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Comment Re:Free time (Score 1) 326

Degrees used to be free of course, or at least quite cheap

Um, no. They were never free. And cheap, less expensive is more accurate...relative to what they are now...ridiculous. I grew up in the 60s...people saved up for college back then. If you went to college without you or your parents saving up in advance, you did it wrong. But yes, college prices today are ridiculous.

Comment Never Have (Score 0) 104

I've never "tweeted" except through my stereo speakers, and often wondered what am I missing, but never cared enough to investigate. What can Twitter give me that I'm not already getting elsewhere?

And just a comment on the verbage. Maybe it's me, but Tweeting sounds a bit too metro-sexual for my liking. Additionally, I've never been a follower, why would anyone want to follow the trivial postings of anyone? Are there significant things we're missing?

Comment Re: Mall shooting in Germany (Score 1) 184

I hear you and understand that position. Some people take the meaning literally, but SCOTUS has not always taken that path in regards to this or other constitutional issues. Some believe in a "living" document, while others believe in strict interpretation. I'm personally of the latter persuasion, but that doesn't matter if I'm taken to court over something that has been ruled on as a new interpretation. I don't like it, but I'm not going to stick my head in the sand. For example, I'm sure the founders didn't mean that freedom of speech should mean that I can yell fire in a crowded theater, so I'm fine that the courts have made an interpretation to the contrary.

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