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Old 12-26-2017, 06:08 PM
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To invest time and money for an education only to behave like a ten-year-old brat afterwards is a true sign of stupidity.

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To invest time and money for an education only to behave like a ten-year-old brat afterwards is a true sign of stupidity.


Well, but who invests in the education of that college graduate (ten year old acting idiot). Itís likely his parents, who want nothing more than to give him/her the best opportunities in life. Iím not sure where youíre going with this.


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Old 12-28-2017, 04:26 PM
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To invest time and money for an education only to behave like a ten-year-old brat afterwards is a true sign of stupidity.
You might be right about this one. You act like a ten-year old and it probably didn't cost you a thing.
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Old 12-28-2017, 05:14 PM
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Education or a lack of it has little or no bearing on emotional maturity, so the whole premise of your post is silly.

Otherwise -- it's not hard to see what's behind all your posts that have to do with higher education.

You feel like people who are educated look down on you, and/or you somehow feel inadequate about your own education.

Of course, you won't admit it, but there is no other reason why you would keep harping on this same topic over and over -- and why you constantly try to criticize people on this forum for their "book learning."

Do some people look down on other people because of their education or lack of it? Certainly -- although I'm not one of them. Far from it. And I haven't seen that it applies to anyone else here either.

As far as you're concerned, I'm quite sure the problem here has nothing to do with education. It's that you keep saying ridiculous things -- and some of the people who point that out to you just happen to have at least some higher education or maybe a college degree.

You see, it's really all just a great big coincidence! So at least as far as the WB is concerned, there's really no good reason for you to feel bitter or resentful or inadequate or to keep hammering on this same worn out theme.

No need to thank me.

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Old 12-28-2017, 05:25 PM
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Wow. True sign of intellectuality. I hope you graduate to host your own radio show in 2018. You certainly deserve the upgrade. What is that parable about hiding a lantern beneath a bed. Applies to you. You're a shining light the whole world needs to see. Shine on, brother. You gotta get out of this place.
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Old 12-28-2017, 05:38 PM
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Thank you, Cityboy!

I'm going to spend some time with your other fantastic "stupidity/idiot" themed posts -- but I'll need a good nights sleep first!

Cheers.
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:19 PM
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I'll run with it. Ok there is a tendancy these days (enabled by social media) to surround yourself with opinions you agree with and ignore everything else. If that becomes the overriding force in higher education it will result in a bunch of bigoted morons?
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:32 PM
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Yeah -- I've heard similar theories.

I think the reality is people go to college because they think they have to -- and they mostly go because they want to learn something fairly practical that will make them employable.

I think the idea that college is some incubator of a particular ideology run by eggheads intent on indoctrinating students or that it's just some kind of big echo chamber is pretty silly. Maybe at Berkeley etc. I suppose.

For the most part, people just want or think they need the piece of paper to get by in the world -- and that's about the extent of it.

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Yeah -- I've heard similar theories.

I think the reality is people go to college because they think they have to -- and they mostly go because they want to learn something fairly practical that will make them employable.

I think the idea that college is some incubator of a particular ideology run by eggheads intent on indoctrinating students or that it's just some kind of big echo chamber is pretty silly. Maybe at Berkeley etc. I suppose.

For the most part, people just want or think they need the piece of paper to get by in the world -- and that's about the extent of it.
I think it is silly to pretend it is not. We know that in the US there is a huge Marxist movement in universities that is passed down to students. Just look at the case of Weinstein (no not that one, the other one).
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:48 PM
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Universities have always been a bastion of liberal or socialist or Marxist thought -- comparatively. People have been singing that refrain since the McCarthy era -- if not before.

Does it stick? Does any of that make a damned bit of difference when you get out into the real world?

I kind of doubt it.

But tell me about the "Weinstein case" -- maybe I'll change my mind.
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Universities have always been a bastion of liberal or socialist or Marxist thought -- comparatively. People have been singing that refrain since the McCarthy era -- if not before.

