Btw doing it that way means you live at home if you can, buy a cheap beater car that gets you to and fro. You don’t ‘party’, you don’t major in hops, you work at school and for money, and you study. Money is for school, not for entertainment. A few years of your life done this way can mean a career and a completely different life.
I walked out of school in the late 80s with a single 2500 dollar loan. Fifty bucks a month and paid it off. No, I didn’t have ‘college fun’, but then again, I traded that for fun in high school. You teach your kids to pick it. If you want “it’, it’s there. If you think that it’s going to be handed to you though, you’re delusional.
What is definitely not true is that if you’re broke or your parents don’t have extra money for college, then you’re doomed not to attend. For those who are truly low income, the grants abound for hard working kids. I wasn’t one of them,my parents had just enough that I qualified for nothing. Not broke enough to go for free, grades not high enough to get the scholarships, and yet….I did it.
And when I became a parent, I taught my kids about the ‘hard road’. Much easier if you stay on the right path during your childhood. You can still get there on the hard road but it takes much longer. My first child is about to leave for college. She took my advice. She’s been accepted into an honors program, and her cost is relatively cheap. It’s ALL about how hard you’re willing to work for what you want.
When I went to college I couldn't even afford a "beater". I used my thumb and the generosity of others to get to and from school. I graduated with about $2500 of debt which I paid off in 10 years.
It is really ALL about how hard you are willing to work!
Or join the military. I got $800 a month on the GI Bill, plus the state refunded 75% of my tuition. It's now much more than $800 a month and the state kicks in 100% of tuition. I did not have to work while attending college, nor did I need to take out any loans. Even better, once I graduated and got a good job, I was able to get a VA home loan for 0% down.
On the subject of stripping, I don't oppose it, but I wouldn't want my daughters doing it, so I guess that makes me a hypocrite too. I doubt they'll have to, however, as they both get straight A's and will likely land plenty of scholarships. That and I make enough money to help them, all thanks to my service in the World's Greatest Navy.
 June 7, 2015 at 10:29am
The only people who yammer about not being able to go to college because it’s ‘expensive’, don’t understand that you can do it for very little money. The first rule of college is ‘never pay retail’. The only reason why you pay the full pop is because a) you don’t know what you’re doing, b)you didn’t work in high school and have crappy grades and c) don’t know how to do it even if you have crappy grades.
If you bust your butt in high school, you can get a full tuition ride to a state university. If you REALLY bust your butt, you can get enough for room and board too. What that means is, you either get a loan for living expenses or work part time to pay for that.
If you didn’t bust your butt in high school but now have a new resolution to get an education, you do ALL of your bonehead undergrad stuff at a local community college, and then transfer to the state university for your major. Having straight As during those first two years will go a long way towards offsetting the cost. Being a resident also dramatically decreases the price even before that.
And yep, you have to also work at a job, but it’s doable. I did it myself. I also have a kid that worked her arse off in high school and was granted the free ride. You would still pay a few thousand a year, but if a college degree means something to you, you’ll fork it over or take the mall loan. If it doesn’t then you can’t be helped and just want to complain.
Btw doing it that way means you live at home if you can, buy a cheap beater car that gets you to and fro. You don't 'party', you don't major in hops, you work at school and for money, and you study. Money is for school, not for entertainment. A few years of your life done this way can mean a career and a completely different life.
I walked out of school in the late 80s with a single 2500 dollar loan. Fifty bucks a month and paid it off. No, I didn't have 'college fun', but then again, I traded that for fun in high school. You teach your kids to pick it. If you want "it', it's there. If you think that it's going to be handed to you though, you're delusional.
What is definitely not true is that if you're broke or your parents don't have extra money for college, then you're doomed not to attend. For those who are truly low income, the grants abound for hard working kids. I wasn't one of them,my parents had just enough that I qualified for nothing. Not broke enough to go for free, grades not high enough to get the scholarships, and yet....I did it.
And when I became a parent, I taught my kids about the 'hard road'. Much easier if you stay on the right path during your childhood. You can still get there on the hard road but it takes much longer. My first child is about to leave for college. She took my advice. She's been accepted into an honors program, and her cost is relatively cheap. It's ALL about how hard you're willing to work for what you want.
The financial landscape of education expense has changed drastically since the early 80's. Education expense inflation has been several times higher than the prevailing inflation rate. Scholarships, grants and other support have largely given over to for profit college loan companies. These loans are structured in a way that prevents them from being refinanced at lower rates. The thing about "REALLY bust your butt" oftentimes doesn't sink in for a lot of teenagers, until they are 17.
