I visited the University of Baltimore library while waiting for a Mayoral forum and the first thing I saw was a kiosk highlighting the newest books purchased by that library. Low and behold there was BEN BERNANKE MEMOIRS. Now, everyone in the entire world knows the fraud, corruption, cronyism that is the US FED for these few decades especially and that the FED is fueling all of the movement of tens of trillions of dollars to Wall Street and global corporations for expansion. None of what is being done is legal---it violates the mission of the FED and violates many US Constitutional rights and laws.
I have written since 2009 when it was obvious that Obama was to serve as the Wall Street President and not as the social Democrat he posed during 2008 primaries how Congressional laws passed----Obama policy stances----and the FED actions under Bernanke and now Yellen are all working to increase wealth only for the 1%.
So, I asked the reference librarian this question-----WHY DO YOU NOT HAVE A BOOK RIGHT NEXT TO THIS BERNANKE MEMOIR THAT EDUCATES AS TO WHY ALL HE SAYS IS QUESTIONABLE? That is what university libraries have done in modern history----presented books with broad political and public policy positions. I walked through Barnes and Noble university bookstores and I see the same ONE book by Bernanke and I don't see criticism. The librarian did her duty by explaining how I might request such a book.
Bernanke defends Fed against international criticism
by Charles Riley @CRrileyCNN October 15, 2012: 1:28 AM ET
The world of university textbooks has never been ideal-----professors have tended towards promoting their texts or an associate but the objective of a university library was to broaden this exposure. Attaching Barnes and Noble to our university text distribution was the first step in moving this process away from our public universities and tying it to what is a global corporation. Since it is not a money-maker now Barnes and Noble will step away and look what is now happening------this venture is being sold off to any global investment firm or venture capitalist group wanting to bid.
WHO WANTS TO CONTROL WHAT AN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE ALLOWS ON ITS SHELVES? YOU BETCHA----GLOBAL EDUCATION CORPORATIONS.
Barnes & Noble Files Plan for Spinning Off Campus Bookstores
June 29, 2015 — 7:30 AM EDT Updated on June 29, 2015 — 4:22 PM EDT
Barnes & Noble Inc. filed plans for the previously announced spinoff of its college unit, a move intended to help the largest U.S. bookstore chain focus on navigating a changing market.
Investors will receive 0.632 of a share of Barnes & Noble Education Inc. for each share of the bookstore chain that they hold, the New York-based company said today in a filing. Barnes & Noble plans to list the spinoff on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BNED. The company didn’t give a record date of ownership to be part of the distribution.
Barnes & Noble is spinning off the college unit so it can focus on strengthening its retail business, which has been hurt by the rising popularity of digital books and online shopping. The move also may help the college division drive sales gains because it can now seek acquisitions on its own.
“Pursuing such growth opportunities will be greatly facilitated with a capital structure that is tailored for the company’s needs, separate from those of Barnes & Noble,” the retailer said in the filing.
The spinoff is the culmination of a years-long effort to break up Barnes & Noble, which has fallen from a dominant force in bookselling to a company in survival mode thanks to the rise of Amazon.com Inc. For a time, there was speculation that it would divest its college and Nook digital divisions and keep the bookstores as a publicly traded company. Founder and Chairman Len Riggio also considered taking the retail stores and website private.
Spinoff SpecialistA driving force behind the change has been Michael Huseby, who was hired as chief financial officer in 2012 and promoted to chief executive officer last year. Huseby, who was tasked with overseeing the company’s capital structure, had spun off two units in his previous job with Cablevision Systems Corp. At the time he joined Barnes & Noble, some investors wanted to sell the fast-growing Nook division, which sold e-readers, tablets and digital content.
But the Nook’s promise quickly faded against competition from tech heavyweights like Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Nook sales tanked, and CEO William Lynch was replaced by Huseby in January 2014.
The college unit runs 724 campus bookstores nationwide as of May 2, reaching about 24 percent of the U.S. college-student population. Barnes & Noble College doesn’t hold any leases, and instead enters multiyear agreements to operate stores. The schools then get a cut of the sales.
The spinoff was announced in February, and Barnes & Noble said at the time that it would complete the transaction by the end of August.
Stock ImpactBarnes & Noble shares fell 1 percent to $25.79 at the close. The stock has gained 11 percent this year. The company said it expects its shares to trade lower immediately following the spinoff because the price will no longer reflect the value of the college unit.
