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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post


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Uhh, there's this thing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution



REPEAL AND REPLACE!

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http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/09/opinions/trump-and-hitler-kohn/index.html
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This becomes especially worrisome if you factor in the votes for the overtly bigoted Donald Trump and the slightly more subtle but potentially far more dangerous, hate-fueled Ted Cruz. Then the math starts to look a little too much like the early moments of Adolf Hitler's rise in Germany.

As obnoxious as he can be, the reactions to a Trump win would be very satisfying in some fucked up way. This is the first time I've seen a commentator from a major network compare Cruz to Hitler. The author is delusional.
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Another example of the "Trump Double Down"

Trump vows to reopen Trump University if he becomes president

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-vows-to-reopen-trump-university-if-he-becomes-president-2016-03-09

It is kind of eye opening thinking that he would run our country this way.

BTW: I'm familiar with these for profit "schools", and get rich quick programs. They are generally scams and this one seems specifically a big scam.
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http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/09/opinions/trump-and-hitler-kohn/index.html
As obnoxious as he can be, the reactions to a Trump win would be very satisfying in some fucked up way. This is the first time I've seen a commentator from a major network compare Cruz to Hitler. The author is delusional.

The author doesn't even make the case about Cruz. He just calls him "hate-filled" and QED. The whole article is about Trump and then he rolls Cruz in as an afterthought with an "or even worse, Cruz!"


Trump is certainly playing the demagogue and pulling on some unappealing aspects of the public attitude. The Hitler comparisons are wildly overblown, but it at least invites the comparison. Cruz? He's personally unlikable, but he seems cut pretty straight off the evangelical Tea Party block. I certainly don't want to see him in the White House, but he's not Hitler.
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post

Another example of the "Trump Double Down"

Trump vows to reopen Trump University if he becomes president

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-vows-to-reopen-trump-university-if-he-becomes-president-2016-03-09

It is kind of eye opening thinking that he would run our country this way.

BTW: I'm familiar with these for profit "schools", and get rich quick programs. They are generally scams and this one seems specifically a big scam.

How are these schools differ from your below average for-profit colleges that give out useless degrees in useless fields? Should alumni sue these colleges for failing to succeed with degrees they have chosen?
Should we call colleges offering useless degrees in photography or liberal arts a scam?
What about modeling schools?
What about acting schools?
Should bad drivers sue driving schools to recover the cost of accidents?
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How are these schools differ from your below average for-profit colleges prestigious universities that give out useless degrees in useless fields? Should alumni sue these colleges for failing to succeed with degrees they have chosen?
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I wonder if anyone has told Trump yet about the blind trust in his future if he wins?
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Looks like I have a new privilege to be thankful for.

 

 

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I wonder if anyone has told Trump yet about the blind trust in his future if he wins?

 

How will he keep up with his insane wealth growth with some moron managing his money?

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Hey @Medwed, I'm still waiting on a response as to why you seem to want to keep talking about American politics without knowing basic facts such as the existence of the Twenty-Second Amendment. But since you've conveniently glossed over that glitch and continue to spout off your inanities, here are some responses:
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How are these schools differ from your below average for-profit colleges that give out useless degrees in useless fields? Should alumni sue these colleges for failing to succeed with degrees they have chosen?

Those schools are shitty and I wish they didn't exist. But at least there are some mechanisms (however imperfect) to ensure that they're actual colleges and universities. "Trump University" was never an actual university. Whether or not Trump University actually billed itself as a university (which would, of course, be deceptive and false advertising) is what remains to be determined legally in the courts.

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Should we call colleges offering useless degrees in photography or liberal arts a scam?

I assume by "useless" you mean "doesn't lead directly enough to a money-making job." Yet if I pushed you on it, I'm guessing (and this is only a guess--I'm not sure exactly what kind of dimwit you are) that you at least claim to have ethical/moral values that don't reduce to market factors. The brute facts of market demand often promote behaviors & skills that might be "useful" for making money but otherwise aren't of much social & cultural benefit. Just to cite one example: would you be happier if colleges started offering a major in paparrazzi photography as opposed to photography in general (which you seem to deem useless for some poorly defined reason)? I mean, paparrazzi photograph is a lucrative vocation and the demand for it doesn't seem to be abating. If your answer is yes, then you at least have a consistent definition of what counts as useful vs. useless. But in that case, I wouldn't value your venal sense of what counts as useful and I (as someone who actually does teach at a legitimate college) would be content to discount your opinions. If your answer is no, then I think your application of "useful" vs. "useless" is poorly defined and is for the sake of your ideological convenience. This would be in keeping with your general spirit of ill-informed blather.
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What about modeling schools?
What about acting schools?
Should bad drivers sue driving schools to recover the cost of accidents?