Does it stick? Does any of that make a damned bit of difference when you get out into the real world?

I kind of doubt it.

But tell me about the "Weinstein case" -- maybe I'll change my mind.
Oh this is a long story...

Weinstein was a remarkably left wing professor, who was told he had to stay away from his university by virtue of being white on a black appreciation day. He wrote an open letter essentially detailing that any form of apartheid was wrong. He was attacked by students until he had to quit. It is a longer story... He was also a Jew, so he kinda understood the evils of that BS.
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:15 PM
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Maybe the search results have been overwhelmed by stories about the other Weinstein -- but I entered some of those keywords and I'm not seeing anything.

Sounds ridiculous -- and I'll reserve judgement -- but otherwise, I get annoyed when people use extreme examples to try and show what's going on across the board -- that's a Sean Hannity tactic.

Hitting the hay -- let me know what you come up with.
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Simply put - no I won't. I gave you an accurate account of a situation. If you choose to disbelieve me then fuck off. That simple.
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Aw, poor baby.

You sound like one of those overly sensitive students the college campuses are breading these days.

I don't disbelieve you -- I just wanted more details -- and thought you might have them or that you could at least point me in the right direction.

Oh well.
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OK, trying to belittle me won't get it.
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Old 12-28-2017, 10:08 PM
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Do or not do. There is no try.

Or something like that.

BTW -- Happy "Black Appreciation Day!"
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Google Bret Weinstein Evergreen College.

It is kind of a big story.

He also lays out the story on the Joe Rogan podcast.


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You might be right about this one. You act like a ten-year old and it probably didn't cost you a thing.
Once again, you misconstrue the meaning of my words. Having passed through that wonderful stage of youth myself, I assure you there is nothing wrong with the actions of a ten-year-old. I have known a matured ten-year-old who, in freezing temperature, has reached for his shoeshine box and run from his apartment into the cold to hustle up a few dollars for his mother and himself. Now, a ten-year-old brat -- well, my dear friend, he's another story.

Why is it that any thread you enter, if you're not the kingpin, you start trouble with a person if that person isn't one of your flunkies?

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Old 12-29-2017, 05:41 AM
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Google Bret Weinstein Evergreen College.

It is kind of a big story.

He also lays out the story on the Joe Rogan podcast.

That's all I asked for -- and I'm glad I did. That's an eye-opener and important story. Not sure how I missed it. And I really do listen to the conservative talk radio hosts -- you would have thought they'd be all over this.

Of course, I've heard of social justice wars on campus -- generally they involve shutting down conservative voices.

A conservative speaker (can't remember who) spoke where my wife is now getting her masters degree -- Emory University -- a very liberal campus -- there were protests and a big brouhaha. But the campus and faculty were fairly divided. And at her alma mater -- Richard Spencer was actually allowed to speak on campus despite protests. I thought these were good signs.

This is really about good intentions run totally amuck. And I'm not too surprised -- as both conservatives and liberals move farther and farther away from the center, then naturally, that will be reflected on college campuses -- which of course, tend to be liberal anyway. Maybe the pendulum will swing back -- but that's probably not too likely in the Trump era.

I guess it remains to be seen how many people will carry this thinking forward out of academia and into the real world. At least so far, there isn't much of a platform for this kind of forced social engineering thing in the workplace -- although you see can maybe see the beginnings of it with CEO's etc. forced out over religious or political views. So who knows where it will lead.

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Once again, you misconstrue the meaning of my words. Having passed through that wonderful stage of youth myself, I assure you there is nothing wrong with the actions of a ten-year-old. I have known a matured ten-year-old who, in freezing temperature, has reached for his shoeshine box and run from his apartment into the cold to hustle up a few dollars for his mother and himself. Now, a ten-year-old brat -- well, my dear friend, he's another story.

Why is it that any thread you enter, if you're not the kingpin, you start trouble with a person if that person isn't one of your flunkies?

I didn't misconstrue anything -- and you know darn well what I meant. Nice try though.

