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    scarlett206 Female 18-29
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    December 17, 2009 at 7:01 pm
    Link: Colleges In America (Infographic) - Was it worth your money?
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    December 19, 2009 at 6:19 am
    I wish there was a job in my neighborhood that capped out at 50k a year with a bachelors. Around here it tops out at 28k a year.
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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 8:21 am
    Go to school, kids. Major in business or science/technology. And take it seriously.

    Then it will be worth your money.

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    fatex52986 Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 8:25 am
    haha i guess im one out of nine. go MEXICANS
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    Aniqa Female 13-17
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    December 19, 2009 at 8:28 am
    This kind of scares me as I will be starting college next year.
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    hyybrucewayn Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 8:35 am
    Who the hell still balances their checkbook?
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    Hokage47 Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 8:39 am
    I do hate college. I hate the money I`m going to owe. I hate that I have to now work the rest of my damn life to fight off debt, and work for what seems to be a meaningless money driven existence. Could be worse though, I could be starving in some poorer country. That`s why after college I`ll be joining the Peace Corps.
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    shaboinkin Male 18-29
    456 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 8:40 am
    @Aniqa
    Just don`t do stupid poo. Go to parties and all that jive, but don`t make it your life. Go to your class and at least try. The least you can make is a C (unless you just fail so hard at life).
    Have fun, but remember why you are there.
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    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
    1381 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 8:46 am
    Graduate school freaking rocks. I. LOVE. my job. :D
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    AntEconomist Male 40-49
    339 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 9:06 am
    Yes, it takes 17 years to pay off 4-years of tuition. That leaves 23 years during which the college grad is earning 2 to 4 times what the high school grad earns and with one-half to one-third the likelihood of unemployment. Median net gain to the college grad *after* tuition is $1 million.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 9:17 am
    By the sounds of thigs, you`d probably just be better playing World of Warcraft in your parent`s basement until the age of 40.
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    kittyloaf Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 9:21 am
    I will be graduating in a few months. Here`s info about me:

    Money spent on alcohol = $0
    Credit Card debt = $0
    Hours spent partying = 0
    Hours spent studying = 0
    Major = Computer Science and Engineering
    GPA = 3.95
    Scholarship awarded = $14,000 a year

    Eat it.

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    zapfina Female 18-29
    44 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 9:22 am
    At least my college degree has taught me that it should be "One out of five students FAILS." Take THAT, infographic a-hole!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 9:34 am
    You can`t argue with these facts. The reason behind them, though, is that higher education has been hijacked by liberals.

    The education they provide is mostly worthless, politically correct crap. Most English majors can`t diagram a sentence, conjugate a verb, or compose a coherent paragraph, but they can all tell you Bush sucks.

    Soft subjects, such as sociology, political science, gender and ethnic studies, history, education, and economics, are nothing more than left-wing political indoctrination, and the hard sciences are starting to fall as well. Climate science has been totally corrupted by international socialists whose goal is to transfer $trillions from the US to 3rd-world dictators by perpetrating a hoax.

    After these kids graduate, what can they do that`s of any use? Who the hell want`s to hire an anti-American Marxist or a pissed-off feminist? They should be grateful to be serving coffee or making telemarketing calls; they`re not even well qualified for that.

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    premierwondr Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 9:34 am
    y would i eat it that sounded like 4 very boring years..my roomate has the same gpa and hes in a fraternity thats all about parties and mixers

    either way there`s an active way of going to school and a passive way thats too long to explain but
    if ur going to college its likely because u want to make more money and have a good time so look at wat majors are making the best money or wat fields are hiring the most and see what fits you best
    go to parties, meet people, have fun, get caught smoking weed in the dorms, drat a girl you don`t know...these are the last 4 years of relative freedom you`ll have until you retire

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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    December 19, 2009 at 9:36 am
    going to cornell as a chemical engineer for 10k a year thanks to financial aid. As long as you`re not an idiot or a bro, college really isn`t that bad, and starting pay for engineers is very near 6 digits...

    that`s what happens when you use your head america, take example from the asians.

