We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We are faced here with a profusion of double standards. These days, honorary
degrees are unfortunately mainly exercises in appealing to the vanity of
celebrities. Denying one to a celebrity who already has more than a dozen may
wound his vanity—but it is surely just a scratch, no matter how much Mr. Kushner
wails. On the other hand, colleges and universities award honorary degrees when
they are not just looking for crowd-pleasers, to people whose lives and actions
are exemplary and who warrant emulation. In that sense, boards of trustees
would do well to follow Mr. Wiesenfeld’s lead. They should be asking more
questions about the people routinely sent up for their approval. They would
find that Mr. Kushner is far from the only one picked more as a totem of
political correctness than for his actual accomplishments.
In the Chile before Pinochet, college education was highly subsidized, which benefitted the better off more than the poor. The Pinochet government shifted the relative amount of government support for education from university level to primary and secondary level.
As a result, a higher proportion of government money went to educating the poor during the Pinochet era than before. As an indicator of this change, ECLA statistics report that from 1975 to 1989, Chile’s secondary enrollment rate went from 33.4% in 1975 to 58.4 % in 1989, which appears to be the highest such increase in Latin America for this time.
Why did anybody think Romney care was going to be successful? In Tennessee in the early 1990s they passed a version of Hillary care called tenncare. In a few years it was the largest line item in the state budget and was well on the way to bankrupting the state. The politicians had to drastically reduce tenncare and today it is just a shadow of the original.
Bird Dog, I see what's going on though I don't understand it: my cursor doesn't change to the Mickey glove on those two. It stays as an insertion point "I bar." But if I click, it does indeed act as link. And it's only on those two.
Current iteration of Firefox in the current iteration of Snow Leopard fwiw.