• Thanks. You are absolutely right that the challenges for poor  students go beyond tuition and fees and books. Time is money, and space is priced per square foot. Time to study costs, a quiet place to read costs, getting to campus costs, fitting into the semester's schedule costs.

      Every...

    • When Cruz and company "joined" the protesters at the WWII memorial, it was ludicrous. But it fed the base, so even though they were widely panned the optics paid off.

      by barefooted 43 min 11 sec ago in Optical Illusions
    • Journalists,  embassies, and human rights groups are sources with first hand knowledge. Are you denying that Russia invaded Crimea or that Yanky shot unarmed protesters? Because if you are, you need to actually prove that the journalists, embassies, and human rights groups are making it all up...

    • I suppose it's fair to say that if Obama had gone to the border while so close, it would have done a great deal for his approval ratings. That's the thing about optics - they can be a double edged sword.

      by barefooted 50 min 18 sec ago in Optical Illusions
    • Raging Grannies, now joined by Outraged Geezers...

       

      I believe we got ourselves a convoy!

      by jollyroger 1 hour 2 min ago in Why Am I Moving Left?
    • This is the shift I am seeing in older Republican women here in Florida.  I am meeting Democrats that are left of center that is not afraid to speak up.  Only a decade ago I had to keep my mouth shut so I would not get beat up with right wing talking points that made no sense.  20 years ago I...

      by trkingmomoe 1 hour 2 min ago in Why Am I Moving Left?
    • That's the point ... there isn't any.

       

      Everything you're getting all worked up over are partial truths based more on 2nd and 3rd sources, but not verified as accurate by any one with 1st hand knowledge armed with actual facts and evidence to support them.

       

      my...

    • It makes me wonder about how much information spread around by politics was actually over blown about drug abuse. The reality is that there are medical uses for the drug that out weigh the prohibition of it's sale and use. Society is demanding the changes in the law. 

    • Show-and-tell or dog-and-pony-show ... it's all the same thing ... touchy-feely and warm-fuzzys.

      I suspect the "optics" win simply because no one cares for cold hard facts, substance and effort ... they have no substance in the visible spectrum. Their attributes are ethereal ...

      by Beetlejuice 1 hour 30 min ago in Optical Illusions
    • Odd he fails to realize that area to the left where he's moving was once called the political center ... as the republicans moved further right so too did the Democrats so that now both are camped to the right of what was once the middle ground between the two where those who had doubts could go...

      by Beetlejuice 1 hour 44 min ago in Why Am I Moving Left?
    • What I find odd is neither the casual recreational user nor the hard-nose anti-drug thugs are even interested. That should be a signal to the Feds there's been a social society change they need to amend the law to accommodate. 

    • Good things come in small packages.  Enjoyed them.  I hope you are feeling well. 

    • They expect to sell 130 metric tons, enough to roll 300 million joints this year. They are still making a nice chunk of revenue on this for the state. 

    • So very true. 

      What gets to me is to watch people in office lie to the public in order to spin their ideology. Some of these guys can't be as stupid as they sound.  They would not have been able to get into law school. They do it for the optics.  No one in the media ever calls them on it...

      by trkingmomoe 3 hours 54 min ago in Optical Illusions
    • mmmm...TONS

       

       

    • If you take a look at the report by Colorado Marijuana Market Report, there is a couple of interesting things that I missed the first time skimming through it.  The sales tax in Denver for medical Mj was 7.62% and 21.12% for retail Mj consumers. Not all jurisdictions in Colorado sold retail Mj...

    • As the saying goes "Albeit, he dresses 'en commando', he writes in briefs" (tight ones, at that).

       

      Nice.

    • 15 yards for taunting

    • I would "assume" the medical usage wouldn't be enough to sustain a vibrate number of suppliers all competing with one another for the consumer dollar, so I suspect recreational usage would be an important and necessary secondary sale. So if recreational usage isn't anything near what was...

    • Your last paragraph really tells it like it is for poor students in college.  I want to add that families that are poor who do send their kids to college make difficult choices to keep them there. It is a process that effects all the members of the family.  These choices that are sometimes...

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