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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 9:41 am
    kittyloaf & caboose

    College: you`re doin` it right.

    ;-)

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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 9:50 am
    Hah! Kittyloaf, my info is almost exactly the same as yours but with a bunch of hours studying.
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3258 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 9:53 am
    "go to parties, meet people, have fun, get caught smoking weed in the dorms, drat a girl you don`t know...these are the last 4 years of relative freedom you`ll have until you retire"

    Not everyone considers this kind of faggot ass child poo fun. Good on ya if ya do, but not everyone does. Don`t drating tell me that I`M wrong for not doing that kind of poo when I would rather shove a red hot fire poker down my dick hole than do any of that bullpoo teenager garbage.

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    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 9:58 am
    Library technician program! Woo! :) I don`t drink despite the vast majority of people in my program/in my life doing so. I do study, and my GPA is 3.81 this semester if I remember correctly.... So... not too bad? I won`t get paid much in the end, but I`ll love what I`m doing. :)
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3258 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 9:59 am
    @Chibi_Ichigo

    "but I`ll love what I`m doing. :)"

    That`s how you win life right there.

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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 10:03 am
    I`m currently a freshman in college. Luckily the college I go to gives out full scholarships to all students. I`m in EE, and am planning to enter grad school afterward. Most people really don`t need degrees in non-hard sciences, which require a lot of working knowledge before you can do anything. But if people want to spend their money on these sorts of things, that`s that...

    I am very career-oriented, and am probably hurting other aspects of my life because of it (such as social life, which I have next to none of). It really boils down to the meaning one wants to have in life, which is a personal philosophy. It`s not easy to judge people based on their passion in life. Just like how I am focused on making money and setting myself up for a stable and safe life down the road, there are some people who set themselves up for a different path, which they think is right. To each their own (though it would be nice if we got more productive members of society, what are you going to do?).

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    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 10:19 am
    Arguing with Judge Judy...why did I have to take some dumb English class!?
    Lol, I think I`m safe from falling out the window though since I don`t drink >.>
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 10:33 am
    "The reason behind them, though, is that higher education has been hijacked by liberals."

    Wow, dude, for someone who loves the word "indoctrination," have you considered the sources of your own indoctrination? You spout talking points straight from the mouth of Limbaugh, and you probably think you came up with the "Liberals are evil" screed all on you own.

    That isn`t "independant thinking," thats just evidence of the other side of the "indoctrination" coin.

    "History" is a soft subject? Of course conservatives don`t want to remember history - its too profitable to repeat it. Plus, you don`t want to remember all those "liberal" achievements, like racial integration and ending slavery. DAMN THOSE LIBERALS AND THEIR DESIRE TO PROTECT CIVIL RIGHTS!

    If it wasn`t for "liberal indoctrination," people like you would still be denying seats at the lunch counter to blacks. Conservatism at its best...

    Sounds

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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 10:34 am
    *Sounds like someone wasn`t invited to parties in college...
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    premierwondr Male 18-29
    975 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 10:34 am
    im sorry to hear that ud rather mangle ur dick than use it for sex
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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
    1351 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 10:35 am
    "Not everyone considers this kind of faggot ass child poo fun. Good on ya if ya do, but not everyone does. Don`t drating tell me that I`M wrong for not doing that kind of poo when I would rather shove a red hot fire poker down my dick hole than do any of that bullpoo teenager garbage."

    Hey, calm down. You`re what, a 27 year old guy already married and complaining about what kids today consider fun? Look, college is in part about those who do these things (and I am not saying these aren`t stupid things to do) and either fail at life or grow the hell up and move on. What I think is depressing is a guy nearing thirty spitting the word "poo" three times in a post on IAB on a subject which no longer even applies to him.

