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(The Intellectualist)   Not to alarm anyone, but Trump's top pick for the Supreme Court seems to be in a cult   (mavenroundtable.io) divider line
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2020-09-22 6:25:07 PM  
dwrash:

What college would give degrees to these idiots? Checks notes...Wharton? To all of them? Huh.

We at least Eric went to a different college. Checks notes...Georgetown, wonder why daddy didn't buy Eric a degree from Wharton?


What college would give sell degrees to these idiots? Fixed it for you.
 
BBH
2020-09-22 9:03:26 PM  

vygramul: I want him to nominate Alex Jones or Ivanka or Julian Assange. I want to see someone incredibly bad nominated just to see what the GOP will tolerate. Because if it's anything, we should be informed of such.


Wouldn't that be "Judge" Jeanine Pirro?
 
2020-09-22 9:24:16 PM  

AngryDragon: scalpod: But, but - she's a woman.

You know who else was a woman?

That's right, Eva Braun.

Republicans in 2016:  "I would vote for a woman, just not that woman"

Lefties in 2020: " I want a woman on the Supreme Court, just not that woman"

Good.  So can we agree that identity politics is a bullshiat excuse to support someone for public service now?


Sure, as soon as we can agree that your calling shenanigans on identity politics is a bullshiat excuse to keep stacking the court with conservatives and kooks when nobody's paying attention, because that's fair and good and just, as it should be.

Republicans in 2016, "It's too close to an election to even consider a nominee. You can use my own words against me in future."

Republicans in 2020, "Please go on forgetting everything I've ever said, even when I explicitly told you to remember it and bring it up again because I didn't mean it, yet I'm the one with 'principles' and 'personal integrity'.

"Both sides are bad, so vote Republican."

"Government can do no right, so vote for me and I'll prove it."

"Political correctness is the Zyklon B of the left!"
 
2020-09-22 9:44:23 PM  

dsmith42: markie_farkie: "We don't try to control people," said Mr. Lent, who is also a professor of electrical engineering and physics at Notre Dame.

He might be book smart, but he gave up sanity permanently for...his last name.

The Salem Hypothesis is the observation of an apparent correlation between the engineering trade and creationist beliefs (possibly due to crank magnetism, this can also include climate-change denial and other crackpot beliefs).
The hypothesis suggests that people who claim science expertise, whilst advocating creationism, tend to be formally trained as engineers[1] (with the possible exception of chemical engineers).


Fits.  The Trumper I cut out of my life was an engineer by trade.

Rational about most everything except politics.

/Jewish guy voting for fascists?  what could possibly go wrong?
 
2020-09-22 9:53:35 PM  

exqqqme: exqqqme: vygramul: I want him to nominate Alex Jones or Ivanka or Julian Assange. I want to see someone incredibly bad nominated just to see what the GOP will tolerate. Because if it's anything, we should be informed of such.

Farkers...I keep telling ya, it's going to be Pirro

/Drink!


Judge Sotomayor:  JUDGE PIRRO!  Drinking on the job?  This is NOT a nightclub!

Judge Pirro:  What?  I thought the red light meant last call.
 
2020-09-22 11:18:13 PM  
Of course she is in the republican death cult, reads article, oh real bat shiat crazy Branch Dildonian shiat cult. Do you suppose she is the Dragon or the whore?
 
2020-09-23 2:07:42 AM  

darkone: Of course she is in the republican death cult, reads article, oh real bat shiat crazy Branch Dildonian shiat cult. Do you suppose she is the Dragon or the whore?


The Catholic Church is the Whore of Babylon (don't ask me, I don't make up this shiat) so I guess that would make her the whore.
 
2020-09-23 4:55:15 AM  
Hack piece
 
2020-09-23 8:35:02 AM  

Mugato: dwrash: A: A bachelor's degree is not required to be an airline pilot.

I suppose you could get to be a pilot to transfer some "goods" to some "clients" but look at legitimate job listings. There aren't a whole lot of above minimum wage jobs that don't require a degree,


Well, usually either a degree or equivalent professional experience.
 
2020-09-23 8:36:23 AM  

Mugato: I do the first and last parts of that and don't make six figures so good for you. I guarantee you couldn't get that kind of a gig without a degree today. Or without a relative with connections.


