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  Biden Fills his Depends on TV
Posted by: Fort Bragg - 09-05-2020, 07:18 AM - Forum: General Education Discussions - Replies (5)

The wet fart heard around the world.  My God - with Kamala giving blowjobs to get ahead and Biden crapping himself, Democrats truly do not know whether they are coming or going.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfeqYyItxAs

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Exclamation New Mises Institute MA Online in Austrian Econ
Posted by: Albert Hidel - 08-09-2020, 06:06 PM - Forum: Distance Learning Discussion - Replies (1)

Now you can learn Austrian economics instead of the bullshit Marxist socialist orthodoxy found in most colleges.  Not yet accredited, but shockingly inexpensive at $160/unit for the 30-unit program taught by first-rate faculty.  

Quote:Graduate Program

The Vision

A long-held vision of both Ludwig von Mises and Murray N. Rothbard is now a reality. Their vision? A graduate school of Austrian economics.

Throughout its nearly forty-year history, the Mises Institute has been focused on providing support to students of other educational institutions. Helping students discover the economics of freedom and inspiring them to go on to teach at the university level is and has been a priority for the Institute. Excellent service that is personal, responsive, and geared towards assisting students in reaching their individual educational and career goals has been emblematic of all Mises Institute programs.

The Mises Institute’s Master of Arts in Austrian Economics is unique. It is the first graduate program in the United States dedicated exclusively to the teaching of economics as expounded in the works and great treatises of Ludwig von Mises and Murray N. Rothbard. The goal of the program is to assist students in mastering the principles of this great body of work and putting these principles to use in their chosen endeavors.

To this end, the Institute has carefully selected an outstanding faculty, with PhDs from prestigious universities including New York University, UCLA, Columbia University, Cal-Berkeley, Rutgers University, and Virginia Tech. All are accomplished scholars who have lectured or taught at Mises Institute events and published in its journals, books, or online publications. Many were personal friends or protégés of Murray Rothbard.

Thanks to the generosity of the Mises Institute’s donors, the cost of the program is well below that of other M.A. programs in economics or the related social sciences, whether traditional or online.

The program consists of the following coursework:
  • Microeconomics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Quantitative Economics:  Uses and Limitations
  • Macroeconomics
  • History of Economic Thought I
  • History of Economic Thought II
  • Comparative Economic Systems
  • History of Economic Regulation and Financial Crises
  • Rothbard Graduate Seminar
  • Thesis Requirement

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  UCLA is a Shithole
Posted by: Fort Bragg - 06-12-2020, 12:29 AM - Forum: General Education Discussions - Replies (4)

Suspended UCLA professor under police protection days after students sign petition to fire him

https://ca.yahoo.com/news/suspended-ucla...01190.html

Can some people initiate complaints to WASC about UCLA giving bogus grades and issuing worthless shithole degrees to black people.  Tell the world that the degrees they give to black people are freebies.  Who does that help?  White people with degrees.

Can they also complain to the USDOE about UCLA and their fellow conspirator WASC.

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  The Truth in Minneapolis
Posted by: Fort Bragg - 06-10-2020, 02:38 AM - Forum: General Education Discussions - Replies (8)

If you think last week's rioting, looting, and accompanying celebration was a big deal?  Wait until the cops are found not guilty.

The prosecutor made a mistake in overcharging to appease the ethnics.  Charging 2nd degree murder with a option of manslaughter may be a little harsh considering the evidence.  Chauvin was clearly guilty of a serious assault or criminal negligence causing death but to make the leap to homicide might be taxing jurors credibility.

Why?  Chauvin had his knee on the back of Floyd's neck, not in a position of strangulation.  This is way too obvious from the video.  The coroner said the cause of death was heart attack.  What's a major symptom of heart attack?  Shortness of breath.  I will testify to that.  The prosecutor has to go into court and tell the juror to ignore what they are seeing and to ignore the coroner's report and believe a narrative because he says so.  Good luck on that one.

