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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

Muhammad Cipher ·
There are no words to express how stupid this is.
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

sunnubian ·
Actually, you are correct; this in only information that anyone will know anyway upon applying to college and/or for grants and student loans. It seems to me like everyone is evading the real problem and that is all the fly-by-night "colleges" that crop to to drain every dime from any student unlucky enough to enroll and even legitimate colleges that charge unnecessarily enormous tuition and fees all based on what they know ahead of time is what the average student will receive in Pell Grant...
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Re: Obama To Announce New Initiative To Boost Black Educational Outcomes

Yemaya ·
I'm just a little skeptical because it is an election year.
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Re: Obama To Announce New Initiative To Boost Black Educational Outcomes

Muhammad Cipher ·
This is after his administration cut the amount of federal aid from college students from 9 years to 6 total. Where aid has been for many one of the primary reasons why Black people struggle in HBCU's This is an election year announcment nothing more. Sadly he has a history of announcing programs and initatives that never materialize which can't be blamed on conservitives blocking him.
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

Muhammad Cipher ·
Many people are doing (see massive increases in Jr. College enrollment) but it doesn't begin to get at the real issue which is that Education (all levels) is NOT a "consumer good". Reading the article you could replace the word college with dishwasher without missing a beat. Politicians don't want to address the central issue, but it doesn't mean we cant either. Education (upto and including college) is a "right" and not a consumer good to be treated like a commodity on the market or subject...
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Actually, you are correct; this in only information that anyone will know anyway upon applying to college and/or for grants and student loans. Actually, this appears to be information similar to what they are now putting on credit card statements. And would, in fact, be helpful, if people actually paid attention to such info and considered it wisely. Most people don't realize - or think about - when they take out loans or receive credit that, while your credit...
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

Muhammad Cipher ·
"..............If they don't have to." And therein lies the problem. They do. I couldn't embed the 1st clip that explains how student loan debt is now beyond that of credit card debts in the US. http://www.rdwolff.com/content...r-wolff-student-debt And how are some female students dealing with this?
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: "..............If they don't have to." And therein lies the problem. They do. That's not necessarily true. Most students are offered a combination of Pell Grant funds + LOANS to cover the cost of their tuition each year. One of the biggest mistakes that pretty much ALL students make is that they accept the FULL amount of LOAN money offered to them ... and use the excess funds for things other than school-related items. (I just watched a House hearing on...
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

Muhammad Cipher ·
The short segment was a snapshot of the monthly update which goes into more detail. The point I was making is that the problem isn't with who's doing what with the student loans. Its the fact that loans are necessassary in the first place. This is a direct result of education being treated as a "consumer good". Principal rates, compound intrest, borrowing and lending are NOT at all necessary to education (or the university system). They are a fucntion of the "market based" model of...
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Re: Obama To Announce New Initiative To Boost Black Educational Outcomes

Xumbrarchist ·
How about an Android App for that? It runs on my Nexus 7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTH0dI-Nzho The free version is good enough for basic electricity. Xum
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Re: Obama To Announce New Initiative To Boost Black Educational Outcomes

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: I'm just a little skeptical because it is an election year. I'm a little skeptical because there are not specifics.
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Re: Obama To Announce New Initiative To Boost Black Educational Outcomes

Xumbrarchist ·
When has there ever been and "Educational Initiative" that suggested a National Recommended Reading List? 100 books for kindergarten, 200 books for 1st graders, 300 books for 2nd graders, ... By 12 grade that would still be less than 10,000 books. I am not talking about kids reading all of them I am saying they should have a excellent selection to choose from and not have to wade through garbage. How many kids want to learn but are not getting worthwhile suggestions from adults? Xum
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Re: Obama To Announce New Initiative To Boost Black Educational Outcomes

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Originally Posted by Yemaya: I'm just a little skeptical because it is an election year. I'm a little skeptical because there are not specifics. ================================= Yep, me too, Sunnubian!! This is the only article I've been able to find that somewhat gives a few more details. And while it sounds to me like just another "commission" that will (again) study/review/deliberate/talk about the problems of the (non)education of our children .... if...
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Re: Obama To Announce New Initiative To Boost Black Educational Outcomes

sunnubian ·
Yeah, it sounds like just more talk about studying a commission to put together a group to discuss a meeting on hosting a talk where people will put together a panel to discuss the probability of discussing . . .
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Re: Obama To Announce New Initiative To Boost Black Educational Outcomes

EbonyRose ·
And then there will be a dialogue ......
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Re: Obama To Announce New Initiative To Boost Black Educational Outcomes

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Yeah, it sounds like just more talk about studying a commission to put together a group to discuss a meeting on hosting a talk where people will put together a panel to discuss the probability of discussing . . . I can give you several websites where they are already discussing this, but are mostly doing nothing. . .
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Re: Obama To Announce New Initiative To Boost Black Educational Outcomes