 June 7, 2015 at 10:19am
Because a woman is a human being, not a commodity to be rented for sexual entertainment. And in this particular case, you’re talking 18 year old girls. Legally adults, but still so young that they’re easily exploited, with the end result being broken lives.
how about the poor boy who does sports its the only way out but he gets injured in senior yr of Hs and cannot walk hes just as screwed or even if he does make it to college the 4 yrs he plays his body is shot now is that not abusing yourself and btw some guys strip for females through school so not just girls
jr23 - so your point is that as long as lots of different groups are exploited, it's all okay? Sorry, that doesn't pass the "common sense" test.
"a woman is a human being, not a commodity to be rented for sexual entertainment"
Have you watched ANY advertising, seen ANY television, picked up ANY magazine, gone to ANY coffee shops, retail stores, etc, in your life?
Yes, GeeWhiz, hardly adults. And I would submit that the looser girls / those who would "strip for tuition" are even more naïve and gullible than the more morally conservative / modest girls. I have three girls, 16, 19, and 22, and they dress and behave modestly BECAUSE they understand the world.
 June 2, 2015 at 1:04am
Never let them take you to a secondary location. They might decide that since you can identify them, your life is forfeit. Better to go down swinging in front of your home, than to be passive meat where they have the privacy to do anything that they want to you. I think that there are absolutely worse things than ending up swiftly dead..
They’re counting on your fear to help control you. Instead, act crazy dangerous and they might abandon their plans if they’re not fully committed. /jmo
Absolutely! In that situation, you fight with what you have. Don't be afraid of hurting someone else. Fight like your life depends on it, it very well may.
 June 1, 2015 at 10:07pm
If she was smart, she’d get some unassuming male friends to tag the two guys responsible while she’s got a cameraman with a zoom lens documenting the fun, and she narrates it.
 May 25, 2015 at 9:59am
The guy is a tool. He might have gotten a fix it ticket had he been reasonable, instead he gets a parking ticket and a tow.
Cops don’t make the law, they just enforce it. To paraphrase a cop that I knew from another state “As long as the state of Arizona says what you’re doing is illegal, then I have to cite you. If you don’t like it, change the law.”
 May 22, 2015 at 11:09pm
“You went to bed and woke up stupid”. Classic! My first thought was “Okay, I’m stealing that line!” LOL
 May 1, 2015 at 8:55am
I think that it’s a special level of stupid to hand your keys to complete strangers. Here’s my house, have at it!
They think that it’s expensive to travel? How expensive is the aftermath of this? Sheesh, get a second job and sock it away, at least you know that your home won’t be trashed when you return.
I would also add that it takes a special level of sociopathy to do this to someone. Notice how they’re not inviting a party bus filled with alcohol addled jackwagons to THEIR homes.
 April 20, 2015 at 12:12am
This yahoo and his minion Jarrett will do absolutely anything in order to get that Iran treaty, even if it means putting the entire world at risk.
This is a new world? Yeah, until January 20, 2017. And then watch things change so fast, their heads are going to spin.
 April 7, 2015 at 9:39am
Human beings are intellectual, spiritual and physical. What you just witnessed was a spirit able to overcome the odds in the face of the ultimate obstacle.
And THAT is far more powerful than your meaningless attempt at useless snark.
April 6, 2015 at 11:22am
Joe, I live in an upscale neighborhood and have hockey nets in my drive. The occasional basketball rolling down the street. My driveway basketball hoop is an open invitation to any kid on the block that wants to use it. I leave at least one ball in the grass. Why? So they don’t have to knock on my door or wait until I’m home. At times it’s one kid; at others, it’s a ‘team’. They’ll drop their bikes and scooters on the front lawn too, while they’re playing.
I suspect that if you drove by my home you’d have a stroke. As to plummeting home sales? People who have kids and like kids move to my neighborhood. Great families, great school district. No one’s property values have dropped. There is a huge difference between a box fort on the front lawn for a day or two and bags of garbage. If I was buying in that neighborhood and had kids of a similar age, I’d be ALL OVER neighboring properties. Kid oriented families are a blessing in a neighborhood, and not a problem.
 April 4, 2015 at 11:53am
She had a baby less than a year ago. If you’ve never done it, my attitude is pretty much STHU. Better that a woman gains a few pounds while having a baby in a healthy way, than to be one of those Hollywood types that diet through pregnancy and then have a c-section a month early so that they can avoid extra fat and stretch marks. Yes, that happens. The latter is probably going to look a hell of a lot better than a normal woman who has a baby the normal way. Any way that you slice it, reproduction takes a lot. A lot of work to make a baby, a lot of work to get back into shape.
