Mangan’s has a good story how unprofitable it has become to get a Ph.D:
The Ph.D Bust: America’s Awful Market for Young Scientists—in 7 Charts, from The Atlantic. Executive summary: if you have a PhD in just about anything, go ahead and commit seppuku now. But our leaders think we have a shortage of PhDs, so we have to make it easier for them to get in and for those already here to stay. This will of course further undercut the ambition of any American citizen to obtain a doctorate.
The chart in the article shows that the average post-doc makes around 40 grand a year. So a, say, Chinese PhD will gladly accept such a position, while the American will see this and understand (hopefully) that ten years of higher education just aren’t worth it. Another contributing factor here, I believe, is the blind encouragement to further education by those in academia. Most professors and counselors will never utter a discouraging word to anyone remotely qualified to study. This is understandable, as there’s a huge conflict of interest: they can’t go around warning people off of the area in which they make their living.
In order to make it look like his attack on the 2nd Amendment has popular support, Obama supporters have been caught sending fake messages out on Twitter. According to The Hill:
A Texas Republican on Monday said President Obama’s gun control campaign is a fraud based on fake messages over Twitter. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), accused Obama of trying to make support for his position look stronger than it really is by flooding Twitter with messages from people who don’t exist. “Obama’s anti-gun campaign is a fraud,” Stockman said. “Obama’s supporters are panicking and willing to do anything to create the appearance of popular support, even if it means trying to defraud Congress,” he added. “I call upon the president to denounce this phony spam campaign.” Stockman said that in response to Obama’s call for people to tweet their congressman in support of gun control legislation, he received just 16 tweets. But he said all of these messages were identical, and that a closer look at them revealed that only six were from real people.
The February 28 pro-gun rally against the recently passed NY SAFE Law is shaping up to be huge. Everyday, I get an update from the local Tea Party that another 3 or 4 buses have been fil
As an aspiration, this blog would like to boycott the information provided by Wikileaks. We do this because we believe there is very credible evidence that Wikileaks is aligned with Russian Intelligence, Chinese Intelligence and perhaps other anti-American and anti-semitic forces throughout the world. Notice, much of their information is from “whistleblowers” within the U.S. government or intentional hacks of U.S. cyber sites. They do not release much info from sources that would tend to damage anti-U.S. and anti-Israel powers.
However, as a public service, and because so much of what Wikileaks releases gets so little attention, there are two bits of info we feel obligated to disseminate:
1) McCain Campaign Knew of Voter Fraud in 2008
Pulitzer prize nominated attorney/journalist J. Christian Adams points to a just released Wikileaks document that shows that John McCain’s presidential campaign knew that there was massive voter fraud in Philadelphia and Ohio in the 2008 presidential election. According to internal e-mails perhaps illegally obtained by Wikileaks from Stratfor, the private intelligence firm, the McCain campaign knew of it but chose to do very little about it.
And McCain chose to do little about it because, according to the memo, he feared mob violence. The memo conveys:
“McCain felt the crowds assembled in support of Obama and such would be detrimental to our country and it would do our nation no good for this to drag out like last go around, coupled with the possibility of domestic violence.”
Adams, who is a former Justice Department attorney wrote that “America is coasting along a slippery surface, and small concessions to the mob can resonate in ways we can’t predict.”
We can’t agree more here at the CPN blog. This is the whole reason why we started writing.
2.) Russians Had a Hand in the Air Disaster That Killed Polish President
This memo confirms that there is evidence that the Russians were involved in the killing of top polish government officials in 2010, who were on their way to memorialize the Katyn Massacre.
It gives a new chilling eeriness to the video below and the death of the man who took this video:
The Polish Prosecutor who was investigating the crash shot himself earlier this year as well. This case is creepy folks.
But the most important qualification: He saw what Obama was about from the very beginning.
We need more people like this.
He has a cool blog as well.
In his now infamous letter of endorsement for the liberal Wall Street favorite, Willard Romneycare, former U.S. Senator Bob Dole decided to go negative against Newt Gingrich. However, if you read the letter, the things Bob Dole mentions about Gingrich that according to him will “have an adverse impact” on Republican candidates running in 2012, are truly insipid and don’t make a lot of sense.
I have to wonder if anyone who is now touting Bob Dole’s renunciation of Gingrich (especially the Romney campaign), will actually ask Dole exactly what he meant by the things he wrote in that letter. I am afraid that if they do, they may find that Dole’s support of Romney is a bit foggy and his dislike of Gingrich based on nothing more substantial than an empty ice bucket.
Other than repeating the old saw about Gingrich’s ethics violations, which in fact have been proven to be partisan inspired attacks and not very evil, Dole attacks Gingrich on additional grounds which aren’t exactly negatives, except to Dole and the Romney campaign.
The first is Gingrich’s supposed mercurial mind.
Gingrich had a new idea every minute and most of them were off the wall.
But he fails to give specifics. The reason he fails to give specifics, I suspect, is that the Romney Campaign’s oppo research team did some polling that showed a certain percentage (of not so smart) have the impression that New Gingrich is a bit flighty. They told Dole to emphasize these superficial personal qualities and there was no need for him to offer specifics. If Dole could manage to remember a few wild ideas (note he doesn’t say they were “bad”), so what? At least Gingrich has an active mind, and as we have already seen with his ideas for a moon base, just because the Romney oppo research team doesn’t understand these ideas, doesn’t mean they are outlandish or wild. They may in fact be necessary and perhaps, visionary. This is the kind of criticism the not-so-smart kids level at those who are their betters or it is the line of attack that the popular kids level at the nerds who they secretly fear.