These vocational schools don't advertise themselves as universities and colleges, you numbnuts. (Please refer to the first response above.)
Edited by erictheobscure - 3/9/16 at 6:59pm
post #1841 of 8748
can we change the title of the post to

"trump is #1 in gop field" ?

because, he is.

democrats are going nuts, because trump and cruz, the only possibilities at this point, are anathema to them.

the gop is going nuts, because trump and cruz, the only possibilities at this point, are anathema to them.

i love it.
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i love it.
post #1843 of 8748
nothing I want more than to bathe in tears of cucks calling him Hitler 2.0

anyway Cruz is running out of states he can win, If Trump continues at this rate he will get 50% of delegates easily
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

Hey @Medwed, I'm still waiting on a response as to why you seem to want to keep talking about American politics without knowing basic facts such as the existence of the Twenty-Second Amendment. But since you've conveniently glossed over that glitch and continue to spout off your inanities, here are some responses:
Those schools are shitty and I wish they didn't exist. But at least there are some mechanisms (however imperfect) to ensure that they're actual colleges and universities. "Trump University" was never an actual university. Whether or not Trump University actually billed itself as a university (which would, of course, be deceptive and false advertising) is what remains to be determined legally in the courts.
I assume by "useless" you mean "doesn't lead directly enough to a money-making job." Yet if I pushed you on it, I'm guessing (and this is only a guess--I'm not sure exactly what kind of dimwit you are) that you at least claim to have ethical/moral values that don't reduce to market factors. The brute facts of market demand often promote behaviors & skills that might be "useful" for making money but otherwise aren't of much social & cultural benefit. Just to cite one example: would you be happier if colleges started offering a major in paparrazzi photography as opposed to photography in general (which you seem to deem useless for some poorly defined reason)? I mean, paparrazzi photograph is a lucrative vocation and the demand for it doesn't seem to be abating. If your answer is yes, then you at least have a consistent definition of what counts as useful vs. useless. But in that case, I wouldn't value your venal sense of what counts as useful and I (as someone who actually does teach at a legitimate college) would be content to discount your opinions. If your answer is no, then I think your application of "useful" vs. "useless" is poorly defined and is for the sake of your ideological convenience. This would be in keeping with your general spirit of ill-informed blather.
These vocational schools don't advertise themselves as universities and colleges, you numbnuts. (Please refer to the first response above.)

meh i think the point of all this is:

trump figures out ways to make money, and they are kind of off the beaten path

not everyone does private equity, where you buy up a company, lay off a significant portion of the workforce, implement cost-saving measures, and try to resell it for a lot of money

not everyone does investment banking, where you convince people to give a company a bunch of money and then charge the company a bunch of money for your service

not everyone runs a hedge fund, where you basically buy really risky shit and hope you get lucky for a couple years in a row and then make a bunch of money then close up shop

not everyone does consulting, where you recommend a company lays off a bunch of people and give some amorphous strategy advice that the company itself already knew but needed some outsider to validate so management reduces their own liability

not everyone does law, which is a like... a sunk cost on humanity.

like i get it, trump didn't do a prestige job. he didn't make his billions in tech or finance, he did a bunch of goofy self promotional stuff, and mainly did some real estate stuff. how base! he like, built buildings, and golf courses, and other stupid shit. is it less-prestigious than law/finance/medicine/tech? sure. it is. for sure it is less prestigious. but honestly, is it somehow better to like, buy a company and cut a bunch of costs, and make a bunch of money, than to have a goofy teaching institution? not sure it is, other than the former is somehow really prestigious in our culture.
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post


BTW: I'm familiar with these for profit "schools", and get rich quick programs. They are generally scams and this one seems specifically a big scam.

 

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