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Old 10-12-2011, 10:46 PM
 
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I dunno guys I had a full-ride scholarship in undergrad plus my grad school paid a full stipend and I was baked out my gourd like half the time I was in college. It was pretty awesome and I didn't do anything to deserve it; I certainly never had to work hard. Some of these kids probably do work their butts off they deserve at least what I was lucky enough to have.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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No such thing as free education.

Germany VAT is approaching 20%. Income tax caps at 45%. Property taxes are out of this world. Germany has one of the lowest home ownership rates of any industrialized nation. Multi-generaltional households are common.
If the conservatives have their way and scrap Social Security and Medicare, you'll see what multi-generational families in America are all about.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:53 PM
 
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now your talking. as a carpenter I haven't been all that busy for the last 3 yrs and things are tight again this winter yet beer prices actually went up! where is the gov? and when they get around to paying college tuition maybe they can pay me for the 30 grand worth of equipment gathering dust in my shop like the dust gathering on these protesters brains. what makes them so special when times are tough whinny babies
They are not special and most are not whinny unlike you. I think you are the whinny baby here. Get over it please
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:58 PM
 
Location: mancos
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They are not special and most are not whinny unlike you. I think you are the whinny baby here. Get over it please
I wasn't being whinny I was making fun of the protesters by making them see the real world from a working mans point of view. I am much better at it than you though.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:03 PM
 
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[quote=parfleche;21264828]I wasn't being whinny I was making fun of the protesters by making them see the real world from a working mans point of view. I am much better at it than you though.[/Q

What do you mean by being better than me at that.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:06 PM
 
Location: mancos
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read what you wrote and what I wrote and think about it
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:23 PM
 
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read what you wrote and what I wrote and think about it
Ok I have thought about it, now what. I think the protesters should be allowed to voice their opinion.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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These pitiful muppets remind many of us of the miserable, whining, and grubby America hating hippies of the late 1960's !!!

The "Hippies" of the sixties didn't "hate" America, they didn't like the Government telling them how to live their lives ... WOW, What group does that sound a lot like?

On to the "Free" Education for everyone folks .. Who do they expect to pay for this? NOTHING is free, even in a Socialist State.

I tend to agree there should should be College set up just like the regular public education system, two years of college IF you qualify upon graduating HS, BUT if you do not maintain a 2.0(that's a C) you can't remain a student, none of this 1.0 taking "basket weaving" classes crap.

Back in the 1800's they realized that an educated populace is good for everyone, remember "Rising tide raises all ships".
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:20 AM
 
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The "Hippies" of the sixties didn't "hate" America,".
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You missed the demonstrations and parades where banners of Che, Ho Ch Minh, Mao, hammer and sickle were prominently displayed.

It wasn't out of love for America. Many of those loudmouthed assclowns hated capitalism back then.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:17 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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No such thing as free education.

Germany VAT is approaching 20%. Income tax caps at 45%. Property taxes are out of this world. Germany has one of the lowest home ownership rates of any industrialized nation. Multi-generaltional households are common.
I explained right there in my post what free in that context means. It is paid for by taxes, and that's fine with me.

Multi-generation households are not common at all. Have you ever lived in any German city?! Many households are composed of just one single person these days. There are few children and BECAUSE many people live in rented apartments - which by nature offer less space than an entire house - one family composed of parents and maybe 1 or 2 children at most is the standard.

Whatever their current tax rates are and whatever they are doing, they are doing fine, so the way they are running their country can't be so bad after all...
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