like_that

On May 12, 2021:

like_that repped a post in "Disgusted with the Government thread" at 03:05 pm
posted by ptown_trojans_1

The flip side of that is states and the feds have been gutting the federal aid and grant portion to fund colleges. The price of a Pell Grant has actually decreased and many states, like Ohio, have dramatically cut the money that goes for grants. Once the grants dry up that colleges have been using, they have to fill in the gaps someone....and tuition is increased. I think that is one reason why we have seen the increase in prices since the days I went to school in the early 2000s. 

It may be easy for people to say, well the endowment can cover the cost, and for some schools, they are tapping into that: Ohio St being one of them, with their announcement a month or so ago. But, most schools do not have an endowment large enough to cover the costs alone, without the grant funding. This leads to higher tuition over the years. 

On your last point Federal backed student loans are also better than the private sector as usually interest rates are lower, they are more forgiving if you to go into forbearance, their customer service is usually better, and the last year or so interest has not accrued. Whereas, Sallie Mae has higher interest rates, shitty customer service, little concern for forbearance, and if you do not have federal backed student loan, you have been accruing interest since last year. 

I had both federal student loans, through Fedloan, and private loans through Sallie Mae. Sallie Mae fucking sucked at every turn. 

What is different about colleges now versus 25 years ago?  Their campus physical plant is about twice as big - filled with fancy classroom, residence, recreational, food and other buildings.  Ohio State, as an example, is like a fucking resort today compared to 1990.  Is the education twice as good today than it was then?  No way.  Like most places, it markets the shit out of itself to score well on rankings so that it can whore itself to out of state tuition payers at the expense of it's land grant mission.  OSU is not unique in this way.  


Easy student loans make the decision to pay these exorbitant fees mindless because the loan comes easy and "well that's just the way it goes now".  Is state funding less than it used to be?  Yes and I think that should be changed.  But it isn't less by a factor or three - the way tuition has risen.  On top of it, places like OSU fuck over their state residents who support the place with taxes by chasing out of state payers in order to more than cover their funding gap.  Drive around virutally any college campus today and I defy you to find anything that resembles, "Boy, this place sure doesn't look like it gets the funds it used to."  It's a racket and cheap loans are the primary culprit.  Ask the VP of or dean or whatever the head of one of the 27 "offices" at Ohio State to explain their $300k salary and how it relates to the academic mission of the school.  Good luck interpreting that rationalizing.



like_that replied to "Disgusted with the Government thread" at 03:05 pm
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

What is different about colleges now versus 25 years ago?  Their campus physical plant is about twice as big - filled with fancy classroom, residence, recreational, food and other buildings.  Ohio State, as an example, is like a fucking resort today compared to 1990.  Is the education twice as good today than it was then?  No way.  Like most places, it markets the shit out of itself to score well on rankings so that it can whore itself to out of state tuition payers at the expense of it's land grant mission.  OSU is not unique in this way.  


Easy student loans make the decision to pay these exorbitant fees mindless because the loan comes easy and "well that's just the way it goes now".  Is state funding less than it used to be?  Yes and I think that should be changed.  But it isn't less by a factor or three - the way tuition has risen.  On top of it, places like OSU fuck over their state residents who support the place with taxes by chasing out of state payers in order to more than cover their funding gap.  Drive around virutally any college campus today and I defy you to find anything that resembles, "Boy, this place sure doesn't look like it gets the funds it used to."  It's a racket and cheap loans are the primary culprit.  Ask the VP of or dean or whatever the head of one of the 27 "offices" at Ohio State to explain their $300k salary and how it relates to the academic mission of the school.  Good luck interpreting that rationalizing.



Who the fuck are you and what did you do with Dr. Boogie?

like_that repped a post in "Disgusted with the Government thread" at 03:04 pm
posted by ptown_trojans_1

They are more trusted and better than the private sector. Interest rates are better, payment options are better, and overall experience is better. 

I'd take the DOE loans over Sallie Mae/ whatever it is called now, any day of the week, 


Schools should fund student loans from their endowments. The days of $75K per year for Underwater Basket Weaving majors would end immediately.

Your argument that schools couldn't take this task on is simply "Argumentum ad Governmentum". They can, but of course don't want to give up the golden egg.


like_that repped a post in "Disgusted with the Government thread" at 03:03 pm
posted by ptown_trojans_1

They are more trusted and better than the private sector. Interest rates are better, payment options are better, and overall experience is better. 

