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#14 - I don't like wikileaks myself, and I don't find it inherently …  [+] (3 replies) 10/18/2016 on The blinded left. +5
#45 - anon (10/19/2016) [-]
When the "Classified documents" show how they're rigging elections and committing crime and basically think you're an easily controlled worthless meatsack, they DESERVE to be released.

And the people who are a part of it deserve to be burned on a cross.
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#61 - solinvictus (10/19/2016) [-]
On that point we agree. However, on another instance where classified info was released about the US spying on other countries, how does that help anyone? Everyone knows its going on, and people would be foolish to think everyone else isn't spying on us. All it ends up doing is causing unnecessary friction. I just think they should be a bit more selective in terms of releasing info that can lead to international incidents. But like I said, they hate everyone.
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#24 - weeirdaboo (10/18/2016) [-]
they are just leaking the stuff that people sent them, giving them the opertunity to bring stuff up with out risking their head
#25 - Over 60% of the population in this country doesn't need or wan…  [+] (8 replies) 10/18/2016 on Free Education +5
#197 - anon (10/19/2016) [-]
That number is completely inaccurate and I have no idea where you pulled it from, unless it's counting elderly people.
Are you serious bro? Due to the cost of college I can't go and get my degree and won't make more money later in life, so your logic is flawed. Poor people want to go to college too, so how is it fair or just that I can't go to college?
How does more people having degrees "cheapen" the value of a diploma?? You make it sound like if college was free, they'd just hand out diplomas to everyone, you would still have to work/study extremely hard and earn the degree, the only difference is that you wouldn't then have to spend the rest of your life paying off student loans etc.
Even if it wasn't made free, it should cost far less than what it is. I don't know how you think a 17-18 year old just out of high school should be expected to "pay for their own shit" and go to college without it being an issue.
I understand your argument that it's not a collective responsibility, but it's retarded to think that everyone can pay for shit on their own when you take younger people into consideration.
I'm applying this year for a college in Australia because the entire cost of going there, flight and living expenses plus tuition, is literally 1/3rd of the tuition alone I would pay going to a college in the US for the same degree, not to even mention the fact that our schooling systems suck ass and I'd get my degree in a total of 1.5 years as compared to 3-4 years because the courses focus solely on what profession you're going into and they don't make you pay for 905309 science, math, and english classes on the side.
In my opinion, there's next to nothing good about colleges in the US compared to the way a lot of other countries have them set up, including the prices.
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#238 - solinvictus (10/19/2016) [-]
As I said in further comments in this section, tuition in this country does need to come down, but making college "free" is not going to make that happen. It will simply push the cost off onto tax payers who may or may not want to even attend college. And if they don't attend college, why should they be required to pay for others who want to. Going to college and paying the amount of money required for it is a risk that you alone have decided to take. The world doesn't owe you anything other than what you have earned.

As for your plan, if that's a cheaper option and it works out well for you, fantastic and good luck.
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#209 - doughboyfreshcak (10/19/2016) [-]
what you really just described is a tech college.
#129 - anon (10/18/2016) [-]
I mean, you can say that, but you're also basically saying you don't want to fund future engineers, scientists, doctors, statisticians, mathematicians... etc. Not every degree is women's studies. A lot of them will directly or indirectly benefit society.

A better suggestion? Find a way to stop letting college prices skyrocket. 60 year olds now, in their day, could pay for college and rent and food and entertainment out of pocket from getting part time jobs. That just doesnt happen anymore, with a part time job not even paying for some people's rent.

It is a problem, and it needs an actual solution. That doesn't have to be completely making it free. But it does have to be more sane than what exists today.
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#138 - solinvictus (10/18/2016) [-]
I agree wholeheartedly that prices need to come down! But that is not going to happen if we subsidize college. In fact, prices will most likely go up even more. Why? Let me put it this way, when the government took control of student loans, they basically made an environment where no matter what, schools are going to get the money they ask for in tuition and other fees. No longer is there any competition as far as prices go, now its all about who has the best shit at their school. My school, for instance, upped their tuition after they built a new fitness center, complete with a lazy river. A lazy river which, literally, no one uses. Yet we're paying more money for it. You think that will get any better once the government subsidizes college and these people know that, without fail, they are going to get whatever price they say they need for tuition?

On your first point, yes I do believe we need STEM field graduates, but I do not believe that we need to fund them out of the taxpayer's pocket. They should fund themselves and pay off their loans with their higher salaries when they get a job. There isn't a collective responsibility to makes sure we get STEM graduates through college, its the responsibility of the individuals to pay their own way.
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#61 - admiralen (10/18/2016) [-]
So how do we know 60% of the population doesnt want the education, or is it maybe that they dont want to pay half their lives earnings on it?
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#69 - solinvictus (10/18/2016) [-]
For some that's probably the case, but not everyone on the earth is yearning to get into higher education. Some people just want to get into a trade or skilled labor and make their money that way. Other people aren't very bright and are not interested in school. Out of 315 million people, there is a lot of variety in terms of people's experiences and the way they want to live their lives, and going to college isn't necessarily going to help them achieve what they want in life. Which leads again to my point, why should those people pay for someone else to go to college?
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#31 - steampoweredbot (10/18/2016) [-]
Those that go to college and earn more money also end up paying more of the taxes and whatnot. It's not a simple case of those not going to college paying for those who do, it's more of a case where everyone ends up helping everyone else.
The degrees really wouldn't be cheapened, either- it's not as if getting into colleges is simply about money- the good colleges have a lot of different requirements to get in, largely related to being more academically inclined than the rest of the population.
The places where it is a simple case of paying to get your degree and not many other difficulties already aren't considered as giving very strong diplomas anyways.

As for education not being a right- the UN, which America is a big part of, disagrees there.
#92 - Right/left in Europe is very different from right/left in Amer…  [+] (2 replies) 10/17/2016 on Hillary's Martyr +4
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#157 - chalibard (10/18/2016) [-]
Fascism is a governing system about nationalism and authoritarianism, and like liberalism it doesn't limit itself to a side it can be left with Staline and right with Hitler (nazis really were pro-corporation, ask Volkswagen and Bayer or the unionists sent in the camps)

But beware of the european "socialists", as Charles de Gaulle said:

" I don't like the communists because they are communist, I don't like the socialists because they are not socialist, and I don't like my own people because they like money too much. "

#107 - anon (10/17/2016) [-]
Even more facts to keep this buzz going. I'm so high

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