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Thread started 03/12/19 2:35pm

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Rich parents busted for paying bribes to get their kids into prestigious colleges

Among those caught are a couple of actresses.

Rich people are a minority group right? The 1%? Should they be considered for affirmative action?

https://www.huffpost.com/...d7661e0b01
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Reply #1 posted 03/12/19 3:33pm

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More proof why Socialism is the only way

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #2 posted 03/13/19 6:48pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

More proof why Socialism is the only way



Nope. More reason why we need to provide an education to everyone. Not so much socialism but evening the opportunity to to become a productive educated citizen with a decent paying job. It’s an investment in your county and in your youth.
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Reply #3 posted 03/13/19 7:30pm

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two-faced liberals...

If "Assault" rifles are banned... COPS first! If they want to TRY to take them from the PEOPLE they should set the example!
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Reply #4 posted 03/13/19 7:46pm

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The question is, are these kids going to lose their diploma's now?

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Reply #5 posted 03/13/19 8:44pm

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How shocking...........the deeper u dig, the more u realize how fraudulent these mofo's are.

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #6 posted 03/14/19 1:17am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

two-faced liberals...

For people who have ZERO interest in these topic (that is people who are not rich parents with kids at prestigious colleges AND are not two-faced liberals either) yet still post their opinion in here, make me laugh.

Ideally speaking, the President of the United States and the dumbest person in the country would be two different people. Oh well.... money can't fix stupid
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Reply #8 posted 03/14/19 1:24am

SoulAlive

This scandal is no different than the fraudulent schemes and tricks done by Trump to assist his own children.Just the other day,he unveiled his budget which gives $100 million to Ivanka's "women's fund" lol we all know who's really gonna get that money

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Reply #9 posted 03/14/19 4:15am

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Affirmative Action for White people
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BombSquad said:



OnlyNDaUsa said:


two-faced liberals...






For people who have ZERO interest in these topic (that is people who are not rich parents with kids at prestigious colleges AND are not two-faced liberals either) yet still post their opinion in here, make me laugh.





How do you think Trump himself got into college, since he's barely literate
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Reply #11 posted 03/14/19 4:41am

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SoulAlive said:

This scandal is no different than the fraudulent schemes and tricks done by Trump to assist his own children.Just the other day,he unveiled his budget which gives $100 million to Ivanka's "women's fund" lol we all know who's really gonna get that money


Exactly. Ivanka having a women’s fund for what really? More than half the women in this country don’t even relate to her. She’s a fraud. I can’t wait until that privileged criminal family finally moves out of the White House. What those celebs did was wrong period.
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Reply #12 posted 03/14/19 4:42am

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jjhunsecker said:

BombSquad said:



OnlyNDaUsa said:


two-faced liberals...






For people who have ZERO interest in these topic (that is people who are not rich parents with kids at prestigious colleges AND are not two-faced liberals either) yet still post their opinion in here, make me laugh.





How do you think Trump himself got into college, since he's barely literate

I bet he paid to get his grades upgraded too. Probably why he’s hiding his transcript. Maybe SDNY need to investigate that too.
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Reply #13 posted 03/14/19 4:42am

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jjhunsecker said:

Affirmative Action for White people


Money is affirmative action. It can buy most anything.
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Reply #14 posted 03/14/19 4:58am

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

jjhunsecker said:

Affirmative Action for White people


Money is affirmative action. It can buy most anything.


It did with slavery. That was America’s first and most successful affirmative action program with the horrors included. Many profited from it. But that’s a whole ‘nother story.

On another note, if there is a cause for such a program as AA, to be put in place, let’s say as a way to balance fairness in opportunity for all, such as to avoid institutions from practicing discrimination such as, racial discrimination or gender, then often times AA may be the only way to deter that practice, especially with this country’s loaded past, and the present-day racial and gender discrimination mentality of many in this country, these type programs were pretty-much forced to take place.

I just can’t see parents paying hundreds of thousands to millions, because they want their kid to get into an Ivy League college by paying to cheat and change their scores.
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Reply #15 posted 03/14/19 5:13am

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SoulAlive said:

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Maybe they’ll bribe the judge and pay their way out of prison time. Liars and cheaters.

How come this isn’t a sticky? Is this not major news with some Celebs including about 50 other wealthy people, indicted for lying, cheating and paying money under the table to get their kids into prestigious universities? popcorn
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Reply #16 posted 03/14/19 5:27am

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falloff George is good with zingers. When asked where are your people from, he said "here" (Los Angeles).

