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Comment: Re:Why is this dribble on the front page? (Score 1) 98

by PopeRatzo (#49779451) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results

Maybe the anti-creationist, anti-Christian witch hunters set this bogus thing up, just to have an excuse to go after the Christians.

That's...plausible.

But maybe the Creationists set it up just to make it look like the anti-Christian witch hunters set it up so that then they could say, "Look how we're being made to look stupid and a little evil by the anti-Christian witch hunters who are all hiding in plain sight just steps away from the Christian churches that are on every other block throughout the United States.

Comment: Re:Time for a change? (Score 1) 198

by PopeRatzo (#49777329) Attached to: Elon Musk Establishes a Grade School

I went to a private school (Kent's Hill if you are curious) and we used to bring our firearms from home and have them on campus - in our own dorm rooms AND unlocked.

You were in Maine. You probably needed the guns to protect yourself from black flies the size of crows.

Also, Kent's Hill is a high school with a $48,000/year tuition. You probably had a gun valet carry your weapons for you when you were walking from class to class.

Comment: Re:Time for a change? (Score 1) 198

by PopeRatzo (#49777281) Attached to: Elon Musk Establishes a Grade School

I think that mixing the smart kids in with everyone else is just misguided in the first place -

Hey, wait a minute. My freshman year at Catholic high school I made enough money doing football players' Latin homework that I was able to start a nice record collection. It taught me entrepreneurship, the value of a dollar and the fact that football players were decent enough guys, one of whom could get the best weed.

You're talking about taking away some of the most valuable learning experiences of my youth. The summer before my freshman year, my parents sent me to this weird school for high-achieving kids in Evanston and I hated it. All this adult attention and zero fucking around.

I learned a ton from my classmates during the years of parochial and public education, both the ones above and below me on the achievement scale. I also made some lifelong friends who are more important to me than whether or not there are sufficient software engineers to fuel Silicon Valley's dreams of our future.

Anyway, it's not the high-achieving kids that need to be sequestered and given extra attention. They're going to do fine (except for the ones who end up shooting up a shopping mall). The ones that need help are the ones at the other end of the scale. The ones that have been hosed by history and will grow up in a world without jobs.

Comment: Re:Time for a change? (Score 1) 198

by PopeRatzo (#49777199) Attached to: Elon Musk Establishes a Grade School

Hey now, I am retired and I don't even take (I think I am old enough now - I have not looked to be honest) the Social Security that I paid in.

Unless you're at least 67, you'll be leaving a lot of money on the table.

If you are 67, and you really don't want that extra couple grand a month, you think you can just cash the checks and send them to a worthy charity? I'm thinking specifically about my bookie. I mean broker.

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