| Soccer Board|| re: Crystal Palace v Watford...Who ya Got? - wm72 on 5/19/13 at 4:43 am|
Really know little about either club but hope Watford makes it up simply because I like Zola. ...
| Political Talk|| re: What to do about the uneducated public? - wm72 on 5/18/13 at 7:27 pm|
[quote]nearly 20% of the voters in the past election had post graduate degrees[/quote]
[quote]SavageOrangeJug[/quote][quote]You do realize about 11% of Americans hold post graduate degrees, not 18%? [/quote]
Hope the first question on this proposed voter's test isn't:
"Does the percentag...
| Political Talk|| re: Purposed College Bill - "A Game Changer" - wm72 on 5/18/13 at 5:47 pm|
That these For Profit schools get federal funding is more concerning to me than a year's worth of the "all new biggest political scandal of the century" stuff that dominates discussion. Even if this bill does nothing else, simply curbing some of those massive abuses would be welcome. ...
| Political Talk|| re: What to do about the uneducated public? - wm72 on 5/18/13 at 5:37 pm|
[quote]Also got 60% of the vote of those who didn't graduate HS[/quote]
However, my point was that Obama won the nearly 20% of voters with graduate level study by close to same margin as he won those paltry 3% without HS diplomas.
My area of expertise isn't math but you have to ...
| Political Talk|| re: What to do about the uneducated public? - wm72 on 5/18/13 at 4:56 pm|
You have posted factual statistics? Where? [/quote]
I don't know how many times I posted that [b]less that 3% of total voters didn't have a HS diploma and 40% of those voted Romney[/b]. So unless these "hood rats" that are deciding elections mostly all have HS diplomas then there's som...
| Political Talk|| re: What to do about the uneducated public? - wm72 on 5/18/13 at 4:23 pm|
[quote]Obviously you have no valid argument, so you have resorted to the ad hominem. Game, set, match. [/quote]
Yep, your perseverance in ignoring actual statistics and continual repetition of the same anecdotal, highly suspicious stereotypical talking points has scored you an overwhelming vict...
| Political Talk|| re: What to do about the uneducated public? - wm72 on 5/18/13 at 4:07 pm|
[quote]No, most conservatives work. In this day and age, holding a job in almost any field requires a certain level of literacy.
The majority of the "free stuff crowd" that are the support platform of the liberal base, do not these have these basic skills. [/quote]
To be quite frank, nothing...
| Political Talk|| re: What to do about the uneducated public? - wm72 on 5/18/13 at 3:53 pm|
[quote]You do realize holders of PhDs are a very small percentage of the population? [/quote]
Maybe you're missing main point of my posts in this thread.
My main point was simply that if you start to make restrictive rules for the amount of education someone has a prerequisite to vote then w...
| Political Talk|| re: What to do about the uneducated public? - wm72 on 5/18/13 at 3:25 pm|
[quote]I'll ask you again.
Do you really want to compare the educational level of the AVERAGE Obama voter, to that of the average conservative? You really think the ghetto rats are that smart?[/quote]
How exactly did you come up with your "average" Obama voter?
Can't see tha...
| Political Talk|| re: What to do about the uneducated public? - wm72 on 5/18/13 at 3:12 pm|
[quote]Let me guess. You're one of Obama's good little drones, aren't you? [/quote]
I've never voted for a Democrat or Republican in my life and I can't see that I ever would unless a lot changes. So much for your guessing.
I believe Obama won among voters with a post graduate degree by so...
| Political Talk|| re: What to do about the uneducated public? - wm72 on 5/18/13 at 2:57 pm|
[quote] They just aren't in academia. . . They are are actually making valuable contributions to society. [/quote]
This pretty much sums up your input for me. ...
| Political Talk|| re: What to do about the uneducated public? - wm72 on 5/18/13 at 2:43 pm|
Do you really want to play the "Who is smarter" game" [/quote]
I'm sure everyone on the far left would be pretty happy to play this whole absurd "smarter game."
If you're really thinking that only the most educated should make the decisions, then why stop at passing a little test? ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who are the sleeping giants in college football? - wm72 on 5/18/13 at 2:27 pm|
[quote]UCLA-great facilities and good at every other sport. They have every advantage USC has except on the field.[/quote]
Maybe not a sleeping "giant" but -- thinking of Southern California schools -- I've always thought that if San Diego State had invested more in football they would have a pre...
| Political Talk|| re: What to do about the uneducated public? - wm72 on 5/18/13 at 12:52 am|
[quote]Also, what percentage of Dem voters are college grads? They depend HEAVILY on uneducated people for votes.[/quote]
I thought I recalled reading that one demographic where Obama had the largest percentage of votes was among people with Masters or Doctorate degrees? ...
| Political Talk|| re: If 501c4's are the problem, should we just get rid of them? - wm72 on 5/18/13 at 12:33 am|
[quote]If 501c4's are the problem, should we just get rid of them?[/quote]
If you think large clandestine money contributions are a potential detriment to the democratic process, then I think you'd be all for making these tax exemptions more restrictive.