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Reply #17 posted 03/14/19 5:29am

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2elijah said:

jjhunsecker said:

How do you think Trump himself got into college, since he's barely literate


I bet he paid to get his grades upgraded too. Probably why he’s hiding his transcript. Maybe SDNY need to investigate that too.

lol

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Reply #18 posted 03/14/19 5:44am

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Funny how even the media is quick to blame the parents more than the school system.

There's ALWAYS gonna be people who try to cheat. take advantage. bribe their way into anything.

Shame on those so-called "prestigious" schools. Proof that no matter the name value all school's a business at the end of the day.

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2elijah said:

Ugot2shakesumthin said:



Money is affirmative action. It can buy most anything.


It did with slavery. That was America’s first and most successful affirmative action program with the horrors included. Many profited from it. But that’s a whole ‘nother story.

On another note, if there is a cause for such a program as AA, to be put in place, let’s say as a way to balance fairness in opportunity for all, such as to avoid institutions from practicing discrimination such as, racial discrimination or gender, then often times AA may be the only way to deter that practice, especially with this country’s loaded past, and the present-day racial and gender discrimination mentality of many in this country, these type programs were pretty-much forced to take place.

I just can’t see parents paying hundreds of thousands to millions, because they want their kid to get into an Ivy League college by paying to cheat and change their scores.
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I think like roads and bridges, and all of infrastructure, health and education should be part of that equation. We've reached a new milestone in humanity where the education of your population is vital for whatever form of government or politics you believe in. I think we can get everyone to agree that having our children healthy and educated is vital to the prosperity of the nation.
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Reply #20 posted 03/14/19 6:06am

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Funny how even the media is quick to blame the parents more than the school system.

There's ALWAYS gonna be people who try to cheat. take advantage. bribe their way into anything.

Shame on those so-called "prestigious" schools. Proof that no matter the name value all school's a business at the end of the day.


Good point. Apparently they were allowed to re-test SATs etc off school grounds so it was possible for Riddell, aka the smart guy to boost one of those kid's scores by 400+ points.

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Reply #21 posted 03/14/19 6:10am

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Federal agents uncovered the college admissions scandal by accident while working on unrelated case


https://abcnews.go.com/US/live-updates-actress-lori-loughlin-face-judge-varsity/story?id=61651630

The FBI uncovered the $25 million nationwide college admissions cheating scandal by accident while agents were working an unrelated securities fraud case, two law enforcement sources told ABC News.

The Boston-based agents received a tip from someone connected to the securities fraud investigation about the alleged $400,000 bribe paid to the then-head women's soccer coach at Yale to fabricate athletic credentials, the sources said.

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Reply #22 posted 03/14/19 6:19am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

two-faced liberals...

For people who have ZERO interest in these topic (that is people who are not rich parents with kids at prestigious colleges AND are not two-faced liberals either) yet still post their opinion in here, make me laugh.


A lot of rich people are conservatives anyway. Typical bait post. Let's see a list of everyone involved and their party affiliations.

College Admission Scandal’s Other Big Names Are Titans of Finance and Law

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/13/business/college-scandal-mcglashan-caplan.html

...While two Hollywood actresses were the most recognizable figures to face charges, they were outnumbered by business titans who are not household names.

Mr. McGlashan is widely seen as one of Silicon Valley’s most powerful investors, a partner at the $103 billion investment firm TPG. The fund he oversaw there invested in prominent brands including Airbnb, Spotify and Uber. He has been placed on leave from TPG and Rise.

Also charged were Gordon Caplan, a top mergers and acquisitions attorney who was a co-chairman of the law firm Willkie Farr, and Doug Hodge, the retired chief executive of Pimco, one of the world’s biggest bond fund managers. Mr. Caplan was placed on leave on Wednesday, and Mr. Hodge’s name was stripped from the website of Sway Ventures, an investment firm where he was a venture partner.

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2elijah said:

jjhunsecker said:



How do you think Trump himself got into college, since he's barely literate

I bet he paid to get his grades upgraded too. Probably why he’s hiding his transcript. Maybe SDNY need to investigate that too.


