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The Shame Of A College Education

I accompanied my daughter a few years ago to Appalachian State University to do some of the things she had to do to transfer there. One of the things she did was to pay for her parking sticker for the semester which allowed her to park in a gravel lot off campus and wait for the public transportation(the Apple Cart) to come by and take her to campus. The cost was $500.00 for one semester.

I graduated from ASU in 1972 after spending two years there and preceding that, spent two years at Wilkes Community College to obtain my Associates degree and complete enough hours to transfer as a junior.

Had my daughter needed a parking sticker for four years(which she didn't) it would have cost her $4,000.00. My four year education at the two schools counting tuition, fees, and books came to a total of approximately $2,800.00

Rachael Maddow Is A NC Patriot For Her Coverage Of Duke Power and Their Good Friend, Archduke McCrory

Thanks to Rachael Maddow and MSNBC for continuing to shine a spotlight on Duke Energy and their incestuous relationship with Pat McCrory

Running Against Obamacare May Not Be So Easy

This is from the Huffington Post:
"WASHINGTON -- The former chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party will save $1,000 a month in premiums for his family's health care package after signing up for a new policy through the Obamacare exchange.

But Fergus Cullen said the savings aren't enough to turn him into a supporter of the new health care law. He said he anticipates higher out-of-pocket costs with his new Anthem-administered plan, and he's frustrated by what he sees as a lack of information about coverage options. His old plan, which was pricey but covered what he needed, was cancelled by his insurer because it didn't meet Obamacare regulations.

"Fundamentally, the plan I wanted to buy is one that gives me catastrophic coverage for my family and lets me self-insure for everything else," Cullen said in a phone interview with The Huffington Post.

Tom Tillis-You Think Things Are Bad Now

This is from the website of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and they have it right.

"Tillis' Shady Dealings, His Support For Devastating Cuts to Medicare & His Opposition to Equal Pay For North Carolina Women Would Make Him A Disaster For North Carolina

Special interest Speaker Thom Tillis, the embattled leader of the extreme GOP caucus in the North Carolina state House, has finally made it official. Tillis’ personal political ambition has long topped his priority list and his special interest friends recently formed a super PAC to help him in what will likely be a contentious and drawn out Republican primary. Tillis’ support for an anti middle class agenda and his deep and substantial ties to special interests pose a serious threat to his electability.


The natural gas industry has leases on millions of acres of U. S. properties. The total acres or square miles if you will, exceeds the total land area of the states of California and Florida Let that sink in for a few minutes. More land mass area than the combined states of California and Florida.

Health Care Website

To all those Republicans who are criticizing the Obamacare website, ask them how their website is going? How many people are getting on it and how many are able to sign up for healthcare?


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