Archive | September, 2012

The United States of a Mess…It all Began with President Bush ’41’s 2001 Tax Cuts & Today’s GOP Want More of the Same

September 30, 2012

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Where did the mammoth US budget deficits come from? Let’s go back about a decade, when budget surpluses were predicted for the foreseeable future. Somehow, the math went terribly wrong, by trillions of dollars. Here’s an accounting of what happened. By Peter Grier | Christian Science Monitor – Fri, Sep 28, 2012 What’s the cause of the federal government’s huge budget […]

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The Immorality of Student Loans; National Student Debt Strike Imminent, Perhaps, Foreclosure’s in “Big Sandy’s” Future

September 29, 2012

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  NYU Professor: Are Student Loans Immoral? by Andrew Ross Sep 27, 2012 4:45 AM EDT Millions of grads are saddled with unpayable student loans, yet colleges still say they’re a sound investment. NYU professor Andrew Ross asks if it’s time to stop repaying the loans.   Straight talk about the crushing burden of student debt is […]

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@ Senator Kerrey: Don’t Fix What Wasn’t Broken in 1st Debate; People Liked Your Passion…the Understandable Outrage that Leavenworthst.com Mistakenly Calls “Whining”

September 28, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. by Ivy Harper (exclusive) Don’t fix what was not broken in the last debate.  You were great.  Just sprinkle some humor into it.  That’s one of your strengths.  And go gently into humor when/if you do find the right time to toss in a good line or two. You’ve got to find just […]

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Chancellor Ivy Harper: Can UNMC Please Refrain from Referring to their new Cancer Center as a “Campus”

September 26, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  – by Ivy Harper (exclusive) Okay, I thought UNMC officials had taken my advice. Two years ago at one of the NU Board of Regents Rubber-Stamping meetings – you know where the eight men in suits pretend to make decisions that – in reality – have already been made behind closed doors by […]

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Nebraska: So Much Financial Fraud…1st NELNET, then NU/NU Foundation, then TierOne, & Gallup; Now, TierOne’s Paying the Federal Piper Just Like NELNET did in 2010; What Will Gallup’s “Settlement” Be?

September 25, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. by Ivy Harper (exclusive) One day in the Spring of 2011 at a Bethesda, Maryland, Starbucks, I sat down at the genius bar next to a late twenty-something young man who was a whiz on his Mac computer. I had a problem on mine so I asked him for help and we ended […]

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Give it Up for the Grand Island Central Catholic Nuns who Taught their “Charges” a Cardinal Rule: Never Make Fun of People’s Names

September 24, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – by Ivy Harper (exclusive) Truth be told, to this day I cringe when I hear anyone make fun of someone else for their name, their look, or their intelligence. What I found when I served as the 2010 Democratic candidate for Congress is that members of both parties do it and it’s […]

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NU’s Masters of the UniverseCity Use “Peers” to Inflate [Education] Executive Pay

September 24, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – by Ivy Harper I attended the now-infamous Sept. 5th 2008 Board of Regents meeting that had NU’s Regents cluelessly dithering about salary increases for the “hyper-trophying hordes” of overpaid public federal/Morrill Land Grant Act Chancellors, re-christened NU’s “Education Executives,” all the while our once-great nation was being brought to the brink of […]

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Forging a New Morrill Act for the 21st Century by Kevin Carey of the New America Foundation

September 21, 2012

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Higher Ed Watch A Blog from New America’s Higher Education Initiative Published:  September 19, 2012 College Completion College Costs College Access College Quality [This article ran first at Zócalo Public Square] To understand how public universities reached their present state of decline and near-crisis, you might look back a century and a half to July of 1862, […]

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OPS’s John Mackiel: A Lot Like Wall Street’s Self-Obsessed Masters of the Universe

September 20, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  – by Ivy Harper (exclusive) The “conscience” of the Omaha World-Herald, the columnist with gravitas, otherwise known as Mike Kelly, today wrote a must-read story about OPS’s disturbing million-dollar payout to out-going head, John Mackiel. Earth to America’s DEMOCRATS: When are you gonna get that you’re being USED by men like Mackiel in […]

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Lady Justice? Nancy Sebring Crucified for Emails on the Taxpayer Dime; Brenda Council Lionized for Stealing $63,000 + Lincoln Man Gets 2 Years in Prison for Stealing a Pallet of Steaks

September 19, 2012

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