“Here we go again…
Laura Sayer, unsure of what she wanted to do after graduating from college in 2006, figured a master’s degree was “a safe bet.”
With $5,000 in undergraduate loans from her time at the University of Cincinnati, Sayer was set back $50,000 more after completing the Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought at New York University. The 27-year-old now makes about $45,000 a year as an administrative assistant for a nonprofit group, a job that didn’t require her advanced degree.
More people are losing the same gamble as a 33 percent jump in U.S. graduate school enrollment in the past decade, coupled with an 80 percent surge in tuition and required fees, runs headlong into a weaker job market. Universities are fueling the trend by offering more one- and two-year programs in areas from environmental science to sports management that rarely come with financial aid other than the option for loans.
And how does that happen in a free market for loans?
Why not? Because nobody in their right mind would loan you $50,000 for two years of school to complete a Masters if there was not a decent return on the investment, which means that your income expectations would be boosted by more the fully-laden interest-inclusive cost over the next ten years (the typical repayment period) from where you are without it.
Yet Laura was able to source the money. Why?”
Via Market Ticker
“Hitler’s dream of a Europe “united” under the jackboot of Germany with its partner Vichy France has come one step closer to being fulfilled with the recent Eurozone agreement designed to resolve the so-called sovereign debt crisis. Where Stukas, panzers and black uniformed SS divisions failed, the huge banking scam which intentionally created the so-called sovereign debt crisis has succeeded. It is war by other means, war by psychological subterfuge rather than by direct military conquest – but the result is the same: the dissolution of national sovereignties and “Deutchland Deutchland uber alles”.
26 of the 27 European Union members have agreed to submit all of their fiscal operations to the European Union for approval and/or revision. 2 of these 26 are of course Germany, who had aspirations of European conquest under Hitler, and their junior partner France, who had the same aspirations a hundred or so years earlier under Napoleon, so this means that 24 countries have agreed to abandon sovereign control over their own nation to the approval of the Big 2. Even the Newspeak term “sovereign debt crisis” implies that sovereignty is the problem and the cause, rather than INTENTIONAL FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY PERPETRATED BY MULTINATIONAL BANKING CORPORATIONS. The only hold out was Britain, which looks pretty smart now in refusing to accept the Euro in the first place. The British better start looking at ways to dynamite the Chunnel and perhaps might want to think about dusting off some of Winston Churchill’s old inspired and defiant speeches from the war era.”
Via Before It’s News
“Artificial Sweetener Disease (ASD) is sweeping across America, affecting tens of thousands of consumers, and Western medicine calls it anything but what it really is, so that doctors can prescribe expensive pharmaceuticals and set up “check up” appointments for the following weeks.
Call it recurring headaches, unbearable migraines, depression, anxiety, muscle pain, arthritis flare ups, buzzing or ringing in the ears, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, inflammation, even acid reflux, but don’t call it ASD, or the patient may stop consuming synthetic sweeteners, and then not schedule more doctor visits.
The symptoms of ASD can change overnight, depending on how much chemical sweetener you consume, and which ones. Some combinations are especially toxic. Consumers can go from a migraine headache to vomiting or from vision problems to an upset stomach. Many people experience central nervous system disorders, cramping, nervous twitches and abnormal reflexes.”
Via Natural News
U.S. Proposes Unmanned Border Entry With Mexico
“The bloody drug war in Mexico shows no sign of relenting. Neither do calls for tighter border security amid rising fears of spillover violence.
This hardly seems a time the U.S. would be willing to allow people to cross the border legally from Mexico without a customs officer in sight. But in this rugged, remote West Texas terrain where wading across the shallow Rio Grande undetected is all too easy, federal authorities are touting a proposal to open an unmanned port of entry as a security upgrade.
By the spring, kiosks could open up in Big Bend National Park allowing people from the tiny Mexican town of Boquillas del Carmen to scan their identity documents and talk to a customs officer in another location, at least 100 miles away.”
Via Fox News
“Still, the political classes in Britain never fully shared the Continental conviction that the European Union was an absolute political necessity following two destructive world wars in the 20th century. They never fully believed that Europe had to grow together, despite all the cultural, linguistic and societal differences.
In the 1960s, the empire was history, with one colony after the other declaring independence. But instead of turning toward Europe, Britain looked west to the US. And to this day, the UK feels much closer to America than it does to the frogs and the krauts on the other side of the English Channel. One could see the strength of that bond as recently as 2003, when then-Prime Minister Tony Blair joined President George W. Bush in his Iraq adventure despite grave misgivings on the Continent.”
“Is it really that weird that bad press continues to plague New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg when he talks bad about the press?
Speaking Friday morning to a New York radio station, Mayor Bloomberg once more defended the media blackout he blanketed over Occupy Wall Street, insisting that the press have been cry babies over how he and his army, the NYPD, killed the First Amendment rights of journalists whose job has been to report from arguably the biggest domestic story of the year.
To Bloomberg, the Bill of Rights is a bunch of hogwash.
“The press made a big deal that they were denied their rights,” the mayor said Friday morning during a weekly segment with WOR Radio. “You don’t have a right as a press person, I don’t think, to stand in the way just in the interest of you getting a story.”Last month NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly added that reporters “didn’t have a right to be there” doing coverage “because there was confusion as to what they were allowed to do.”
Last we checked, reporters are allowed to report. “
Via RT USA