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post #676 of 5110
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Google says:
That sounds ok, I guess, until you realize that the "25 and older" group is almost half of recipients.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887323820304578411071860598516

This should be quoted every time says we need to increase financial aid. How do you not finish in less than 6 years.
post #677 of 5110
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You're already paying for a bunch of other people's kids to go to college through taxes. No curfews, no respect, nothing. In fact something like 80% of them won't even get a 2-year degree.

This is called an "investment in our future," I believe.

Yeah, but that's just part of our social contract at play and it's at a distance as opposed to first person.
post #678 of 5110
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

This should be quoted every time says we need to increase financial aid. How do you not finish in less than 6 years.

When I was getting my first grad degree there was a rich girl from Boston in my cohort. She did not need to work, had fibromyalgia (not joking), did yoga...it took her four years to finish her degree as she just didn't "have enough time." I was working 50+ hour weeks and finished a semester early. I think it's pretty easy for folks that do not make advancement their priority to take all the time in the world.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

When I was getting my first grad degree there was a rich girl from Boston in my cohort. She did not need to work, had fibromyalgia (not joking), did yoga...it took her four years to finish her degree as she just didn't "have enough time." I was working 50+ hour weeks and finished a semester early. I think it's pretty easy for folks that do not make advancement their priority to take all the time in the world.

I totally agree. Explains why the older than 25 group can't find jobs... they can't even go to college for free (or almost free) and get done in 4 years.
post #680 of 5110
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Yeah, but that's just part of our social contract at play and it's at a distance as opposed to first person.

But it's also the public policy of the federal government that parents with higher incomes are expected to pay for their own kids' college. I mean, it's even got that in the name: Expected Family Contribution. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expected_Family_Contribution

So the government expects it and denies the kid money she would get if she had different parents, but she's an entitled brat if she also expects it?

I also sympathize with her because this clusterfuck of free money for college is the reason college costs so much. And she can't get any of it because of her parents.
post #681 of 5110
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

But it's also the public policy of the federal government that parents with higher incomes are expected to pay for their own kids' college. I mean, it's even got that in the name: Expected Family Contribution. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expected_Family_Contribution

So the government expects it and denies the kid money she would get if she had different parents, but she's an entitled brat if she also expects it?

I also sympathize with her because this clusterfuck of free money for college is the reason college costs so much. And she can't get any of it because of her parents.

So maybe she should get the fuck home and hand over her cell phone and take her grounding? Sorry, if you have the onus you also have the authority.
post #682 of 5110
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

This should be quoted every time says we need to increase financial aid. How do you not finish in less than 6 years.

An enormous number of those people are going to community colleges to receive remedial education. It's not all that surprising that most of them don't graduate.

Dropout rates for "normal" track university students are much better, although still a lot lower than anybody would like considering the cost.
post #683 of 5110
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So maybe she should get the fuck home and hand over her cell phone and take her grounding? Sorry, if you have the onus you also have the authority.

How cisgendered heteronormative middle class of you. If the government says she deserves that money then she deserves it. Who are you to question the policies of your betters?

Edit - Although I would like to note she still has her white privilege.
post #684 of 5110
And her hot Catholic schoolgirl privilege.

Catholic schoolgirls rule.
post #685 of 5110
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Bush is a dumb asshole but I am not aware of him killing American citizens without due process. Well, other than US soldiers but every president does that so that doesn't count.

I 100% agree with this. But didn't we all die a little inside with Bush as president? That has to count for something. haha
post #686 of 5110
http://itooamharvard.tumblr.com/

Listen all I'm saying is, if you have been admitted to the most prestigious school in the country, and are almost guaranteed, absent some pretty serious fuck ups, at bare minimum a comfortable middle class paycheck for life, and the worst thing about your life is that sometimes people are rude and/or annoying, then I don't really feel that bad for you and maybe you should stop scowling. While that is basically the premise of one of my favorite SF threads, I'm not sure it merits this sort of serious treatment.



post #687 of 5110
so just because they go to harvard minor racist events are ok?
post #688 of 5110
It's not ok that someone cut me off in traffic this morning but I didn't feel the need to share my pain with the world.

And in any case, all I see is incidences of minor rudeness at worst. If that is the extent of your suffering, then for you the civil rights movement is over. I mean, you got into Harvard, something very few people of any race do. And the advantages of being a Harvard educated black man in America should be obvious to anyone. Outside of heirs to vast fortunes I can't think of anyone who has got it made this early in life more than the young people in these photos.
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Wtf they're twins.
post #690 of 5110
A lot of these read like something black people said to the poster. Example:



That sounds like something Jesse Jackson would say about Thomas Sowell or Justice Thomas.
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