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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I'm not making any assumptions. Read the book.
    Yes you are and I just listed them. Please tell me one thing. How is it possible that authors of that book know what would have happened if bill gates had been born a year later? Do they have a magic time machine that will take them to an alternate reality? Or did an angel show up on christmas eve to show them what would have happened?

    How is that book going to tell me whether or not i am a conservative?

    How is that book going to know why I choose to read it or choose not too?

    How is that book going to cover all you blind assumptions that you made in that last post?? Explain it to me.

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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    You can make 10K in a few hours selling drugs on the street or you can go to school and work your ass off to go college, amass student loan debt, and then end up on food stamps because you can't get a job.

    It's funny, all the "capitalists" on this forum, and not a single one of them understands incentive or what kinds of incentives the kids living in poverty experience in this day and age.
    So why don't the rich kids sell drugs, too? Everybody would love to make that kind of money, right?

    Integrity.

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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So why don't the rich kids sell drugs, too? Everybody would love to make that kind of money, right?

    Integrity.
    FYI rich kids sell drugs too.
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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So why don't the rich kids sell drugs, too? Everybody would love to make that kind of money, right?

    Integrity.
    That was perhaps one of the dumbest posts I have ever seen on this forum.
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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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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So why don't the rich kids sell drugs, too? Everybody would love to make that kind of money, right?

    Integrity.
    Opportunity cost, Erod. Poor kids/adults have a lot less to lose by selling drugs as well as the potential to gain a lot more by comparison. To make the move from the ghetto to prison is a lot better than the suburbs to prison. That having been said, I've known a few rich kids to sell drugs...hell, they can afford the better lawyers when/if they get caught.

    Secondly, how does your view of certain drugs effect ones level of integrity. If a person, for example, believes that marijuana is more helpful than harmful how would selling it make one lack integrity. It certainly may be a dumb risk, but it's not necessarily a question of integrity.

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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Yes you are and I just listed them. Please tell me one thing. How is it possible that authors of that book know what would have happened if bill gates had been born a year later? Do they have a magic time machine that will take them to an alternate reality? Or did an angel show up on christmas eve to show them what would have happened?

    How is that book going to tell me whether or not i am a conservative?

    How is that book going to know why I choose to read it or choose not too?

    How is that book going to cover all you blind assumptions that you made in that last post?? Explain it to me.
    Read the book. I'm not going to infringe on the author's copy write. Why are most professional athletes born in the same months? Why is the most successful lawyers in New York, Jewish decedents of grocers? Many good questions. All answered in that book.

    As far as how I know, its because it isn't just Gates and Jobs. It's dozens of people who were born around the exact same time and who are now billionaires in that field. The time they were born had more to do with their success than anything else.
    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 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.

    what psychobabble. how many CEO's bankers or even wall street types (the people who bankrolled Obama-wait you might have a point there) are doing what you claim?

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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what psychobabble. how many CEO's bankers or even wall street types (the people who bankrolled Obama-wait you might have a point there) are doing what you claim?
    You are going to try to say that CEO's and Wall St elites have NOT played by rules that might be viewed as a little skewed in their favor? And you're right, Obama was bankrolled by these same people, and I DO have a BIG problem with it. I don't think any of the problems with our government will be solved without publicly funded elections, regardless of (D) or (R) prefixing their name.

    Edit: This is not a blanket statement to all corporate officers. Simply a statement that the playing field is not level. I earn a good living and am taxed accordingly. There will always be wage disparity but I do believe that the road to economic success isn't through polarity between the top and bottom, but a solid middle instead.
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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Lib View Post
    You are going to try to say that CEO's and Wall St elites have NOT played by rules that might be viewed as a little skewed in their favor? And you're right, Obama was bankrolled by these same people, and I DO have a BIG problem with it. I don't think any of the problems with our government will be solved without publicly funded elections, regardless of (D) or (R) prefixing their name.

    Edit: This is not a blanket statement to all corporate officers. Simply a statement that the playing field is not level. I earn a good living and am taxed accordingly. There will always be wage disparity but I do believe that the road to economic success isn't through polarity between the top and bottom, but a solid middle instead.

    want a solid middle class? then get rid of the dependency dope that addicts so many people to mediocrity

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    Re: Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    want a solid middle class? then get rid of the dependency dope that addicts so many people to mediocrity
    God damn Marijuana!


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