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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Optimistic... or Insane? HOTD

"Fitial: Full recovery ahead"

A Nursing School set up shop to train nurses. This "college" is set up in a former hotel and nurses will be able to get certified in 11 months.

While I think it is good that a business is opening I think it is a long shot to use this as an indicator that our CNMI economy is now on the upswing.

I would love to see any forecast as to the amount of money that will come to the CNMI gov't from this project. I am assuming they have a QC of some type that will minimize or eliminate most taxes. I am also assuming that the building is on Public Land and that fees for that are at around the 1% of fair market value to DPL. I am assuming that the Nurses will be housed at the facility (no rental income for other community members). I am assuming that most nurses will come from abroad, get certified and then leave so no real income generated by a newly created working member of the community.

Think the fever may be messing with the governors long term vision.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

They do have to eat :)

Pragmatic Plato said...

???

Are you kidding me. I will try and use that excuse with my boss the next time I am delayed on getting work done.

"Come on, Boss. I do have to eat."

Almost as good as the :

"Don't Judge me." Retort.

Boycott Porky's!

PP

Anonymous said...

maybe they can get porky's to deliver some of those delicious man's best burgers to their finance offices.

lil_hammerhead said...
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Pragmatic Plato said...

Wow. I am losing it. I was commenting on this post and I thought I was commenting on a post on GlenD's blog.

The little pop up comment window totally screwed me up. Damn this technology thing.

So sorry to Anon #1. I understand now what you were commenting on.

I think I have been on the blogs too much. Almost turning into tron.

Boycott Porky's!

Unite in the March Dec 7 @ 4pm!

PP

bradinthesand said...

...every bite helps!

how about entry fees?

...and the building is on private land. there is an unfinished addition on public land that sits there useless, but it's behind the next door apartment building.

"I am assuming they have a QC..."

"I am also assuming that the building..."

"I am assuming that the Nurses..."

"I am assuming that most nurses..."

now you know what happens when you assume, right?

ha ha

i would like to know more about why locals wouldn't take advantage of a local nusing school...lord knows we need more help in that department and i know it pays.

lil_hammerhead said...
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Pragmatic Plato said...

yes it is a good thing as long as it is up and up.

I just didn't think it was an indicator that our failing economy has turned.

I could be wrong.

Boycott Porky's!

PP

bradinthesand said...

"I just didn't think it was an indicator that our failing economy has turned."

...and you're probably right.

Anonymous said...

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2006/03/ca_pleasant_care.html

It appears Ms. Demesa-Bernabe was fined $1 million for "numerous allegations of elder abuse and criminally negligent care, including more than 160 citations that the California Department of Health Services (DHS) has issued against Pleasant Care facilities across the state over the last five years for regulatory violations."

Anonymous said...

http://www.elderabuseblog.com/2006/06/index.html

http://www.elder-abuse-information.com/news/news_031706_nursinghomechain_ca.htm

Is this the kind of business we want the CNMI to become known for?

James said...
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Anonymous said...

Are you sure this is on the level? Pleasant Care was a disaster in California, before it went bankrupt. Is this school accredited by any reputable educational organization?

bradinthesand said...

hey, if there's anything we know how to do here it's abuse people! why should the elderly be left out?