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His wife is an executive at Golman Sach's- his salary is icing. Way to not sacrifice.
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Is This Any Way to Help the Poor?

patriot1971 Wrote: Jun 03, 2013 7:38 AM
Just once I would like to see someone provide some context with these stories. What % of people are working full time? How about going to college? Remember the recession? How about mention that? Raising food costs- a chane tied to how gas has increased? Raising wages? Not so much. Theft is bad but getting over on pack of cigarettes is 4$? Does anyone remember the bank crisis? That was getting over on millions? Or the "bankrupting" of corporations and the dissolving of pension funds for people that DID work and contribute? Weren't they taken advantage of too? Place this story in context. Also by some estimates half the people living on fixed incomes vote conservative. and what percentage of food stamps goes to waste? Even the cost sounded small when you think about Congress fighting for tanks no one needs that cost billions- not millions?
Loans are NOT a handout. College is a choice. And debt -as a tool- is likely the most important financial invention ever,allowing the leveraging of capital. Yes loans are bad. But we all live and work a lot longer than we used to. Post secondary training of some kind is the only way to make a living wage.
You're wrong. The banks were protected 99 cents on the dollar.it was the opposite of capatlism. Sit back- loan money - lobby for laws laws that say they can't be forgiven and if they are in default then the govt covers 99 %. The best thing that ever happened was removing private banks from the majority of student loans.
No- that's not true. Most foreign students pay full tuition. It's one the reasons they are recruited so heavily.
http://www.danoah.com/2011/11/im-christian-unless-youre-gay.html - The thing that has recently brought me back to the scout oath and law is the challenge of daily living and realizing that the guidance to be a good person was taught to me when I was 13. Remember " a scout is kind..." Boy Scouts build young men with the character to overcome challenges; including facing out prejudice - those were the stories my scoutmaster told me about scouts in WWII who were forced to fight against other scouts. Not every boy scout has an easy time of it - and the reason the institution has lasted is that it creates young men with the grit to overcome life's challenges. For those who think this will destroy scouting; I guess you just don't understand what it means to have the character to be firm in one's own beliefs and still support someone who may different from you.
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Wimps Versus Barbarians

patriot1971 Wrote: May 21, 2013 5:07 PM
The only one being ignorant here is you. What do you think the original Tea Party was? Or the American Revolution? You think the crown would have noticed kinder less "disruptive" behavior. Or the non-violence of the civil rights era that was disruptive by virtue of sitting three seats down on the opposite side of the color line? Or Rosa Parks? Change is uncomfortable - and "disruptive" needs to make the object uncomfortable or face being ignored. And uncomfortable does not need to be life-threatening.
You mean like GW who went to private schools his entire life and never struggled and was bailed out repeatedly by dad or the past two democratic presidents who paid their way through school on scholarships and loans and were raised in single family households and EARNED their way into the ivies as opposed to bought? WEALTH is what trumps all - not political parties or affiliation. You need to replace the first two words with "The".
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Wimps Versus Barbarians

patriot1971 Wrote: May 21, 2013 9:46 AM
"interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. " - so this is line from the First Amendment. As someone who graduated from one the most liberal colleges in the country, I find it difficult to believe but I agree with Mr. Sowell, somewhat. The caveats are this. 1) there is a distinction between public and private colleges, and private colleges, for instance can control speech much more than public ones. 2) many of these students are emerging adults - they are not adults yet. They have not learned the lessons "of the first pay check" as someone said below. Colleges that don't have a plan to deal with the "barbarians" are being poorly led and missing an important opportunity to teach about what freedom of speech and assembly can mean. A protest needs to be disruptive to be effective - otherwise it's a memo worthy of being ignored. But I don't have to respect your disruptive behavior if it's uncivil and barbaric. It becomes less effective. Whether you like colleges or not, it is a place to learn and often learn through failure. That is what these students are doing - the challenge is not shut them down - but to teach them to be disruptive and civil at the same time; that is the essence of good activism - to make your point without harm; unfortunately discomfort is a requirement for change. But to stand up for what you believe in the face of ridicule is the essence of being an American and one of most important protected rights.
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The Abortion Alternative

patriot1971 Wrote: May 20, 2013 10:42 AM
Obviously big generalizations about Christianity are difficult. All faiths have a plurality within them. That is one of my points and I was being purposefully polemic by lumping everyone together - my own experience is with a family of life-long Catholics. But slowing church memberships is, I think, a cross denominational issue. The idea of life-long monogamy is shared by cultures with certain agrarian traditions. When the mode of production changes so does the need for large families to work the land. This is the cross-cultural record - not my opinion. But your point about the 70's is a good one. Young people do not want to get married because they grew up with divorce; the current economy can force a longer maturation to get to the point where you can afford a family; and longer lives allow for families to start later. What religion can offer is community; support; strong values; but it may have to work harder to make the case to people who are - by necessity of changing economic structures - having to take it slower.
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