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    Re: Dawn Loggins Overcomes Homelessness to Attend Harvard

    A modern day Samuel Smiles paraded about by a libertarian as proof of the greatness of the system that leaves everyone else behind.
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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    Re: Dawn Loggins Overcomes Homelessness to Attend Harvard

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx
    If it is getting harder, its not the fault of the system but the youth entering it.
    Wait a minute...if it's getting harder (presumably you mean, harder to get hard work to pay off), then how can that be the fault of the people entering the system? I could see how it could be the fault of all the people who are in the system, but that seems like it's just the same as saying that it's the fault of the system.
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    Re: Dawn Loggins Overcomes Homelessness to Attend Harvard

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    And liberals will use this story to tell us we should show more respect for the homeless.
    Yeah, the left and the right political class tend to merge and think as one on the things that makes everyone else wanna vomit.

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    Re: Dawn Loggins Overcomes Homelessness to Attend Harvard

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    So do a lot of people, and Harvard knows this, which is why they seek out a handful of charity applicants now and then and sprinkle them in. It's a good PR move to try to contrast its long history of giving preference the children of the elite.



    Haha, you credit socialism for this? That's rich. No pun intended.
    Of course it was socialist policies that saved her. Read the article. It mentions them explicitely

    Dawn Loggins spent the summer before her senior year of high school at the prestigious North Carolina Governors School
    She got a job at her high school
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Dawn Loggins Overcomes Homelessness to Attend Harvard

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    A modern day Samuel Smiles paraded about by a libertarian as proof of the greatness of the system that leaves everyone else behind.
    If you are left behind, it is your own fault. Because YOU can always figure out how to fix YOUR situation. Or you can sit on your ass and make excuses about why you can't. Well, you CAN. You just WONT.

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    Re: Dawn Loggins Overcomes Homelessness to Attend Harvard

    If you are left behind, it is your own fault. Because YOU can always figure out how to fix YOUR situation. Or you can sit on your ass and make excuses about why you can't. Well, you CAN. You just WONT.
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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    Re: Dawn Loggins Overcomes Homelessness to Attend Harvard

    Quote Originally Posted by kamikaze483 View Post
    If you are left behind, it is your own fault. Because YOU can always figure out how to fix YOUR situation. Or you can sit on your ass and make excuses about why you can't. Well, you CAN. You just WONT.
    Now tell us all about how the govt is ruining our nation :
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Dawn Loggins Overcomes Homelessness to Attend Harvard

    I wonder why we don't hear about stories like this everyday, if the U.S. is such a land of opportunity that all one needs to do is apply themselves and reap great rewards.

    The truth is that reality is more complicated, and the circumstances that this girl faced are not identical to the circumstances that others face. And as someone else pointed out, she's in the door at Harvard...will the author of the piece to a followup if she flunks out? Will the author track her and see if she is successful, or just does OK, or fails?

    I believe that people ought to do the best they can for themselves, and that no one ought to wait on a handout from anyone, including the government. However, I believe that the 99% is not a mass of smug lazy ne'er-do-wells waiting for Mr. Moneybags to give them a free ride. I believe that most people are honest and sincere and wish to make a life for themselves as best they can. I truly have no envy of anything any other man has, because I didn't have to make the compromises that he did to get what he has. But I also believe that the wealthy, those who benefitted most from the system we have in place to gain wealth, ought to pay the lions share of the cost of maintaining that system, and ought not begrudge helping those who cannot help themselves.
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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