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  1. then why did you even log-in, let alone respond to a GMG thread on D-Day? shouldn't you have been out there rememberancing? I don't think anyone who stormed those beaches 75 years ago had the chance to be sanctimonious and self-righteous on an internet forum, so why don't you try and show some respect? Asshat.
  2. all down-votes are from bad fans and bad Americans.
  3. trick question. everyone knows conservatives don't travel.
  4. had Mason Fine been at Normandy, the whole thing would've been over in 20 minutes. Hitler would've ran straight to the bunker after and that five year old who died on August 6, 1945 in Hiroshima would've gone on to cure cancer by the mid-70s, as was his destiny. face it, Rick, we're just churning out better men now a days and Mason Fine is chief (ha) among them.
  5. "accomplishments" is a fun word. "12 percent of Americans rate the economy as the most significant problem facing our country, the lowest level on record" I think this is my favorite "accomplishment"...
  6. I’d have been all for investigation...I’m always Team Send a Bunch of Rich White Asshats to Jail. I guess unfortunately you you were more focused on birth certificate race-baiting, (ironically) dying to keep health care away from the masses and concerned Obama’s jeans made him look like a 45 year old mom to conduct an investigation. Missed opportunities...
  7. the obsession over the life of a private civilian family in this political thread is awe-inspiring
  8. what a quick, though obvious, turn-of-shoe. funny, I didn't realize Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Rick Gates, Roger Stone et al were all "leftists" ignoring the "rule of law" and as for the cost...the investigation may actually turn a profit with just Manafort's seized assets.
  9. I can never fully tell if this baiting of the word "socialism" comes from a disingenuous or simply ignorant place.
  10. and understanding that details and numbers of Australian college costs are more semantics in this discussion and aren't really the point here, I'll add... really, all this "all you need is hard-work" conversation does is show your privilege. you grew up in a time where wages afforded both a baseline for a standard of living and the ability to save/pay for school. 1970 minimum wage: $1.45 ... adjusted to inflation, 2019: $9.55 1970 average public tuition/fees/r&b: $2574...adjusted to inflation, 2019: $16,953 2019 minimum wage: $7.25 ( -24%, relative to inflation) 2019 full cost UNT: $25,500 ( +34%, relative to inflation) what does that actually mean? well, for every 10 hours some motivated Boomer worked in 1970, a lazy millennial would have to work 13+ hours just to match wage. So lets say your same Boomer ratcheted up his boot-straps, grabbed his lunch pail and went to work 40 hours a week for one month at inflated minimum wage rate... in 160 hours of work they'd earn ~$1530 in a month, or say 9% of their cost of school. now, your unmotivated and easily triggered millennial would have to drag his butt out of the tattoo chair and off to work for 52+ hours a week just to keep up with what the Boomer was earning in his 40...so it now takes around 209 hours in a month and that same ~$1530 would only represent 6% of today's school cost. that millennial would need to work another 11 hours a month..220 now in a month...55 hours a week...just to hit that 9% floor. so for those who want to take the "I worked my butt off to put myself through school stance"...congrats. you also had it about 30% easier. and all of this is assuming our Boomer and Millennial lived in bubbles...its a baseline ignoring all other factors of increased cost of living in 2019
  11. https://ask.unimelb.edu.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/288/kw/Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNTU4NTI3OTA1L3NpZC9mVW9HYm56JTdFV1VJalJTbmtRQ2JCcFJYbkdIa3R5QkZPYkl3Y3pneVBvdkI1MUYlN0VDXzl3MXVvRHpVdjFXaDBIVUI5Vlo2eE94YXlMRHFFQm9SY3FRTTFIQ2xJNVdRdTRLSWxwMTZZWGZaZVpsTUpPVXZtWG8wUEtnJTIxJTIx https://study.unimelb.edu.au/how-to-apply/fees/student-contribution-amounts these are 2019 numbers. your friends are ill-informed. it happens. I still meet plenty of Americans who think their country was founded by Christopher Columbus in 1842. as to the bolded part...you and I have boarded many planes for many trips of various lengths. does any part of that story read as something you've heard of, known of or experienced before?
  12. hmm...sounds like this guy has found a pretty good job that allowed him 2 months to travel...I wonder how much, if not all of that leave is paid. your average Australian employee is guaranteed between 4-5 weeks of paid leave. that's a minimum. throw in in the 13 paid holidays on most state's calendars and if he timed things right, he really might be be out of pocket for half his trip. American companies should be so forward thinking as to provide the foundation for responsibility and proper planning. And $10,000 in savings from five years work in an entry level field? makes me think this job pays a pretty good wage...probably above a rate that plays out to a yearly salary of 37% of a standard living wage, huh? I mean, either that or kid had zero other expenses or responsibilities...grew up at least in a comfortable house-hold if not an affluent one. I'm leaning toward the latter, considering $10,000 over 60 days comes to about $166/day...which for a 19 year old hoping to "see the world" is really pretty lavish. Did you happen to ask him where he was planning to attend university? because if it's back home in Australia, his studies are largely subsidized by the federal government and out-of-pocket expenses are actually capped based on what you study https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans-commonwealth-supported-places-csps/student-contribution-amounts so...ya...I bet those bootstraps were pretty worn down on that bloke. even if those boots did happen to be a pair of $250 Ugg's
  13. end of last season and that's where my money was. wasn't sure what his graduation status looked like, but I figured he'd either grad transfer or jump down a level to a place he could find 30 shots a night and not be the main focus of Grant's ire.
  14. my guess is Vito is allowed to comment on Bell's spot being secure, but not whose spot it's actually secure in place of...clearly someone other than Woolridge...until that player/team announces for him/theirselves.
  15. "The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty" - James Madison "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power" - Abraham Lincoln "Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth" - John F. Kennedy "I'm effed" - Donald J. Trump
  16. this concludes today's Old White Man Dismisses Social Change round-table. tomorrow's round-table is titled "Everyone has the Same Opportunity in America". over/under is set at 5.5 mentions of "boot straps".
  17. https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/attorney-general-william-barr-summarizes-famous-broadway-musicals
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