Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#446 Apr 27, 2013
tranpsosition wrote:
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So far as my GPA, to attend a graduate program in the UK you generally must have a second class (2:1) or first class (1:1) degree. I'm not entirely sure of the conversion from GPA (it can vary pretty wildly depending on the program) but have never heard of anything less than a 3.5 being worth sending off to NARIC for a conversion.
Similarly, I could hardly have gotten into my program without an undergraduate and MA level studies at institutions that weren't recognized globally. Though my MA carries a bit less flash here than it does in Asia, with it being less well known.
Sneering for me to dish *my* qualifications to match up to yours seems a bit grasping, given again the modest nature of your figures.
As I expected, you've got nothing.

Since: Oct 10

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#447 Apr 27, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
3.1, 4.0...yada, yada, yada. That's good for getting one a nice desk job in some cubicle, but it doesn't prepare a person to deal with life in a common sense manner.
There's been countless times I've crossed paths with college grads that didn't know how to check the oil in their car, or how to start a lawnmower! Try using a pair of pliers with one hand ...forgetaboutit!
A "well rounded " education is not just predicated on a GPA score, but a continuing experience of learning over the coarse of a lifetime.
I'll bet George a dollar against his entire years salary, that my well of information and knowledge surpasses his 10 over, hands down.
America's days are bleek to say the least. We are producing a generation of educated dummies.
Thank God there's still people around that knows the difference between a bottle of oil and a bottle of transmission fluid.
You are spot on, WA. And a wall full of degrees does not equal having 'people skills' and ethics.

Since: Oct 10

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#448 Apr 27, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
3.1, 4.0...yada, yada, yada. That's good for getting one a nice desk job in some cubicle, but it doesn't prepare a person to deal with life in a common sense manner.
There's been countless times I've crossed paths with college grads that didn't know how to check the oil in their car, or how to start a lawnmower! Try using a pair of pliers with one hand ...forgetaboutit!
A "well rounded " education is not just predicated on a GPA score, but a continuing experience of learning over the coarse of a lifetime.
I'll bet George a dollar against his entire years salary, that my well of information and knowledge surpasses his 10 over, hands down.
America's days are bleek to say the least. We are producing a generation of educated dummies.
Thank God there's still people around that knows the difference between a bottle of oil and a bottle of transmission fluid.
I would say George is very 'well rounded.' Not within the 'educated dummies' you refer to. I know the type, doesn't inlcude George.

Thank God for the parents He gave me, that valued education, but also practical experience.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#449 Apr 27, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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I would say George is very 'well rounded.'
I agree.

Short, fat and bald with little shifty eyes.

“Don't trust the internet!”

Since: Jan 12

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#450 Apr 27, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>Why don't you apply and see if they accept you?
I woldnt go bragging on a 3.1, George. I did better than that and i finished a 4 year degree in 3 years.

“Don't trust the internet!”

Since: Jan 12

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#451 Apr 27, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>Never have been impressed by a GPA. My at work husband, God rest his soul, was one of the smartest people I know and taught be a poop load that has helped me succeed. Life experience made him successful. Hubby, trade school, a class here and there, has traveled extensively with his job and has made more dinero than me for the past 15 years. He almost dropped out of high school, I had a 4.0 in college...
A GPA is a number, it is what you garner from your education, whether it is from life or from books. A combo is the best.
Got it, stupid?
Has something happened to hubby?

I notice you are discussing him in the past tense?

“Don't trust the internet!”

Since: Jan 12

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#452 Apr 27, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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You are spot on, WA. And a wall full of degrees does not equal having 'people skills' and ethics.
Well, in George's case, we know that those aren't much to brag on either.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#454 Apr 27, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> Hi Glitter! Could you kindly tell us urban folk what a "poop load " is! How much would that be? A shovel full or a wheel barrow full?
Check your pants. Gauge from there.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#455 Apr 27, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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I woldnt go bragging on a 3.1, George. I did better than that and i finished a 4 year degree in 3 years.
"wouldn't", "I" you are proving your nickname of skimmer.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#456 Apr 27, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Has something happened to hubby?
I notice you are discussing him in the past tense?
Will you please actually read something? My at work husband died of CA. Thanks for the respect deserved of my loss, great man.

Since: Jan 12

United States

#457 Apr 27, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>I'll take your bet, Stymie. I grew up in the '70s when nearly every kid actually had a father at home and learned things that kids today couldn't do to save their lives.
As for your "well of knowledge" we're all products of our environments and experiences. You know how to score weed in your hood. But can you travel in France and not need English and futile hand gestures?
We're all different.
France? Sorry, I don't eat snails and buttered croissants! I'm quite surprised that you'd pick a very "socialist "country to brag about the language you learned in high school!

I don't do drugs (barely take aspirin), but if I did it wouldn't be to difficult to score weed and a French hore without speaking their language.

Since: Jan 12

United States

#458 Apr 27, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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I would say George is very 'well rounded.' Not within the 'educated dummies' you refer to. I know the type, doesn't inlcude George.
Thank God for the parents He gave me, that valued education, but also practical experience.
George is a button pusher/ statistical analyst nerd. Outside of his field of work and hockey, he's a fish gulping for water on dry sandy beach.

Since: Jan 12

United States

#459 Apr 27, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>Check your pants. Gauge from there.
9 1/2. Shall I go further?
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#460 Apr 27, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>Never have been impressed by a GPA. My at work husband, God rest his soul, was one of the smartest people I know and taught be a poop load that has helped me succeed. Life experience made him successful. Hubby, trade school, a class here and there, has traveled extensively with his job and has made more dinero than me for the past 15 years. He almost dropped out of high school, I had a 4.0 in college...
A GPA is a number, it is what you garner from your education, whether it is from life or from books. A combo is the best.
Got it, stupid?
Yeah. I got it the first time you wrote it. What you didn't get is that you should be telling that to the guy who is bragging about his 3.1, not me.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#461 Apr 27, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>Not your sweetheart or Reader's honey. If you want respect, dearie, give it.
Not looking for your respect, darling. Don't need it. Stick tp writing about Duke's penis.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#462 Apr 27, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>Zero point zero was Bluto, but thanks for playing.
Zero point zero was the entire Frat. I picked Flounder for a reason.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#463 Apr 27, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>As I expected, you've got nothing.
Zero point zero.

“Don't trust the internet!”

Since: Jan 12

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#465 Apr 27, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>Will you please actually read something? My at work husband died of CA. Thanks for the respect deserved of my loss, great man.
Oh--not familiar with the concept of an at-work husband.

Sorry for expressing my concern.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#466 Apr 28, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Oh--not familiar with the concept of an at-work husband.
Why am I not surprised?

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

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#467 Apr 28, 2013
Yeah, I've only recently started hearing it as well. Is it a new phrase or just class bound?

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