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March 12, 2019

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Soylent Red

Ah ha ha.

First.

henry

Hey Soylent!

MissMarple2


Mark Meadows
‏Verified account @RepMarkMeadows
25m25 minutes ago

Reminder: Before Michael Cohen appeared before the Oversight Committee, House Republicans requested to depose him. Democrats said no.

Then, Democrats' staff reportedly met with Mr. Cohen, privately, for at least 10 hours—right before Cohen’s public testimony.

Captain Hate

I couldn't figure out if that vote was positive or not. Limey politics, sod off.

henry

Titania McGrath on the consequences of Brexit (tweet & vid)

https://twitter.com/titaniamcgrath/status/1105444677657026566?s=21

Porchlight

Hi Soylent!

For those of you who were hoping for a lyle appearance, check the last thread, toward the end.

Pinandpuller

Theresa May, Mother of Brexit, Last of Her Name.

MissMarple2

https://www.justice.gov/usao-cdca/pr/5-arrested-scheme-hired-people-take-english-proficiency-exam-behalf-chinese-nationals

A separate scandal with people taking English proficiency exams for Chinese nationals.

anonamom

Not good news for Bill Clinton:

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/epstein-documents-unsealed-evidence/

MissMarple2

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6801275/Stanford-fires-sailing-coach-college-bribery-scandal.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

MissMarple2

Author Jack Posobiec
🇺🇸
‏Verified account @JackPosobiec
2h2 hours ago

Hey didn't Obama get his kid into Harvard?

Jack is Back!

i may have to go into the Way Back Machine, but I do not think this SAT/ACT college admission bribery news is anything new. Somehow in the depths of my feeble memory, I remember some similar a few or more years back. Someone, please tell me so:)

Old Lurker

Johns if you come here...Buckeye offered some answers to your question at the end of the previous thread. My short answer was "Hell Yes".

GUS

Theresa May is a fucking criminal.
She brought forward a bill that she KNEW and HOPED would be shot down. TWICE.
She needs a rope.

Jack is Back!

Anytime you can give the country you serve a free ride in university take it, but also be ready to serve that county. What I did as a son of a serving military officer. Not too many get to do that today. A real shame. Our military family kids need special recognition in the first class universities but it goes to false admissions including enemies of the USA, China specifically.

D

Clarice is correct wrt college admissions.
Yes this sort of behavior in the athletic area has always existed.
Her son did the right thing in notifying the colleges.
One graduate returned to our school after her freshman year at Norte Dame and said her whole floor in the dorm had been waitlisted at one point in the process.
Bragging rights are key
Many elitist parents will have their kids apply knowing fullerll they probably won’t get in , just to say waitlisted here but we thought Ohio Dtste would be better for programs offered.
The big surprise for me is altering the test scores for money.
That is new.
I have given more SAT and ACT tests than I can count.
Security is paramount.
You even have to provide a seating chart.
Where they tally the results is possibly the place the bribery came in unless the results online were tampered with.
You list the colleges and their codes to have your results sent there.
JIB:
My nephew who got his civil engineering degree from Case Western Reserve was denied by Purdue.
Purdue’s program is very competitive.
Cincy, RPI, MIT and others mention by JIB are excellent.

johns

OL, i did see the med school answers in the last thread. I appreciate all the responses. I copied them to a Word doc and will send them to my daughter.

D

JIB:
It might have been having smarter kids take the exam for dumber ones or bad test takers. Yes there are bad test takers.

MissMarple2

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/experts-engineer-found-dead-didnt-write-suicide-notes-2/

This is interesting.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
16m16 minutes ago

New York State and its Governor, Andrew Cuomo, are now proud members of the group of PRESIDENTIAL HARASSERS. No wonder people are fleeing the State in record numbers. The Witch Hunt continues!

Jack is Back!

You know the crazy thing is that I don't remember taking an SAT or ACT.

I just applied. Got accepted. Was really pissed that Coast Guard accepted me only after I had agreed to Cincy. But, when I think about it, i wasn't a boat kind of guy/

Pinandpuller


No more bread, circuses or Semite 'migrants' on Elephants

johns

JIB, my experience was similar. I was interested in the econ ph.d. at Chicago, but was in a different department. Econ told me they could admit me, since it was a sink or swim type program, and then said i should take the GRE, even though they didn't put much weight on it and thought a lot of the questions were wrong anyway. It was so much fun being at the school that thought everyone else was wrong.

