College entrance cheating scandal

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  1. drkelly

    drkelly Dipstick who put two vehicles on jack stands

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  2. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    whole lot of people from cali on that list
     
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  3. Deplorable

    Deplorable Well-Known Member

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    I’m amazed at the $$$$$

    $400,000 to a volleyball coach?!?!

    $1.2 million paid to get your kid in college?

    Wow.
     
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  4. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Lori's daughter sounds like a typical trust fund twat


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  5. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    I heard one person paid $6.5 million to get their kid in. Why not just give the kid that money and let them blow it on their own? Because that are going to blow that 4 years of college anyway.
     
  6. orange150

    orange150 Well-Known Member

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    Rich people are using their wealth to unfairly get ahead in life!?!?!
     
  7. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    I could live the rest of my life on 6.5 Million and still have money left when I die.
     
  8. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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  9. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    The problem here is the amount of money...you guys are looking at this like 'look at them thar rich folk'...$25mil split 40 ways...pfffft. $625k/ea is a bribe...you start talking $10mil+/ea, now you're talking gifts and donations, and they name buildings after you. $625k might fly at the local community college, but if you wanna buy off the best of the best, step your game up.
     
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  10. benXJ

    benXJ Well-Known Member

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    How is this any different than the federal government and college admissions offices prioritizing people based on where they were born, gender, sexual orientation, refugee status, disability, color, language, whatever while overlooking another person just as qualified, but doesn't check the diversity boxes? All while gladly taking and redistributing your taxes to those 'less fortunate'.

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  11. tlucier

    tlucier Well-Known Member

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    Touché!
     
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  12. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    Spot on!
     
  13. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    yeah who'da thunk it???
     
  14. RatLabGuy

    RatLabGuy You look like a monkey and smell like one too

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    Rich people using money to bribe their way into thongs?

    This is my shocked face.
     
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  15. junkxj

    junkxj Well poop!

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    From the responses so far, I am guessing I am the only one here who had to bribe a community college to accept them?
     
  16. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    Better than me,I didn’t even try.


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  17. junkxj

    junkxj Well poop!

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    It was the best twenty bucks I ever spent.......
     
  18. cbjeeper

    cbjeeper Just a good ol'boy meanin no harm

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  19. rockcity

    rockcity everyday is a chance to get better

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    Why do we care?

    It happens more than you realize. You think the child of the person who’s name is on buildings at a university isn’t going to get some special treatment? Their nmes aren’t on the buildings for free...
     
  20. awheelterd

    awheelterd Well-Known Member

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    I don't care about those kids getting in. The monetary gift their parents/family benefits everyone. I won't say it's the best system but I'll give them a wink and a nod and let them slide. The bribes in question benefitted no one but the people giving and the people getting the bribes. There's no trickle down on their money.
     
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  21. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    Meh. Colleges should be fixing cheating, alcohol poisoning, and rape on campuses.

    I feel bad for parents who think where there kid goes to school is a deal breaker. Sure it might look good on a resume for that first job but it doesn’t mean jack shit if you didn’t learn/study hard.


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  22. drkelly

    drkelly Dipstick who put two vehicles on jack stands

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    All of the kids need to be kicked out of school. I really hope that is happening right now or has already happened.

    In addition to all the parents receiving jail time, I think each kid needs to be investigated to determine their knowledge and level of involvement in the scam. Some of those kids may need to do community service or go to jail along with their parents.
     
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  23. Atla

    Atla Pew Pew! Vroom Vroom!

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    If it keeps their kids out of weird sex cults with branding irons or worshiping aliens with Tom Cruise... well... maybe this is their pitiful attempt at good parenting.
     
  24. superman27344

    superman27344 Well-Known Member

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    At first when I heard this I thought "what's the big deal" because I really thought this was just talking about when rich fucks give an enormous amount of money to a university through a donation or something to secure their kid's spot in the school. Then I heard on the radio this morning all the craziness like the photoshopping of the kids into athletic pics to fake athletic scholarships, fakes disabilities, private proctors changing the answers on SATs so the kids would pass, a fake non-profit which the parents would "donate" to so the guy could use that money to pay off who ever needed to be paid off, and of course with that tax fraud. This is some heavy shit that has gone down and honestly for no reason. They could have just made those massive donations directly to the schools and gotten the kids in like rich people have done for decades.
     
  25. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Here’s the thing though...I’m a firm believer a college degree is a very expensive piece of paper you can wipe your ass with. But it does one very important thing, shows employers you can stick with a long term project. From there, I can’t remember the last time I used anything I learned in college...and what’s the stat, something like 80% of people are in a profession that doesn’t tie to their degree anyway. And even if you do need something you learned in school, the days of closed book tests are gone...in your job you have reference materials, other coworkers and even google. Now, to your point, that fancy school only matters for that first job...kinda true. The network and quality of that first job from a USC or Yale is probably considerably better than a UNCC (no disrespect to any 49ers out there). Assuming that Yale/USC grad doesn’t completely bomb the opportunity or wises up and actually becomes successful, that resume just keeps getting padded and chances are good the career trajectory is exponentially better than that UNCC grad. Not that it’s impossible for the UNCC grad to be successful, just probably won’t have the same doors opened. Now let’s say that Yale/USC grad does bomb their first job, it’ll probably be a much longer decline to the bottom than the UNCC grad for the similar reasoning, the higher you start, the longer the fall.
     
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