I'd take the DOE loans over Sallie Mae/ whatever it is called now, any day of the week, 


Guaranteed government student loans are why college educations worth little cost $30k per year.  Had government never gotten involved, it is reasonable to think college education would have been attainable to those who wanted it without loans (perhaps with a job during college to help pay).  This is how college worked for many decades.  It was a privilege but it was affordable to anyone determined to go without the baggage of years of debt.  Once easy money came into the picture, colleges started jacking up tuition and  building shit at a ferocious rate.  Meanwhile, the entire population was brainwashed into this idea that everyone should go to college.  


So I disagree that government student loans are done well.  I see them as part of the overrall racket.  

like_that repped a post in "Disgusted with the Government thread" at 03:03 pm

How about civil asset forfeiture? If the feds cared about American citizens in the slightest, they would have banned this practice at the federal level before it started. But they don't, so many states rob their own citizens for profit. And cops are incentivized to partake in the practice because they get to keep a lot of the toys they steal. Sure, some of it is taken from drug dealers, but a lot of innocent people get wrapped up in the process with almost no recourse. The claim that you have due process but your possessions do not so we can take them without charging you with an actual crime is one of the most absurd distortions of rights I have ever heard.

On May 7, 2021:

like_that repped a post in "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 04:51 pm

Money printer go brrrr. 

like_that replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 12:48 am

What I gathered from that debate is gblock doesn't like black conservatives and it's ok to be racist towards them.  Just admit you don't like black conservatives and move on.

like_that repped a post in "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 12:44 am

"guys, guys....eventhough I've said it 20 times myself, just letting you know uncle tom is as bad as the n-word"

also geeblock: "if you don't want to be called an uncle tom, don't act like one"

like_that repped a post in "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 12:43 am

LOL at geeblock blacksplaining "uncle tom"

On May 3, 2021:

like_that replied to "Mask Prediction..." at 02:28 am

I don’t understand the logic of people, who are fully vaccinated, but are still too fearful to walk around mask free. 

The main argument I see is “the vaccine isn’t 100% effective.” Yeah? It will never be 100% effective, nor will the world ever be 100% vaccinated.  What’s the barometer for those who still insist on wearing masks after vaccination?

like_that replied to "Food shortages coming?" at 02:22 am
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

Put in a bidet and your days of worrying about tp shortages are over. 

I haven’t crossed over to the bidet yet in Europe. I’d be lying if I didn’t have some fear of it.


On May 2, 2021:

like_that replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 08:40 am
posted by geeblock

I also don’t believe reverse racism is a thing, he obviously does. I also don’t disagree with everything he says. Both things can be true, this country has a long way to go as far as racism is concerned, and blacks are also doing better than they ever have. 

As far as him getting called an Uncle Tom, perhaps he should give original thoughts or ideas that sound like he thought them up, not just repeat the same talking point that I could read on a tomi Lahren tweet or on the tucker Carlson rap up. I’m not real familiar with him and have only heard him speak a couple times, but it does come off as a black face simply repeating lines that have already been said in other conservative outlets. If he wants to gain credibility he needs to move off of the party lines and find his own voice. Other than that it just looks like the gop continues to just not read the room and try the same tactics and strategies they have used for that last 50 years. 


"It's ok for a bunch of white people to call him an uncle tom, because he doesn't think like me." 

On May 1, 2021:

like_that repped a post in "This gym teacher did something pretty cool today." at 05:24 pm

Also...sorry COA

like_that replied to "This gym teacher did something pretty cool today." at 05:23 pm
posted by Ironman92

Also...sorry COA

You still have your son though, so it doesn’t really answer my question smh.

Congrats, I92.


like_that repped a post in "This gym teacher did something pretty cool today." at 05:19 pm

Today my family and I were lucky enough to attend the in person graduation of my daughter from from Marshall University...Docter of Pharmacy Degree. Woo hoo 💥💪😁

like_that replied to "2021 Browns Off-Season Thread" at 05:19 pm

I can’t remember the last time I felt this way,  but I really can’t complain about this draft or off-season.

like_that repped a post in "2021 Browns Off-Season Thread" at 05:17 pm

Move back 24 spots, to move up 7 and get the guy who you contemplated at 26. I don’t know the “draft math”, but that seems very good.

On Apr 27, 2021:

like_that replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 12:35 am
posted by justincredible

Easy establishment to avoid.


Beat me to it.  Easy decision to make. 

like_that repped a post in "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 12:34 am
posted by friendfromlowry


I don’t understand the mocking of being vaccinated here. Vaccinations have been the end goal for like a year now. And now it’s finally happening and businesses don’t seem to care. 

Easy establishment to avoid.


On Apr 24, 2021:

like_that replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 08:08 am

No idea where to put this, but LMFAO.  Public servant RBG was made to be a goddess celebrity in nearly all liberal circles, but NOW we should be concerned about a justice signing a book deal?


How about stop glorifying all public servants? 




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