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August 14, 2015

Overnight Open Thread (14 Aug 2015)

Every candidate that supports amnesty should be asked this question. "How many Americans must die at the hands of unlawful criminal immigrants?" The fact that many politicians still support it means that the current numbers are acceptable.


Go Topless And Aliens

I had no idea Raelians were behind the Go Topless events. Watch for boobie protests on 23 Aug.

Can You Handle These Job Interview Questions

I don't remember being asked to name how many uses for a lemon for flight school.

The Thing

Hopefully ATC doesn't see this.

Economic Mobility

Pathways to upward mobility.

by 2008 over 90% of high-school seniors surveyed about their post-graduation plans said they were going to college. By the following October, over two-thirds of graduates were in fact enrolled in some form of post-secondary education. The college attainment rate for young people in their mid-20s, however, paints a different picture. In 2013, only 32% had a four-year degree; 10% had a two-year degree; and another 12% or so had a one-year, post-secondary certificate with value in the labor market. Despite the optimistic talk about "college for all," it appears that the forgotten half has not gone anywhere.

Recent research suggests, however, that some licensure and certificate programs might actually be a better option for some students than a more traditional, two- or four-year degree program, and certainly a better option than dropping out of college with debt. The Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce has released several reports providing further evidence that the financial returns on education are not simply a function of how much schooling you have had, but what skills you have acquired. According to the Center's studies, there are now very significant overlaps between the earnings of those with licenses or one-year, post-secondary certificates and those with two- and four-year degrees. Most striking, a 2011 study showed that nearly 30% of those with two-year degrees are out-earning the average four-year-degree holder.

WMD

But I thought Bush lied and there was no WMD in Iraq? US fears ISIS is using Saddam's old WMD weapon stockpiles.

Debt Levels

I have a feeling the repo man is gonna be real busy. Auto loan debt tops $1 Trillion for the first time.

Very Cool Flying Video

Use your mouse to move around the view so you can keep the F-22 in sight.

Robotic Lawn Mower

iRobot's robotic lawn mower gets FCC approval. I wonder if you can program it to do specific patterns.

Fleet Size

Not a surprise. What Politifact gets wrong talking about US Navy fleet size.

Blame The Dog

Oh sure, blame the dog when you crash your car into an apartment building. Yes, alcohol was involved.

Dog Video

More doggies. Big dogs who think they're lap dogs.

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