I remember reading WSJ articles/editorials in the mid 80’s that reported that scientific research government grants were targeted to those that promoted the “warming” idea and denied to anyone that opposed. At the time, Al Gore was the leading politician on the committee that approved and disapproved government grants. Of course as can be expected, there was a stampede for the grants and all the government tit-sucking ‘scientists’ began to agree with the basic idea of global warming. Those that disagreed were denied funds and vilified. Today Al Gore is a billionaire, film producer, speaker and has produced more fake news than CNN.
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Carbon is necessary and good for the environment – something you’ll never read or hear from the Global Warming alarmists. Why? Because it doesn’t fit the narrative.
The ambitious coach of a girls track team gives the squad steroids. The team’s performance soars. They win the county, state and eventually national championship. A few days before the Olympics Games, Penelope, a 16-year-old hurdler visits her coach and says “Coach, I have a problem. Hair is starting to grow on my chest”. “What?” the coach says in a panic “How far down does it go?” Penelope replies “Down to my testicles. That’s something else I want to talk to you about…”
One day a man came home from work to find his wife crying hysterically in the kitchen. “What’s wrong, dearest?” asked the confused husband. “Oh darling” sobbed the wife “I was cleaning little Suzie’s room when I found whips, handcuffs and chains under her bed, along with a very erotic porn magazine! What are we going to do?” “Well” replied the man “I guess a spanking is out of the question?
To honor Military Veterans for their service, Home Depot very generously gives veterans a 10% discount on all purchases. I appreciate that and shop there all the time. To prove I’m a vet I carry my old (1970) Navy photo ID card.
I’ve never had a problem until last week when a cashier informed me that she was going to give me the discount this time but that I didn’t really qualify and I wouldn’t be able to get it in the future.
I asked her why and she told me that my ID card had expired.
Can you imagine receiving a brochure full of pictures, trivial news and highlights of drab events from a former employer – for the rest of your life – even if you only worked there for a few years? OK, maybe you can and maybe you’d be interested to see how old friends are doing and maybe there’d be a slight interest in the status of the company but after a while your friends are gone and you’ve moved on. Right?
Can you imagine if the brochures from your former employer asked you to give them money to help them along, to help the bottom line? How about if they asked for an endowment? Sponsorship? Trusts. Donate land to us. Give us your time. Send your children to work for us.
I think a lot of people would be a little put off by the hubris of the company.
So how do colleges get away with this?
Think about it..
Colleges get massive amounts of tuition, make and spend gazillion$ on sports, receive large subsidies from the federal government, have tax free status and have campuses that are like resorts – and then they poor-mouth former students to get them to give them even more money.
This because they attended the school once.
Have you been to a campus lately – you might want to call it a resort or maybe a monument to generosity and excess. They obviously have a LOT of money so why are they begging for money and why are they begging former students?
Because you are un-American if you don’t LOVE LOVE LOVE your former college. You must sticker your car and wear sweatshirts and ball caps with school logos – all the time and forever.
I hated school. I hated the tuition. I hated the long hours in boring classes. I hated wasting my days because my classes were so spread out. I hated studying long hours. I hated giving a weeks pay for a book. I hated the government loans I had to pay back. I loved graduating. I loved getting out of there. Yes I had friends and great times but nothing has changed since I left – I still have friends and great times and I don’t go to college anymore.
I don’t LOVE LOVE LOVE my Alma mater. Frankly, I could give a shit about it. I got an education there and paid dearly for it. If anyone should get rewarded it would be the kindergarten teacher that introduced me to education.
Colleges are so full of hubris and their ‘educated’ people are stupid enough to fall for it.
I scratch my head.
I don’t get it.