Competition Featuring UVA Campaign on National Debt Ends

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The nation's fiscal fight is the focus of a challenge for University of Virginia students.

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JimFromTheValley

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I've never seen so many youngsters get so excited about something so horrible as our national debt. Good for them!

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Unfortunately, kiddos, there isn't much we can do about the debt.

Our currency is so debased and worthless, it is doubtful that you'll still be using it by the time you graduate. The entire world's finances are an abject joke. A paper tiger, a house of cards.

All of your grand altruistic hopes for the future and your personal aspirations are heartbreaking when one considers what awaits the country and the world where you wish to fulfill them.

Don't look to your government to help you or protect you either. They are the reason your future is so bleak.

Take comfort in the cliche' that says "adversity creates opportunity" and look on the bright side: International economic/political/governmenta l/societal collapse is sure to offer many great career choices and "opportunities".

Good luck.
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Mr-Butcher wrote:
Unfortunately, kiddos, there isn't much we can do about the debt.
Our currency is so debased and worthless, it is doubtful that you'll still be using it by the time you graduate. The entire world's finances are an abject joke. A paper tiger, a house of cards.
All of your grand altruistic hopes for the future and your personal aspirations are heartbreaking when one considers what awaits the country and the world where you wish to fulfill them.
Don't look to your government to help you or protect you either. They are the reason your future is so bleak.
Take comfort in the cliche' that says "adversity creates opportunity" and look on the bright side: International economic/political/governmenta l/societal collapse is sure to offer many great career choices and "opportunities".
Good luck.
Too true... smh Couldn't have put it better myself.
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Nationalize colleges and universities so students don't have to go into debt.
huck

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Mr-Butcher wrote:
Our currency is so debased and worthless
http://goo.gl/HCSNx

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

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huck wrote:
Nationalize colleges and universities so students don't have to go into debt.
You mean like in Europe? That's really working for them...not. Baaaaa....Baaaaaa...
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C-Ville Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>You mean like in Europe? That's really working for them...not. Baaaaa....Baaaaaa...
when you don't know what you're talking about, it's probably best not to post.
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Mr-Butcher wrote:
Unfortunately, kiddos, there isn't much we can do about the debt.
Our currency is so debased and worthless, it is doubtful that you'll still be using it by the time you graduate. The entire world's finances are an abject joke. A paper tiger, a house of cards.
All of your grand altruistic hopes for the future and your personal aspirations are heartbreaking when one considers what awaits the country and the world where you wish to fulfill them.
Don't look to your government to help you or protect you either. They are the reason your future is so bleak.
Take comfort in the cliche' that says "adversity creates opportunity" and look on the bright side: International economic/political/governmenta l/societal collapse is sure to offer many great career choices and "opportunities".
Good luck.
except that the world trades in our dollar...

The sky is falling!
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JimFromTheValley wrote:
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Too true... smh Couldn't have put it better myself.
sure you could have, you could have stated that you have a belly button and it would have been infinitely wiser. This is the same rhetoric that the chicken littles have been espousing for thirty plus years, all while borrowing and spending.
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America only needs to look as far a Greece to see where our current path will lead. Hope and Change leading the way
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except that the world trades in our dollar..

It won't be much longer!

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Dude wrote:
<quoted text>when you don't know what you're talking about, it's probably best not to post.
So why do you continue to post?

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Dude wrote:
<quoted text>except that the world trades in our dollar...
The sky is falling!
Do you ever think that one day the world won't be trading with our dollar?

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Dude wrote:
<quoted text>except that the world trades in our dollar...
The sky is falling!
How long do you think that's going to last?

Wait until interest rates go up....

The sky isn't falling but the currency is.

Don't mix your metaphors.

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huck wrote:
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http://goo.gl/HCSNx
You do know that the markets have been cut off from the economy by the FED due to it printing money and feeding it to Wall Street, don't you?

They represent nothing except a desperate attempt to stave off the implosion.
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C-Ville Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>So why do you continue to post?
You called Adam Smith a communist, and cite a novel as economic theory, and then question what I know about? You've been exposed as a moron.
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How long do you think that's going to last?
Wait until interest rates go up....
The sky isn't falling but the currency is.
Don't mix your metaphors.
Increasing interest rates will lead to increased inflation, which will devalue the dollar, which will make the debt less expensive. The yuan is so closely tied to the dollar that when we move to increase interest rates, so will they. Our currency is strengthening in the global market place for the first time in 8 years.
I'm calling you and your retarded little sidekick a chicken little.
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Mr-Butcher wrote:
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You do know that the markets have been cut off from the economy by the FED due to it printing money and feeding it to Wall Street, don't you?
They represent nothing except a desperate attempt to stave off the implosion.
which devalues the debt.

Everybody freak out, we're doomed, buy gold... Or take an intro to microeconomics class.
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except that the world trades in our dollar..
It won't be much longer!
China's facing their own impending implosion...but they want to compete for it.

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Dude wrote:
<quoted text>You called Adam Smith a communist, and cite a novel as economic theory, and then question what I know about? You've been exposed as a moron.
I also told you that I made that comment out of assumption based on some of your other posts and admitted my mistake but I can see that you're not interested in having a conversation. You have been exposed as an a..s.s.ho.le.

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