Wednesday, November 10, 2010

F**k fees

from Russia Today:

"Tens of thousands of students marched through London on Wednesday against plans to triple university tuition fees, and violence erupted as a minority battled police and trashed a building containing the headquarters of the governing Conservative Party. Organisers said 50-thousand students, lecturers and supporters demonstrated against plans to raise the cost of studying at a university to 9-thousand pounds a year - three times the current rate - in the largest street protest yet against the government's sweeping austerity measures."

from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer/AP:[also here]

...the bipartisan leaders of President Barack Obama's deficit commission proposed curbs in Social Security benefits, deep reductions in federal spending and higher taxes for millions of Americans Wednesday to stem a flood of red ink that they said threatens the nation's very future.

Oh, curbs, not cuts. Well, that's different!

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At November 10, 2010 9:50 PM, Blogger Jack Crow said...

Thanks for the inspiration.

At November 10, 2010 10:33 PM, Blogger Jonathan Versen said...

Hey Jack, no problemo. And don't we all need it nowadays?

At November 11, 2010 5:31 PM, Blogger rob payne said...

Oh, we're just greedy and spoiled. I don't know about anybody else but I'm willing to give up everything for the war effort because I want to be safe. I think it is better for all concerned if the state did our thinking for us.

At November 11, 2010 10:44 PM, Blogger Jonathan Versen said...

Rob, they're better and smarter than us, having gone to more exclusive and expensive schools, so they can see through your sarcasm.


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