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  Gollin Brat Fake Doctor
Posted by: Yancy Derringer - 05-25-2020, 03:35 PM - Forum: George Gollin - Replies (4)

The rotten apple sure doesn't fall very far from the tree.

"Dr. Cordelia LootS-Gollin" reads the headline at the eCyberclinics website.
https://www.ecyberclinics.com/physician/...0749555720

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Quote:Dr. Cordelia LootS-Gollin
Clinical Social Worker. Female
Dr. Cordelia LootS-Gollin is an clinical social worker specialist in Skokie, Illinois (IL). She specializes in Clinical Social Worker.

Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center
8324 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 933-0051

Dr. Cordelia LootS-Gollin
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Board certification Clinical Social Worker
Gender Female
Education Graduated : 2015
School : Other
Group Affiliations Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center

The graduation date for the alleged "doctor" is stated as 2015, but that was the year it got its MSW from Penn. No indication on its LinkedIn page that it has any new degrees.

This would appear to be...

Another phony, fake, false, feigned Gollin Crime Family fraud!

How many unsuspecting innocents thought they were being treated by a real "doctor," not some parent-hating lesbian cheerleader with a master's degree? Too bad there's not some sort of bald, ass-scratching diploma mill sleuth lurking around who can report her to the authorities and ruin her life.

Sometimes, danger lurks in the eCyberclinic listing on the internet. I wonder what hypocrite wrote this (or had someone write it for him)? Could it be the same retard who endorsed a candidate with a phony, fake "degree" from a phony, fake "college"?

Quote:It is bad enough that persons using fake degrees obtain undeserved status or swindle unwitting victims, but there is a real danger when phony physicians treat the sick, untrained engineers design bridges or teachers with purchased credentials instruct our children.

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Chlamydia Loots-Gollin
Phony Physician, Real Danger

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  Porn Peddler Chip White MIA?
Posted by: Herbert Spencer - 05-20-2020, 08:44 PM - Forum: Chip White - Replies (5)

Not that anybody would miss the sicko, but gay boy porn peddler and quack enema maven Thomas Vernon "Chip" White has not posted at his porn front operation DegreeInfo.com since December 26, 2018, nor has he been seen on the board since August 16, 2019. Insiders report he is not answering emails either. One can only hope that the answer lies at the bottom of Folsom Lake. Worms gotta eat too!

Gone, or just dead? Or who cares?

Quote:Chip was last seen: Aug 16, 2019
https://www.degreeinfo.com/index.php?members/chip.3/

Link to Chip's most recent post, December 26, 2018: https://www.degreeinfo.com/index.php?thr...ost-517459


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Notorious pedophile-pandering pervert and gay boy porn peddler Thomas "Chip" White (on right)

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  ChiCom Virus to Crush Small Schools
Posted by: Herbert Spencer - 05-20-2020, 08:11 PM - Forum: Unaccredited vs. State-Approved vs. Accredited - Replies (1)

Another byproduct of the ChiCom virus: Small schools get crushed, rich schools get richer.  More profits and power for the big players.  Small players decimated, driven out of the market as big and wealthy will wield more power.

Quote:American Colleges Are Headed for a Meltdown
The coronavirus crisis could sink many schools—and leave a windfall for the survivors

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Charles Fain Lehman - May 18, 2020 5:00 AM

They've been through riots, protests, and natural disasters—but America's colleges have never seen anything like the financial meltdown the coronavirus is about to bring to their campuses.

The rising wave of health fears, added costs, and vanishing tuition payments could crush small colleges, many of which were already hanging by a financial thread. Those that can weather the crisis—including big-name universities with billions in their bank accounts—in turn stand to gain big from the fallout.

The emptying out of schools and the mass transition to distance learning has already been "the largest all-sector hit that we've ever seen," Jim Hundrieser, a vice president with the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), told the Washington Free Beacon. But the challenges of this spring pale in comparison to the shock many colleges are expecting in the fall, when social distancing measures and a possible second wave could create the most surreal semester ever.

