey Club.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Pro-Life Versus Pro-Choice Versus Pro-fessional

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Queen Elizabeth The IInd Highway South Wendy's/Tim Horton's Courtesy Wifi, Red Deer, Alberta

April XIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave;

I agree with the always adroit Dr. Cristina Stasia (gosh she is a nice lady) on this matter of the extremist "pro-life" video comparing abortion to The Holocaust. The subtext of how Ecole Notre Dame Secondaire High School here in palatial Red Deer handled the airing of the video & its consequences is actually worse than the United Airlines security procedures for removing passengers with valid tickets (yes this is possible.)

Now as I have stated to the good lady Dr. Cristina & others, I am not "pro-life" nor am I "pro-choice." I am not a medical officer of health or expert (like the poor doctor beaten & dragged off the United Airlines flight), so I would feel uncomfortable in stating an opinion until I have heard from all sides backed by medical documentation & testimonials from women who have had, or were thinking of having an abortion before I could be a fair judge of anything. As well as perhaps their children &/or friends/families who faced this similar decision.

What the Red Deer Catholic Schools Division & Ecole Notre Dame administration & Red Deer Pro-Life should have done is to present a video that favours the "pro-life" option to students & another video of an equal length that showcases the "pro-choice" argument. Or one video with points in favour of either at an exactly equal amount so that students could make up their own minds, no tactical advantage whatsoever. I would have also removed all references to Auschwitz & concentration camps/holocaust. As the son of a refugee from The Netherlands who escaped the totalitarian Nazi regime & whose birth country was liberated by Canadian Armed Forces, I take great offense at the holocaust commentary being added in!

Pro-Fairness,

Rory

Source; The Red Deer Advocate.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Clock The Around

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

April Xth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave;

I'm glad that my old school Grant MacEwan University & other schools are open 24/7 for students during exams & heavy assignment times! It makes sense in this "day becomes night & night becomes day" world, especially as some students study better at night. Still others may have daytime family obligations or say p/t work that makes this night on campus studying option better for them.

Thinking Ahead,

Rory

Source: Www.MacEwan.Ca


Sunday, April 9, 2017

An "Actual Combat" Baby

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Main Floor Edmonton City Hall Courtesy Wifi. Edmonton, Alberta

April IXth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Who better than I can understand the sacrifices of Canadians made during WWI & Vimy Ridge? Especially as my birthday is November XIth, MCMLXXIV (11th, 1974), the day in MCMXVIII (1918) that signifies the official end of this historical & horrid conflict, which makes my birth at Royal Alexandra Hospital that of an "actual combat" baby.

Every year I attend Remembrance Day Ceremonies (I get a pass the day I was born as I was in an incubator) to remember the sacrifices that great young men & women made in WWI, WWII, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan & many other conflicts. When I see the stupidity of war, I hope & pray that humans are not going to be so idiotic as to start up WWIII. History students must know that we need peace in the world, not killing. Although in the case of Vimy, I can see why on occasion war is a necessary evil.

Never Forget: I Know I Won't,

Rory

Source: Www.Vimy100Yeg.Ca 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Line Up The Linebacker

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

April VIIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Painting the parking lot lines/warning symbols on a regular basis at schools will definitely save lives as vehicles will more likely see people (such as students) walking through. So they'll enter &/or exit more carefully ensure they don't hit these people.

"The Line-Up",

Rory

Source: Www.BlackAndYellow.Ca 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Feeding Us The Scraps

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
Woodcroft (Westmount) Public Library Terminal #VIII, Edmonton, Alberta

April VIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

I would like to see the pieces of scrap paper at public libraries be made slightly bigger. Students & those around me are constantly complaining that if they are writing things down there is never enough room on the scrap paper surrounding the computer terminals. I fully agree with their assessment.

Paper Planes,

Rory

Source: Www.Epl.Ca

Thursday, April 6, 2017

6 Ways From Sunday

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

April VIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

What's in a number you ask, well let us start with the number VI or 6 since it is April VIth or 6th today.

6-6 pack is the number of beers for in a regular standard pack for sale to watch the National Hockey League (NHL) Playoffs & cheer on the Edmonton Oilers.

66- the number Mario Lemieux wore when he played for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

666-the stated triad number of Satan or as Dana Carvey's "The Church Lady" calls him: "Santa."

6666-this number provides harmony & balance.

