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Started Aug-10 by WALTER784; 9899 views.
Showtalk said:

Schools have one job. To teach children knowledge they need to get by in life. Math. Reading. History. Science If they can’t do that, they are useless.

and they have failed at many of those. They don't teach life skills. Like why payday loans are a ripoff. Why you don't buy a new car until you have pretty close to a million dollars net worth to safely absorb the depreciation hit.

And why playing the lottery every week is going to be the path to having nothing to show for it, as opposed to investing 15% of one's income for retirement even it if means living in a tent for a year, because it will pay off enormously by letting time be your friend, rather than starting at 45 and time being your enemy.

Heck, a lot of these kids are bamboozled into tens of thousands in non-bankruptable debt - essentially selling themselves into slavery - to get a worthless degree in underwater basket weaving.

but a whole lot of the legalized scams out there would never want their most lucrative suckers - um - "clients" - to realize their product is not only worthless but has a negative value.

Like a time-share. Like title pawn loans. like payday advance loans. Like credit card debt. like rent to own. All of those are financial millstones around most people's necks. Heck, like premium TV cable packages just to keep up with Game of Thrones.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Aug-15

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

Heck, a lot of these kids are bamboozled into tens of thousands in non-bankruptable debt - essentially selling themselves into slavery - to get a worthless degree in underwater basket weaving.

Well, at least it is possible to basket weave underwater, but underwater basketball... (* ROFLMAO *)... now that would be worthless! (* SNICKER *)

FWIW

WALTER784 said:

Well, at least it is possible to basket weave underwater, but underwater basketball...

Hahahaha.

Actually basket weaving is done with wet wicker In Scouts I remember that we took all the straight wicker material and soaked it in a bucket of water, then while it was all soaking wet, the reeds were easily bent and woven. Once the basket is complete, you take it out and let it dry, where it hardens into that final shape..

Alfi (THIALFI)

From: Alfi (THIALFI) 

Aug-15

All men, but that was in the early 1950s.

Alfi (THIALFI)

From: Alfi (THIALFI) 

Aug-15

I was a department manager in a techie organization for 10 years. My employees ranged from high school graduates (several) to one PhD. The latter wasn't bad, but several others were better.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Aug-15

Moral of that story - stay off social media or don’t post politics.

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk 

Aug-15

Anyone can get a degree if they keep their heads down and focus on subject matter.  Not every major or class involves politics.

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk 

Aug-15

It all comes down to common sense.  People must learn to budget and spend wisely, and not follow the examples of DC politicians. Both sides are addicted to spending.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Aug-15

Oh, interesting!

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Aug-15

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

Actually basket weaving is done with wet wicker

Yep... I did that in the Boy Scouts too. Ratan furniture and many of the things Japanese make with bamboo, etc. do the same... they use water to soften it up so that it can easily bend... and once dried, it hardens again. You know the large Taiko drums the Japanese use in many festivities... well, the outer wood they use for them is also softened and curved by soaking them in water too. And don't forget all the old wine and whiskey casks/barrels that they stored their distilled goods in were also created similarly too.

FWIW

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