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By William L. Anderson
By Charles Hugh Smith
Students and parents, wake up: your only salvation lies in political engagement and action.
Of all the exploitative systems in the U.S., none is more rapacious than the Education Cartel. Like the proverbial frog that is unaware that it's being boiled because the water temperature rises so gradually, college students and their parents are unable to recall what higher education was like before students were herded into debt-serfdom.
By J.D. Rosendahl
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was all smiles in November as he addressed a group of students at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va.
"Please apply for our financial aid. We want to give you money. There's lots of money out there for you," Duncan said.
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:863:]]The always-animated Gerald Celente, director of the Trends Research Institute, takes aim at the US empire governed by a state apparatus "in the pocket of Wall Street and the military industrial complex". Celente is particularly concerned with increasing income inequality with "the gap between the rich and the poor in the US being the widest of the industrialized nations".
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:766:]]By Dock Treece
In the past week Chrysler and GM have announced plans to hire roughly 1000 engineers EACH between now and the end of 2012. Amazingly, this story is not exclusive to big automakers. Even smaller companies have been looking for new talent for as long as a year.
The real question now is whether the United States is capable of filling of this new demand for engineers, or if this country’s educational system has failed us completely.
Are we going to put up with this?
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:639:]]Football season is in full swing, and nowhere else can one find a better demonstration of fierce competition, the glory of victory or the agony of defeat. All too often, though, we forget that these customs so often left to burly beer drinkers and couch potatoes truly express facets of everyday life.
There is a telling quote from the ancient Roman poet Ovid which translates roughly into "a horse never runs so fast as when he has other forces to catch up and outpace."
By Gerald Celente
What had happened to that rebellious Yankee spirit and the American mind? Could it have been the food that overstuffed and immobilized them?