Xumbrarchist ·
What are "Educational Outcomes"? If we force kids to study books full of worthless information then test them on the worthless information and they do well on the tests, isn't that an EDUCATIONAL OUTCOME? What good is it? So why don't we have our own National Recommended Reading List and say to hell with whatever garbage the palefaces throw together? They have to explain why they claim double-entry accounting was invented in Italy 700 years ago and yet as far as I know, no European country...
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Re: Obama To Announce New Initiative To Boost Black Educational Outcomes

Norland ·
This is all well and good. I don't care how smart you are; how many degrees you obtain; how well you enunciate your words; how sharp you dress; how much money you earn. You're still going to end up working for some CAUCASIAN, and throughout your entire working life, you won't get through one, single day, without wanting to chock a couple. Guaranteed!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Obama To Announce New Initiative To Boost Black Educational Outcomes

Norland ·
Slorry, choke. You know what I mean. Chock; choke, you'll want to do it.
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Re: Obama To Announce New Initiative To Boost Black Educational Outcomes

Xumbrarchist ·
So why haven't we created a Reading List? Why don't we have a table for when children should become familiar with certain ideas? At what age should they know the structure of the atom. When should they know what photosynthesis is? etc. Do we need palefaces to tell us what education is? These cheap computers give us the ability to totally short circuit the paleface controlled educational system. We may just have to pay to get credentials not knowledge. Xum
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Re: Obama: ‘I’m not the president of black America’

EbonyRose ·
Unfortunately, the truth tends to piss some people off!!
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Re: Obama To Announce New Initiative To Boost Black Educational Outcomes

Xumbrarchist ·
Modern Higher Education http://www.smbc-comics.com/ind...b=comics&id=2729 Xum
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
I can ONLY speak for myself....I am MORE optimistic now [that we have BLACK president] than I EVER been since the death of my child-had lost all hope and confident not only in the judical system....but! Also in society as well. But! Despite the current wave we are challenged with today....I'sa feel soooooooooo good about the future. But! That's just me. Hal. La. Lu yer!
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Noah The African ·
Yeah....sometime Hope and Dope have similar affect. Withdrawl is a b'th though.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

EbonyRose ·
Well, I think it was a very well written article!! I would agree with everything it said!!! I also don't think there's anything wrong with being optimistic and having a positive outlook .... considering the alternative is to be pessimistic, negative and without hope. Considering where we've had to come from due to forced enslavement, Black people have pretty much ALWAYS had to be hopeful for a better day!! And thank God ... 'cause that's probably about the only way we've been able to achieve...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Noah The African ·
Well....there is some kind of psychosis happening in the black community. Its akin to the psychosomatic reaction from a placebo, otherwise known as the "Placebo effect". President O bomb a produces the placebo effect upon our people. It's evidenced by another study, earlier this year, which indicated that blacks believed they were doing better now than 5 years ago, depite all the data that shows a marked decline in our standard of living.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
Noah! Why are YOU such a deliverer of negativity? Why are you MR DOOM? I would be very interested in knowing what kind of bed time stories you READ to your kids. Cuz man...I haven't heard you EVER say anything REMOTELY close to positive. Please....just tell me it isn't true. You are not the bearer of bad news. Please don't. Is there ANY thing you feel good about? Really. This is not a rhetorical question. I'm serious. I do know you have a sense of humor...but! What else is there about you...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Yemaya ·
Who was that article written for??? And I was never questioned... I suppose that its because I'm not in the right group of blacks.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

roarin1 ·
Bulls*it. The amerikkkan media anymore is at best disingenuous and in reality, just flat out lyin'. And since when does the Grio align itself with NBC News and the WSJ? They say that statistics (in this case 'polls',) are like a drunkard leaning against a light pole, partially for illumination, partially for support. That drunk above needs some serious support....better still....rehab. Capitalist! Anything for a dollar! Oooohh just..... bulls*it !!
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Noah The African ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: I don't consider myself "Negative". If one is looking at the world through rose tinted glasses and they describe what they see......I simply point out the view without the tint. The speaker of truth makes few friends. Truth is often more painful, as well as stranger, than fiction. Hence, to bring truth is often to bring pain or discomfort. Pain and discomfort are, in turn, seen as negatives.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

