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This is actually a fantastic part of the movie because Pixar is giving the viewers a gentle reminder of what real life is like. Accidents happen, even to good people, and you can’t make it a tragedy if you have to dip into your savings to repair the damage. You just have to keep moving forward, work hard, and hope for the best. 

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However, we understand that the Q&A format, which is sometimes adversarial or awkward, isn’t for everyone.

If you’d like to have more of a conversation about your college and transfer plans, feel free to contact us at oneyeartransfer(at)gmail.com. Some information from the conversations may be adapted into content for the blog, but as always, anonymity will be an option.


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Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? By filling them with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the walls created are actually bullet proof, fire proof, and will maintain an comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.

And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. Here are some statistics from treehugger.com:

“The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!”

To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.

The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! That’s just over 3.35 million homes, the same number of homeless people in America.

Many people in third world countries have taken up building homes out of plastic bottles, from Africa to Asia. Perhaps the trend will catch on in America and all of those bottles will stop ending up in the landfills. Wouldn’t they be better off housing the homeless? Kinda like all those empty houses scattered all over the country?

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Anonymous asked:
Your advocacy to rush to finish the first two foundational years and transfer in one year by achieving minimally passing scores for as many AP tests to fulfill IGETC requirements and then to apply to universities with just one semester of college course work is a disservice to students following your advice and will diminishes their college experience. Don’t rush to rebut my observation. Take some time and let it age. You may understand what I am saying once you start at your respective univ.


Thanks for your comment.

There’s no need to rebut your observations because our experiences are no better than that of you or any other reader. I’d like to emphasize that this blog seeks to publicly demonstrate the feasibility of transferring in one year, but does not explicitly advocate or promote the practice besides answering questions that may indicate something of the sort. We’re bloggers, not a non-profit organization, so we’re not beholden to moneyed or ideological interests.

We have yet to write anything suggesting students should merely scratch the surface with AP tests in order to get ahead on the IGETC. This stems from an assumption, which readers can judge as reasonable or not, that the kind of student that would be capable and willing of transferring in one year is one qualified enough to produce AP scores beyond mere proficiency. Obviously, we can be proven wrong. (As for our own AP scores, we have fewer than 3 proficient-and-under scores between us.)

Continuing this relevatist approach, there are UC students who think that being able to transfer in one year is a great idea. Friends of ours, in CCs or UCs, are highly supportive of our efforts. Does this mean everyone should aspire to transfer in one year? Hell no. For example, when we look at certain majors like engineering, we earnestly state that transferring will take three years. Other students choose to remain at CC precisely because of the ‘college experience’—positions in student government. It’s not anyone’s job to tell these students what they’re doing is right or wrong.

We’re acutely aware that transferring in one year is an uninspired effort to get education over with. For us, this couldn’t be further from the truth; to our readers, it’s for them to decide—in a job market that remains anemic there is a grain of truth in the ‘job experience over education’ argument.

Apologies for rushing this reply. I know you weren’t looking for an answer—having the last word is a powerful thing—but I’ve thought about this before.


Arthur, with Jimmy


viet food at its best

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Anonymous asked:
I want an answer from both of you. What initiated your interest in your respective fields?


Arthur: I f____g love sociology.

Jimmy: I f____g love political economy.

(Serious: we’ve taken a liking to our respective subjects organically and, for the most part, outside of the classroom. Inherent interest, like faith, is hard to explain!)

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