Monday, April 03, 2006

This Is Too Serious To Ignore


So is this.


Blogger TommyOkktane said...

So, we should feel bad for people that effectively gambled with the federal rates? Pity them!

Apr 3, 2006, 9:26:00 PM  
Blogger Dean ASC said...

No what really bothers me is that these people were put in a position where real wages declined and the cost of shelter exploded. That the regulatory agencies charged with protecting consumers then cast a blind eye and allowed banks to extend credit to fuel further expansion in real estate speculation thus compounding the differential between wages and the price of shelter. The bubble isn't in real estate prices it's in credit. That credit bubble is what's going to pop. That's what will hurt the real estate market.

Apr 4, 2006, 9:22:00 AM  
Blogger RicketyFunk said...

All I can do is laugh my way back to my cardboard box and just be glad the only credit bubble I'm riding is my irresponsible credit card use.

Interesting story, I tried to serve some papers last night on someone who has a brand new, oversized house in the suburbs with some papers regarding a $1,400 debt he's refusing to pay. I couldn't understand how he could afford a brand new house and yet not be able to pay someone $1,400 dollars. Shady business man and his shady, fat wife bold-face lied to me as well.

That other story about the knife is just absurd. I'm glad the article explained what exactly a Swiss Army knife is though.

Apr 4, 2006, 1:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Lisa S-C. said...

In regards to the knife incident, I'll bet the principal used the honest student to set an example to the masses. I hope the parents take them to court and win. I think the student did the right thing by going to the office as soon as he found the knife in his pocket. Instead of the principal showing what the boy did as positive this may go down on his permanent record (I am roughly quoting the Violent Femmes). Yes, administrators and faculty should be concerned about the wellbeing of their students, but they should remember that they are there to educate. If there were more students like him I think there would be less time disciplining students and more time teaching them. If it were up to me I would keep the knife locked up in the office and return it to him at the end of the school day. These people who claim they are products of higher education need to get their priorities straight. I cannot teach in the Massachusetts because I have not passed the subject part of the teacher's test. It is the one Dean took, but instead of Chemistry I took Spanish. The morning sessions I passed, but for some reason I have not been able to pass the subject test. I can get a number of people to write letters of recommendation and I have a few years of experience under my belt without any problems. But because of that no child left behind thingy that George W. had to enforce (oh yeah, like he is the most educated person out there) I fall into the realm of experienced teachers with clean records who are not able to teach. If you read last Sunday's Boston Globe you read a story about teachers who are in a similar situation as I. And yet there are those who have committed inappropriate acts with students and in some cases have married or had children with these students. I have had CORI reports done without any concerns.
Wow, I just went off on a major rant. Whenever I read anything about education I get very pissed.

Apr 4, 2006, 2:15:00 PM  
Blogger Dean ASC said...

Wow, I write a great scientific article that's a joke and no one notices. I put up a 3 word link and it catches fire.

Apr 4, 2006, 2:43:00 PM  

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