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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Never! Ice cream in moderation....about twice a summer. Swim with your clothes on.

    I did a kind of woodworking apprenticeship in my childhood, my grandfather was a wood carver. I stayed on an Amish farm as the little business is part of the farm. Oil lamps are to find the bedroom, an ice box for refrigeration only and to bed after the sun sets and family prayers are said in the dark.

    Up before dawn to wake and prepare the cows for milking, breakfast and then chores till noon when you started eight hours in the wood plant.


    Then you have the progressive Minnonite, who may drive a car but in Waterloo they painted the chrome black to avoid having "worldly ways"

    I have to say the theology is more than respectable, they base much of their church and of things on Acts 2:11 where they meet in each other's homes...and "Celebrate" a service in joy. They are among the most humanitarian people in the world. Mormons reach out to convert, Menonites reach out to bring healing and peace.

    Some people say they are cowards because they will fight in no war. But I have seen acts of courage beyond endurance as when a gunman went wild in their midst and killed innocent children. The community was called to prayer to pray for the soul of the gunman. Now that is grit.
    They do seem to be loosening up a bit from what was "prohibited" previously. My son-in-law was surprised to see that they are permitted to use power tools now, and that was not the case in the past. Same with owning and driving a car. The women still do not wear makeup, though, and both men and women and children still wear the same style clothing they did 50 years ago, with the women still wearing the big white aprons. Are they permitted to have curtains and drapes for the windows in their homes now, and are they allowed to have electricity in their buildings?

    The ironic thing to me is if we do have a catastrophic event in our future, such as the grid being destroyed, they may be the only people who will not notice much change in their lifestyle! Good for them!

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    They do seem to be loosening up a bit from what was "prohibited" previously. My son-in-law was surprised to see that they are permitted to use power tools now, and that was not the case in the past. Same with owning and driving a car. The women still do not wear makeup, though, and both men and women and children still wear the same style clothing they did 50 years ago, with the women still wearing the big white aprons. Are they permitted to have curtains and drapes for the windows in their homes now, and are they allowed to have electricity in their buildings?

    The ironic thing to me is if we do have a catastrophic event in our future, such as the grid being destroyed, they may be the only people who will not notice much change in their lifestyle! Good for them!
    there are varying degree of Mennonite. Orthodox, which is prevalent in the Lancaster PA area and around Waterloo demands horses and buggies etc. What I have never understood is why that particular time? They are in about the last half of the 19th century technologically. Why that?
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    I didn't read this whole thread so if this has been asked and answered I'm sorry. Who was the last president without a College degree?
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Two terms in the White House looks pretty good on a resume.
    So does a conservative who beat the best the left could throw at him 3 times and still come out on top.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    I didn't read this whole thread so if this has been asked and answered I'm sorry. Who was the last president without a College degree?
    Harry Truman.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    I was asking along heritage lines and whether you might be related to an Amish family since you hail from PA. Much of my ethic is formed by their teaching, my sociology degree is out of Conrad Greoble College and Amish institution at the University of Waterloo.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    My little bro is a sociology prof. I had fun taking such classes, it was never too in depth though.
    Mine was for fun. I was heading for a poly sci but chickened out. I didn't need it I was very gainfully employed in radio at the time. It was kind of to prove to myself I could do university level work. I had a diploma in journalism that paid better than the best job a BA sociology would pay and neither as much as my buddy who dropped out of journalism to become a welder.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    It's interesting to google "Minimum Qualifications for Public Office" and plug in any state name. Then do the same for our federal elected office holder. As I said before, only judiciary seats require a degree, a specific type of degree.

    We live in a country where holding "most" high offices don't legally require a specific level of education or an election system that requires voters to have a specific level of education, which makes for a damn interesting set of possible outcomes.

    By the way, there were nine presidents didn't go to college: George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Grover Cleveland, and Harry Truman

    Scott Walker has engaged in some pretty bold political moves, which a lot of outsiders thought would end his political aspirations. Nope, didn't happen. I don't personally know how intellectual he is or isn't, but he's smart enough to have some clever people around him. That's more than half the battle. And as you've pointed out - won 3 elections in a state that voted blue in all countering presidential years. Also as you've pointed out - despite not having a degree, he is educated.

    Unfortunately we have a political election system that isn't designed to protect the citizens from making bad choices - which are often made as a result of political magniloquence.

    I do have to say that Obama is, for a better lack of another term, a synchronistic anomaly or maybe some quantum physics event. The Obama who ran for election for a couple of years prior to the 2008 election disappeared after Nov 4th general elections and another identical looking Obama showed up at the White House in January 20th of 2009.
    On that list of 9 are the two considered by ever poll to be the 2 greatest presidents ever - Washington and Lincoln - and 3 on money. It is likely accurate that Washington and Lincoln both were highly educated and book educated. However, the notion of going off to a university was very, very rare.

    However, obtaining an education used to mean something quite different than it is not, meaning not built around structured studies and diplomas.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Mine was for fun. I was heading for a poly sci but chickened out. I didn't need it I was very gainfully employed in radio at the time. It was kind of to prove to myself I could do university level work. I had a diploma in journalism that paid better than the best job a BA sociology would pay and neither as much as my buddy who dropped out of journalism to become a welder.
    He he yeah sociology does not pay, I remind him from time to time. What was your radio work?

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