Pluto Living University

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  1. GregWatts

    GregWatts Active Member

    Four questions:
    • Is it regionally accredited?
    • Is it AACSB?
    • Can it be done in 4 weeks?
    • Is it worth it?


    :)
     
  2. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    It's a Mickey Mouse place.
     
  3. GregWatts

    GregWatts Active Member

    Rich, compared with what? :)
     
  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

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  5. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    Is this where plutocrats go?
     
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  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yep. All except Pres. Donald Trump. I think Donald Duck does. I know you'll finds Scrooge McDuck there, for sure. :)
     
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  7. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Better jokes?
     
  8. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    The question if Scrooge McDuck would be there is indeed an interesting one.

    After some thinking about it, I would rather say that he is *not* a plutocrat. Generally, he is seldom shown to have any political power, and that Duckburg's equivalent to the IRS is pushing him around is the background of quite many stories. So, he is quite rich, but the lack of political influence shows that he is not a plutocrat.

    Other opinions?
     
  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    The "crat" part comes from "kratos" in Greek, which means rule. I say, if you have the money - then you have the power to rule. Whether you exercise it or not - it's there. That makes Scrooge McDuck at least a potential plutocrat. He's got the power but isn't interested in exercising it. And of course IRS agents can push him around. American tax agents are often armed. They can push anyone around or fill them full of holes. I once saw the yearly amount the IRS spent on guns and ammo. It was staggering.

    Maybe that old German proverb "Wissen ist Macht" (Knowledge is power) should be changed to "Geld ist Macht (Money is power). For IRS agents it might be "Das Gewehr ist Macht (The gun is power.) Other countries' tax authorities let the police do the raiding - and hand over the books and other evidence to the tax agents.
     
  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Actually, when I was responding to the "where plutocrats go" question I got mixed up. When I wrote about the school where Pres. Trump doesn't go and Donald and Uncle Scrooge do/did - I was talking about Disney University, not Pluto Living U. My mistake. No matter - doesn't change anything I wrote in the post above.

    I know Mr. Trump graduated from The Wharton School, at U. Penn. At times, I think perhaps he took some postgrad courses on Pluto --- who knows. (Elon Musk?) :)
     
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  11. GregWatts

    GregWatts Active Member

    I would have thought Johann would be more supportive; apparently Pluto is a Canadian four-legged living in Montreal.
     
  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    No, Greg. As "lifers" around here know - I'm generally not in favour of things - including creatures of any number of legs - that call themselves universities and are not.
    As this animal posing as a university is Quebec-based, I am informing the Bureau de Coopération Interuniversitaire forthwith. :)

    I think Pluto is probably trying to "sneak under the fence" into Academia with SPCA "accreditation." Not gonna happen on my watch!
     
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  13. GregWatts

    GregWatts Active Member

    I humbly disagree with your opinion with respect to status. They have a crest: :)

     
  14. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yeah, right. That's the first thing "they" ALL get, Greg! :)
     
  15. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    Mao Zedong would agree: "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."

    :)
     
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