Friday, September 20, 2013

EPA proposes strict emission limits on new power plants

EPA proposes strict emission limits on new power plants:

Coal power plants, especially new ones, are under fire.

As well they should be. Deaths in mining, deaths and health associated with smog and pollution, and the dirty secret of coal ash are enough to make a sane person push back from more coal power plants.

BUT, here's the kicker. What if we ship all of our coal over to China and have them burn it without any of the scrubbers and safety that we have in the Sates. ???

China now burns half of the world's coal. It's causing them some smog problems and social unrest, but ...

India, of course is increasing rapidly as well.

If we don't burn it hear, only to have it burned there, then what have we really gained? :-(

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Obama's college plan has genius: Column

Obama's college plan has genius: Column:

Getting colleges to be ranked -- and reimbursed -- based on performance is a good think.

It's a little tricky to implement though.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

To Cheat or not to Cheat... The China Syndrome.

So there's a BIG to do about cheating in china.
WOW, what's the chance.
Here's a fun video... China uncensored.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRYtiZHyH9g

Story from The Telegraph talks about the riot that broke out when special monitors came in to stop cheating on a critically important admissions test.

Cell phones and other instruments of cheating were confiscated prior to the exam. A riot broke out with the students and their parents.

An interesting point on the prior exam(s), apparently 99% of the students had the same identical answer on -- wait or it -- and essay question.

I'm curious if the question was, "How do you feel about cheating, and who were the people in your family that most influenced you toward this method of attaining higher grades?"

The crack down on cheating (if you can call it that) has even resulted in a ban on bras (for women) during exams. Hmmm??? I wonder if the distraction will cause the boys to come in with lower marks.?

Admittedly, this is a critically important exam, necessary to get into college. So a riot does seem like it should be in order. :-(

Now, how are they going to groom truly great counterfeiter and pirateers, if they are not allowed to properly exercise the skills of cheating.

Keywords: school, education, university, cheat, national exam, china, pirate, counterfiet

Monday, March 18, 2013

U.S. News’ 2013 Ranking of EMBAs for Executives

U.S. News’ 2013 Ranking of EMBAs | Poets & Quants for Executives:

U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 ranking of the best Executive MBA programs in the U.S. 

All still pretty much the same at the top.  Wharton, Booth & Kellogg still top the list.

Although this is a good list to start with when looking for ExMBA, it shouldn't be the last, especially as you get past the top 10 or so.

Byrne suggests that the the reason UNC jumps a couple ranks from 11th to 9th, probably because of its new online MBA program that increased its exposure.

How about a Sustainability Executive MBA?
Let's come up with a better acronym than sExMBA... :-(
I guess sEMBA will do.:-)

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