Money and power buys the lawyers to threaten schools from releasing his transcripts. His tax returns. Money helps a lot in life.
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Reply #24 posted 03/14/19 8:27am

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

2elijah said:


I bet he paid to get his grades upgraded too. Probably why he’s hiding his transcript. Maybe SDNY need to investigate that too.


Money and power buys the lawyers to threaten schools from releasing his transcripts. His tax returns. Money helps a lot in life.

@ bolded part, yes that goes without saying, but on the topic of manipulating the educational system with money, just to get your kid into an Ivy League/prestigious institution is not acceptable, and pretty much shows the lack of confidence some parents have of their kids. It’s kind of like they’re doing it for some type of social status/validation to keep up with their wealthy lifestyle for themselves. Now they’re being indicted for their actions. Pretty sure there are a whole lot more doing the same, but haven’t been caught. I’m wondering if the kids will get their degrees pulled because of the actions of their parents.

Anyway just my opinion. shrug
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David Mamet is defending them and he is a crazy right winger.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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2freaky4church1 said:

David Mamet is defending them and he is a crazy right winger.


Yeah but the parents paid some guy to ‘fake’ their grades. What’s to defend when they know they did something wrong? If that was the average Joe and Joanne, they’d be sent to prison right away.
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2elijah said:

2freaky4church1 said:

David Mamet is defending them and he is a crazy right winger.

Yeah but the parents paid some guy to ‘fake’ their grades. What’s to defend when they know they did something wrong? If that was the average Joe and Joanne, they’d be sent to prison right away.

same with anyone for any crime... so Kelly and Jussie have no right to a trial? AND NO if it was just normal joes they would also get a trial.

If "Assault" rifles are banned... COPS first! If they want to TRY to take them from the PEOPLE they should set the example!
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poppys said:



BombSquad said:




OnlyNDaUsa said:


two-faced liberals...






For people who have ZERO interest in these topic (that is people who are not rich parents with kids at prestigious colleges AND are not two-faced liberals either) yet still post their opinion in here, make me laugh.






A lot of rich people are conservatives anyway. Typical bait post. Let's see a list of everyone involved and their party affiliations.

College Admission Scandal’s Other Big Names Are Titans of Finance and Law

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/13/business/college-scandal-mcglashan-caplan.html


...While two Hollywood actresses were the most recognizable figures to face charges, they were outnumbered by business titans who are not household names.

Mr. McGlashan is widely seen as one of Silicon Valley’s most powerful investors, a partner at the $103 billion investment firm TPG. The fund he oversaw there invested in prominent brands including Airbnb, Spotify and Uber. He has been placed on leave from TPG and Rise.


Also charged were Gordon Caplan, a top mergers and acquisitions attorney who was a co-chairman of the law firm Willkie Farr, and Doug Hodge, the retired chief executive of Pimco, one of the world’s biggest bond fund managers. Mr. Caplan was placed on leave on Wednesday, and Mr. Hodge’s name was stripped from the website of Sway Ventures, an investment firm where he was a venture partner.

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Privilege comes with money.
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Reply #29 posted 03/14/19 12:17pm

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2elijah said:

poppys said:


A lot of rich people are conservatives anyway. Typical bait post. Let's see a list of everyone involved and their party affiliations.

College Admission Scandal’s Other Big Names Are Titans of Finance and Law

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/13/business/college-scandal-mcglashan-caplan.html

...While two Hollywood actresses were the most recognizable figures to face charges, they were outnumbered by business titans who are not household names.

Mr. McGlashan is widely seen as one of Silicon Valley’s most powerful investors, a partner at the $103 billion investment firm TPG. The fund he oversaw there invested in prominent brands including Airbnb, Spotify and Uber. He has been placed on leave from TPG and Rise.

Also charged were Gordon Caplan, a top mergers and acquisitions attorney who was a co-chairman of the law firm Willkie Farr, and Doug Hodge, the retired chief executive of Pimco, one of the world’s biggest bond fund managers. Mr. Caplan was placed on leave on Wednesday, and Mr. Hodge’s name was stripped from the website of Sway Ventures, an investment firm where he was a venture partner.

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Privilege comes with money.

nod Someone I know is dating this divorced wealthy guy - his daughter applied to Georgetown and got wait-listed so he made some calls and got her in. The daughter doesn't know - thinks she got in on her own merit. neutral Still - it's messed up.

"Families are torn apart, men women and children are separated. Children come home from school to find their parents have gone missing." - Anne Frank
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