Insights Into Teens: Episode 106 “Perspectives Part I”

This week the podcast goes back to it’s roots to ask a series of questions to Madison and get the perspective of a teenager on a number of topics. First we talk academics and find teen perspectives on how much emphasis colleges place on standardized test scores to whether or not the cost of college tuition is too high.

Then we’ll delve into the realm of politics. We’ll find out if our election process is fair, is our tax system fair, should the government provide free healthcare, should there be term limits on all political offices, do campaign contributions distort our political system and much more.

Finally we’ll address some “Big Picture” questions like is global climate change man-made, is the death penalty effective, should smoking be banned, do we have a throw-away society, are professional athletes paid to much and more.

Show Notes

[INTRO THEME]

[TRANSITION]

[SEGMENT 1]

Academics

  1. Do colleges put too much stock in standardized test scores?
    1. https://www.usnews.com/education/articles/2008/09/22/report-says-test-scores-should-be-less-important-in-college-admissions 
    2. https://bit.ly/3awD9r4 
      1. A report by a group of influential experts recommends that colleges re-examine their admissions and merit aid policies and consider admitting students without the use of scores from standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT
  2. Is cheating out of control?
  3. Are test scores a good indication of a school competency?
  4. Are there benefits to attending a single-sex school?
  5. Does participation in sports keep teens out of trouble?
  6. Is homework harmful or helpful?
  7. Should students be allowed to grade their teachers?
  8. Is the cost of college too high?
    1. https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=76 
    2. https://bit.ly/2Qpz80x 
      1. For the 2017–18 academic year, annual current dollar prices for undergraduate tuition, fees, room, and board were estimated to be $17,797 at public institutions, $46,014 at private nonprofit institutions, and $26,261 at private for-profit institutions. 
      2. Between 2007–08 and 2017–18, prices for undergraduate tuition, fees, room, and board at public institutions rose 31 percent, and prices at private nonprofit institutions rose 23 percent, after adjustment for inflation. 
  9. Is college admission too competitive?
  10. Is competition good? 

[AD1: SSE]

[SEGMENT 2]

Politics

  1. Is our election process fair?
  2. Do we have a fair taxation system?
  3. Are law enforcement cameras an invasion of privacy?
  4. Should the government have a say in our diets?
  5. Should the military be allowed to recruit at high schools?
  6. Should the government provide free health care?
  7. Should there be term limits on all elected offices?
  8. Do campaign contributions distort the political system?
  9. Should the voters have more say in how our country is run?
  10. Should politicians be held legally accountable for what they promise in order to get elected? 

[AD2: ENTERTAINMENT]

[SEGMENT 3] 

Big Picture

  1. Is global climate change man-made?
  2. Is the death penalty effective?
  3. Is torture ever acceptable?
  4. Is a lottery a good idea?
  5. Should animals be used for research?
  6. Should cigarette smoking be banned?
  7. Do we have a throw-away society?
  8. Are actors and professional athletes paid too much?
    1. https://www.statista.com/statistics/675120/average-sports-salaries-by-league/ 
    2. https://bit.ly/3tEzU8z 
      1. Average NBA player takes home 8.32 million per year
      2. MLB 4.03 million per year
      3. NFL 3.26 million per year
      4. NHL 2.69 million per year
    3. https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2020/08/11/forbes-highest-paid-actors-dwayne-johnson-ryan-reynolds-mark-wahlberg/3349366001/ 
    4. https://bit.ly/3eAIDSX 
      1. Dwayne Johnson 87.5 million per year
      2. Ryan Reynolds 71.5 million per year
      3. Mark Wahlberg 58 million per year
      4. Ben Affleck 55 million per year
  9. Are CEOs paid too much?
    1. https://www.investors.com/etfs-and-funds/sectors/sp500-these-10-highest-paid-ceos-making-you-rich-too/ 
    2. https://bit.ly/2QFJmtA 
      1. Lawrence Culp (General Electric) 73.2 million per year
      2.  John Donahoe (Nike) 53.5 million per year
      3. Shantanu Narayen (Adobe) 45.9 million per year
      4. Satya Nadella (Microsoft) 44.3 million per year
  10. Does religion cause war?

[TRANSITION]

[OUTRO AND CREDITS]

Transcription

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insightful podcasts

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insights into things a podcast network

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welcome to insights into teens a podcast

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series exploring the issues and

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challenges

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of today’s youth your hosts are joseph

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and madison whalen

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way through the challenges of the

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teenage years

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[Applause]

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welcome to insights into teens this is

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episode

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106 perspectives part one

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i’m your host joseph whalen and my

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insightful and intelligent co-host

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madison whalen

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hi everyone how you doing today i’m

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ready i’m doing all right

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uh anything exciting happened this week

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um

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well so far i had my math quiz and my

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science test

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did pretty good yeah i think so

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um i think i’d get i think i’m pretty

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sure

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i’m pretty sure i got a 100 on the

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science test

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and i’m pretty sure i did good on the

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math test

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good kind of kind of what we expect

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not to set unrealistic expectations but

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you you always tend to deliver on these

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tests and quizzes

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for the most part yeah so this week

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is kind of a q a session we’ve done a

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number of those in the past

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the q and a sessions we’ve done in the

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past have kind of been

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get to know you fun questions and answer

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type things

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this week’s a little bit different so

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when we had originally come up with the

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concept of this podcast the idea

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was to get the perspective of

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a teenager on various

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topics of the day and

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you know we would delve into individual

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topics and

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do research and try to educate

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the audience and ourselves and and stuff

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like that

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but we never really did the perspectives

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type

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thing until now it took us 106 episodes

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to actually get to what this podcast was

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supposed to be about

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yeah so today we’ve got

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three sets of questions 10 questions

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each

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and each set of questions is focused in

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a specific area

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today we’re going to be talking about

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academic questions

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politics and what i ca termed as

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big picture type questions okay

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and this is the first of two parts we’ve

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got another one lined up

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for next week another set of 10

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questions

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of three different categories so i’m

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going to go through i’m going to ask you

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these questions and some of these

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questions you might not know you might

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not have a perspective on or opinion on

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and

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you know maybe we’ll talk a little bit

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more detail about some of the things

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that uh that we ask you here but really

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it’s just a matter of getting your

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input and how you see the world through

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the eyes of a

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14 year old okay all right but before we

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[Music]

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so the first topic that we’re going to

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discuss is

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academics and this is stuff about

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colleges and what you do in school and

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pretty much everything is confined to

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school life

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so the first question that i have here

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is do colleges put too much stock

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in standardized tests what do you think

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um well i definitely think

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that um certain colleges probably

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um a lot of colleges do use standardized

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tests as a way

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to kind of figure out if they want the

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student

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to if they want to have the student

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apply or if they want to accept the

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student

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we talked a couple episodes ago about

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gpa and how

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lots of colleges uh some colleges

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only allow students with a certain gpa

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and i think in some aspects

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they might put a little too much

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pressure on it

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because you can still like you you don’t

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have to have a good gpa

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to be a good student you can have other

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there are other areas i’m sure that

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students would be good at

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and in cert in some ways i would say

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certain um colleges

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do put a bit too much on to the

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standardized test scores

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but also colleges are also looking

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for um extracurricular things

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so i’d say that it’s kind of an

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in-between thing and it really depends

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on the college you look at right and

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when we when we talk about

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standardized tests we’re talking about

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the sats and the acts

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which aren’t necessarily a reflection of

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your gpa

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yeah so your gpa is another statistic

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that you’re coming into

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even after you take these tests and

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these standardized tests can be

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you know frankly they can be burdensome

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i mean there’s there’s a cost to taking

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the test

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uh sometimes you have to travel to a

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testing center to take them

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you wind up taking practice tests

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in order to prep for them and a lot of

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times

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the materials that are on these tests

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aren’t necessarily things that are

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relevant to your course study when you

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go to college

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in doing a little bit of research i

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found an article on u.s

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news and world report where they talked

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about

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a report from a group of influential

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experts

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who recommend that colleges re-examine

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their admissions

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and merit aid policies and consider

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admitting students without the use of

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scores from standardized

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standardized tests such as the s.a.t of

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the acts

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so there is a kind of a

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grassroots movement to sort of move away

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from that because they are

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colleges are looking for more

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well-rounded students not people that

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are just

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very good at taking this one specific

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test yeah

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so i i think i would tend to agree with

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your opinion on that one

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okay the next question here is is

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cheating and we’ve

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done a whole podcast on cheating in the

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past

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it happens you know there’s there’s

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certainly no way to

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you can’t honestly say it doesn’t happen

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but the question here is do you think

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that cheating

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in and we’ll confine it to grade school

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or high school in this case

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do you think cheating is out of control

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um

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well when i was in school um

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i would say that cheating wasn’t really

