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frauffemoxert
November 30th, 2008, 06:57 AM
The financial crisis you scared?

The Good Reverend Roger
November 30th, 2008, 09:17 AM
The financial crisis you scared?

No.

Bitch, do like this:

http://www.daviddylanthomas.com/wp-content/uploads/blog/atop50action/road_warrior.jpg

Tsar Phalanxia
November 30th, 2008, 01:27 PM
No, I'm scared of
http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/a/a5/Domokunyellownbackground.jpg
OMG RUN!

shinsukato
December 6th, 2008, 02:33 AM
It has definitely changed the college admissions process. The really expensive schools are lowering their standards to try and get more students, and the really cheap schools are able to raise their standards because they're getting so many applications.

As a person who could only get into a school with very low standards, it has meant nothing but trouble.

rmw
December 6th, 2008, 10:10 PM
It has definitely changed the college admissions process. The really expensive schools are lowering their standards to try and get more students, and the really cheap schools are able to raise their standards because they're getting so many applications.

As a person who could only get into a school with very low standards, it has meant nothing but trouble.

Two words: community college. Think of this way: you get two years of college out of the way for a hell of a lot less than a four-year university. Plus, you can show to these universities that they should accept you without relying solely on your high school transcript.

Tsar Phalanxia
December 6th, 2008, 10:23 PM
Thank you RaptorJesus, for university subsidies for citizens of the EU!

rmw
December 6th, 2008, 11:47 PM
Thank you RaptorJesus, for university subsidies for citizens of the EU!

Yeah, you'd probably be shot on sight for saying that in my hometown. I'm not sure which would be more offensive: RaptorJesus or state-subsidized education (especially college education). Come to think of it, much of the US is like that.

tagnostic
December 7th, 2008, 03:27 AM
It has definitely changed the college admissions process. The really expensive schools are lowering their standards to try and get more students, and the really cheap schools are able to raise their standards because they're getting so many applications.

As a person who could only get into a school with very low standards, it has meant nothing but trouble.

play stupid
goto
harvard

shinsukato
December 16th, 2008, 06:34 PM
rmw: that's what I'll probably be doing...if I don't fail my gosh darned English course. Why is it that in New York you're only required two years of science, but four years of English. I could understand if we were actually taught to better our grasp of the language, but all it really is is a 'feelings fest' wherein you have to do things like write about a tree in short, halting sentences, read it out loud, and listen to the morons around you compliment you on how it was "simple yet complicated" or how they "got what I was trying to say".

Maybe I shouldn't post right after an English class from now on.

rmw
December 16th, 2008, 07:09 PM
rmw: that's what I'll probably be doing...if I don't fail my gosh darned English course. Why is it that in New York you're only required two years of science, but four years of English. I could understand if we were actually taught to better our grasp of the language, but all it really is is a 'feelings fest' wherein you have to do things like write about a tree in short, halting sentences, read it out loud, and listen to the morons around you compliment you on how it was "simple yet complicated" or how they "got what I was trying to say".

Maybe I shouldn't post right after an English class from now on.

But you're not bitter. ;)

Actually, you have a good point. I think that math, science, English and a foreign language should be mandated from elementary school to graduation and should be implemented nationwide. (Of course, that assumes a perfect where schools are actually funded, but hey, I can dream.)

tagnostic
December 16th, 2008, 07:43 PM
totally concur

I was at a convenience store
and the total was $16.38
I gave a $20
the Girl at the register had
to get a calculator to figure
out how much change to give.

wtf?

rzm61
December 16th, 2008, 07:46 PM
totally concur

I was at a convenience store
and the total was $16.38
I gave a $20
the Girl at the register had
to get a calculator to figure
out how much change to give.

wtf?

I would have to as well.
That is why I hated working the register.


However aren't registers basically oversized calculators that hold money?

rmw
December 16th, 2008, 08:25 PM
However aren't registers basically oversized calculators that hold money?