That division had sales of $1.77 billion and net income of $19.1 million in the fiscal year ended May 2, accounting for about 30 percent of companywide sales and half of profit. Earlier this month, Barnes & Noble said it expected comparable-store sales at the college unit to increase about 1 percent this year.
See how all of this DEREGULATION OF OUR PUBLIC SERVICES is hidden behind what they pretend is greater 'democracy'---- that is all this step had as a goal----to take from a public university control of what is stocked in its bookstores. This was once where the broadest of publications existed-------
Then I attended a Baltimore City community health education event that did a great job of showing the many areas of public health concerns in the city. I want to explain two issues that were not discussed in this event venue to show how taking the public interest keeps a broad education on health issues from occurring. Again, it is not the staff who are the problem----it comes from leadership who is then forced to work for Wall Street Baltimore Development/Johns Hopkins. Remember, Hopkins is the most profit-driven global health corporation in the nation----and all its public policies in health care are based on profit and not public interest. Remember as well all of Baltimore pols both Maryland Assembly and Baltimore City Hall advance all policy written by BAltimore Development and Johns Hopkins.
ALL OUR BALTIMORE PUBLIC AGENCIES SHOULD BE EDUCATING BROADLY ON PUBLIC POLICIES TIED TO THAT AGENCY AND NOT ONLY PROMOTING ONE POLICY PATHWAY.
Maryland Assembly pol Tarrant among others pushed a policy that deregulates who can administer medical procedures especially tied to PHARMA allowing the general public to do what has always been in the jurisdiction of medical professionals. Hopkins has been deregulating and creating a tiered level of health care for decades and each time it lessens the quality of care Baltimore citizens receive. Tarrant sells this as empowering a family of a known drug user when the data shows no value overall other than to a global corporation patenting these procedures.
There is nothing wrong with medical professionals like firefighters and EMTs trained professionally to use this new procedure-----the problem is Baltimore's policy of allowing the general public to do so under the guise of GOOD SAMARITAN. As you see other US cities are allowing their emergency responders to use this drug---
THIS IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PUBLIC AGENCIES EDUCATING BROADLY-----SO FOLKS KNOW IT IS NOT NECESSARILY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST.
It is the politicians in BAltimore working for BAltimore Development driving all these bad health policies that the BAltimore Public Health Department must then adopt as their mission.
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The biggest health issue in Baltimore outside of drug addiction is HIV and the disease vectors spreading this disease in BAltimore. I have written for years about the failure of BAltimore's HIV programs but especially recently when I shouted the BALTIMORE CITY JAIL DOES NOT DISPENSE CONDOMS. The jail is the epicenter of HIV disease vector and ignoring prevention there means allowing it to spread and grow without real preventative measures. When you ask a Baltimore City Public Health Department why this happens they will tell you-----
THE STATE OF MARYLAND CONTROLS BALTIMORE CITY JAIL SYSTEMS. INDEED, THAT IS THE PROBLEM FOR BALTIMORE IN HAVING EFFECTIVE PUBLIC HEALTH.
A Mayor of Baltimore would take the State of Maryland to FEDERAL COURT for promoting a city-wide HIV public health crisis in its handling of something as simple as condom-dispensing. You are not going to stop sex in jail----you cannot stop conjugal visits----so you must provide condoms as the preventative measure. The costs for this annually is pennies on the dollar for what Baltimore spends in all other aspects of prevention, treatment, and hospice for those affected.
WHY IS BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC HEALTH NOT EDUCATING AS TO STATE OF MARYLAND BEING THE PROBLEM AND TAKING THIS ISSUE TO FEDERAL HEALTH AGENCIES AND COURTS WILL BE THE SOLUTION?
Because Baltimore Development controls Baltimore City Hall and pols will not take this critical step against Wall Street and Johns Hopkins. See how all public education is captured when our Baltimore City Hall and Maryland Assembly pols are captured to Wall Street Baltimore Development?
Baltimore City Detention Center
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baltimore City Detention Center
Location401 E. Eager Street
Managed byMaryland Department of Corrections
Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC, formerly known as the Baltimore City Jail) is a Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services state prison for men and women. It is located on 401 East Eager Street in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. It has been a state facility since July 1991.