That strangeness, experts project, could in turn cause a massive drop in college revenue. Well-endowed colleges and big research schools have the savings to weather those effects. But many schools are beholden to semi-annual tuition payments, which are about to undergo the biggest shock since the Second World War.

The result could see the shuttering of many universities, particularly small liberal arts colleges, accelerating a trend of rising closures since the Great Recession. At the same time, experts predict, the drop off in demand will be temporary, as a prolonged recession sends millions back to school—resulting in renewed profits, and power, for the schools that make it through to the other side.

When 20 million college students return to school this fall, their campuses will look very different. Schools are considering shortened school years, smaller class sizes, and keeping classes partially virtual. In addition to social distancing measures, Purdue University will use its on-campus laboratory to test students and trace contacts. The California State University system will be entirely online through the fall—its University of California sister schools are expected to follow suit.

These changes will radically alter not just campus life, but schools' balance sheets.

Added safety measures mean more expenses, Brown education professor Susanna Loeb told the Free Beacon. Colleges will need to pay fixed costs, like staff salaries and facilities maintenance, while simultaneously spending more on cleaning, testing, and added space for socially distanced classes and living. At the same time, money will stop flowing in; Robert Kelchen, a professor of higher education at Seton Hall University, said that colleges are expecting a 20 to 30 percent drop in revenue next year.

The net effect will be monumental. Hundrieser, whose organization represents over 1,900 schools, predicted that the crisis "will transform the finances of a lot of institutions, and they'll have to be incredibly fiscally prudent and innovative in order for them to rebound in a year."

"The effects of this crisis are likely to be much larger than the Great Recession," Kelchen said.

Universities, Kelchen explained, have four sources of income: tuition, public funding, on-campus fees (for housing, food services, etc.), and donations/endowments. Those funding streams are not equally distributed, however. Among 768 endowments surveyed by NACUBO, more than half of the value was held by the top 25, just 3 percent of schools.
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Research funding is similarly concentrated: Data from the National Science Foundation show that the top 5 percent of recipient universities get over 60 percent of federal research dollars.

Wealthy Harvard or well-funded Johns Hopkins can smooth the coming bumps. But most colleges are dependent on either state budgets that are rapidly drying up, or on tuition and activities payments.

That explains why universities are scrambling to reopen. As Brown University president Christina Paxson wrote in the New York Times, "remaining closed in the fall means losing as much as half of our revenue." Even larger schools are afraid. Cornell University has a $7.3 billion endowment, but its president recently wrote that without a reopening, the school is looking at "hundreds of millions" in losses.

Unfortunately, absent a medical miracle, any reopening will only be partial—which still means substantial losses.

College costs a lot, over $40,000 at the average four-year school. For that much money, students expect the full package: not just classes, but the extracurriculars, parties, and social connections that come with attending a college.

Corona-college will be nothing like that, leaving many education consumers considering other options. Some will just be unwilling to keep forking out for online courses: Georgia resident Alex Popovich told the Free Beacon that his daughter, who is a freshman at William & Mary, is considering taking a semester off or taking classes at a local university in the fall if her school remains online.

Others are worried about in-person education: Thirty-five percent of students in a recent poll said that if colleges reopened in the fall, they would either only attend online (31 percent) or not attend at all (4 percent). Others are indecisive. One in six were considering taking a gap year as of April.

Those numbers might change further as it becomes apparent that many classes will remain online—63 percent of current students say e-learning is worse than in-person classes. Tuition will also be disproportionately affected by declining foreign enrollment, as foreign students generally pay full price.

Even if colleges manage a partial reopening, therefore, they will inevitably take a hit to their revenue. That's a recipe for financial disaster. As Paxson put it, "It’s not a question of whether institutions will be forced to permanently close, it’s how many."

Which colleges will be hardest hit? Kelchen said he was most worried about "small, rural private colleges," where students will be less willing to travel to or live. Losing tuition and housing revenue, Kelchen said, "will be more than these colleges can handle."

