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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    A productive member of society? You mean like the CEOs, bankers, and Wall Street brokers who steal millions and then get the government to bail them out for millions more? Do you mean the people who work and save their entire life and then lose everything because they end up with an illness and they are underinsured? How about all those hard working and productive people in the last few years who watched their 401Ks disappear and ended up under water on their mortgage?

    I'm sorry, but I don't think you can feed that bull crap, fantasy American dream stuff to kids living in poverty in this day and age when they have witnessed the corruption of the last decade. They are as you wanted them to be. They are materialistic consumers, who think greed is good, and will innovate whatever way they can to make quick cash rather than waste their lives toiling under the plow just to have the fruits of their labor stripped from them by a celebrated rich crook who will never face repercussions.
    Twist it up however you'd like. If these kids are becoming criminals then they deserve what they get. They will be killed or end up in prison. And that hard and fast lifestyle wont seem so great. Just because some company execs are corrupt doesnt excuse other peoples criminal activities. That is a sad excuse.

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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    A productive member of society? You mean like the CEOs, bankers, and Wall Street brokers who steal millions and then get the government to bail them out for millions more? Do you mean the people who work and save their entire life and then lose everything because they end up with an illness and they are underinsured? How about all those hard working and productive people in the last few years who watched their 401Ks disappear and ended up under water on their mortgage?

    I'm sorry, but I don't think you can feed that bull crap, fantasy American dream stuff to kids living in poverty in this day and age when they have witnessed the corruption of the last decade. They are as you wanted them to be. They are materialistic consumers, who think greed is good, and will innovate whatever way they can to make quick cash rather than waste their lives toiling under the plow just to have the fruits of their labor stripped from them by a celebrated rich crook who will never face repercussions.
    Sure, everyone living on that side of town is a selfish, evil crook. Please, this gets old.

    No, they outworked the other side of town by a million-fold. They make HUGE sacrifices through school and beyond to get where they are. They work long hours, just like they did in high school and college, to get ahead. They spend off hours reading and attending workshops to build themselves for their next pursuit. They're driven.

    Stop with the class warfare crap. By and large, people are EXACTLY where they're supposed to be, based on what they've earned. There are always exceptions, but they are just that...exceptions.

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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    This is what you get when you have charter schools, which this school is.
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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Twist it up however you'd like. If these kids are becoming criminals then they deserve what they get. They will be killed or end up in prison. And that hard and fast lifestyle wont seem so great. Just because some company execs are corrupt doesnt excuse other peoples criminal activities. That is a sad excuse.
    That is the best part. You make it so that the only way for most of these kids to get out of poverty is to become criminals. Reduce social mobility more and more every single year, stagnate wages, cut programs and opportunities, and then you wonder why there is so much moral decay. The new American way. It's okay to steal, but only if you are wealthy and can get away with it.
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    The economy will improve under this bill. If a few people die, it will be for the betterament of this country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    No, they outworked the other side of town by a million-fold. They make HUGE sacrifices through school and beyond to get where they are. They work long hours, just like they did in high school and college, to get ahead. They spend off hours reading and attending workshops to build themselves for their next pursuit. They're driven.

    Stop with the class warfare crap. By and large, people are EXACTLY where they're supposed to be, based on what they've earned. There are always exceptions, but they are just that...exceptions.
    This "self made man" fantasy is the biggest load of bullcrap and no one buys it anymore except for old stupid farts. It is statistically proven that wealth has more to do with chance than with work. It is no coincidence that Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were born the same damn year!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    That is the best part. You make it so that the only way for most of these kids to get out of poverty is to become criminals. Reduce social mobility more and more every single year, stagnate wages, cut programs and opportunities, and then you wonder why there is so much moral decay. The new American way. It's okay to steal, but only if you are wealthy and can get away with it.
    How are they getting out of poverty? Does going to prison count as getting out of poverty?

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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    This "self made man" fantasy is the biggest load of bullcrap and no one buys it anymore except for old stupid farts. It is statistically proven that wealth has more to do with chance than with work. It is no coincidence that Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were born the same damn year!
    Actually yes, that is a coincidence.

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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    How are they getting out of poverty? Does going to prison count as getting out of poverty?
    I've worked with clients with a 9th grade education who made more in a day selling drugs than I could earn in a year with my Masters degree. You would be surprised how few actually go to prison, and even those who do tend to find prison a lot more accommodating than the mean streets of their home towns.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    The economy will improve under this bill. If a few people die, it will be for the betterament of this country.

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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Schools pay you in education. You are there for your benefit not theirs.
    not exactly
    look at the most progressive cultures in the world and you will also see educated people

    examine the more retarded cultures of the world and you will normally see an uneducated population

    our choice. pay them now to do well in school, so they can help elevate our society, or pay the cost of incarceration, expanded police, judiciary and welfare system later
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Actually yes, that is a coincidence.
    No it isn't. Actually educate yourself. Go read Malcolm Gladwell's "Outliers" and learn why your delusion of the "self made man" is laughable. Hell, if you go read that book, I'll read any book you want me to read.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    The economy will improve under this bill. If a few people die, it will be for the betterament of this country.

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