Archive for 31, October 2011

The real 1%

Posted in politcs, rankers with tags , , , , , , , on 31, October 2011 by chockblock

But much of the blame for so many young people’s disillusionment should fall on the colleges and universities that promised them the moon in the first place. Why does a 27-year-old with little work experience and a Master of Fine Arts degree expect that a job in her field will be easy to find? Or pay a “living wage”? It is likely that, starting in high school and continuing through college, her counselors and teachers told her that a college degree—any college degree—was the fast track to success and fortune. And then college administrators repeated the myth and added that an advanced degree would certainly assure success, fulfillment, and happiness.

Why do such students everywhere assume that $100,000 in student loan debt won’t be a huge burden as they start careers and families? Because Sallie Mae and the university student loan office explained that student loans are “good debt” and that once students graduate and have a job, monthly loan payments won’t be a big deal.
–“Blame Universities—Not Wall Street“: Jenna Ashley Robinson, Pope Center

So the emphasis is mine, but the point is valid. A master’s in Fine Arts, (Fill-in-the-Blank) Studies etc. That don’t pay the bills.

Employers want workers who show up on time. Who don’t look like freaks. That’s too much to ask of the OWS mob.

Once again, the left and it’s fellow travelers in academia have screwed the pooch. And screwed over a generation.

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The FBI today

Posted in rankers, Uncategorized, War On Terror on 31, October 2011 by chockblock

These headlines actually appeared in the Daily Caller’s roundup of news.

  1. Progressives, Islamists huddle at Justice Department
  2. FBI report warns of growing Juggalo threat”

Let me get this straight. Islamic militants who want to kill us just need to be understood? We can’t call out their raping of boys in Afghanistan, their murder of 3,000 Americans or their antisemitism.

The department’s “civil rights lawyers are top of the line — I say this with utter honesty — I know they can come up with a way” to redefine criticism as discrimination, said Sahar Aziz, a female, Egyptian-American lawyer.

“I’d be willing to give a shot at it,” said Aziz, who is a fellow at the Michigan-based Muslim advocacy group, the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding.

But the fans of shitty rap group are a national security risk….

First reported by Wired’s Spencer Ackerman, the FBI report makes the bizarre allegation that the Juggalo threat is expanding in New Mexico in particular because of their affinity for Native American culture, mentioning their connection to the rap group only in a footnote.

So the FBI still can’t understand sleeper cells and Islamic radicals in the US. It can understand the “progressives” from the Ivy League book-bumbass factories who are quislings politically correct.

I need a drink.