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(Rolling Stone)   Operation Varsity Blues is the gift that keeps on giving - and now we know where it came from   (rollingstone.com) divider line
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2019-03-14 09:44:06 PM  
Mueller investigation?

*reads*

Oh.
 
2019-03-14 09:49:01 PM  
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2019-03-14 10:29:43 PM  
No honor among thieves.
 
2019-03-15 12:07:03 AM  
i mean this story has managed to cover almost all areas of wealthy white privilege.  amazing.  i live in the bay area and the local news has been having quite a field day with the local list of rich assholes involved.

/feed me Seymour!
 
2019-03-15 12:14:59 AM  
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2019-03-15 12:15:01 AM  
I find it kind of amazing that the test taker is facing 65 years.  That is how much the system moves to protect the revenue stream of academia.  I always find it fascinating that if someone finds a workaround, albeit illegal, to get degrees on the cheap;  it results in high penalties as to protect the system that pulls hundreds of thousands of dollars out of kids over the rest of their lives.
 
2019-03-15 12:16:49 AM  
And im not saying that these bastards don't deserve their comeuppance, but isn't this whole system jacked up enough where even the rich had to result to these tactics?
 
2019-03-15 12:28:12 AM  
Then whats the point of having money and power, if you can't use them for evil.
 
2019-03-15 12:28:13 AM  

lilbordr: And im not saying that these bastards don't deserve their comeuppance, but isn't this whole system jacked up enough where even the rich had to result to these tactics?


System?  You mean where Rich pay money to get ahead?
That's as old as time man, old as time.
 
2019-03-15 12:31:49 AM  

stuffy: Then whats the point of having money and power, if you can't use them for evil.


So much this.  I mean, if you can't trade in human dignity, what's the point?
 
2019-03-15 12:31:51 AM  
A conspiracy is only as strong as its weakest slimy weasel.
 
2019-03-15 12:34:50 AM  
Soon we will see how the judicial system works differently for the rich.
Steal a car, go to prison.
Steal millions, get a nice vacation and a movie deal.
 
2019-03-15 12:38:38 AM  

lilbordr: And im not saying that these bastards don't deserve their comeuppance, but isn't this whole system jacked up enough where even the rich had to result to these tactics?


No one has to resort to these tactics.  The vast majority of kids do their best, take their lumps, and maybe settle for a sub-optimal school.It isn't like the kids of these people are incapable of getting into a college - Heaven knows I've met kids who got in somewhere with an EEG that barely above a flatline - they just didn't get into the college they (or their parents) wanted to.  Hell, there are plenty of community colleges you can attend to get your shiat together and pump up your GPA - and absolutely no one cares if you went to Compton Community College if your get your BA from a good university.  This was no more "necessary" than robbing a bank to buy a third Beemer.

And Jesus H Christ, you can quite legally grease the skids by donating to the university - and that is a tax write off.  Plopping down $10K/year (and we are talking about parents who would consider that couch money) to a uni while your kid is going through primary and secondary school will virtually guarantee them a spot come time, even if they struggle mightily to remember how to breathe from moment to moment (maybe more if you are going from the brass ring, but it is still a legal act and you still get to count it against your tax bill).  This is just cheap-ass bullshiat.  You are deciding to do the criming because Little Precious is a normal kid, and not an intellectual powerhouse - and you didn't do the bare minimum prep by laying the groundwork ahead of time for them.  Now, you got caught, are going to suffer some level of legal punishment, loss of future earnings for being publicly known as a dumbfark - and the kid has just become a pariah to the very people you were trying to ingratiate them to in the first place (they will even play nice with the scullery-maid's jumped-up sprog before deigning to acknowledge the person who shown a spotlight on the traditional ways to game the system).
 
2019-03-15 12:38:41 AM  
I can understand using pull and donations to get your marginal kid into Yale, but they were cheating their way into meh colleges.
 
2019-03-15 12:39:39 AM  

Coloman: lilbordr: And im not saying that these bastards don't deserve their comeuppance, but isn't this whole system jacked up enough where even the rich had to result to these tactics?

System?  You mean where Rich pay money to get ahead?
That's as old as time man, old as time.


Indeed.
Liberal Redneck - Rich Kids, Poor Parents, and the Least Surprising Scandal Ever
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2019-03-15 12:43:13 AM  
I'm enjoying all this. On the other hand, college is a lot about networking. It's not a bad idea for an university to be peppered with idiot rich kids.
 
2019-03-15 12:45:35 AM  

lilbordr: I find it kind of amazing that the test taker is facing 65 years.  That is how much the system moves to protect the revenue stream of academia.  I always find it fascinating that if someone finds a workaround, albeit illegal, to get degrees on the cheap;  it results in high penalties as to protect the system that pulls hundreds of thousands of dollars out of kids over the rest of their lives.


Which is, of course, the real hustle.
 
2019-03-15 12:48:57 AM  
I figured this is how the system has always worked.
 
2019-03-15 12:57:28 AM  

sirrerun: [img.fark.net image 850x615]


I came here to reference that.  Guys named Morrie are always a risk to squeal to the cops.
 
2019-03-15 12:59:13 AM  

EmmaLou: I figured this is how the system has always worked.


