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Top 10 Best & Worst Educated States... [Pic]

Hits: 13160 | Rating: (2.7) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: fancylad
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Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2741 Posts
Friday, November 09, 2012 3:24:15 AM
@TruTenrMan

"Having a college degree in "Feminine Studies" does not make one "educated"."

Technically it does, in that the word "educated" in its most literal sense means "having received an education". The word has no bearing on how good the education is.

"I do effing electrical engineering on a daily basis"

If you're an employed electrical engineer, or similar, why wouldn't you say so specifically?

Saying you "do" it on a daily basis doesn't mean much. I "do" cooking on a daily basis, because I cook dinner at home. That doesn't really give me a footing to snub my nose at those hoity-toity educated chefs.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4455 Posts
Friday, November 09, 2012 3:05:27 AM
Fleaman1797

"Sambo"

Ya. Keep telling yourself racism had NOTHING to do with the Obama hate Republicans.

SO funny. When someone on here says something that is absolutely retarded, I don't even need to check that they are from the "Southern US". It is a given.

Fleaman1797
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 719 Posts
Friday, November 09, 2012 2:38:56 AM
To those who voted for Obammy
I weep for what this country is gonna be like after Sambo is done with it. Scrub President is Scrub.
he didnt do diddly dratin squat for us 4 years ago, he wont do diddly drating squat for us now. live with it you "intellectual" Dumbasses

Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Friday, November 09, 2012 1:41:17 AM
Incidentally can we please take into account one factor: Republicans: Tax cuts for the wealthy.

It is intelligent for a wealthy person to vote for Republicans. It is not good for America.

That the wealthy can vote for their best interests does not in any way demonstrate that they vote in the interest of America.

Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Friday, November 09, 2012 1:30:35 AM
"Once I see how they came to their Data and if they excluded certain degrees will I accept a chart like that. And Starting up your own business from scratch and not getting a university education(debt) doesn't make you any less smart just a different way of doing something. One way to argue, business generally supports republicans the people who own, run and create things. The workers go out to college get a degree to work in said companies and get paid less. Who's Smarter? So many ways you can spin this either way not worth arguing"

Except America has the lowest social mobility it has ever had, demonstrating that it's not intellect that grants you success, but your parent's success.

More so in America than anywhere too. Doesn't take brains to be born rich. (Or to look that up. Do it.)

Bakcagain21
Male, 18-29, Europe
 553 Posts
Friday, November 09, 2012 12:36:45 AM
And how many of those degrees are essentially worthless from low grade universities in mickey mouse subjects. Once I see how they came to their Data and if they excluded certain degrees will I accept a chart like that. And Starting up your own business from scratch and not getting a university education(debt) doesn't make you any less smart just a different way of doing something. One way to argue, business generally supports republicans the people who own, run and create things. The workers go out to college get a degree to work in said companies and get paid less. Who's Smarter? So many ways you can spin this either way not worth arguing

jamie76
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2282 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 11:27:52 PM
as Rick Santorum said, the GOP will never have the smart people.

he's right of course, cus well, smart people are too smart to be republicans.
the biggest sell out party ever, bar-none.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4455 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 10:46:23 PM
AvatarJohn

I can't tell if you are doing a pitch perfect characture or you're a complete mouth breathing imbecile. You just laid a smattering of bulls.hit across several posts. If you're trying to be funny, congrats.

AvatarJohn
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 845 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 10:38:33 PM
Proof that colleges are churning out brain-dead idiots.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4455 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 8:40:27 PM
elkingo

"here in Kentucky we have University of Kentucky"

Yes. Yes you do. Wonderful school. The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington. Lexington is in Fayette county. Fayette county voted for Obama.

Hahahahaha.

antagonizer
Male, 18-29, Canada
 506 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 8:39:37 PM
@elkingo "Yea.. here in Kentucky we have University of Kentucky... one of the top research schools in the Union."

Ya I've heard they've done some ground breaking research in the field of breaded poultry. Truly inspirational.

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 11783 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 8:21:55 PM
Also, my sister has 4 degrees (undergrad: Psych, English, Comm, MA Clinical Psychology)

You get a separate degree for each thing you studied over there? Or she spent her degree program studying those subjects?

I'm confused now. Where I come from, you spend 3-4 years studying e.g geology in my case fro my undergrad. I took modules in chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics etc, but my single undergrad degree was in geology, after 3 years of work. To go on and get a 2nd, 3rd, 4th degree in chemistry, physics and biology would have taken 12 years.

Not being an ass I hope, just don't understand.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4455 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 8:20:36 PM
davymid

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Brilliant.

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 11783 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 8:16:15 PM
vv Elkingo (being slightly cheeky here), but I see that none of your anecdotal degrees are in mathematics and statistics...

elkingo
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 2802 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 8:05:36 PM
Yea.. here in Kentucky we have University of Kentucky... one of the top research schools in the Union. Piss of liberals.

