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Old 10-20-2011, 02:25 PM
 
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True, plenty of dishonest bankers have come from elite universities, but my husband, and many people like him, has a Ph.D in physical chemistry. He, and many others from elite universities have helped to develop smaller and smaller chips which enable you to have cell phones, all kinds of safety devices and cool stuff in your cars, satellites, etc. etc. How about the research doctors who find cures for diseases?

Would you like us all to live in the stone age and not encourage intellectual development?
What makes one elite? For instance the same professors who teach at Drake University also teach at the local community college some of the same courses at night to earn extra dough. Does that make the community college elite among other community colleges who don't have "elite" professors getting down in the dirt to teach the poor souls who didn't have the money to go to the elite university?
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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What makes one elite? For instance the same professors who teach at Drake University also teach at the local community college some of the same courses at night to earn extra dough. Does that make the community college elite among other community colleges who don't have "elite" professors getting down in the dirt to teach the poor souls who didn't have the money to go to the elite university?
Drake University has an acceptance rate of 65%. One would be hardpressed to find that elite or selective. It's a fairly average university - a respectable degree of course but it's strengths are in local recognition, not national or international.

I didn't have the money to go to an elite university so I worked my tail end off to get a scholarship to my school that amounted to around $140,000. I could have gone to a less selective university with even more money (had a full ride to Tulane and could have used the HOPE to go to UGA's Honor's College) but luckily I had a family member who offered to pay the difference at the last moment.

In fact, one of the reasons I have not actively taken part in OWS is because people made poor choices regarding student loans and use that as their platform for protests. Unless you are in law, medical, or dental school (or the equivalent professional school), I do not understand how one could take out $40,000+ in loans.

That doesn't diminish the serious problems in this country with healthcare, unemployment, loss of purchasing power, the bailout, etc etc.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:33 PM
 
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I know quite a few people with good jobs who are joining these protests after they get off work, but never let what the truth get in the way of what Rush Limbaugh and Fox News tell you to think.

Most of them are most definitely "du lib-ur-als", so continue with your current course.
Yeah, I'm one of them.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Protesting is great when all the craft bakeries and organic farmers are getting subsidies to make food for the masses...er dontations.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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I misread your post, because "elite" is usually used as an epithet on CD.
Sorry about that.
Hehe, premature misdirected outrage is always chuckleworthy
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Why is it any of your business what anyone else does, or eats.
Sheesh.
Talk about grasping...

I send donations to feed the protesters. Guess what, I do exactly what I want to do with my money.

So sorry if you don't like it.
No one is trying to force you to do anything, now are they?
It may be none of my business but I do have the right to voice my opinion. sorry if "YOU" don't like it. good for You keep on sending your money. Everyone has a right to agree or disagree on this matter.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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No doubt, the brainwashed right wing minions are going on a full blown trailer park ignorance rampage. I doubt any even read the OP, they just saw it was about the protesters exercising their constitution rights and they just automatically kicked on the stupid
I read the damned link and what I saw was that somebody is paying through the nose to feed these people one meal per day and the food is far fancier than most of us, you included, manage to get once a week.

What part of the OP link did you read?
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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I wondered how long it would take before the term "elite" was used to try to diminish people who are involved with their own, or other's, education.

Didn't take long at all.
Do you suppose the main elite school could be Harvard? I bet it sure is.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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More lulz at "elite" universities.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Just like your and others' claims that all the protesters are unemployed and/or homeless are unverifiable.

My own claim is quite verifiable: The Good Hodgkin's. Would be quite a lot of work to fake, don't you think?

Heck, I don't even *like* the Occupy movement and you've got me fighting you.
I have similar background to your MIT ex-bf and I've been to tea party rallies, exceptions always exist. I'm still not sold on the idea that he exists and is actually protesting, but perhaps he walked by the protests during his lunch break and raised his hand in solidarity.

BTW, my wife is in non-profit management too at Duke. Small world!
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