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Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#87137 Jun 13, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Oh, and did I tell you guys that they moved in together?
That probably won't last. Too quick.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#87138 Jun 13, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Your full of sh*t.....as usual....
Then prove it. Are some of you still suggesting I might be wrong about something? Have we learned nothing by now?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#87139 Jun 13, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Oh, and did I tell you guys that they moved in together?
Wow, he just doesn't learn.

Go Brewers!

Since: Oct 12

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#87141 Jun 13, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Then why the hell did I pay for college like a sucker?!
Whereas if I was an illegal immigrant or other minority, I'd have gone for free.
Next thing you know, people are gonna start wanting free healthcare.
I'm smelling a scam.
This is YOUR POST.....PROVE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT'S GO TO COLLEGE FOR FREE??????

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#87142 Jun 13, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Facebook is the devil's plaything. My friend J had a minor meltdown over her new boyfriend's ex "liking" stuff on his page. My friend L has a friend who posted a very passive-aggressive and immature comment about her recently (it doesn't name names, but L and I both knew it was about her).

Jasper and PMS became Facebook-official a few days ago.
I am FB friends with my Dad's cousin. He posts the most vile things about his sisters and their families, blaming them for his father's death and claiming they are taking advantage of his mother (who divides the year between their houses). I don't know if he doesn't realize that everyone can see his rants or just doesn't care.

He is such a train wreck that I can't bring myself to unfriend him, though.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#87143 Jun 13, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Oh, and did I tell you guys that they moved in together?
Hmmm, that seems awfully fast.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87144 Jun 13, 2013
I'm at my favorite dive Mexican place, alone, playing on my phone, and a guy walked in, also alone, booping around on his phone, and he ordered the exact same thing as me.

White people, lol.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#87145 Jun 13, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Then prove it. Are some of you still suggesting I might be wrong about something? Have we learned nothing by now?
All the Dream Act does is allow illegal immigrants WHO MEET CERTAIN CONDITIONS and have been in the U.S. before they were 16 to ATTEND college -- not pay for it.

That's like saying since Mimi got a full scholarship, all women get free college.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#87146 Jun 13, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>Then prove it. Are some of you still suggesting I might be wrong about something? Have we learned nothing by now?
There are several states that allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at the State Universities. That isn't free, but it is a LOT cheaper than out of state tuition.

My problem with that is that to qualify for in-state tuition one must live and work in the state (or be a minor going to school there for several years, which assumes parents who are living and working there) which means that you are paying taxes to support the university already. Some illegal immigrants pay taxes through payroll taxes and it is possible to receive a number from the IRS that is different from a social security number so you can pay income tax, but I would guess that a good majority of them work for cash so that there is no record of them being in the country and I would be interested in seeing the number of illegal immigrants who don't go through the hassle of becoming citizens, but register with the IRS so they can give more money to the government.

It is a difficult situation, though, because the students who grew up here are not responsible for their parents' actions and this is their home country, if not technically then at least in spirit.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#87147 Jun 13, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>This is YOUR POST.....PROVE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT'S GO TO COLLEGE FOR FREE??????
Yeah, good luck with that. He is the epitome of posting BS, being asked to back it up, and then demanding that we prove him wrong. It's best to just assume he's full of sh|t 100% of the time.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#87149 Jun 13, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
I'm at my favorite dive Mexican place, alone, playing on my phone, and a guy walked in, also alone, booping around on his phone, and he ordered the exact same thing as me.
White people, lol.
I refer to us as gringos/gringas to my Spanish friends.
:)

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#87150 Jun 13, 2013
Toj wrote:
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That probably won't last. Too quick.
He originally told me it would be around the end of the summer, but then mysteriously the person she's leasing from needs the place back so she had to move out now. Not sure if I buy that. ;)

I think it's too quick considering she has an 11yo daughter (who's spending the summer in MD with her dad, so she technically won't be there for the first 2 months-ish). But no one asked for my input, so... whatever. I do wish Jasper the best and if this doesn't work out, I hope he learns from it.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#87151 Jun 13, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Yeah, good luck with that. He is the epitome of posting BS, being asked to back it up, and then demanding that we prove him wrong. It's best to just assume he's full of sh|t 100% of the time.
Everyone loves to tell me how wrong I always am all the time, but no one can name one thing I've ever been wrong about. Can you?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#87152 Jun 13, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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I refer to us as gringos/gringas to my Spanish friends.
:)
Crazy cracker.
dahgts

Chicago, IL

#87153 Jun 13, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Then prove it. Are some of you still suggesting I might be wrong about something? Have we learned nothing by now?
SWISMW....so wrong in so many ways.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#87154 Jun 13, 2013
You guys did okay this morning but come on... what happened? An hour and a half to go!

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#87155 Jun 13, 2013
Oh, never mind... we're finishing early. Woohoo!

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#87156 Jun 13, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Everyone loves to tell me how wrong I always am all the time, but no one can name one thing I've ever been wrong about. Can you?
I think I covered this a couple weeks ago when I said that you aren't worth the effort to even try. Of course I can. Did you speak (type)? Then you are wrong. Pretty self evident.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#87157 Jun 13, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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There are several states that allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at the State Universities. That isn't free, but it is a LOT cheaper than out of state tuition.
My problem with that is that to qualify for in-state tuition one must live and work in the state (or be a minor going to school there for several years, which assumes parents who are living and working there) which means that you are paying taxes to support the university already. Some illegal immigrants pay taxes through payroll taxes and it is possible to receive a number from the IRS that is different from a social security number so you can pay income tax, but I would guess that a good majority of them work for cash so that there is no record of them being in the country and I would be interested in seeing the number of illegal immigrants who don't go through the hassle of becoming citizens, but register with the IRS so they can give more money to the government.
It is a difficult situation, though, because the students who grew up here are not responsible for their parents' actions and this is their home country, if not technically then at least in spirit.
Clearly there is an economy where work is paid in cash. However, my experience is that the undocumented workers use someone else's SS#. the employer is therefore paying payroll taxes, making withholding etc. Whether the worker actually files a 1040 using the fake number is problematical. We don't hear much about the IRS telling someone that their tax return has already been filed unless it is a fraud to obtain the refund, not that multiple people are using the same number. I am basing that on press reports and my perceptions and would certainly be interested in seeing reliable reports to the contrary.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#87158 Jun 13, 2013
From the Illinois Dream Fund Organization:

"the Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship provides scholarships to undocumented students, who are incoming freshmen or current undergraduates that possess at least a 2.5 GPA (on a 4 point scale)."

BOOYAAA!

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