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out of control

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because we always had um

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i don’t know what to call them blockers

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i think they were called where we

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would block off from everyone when we

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were taking a test

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and there were harsh punishments for

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students who

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cheated on exams so and i’m assuming

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that high school kind of has the same

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thing

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so i’d say that cheating then

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wasn’t really out of control i’m

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assuming that now since

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everybody’s kind of online cheating

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can kind of get a little more out of

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hand and it’s a little

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less um in the school but

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the school also is able to the teachers

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are also able

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to see what the students are doing

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online so we’re getting somewhere

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from where we first started when i was

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in seventh grade

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so i’d say cheating’s not

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not really out of control right now okay

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that’s an interesting

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perspective i hadn’t even thought about

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the question in relation to the

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schooling at home

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scenario so the next question

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deals with test scores in general

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and the question is are test scores a

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good indication

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of a school a student’s competency

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and and a lot of the reason i ask this

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is there’s a

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when i was in school your entire

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academic achievement was tied to tests

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and

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in recent years there’s sort of been

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this development this push

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or recognition i should say that some

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students don’t take tests well

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so in order to be fair to those people

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we have to find some other way

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to determine whether or not they’re

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retaining the knowledge that

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the school is trying to impart impart on

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them

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so the question here is are test scores

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a good indication of a school of

