The Master

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On 8/30/2017 at 1:02 PM, The Master said:

There's a systemic "meh, push 'em through" attitude that's gross and does a horrible disservice to the students, their education, and any chance they have at advancing in their careers.

One of the main reasons our educational system is a joke in this country. I watch videos on Facebook of how students in, say, Japan attend school and I just marvel at how many light years away we are from even approaching that level of quality.

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9 hours ago, James D. said:

One of the main reasons our educational system is a joke in this country. I watch videos on Facebook of how students in, say, Japan attend school and I just marvel at how many light years away we are from even approaching that level of quality.

I wouldn't look to Japan for educational excellence. That's a system built on regurgitating facts and working yourself to death. Look instead to Scandinavian countries for real educational excellence. 

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A Korean exchange student we had was considered a very good student and she described her system as "study study study exam study study study exam study study study exam." When I asked her how much she actually retained or was able to use (for example, no labs in their sciences) she said almost none.

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My mother-in-law taught engineering students humanities at a prestigious university and was shocked at how bad her students were. Hint: it was University of British Columbia, so her entire engineering class was consistently around 97% exchange students from Asian countries.

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I came across a friend of mine who was crying today. She explained that someone called her a racist. It wasn't until later I realized that she wasn't just crying because she was insulted, she was (is) also terrified of a potential online hate mob. 

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On 10/22/2017 at 10:55 AM, Donomark said:

Call-Out Culture is a terrible thing. Do you know why she was called a racist?

She was playing Little Red Riding Hood (who was also a werewolf). She would go around asking children if anyone had seen her grandmother. Apparently someone asked her "What color is the grandmothers skin?" She just responded with "white." Even though she is white and she played a 18th century German Little Red Riding Hood, the man who asked her the question was outraged and told her she was racist for not having a black grandmother.

By that logic, shouldn't all the anime, Godzilla and kung-fu movies I own be racist?

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Edited by S-T
This was a foolish rant. Removed.

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Good: Got my first car today. 

Bad: After I had a huge fight with my mom. 

Good: My car's the nicest one my family has. 

Bad: Unfortunately, the dealership signed me up for auto insurance because I didn't know if I was able to be covered by my parent's insurance. 

Worse: It's almost $700 a month, and I very much do not have that kind of money to spend right now. 

Small victory: I'm more than likely going to be able to cancel it and switch over to my parents insurance for the time being. 

Uncertain: If I'll have to spend the money on the insurance payment, and if I'll be able to get it back when I cancel. 

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Been dealing with a dog that will not shut the fuck up.  It is my neighbors dog.  We share a common wall and when the neighbor goes out, the dog will whimper and whine and bark.  For hours on end.  I had informed the landlord as I could never catch the neighbor at home.  Today was the fourth (possibly fifth) time I made a complaint.  I made a point that I really did not want to file a noise complaint, but I had inquired at the police station if I had a valid claim.  And indeed I do.  But I really do not want to go that route.  But whatever was being done to stop the nonstop barking was clearly not working.  I think I have been pretty reasonable up until now so I may need to take that step.

Magically, I get a knock on my door.  Oh hey, it is my neighbor I've never seen before with a small little dog.  A tiny girl, maybe 19, with a small little dog that is a recently retired service dog that is apparently going thru anxiety issues.  Wonderful.  She apologized and offered the explanation/excuse.

And here I am now.  If the dog barks again I can either just sit on my couch and grow increasing annoyed or be a massive asshat and file a noise complaint on a young girl and her anxiety ridden service dog.  Fuck.

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Yeah, separation anxiety is a tough thing. You hate to even leave the house.

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On 7/30/2018 at 7:58 PM, Professor said:

Been dealing with a dog that will not shut the fuck up.  It is my neighbors dog.  We share a common wall and when the neighbor goes out, the dog will whimper and whine and bark.  For hours on end.  I had informed the landlord as I could never catch the neighbor at home.  Today was the fourth (possibly fifth) time I made a complaint.  I made a point that I really did not want to file a noise complaint, but I had inquired at the police station if I had a valid claim.  And indeed I do.  But I really do not want to go that route.  But whatever was being done to stop the nonstop barking was clearly not working.  I think I have been pretty reasonable up until now so I may need to take that step.

Magically, I get a knock on my door.  Oh hey, it is my neighbor I've never seen before with a small little dog.  A tiny girl, maybe 19, with a small little dog that is a recently retired service dog that is apparently going thru anxiety issues.  Wonderful.  She apologized and offered the explanation/excuse.

And here I am now.  If the dog barks again I can either just sit on my couch and grow increasing annoyed or be a massive asshat and file a noise complaint on a young girl and her anxiety ridden service dog.  Fuck.

FUCK. THIS. DOG.

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Maybe talk to her about finding the dog a new home? Clearly, the young woman’s lifestyle is not helping with the anxiety, if it is that freaked out when she is gone. It would probably be in the dog’s best interest to be somewhere else. 

Not to mention your own mental health. 

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