Archive | February, 2013

NU Foundation’s Recent IRS Form 990 Lists “Investment Advisors” whose Addresses Don’t Match Companies or Cities

February 28, 2013

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (exclusive) by Ivy Harper Post Office boxes long have raised red flags. The Russell Wassendorf, Sr. story adds one more cautionary tale to the p.o. problem. Turns out that a Post Office box in the tiny town of Cedar Falls, Iowa was used for yeas by the Iowa investment fraudster Wassendorf  “to trick [federal] regulators into thinking they were dealing with U.S. Bancorp.” […]

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Beware the Critter known as “Conventional Wisdom” by Ivy Harper

February 21, 2013

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (exclusive) by Ivy Harper Okay, so “conventional wisdom” (cw) says that if Governor Heineman enters an open 2014 Nebraska Senate race, he will be victorious. The funny thing about the mercurial critter known as “conventional wisdom” (cw) is how many times that little bugger is just plain wrong. A few examples from the […]

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Facebook, Mueller-Robak + American Greed or Why in God’s Name R Nebraska State Senators Spending Time on a “Big Lie” Bill: Equating FB w/Privacy + “Workplace Protection.”

February 19, 2013

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TUESDAY, FEB 19, 2013 10:22 AM EST Facebook Has Friends in DC In a fight between Corporate America and Middle America, Washington follows the money BY DAVID SIROTA   Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook.(Credit: Nati Harnik) The news that Facebook made more than $1 billion in profit and yet will nonetheless get a $429 million tax refund comes […]

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American Greed or NU Foundation’s “Friends with Benefits” M.O. by Ivy Marie Harper

February 18, 2013

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (exclusive) Trying to get accurate information from the University of Nebraska Foundation is like trying to collect priest info from the Vatican. Beyond that, the NU Foundation’s latest IRS Form 990 reads like a contemporary version of Versailles right around 1789 but before the Storming of the Bastille. A coterie of well-connected Cornhuskers has been shamelessly […]

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NU Foundation’s IRS Form 990 Lists “Investment Advisors” whose Addresses Don’t Match Companies or Cities

February 18, 2013

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (exclusive) by Ivy Harper Post Office boxes long have raised red flags. The Russell Wassendorf, Sr. story adds one more cautionary tale to the p.o. problem. Turns out that a Post Office box in the tiny town of Cedar Falls, Iowa was used for yeas by the Iowa investment fraudster Wassendorf  “to trick [federal] regulators into thinking they were dealing with U.S. Bancorp.” […]

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LJS College Discussion Comment

February 16, 2013

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Thanks for the shout-out, DaHusker. DaHusker nailed it when he writes, “They [for-profit “colleges”] love a student who doesn’t understand the difference between a loan and grant.” Sadly, it’s not just Kaplan + Vatterott who love students who don’t understand the difference between loans and grants. So, too, do Federal/Morrill Land Grant Universities and four-year, […]

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Mark Engler’s Super Bowl Ad: “So God Made High-Fructose Corn Syrup”

February 16, 2013

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The Real “Farmer” Story: So God Made High-Fructose Corn Syrup Friday, 15 February 2013 09:23By Mark Engler, Dissent | Op-Ed Of course, in the end, it was not godless California hippies who undermined the family farm and gave us a diet of high-fructose corn syrup. And if you’re looking to condemn welfare scams and big-government boondoggles, you need […]

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Taking on the LJS’s Cherie Berrie by Ivy Harper

February 16, 2013

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@ Cherie Berrie: So many misstatements; so little time. First, your line about “…our local liberal rag and our local liberal rubes…” reflects poorly on you, not on the LJS or its intelligent readers, of which there are many. Second, the Washington Post is not perfect. I worked for the Post during the 1990’s so […]

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Hagel Debacle…Of all Senators’ Actions, Sen. Fischer’s Stands as the Most Egregious

February 15, 2013

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (exclusive) by Ivy Harper If nothing else, Senator Fischer’s actions are short-sighted should Chuck Hagel be confirmed. I mean, why wouldn’t a fellow Nebraska Senator want to be supportive of  a Cabinet member who hails from Cornhusker country [a rare occurrence] which holds StratCom’s headquarters and where defense plays such a huge role? […]

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Word on the Street: Senator Avery Introduced State Salary Hike at Behest of NU who’s Getting Ready to Seek “Big Ten”-Like Raises; NU Worried that Chancellors Make 4 Times More than the Guv.

February 15, 2013

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (exclusive) by Ivy Harper Word on the street is that Senator Avery introduced his bill to increase Nebraska state elected officials’ salaries at the behest of NU who has been publicly embarrassed by comparisons to NU Chancellor salaries which are around $400,000 (four hundred thousand dollars) while the Governor makes nearly four times […]

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