Sunday, August 18, 2013

Wow. Just Wow.

This is soooo disturbing. Is this the wave of the future for public universities? Being taken over by corporate interests wasn't bad enough, now the NSA is moving in too?

The NSA is currently fixing to set up shop at NC State in Raleigh.

"Randy Woodson, the school’s chancellor, said Thursday that the deal had been in the works for three years. He said he hoped the data center would make North Carolina a more attractive destination for technology companies. Woodson predicted that the project would create 100 jobs over five years:

'We appreciate the confidence of the National Security Agency to select NC State for this groundbreaking endeavor,” Woodson said in a statement. “Not only will it enhance the academic experience for our students and faculty, it will also add to the economic prosperity of our community through new jobs, new industry and new partnerships.' "

Oooh -wee! A hundred jobs, over five years! That oughta make precisely NO dent in the unemployment rate and the economic decline of the state's residents. And jobs for who? Ethically-comatose techies who have no problem with (illegally) collecting everybody's personal data, so long as they can collect a nice paycheck?

There isn't a problem with jobs being available in the research triangle - there is a huge problem with jobs NOT being available in the mountains of Western North Carolina!

And can someone please explain to me exactly how this groundbreaking endeavor "will enhance the academic experience for students and faculty"???


Blogger Father Tyme said...

I wonder how many of those jobs will be going to foreign grads? Maybe not the top secret ones but I'd put cash on 80% fo them involving Greenies.

The other 20% are probably cafeteria workers and janitorial from...anywhere but America...for minimum wage. But they do have nice landscaping!

Either that or students for free intern work!

4:03 PM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

Sure glad my educational experience wasn't "enhanced" by the NSA!

12:47 PM  

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