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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Nouveau Pauvre, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. garmentmerchant

    garmentmerchant Senior member

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    which school you at now magician? I went to UMd for 2 years. Montgomery GI Bill didnt pay me enough to contiue going there. NOTE to all
    GI Bill=Bullshit to get you to sign up with uncle sam
     
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  3. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    ^^ that's some real bullshit. I understand veteran affairs is not nearly in the state it should be. I'm at Howard Community College right now.

    Never too late to think about going back though, right?
     
  4. garmentmerchant

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    Yeah i was thinking about it I am a few credits short of an associates degree in Information systems. I will end up taking out some student loans to finish. I should have gone to community college, instead of going straight to Maryland, I would have been able to save a lot of money. Howard CC is a good one our state has some of the best in the country.
     
  5. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've said it in other threads, but I REALLY recommend finishing up your degree or going back to get it. It is so much easier to do it now, while you are young and relatively unattached, than later when you have a wife, kids, full-time job, etc.

    College loans aren't fun, but they also aren't like other loans in that you don't have to pay them back while you are in school and also you can set up your repayment options to coincide with your status at the time (for example, graduated payments, deferments for hardship, etc.)

    Further, given the state of the economy now, it is sometimes a good option to go back to school.

    EDIT: P.S. Belated happy birthday, Garmentmerchant!
     
  6. JoelF

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    ^ Sucks that we give untold billions to screwed-up banks and won't even give ex-service people enough to get an education at a state school. Man have we lost it.
     
  7. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    20, as you all know^^.
     
  8. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^ Sucks that we give untold billions to screwed-up banks and won't even give ex-service people enough to get an education at a state school. Man have we lost it.

    +1. Agreed completely.

    I'll probably also get into trouble for this, but I might also add that I find it a little unfortunate that we would pay a minority student's full tuition, fees, etc simply by virtue of their lifestyle/skin color but deprive a service member who risked his life that same possibility.
     
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    which school you at now magician? I went to UMd for 2 years. Montgomery GI Bill didnt pay me enough to contiue going there. NOTE to all
    GI Bill=Bullshit to get you to sign up with uncle sam


    Sorry to hear it's worked out that way for you. However, military service can open doors to an education for some. Personally, I received my Bachelors and Masters degrees, at government expense, through military service. I friend of mine completed Med school on the government's dime! The opportunities are there, though they may not be all of what they used to be.

    PS: I'm 58.
     
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    PS: I'm 58.

    Ah, I was wondering your age after the Radar O'Reilly, MASH, reference in the other thread [​IMG]
     
  11. garmentmerchant

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    The system like almost everything run by the government has how should we say design flaws to it. I am not going to use the funding as an excuse not to go back i just wont count on the government to do it. I got many great things from my service money and benefits werent one of them thats for sure VA is another broken government bureaucracy.
     
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    26 -almost 27.

    The new GI Bill is much better for the average Soldier. Though not eligible for the GI Bill, I'm using the TA program to start my Master's while deployed.
     
  13. garmentmerchant

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    Yes I have heard that the new gi bill is much better. TA is very good so is the armys loan repayment program. In retrospect there are ways to finance the eductaion(student loans, National guard gives 50% tutiton wavers for state schools). At the time when i sepearted the last thing i wanted to do was reenlist. The army doesnt educate you much on how the gi bill works and how the stipend is rationed to you. They give you $100 and take back $99
     
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    Turned 20 two days ago and already feel too old. It makes me uncomfortable to be older than Magician, his birthday better be coming up.

    Always thought Rach was at least into his 30's.


    I had a dream last night where this youngish East Village type was on a little couch with a big book. He handed me the book, a medical volume which turned out to be his re-bound journal. As he obviously wanted me to read I began to criticize it for being so shitty, and then I noticed an entry that said:

    SF
    Maharlika

    Now that I see 50-55, I realize my dreams are not factual.

    And that's what 20 year olds think about these days.
     
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    ive jammed a lot in [​IMG]
    Yeah, I figured, m@t. That's what I was referring to.
     
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    Connemara Senior member

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    Bouncing around the MD public system. Currently at a local community college, probably to UMD next semester.
    Yikes, I almost went to UMD. We could've been roomiez. I am 20.
     
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    andrewwang Well-Known Member

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    clicked the wrong one X.X but im 17
     
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    Yikes, I almost went to UMD. We could've been roomiez. I am 20.
    How were you and kwilk buying beer at the arena then? I thought places like that were super strict on IDs/bracelets.
     
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    How were you and kwilk buying beer at the arena then? I thought places like that were super strict on IDs/bracelets.

    But at a Tina concert? Don't you have to be 40 just to buy tickets these days?
     

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