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    I just checked and nope, I'm still not tired of winning:



    Pro-Tip for Democrats: Nominate candidates who actually live in the district and who represent what the people of the district actually want. Crazy idea, I know.

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    Another thing with private schools and their endowments is that very few students pay sticker price. Admissions offices negotiate prices based on student grades, financial needs, and other factors. The industry average is a 41% discount recently. This year, the national discount average is about 49%, which is a result of competition among private schools for students. I can name several schools that have exhausted their endowments and closed, due to not being able to function purely on tuition revenue in the 21st century. There are also several schools on probation with the various regional accreditation organizations for budget/endowment problems, and losing their accreditation makes them unable to collect financial aid or student loans (not to mention turning their diplomas into toilet paper).

    I'm not saying that there are no libtards in academia, just pointing out the financial realities of the industry.....

    Might as well be toilet paper...............


    http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/savin...t5R&ocid=ientp
    This high-school dropout who invested in bitcoin at $12 is now a millionaire at 18


    Erik Finman made a bet with his parents that if he turned 18 and was a millionaire, they wouldn't force him to go to college. Thanks to his savvy investments in bitcoin and the current all-time high valuation, he won't have to get his degree.
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    With All Eyes On Georgia, You May Have Missed This Even Closer Race


    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politi...t5R&ocid=ientp



    Democrats woke up to disappointment on Wednesday after Republicans claimed victory in the closely watched special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district. In the most expensive House race of all time, the party had pinned its hopes on Jon Ossoff being able capitalize on national discontent with President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress.
    Ossoff ultimately lost to Karen Handel by nearly 10,000 votes and a tight 3.8-point margin. But another race that got relatively little attention― and millions less in funding― turned out to be even closer.
    The special election in South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District, between Democrat Archie Parnell and Republican Ralph Norman, was held to replace Mick Mulvaney, who became the White House’s budget director in February. As the votes were counted in the largely rural district, Parnell lost by just a 3.2-point margin in an area Mulvaney had won by more than 20 points just last year.
    Democrats in the state had said if Parnell pulled off what they described as a major upset, the special election could have paved the way for “a massive domino effect” in the state. South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Trav Robertson told HuffPost’s Daniel Marans that, “all it takes is one race.”
    “Whether it is a state legislative seat or whether it is a House district ― that changes, or starts to change, the psychology of the Democratic Party in this state, our activists, as well as the independent voters,” he said.
    © Credit: Sean Rayford via Getty ImagesParnell’s ability to whittle away a heft chunk of support from the GOP in an election with notably lower turnout has pundits saying that Republicans, despite their Tuesday wins, are still in serious trouble.
    Dave Wasserman, the U.S. House editor for the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, said on Twitter that the results were “about as badly as Republicans could possibly perform in special elections without losing one.”
    Handel’s 3.8 percent margin was razor-thin compared to her predecessor Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who won his last race there by a whopping 23 percent.


    Wasserman noted that the lack of attention on the South Carolina race may have actually helped Parnell, who likely flew under the radar nationally. Ossoff, after nearly winning in the district’s April primary, suffered from a barrage of media coverage and attack ads that may have compelled more Republicans to the polls.

    Tuesday’s losses were sure to unsettle some in the Democratic Party, which has largely failed to muster support to unseat Republican politicians, despite Trump’s unpopularity.
    But other politicos pointed out that both parties have recovered from tough special election losses to win a bevy of seats in future general elections.


    “This is not the outcome any of us were hoping for,” Ossoff said after the election. “But this is the beginning of something much bigger than us.”

    This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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    Things can only get better when you recognize the issue...................

    Don't try to be a "brand" be a real person.......... that would be a start!

    Remove disingenuous angles from your actions or words and people will listen.........just MHO!



    Democrats Seethe After Georgia Loss: ‘Our Brand Is Worse Than Trump’

