It's pretty amazing when you think about it. Or amazing to me because I've been thinking a lot about how C.I. really hoped she could go dark and stop online but, this is back in 2009, if she had to continue, what if we did one website and we all put content up there? So when I see Kat taking on the Stones, Isaiah taking on the Drone War, C.I. taking on tyrant Nouri al-Maliki, I really get her point about how it would be a really strong site if we all worked on just one.
Okay, as tuition soars, not everyone's suffering. Matthew MacEgan (WSWS) explains:
On Monday, the Council on Higher Education provided details of the exorbitant amounts of money that several college presidents are paid annually. A list of the top ten earners in 2010 shows that each had a total income falling between $1.5 million and $3 million per year.
The article reports that between 2004 and 2010, the number of college presidents with pay exceeding $500,000 annually increased more than 300 percent, from 50 to 157. These soaring amounts of pay are collected under growing conditions of mass indebtedness and tuition increases for students.
In 2010, Bob Kerrey, president of The New School, received a $1.2 million retention bonus in addition to $620,000 in deferred compensation on top of his base salary of $602,593. He was the top earner among college presidents in 2010 with $3,047,703, according to the Council on Higher Education.
Kerrey, who has held his position for more than a decade, is a war criminal who has admitted to committing atrocities during the Vietnam War. The former senator reported in 2001 that he led a squadron of Navy Seals commandos in a 1969 attack on a Vietnamese village, killing 21 women, children, and elderly men. Nevertheless, Kerrey holds his tenured position and enjoys a lavish lifestyle.
Other top ten earners of 2010 were Shirley Ann Jackson of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with $2,340,441, Mark S. Wrighton of Washington University in St. Louis with $2,268,837, Nicholas S. Zeppos of Vanderbilt University with $2,228,349, and Lee C. Bollinger of Columbia University with $1,932,931.
That is outrageous and a sign of just how accepted greed has become that people are going to treat the above as acceptable.
Onto a different topic, check out "The Bionic Woman Season 2" that we wrote Sunday. The Bionic Woman always was one of my favorite shows in the seventies.
(Others? I've never watched it since it went off but I used to love The Rookies. I also loved The Rockford Files, MacMillan and Wife, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Carol Burnett's show.)
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Monday: