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  •  I know these "contractors" Orinoco (0+ / 0-)

    and anyone who touts the "success" of a charming young guy who is a "instant success" without an education is likely to be one of the arrogant, Rand Paul hypocrites whose self-esteem outstrips his talent. I understand how its done. These are the cookie cutter Salesmen/Grifter types our "false economy" generates into "all show and no go" "instant successes." I believe you should look beneath the surface a little more and question the charming family guy celebrity success stories you are so fond of. It ain't talent which gets them ahead.

    Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

    by OregonOak on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 04:12:18 AM PDT

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    •  You seem to be saying (0+ / 0-)

      that singlevoter, who touts the success of Mike, is a Rand Paul hypocrite with more self-esteem than talent. You also seem to think I am fond of charming family guy celebrity success stories, whatever those are. I think you are reading more into singlevoter and my comments than is actually there.

      "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

      by Orinoco on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 09:33:58 AM PDT

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      •  Why tout someone who does it the Republican Way? (0+ / 0-)

        They are not the rule, they are the exception. That is Republican style argument. Its not rational, its pure anecdote as symbol. Singlevoter doesnt get it. You can pull out a hundred of these guys and show me their "success" and I will show you statistics about how college educations help people live more productive, successful and happy lives. Dont stand up for those who dont get what "significance" means.

        Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

        by OregonOak on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 09:37:37 AM PDT

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        •  Ah. I see. (0+ / 0-)

          You are argueing with ManhattanMan and it seems to be coloring your interactions with me. You are not the first to suggest he is a one-trick-pony.

          Well, keep at it. I find that when I have the time to research and refute his charter school talking points, he generally leaves the thread. But he is a persistant fellow.

          "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

          by Orinoco on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 03:49:58 PM PDT

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