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Old 11-02-2012, 02:56 PM #85
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Because you know what my daily schedule/workload is, and you know who's hiring in my area? Why don't you tell that to the 12 million unemployed people.
Use your advanced math to get a research position.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:56 PM #86
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Why don't you quit being a whiny *****? People hold jobs all the time throughout college, many with a far more difficult workload than yourself. Fact.
How would you even know this when you don't know what my workload is?
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:57 PM #87
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How would you even know this when you don't know what my workload is?
how would you even know the aliems run the gubbament?
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:58 PM #88
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So in your eyes the only people who should go to college are the wealthy and poor folks who are good at school/standardized tests?
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:58 PM #89
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How would you even know this when you don't know what my workload is?
You told us. It is incredibly typical. Full course load and the associated labs.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:59 PM #90
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You told us. It is incredibly typical. Full course load and the associated labs.
It's actually much higher than the average here, and it's pretty funny that you think you know the typical course load at an unidentified school.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:00 PM #91
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How would you even know this when you don't know what my workload is?
'Cause you spend a big chunk of the daytime hours on this website.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:01 PM #92
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'Cause you spend a big chunk of the daytime hours on this website.
0.86 posts per day is a big chunk of time? How is it that everyone above me has a lot more posts than that?
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:08 PM #93
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So in your eyes the only people who should go to college are the wealthy and poor folks who are good at school?
You get to college if you have the means. It is not a right or guarantee.

You can take out loans, but you have to be sure that the degree you get has a high likelihood of landing you a job where you will have sufficient disposable income to pay it back. You might also have to work at the same time to support yourself, which might mean a reduced course load and taking longer than four years. You must also perform well to earn scholarships and grants.

Some people are lucky and their parents pay for it, so they can be artists or whatever, make a measly sum after school without debt and live a decent life and pursue their dreams. They were lucky, and you were not. You get the cards you were dealt and have to make decisions based that.

Not everyone gets to pursue their dream or have the ideal life they want, but they can make the required sacrifices and have it turn out okay. Some people won;t get to go to college, and will have to work a trade or something and not get to do whatever they want.

Some people can't accept this. They go to school on loans, get a worthless degree, come out 50k in the hole working a job unrelated to their education and whine how it isn't fair. We are taught all through school how we are special, just as smart as everyone else, deserve all of the same things as everyone else, deserve to go to college and be whatever we want to be. That simply isn't true.

If I had pursued my "dream" I would have gotten a degree in history and ended up teaching high school in a mountain of debt. Instead I got a degree that would allow me to pay off any incurred debt and live a comfortable lifestyle with sufficient free time to pursue my interests.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:10 PM #94
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So in your eyes the only people who should go to college are the wealthy and poor folks who are good at school/standardized tests?
To be clear, I was referring to myself and my hypothetical children, not anyone elses.

By scholarships, I meant merit-based scholarships. In reality, scholarships require a high gpa and an okay act. A high gpa is simply work ethic. If you try hard, you can get a high gpa. In regards to the act, most students are capable of getting an act high enough for scholarships if they apply themselves. I am just making up this number, but I believe atleast 70% of students are capable of recieving a scholarship if they even modestly apply themselves.

In reality, I was just being tough. If my kid truly applies himself and doesn't get a scholarship, I will help him (assuming college is what he wants). If he slacks off and doesn't get a scholarship, then he is going to work his way through school. Although, tbh I would probably help him if really needed it. Do consider that I don't even have a child (or wife), so this is all hypothetical.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:43 PM #95
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Didn't read the thread, but a lot. The govt takes around $400/wk from me in income tax alone.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:58 PM #96
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Didn't read the thread, but a lot. The govt takes around $400/wk from me in income tax alone.
You should read the thread, it's been a good one.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:11 PM #97
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Let me rephrase the question:
What kind of idiot pays a 23 year old $70k to post on a paintball forum all day?
Dont you have something like 20 classes and like 30 labs to keep you from posting?
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:21 PM #98
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0.86 posts per day is a big chunk of time? How is it that everyone above me has a lot more posts than that?
As of the time of this post today, you posted 25 times.

Yesterday: 26 posts.

10/31 : 6 posts.

10/30 : 35

10/29 : 16

10/28 : 4

10/27 : 5

10/26 : 5

10/25 : 16

10/24 : 16

10/23 : 18

That's an average of 15.63 posts per day.

Not using your account for a year or two drastically changes the stats for your posts per day. You post. A lot.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:02 PM #99
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As of the time of this post today, you posted 25 times.

Yesterday: 26 posts.

10/31 : 6 posts.

10/30 : 35

10/29 : 16

10/28 : 4

10/27 : 5

10/26 : 5

10/25 : 16

10/24 : 16

10/23 : 18

That's an average of 15.63 posts per day.

Not using your account for a year or two drastically changes the stats for your posts per day. You post. A lot.
Conservatives don't like statistics. Seriously, STFU.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:15 PM #100
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Conservatives don't like statistics. Seriously, STFU.
I think you mean democrats don't like statistics when it makes obama look bad.

For example:



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I think you mean democrats don't like statistics when it makes obama look bad.

For example:
What is the largest contributor to that debt? In your own words, please.
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What is the largest contributor to that debt? In your own words, please.
Obama.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:18 PM #103
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Wrong. Be specific. You think Obama created what, 6 trillion in debt, right?

Please name the programs that he advocated for that add up to 6 trillion.
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Wrong. Be specific. You think Obama created what, 6 trillion in debt, right?

Please name the programs that he advocated for that add up to 6 trillion.
The military, welfare, healthcare, bailouts. All waste.
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The military, welfare, healthcare, bailouts. All waste.
Be specific. Break down programs that an Obama presidency advocated for, that previous presidents did not, that contributed to 6 trillion in new additional debt.
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