Archive | November, 2012

Nelnet + Other Student Loan Sharks Hound Parents of Dead Students & Just Think, Chancellor Perlman + then-NU-Vice-Chancellor Kim Robak Snookered NU Graduate Students into PRIVATE (Nelnet) Student Loans Rather than Gov’t

November 30, 2012

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Mom Wants Dead Son’s Loans Forgiven By Erin McLaughlin | ABC News Blogs – Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:00 AM EST  Mom Wants Dead Son’s Loans Forgiven (ABC News) Three years after her son’s death, a 61-year-old Michigan woman is still on the hook for his student loans – and a Change.org petition she started now has nearly 200,000 signatures demanding the […]

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Wal-Mart’s Sins or Why Unions are Formed: In 1917, the Triangle Factory Killed Hundreds of Trapped Young New York Women; In Nov., 2012, 112 + Burned to Death in a Bangladesh Factory Fire Owned by a Supplier of Clothes to Wal-Mart; A Factory which had been Cited for Extreme Safety Violations that Wal-Mart Knew About

November 26, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C by Ivy Harper When I hear of horrific events like this latest Bangladesh garment factory fire, my first question is: Whose minding the store? Wal-Mart, that is. If AP et al stories are accurate, it turns out that Wal-Mart – among other giant retailers – had known for years that this particular factory […]

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“The General was controlled by his “Privates” – Franklin Schenk of Fort Worth, Texas + Other Noteworthy NYT’s Commenters

November 25, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – by Ivy Harper Maureen Dowd’s latest column entitled, “Turning Brass into Gold” drew some of the best Comments I’ve ever read. Each and every one is worth reading and are proof-positive that “ordinary” Americans possess incredible insight and are outraged at the latest antics of the out-of-control “Military Industrial Complex” that President […]

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A Long “Feature” on Gallup + Nothing on the Qui Tam Lawsuit. Why Doesn’t the OWH Make the Connection between Pres. Obama’s U.S. Depart. of Justice Lawsuit Against Gallup for Massively “Over-Billing” the Feds + Gallup’s Blatant Attempt to “Wish” Romney into Office via Skewed “Polling?”

November 24, 2012

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PUBLISHED SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2012 AT 1:00 AM / UPDATED AT 12:56 PM Is Gallup’s place atop poll world slipping? By Matthew Hansen WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER Inside Gallup Operational headquarters: Omaha Worldwide headquarters: Washington, D.C. Worldwide offices: 40 Employees: Approximately 2,400 Employees in Omaha: Approximately 500 What does Gallup do? The company measures, researches, analyzes and […]

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Hey, NU, How about a Symposium on Ethics instead of “Entrepreneurship?”

November 20, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (exclusive) by Ivy Harper In the Winter of 2010, I observed a well-attended NU “Symposium on Entrepreneurship” wherein Union Bank/Nelnet’s Angie Muhleisen was a keynote speaker. Knowing what I knew about Nelnet’s egregious, years-long federal subsidy scam of the U.S. Department of Education – also known as the American taxpayer – I was […]

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What’s Up with Angie Muhleisen’s Nelnet’s Stock Sales? “The total value of stock sales is $70,667,682…” Most of it, Hers. Meanwhile, Nebraska Students Stuck with Predatory Loan Debt + Why is Angie on the CBA – NU Website?

November 20, 2012

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From Insider Monitor Insider Trading: Nelnet Inc Monthly summaries of insider trading activities (stock purchases, sales, and option exercises) reported by insiders of Nelnet Inc in the last 24 months are illustrated in figures 1 and 2. Table 1 shows the monthly insider trading data of Nelnet Inc since year 2005. Table 2 shows the detailed insider transactions of Nelnet Inc since […]

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Snowy Owl in Omaha; Kotok Out at Omaha WH. Was C. David Forced to Retire Following the OWH Sebring Hatchet Job? Notice, No Reputable National Papers Have Printed Each & Every Patraeus – Broadwell Exchange. None.

November 19, 2012

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Snowy owl makes rare Omaha appearance The animal was rescued Monday after providing an unexpected diversion during a regional dog show at the CenturyLink Center Omaha this weekend.

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Lincoln, Nebraska – as the Nation’s only “Capital City” Named in Honor of America’s Greatest President – Bears a Special Responsibility to Live Up to His Ideals

November 19, 2012

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U.S. OPINION The Gettysburg Address turns 149: Listen to Abraham Lincoln’s legendary speech On the 149th anniversary of the speech, listen to a dramatic reading by Americans including Sam Waterston, Matthew Broderick, and Ken Burns POSTED ON NOVEMBER 19, 2012, AT 10:36 AM An undated illustration depicting President Abraham Lincoln delivering his Gettysburg Address on […]

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NU Foundation’s 2012 Return: a Whopping -2.6% “… most of [our] negative return was due to our exposure to international equities.” Really? Seriously. Hmmmm.

November 19, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (exclusive) by Ivy Harper For those who believe the NU Foundation on this, there’s that Bridge in Brooklyn. I mean, come on, folks, this isn’t 2008. What really happened in the past year at Nebraska’s vestige of Versailles? Inquiring minds would like to know since alum who so generously contribute to the Foundation […]

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Sex + Money + Power = Corruption

November 18, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (exclusive) by Ivy Harper D.C.’s a City of Scandals. Is now, was then and sadly, always will be. The combination of power, sex + money corrupts. Absolutely. Not longer after arriving on Capitol Hill in January, 1977 with former Rep. John Cavanaugh (D-NE), we corn-born, naive Nebraska staffers became privy to one Congressional […]

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