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Marshall Ramsey

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  1. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    BO just bought the College Vote by his announcement in Denver to control the consequences of Borrow, Borrow, Borrow. Republican financing of their Wars has rubbed off on BO. That is nothing to be proud of.

  2. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    @Doc: LOL you guys…. sooooooooo funny. Fight for tuition money to survive. Yeah baby. So the reason for the outrageous increase in tuition costs? Can you tell me why? Was it maybe the increase in administration costs – pay and pension and benefits? That increase in the US was 3 times the rate of inflation. So the reason the big universities sit on billions of dollars of endowments and then charge 20K a year to go to school is the bankers fault? You guys are such hypocrites. And what have you taught these young minds? How to protest or how to work? The “evidence” seems to be on the protest side.

    Just so you know NONE of it is free.

  3. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, about 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    “So the reason for the outrageous increase in tuition costs? Can you tell me why? Was it maybe the increase in administration costs – pay and pension and benefits?”


    Why are you so against people using their hard earned PHDs to get themselves some benefits that they worked hard for? Maybe railroad workers should be paid $8 bucks an hour with out of pocket training expenses to reduce the costs of tickets and shipping. Why is it right wingers are quick to tell everyone else what they SHOULD be making but NEVER applying it to their own lives?


    "And what have you taught these young minds? How to protest or how to work? The “evidence” seems to be on the protest side.


    Let’s take a look at the evidence: We learn how the world works, we see how our law makers are screwing us over, and we hit the streets to protest their policies (last I checked the constitution gave us the right to do so).

  4. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    “There is NO reason why a country as rich as the USA could not have free education” USED TO BE TRUE. US have a few thousand $Billions of reasons stopping it, now. The GI Bill did give education. Now, higher pay is given and the soldier has the choice to save and go to school or spend it all. My son-in-law decided to ‘save’. Smart choice for his family.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    @d_ledgend: MY BROTHER! EXACTLY right! You said:“Why are you so against people using their hard earned PHDs to get themselves some benefits that they worked hard for?” and I agree. So why are you against anyone using there hard earned education (no matter the level or from where) to get themselves some benefits that they worked hard for? You seem to hate the so called rich for doing just that.

    We have a wonderful resource in our children. We need to work them in the areas that will send the human race down the trail. We need to train them in the sciences, we need to learn about the universe and how it works, we need MORE energy, we need so many things and the children are the key.

    But if you break down the engine that has sparked world advancement – even with all it’s faults – because of a political disagreements we will devolve into the dark again.

    If we work together we can fix it without destruction. To do that we have to remove those that are in power now from both sides. Starting at the top with all the multi billionaires that control the politicians that steal from all of us.

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    @d_ledgend: And just so you know I am not against teachers. But please, why haven’t you looked at the root cause of the problem for the cost of education? It isn’t the banks fault that education cost so much. And you did not answer the question. Why does it cost so much to get the education? Who is the recipient of the cash? You blame the “evil rich” but they have gifted universities with monies to use to educate people. As an example I cited the 26 billion dollar endowment fund managed by Harvard. And yet Harvard charges 52K in tuition alone each year with another 4K to 8K a year in expenses and fees to attend that day school. WHY?
    True, Harvard is the top of the food chain but it sets the example for all the other institutions.

    So tell me again why the students are mad at the banks for loaning them the money to pay the universities for an education?

  7. grayhares01

    grayhares01 said, about 3 years ago

    Hey Canuck, quick wuestion for ya.

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    When Obama took over GM he claimed to have the power to set salaries for executives and adjust bonuses, as well as what cars they would pour money into, because they took federal money. ( a claim I wholeheartedly support, BTW)

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    That being said, if the govt gives colleges and students billions of dollars, shouldn’t the govt have a say in things like compensation packages, what is taught, etc?

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    Be careful with your answer to avoid hypocrisy…

  8. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, about 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    “You seem to hate the so called rich for doing just that.”


    I don’t hate the rich for becoming sucessful. I hate the rich because they are using their wealth to steal mine. How? Lobbying to outsource my profession to a third world country which reduces my wage, deregulating wall street so they can come up with financial instruments that attack my 401(k), limiting my right to sue them for shaudy products (tort reform), making it harder for me to vote so they can get their cronies in my gubbermint to do their bidding, making it harder for me to compete with THEM (monopolizing competition). Need more reasons?


    “We have a wonderful resource in our children.”


    So why are you opposed to supporting their education, especially at the college level? On another thread you said you wanted them to work at McDeath for several years to pay for their way into college. Many many years ago college was affordable through state subsidies. The University of California was FREE until Reagan got elected and said that he will not fund the education of someone who will protest his policies. People won’t know that they are being screwed if they are not aware of it, which is what eductaion remedies.

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    @d_ledgend: I do indeed support your right to oppose all those things you mentioned above. We elect our representatives. So, who did you support and how did they do? Did they go along with all that lobby money they were getiing? Must have. The “rich” are just using laws that YOUR representatives put in place. So are you going to change the guy this time? I know I am. If I can. You’ve got it wrong dude. Conservatives – not republicans – are about less government, less lobbyist power and influence. And I can not see how you can say they make it harder for you to vote. How is that being done? Requiring an ID card? Are you nuts? You have one don’t you? You’re registered aren’t you? Get a grip. Yeah, you can sue and have fun doing it but the lawyers get the gold not you. But, I’m with ya brother. don;t change a thing. And NOTHING in life is fair so pull up your britches and work harder to compete. One thing for sure is that no one wants to just give you everything. You have to go get it.