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    Democrats seethed, second-guessed and sought to regroup on Wednesday after a disappointing special election defeat in Georgia, with the party’s campaign chief in the House of Representatives outlining alternative paths to taking power, and some lawmakers questioning anew the leadership and political strategy of Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic minority leader.
    By fiercely contesting a congressional race in the conservative Atlanta suburbs, Democrats had hoped to make an emphatic statement about the weakness of the Republican Party under President Trump. Their candidate, Jon Ossoff, raised about $25 million, largely in small donations, and assertively courted right-of-center voters with promises of economic development and fiscal restraint.
    But as the returns came in and Mr. Ossoff remained stubbornly behind Karen Handel, a veteran local officeholder, Democratic frustrations burst into full view. Lawmakers and strategists fretted about the party’s inchoate message, and some called the race a sign that Democrats should not bet too heavily on converting red-tinged suburbs to win a majority in the House.
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    Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio, who has been a vocal critic of his party’s overarching political strategy, said Democrats needed to recognize that they were “toxic” in huge parts of the country.
    “Our brand is worse than Trump,” said Mr. Ryan, who urged Democrats to make forging a clear economic agenda an urgent priority. “We can’t just run against Trump.”
    Mr. Ryan, who tried to unseat Ms. Pelosi, Democrat of California, as House minority leader after the November elections, said she remained a political drag on other Democrats. Ms. Handel and Republican outside groups tied Mr. Ossoff to Ms. Pelosi in campaign events and television ads, casting him as a puppet for what they described as her liberal agenda and “San Francisco values.”
    “They’re still running against her and still winning races, and it’s still a problem,” Mr. Ryan said.
    In Washington, Representative Ben Ray LujŠn of New Mexico, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, moved to calm the party overnight, circulating a memo that outlined in detail how Democrats aim to capture a majority in 2018. In the document, which was sent to lawmakers and staff, Mr. LujŠn wrote that there was “no doubt that Democrats can take back the House next fall” in the midterm elections.
    Acknowledging that the Georgia result was a setback, Mr. LujŠn wrote on Wednesday that there were between six and eight dozen seats held by Republican lawmakers that would be easier for Democrats to capture than Georgia’s Sixth. He said the next few months would become a “recruitment blitz” for Democrats as they enlist candidates in those elections.
    “Let’s look outside of the traditional mold to keep recruiting local leaders, veterans, business owners, women, job creators and health professionals,” Mr. LujŠn wrote. “Let’s take the time to find people who fit their districts, have compelling stories, and work hard to earn support from voters.”
    And, citing snippets of private polling, Mr. LujŠn said there were Republican seats in southern Arizona and Florida, northern New Jersey and the Kansas City, Kan., suburbs, where Democratic challengers were already ahead of Republican incumbents.
    GOP wins most expensive congressional race ever Democrats need to win 24 Republican-held seats in order to win control of the House.
    Democratic lawmakers are expected to gather Wednesday morning in a caucus meeting, which could become a forum for restive lawmakers to air their political anxieties and grievances.
    But well before the gathering, a half-dozen Democratic elected officials and operatives privately vented in text messages and phone calls about a dispiriting trend emerging in this year’s special elections: When their candidates appear to gain traction in the polls, Republicans can easily halt the momentum by invoking Ms. Pelosi.
    A spokesman for Ms. Pelosi noted that in some polls House Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s approval ratings were even more dismal than Ms. Pelosi’s and argued that the right would make any high-profile Democratic leader the focal point of attacks.
    “Republicans blew through millions to keep a ruby red seat and in their desperate rush to keep stop the hemorrhaging, they’ve returned to demonizing the party’s strongest fund-raiser and consensus builder,” said Drew Hammill, Ms. Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff. “They don’t have Clinton or Obama so this is what they do.”
    On the Republican side, jubilation over Ms. Handel’s victory mixed with lingering unease about the overall political environment. While Ms. Handel defeated Mr. Ossoff by about 10,000 votes and nearly four percentage points, Republican outside groups had to spend $18 million defending a district where the party’s candidates won easily for decades.
    Mr. Trump’s approval ratings continued to fall steadily over the course of the race, and Ms. Handel at times took active steps to distance herself from the president.
    And on the same night, a little-watched special election in South Carolina gave the Republican Party another scare, as an obscure Democrat, Archie Parnell, came within 3,000 votes of capturing a solidly Republican congressional district. Turnout in the election was tepid, and the close margin was seen in both parties as a function of Democrats’ greater enthusiasm for voting in a low-key race.
    Nick Everhart, a Republican strategist in Ohio, said the party should not allow its relief at having kept Democrats at bay turn into complacency. Up to this point, he said, Republicans have been beating Democrats only on solidly red turf.
    “To pretend that there are not serious enthusiasm-gap issues with the G.O.P. base and more crucially, independents fleeing, is missing the lessons that need to be learned before truly competitive seats are on the board,” Mr. Everhart said.
    Still, the immediate aftermath of the Georgia election was plainly tougher on the Democratic side, where activists, donors and lawmakers have grown weary of special elections that end with a better-than-usual showing by a defeated Democrat. That pattern, which also characterized recent congressional races in Kansas and Montana, may put Democrats on track to gain power in the 2018 elections, but 17 months is a long wait for a party hungry for immediate victories.
    The lack of a signal success for Democrats during this season of special elections has also left open existential questions for the party, which might have been resolved by a smashing win of one kind or another. Had Mr. Ossoff won on Tuesday night, it most likely would have emboldened the party’s moderate establishment and made his campaign — waged in broad promises of economic growth and cautious language about Mr. Trump — a model for other races.
    Instead, populist forces on the left took Mr. Ossoff’s defeat as an occasion to criticize the whole notion of centrism as a Democratic strategy. Jim Dean, the chairman of Democracy for America, a liberal activist group, blasted Mr. Ossoff overnight for “lighting millions of dollars on fire” and delivering an “uninspiring message” that he predicted would fail again in 2018.
    “The same, tired centrist Democratic playbook that has come up short cycle after cycle will not suffice,” Mr. Dean said in a statement.
    Outside the activist wing of the party, the Georgia result opened a new and potentially bitter debate about nonideological matters, including who should be the Democrats’ public face in Congress.
    Lachlan McIntosh, a South Carolina-based Democratic strategist, said the party had to confront just how unpopular its current leadership is in conservative areas. With some Democrats questioning whether they should have invested more in Mr. Parnell’s near-miss campaign, Mr. McIntosh said bluntly that, if Mr. Parnell had ever become a cause cťlŤbre like Mr. Ossoff, national Republicans would simply have blasted him with the same anti-Pelosi message that worked in Georgia.
    “The problem will persist for Democrats next year,” Mr. McIntosh said. “They can’t ignore how very unpopular their leadership is with many voters. It’s not fair or justified, but it’s real.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Let's say your house gets broken into you call the cops to report the burglary. You tell them they can't search the house but here's a report done by a private eye, a real "high-class entity". The cops proceed to publish that report and launch an investigation without ever looking in the house. Does that seem plausible to anyone?
    Rowdy Gowdy seems to be on the same page:


