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Old 01-26-22, 02:08 PM
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Yeah. A lot of top engineering positions go to those with a Master's, and many people with engineering degrees who do go on to grad school usually go with an MBA instead of an MS.
Now, there is an overinflated degree for its value ...
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Because they hold people who are smarter, more cultured or more well-rounded in contempt. Probably some nonsense about "man's work" too.
Unless those people with liberal arts degrees are on their side, of course, like Greg Gutfeld (BA in English, from UC Berkeley no less), Tucker Carlson (BA in History), Brian Kilmeade (BA in Communications), Bill O'Reilly (BA in History), and so on.
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Unless those people with liberal arts degrees are on their side, of course, like Greg Gutfeld (BA in English, from UC Berkeley no less), Tucker Carlson (BA in History), Brian Kilmeade (BA in Communications), Bill O'Reilly (BA in History), and so on.
Literally all of those people are pretending to be how they are because it makes them money. All of the Fox people are fully vaccinated but they put people on the air who say the vaccines are worthless. It's all an act. Hell, Tucker Carlson appeared in an episode of 30 Rock. He knows what he's doing.
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Originally Posted by Draven View Post
Literally all of those people are pretending to be how they are because it makes them money. All of the Fox people are fully vaccinated but they put people on the air who say the vaccines are worthless. It's all an act. Hell, Tucker Carlson appeared in an episode of 30 Rock. He knows what he's doing.
If we are still talking about college degrees, I think the fact that Tucker's parents were worth 9 figures is probably a good reason we shouldn't be paying his student loans.
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Careful, that line of thinking could lead to "The rich should pay what they owe."
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Originally Posted by jfoobar View Post
Unless those people with liberal arts degrees are on their side, of course, like Greg Gutfeld (BA in English, from UC Berkeley no less), Tucker Carlson (BA in History), Brian Kilmeade (BA in Communications), Bill O'Reilly (BA in History), and so on.
Come on, these people all have PhDs in BS. It doesn't take an MA in C.O.S. (Captain Obvious Studies) to see that.
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The same party that complaints about cancel culture is the same one banning books that makes them feel uncomfortable. Or maybe is that they identify too much with the Nazis


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The same party that complaints about cancel culture is the same one banning books that makes them feel uncomfortable. Or maybe is that they identify too much with the Nazis
Neil Gaiman said something similar.

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That's not an accurate portrayal of the Holocaust. The mice aren't wearing masks.
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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
Neil Gaiman said something similar.

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If you read the minutes of the council meeting the issue was nudity and language, they even discussed censoring the bad words and the nudity but felt it would go against the copyright. This is for middle school kids and iirc Anne Frank is still required in TN schools.
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This is for middle school kids
Sure, but Maus has been around for decades, it's been available to middle schoolers (both as part of some curriculums as well as Scholastic Book Club and the like) for ages, and FWIW, Scholastic expressly recommends it for 6-8th graders. The nudity isn't lurid or sexual; it's a tiny image of a woman in a bathtub having taken her own life. The "language" was literally just the use of the word "damn", and the minutes describe some bizarre alternate universe where a 12 year old has never encountered the word "damn" and sounds it out phonetically in the school cafeteria or whatever to the abject horror of everyone around them. Worse is said in, oh, E.T. and A Christmas Story.

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I dunno' ... might have been funnier to just half-ass peel off the gun stickers and write "Got it!" on the window.
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Well, he did invite them to break in to the vehicle and steal whatever weapons he had stashed in there.
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Sure, but Maus has been around for decades, it's been available to middle schoolers (both as part of some curriculums as well as Scholastic Book Club and the like) for ages, and FWIW, Scholastic expressly recommends it for 6-8th graders. The nudity isn't lurid or sexual; it's a tiny image of a woman in a bathtub having taken her own life. The "language" was literally just the use of the word "damn", and the minutes describe some bizarre alternate universe where a 12 year old has never encountered the word "damn" and sounds it out phonetically in the school cafeteria or whatever to the abject horror of everyone around them. Worse is said in, oh, E.T. and A Christmas Story.
Yeah, this banning is silly and sad to see, Maus is an absolute classic of a book (I've re-read it many times) and I think it's valuable for kids to read.
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Yeah, this banning is silly and sad to see, Maus is an absolute classic of a book (I've re-read it many times) and I think it's valuable for kids to read.
Is the book actually banned? Has it been removed from their library? Are students punished if they bring it into school? Are they not allowed to write book reports on the book? My understanding is that it was replaced as a part of the curriculum studies.
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Sure, but Maus has been around for decades, it's been available to middle schoolers (both as part of some curriculums as well as Scholastic Book Club and the like) for ages, and FWIW, Scholastic expressly recommends it for 6-8th graders. The nudity isn't lurid or sexual; it's a tiny image of a woman in a bathtub having taken her own life. The "language" was literally just the use of the word "damn", and the minutes describe some bizarre alternate universe where a 12 year old has never encountered the word "damn" and sounds it out phonetically in the school cafeteria or whatever to the abject horror of everyone around them. Worse is said in, oh, E.T. and A Christmas Story.

https://twitter.com/HolocaustMuseum/...239211011?s=20
Have you been to McMinn county, scratch that, have you been to TN? 😂😂
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scratch that, have you been to TN? 😂😂
I took a trip to Eastern Tennessee just a few months ago, actually! I'm a lifelong Southerner, and I've lived a few hours from McMinn County for about a quarter-century now.

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