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    Quote Originally Posted by Steckersaurus View Post
    So. Is this incompetence on the part of the Republicans? Or deliberate malice, making higher education only available to the independently wealthy?
    As G.K. Chesterton said: “He may be mad, but there's method in his madness. There nearly always is method in madness. It's what drives men mad, being methodical.”

    edit: Or Shakespeare: "Though this be madness, yet there is method in't."

    This provision made sense to someone. Just need to find out who, and why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordstern View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Steckersaurus View Post
    So. Is this incompetence on the part of the Republicans? Or deliberate malice, making higher education only available to the independently wealthy?
    As G.K. Chesterton said: “He may be mad, but there's method in his madness. There nearly always is method in madness. It's what drives men mad, being methodical.”

    edit: Or Shakespeare: "Though this be madness, yet there is method in't."

    This provision made sense to someone. Just need to find out who, and why.
    Educated people are largely liberal. No education, no liberalism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAfroMan View Post
    Educated people are largely liberal. No education, no liberalism.
    What sort of education level are we speaking about here?

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    Educated people are largely liberal. No education, no liberalism.
    What sort of education level are we speaking about here?
    The ones that never left school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAfroMan View Post
    Educated people are largely liberal. No education, no liberalism.
    This is mostly due to socialist indoctrination by the leftist members of the academia.


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    Educated people are largely liberal. No education, no liberalism.
    This is mostly due to socialist indoctrination by the leftist members of the academia.

    Specifically the iron in hemoglobin
    Actually an '06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazoR View Post
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    Educated people are largely liberal. No education, no liberalism.
    What sort of education level are we speaking about here?
    The kind that gets you a “good paying job”...

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichkknaar View Post
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    Educated people are largely liberal. No education, no liberalism.
    What sort of education level are we speaking about here?
    The kind that gets you a “good paying job”...
    He's from Russia. Those two things don't correlate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAfroMan View Post
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    Educated people are largely liberal. No education, no liberalism.
    This is mostly due to socialist indoctrination by the leftist members of the academia.

    Specifically the iron in hemoglobin
    Nyet. The correct answer is e)
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    Quote Originally Posted by erichkknaar View Post
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    Educated people are largely liberal. No education, no liberalism.
    What sort of education level are we speaking about here?
    The kind that gets you a “good paying job”...
    From my experience it is precisely the opposite. I have been the lefty in the workplace/room for basically my entire life except college but most of those people shifted hard to the right once it was their money that would be effected. Considering what most of you cunts think of my point of view I think you mean "ok paying job". The only well paid leftists I know or have met worked in the entertainment industry or are educators...... Or Unitarians who were the first group who I saw use safe spaces and twirling your hands in the air instead of clapping to prevent emotionally scarring someone in an adult setting. It was also the first social gathering I felt ashamed of attending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenta View Post
    twirling your hands in the air instead of clapping to prevent emotionally scarring someone
    wat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Rumata View Post
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    twirling your hands in the air instead of clapping to prevent emotionally scarring someone
    wat
    Somewhere in the leftist database of stupid ideas of bullshit is that clapping (making loud noises) can trigger someone.

    edit: So therefore clapping should be dissuaded and frowned upon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenta View Post
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    Educated people are largely liberal. No education, no liberalism.
    What sort of education level are we speaking about here?
    The kind that gets you a “good paying job”...
    From my experience it is precisely the opposite. I have been the lefty in the workplace/room for basically my entire life except college but most of those people shifted hard to the right once it was their money that would be effected. Considering what most of you cunts think of my point of view I think you mean "ok paying job". The only well paid leftists I know or have met worked in the entertainment industry or are educators...... Or Unitarians who were the first group who I saw use safe spaces and twirling your hands in the air instead of clapping to prevent emotionally scarring someone in an adult setting. It was also the first social gathering I felt ashamed of attending.
    Sounds to me like you just know some right cunts tbfh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenta View Post
    Somewhere in the leftist database of stupid ideas of bullshit is that clapping (making loud noises) can trigger someone.