Outnumbered Prime,

Rory

Source: National Broadcasting Company's (NBC's) "Saturday Night Live", 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, New York, The United States Of America 10112.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Feet First

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin. Hap's Hungry House Courtesy Wifi, Edmonton, Alberta

April Vth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Here at Hap's Hungry House & at other restaurants the servers are all wearing footwear that makes their feet comfortable. It is especially important for students to know that if they take on part or full time status at a restaurant that they should wear shoes that keep them as pain free as possible, especially when these jobs involve constant standing on your feet throughout the whole shift. Two staff are wearing orthotic shoes as they are protecting their arches, another has runners on. Still another has an orthotic support in her right shoe.

Foot Factoids,

Rory

Source: American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"Of All The Fish In The Sea!"

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

April IVth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Fish are quite fascinating. There are more undiscovered secrets in our planet's waters than in outer space some scientists say & I believe this is true.

A. Some fish can actually live on land for several days free of any water.

B. Swordfish, tuna, & some shark species can have times where they are warm-blooded which is odd as fish are basically cold-blooded.

C. Cave-art quite often depicts fish as these creatures are highly respected for their beauty & being able to provide sustenance.

"That Sounds Rather Fishy To Me",

Rory

Source: Www.AlbertaFishingGuide.Com/Fish


Monday, April 3, 2017

Pauly Shore Week Day Seven

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Calgary, Alberta

April IIIrd, MMXVII

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

Dear:

Pauly Shore Week concludes here at Executive Dissertations with a comment from Pauly on the fact that he's a private person despite being well known by the public. He doesn't want to get to jaded & also wants a sense of "normalcy" in his life. A break from the showbiz arena if you will.

"I really don't go out every night to red-carpet events."

"Pauly Shore Is Dead",

Rory

Source: Paul Montgomery "Pauly" Shore, Entertainment Magnate & Www.PaulyShore.Com 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Pauly Shore Week Day Six

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Calgary, Alberta

April IInd, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

I ask Pauly Shore to start off this fine Sunday with a remark on public exposure & how being in the "limelight" makes you so much more of a public person.

"We all have a past; it's just that my past is out there for all to see."

"Playboy: The Best Of Jenny McCarthy",

Rory

Source: Paul Montgomery "Pauly" Shore, Host.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Pauly Shore Week Day Five

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Wendy's 37 Street SW & 17 Avenue SW Courtesy Wifi, Calgary, Alberta

April Ist, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Time for Pauly Shore to give another quote. Pauly isn't "fooling around" either on this April Fools Day he chats about touring being part of his genetic make-up. Especially as his parents Mitzi & Sammy started up "The Comedy Store", a very popular stand-up comedy club in Los Angeles, California.

"It's in my blood to tour. It's in my blood to go on the road. It's in my blood to go onstage."

"Bio-Dome",

Rory

Source: Paul Montgomery "Pauly" Shore, Star.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Pauly Shore Week Day Four

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

March XXXIst, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Pauly Shore returns to this blog to make a comment on being able to laugh & mock yourself. A trait in many comedians who when I have been in clubs are constantly mocking each other & calling one another not funny in a light-hearted tone. Having admitted here that I tried stand-up comedy myself a few times and realized that I sucked, I can truly tell students of comedy have to remember that it's all "part of the act."

"I giggle when I put myself down. It's just funny to me."

"Jury Duty",

Rory

Source: Paul Montgomery "Pauly" Shore, Nightclub Act.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A. C. Rutherford Is Rolling Over In His Grave!

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

March XXXth, MMXVI

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

Dear Dave:

Talk about embarrassing, the guy that was the only candidate for Alberta Liberal Party Leader quits only 51 hours before the filing deadline. So he would have been acclaimed & he quits! Something is fishy in the H2O political science students. My feeling that it is secret negotiations led by Steve Mandel & Tommy Lukaszuk who are upset that Mr. Jason Kenney won the command deck chair of PC Alberta (fair & square I point out to the LGBTQ crowd.)

These negotiations are to merge the Alberta Liberals (the party that fun forgot), disaffected Progressive Conservatives, Greens, & New Democrats fed up with a lack of cabinet access into the Alberta Party led by Greg Clark. Or perhaps another choice.

1. Tommy Lukaszuk: Shoved & shouted at a Wildrose supporter & senior citizen who shoved him first so no charges were laid by either party. Cheated in his battle with Alberta Liberal candidate Chris Kibermanis in Round 1 who won the MLA job away from Thomas, PC's just found a good Tory appointed judge to overturn the result. Plus blew what 200,000$ on cell phone calls when email is free to support a backbench Tory MLA having personal problems, & got fired as Deputy Premier by Ally Redford. I mean how bad a cabinet minister must you be to be fired by the XIVth premierus wonderchildus?

