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(Opposing Views)   On this week's episode of Some People are Capable of Amazing Feats: 17-year-old homeless girl becomes valedictorian of her high school class   (opposingviews.com) divider line 20
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2013-05-25 10:48:03 PM  
3 votes:
I was sorta homeless once.

I grew up in West Philadelphia. Got in some trouble and my Mama kicked me out. If it wasn't for my Uncle Phil who took me in, and gave me a fresh chance. I don't know where I would be.
2013-05-25 10:07:36 PM  
3 votes:
That settles it!  I'm becoming homeless!
2013-05-25 09:54:43 PM  
2 votes:
It's not like she has FARK or Facebook to distract her from studying.
2013-05-26 02:59:46 AM  
1 votes:

UncleStumpy: hardinparamedic: In other news, submitter continues the proud American tradition of treating homeless people as idiotic cretins who surprise people when they demonstrate that they are actually human beings.

are all fark paramedics a douche, or is this brony's alt


That is BronyMedic.
2013-05-26 02:28:30 AM  
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: In other news, submitter continues the proud American tradition of treating homeless people as idiotic cretins who surprise people when they demonstrate that they are actually human beings.


are all fark paramedics a douche, or is this brony's alt
2013-05-26 01:16:47 AM  
1 votes:
emersonbiggins:

AP was only starting to come in towards the end of my high school career, so mine was a ridiculously low 4.13.  8" with 6" girth.  Canadian girlfriend.

Sorry. the echo from your mother's vagina made that difficult to hear.  Some of us come loud.
2013-05-26 12:35:18 AM  
1 votes:

FormlessOne: The truly depressing part of all this is when we actually hear conservatives use this girl as an example of how the rest of the homeless population are simply lazy, unwilling to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. Paradoxically, her rather wonderful example will be used as a weapon to promote even more hostility against the poor. "See - if they only tried, they, too, could join the American Dream instead of just sucking from the government teat!"


The problem is not that they are lazy, but rather that no one actually has boot straps any more!  All those homeless people usually wear shoes or sandals or something else, and even when they wear boots it is boots without boot straps.  So, yeah, you cannot pull yourself up by the boot straps if you do not have boots or boots with straps.
2013-05-25 11:53:01 PM  
1 votes:
I call bullschitt on this.  If she was homeless then how the fark did she do her homework?  Hmmm?
2013-05-25 11:28:22 PM  
1 votes:
i41.tinypic.com
2013-05-25 11:24:08 PM  
1 votes:

Savage Belief: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Harry_Seldon: I got in one little fight.

Did your mom get scared?

And I'm sure they made him move in with his Auntie and uncle in Bel-Aire.


I hear the real story was the cabbie ; )
2013-05-25 11:08:40 PM  
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: Harry_Seldon: I was sorta homeless once.

I grew up in West Philadelphia. Got in some trouble and my Mama kicked me out. If it wasn't for my Uncle Phil who took me in, and gave me a fresh chance. I don't know where I would be.

Were you wasting your days shooting BBall?


I got in one little fight.
2013-05-25 10:54:10 PM  
1 votes:

hasty ambush: Well it looks like her and her sister will break free of the multi-generational dependency class created by the Federal Welfare system-good for them.


Yeah. Everyone's homeless by choice. If only they were more bootstrappy. They could pull themselves up.

i.imgur.com
2013-05-25 10:52:00 PM  
1 votes:

Harry_Seldon: I was sorta homeless once.

I grew up in West Philadelphia. Got in some trouble and my Mama kicked me out. If it wasn't for my Uncle Phil who took me in, and gave me a fresh chance. I don't know where I would be.


Were you wasting your days shooting BBall?
2013-05-25 10:34:13 PM  
1 votes:

StreetlightInTheGhetto: WhippingBoy: Wasn't everyone on Fark the valedictorian of their school?

My school had everybody who had above a 4.0 (extra points for AP blah blah) compete in an essay contest for the title of valedictorian proper.  I didn't give a sh-t, but my mom did, so I wrote an incredibly sarcastic and snarky essay I figured would lose.  Apparently I got to the final round because the teachers who were entertained by it kept rallying for me to get the win.

So nope.  No sweat off my back, I already had my college acceptances back anyway.


Boy are you edgy. Way to go poindexter.
2013-05-25 10:02:06 PM  
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: Wasn't everyone on Fark the valedictorian of their school?


My school had everybody who had above a 4.0 (extra points for AP blah blah) compete in an essay contest for the title of valedictorian proper.  I didn't give a sh-t, but my mom did, so I wrote an incredibly sarcastic and snarky essay I figured would lose.  Apparently I got to the final round because the teachers who were entertained by it kept rallying for me to get the win.

So nope.  No sweat off my back, I already had my college acceptances back anyway.
2013-05-25 10:00:36 PM  
1 votes:

BumpInTheNight: Good for her and may she be an inspiration to others.

/Meanwhile, its pretty sad when its newsworthy that someone of less economic means manages to out-do her more financially stable peers at the high school level
//America, as long as 'socialism' is a swear word; your culture will not evolve


I take offense. America has devolved quite markedly, thank you very much.


/scurries away in a snit
2013-05-25 09:43:09 PM  
1 votes:

hasty ambush: Well it looks like her and her sister will break free of the multi-generational dependency class created by the Federal Welfare system-good for them.


Not if they're smart.
2013-05-25 09:41:19 PM  
1 votes:
In before someone makes this thread about guns.
2013-05-25 09:29:37 PM  
1 votes:
Amazing feets.

www.theeway.com
2013-05-25 09:27:36 PM  
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: In other news, submitter continues the proud American tradition of treating homeless people as idiotic cretins who surprise people when they demonstrate that they are actually human beings.


Was probably also surprised when overweight, not considered attractive people can sing well.
 
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