Yes, they are. However, one still has to give the correct amount of change, which for your average register flunky at Wal-mart, is apparently harder than it looks. When I was waitressing, my coworkers were amazed by the fact that I could figure out what change to give without a calculator. FFS, it's simple subtraction!

Tsar Phalanxia
December 16th, 2008, 08:37 PM
Actually, you have a good point. I think that math, science, English and a foreign language should be mandated from elementary school to graduation and should be implemented nationwide. (Of course, that assumes a perfect where schools are actually funded, but hey, I can dream.)

Far away, in a mythical land called "Yurp", those dreams can be fulfilled, all you have to do is journey to an "aeroport", and board a "Heavier than air, aero-transportation device" to this land and rip up your Passport once you get there.

rmw
December 16th, 2008, 09:02 PM
"Heavier than air, aero-transportation device"

I say, good sir, that such a thing could never, and would never exist. What balderdash!




EDIT: Actually, it would be interesting to do a comparison of European countries' educational standards. Say, how does the UK's standards compare to Bulgaria's? Or Germany vs. Romania?

tagnostic
December 16th, 2008, 09:05 PM
damn,
and I'm stuck in
Shangri Wahhhh
where everybody
has everything &
still cries about it

Tsar Phalanxia
December 16th, 2008, 09:05 PM
http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/2791/orlyrusexz4.jpg

winwun
December 16th, 2008, 09:17 PM
I have a problem with state-supported educational institutions.

Why should some minimum-wage earner who will never see the inside of a University unless he is emptying the garbage cans, have his tax money go to someone so it will be easier for them to get a higher education ?

My motto is, if you get it, you pay for it.

When I pick up a loaf of bread, no one steps up and says, "Here, let me pay for part of your bread". -- Nope, I eat it, so I pay for it, simple as that.

Same applies to school buses -- why should someone else bear the burden of your children getting to school ? -- They're your kids, YOU pay for getting them there.

tagnostic
December 16th, 2008, 09:36 PM
while i agree in principle to some of that
I do not like the idea of only the wealthy
getting the best education,
I think for every sports scholarship dollar
it should be matched for academic scholarships.

i agree that transportation to and from should
be the parents responsibility, but this is not
always practical or safe, there are too many
exceptions, not too mention that we would
have to build a school within walking distance
of everyone or the lawsuits would commence.

I don't mind public education per se, I have
a problem with the definition of education
all this touchy feely social crap is just that
stick to the basics
Reading, Writing, Math, History, Geography & P.E.
everything else is crap and a waste of time & money.

jmho

shinsukato
December 17th, 2008, 12:34 AM
winwun:

If the person is in a minimum wage job then they probably wish they had had the oppertunity offered to them to go to college.

More indirectly, without people gaining a higher education this minimum-wage earner wouldn't have a boss, or his boss wouldn't have a boss or something. The economy needs smart people to work particularly well.

Unless you were a big fan of the barter system.

Loki
December 17th, 2008, 12:40 AM
Don't you think that private education can relieve the burden on State education though?

The idea of the wealthy getting the best education is a foregone conclusion I'm afraid.
In the UK most people go to State Schools - that's why we lost the Empire :D

Seriously - I went to Private School. They made me work, so good for them.
Made me work digging the grave of Socialism :D

tagnostic
December 17th, 2008, 01:04 AM
I don't have a problem
with private schools, I
think they're great, but
not everyone can afford
one, or wants to be
indoctrinated into
(insert mindset here)
whatever it is they're
espousing that made
them start a private school.

as an aside,
public schools here are private schools
every graduate is a potential Pvt.

shinsukato
December 17th, 2008, 01:13 AM
What is a pvt?

Also, is there a reason you shorten your lines of text like that?

tagnostic
December 17th, 2008, 01:37 AM
Pvt is the lowest rank in the army,

Yes, and it's along story
that's been beat to death.
suffice to say, I find it
amusing..:icon_razz:

winwun
December 18th, 2008, 12:37 PM
Yah,
I
agree
with
you
that
it
looks
funny . . .