I hold 3 degrees (undergrad in Psychology, Religious Studies, and History) and am working on a MA in Clinical Psychology (by APA standards). My wife is finishing a degree in psych, and my sister has 4 degrees (undergrad: Psych, English, Comm, MA Clinical Psychology). My brother has a degree in Computer Programming.

*rolls eyes*

Omphaloskept
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 183 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 6:45:44 PM
Nice try, Xprez, but most welfare recipients are white, and Romney won the white vote -- white males, anyway.

Ever heard of the Tea Party? Lotta welfare recipients in the Tea Party.

But take solace in the fact that correlation =/= causation: that chart would look almost identical if it rated industrialization and infrastructure instead of education. It's possible that it's more reflective of states where labor is more represented than reflective of degreed professionals.

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3342 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 6:45:17 PM
@HG - Nope, we get raises based on different factor, including cost of living, every 6 months to 1 year. That, and being union, I pay into an actual pension, none of that 401k bullsh*t, I know exactly how much money I'll be getting after retirement right now, aside from any cost of living increases of course. Depends on the union, but with mine we also get pay raises based on how many certifications we get, the union pays for the training and I get more money. I've done the math because at one point I thought that would happen when you top out but that's not the case.

Xprez
Male, 30-39, Western US
 635 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 5:39:57 PM
Give me a break. Look out into the sea of faces during any of the past speeches given by Obama. Please don't try to tell me those people are of "higher intelligence". Also, because a state has a higher percentage of people with college degrees, doesn't mean that those with the degrees voted for Obama. 43 million on welfare, how many of those have college degrees? How many voted for Obama? I think you'll find a pretty strong correlation between the two.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4455 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 5:36:37 PM
Andrew155

"As far as addressing demographics I would say blue areas in the south and midwest are a mixture of poor minorities and union labor. Blue areas in the northeast are intellectuals and liberals. Blue areas in urban areas on the coasts are a mixture of intellectuals, liberals, poor minorities and union labor. Blue areas in the mountains and plains areas are environmentalists, artists, liberals, and migrant workers.

Red sections near urban areas are rich white people and suburban middle class white people. Red sections in the rest of the country are a mixture of religious people, rednecks, and white middle class.

There are smart and dumb democrats and republicans.

However I'd say the smartest people, the true intellectual elite are mostly democrats. While the dumbest people, the uneducated social parasites are also democrats. Everything in between is a mixture.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4455 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 5:32:52 PM
Andre155

"I would like to point out that the most obvious "blue" areas in that map of Purple America are in the South, in "red" states. Address these issues I'm bringing up. I've made three posts so far and nobody seems to want to."

That map is counties. So very large spots of color tend to be large, sparsely populated areas. Whereas small spots of color tend to be more densely populated areas.

It really is in no way inductive of population preference.


HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4455 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 5:15:56 PM
whodat6484 & TruTenrMan

Skilled blue collar labor like electicians and plumbers are going to make far more in their 20s than recent white collar college graduates on average.

However, your income will probably max out in your 30s unless you open up your own business. Meanwhile, your white collar counterparts for the most part will continue to get promotions and raises until they retire.

There is no denying that a college degree statistically equates to more income over a lifetime. Not always obviously, but statistically.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4455 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 4:58:30 PM
Andrew155

"I also wonder what people will think of this. "

Here are some thoughts:

1. It is from a book called "Democrats and Republicans - Rhetoric and Reality: Comparing the Voters in Statistics and Anecdotes" written by Joseph Fried whom I can find nothing about.

2. The fact that it is only men instead of all people leads me to believe that it was chosen specifically to work out as well as possible for him.

3. It contradicts the exit poll data you just linked to.

4. The National Election Studies raw data (which the chart sources): http://tinyurl.com/avfyrz7 leads me to believe the chart is absolute bulls.hit since it shows a higher percentage of democrats having a college degree than republicans.

TruTenrMan
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2512 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 4:44:08 PM
Having a college degree in "Feminine Studies" does not make one "educated". I may not have a degree, but I do effing electrical engineering on a daily basis. Screw you,liberal arts non-nice individuals.

Andrew155
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2448 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 4:35:25 PM
I would like to point out that the most obvious "blue" areas in that map of Purple America are in the South, in "red" states. Address these issues I'm bringing up. I've made three posts so far and nobody seems to want to.

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3342 Posts
Thursday, November 08, 2012 4:34:58 PM
I never spent a day in college, went into the Marine Corps right after high school graduation. When I got out I ended up starting an electrician apprenticeship program with the IBEW Local 363 here in NY and I make twice as much as most of my old friends from high school who spent 4+ years in college & grad school. I'm still better off than those who are making close to what I do or more because I don't have any student loans that need to be paid off, and while I was still an apprentice I was able to collect on my GI Bill because, as far as the government was concerned, I was in school/training.

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