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Unions Chant "Pork, Pork, Pork!"

wiseone Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 8:15 AM
Clearing something up. The University of Michigan is a State of Michigan Land Grant school. It gets enormous amounts of funding from both the gov't and from private donors (mostly alumni). The school is run by its board of Regents. When the Regents want to do something that the politically correct left would not approve of, they do it with the private donations. Example: In 1981 U-M began construction of its new $250 million hospital. Minority construction contractors (and at least one black State Representative) were shocked to learn that they would have to be just as qualified as 'white' contractors and they would have to be the low bidder if they wanted a contract to work on it.
scott s. Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 4:40 PM
Clearing something else up (maybe). University of Michigan was founded by the Territory of Michigan using as its endowment proceeds from land provided under the Northwest Ordinance (2 townships allocated to each territory for "seminary" of learning). The so-called "Land Grant" college system, created by the the 1862 Morrill Act, also granted federal land to all states for education in the agricultural and mechanical arts, and including military arts. The Michigan land grant college is the Michigan Agricultural College, now known as Michigan State.

If you read me regularly, you’ll know that there are very few things that I feel strongly about ;-). I’m kind of a wilting violet in print, who tries hard not to impose his views on readers. Instead, I paint words pictures of objective fact, interlaced with strongly-reasoned logical progressions that allows readers to form their own opinions unguided by me. (Take a deep breath here, and clean the coffee off your nose, chin, lips and computer screen)  

Today is no different.

Unions suck.

Really they do. I have said this before, as an objective fact:

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