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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 10:40 am
    "the hard sciences are starting to fall as well"

    The REASON for that is people like YOU have idiotically convinced far too many young people that science is uncool and for "liberals." You can`t scream from one side of you mouth "Climate science has been totally corrupted by international socialists" and then at the same time express confusion about why fewer people are becoming scientists.

    Exposure to new ideas is by definition "liberal." Resistance to change and preservation of the status quo is by definition "conservative." Hence why conservatives don`t go into acadamia or the sciences - because those fields are full of exposure to new ideas, and force one to reassess one`s view of the world. For conservatives, they already completely understand the world, and in fact resist all change.

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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    December 19, 2009 at 10:43 am
    "I would rather shove a red hot fire poker down my dick hole than do any of that bullpoo teenager garbage"

    Now THERE is someone who knows how to party!

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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 10:50 am
    Ollie, I have a Christmas present for you. Its a healthcare bill, and the card is signed by 60 socialists, all in time for Christmas!
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    spultra13 Male 18-29
    174 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 11:39 am
    Yo I think Ollie trolled you good.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 11:39 am
    goaliejerry, you`ve taken too many shots to the head. If you had actually studied history (and not the leftist crap spouted by your Marxist professors), you would know it was a REPUBLICAN who ended slavery, and it was DEMOCRATS who filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Who is stifling independent thinking? Ask any conservative who has tried to speak on a college campus and been shouted down and assaulted by "open-minded" liberals.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPsU-kSBn...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTbTs_It0...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuNXmy0e5...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ7vcgQjk...

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    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
    668 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 12:05 pm
    oh ouch man, I`m MAJORING in Canadian Studies...what is this article trying to tell me?
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    JackTreehorn Male 18-29
    2 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    Yes Ollie because the Northeastern Progressives who created the Republican party to go against the Southeastern Conservative Democratic Party are exactly the people who make up the current Nopublicans....

    And the filibuster was made by Russell who even though had a D in front of his name he was a Liberal as Spector is conservative. Hence him leading the Conservative Coalition with the Republican party for decades.

    Wow a right winger that has no concept of facts.....color me shocked!

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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 19, 2009 at 12:23 pm
    nice but true
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    robotobunneh Female 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 12:24 pm
    We have none of those awesome classes at my university :( Here I am stuck taking genetics, organic chemistry, physics and greek and roman mythology (which, by the way, stinks. Should have never taken it).

    I want to argue with Judge Judy!!

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    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 12:27 pm
    I don`t get why everybody always rips on Ivy league. Sure, the median starting salary is only 7000$ higher, but that`s because there are a lot of insanely smart science/math majors doing low-paying jobs in experiences they would never be able to have had they not gone to an ivy. Ivy`s are much harder to get into than most people think, actually. The top 5 colleges are INSANELY competitive...the average studying nerd could not get in.
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    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
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    December 19, 2009 at 12:30 pm
    v How the hell did we get into a republican/liberal debate on a college infographic?

    Starting salary of ivy league grads in the major majors (engineering, law, business) are usually in 6 figure ranges. Of course, there are always your writing/philosophy majors that pull the salary down.