0:10:32.720,0:10:38.800
students competency

0:10:34.800,0:10:42.079
i don’t entirely think it’s

0:10:38.800,0:10:43.440
um you should really depend entirely on

0:10:42.079,0:10:45.440
test scores

0:10:43.440,0:10:47.040
because whenever students are normally

0:10:45.440,0:10:50.480
taking a test

0:10:47.040,0:10:53.600
a lot of them are kind of stressed by

0:10:50.480,0:10:56.320
by those kinds of tests and

0:10:53.600,0:10:56.880
um their anxiety can sometimes get in

0:10:56.320,0:11:00.079
the way

0:10:56.880,0:11:02.240
of that jeopardizing their score so

0:11:00.079,0:11:03.680
i think you need to look more at their

0:11:02.240,0:11:07.600
performance rather than

0:11:03.680,0:11:10.959
a test because having just

0:11:07.600,0:11:14.640
one like you can still have a

0:11:10.959,0:11:15.519
group of questions um related to what

0:11:14.640,0:11:17.360
they’ve learned

0:11:15.519,0:11:18.800
over the months that they’ve been in

0:11:17.360,0:11:22.800
your class

0:11:18.800,0:11:23.600
i just wouldn’t say focus entirely on

0:11:22.800,0:11:25.760
that

0:11:23.600,0:11:27.360
like maybe have an assignment that deals

0:11:25.760,0:11:30.640
with all the questions

0:11:27.360,0:11:34.399
and have this give the student like

0:11:30.640,0:11:37.200
time to work on them because when

0:11:34.399,0:11:38.399
the day of a test students most students

0:11:37.200,0:11:41.839
are

0:11:38.399,0:11:44.160
anxiety induced and i also don’t think

0:11:41.839,0:11:48.880
that tests

0:11:44.160,0:11:52.160
um kind of reflect everything because

0:11:48.880,0:11:55.040
um students also have

0:11:52.160,0:11:58.000
um other creative like for

0:11:55.040,0:12:01.120
extracurricular activities for example

0:11:58.000,0:12:01.839
um it’s kind of hard to take it’s kind

0:12:01.120,0:12:03.760
of hard

0:12:01.839,0:12:06.399
it’s kind of hard to do a test score on

0:12:03.760,0:12:10.000
them especially with art

0:12:06.399,0:12:12.320
because art is a lot is really based

0:12:10.000,0:12:13.360
on creativity and it’s and you can kind

0:12:12.320,0:12:17.279
of apply that

0:12:13.360,0:12:21.120
in a way to other areas um

0:12:17.279,0:12:24.959
because like i said um tests

0:12:21.120,0:12:27.600
uh get students anxiety based

0:12:24.959,0:12:28.800
and they don’t entirely perform as well

0:12:27.600,0:12:31.760
as they probably

0:12:28.800,0:12:33.440
would if they weren’t stressed into

0:12:31.760,0:12:35.760
having a test

0:12:33.440,0:12:37.279
so i’d say just look at their

0:12:35.760,0:12:42.399
performance over time

0:12:37.279,0:12:45.120
instead of um making them take a test

0:12:42.399,0:12:45.920
um and using the test scores to

0:12:45.120,0:12:49.680
determine

0:12:45.920,0:12:50.240
um how well they do and you know i think

0:12:49.680,0:12:53.680
that’s

0:12:50.240,0:12:55.120
that’s probably a a more logical

0:12:53.680,0:12:56.560
approach to it

0:12:55.120,0:12:59.839
because you think about it in the real

0:12:56.560,0:13:02.720
world i don’t have tests at my job

0:12:59.839,0:13:04.480
yeah you know if if there’s a question

0:13:02.720,0:13:07.440
of whether or not i’m competent in my

0:13:04.480,0:13:09.519
job it’s about how i perform my job

0:13:07.440,0:13:10.480
whether it’s project management hiring

0:13:09.519,0:13:12.560
new employees

0:13:10.480,0:13:14.720
managing employees doing a technical

0:13:12.560,0:13:18.560
tour whatever it is

0:13:14.720,0:13:22.639
i’m not taking a written test to

0:13:18.560,0:13:25.600
do my job so when i’m evaluated

0:13:22.639,0:13:27.839
for an annual evaluation it’s based on

0:13:25.600,0:13:29.839
my on-the-job performance

0:13:27.839,0:13:32.000
which is no different than what you’re

0:13:29.839,0:13:33.360
suggesting here is that

0:13:32.000,0:13:35.040
you know whether or not the student

0:13:33.360,0:13:36.880
retains that information

0:13:35.040,0:13:39.120
is something that you should be able to

0:13:36.880,0:13:40.000
determine based on how they do their

0:13:39.120,0:13:43.519
assignments

0:13:40.000,0:13:46.720
throughout the year so i think that’s a

0:13:43.519,0:13:49.120
very interesting point you make

0:13:46.720,0:13:51.040
so the next one’s kind of a little off

0:13:49.120,0:13:52.639
the wall and not one that you’ve had

0:13:51.040,0:13:54.880
exposure to

0:13:52.639,0:13:55.760
so you’re going to kind of have to put

0:13:54.880,0:13:58.959
your

0:13:55.760,0:14:01.839
theoretical hat on for this one

0:13:58.959,0:14:02.320
are there benefits to attending a single

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sex

0:14:02.320,0:14:06.880
school meaning as a female

0:14:05.360,0:14:08.800
would there be a benefit to you

0:14:06.880,0:14:09.839
attending an all-girl school where

0:14:08.800,0:14:13.680
you’re not

0:14:09.839,0:14:16.480
mixing with boys and girls well

0:14:13.680,0:14:17.199
i can definitely see benefits for

0:14:16.480,0:14:20.720
certain

0:14:17.199,0:14:24.000
people like i could definitely see that

0:14:20.720,0:14:24.480
it would kind of stop from someone who

0:14:24.000,0:14:27.199
might

0:14:24.480,0:14:28.800
like someone who’s harassed by the

0:14:27.199,0:14:31.199
opposite sex

0:14:28.800,0:14:32.959
because of the battle because there’s

0:14:31.199,0:14:34.000
the battle of the sexes still kind of

0:14:32.959,0:14:37.519
going on

0:14:34.000,0:14:40.639
and that and especially

0:14:37.519,0:14:42.560
we’ve all i’m pretty sure in elementary

0:14:40.639,0:14:44.240
school we’ve kind of experienced the

0:14:42.560,0:14:45.279
boys are better than girls or girls are

0:14:44.240,0:14:48.079
better than boys

0:14:45.279,0:14:49.040
and i think maybe when they’re younger

0:14:48.079,0:14:52.639
it might be

0:14:49.040,0:14:56.959
better to separate them um but

0:14:52.639,0:15:01.040
still i think that same sex school like

0:14:56.959,0:15:04.560
i think that including every every um

0:15:01.040,0:15:05.279
sex and gender in a school isn’t a bad

0:15:04.560,0:15:08.240
thing

0:15:05.279,0:15:10.240
but and that if you do want to have a go

0:15:08.240,0:15:12.720
to a single sex school

0:15:10.240,0:15:13.440
it’s totally fine there are there can be

0:15:12.720,0:15:16.720
benefits

0:15:13.440,0:15:18.160
to it if you have experienced problems

0:15:16.720,0:15:21.199
with the opposite sex

0:15:18.160,0:15:22.880
so i would say that there’s really no

0:15:21.199,0:15:25.920
problem it’s really just

0:15:22.880,0:15:27.040
up to the student if they want to attend

0:15:25.920,0:15:29.120
and if they feel

0:15:27.040,0:15:31.120
it would be better for them okay fair

0:15:29.120,0:15:33.040
enough personal preference i can totally

0:15:31.120,0:15:34.480
understand that

0:15:33.040,0:15:36.160
so the next one’s another kind of

0:15:34.480,0:15:37.759
theoretical one because you don’t really

0:15:36.160,0:15:40.800
do sports a lot

0:15:37.759,0:15:42.880
does participation in sports keep teens

0:15:40.800,0:15:45.120
out of trouble or is there a perception

0:15:42.880,0:15:46.800
that it keeps teens out of trouble

0:15:45.120,0:15:49.040
well i can definitely see that it could

0:15:46.800,0:15:52.160
probably keep teens out of trouble

0:15:49.040,0:15:54.639
um just one of my assignments for

0:15:52.160,0:15:58.079
gym this week was actually reading an

0:15:54.639,0:16:01.759
article about how physical fitness

0:15:58.079,0:16:06.880
affects and um

0:16:01.759,0:16:10.079
benefits the teenage brain and

0:16:06.880,0:16:13.680
there’s a lot of benefit to um

0:16:10.079,0:16:16.480
playing sports kids learn um

0:16:13.680,0:16:16.480
beneficial

0:16:20.639,0:16:24.399
they learn beneficial top uh i don’t

0:16:23.040,0:16:26.639
know what to call them

0:16:24.399,0:16:27.759
like there’s certain benefits that you

0:16:26.639,0:16:31.040
get from sports

0:16:27.759,0:16:34.079
yeah like socializing learning teamwork

0:16:31.040,0:16:36.240
right that kind of thing and i can

0:16:34.079,0:16:38.240
definitely say that it won’t entirely

0:16:36.240,0:16:40.639
keep them out of trouble because

0:16:38.240,0:16:42.720
some kids who are in sports can still

0:16:40.639,0:16:47.920
kind of get into trouble

0:16:42.720,0:16:51.440
um but it is but it is a good way to

0:16:47.920,0:16:53.199
give your teen some positive benefits

0:16:51.440,0:16:56.399
that could potentially keep them out of

0:16:53.199,0:16:58.639
trouble okay that makes sense

0:16:56.399,0:16:59.920
so the next question that we have is one

0:16:58.639,0:17:03.680
that all teens

0:16:59.920,0:17:06.799
absolutely love and it’s about homework

0:17:03.680,0:17:09.919
so do you think homework is harmful

0:17:06.799,0:17:12.480
or helpful to the student

0:17:09.919,0:17:13.600
it really depends on the student in my

0:17:12.480,0:17:17.280
opinion

0:17:13.600,0:17:19.919
um if the student is

0:17:17.280,0:17:21.919
if i can definitely say that the extra

0:17:19.919,0:17:23.600
practice for certain students can

0:17:21.919,0:17:26.400
definitely be helpful

0:17:23.600,0:17:27.280
and it can help them improve their grade

0:17:26.400,0:17:30.400
but for some

0:17:27.280,0:17:32.640
students who um

0:17:30.400,0:17:34.400
who get stressed by the amount of

0:17:32.640,0:17:36.400
homework that they get

0:17:34.400,0:17:37.440
it can definitely be harmful to them to

0:17:36.400,0:17:39.760
have to

0:17:37.440,0:17:40.960
do more homework than they can possibly

0:17:39.760,0:17:43.360
manage

0:17:40.960,0:17:44.840
so it really depends on the student

0:17:43.360,0:17:48.240
themself

0:17:44.840,0:17:50.240
um it can benefit someone who needs the

0:17:48.240,0:17:53.679
extra practice

0:17:50.240,0:17:54.160
and even help them learn other skills

0:17:53.679,0:17:57.440
like

0:17:54.160,0:18:00.559
time management um

0:17:57.440,0:18:03.840
working on independent work but for

0:18:00.559,0:18:04.720
students who have struggle managing

0:18:03.840,0:18:07.360
their time

0:18:04.720,0:18:09.440
and homework isn’t really helping yet it

0:18:07.360,0:18:11.760
can be harmful to them

0:18:09.440,0:18:13.520
i i would tend to agree i think homework

0:18:11.760,0:18:15.440
is something that is

0:18:13.520,0:18:16.880
subjective and and something that’s

0:18:15.440,0:18:20.160
situational

0:18:16.880,0:18:22.480
um it’s it’s you know homework is

0:18:20.160,0:18:23.919
uh we spoke you spoke of anxiety

0:18:22.480,0:18:26.080
previously with the test

0:18:23.919,0:18:26.960
homework can be just as anxiety

0:18:26.080,0:18:29.840
generating as

0:18:26.960,0:18:32.480
tests you know kids get home they need

0:18:29.840,0:18:36.480
to relax they need time to relax and

0:18:32.480,0:18:38.160
and unwind and do recreational things

0:18:36.480,0:18:40.000
and when you’re loaded up with homework

0:18:38.160,0:18:41.600
when you get home

0:18:40.000,0:18:44.000
that’s something that can really eat

0:18:41.600,0:18:45.840
into you and cause more anxiety and in

0:18:44.000,0:18:48.080
in the long run can cause more harm than

0:18:45.840,0:18:48.080
good

0:18:48.559,0:18:52.720
uh next one and this is kind of an

0:18:51.520,0:18:55.760
interesting one here

0:18:52.720,0:18:57.039
so your teachers grade you based on your

0:18:55.760,0:18:58.799
performance

0:18:57.039,0:19:00.559
should students be allowed to grade

0:18:58.799,0:19:02.960
their teachers based on their teacher’s

0:19:00.559,0:19:06.799
performance

0:19:02.960,0:19:08.840
hmm honestly i’ve never actually thought

0:19:06.799,0:19:12.000
of that before

0:19:08.840,0:19:14.480
um hmm

0:19:12.000,0:19:14.480
i mean

0:19:15.600,0:19:19.120
i definitely think some students can

0:19:17.280,0:19:21.360
probably jeopardize it

0:19:19.120,0:19:23.360
and say that their teacher is bad even

0:19:21.360,0:19:24.000
when they’re really not because they can

0:19:23.360,0:19:25.919
feel like

0:19:24.000,0:19:28.160
oh she’s torturing me she’s giving too

0:19:25.919,0:19:33.280
much homework and it’s like

0:19:28.160,0:19:33.280
really a vindictive student yeah i

0:19:34.080,0:19:40.640
it’s just i’m not entirely sure if

0:19:38.000,0:19:41.280
some students are emotionally mature

0:19:40.640,0:19:42.880
enough

0:19:41.280,0:19:44.559
to handle that kind of stuff that’s a

0:19:42.880,0:19:47.280
good point um

0:19:44.559,0:19:47.760
but there are i definitely think there

0:19:47.280,0:19:50.880
are

0:19:47.760,0:19:50.880
some students who could

0:19:51.280,0:19:54.320
i just don’t really see the point in

0:19:52.880,0:19:56.080
really grading your teacher’s

0:19:54.320,0:19:57.760
performance like i get if you have like

0:19:56.080,0:19:58.640
a really bad teacher grading their

0:19:57.760,0:20:02.240
performance

0:19:58.640,0:20:04.880
might be able to fix it um

0:20:02.240,0:20:05.600
but i still really don’t see much

0:20:04.880,0:20:07.760
purpose

0:20:05.600,0:20:09.679
in that well and i think the impetus for

0:20:07.760,0:20:11.200
this question is a lot of teachers

0:20:09.679,0:20:14.480
performance is based

0:20:11.200,0:20:16.400
on their students performance

0:20:14.480,0:20:19.520
so if your students don’t perform well

0:20:16.400,0:20:22.640
it reflects on you poorly as a teacher

0:20:19.520,0:20:26.640
so if your students could

0:20:22.640,0:20:29.760
be part of that evaluation process

0:20:26.640,0:20:30.960
and and get feedback from the students

0:20:29.760,0:20:33.120
to the

0:20:30.960,0:20:34.000
school about whether or not the

0:20:33.120,0:20:36.799
teacher’s doing their

0:20:34.000,0:20:38.320
job are they attentive are they

0:20:36.799,0:20:41.360
compassionate

0:20:38.320,0:20:43.039
do they do they uh do their work

0:20:41.360,0:20:45.679
do they do the you know are they putting

0:20:43.039,0:20:46.880
forth the effort needed to teach this to

0:20:45.679,0:20:50.080
students

0:20:46.880,0:20:51.120
uh i think all of that wouldn’t be the

0:20:50.080,0:20:53.200
sole factor

0:20:51.120,0:20:54.240
in determining uh a teacher’s

0:20:53.200,0:20:55.919
performance but it would be a

0:20:54.240,0:20:58.000
contributing factor

0:20:55.919,0:20:59.440
along with this the performance of your

0:20:58.000,0:21:00.960
students and their attendance and

0:20:59.440,0:21:04.080
everything else that goes into their

0:21:00.960,0:21:05.679
performance now okay yeah i think it

0:21:04.080,0:21:07.520
would be a bad idea to have

0:21:05.679,0:21:09.600
the students be the sole judge of

0:21:07.520,0:21:12.559
whether whether a teacher’s

0:21:09.600,0:21:13.360
