[QUOTE=TunaTom;58927]Unfortunately, the rational roadway, lighted by the lamp posts of logic, is again the pathway not chosen by DOT/MARAD. GMATS is a great idea and given that it is self-funding, it’s an unqualified exceptional maritime resource for everyone. WHY then sweet Neptune, does MARAD want to close down GMATS? Again, we’re engulfed in the fog bank of irrationality!
However now … the USMMA, a grand and useful idea from the glory days of last mid-century, is nowadays a petrified white elephant and a blood drain on the federal budget. The KP of the past three decades has provided nothing that the state academies/college provided in triplicate - and that is only more true of today and tomorrow. Best of all, the state training costs the Feds next to nothing - Republicans, Democratics, Tea Baggers, Libertarians, 99%ers, where the heck are you??
So keep GMATS alive instead of deep-sixing it. And Mr./Mrs. MARAD, turn your energy to do something into the only logical action staring you in the face, and shut down Kings Point now and forever. Or, if you don’t kill that golden goose, then open similar freebie trade schools for truck drivers, train engineers, and aeroplane pilots. There’s logic and then there’s MARAD logic!![/QUOTE]
God bless sir you for your most astute and profound words of truth and rational thought!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!