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    ding ding

    people taking loans to go to USC for 55k a year (undergrad) instead of going to UCLA or UC Irvine for 13k

    And USC is mere blocks away from Watts.

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    And USC is mere blocks away from Watts.
    Have you been to Yale or Johns Hopkins?

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    It's completely common for a man to call another man an Alpha. It happens all the time. In fact when you see a group of Alphas they will acknowledge that most of the people in the group are alpha mentality. Which means they all compete for first place. When you look at the starting lineup of the All-Star Game most of those people are alphas. A SEAL team is made up of Alphas So I have no idea what you're talking about about here and I don't think you do either.

    Plus the guy's the president of the United States, how much more Alpha do you want him to be?
    Quite the opposite of what Reck talks about with friends at his tranny clubs. It's very hard for him to understand.

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    spurstalk is the most affluent demographic in the US tbh
    don't make fun of ducks like that, tbh

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    The anti-semitism came later on after years of successful national socialism. The Nazis are responsible for a lot of Germanyís infrastructure thatís still very prevalent today (ie the autobahn highway system).
    WE are responsible for a lot of Germanyís infrastructure today because it was decimated, especially by the British that went for payback because of the bombing of London. If the Nazis had bombed NY like London, I wonder if any mercy would have occurred.

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    And USC is mere blocks away from Watts.
    University of Chicago.
    Check that out.

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    Have you been to Yale or Johns Hopkins?
    University of Chicago.
    Check that out.

    I know Yale is close to a shifty area. Also, Stanford is right by East Palo Alto.

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    There should be an online option to buy an e copy, the fact kids still have to spend a fortune on hard cover books is re ed.

    Student unions should also go back to have meal plans rather than privatized food courts.
    yeah... just at UNT in my 3 years there from August 2013 - May 2016 there was a rapid reformulation process towards more privatized food and less and less invested into the cafeterias.

    The first semester the food at 3 out of the 5 cafeterias available on campus was downright GOOD. The vegan hall (Maple) was never any good and the biggest one (Kerr) was always mediocre and overcrowded like a bad golden corral, but at least they were open until 2am and provided some interesting treats at times.

    The UNT student union (which actually looked like a union) closed and got largely demo'd in October, 2013. It had a small privatized food court with a Chick Fil A and a Taco Bell and a university-run food place which sold cheap but actually solid American food (chicken, burgers, friday fish) . That closed, and moved to a nearby temporary tent/portable to the north. That would be around for the next 2 years. The tent concept was an eyesore, but it was oddly practical, and the food quality was solid, plus that little UNT kitchen was good because you could get 2 large chicken tenders and fries, tots or halfsies (mix of both) for $1.99, a large pub burger and fries for $3.99, etc. paid with "Flex dollars" included in the student meal plan.

    Meanwhile from 2013-2015 the food quality at the cafeterias steadily went downward. At the beginning of 2014 the cafe hall that was central to the campus and largely considered the best up to that point (Bruce Hall) went through massive, expensive renovations and nearly doubled the size of the dining space, but the food quality greatly suffered. At some point the second best hall (the one by the football stadium) lost quality as well, and the third best hall (West) drastically shortened its hours and started closing at 2pm on Fridays. Even old Kerr Hall stopped doing late nights, and started closing at 9pm every night. Budget cuts galore, to finance the $17 billion new union.

    And guess what? When that new union fiiiiiiiiiinally opened in January 2016 (the lazy-ass workers got paid a trillion bucks to smoke and laugh and speak spanish most of the time) it was completely modern and boring. It was basically a shopping mall concept with a bunch of privatized, overpriced, bland food, a few student services, a bunch of wasteful open space and an auditorium or two. But it was "LEED Certified!!!!1!!11!one!" WOW!!!!! .....puh-lease. In addition to the Chick-Fil A, they gave up Taco Bell for an even worse chain in Taco Bueno, they scrapped the UNT American food kitchen, added a Krispy Krunchy chicken (expensive and greasy), Fuzzy's Tacos (expensive, crappy and bad customer service), Which Wich (boring) and some hippie bowl food place, I forgot the name.

    Such a disappointment. But guess what? I went into Ohio State University's union at the beginning of the fall semester in 2018, and guess what??? It looked almost EXACTLY the same as the New UNT Union (boring shopping mall style concept), except the decorations were red instead of green. I hate it. I feel like the entire college experience of the past has been compromised and ruined in the name of maximizing profits, cutting corners and promoting their crony-capitalist-liberal agenda. Sort of like Hillary.