doing a good job or not yeah uh at that

0:21:12.559,0:21:15.120
point

0:21:13.360,0:21:17.760
you got students that are blackmail

0:21:15.120,0:21:20.799
under teachers

0:21:17.760,0:21:24.240
yeah so let’s move on to some

0:21:20.799,0:21:26.159
some college questions um

0:21:24.240,0:21:28.240
so the first one that we have here is

0:21:26.159,0:21:30.240
about the cost of college

0:21:28.240,0:21:32.559
so before i ask the question i want to

0:21:30.240,0:21:35.200
throw out some numbers here

0:21:32.559,0:21:36.640
so for the 2017 and this information

0:21:35.200,0:21:39.840
comes from

0:21:36.640,0:21:41.760
uh the uh

0:21:39.840,0:21:44.960
i didn’t write it down it’s uh the

0:21:41.760,0:21:48.559
national education association

0:21:44.960,0:21:51.679
so for the 2017 and 18 academic year the

0:21:48.559,0:21:54.720
annual dollar price for

0:21:51.679,0:21:57.200
undergraduate tuition room and board

0:21:54.720,0:21:59.039
so that’s to stay on college campus and

0:21:57.200,0:22:02.480
get educated

0:21:59.039,0:22:05.840
we’re estimated to be just under 18

0:22:02.480,0:22:09.120
000 for public institutions

0:22:05.840,0:22:12.799
a little over 46 000 for a

0:22:09.120,0:22:16.080
private nonprofit and a little over

0:22:12.799,0:22:20.080
26 000 for a public

0:22:16.080,0:22:22.640
a private for-profit institution

0:22:20.080,0:22:24.559
then what we saw and that’s what you

0:22:22.640,0:22:27.600
know the most recent time frame

0:22:24.559,0:22:30.880
so for comparison purposes between the

0:22:27.600,0:22:34.240
2007 and eight year and the 2017

0:22:30.880,0:22:35.679
and 18 year you know in that ten year

0:22:34.240,0:22:38.880
time frame

0:22:35.679,0:22:40.960
there was roughly a 30 percent

0:22:38.880,0:22:42.799
increase in tuition over the course of

0:22:40.960,0:22:44.640
10 years

0:22:42.799,0:22:46.320
so with that said you know we haven’t

0:22:44.640,0:22:47.760
picked the college yet or anything so we

0:22:46.320,0:22:49.840
don’t know which of these types of

0:22:47.760,0:22:52.880
institutions that you’re gonna go to

0:22:49.840,0:22:56.480
if you go to one do you think

0:22:52.880,0:22:57.120
based on these numbers that the cost of

0:22:56.480,0:23:01.280
college

0:22:57.120,0:23:04.640
is too high well

0:23:01.280,0:23:05.360
i’d say that i don’t think the prices

0:23:04.640,0:23:09.120
should be

0:23:05.360,0:23:12.320
increasing as much as they have so

0:23:09.120,0:23:15.760
i think that the like i get that the

0:23:12.320,0:23:18.320
price that colleges pay a lot of money

0:23:15.760,0:23:19.760
to have the technology and the resources

0:23:18.320,0:23:21.120
for students

0:23:19.760,0:23:22.880
and of course they need to make the

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money back

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but there are there is a certain

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um i feel as though there’s

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a little there’s a little too much money

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that the students are expected to give

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to the colleges

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especially at an increasing rate

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of what we have

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as 31 in 10 years

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so i’d say that don’t

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have price increasing as much

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because um

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we all i’m pretty sure most people who

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have gotten out of college

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pay a lot of were really in debt when

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they were done

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um and there’s and

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i just feel as though it’s a little too

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much money

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to um have uh

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students pay for it so

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i’d say tone it down a bit fair enough i

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would

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as a parent who’s about to send a child

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to college in a few years i would

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totally agree

0:24:31.760,0:24:36.000
so let’s talk college admissions now we

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talked briefly about what

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was involved in college admissions when

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we did our gpa episode

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and we talked about how competitive it

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could be how you know certain colleges

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that are choice colleges only have a

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certain number of slots

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and they’re very selective in who they

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allow into their colleges

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do you think overall that the college

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admissions process

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is too competitive well probably for the

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colleges that

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have all that have very few entries

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it can probably be a bit too competitive

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in that sense

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but for the colleges that pretty much

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accept almost anyone

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i’d say there’s not really much room for

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competition there

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um and but for colleges that have very

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few slots

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yeah it can probably get a bit

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competitive between a lot of people

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especially if they’re trying to go to

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the same college and one gets accepted

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and the other doesn’t

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so okay so that leads us into our last

0:25:32.880,0:25:36.000
question in this

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segment here and that’s about

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competition

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and and we’re talking not just

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competition in college admissions with

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competition in general in school

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is competition a good thing

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um as long as it doesn’t go too far i’d

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say

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um i definitely think that competition

0:25:58.159,0:26:03.440
um is important for people um

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it’s important for students to learn

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that um

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i don’t think i wouldn’t say that

0:26:06.480,0:26:11.760
competition is too bad

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as long as it doesn’t go to the extremes

0:26:11.760,0:26:15.760
um

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competition can teach like especially if

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you’re on a team

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think of sports um it it teaches you

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how to work with your team members in

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order to

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beat the other team um and as long as

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everyone realizes that no that even

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though

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one side won it doesn’t mean that the

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other side is any was did any less work

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did any um didn’t do as well

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just because they put in as much effort

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yeah

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um i definitely think as long as they

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know

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that um both teams put an equal amount

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of effort in towards winning

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then i think it’s fine but there is

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times when competition can get

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too competitive and people can start

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rubbing it in

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other people’s faces and you can get

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sore winners and sore losers

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there’s definitely a dark side to

0:27:09.360,0:27:12.960
competition i agree with you there

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yeah that was all we have for this

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segment we’re gonna take a quick break

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so some of these questions here again we

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have 10 questions some of these might be

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ones you’re not

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very comfortable or affluent or fluent

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in answering and i don’t want to

0:28:47.760,0:28:50.799
lead you one way or the other so i’m

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just going to ask them and get your your

0:28:50.799,0:28:54.960
take on them

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so question one is is our election

0:28:54.960,0:28:59.200
process

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fair i’d say for the most part it is

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it’s a decently secure system

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i think um

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and i don’t think it really tries to go

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one way or the other

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and it’s really just up to the voters in

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a sense

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so i’d say for the most part it’s pretty

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fair okay

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how about our taxation system do you

0:29:21.279,0:29:26.240
think we have a fair system of taxation

0:29:24.559,0:29:28.960
could you describe it a bit more to me

0:29:26.240,0:29:31.440
well let’s talk income tax for instance

0:29:28.960,0:29:32.880
you know income tax depending on how

0:29:31.440,0:29:35.440
much you make the more you make the

0:29:32.880,0:29:37.279
higher percentage you pay in taxes

0:29:35.440,0:29:39.679
is that fair or should we have a flat

0:29:37.279,0:29:42.710
tax across the board where everyone pays

0:29:39.679,0:29:44.000
10 of whatever they make um

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i

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i i know that there’s

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i know that there’s a lot of people who

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are gonna say that

0:29:55.279,0:29:58.799
that we should have it one way or

0:29:56.640,0:30:02.799
another but i think so

0:29:58.799,0:30:05.600
far it’s fine um

0:30:02.799,0:30:07.440
i think that the bigger amount that you

0:30:05.600,0:30:10.960
make the higher your income

0:30:07.440,0:30:15.279
the the higher you have to pay in taxes

0:30:10.960,0:30:15.279
um is fair enough because

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because i definitely don’t think that

0:30:18.000,0:30:22.480
having a

0:30:18.799,0:30:25.679
straight on tax would be the most

0:30:22.480,0:30:27.279
fair option in my opinion honestly

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it’s really subjective when you think

0:30:27.279,0:30:30.559
about it this way because some people

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might think that

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oh we really shouldn’t have it the same

0:30:32.799,0:30:38.399
way but then other people

0:30:34.640,0:30:40.799
are gonna be like well we should

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well we should have it the same way and

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i’m pretty sure it’s really just

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it’s really a sub it’s really subjective

0:30:46.080,0:30:50.480
um

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i’ll buy that so let’s talk law