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    premierwondr Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    yea that ivy league salary thing seems a bit like nonsense---not all high paying jobs have high starting salaries. maybe the starting salary is only $7k more but in 5 years that number can jump significantly
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    alchemist18 Female 13-17
    357 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 12:42 pm
    5.5 billion a year on booze. Haha!
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 12:51 pm
    That`s why I`m going to community college for the first two years. After that it`s Iowa State with a Vet major for me...
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    Coolhandluke Male 18-29
    95 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 12:52 pm
    I go to BYU and that is a private school. Actually, it only costs me about $8000 a year because my church subsidizes my tuition (since I am a member). My school also forbids drinking, so half these facts are crap when they apply to my college.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 1:04 pm
    There are 2 things in this world that cannot be reasoned with: a liberal and a hardon.
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    verinon Male 18-29
    335 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 1:12 pm
    Hey OldOllie: Please die and prove Darwin right. Please.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    I`d still rather be happy with what I`m doing for the rest of my life...
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    ze_tuna_fish Female 13-17
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    December 19, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    Some people go to school because they want to learn, not just to get a high paying job.
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    Jaydeejj Female 70 & Over
    713 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 2:05 pm
    @Coolhandluke I think these apply to the average college. Many colleges don`t allow drinking but it still happens.
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    Jaydeejj Female 70 & Over
    713 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 2:06 pm
    And I also agree. Community for 2 years then on to a univeristy. WAY cheaper.
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    AnonymouStan Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 2:13 pm
    Coolhandluke, these facts arn`t crap when they apply to your college. your paying 8,000 a year so figure a 4 year degree, 8000 x 4 =24000. which happens to be on par with the debt number they give. and that would then make the only fact that they give that doesn`t apply to byu is the alcohol, however allothers apply.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 2:22 pm
    "Some people go to school because they want to learn, not just to get a high paying job."

    In other words, some people want to learn strictly for self-centered personal gratification, not so they can make a valuable contribution to society -- said value determined by the fact that someone is actually willing to pay money in exchange for said contribution.

    That`s fine. I have no problem with that. Just pay for it yourself, and don`t ask me to subsidize your selfish consumption of educational resources through my taxes.

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    cheapnbeefy Female 18-29
    70 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 2:41 pm
    I GO TO SUNY PLATTSBURGH!!!

    but I don`t major in Canadian Studies...

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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
    1053 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    My brother went to USC. My mom and pop forked out about $40,000 a year on that dumb ass.

    I went Nevada. My mom and pop forked out about $2,000 a year on my dumb ass.

    We each get paid the exact same. He`s 37, I`m 27.

    He knocked up a whore blonde. I`ve been to 13 different countries.

    He sucks, I rule!

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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
    1053 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    Cool Hand Luke. You are a mormon. You do not deserve to be a Cool Hand Luke.

    I`m Luke too. You make me mad. Change your name now!

    Oregon State is going to beat your mormon team in the Vegas Bowl.

    ps, why have mormons play in the Vegas bowl? They hate Vegas

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    zanneh Male 13-17
    130 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    made by a feminist.
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    AliceHolly Female 18-29
    100 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    SUNY represent.
    What`s so bad about winemaking? That`s what I aspire to do once I have a degree in plants.
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    stunami Male 18-29
    8 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 4:04 pm
    The reason in the discrepancy of pay between men and women is that more women overwhelmingly major in social studies and end up in secretary positions, whereas engineering is overwhelmingly populated with men, and they go on to become, you know, engineers.
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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
    1545 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 4:55 pm
    Ollie, the "close-minded" street runs both ways. There`s no way a gay man could go to a campus in the Bible belt and lobby for gay marriage without getting harassed and probably even death threats. No. Way. So, let`s not use those sweeping generalizations of which, sir, you are so fond.

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    solobueno Female 18-29
    134 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 5:05 pm
    no, the discrepancy is in the number of women who drop out of the work force or only have part time jobs or jobs from home after starting a family
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    luptonicedte Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    Stunami... I lol`d.
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    1:the bar graphs use median NOT average which is dumb
    2:who needs to study? just pay attention and dont be stupid
    3:what`s wrong with partying and having a life?you only get one
    4:whats wrong with using technology
    5:whats wrong with bowling and winemaking?
    6:whats wrong with alchohol
    7:it says 4 of the top ten include only one major, whats the rest of their point?
    8:even with those references at the bottom how do they get these facts?
    9: the reason why the races have anything to do with this is prolly just illegal immigrants, like a lot of illegal immigrants are hispanic amirite? and those immigrants don`t get good jobs and can`t pay for a child`s college education therefor few have have bachelors

    also Stunami is right, and so is Solobueno

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    Parasite Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 6:37 pm
    ElDavo
    Male, 18-29, Eastern US
    900 Posts Saturday, December 19, 2009 5:57:40 PM
    1:the bar graphs use median NOT average which is dumb
    -----------------------
    i`m gonna assume you`re missing the word `Mean` or `Mode` before the word `average` because Median is an average.
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    samidoll Female 18-29
    616 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 7:02 pm
    2:who needs to study? just pay attention and dont be stupid

    um, people who take challenging classes, dumbass.

