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You mean it's hard to get scholarships unless you can use English without horrendous spelling and grammar?

No, it actually isn't that hard to get scholarships here and there. You can if you try. Full paid-for tuition scholarships - that's a different story.



Hyah!



It is a big deal, but there are definitely ways to do it if you work hard. And don't say the Army is full of people who can't make it through school... That isn't true at all, and I think that's disrespectful. My cousins went to UC Davis and UC Berkeley, and they were in the Marines and Army, respectively (the latter still is in service). They didn't join the military because they were bad in school nor because they couldn't afford college.
Never said I was good at grammar. Grammar was actually my worst subject.

**Edit*** Cause Im stupid lol.
Edited by mhsbrian - 6/23/08 at 10:09pm
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post #32 of 73
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It is a big deal, but there are definitely ways to do it if you work hard. And don't say the Army is full of people who can't make it through school... That isn't true at all, and I think that's disrespectful. My cousins went to UC Davis and UC Berkeley, and they were in the Marines and Army, respectively (the latter still is in service). They didn't join the military because they were bad in school nor because they couldn't afford college.
I think he was suggesting the army as a way to pay for college.

You all are aware of the problem with battery powered cars, right?

If the car is 100% battery powered, people will have to plug them in at night. Most city/states power company's just won't be able to handle the surge at night when everyone comes home from work and plugs the car in to recharge.
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Firstly where is he going to get $300 million. Congrats on putting us in more debt.

Secondly there are too many cars in the U.S that a battery would change much.
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Remember, politicians lie because they want to be in office. After in office, they make up excuse/lower the prize $.
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Never said I was good at grammar. Grammar was actually my worst subject. Why you pointed out FASFA I don't understand, maybe you should google it ?
It's called FAFSA.
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It's called FAFSA.

Lol, I am shamed.
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Well maybe some kid who came from a poor family will use his dedication and skills from an education that was funded by financial aid to create a super awesome battery powered car, then donate the the $300 million to various charities while saving enough to buy a case of beer to share with his friends and talk about how he made the world a better place and inspire others to do the same.

    
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Well maybe some kid who came from a poor family will use his dedication and skills from an education that was funded by financial aid to create a super awesome battery powered car, then donate the the $300 million to various charities while saving enough to buy a case of beer to share with his friends and talk about how he made the world a better place and inspire others to do the same.

Then he will teach me proper grammar skills.
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If you don't academicly accel its hard to get a scholarship unless your good at a sport or some activity(music is my thing). Getting in dept is a nightmare because of the economy and FASFA ? Don't make me laugh, you have to be borderline poor to get on that because if your parents together make over 30k a year you can't get it.
better crack the books lol

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I think he was suggesting the army as a way to pay for college.

You all are aware of the problem with battery powered cars, right?

If the car is 100% battery powered, people will have to plug them in at night. Most city/states power company's just won't be able to handle the surge at night when everyone comes home from work and plugs the car in to recharge.
nah, its not such a problem because of the reduced power usage for household electronics/lighting/air conditioning at night.
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He's so phony...

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