In July 2015, Maryland governor Larry Hogan announced the men's facility would be permanently closed, and the 750 inmates redistributed among other more modern facilities. The exact date of the closure was not made known.
Correctional campusThe Center is one element of a correctional campus that also includes:
- the Baltimore City Correctional Center at 901 Greenmount Avenue, also a state facility
- Maryland's Metropolitan Transition Center at 954 Forrest Street, first established 1811 as the Maryland Penitentiary, site of the state's (now-decommissioned) execution chamber
- the Chesapeake Detention Facility at 401 East Madison Street, formerly known as the Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center
The reason this corporate capture of all public agency communications, whether BAltimore City, Maryland Assembly, or Congress, has occurred is the consolidation of our national media and complete capture of all local media to those same media outlets. We no longer as citizens are educated through media broadly on public policy and what public interest vs profit interest policy means.
Most US citizens KNOW there is a movement towards handing all broadband frequency for high-speed internet to global corporations and their global online businesses-----this is especially true in Baltimore with Hopkins and our now for-profit hospitals selling their global health tourism and telemedicine. It is true as well for Baltimore being made central in global online education----
ALL OF WHICH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PUBLIC INTEREST----IT IS BAD FOR BALTIMORE CITIZENS AS REGARDS QUALITY OF SERVICE IN THESE AREAS AND EMPLOYMENT.
If you know the trend in telecommunications will be prohibiting small telecommunications businesses and end as an avenue for communications----you don't want all focus on building small media outlets in our Baltimore communities to be SOCIAL MEDIA AND ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS.
Below you see again a corporate university promoting this kind of small business in communities to the exclusion of a broad media ---TV, radio, and print media needed in each community to assure voice for all----to assure an outlet to provide broad discussion on public policy in each community. Maybe Cindy Walsh would be allowed to speak in that community media where I cannot in main stream Baltimore media.
REAL SMALL BUSINESS MEDIA BUSINESSES MEAN BROAD VOICE AND BROAD MODES OF COMMUNICATIONS! THIS IS WHEN WE REBUILD COMMUNITY EDUCATION.
It's not that these events are not useful----it is that they are the only media promoted.
Student-created marketing competition helps local businesses
Nov. 12, 2014
The UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication has become a regular host to hackathons – events that gather students from across campus to solve particular communication problems over the course of a weekend.
The trend continued Nov. 7-8 with "Crash Campaign" — a 24-hour student-created and student-led competition that brought together more than 70 students from across various campus majors to help four local businesses solve their marketing dilemmas.
Joanna Sanfilippo, a senior journalism and mass communication major specializing in advertising and a Hispanic Studies double major, and Matthew Hurley, also a senior specializing in advertising and double majoring in business administration, have invested countless hours over the course of a year in planning "Crash Campaign" — all in hopes of getting students relevant marketing experience and helping them build a portfolio to land internships and jobs.
The event did just that, putting students in a high-pressure, quick turnaround environment — one parallel to that of a creative communications agency — to create near professional level work.
The students — broken into 12 teams — received their briefs from clients Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. and promptly set out researching their businesses and target markets, sending out surveys, holding focus groups and interviewing people on the street.
By the wee hours of the next day, students were in full-on panic mode, crafting strategic marketing plans which included professional level graphic identities and social media campaigns.
"The most amazing part about this for Matt and me was at 3, 4, 5 a.m. we were consoling all of the panicked groups, not knowing where they were going to be in the end," Sanfilippo said. "And then they do a complete 180 in the presentations. I was so impressed by the final products."
Seven judges — advertising, public relations and marketing creatives — trotted out adjectives like "cohesive," "seamless," "professional," "dynamic," "magical" and "genius" after the students presented their marketing campaigns on Sunday, Nov. 9.
"You gave [clients] something they could implement overnight," McKinney senior art director Jordan Eakin said to students. "That's a very difficult thing to do even if you have two weeks."
'Planned like clockwork'
The idea for "Crash Campaign" came together during the summer of 2013. Sanfilippo was interning at a local advertising agency, gaining professional experience and putting together a portfolio to position herself for the job market after graduation.
When a portfolio of a fellow intern caught her eye, she asked about his work and found out that some of it was created during a short-term, intense advertising competition.
That same summer, Sanfilippo met Hurley for the first time through a mutual friend and after talking about the need for a portfolio-building event, "Crash Campaign" was born — sort of.
