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re: College Enrollment Rates of Recent High School Grads, Dropping Since 2009 - GumboPot
[quote]You still haven't explained why this is. Why is the loan forgiveness program putting pressure on college tuition? [/quote] From the WSJ link: [quote]"Loan forgiveness creates incentives for students to borrow too much to attend college, potentially contributing to rising college prices ...


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re: College Enrollment Rates of Recent High School Grads, Dropping Since 2009 - GumboPot
[quote]You can add farmers to that list. There is a massive shortage of young people willing to farm or take over farms...farmers on average make way above the median income in the nation yet few young people want to farm. Which blows my mind considering the technology today makes it a pretty easy j...


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re: College Enrollment Rates of Recent High School Grads, Dropping Since 2009 - GumboPot
[quote]I'm not sure that logic makes sense at all. How does the increase is student loans put more of a demand on college tuition, thus making tuition rates increase? [/quote] Students take out more student loans in anticipation that those loans will be forgiven. More student loans = higher tuiti...


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re: College Enrollment Rates of Recent High School Grads, Dropping Since 2009 - GumboPot
[quote]How is Obama's debt forgiveness program making tuition rates increase and enrollment decrease? [/quote] Encourages existing students to take on more student loan debt which puts more demand on college tuition, which increase tuition prices which discourages new high school graduates to ent...


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re: College Enrollment Rates of Recent High School Grads, Dropping Since 2009 - GumboPot
[quote]Hopefully, more folks are going into trades. [/quote] Agree. We need them. Welders. Pipe fitters. Carpenters. Plumbers. Electricians. These are good jobs right now. ...


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College Enrollment Rates of Recent High School Grads, Dropping Since 2009 - GumboPot
[img]http://s2.epi.org/files/2013//October-enrollment.png[/img] [quote]The figure shows college enrollment of recent high school graduates (specifically, it’s the college enrollment rate in October 2013 of people age 16-24 who graduated from high school earlier the same year). The data are vol...


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re: #myNYPD (AKA how not to run a twitter campaign) - GumboPot
:lol: :lol:...


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re: Obama will burn more than 35,000 gallons of fuel on Earth Day, emitting 375 TONS - GumboPot
Good thing CO2 is NOT a pollutant. ...


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re: SCOTUS on Aereo services - GumboPot
So Aereo is simply a cloud based DVR? If so, what's the copyright infringement? ...


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re: NPR: Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote - GumboPot
[quote]Pandering implies insincerity, and Paul is not insincere. This what pandering looks like.[/quote] Yeah, I corrected myself in my previous post....


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re: NPR: Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote - GumboPot
[quote]That's the problem right there. Blatant pandering is blatant pandering. It's not sincere and voters know that. The GOP needs to actually and legitimately care about the issues that are meaningful to the whole country. [/quote] Well I used the wrong word then. I didn't mean pandering in ...


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re: No State Benefits More than a GOP Senate Takeover than Alabama - GumboPot
Sessions & Shelby >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Shummer & Reid...


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re: NPR: Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote - GumboPot
[quote]Rand is set to speak at U. of Chicago, with questioning by Axlerod to follow. [/quote] :speechless: I've got to see this. ...


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re: NPR: Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote - GumboPot
[quote]Romney spoke at an NAACP convention to a large audience during his campaign. He did a pretty good job IMO. They can do more, but it's not like it's completely off the radar. [/quote] GOP candidates speak to AA audiences when they have too. This lack of frequency needs to stop. GOP candid...


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re: NPR: Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote - GumboPot
[quote]Mr. Paul was in New Hampshire last weekend, speaking to conservative activists at the Freedom Summit, emphasizing the need for Republicans to do a better job of reaching out to Hispanics and African-Americans. [/quote] That right. Whether it's being a father, your job, being a husband/w...


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re: 45 Shot over Easter weekend in gun free Chicago - GumboPot
Service man gets injured in Afghanistan over Easter weekend...national news. 45 shot in Chicago over Easter weekend...meh. ...


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re: Supreme Court & the affirmitive action vote - GumboPot
[quote]Surprisingly, no one from the left is arguing for it...yet. [/quote] The ruling is being distilled through DU and the Daily Kos. The usual left wing suspects should be here soon enough with their talking points....


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re: Supreme Court & the affirmitive action vote - GumboPot
[quote]This ruling may be the silver bullet that saves Rand Paul on CRA '64. If I'm him, I'm critizing this ruling b/c it outlaws affirmative action even for PRIVATE schools.[/quote] This is interesting. I suppose Rand can now thread the needle between the free market libertarians and an AA supp...


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re: What Is Better/Worse Since Obama Took Office? - GumboPot
Worse: National debt. Regulations. Federal government restraint. Taxes. Foreign policy. Fewer rich people which means more poor people. Better: OBL dead. Pot smoking....


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re: Ladies and gentlemen are you ready for it. - GumboPot
Here's the current drought map: [img]http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/data/pngs/20140415/20140415_usdm_home.png[/img] Is it really abnormally dry in Acadiana? I always take these drought maps with a grain of salt because they are used to attach federal aid to certain regions. For example...


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re: Ladies and gentlemen are you ready for it. - GumboPot
[quote]Ready for what? [/quote] I interpreted it as food inflation. More specifically vegetable and fruit inflation because of the drought in CA. I don't believe it will happen though. We'll just import what CA can't produce. ...


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re: Ladies and gentlemen are you ready for it. - GumboPot
[quote]effects of drought[/quote] :rolleyes: Yeah. Let's blame inflation on that. "We can get NOAA to publish a bunch of drought maps to make it look legit." That's the ticket....


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re: Supreme Court & the affirmitive action vote - GumboPot
[quote] "the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race."[/quote] :lol: :bow:...


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re: BLM vs. Nevada Rancher - GumboPot
[quote]Does he not recognize the authority of the law? [/quote] That's were the dispute is. The federal government recognizes their interpretation and Bundy recognizes his. I'd like to understand the history before I pick a side. Like: How did the federal government get to own the pr...


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re: BLM vs. Nevada Rancher - GumboPot
[quote]Think of the BLM as a land management company. The feds have a bunch of land that they acquired one way or another (purchase or war) and have created an entity to manage those lands. From the feds perspective, they have a tenant who is in arrears. Generally the management company would pu...


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re: Aereo: How can anyone argue this is anything other than theft? - GumboPot
[quote]But the nightclub pays royalties for playing the song in their nightclub! [quote]Are you sure about that? [/quote][/quote] My family had a family owned restaurant in the 90's and we paid monthly royalty fees to play Nat King Cole and Michael Bolton type music during business hours. I fo...


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re: Aereo: How can anyone argue this is anything other than theft? - GumboPot
Yeah. It's stealing. ...


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re: BLM vs. Nevada Rancher - GumboPot
[quote]1. the feds ARE "pushing back" with a bit too much force for a person who owes taxes [/quote] There are no taxes involved. This is the BLM, not the IRS. The BLM is claiming fees for grazing rights. Where does the BLM get that authority? (Just asking the question)...


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re: "Wall Street has gone insane." - GumboPot
[quote]Who the hell posts market orders. Like I don't even know why that's an option. [/quote] People that want to bail quickly and assuredly on a stock. ...


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re: Switzerland banned this commercial: Bankster Greed - GumboPot
[quote]My body is ready. [/quote] Now that's funny in this context. ...


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