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Re: Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless

Post by SteveFoerster » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:17 pm

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I had a college Philosophy prof that could start with just about any argument presented to him make three logical arguments as a proof in response, and always conclude with "Thus proving the existence of God." Why am I bringing this up now? Well I guess it is because I did not major in Philosophy, but engineering instead. Thus proving the existence of God. :D
That's reminiscent of how Cato the Elder would end all his speeches in the Roman Senate with "Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam," meaning "Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed."
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Re: Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless

Post by Doc » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:27 am

SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Doc wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:22 pm
I had a college Philosophy prof that could start with just about any argument presented to him make three logical arguments as a proof in response, and always conclude with "Thus proving the existence of God." Why am I bringing this up now? Well I guess it is because I did not major in Philosophy, but engineering instead. Thus proving the existence of God. :D
That's reminiscent of how Cato the Elder would end all his speeches in the Roman Senate with "Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam," meaning "Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed."
Well that goes without even saying :P
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Re: The College Scam2

Post by Jim the Moron » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:32 am

"Tech tycoon Jie Zhao denies buying Harvard coach's house for nearly double its value to help his son gain admission"

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united- ... cts-father

It all seems quite innocent to me . . .

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Re: The College Scam2

Post by Doc » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:12 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:32 am
"Tech tycoon Jie Zhao denies buying Harvard coach's house for nearly double its value to help his son gain admission"

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united- ... cts-father

It all seems quite innocent to me . . .
Yeah he was probably just fighting ivy league college coach poverty.
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Re: The College Scam2

Post by Jim the Moron » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:58 am

Doc wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:12 am
Jim the Moron wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:32 am
"Tech tycoon Jie Zhao denies buying Harvard coach's house for nearly double its value to help his son gain admission"

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united- ... cts-father

It all seems quite innocent to me . . .
Yeah he was probably just fighting ivy league college coach poverty.
Yep. From the article: "I want to help Peter Brand [presumably poverty-stricken coach] because I felt so sorry he had to travel so much [12 miles] to go to fencing practice."

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Re: The College Scam2

Post by SteveFoerster » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:09 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:58 am
Doc wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:12 am
Jim the Moron wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:32 am
"Tech tycoon Jie Zhao denies buying Harvard coach's house for nearly double its value to help his son gain admission"

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united- ... cts-father

It all seems quite innocent to me . . .
Yeah he was probably just fighting ivy league college coach poverty.
Yep. From the article: "I want to help Peter Brand [presumably poverty-stricken coach] because I felt so sorry he had to travel so much [12 miles] to go to fencing practice."
I guess if you're going lie in a way that everyone knows it's a lie, you might as well turn it up to 11.
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Re: The College Scam2

Post by Jim the Moron » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:14 pm

https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/abolish ... e-already/
"Abolish The Ivy League Already"

"The whole elite school thing has turned into one big shuck."

"Why is there still an Ivy League? What's so special about these particular colleges?"

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Re: The College Scam2

Post by Doc » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:21 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:14 pm
https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/abolish ... e-already/
"Abolish The Ivy League Already"

"The whole elite school thing has turned into one big shuck."

"Why is there still an Ivy League? What's so special about these particular colleges?"
Those who can on their own do. Those that can't go to the Ivy League because their parents went there.

BTW I knew one of these guys at the time it happened. He was the first undergrad at his university to get a 4.0 while majoring in engineering. A real nerd's nerd as well.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/s ... it-balloon
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Re: The College Scam2

Post by Jim the Moron » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:50 am

Doc wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:21 pm
Jim the Moron wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:14 pm
https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/abolish ... e-already/
"Abolish The Ivy League Already"

"The whole elite school thing has turned into one big shuck."

"Why is there still an Ivy League? What's so special about these particular colleges?"
Those who can on their own do. Those that can't go to the Ivy League because their parents went there.

BTW I knew one of these guys at the time it happened. He was the first undergrad at his university to get a 4.0 while majoring in engineering. A real nerd's nerd as well.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/s ... it-balloon
Entertaining account. Puts to shame the low tech prank I once participated in - stuffing a fountain with powdered laundry soap overnight. When they turned it on the next am, that part of the campus was swamped with lather.

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