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Old 10-18-2018, 01:29 PM
 
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Lol, education is designed to teach rationality, and the skills learned are often not directly useful in the job market. The whole paradigm of Western innovation has been built off critical thinking and the Scientific Method.

An education doesn’t automatically make you more intelligent, but to argue that there’s no correlation is extremely unintelligent.
And a MAJORITY of people that own multi-million/billion dollar successful businesses do not have a college degree- they have COMMON SENSE.

Something to think about.

 
Old 10-18-2018, 01:30 PM
 
Location: CHI>DEN>MIA>SF
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Do not mistake education for intelligence, after all education is designed to make you a good follower/employee in the corporate world.
LOL...

Nearly half of GOPers believe the president should be able to shut down the free press. How's that for intelligence?

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...x3-3P8vL8DaI5o

This isn't a link from a competing site, ^ and therefore, should not be removed. I've read the rules. Thanks.

Let's shut down the "education is a conspiracy" crowd instead.
 
Old 10-18-2018, 01:37 PM
 
Location: CHI>DEN>MIA>SF
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And a MAJORITY of people that own multi-million/billion dollar successful businesses do not have a college degree- they have COMMON SENSE.

Something to think about.
How large of a sample size is resulting in these conclusions?
 
Old 10-18-2018, 01:46 PM
 
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Please keep this thread on track about the OP's question: "Has Colorado become much more liberal due to Californian transplants?"

I'd say yes, it probably has. I'm from back east and count myself as a liberalizing influence. I have conservative views on things like balancing the damned budget and not giving tax cuts paid for with red ink or taking my Medicare away from me (as they want to do, albeit a tiny bite at a time if they can get away with it).
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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Hopefully.
I'm with Mike! Personally, I'm ready for Democratic Socialism on a national level, even though I don't expect it to 'trickle down' to Colorado. In my financial category as a non-millionaire, the growing corporate fascism under every administration since the Regan era has failed miserably for just about everyone who is not at least a millionaire.

I've been in Colorado this time around for 12+ years. I came from the swing state of Virginia. Have I been a liberalizing influence? Probably not because I'm not into changing anyone's mind about things. I say my piece and let the chips fall where they may. If someone doesn't like what I have to say ... screw em!

BTW ... my friends from California are far more conservative leaning than I am. It's my friends from places like Nebraska, Iowa, & Ohio who are more of a liberalizing influence. Based on an extremely small sample, it appears that people who move from one state to another are tired of the political bullsh*t from whence they cometh, and seek out more of it's opposite in the new state.

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Old 10-18-2018, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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Originally Posted by Westerner92 View Post
Lol, education is designed to teach rationality, and the skills learned are often not directly useful in the job market. The whole paradigm of Western innovation has been built off critical thinking and the Scientific Method.

An education doesn’t automatically make you more intelligent, but to argue that there’s no correlation is extremely unintelligent.

We can argue for days what education is designed to do, but submit a paper that the professor disagrees with and see how rational they are.



As someone that has hired people that run the gamut from self taught to ivy leaguers, I have yet to find any definitive proof that education means anything more than someone can memorize and recite facts better than others.
 
Old 10-18-2018, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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Please keep this thread on track about the OP's question: "Has Colorado become much more liberal due to Californian transplants?"

I'd say yes, it probably has. I'm from back east and count myself as a liberalizing influence. I have conservative views on things like balancing the damned budget and not giving tax cuts paid for with red ink or taking my Medicare away from me (as they want to do, albeit a tiny bite at a time if they can get away with it).
I agree with balancing the budget, cut spending, lowering taxes, and restructuring medicare, those are some of my conservative views. On the liberal side, we should legalize most drugs, prostitution, and gambling. A small libertarian for the most part.
 
Old 10-18-2018, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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LOL...

Nearly half of GOPers believe the president should be able to shut down the free press. How's that for intelligence?

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...x3-3P8vL8DaI5o

This isn't a link from a competing site, ^ and therefore, should not be removed. I've read the rules. Thanks.

Let's shut down the "education is a conspiracy" crowd instead.

Where were the liberals when Obama was openly trying to keep FOX news out of his press conferences and trying to shut them down?



I am a true independent, you can slam both sides for the exact same things, and those attacking the other side are just ignoring what their own parties are doing.
 
Old 10-18-2018, 03:05 PM
 
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I have yet to find any definitive proof that education means anything more than someone can memorize and recite facts better than others.
Agreed! It also means that they place value upon that PIECE OF PAPER, and to the value that most of society also places upon that same piece of paper. The hoodwinking/conditioning/programming/mind control is very pervasive.
 
Old 10-18-2018, 03:26 PM
 
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And a MAJORITY of people that own multi-million/billion dollar successful businesses do not have a college degree- they have COMMON SENSE.
During the playing days of baseball great, Pete Rose, most of his contemporaries were college graduates, but Pete was not. The writers would often get on his case about his lack of a degree. Although the writer already knew that Pete didn't have a degree, he nonetheless asked Pete if he graduated from college. Pete responded, No I'm not a college grad, but I thought about buying a college last year.
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