    Is it OK if I clap at the following news?

    17 (!) sealed indictments in DC US District Court just last week.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-y7...SXg_IvveR/view (.pdf link)

    Looks like Mueller has been busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenta View Post
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    twirling your hands in the air instead of clapping to prevent emotionally scarring someone
    wat
    Somewhere in the leftist database of stupid ideas of bullshit is that clapping (making loud noises) can trigger someone.

    edit: So therefore clapping should be dissuaded and frowned upon.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...ggers-anxiety/
    What about people who don't have hands or have limited movement in their arms? Not as inclusive as they claim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steckersaurus View Post
    So. Is this incompetence on the part of the Republicans? Or deliberate malice, making higher education only available to the independently wealthy?
    it's obviously intentional, when building neo-feudalism restricting access to education is a good way to quiet dissent, especially when coupled with professionalising politics to such an extend that you cannot really function in the political system without a degree.

    if you where "virtuous" (read "rich") enough to afford tuition then clearly you belong in the upper crust, if you are not, well then you best get back to the fields peasant.

    that it's also going to be used to raise tuition fees by requiring professional tutors instead of letting universities exploit PHD students is just a added benefit, both in terms of profit extraction via student debt and for the bottom-line of universities.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenta View Post
    From my experience it is precisely the opposite. I have been the lefty in the workplace/room for basically my entire life except college but most of those people shifted hard to the right once it was their money that would be effected. Considering what most of you cunts think of my point of view I think you mean "ok paying job". The only well paid leftists I know or have met worked in the entertainment industry or are educators...... Or Unitarians who were the first group who I saw use safe spaces and twirling your hands in the air instead of clapping to prevent emotionally scarring someone in an adult setting. It was also the first social gathering I felt ashamed of attending.
    this is a anecdote i have often heard, but never seen. much like the "twirling your hands" and other such bullshit, the closest i have seen to the whole "hand twirling" is people pointing out gendered and homophobic slurs aren't cool.

    if anything, leftists here are moving further left with the "left wing" parties making up more than 15% of parliament and set to grow that another 3-5% next election cycle with highly paid and educated group voting patterns lagging 2-4% behind the popular average, an interesting outlier is engineers voting more for the greens than the average by a almost 40% margin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liare View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Steckersaurus View Post
    So. Is this incompetence on the part of the Republicans? Or deliberate malice, making higher education only available to the independently wealthy?
    it's obviously intentional, when building neo-feudalism restricting access to education is a good way to quiet dissent, especially when coupled with professionalising politics to such an extend that you cannot really function in the political system without a degree.

    if you where "virtuous" (read "rich") enough to afford tuition then clearly you belong in the upper crust, if you are not, well then you best get back to the fields peasant.

    that it's also going to be used to raise tuition fees by requiring professional tutors instead of letting universities exploit PHD students is just a added benefit, both in terms of profit extraction via student debt and for the bottom-line of universities.
    It's probably also intended to pave way for church and religious schools that don't offer formal degrees and whose teaching is basically bible-based while teaching relevant skills (just not critical thinking). They probably would have few classes only, but would consist mostly of apprenticeships in partner corporations. As the general approach seems to be moving towards proficiency-based diplomas, these skills could then be turned into a degree by a separate university or college. The removal of tax deductions from students/faculty members of proper universities and colleges would make these schools far more enticing than traditional schools. To me, it just seems like an effective strategy to both gut the liberal base and drive more people into the 'reeducation camps'.

    But then again, the above is pretty far out in the land of conspiracy theories, I'm sure even Miep would be proud. More likely explanation would probably be that someone just went "fuck the liberal academia, let's cut their benefits".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lana Torrin View Post
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    Saw the hand twirling at a meeting of Occupy Denver in a park whenever that stuff was going on. People are insane.
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