Saturday, January 26, 2008

Why Don't Quasi-Socialists "Socialize" On A Preemtive Basis When It Counts The Most?

USA Today Article: College wealth soaring

Imagine the public outrage over the news that record corporate wealth was being amassed as a particular retailer raised its consumer prices at a rate higher than inflation? My how the Democrats currently on the presidential campaign would light into any business who dared to do so at the expense of the consuming public.

This is the true state of affairs when it comes to this nation's elite colleges and universities. They have built up handsome treasure chests of endowments while allowing their tuitions to skyrocket. Some of them have so much money that they could eliminate all tuition obligations upon all students and operate the school off of their endowment and STILL have plenty left over for what ever rainy day anyone could think of.

Why in these hollowed halls of learning where the reports of their being left leading in their educational indoctrination of their students is this allowed to happen? Where is the public outrage over this?

How many people have had the doors to their college education slammed in their face due to the financial impact of the spiraling costs of an education today?

What is also infuriating is the number of elected officials who fail to scrutinize the invoice that is being sent home from the High Educational Industrial Complex. Instead they assume their position and demand that the US government pay money to these institutions in the way of grants rather than burdening the students/consumers with loans that they are on the dime for paying back.

Where are the calls for confiscation of these large endowments and spreading them to lesser colleges? How many Historically Black Colleges and Universities are now closed for want of money while these elite colleges bask in the excess of these resources.

Why can't a quasi-socialist go into action on relevant points where it counts?

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Largest Lawsuit Against Feds Filed For Katrina Damage

Katrina Victims Hit Feds With 489,000 Claims, Including One for $3 Quadrillion

A whopping $3,014,170,389,176,410 is the dollar figure so far sought from some of the largest claims filed against the federal government over damage from the failure of levees and flood walls following the Aug. 29, 2005, hurricane.

Of roughly 489,000 total claims, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has received 247 for at least $1 billion apiece, including the one for $3 quadrillion.

I have a solution.
Condemn all land in the area that is below sea level and make the homeowers sign a document that they are living there at their own risk.

Invest a few million dollars into a new engineering school and allow these residents to design and construct their own levee walls and thus accept the liability on their own backs.

Problem solved.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Media Consolidation - What????

Once again here is some information that will prove that the alarms that are now sounding toward the FCC and "This Administration" are Chicken Little-esque.

Here we have just one of the many personal talkshow services in which anyone can register and host a full fledged Internet radio talkshow. They can take calls and do everything else that you might expect from a terrestrial base radio station.

Blog Talk Radio

Now follow the logic - many of the "We own the airwaves" advocates also are critical of the advertisers on these same stations. These big corporations throw their money around to causes that they, the advocates, oppose. On the two leftwing PBS weekly muckracking shows - "Bill Moyers Journal" and "Now" both of them go out of the way to indicate that so and so is "OUR ONLY CORPORATE SPONSOR", making sure that everyone knows that they have not been bought and sold.

This service allows them to bypass any concerns of such a nature.

The challenge that they face is on RECONDITIONING their audience. Despite the fact that many of their audience are Internet active most, no doubt, still consume their talk radio via the traditional radio. There is nothing stopping them from doing so from a computer.

Also if they choose to pay these evil telecomm companies $49 per month for a wireless card they too can listen to these shows just about anywhere in the United States where there is a 2.5G cellular wireless signal. Darn - they need a computer. Another excuse. I guess we'll have to wait for the US government to purchase some of those $100 laptops and hand them out. It is their RIGHT you know.