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Can College Students Really Be This Stupid?

 
 
Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 03:58 pm
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2008/11/25/ot-081125-shinerama.html

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Students at an Ottawa university are pulling out of a Canada-wide fundraiser that provides close to $1 million a year for cystic fibrosis research and treatment, arguing that the disease "has been recently revealed to only affect white people, and primarily men" " something experts say is untrue.

The Carleton University Students Association voted Monday night overwhelmingly in favour of choosing a new charity to support during its orientation week in September, in lieu of Shinerama, which raises money for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


As the mother of a six year daughter with the disease might wonder, would the students endorse the notion that "white people" should not contribute to foundations dedicated to combating sickle cell anemia, maleria, and Aids?

How do the minds of the young people who should be the worlds future get so fogged by political nonsense...and at instituitions of supposedly higher learning?

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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 04:00 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
humans are sorta stupid in geenral, ive noticed.

it explains a lot in the end to be quite honest..
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 04:01 pm
it's about time the white male, got his own disease
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 04:02 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Obviously, the learn:
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The Carleton University Students' Association will reconsider its decision to drop an annual fundraiser that supports cystic fibrosis.
The association voted 17-2 on Monday to cancel the fundraiser because of the mistaken belief that the disease affects primarily white males.
Association president Brittany Smyth says the matter will be re-examined at their next meeting.
Smyth insists the intent of the vote was simply to look at whether to shift the association's fundraising efforts to other charities.
Carleton president Roseann O'Reilly Runte says the motion by the student association contained language that was "not appropriate," but she believes they'll now take the proper course of action.

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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 04:10 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Well, at least they're not stubborn fools, but of course they still reached the conclusion in the first place and were motivated to reconsider by bad press, not the arguments of their dissenting members.



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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 06:29 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
You're the mother of a six-year old daughter with CF?
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 07:42 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
You can't generalize the intelligence of college students on only one issue. We're all stupid in one way or another; it depends on the observer.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 10:05 pm
@joefromchicago,
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As the mother of a six year daughter with the disease might wonder


Struggling with that one Joe?
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 10:18 pm
@cicerone imposter,
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You can't generalize the intelligence of college students on only one issue.


True, but this is hardly the only example of the thrall-like relationship today's college students have to politically correct dogma.

What we should be seeing in our college students are challenging and contraversial notions. They are the ones we should be able to count upon to upend conventional thinking

Those of us who look to the late 60's and early 70's as a time when American college students actually challenged conventional (and perhaps enslaved) thought can only wince at the manner in which today's students follow the tract so obviously laid out for them.

The professors in the 60's and 70's were, in the main, the bad guys of conventional thought, but now they are not?

Please.

The true, present sadness of today is that our most promising minds are not challenging the conventional thought of Old Farts who consider themselves all that.

Go weird, go strange, go to the truth, but don't, you young minds, go where the cemented current versions of you demand.

McTag
 
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Reply Thu 27 Nov, 2008 03:17 am
@Walter Hinteler,

Roseann O'Reilly Runte has got to be a formidable woman.
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Thu 27 Nov, 2008 06:25 am
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Can College Students Really Be This Stupid?


Yes.

Large numbers of college students here in the states blindly voted for Obama.
So yes, they really can be that stupid.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 27 Nov, 2008 07:38 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

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As the mother of a six year daughter with the disease might wonder


Struggling with that one Joe?

No, just curious about your suddenly emerging maternal identity.
blatham
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2008 07:19 pm
@joefromchicago,
A softer, fresher, better smelling finn.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2008 07:25 pm
@blatham,
blatham wrote:

A softer, fresher, better smelling finn.
yes, I noticed he welched on our bet. Just another republican with zero intergrity.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 29 Nov, 2008 12:19 am
@dyslexia,
What bet was that Good Ole Dys?
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JTT
 
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Reply Mon 1 Dec, 2008 06:16 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
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True, but this is hardly the only example of the thrall-like relationship today's college students have to politically correct dogma.


You shouldn't be casting aspersion about so randomly, Finn. You're stuck fast to some pretty idiotic "principles".
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Fri 5 Dec, 2008 04:57 pm
@dyslexia,
Seriously Dys, what bet?

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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Fri 5 Dec, 2008 07:50 pm
You know the students at Carleton reversed the decision, right?
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2008 12:14 am
@Tai Chi,
Prodded by the mature.
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