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Old 11-28-2012, 02:26 PM   #106 (permalink)
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I was a History Major but I had a few gaps in my schedule that I needed to throw some courses in to meet extra liberal arts requirements on top of what I needed for my major. I took a couple American Studies classes. One was literally titled The Study of Food. Not the history of food. Not the chemical composition of food. Just the study of food in American culture. We would spend an hour a day, 5 days a week, talking about food in modern culture. My homework assignments involved writing about food. On the one hand it was nice to throw in a cream puff class to pad the GPA since some of the more serious history classes were very difficult. They involved 50 page-plus term papers on obscure subjects that required extensive research, and which ended up getting picked apart with a fine toothed comb. On the other hand I knew it was one of silliest waste of time I have ever taken part of. Both the class and the program area seemed like made-up BS, a dumping ground for people who didn't want to take challenging classes or be made to focus on a major that required too much effort. I had a full scholarship so it was not on my dime. But I would have been pissed if I paid tuition and I knew some of it was used so some 50 year old hippie with no practical skills or useful knowledge could have a job teaching college level courses about his personal whims.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:40 PM   #107 (permalink)
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On a lighter note,

Once the US reaches the hits the tipping point and goes into crisis mode (like Greece) and none of us have jobs. At least the parasitic flesh bags will die off first. Then maybe we can start over with a clean slate and have a country focused on the principles, practices and ideals that made the US number 1 for so long.

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:02 PM   #108 (permalink)
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^^^^I like this guy. And you are right, the pu$$ies will be the first to disappear, because they've never learned to fend for themselves, been on a tit their whole lives...whether it be on mommy's tit, or on the tax dollars THAT I GIVE THEM.
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On a lighter note,

Once the US reaches the hits the tipping point and goes into crisis mode (like Greece) and none of us have jobs. At least the parasitic flesh bags will die off first. Then maybe we can start over with a clean slate and have a country focused on the principles, practices and ideals that made the US number 1 for so long.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:37 PM   #110 (permalink)
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:39 PM   #111 (permalink)
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On a lighter note,

Once the US reaches the hits the tipping point and goes into crisis mode (like Greece) and none of us have jobs. At least the parasitic flesh bags will die off first. Then maybe we can start over with a clean slate and have a country focused on the principles, practices and ideals that made the US number 1 for so long.
I wonder if that's even possible. The U.S. was in a great position in the past because it had plentiful raw resources and a workforce which didn't mind getting dirty. At some point in time, everything became a specialty, and the jack-of-all-trades became distrusted. The attitude became "why try doing this myself and make a mess, when I can hire somebody who will do it right the first time"

As for the parasites, they won't die off, they will simply continue to drag the system down.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:41 PM   #112 (permalink)
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I ran away and joined the fire force. for fire school and emt basic training barely came out to 7k and thats overshooting a little bit. I can now work for any dept in the country and get full benefits and decent pay. and o yeah took less than a year.
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I ran away and joined the fire force. for fire school and emt basic training barely came out to 7k and thats overshooting a little bit. I can now work for any dept in the country and get full benefits and decent pay. and o yeah took less than a year.
Gabe, does this mean you're all done with your training? If so, let me be the first to say, "get a job, ya bum!"
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:54 PM   #114 (permalink)
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I was a History Major but I had a few gaps in my schedule that I needed to throw some courses in to meet extra liberal arts requirements on top of what I needed for my major. I took a couple American Studies classes. One was literally titled The Study of Food. Not the history of food. Not the chemical composition of food. Just the study of food in American culture. We would spend an hour a day, 5 days a week, talking about food in modern culture. My homework assignments involved writing about food. On the one hand it was nice to throw in a cream puff class to pad the GPA since some of the more serious history classes were very difficult. They involved 50 page-plus term papers on obscure subjects that required extensive research, and which ended up getting picked apart with a fine toothed comb. On the other hand I knew it was one of silliest waste of time I have ever taken part of. Both the class and the program area seemed like made-up BS, a dumping ground for people who didn't want to take challenging classes or be made to focus on a major that required too much effort. I had a full scholarship so it was not on my dime. But I would have been pissed if I paid tuition and I knew some of it was used so some 50 year old hippie with no practical skills or useful knowledge could have a job teaching college level courses about his personal whims.
You didn't have a problem with it because you didn't flip the bill.
But, who flipped the bill?
I don't have a problem with scholarships. But I have a problem with schools using gov grant money to support useless courses/teachers like that.
If students choose to take courses like that on their own, they should pay out of pocket and they certainly shouldn't be required courses.
It wasn't your money that supported some 50 year old hippie with no practical skills or useful knowledge so he/she could have a job teaching college level courses about their personal whims.
It was all of our money.

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You didn't have a problem with it because you didn't flip the bill.
But, who flipped the bill?
I don't have a problem with scholarships. But I have a problem with schools using gov grant money to support useless courses/teachers like that.
If students choose to take courses like that on their own, they should pay out of pocket and they certainly shouldn't be required courses.
It wasn't your money that supported some 50 year old hippie with no practical skills or useful knowledge so he/she could have a job teaching college level courses about their personal whims.
It was all of our money.
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Woah now...we don't know what kind of scholarship he got, so we can't really assume that tax payers foot the bill. Could have been an academic scholarship, cheerleading, football, etc, in which case I don't think tax money payed for it.

In South Carolina, every swingin dikk and split tail can get an almost free 2 years of college, at a technical school or 2 year school. The lottery money pays for it. My first full semester after getting out of the army cost me $424 for a full load of classes, after lottery money paid the biggest chunk. That was gamblers money that helped pay for my classes

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I don't have a problem with scholarships. But I have a problem with schools using gov grant money to support useless courses/teachers like that.
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It wasn't your money that supported some 50 year old hippie with no practical skills or useful knowledge so he/she could have a job teaching college level courses about their personal whims.
It was all of our money.
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Government grants here are based on financial need, I don't know if they have a certain amount for biology and a certain amount for psychology, or if it's just a set amount of money and they distribute it regardless of which program the student takes.

If I had the choice between giving my tax money to somebody on welfare or give it to somebody who is going to use it to get an education, I'd prefer it goes for an education.
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If I had the choice between giving my tax money to somebody on welfare or give it to somebody who is going to use it to get an education, I'd prefer it goes for an education.
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We have Pell Grants here in the USA. It is a need-based federal grant. Don't know how it works, never was able to get it, since my wife had a job. There's all kinds of grants out there. I never looked into that stuff, I just applied for and received the lottery money and went to school.
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