2. Steve Mandel: Fully vindicated now on the arena matter since the Edmonton Oilers are playoff bound & about to become the next Chancellor of Concordia University, wouldn't it be sad if Steve had to give up that chancellorship to become leader of such a hodgepodge to avoid a conflict of interest?

Greg Clark Is Looking More & More Like A Dark Horse Winner Except IV The Fact He Represents Calgary-Elbow & We Sure As Shit Don't Need Another Premier From That Cursed Riding & I Have 29 Months Of Evidence To Back That Claim,

Rory

Source: Rutherford House Archival & Reverend William Wade Izzard, Universal Life Church Canada-First Nations Youth Outreach & Possible MMXIX Replacement Liberal Candidate In Edmonton-Centre IV Randy Boissonnault, MP.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pauly Shore Week Day Three

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

March XXIXth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Executive Dissertations prevails upon Pauly Shore to talk about how angry people are in politics. Political students take note this makes sense as the left hates the election of & the presidency President Donald John Trump, Republican-New York. The right meanwhile hates the left with equal vitriol.

"I'm into politics - I'm interested in the election & how pissed off people get."

"In The Army Now",

Rory

Source: Paul Montgomery "Pauly" Shore, Writer.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Pauly Shore Week Day Two

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

March XXVIIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Pauly Shore returns to an all new Executive Dissertations with a comment to students touring a comedy club with him on being rooted in reality in his stand-up routines & in life itself.

"I think the best comedy comes from stuff that's based in reality."

"Son-In-Law",

Rory

Source: Paul Montgomery "Pauly" Shore, Actor.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Pauly Shore Week Day One

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

March XXVIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Comedian Pauly Shore discusses with California stand-up comedy student wannabees how being funny was in his genes as a kid.

"Comedy wasn't something I chose: it chose me. I was just inherently funny when I was a kid."

"Encino Man",

Rory

Source: Paul Montgomery "Pauly" Shore, Stand-Up Comedian.



Sunday, March 26, 2017

Going Quadracticing

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

March XXVIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

I myself am not particularly adept at numbers like quite a few aspergers syndrome afflicted persons. Its quite embarrassing to me really so I don't mind quadratics where some letters are in the equations. Of course I cover off my disability by using dating in Roman Nvmerals so as to not lose track of the days & it helps me a lot because the letters are both letters & numbers to me simultaneously. I like mathematical equations but I prefer them along with pictures that relate to the equation(s.) I am sure that there are many other students who are the same way.

Algebraic,

Rory

Source: Www.PurpleMath.Com 


Saturday, March 25, 2017

GSA Crazy

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

March XXVth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Your argument against the II private Christian schools not welcoming Gay/Straight Alliance Clubs (GSAs) has more holes in its argument than a block of Swiss cheese. Thus making your ministerial order seem like an even bigger joke. Furthermore the school admin. & legal reps have tried to meet with you for II years & you won't even listen to them, let alone meet, this shows intolerance. If no student has asked for a GSA, & according to all school records none has, then the two schools have a valid human rights complaint against Her Majesty's New Democratic Government & you & the Department of Education in particular. If I was Pastor Coldwell, or even their lawyer Mr. Carpay, I would take this & fight your ministerial order all the way in open court as a Human Rights Commission matter, both provincially & federally. That being said I am in favour of the GSAs, just not the way you are forcing them so violently on people & would tie you up in courts for years & cost taxpayers untold cash. Even if Pastor Coldwell lost the legal battle, he'd lock in an even stronger Christian conservative base against you. You remind me of the reject Ed Stelmach & his forcing of the terrible land-use bylaws on people. A horrible thing for Ed to do & as a farmer he should have known better. Shades of communism by both you & Farmer Ed to be sure!

"Big Brother Is Watching You",

Rory

Source: Myself.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Faxed Laxed My Time Is Being Taxed

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Millwoods Public Library Terminal #VII, Edmonton, Alberta

March XXIVth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

I find it annoying when using the fax machines in library branches that the staff have to take the handset off so that people don't make personal phone calls. Now library faxes only allow you to dial personal & 1-800 numbers so they don't pay for that cost, but students & adults tying up these lines (which taxpayers fund) prevent me & other library patrons from being able to access these machines for legitimate faxing needs such as job applications &/or searches.

Faux Fax,

Rory

Source: Www.Epl.Ca