The best way would be to find a way to finance the schooling through a community college, with grants and or loans. The cost of the college is much less than the commitment to the carrier training programs (generally under $4,000 at a college, as much as $6,000 with some carriers). Also there are carriers who will reimburse your training cost after hiring you. If you commit to a carrier for the training, you usually sign a loan note which they can sell. If you leave their employ for any reason, quit or terminated (they don’t need cause to terminate you) you are still obligated to repay the inflated cost of the training.

 

undefinedGregory Mankiw plays a small but important role in the political ecology: an accomplished Harvard professor who validates Republican economic policies. It’s almost impossible to find empirical support for debt-financed tax cuts, but when George W. Bush proposed them, Mankiw and his Harvard pedigree were there to reassure that they were “fiscally responsible” and would surely lead to higher growth. The failure of these reassurances to come true has not prompted Mankiw to reassess his thinking. That’s because the fundamental basis for his beliefs about such matters has nothing to do with economics. Mankiw believes rich people deserve to keep their money, regardless of economic consequences.

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Squeezing Our World

By Robert Barker | Filed in Guest Posts, Oligarchy

Our world is being squeezed into a small range of options. Our oligarchic rich want us beholden and hungry as they grow richer than ever. Our fundamentalist are trying to force their morals and anti secular ways on us and create a theocratic state based on religion that has no room for openness and liberality..Christian terrorist, Islamic terrorist, and greed by the top level, have us in a corner and no where to turn. 
More people live from paycheck to paycheck now than ever before. Many are one lost payday from the streets, as they squeeze us out of unions, and fair wages, strip us of economic dignity, and take over our governments, by buying the selfish reps. 
Every time a terrorist hits, the laws and attitudes become further right wing. Islamic terrorist are extreme Right wing fundamentalist, and want to control speech, liberty, and secular life.
And the right rich love these attacks, for it forces new laws, and attitudes, as we play into their greedy selfish hands.
Is our secular world dying from the embrace of these extreme religions, and Ayn Rand selfishness on the top wrung?
Its obvious to me, that this is the case, and I pine for the days when people marched for more liberty and equality and were heard and our opinions and needs mattered.Our police forces now look more like occupation troops than public servants. 
Today, if we do protest, we are marginalized and pointed out as trouble makers not freedom lovers. They are squeezing us all, the Islamic Christian hate club grows more daily, and the liberals are in shock, but helpless to change this horrible trend of hate and conservative selfishness….
Gandhi. Jesus, MLK, were all social movers and people lovers, we need them now..

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Noam Chomsky On Freedom

By the robin | Filed in Miscellaneous

“In any case, it’s ridiculous to talk about freedom in a society dominated by huge corporations. What kind of freedom is there inside a corporation? They’re totalitarian institutions—you take orders from above and maybe give them to people below you. There’s about as much freedom as under Stalinism. Whatever rights workers have are guaranteed by the limited public authority that still exists.
When enormous, private, tyrannical institutions are granted the same rights as—or more rights than—human beings, freedom becomes something of a joke.

The solution isn’t to undermine freedom—it’s to undermine the private tyrannies.”

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Someone (a woman) asked why any woman in her right mind would

lend her support to the Republicans. Here is my conjecture:

GOP women who come from an affluent background are as interested in preserving and advancing their class prerogatives and privileges as their men are. They have money and servants and nannies and numerous other comforts and support systems. And they live so well, travel to luxurious placeswomen-voting-rupblican and choice vacation spots. They have their needs well met, with no trouble getting an abortion under the best conditions when they want one. They send their kids to the best schools. They and their entire family enjoy the top medical services. One could go on. Struggling over feminist gender issues and wage equality is, well, just not to their taste. Don’t take my word for it, ask Nancy Reagan or her affluent GOP sisters.

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