And how exactly was I starting trouble? I asked for information and was told to fuck off. Amazing how you just create these bizarre fantasy narratives of yours.

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Simply put - no I won't. I gave you an accurate account of a situation. If you choose to disbelieve me then fuck off. That simple.
The media these days is amazingly biased across the board -- as you likely know -- so when you're evaluating a story, it's important to know what the sources are and how it's being reported.

Even reasonably smart people can be taken in by a story or how it's reported -- and I haven't seen much from you other than your fiction and occasional and admittedly drunken ramblings to assume that I wouldn't need to vet your version of a news story. It didn't mean I thought you lying or that I automatically and totally disbelieved you.

It's that simple -- so maybe next time don't get all petulant over a simple request for details.

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I didn't misconstrue anything -- and you know darn well what I meant. Nice try though.

And how exactly was I starting trouble? I asked for information and was told to fuck off. Amazing how you just create these bizarre fantasy narratives of yours.
What do you mean? Ten-year-olds are stupid? You tell me to stop acting like a ten-year-old.


How could I know what you mean? You don't believe in psychic phenomena. You mean you changed your beliefs overnight? That's good because maybe now some loved ones on the other side can get through to you and beg you to grow up. Apparently, on this side of the fence, nothing seems to be working. You're not a bad guy though, really. Just need a bit straightening.


Maybe, the person is psychic and picking up the bad vibes you emit. A possibility.

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How could I know what you mean?
Sorry -- I was just assuming you could gather meaning from context and that you otherwise had basic reading comprehension skills.

I guess not.
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Sorry -- I was just assuming you could gather meaning from context and that you otherwise had basic reading comprehension skills.

I guess not.
By the way, if you want to fight with people, go start your own thread and keep away from mine.
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That's all I asked for -- and I'm glad I did. That's an eye-opener and important story. Not sure how I missed it. And I really do listen to the conservative talk radio hosts -- you would have thought they'd be all over this.

Of course, I've heard of social justice wars on campus -- generally they involve shutting down conservative voices.

A conservative speaker (can't remember who) spoke where my wife is now getting her masters degree -- Emory University -- a very liberal campus -- there were protests and a big brouhaha. But the campus and faculty were fairly divided. And at her alma mater -- Richard Spencer was actually allowed to speak on campus despite protests. I thought these were good signs.

This is really about good intentions run totally amuck. And I'm not too surprised -- as both conservatives and liberals move farther and farther away from the center, then naturally, that will be reflected on college campuses -- which of course, tend to be liberal anyway. Maybe the pendulum will swing back -- but that's probably not too likely in the Trump era.

I guess it remains to be seen how many people will carry this thinking forward out of academia and into the real world. At least so far, there isn't much of a platform for this kind of forced social engineering thing in the workplace -- although you see can maybe see the beginnings of it with CEO's etc. forced out over religious or political views. So who knows where it will lead.


I think if you look into it deeper, most of the answers to your questions will be obvious. Iíve been fascinated by this story and the whole movement of this thing on both sides.

Listen to the Bret Weinstein interviews with Joe Rogan. Theyíre long but the podcasts are free(or youtube), and theyíre pretty interesting. There are two with Bret and one with Bret and Jordan Peterson (all three guys).

Conservative talk is probably avoiding it because it seems like a case of the left eating itís own... sort of.

I agree that the corporate world will probably not put up with anything that draws negative attention to them or their products. And I donít think it matters if you are on the left or the right. But some of the laws being passed might become a problem later.




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The answers to what questions will be obvious?
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The answers to what questions will be obvious?


All of your questions Myers... ALL of them😀

Okay, no, the one about the Conservatives not talking about this.

Although, Rush Limbaugh did do a show or a segment on it.


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Yeah -- because if you're at all familiar with the whole social justice mentality then this isn't a mystery -- more like an inevitable progression.

But please do take the two minutes to tell me why conservatives aren't talking about this -- that is if you have the free time.
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I already told you


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Same reason the gubment isnít doing anything about black on black violence in places like Chiraq


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