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  •  Ireland (2.50)
    Their education system is tops - bar none.  It makes our look like something out of the dark ages.

    My husband's from Ireland and I'm seriously giving some thought to moving there when the kids are older.  If you do well enough at the high school level you go to university for free.

    •  Gonna ask... (none)
      cause I'm utterly clueless and probably missed something.

      But why did this post get trolled?

      "Computer. End holographic program...Computer? Computer?"

      by kredwyn on Thu Jun 30, 2005 at 05:48:06 PM PDT

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      •  Someone's Become Obsessed (none)
        with handing me troll ratings on this thread.  I'm not really sure who it is as I don't look at all of them - the author of the initial post and a handful of others.

        Sad really.

        I'm not the only one to have commented on the bigoted bent to some of the posts here - anti-immigrant comments usually include words like "foreigners" or refer to non-European immigrants (Chinese or Indian).  Many have been rated as trolls for pointing that out.

        Dare I do it (??) and ask one simple question...

        Why don't we see outrage over European immigrants?  Granted, there aren't as many but they're here.

        Is it because they're not going after specific jobs?  Jobs that those posting anti-immigrant comments might want to go after?

        Makes you wonder if this really is a progressive discussion board.

        From where I sit - unless you're 100% Native American, you've no right to complain about others coming to America to find a better life.  By far, most of us are here because our ancestors moved to the States.  I and several others have  rasied this point several times in this thread but nobody's bothered to respond to this point.

    •  I lived in Ireland for a while (none)
      the people I lived with looked utterly blank when I mentioned Darwin and that Theory of Evolution.

      Yes, Irish schools are pretty okay. But that Catholic separate spheres education has a few gaps in it.

      "Computer. End holographic program...Computer? Computer?"

      by kredwyn on Thu Jun 30, 2005 at 05:49:38 PM PDT

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      •  Depends on What Schools They Went To (none)
        Good point re evolution.  I'm guessing they went to a private (catholic) school.  Many send their kids to those private schools to get a better education (like my brother-in-law's kids) and unfortunately, that part of their education got skipped over.

        What part of Ireland did you live in?  I've spent a fair amount of time in County Kerry near Dingle.  Beautiful countryside!

    •  Troll Ratings (none)
      I'm taking this thread off my hotlist - I've had it with the petty troll ratings here.
      •  that's what you deserve (none)
        by turning a discussion of a topic you just don't
        like into an insult, spam fest.

        How completely juvenile and undemocratic
        to resort to such tactics simply because you do not
        like the facts and the issues in this diary.

        by Robert Oak on Thu Jun 30, 2005 at 08:42:59 PM PDT

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