Extraneus

A recent post to daddy's Guest Book.

Met Rob 41 years ago when we were both still in college during a trip to Pensacola to see if we were interested in being Naval Aviators and if the Navy was interested in us. We became close friends.

Ended up in exact same class in Pensacola.
Few years later after flying same airplane , S-3, in different squadrons, ended up in same squadron flying C-9 transports.

Then, flying civilian planes we were in exact same class as new hires at FedEx, where we both were stationed in Anchorage on the MD-11. I have a picture of the two of us getting off the shuttle bus that first day at FedEx. Fond memories of his smile.

Rob and I were roommates in Memphis our first months with Fedex and I have never met a more genuine example of a true friend than he was.
I miss him and the example he lived so well.

May God bless Barb and his daughters.

Numbers 6:24-26

~ Tim Sparks

D

I never took the ACT but I even remember my score on the SAT.
Verbal 550
Math 425
Not a great score.
My grade point was a 3.25 which today would eliminate a lot of schools.
I went to a small private girls college because John Carroll was not coed yet.

Extraneus

Here's another:

March 11, 2019 Why do some live to a happy old age, and why are others snatched away suddenly? Why are good people taken, and others, who may not deserve it, continue to live? I cant begin to understand, but I know Id enjoy a conversation with Rob Flynn on the subject, in a quiet cockpit, on a dark night, over the endless ocean.

Rob Flynn and I havent been close for almost 30 years, but there was a time when we were. Our lives were on the same professional path, serving our country together in two Navy squadrons. Rob was a quiet patriot, and never wore his service on his sleeve. We flew together, drank together, traded books and ideas with each other. We shared a love of baseball, attending almost 80 Oakland As games together, watching from our usual seats on the first base line, right behind the visitors dugout. Rob taught me the first chords I learned on the guitar, pressing my fingers into the right places, as I struggled to form a G, C, and D. I am eternally grateful to him for that patient effort, which in the end has helped bring me countless hours of pleasure.

Over time our lives drifted apart. I last saw Rob more than 15 years ago, a chance meeting in Paris. Our professional lives were again parallel, each flying the wondrous MD-11 for our respective employers. Our conversation that day was if we hadnt seen each other in 15 minutes, not years, due to a closeness born of service, kinship, and shared interests. I will miss that special bond now that Rob is gone.

Which brings me back to the question of why are some taken so suddenly? Ill never know, but I do know that Rob Flynn lives on in the many lives that he touched on his path. I am grateful that I once knew Rob, and I wish that he were still here so I could tell him directly. Our world is a better place for Rob Flynn having been in it.

~ Jeff King, Marietta, Georgia

MissMarple2

I only took the SAT because the ACT was recommended only if you were applying to schools in the South (according to my 1965-66 guidance counselor).

I was only interested in IU and applied and was accepted. I had a small scholarship, nothing extravagant.

I am dumbfounded at all of the cut throat competition these days, but I guess it is to be expected, which premier universities helping to guarantee a better job with influence.

GUS

I'm in FLORIDA, 3/29-4/4. St Pete.
Fishing, beer, and rock n roll.

If anyone is around let me know.

D

I love these posts from daddy’s friends from the world of pilots.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/12/exclusive-donald-trump-accuses-tech-giants-of-colluding-with-democrats/

More from the Monday interview with Breitbart.

MissMarple2


New York Post
‏Verified account @nypost
5m5 minutes ago

De Blasio heads to New Hampshire again amid 2020 speculation https://nyp.st/2EUVVaW

lyle

Our world is a better place for Rob Flynn having been in it

JOM-world for sure, anyway.

Robin

My guess is that top state universities are more challenging to get in as in-state freshmen because they need the out of state tuition dollars. Cornell likes its international students for the same reason.

Evening all. Still reeling over the news. I don’t interact much, simply don’t have time to do more than lurk and catch up, but I have enjoyed these kind, funny, smart people immensely.

