This might be funny if............

"Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.”
 

Pete McCluskey.

Lifetime Supporter
I reckon if you asked similar questions in an Australian Uni you would get a similar result.
Lives dominated by the media and T.V. Stars.
Scary that they can vote, what do you think the solution is?
 

Ian Anderson

Lifetime Supporter
1$ = 1vote

Based on personal tax paid the last fiscal year.

Only get a say if you pay for it!


That should stir the pot a bit :laugh:

Ian
 

Keith

Moderator
Too many damned "psychologists" .....:thumbsdown:

Based on "your"system Ian, I don't get to vote. Maybe a good thing...:idea:
 

Larry L.

Lifetime Supporter
1$ = 1vote

Based on personal tax paid the last fiscal year.

Only get a say if you pay for it!


That should stir the pot a bit :laugh:

Ian
Actually, Ian, that makes darned good sense as far as voting on any measure that creates/increases property taxes is concerned anyway. IOW, only people who actually OWN the specific type of property being taxed should be able to vote on whether to increase taxes on it or not (home owners/homes...factory owners/factories, etc.). And, in the case of one's residence, the tax on THAT should be based on its original purchase price adjusted for inflation...NOT on what the gov't, or any CURRENT HOUSING MARKET BUBBLE, claims it's worth. Further, taxes on one's residence should never exceed "X" percentage of one's income. That way, seniors on fixed incomes theoretically couldn't be taxed out of their place.

Think about that for a minute...

After all, people will always vote to tax 'the OTHER guy'.

(BTW: I'm suggesting the above only partially 'tongue-in-cheek'...except for the seniors/income thing. 'DEAD SERIOUS about that. Also the "value-based-on-OPP/inflation" thing.)
 
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That is just soooooo sad on so many levels. Makes you wonder what the hell they are studying and that it does not take awareness to get into college, just high test scores.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
 

marc

Lifetime Supporter
Higher education doesn't work, most of them are elitist. or converted to socialism by the colleges that contribute the masses from smart students to dumb elitists. Did you believe your teachers?
 

Keith

Moderator
A note of caution regarding this "survey". If one wanted to prove that the education system in a particular college/state was broken, this is how you would achieve it. It works because we are ready to believe the apparent "conclusions".

Watching it again, there is no attempt to reveal the methodology or the segment size. For all we know, she may have interviewed 1,000 students and only these six or so got it all wrong.

Power of the media in it's most embryonic form..
 
Col. Mustard,

We are not ready to believe that this is a representative sampling, we are better experienced than that. "We"(I) are saddened "they" were able to find any persons in an institution of higher learning with those responses.

Period.

Of course this little vid could have been made up to generate a certain response, but lying is a whole different can of worms.
 
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