by MN Gordon, Economic Prism
Up here, near the face of Tahquitz Peak, the summer twilight lingers a little longer. The evening sunshine bends through the tall shady pines and sweet smelling cedars, basking on Idyllwild…the splendor mile high Southern California mountain village. We breathe deeply and exhale gradually. Time slows to the soft rhythm of Strawberry Creek as it meanders through town.
The kids return to school next week. Back to crowded classrooms and common core curriculum. What could possibly be worse? But, at the moment, we’re not ready for them to close the door on summer just yet.
You’re only a kid once. Why not stretch (Read More....)
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by MN Gordon Economic Prism
Commencement season is here. Though no trade school or remedial academy invited us to address their graduates, we won’t let that get in the way. What follows, free of charge, are several observations, opinions, and suggestions, we’ve prepared for this year’s graduating class…
Congratulations! Now that you’ve successfully completed your academic studies you will begin your real world education at the school of hard knocks. All of you are enrolled. Some of you will be up to the challenge.
You will quickly discover that what you learned in college has ill prepared you for your next endeavor. What’s more, the world you’ve been told you are entering – an abundance of opportunity and high paying jobs – only exists in fragments, if at all. On top of that your elders have stacked the deck against you…you’ll be paying for their retirement and yours.
Where to begin?
First off, the school of hard knocks is not a four year program. You have your (Read More....)
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Guest Post J. Vanne
Almost 48 million souls are on food stamps today in Obama’s America, with around 100 million adults not working. The real unemployment rate, the U6, is around 12.6% (hello, Jimmy Carter years!) while true unemployment, as reported by Shadowstats, recently showed a real unemployment rate of 23.2% – very close to the Great Depression rates. Meanwhile, the young – many of who voted for Obama – are now saddled with $1 trillion in student debt, that they cannot get rid of, short of renouncing their citizenship and moving to Mongolia. The Obama administration has arguably done more to destroy the financial well-being (which (Read More....)
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From Factual Education to Global Mind Control – Part 3
Common Core: Who Will Rule the Global School?
By Berit Kjos ~ June 4, 2013
“Every old ideological conflict eventually becomes new again. … What we are witnessing is an ancient struggle between those who believe in the rights of the individual and those who believe in a sort of ‘general will.’ Those of conservative bent ardently hope for a second American Revolution; those of the left wish (Read More....)
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by MN Gordon Economic Prism
Today we depart from our usual cogitations to offer some remarks to the Class of 2013. Though no trade school or remedial academy invited us to deliver this year’s commencement address, we won’t let that get in the way. What follows, free of charge, are several observations, opinions, and anecdotes, we’ve prepared for this year’s graduating class…
Overqualified and Unprepared
Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach…or so goes the saying. Unfortunately, this is a bunch of ill placed flattery. For if your college experience was anything like ours then you know university professors can’t teach (Read More....)
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MDs will continue to be perceived as a well-paid group. Even “underpaid” general practitioners are very likely to be envied for their income by people outside the medical professional. This image will apply, to some extent, only to those who establish themselves as MDs. Students who do not complete all MD education requirements will be saddled with tremendous debt, typically without correspondingly high income. The image of the wealthy MD will remain with some merit, but it will gloss over very real and significant costs and risks for existing, and especially prospective MDs.
Medical doctors need to commit at least seven years, maybe as much as ten or eleven, to hefty student loans and low pay during schooling. Assuming an average salary of $45,000 for at least seven years for an undergrad who forgoes med school, an MD’s wealth is implicitly $45,000 x 7 = (Read More....)
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Authored By Dave Webb
The problem with weapons control is the entire mentality of the United States. We, as a people, are trained by our media to be murderers. We are capable of more violence than any other people on the planet. Even the most violent people on the Earth know this and act accordingly.
We started out as people that had to have weapons to survive the harsh environment of our country.
If we were not at war with the original inhabitants, we were at war with our neighbors both in the North and the South of this country. In the meantime we were inhabiting the West with all of its violence.
I know people that have grown up with a 45 in their hands in places like New (Read More....)
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