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Old 05-21-2019, 11:33 AM
 
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No good deed is....good?

These are college students who made it through X number of years to graduate. They weren't handed anything, they obviously worked hard and made sacrifices. They also aren't in the group pissing their money away so someone else will bail them out.

You both sound bitter. Nobody picked up your loans, so they shouldn't be handed this gift either?

Not your money and not your business.
Trust me, itís deeper than that. I already explained it and Iím not going back down that road. But they know why theyíre so damn embittered about this.
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:36 AM
 
Location: WY
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Relax... all I am saying with the term "voluntary socialism" is that he can give his money to whomever he wants, whenever he wants, to help level the playing field. It's voluntary.
Nobody uses the word socialism in that context. Do you use the phrase "voluntary socialism" when talking about your donation to St Judes Childrens Hospital? Or Wounded Warriors? Or your local animal shelter?

And it had nothing to do with "leveling the playing field". What playing field? The field between the billionaire and newly graduating students? Nope. The field between the graduating class of 18 and the graduating class of 19? Nope. The field between blacks with degrees and blacks without degrees? Nope. What playing field are we talking about here?

Why is this so complicated? The kids didn't ask for this. The college didn't demand this. The feds (the taxpayers) didn't finance this. It's just one damned gesture from a man who has lived the American dream and made the decision to do something great for one group of young people who are about to embark on the next stage of their lives. This is one ugly thread.
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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The right thing to do in your situation is realize that you told us something thatís extremely fantastic, and you should just try to forget that you said it and move on before you really go down in flames. Itís one thing to exaggerate from time to time, but youíre trying to convince us that youíd do something thatís humanly counterintuitive. What you said is tantamount to saying that you wouldnít drink a readily available glass of water if you were dying of thirst, or wouldnít take a plate of food in the midst of a famine.

There are limits to what people will believe...even here in CD, believe it or not.

No, what the poster is saying is that if someone gave him a lottery ticket and he won, he wouldn't cash it in.
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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Trust me, itís deeper than that. I already explained it and Iím not going back down that road. But they know why theyíre so damn embittered about this.
Sad isn't the word for it......
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:15 PM
 
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No, what the poster is saying is that if someone gave him a lottery ticket and he won, he wouldn't cash it in.
Thatís an even better analogy. 👍🏿

And of course, weíre all supposed to believe it. And worse, he doubles down on the sentiments as it that makes it more believable.

CD sometimes, man.
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:16 PM
 
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Nobody uses the word socialism in that context. Do you use the phrase "voluntary socialism" when talking about your donation to St Judes Childrens Hospital? Or Wounded Warriors? Or your local animal shelter?

And it had nothing to do with "leveling the playing field". What playing field? The field between the billionaire and newly graduating students? Nope. The field between the graduating class of 18 and the graduating class of 19? Nope. The field between blacks with degrees and blacks without degrees? Nope. What playing field are we talking about here?

Why is this so complicated? The kids didn't ask for this. The college didn't demand this. The feds (the taxpayers) didn't finance this. It's just one damned gesture from a man who has lived the American dream and made the decision to do something great for one group of young people who are about to embark on the next stage of their lives. This is one ugly thread.
Going out for chicken wings is political to some people. SMH.
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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I gave $100 to my alma mater last year toward helping students study abroad. Guess I should have given a few fractions of a cent to every college just to be fair.
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:25 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Everything isnít about politics. Must EVERYTHING be about the government this and government that?
If you don't want to talk about how things relate to Politics start a thread on this over in the Current Events sections which many times there are duplicates.

This does happen to be the Politics section of CD and tends to be dominated by a Political discussion.

.......and everyone of my post I've complimented the generosity of the man for doing a good deed. More people should be this way, especially the Billionaire class.
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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No one wants to come clean on this issue.

The REAL problem is that a black billionaire did this for an all menís HBCU. If heíd paid off the debt for a grad class at Notre Dame or LSU, thereíd be no complaints. Black kids have no right to a life altering financial gift that wasnít offered to white kids. Thatís what has folks so salty.
Maybe the real problem for some is that there is a black billionaire in the first place.
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Interestingly - Mr Smith isn't a Morehouse Man (alumnus) - he went to Cornell for his undergraduate studies. Worked in consumer goods (Kraft General Foods) prior to attending Columbia Business School.
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