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Forum: Diavlog comments 04-11-2011, 10:48 PM
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Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

Oh ok let's just force those high achieving brown-skinned people into second-class universities so we can put less deserving people into the better schools in the name of social engineering.
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-11-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

Ah but then why is there a much higher standard for non-black, non-Hispanic minorities (speaking in terms of SAT score; I'm guessing GPA is similar)? Schools attempt to social engineer their...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-09-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 164
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Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

So in other word, if I understand you correctly, you do support changing the policies that lead to discrimination against better performing minority groups. That means that you are to at least some...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-09-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 164
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Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

I don't see how there is a failure in that series of observations. Government funding of education is not, in and of itself, always entirely wrong. But discriminating against better performing...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-09-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

That's referencing affirmative action programs and whole notion of of socially engineering university demographics. There are many scholarships that are given on the basis of ethnicity (to whites,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-08-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

Better luck next time.



You apparently have no problem with it. So tell me, should we be discriminating against Indian Americans, or should we let the best students in regardless of their...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-08-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

I elaborated on my point sufficient that if you have any level of reading comprehension then you understood what I was saying. Therefore you either lack the ability to comprehend written arguments or...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-08-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

It may appear to be real but it's been inflated due to government intervention. People would otherwise muse about going to college but the costs (in non government-subsidized loans) would keep many...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-08-2011, 04:39 PM
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Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

It does matter who is loaning them money because much as with the housing market, the government creates artificial demand through practices that the market would not naturally have. And the problems...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-08-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

You can trace the skyrocketing costs of higher education to the increasing involvement of the government in the process--as the government started to play an increasing roll in funding students,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-08-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

The way to ease human suffering is to embrace the free market, not to destroy their dignity and throw them into generational dependency and psychological slavery.

Out of curiosity, do you put me...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-08-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

Both because they consume more and because they're more likely to be the ones creating jobs that are relevant to our national economy. The mom and pop stores are great, don't get me wrong, but nobody...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-08-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 164
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Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

Because those are the people that create jobs. The goal is to spur a viable economy; it's unfortunate that many on the left insist on keeping things in moralistic terms.
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 164
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Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

Right, because there aren't such things as loans.
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2011, 10:29 PM
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Posted By operative
Re: Evil Empire

Koch brothers trike again!
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2011, 10:24 PM
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Posted By operative
Re: Evil Empire

The NBA isn't so much a marketplace as it is 30 components of one overall organization, whose vested interest is in promoting roughly even competition among its members to generate the most income.
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

Admittedly $5K is likely a little too optimistic. My real point was to take whatever amount you would like, and account for the ROI. The notion that you're getting a mere x amount really isn't...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

I guess so.



The time value of money is hardly an obscure academic concept.




I don't know if it will mean more people will go to college. As I've said, I don't think it's a good idea...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

While it depends on how many children they have, I really don't think it's terribly difficult for people of a certain income (obviously not everyone) to invest $5K a year in a high yielding security....
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2011, 09:02 PM
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Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

*Who's

Say that a family whose household net income is $80K gets to keep $5000 more a year. They're not going to put the money in a mattress. They're going to invest it. Calculate the ROI and...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

Take less than that. Say $5K. Now calculate a 5% return on $5000 invested for 18 years. Do it for $5K a year. Suddenly you have a good bit of money.
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

I'd say that those are fair points, and that the college tax credit is probably the least offensive one. I would also note, however, that if we had a lower tax rate, it stands to reason that more...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By operative
Re: Evil Empire

I doubt that the move would make any difference for me, as I think that baseball is about as fun as watching grass grow, but if profit-sharing and a hard cap were instituted, I might detest it at...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

My undergrad days aren't all that far behind me, so believe me, I appreciate the costs of an undergrad education--I covered my own way through grants and loans.

Here's the thing though: without...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By operative
Re: Character evidence

crazy! dangerous! fear! maybe he wasn't born in america, either.

The Dems are quite good at histrionics, thank you very much. See the idiotic response to Bush's partial privatization plan,...
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