Friday, May 08, 2015

Ohio’s for-profit charter schools make great businesses, crappy educators

Ohio’s for-profit charter schools make great businesses, crappy educators



How many times does it have to be said, for people to believe it and start holding their elected officials responsible for this travesty. For profit schools are all about the profit, not about the schooling. For profit schools exist to make money for their owners and shareholders. For profit schools make profit by cutting staff pays and by providing the lowest possible service for the maximum dollar. For profit schools are the best way to undermine and ruin, not enhance, the public school system. 

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover : It's All Politics : NPR

Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover : It's All Politics : NPR



so, the party that supports the military so fervently, only does it when the military is overseas, not when they're daring to train in their own backyard. Yup. The far right is so far off, they may as well be on Pluto. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ten Serious Flaws in the House and Senate Budget Plans | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Ten Serious Flaws in the House and Senate Budget Plans | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities



There all serious: but the one that scares me most is #6: deep cuts in the transportation infrastructure; at a time when all the people that have studied our infrastructure have been warning us just how bad the situation is. And how dire the consequences of our failure to act. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

bad spammer



This spammer is a really bad spammer.
Poor person. To not even be any good at being bad.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

States Review Laws Revoking Licenses For Student Loan Defaults : NPR

States Review Laws Revoking Licenses For Student Loan Defaults : NPR



Oh yes this makes perfect sense: if we were in Bizarro world, that is.

Force someone to pay up, by taking away their means of earning money.

Sort of like punishing the person digging a hole for you, by taking away their shovel. 

TV Ads Financed With Secret Money Attack Paul On Day 1 Of Presidential Bid : It's All Politics : NPR

TV Ads Financed With Secret Money Attack Paul On Day 1 Of Presidential Bid : It's All Politics : NPR



This is sad yet so very right. That the shark the right created is now gobbling up members of the right as well as left.  Soon there will be no one left but the sharks. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Google works to rank sites based on ‘truthfulness’ | Fox News

Google works to rank sites based on ‘truthfulness’ | Fox News



Surprise, surprise, the purveyors of false truths are concerned that being rated on their truthfulness or lack there of may bring less traffic to their sites. 



But others who follow media bias note that even the media watchdogs –
let alone the sites used by the Google researchers like Wikipedia – are
often biased.



“They’re very good at debunking myths if they upset liberals, but if
it’s a liberal or left-wing falsehood, the fact-checkers don’t seem as
excited about debunking it,” Rich Noyes, research director at the Media
Research Center, told FoxNews.com.



He cited a 2013 study by George Mason University researchers, which
found that fact-checking site Politifact declared 52% of Republican
claims it looked at to be false, but did the same to just 24% of
Democratic claims.


I wonder if Noyes wondered, for even a nano-second, if that was because the Republican claims are that much more likely to be false? Because if you base your claims on faith and belief instead of science, well you just might be non-factual.

Probation Fees Multiply as Companies Profit - NYTimes.com

Probation Fees Multiply as Companies Profit - NYTimes.com



Charles Dickens is rolling in his grave. The blight that was known as debtors prison is alive and well in America. And growing apace as investors delight in this growing revenue stream.