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    I know there's a lot of them and just didn't feel like going through all of them. I think it's stupid it has been taken away (thank you Obama) and just another reminder, like the so-called "Food Transformation Initiative", that we're being bought and sold

    Last time I took college classes, I had to pay 1/4, plus textbooks that were over $100, AND drive to go to class at night! Many, if not most of the veteran NCO's and old fogies I served under in the late 1980's and early 1990's didn't have a lick of college or an Associate's at best. College was for the bookworms and the driven and was something you usually did AFTER you retired or got out.

    But things have changed a lot and it's hard for the youngsters nowadays to get a decent job without a degree, unless they have a good manual skill or two and work a union job, which are hard to come by these days.

    Next thing you know, we will have to pay our own medical insurance like the civilian world at maybe $500 a month out of pocket for a family. Yes, no kidding!

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    And welcome to our 'Changed world(Country)'; keep 'changing' the rules on us just about the time we figured out the old ones.

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    You didn't have to read through all of them to post your opinion. It's bad form to start an entirely new thread on the topic though.

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    Re: The Tuition Asssitance Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by jondstewart View Post
    I know there's a lot of them and just didn't feel like going through all of them.
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    Re: The Tuition Asssitance Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by jondstewart View Post
    The Tuition Asssitance Posts

    I know there's a lot of them and just didn't feel like going through all of them.

    So apparently you don't care to read other peoples' opinions but feel your opinion on the same subject is so valuable that it needs its own thread. I guess the fact that you can't spell "Assistance" is lost on you as well.

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    Welcome to the new AF...
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    Re: The Tuition Asssitance Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by jondstewart View Post
    I know there's a lot of them and just didn't feel like going through all of them. I think it's stupid it has been taken away (thank you Obama) and just another reminder, like the so-called "Food Transformation Initiative", that we're being bought and sold

    Last time I took college classes, I had to pay 1/4, plus textbooks that were over $100, AND drive to go to class at night! Many, if not most of the veteran NCO's and old fogies I served under in the late 1980's and early 1990's didn't have a lick of college or an Associate's at best. College was for the bookworms and the driven and was something you usually did AFTER you retired or got out.

    But things have changed a lot and it's hard for the youngsters nowadays to get a decent job without a degree, unless they have a good manual skill or two and work a union job, which are hard to come by these days.

    Next thing you know, we will have to pay our own medical insurance like the civilian world at maybe $500 a month out of pocket for a family. Yes, no kidding!

    I agree that posting a new thread on this subject is unnecessary and inappropriate. You could have simply posted your opinion and left it at that. Doing it this way has only attracted unwanted attention to yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BURAWSKI View Post
    I agree that posting a new thread on this subject is unnecessary and inappropriate. You could have simply posted your opinion and left it at that. Doing it this way has only attracted unwanted attention to yourself.
    I agree with your main point; however, how do you know that he does not want the attention? Just an observation.
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    He has posted some good threads here, so I am not irked...I am seriously just believing he might be new to the whole internet forum thing.

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