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    samidoll Female 18-29
    616 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 7:07 pm
    and eldavo,
    "3:what`s wrong with partying and having a life?you only get one
    4:whats wrong with using technology
    5:whats wrong with bowling and winemaking?
    6:whats wrong with alchohol"

    there are many things that can go wrong. with each. what`s wrong with partying? well, some people go overboard, and they don`t go to classes anymore. what`s wrong with technology? nothing, unless you`re being that one bitch in the lecture hall that starts talking loudly about what she`s going to do five minutes outside of class. that`s pure annoying.

    actually nothing is wrong with bowling and winemaking. i retract that there is anything wrong with bowling and winemaking. if there have been accidents with that, id love to hear of them.

    but alcohol? really? in and of itself, it`s just a substance, and so a general statement like what is wrong with IT can be answered with "nothing" and be legit. but it makes people stupid. a guy got drunk and shot his friend the other

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    thecranberry Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 7:15 pm
    The Mean is the average. Look it up.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arithmetic_...

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    npdarren Male 18-29
    602 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 7:15 pm
    "you would know it was a REPUBLICAN who ended slavery"

    Yes, they indeed called themselves republicans back then, but they resembled modern democrats. If you knew your history, you`d know that the modern demography of the Republican party was established in the election of 1896. Before then the "Republicans" were in every way identical to today`s Democrats.

    Maybe you should actually read up on your history before inventing your own biased version of it.

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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 8:07 pm
    yellowsquare, of course you can find a few peckerwood Bible schools run by conservatives that discriminate against liberals, but you`re talking about 2% of the schools with 0.5% of the enrollment and 0% of the tax dollars going to support them. I`m talking about state-supported colleges and universities and major private institutions. They`re overwhelmingly controlled by liberals, and they are the most stifling, intolerant, and oppressive institutions in the country.

    If you to go a church-supported Bible college, you know what to expect. When you go to State U, though, you don`t expect to be told that capitalism is evil, all sex is rape, the US is a racist, sexist, fasçist, homophobic imperialist dictatorship, and that white men are Satan incarnate. Neither do you expect be forced into "sensitivity training" if you dare to disagree.

    Yes, the "close-minded" street runs both ways, but it`s an eight-lane freeway going left and a bike path going to the right

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    Mr_Hym Male 18-29
    208 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 8:12 pm
    What`s wrong with Canadian Studies? You can get degrees in studies of most other countries.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 19, 2009 at 8:17 pm
    "Property is the fruit of labor ... property is desirable ... is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built." -Abraham Lincoln

    npdarren, name me one Democrat today who would honestly agree with that statement.

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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 8:19 pm
    "We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men`s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name - liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names - liberty and tyranny." -Abraham Lincoln

    ...or this one.

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    najamesk1 Male 18-29
    194 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 8:22 pm
    No, it wasn`t worth it for me to stay in college. I dropped out the second semester because the school was not following their own policy.

    Long story short, It would have taken me 4 years to finish my degree.

    After dropping out, and actually working in the field i was studding for, I got the job i was going to school for after 3 years.

    So, I had gotten the full time job an entire year earlier than i would have had i continued school and graduated. Now, people who actually stayed in school, have to earn their experience to work where I work, taking them another 2-3 years for themselves, Now a few of them... WORK FOR ME>> Hahah.

    was college worth it, F no.