0:30:50.480,0:30:54.000
enforcement not politics but still

0:30:52.320,0:30:55.919
government entities

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do you think that law enforcement

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cameras like body cams and dash cams

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are an invasion of privacy

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um i

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wouldn’t say it that

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much like if you’re trying to get into

0:31:12.320,0:31:16.640
an airport

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i i don’t think it’s really an invasion

0:31:16.640,0:31:21.279
of privacy

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it’s really just for safety um

0:31:21.279,0:31:28.399
as long as they like don’t invade your

0:31:24.399,0:31:30.640
personal privacy um i think it’s

0:31:28.399,0:31:32.320
fine they’re really just trying to check

0:31:30.640,0:31:34.240
if it’s safe and they

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really don’t care what you’re carrying

0:31:34.240,0:31:38.480
in your suitcase or

0:31:36.240,0:31:40.000
anything like that it’s just making sure

0:31:38.480,0:31:43.039
you don’t have

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anything bad okay

0:31:43.039,0:31:49.440
buy that um should

0:31:46.399,0:31:52.720
government have a say in our diets

0:31:49.440,0:31:55.200
definitely not you eat how you

0:31:52.720,0:31:57.120
the government shouldn’t control how you

0:31:55.200,0:31:57.600
want to eat you want to eat healthy you

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want to

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you don’t want to eat healthy you want

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to be somewhere in the middle

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it should be up to you the government if

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the government were to control that

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then i’m pretty sure a lot of people

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have a problem with that and i really

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don’t think that controlling our food is

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something that

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um the government should have a say in

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okay

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seem a very strong opinion about that

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good for you

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um so you haven’t run into this yet but

0:32:21.440,0:32:24.880
i think you’ll probably run into it a

0:32:22.960,0:32:26.559
little bit more in high school

0:32:24.880,0:32:30.080
should the military be allowed to

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recruit in high schools

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i kinda don’t like the feeling of that

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like i don’t i feel as though

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you should be at least

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21 to be recruited under the army

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i don’t feel comfortable having

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teenagers

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um well you have to be 18 at least

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that’s the legal age

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yeah so you’re looking at them trying to

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recruit seniors in high school

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yeah yet it i i still don’t feel

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comfortable with

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18 year olds i say 21

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is probably the oldest i feel

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comfortable with

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i just feel as though um the seniors

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are still a little

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young and i know that people used to

0:33:20.960,0:33:26.559
recruit like 14 year olds for war

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and i i don’t really feel comfortable

0:33:26.559,0:33:30.799
with the fact that

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seniors who are or only 18

0:33:30.799,0:33:37.039
are getting recruited into the military

0:33:34.799,0:33:38.240
i think yeah i feel it would be better

0:33:37.039,0:33:40.159
if they were just 21.

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okay that’s that’s perfectly fair to

0:33:40.159,0:33:44.080
have that opinion

0:33:42.399,0:33:46.399
do you think the government should

0:33:44.080,0:33:48.960
provide free health care other countries

0:33:46.399,0:33:50.240
do it canada does the uk does a lot of

0:33:48.960,0:33:52.320
european countries you get your

0:33:50.240,0:33:54.080
healthcare for free do you think they

0:33:52.320,0:33:55.679
should do that here in the united states

0:33:54.080,0:33:57.760
i mean yeah the fact that other

0:33:55.679,0:34:00.399
countries are

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are doing it and the fact that we still

0:34:00.399,0:34:04.559
haven’t done

0:34:01.039,0:34:07.679
that we haven’t done it um yeah i’d say

0:34:04.559,0:34:10.399
we should have free health care um

0:34:07.679,0:34:12.560
because since we paid so much to the

0:34:10.399,0:34:14.480
government at this point

0:34:12.560,0:34:15.760
i think free health care is the least

0:34:14.480,0:34:19.119
they could do

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i would not disagree with you there

0:34:19.119,0:34:25.359
so let’s talk about

0:34:22.399,0:34:27.040
elected officials and term limits so

0:34:25.359,0:34:29.679
right now the only

0:34:27.040,0:34:30.879
office that has term limits on it that

0:34:29.679,0:34:33.119
i’m aware of

0:34:30.879,0:34:35.440
is the president of the united states

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he’s allowed to have two four-year terms

0:34:35.440,0:34:38.720
and that’s it whether they’re

0:34:37.200,0:34:40.720
consecutive

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separated whatever he’s only allowed to

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have two terms

0:34:42.240,0:34:47.919
do you think that should be

0:34:45.440,0:34:50.000
the rule for all politicians or is it

0:34:47.919,0:34:51.599
okay that being the exception to the

0:34:50.000,0:34:54.879
rule

0:34:51.599,0:34:56.800
so i know your opinion on this already

0:34:54.879,0:34:59.359
and i’m gonna have to agree with you

0:34:56.800,0:35:02.160
there i do think that other

0:34:59.359,0:35:04.160
um that all political offices should

0:35:02.160,0:35:07.440
have a term limit

0:35:04.160,0:35:09.119
whether however long it’d be okay

0:35:07.440,0:35:10.720
well i’m glad we’re in agreement on that

0:35:09.119,0:35:14.079
one

0:35:10.720,0:35:14.720
let’s talk about campaign contributions

0:35:14.079,0:35:18.640
in in

0:35:14.720,0:35:19.599
political campaigns in general so

0:35:18.640,0:35:21.839
and i’m going to give a little

0:35:19.599,0:35:25.839
background on this so right now you have

0:35:21.839,0:35:26.640
people that spend millions and millions

0:35:25.839,0:35:29.680
of dollars

0:35:26.640,0:35:30.640
on a political campaign to be elected to

0:35:29.680,0:35:33.200
an office that

0:35:30.640,0:35:34.640
pays maybe a couple hundred thousand

0:35:33.200,0:35:37.680
dollars

0:35:34.640,0:35:41.520
do you think that campaign contributions

0:35:37.680,0:35:41.520
distort our political system

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i’m not entirely sure on this

