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Comment Archives: Stories: Opinion

Re: “Confederate Parks: "It's Done" but It's Not Over

So Mr. Forrest and Wife are not going to be moved to a cemetery? And there is a law that prohibits them from ever being re-buried elsewhere?

Posted by S Wesley Mcgranor on 01/24/2015 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Mortgaging the Future

I worked a full time job funding my way through college.

No other entity has evaded public scrutiny and criticism of outrageous costs like higher education has. Let gasoline go up ten cents a gallon at the pump and all I read about is those evil oil companies.

But let college tuition costs go up over 1,000 percent in a relatively short period of time and all I hear are crickets (well, that, and the one-half billion plus of taxpayer dollars the Department of Energy whizzed away for an Obama crony at Solyndra).

Just a few weeks ago Harvard professors were outraged that their new employer provided healthcare insurance required a 250-dollar deductible. The highly paid profs were absolutely outraged they had to pay 250-bucks out of their pockets while the average American was shelling out ten, twenty, thirty or forty times more for his or her deductible.

This I know: If the federal government starts doling out "free college education", the already heavily burdened taxpayers will go broke paying Ivy League level tuition costs for community college products.

TANSTAAFL

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Nightcrawler on 01/22/2015 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Mortgaging the Future

Government-backed subsidies for the student loan industry led to this problem. Universities have no incentive for cost control if each student is guaranteed to be able to borrow as much money as necessary for tuition. So, no, further government intervention is not the solution. The student loan bubble will burst at some point.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by apok on 01/22/2015 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Mortgaging the Future

And if things continue as they are, my kids will probably have to get scholarships AND dig ditches.

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Posted by Jeff on 01/22/2015 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Mortgaging the Future

There is nothing and no one the banksters won't bleed dry. They would sell the nails out of their own house if they could. Student loans are their favorite method, because of the way the laws are written. You can bankrupt out of a house note and leave the house behind, but you cannot ever escape that student loan debt. Because of this, there are plenty of willing lenders, and the abundance of available loans drives up tuition, which encourages more and larger student loans.

Change the bankruptcy law and the loan market will crash and tuition will go down.

It can't continue on its current trajectory. To allow it to continue practically guarantees the failure of this country within a generation. I think the president understands this, and he understands that there is no way in hell Congress of either party will change the bankruptcy law. So, you offer people a free college alternative and hope to starve the beast.

Hope is all we have. I have no hope for retirement. I will work until they roll me out feet first. I have no hope I'll be able to afford my kid's college. They will get scholarships or they will dig ditches. All I can do is hope something breaks the backs of the banksters before they start selling the nails from my house.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jeff on 01/22/2015 at 8:16 AM

Re: “New Year’s Notebook

Gosh! It's quiet in here!

Inquiring minds want to know, when was the last seven days when the website had fewer comments than the past seven days?

Posted by Ichabod McCrane on 01/21/2015 at 2:13 AM

Re: “A Living Wage

I would agree with the above post in that single-parent homes is one of the biggest contributors to poverty and especially child poverty. This represents an aspect of our culture that can and should be changed.

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Posted by apok on 01/20/2015 at 4:06 PM

Re: “A Closer Look at the Satanic School Bus Photo

Ern, I hope if I'm ever in that position, I have my lightsaber.

Posted by Jeff on 01/20/2015 at 3:05 PM

Re: “A Closer Look at the Satanic School Bus Photo

Jeff,
They are not pentagrams if you are hanging by your feet in a deep dark cave.

Posted by ern on 01/20/2015 at 9:03 AM

Re: “A Closer Look at the Satanic School Bus Photo

Those aren't Satanic symbols by the way. They are the stars from the Republican party logo. Seriously. Look it up.

That's a Republican party bus. And that also explains the black candle wax and chicken feathers.

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Posted by Jeff on 01/20/2015 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Je Suis Nigeria

B,
As xtraxtra states, we are gummi and you are leim.
So there.

Posted by ern on 01/19/2015 at 10:21 PM

Re: “A Closer Look at the Satanic School Bus Photo

Maybe Christians trying to make stars for Christmas.

Posted by David Sweeney on 01/18/2015 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Je Suis Nigeria

I agree B. Oblunder is all that and more.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by xtraxtra on 01/17/2015 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Je Suis Nigeria

well done my friend....well said!

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Posted by Stephen K. Rone on 01/16/2015 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Je Suis Nigeria

"There is so much I can tell you about the episodes in France. First I must say is the war between Christianity and Islam have continued every since the Holy Crusades. Islam poses a threat to the corrupt people in power who claim Christianity. Islam is not a threat to the pious true believers peace seekers (like yourself) Christians. I can't say for sure what we see almost everyday concerning Islamic terrorists. Perhaps it could be some insane Muslim doing these terrible acts or it could be the enemies of Islam carrying these terrorist attracts out to make the rest of the world hate the Islamic world. Producing pictures of Prophet Muhammad is forbidden in Islam but a true Muslim would not resort to violence just because someone produced such pictures. A true Muslim would resort to diplomatic means to resolve such issues. Someone other than Muslims wants war with the Islamic world.. These same people desire to cause psycholoical warfare for all the world citizens. And for now it appears to be working."

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Posted by MARCIA VITUCCI on 01/16/2015 at 11:02 AM

Re: “A Living Wage

73% of black babies in Memphis are born to unwed mothers. Memphis has run the worst-performing public school system in the state for the past 20-plus years and that school system has been run by democrats during that time period. Memphians in certain zip codes have routinely elected corrupt people to city, county and state office. Those are some of the reasons for the high unemployment and high rates of people living in poverty. But you'll never hear any of the Democrat liberals on this board point to these root causes for why Memphis is in such pitiful shape!

Ever the victim, never responsible and always entitled. Go Memphis go!

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Posted by FlyHigh on 01/16/2015 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Je Suis Nigeria

Obviously terrorist acts against Europeans is a more cost effective media policy.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 01/15/2015 at 10:29 PM

Re: “A Closer Look at the Satanic School Bus Photo

That's the strangest wrapping paper I've ever seen at Walgreens.

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Posted by Paul Ringger on 01/15/2015 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Je Suis Nigeria

France = Europe, first world, connected by culture and experience.
Nigeria = Africa, third world, the other.
Comprendre?

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Posted by jrgolden on 01/15/2015 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Je Suis Nigeria

France = European/First World heritage
Nigeria = Africa/The Other
Comprendre?

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Posted by jrgolden on 01/15/2015 at 3:29 PM

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