Next round of college prices moves will be …

How do they do it?

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In an opinion article from USAToday.com about colleges that are violating the trust of their students and graduates by steering those to financial institutions and programs that are not in their best interest, I read this line, 

In the near future, colleges now inundated with applicants will begin competing for a shrinking pool of high school seniors.

The thought struck me that the reason college pricing has climbed, on average over 10% a year since who knows when, because there are too many students that want to go to college.   In the future, will colleges justify price increases with the phrase “because college enrollments are declining…”?

What do you think the line will be to justify the next round of price increases?  Or will there be price decreases?

Patrick 

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Once in a Lifetime Opportunity?

Who knew?

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  • Who knew that Wal-mart was going to be such a big name in the retail market?  Did you?
  • Who knew that a little company called Microsoft was going to change the world?  Did you?
  • Who knew that the horse-less carriage, or Democracy, or the Internet would be as big as it is today?  Did you?

Wouldn’t you have loved a little notice of domain names or the telephone companies, or any other opportunity that would allow you to retire rich?  Wouldn’t have like to have bought Microsoft, or Google, or Yahoo before the “Big Boys” drove the prices up?  Wouldn’t you have loved a little notice that you would be using the Internet browser before the Internet became so commercial?

Things tend to grow quite rapidly in today’s world.  I had my chances.  I could have bought Microsoft for $10 dollars a share (equivalent to 50 cents today).  I could have bought Google for $85 dollars on its opening day.  I was ahead of the domain name growth but only told my friends, and didn’t invest for myself.  I could have bought Starbucks when they only had 160 stores.  I coulda, woulda, shoulda.  This isn’t a whine.  IT IS A WARNING!

There is a a little-known technology with a very, under-assuming name that you need to know about.  As a disclaimer, I hereby notify you that my brother has created it. 

So those that are suspicious, leave now.  Don’t read any further.  Continue reading

Its too late for us. Save yourself!

One more chance to save yourself

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It’s been a long time coming.  On the news that the Federal government is backing the the economy with 100% aggression the stock market boomed. Up 400+ points yesterday (3/18) and currently (delayed price) up another 54. Gold plunged, financial stocks popped, and optimism has re-entered the dance. 

Yesterday was a nice sunny day here where I live. Through observation, it seemed that the weather couldn’t wait for spring and decided that it would give us a preview.  And then the Feds cute their interest rate by 3/4 of a point.  Hugh. HUGH!  How hugh?  That cut amounts to a 25%.  You didn’t get that on your credit card interest. I’d say that the big boys have a new big toy.  No, not a new maserati or a new corporate jet.  Not the new, 10,000 sq. ft. summer house that they live in for 6 weeks a year.  Not the physical trapping of wealth that you might think.  No.  Not those.  I’m talking about the game piece the financial crisis threatened to take away from them.  I’m talking BIG!  I’m talking the Federal government and the American economy. Continue reading

This type of competition we can afford

What in the world is APTWEH?

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When I made mention of the Aptera aptera_400x180.jpg in Everyone has a Prediction and suggested that

“the American muscle cars of New Millineum, the high-mpg, high-performance (Got to get on that highway!), high-capacity automobiles.”  

was going to be America’s new export over the next 10 years,  I didn’t know about Jacob Gordon.  I’d been following the same trail he navigated but didn’t know it.

Since the beginning of January, when I started “A Mind’s Diet”, I have started to read some of his submissions to MSN.com and Jacob has come up with some very good ones.  My favorites include those I’ve listed below.  His latest ,

Loremo: The ‘Low Resistance Mobile’ 

At 150-miles-per-gallon, the Loremo wants to show how far a diesel can go.

introduces a car that I believe Americans will covet.  If not the car, the principles of Affordable,  Personal Transportation With Extreme High-mileage OR (APTWEH pronounced “apt’ way”)    The story represents the introduction to me and my readers, of another APTWEH. 

The stories by Jacob Gordon have been chosen here to illustrate a pattern here that will see the United States into change that is happening throughout our  society. 

It isn’t that society has changed so much but that capitalism has finally caught up to the transportation designers.  Especially visible in the car industry, this change is slowly rearing it’s head in other industries like aviation and railroads.  As we progress further into this change will this type of vehicle become the norm rather than an oddity?  Read Jacob’s stories below and then you tell me.

Project ‘X’ Cars

Aptera: The ‘Wingless Bird’

Loremo: The ‘Low Resistance Mobile’

Patrick

 Ref: Jacob Gordon is a freelance writer, a blogger for TreeHugger.com, and producer of TreeHugger Radio. He can be reached at jacob@treehugger.com.

US Becomes energy exporter: No longer an Oil Importer?

Headline: Venture Capitalist sees Green in Fusion Tech  

  Patrick Lalande on WordPress

If you want to see the future just read the headlines.

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Put this in your files as Future Tech Fuel.  This isn’t a short-term headline but it’s getting close.  I’ve seen more and more veiled news releases that imply that Nuclear fusion is coming. 

I’ve also noted that there are fewer and fewer dissenters amongst the scientific crowd when these headlines appear.  That tells me something. * Continue reading

There are others, We must find them

 Another nibble – Don’t let American Creativity go to waste

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On Januarary, 21st I wrote “Idea Nibbles – Idea Collaboration“.  It was a clarion call for creative thinkers and forward-looking individuals of all walks of life to join me in a quest to develop the creativity of the American mind. 

That sounds pretty intense as I write this, but in practice, it’s just friends helping friends with whatever they can do.   Continue reading

Moving Mania

Moving is such a pain.

I’m moving this week. I started moving last week.  I may be moving next week too. 

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.”  I forget where I heard that quote.  I think it was the Bard. 

Whoa!  I was just going to lament the situation I got myself into over this move.  And, just now, I received a phone call.  I’ll get back to that.  Continue reading