We’re always saying ‘shut up and sing’. Well, I think that the audience should just shut up and listen. Her body, her business. Don’t like it, don’t look. As to Chris Wallace, he’s free to comment and I’m free to think that he’s being a clueless ass. Acting like a woman is only there to be eye candy is trite and boring.
Thought there was an obesity epidemic? Just don't point it out, right. She got fat, she is an entertainer so she should lay off the pizza.
 April 2, 2015 at 12:35am
This was meant for her friends and I’m sure that she surely didn’t expect it to go viral.
A lot of kids are getting letters from schools right now, and the current trend is to apply to many of them. Ergo, a lot of kids are getting rejection letters as we speak. It can be pretty demoralizing if your school of choice sends you one, so I think that the letter is pretty hilarious. A harmless way to blow off some steam. Kid probably has a good head on her shoulders, and to even think of applying to a school at that level, probably has a stellar high school resume. Will add that the principal making her apologize is lame. She didn’t actually send the letter to Duke and was obviously not being serious about it all.
 March 27, 2015 at 10:22pm
The woman is definitely lacking in education regarding human development. Stranger anxiety is NORMAL during the second year. And the definition of ‘stranger’ is anyone that isn’t mom or dad. Yep, that can include family members like grandma, people that they KNOW, let alone people that they don’t know. It can include people that they know and went easily to in their first year, but now suddenly, they can’t deal. Beyond that, they don’t even understand the concept of ethnicity for themselves, let alone others. The woman used that child for her political agenda and that’s flat out wrong. Total tool.
 March 22, 2015 at 9:41am
Considering the height of most basketball players, they have the opportunity of a ‘view’ that the average guy doesn’t get.
Absolutely quick on his feet.
 March 12, 2015 at 8:40am
You don’t accidentally do all of your governmental work for a cabinet level position in the Executive Branch on your own personal server. Not for someone who has dealt with government regulations since her husband was governor of Arkansas.
 March 12, 2015 at 3:38am
Meanwhile, the idiots at the STL Post Dispatch are reporting that this didn’t come from the protesters.
I’m not surprised that this happened. I’m actually surprised that there aren’t more hurt cops in that burg. I think that the township should be dissolved, taken over by STL city, and be done with this mess.
St. Louis likely does not want the responsibility or expense of dealing with it.
You clearly have no clue what the city is like as well as no clue what life is like in the county. I do....but then I live here.
They also said the cops were confronting protestors. They weren't. They were just standing there and some thug protestor just shot them.
 March 1, 2015 at 12:57pm
Poor taste? When you’re talking about ISIS, it could have gone a lot farther than what it did. Small potatoes.
 February 24, 2015 at 9:30am
I don’t agree with any of what literally occurred, but I do get that this mother cares. She just doesn’t know how to get the job done. No bruises, don’t even need corporal punishment. Don’t need to humiliate, but you can lay down the law, while at the same time, explaining exactly why you’re doing it.
If a child is intractable, you hold what they love hostage. Doesn’t matter what it is. If it’s social life, sports, toys, you name it, it’s your job to do so. And you tell them that you don’t like doing it, but if they can’t seem to listen to reason, the hostage holding it is. Then you do it.
But what are you doing prior to this? Are you catching their behavior as it happens? Or do you wait until it’s a total mess? Obviouisly the answer is doing the former. Which means that you’re on top of what they’re doing from jump street. From their school work to their social lives, it’s about balance. If you get your work done, you get to do X. You can waste your time arguing or you can just ‘get er done’ and then do what you want. You also spend time with them on a family level in a way that the kids can have some fun. It’s not all draconian, sturm and drang, Cinderella in the kitchen slogging. You model it with your own adult life.
It works. Being committed to a kid is a powerful thing. Parents don’t realize that they have a lot more power than they do. Trust yourself, love without limits, and have boundaries. Have a standard. They’ll meet it.
 February 18, 2015 at 9:56am
Prior to 9/11, I would have agreed with the journalist who was trying to stay neutral until some sort of investigation was done. Now, after seeing journalists do gymnastics, trying to shut down REAL conversation about events like this, no longer.
He’s shouting Allahu Akbar, do you need an investigation as to his past? Sure, do it. But you’d have to be either mind numbingly brain dead not to get what just happened, or an apologist for Islamists to act like you didn’t hear what you heard, or didn’t see what you saw.
Kudos to this woman who didn’t let the apologist at Channel Four silence her. She was a literal witness to the carnage. A survivor of Islamist terrorism. Speak until your vocal cords give out, lady. You’re one of the few who has the guts to do so.