0:35:46.480,0:35:51.520
um i’ve never really been asked this and

0:35:50.079,0:35:54.960
i still don’t have

0:35:51.520,0:35:58.880
a lot of background knowledge on it

0:35:54.960,0:35:59.680
okay um unless you wanted to explain a

0:35:58.880,0:36:01.599
little more about

0:35:59.680,0:36:04.240
it well i don’t i don’t want to distort

0:36:01.599,0:36:07.119
your perspective on there i have my own

0:36:04.240,0:36:08.560
very strong opinions about this um but

0:36:07.119,0:36:10.800
maybe this is something that we can

0:36:08.560,0:36:12.560
revisit in a later podcast after you’ve

0:36:10.800,0:36:13.599
had a chance to maybe do a little

0:36:12.560,0:36:15.839
research on it

0:36:13.599,0:36:15.839
okay

0:36:16.640,0:36:21.359
voters so voters are supposed to be the

0:36:19.920,0:36:24.839
people that run the country

0:36:21.359,0:36:27.440
through elected representatives

0:36:24.839,0:36:28.800
i i don’t want to ask if you think our

0:36:27.440,0:36:31.520
elected representatives

0:36:28.800,0:36:32.400
actually represent what we want but i

0:36:31.520,0:36:34.640
will ask you

0:36:32.400,0:36:37.680
should the voters have more say in how

0:36:34.640,0:36:40.560
our country is run

0:36:37.680,0:36:41.040
i’m actually gonna go with the no for

0:36:40.560,0:36:45.599
this

0:36:41.040,0:36:47.119
one um people have very strong opinions

0:36:45.599,0:36:50.400
and a lot of those con

0:36:47.119,0:36:53.760
and now a lot of those opinions

0:36:50.400,0:36:55.920
um kind of go against other people’s

0:36:53.760,0:36:58.720
very strong opinions

0:36:55.920,0:36:59.839
and the fact that there are so many

0:36:58.720,0:37:02.560
people who believe

0:36:59.839,0:37:04.000
one way and so many people who believe a

0:37:02.560,0:37:07.359
certain way very strong

0:37:04.000,0:37:09.359
the other way very strongly i’d say we’d

0:37:07.359,0:37:12.079
come into a bit more conflict

0:37:09.359,0:37:12.960
if we had more of us if voters had more

0:37:12.079,0:37:16.320
of a say

0:37:12.960,0:37:16.800
in how our government is run so i think

0:37:16.320,0:37:20.079
now

0:37:16.800,0:37:22.640
it’s okay it’s better

0:37:20.079,0:37:24.240
to kind of have a little less of a say

0:37:22.640,0:37:26.800
in the government

0:37:24.240,0:37:28.640
just because so many people have so many

0:37:26.800,0:37:31.200
different opinions and i think

0:37:28.640,0:37:32.400
we would get into pretty big conflicts

0:37:31.200,0:37:37.040
interesting that’s a very

0:37:32.400,0:37:39.599
uh very mature approach to the question

0:37:37.040,0:37:41.119
the last question that we did have here

0:37:39.599,0:37:43.440
is another one about

0:37:41.119,0:37:44.960
campaign so one of the things that

0:37:43.440,0:37:46.960
politicians tend to do

0:37:44.960,0:37:48.240
on a campaign trail which sometimes

0:37:46.960,0:37:51.520
could last

0:37:48.240,0:37:54.720
12 to 18 months or longer

0:37:51.520,0:37:55.040
is they make a lot of promises they they

0:37:54.720,0:37:59.440
win

0:37:55.040,0:38:02.320
voters over by understanding what voters

0:37:59.440,0:38:04.880
want from their politicians and then

0:38:02.320,0:38:06.960
promising or proposing ways to give that

0:38:04.880,0:38:10.079
to the voters

0:38:06.960,0:38:10.560
so the question is should politicians be

0:38:10.079,0:38:12.880
held

0:38:10.560,0:38:13.680
legally accountable for what they

0:38:12.880,0:38:15.920
promise

0:38:13.680,0:38:17.520
in order to get elected so if if a

0:38:15.920,0:38:19.680
politician promises

0:38:17.520,0:38:20.880
i’m not going to raise taxes if i get

0:38:19.680,0:38:22.800
elected

0:38:20.880,0:38:25.119
and he gets in the office and he raises

0:38:22.800,0:38:26.320
taxes should the voters have some legal

0:38:25.119,0:38:28.960
means

0:38:26.320,0:38:29.760
to challenge him at that point in time i

0:38:28.960,0:38:32.880
mean

0:38:29.760,0:38:33.440
in that kind of respect yes um but i do

0:38:32.880,0:38:36.720
think that

0:38:33.440,0:38:39.440
in certain things they say like

0:38:36.720,0:38:40.640
say they say something but they make no

0:38:39.440,0:38:42.000
changes

0:38:40.640,0:38:44.000
i don’t think they should be legally

0:38:42.000,0:38:48.240
accountable to do that specific

0:38:44.000,0:38:50.960
thing like if they say like

0:38:48.240,0:38:52.160
if they say they’re gonna low like on

0:38:50.960,0:38:56.640
the term of taxes

0:38:52.160,0:38:58.400
if this if well and i’m not saying like

0:38:56.640,0:38:59.920
just take a step back i’m not saying

0:38:58.400,0:39:03.520
they have to necessarily

0:38:59.920,0:39:05.520
accomplish it because there isn’t a

0:39:03.520,0:39:07.760
single politician out there that can

0:39:05.520,0:39:09.200
promise something and make it happen by

0:39:07.760,0:39:12.720
himself

0:39:09.200,0:39:13.599
but you know i’m saying if they promise

0:39:12.720,0:39:17.119
to do something

0:39:13.599,0:39:20.880
and they fail to propose legislation or

0:39:17.119,0:39:22.240
move legislation or debates

0:39:20.880,0:39:23.520
in that direction and they have

0:39:22.240,0:39:24.079
absolutely no intention like for

0:39:23.520,0:39:28.079
instance

0:39:24.079,0:39:32.240
um taxes is a great one all right so

0:39:28.079,0:39:34.800
uh george bush senior uh he got elected

0:39:32.240,0:39:36.480
and one of his famous sayings when he

0:39:34.800,0:39:37.040
was on the campaign trail was read my

0:39:36.480,0:39:40.000
lips

0:39:37.040,0:39:40.880
no new taxes and one of the first things

0:39:40.000,0:39:42.720
he did

0:39:40.880,0:39:44.000
was impose new taxes when he got into

0:39:42.720,0:39:47.040
office so he

0:39:44.000,0:39:47.760
clearly lied when he was on the campaign

0:39:47.040,0:39:49.920
trail

0:39:47.760,0:39:52.079
knowing full well that he was going to

0:39:49.920,0:39:53.920
raise taxes but was just saying that so

0:39:52.079,0:39:58.320
he could get elected

0:39:53.920,0:40:00.079
under those circumstances he went

0:39:58.320,0:40:01.440
he was diametrically opposed to what he

0:40:00.079,0:40:03.200
said

0:40:01.440,0:40:05.520
on on the other hand you have some

0:40:03.200,0:40:06.160
people some politicians that get elected

0:40:05.520,0:40:09.680
because

0:40:06.160,0:40:10.560
they want to give you universal health

0:40:09.680,0:40:12.240
care

0:40:10.560,0:40:13.599
and they might get in the office and

0:40:12.240,0:40:15.040
they might try to

0:40:13.599,0:40:16.400
put a universal health care plan

0:40:15.040,0:40:17.680
together and they can’t get it passed

0:40:16.400,0:40:19.839
and it fails

0:40:17.680,0:40:21.760
well they’ve at that point in time

0:40:19.839,0:40:24.000
they’ve

0:40:21.760,0:40:26.000
put the effort in to try to fulfill

0:40:24.000,0:40:27.280
their promise but they couldn’t get it

0:40:26.000,0:40:28.880
passed

0:40:27.280,0:40:31.359
they didn’t go completely against it

0:40:28.880,0:40:32.480
though that’s sort of the situation i’m

0:40:31.359,0:40:35.920
talking about

0:40:32.480,0:40:38.160
okay so if i directly oppose

0:40:35.920,0:40:40.000
what they promised i would say that they

0:40:38.160,0:40:41.040
should probably be legally accountable

0:40:40.000,0:40:43.760
for that

0:40:41.040,0:40:45.200
but if they do try and it doesn’t happen

0:40:43.760,0:40:46.400
i don’t think they should be legally

0:40:45.200,0:40:49.280
accountable for that

0:40:46.400,0:40:50.400
okay fair enough that was all we had in

0:40:49.280,0:40:51.760
this segment

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team perspectives on big picture