"When someone tells you an idea, you say 'oh cool' or 'that sounds great' and you move on, but she was very passionate about it," Hurley said. "We were on the same page about it, agreeing that it was necessary and we needed to do it."
The following fall, they both went abroad – Sanfilippo to Spain, Hurley to the Netherlands – and emailed ideas back and forth, preparing to hit the ground running when they returned to campus in January.
They emailed every advertising and public relations faculty member about advising the project, getting a sympathetic and enthusiastic ear in associate professor and public relations specialization leader Lois Boynton.
"We had never met her before," Hurley said. "She's a powerhouse of a personality. I think she was 10 times more excited [about 'Crash Campaign'] than we were."
Providing a marketing experience for fellow students was a marketing and branding exercise in itself for Sanfilippo, Hurley and their leadership team. And according to Boynton, they had the project mapped out before they ever came to her.
"Matt and Joanna had this thing planned like clockwork," Boynton said. "They had it nailed. What they needed was access to the school and guidance."
A mention of the project from Boynton to Dulcie Straughan, James Howard and Hallie McLean Parker Distinguished Professor, and Crash Campaign had a sponsor. Straughan had been looking for a meaningful, outside-the-classroom project to support.
"You can't keep an idea to yourself if you want to make it happen," Hurley said.
No one was keeping "Crash Campaign" a secret and for good reason.
'A big resume builder'
"It took us 20 minutes to get over the whole 'we don't know each other' thing," said Shand Thomas, a senior majoring in advertising and a member of the winning team that created a campaign for Rumors, a thrift clothing boutique in Chapel Hill.
There was no time for icebreakers, but judges lauded the team's natural chemistry.
Thomas and her five team members donned clothing from the shop while pitching their final recommendations. They received a $500 prize and a yearlong membership to the American Marketing Association.
Other clients included A Ban Against Neglect (ABAN), a Chapel Hill-based nonprofit dedicated to empowering young mothers in Ghana by selling handmade products from recycled materials; Hillsborough Yoga & Healing Arts; and Native Beverage Company, a local, sustainable pecan milk company founded by Rachel Atkinson, a city and regional planning major and entrepreneurship minor expecting to graduate in May 2015.
"I was looking for a new graphic identity," said Atkinson, who plans to launch her business in earnest after graduating. "I've been really impressed by what I’ve seen. Everyone was excited about my product."
"Crash Campaign" students gave her a new logo, packaging ideas, marketing strategies and a potential slogan for Native Beverage Company. Professor of the practice and judge Dana McMahan, who is also chief marketing officer for TOPO Brands, said she would "put that bumper sticker on [her] car right now," referring to the slogan.
"You've created a big resume builder here," judge and McKinney copywriter David Sloan said to students. "You're on a great road, a great path to do great things."
That’s exactly why Sanfilippo and Hurley had worked so hard.
Raise your hand if you know the institution below has been a national and now a global health corporation for decades------MOST PEOPLE. I talk often of how all information we received in public policy once came from humanities-based public universities where broad data development, analysis, and research conclusions originated. It was not LIBERAL data----it allowed all regions of the nation to look at data as was their view of public interest. Today, all universities are corporate and only giving out data for corporate profit-----no public interest data.
When you have that system of HOLDING POWER ACCOUNTABLE in our public universities you also control corporate non-profits like the one below. KAISER started as a health research non-profit and today it is the most profit-driven health system in the nation. Yet, that is from where much health industry research data derives and it is what has Baltimore area health data and health policies captured.
Would KAISER be front-and-center in shouting out against the method of Baltimore development that allows 'sick' houses filled with lead and asbestos be demolished with no remediation----no structures to contain lead and asbestos DUST from filling the air and floating over all surrounding communities?
YES! IT DOES NOT BECAUSE IT DOES NOT WANT THIS EXCUSE USED BY CITIZENS WHEN THEY COME TO A HOSPITAL OR DOCTOR WITH LUNG OR HEALTH DAMAGE.
This is what a social Democrat means when they say they will rebuild BAltimore City public agencies out into all communities to allow citizens to create the public policy----to build small business media to give all citizens a voice and then ---these corporate entities to not have a lock on all discussion on public policy in a US city like Baltimore.
Public education does not begin and end in our K-12 and university system-----it is community education platforms that are lifetime learning vehicles------we need them strong and independent.
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