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  1. 11 Dec '14 19:01
    https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/dad-speaks-out-after-21-year-old-sues-him-to-pay-104864515872.html

    It appears that now college is an entitement, only, the parents are the ones who have to pay.
  2. 12 Dec '14 01:19
    Originally posted by whodey
    https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/dad-speaks-out-after-21-year-old-sues-him-to-pay-104864515872.html

    It appears that now college is an entitement, only, the parents are the ones who have to pay.
    it's incredible how idiotic the online media has become. in about 10 articles about this story, not one was able or willing to give a single legal reason why the parents should pay the entitled little ashole her college tuition.

    the fact that a judge can wake up one morning and decide "today i am gonna set up 5 legal precedents unsubstantiated by actual law and just because i fukin want to" is insane.


    the courts will not intervene in many states to force doctors to give life saving transfusions to jehovah's witnesses' children, just now there is a thread about children dying in idaho because of cult psychos using only faith healing. but a judge will force 2 adults to give money to another adult.
  3. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    12 Dec '14 02:19
    Originally posted by whodey
    https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/dad-speaks-out-after-21-year-old-sues-him-to-pay-104864515872.html

    It appears that now college is an entitement, only, the parents are the ones who have to pay.
    In Denmark, college is free.
  4. 12 Dec '14 02:49
    Originally posted by whodey
    https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/dad-speaks-out-after-21-year-old-sues-him-to-pay-104864515872.html

    It appears that now college is an entitement, only, the parents are the ones who have to pay.
    http://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/sep/08/oxford-university-wealth-tax

    "Oxford University axes 'wealth test' for post-grads"

    "The university has rewritten its admissions policy under which colleges
    selected students not just on academic merit, but on their ability to prove
    they had liquid assets sufficient to cover 12,900 GBP a year in living costs,
    in addition to potentially tens of thousands of pounds in tuition fees."
  5. 12 Dec '14 03:10
    Originally posted by rwingett
    In Denmark, college is free.
    In Denmark the government does not pass Draconian student debt laws that create a society of debt slaves that no one can escape, nor do they continue to lower interest rates so that Universities can continue to raise tuition rates unabated.

    Shrug. It sucks to be a left winged Obamite.
  6. 12 Dec '14 11:36
    Originally posted by rwingett
    In Denmark, college is free.
    that's not the point
  7. 12 Dec '14 11:45
    A sad reflection of a society with a suing culture out of control and a growing tendency to reward birth rather than talent or effort.
  8. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    12 Dec '14 11:47
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    A sad reflection of a society with a suing culture out of control and a growing tendency to reward birth rather than talent or effort.
    growing tendency? This tendency (of the well off probably beeing children of the well-off)is as old as mankind.
    Just name a culture in which is was not true. (There are examples, but not too many, and most millionaires haven't begun as dishwashers)
  9. 12 Dec '14 11:49
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    A sad reflection of a society with a suing culture out of control and a growing tendency to reward birth rather than talent or effort.
    that's not the concerning part.

    the bigger issue here is how, as far as i know, this decision has no legal basis other than a precedent set in the 80's. the problem here is how a judge is allowed to set up these kinds of precedents.
  10. 12 Dec '14 13:42
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    growing tendency? This tendency (of the well off probably beeing children of the well-off)is as old as mankind.
    Just name a culture in which is was not true. (There are examples, but not too many, and most millionaires haven't begun as dishwashers)
    It's not new, but has not always been equally pronounced.
  11. 12 Dec '14 17:46
    Originally posted by Zahlanzi
    it's incredible how idiotic the online media has become. in about 10 articles about this story, not one was able or willing to give a single legal reason why the parents should pay the entitled little ashole her college tuition.

    the fact that a judge can wake up one morning and decide "today i am gonna set up 5 legal precedents unsubstantiated by actual ...[text shortened]... sychos using only faith healing. but a judge will force 2 adults to give money to another adult.
    Moreover, these sites are all too ready to opine without there being a site that presents the text of the judge's decision or even a relevent quote from it (that I can find). Confirmation bias, anyone? On its face it seems like bad law, but that's no more an informed judgement than anyone else's here.

    These opinion-leaders should publish the decision.
  12. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    12 Dec '14 18:26
    Zahlanzi, Whodey and KN all in agreement.

    What is this world coming to?
  13. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    12 Dec '14 18:28
    Originally posted by rwingett
    In Denmark, college is free.
    For those who have a financial need, college can be free or almost free in the US too. Pell grants can cover close to what is needed for an in-state public college education. There are also many inexpensive alternative options for those who want them.

    It's just people who insist on going to expensive schools that have the problem.
  14. 15 Dec '14 01:56
    Originally posted by sh76
    Zahlanzi, Whodey and KN all in agreement.

    What is this world coming to?
    it can happen
  15. 15 Dec '14 02:00
    Originally posted by sh76
    For those who have a financial need, college can be free or almost free in the US too. Pell grants can cover close to what is needed for an in-state public college education. There are also many inexpensive alternative options for those who want them.

    It's just people who insist on going to expensive schools that have the problem.
    again, not the issue here.

    i don't care much whether she wanted 100k a year for harvard (or whatever the fee is) or 100$ a year for Hicksville's Hillbily University (Trademark).


    the issue that is most important here is how a judge (adult) forced 2 adults to pay for another adult's bills. and, until someone can prove otherwise, how a judge made this decision without any law to back it up (other than another judge making a similar decision)