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thinksquad:

Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/10/03/german-colleges—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.

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I always reblog the loneliest whale. I wish they could hear you lovely girl. Your pitch is just out of their range. You talk and no one ever hears you. Not a sound. Maybe someday you will find a deaf whale that can’t hear anything and won’t know the difference. Then you can find some happiness. Good luck whale. I’m still rooting for you.

The whale is the only one known to produce “songs” at 52Hz. Although the sonic signature is that of a whale, the frequency is unique & no other whale answers back. You can listen to the song HERE (It is sped up to 520 Hz) The whale travels up and down the ocean singing in hope of meeting some friends. But in the end, its useless because it will probably never get a response…
A 50-day search for the lonely whale will start this Fall for a documentary.

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I always reblog the loneliest whale. I wish they could hear you lovely girl. Your pitch is just out of their range. 
You talk and no one ever hears you. Not a sound. 
Maybe someday you will find a deaf whale that can’t hear anything and won’t know the difference. Then you can find some happiness. 
Good luck whale. I’m still rooting for you.

The whale is the only one known to produce “songs” at 52Hz. Although the sonic signature is that of a whale, the frequency is unique & no other whale answers back. You can listen to the song HERE (It is sped up to 520 Hz) The whale travels up and down the ocean singing in hope of meeting some friends. But in the end, its useless because it will probably never get a response…

A 50-day search for the lonely whale will start this Fall for a documentary.

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Science shows: Yes! Trans people are born that way! We can tell from brain scans.

lgbteducated:

There are brain scans showing a significant difference in the brains of trans women and trans men.  

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To quickly summarize the links of information:  Trans women’s brains are more female, and trans men’s brains are more male.  Their brain identifies more with their identified gender (as in a trans woman identifying as a woman in every day life) rather than their sex (genitalia, and such).

[New Scientist]

[Pinknews]

[New York Times]

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woah


THIS.

THIS

Wow

It’s sad from this poster, we know exactly what happened.

this makes me so angry

Whenever I hear people defending rapists by making excuses such as 'they lead them on' or 'did you see what they were wearing' I casually interrupt them and ask if 'my six-year-old-self was asking for it by simply wearing a uniform to school?'.IT. SHUTS. THEM. UP. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

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z4zen:

fallen-inspiration:

prardise:

mandaks:

dreaming-and-seeking:

nessuhlove:

pixie—rose:

woah

THIS.

THIS

Wow

It’s sad from this poster, we know exactly what happened.

this makes me so angry

Whenever I hear people defending rapists by making excuses such as 'they lead them on' or 'did you see what they were wearing' I casually interrupt them and ask if 'my six-year-old-self was asking for it by simply wearing a uniform to school?'.
IT. SHUTS. THEM. UP. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.