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PostPosted: March 14 19, 10:33 am 
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"On the next episode of Arrested Development, Buster tries to get into Yale."

[Cut to Buster wearing a rubber cap and goggles in a pool doing weird poses with a ball while a photographer shoots pictures]

"And Job's P.R. efforts hit a snag."

[Cut to Job at a press conference where a bag of weed accidentally falls out of his pocket]

Job: "I have made a huge mistake."


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PostPosted: March 15 19, 11:28 am 
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A lady filed a lawsuit in San Francisco, claiming that her only child was deprived of entrance into a good college because of the people involved with this scandal. She is seeking $500 billion.

Yes, you read that right. Billion.


https://news.yahoo.com/mother-files-500-billion-lawsuit-215304175.html


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PostPosted: March 15 19, 1:33 pm 
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I haven't sifted thru all these stories- what happens when the elite pole vaulter, rower, football kicker shows up on campus and turns out to be none of those things?

does this mean the coaches of each of those teams are bought out too? I assume these are non-scholarship admissions. So the premise is the kid would walk-on. Or does it not get to the coach level, some admissions person takes the cut and lets them in based on this walk-on premise and it just goes away.


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PostPosted: March 15 19, 1:42 pm 
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mikechamp wrote:
A lady filed a lawsuit in San Francisco, claiming that her only child was deprived of entrance into a good college because of the people involved with this scandal. She is seeking $500 billion.

Yes, you read that right. Billion.


https://news.yahoo.com/mother-files-500-billion-lawsuit-215304175.html


So....just enough to afford a home in SF these days.


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PostPosted: March 15 19, 1:46 pm 
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33anda3rd wrote:
mikechamp wrote:
A lady filed a lawsuit in San Francisco, claiming that her only child was deprived of entrance into a good college because of the people involved with this scandal. She is seeking $500 billion.

Yes, you read that right. Billion.


https://news.yahoo.com/mother-files-500-billion-lawsuit-215304175.html


So....just enough to afford a home in SF these days.


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Some good old fashioned 'Long Form Journalism' from a fine writer, Caitlin Flanagan.


https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/04/what-college-admissions-scandal-reveals/586468/

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How long has it been? Years? No, decades. If hope is the thing with feathers, I was a plucked bird. Long ago, I surrendered myself to the fact that the horrible, horrible private-school parents of Los Angeles would get away with their nastiness forever.


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PostPosted: April 5 19, 9:23 am 
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Much of the discussion of this scandal has centered on the corruption in the college-admissions process. But think about the kinds of jobs that the indicted parents held. Four of them worked in private equity, a fifth in the field of “investments,” others in real-estate development and the most senior management of huge corporations. Together, they have handled billions of dollars’ worth of assets within heavily regulated fields—yet look how easily and how eagerly they allegedly embrace a crooked scheme, as quoted in the court documents.

Here is Bill McGlashan, then a senior executive at a global private-equity fund, reacting to Singer’s plan to get his son (who does not play football) admitted to USC via the football team: “That’s just totally hilarious.”

Here is Robert Zangrillo, the founder and CEO of a private investment firm, talking with one of Singer’s employees who is planning to bring up his daughter’s grades by taking online classes in her name: “Just makes [sic] sure it gets done as quickly as possible.”

Here is John B. Wilson, the founder and CEO of a private-equity and real-estate-development firm, on getting his son into USC using a fake record of playing water polo: “Thanks again for making this happen!” And, “What are the options for the payment? Can we make it for consulting or whatever … so that I can pay it from the corporate account?” He can. “Awesome!”

Here is Douglas Hodge, the former CEO of a large investment-management company, learning from Singer that his son will be admitted to USC via a bribery scheme, and that it’s time to send a check: “Fanstatic [sic]!! Will do.”

The word entitlement—even in its full, splendid range of meanings—doesn’t begin to cover the attitudes on display. Devin Sloane is the CEO of a Los Angeles company that deals in wastewater management. Through Singer, he allegedly bribed USC to get his son admitted as a water-polo player. But a guidance counselor at his school learned of the scheme and contacted USC—the boy did not play the sport; something was clearly awry. Singer smoothed it over, but the whole incident enraged Sloane: “The more I think about this, it is outrageous! They have no business or legal right considering all the students privacy issues to be calling and challenging/question [my son’s]’s application,” he wrote to Singer.

There are several instances of college counselors gumming up the works with their small-timers’ insistence on ethical behavior. That someone as lowly, as contemptibly puny, as a guidance counselor should interfere with a rich person’s desires is the cause of electric rage.


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