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    yeah... just at UNT in my 3 years there from August 2013 - May 2016 there was a rapid reformulation process towards more privatized food and less and less invested into the cafeterias.

    The first semester the food at 3 out of the 5 cafeterias available on campus was downright GOOD. The vegan hall (Maple) was never any good and the biggest one (Kerr) was always mediocre and overcrowded like a bad golden corral, but at least they were open until 2am and provided some interesting treats at times.

    The UNT student union (which actually looked like a union) closed and got largely demo'd in October, 2013. It had a small privatized food court with a Chick Fil A and a Taco Bell and a university-run food place which sold cheap but actually solid American food (chicken, burgers, friday fish) . That closed, and moved to a nearby temporary tent/portable to the north. That would be around for the next 2 years. The tent concept was an eyesore, but it was oddly practical, and the food quality was solid, plus that little UNT kitchen was good because you could get 2 large chicken tenders and fries, tots or halfsies (mix of both) for $1.99, a large pub burger and fries for $3.99, etc. paid with "Flex dollars" included in the student meal plan.

    Meanwhile from 2013-2015 the food quality at the cafeterias steadily went downward. At the beginning of 2014 the cafe hall that was central to the campus and largely considered the best up to that point (Bruce Hall) went through massive, expensive renovations and nearly doubled the size of the dining space, but the food quality greatly suffered. At some point the second best hall (the one by the football stadium) lost quality as well, and the third best hall (West) drastically shortened its hours and started closing at 2pm on Fridays. Even old Kerr Hall stopped doing late nights, and started closing at 9pm every night. Budget cuts galore, to finance the $17 billion new union.

    And guess what? When that new union fiiiiiiiiiinally opened in January 2016 (the lazy-ass workers got paid a trillion bucks to smoke and laugh and speak spanish most of the time) it was completely modern and boring. It was basically a shopping mall concept with a bunch of privatized, overpriced, bland food, a few student services, a bunch of wasteful open space and an auditorium or two. But it was "LEED Certified!!!!1!!11!one!" WOW!!!!! .....puh-lease. In addition to the Chick-Fil A, they gave up Taco Bell for an even worse chain in Taco Bueno, they scrapped the UNT American food kitchen, added a Krispy Krunchy chicken (expensive and greasy), Fuzzy's Tacos (expensive, crappy and bad customer service), Which Wich (boring) and some hippie bowl food place, I forgot the name.

    Such a disappointment. But guess what? I went into Ohio State University's union at the beginning of the fall semester in 2018, and guess what??? It looked almost EXACTLY the same as the New UNT Union (boring shopping mall style concept), except the decorations were red instead of green. I hate it. I feel like the entire college experience of the past has been compromised and ruined in the name of maximizing profits, cutting corners and promoting their crony-capitalist-liberal agenda. Sort of like Hillary.
    Hey you at least had the cafeteria for a few years. By the time I got to Arizona (and I went to school before you did) it had already been turned into the full shopping mall w food court concept.

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    Hey you at least had the cafeteria for a few years. By the time I got to Arizona (and I went to school before you did) it had already been turned into the full shopping mall w food court concept.
    They didn't have any dorm hall cafeterias at all??? WTF

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    I don't see anything that seems like a traditional in-dorm hall cafeteria at the U of Arizona. There is however one all you can eat place called '85 North.

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    The idea of "the college experience" is

    College should be about education to prepare you for entering the workforce. People treat it like an extended sleepover.

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    They didn't have any dorm hall cafeterias at all??? WTF
    nope, it’s fully commercialized. The food selection sucked too.

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    The idea of "the college experience" is

    College should be about education to prepare you for entering the workforce. People treat it like an extended sleepover.
    Getting away from parents is huge based on what I have seen. Kids can’t enter the workforce if they can’t take care of themselves. ( fast food while living at home is not preferable)The helicopter parenting is a big problem. Maybe required military service is needed so kids can be taught something about taking responsibility for themselves.

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    The idea of "the college experience" is

    College should be about education to prepare you for entering the workforce. People treat it like an extended sleepover.
    Getting away from parents is huge based on what I have seen. Kids canít enter the workforce if they canít take care of themselves. ( fast food while living at home is not preferable)The helicopter parenting is a big problem. Maybe required military service is needed so kids can be taught something about taking responsibility for themselves.