0:42:14.839,0:42:18.640
questions

0:42:16.400,0:42:20.800
so the first one that i have here is one

0:42:18.640,0:42:25.359
that’s all over the news

0:42:20.800,0:42:28.960
is global climate change man-made

0:42:25.359,0:42:33.040
i’d say most of it is because

0:42:28.960,0:42:36.160
a lot of a lot of the changing climate

0:42:33.040,0:42:41.040
is due to us making

0:42:36.160,0:42:44.480
factories and building more and

0:42:41.040,0:42:47.680
somewhat destroying the land so i’d say

0:42:44.480,0:42:51.119
most of global climate change

0:42:47.680,0:42:54.240
has to do with us making it ourselves

0:42:51.119,0:42:59.440
okay the death penalty

0:42:54.240,0:43:03.599
is the death penalty effective

0:42:59.440,0:43:06.880
for i’d say for the most part no

0:43:03.599,0:43:10.160
um like if you kill if like

0:43:06.880,0:43:13.280
you sentence a mass murderer to death

0:43:10.160,0:43:16.560
like maybe that helps people

0:43:13.280,0:43:18.000
but when you do when you kind of do it

0:43:16.560,0:43:20.960
to like a murderer who only

0:43:18.000,0:43:23.200
murdered one person you’re kind of just

0:43:20.960,0:43:26.079
as bad as the murderer

0:43:23.200,0:43:27.839
if you really think about it interesting

0:43:26.079,0:43:30.880
okay

0:43:27.839,0:43:34.319
torture is torture

0:43:30.880,0:43:38.800
ever acceptable uh

0:43:34.319,0:43:40.800
i’m gonna say in certain instances

0:43:38.800,0:43:42.160
wow really i didn’t think you’d go there

0:43:40.800,0:43:45.200
i mean

0:43:42.160,0:43:47.280
like very rarely um

0:43:45.200,0:43:48.560
i’d say that most people can be reasoned

0:43:47.280,0:43:51.920
with and if not

0:43:48.560,0:43:55.680
it would be better to remove

0:43:51.920,0:43:58.240
benefits people might have like

0:43:55.680,0:44:00.800
putting them in jail it removes their

0:43:58.240,0:44:03.839
ability to go out that kind of thing

0:44:00.800,0:44:06.000
i wouldn’t say harming them in any real

0:44:03.839,0:44:09.040
capacity would be

0:44:06.000,0:44:09.520
good so for the most part no torture is

0:44:09.040,0:44:13.119
really

0:44:09.520,0:44:16.079
not acceptable okay so the lottery

0:44:13.119,0:44:17.040
all right so there’s numer every state

0:44:16.079,0:44:20.160
pretty much has

0:44:17.040,0:44:20.880
lottery and there’s several lotteries

0:44:20.160,0:44:22.480
that are

0:44:20.880,0:44:25.440
multi-state the big ones your mega

0:44:22.480,0:44:26.800
millions of powerball stuff like that

0:44:25.440,0:44:28.960
most of the proceeds from these

0:44:26.800,0:44:31.200
lotteries tend to go to

0:44:28.960,0:44:32.079
education or higher education or senior

0:44:31.200,0:44:34.000
programs or

0:44:32.079,0:44:36.400
stuff like that where they help to fund

0:44:34.000,0:44:38.800
useful programs

0:44:36.400,0:44:41.200
based on that do you think a lottery is

0:44:38.800,0:44:45.839
a good idea

0:44:41.200,0:44:48.960
well um for certain people it could be

0:44:45.839,0:44:50.880
for others not really i know with

0:44:48.960,0:44:52.720
certain lotteries like the lottery we

0:44:50.880,0:44:53.920
have here we have to pay for lottery

0:44:52.720,0:44:55.760
tickets

0:44:53.920,0:44:57.119
and the chance of getting anything from

0:44:55.760,0:45:01.040
the lottery is

0:44:57.119,0:45:03.280
very slim um and

0:45:01.040,0:45:05.920
i’d say that if you’re like really

0:45:03.280,0:45:07.599
desperate for money i wouldn’t go for it

0:45:05.920,0:45:11.599
because

0:45:07.599,0:45:12.880
you because there’s a very very slim

0:45:11.599,0:45:14.319
chance that you’re ever going to

0:45:12.880,0:45:16.160
actually get a

0:45:14.319,0:45:17.440
like the lord a large amount of money

0:45:16.160,0:45:20.800
from it

0:45:17.440,0:45:21.200
so but if you are financially stable but

0:45:20.800,0:45:24.400
want

0:45:21.200,0:45:25.359
to money but want to get um some money

0:45:24.400,0:45:28.000
to get

0:45:25.359,0:45:29.280
like a better house or put it towards

0:45:28.000,0:45:32.400
something else

0:45:29.280,0:45:36.000
then i’d say it’s all right okay just

0:45:32.400,0:45:39.280
don’t expect to win i

0:45:36.000,0:45:42.160
said but true i’ll give you that

0:45:39.280,0:45:43.359
so animal research so a lot of

0:45:42.160,0:45:47.040
industries

0:45:43.359,0:45:50.079
you have uh pharmaceuticals cosmetics

0:45:47.040,0:45:50.079
the food industry

0:45:50.800,0:45:57.440
they use animals to do research on

0:45:54.319,0:46:00.960
is should animals be used

0:45:57.440,0:46:01.520
for research purposes i definitely don’t

0:46:00.960,0:46:04.560
think we

0:46:01.520,0:46:05.760
shouldn’t be using them for research you

0:46:04.560,0:46:08.560
hang on you definitely

0:46:05.760,0:46:10.800
don’t think we shouldn’t be using them

0:46:08.560,0:46:14.000
that’s a double negative

0:46:10.800,0:46:17.280
clarify i think that

0:46:14.000,0:46:19.599
researching animals can give us a better

0:46:17.280,0:46:21.760
understanding of them

0:46:19.599,0:46:23.200
but i don’t think we should take it to

0:46:21.760,0:46:26.839
like an extreme

0:46:23.200,0:46:29.280
like if you want to research in animals

0:46:26.839,0:46:32.400
um autonomy

0:46:29.280,0:46:35.520
that kind of stuff i’d kind of recommend

0:46:32.400,0:46:37.359
maybe using

0:46:35.520,0:46:39.760
an animal that kind of died off

0:46:37.359,0:46:41.359
naturally instead of experimenting on a

0:46:39.760,0:46:44.640
live one

0:46:41.359,0:46:46.160
like i’m just gonna say research them as

0:46:44.640,0:46:48.000
long as you don’t torture them

0:46:46.160,0:46:49.520
that’s pretty much what i’m trying to go

0:46:48.000,0:46:52.160
for okay

0:46:49.520,0:46:53.599
so humanely every animal research done

0:46:52.160,0:46:56.160
humanely is okay

0:46:53.599,0:46:57.760
yes it’s better to give an animal a rash

0:46:56.160,0:47:00.400
than a human a rash if you’re testing

0:46:57.760,0:47:04.079
some cosmetics

0:47:00.400,0:47:05.920
um what well that’s what they do

0:47:04.079,0:47:07.200
so they’re testing a new cosmetic a new

0:47:05.920,0:47:09.040
chemical or something like that they’ll

0:47:07.200,0:47:10.319
test it on an animal

0:47:09.040,0:47:12.319
and they’ll see what kind of reaction

0:47:10.319,0:47:15.440
the animal has

0:47:12.319,0:47:18.319
if they tested it on a human instead

0:47:15.440,0:47:19.040
they could hurt the human true so that’s

0:47:18.319,0:47:21.440
really what the

0:47:19.040,0:47:23.119
the research that i’m referring to is

0:47:21.440,0:47:26.240
okay

0:47:23.119,0:47:26.559
okay cigarettes should cigarette smoking

0:47:26.240,0:47:29.599
be

0:47:26.559,0:47:32.720
banned everywhere

0:47:29.599,0:47:35.760
honestly i don’t really see any

0:47:32.720,0:47:38.800
benefit to smoking cigarettes says

0:47:35.760,0:47:43.040
someone who doesn’t smoke

0:47:38.800,0:47:45.680
look i’m i’m i don’t smoke either so

0:47:43.040,0:47:46.319
i’m part of a school that says say no to

0:47:45.680,0:47:49.920
drugs

0:47:46.319,0:47:51.680
and and always say

0:47:49.920,0:47:53.599
no to any type of thing that can be

0:47:51.680,0:47:55.599
harmful and i’ve been taught that

0:47:53.599,0:47:58.400
cigarettes are harmful

0:47:55.599,0:48:00.880
and personally i don’t know the benef as

0:47:58.400,0:48:02.400
a teenager right now who’s never smoked

0:48:00.880,0:48:03.760
i really don’t see the benefit of

0:48:02.400,0:48:05.599
smoking

0:48:03.760,0:48:07.200
okay that’s good i’m glad because i

0:48:05.599,0:48:09.280
don’t want you to start smoking

0:48:07.200,0:48:10.400
anyway so they should be banned

0:48:09.280,0:48:14.480
everywhere

0:48:10.400,0:48:17.440
yeah awesome i’m with you they’re 100

0:48:14.480,0:48:19.200
so i’m going to put a phrase out there

0:48:17.440,0:48:23.200
you tell me if you’re familiar with it

0:48:19.200,0:48:23.200
do you know what a throwaway society is

0:48:23.280,0:48:28.079
somewhat i’ve heard of it but i’ve never

0:48:26.400,0:48:31.280
really gotten a clear definition

0:48:28.079,0:48:33.520
okay so in a throwaway society

0:48:31.280,0:48:35.520
you use things until you don’t use them

0:48:33.520,0:48:40.079
anymore and then you discard them

0:48:35.520,0:48:40.559
okay uh in the 1950s 40s 50s and 60s we

0:48:40.079,0:48:42.559
weren’t

0:48:40.559,0:48:45.200
as much of a throwaway society if you

0:48:42.559,0:48:48.720
bought a washer and dryer

0:48:45.200,0:48:52.000
then you use that washer and dryer for

0:48:48.720,0:48:53.920
years if it broke you fixed it

0:48:52.000,0:48:55.520
if it broke again you fixed it again so

0:48:53.920,0:48:56.960
it was one of these things where you had

0:48:55.520,0:49:00.160
durable goods

0:48:56.960,0:49:02.079
that you would maintain over long

