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Let’s Destroy Liberal Academia

Daune Wrote: 18 hours ago (7:47 AM)
I think that the first thing that study has to do is include the unemployed college graduates in the stats. Then, separate the degreed students into employment categories: biology majors, accounting majors, history majors - etc. Then break it down further into the grades of those students. By the time you do a truly effective analysis I suspect you will find that overall a few of the majors are carrying the whole of the system. And perhaps the tuition, professors' salaries, and loans given should be based on the actual earning value based on that instead of 'anyone going to any college studying any subject."
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Let’s Destroy Liberal Academia

Daune Wrote: 18 hours ago (7:40 AM)
But they ARE doing that - by not hiring them.
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Saturday Night Live Skit Mocks ISIS

Daune Wrote: 19 hours ago (7:33 AM)
Not offensive, but not terribly funny either. But then I don't find SNL all that funny most of the time so...
To answer your question in the last paragraph - probably not. Speaking as a woman who entered the workforce later than most because I stayed home with my children I absolutely understood that I would have to accept a job that didn't pay what men my age were earning. But I took the job and learned, and moved up, and learned more, and moved up again. I moved to other jobs and earned even more because I was bringing more to the table and by the time I retired I was earning more than most men my age. THAT is how the system works - if you don't like what you are earning - learn a skill, become more valuable and use that to move up, or out and up! You are absolutely correct - it depends on how valuable the employee can make themselves. When we decide it is no longer up to the individual but rather up to the government to decide who gets what pay - it will be time to move and start a new country!
Since there is no way to "like" your post - I'll reply and say thank you - well said.
Make all the excuses you like for Obama - "he loves this country, he just doesn't like it" - or any other bit of wordy tweak twaddle - the fact is Obama's words and actions tell me that he does not love OR like this country, or its people. He is tearing us apart, blaming us for all the evils of the world, and dissing the average hard working american every time he takes an action or opens his mouth. He has made it clear that the only law he cares about is the law he THINKS is ok. And the only people he cares about are the ones who kiss his ring finger. I'm tired of conservative apologists for this jerk - he does not like us - he does not respect us, and if ISIS came over here he would probably blame the US citizens for burnings and beheadings that came here with ISIS. I don't respect Barack Obama - he is a lousy president, and an arrogant, self-centered. weasely excuse for a human being. The fact that he played his race and others' greed to get elected president does not make him suddenly worthy of respect. So Rudy - thank you for the truth and the courage to speak it. And you Mr. Columnist - instead of weasel wording - admit it, this "president" not only doesn't like the country that gave him the life he has - He. Does. Not. Love. It.
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Dear World, We’re Sorry

Daune Wrote: Feb 08, 2015 7:21 AM
Perhaps calling many of the voters who helped to elect Obama "stupid" was a bit of an exaggeration, but I don't think it is done from arrogance. It doesn't hurt to point out that we don't want to become "politicians and talking heads" who do have a tendency to demonize those who don't agree with what they say, but I don't think we should back away from calling out an electorate who twice elected a narcissistic, divisive, narrow-minded hack as president twice. It would help though, you are right, if we made our own case in a clear and honest way. It would help if we talked about evil, and about how rights come with responsibility. It would help if we stopped praising corporations and started pointing out how bigger usually comes with more power and less concern for individuals. Come to think of it, you may be right about most of what you said. But it doesn't change the fact that Obama is a really, really bad president - and something is very wrong with the people who elected him the second time around.
Doesn't this pretty much eliminate his credibility as a "news reporter"? How are we, the public, supposed to believe anything that he says now? Not that I did before, but how about we demand that our reporters do their jobs with integrity. No wonder we get so much liberal garbage handed off as "fact" - these reporters are so used to making up fancy stories about themselves that they can't begin to see lies and make believe coming from others.
I honestly don't think that changing a word, or adding a word is the real problem, and pretending it is minimizes the real issue. What people like Maddow do is insert "intent" into the commentary made by conservatives. And the "intent" is always malevolent which is one of the reasons we can't talk across the divide between liberals and conservatives. The liberals can't, or won't, accept that a desire for individual liberty is a positive thing - it really does seem to come down to the hive mentality versus the desire for individual liberty and responsibility. For the liberals who read this and want to jump on that - claiming that conservatives are heartless - it means no such thing. For a conservative, charity is a personal thing. We give, a lot, to those charities we believe do the most good. We are not heartless, or racist, or greedy - something people like Maddow refuse to believe. I wonder if her inability to understand that is because she simply can't understand that people can value liberty AND compassion at the same time. Instead of picking at words, Ms Coulter should make a better argument for the motives underneath the selective vocabulary.
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Opinions Versus Facts

Daune Wrote: Dec 02, 2014 7:58 AM
Actually, Dr. Sowell has been covering that story for years, as have many conservative journalists and opinion writers. Sadly there are few who listen.
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