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Sunday, October 19, 2014

I CANNOT BE DEFEATED 32:50 - 2 miles #walking #JDRFwalkSATX

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ready to take a walk #JDRFwalkSATX

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Friday, October 17, 2014

I'm at Freebirds World Burrito! http://4sq.com/8yyMOK

BOO-REE-TOW #badfoodphotography #mmm

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

nevver: Peanuts



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"…if you look at almost all of the Congress and the media, there is no sense whatsoever that any of..."

“…if you look at almost all of the Congress and the media, there is no sense whatsoever that any of this is happening because we invaded an innocent country. Yes, it was a country innocent of the charges of having WMDs. The Iraq of back then was guilty of other things, but not of harboring WMDs to be used against the USA, not of supporting Al Qaida, not of exporting terrorism to other parts of the Western World. There is no sense that we could have, in any way, been one of the causes that triggered this horrific counter-reaction by the jihadists. No, there is only talk of how we should have stayed longer in Iraq, how we should have been militarily tougher, how we should have taken over Syria (and maybe even Saudi Arabia), how we should be wiling to put boots on the ground. There is no self-analysis; there is no concern for changing our interventionist national attitude; there is no sense of reevaluation. If anything, as parts of Islam have become jihadist, so have many of our countrymen (and Orthodox clergy) become jingoists. Violence seems to be the only answer increasingly given by both sides. Jihadist or Jingoist, what a choice this world has!”

- Jihadist or Jingoist, what a choice!

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Deadly Force, in Black and White

Deadly Force, in Black and White:

Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts – 21 times greater, according to a ProPublica analysis of federally collected data on fatal police shootings.

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thinksquad: Want to attend college for free? It can happen if...


Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.


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