0:49:00.160,0:49:04.880
periods of time

0:49:02.079,0:49:08.160
nowadays when you’re done with a tv you

0:49:04.880,0:49:10.720
know you may buy a tv and that tv may be

0:49:08.160,0:49:12.240
you know good for three or four years

0:49:10.720,0:49:15.119
and then you decide well

0:49:12.240,0:49:16.319
you don’t want an hdtv you want a 4k tv

0:49:15.119,0:49:18.720
so let’s throw the

0:49:16.319,0:49:20.559
old one out and buy a new one that’s a

0:49:18.720,0:49:22.720
throwaway society

0:49:20.559,0:49:24.720
a society that would prefer to just

0:49:22.720,0:49:27.680
throw stuff away and buy new stuff

0:49:24.720,0:49:29.920
than to keep what they have and reuse it

0:49:27.680,0:49:32.400
so with that in mind do you think we

0:49:29.920,0:49:35.119
have a throwaway society today

0:49:32.400,0:49:36.720
in certain aspects yes and technology

0:49:35.119,0:49:41.200
absolutely

0:49:36.720,0:49:45.119
like technology can become absolute so

0:49:41.200,0:49:47.359
like a tech like a p like a tv made

0:49:45.119,0:49:48.720
like two or three years ago can be

0:49:47.359,0:49:51.440
outdated

0:49:48.720,0:49:53.520
so i’d say especially with technology we

0:49:51.440,0:49:56.800
can definitely be a throwaway society

0:49:53.520,0:49:57.760
and we get rid of old technology that

0:49:56.800,0:50:00.800
was probably just

0:49:57.760,0:50:03.680
a year old and then we get

0:50:00.800,0:50:07.520
newer technology and i guess the same

0:50:03.680,0:50:09.680
can kind of be said for furniture but

0:50:07.520,0:50:12.559
but i would definitely say it’s more or

0:50:09.680,0:50:14.240
less with technology than anything else

0:50:12.559,0:50:15.359
yeah with our furniture it’s the cat’s

0:50:14.240,0:50:15.920
fault that we have to get rid of it

0:50:15.359,0:50:18.640
because

0:50:15.920,0:50:19.839
they tear it up but you know to your

0:50:18.640,0:50:22.960
point

0:50:19.839,0:50:23.800
we just got rid of a tv that that i had

0:50:22.960,0:50:28.720
bought in

0:50:23.800,0:50:32.079
1999 you know it was designed to last

0:50:28.720,0:50:34.079
six maybe 10 years and i had that thing

0:50:32.079,0:50:36.800
almost 20 years before we finally well

0:50:34.079,0:50:37.280
and then it still worked yeah so i’m i

0:50:36.800,0:50:39.040
guess

0:50:37.280,0:50:41.359
from that perspective i’m guilty of

0:50:39.040,0:50:44.319
being part of a throwaway society

0:50:41.359,0:50:45.520
but the problem i had was nothing worked

0:50:44.319,0:50:47.839
with it anymore

0:50:45.520,0:50:50.240
so it didn’t have any modern ports any

0:50:47.839,0:50:52.960
new piece of technology that we bought

0:50:50.240,0:50:54.960
streaming devices video consoles

0:50:52.960,0:50:56.800
whatever wouldn’t work on it

0:50:54.960,0:50:58.000
yeah and that’s the exact problem i’m

0:50:56.800,0:51:01.280
talking about

0:50:58.000,0:51:04.480
technology becomes absolute like

0:51:01.280,0:51:06.720
almost like a lot a lot because if you

0:51:04.480,0:51:07.359
try using technology from a longer time

0:51:06.720,0:51:08.720
ago

0:51:07.359,0:51:10.720
you’re not going to be able to use it in

0:51:08.720,0:51:12.640
the modern day right and that’s the same

0:51:10.720,0:51:16.000
thing with modern technology

0:51:12.640,0:51:17.040
you get something from like a decent

0:51:16.000,0:51:19.440
amount of time

0:51:17.040,0:51:20.160
like not like extremely long ago but

0:51:19.440,0:51:23.280
still

0:51:20.160,0:51:25.359
long ago you don’t

0:51:23.280,0:51:27.599
it might not work with everything and

0:51:25.359,0:51:30.400
that’s kind of the problem with

0:51:27.599,0:51:33.200
a society evolving and that’s why we

0:51:30.400,0:51:35.440
wound up getting rid of that tv

0:51:33.200,0:51:36.880
question eight are actors and

0:51:35.440,0:51:39.920
professional athletes

0:51:36.880,0:51:43.280
paid too much

0:51:39.920,0:51:45.440
uh well

0:51:43.280,0:51:46.480
i definitely say actors more than likely

0:51:45.440,0:51:49.520
are paid a bit

0:51:46.480,0:51:52.559
too much um

0:51:49.520,0:51:54.480
because although certain actors can star

0:51:52.559,0:51:56.960
in a lot of movies

0:51:54.480,0:51:57.920
they’re it definitely feels as though

0:51:56.960,0:52:01.359
they’re

0:51:57.920,0:52:03.119
they definitely get paid up a

0:52:01.359,0:52:04.559
bit more than i would expect actors to

0:52:03.119,0:52:09.200
be paid

0:52:04.559,0:52:12.720
for um professional athletes

0:52:09.200,0:52:16.000
i’d say that um

0:52:12.720,0:52:20.160
i’d say that maybe their um the

0:52:16.000,0:52:22.800
amount that gave they get paid might

0:52:20.160,0:52:23.680
be a little more reasonable especially

0:52:22.800,0:52:25.119
since

0:52:23.680,0:52:27.280
um if they’re doing a sport like

0:52:25.119,0:52:29.119
football where they can get injured and

0:52:27.280,0:52:29.359
they need to go to the hospital in some

0:52:29.119,0:52:31.359
ways

0:52:29.359,0:52:32.480
that’s a good point yeah i was kind of

0:52:31.359,0:52:35.599
thinking of that when

0:52:32.480,0:52:37.119
um i looked at this question so that’s a

0:52:35.599,0:52:38.720
very good point

0:52:37.119,0:52:41.119
so let’s switch that question up a

0:52:38.720,0:52:42.640
little bit and say are ceos

0:52:41.119,0:52:46.559
people that run these big giant

0:52:42.640,0:52:48.880
companies are they paid too much

0:52:46.559,0:52:48.880
um

0:52:49.620,0:52:57.200
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0:52:51.520,0:52:57.200
i’d say that i mean they get

0:52:58.559,0:53:02.480
in some instances they can in other

0:53:01.280,0:53:06.240
instances

0:53:02.480,0:53:09.920
probably not um but if they have like a

0:53:06.240,0:53:13.200
pretty decently sized company

0:53:09.920,0:53:14.880
that makes millions of dollars i can

0:53:13.200,0:53:16.079
kind of see them getting paid in a

0:53:14.880,0:53:19.200
decent amount

0:53:16.079,0:53:22.720
um but it’s also not like that

0:53:19.200,0:53:26.480
like the ceos didn’t entirely

0:53:22.720,0:53:29.680
found these um companies

0:53:26.480,0:53:32.640
they’re they kind of just run it

0:53:29.680,0:53:33.920
so i’d say some in most instances they

0:53:32.640,0:53:36.400
probably get paid a bit much

0:53:33.920,0:53:37.440
more than they really need to okay fair

0:53:36.400,0:53:39.680
enough

0:53:37.440,0:53:42.160
so the last question we have today and

0:53:39.680,0:53:45.520
the last question on our big picture

0:53:42.160,0:53:49.359
category is does religion

0:53:45.520,0:53:50.400
cause war okay i’m gonna go a bit deep

0:53:49.359,0:53:53.200
here

0:53:50.400,0:53:55.760
um i don’t think it’s religion

0:53:53.200,0:53:57.280
specifically that causes war

0:53:55.760,0:53:59.520
it’s the different viewpoints of

0:53:57.280,0:54:03.839
religion that causes war

0:53:59.520,0:54:07.440
like say you have someone who’s

0:54:03.839,0:54:10.480
christian and another who’s jewish um

0:54:07.440,0:54:11.680
and they both despise each other for

0:54:10.480,0:54:12.960
their religion

0:54:11.680,0:54:15.280
it’s not that they have a different

0:54:12.960,0:54:16.800
religion is that they it’s just that

0:54:15.280,0:54:19.599
they can’t accept

0:54:16.800,0:54:20.960
that the pers that the other person has

0:54:19.599,0:54:22.720
a different religion

0:54:20.960,0:54:25.200
i think it’s not religion specifically

0:54:22.720,0:54:27.280
that causes war it’s just the fact that

0:54:25.200,0:54:28.319
sometimes people can’t accept other

0:54:27.280,0:54:31.440
religions

0:54:28.319,0:54:33.839
so it’s intolerance that causes war

0:54:31.440,0:54:35.760
and that intolerance can be religion it

0:54:33.839,0:54:36.240
could be race could be the color of your

0:54:35.760,0:54:40.880
skin

0:54:36.240,0:54:42.799
could be where you live could be your

0:54:40.880,0:54:44.400
wealth could be anything it’s the

0:54:42.799,0:54:46.400
intolerance that’s the problem

0:54:44.400,0:54:48.720
yeah i think that’s a very poignant

0:54:46.400,0:54:51.440
observation

0:54:48.720,0:54:53.040
so thank you for your perspective on on

0:54:51.440,0:54:54.880
what we talked about today i

0:54:53.040,0:54:57.040
some of these were very eye-opening for

0:54:54.880,0:55:00.000
me and uh

0:54:57.040,0:55:01.599
and i think you uh showed me that you’re

0:55:00.000,0:55:02.960
a very enlightened individual when it

0:55:01.599,0:55:06.480
comes to some of these things

0:55:02.960,0:55:08.960
thanks that was all we had today though

0:55:06.480,0:55:10.559
uh we’ll be back next week with another

0:55:08.960,0:55:11.520
30 questions in three different

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you

0:55:15.119,0:55:18.240
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