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#311501 - 03/12/19 07:53 PM College Admissins Bribery
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This morning I got up to a TV screaming about a college admissions scheme. The TV told me that the FBI had found a scheme wherein 56 million dollars worth of bribes had taken place.

Here is a link: https://www.wsj.com/news/us

the TV also told me that:
The parents of the kids getting bribed into a 'good' college had paid in between 200,000.00 and 6.5 million for this. A bunch of top tier schools are involved as well as their coaches. Some of the kids were signed up for college teams they never played.

This one, I suspect, is just a bunch of very rich just doing what our congress has been doing for years, ie. setting yet another example for kids to learn from and emulate.

The good thing is that this one will take over the news cycle for a couple of days instead of Jackass owning it.

One can only wonder?

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#311504 - 03/12/19 09:13 PM Re: College Admissins Bribery [Re: jgw]
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You know these very same parents (I'm looking at YOU Felicity Huffman) have done this very same thing for their kids since getting their kids into very prestigious pre-schools.

Hmm
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#311505 - 03/12/19 11:56 PM Re: College Admissins Bribery [Re: pdx rick]
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What is most appalling about this is that the people with the most advantages in life are gaming the system to get even more advantage. It has nothing to do with merit and everything to do with position. Trump is a good example of the results - he only got into Wharton by chicanery, and his son by bribery.

Think of the students who were denied access to these schools because of this cheating. That is the real tragedy of this.

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#311507 - 03/13/19 02:48 AM Re: College Admissins Bribery [Re: NW Ponderer]
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And this is why some societies eat their rich....
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#311511 - 03/13/19 03:49 AM Re: College Admissins Bribery [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger

And this is why some societies eat their rich....

Most Americans agree with Democratic Socialists. smile
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#311513 - 03/13/19 04:23 AM Re: College Admissins Bribery [Re: jgw]
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Felicity Huffman is out on $250,000 bail! I guess law enforcement is not messing around. The sad thing is that some of the kids are pure victims here. Some parents went to great lengths to conceal their cheating from their kids. (Some didn't.) But any kid who gets into college on an inflated test score may end up over their head.

I think we all need to see Trump's transcripts...

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#311514 - 03/13/19 04:42 AM Re: College Admissins Bribery [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
I think we all need to see Trump's transcripts...

Trump is a prime example of a dumbphuck getting in because of Daddy's influence...money. Hmm

For the record, Trump only went to Wharton for Junior and Senior year - Trump wen to Fordham for Freshman and Sophomore years.
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#311517 - 03/13/19 05:37 AM Re: College Admissins Bribery [Re: jgw]
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#311535 - 03/13/19 07:24 PM Re: College Admissins Bribery [Re: jgw]
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Any teacher he has ever had, and has been interviewed, say he was not the brightest in the class. These interviews took place a a while ago. I am sure they wouldn't speak in today's climate. Here is one (they seem harder to find too):
https://www.studyinternational.com/news/author/study-international-staff/

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