    I DO support education. I PAID for my children to go to school. From K-12 and on. I PARTICIPATED in the process. And I said that children and young adults should train in the workforce and that fast food jobs were a good example of that. So are clothing stores or video game stores. Experience is as much a part of the educational process as going to class. So U of C was free and you blame Reagan for making it not free. OK. I don’t know I live 3000 miles away. BUT, please tell me who is responsible for the cost of education going up so much that state subsidies no longer benefit enough to make it affordable? Remember though even free education cost somebody something. You want to support it with taxes? Fine, get everybody in your community to agree. When that happens, do you want to be able to bargain with the teachers to keep the costs down?

  10. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, about 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    “But please, why haven’t you looked at the root cause of the problem for the cost of education?”


    I have. Its called budget cuts. Charlie Crist and the Jebster cut education (public and college) funding in favor of charter schools, which are essentially private schools with no oversight.


    “It isn’t the banks fault that education cost so much.”


    I never said anything about the banks and education. You did. strawman much?


    “You blame the “evil rich” but they have gifted universities with monies to use to educate people.”


    See Nevin Shapiro. Most of the money donated by the “evil rich” is for sports programs like football, arts activities like Ballet, and the rights to name a building or lounge after themselves. Almost all the monies are used for other items that DON’T bring down the cost of tuition.


    “As an example I cited the 26 billion dollar endowment fund managed by Harvard.”


    That they use on other projects like buying land in Africa. Just because they have 26 billion in a fund doesn’t mean all of it is tied up in its schools. Apparently there are no set rules on what the endowment fund should be spent on. If you’re gonna cite something how about a community college that has an endowment fund as large as Harvard. Oh right. They don’t exist. Another strawman Brucey.


    "So tell me again why the students are mad at the banks for loaning them the money to pay the universities for an education?


    Again no one is protesting college bank loans. The reason being is that Obama took those loans and made the gubbermint responsible (did this last year). They are protesting unregulated greed, as in those financial instruments that took down all those 401k’s, which I’m sure affected their parent’s ability to retire.

  11. Noveltman

    Noveltman said, about 3 years ago

    @d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    Oh, d_l, when will you understand that logic and reasoning have a severe liberal bias? You can’t ACTUALLY have an argument or discussion with those on the right. They merely spout the brain washing they received in Sunday School.

  12. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, about 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    “So, who did you support and how did they do?”


    I supported Crist and we all know what happened to him. But on a brighter note Debbie Wasserman-Schultz won and so far she’s voted AGAINST giving the “evil rich” what they wanted, yet they get it anyway. Know why? Cause there are too many people with very little education who don’t know what’s going on. Anybody can come up to them, convice them that the gubbermint is evil and out to get them, and they’ll vote for that person hook, line and sinker. And unfortunately, there are a lot more of them that there are of me and people like me.


    “You’ve got it wrong dude. Conservatives – not republicans – are about less government, less lobbyist power and influence.”


    Funny you should mention that since Neocons, Cons, Tea Partiers, or whatever label you use now a days are always the good guy but the Republicans are the incompetent ones. Haven’t you noticed that every one of those labels always goes to the Republican party? No matter what tent they use its always the same agenda: deregulate (small gubbermint in case you haven’t figured it out), tax cuts for the rich (what they call stimulating the economy), and gutting social services so that the lines at the DMV get longer (big gubbermint schpiel you guys gripe about). And if you still have trouble with who these laws help let me help you: these laws benefit the “evil rich” you say we should leave alone. You’re being played. Your party has been hijacked by extremist while the Dems are being hijacked by your side’s moderates. Pretty sad for someone like myself really.


    “And I can not see how you can say they make it harder for you to vote.”


    Alright Bruce. I’ll let you explain to me (since our resident pin heads can’t seem to answer these questions) why shortening the early voting days cuts voter fraud, why getting a driver’s license for people who don’t drive or otherwise would not be able to get one (blind or disabled people for example), and two other forms of i.d. are necessary to curb voter fraud. Most people have a hard time getting a license. Why require the other two? And if the state wanted people to get all those IDs why not simply give it to the people and help them get it since some of us are unemployed and spare the cash?


    “You have to go get it”


    No one’s asking for a hand out. What we want is for you guys to stop taking what’s ours and giving it to people who are well off. You got it backwards chief.


    BUT, please tell me who is responsible for the cost of education going up so much that state subsidies no longer benefit enough to make it affordable?”


    I don’t like repeating myself.


    “When that happens, do you want to be able to bargain with the teachers to keep the costs down?”


    Now we’re running in circles again. But to add to this conversation who do you think would make a great teacher: Someone who spent $60,000 to become a mathematician who wants at least $80,000 to teach or someone who worked at McDonalds and is happy to earn $26,000 to teach the kids sesame street? Which one would give the kids get the best benefits? And now that we’re on the subject my old man could not pay for my education. Pell grants and my old job paid for my education. Not everyone is as lucky as me or has the privilege of having a great dad like yourself. Education should not be something the well off are entitled to.

  13. grayhares01

    grayhares01 said, about 3 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    So then you admit that Obama overstepped his bounds when he directed GM on what cars to pursue in the future…?

  14. grayhares01

    grayhares01 said, about 3 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    “… NO education is damaging.”

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    Really? Are you that naive? So the education that Nazi’s gave their children, that wasn’t damaging? Any education received from Jeremiah Wright isn’t damaging? The education received from Texas public schools isn’t damaging?

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    Stop being part of the problem, and start being part of the solution…

  15. Sr NONliberal

    Sr NONliberal said, about 3 years ago

    @Eryx

    great-so you advocate killing all prisoners. And are you talking about the unnecessary wars in Libya & Uganda? Do you advocate cutting the pay for all professors to make college affordable? As for defense expenditures…I got some of it to pay for my tuition. However, by serving I earned money for college.

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