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LC
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PostSubject: UK students rioting over tuition hike   UK students rioting over tuition hike EmptyThu Dec 09, 2010 11:40 am

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101209/ap_on_bi_ge/eu_britain_tuition_tangle

Interesting. The proposed tuition, about $14K/year, is on the cheap side for a US school. OTOH, Europeans pay so much tax precisely because their social benefits, like schooling, are cheap or free. So I don't know whether to sympathize or not.

But then, maybe England is too generous with their social benefits. This story makes me laugh.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1293730/Somali-asylum-seeker-family-given-2m-house--complaining-5-bed-London-home-poor-area.html

eta: Wow, the British are really going batshit crazy!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101209/ap_on_re_eu/eu_britain_tuition_tangle
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PostSubject: Re: UK students rioting over tuition hike   UK students rioting over tuition hike EmptyMon Dec 27, 2010 1:37 pm

It can't be good, for the students. Taxes are also rising. Expect more riots.
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Abe F. March
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PostSubject: Re: UK students rioting over tuition hike   UK students rioting over tuition hike EmptyMon Dec 27, 2010 10:04 pm

I believe a modest hike would have been acceptable, but the hike intended is cause for rebellion.
LC, you're true to form. It seems that everything European to you is connected to social benefits. If that be true, it simply means that European governments cares more about their citizenry than the land of the almighty and plenty.
Robinhood took from the rich and gave to the poor. Bush-hood took from the poor and gave to the rich.
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PostSubject: Re: UK students rioting over tuition hike   UK students rioting over tuition hike EmptyTue Dec 28, 2010 8:12 pm

How many Somali immigrants can the UK afford to support in mansions, Abe? And is it fair that that one family got it and others don't? Or maybe they all should be supported like that.

Have you volunteered to share your house with an immigrant family?
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