polarnut said:temple was laid back. they got rid of the stupid essay (thanks, brian!)
peep around, ask lotta questions. nothing out of the ordinary
search my previous posts, and tell me if i'm a troll then, don't just go out calling people trolls....Audio said:troll
lol[email protected] said:Buddyyy, I think you need to relax. Audio is just answering your question. Thats it. He is not calling your comment as troll, but the other guy's comments.
Hey, sorry Audio bud!
i re-read Ronalds post, and laughed my ass off, because i didn't take the 'gunned' down part literaly!
forgive me. okay, so all is good
thanks for the clarification, Todds
PowRGnome said:I guess it's pretty easy to sit on a 20 acre property and complain about Temple's location. Yeah, it's on a main street in the ghetto, located among a lot of other businesses, churches, and parts of the school. There's nobody out on the corner selling drugs or guns. Maybe that **** goes down a few blocks away, but the dental school itself is safe.
If you're scared for your safety among poor people, don't bother going to Temple. Same goes for if you can't understand the situation in the ghetto. People think everyone in the ghetto is on welfare and has the whole day free to do whatever illegal and ungodly things it is they do. Well that's not how it is. People in North Philadelphia are hard-working and it's not their fault that the public schools aren't up to par and it's hard to find work and zenophobic people like Ronald keep leaving the area and making it poorer and poorer.
Some people view it as an opportunity, not a threat to their lives. They say to themselves, "Hey. Temple's in a kind of ****ty neighborhood. Huh. I wonder who's providing their dental care...probably NO ONE. Oh wait, doesn't Temple have a really really high number of patient visits every year? I guess part of the reason we're here is to help those people that can barely afford to take a bus to a practice in the burbs." When you start thinking like that you realize that the ghetto is something you can avoid only if you pretend it doesn't exist. Anyone that understands the sociopolitical situation there understands that these people need qualified care, not your derision just because they don't dress as nice as you and walk around looking pissed off because they are.
But hey, if you think it's funny to trash a whole neighborhood just because you can't grasp what's going on and you think the Ronald Reagan vision of the ghetto is correct, go ahead. Anyone that's been here knows that all these people are in a tough situation and THERE'S A LOT OF JERK OFFS LIKE YOU THAT DON'T EVEN THINK OF HELPING.