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Thread: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Wut? That isn't an oxymoron.
    a college education does not exist without a degree..... so sayeth the academic supremacist.

    It's been a long time since I was in college.. maybe things changed.
    back in my day, you could keep the education you received, even if you quit early... maybe they make you turn it in if you quit early nowadays?


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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    I would rather have

    1) Raw intelligence tempered/enhanced by a diligent focused advanced education
    2) Intelligent leadership: Anyone can lead, not everyone can lead smartly (it's a mix between natural ability and education)
    3) Compassion and ethics...ok, no disagreement there.

    It's certainly not the end all be all, but if it comes down to two guys that seem pretty similar in their abilities, I'm probably going to chose the one that has a higher education.
    Few (if any) people use that standard to pick a candidate. So I expect his lack of a degree will cost him exactly zero votes. People choose based upon ideology first, likeability second.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    ... please explain.
    The curriculum for the degree is set by the faculty of the department (or higher up, too) to complete a prescribed course of study that satisfies their level of minimal study to show higher level education in that area.

    Would you hire someone as mechanical engineer who never graduated with his degree and decided not to take statics and dynamics?

    Further, would you say someone has a high school education if they dropped out after 9th grade? Of course not. "Has an education" _in "X" implies they took (and passed) the patently obvious and requisite courses to fully attain that education.

    He took a bunch of college courses, but he didn't complete a degree. What field is he educated in specifically at a collegiate level?
    Last edited by SlevinKelevra; 02-16-15 at 04:27 PM.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    a college education does not exist without a degree..... so sayeth the academic supremacist.

    It's been a long time since I was in college.. maybe things changed.
    back in my day, you could keep the education you received, even if you quit early... maybe they make you turn it in if you quit early nowadays?


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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Just like Bill Gates. It's a non starter. He's accomplished enough in his career to know that he can handle the job.
    Business and government are not the same.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Business and government are not the same.
    True enough but the point is that a collage degree isn't mandatory to be successful in either as Gates and Walker have proven.
    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Few (if any) people use that standard to pick a candidate. So I expect his lack of a degree will cost him exactly zero votes. People choose based upon ideology first, likeability second.
    Do you think that was the main factor in Obama's elections?

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    No. The zippy pinhead academic Presidents have largely been a disaster with little clue about the real world.
    Since when does a college degree of itself make one an academic?

    I have one and I'm no academic.

    On the OP question voted that he needs one but it really depends. Why doesn't he have one? Is it because he had to get a job right out of high school to help support his family and since then has been too busy to get one? Or is it because he decided to spend his college years in Europe chasing tail? The former is understandable and wouldn't necessarily hurt him in my eyes while the latter would.

    And then there's the question of skills. An accounting or art degree probably doesn't help one run a country. Finance/economics, foreign relations, law etc degrees do.
    Last edited by Gaius46; 02-16-15 at 04:45 PM.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Just like Bill Gates. It's a non starter. He's accomplished enough in his career to know that he can handle the job.
    Gates is very much the exception.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Gates is very much the exception.
    only in scale of accomplishment
    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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