German Universities now tuition free

Though Germany is a fiscally conservative nation, they’ve decided to invest in students. Education is the future.

All German universities will be free of tuition starting 2014.

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More equal access to all citizens. The rich are less advantaged than in the past.

How does the tax burden compare with the most expensive nation?

Germany – 39.90%
USA – 22.70%

These tax rates apply to single people with no children, on an average salary for their country.

split the USA into 2 nations?

Quebec has twice had a referendum on whether to split from Canada.

The proposal was to have a primarily French Canada and a primarily English Canada. Some regions – First Nations, for example – would decide which to join.

There are pros and cons to a separate French Canada.

There are pros and cons to dividing the USA, as well. It wouldn’t be easy, but WHAT IF you suddenly had a Red USA and a Blue USA. The other coloured States would have a referendum as to which they want to join.

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Texans might vote to form a 3rd nation.

At any time, a State might vote to move from Blue to Red, or Red to Blue.

Personally, I feel it is an insanely stupid idea where almost everyone would be worse off in a very few years.

Keith Russell’s THANKS for LEAVING Party

Today.

His University of Saskatchewan Kinesiology Colleagues celebrate Professor Russell’s retirement.

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Be warned.

He is Professor Emeritus. That means his messy office remains. Keith will be lurking the halls many years into the future. :-)

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Here’s the present I intended to get him.

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It’s the thought that counts. :-)