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  1. stevie b

    December 3rd, 2012

    heh… Saying No to College

    [...]
    Livefyre, run by a college dropout, where the chief technology officer at the time and a lead engineer were also dropouts. None were sheepish about their lack of a diploma. Rather, they were proud of their real-life lessons on the job.

    “Education isn’t a four-year program,” Mr. Goering said. “It’s a mind-set.”

    The idea that a college diploma is an all-but-mandatory ticket to a successful career is showing fissures. Feeling squeezed by a sagging job market and mounting student debt, a groundswell of university-age heretics are pledging allegiance to new groups like UnCollege, dedicated to “hacking” higher education. Inspired by billionaire role models, and empowered by online college courses, they consider themselves a D.I.Y. vanguard, committed to changing the perception of dropping out from a personal failure to a sensible option, at least for a certain breed of risk-embracing maverick.
    [...]

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/fashion/saying-no-to-college.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&ref=general&src=me&pagewanted=all&adxnnlx=1354518045-xRXQ2UZN5Lfb5D9ONk9qsQ

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  2. Xavier

    December 3rd, 2012

    “This is no country for young black men”

    I agree. Let’s do something about it.

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  3. MaryfromMarin

    December 3rd, 2012

    If Sandra Fluke gets Time’s “Person of the Year” cover, the next thing she’ll be nominated for is the Nobel Piece Prize.

    I can’t believe I said that.

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  4. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 3rd, 2012

    @ Xavier- Took the words right out of my mouth keyboard.

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  5. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 3rd, 2012

    Well, Bill Whittle said it. “If Barak Obama can become president of the USA, anybody, and I mean anybody can.”

    More interesting on that page is the article about the possible discovery of Genghis Khan’s tomb.

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  6. Xavier

    December 3rd, 2012

    Perhaps Ahnold will be playing Moe in a remake of Hoi Polloi.

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  7. MaryfromMarin

    December 3rd, 2012

    @Xavier–

    Ahnold has worse problems than that haircut. What’s with the multiple wounds on his neck? Did he forget HIS wooden stake the last time he went out at night?

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  8. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 3rd, 2012

    * Grooming the Wookie *

    But others think the first lady — who spent the past four years seeking to better the lives of military families…

    Wow! The press will lie about anything. What would have made their lives better would have been to actually allow their votes against Barry to be counted so they could be rid of him.

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  9. MN Patriot

    December 3rd, 2012

    That sock puppet story seems analogous to the way votes are cast for dems.

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  10. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    December 3rd, 2012

    Regarding grooming Michelle: Although 2016 is a long way away, I was wondering who the Democrats would groom as a successor to Barack Obama. In particular, I was wondering what black person the Democrats would groom to run for President inasmuch as that is an automatic voting block that cannot be ignored by the DNC.

    I doubt Biden can be taken seriously in light of his gaffes over the past four years, as well as the fact that he has tried for the Democratic nomination on two prior occasions and been rebuffed by his own party. Hillary seems intent on going out to pasture, and most of the articulate, well spoken and intelligent black men with decent recognition seem to be, well, Republican.

    Barack Obama has been given a pass by the MSM and much of the electorate due to his skin color, and it stands to reason that the Democrats will be seeking another candidate in 2016 with the same qualification – being black enough to make Chris Matthews happy. At this point, Michelle Obama may be the only high profile Democrat qualified to fit the basic shallow qualifications required by the DNC.

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  11. Xavier

    December 3rd, 2012

    I’m not sure if this is considered to be good manners, but a new blog officially launched today and it looks like it might be interesting. Now the touchy part: it appears to be a spinoff of Hot Air. There’s a rather cryptic sentence in the launch announcement that seems to suggest some dispute with HA but it’s a bit murky. Maybe BFH can fill us in on the real poop.

    http://www.libertyunyielding.com/

    I sincerely hope I didn’t unintentionally commit a breach of etiquette; if I did feel free to delete this comment and please accept my apologies.

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  12. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 3rd, 2012

    I just found out that you can’t write the following:

    c h i n e s e f i r e d r i l l

    without spaces. Your comment will be sent to the black hole.

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  13. Aidan

    December 3rd, 2012

    Arnold looks like a defrocked monk.

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  14. jclady

    December 3rd, 2012

    Disqus is crap.

    I acknowledge that I have been banned on certain sites with my jclady account, but why am I totally banned from commenting with Disqus?

    WTH?????

    Posted on Zilla a few weeks ago and now I’m banned?

    Had to go with another moniker to respond on the Zilla post.

    Don’t know if it will show or not.

    I’m not happy. :(

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  15. Zilla

    December 3rd, 2012

    @jclady:
    I got your comment, sorry DISQUS is sucking for you, I added “jclady” to the whitelist which should let you post with your usual name. I just did it, so if you can, please try to leave a comment as “jclady” and let me know if you still have trouble.

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  16. Zilla

    December 3rd, 2012

    Thank you for the linky, iOTW, and thank you to all you great friends who came over to read my rant! I love you guys, I totally do.

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  17. [...] post is linked at iOwnTheWorld. Thank you, [...]

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  18. Dan Ryan Galt

    December 3rd, 2012

    Grooming Mooshell like a donkey in a porno movie is more like it.

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  19. Geoff C. The Saltine

    December 3rd, 2012

    If the DNC is grooming moose to be the next president, I want to be the person who is in charge of the stable, and the wardrobe. I know how to dress a lawn jockey that you all would be proud of.
    http://rebeletter.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/landmime_b.jpg

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  20. Moe tom

    December 3rd, 2012

    Keep that asshole Bob Costas on Sticky Stuff for the rest of the NFL season. Comment every day on the asswipe. Can’t wait for the NRA to get on his ass.

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  21. 123321123321

    December 3rd, 2012

    Arnie for Slingblade II!!

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