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Originally posted by randomname
Originally posted by jrod
I have a background in avionics from the Navy and I can't get a penny of free money from the government to pursue an Electronics Engineering degree and I already have over 100 college credits. Maybe I should re-apply for aide after I switch my major to Music studies.
This is exactly what is wrong with my generation and our government does enable this kind of waste.
you sound a little bitter. just because you couldn't get a free loan, don't begrudge a fellow citizen who is playing the game better than you.
he hasn't done anything illegal.
you sound a little bitter. just because you couldn't get a free loan, don't begrudge a fellow citizen who is playing the game better than you. he hasn't done anything illegal.
Originally posted by illuminatislave
reply to post by kawika
The above poster said that he "wished he was a minority" because he is delusional enough to believe that somehow his life would be easier if his identity and or ethnicity changed, which is a load of whiny bull#.
There are many, many minorities that go through what the young poster above is complaining about, and they do so without help just like the young poster. What he said was bloody ignorant.
He was engaging in what is commonly know by most people as hyperbole. I believe you missed his point, which is that favoritism and handouts of minorities are out of control. People will never bootstrap themselves out of the trenches if the are provided everything for nothing. By doing so everyone loses.
edit on 1-3-2012 by illuminatislave because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by pierregustavetoutant
reply to post by k1k1to
When everybody goes to college, a college degree becomes worthless. It should be only for those that earn it through hard work and ablity.
Now it's just a way for colleges and textbook companies to make $$$.
. I see street musicians in New Orleans who'll blow you away with their talent and dropped out of school in the 8th grade.
. Electricians and plumbers actually have a useful, marketable skill and contribute to society.