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Old 07-26-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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Originally Posted by idahogie View Post
It' a lie. And anybody who states that it is a fact is a liar.
Beat me to it.

 
Old 07-26-2009, 07:31 PM
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I thought that I had found it... Cecile Gericke on this web site:
The Conservative Mama: Economics Professor FAILS Entire Class to Prove Why Obama's Policies Are No Good (http://theconservativemama.blogspot.com/2009/07/economics-professor-fails-entire-class.html - broken link)

But there are comments on that web site and one of them pointed to this:
snopes.com: Socialism Grade Averaging

So yes, it appears to be BOGUS.
Cripes, it's hard to keep up with all the stuff thrown out here.
Agreed. And apparently, Cecile Gericke is an engineer who's helping to spread this story.

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Old 07-26-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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Originally Posted by Bagger View Post

Beat me to it.
Beat me, too. I was just about to post the same link.

For those who are allergic to link-clicking:
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Originally Posted by Snopes

While we can't as yet pin down the origin of the grade averaging piece, anecdotal evidence indicates it's at least fifteen years older than its 2009 outbreak would tend to indicate, in that one of our readers says he heard it at bible college in 1994 from a professor teaching world civics.

Barbara "old news" Mikkelson
When will you wing nuts learn to verify and check and research and learn? Stop blindly believing every damn thing that shows up in your inbox. For crying out loud, use some critical thinking! It's not that hard!
 
Old 07-26-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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It is a parable and one we should heed.
 
Old 07-26-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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Originally Posted by ZGACK View Post

It is a parable and one we should heed.
It's ridiculous nonsense that illustrates nothing of value as it relates to real-world economics.
 
Old 07-26-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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Originally Posted by sickofnyc View Post
I guess none of the students had enough self respect to do their best just because. A shame, but I guess we have bred a younger generation of drones. The reward should be an awareness of self pride.
I don't see that this has anything to do with social programs anyway...if that was your ultimate point.

How proud are you to be played for a fool by the lazy students? You get flunked for not being able to understand what the example has to do with social programs.
 
Old 07-26-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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It is a parable and one we should heed.
It was not presented as a parable. Therefore, I could say it was dishonest.
 
Old 07-26-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Snopes

While we can't as yet pin down the origin of the grade averaging piece, anecdotal evidence indicates it's at least fifteen years older than its 2009 outbreak would tend to indicate, in that one of our readers says he heard it at bible college in 1994 from a professor teaching world civics.

Barbara "old news" Mikkelson
hahahahaha

Jill61, I wish you'd been posting here during the heyday of the crazy emails (Muzlim! A-rab! Comminist!), back during the campaign. You would have had an aneurysm or a blast, one.
 
Old 07-26-2009, 07:49 PM
 
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So are you telling me that college kids all over Europe are failing classes and all getting same grades....seriously people quit being stupid and THINK
The fundamentals of that email whether it's real or bogus are absolutely true. See the former Soviet Union for reference. In an ideal world socailism and and communism could create an utopian society but the reality is they will always fall under their own weight.

Lets say we have Farmer A and Farmer B in a society where they are paid both the same. Farmer A is lazy and produces very little and Farmer B does his job. The fundamental problem is while Farmer B is pulling his weight Farmer A is nothing but drain on society and most important to the ultimate collapse of such a society is allowed to continue with his failure.

In a capitalist society Farmer A quickly finds himself out of job, Farmer B will not only pull his own weight but now has an incentive to pull the weight of Farmer A. He's going to seize on that opportunity to fill the void because he has incentive to do it. How's he going to pull the weight of two people? If he's smart he'll create an easier way of farming that will allow him to do that. Maybe he might create a new machine to do it, maybe someone else will see his dilemma and create something for him. All this relies on incentive, without the incentive it's pointless for him to try and do the work of two.





 
Old 07-26-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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Originally Posted by delusianne View Post

hahahahaha

Jill61, I wish you'd been posting here during the heyday of the crazy emails (Muzlim! A-rab! Comminist!), back during the campaign. You would have had an aneurysm or a blast, one.
It wouldn't be so freaking annoying if these people posted these things and asked if there was any truth to them, instead of making outrageous claims like, "This is not a "bogus" email", as if they'd already bothered checking for themselves. Why don't they see how it destroys everything about their reputations and every opinion they ever post here when they show themselves to be so uninterested in knowing facts, preferring ignorant rantings that are provable lies? Do they not get how stupid they look?
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