May 30, 2013
Blogging, Economics, Education, zobop republic
charter school, school choice, tax increment finance, vouchers
*This post was originally on my old Blogspot, zobop republic, blog. I wonder if this thought is still relevant.
Rich or so-called wealthy parents send their kids to private schools; they can afford it. [Or they live in wealthier school districts]. If not that, they provide advantages for their kids, like S.A.T. prep courses (which are not cheap), private tutors, etc. And once again they pay for it themselves. [Disposable income comes in handy]. Some people may say that is unfair and of a privileged mindset.
Poor people on the other hand also want to send their kids to private or charter schools. But since they’re economically deprived, they want or expect the taxpayer to pay for this “school choice” through so-called vouchers. Poor parents of school aged students have to realize the government controls this taxpayer money and will dole it out as they see fit. These vouchers are also just free money for some charter school administrators. By overcounting how many students they actually have, they just pocket the difference. This activity leads to corruption and taints the educational process.
Wealthy people don’t have to worry about these kinds of things, because they control the money for their private institutions.
Poor people are at the mercy of government controllers and other [unelected] public officers.
It must be good to be wealthy. It means CONTROL!
Food 4 Thought. More information on school choice : http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-chicago-reader-tif-archive/Content?oid=1180567
May 10, 2013
Africa, Email, Internet, Scam
Nigeria, phishing, Terence McCulley
*Without mincing words, I’m sure you’ve gotten this same e-mail too! Welcome to another episode of Phishing & Scamming. This one almost seems real. 😦 This e-mail is all over the internet : http://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=53925
OFFICE OF THE US AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA
11 GARKI ROAD ABUJA
WITHOUT MINCING WORDS, I AM CONVINCED 100% THAT YOU HAVE HAD BITTER EXPERIENCE WITH VARIOUS SCAMMERS ‘CLAIMING TO BE HIGH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS BANKS AND THEREBY DEFRAUDING YOU OF YOUR’ HARD-EARNED MONEY’ THE ACTIVITIES OF THESE SCAMMERS HAS CHANGED YOUR PERSPECTIVE ABOUT CONDUCTING BUSINESS ON THE INTERNET AND YOU NOW BELIEVED THERE IS NO GENUINE BUSINESS THAT CAN BE CONDUCTED ON THE INTERNET. WELL I AM AMERICAN AND THE INTERNET WAS CREATED BY AMERICANS FOR THE PURPOSE OF CREATING; AWARENESS FOR YOUR PRODUCTS/ SERVICES AND CONDUCTING GENUINE BUSINESS WITH EASE. I AM FULLY COMMITTED TO DELIVER THE DIPLOMATIC CONSIGNMENT TO YOU.I Am A FULL CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES BUT I WAS ON A MISSION HERE IN NIGERIA AS A US AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA.
HENCE, I AM MAKING EVERY EFFORTS TO ENSURE THAT NO CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES IS CHEATED BY NIGERIA/BENIN REPUBLIC. THEREFORE, I NEED YOUR UTMOST SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING TO ACTUALIZE THIS DREAM. I ALSO WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT I DO TRUST YOU AND I EXPECT YOU TO SHOW ME THE SAME TRUST AND RESPECT IN RETURN SINCE TRUST IS A 2-WAY STREET. ON THE OTHER HAND, TRUST IS A RELATIONSHIP OF RELIANCE. TRUST ALSO MEANS BEING ABLE TO PREDICT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE WILL DO AND WHAT SITUATIONS WILL OCCUR.
I SHALL BE COMING TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR AN OFFICIAL MEETING ON FRIDAY AND I WILL BE BRINGING YOUR FUNDS OF $15.5M ALONG WITH ME BUT THIS TIME I WILL NOT GO THROUGH CUSTOMS BECAUSE AS AN AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA, I AM A US GOVERNMENT AGENT AND I HAVE THE VETO POWER TO GO THROUGH CUSTOMS. AS SOON AS I AM THROUGH WITH THE MEETING I SHALL THEN PROCEED TO YOUR ADDRESS. (SEND YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER AND THE ADDRESS WHERE YOU WANT ME TO BRING THE PACKAGE).
YOU HAVE REALLY PAID SO MUCH IN THIS DELIVERY THAT MAKES ME WONDER. YOU ARE A VERY LUCKY PERSON BECAUSE I SHALL BE BRINGING IT MYSELF AND THERE IS NOTHING ANYONE CAN DO ABOUT IT. CHECK HERE: http://nigeria.usembassy.gov/biography.html YOUR PACKAGE($15.5M) MUST BE REGISTERED AS AN AMBASSADORIAL PACKAGE FOR ME TO DEFEAT ALL ODDS AND THE COST OF REGISTERING IT IS $120.THE FEE MUST BE PAID IN THE NEXT 50 HOURS VIA WESTERN UNION SO THAT ALL NECESSARY ARRANGEMENT CAN BE MADE BEFORE TIME WILL BE AGAINST US. SEND THE FEE TO MY SECRETARY IMMEDIATELY FOR THE REGISTERING FEE WHICH IS $120 ONLY.
RECEIVERS NAME:OKONJI ANTHONY
RECEIVERS ADDRESS: LAGOS NIGERIA
TEXT QUESTION GOOD
SECRETARY TO US AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA.
Phone +234 708 753 5463
AS SOON AS YOU SEND THE FEE MAKE SURE YOU SEND ME THE PAYMENT INFORMATION. MY FLIGHT IS THURSDAY AND I EXPECT YOU TO COMPLY BEFORE THEN SO THAT THE DELIVERY CAN BE COMPLETED. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLY, THEN IT WILL NOT BE MY FAULT IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR PACKAGE.
TERENCE P. McCULLEY
US AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA