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Notes on the US Student Loan Crisis

Notes on the US Student Loan Crisis

This is just to capture some initial thoughts about a very complex problem. I think it’s difficult for people to understand how much education costs now. The situation has changed so very much over a generation that costs and priorities do deserve some analysis. Our parents’ generation could earn enough over the summer job to pay for college, and no-one had to accrue substantial debt. Housing was much less exensive, too. Sometimes the loan is more for room and board than anything…

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I Only Report

I Only Report

“A Report to an Academy” (“Ein Bericht für eine Akademie”) is a short story by Franz Kafka, written and published in 1917. In the story, an ape named Red Peter, who has learned to behave like a human, presents to an academy the story of how he effected his transformation. The story was first published by Martin Buber in a German monthly. This English version was translated from German by Philip Boehm. Esteemed Gentlemen of the Academy! I feel honored…

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My Favorite Actors

My Favorite Actors

For whatever reasons – talent, fondness, favorite movies/shows – these are my favorite actors. Adam Sandler Alan Alda Alan Rickman Andy Griffith Annette Bening Angela Lansbury Angelina Jolie Anjelica Huston Anne Bancroft Annie Potts Anthony Hopkins Antonio Banderas Arnold Schwarzenegger Ashley Judd Audrey Hepburn Barbara Stanwyck Barbra Streisand Bebe Neuwirth Ben Kingsley Bernadette Peters Bill Hader Bill Murray Bill Pullman Brad Garrett Brian Dennehy Bruce Willis Cameron Diaz Catherine Zeta-Jones Charlie Chaplin Charlize Theron Christian Slater Christopher Lloyd Christopher Walken…

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Stuff that Caught My Eye – Ouch!

Stuff that Caught My Eye – Ouch!

A snapshot of recent bits: Be thankful for government US Senate To Vote On Bill That Will Allow The Military To Arrest Americans On American Soil And Hold Them Indefinitely Seymour Hersh: Propaganda Used Ahead of Iraq War Is Now Being Reused Over Iran’s Nuke Program Giant Nasa rover launches to Mars “How Could This Happen in America?” Why Police Are Treating Americans Like Military Threats Discussing Occupy Wall Street, Coulter Says: “It Just Took A Few Shootings At Kent…

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My White House Petition. Please sign if you agree!

My White House Petition. Please sign if you agree!

If you are against the corruption, profit motives and loss of rights that go hand-in-hand with handing over core public services to private interests, please sign my White House petition: http://wh.gov/4rb I didn’t see anything on this topic, so I created it. Please sign and spread the word! We only have 30 days to get 5,000 signatures in order for your petition to be reviewed by the White House. Until the petition has 150 signatures, it will only be available…

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