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Getting Rich on Refugees

November 29, 2015

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Gettin’ Rich off Refugees? or “Are “Non-Profit” Chieftains Raking it In? June 12, 2013 Uncategorized OMAHA, NEBRASKA (exclusive) by Ivy Harper Since early March, I’ve been working on an investigative, enterprise journalism blog-piece about the “privatization” of once-upon-a-time “social/family” services. These days, “Family Servies” Directors- who formerly had Public Servant-like salaries – stack their “Boards […]

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Nebraska Owes the Fed $22 Million Bucks – Read the Reason Why Below by Ivy Harper

January 22, 2014

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@ BicycleMike – You nailed it. As did Sleestak, simba, sid, + Gnarly Fanger, all of whom made dead-on, perceptive points. What’s happened in Nebraska – which is merely a microcosm of the country – is that The Perfect Storm coalesced to create the United States of a Mess (USM). What caused the USM: greed […]

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NU’s Platte RiVersailles King Leaving for Hudson RiVersailles Reign

January 18, 2014

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Unlike what the LJS Editorial Board declares, the truth is that Nebraskans remain deeply divided about NU President JB Milliken’s tenure. For sure, Nebraska’s “One Per Cent” has profited – and will continue to do so in the future – from President Milliken’s global – aka Monsanto/Valmont/ConAgra/Tyson/Big Ag/Big Pharma/Big Bank/Big Data/China/International/Out-of-State-Higher-Tuition-recruits/NU Foundation Endowment Obsession/NELNET – […]

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Nebraska: “The Capital of Corruption!”

November 30, 2013

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@ jrk56005 You said it best, “”Nebraska- the Capital of Corruption.” I’ll ignore your ad hominem “uneducated” comments and I will admit that the U.S. Government engages in prosecutorial bullying. No question. It is noteworthy that the two worst cases of abuse occurred when Government Prosecutors teamed up to bully big-time with Universities: Duke & […]

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Does Jim Lauerman Get the Difference Between Advertising and Journalism? by Ivy Harper

November 19, 2013

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Lincoln’s premier “Mad Man” wonders via the LJS Letter Forum: “Could anyone have come up with a more negative headline?” Since you asked, I want you to know, Sir, that I can. Here’s a few: Vision 2015 – Still Corrupt After All These Years How Much Vision 2015 Money Came from NELNET’s “Unwarranted” – aka […]

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Fountain of Truth: “American League of Bribery – aka Lobbyist – Professionals” Changes its Name

November 19, 2013

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Post Politics Lobbyists’ lobby approves a new name — one that doesn’t mention lobbying BY HOLLY YEAGER – Washington Post –  November 18 at 5:39 pm Comments The American League of Lobbyists has made it official, approving a new name for the group that doesn’t mention the word “lobbyists.” As The Post reported last month, leaders of […]

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There is No Place Like Nebraska

November 18, 2013

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Wanderlust | A Road Trip Through Alexander Payne’s Nebraska TRAVEL  By KURT ANDERSEN NOVEMBER 15, 2013, 12:51 PM 10 Comments The director Alexander Payne (right) and the novelist Kurt Andersen, both native Nebraskans, take a road trip through their home state. Michael Christopher Brown An abandoned shack in the sleepy town of Inavale (population 117). Michael Christopher Brown There’s […]

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Payne’s “Nebraska” Masterpiece ~ Reviewers Rave

November 15, 2013

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FILM REVIEW ‘Nebraska’: State of Grace A richly textured road movie with a stunning performance by Bruce Dern By JOE MORGENSTERN Nov. 14, 2013 1:36 p.m. ET Watch a clip from the film “Nebraska.” A booze-addled father (Bruce Dern) makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son (Will Forte) in order to […]

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NU + Academic “Freedom”s Just Another Word for Nuttin’ Left to Lose

October 27, 2013

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Rigoberto Guevara, president of the UNL Faculty Senate, is paraphrased as saying, “… non-tenure track faculty also don’t feel as empowered to speak their minds regarding controversial academic topics.” Okay. Let’s get real, here Mr. Guevara. No one feels “empowered” to speak their minds in the non-egalitarian Ivory Tower milieu. Exceptin’ KINGS Milliken, Mauer, Perlman, […]

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Boo-Hoo Again from NU’s Well-Paid “Lecturers” by Ivy Harper

October 27, 2013

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The archaic, feudal Higher Ed paradigm is economically unsustainable, morally bankrupt, and academically/intellectually weak in light of the Internet. Salary + Perks-obsessed tenured Baby Boom PUBLIC University administrators – and some Professors – wrecked what was once as noble an institution as could be created. Of course, this destructive evolution was jump-started by the Ivies […]

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