• @RealFknNito@lemmy.world
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        4 months ago

        I NEED an impractical EV that corrodes from coughing on it from a guy who also posts Doge memes so they can use that money to put a car in space and buy a social media platform to crash it into the ground harder than any of their space projects.

        There are no good billionaires.

      • @acetanilide@lemmy.world
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        134 months ago

        I was just reading about a billionaire earlier and the wikipedia article literally takes a paragraph about him being sued by the attorney general for wrongdoing and tries to turn it into a feelgood story.

        As a settlement to the lawsuit, he (graciously) agreed to donate millions of dollars to organizations (as long as he got to choose them).

        Let us bow down to the greatest altruistic human to ever roam the earth! /s

    • Cadenza
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      34 months ago

      Almost spilled my morning coffee laughing. Also, that’s not kind. Also, that’s brilliant.

  • @givesomefucks@lemmy.world
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    604 months ago

    Harvard earns enough off trust interest they’d never have to charge another student tuition and room/board if they didn’t want to.

    They could just take all the smartest kids like this regardless of where they come from.

    It’s why having the most important part of our education system be for profit has never made sense. Just because you’re wealthy or your Daddy went there doesn’t mean you should get to take up a spot at one of the best schools on the planet.

    • sab
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      304 months ago

      It makes perfect sense the second one stops believing in the lie that America is a meritocratic society.

      • @givesomefucks@lemmy.world
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        144 months ago

        Obviously, but I’m saying the only reason it’s like that, is the people calling the shots are the ones saying it has to stay that way.

        If K-12 isn’t enough of an education, we need to extend what counts as public education. Whether that means college or trade schools.

        Post secondary education is an investment in our country, not just a way to squeeze money out of 18 year old kids.

        • sab
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          You are completely right, and I think everyone in power realizes that. They also realize that they can buy a spot for their kids in a good university, but there is no way in hell their kids would make it to the top any other way. So they have no interest in changing it.

          Changing the way universities work in the US would require a freaking revolution. It’s not about giving opportunities to those from worse-off backgrounds; it’s about taking away opportunities from the rich and tearing down structures of inherited power. So naturally the resistance to doing so is going to be immense, and whoever sets out to do it need to know what they’re up against.

          Probably why the republicans are so angry about forgiving student loan debts.

          • @givesomefucks@lemmy.world
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            34 months ago

            All Republicans are the problem, but not everyone with a D by their name is your friend either homie.

            Even when Dems control everything we can’t get basic shit like this passed.

            • sab
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              54 months ago

              For sure. There’s a lot of talk about forgiving student loans, but there’s a reason why they are more quiet about fixing the broken system.

        • 😈MedicPig🐷BabySaver😈
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          04 months ago

          I agree there should be free options. State schools, community colleges, trade schools.

          However, I’d like to see some level of required service post graduation. Doesn’t have to be military. Some type of humanities service, eg: Peace Corps, Habitat for Humanity.

    • @tigeruppercut@lemmy.zip
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      164 months ago

      Harvard earns enough off trust interest they’d never have to charge another student tuition and room/board if they didn’t want to.

      They could just take all the smartest kids like this regardless of where they come from.

      They do, technically. The admissions process is need-blind, meaning they decide whether to accept a student before looking at any financials, then provide enough financial aid for them to attend. Something like a quarter of the students don’t pay anything.

    • @TurboHarbinger@feddit.cl
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      64 months ago

      She wants you to be sad, is all about prejudice. She even uses it on herself as her introduction. IMHO I would had done my best to keep that fact hidden had it happened to me (still, how would I know what it feels). She exploits that fact. Good for her, but it’s not sad.

        • @AeonFelis@lemmy.world
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          54 months ago

          No - what I’ve argued is that it does not unjustify the mother’s imprisonment. I don’t think it really matters if a child was born in prison or not, as long as the sanitary and medical conditions were proper (that is - in the prison’s infirmary and not into the cell’s toilet). Growing up in prison is a different matter, which no child should be subjected to, but here it says her father took her and raised her outside.

  • @Cheems@lemmy.world
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    464 months ago

    It’s amazing the adversity she’s over come in her life and still being able to come out on top. That’s an incredibly inspiring story, that even though you’re born in a backwards ass state like Texas, you can still go on to do great things.

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    4 months ago

    Good for her, but it’s not like she spent her childhood in jail. Useless article in my opinion, without any details. Maybe she had a perfect childhood.

    • @Imgonnatrythis@sh.itjust.works
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      254 months ago

      Probably a twin situation. Sometimes one twin will strangle the other to death in the womb. In Texas this is punishable by jail as soon as you are born.

    • @GBU_28@lemm.ee
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      4 months ago

      Huh?

      • Woman commits crime.
      • Babby is formed.
      • Woman is convicted of crime, is pregnante. Goes to jail/prison.
      • gregrant women has baby during sentence duration.
      • @Sir_Kevin@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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        54 months ago

        They couldn’t bring her to a hospital for the delivery? Maybe postpone her sentence for the sake of the child. Do anything humane?

        I could see maybe if she was a murderer and a flight risk but it’s also possible she’s doing time for something stupid like being black on a Friday. Which is why I ask, what’s the story with mom?