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    Just be sure not to go to a publicly funded institution. That's sucking at the public tit and we all know that government institutions are just pretending to have knowledge.

    You also have to be careful with private universities, because it's also well known that these are liberal strongholds where students and faculty who hold different views are penalized.

    I think pretty much the only place you can count on getting a solid and unbiased education is at a private evangelical college. There are plenty of those around, so you should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    it's unfortunate because it's obvious it was a waste of time and she didn't learn shit.
    I know. I was researching my professor last night.




    And the only pictures of him are in these sunglasses.

    Dr. Emile Sahliyeh received his B.A. and M.A from the American University of Beirut and his Ph.D. from Georgetown University. Between 1978 and 1984, he taught at Birzeit University in the Palestinian Occupied Territories. During the following two years, he was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Brooking Institution in Washington D.C.
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    dead yet?
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    Sahliyeh, an expert on the Middle East, was quoted frequently by the media during the Persian Gulf War and continues to be quoted by the media about the war in Iraq. In times of crisis, Sahliyeh has been interviewed by The Christian Science Monitor, The Dallas Morning News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. He is the instructor for several undergraduate courses, including International Relations, Conflict in the Middle East, Governments and Politics of the Middle East and Islam, Democracy and Human Rights, as well as several graduate courses.

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    and your point is?
    you still know jack shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    and your point is?
    you still know jack shit.
    Gotta love botched ad hominem arguments, eh?

    "I once had a smart teacher so that makes everything I say smart too. Your argument is invalid."

    No.

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    Sahliyeh was born in the Christian Quarter in Jerusalem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamieElizabeth View Post
    I know. I was researching my professor last night.




    And the only pictures of him are in these sunglasses.

    Dr. Emile Sahliyeh received his B.A. and M.A from the American University of Beirut and his Ph.D. from Georgetown University. Between 1978 and 1984, he taught at Birzeit University in the Palestinian Occupied Territories. During the following two years, he was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Brooking Institution in Washington D.C.

    You only had one professor? It's always good to branch out a bit. Get different points of view and all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch View Post
    You only had one professor? It's always good to branch out a bit. Get different points of view and all.
    My degree is finance. I quit my senior year before my GPA plummet.

    This man above is head of the International Studies. I thought that work better for me to complete.
    So, I don't know yet.

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    Did your GPA plummet simply because of how ignorant you are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamieElizabeth View Post
    My degree is finance. I quit my senior year before my GPA plummet.
    I guess you didn't stay long enough for that class where they teach you once you are in a hole, stop digging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visitor42 View Post
    I guess you didn't stay long enough for that class where they teach you once you are in a hole, stop digging.
    True. Once it start moving below the 2.5 threshold. I think it's a 2.4 now, no amount of A's can pull that up without retaking class.

    So, I'm not sure taking a class with him is going to help.

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    I think a lot of these people who think they don't need to deal with the social constructs of the world, are deluding themselves. They use them when they are convenient.

    I mean I have respect for people like the Amish who truly step out of the society. But when you are home using the internet and using electricity, and buying commodities driven to the store rather than growing food in the back yard, who exactly do you think you are fooling?

    You want what you want and that's part of what everyone goes through. At the same time, you have to deal with things you don't much enjoy, just like everyone else. Just because it's a huge offense to you to have to deal with reality doesn't mean the rest of the country should obligate your half time dream. These people belong in M Knight's "The Village" with their spooking monsters in the woods.

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    ^^ I remember reading something on this once in a philsophy book. On how one is supposed to contribute to the society in a smaller scale.

    I really don't appreciate many of these classes. Too many of us are pompous.
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    Pompous like you, someone who acts like they know everything about, well... nothing?

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