Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Not just a speech. A real effort to launch a new economy for the USA.

MVCC excited about President's community college push (click title to entry - thank you)

Story Created: Oct 5, 2010 at 5:15 PM EDT
(Story Updated: Oct 5, 2010 at 7:19 PM EDT

...On Tuesday, President Obama joined Dr. Jill Biden, a community college teacher and wife of the Vice President, for the first-ever White House Summit on the role that community colleges will play in educating workers.
Obama said he's counting on community colleges to help produce an additional eight million college graduates over the next ten years
"I've set a goal," said Obama. "By 2020, America will once again lead the world in producing college graduates, and I believe community colleges will play a huge part in meeting this goal."
To achieve that goal, $2 billion will go to community colleges over the next four years. John Bullis, Executive Director of Organizational Development in the President's Office, says MVCC welcomes that money....

Atlantic Cape Community College launches ad campaign aimed at boosting funds, enrollment, pride  (click here)
By DIANE D'AMICO Education Writer

Posted: Tuesday, October 5, 2010

,,,Armed with a new red and blue logo and an "Opportunity Starts Here" marketing campaign featuring successful college alumni, Mora and staff on Tuesday introduced a new college "branding" plan to increase enrollment and raise private money to help keep the college affordable...

Community colleges fill graduation gaps  (click here)

Latinos turn to Ivy Tech for many reasons

Updated: Thursday, 02 Sep 2010, 10:43 AM EDT

Published : Wednesday, 01 Sep 2010, 7:17 PM EDT
Alexandra Deiro
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Ivy Tech boasts a high number of Latino graduates from its Lafayette campus.
As News Channel 18 reported earlier in the week, Purdue University has large gaps in graduating Latino and Hispanic students....

Purdue has gap in Hispanics graduating  (click here)

Study shows Hispanics less likely to finish Purdue

Updated: Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010, 9:42 AM EDT

Published : Monday, 30 Aug 2010, 6:14 PM EDT

Alexandra Deiro

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The Education Trust released a study this month that showed Purdue University to have one of the largest White vs. Hispanic graduation gaps.
The study stated that among public universities Purdue did not show good numbers for graduation rates of Hispanic and Latino students....

Just a thought.

On balance.  I can see fire insurance doing more than simply covering the losses of the insured.

In other words, when there is a car accident there are insurance provisions that allow for towing and medical costs in addition to the collision costs of the car.

I can see a 'rider,' if you will, that could be mandated by State insurance agencies to be paid for along with the cost of the house insurance which would reimburse fire companies for their expenses when responding to a house / building fire, etc.

But, to simply allow homes to burn while leaving citizens homeless when a fire department could have prevented that, is the most inhumane idea I have ever heard.

If I am not mistaken I remember that dogs, cats and horses were killed due to a fire which was not responded to due to the owner being absent from 'the list.'  I believe that is cruelty to animals and those that did not respond should be held responsible.  Butning to death is NOT a humane end of an animals life.

Homeland Security - I believe residents have the right to sue their Town Councils for securing 'Plutocratic' entities that supply Emergency Services.

There is a federal mandate for every town and city in the USA to provide Homeland Security Emergency Services to citizens.  As a matter of fact, the 'general' populous of the USA was benefitting from Homeland Security MONIES while depriving New York City funding.

I believe Town Council members can be held personally responsible, as well as the town itself, for NEGLECTING the needs of a community.  It is called NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE, should people actually die. 

These are the very real consequences of Plutocratic domination of a community.  Every town service has a 'charge' for protection.  That is outrageous.  IT IS ALSO CORRUPTION !!!!!!!!!!

There needs to be an investigation to these incidents and find out why buildings are burning to the ground, including, the EFFECTIVE delivery of water to an emergency site. 

Bush's America.  Fend for yourself.  It is Anti-American.  I defy anyone to say otherwise. 

I lived in a town that grew from 5000 to 10,000 people during the 12 years I grew up and attended school there.  I recieved a free polio 'sugar cube' when I was a child in that town.  I graduated from the public High School.  Never once did we have paid fire departments.  We had many of them.  We had some of the best equipment in the county.  Each section of this small town, of which there were about five, had their own fire department.  Each department had at least two trucks. 

The firefighters were great people.  They ran their own fund raisers and where they might be running short the City Council appropriated assistance to them.  They were completely volunteer firefighters and I don't believe I ever remember in those twelve years of hearing of a death due to a fire in a home.  As a matter of fact the only home that completely burned to the ground was an abandoned structure that was determined to be empty and the police thought it would serve the community to allow it to burn in completion.  It was dilapitated and was condemned.  A lot of people turned out to see it burn while the fire departments protected the grounds and supervised the burn.  Odd, I suppose.  But, that sort of 'town knowledge' was common among people that were a sincere community.

Home burns to the ground in Pawnee County  (click here)

Posted: 10/03/2010

Late Sunday afternoon firefighters responded to a house fire in rural Pawnee County near Cleveland.
It happened off of Old Keystone Road around 4 p.m.
A family of six live in the home.
No one was home at the time, and no one was hurt.
The house is a total loss and burned to the ground. There were no fire hydrants nearby. Three fire stations responded and assisted by bringing in water.
The family is staying with relatives.

Both these incidents are an outrage.  They are dangerous examples of what a Plutocratic society holds for its citizens.  We have spent billions, upon billions for a Homeland Security initiative that was 'coined' as a patriotic measure and THIS is the result.  I don't think so.

I want investigations into both these incidents and I want justice for those victimized by PROFITEERS of Emergency Services.  It is sort of like having an ambulance service that arrives on the scene of an accident after called by the Police only to have them demand payment before services.

IF  WALL  STREET can declare bankruptcy only to BEG for a 'bailout' than every other citizen that has their lives and livelihoods saved 'by the system' has a right to NOT be able to afford those services, especially IN AN ECONOMY abandoned by the banks that WE bailed out !!!!!!!!!

It do believe there is an element of danger and possibly criminal in both these cases.

PLUTOCRATS, laughing in the face of complete disaster.  Jerks.  Is there a better word?  Feel free to use it.

The weather at Glacier Bay National Park (Crystal Wind Chime) is warm:

October 4, 2010 - 1630.13z

October 5, 2010
0330.15 z
Water Vapor Satellites of the North and West Hemisphere.  (click title to entry - thank you)

I find it odd that the water vapor air mass is the shape of the terrestrial USA.  12 hour span of time and the air mass hasn't changed all that much.


October 5, 2010
0400.13 z

The vortex east of the Eastern seaboard of the USA is maintaining the 'air mass' in its place over North America.  The reason the vortex is stationary, is because the interior of the vortex is moving in a clockwise direction.  HOWEVER.  The outer circulating air mass is moving in a counter clockwise direction.  That is the strangest set of vortexes I have ever witnessed.  Spinning in place.  That spells trouble to me.  (clck here for 12 hour loop).

Local Time: 8:32 PM AKDT on October 04, 2010 (GMT -08)
Lat/Lon: 58.8° N 137.0° W
Elevation :: 33 feet
Updated: 8:16 PM AKDT on October 04, 2010
Temperature :: 48 Fahrenheit
Condition :: Overcast
Humidity :: 58%
Dew Point :: 34 Fahrenheit
Wind :: 21 mph from the Southeast
Wind Gust :: 32 mph
Pressure :: 29.94 inches (Falling)
Visibility :: 10.0 miles
UV :: 0 out of 16
Clouds :: Few 4000 ft

Mostly Cloudy 5000 ft

Overcast 6500 ft

(Above Ground Level)