Anyway, could you imagine Bob Dole being the main speaker at a congressional hearing where he eviscerates Cap and Trade and Al Gore like Newt does below?
I can’t either.
In my run for the presidency in 1996 the Democrats greeted me with a number of negative TV ads and in every one of them Newt was in the ad. He was very unpopular and I am not only certain that this did not help me, but that it also cost House seats that year.
So, just what were the nature of those attacks by the Democrats? Well, back then it was still effective for the Left to dishonestly scare people about conservatism, and despite a decade of harsh leftist attacks, the Reagan reforms were just then beginning to pay dividends in the economy. So, after what they felt was a return to liberalism under Clinton and Hillary-Care (despite Clinton’s deceptive moderate language), and after the House banking scandal was exposed by people like Rick Santorum and John Boehner, people were ready for a new direction in governance and voted forthe Gingrich-led Republican majorities in 1994.
The U.S. was just then emerging from 60 years of the New Deal and 40 years of Democratic control of the Congress. Newt Gingrich was the first Republican Speaker of the House since 1953, so it stands to reason it was his head that would be targeted for decapitation.
Whatever the so-called problems with the 104th Congress were, the biggest problem for the Democrats was that it was conservative, aggressive, smart and had a well-planned agenda that appealed to many in the electorate. Of course, Democrats were firing their big guns at Newt and the Republican Congress the very moment they were elected, just like they are doing now with the 2010 House. And the Democratic line of attack, because they have the Liberal Advocacy Media with them, was having an effect during the first two years of Newt’s Speakership. Is it any wonder they continued their attacks into the 1996 presidential election, especially with the Reaganite Jack Kemp as the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate?
According to Dole however, the attacks were all Newt’s fault. Below is an anti-Dole Democratic campaign video from the Clinton campaign:
Notice the nature of the attacks and the production techniques: the Democrats apparently felt that only two years into Gingrich’s speakership that they had successfully badjacketed and smeared him. Enough so, that they obviously felt associating Dole with Gingrich and playing scary music in the background and using slow-mo was effective. The substance of what they attacked Dole for is important as well. They must have felt that voting for a conservative agenda was enough to make a Republican look like a monster (cue scary music).
This is what is so annoying about the pro-Romney attacks on Gingrich. They rely on the partisan smears that the Left used against Gingrich in the 1990s, most of which were intended to defend Bill Clinton. Real conservatives who remember that era have to cringe when Romney forces, even those inside the conservative movement, seem more than willing to pick at that out wound in theior attempts to prom,ote Romney and damage Gingrich.
If you ask me, it is all being done intentionally. It is a signal to conservatives that they are no longer welcome in government.
Reading through the Corner at the National Review today, and it is a veritable Newt two-minutes hate!
And so much of it is personal and based on his character. That means, of course, these are qualities that are ingrained and that he can’t change. (Get the message?)
This is the only way that the pro-Romney GOP ESTABLISHMENT can get the conservative base to move towards the liberal Romney who has a record that is hostile to conservatives.
Why the ESTABLISHMENT supports Romney is a matter of speculation, but suffice it to say, he has a lot of money and has been supported by more Wall Street interests than Newt.
Wall Streeters believe in M.A.N.A.G.E.M.E.N.T and if they cannot develop a centrally planned economy (Obamaism), managed from DC that remains friendly to their interests (investment/finance capital) they will settle for one of their own who won’t reform the communitarian economy too much. And who was the first experimental manager for government-run health care? The results being? According to the New England Journal of Medicine:
There is little doubt that the high cost of care in Massachusetts is causing major strains. From 2006 to 2008, the average price of a family insurance premium increased by more than 12%, and premiums increased by about 10% statewide this autumn. If insurance becomes less affordable, the number of people who are exempted from the individual mandate could increase. Some small businesses have reportedly suffered hardships in providing insurance for employees and say that rising premiums could threaten their continued participation. But costs were high before health care reform. In contrast to the state’s approach to expanding coverage, its cost-control strategies have been incremental, and costs must now be seriously addressed.
A conservative reformer supported by Vegas casino interests is too dangerous for Wall Street. They want M.A.N.A.G.E.M.E.N.T. and central planning because somewhere in the darker regions of elitist thought, it is being accepted that growth is no longer desireable or (worse) possible. The jig is up, so the financiers want ever-expanding pools of people to send their money to the financial industry, through government intervention. It seems that they believe that controlling your money (“Under most scenarios, health insurer top-line growth should accelerate.”) is the only way to retain their financial advantage. Ahhh. Top-line growth, just before collapse. Believe it, Willard Romneycare, the crisis manager, who knows how to draw profits from dying entities is being put in place so that financial elites will have a chance at getting theirs just before they escape.
It is ironic that National Review has become the voice of the management class, as James Burnham, who first wrote about The Managerial Revolution as a critique of the New Deal and the growth of executive power, was one of their most prolific original contributors.
It’s all just so sad.