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    Re: Should “equal opportunity” mean free college?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    My point, which I already made, was that "aiming low" is not an accurate description for plumbers. You're smart, you can read.
    You didn't have a point. You came here to bitch about me not caring much for people who do a job a 13 year old from Pakistan could be trained to do. People who strive to be plumbers, roofers etc aim low in life. They're on the same level as taxi drivers and manicurists. I hire them for their services.

    No, that's not the part where you bragged.
    Lol, oh so why don't you tell us my little plumber friend, where did I brag?

    You care deeply. That's why you're so desperate to tell us about the homes you own and how you aimed higher and how awesome you are. You need approval badly.
    Somebody is living delusions of grandeur. This is probably the first time on this board I've ever even spoken of my income(and notice I really haven't) and that's after nearly 6 years. However if it makes you feel better, the thing I do care about is making sure my kids aim higher in life than being plumbers, roofers or whatever other ****ty profession requires them to work their asses off simply to be in the median.

    I'm not a plumber. You having reading problems again?
    Oh but you must be! After all, you seem to have a penchant for defending your blue collar brethren.

    Whatever you say.
    Meh.
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    Re: Should “equal opportunity” mean free college?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You didn't have a point. You came here to bitch about me not caring much for people who do a job a 13 year old from Pakistan could be trained to do. People who strive to be plumbers, roofers etc aim low in life. They're on the same level as taxi drivers and manicurists. I hire them for their services.
    I said nothing of the sort.

    where did I brag?


    This is probably the first time on this board I've ever even spoken of my income(and notice I really haven't)
    Right.

    Oh but you must be! After all, you seem to have a penchant for defending your blue collar brethren.
    How dare I?
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    Re: Should “equal opportunity” mean free college?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    I said nothing of the sort.



    Right.

    How dare I?
    Congratulations. You've gone from being a disgruntled blue collar employee to a boring blue collar employee in less than 3 pages. As a matter of fact you've proven why it is that I want my kids to be more than plumbers. Now what? Are you going to fix my sink and be on your merry way?
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    Re: Should “equal opportunity” mean free college?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Congratulations. You've gone from being a disgruntled blue collar employee to a boring blue collar employee in less than 3 pages. As a matter of fact you've proven why it is that I want my kids to be more than plumbers. Now what? Are you going to fix my sink and be on your merry way?
    i had no idea you were such an elitist. btw, i'll be in st maarten next winter........can i visit?
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    Re: Should “equal opportunity” mean free college?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Lol is that supposed to mean something to me? Unlike a certain lawyer on these boards, I don't really feel the need to plaster my income for all to see. However, if that plumber saved up every paycheck and didn't pay a single dollar in taxes, his $49K would pay for around 1/10th of the property that I own in St. Maarten (that's an island in the Caribbean). I won't even go into how much my house in Canada is worth.



    Are you a plumber? I'm sorry to hear you aimed so low in life.
    sounds like you can afford my hourly fee. do you need a good attorney (in addition to the several you probably have on retainer)

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    Re: Should “equal opportunity” mean free college?

    There is something to be said about having good vocational schools available at the public school level (yes I support public schools). Many people are not best served going to college. many are better served learning a skilled trade be it machinist, welder, millwright, PLUMBER, HVAC tech, automechanics (the guys who work on my lexus make more per hour than many associates at decent sized law firms in this area) etc.

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    Re: Should “equal opportunity” mean free college?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    That's not what I asked you about. I asked you why it was you didn't ask your children to aim higher than plumbers. It's not as if doctors and engineers will become obsolete within the next 40 years.
    Plumbers can make more money than doctors and engineers.
    What's so wrong with being a plumber?
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    Re: Should “equal opportunity” mean free college?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Congratulations. You've gone from being a disgruntled blue collar employee to a boring blue collar employee in less than 3 pages.
    You, however, have remained exactly the same.
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    Re: Should “equal opportunity” mean free college?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    You, however, have remained exactly the same.
    I guess we shouldn't pay attention to these comments.
    Some people have a limited scope in life and don't understand that people can make bank doing all sorts of things.

    More opportunity for us, less for them.
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