Product labeling and the 'nanny state'
On a recent grocery shopping trip, I bought some usual household products. On two of the containers, I noted a warning something like, "It is a violation of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling."
Gosh. So if I use insecticide to spray spiders, I'm breaking a federal law? Talk about the "nanny state."
But to the point, this makes me wonder, is it legal to eat oyster crackers with clam chowder?
Justin Bertrand Galen Skywatcher
Marshall has its priorities wrong
A no-confidence vote is a sign of serious problems at any university. One reason the Marshall faculty voted no confidence in their president is that while faculty earn far less than the average for faculty at universities like Marshall, administrators earn more than the average for administrators at universities like Marshall. Faculty hasn't had a raise in a decade, yet student costs at Marshall have gone up by 89 percent (compared to a national average of 33 percent) and enrollment has fallen.
With jobs so scarce in the last few years, many young people who can't find a job with a decent salary would get more schooling if they could afford it -- or had any confidence they could pay back a student loan. West Virginia youth doing without a college education have issued their own no-confidence vote. I know many forces influence budgets. However, if Marshall can't afford to pay faculty a competitive salary and ensure our youth an affordable college education, but can afford luxuries for a few super-sized salaries and supplements for top administrators; a rec center that many West Virginians could never afford access to; and a stadium many West Virginians can't afford tickets to, there's a serious problem with its priorities.
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