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Old 2015-05-12, 18:14   #1
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left off urlThe news media is making a BFD over the fact that two students were accepted to all
eight Ivy League colleges. The media says it is "very rare"

(put on my Gomer Pyle imitation)

Gollee!

Of course it is rare!

(1) Why on earth would anyone bother? Why spend the money?


(2) I am sure that many students who got into (say) Harvard, Yale, or Princeton
would have been accepted to all, if they had bothered to apply!

(3) Why anyone imagines that this is some kind of achievement is beyond me.
In fact, I (sort of) look askance at someone who would do such a thing. It seems
like "showing off".

See: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/05/12...d%3D1366573700

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Old 2015-05-12, 18:34   #2
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it is fox "news"
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Old 2015-05-12, 18:46   #3
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Wake me up when somebody successfully finishes eight schools in parallel in the same allotment of time.
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Wake me up when somebody successfully finishes eight schools in parallel in the same allotment of time.

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Old 2015-05-12, 19:21   #5
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I didn't read the entire story, but it appears that both are black. I suspect that if there were both of another race that Fox would have ignored the story.
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I didn't read the entire story, but it appears that both are black. I suspect that if there were both of another race that Fox would have ignored the story.
My mother was commenting today about a show that had nothing but black hosts on it. I forget my precise response, but is was a variation on,"What's good for the goose is good for the gander."

That being said, my mom's not a racist, she just tends to notice that type of stuff. She'll comment about all-white sports teams as well.

Just in case people feel the need to ask, I'm a white male. No objection to black people, whether it be dating, working with, etc.. Or any other race for that matter.
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