Not necessarily. A lot of hi-tech places will substitute experience and certifications for the degree requirement. Though, getting a degree in something is certainly going to make it easier.
 
2020-09-23 9:30:19 AM  

stan unusual: You can't sit for the bar exam in the vast majority of states without a JD from an ABA accredited law school.  The same is true for other professional exams.  Just because you have a degree from the Trump University Medical School isn't going to get you admitted for board exams etc.  Accreditation of academic programs is just as important.  Whether you omitted that because it doesn't suit your anti-intellectual narrative or you were ignorant of the role it plays is immaterial.


The problem is that college is boring and discriminatory to those with ADHD and those that are auto-didactic.  college should not require people to dumb themselves down in order to graduate.

Back in the day, I could cruise through all the curriculum for a course in about 3-4 weeks being self paced.. I could pass all the exams along with mid-terms and finals.  The rest of the semester was just boring fill a seat and listen to the professor drone on.  I seriously hated school and the thought of having to submit myself to learning at the pace of the slowest student in class to be counterproductive to producing quality graduates.

I aced my Professional Land Surveyors exam back in the early 80's with no college degree or training.  I bought the text books myself while working as an apprentice land surveyor and taught myself.  Same with all my computer programming courses.  I took Fortran 77 at the local community college and after the first assignment, the teacher wrote 'see me after class' on the graded paper.  He told me that he had nothing left to teach me and that attending class was optional for the rest of the semester and he would give me an A.   I error trapped the code, validated the input and computed the problem two different ways and compared them in the code.  Same thing happened with Assembler and C.

If you know the material they should give you your A and let you move on to bigger and better things instead of stifling learning and turning people against the regimented and out of date methods that are used in K-12 and College.
 
2020-09-23 9:36:39 AM  

dwrash: stan unusual: You can't sit for the bar exam in the vast majority of states without a JD from an ABA accredited law school.  The same is true for other professional exams.  Just because you have a degree from the Trump University Medical School isn't going to get you admitted for board exams etc.  Accreditation of academic programs is just as important.  Whether you omitted that because it doesn't suit your anti-intellectual narrative or you were ignorant of the role it plays is immaterial.

The problem is that college is boring and discriminatory to those with ADHD and those that are auto-didactic.  college should not require people to dumb themselves down in order to graduate.

Back in the day, I could cruise through all the curriculum for a course in about 3-4 weeks being self paced.. I could pass all the exams along with mid-terms and finals.  The rest of the semester was just boring fill a seat and listen to the professor drone on.  I seriously hated school and the thought of having to submit myself to learning at the pace of the slowest student in class to be counterproductive to producing quality graduates.

I aced my Professional Land Surveyors exam back in the early 80's with no college degree or training.  I bought the text books myself while working as an apprentice land surveyor and taught myself.  Same with all my computer programming courses.  I took Fortran 77 at the local community college and after the first assignment, the teacher wrote 'see me after class' on the graded paper.  He told me that he had nothing left to teach me and that attending class was optional for the rest of the semester and he would give me an A.   I error trapped the code, validated the input and computed the problem two different ways and compared them in the code.  Same thing happened with Assembler and C.

If you know the material they should give you your A and let you move on to bigger and better things instead of stifling learning and turning people against the regiment ...


Been doing continuing ed online, and I gotta say, there are methods of getting a degree now that are far more ADHD-friendly than the traditional models.

In fact, the traditional model for higher ed really should be shelved for most programs as it's...just not the most useful method anymore.
 
2020-09-23 11:09:05 AM  

Kit Fister: In fact, the traditional model for higher ed really should be shelved for most programs as it's...just not the most useful method anymore.


Completely this. 
It has not been the most useful for a decade plus, and frankly, that is why online and face to face classes have been hybridizing since 2003. 
We started in 1996, but there was some sort of mental shift after the market implosion in 2001 that resulted in professors and researchers changing their views in 2003.  By 2008 we knew that the hybrids were superior... which is why academia is getting around to doing it in 2020.

X-) And it still took a pandemic to get the ball rolling.  *sigh*
 
2020-09-23 11:30:24 AM  

RecoveringLibertarian: Once you open your eyes, you might change like I did.


Username checks out.
 
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