sunnubian ·
Actually, African Americans have always been pretty optimistic considering the circumstances that many of us live under and the totality of our history in America. We always believe that things will get better or at least that there is a possibility of things getting better. We definitely know that many thing are better than they were. If African Americans were not optimistic, or at least more optimistic than pessimistic, we would let the gross racism in this country stop us, yet we do not,...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
Noah the Africa:I don't consider myself "Negative". If one is looking at the world through rose tinted glasses and they describe what they see......I simply point out the view without the tint. The speaker of truth makes few friends. Truth is often more painful, as well as stranger, than fiction. Hence, to bring truth is often to bring pain or discomfort. Pain and discomfort are, in turn, seen as negatives. Yeah you are. The world consist of negative AND positive. That's how life is...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
@ Sista Sunnubian. You are sooooooooooooo right! I am always fasinated with how you think. Brilliant. Absolutely. And the key to our existence is because we ALWAYS looked at life positively and optimistically....even as SLAVES! Yet a link dropped off during the aftermath of the civil rights movement. I think we DON'T love each other like we used to or maybe had to. I think we learned to be self-centered like massa....and the difference is we can't AFFORD to do that. Massa has always been a...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Noah The African ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: Don't integrate your PERSONAL pain into a discussion about politics. When the standard of living for African Americans is goiing backwards, and not forwards....the TRUTH is negative....regardless of how optimistic you are.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
I do what the HELL I want. Got that. Fun ended.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
Lemme say this again. I do what the HELL I want. Got that? Fun ended.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Noah The African ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: Lemme say this again. I do what the HELL I want. Got that? Fun ended. Then you will continue to make no sense. Its always fun for me
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Re: Occupy Protesters Vow to Shut Down Obama Office

Yemaya ·
If it were Bush, as he did this same thing in his second Administration, there would be no OWS. The so-called99% would make excuses all day long, buckle down and just generally shut up.
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Re: Occupy Protesters Vow to Shut Down Obama Office

EbonyRose ·
It was Bush's stupidity and presidency that CREATED the widening of the gap between the 1% and the 99%. We had a SURPLUS of funds when he took office ... and it was his idiocy (plus the starting of 2 wars and billions of tax cuts to the rich with no offsetting ways to fund them except by using taxpayer (i.e. OUR ) money. By the time "the 99%" figured out that there WAS a need to "protest/occupy" because Bush and his Republican cohorts had bankrupted our economy .... he was on his way out,...
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Re: Occupy Protesters Vow to Shut Down Obama Office

Dissident ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: It was Bush's stupidity and presidency that CREATED the widening of the gap between the 1% and the 99%. We had a SURPLUS of funds when he took office ... and it was his idiocy (plus the starting of 2 wars and billions of tax cuts to the rich with no offsetting ways to fund them except by using taxpayer (i.e. OUR ) money. By the time "the 99%" figured out that there WAS a need to "protest/occupy" because Bush and his Republican cohorts had bankrupted our...
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Re: Occupy Protesters Vow to Shut Down Obama Office

EbonyRose ·
What I understand is that this problem NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN CREATED in the first place. And that whoever DID CAUSE IT , should be the one blamed for doing so. Interestingly .... some people just can't handle THAT truth, though.
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Re: Obama Named “Most Admired” In Gallup Poll

Kocolicious ·
..... [lookin' over my shoulders for the obvious haters] . You deserve it...in my eyes. Cuz I am ONE...mr. president[1st Black president to seat at the White house built by slaves] who totally admire you...and always will. Bringing us FULL circle. Therefore I salute you!
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Re: Obama Named “Most Admired” In Gallup Poll

sunnubian ·
I thought you would like this, Koco.
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Re: Obama Named “Most Admired” In Gallup Poll

Xumbrarchist ·
So here is an alternative perspective: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zotYU21qcU So does he actually know more than most of the people polled? Xum
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Re: Obama Named “Most Admired” In Gallup Poll

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Obama supplanted George W. Bush at No. 1 in 2008 but Bush continues in the No. 2 spot, according to the poll of 1,019 U.S. adults conducted Dec. 15-18. ============================== I'm trying to figure out how/why in the HELL they would put him in the same category as Billy Graham of all people!! That's both hilarious and scary (and maybe a tad bit psychotic!) at the same time!!
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Re: Melissa Harris-Perry

Yemaya ·
I don't see anybody talking crap now. . . Yeah what I thought, silence.
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Re: Melissa Harris-Perry

MaynardJ ·
The obsession with so called "light-skinned" black people is the problem of liberals. Fox News doesn't seem to have that problem. Look at the black people who appear on Fox. Fox News doesn't have a problem with so called "dark-skinned" blacks being experts in their fields such as law, police investigations, health care, etc. They don't have a problem with so called "dark-skinned" blacks being shown as business owners and members of upper management. Fox News doesn't mind having them on as...
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Re: Melissa Harris-Perry

NSpirit ·
" Also, my gripe with Melissa is the same I’d have with any black person who allows herself to be propped up by the Democrats to do their dirty work against Cornel West as he spoke on behalf of black, brown and poor people. Harris never proved that Dr. West was wrong – she only sought to discredit him and dismantle his voice. In that regard, she was no different from a slave using the master’s gun to kill the leader of the negro rebellion." I agree with this segment of Watkins' assessment.
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Re: Melissa Harris-Perry

sunnubian ·
I'm pretty sure that these "five reasons" are excerpts from shows or articles where a specific topic was being discussed. Side Note: White people talking about light-skin/dark-skin is like men talking about labor pains.
 
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