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JamesD & MM, I have friends (with masters, you have to have a masters in something) who have worked in the applications office for both Cornell and Ithaca College, and it's pretty amazing how arbitrary the acceptance standards are after the initial qualifications are met. Honestly, I kept thinking, really, YOU hold the future of these kids in your hands? Yikes.
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What are the application fees for college these days?
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MM at 7:55.... I was listening to Malcolm Gladwell's podcast recently, and in one episode he talks about the LSATS and these selective admission practices. He points out that the top schools in Canada have tens of thousands of students enrolled, they take a huge percentage of their applicants and they are still considered elite schools. This in contrast to the Ivies, which use their exclusivity to bolster their market value. A good number of my friends were children of professors at Cornell, and in the 80's part of the employment package was free tuition for their kids if they could get in, as most of them did. I doubt that would be true today.
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Also, this is rather funny: https://www.newsweek.com/donald-j-trump-jrs-book-goes-viral-after-new-covers-change-title-daddy-please-love-me-1470754
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A friend sent this to me and I quite enjoyed it. https://www.boredpanda.com/book-spoilers-illustrations-john-atkinson-wrong-hands/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic
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Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way since Epstein didn't kill himself.
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I plan to listen to this podcast.... https://www.suzannevenker.com/metoo/of-course-dollys-not-a-feminist-she-loves-men/
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And "marginalized" should have been in italics.
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JimNJ, always enjoy your overnight posts. I hate to say it, but for the first time evah, I think Bloomberg might actually have a shot at the (Dem) nomination. Warren is running for the suburban women vote, where everyone should be kind to each other and feel good...unless you are a deplorable. These women know that Buttigieg can't win because being the mayor of a 100K midwest city isn't going to cut it, even if he is gay. Warren can say whatever she wants to the marginalized communities because she thinks she knows she can win suburban women. We'll see. Bloomberg is a white rich guy. Good luck with that.
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Misusing charity foundations....bwahhahaha... Great minds, Jim!
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Matt, Don't forget the Dutch farmers with their tractors!
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Is there a more inept state GOP than Virginia's? CH, Illinois? possibly Rhode Island? Then the pack with CA, NY, MA, OR, WA. Posted by: henry | November 07, 2019 at 11:35 AM Wait. We have a GOP in NY?
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JimNJ's local mall for all: https://nypost.com/2019/11/06/the-5-7-billion-american-dream-mall-has-theme-parks-indoor-skiing-and-secret-gardens/ The NHL sized indoor skating rink is a smart move and I'm intrigued by the LED red oak.
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When did the rules change on dual citizenship here?
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Henry. heh
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https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/04/research-finds-conservatives-are-more-happy-generous-and-purposeful-than-liberals/?utm_source=The+Federalist+List&utm_campaign=b617332c60-RSS_The_Federalist_Daily_Updates_w_Transom&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cfcb868ceb-b617332c60-81168121 We're happier than our leftist counterparts, but we already knew that.
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ABob, exactly. That's why I found the interview so interesting. I think Trump, because I do think he is operating on the Big Picture, has a plan for this but it will require a second term for him to implement. It might have been a first term plan if he hadn't encountered so much internal resistance from Obama holdovers and his own party.
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So the MSM and the SJW are creating a new "silent majority." People who disagree with the "conventional wisdom" but don't know how to express themselves without coming under attack. Who needs to be "outed" and suppressed when expressing a simple opinion? Nobody, so they stay out of the public argument. Jim, I know you're gone, but this is JMH's secret army. heh.
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Another Bob, I found it thought-provoking in that it's another facet of the elite class warfare we find ourselves in, and it's not just us, but the UK, France, the Netherlands, Chile, Lebanon.... etc. The big question is what is the obligation of US companies to the American principles and ideals that allowed them to grow, flourish, and expand into international markets? My daughter is researching a paper on this question regarding China, and we talk a lot about ethical obligations vs. legal.
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Jim's Atlantic link is very good: If you look at what Americans have to say on issues such as immigration, the extent of white privilege, and the prevalence of sexual harassment, the authors argue, seven distinct clusters emerge: progressive activists, traditional liberals, passive liberals, the politically disengaged, moderates, traditional conservatives, and devoted conservatives. According to the report, 25 percent of Americans are traditional or devoted conservatives, and their views are far outside the American mainstream. Some 8 percent of Americans are progressive activists, and their views are even less typical. By contrast, the two-thirds of Americans who don’t belong to either extreme constitute an “exhausted majority.” Their members “share a sense of fatigue with our polarized national conversation, a willingness to be flexible in their political viewpoints, and a lack of voice in the national conversation.” Most members of the “exhausted majority,” and then some, dislike political correctness. Among the general population, a full 80 percent believe that “political correctness is a problem in our country.” Even young people are uncomfortable with it, including 74 percent ages 24 to 29, and 79 percent under age 24. On this particular issue, the woke are in a clear minority across all ages. Youth isn’t a good proxy for support of political correctness—and it turns out race isn’t, either.
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I just finished that Encounter Books interview with Instapundit and it was really good. Ben Weingarten: One of the things that Peter Thiel brought up at that recent National Conservative Conference, and in comments after it, is the idea that tech companies — and really all companies — have no specific allegiance to America necessarily, even if they were founded here, and even if they grew because of our capital markets and our citizens. What are the implications if we’re to think of tech companies as global citizens, transnational progressive [entities], rather than American companies? Glenn Reynolds: Well, it’s not a good thing for America, if that’s the case. It’s funny. I just ran across something Henry Kissinger wrote over 20 years ago, where he said, we have a global transnational boom and prosperity, but most of the working class is still tied to their locality, and that’s going to be a source of conflict in the 21st century. Well, Henry Kissinger’s a pretty smart guy. And that’s sort of where we are now. It’s true. If you’re Google, it makes sense to suck up to the Chinese. If you’re Hollywood, it makes sense to suck up to the Chinese. But it’s bad for America. And the question, as we always say, is how far do we let companies go in doing things that are bad for America? Thought-provoking.
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And just because I'm feeling petty this morning, how is it that Glenn Reynolds has not a single gray hair?? He's my age.
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Barbara, We have family in CA and loved to go visit, but now I really have no desire to go. On the VA thread at Instapundit, there are bunches of folks talking about moving out of VA and where to go. At some point, we're going to have to figure out how to fight back.
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Well, my little township, once the last hold out of Republican values in our blue county, allowed the lying Democrat town board members and supervisor to win reelection despite them hiding and fighting legally multiple FOIA requests for their eminent domain plan to grab up land for a bike path extension that I would love to have, but not at the price of my neighbors' loss of privacy and safety. I can't wait to move. Four and a half more years.
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Almost everyone who talks about Trump voters makes that same sort of mistake -- even NeverTrumpers on the right, or maybe especially them. Maybe it wouldn't be so irritating, if we start thinking of ourselves as Trump's secret weapons. That's a great idea. I've been going with the Taqiyya method of dropping little truths here and there to sow doubt, which is pretty much the best I can hope for around here.
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