Beth Akers, a higher education fellow at the Manhattan Institute, thinks the colleges most at risk are "the expensive institutions that are offering that kind of boutique college experience, but ones that aren't sitting on the pile of cash that could help them weather this kind of storm." Loeb noted that "many small liberal arts schools" were in financial straits even before the crisis began, adding "that difficulty will likely increase."

Will all of this mean the end of college education? Probably not—paradoxically, colleges which weather the crisis may find themselves on the other side with too many students, not too few. If one in six students take a gap year, then the fall of 2021 will see student populations swell.

There will be even more students if the current financial crisis persists and, as experts project, unemployment remains elevated. That's because in a recession, people return to school; college enrollment rose by 13 percent between 2007 and its peak in 2011.

"People like to go back to school" when unemployment is high, education policy expert Preston Cooper told the Free Beacon.
"They say, ‘the labor market's really weak right now, there aren't a lot of job opportunities, this is my opportunity to go back and get that degree I always wanted.'"

Many of those who return will go back for associate's degrees, as enrollment in two-year colleges rose disproportionately during the Great Recession. Online colleges will likely also do well, as they have the infrastructure in place to absorb recession demand immediately. But high-prestige universities will benefit indirectly. The same demand, paired with lower supply, will necessarily lead potential students to attach more value to degrees.

Higher education resembles many other industries facing the coronavirus crisis. The small players look set to be decimated by the coming storm, while the ones that are big and wealthy enough to survive will wield even more power on the other side.

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  Obama Perp Walk Video
Posted by: Don Dresden - 05-18-2020, 01:04 PM - Forum: General Education Discussions - Replies (5)

Coming soon. 

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  Feds Own 92% of Student Loans
Posted by: Don Dresden - 04-04-2020, 07:24 AM - Forum: General Education Discussions - No Replies

Quote:The Federal Government Owns 92 Percent of Student Loans. Why Do Politicians Lie About It?


04/01/2020   Chris Calton

Representatives Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley just introduced the Student Debt Emergency Relief Act to provide student debt relief during the coronavirus pandemic. In reality, the crisis is a pretext to push through student loan forgiveness of as much as $30,000 per borrower. This should hardly come as a shock. Outstanding student debt is bordering on $1.6 trillion, and many Democrats have made debt relief a pillar of their election campaigns. As if their intentions weren’t already transparent enough, Representative James Clyburn publicly admitted that the crisis was “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”

Although many libertarians and conservatives oppose student loan forgiveness, I have previously argued that as long as the federal government owns the loans, there is no ethical dilemma with forgiveness—libertarians, at least, should be eager to cut off any stream of revenue to the government. The caveat for advocates of free market solutions, however, is that the federal government must accompany forgiveness with a repeal of all programs for subsidizing and guaranteeing loans. Anything less, I warned, would be a formula for socializing higher education.

The US Department of Education (DOE) does, indeed, own more than 92 percent of all student debt. Since Congress passed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act in 2010, putting the Department of Education in charge of administering all federal loans, student debt has more than doubled. Given that these loans are exempt from bankruptcy laws, offer guaranteed access, and target people whose brains are still developing, it would not be unreasonable to describe them as predatory.

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Source: "Measure One Private Student Loan Report," June 18, 2019.

And this is exactly the word used by Representative Pressley when announcing the bill, but her full statement seems misleading. Millions of borrowers are “facing financial ruin,” she said in her official press release, especially those “who were preyed upon by the predatory for-profit college industry.” Her language isn’t unique. As a pillar of her presidential campaign, Elizabeth Warren promised to “crack down on for-profit institutions, and eliminate predatory lending”—conveniently omitting the federal government’s role in “predatory lending” while also scapegoating for-profit colleges, which are already on the decline and only make up about 13 percent of total college enrollment.

