sno man: We're not laughing at you, were laughing with you...
sno man: Actually that's not true either, but when you are ready to join the rest of the first world, rather than the third, we're here...
EvilRacistNaziFascist: BronyMedic: America is the laughing stock of the world right now. I firmly believe this.You're a grown adult who watches a kids' show about magic ponies. Who are you to complain about being a laughing stock?
Firethorn: Basically: Almost no college grads; they can actually be almost free; but will demand a heavy premium in the job market. If you want everybody to be a 'college grad', it's going to cost huge amounts of money, and a college education becomes almost meaningless as a job skill.
MattStafford: Gwyrddu: Well our number one government employer, the military doesn't require a college education, and that is a pretty well respected career in most but not all social circles.And the engineers that build the tools that military uses?
Firethorn: And you went through it the cheap way - there are lots that don't. Not having the life experience, not all know HOW to do it the cheap way.
EyeballKid: GET. RID. OF. ATHLETIC. DEPARTMENTS.
Gwyrddu: Is that really an issue of student loans though rather than free trade and the comparative cost of living between third world and first world countries? Most colleges and universities in the US do a decent job providing higher education, which is why so many foreigners come to our schools to learn (the for-profit schools need to die though). The main issue is how to better distribute the cost of education so it is more affordable while still giving schools the funding to educate ever larger numbers of students
coeyagi: But seriously, the solution is obviously to cut funding or raise interest rates. When keeping the status quo from getting worse if all you have time to do thanks to the know-nothings in the GOP, what do you expect? Also, I liked your idea for fixing it. No, the other. Nope, not that either. The other one. Yeah, that one. You hit the nail right on the head.
Gwyrddu: The main issue is how to better distribute the cost of education so it is more affordable while still giving schools the funding to educate ever larger numbers of students.
MattStafford: Glad we spent 100 posts here ridiculing the GOP instead of discussing the massive problem that student loans have become. A trillion dollars in debt to produce a generation of people with either no skills or skills that can be done cheaper overseas. And hell, when the necessary defense cuts come through, those engineering/math jobs might not be so available either.But no, let's keep laughing at the GOP. We're so much better than they are.
keylock71: I went to a state school using a combination of Pell Grants, Student Loans, and money I saved working part-time jobs while I was in school... My loans are all paid off, and I have an education and a career I love.
EyeballKid: No, this is what private student loans are like:
BronyMedic: America is the laughing stock of the world right now. I firmly believe this.
Lorelle: GOP RepBut of course.
BronyMedic: America is the laughing stock of the world right now. I firmly believe this.We have a politician on the House Science Committee who believes that if someone is "legitimately raped" that the body somehow magically produces an as-yet-unnamed compound to "shut down" her reproductive system.We have people on the House Science Committee who don't believe evolution is real. Who don't believe Climate change, regardless if they believe man causes it or not, is real. We have people on the Senate who believe homeopathy is legitimate.We are raising our third generation of BET and MTV addicts, people who would rather watch such gems as Jersey Shore than focus on things like Math, Science, and History.When we have people like this, the fact we have conspiracy theory douchebags who claim that we're one step away from setting up Concentration Camps really shouldn't be suprising.
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