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  1. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    1) SHOULD, but don't - and likely never will, as long as we keep making it easy for them to opt out. You need to make peace with that, and stop trying to fix something which...

    Jan 22, 2020 at 4:28 PM
  2. crank liked BaghdadBob's post in the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

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  3. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

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    Jan 22, 2020 at 4:21 PM
  4. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    I have no clue what means. Why would I ask taxpayers 'in town' (whatever the heck that means) how much it costs them to send their kid to public school? It's the same across...

    Jan 22, 2020 at 4:12 PM
  5. crank replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    Sure, and fat people aren't to blame for their size.

    Jan 21, 2020 at 6:25 PM
  6. crank replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    Show us the law preventing people from purchasing as much (or as little) land as they see fit to own.

    Jan 21, 2020 at 6:25 PM
  7. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    Sure. As I said, if you can't secure a scholarship, you'd best make damn sure you take a USEFUL degree. One which leads directly to well paid full time work. Most people live...

    Jan 21, 2020 at 6:23 PM
  8. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    So you accept that nothing can be done but ensure we ourselves are not bad parents? It's unfair and inequitous to provide 'results' free of obligation to those who don't do...

    Jan 21, 2020 at 6:18 PM
  9. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    Taxes are the result of PROFIT.

    Jan 21, 2020 at 6:16 PM
  10. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    You missed the point, entirely. Probably intentionally, since you can't refute it.

    Jan 21, 2020 at 6:15 PM
  11. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    Progressives are NOT liberal, at all. They're fundamentally conservative, in that they believe in specific solutions for all times and all conditions. A genuinely progressive...

    Jan 21, 2020 at 6:14 PM
  12. crank replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    Is the morbidly obese person coerced into eating cheeseburgers?

    Jan 21, 2020 at 5:55 PM
  13. crank replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    A thousand (or a million) acres is available to ANYONE who agrees to pay the purchase price. Show us the law that says otherwise.

    Jan 21, 2020 at 5:54 PM
  14. crank replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    Thank you, again! Good thoughts, and I can't argue with any of it. I'm of the same opinion on 'rent seeking'. And yes, it's very interesting that we agree on the error of our...

    Jan 21, 2020 at 5:51 PM
  15. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    WE are not excluding them, and WE are not leaving them behind - their parents are. More importantly, how do you propose to force their parents to comply? Because you know as...

    Jan 21, 2020 at 5:32 PM
  16. crank replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    Thank you. And yes, the addition of the word 'coercion' is naughty .. and patently very humanity denying. In order for coercion (whatever that means to the poster, since no...

    Jan 21, 2020 at 4:53 PM
  17. crank liked TedintheShed's post in the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    Since no one is kind enough to explain it to you, I will. No. This is about economic rent. The definition as as follows, as so.plified by wiki: The usage of the term you are...

    Jan 21, 2020 at 4:49 PM
  18. crank replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    Life isn't 'fair' anywhere but Disneyland (and even then, not so much). And none of what you say amounts to a hill of beans as long as we live in democracies, where anyone can...

    Jan 21, 2020 at 4:48 PM
  19. crank liked CCitizen's post in the thread What is wrong with "slut shaming"?.

    Thank G-d and my parents -- I have everything I need.

    Jan 21, 2020 at 4:44 PM
  20. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    That's right, blame anyone but the person sticking a needle into their arm.

    Jan 21, 2020 at 4:42 PM
  21. crank liked Ritter's post in the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    Guess this "liberal" (cough, cough, cough) could not find the word "shag" in his beloved dictionary.

    Jan 21, 2020 at 4:40 PM
  22. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    Yes, it is. When your socio-economics are profit based and you rely upon purchased services, you are practising pure capitalism. It means you (or your society) earns enough to...

    Jan 21, 2020 at 4:39 PM
  23. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    Money is not required for a high level education. Children can come out of public high schools with very high levels of attainment if parents are willing to support their...

    Jan 21, 2020 at 4:34 PM
  24. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    Balderdash. The non-white children of migrants (who always encounter struggles of one sort or another) are absolutely thrashing your 'aristocratic' crowd in both high schools,...

    Jan 21, 2020 at 4:26 PM
  25. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    Haha .. no they don't. And no they aren't. If they were willing to do anything at all for 'the most people', they'd be putting their own money where their mouths are. They'd...

    Jan 21, 2020 at 4:22 PM
  26. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    Profit is capitalism. Purchased services is capitalism. The nature of the services purchased is utterly irrelevant. The great mistake was allowing Progressives (who are...

    Jan 21, 2020 at 4:19 PM
  27. crank liked Ritter's post in the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    Yes, that is exactly what I said - Liberal means Liberal. However, in America it means Leftist/Democrat and that is just ridiculous. No, you are thus not a liberal since you...

    Jan 21, 2020 at 4:15 PM
  28. crank liked 557's post in the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    Your “authoritarianism” and television education are showing again. :) Exposing Democrat hypocrisy with empirical evidence isn’t libertarian ideology. Personal responsibility...

    Jan 21, 2020 at 4:14 PM
  29. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    Family, obviously. First line of defence should always be family.

    Jan 21, 2020 at 4:12 PM
  30. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    Of course it is. How do you think such things are paid for?

    Jan 21, 2020 at 4:11 PM
  31. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    That's something entirely different. We are constantly adapting our education to current and future needs. That has nothing at all to do with parental willingness to support...

    Jan 21, 2020 at 4:07 PM
  32. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    I'll say it again ....what on earth are you talking about? What does any of that have to do with a discussion on the definition of Middle Class? I suspect you're replying to...

    Jan 21, 2020 at 4:05 PM
  33. crank replied to the thread Would Canadians welcome Harry and Meghan?.

    Itchy, too .. apparently. I'm onto my fourth round of 7, and still nothing.

    Jan 20, 2020 at 9:15 PM
  34. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    If they have no discretionary assets, then they are most assuredly not middle class.

    Jan 20, 2020 at 9:13 PM
  35. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    You missed the point, somewhat. We all know that many parents will choose the easy way (ie, not supporting education), but as long as we remain democratic societies, we have...

    Jan 20, 2020 at 9:13 PM
  36. crank replied to the thread What is wrong with "slut shaming"?.

    How can any democratic govt compel people to use the tools provided? Because that is what you're suggesting, in refusing to accept personal agency.

    Jan 20, 2020 at 9:09 PM
  37. crank replied to the thread What is wrong with "slut shaming"?.

    Which is great, considering. Plus you are comprehensively assisted by family.

    Jan 20, 2020 at 9:08 PM
  38. crank replied to the thread What is wrong with "slut shaming"?.

    The point made was that even in countries like mine, where ALL the Govt supplied institutions and assistances necessary for self-improvement exist, people still fail. All you...

    Jan 20, 2020 at 9:07 PM
  39. crank replied to the thread Would Canadians welcome Harry and Meghan?.

    Okay, I'll split the diff. Let's go with the standard 7 :p

    Jan 20, 2020 at 9:03 PM
  40. crank replied to the thread Educated vs "Non-Educated".

    What on earth are you talking about? MIDDLE CLASS people have their own back-up assets. That's what makes them middle class. If you have nothing in the bank and are mortgaged...

    Jan 20, 2020 at 9:00 PM