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Too true and so sad Joycey
Community Colleges (hereinafter CCs) provide a great value for ‘accomplished high school graduates’ when comparing educational dollars to lifetime income. The key concept here is ‘accomplished high school graduates’ who have educational records and SAT scores sufficient to gain admission to most state colleges and some universities. But there is another side to the business of CCs; there is a strong profit motive omnipresent, which is indeed necessary to balance the books. Tuition from a ‘sub par student’ (or non-traditional student) is just as helpful to float the financial boat of any CC, as tuition derived from any ‘accomplished high school graduate’. CCs have developed and projected a hopeful image which does not equate to the cruel reality. The projected image is that graduates of a CC program will be prepared for successful advancement to a 4-year program or to a well-paying occupation. The reality of today’s CC ‘business’ is that many students at CCs should never have been admitted. To gain admission, today’s applicants are not required to have a High School Diploma, and they don’t even need to demonstrate proficiency in English. Indeed, many of today’s CC students are recruited from foreign countries where English is a 2nd language (ESL). Foreign students (usually) pay significantly higher tuition than students do who come from within the community where the college is located. It is true that immediately upon admission to most CCs, students are tested to determine their ‘placement’. Sadly, a large majority of all new students at CCs fail English and math proficiency tests. These sub-par students are ‘placed’ in ‘remedial’ courses which earn no credits toward graduation, but do cost as much as full credit courses. This scam is harmful to the least and poorest among us. Most educational dollars spent at CCs come from loans and grants (free money). VERY FEW CC students pay their tuition bill with cash from a savings account. The sad reality for ALMOST ALL sub-par high school students who enter CCs, and many foreign students is that they will exit CC with nothing more than heavy college loans to repay. To place a new FREE sign over the doors of CCs, as Obozo proposes, is to further perpetuate a scam with far reaching human consequences. Free college is to the eye of the beholder. Students love it as do CC professors and employees. However, the CC scam of today is not FREE for those taxpayers who pay the bills.
I have another SOTU Fact Check for you to add to your files, Mr. Carroll. In addition to bailing out the biggest financial institutions in the land, Obama and those in Congress at that time BAILED OUT (TARP) General Motors and Chrysler. One of the things which GM did with the taxpayer money was to open several new auto plants in COMMUNIST CHINA. According to various sources, General Motors has not repaid the taxpayers somewhere between 7-10 Billion at this point. (That’s a lot of ‘shovel-ready’ jobs I think)
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The Subdivided States Of America

Gary 56 Wrote: Jan 18, 2015 1:02 PM
WoW ! WJF, you're on a roll today, ... and I'm thankful that you have the ability to recite historical facts better than some folks can recite their phone numbers. GO, GO, GO ! Keep up with your great postings !
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Gary 56 Wrote: Jan 18, 2015 12:54 PM
Thank you WJF for putting this awful murder of an innocent child into a perspective whereby Obama's accountability for the continuance of abhorrent abortion practices can't be minimized or denied. May God forgive the US of A for electing Obama who has done nothing to stop the killing of thousands of other innocent children.
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Cancel the State of the Union

Gary 56 Wrote: Jan 18, 2015 11:26 AM
As of this post, there have been just 22 prior posts written about your article Mr. Chapman, which is full of words but empty of redeeming value considering the violent world in which we are living. None of the writers have been complementary about your article. Of those 22, 4 of them are new Beemer owners with $77/hr jobs. The remaining 18 who commented about your article have no doubt that Obozo will infect the airwaves with enough communist cr_pola in his State of the Union speech sufficient to gag maggots. Not one of the TH commenters was at all confused about the communist redistributionist drivel that Obozo will most surely dispense. So what was the point of your article Mr. Chapman? You wrote about a topic which is not worthy of a minute's debate. Why didn’t you write about the thousands of Christians who have been slaughtered in Africa by rampaging mooslims while Obozo was watching football? Why didn’t you excoriate Obozo for replenishing the terrorist’s ranks with recently released Gitmo prisoners while the islamic war against US is still ongoing? Why didn’t you write about the spate of recent earthquakes in Connecticut, which admittedly have little to do with politics. At least that would have been informative. There will indeed always be those few sentient citizens who will tune in hoping to see Obama clutching a Koran or Joe Biden throwing a spitball at John Boehner. Or -- who knows? -- maybe some livid House member will interrupt the president to bellow, "You lie!" After all, everyone loves a laugh now and then,… right? APPARENTLY there are not many sentient readers here on TH who ‘tune in’ to your political views Mr. Chapman, … except for the new Beemer owners. I say it’s past time for TH to Cancel the State of their Union with Mr. Chapman.
