Monday, September 22, 2008
Consider the facts of these two issues:
1. Students were steered towards expensive, burdensome, and costly loans that were originated by companies who paid a premium in advertising and membership fees with NASFAA/NACAC?
2. Students and their parents have been deliberately provided false, inaccurate, and deceiving information about the legitimacy and legality of processing fees for merit-base awards, only to be steered towards back-room deals hatched by companies, universities, and counselors associated with NASFAA/NACAC.
3. New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo blasted Dallas Martin about NASFAA's perceived role into the most serious, wide-spread financial-aid scam in the entire history of the United States of America. Mr. Martin was not charged with any crime, but the New York Attorney General implied that NASFAA had its fat hand and big ass in "an unholy alliance between banks and institutions of higher education that may not be in the student's best interest."
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
As many of you may know, The College Board is a member of NASFAA. NASFAA is a non-profit organization that boasts memberships amongst hundreds of prestigious colleges and universities. Though a concerted effort and deliberate colloboration, for many years each of the member schools and universities of NASFAA have required that prospective students take an SAT and/or ACT test to allegedly judge their propects for success at an institution of hiring learning.
During this time period, The College Board pocketed an enormous amount of money, and its officers became quite wealthy.
As a smoke screen, and a possible eye at limiting access to competing dollars, The College Board hooked up with NASFAA, and several other members of NASFAA, in a varierty of self-serving ventures. Eventually, the attorney generals of several states began sniffing for clues. Soon, the Student loan scandal became public.
Within the past few years, as more and more Americans and schools have debugged this pay-for-nothing scheme, more schools have opted to make the SAT an option rather than a reqirement.
Schools That Do Not Use SAT or ACT Scores for Admitting Substantial Numbers of Students Into Bachelor Degree Programs
Monday, September 15, 2008
Several websites, including Askmen.com poised the question is Sarah Palin ready to be President?
Is this a fair question??
Anybody running for President or Vice-President of the U.S.A. should be prepared to be asked numerous questions concerning their character, integrity, intellect, and morality.
If a man or woman cannot efficiently and skillfully manage the affairs of his/her own family, then how can one expect him/her to manage the social, political, economic, and business affairs of an entire nation??
Naive Barack Obama claims that discussions of family issues are private and off-limits. So if incest is being committed is that off-limits also?? What about a teenage daughter getting pregnant because her parents did not raise her with proper morality or character?? These are legitimate issues to be asked for any presidential candidate.
The national media, specifically, the San Jose Mercury, suggested that there are a number of character issues involving Mrs. Palin, not to mention her strayful, super-charged, teenage daughter.
For example, the media reported that "Gov. Sarah Palin lives by the maxim that all politics is local, not to mention personal."
When there was a vacancy at the top of the state Division of Agriculture, she appointed a high school classmate, Franci Havemeister, to the $95,000-a-year directorship. A former real estate agent, Havemeister cited her childhood love of cows as one of her qualifications for running the roughly $2 million agency. Good enough, said Palin. Your'e hired!!
Budget reports indicate that Havemeister was one of at least five high school classmates Palin hired, often at salaries far exceeding their private sector wages.
When Palin had to cut the 2007 state budget, she avoided the legion of frustrated legislators and mayors. Instead, she huddled with her budget director and her husband, Todd, an oil field worker who is not a state employee, and vetoed millions of dollars of legislative projects.
And in May, a Wasilla blogger, Sherry Whitstine, who chronicles the governor's career with an astringent eye, answered her phone and an assistant to the governor was on the line, she said.
"You should be ashamed!" Ivy Frye, the assistant, told her. "Stop blogging. Stop blogging right now."
Is Sarah Palin ready to be leader and commander-in-chief of the U.S. military?? If you want war with Russia, then vote for Palin. There is no doubt that Putin would make her his little puppy. Just look how he fooled W. jr.
On August 24th, 2008, the Associated Press wrote "Culminating a three-year mission to end years of embarrassment, the U.S. team survived a huge challenge from Spain, winning 118-107 in the gold-medal game Sunday."
To the players, fans, and many Americans, it would appear that the pecking order of N.B.A. superiority was restored in international basketball.
In fact, listen to what high-school graduate, multi-rich super-star LeBron James said at a press conference attended by the entire team. This non-college graduate remarked "Much respect to Spain, but the U.S. is back on top again."Let me figure this out. After gathering the so-called best players of the N.B.A., including former rape suspect, and three-time N.B.A. champion Kobe Bryant, over-hyped, over-paid, finger-nail biting Lebron James, college drop-out Carmelo Anthony, and numerous other assortments of drop-outs and/or former crime suspects, the alleged best team in the world led by only four points with under 21/2 minutes to play. So much for domination.
"We played with great character in one of the great games in international basketball history, I think," said over-rated U.S. coach (Duke University) Mike Krzyzewski.
What Spain demonstrated is that true basketball is a game of wit, desire, and hustle. The Americans were lazy down the stretch and relied too much on pure athleticism (not surprising since half the team are drop-outs), instead of chessmanship.
The importance of education cannot be over-estimated. Given its roster of superstars, the U.S. team was outplayed but Spain could not overcome the lucky draw of athleticism on that particular night. In a game of the best of seven, there is little doubt the U.S. team would be in serious trouble.
So, Lebron. Grab a book. Do some research. The U.S. team is a long ways from "back on top again."