If more big money supports candidates ...
| Political Talk|| re: So Obama lied when he said he found out about the IRS targeting - wm72 on 5/17/13 at 7:10 pm|
[quote]No I'm asserting that the president is made aware of things being investigated by the IG that are of such obvious violation of what is proper that the president himself would describe them as "outrageous".
You are embarrassing yourself every time you strike finger to key.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: How many liberals even Care if the stuff is true? - wm72 on 5/17/13 at 6:52 pm|
[quote]It's government v. citizens. [/quote]
I wish some of my liberal friends understood this point. [/quote]
[quote]To me, this is the slight break between the two sides.
I think there is a larger subset(still a minority) on the conservative side who view even Republicans as basi...
| Political Talk|| re: Why It Is Important For Progressives To "Fix" The IRS Scandal Now - wm72 on 5/17/13 at 5:20 pm|
[quote]this country is burning while the middle class and the American dream slowly disappears because of the unholy matrimony of big business, the press, and the government. [/quote]
In the experience of my lifetime, from Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush through Obama this "unholy matrimony of bi...
| Political Talk|| re: So Obama lied when he said he found out about the IRS targeting - wm72 on 5/17/13 at 5:09 pm|
Just curious why when I read your quote it says:
[quote]WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department’s inspector general told senior Treasury officials in June 2012[b] he was investigating allegations that the Internal Revenue Service had targeted conservative groups,[/b] disclosing for the first time on...
| Music Board|| re: summer FUNK - wm72 on 5/16/13 at 10:10 pm|
Just picked up this LP the other day:
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6yxVdNc6ow)]AKIDO Psychedelic Baby [/link]
| Soccer Board|| re: List of European teams playing in the US this summer? - wm72 on 5/16/13 at 3:33 pm|
Belgium has so much talent but, at the same time, I've yet to see them play a single really great match as a team. They were pretty poor in Euro 2012 qualifying. They've been better in WC qualifying but mainly by finally getting consistent, if unspectacular, results against Scotland, Wales and Mac...
| Soccer Board|| re: Becks to retire - wm72 on 5/16/13 at 2:21 pm|
[quote]He could prob win the Italian league next season if he wanted[/quote]
If he sat on the bench at Juve. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Tea party is a tax-exempt "social welfare' group? - wm72 on 5/16/13 at 1:00 am|
[quote]On what basis would they not qualify?[/quote]
It would seem that any organizations who's overriding purpose is to influence or participate in elections shouldn't qualify (even if they do perform some minimal amount of services that can be argued as socially beneficial).
I'm sure ther...
| Soccer Board|| re: 2013 Summer Transfer Thread - wm72 on 5/14/13 at 1:24 pm|
Managerial carousel is pretty crazy right now. So much movement at the top that's bound to trickle down to the next tier of clubs when the dust settles.
AC Milan: Will Allegri stay? If he leaves who do they go after?
Juve: Conte stays? probably will but is really...
| Soccer Board|| re: Roberto Mancini officially out at City - wm72 on 5/14/13 at 12:56 pm|
[quote]If they got Pellegrini, then I hope they give him time. His teams are awesome to watch. Open, attacking, fluid sides that play entertaining football. Hell, last year's Man City team was a pretty entertaining side. [/quote]
Yeah, I'm not quite as critical of Mancini as some here. It almost...
| Soccer Board|| re: PSG parade gets a lil out of hand - wm72 on 5/13/13 at 9:47 pm|
[quote]So Paris has only one team while London seems to have a team in each part of town?[/quote]
London is pretty particular in the amount of clubs they have. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Any Democrats, Socialists, Communists, Authoritarians, Statists care to Comment - wm72 on 5/13/13 at 9:40 pm|
[quote]Any Democrats, Socialists, Communists, Authoritarians, Statists care to Comment[/quote]
Not sure many socialists or communists would be the least bit surprised by a corporate tool/crony capitalist misleading them about sketchy affairs in other countries. (Or, for that matter, using a gove...
| Music Board|| re: Best debut albums? - wm72 on 5/13/13 at 7:18 pm|
Some I've listened to in the past couple of days:
Big Star #1 Record
Milk n' Cookies S/T
Dwight Twilley Band "Sincerely"
The Scruffs "Wanna Meet The Scruffs"
Blue Ash "No More No Less"
The Quick "Mondo Deco"
| Soccer Board|| re: Roberto Mancini officially out at City - wm72 on 5/13/13 at 7:13 pm|
[quote]I also think they based this off of growth. As a fan, I want to see my team improve year after year. Not necessarily in accomplishments and trophies, but in team consistency and cohesiveness. I feel like it is pretty safe to say City took a step back in almost every area.
More than likely,...
| Music Board|| re: Kafka's Et cetera Et cetera Et cetera thread - wm72 on 5/13/13 at 3:41 pm|
The Hudson Brother's first 3 LPs "Hudson" "Totally Out of Control" and "Hollywood Situation" are some of the best Beatles-esque powerpop ever made... Maybe behind on only Badfinger, Big Star and later Twilley in terms of quantity and probably more consistently good in my opinion tha...