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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by teleman1, Mar 13, 2019.
Excellent post! The fish, they say, rots from the head down.
Transparency International publishes a public corruption index. Canada shows up as squeaky clean, but maybe this brouhaha with Trudeau trying
to protect an industry will affect it down the road? Italy, Greece, Spain, Brazil show up as a lot less than squeaky clean. USA and Japan are just about tied...
which suggests to me that while at the individual citizen level people in Japan are very honest, perhaps at higher levels of business and gov't there
is a fair bit of corruption. Money and power always lead to more corruption, it seems....they also list USA and Brazil as countries to watch....Scandinavia,
UK, and Germany are also very clean....
I agree completely TD.
I think the thing that has changed in the 21st century is the "flaunting it" thing.
People didn't used to broadcast their wealth, they kept it private.
No more--louder and longer. And just having money makes you better, with no component of "How did you make that money?"
Not societal improvements, in my book.
I think the difference is that the unwashed masses have a voice. The internet allows all voices. It is why folks want to meter it and filter it and contain it... it is why some countries ban it....
We hear about things now and we witness activities and EVERYONE expresses their thoughts--> unfiltered and as loud as the rich guy (well, unless he also hires bots to yell louder still)
rich folks have always lorded it over each other and over the less fortunate...the victorian age was 'all about' flaunting it... and the phrase 'if you're so smart, how come you ain't rich' is not new.
the difference is.... we can now all say something and be heard broadly.
As a resident of Saratoga I approve of this message.
Maybe they thought if she got into a good school that she would make something of herself. Turns out all she wants to do is have 5 Daiquiris & fall asleep on a boat.
I swear I've seen this somewhere before.
Guy that ran the operation is squealing.
News said he had 800 clients!
I’ve been uncomfortable about inequities in admissions policies for a long time. We all know that kids from wealthier families can afford to pay for SAT or GRE prep courses (and taking these preps can boost scores significantly). They can also hire counselors to help them navigate the admissions process, tweaking their resumes and (perhaps) writing the sort of personal statements that admissions officers like to see.
The uni I graduated from had a question on the application asking which (if any) of my relatives had attended there. “Legacy” applications clearly went into a different stack.
But these current scams go beyond just giving the kids an edge. Faking a disability to control testing sites, paying for ringers either to correct test answers or to take the whole test, bribing coaches to get a space on the crew or the tennis team shows a flagrant disregard for the process. I hope Mr. Singer, et alia, get some serious time to think on what they’ve done.
And the kids need to be expelled—whether they knowingly participated or not. Falsifying admissions records is academic misconduct.
i graduated from one of the schools in the news. Life is what you make it.
I’m sure there are many, many more... if not with this guy then with others.
Its nice to see that Nigeria isn't as corrupt as Russia. Maybe I will help that astronaut.
On behalf of all of us that chose a trade , I want to say thank you for standing up for the men and women that build the buildings that academians academiaize in .
Now , go fix your own stuff .
I went to college on the GI bill which cost me four years of service to my country plus tuition and books. Worked a full time job and supported a wife and child through the whole thing. These people are more like lifestyles of the rich and infamous.
It's all good though. At least I get 10% off at Home Depot.
the United States Army "paid for my education". and I recommend it to any of those young uns who find themselves screwed over by this incident. or the Marine Corp. they can rise above this mess.
Hey TD look out front - I think some ones on the lawn again.
OFFFFFF, they'd better get!
I can guess
The military is not for everyone, but it helps kids grow into adults, and learn to deal with the situations in front of them. So far I don't believe they provide tranquility rooms when things get a little stressful.
I have no real technical skill from it, driving boats, practical leadership skills, and the ability to manage fairly large groups of people, is really about it, but I feel I have been presented many opportunities due to my experience. It has provided me with a high degree of ability to think on my feet and make adjustments as a changing situation dictates. I do not believe the higher education system is preparing the majority of our children to survive in the real world.
I agree for sure.
The internet, for better AND for worse, has leveled a lot of behaviors.