Captain Hate

Willowed

When I applied to Ohio State the only qualification was can you "fog a mirror".

Now it is the most selective public in Ohio.

When my oldest daughter applied to tO$U for their dance program I thought it was an automatic that she'd get in. When she was turned down it was one of the biggest disappointments I've experienced (yes I've lived a very fortunate life). She went on to Bard College for a year, where she made a lot of lifelong friends, but didn't like being out in the sticks. Long story abridged, she ended up at Hunter in Manhattan, one of the City Universities of New York, where she got her PhD in Physical Therapy and she works for a clinic in Santa Cruz.

lyle

I’m gonna miss you by a week in St. Pete., GUS.

Jack is Back!

GUS,

We can do a fishing meet up at Capt. Eric in Sarasota, if you want.

Another Bob

Henry, Tits McGrath is pretty funny. There’s another in a similar genre - Dr. Madeline Sears PhD, professor of intersectional studies. May be the same person.

https://twitter.com/madelineseers13/status/1104701267329212416?s=21

Ralph L

It's disgusting that so many keep the files pending to brag how many schools they got into
It must be hell to make admission decisions, or do they put most of them on wait lists?

Beasts of England

That's a very fine testimonial about daddy, Extraneus - thanks for posting that.

Tom Bowler

So sorry to hear of Frau's passing. The sad news just keeps coming. Daddy, Pagar, and now Frau.

Beasts of England

Both of them, I should say... :)

Jane

Great to see you Soylent!

Jack is Back!

Admissions is a laboratory I would love to visit. I have run a number of calcs. and scenarios how the topflight schools accepted and it all comes back to preference. Either legacy, noteriaty, scholarship or athletic accomplishment. But legacy leads the war and noteriatey or publicity comes in close to second..

Jane

Gus, I'm about an hour away.

henry

Another Bob, yes. That is top notch !

D

RalphL:
It depends on the school. One year Miami University of Ohio needed an actress and an ice skater so those 2 girls with lower GPA’s and test scores got in much to the chagrin of the high achievers who did not.
One year diversity and foreign students were all the rage.
Maybe Notre Dame needs a quarterback or perhaps Duke needs. Point guard.
They will adjust the stats and the schedule to fit.
For girls it is swimming, gymnastics, field hockey, lacrosse, rowing and in some cases volleyball or basketball.
Someone from Alaska or Hawaii has a better chance because of their different life experience.
A certain number are taken from different areas of the country.
If you did something unique, like start a 10k run for a worthy cause or create a scientific study then your ingenuity takes on a new meaning.

lurkersusie

Wow!

Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸
@JackPosobiec
CNN Commenter Paul Begala calls Jared and Ivanka ‘Cockroaches’

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

I took the SAT in the 10th grade as I was planning on doing Joint Enrollment at the JuCo my senior year to get a few quarters ahead my freshman year. Remember all that grief of drop/add and closed classes? I avoided all that by arriving at college with 35 hours and essentially a sophomore.

Anyways, I lucked out and got a 1225 on my only try (with a major hangover from the after-football party the night before). Applied to GT got accepted and decided to follow the boyfriend to Ga Southern instead and promptly partied my way to academic suspension for a quarter. Ahhhh the follies of youth. I came home and did another quarter in JuCo and promptly got hired out of the COBOL programming class to an at the time top firm in the ATL - now long since assimilated by the silicon borg. Teacher recs FTW.

I never did go back and finish as 95% of what I've ever needed I learned on each successive job. Now I'd get booted out the first day for some BS political crap - and y'all know I won't take crap from nobody.. I can't think of a single class that I wouldn't end up in front of a tribunal for saying something 'wrong.' Booyah!

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Steph, you appear to be a force of nature :) :)

GUS

Jack and Jane, I would be thrilled to meet up. I mean THRILLED.
Jane, Henry says you are teh hot!
Jack, I was planning to do some deep sea fishing at the Peninsula at Pass a grille. If we could do some fishing in Sarasota all the better.
I'm stoked.
Lyle sorry we'll miss each other.