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    The idea of "the college experience" is

    College should be about education to prepare you for entering the workforce. People treat it like an extended sleepover.
    Yes, absolutely, education should be defined and limited by the requirements of the job market.

    If your "college experience" isn't slavishly attuned to the needs of employers, you're obviously doing it wrong.

    :eyeroll

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    The idea of "the college experience" is

    College should be about education to prepare you for entering the workforce. People treat it like an extended sleepover.
    that's what it ended up pretty much being for me after the first year, the last 2 years were extremely boring and rudimentary. only got laid twice after the first year, and one of them was in the summertime with an internet date.

    I think there should be balance between fun and work/getting good grades and preparing for a great start to the career.

    All work and no fun = depression, loneliness, sadness and misery. Leads to quick burnout problem
    All fun and no work = impractical and leads to becoming a screw up, even if you do graduate, and a lot of times the uber-partyers don't even graduate


    There should be a balance. Otherwise you're not doing life right.

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    Why arenít more Americans working? Fed Chair Powell says blame education and drugs, not welfare.

    ĎIt isnít better or more comfortable to be poor and on public benefits now, itís actually worse than it was,í Powell told U.S. senators this week.




    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/02/15/powell-labor-force/?utm_campaign=wp_post_most&utm_medium=email&utm_so urce=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most

    So Repugs cutting public assistance, and refusing to help those who work at poverty wages, to force people to find work, ISN'T WORKING.

    Will Trash fire Powell, replace him with someone who promotes the oligarchy's inhumane bull ?

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    nope, it’s fully commercialized. The food selection sucked too.
    I noticed on the website there weren't any "unlimited" meal plans nor dorm hall cafeterias. A bunch of small commercial stuff.

    Meal plans being fully "optional" for all students is the first major red flag IMO. The best universities require a cafeteria meal plan (and a dorm room) for all freshmen, and require a meal plan for sop res and upperclassmen who choose to live on campus.

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    Getting away from parents is huge based on what I have seen. Kids canít enter the workforce if they canít take care of themselves. ( fast food while living at home is not preferable)The helicopter parenting is a big problem. Maybe required military service is needed so kids can be taught something about taking responsibility for themselves.
    Not for EVERYONE though. Just for screw ups, dropouts, those who get pregnant/father children way too young, etc.

    I never considered or wanted to be a part of the military. I'm a pacifist. I relocated from San Antonio to Denton in 2013 all by myself at age 19 and I think I turned out just fine. After the first semester I never had extreme homesickness. The only thing I ever miss about home these days is the cooking and hugs, but that doesn't keep me from working and making six figures and providing for myself.

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    Not for EVERYONE though. Just for screw ups, dropouts, those who get pregnant/father children way too young, etc.

    I never considered or wanted to be a part of the military. I'm a pacifist. I relocated from San Antonio to Denton in 2013 all by myself at age 19 and I think I turned out just fine. After the first semester I never had extreme homesickness. The only thing I ever miss about home these days is the cooking and hugs, but that doesn't keep me from working and making six figures and providing for myself.
    Okay you get the Peace Corps

    And a course self esteem and the need to justify oneís mythical social standing.

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    I noticed on the website there weren't any "unlimited" meal plans nor dorm hall cafeterias. A bunch of small commercial stuff.

    Meal plans being fully "optional" for all students is the first major red flag IMO. The best universities require a cafeteria meal plan (and a dorm room) for all freshmen, and require a meal plan for sop res and upperclassmen who choose to live on campus.
    One of the things about UofA is that it was basically a feeder school for rich SoCal kids who couldn’t get into UCLA or USC, and they all had parents who could pay basically whatever the school wanted to charge. Arizona’s governor also cut university funding by literally 40% when I was in school, tuition literally doubled from when I was a freshman to when I was a senior

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    Okay you get the Peace Corps

    And a course self esteem and the need to justify one’s mythical social standing.
    I don't have a passport. I prefer making money though actually.

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    One of the things about UofA is that it was basically a feeder school for rich SoCal kids who couldn’t get into UCLA or USC, and they all had parents who could pay basically whatever the school wanted to charge. Arizona’s governor also cut university funding by literally 40% when I was in school, tuition literally doubled from when I was a freshman to when I was a senior
    Yikes.

    I thought money could buy their way into schools?

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