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(Fox News)   Montana college art student flunks a math class, sues the school for negligence, her diploma, being told an art degree could get her a job in Montana   ( divider line
    More: Unlikely, trigonometry, Asperger syndrome, Rocky Mountain College, anxiety disorders, diplomas, negligence  
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3932 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Nov 2013 at 9:47 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-11-14 09:15:35 AM  
11 votes:
She'll do fine. She'll whine her way into her degree, then she'll whine and brownnose her way into a job doing social work or something, and then she'll work her up the ladder, whining and taking advantage of every single thing she can exploit, and then, because of her hardships and her "handicap", she'll treat everyone in her life like crap, because she's had it so haaarrrrdddddd.

Meanwhile, the guy who just gets up and goes to work every day with no thanks and no special exemptions---he's been laid off. he has to go down and have an "interview" with the nice lady at social services about why he doesn't try harder to get a good job, so that he can get his unemployment. And you know who he has to report to? That's right.........
2013-11-14 08:55:40 AM  
4 votes:

Pocket Ninja: Valdez's disabilities include...dyscalculia, which is a mathematics learning disability,

Jesus farking christ.

This is how ridiculous this story is.  It broke Pocket Ninja.
2013-11-14 10:56:51 AM  
3 votes:
Eleventeeen percent of the US population have dyscalculia while the other half do not.
2013-11-14 10:03:19 AM  
3 votes:
2013-11-14 09:31:24 AM  
3 votes:

Luminiferous Aether: learn 2 cheat dummie

Can't.  She's got dysneakia.
2013-11-14 10:10:01 AM  
2 votes:
From TFA:  "Valdez's disabilities include Asperger's syndrome, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyscalculia, which is a mathematics learning disability, "

You know what we used to call people like that when I was in school?  Stupid.
2013-11-14 10:00:46 AM  
2 votes:

Fuggin Bizzy: themightyboof: If dyscalculia is going to be a thing. Then I want a new word for alcoholism.

Ha! I love this. I'll throw out "dyssoberia." Blegh. Sounds too much like "diarrhea." Anyone else want to try?

Diarrhea is now dyspoopia
2013-11-14 09:58:56 AM  
2 votes:

DarwiOdrade: DarwiOdrade: Sadly, the math requirements for an art degree do not accurately represent the importance of math to the visual arts. Perspective, anamorphic art (e.g., those cool sidewalk drawings that look 3D from the right angle), geometry in general. Escher and Dali are to of the most famous modern artists whose work was deeply mathematical. Hannah "Montana" Valdez can go suck eggs.

gah! "two" not "to"

You must have dyswordia.
2013-11-14 09:55:45 AM  
2 votes:
If dyscalculia is going to be a thing. Then I want a new word for alcoholism.
2013-11-14 10:31:25 AM  
1 vote:
In college, I was fine at math.

Which partly explains why I suffered from dyspoonia.
2013-11-14 10:09:47 AM  
1 vote:
OKay,  You're retarded.

Well I don't give a fark and the whole public bullshiat game of "oh we should be sensitive to the handicapped" can go to hell.  Oh, you want to be a fireman?  You're in a wheelchair!  What?  Discriminatory?  Equal opportunity?  Dude fark off, we need someone who can drag people out of buildings.  You can do that?  Well do you know who can do it better?  Someone with legs!

If you can't meet the requirements for a degree, you can't have a degree.  I don't care if you have some sort of mental disorder; you don't have the abilities that a degree says you have (even if the impression they give is usually wrong anyway), and the only thing giving retarded people degrees would do is teach us to not hire anyone with a mental disorder because their credentials are probably effectively falsified.
2013-11-14 10:04:42 AM  
1 vote:
"Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best, he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear his shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house." - "Uncle Bob" Heinlein

/ except for the missus, who doesn't quite have the "not make messes in the house" part down right.
2013-11-14 08:56:52 AM  
1 vote:
We can only hope that America's pharmaceutical companies have embarked on the long, difficult journey involved in creating a pill that can cure dyscalculia, dysdysia, dyspenisia, dysinterestia, dysphobiaitis, dysfunctionablia, dysbullshshiatissostupidia, and all the other dyses that so many have had to endure with silent suffering for so many years. Perhaps they could combine it into a cure for restless leg syndrome and end two great scourges at once.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-11-14 08:52:11 AM  
1 vote:
I have dysdysia, an aversion to claims that making up a name with a "dys" prefix means I need to care about the condition.
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