Seth Frotman was the student loan ombudsman for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for seven years before he resigned in protest of the Trump administration’s failure to protect against “predatory lenders” and “for-profit colleges”—a remarkable act of political theater for somebody who started the job at the very outset of the Department of Education’s amplified role in student lending. As quoted on Pressley’s webpage for the Relief Act, Frotman recently complained that “student loan companies are shutting their doors and turning off their phones in response to the coronavirus pandemic, cutting off borrowers from access to critical protections.” Following the same rhetorical strategy, he neglects to mention that these “student loan companies” are not the lenders, but collections agencies that work exclusively on Education Department contracts. Conveniently, these are the organizations that borrowers deal with, rather than the DOE, reinforcing the misconception that their student loan debts are owned by private companies.

It’s one thing to find these deceptions in political rhetoric, but it’s another thing entirely to see how these myths manifest in the Student Debt Emergency Relief Act. Although media outlets are emphasizing the $30,000 per borrower debt cancellation provision, this would only take place after the coronavirus crisis is over. For the duration of any national emergency, the bill stipulates, the federal government would make the minimum monthly payment each borrower is responsible for.

But why not simply freeze payments instead of pointlessly having the DOE pay itself money? Certainly the loan agencies—whose entire existence is the product of government graft—stand to benefit, claiming the associated fees for processing the payments. This would essentially make the payment process a make-work jobs program.

But the true beneficiary of this bill, it seems, would be the federal education bureaucracy. The bill states that for “implementation and coordination” of this policy, the DOE is authorized to appropriate $50 million from the Treasury, in addition to the total funds necessary to service the loans and provide the $30,000 in cancelled debt per person. Since the DOE owns the debt—and the bill does not apply to the 7 percent of debt that is privately owned—it requires zero funds to simply cancel it or freeze payments. However, by maintaining the pretense that the government has to pay the loans, the DOE can claim Treasury funds as a de facto budget increase.

There are 42.8 million people who still have outstanding federal loans. At the maximum cancellation of $30,000 per person, paid from the Treasury, the Department of Education would receive nearly $1.3 trillion. Many borrowers, of course, owe less than $30,000, so the true total is impossible to know from publicly available data, but it makes little difference. The 2019 budget for the DOE was about $66 billion, so the Relief Act would provide an enormous increase in revenue—all undoubtedly funded through inflationary borrowing.

The proponents of the bill are selling it as student loan relief and debt cancellation, but they’re really engineering a tenfold (or greater!) budget increase for the Department of Education, which almost certainly will be put toward the nationalization of higher education. It makes no provision for paying for these appropriations, but this will ultimately fall to the taxpayers, including the very people that this relief is purported to help. If student loan cancellation were really the goal, the DOE could simply forgive the debts of existing federal loans—as is the prerogative of any creditor—and shut down the loan program, which would almost exactly balance the loss of revenues from loan payments. Instead, we are presented a bill that will inevitably impose massive burdens on the average citizen, only cancel a portion of federal loan debt, and leave in place all the policies that created the debt crisis to begin with.

Even if the bill dies, these rhetorical strategies will not. Politicians will continue to pretend that student debt is the result of private lenders and for-profit colleges, just as they pretend that private prisons are the cause of mass incarceration. These are genuine issues with real-world consequences, so the outcry for relief and reform is understandable. But we should be wary of any politician who deliberately and dishonestly presents capitalism as the cause of government-created problems.

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  American History
Posted by: Fort Bragg - 03-26-2020, 03:34 AM - Forum: General Education Discussions - Replies (2)

I was bored and the courses were free so I took American History I & II.  Funny how history has changed so much since the last time I took it 40 years ago.  I didn't know that the whole point of settlement of America from 1492 to 2020 was to abuse black people and nothing else.  It was odd the last time I took it from a communist prof in a yarmulke but this is nuts.  The other thing that's nuts is the amount of semi-literate black and female literature they stuff into an American Literature course.  Universities are now re-education camps.  Why do people put up with it?

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