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Red Rick Dias · The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! ·

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  • Re: The American Government Thread: We have many subs, hidden subs, the Best subs

    So Bernie Sanders supporters are ok with the government handing out student loans for over priced degrees, forgiving the unpaid loan debt after the university is already paid and then sticking the bill to the taxpayer? Sounds fair.

    I cannot speak for all Sanders supporters. That said, I would like to respond to this.

    Overpriced degrees? You're not wrong. Tuition costs have vastly outpaced prices of a lot of other things in society. That's a huge problem, and one I wish didn't exist. However, they can get away with demanding these fees because without a degree, most people (rare spectacular successes notwithstanding; not everyone can be Bill Gates and basing policy around outliers like that is unreasonable) cannot get a decent job. What is someone supposed to do in this case on their own, without the power to change the system? Better go get that degree, no matter what! You only live once, after all.

    Regardless, it is creating a huge financial mess and is going to become a problem pretty soon. We do need reform in how the money side of all this works.

    However, I think it's worth doing. University education is essentially investing in the nation's labor force. A smarter workforce does better work, can create more things, and truly innovate; it effectively 'pays for itself' after a while! There is absolutely no scenario where a less educated citizenry is a good thing, except for the handful of people on top of the pile.

    I want education to be publicly funded and publicly overseen, but I do want reforms. There are problems in the current system and they need to be fixed. Still, treating it as a private problem doesn't seem to be working. There are lots of things we need to handle on a public level, and education is one of them; you reap indirect benefits even if you don't personally go to class, provided the classes are well designed.
  • Re: Super Smash Bros. General 2.0 - Git Gud or Whine Trying

    From that video, "Shulk Hogan" has to be one of the better usernames I've seen. I immediately heard the British scientist's voice, "Whatcha gonna do, when the Monado's powah runs wild on you, brotha!?"
  • Re: MvC Infinite CHARACTER Speculation/Request Thread

    I'm hoping they add M. Bison (Boxer) and a new gem based around arctic/ice powers.

    That way, we can get Boxer shouting "Cold Stone!"

    ...Yes, this is a very obscure joke. Don't hit, don't hit.
  • Re: Super Smash Bros. General 2.0 - Git Gud or Whine Trying

    He is top 2. There are two Marios; Mario and Dr. Mario.
  • Re: Super Smash Bros. General 2.0 - Git Gud or Whine Trying

    Sounds like a good mix. I'll take a look.