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I Don't Know How, But It's Getting Worse

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posted on Aug, 11 2017 @ 09:03 PM
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a reply to: Justso

Depends on where you stand on the exploitation meter.




posted on Aug, 11 2017 @ 09:03 PM
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He should've waited mid course so the students know the school allowed a stupid course.. not the professor. After all, he was promised a job.



posted on Aug, 11 2017 @ 09:06 PM
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originally posted by: SpeakerofTruth
Well, let's look at what passes for "knowledge" in today's society. Is it any surprise that there are professors whose "expertise" is in Beyonce or Kim Kardashian? Those are people and topics deemed "important" in today's society.



Well the rise of the Kardashian Clan is pretty impressive but only strictly from a business standpoint of course. I still have no idea what is so special about Beyoncé though. Successful music careers are a dime a dozen.



posted on Aug, 11 2017 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: Perfectenemy

Well she sure lives a better lifestyle than I do and I have a masters-and she didn't even finish high school. So, who's winning?



posted on Aug, 11 2017 @ 09:15 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

Cultural Marxism



posted on Aug, 11 2017 @ 09:18 PM
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a reply to: stormcell

Suddenly "Underwater Basket Weaving" starts to look legitimate...

TheRedneck



posted on Aug, 11 2017 @ 09:29 PM
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originally posted by: Justso
a reply to: Perfectenemy

Well she sure lives a better lifestyle than I do and I have a masters-and she didn't even finish high school. So, who's winning?


I'm aways looking a the bright and dark side of being famous. I bet she and the others were exploited a lot more than you so i guess you can count yourself lucky in that regard. There is no doubt in my mind that Pedowood is a real thing and i pity all their innocent victims. I also think that people lie when they tell you that money and fame wouldn't change them. Don't get me wrong i would like to be rich but only to make the last days,weeks or hopefully years for my sick mother the best experience in her life but alas i'm not and thus her health is declining rapidly because even in Germany the best doctors are only available for the rich people.



posted on Aug, 11 2017 @ 09:40 PM
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Pop culture is easy. Actual classical literature and music is hard. Plus, it's all racist and microaggressive because it's done by a bunch of dead, white men.



posted on Aug, 11 2017 @ 10:42 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

Redneck,Redneck,Redneck. You just don't see the Big Picture. Teaching a course in Beyonce might have vast historical significance.
Should she decide, she might be our next potus. Ya never know.



posted on Aug, 11 2017 @ 10:58 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

You just scared a redneck. Do you realize the significance of that statement? It's right up there with making Mother Teresa cuss...

TheRedneck



posted on Aug, 11 2017 @ 11:14 PM
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originally posted by: havok
Some of these colleges and classes are flat out jokes.
I see Liberal Arts and wonder why there is even a credit hour charge. Should be free to obtain that worthless degree.

Sorry. Rant over.
Go to school to get educated.
Not to continue indoctrination or SJW classes.

This "Professor" should be charged.





Well let's see, for me not completing my liberal arts degree; I learned welding, script (writing) analysis, history, ancient theology, finish carpentry (I already knew basic carpentry), theatrical and industrial lighting, customer service, design, A/V technologies, audio mixing, public speaking, management. . .
I'm likely forgetting a few, and as a theater major I did get the best of all worlds (I didn't include Faux painting, music composition, etc, as those were not things I did well at).

You sound like a very judgmental someone.



posted on Aug, 11 2017 @ 11:18 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

I looked into the idea years ago. The basket is underwater, you are not. The water helps with the malleability of the object being woven. It's a crafts class, like painting, ceramics, or agricultural harvesting.



posted on Aug, 11 2017 @ 11:27 PM
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originally posted by: Perfectenemy

originally posted by: Justso
a reply to: Perfectenemy

Well she sure lives a better lifestyle than I do and I have a masters-and she didn't even finish high school. So, who's winning?


I'm aways looking a the bright and dark side of being famous. I bet she and the others were exploited a lot more than you so i guess you can count yourself lucky in that regard. There is no doubt in my mind that Pedowood is a real thing and i pity all their innocent victims. I also think that people lie when they tell you that money and fame wouldn't change them. Don't get me wrong i would like to be rich but only to make the last days,weeks or hopefully years for my sick mother the best experience in her life but alas i'm not and thus her health is declining rapidly because even in Germany the best doctors are only available for the rich people.


After having over 20 years in the performing arts, and knowing some people of the less respected professions, including pornography, modeling, and prostitution, etc. If there is a dark undercurrent in performing arts it is small and only hits a few.

edit on 11-8-2017 by randomtangentsrme because: added a profession



posted on Aug, 11 2017 @ 11:38 PM
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a reply to: randomtangentsrme

I know... well, assumed something like that... but over the years it has become an icon for useless classes.