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    ^^^ I can answer that question...typical "liberal play the victim card" mentality. It is much easier to write a victim narrative when you're unencumbered by facts.....

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    The plot thickens:

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said Wednesday that neither the FBI nor any other government agency contacted her about the hacking of the Democratic National Committee's computer networks.

    "At no point during my tenure at the DNC did anyone from the FBI or any other government agency contact or communicate with me about Russian intrusion on the DNC network. It is astounding to me that the chair of an organization like the DNC was never contacted by the FBI or any other agency concerned about these intrusions," Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. "As a member of Congress, I had the unique clearance to hear any classified briefing that would be involved in such an intrusion, and the FBI clearly should have come to me with that information. They did not."
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/de...rticle/2626682

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    Quote Originally Posted by vreihen View Post
    ...Oh, and if you think that there's a profit to be made in higher education, just take a look at how quickly the for-profit schools are folding up!
    Another one (private not-for-profit college) bites the dust:

    https://sebc.edu/southeastern-bible-...ds-operations/

    Gotta love this quote:

    ďThis summer, we will begin the process of looking toward the future of Southeastern Bible College, and are committed to maintaining a college that is bible- and Christ-centered and connected to our mission and the needs of the church and community; however, we must create a college that is financially sustainable and relevant for generations to come.Ē
    Have you seen all of the kids graduating from high school rushing to be priests/ministers lately? Me, either. Capitalism is working, and the vendor selling an item that nobody wants.....

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    Another one (private not-for-profit college) bites the dust:

    https://sebc.edu/southeastern-bible-...ds-operations/

    Gotta love this quote:
    Hate to tell ya Art but "not for profits" education systems or colleges are that other straw sucking sound of the money train heading out in over paid mismanaged assholes or out of business like malls to the internet.

    Have you seen all of the kids graduating from high school rushing to be priests/ministers lately? Me, either. Capitalism is working, and the vendor selling an item that nobody wants.....
    Incorrect more churches and evangelists have popped up recently as seen it pays........ here is proof!
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    ^^^ If money is the root of all evil, why does the preacher on TV want all of mine? A fool (sheep) and his money will soon be parted.

    If you take a look at *real* religions, they are truly hurting to fill ministerial positions as the millennials are increasingly agnostic. If you want socialism and free healthcare, sign up to be a priest! In all seriousness, they are in such short supply that churches in this area have every priest covering 2-3 parishes at a time.


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