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Gary 56 Wrote: Jan 18, 2015 10:07 AM
America's public 'fool' educational system has chickens which are now coming home to roost in bigger numbers more frequently. It began in the 60s and 70s when communists like William Ayres, a viscous, self admitted, unrepentant, serial, terrorist bomber within the Weather Underground and SDS became professors at colleges and universities all across America. What and where did Ayres teach? Ayres taught (read indoctrinated) a crop of future teachers about social justice, democracy and education, the cultural contexts of schooling, urban school change, and teaching as an essentially intellectual, ethical, and political enterprise at the publicly funded University of Chicago where he’s been a Distinguished Professor of Education, alongside (then) Professor Barack Hussein Obama. Today's crop of young skulls full of mush with advanced degrees know nothing of those many bombings that took place here in the US during the 70s, the role that Ayres and his wife Bernardine Dohrn played in home-grown terrorism, or the relationship between Ayres, Dohrn, and Obama, but they have learned about atheism, racism, sexism, and imperialism, and economic justice. Elementary concepts which the baby boomers learned by 6th grade such as the meaning of freedom and liberty, have gone the way of the Pledge of Allegiance, voting, and the dodo bird. In my day to day interaction with people of all ages, there is a CONTINENTAL DIVIDE between the thinking (or lack thereof) of 20xers and the thinking of boomers. I call this CONTINENTAL DIVIDE an educational divide. This educational divide espouses communist values from elementary school up, and bridges across racial lines, ethnic lines, gender lines, religious lines, and income lines. Educators perform this travesty; educators like Ayers and downwards do it. Sleeping boomer taxpayers have paid for this educational outcome and we now have the result,… right in the White House where the Radical in Chief replenishes vicious terrorists back to their home terrorists organizations while the world is being bombed and set afire.
The Comedy Club in Washington has never been better since the days of the peanut farmer from Georgia except for one thing: The current Club of Obozo oxymorons are doing grievous harm to the Republic on a daily basis.
When I think about the recent Cuba 'normalization' dealy, and the release of dangerous mooslim terrorists from Gitmo, I see red. A RED TRAITOR
I recommend a slight change in the title of Mr. Hawkins article, not as a critical suggestion, but to augment what Mr. Hawkins might have been thinking without saying so. Here is the new title that I recommend: "5 Things Every Young American Should Know About Politics,... but doesn't" When I watch the young spokes persons who represent the Obozo administration on TV, I see cutsie young people who are full of themselves and indignant when hard questions are asked. They may be graduates of some Ivy League University, but they are simple and empty within their beautiful heads. But they don't understand that if they'd like to keep their beautiful heads attached to their bodies, that they better wake up and get real about the war that is being fought against the US and other non-mooslims around this globe. Hey boys and girls, World War III is underway, and political correctness will not save anyone who gets confronted with a determined jihadi. Stop with the PC cr_pola It's time for all wise US citizens to come to the aid of their Republic.
Those libtards including prez Barhama and Eric Holder who utilize the term "radical islam" do a great disservice to humanity. The religion of the quorum is islam. The quorum clearly, specifically, and radically advocates barbaric and heinous acts such as amputation of body parts, including chopping off the head (recently seen done with a pocket knife), and crucifixions, including the crucifixion of little children, (recently seen done in front of grieving-infidel Christian parents). If libtards amongst us today are genuinely confused about the fine-line differences between the ‘islam’ of the quorum and the politically correct term ‘radical islam’ as used by progressives of all colors, I urge the Libtard Family to go on a remedial work-study vacation to Syria, Sudan, and perhaps Iran, with a side trip to Yemen. Let the wife of the Libtard Family wear no head covering while she drives the no-top jeep alone to a Sudan Supermarket. Let the teen age daughter wear scanty clothing and lots of lip gloss when she goes jogging down a nice Syrian camel path. Let the 20-something son wear an American Flag T-shirt while he does some bar hopping in Yemen, trying to pick up an intriguing woman who is wearing a head scarf around her face. And then let Mr. Libtard witness what happens to his family members in Executioner’s Square in Teheran Iran. Unfortunately, this work-study vacation experiment would not change the minds of any other libtards who remain in the relative safety of the US,… provided that they don’t live in Dearborn Michigan, parts of Milwaukee Wisconsin, or most places in Harlem New York. An Ivy League degree in Studious Ignorance can only be cured by death. Followers of islam ‘round the world are more than willing to oblige with that cure. WAKE UP AMERICA !
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