Why You Should Reconsider Donating to Your Alma Mater

How unaccountable SJW bureaucrats are stealing your donation and using it to subvert America.

Let’s face it, most of us are proud of our universities.

We made friends and memories there. We learned life lessons, overcame challenges, and got started on the path to our careers. And we were definitely better than those losers at X State down the highway or across town.

Sadly, many of the universities we remember no longer exist.

Sure, there are institutions that still bear their names and relentless alumni associations that still manage to hit you up for donations despite a dozen moves and a decade of overseas oilfield work.

Many of my older friends still loyally donate to their Alma Maters every year. They do so to repay the schools for the success they’ve earned in life and to help a new generation of professionals afford college.

These are noble intentions and I am thankful for the generosity of older alumni who helped me afford college.

Tragically, this stream of generosity is being hijacked by SJWs in university administrations and shockingly little alumni money goes to the purported causes.

SJW bureaucrats got their fingers in the cookie jar and are using the money to build their politically correct empires and safe spaces.

The goal of these parasites is to build an empire in their image.

They do this by finding a problem, such as incorrect gender pronouns or insufficient superficial diversity. Then the parasites prescribe a cumbersome “solution” to this problem. Speech codes, safe spaces, LGBQWTF counselors, microaggression hotlines, and other so called so called “solutions” are a parasite’s wet dream.

The solutions implemented by the SJW parasites serve two functions:

  1. They make work that allows the parasite to hire underlings. This allows the parasite to immediately reproduce itself and fill the administration with more SJWs.
  2. This allows the parasite to control student conduct and force a politically correct environment where conservatives and moderates can be punished for wrong-think.

Any donations to a general fund or endowment will support the parasites.

Administrators do not want to reduce costs to students (though they will claim otherwise). Any money that slips past them and goes to scholarships can’t be used for empire building. The school’s budget and therefore their empire size is bigger if they spend the donation and make the students take out loans.

Any money that slips past them and goes to scholarships can’t be used for “empire building.” The school’s budget and therefore their empire size is bigger if they spend the donation and make the students take out loans.

I’ve seen administrators try to “steal” a multimillion dollar donation that was earmarked for a particular cause and try to spend it on pet projects. The donation was pulled because the donor was paying attention (and is a tough multinational businessman).

Throughout the whole scandal, the administrators maintained that they could spend the money however they wanted in spite of any stipulations by the donor.

Friends from other colleges have disavowed their Alma Maters over scholarship money going to unnecessary building.

The parasites will expand to consume all available money. And they will do everything they can to force SJW approved discrimination on everyone at a school.

The bigger the parasite empire, the worse the discrimination and repression.

Donations that aren’t carefully controlled WILL go to aggrandizing the parasitic empire and oppressing conservatives.

Before you donate, make sure you the school you remember still exists. If it still exists, then make sure you can verify the destination of your donation.

If the SJWs will try to steal an earmarked multimillion dollar donation from a tough businessman, they won’t think twice about diverting a $500 donation from someone they don’t know to fear.

The Deplorable Doctoral Candidate is an engineer, climate skeptic, entrepreneur, critic of academia, and occasional blogger. You can follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DepPhDcandidate

The Importance of Meal Planning and the Proper Use of a Grocery Shopping List

The Cost of Eating Out

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As a nation, we eat out between four to five times per week on average. This equates to 18 times in an average month.

When compared to preparing meals at home, there is a lot of money involve here. The average cost of having a meal at home is under $2.00 per person. (LINK)

On average, Americans would save over $36 per week by preparing meals at home.

Health issues are also a concern with eating out. The average calories in a main course at a restaurant come in at around 1,900 and salt intake around 2,300 mg. (LINK)

That is a whole days worth of food for an average adult. If you continue this practice of overeating, you could develop health issues.

How Grocery Stores Create Impulse Buys

Many retailers bring in consultants and even psychologists to design store layouts to sway customers into making poor spending decisions. (LINK)

They set up displays in the front of the store to get you into the frame of mind to shop. Then as you walk farther into the store you smell the scents from the bakery department or the deli.

They position staples like milk or eggs in the back of the store so you have to pass by the canned goods and boxed goods to get to them. The check outs are in the front of the store so you have to pass by those items again to pay for your purchases.

A definitive shopping list and a set of blinders on your eyes can help you avoid these temptations.

Creating a Grocery Shopping List

A good rule of thumb is to make a menu for at least a week at a time, longer if you can. I suggest you list this menu in the upper right hand corner of your list, with all the needed ingredients and side dishes down the left side of your paper, so as not to forget a needed item.

Also list some snacks and desserts to prevent unplanned shopping trips. To be successful you must stick to this list. You will find you do not waste food, it is all accounted for in your menu.

General Tips For Saving Money on Foods

Develop a good coupon program and check these after you have made your list. Digital coupons are getting very prevalent but remember these are usually loss leaders, just there to get you into the store and possibly buy impulse items.

Usually store brands or generic items are less expensive than brand names, but not always. Position of store brands and generics are usually lower than eye level. Consider Target with their “Cartwheel” app offers and other discounts if these are convenient. Stock up when staples or meats are a really great offer.

Buy a freezer if you can for the meats and frozen items. Make home cooking fun and when you can, make enough for a 2nd or 3rd meal, leftovers are super easy to prepare with hardly any clean up.

In Conclusion

When you prepare your own meals, you know who cooked them and with practice and research you can make you dishes taste better then restaurant food.

Keep the money in your pocket and enjoy meals you make yourself.