Captain Hate

CNN Commenter Paul Begala calls Jared and Ivanka ‘Cockroaches’

Teh Forehead better put some sunscreen on that wide expanse of skin between his beady eyes and that "hairline" and prepare for a scorching.

henry

SAT, 650 verbal, 790 math. I’m good at those stupid multiple choice tests. But I got in early as a soccer recruit, never applied anywhere else. (This after my grandfather advised avoiding West Point due to honor code scandal at the time).

Captain Hate

See You Next Tuesdays:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=380188

Another Bob

CH, Cleveland going apeshit? Brownies trade for Odell Beckham.

The Infamous Ignatz

Be sure you right click this ultra-creepy image so you can read what the simpering imbecile Debra Messing had to say;

At some [rapidly approaching] point it truly is going to become impossible to parody these loons.
[Sorry if it offends]

MissMarple2

Begala is such a snake. I hope the Trumpenscheude gets him.

Captain Hate

💥AB

Tucker just called Tater Stelter CNN's house eunuch.

Another Bob

“Tucker just called Tater Stelter CNN's house eunuch”

LOL

MissMarple2

More from that Monday interview.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/12/exclusive-president-trump-mocks-amazing-breed-of-never-trumpers-slams-almost-deranged-poor-bastard-george-will/?__twitter_impression=true

anonamom

johns, if your daughter is academically inclined, the Federal government will pay for her to get her MD/PHD. Two of my son's friends are going that route--one's PhD will be in ANTHROPOLOGY!!!

lyle

Me too, GUS. I’ll have some time to kill.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

LOL jim. Just determined to prove I could do it.

Tell me I can't do something, and I'll go to any length to prove you wrong. And that includes 14 shots of tequila and a massive hangover. FTR I was passed out drunk during my geology exam at 7 am on a Saturday. NO talking your way out of that one or showing a bit of skin to entice the professor to give you a make up exam - tequila has a hell of an afterlife. As did the hunch punch chaser.

Ralph L

I didn't know they had SATs when you old farts were in HS. Of course, they've inflated scores since we took them.
I took the general GRE 11 years apart and got very similar scores, to my surprise.

MissMarple2


James Woods
‏Verified account @RealJamesWoods
50s50 seconds ago

This will destroy the integrity of the SAT’s: “Many parents linked to the scheme obtained letters from their children's therapists explaining that they needed more time for the standardized tests as a way for their children to take the exams privately.”

=====================================

Told my daughter about this story which she hadn't heard. SO she got on her phone and typed in "college" and before she typed anything else, it came up "college SAT cheating scandal."

Porchlight

anonamom, no offense, but I can't say as I'm glad to hear that the Feds are bankrolling anthropology PhDs.

Buford Gooch

As long as we're talking SAT scores, I might as well chime in. My score was somewhere north of 1400 (enough that I was a National Merit Scholar) and I was fortunate enough to be recruited by dozens of schools. I chose my University by how close it was to home and how high it was on the Playboy list of party schools. Go SIU Salukis.

Narciso

That story is five years old miss marple I wonder what happened with that case.

lyle

hunch punch chaser

Sigh. I’ve lived such a sheltered life... 😉

The Infamous Ignatz

Oh look, some commie puke shitbird at Al Guardian thinks Titania McGrath isn't funny.
And he calls her Tits...not very woke.

Buckeye

Note to self.

NEVER challenge Stephanie to any drinkin' contests:)

henry

Buford, SIU has great soccer (at least at Edwardsville)

Porchlight

Narciso, that's the current scandal too.

I find it appalling how even people I otherwise respect will do distasteful things to secure academic advantage for their kids, such as claiming iffy disabilities to get more testing time.

The higher ed bubble can't pop soon enough. Maybe this scandal will help get the ball rolling.

Narciso

The one in singapore:


https://www.dailyinterlake.com/local_news/20180512/show_explores_suspicious_death_of_man_with_ties_to_valley

anonamom

Oh porch absolutely no offense.
I knew that kiddo had gotten his under grad degree in anthropology; when I asked him what he was getting his PhD in and he said "Anthro, of course" I nearly fell over! I assumed it would be in a science.

Your and my tax dollars at work! I STILL don't know what anthropology is! I guess he can be the diversity dean at some med school when he's finished.