I read your reply to havok above. You appear to have gotten a well-rounded education and I hope it works for you. It does appear, however, that you haven't really specialized in any one field.

I am an Electrical Engineer; that is my specialty and what I do. My knowledge in that one field is deep, especially in the areas I am majoring in for my Masters. Yet, like you, I sat through many classes that had nothing whatsoever to do with engineering or mathematics. I learned I enjoy early American literature, especially James Fenimore Cooper. I learned to appreciate the theater and enjoy plays. I learned about Western civilization (much of which I realized I really didn't want to know). I learned how to read a set of ledgers. All these things added to what I already knew, things like how to work on a car, how to build a building, how to mend a fence, how to grow a garden, how to set up a well, how to operate heavy equipment, how to drive a semi, how to fix the plumbing, etc., etc., etc.

I'm glad I know all those things, but I didn't need college to appreciate Shakespeare. I needed college to understand how to design a peripheral, how to diagnose a complex system, or how to create a circuit board from spec sheets. All the other courses did was introduce me to the subjects and demand that I take a look. If that width of shallow knowledge was all I had gained, I would have considered college very impractical.

Had I spent an entire semester learning about Beyonce (or Taylor Swift, or Miley Cyrus, or whoever), I would have felt gyped.

But, to each their own. I really do hope your education serves you well.

TheRedneck



posted on Aug, 11 2017 @ 11:46 PM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: randomtangentsrme

I know... well, assumed something like that... but over the years it has become an icon for useless classes.

I read your reply to havok above. You appear to have gotten a well-rounded education and I hope it works for you. It does appear, however, that you haven't really specialized in any one field.

I am an Electrical Engineer; that is my specialty and what I do. My knowledge in that one field is deep, especially in the areas I am majoring in for my Masters. Yet, like you, I sat through many classes that had nothing whatsoever to do with engineering or mathematics. I learned I enjoy early American literature, especially James Fenimore Cooper. I learned to appreciate the theater and enjoy plays. I learned about Western civilization (much of which I realized I really didn't want to know). I learned how to read a set of ledgers. All these things added to what I already knew, things like how to work on a car, how to build a building, how to mend a fence, how to grow a garden, how to set up a well, how to operate heavy equipment, how to drive a semi, how to fix the plumbing, etc., etc., etc.

I'm glad I know all those things, but I didn't need college to appreciate Shakespeare. I needed college to understand how to design a peripheral, how to diagnose a complex system, or how to create a circuit board from spec sheets. All the other courses did was introduce me to the subjects and demand that I take a look. If that width of shallow knowledge was all I had gained, I would have considered college very impractical.

Had I spent an entire semester learning about Beyonce (or Taylor Swift, or Miley Cyrus, or whoever), I would have felt gyped.

But, to each their own. I really do hope your education serves you well.

TheRedneck


I still work in Theater, even leaving college before my degree was finished. I too was disappointed in the idea of general education in college.
In fact I work at a UC (im not allowed to teach as I'm staff) I show students what to do in technical theater.
I worked for a good decade as a theatrical electrician, to the point I would love some off line conversations and a further understanding of electrical theory.



posted on Aug, 12 2017 @ 12:24 AM
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a reply to: baddmove

She's downright scary in certain poses.
Bet she could toss a pickup truck.
Her singing makes me want to crash one.
Her politics make me want to run her over.
I think too much about Beyonce obviously.



posted on Aug, 12 2017 @ 01:31 AM
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a reply to: Asktheanimals

and that professor got the stick for saying dumb shlit....
the Britney course is cool...



posted on Aug, 12 2017 @ 04:55 AM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

Beyonce has one of The most beautiful voices ever - but a college course
I can see courses on singers and musicians as being of great interest at a musical academy,or a college for the performing arts,but at a regular college it has no place.Absurd.I am ceasing to be surprised by Any of the insanities coming out of American academia ( i use the term academia Very loosely). At this stage seeing the Knights who say Ni riding around the campuses on 5 legged goats would seem sane in comparison.



posted on Aug, 12 2017 @ 05:16 AM
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Crap classes have been around for years.
I remember (thirty years ago, maybe) when there were college classes for playing Frisbee.

The one that really bugged me was when some college in NYC offered a course in panhandling. That is effed up when a university is teaching how to mooch money from others to make a living.



posted on Aug, 12 2017 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: Perfectenemy

Maybe so. However, I think when a society views "knowledge" of pop culture more "important" than an understanding of history or basic reading and writing skills, there's a HUGE problem.



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