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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 9:10 pm
    There are 2 things in this world that cannot be reasoned with: a liberal and a hardon.

    etc etc etc. Ollie, you`re an intelligent American conservative in your 50`s. Why are you venting your extreme-right politcal views in a website called I-Am-Bored, mostly populated by youngsters, who are overwhelmingly liberal? Seems like a waste of your energy to me, speaking from personal experience.

    Anyways, for what it`s worth, my stats:

    Money spent on alcohol = $Vast, beyond counting
    Credit Card debt = $0
    Hours spent partying = Every spare hour I have
    Hours spent studying = Vast
    Major = Oil & Gas Exploration, BSc (Honours, 1st Class) and PhD.
    GPA = No idea how that works. I`ve written a few books and taught training courses to other geologists and engineers though, which must count for something.
    Scholarship awarded = $0
    Salary: Six figures, net, after tax.
    Political views = astoundingly, willingly liberal.

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    XbigXmommaX Female 18-29
    474 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 10:16 pm
    @mr_hym-- yea i was sort of confused as to how that was a useless degree
    and in response to this infographic, i am REALLY glad im in a public school, my friends are already 30k in the hole and doubt i`ll spend that much even if i have to stay for 5 years(even with the tuition increase)! i only pay about $2500 semester with no financial aid or scholarships
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 11:36 pm
    davymid, I`m truly happy that you have done and are doing so well for yourself. I wonder, though, have you considered the future demand for gas and oil exploration should cap and trade catch on in a big way? In the US, new oil and gas production has pretty much ground to a halt thanks to liberal environmentalists. There`s no good reason to pay someone to go out and find new reserves if you can`t develop them.

    If I were you, I would be saving my money and voting conservative. Just don`t tell your drinking buddies, though.

    I`ve never thought of myself as a right-wing extremist. I`m actually a libertarian. However, if you consider John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, James Madison, and Abraham Lincoln to be extreme right-wingers, then I guess by your definition, I`m one, too.

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    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 8:01 am
    Thank god I live in Canada?
    I have a plan for my life, and it doesn`t exactly require university, but I`m going anyway. To one of those little hole-in-the-wall art schools. That way people won`t dismiss me without looking at anything else, and I still don`t have to waste years and years and thousands of dollars.
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    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
    383 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 9:35 am
    I`m glad I live in a place where I don`t pay much at all for my education!

    Hours spent partying: Vast
    Hours spent studying: Vast
    Hours spent sleeping: Not much

    Can`t have all three ;)

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    NOFX14 Male 18-29
    1141 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 10:41 am
    Yay college student stereotypes!
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    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
    986 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 11:57 am
    @ B-b-beccah

    Haha. I don`t know. What career do you get into with Canadian Studies? I took a Canadian Studies course as an elective..... I don`t know how you are doing a whole major on it :x

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    clemsonrox Female 13-17
    131 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    Is this trying to make you want to go to college or to keep you away from college?
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    hotleafjuice Female 18-29
    116 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 4:58 pm
    i dont regret college in the least....this infographic sucks. Go to school.
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    snappyface Male 13-17
    9 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 10:14 pm
    Love the maple syrup.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm
    I used my tuition money to buy a house then paid for college on a home equity loan. Now I have a full time job and own my own business.
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    mystery08 Male 18-29
    160 posts
    December 20, 2009 at 10:56 pm
    i went to community college for 2 years and got 2 bachelors in 2.5 years at a UC. I incurred no debt and it took 1.5 years for my increase in salary to pay for all of my college expenses. Its worth it if you get a science or business related degree and work hard.
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    dancerbabb Female 18-29
    15 posts
    December 24, 2009 at 1:54 am
    i wish they`d add info on tech schools, too. :(
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    mrmoo7272 Male 13-17
    65 posts
    December 24, 2009 at 12:10 pm
    W00T!
    im asian!!!!!
    50% chance!!!

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