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#85 Panthro

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:27 PM

i'm very passionate about equal rights and getting rid of injustices. i may take a dif path but doesn't mean i don't care.


So you are pro gay marriage from a legal standpoint?

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:42 AM

yep. equal rights are equal rights.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:47 AM

yep. equal rights are equal rights.


you voted against amendment one?

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:09 AM

didn't we already cover this? yes.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:40 AM

I voted for "It's just lunch"

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:44 PM

Colleges and Universities charge too much but this is a completely different discussion.

Scholarships should be based on a combination of race, demographics, and more importantly income levels.


That is not a scholarship....that is a grant.

No problem with need based grants that are based on race, demographics, etc.

If it is an academic scholarship, it should go to the most qualified candidate....regardless if race and gender.




#91 SuperMan

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:37 AM

That is not a scholarship....that is a grant.

No problem with need based grants that are based on race, demographics, etc.

If it is an academic scholarship, it should go to the most qualified candidate....regardless if race and gender.


I actually posted this exact sentiment earlier in the thread....

Apparently its ridiculous to think the best candidate should be rewarded for there hard work.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:20 AM

That is not a scholarship....that is a grant.

No problem with need based grants that are based on race, demographics, etc.

If it is an academic scholarship, it should go to the most qualified candidate....regardless if race and gender.


I posted this earlier but no one responded, but what is the difference between this and scholarships that are established strictly for veterans?

Do you take issue with the fact that a veteran would get an academic scholarship over a more academically qualified civilian?

Not just for you but anyone can take a shot at convincing me what the difference is, and why you don't hear people generally getting upset over these types of scholarships, but minority scholarships are a problem?

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

I posted this earlier but no one responded, but what is the difference between this and scholarships that are established strictly for veterans?

Do you take issue with the fact that a veteran would get an academic scholarship over a more academically qualified civilian?

Not just for you but anyone can take a shot at convincing me what the difference is, and why you don't hear people generally getting upset over these types of scholarships, but minority scholarships are a problem?


If scholarships are established for particular races and genders then that is ok. They can be for varied reasons.

However, don't bitch when a scholarship is only applicable to a certain group that you don't agree with.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

citizen of a particular state and economic status. you live in a certain state, you get X dollars. based on your financial status, X and proly Y dollars as well.

if you put your life on the line as a vet and had active combat duty. you get XY and Z dollars.

just reserve and no combat? X dollars.

#95 Kevin Greene

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

I posted this earlier but no one responded, but what is the difference between this and scholarships that are established strictly for veterans?

Do you take issue with the fact that a veteran would get an academic scholarship over a more academically qualified civilian?

Not just for you but anyone can take a shot at convincing me what the difference is, and why you don't hear people generally getting upset over these types of scholarships, but minority scholarships are a problem?




Hmmm, hopefully Schollys for vets aren't for only those with certain skin colors?