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Author Topic: American Election Megathread - It's Over  (Read 365110 times)

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Re: American Election Megathread
« Reply #3600 on: May 23, 2012, 05:46:03 pm »

Adorable, right? I know it's probably just to get good PR in the face of all his negative ad campaigning, but this is still ridiculously humble and a sign we still have a human as a president. Also, first instance I've seen of Obama saying 'dude.'

I think that's something of an overstatement.
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Re: American Election Megathread
« Reply #3601 on: May 23, 2012, 05:49:58 pm »

I think that's something of an overstatement.

Eh, think what you will, I don't really care. It's a good sign when your president doesn't think he's above such things.
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Re: American Election Megathread
« Reply #3602 on: May 24, 2012, 09:41:53 am »

So apparently Mitt Romney looks like someone.  Someone very... evil.
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Re: American Election Megathread
« Reply #3603 on: May 24, 2012, 12:34:25 pm »

He's just keeping up with the Cardassians.
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« Reply #3604 on: May 24, 2012, 12:37:42 pm »

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Re: American Election Megathread
« Reply #3605 on: May 24, 2012, 12:48:57 pm »

So Romney released his education plan.  Most interesting part is where families in public schools can apply to get money for supplemental education.  This money comes out of their public schools budget.  The public school has no say in it of course.  Rather reminds me of the republican plans to make medicare "wither on the vine" back in the 90s.  The plan then was to let healthy seniors spend all of medicare's money on the private market thus leaving medicare unable to cover it's obligations to those with high costs in the given year.
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Re: American Election Megathread
« Reply #3606 on: May 24, 2012, 09:00:11 pm »

He's just keeping up with the Cardassians.

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« Reply #3607 on: May 25, 2012, 06:45:29 am »

So Romney released his education plan.  Most interesting part is where families in public schools can apply to get money for supplemental education.  This money comes out of their public schools budget.  The public school has no say in it of course.
Don't forget the claims that class size has no effect on educational outcomes.
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« Reply #3608 on: May 25, 2012, 09:05:50 am »

So Romney released his education plan.  Most interesting part is where families in public schools can apply to get money for supplemental education.  This money comes out of their public schools budget.  The public school has no say in it of course.
Don't forget the claims that class size has no effect on educational outcomes.
Sweet mother of Zeus, no one let this man make any decisions whatsoever regarding education, because a line like that demonstrates irrevocably that he has no goddamn idea about the subject. At freaking all. Though it'd be nice to have the full context of the statement. I don't think it's even remotely possible to spin it in a positive light, but the chance should be had, I guess.

The news post that blog linked to had something pretty rage inducing about poor families and marriage, but I guess that line's fairly standard from the conservative side nowadays. My hands, they strangle the air involuntarily, seeking a throat to constrict.
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Re: American Election Megathread
« Reply #3609 on: May 25, 2012, 09:23:41 am »

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Sweet mother of Zeus, no one let this man make any decisions whatsoever regarding education, because a line like that demonstrates irrevocably that he has no goddamn idea about the subject.

Oh he knows exactly what he's doing. He's just applying his past experience in manipulating troubled assets into liquidation to the education system. If he makes the system hemorrhage money, eventually there'd be no option left except to sell it off, and by it I mean the DoE, to private education.
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Re: American Election Megathread
« Reply #3610 on: May 25, 2012, 09:27:55 am »

China will also fail to become an unstoppable industrial powerhouse when the first waves of really old people start relying on Chinese state healthcare

With that in mind, China's economic planners are well aware of history and trying to discourage the kind of profligate spending that helped damage Japan's economy

...Aaaand suddenly China's heavy grants to the "traditional medicine" business makes total sense. They can't get old if their "treatments" fail to keep them alive first, right?
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Re: American Election Megathread
« Reply #3611 on: May 25, 2012, 11:28:10 am »

Imagine if we did the same thing to education we did to the prison system? Private public schools, funded by the government. Of course, there are differences. Instead of having to hold people, we'd have to keep people in school and make them educated. Which in practice just means that tests will become little more than an elaborate roll call.

I imagine such a system would work if funding for schools was based off of the ultimate income of the graduates. Imagine if after you left school, some small percentage of your income went directly back to the schools you studied in. If you schools made you a skilled doctor and you made a lot of money, well that's great, and you'll make plenty of money, and some of it would ultimately move the system forward.

Oh wait, that's just taxes.
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« Reply #3612 on: May 25, 2012, 12:00:23 pm »

Do not worry citizens, we shall still have the technical expertise to do everything in America.  We may just have an influx of edumacated people from Mainland Asia to help us out in the future.
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Re: American Election Megathread
« Reply #3613 on: May 25, 2012, 12:03:46 pm »

China will also fail to become an unstoppable industrial powerhouse when the first waves of really old people start relying on Chinese state healthcare

With that in mind, China's economic planners are well aware of history and trying to discourage the kind of profligate spending that helped damage Japan's economy

...Aaaand suddenly China's heavy grants to the "traditional medicine" business makes total sense. They can't get old if their "treatments" fail to keep them alive first, right?
That won't work either. An unhealthy workforce doesn't work very well. China's massive environmental damage is going to catch up with them soon, and if they aren't ready to transition to a more sustainable industry it'll bring economic collapse.
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Re: American Election Megathread
« Reply #3614 on: May 25, 2012, 05:13:55 pm »

That won't work either. An unhealthy workforce doesn't work very well. China's massive environmental damage is going to catch up with them soon, and if they aren't ready to transition to a more sustainable industry it'll bring economic collapse.

Western countries used to have environmental problems as bad as China does now before we cleaned up our act.  It didn't lead to economic collapse, just a lot of human suffering and the loss of some natural resources.
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