Narciso

The company that was trying to recruit him was Huawei, whose directors at one time included Alex downer.

Porchlight

Glad we're on the same page, a-mom. :)

MissMarple2

For Ohio people:


The Associated Press
‏Verified account @AP
5m5 minutes ago

BREAKING: In blockbuster trade, Cleveland Browns agree to acquire star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from the New York Giants, according to two people familiar with the swap.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

NEVER challenge Stephanie to any drinkin' contests:)

I barely drink anymore... even wine. Maybe a good ale out at dinner, but usually just a sweet tea (ordered with the proper southern drawl). ;)

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

An app called 63red Safe is like a Yelp for conservatives.
I type a couple characters in IPhone AppStore search and it auto completes so a lot of folks must be looking.
Not available though.
Via Insty
https://www.philly.com/food/restaurants/trump-restaurant-app-conservatives-safe-20190311.html

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

63red has two other apps available though.
Interesting

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/devin-nunes-muellers-team-is-part-of-the-collusion

Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, charged Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller is the real source of collusion that people should be focused on.

In a Fox News interview, Nunes said Mueller's team essentially colluded with Democrats to bring down President Trump, by accepting the Democrat-generated Steele dossier as evidence against Trump, and using it to further their investigation.

"These guys were meeting with the Democrats, they were taking in this Steele dossier, which was the dirt," said Nunes, R-Calif.
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"So these guys were involved in this the whole time," he added. "They're part of it. The Mueller team is part of the collusion."
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There is more at the link.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Steph Nene: "I barely drink anymore... even wine."

I imagine her next post will be along the lines of: "but if you want a drinking contest, just for old times mind you, what kind of odds and what size wager were you looking at?"

Don't fall for it!! :) :)

Captain Hate

Devin Nunes is the anti Paul Ryan.

GUS

Ignatz I've always thought Debra Messy was a CUNT.

The Infamous Ignatz

The appropriately names Dick's to quit selling rifles now too.
Guess they're going to have to commit corporate seppuku with a tent peg.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

CH, I donated modestly to Trump but haven't sent a dime to the Repub Party for years now. Are contributions to Rep Nunes warranted? Or are orgs such as Judicial Watch a better play?

MissMarple2

Peggy Noonan seems to be regrowing her spine, albeit slowly:

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2019/03/12/they-only-condemn-and-attempt-to-silence-peggy-noonan-rips-kara-swisher-to-shreds-in-back-and-forth-over-twitter-mobs/

Dave (in MA)
De Blasio heads to New Hampshire again amid 2020 speculation https://nyp.st/2EUVVaW
Live Free or Die, Groundhogs
clarice

D, the cheating included having others take the exams, having the exams taken by a fraud who corrected the wrong answers and sometimes just filed out the tests himself, making up athletic prowess tales and photoshopping the heads of the applicants into news stories of athletic achievers. It was a very complete scam.

Narciso

I would say the deep state play is similar to the one Nixon faced in 46, imagine if there was no Whitaker chambers how hard would it have been to reveal Whitaker chambers

henry

Replacing rifles with “some kind of in demand merchandise.”

That’s a plan. How much cannabis oil can they sell?

The Infamous Ignatz

Anthropology is the study of past humans by modern monkeys.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Don't fall for it!! :) :)

LOL I'd nevah do that! /fingers crossed

Narciso

Recall many players in the eastern establishment did not want to believe that hiss was a spy his pedigree was too rich. That included the Dulles brothers

Jane

Gus, Sarasota is much closer. I have a puppy and will have to get a puppy sitter.

Narciso

Like marion ravenswood in that bar in nepal?

sbwaters

daddy at Jane’s Sturbridge JOM gathering:

daddy-JOMSmall

Narciso

I noted now that I know fraus name, her interest in genealogical research in a number of places

Captain Hate

Are contributions to Rep Nunes warranted?

I think so, Jim. But only because you asked since I don't have any right to tell you or anyone else how to spend your cash. Nunes obviously bothers the donks and this blast at Mueller should cause a RINO stampede. I would choose Nunes over Judicial Watch if making a choice of one or another.

MissMarple2

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-12/facebook-reverses-zero-hedge-ban-says-it-made-mistake

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