A place to keep my work.

This popped up on the news a couple of hours ago. Two well known actresses, a co-founder of a global law firm and other assorted very rich people shelled out millions of dollars to get their kids into elite colleges. Why am I not surprised.


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on Mar 12, 2019

Why am I not surprised.

Because you're probably smarter than some of the people who have graduated from some of those schools.   

on Mar 12, 2019

Elite colleges are not necessarily the best schools to go to.... education-wise,  For many of the rich, elite colleges for their kids are status symbols, where the kids just can just bum around until they graduate with bogus degrees that they didn't really earn. 

They don't have to work at it because they know the name of the college on that bit of paper at the end will open pleaty of doors.... while those kids who worked hard at non-elite schools often get overlooked.  I worked with a bloke who attended a high profile college in Brisbane, yet he was as dumb as all fech and knew very little about anything.  I could do his job better than he could, yet he was getting the big bucks because of his so-called schooling.

on Mar 12, 2019

It's because anyone with money can buy whatever they want. But, in cases like this, only because the greedy let them.

on Mar 12, 2019

Not sure if this is funny or just sad - the NY Post is reporting that the older daughter of Lori Laughlin posted on Instagram that she wasn't really interested in attending classes at USC, but she really wanted to experience the party scene. So her mom might be going to jail to get her into a college she wasn't interested in and probably won't put in the effort to graduate from.

on Mar 13, 2019

Publius of NV

Not sure if this is funny or just sad - the NY Post is reporting that the older daughter of Lori Laughlin posted on Instagram that she wasn't really interested in attending classes at USC, but she really wanted to experience the party scene. So her mom might be going to jail to get her into a college she wasn't interested in and probably won't put in the effort to graduate from.

And that's what should happen... jail time for people who use their wealth to gain positions at high profile schools, particularly when those positions could and should have gone to more deserving students.

As for the party scene and not attending classes, I personally think the universities and colleges need to put their foot down and stamp out the 'Animal House' mentality that detracts severely from higher learning and productivity.  Yeah, Animal House was a funny movie, but parents don't send their kids to college to behave like drunken louts.  If a kid of mine behaved like that at college and learning wasn't the priority, I'd instantly pull the funding and make he or she go get a job.

on Mar 13, 2019

Well I always get in trouble posting what I think. But honestly, if you can afford it, buy it. If however, only if you think it is worth the price. You deserve it because you worked hard for it. However, that does not mean your son or daughter is worth a crap because you sent them to an elite college. It could just mean they exit and are turned in to an elite fool like most I have seen.

But, whatever, spend your money as you wish. Makes no difference to me. I wouldn't hire them. I prefer life experience, and wisdom and how things actually work than BS papers showing how you know this and that, because, you really don't unless you experienced it. If you have no life experience, then you mean nothing to me. 

 

on Mar 13, 2019

Wealth and privilege seems to be a popular mindset among the so called elite. I wonder how many of them will buy their way out of jail.

on Mar 13, 2019


Well I always get in trouble posting what I think. But honestly, if you can afford it, buy it. If however, only if you think it is worth the price. You deserve it because you worked hard for it.

RG, post what you want to say. Your right.

I hardly ever would reply back to a post like this but making an exception here. So you are saying rich people should buy whatever they want. I don't disagree with that. That is what goes on now with all the special rich movie stars and alike. They don't give a damn about anyone except their-self. 

Having all the money they would ever need doesn't give anyone the right to purchase or pay for things that are Illegal. These people if or when caught should rot in jail. 

on Mar 13, 2019

Unfortaully, as most of you are older than me, I have learned when not to touch a post. No comment no reply, thanks.  

on Mar 13, 2019

It's good this problem is getting exposure but sadly I don't think anything will change. The wealthy always seem to get whatever they want. Look at Jared Kushner. Jared was a mediocre student in High School at best but Daddy donated 2.5 million to Harvard and lo and behold Jared went to Harvard. It's not just Hollywood people doing this. It's anybody with money. Money always has talked and people listen to money. It's plain and simple.

on Mar 13, 2019


Unfortunately, as most of you are older than me

Hey. Just because I watched sand turn into glass I'm still not posting my age.   

on Mar 13, 2019

I don't mind posting mine.....................now where did I put that calculator.   

on Mar 13, 2019

You mean the abacus, don't you?    

on Mar 13, 2019

starkers

You mean the abacus, don't you?    

 

on Mar 13, 2019

Yeah, Uvah's that old he was drawing a pension when the abacus first went on sale.

And math was done on papyrus.