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Drinking in your underpants

Drinking in your underpants
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The American ethos is misunderstood. By entirely focusing on the materialism of American society, many fail to capture the importance of liberty and a deeply rooted entrepreneurial spirit afforded by that God-given liberty.

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
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Threat Assessment in Florida Schools: The US Secret Service Perspective

Threat Assessment in Florida Schools: The US Secret Service Perspective
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Now that the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission’s initial report has been sent to the Florida Governor and to the leaders of the Florida House & Senate, I’d like to share a few of the recommendations that went into the report, recommendations that I was privileged to

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
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We Found Another Big Piece of the School Shooting Puzzle--An Antibiotic for Suicide

We Found Another Big Piece of the School Shooting Puzzle--An Antibiotic for Suicide
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Unlike most solutions that are primarily for school counselors or law enforcement, the C-SSRS can be utilized by everyone. This means everyone can be part of the solution to preventing school violence and suicide.

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
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Public School Discipline:  Equal Opportunity Offenders

Public School Discipline: Equal Opportunity Offenders
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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos met with supporters and critics of an Obama-era directive on school discipline on Wednesday.  Secretary DeVos is considering changes to the directive and possibly repealing the guidelines outlined therein. That 2014 directive, issued jointly by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, put

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Broward County Schools
In Defense of WalkUp My Segment on the Michaela Show on HLN

In Defense of WalkUp My Segment on the Michaela Show on HLN
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Yesterday I had an opportunity to talk about #WalkUp on national TV. I was invited to be on the Michaela Pereira show on @HLNTV.  The idea behind #WalkUp is not mine.  In fact, I saw it on a Facebook post from a friend of a friend.  Here is what inspired

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
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A Day of Kindness at Wilder Elementary

A Day of Kindness at Wilder Elementary
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Our daughter Alaina Petty attended Wilder Elementary when we live in the Seattle area.  Mrs. Tavener, one of Alaina’s teachers at Wilder Elementary, heard about our call for kindness in the wake of Alaina’s death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  As a family, we believe

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
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34 Scripts and Ideas for Getting Back at Telemarketers
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The Federal Trade Commission has just slapped Do Not Call Registry offenders with $7.7 million worth of penalties. With a figure like that, it’s clear that telemarketers are finding that boundaries are a problem. But that doesn’t mean you have to take their abuse — fight

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
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Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005

Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005
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One the best speeches I have ever read, heard, or viewed regarding life work and the importance of doing what you love. For the full text of the speech, click Continue reading below. Enjoy! This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Apple