Daily Archives: November 23, 2010

U of O Chief in WSJ Proposes Bonds and an Endowment for Funding

Here. 
 “…we propose a first-of-its-kind formula for replacing year-by-year state appropriations to the university with a public-private endowment. Earnings from the endowment’s invested capital will replace the unpredictable muddle of state funding

“Over the next 30 years, there will inevitably be good times for the state of Oregon, and it will undoubtedly invest more in higher education. But we’re willing to exchange the prospect of an eventual increase in state funding for a predictable level of support—even at today’s low level. Having a steady income stream through the public-private endowment will enable us to better control the rate of tuition increases.”
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Al Gore Says Supporting Corn Ethanol Was a Mistake

“Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has said he made a mistake promoting first generation corn ethanol during his presidential campaign in 2000.”

Gore says he was more concerned with garnering votes from farmers in Tennessee and Iowa than with what was best for the environment. A clean energy enthusiast, Gore says corn ethanol is not a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. The process of converting corn into ethanol is highly energy intensive and also requires using a food crop for fuel.”

See EnergyBoom and MSNBC for more.

But, the EPA is planning on forcing us into a heavier blend of ethanol, E-15 even before studies have been completed on the fuel blend. Alternative Fuels

Can we now begin harvesting our own fuel & energy sources?

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

U of O Chief in WSJ Proposes Bonds and an Endowment for Funding

Here. 
 “…we propose a first-of-its-kind formula for replacing year-by-year state appropriations to the university with a public-private endowment. Earnings from the endowment’s invested capital will replace the unpredictable muddle of state funding

“Over the next 30 years, there will inevitably be good times for the state of Oregon, and it will undoubtedly invest more in higher education. But we’re willing to exchange the prospect of an eventual increase in state funding for a predictable level of support—even at today’s low level. Having a steady income stream through the public-private endowment will enable us to better control the rate of tuition increases.”
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From Exhausted Defending Obama to the Unemployment Line

Remember back in September the lady who stood up and told Barack Obama how she was exhausted trying to defend his policies, covered here back in September?

If you recall, she said to Obama, “Quite frankly, I’m exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the man for change I voted for, and deeply disappointed with where we are right now” and went on to ask, “And quite frankly, Mr. President, I need you to answer honestly, Is this my new reality?”

Her new reality, as expressed in an interview with CNBC is that she has been laid off from her job as the chief financial officer for Am Vets, a veteran services organization based in Maryland as part of a cost cutting effort.

The lady, Velma Hart is upbeat for now saying, “I want to focus on the positive and be optimistic, and assume that somehow things will work out, that there’s an opportunity out there with Velma’s name on it that’s right around the corner.”

Good luck, Ms. Hart. There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions of other Americans still looking for employment, many who have exhausted temporary unemployment benefits.

Story here at Tacoma News Tribune

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Al Gore Says Supporting Corn Ethanol Was a Mistake

“Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has said he made a mistake promoting first generation corn ethanol during his presidential campaign in 2000.”

Gore says he was more concerned with garnering votes from farmers in Tennessee and Iowa than with what was best for the environment. A clean energy enthusiast, Gore says corn ethanol is not a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. The process of converting corn into ethanol is highly energy intensive and also requires using a food crop for fuel.”

See EnergyBoom and MSNBC for more.

But, the EPA is planning on forcing us into a heavier blend of ethanol, E-15 even before studies have been completed on the fuel blend. Alternative Fuels

Can we now begin harvesting our own fuel & energy sources?

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com