On Wed, 14 Dec 2005 23:53:41 -0500, Shawn McClelland
>1. What is wrong with being smart enough to drive?
One does not necessarily have anything to do with the other.
First, it's only being used as an incentive to finish school, which
is a good thing, but takes away the motive to really learn. Instead
the motivation is just so they can get a license. It does not mean the
kid drives any better or worse.
Second, many pre- graduates have jobs which require getting to/from;
and even some high school courses may be taught off campus, such a
I've seen plenty of people who never finished high school who are more
together than most of the egghead graduates who think they now know it
all, but can't wipe... well, you get the picture. After I retired, I
went back to college with some of those young kids who think that
their diploma is going to land them in luxury. There was a time when
that was true, because few went on to college. Today, as the numbers
of college grads climbs, the competition gets heavier. And, while the
best suited for the position may be the one who worked their way up
the ladder, all to often it's the one who has the diploma who gets the
job. Not because they are smarter, just because they graduated from
Higher education, in a lot of ways, is phony. Especially, when young
adults graduate, but have no idea how to handle a budget, balance a
checkbook, use credit, or boil water without burning it.
>>Courtesy of Ontario-Canadas DIMWIT Liberal government.
>>1. They threaten to withold car or other vehicle licenses from teens
>>who fail to graduate
>>from high school. So, one very important avenue to employment
>>(trucking, or anything that
>>requires a vehicle license) is denied to some of the people who could
>>use it most.
>>2. They put "car pool" lanes in some of the busiest spots on three of
>>This travesty of urban planning has NEVER produced satisfactory results
>>where it has been tried. If you drive as a single passenger in the
>>lane, you face a $110 fine and THREE demerit points! Nice, having your
>>insurance skyrocket because you didn't have someone in the car
>>chatting at and distracting you!!
>>Most of this is par for the course for Liberals who will go to any
>>length to "punish" car drivers
>>because we are sinners and polluters. Virtually every dime generated
>>by auto use is put
>>into "public transport" or some other anti-car effort and none of it
>>goes back to the road system, etc. The fact the auto industry is a
>>pillar of the Ontario economy is lost on these clowns.
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