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Johnson County Community College and Washburn University; I also went through Disney University, but that's another matter.
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College should be 2 years of basics, and the last two years of OJT. All the BS I learned in nursing school got thrown out the window the first day on the job. I'd much rather have a person with experience than a degree.
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Can't beat the school of hard knocks with professors trial and error.
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On 2007-10-04 10:50, Payne wrote:
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On 2007-10-04 03:41, photius wrote:

Thomas A. Edison State University,



Ironic for a man who never went to college, or really had much of any formal education (he was home schooled after being called addled by a teacher at the age of twelve) to have a University named after him.

Its in New Jersey, Edison's home base, so the state likes promoting things with his name.
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Lansing Community College
Michigan State University
Emory
Georgia State
Cornell
SHK

No degree just a lot of learning, more than I'll ever remember. Smile
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I can find a sense of pride in that I was, for the most part, self educated...including attending High School but 42% of the time. It was a conscious decision when I realized the High School I was attending was geared to the bottom feeders and that I had an aversion to someone at a blackboard telling me about what I could be out finding out for myself. I only got a diploma because I showed up and passed their pointless tests. I spent time in Museums helping curators (cleaning bones in some cases or just sweeping up the labs)...filming 8mm
surgeries in the local zoo...volunteering at a large stables in caring for the horses...hunting fossils (and later digging dinosaur in Drumheller)...making movies in my homebuilt studio in the basement...I was way too busy for school which I had come to really dislike and viewed as a big waste of time because I was learning crap.

Over the years I have written a couple of books, had weekly columns, recieved awards in Broadcasting Excellence as well as (ironic as it sounds) commendations from a school district for setting an example for students in proper pronunciation and use of the English Language. I have an article in an Encyclopedia (no not wiki, Astronomical)...I hold regular conversations with PHD types across the web with out a stumble, peer to peer...UNTILL (and here is the point of all the above)...UNTILL I mention that I never went to school other than High School. Suddenly many good conversations just sort of end. (Yes, even on the Café...school snobs I guess) The fact that after High School I tested in the top 2% and went direct into the Army Security Agency under the NSA specializing in space technologies and electronic countermeasures (against the former Soviet Union) all carries no weight with those that think you need to be brain washed by some Professor who is no more than passing on the stuffy information he/she had read about or had been handed down. The real teachers are in the field where the work is being done.
Binge drinking and nightly sex escapades are what most of the folks are paying for...oh and cramming useless information into rubberized skulls. Not going to be a Doctor? Not going to be a Lawyer? Take the money and tour Europe...sign on to a dig in Egypt or the Canadian Plains of Alberta...buy books.

I don't wish to offend those who tout College and University attendence, it's great for many I guess but just to let those who can't go or don't want to go or HATE school as I did that it doesn't mean a life of flipping burgers...it does mean the occasional glance down an upturned nose...but then, so what. Smile

Your milage will most likely differ...
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Antioch College, California Institute of Asian Studies, and Indiana University, post-graduate work.
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Didn't the Asians get nervous with you studying them?
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Not after I accidently broke chopsticks at tea ceremony. And it was the lunches and dinners I had with Bishop Nippo Syaku and his wife who helped formulate me within the formal education. Thank you for asking.
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Cal State U @ Fullerton (English undergrad)
UCLA School of Law.

Not to mention National Bartenders School
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Not to mention National Bartenders School
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I so want to go there. That place sounds so cool,

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I love law, I really do, I think it is logical as heck and I like that. But dang, lawyers are like those lil' white pellets in bean bag chairs. Just dump one out in your garage and years later they will still come rolling out of no where when you least want 'em. There are so many lawyers, I mean huge numbers, and they have to find things for them to do and it is like a those dang pellets. Either way UCLA is an excellent school.
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I did do Bartenders School a few years ago. It was kind of fun...but it was hands on with glasses of PAINT subbing for Milk or cream. No real booze and it smelled horrible so it really didn't give an accurate impression of what a drink should look like or smell like. (Didn't taste 'em) Graduated with honors even though I didn't feel I knoew what the hell I was doing. haha...but never went for a job. I had to have a couple of hundred drinks memorized and on call at a moments notice but thoday I cant remember a single one of them. 'Paint on the Beach' anyone?
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Doug, just imagine...

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It will the the new celeb hangout in Cali.



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I can picture all the guys out there with their degrees in theater, or working on one, just vibrating in anger wanting to respond here but just don't have the time as they prepare to head out to their gigs as a McDonalds manager. I have a nephew at San Francisco State right now and planning on a degree in film (which they don't have at SF State but his mommy thinks they have some close enough). His poor father is still hoping he'll change his mind after getting general ed out of the way.
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A couple of weeks ago I was at my usual drinking my usual with a buddy of mine, and in walked 40 kids--obviously a group of students here for what's known as "O-phase" (Orientation phase). Generally, the kids spend a couple of weeks with other kids studying the same thing, getting to know things like where the library is and such, as well as sampling the local bars.

So anyway, I'm curious, and I ask one of them, "So what'y'all studying?" He said, "Economy Engineer". My buddy and I had a few more trying to figure out what that means. But it probably has more future in it than a degree in theater.

"Economy Engineer"? Sounds vaguely Stalinist, doesn't it?

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Myself, I went to U of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, then to U of Toronto.

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So anyway, I'm curious, and I ask one of them, "So what'y'all studying?" He said, "Economy Engineer". My buddy and I had a few more trying to figure out what that means. But it probably has more future in it than a degree in theater.

"Economy Engineer"? Sounds vaguely Stalinist, doesn't it?

Economy engineering = engineering economy. Funny sounding name, either way.

http://mysite.du.edu/~jcalvert/econ/enecon.htm

"Engineering economy, the analysis of the economic consequences of engineering decisions, was originated by A. M. Wellington in his The Economic Theory of Railway Location, published in 1887. Engineering economy is now considered a part of the education of every engineer."

http://www.htwm.de/stu-engl/ww/economy.htm
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If colleges are graduating thousands of Marine biology majors every year where do they all go to work? I think the answer is the assistant night manager of McDonalds.
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Yup. I know one marine biologist and he owns the cleanest and best run fish stores (you know, sells aquariums and tropical fish etc) I've ever seen. Think about it, astronomers jobs are few. What it comes down to is a lot of companies don't care what the degree is in when hiring for business jobs (non engineering), which kind of tells you what they think of the disciplines. Liberal Arts is popular among companies because they actually learned less than others and need less deprograming.
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