You have to openly just give thousands of dollars to endowment funds as a donation or something though.
 
2019-03-15 01:05:48 AM  

knbwhite: sirrerun: [img.fark.net image 850x615]

I came here to reference that. Guys named Morrie are always a risk to squeal to the cops.


"I thought he'd never shut the f#!k up."
 
2019-03-15 01:12:10 AM  

EmmaLou: I figured this is how the system has always worked.


If you donate to the college, your kid will get in.  You are politely and legally bribing the school by proving you can drop the money and thus your children are worth being exposed to the ubermenchen the university exists to coddle.

What these people did was lie to the schools.  They created fake "athletes" to fill spots in lesser-followed sports - and then bribing a coach to keep the kid benched.  Besides the illegality, school expect you to kiss feet and funnel money to them - not fib to them and funnel the money to other people.
 
2019-03-15 01:14:38 AM  
Spending all that money to get into USC.  Lol.  A fool and their money...

/University of Spoiled Children, indeed
//having deja Vu here: did I already make this comment
///of all the things I've lost, it's my mind I miss the most
 
2019-03-15 01:17:49 AM  

lilbordr: I find it kind of amazing that the test taker is facing 65 years.  That is how much the system moves to protect the revenue stream of academia.  I always find it fascinating that if someone finds a workaround, albeit illegal, to get degrees on the cheap;  it results in high penalties as to protect the system that pulls hundreds of thousands of dollars out of kids over the rest of their lives.


See, if they had cheated on taxes, betrayed our country, and did fraudulent real estate deals instead, they would be out in four years and money ahead.
 
2019-03-15 01:18:39 AM  
Maybe its the worst timeline. And maybe its also the one in which we tear off the band-aid covering our corruption and hypocrisy.
 
2019-03-15 01:25:01 AM  
If the system were so crooked as Farmers believe, there never would have been an investigation and/or the results would have been tossed in the garbage.
 
2019-03-15 01:43:57 AM  

Fano: If the system were so crooked as Farmers believe, there never would have been an investigation and/or the results would have been tossed in the garbage.


Farmers! What?
Farmers! What?
I'm ready! We're ready!
I think I wanna bomb a town
Get down!

LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
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2019-03-15 01:56:49 AM  
Another thing many were suspicious of, finally making it out into the open.

How about foreigners, did they pay insane "placement" fees as well ?

Was there any casting couches involved?

How about grandfathered in preferred family enrollment, which is total bullshiat if the entity is receiving tax dollars.

//This will evolve as time goes on, going to be great...
 
2019-03-15 02:56:35 AM  
Holy shiat, the Lithium channel on SiriusXM is ALL OVER this in their ads.

I mean, that's pretty damned impressive.
 
2019-03-15 02:57:25 AM  
Ads? Bumpers? Whatever the random 10-15 second promo clips are called on that channel. The point is, they're QUICK on this particular topic. I'm surprised.
 
2019-03-15 03:02:13 AM  
It would seem jail trains blue collar criminals, and Yale trains the white collar ones.
 
2019-03-15 03:35:05 AM  

wildcardjack: I can understand using pull and donations to get your marginal kid into Yale, but they were cheating their way into meh colleges.


Less of a risk in raising suspicion.
 
2019-03-15 03:48:04 AM  
International Correspondence School - Sally Struthers
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2019-03-15 04:01:36 AM  

lilbordr: I find it kind of amazing that the test taker is facing 65 years.  That is how much the system moves to protect the revenue stream of academia.  I always find it fascinating that if someone finds a workaround, albeit illegal, to get degrees on the cheap;  it results in high penalties as to protect the system that pulls hundreds of thousands of dollars out of kids over the rest of their lives.


65 years? And Manafort gets less than 8?
 
2019-03-15 05:45:37 AM  
Here is the test, see how it goes,
Pay money to, someone who knows,
That's the way to do the Varsity Blues.
 
2019-03-15 06:35:02 AM  
That's nice and all, but did Tweeder ever figure out what the fark that was or where the fark it came from?

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2019-03-15 07:44:07 AM  

phalamir: lilbordr: And im not saying that these bastards don't deserve their comeuppance, but isn't this whole system jacked up enough where even the rich had to result to these tactics?

No one has to resort to these tactics.  The vast majority of kids do their best, take their lumps, and maybe settle for a sub-optimal school.It isn't like the kids of these people are incapable of getting into a college - Heaven knows I've met kids who got in somewhere with an EEG that barely above a flatline - they just didn't get into the college they (or their parents) wanted to.  Hell, there are plenty of community colleges you can attend to get your shiat together and pump up your GPA - and absolutely no one cares if you went to Compton Community College if your get your BA from a good university.  This was no more "necessary" than robbing a bank to buy a third Beemer.

And Jesus H Christ, you can quite legally grease the skids by donating to the university - and that is a tax write off.  Plopping down $10K/year (and we are talking about parents who would consider that couch money) to a uni while your kid is going through primary and secondary school will virtually guarantee them a spot come time, even if they struggle mightily to remember how to breathe from moment to moment (maybe more if you are going from the brass ring, but it is still a legal act and you still get to count it against your tax bill).  This is just cheap-ass bullshiat.  You are deciding to do the criming because Little Precious is a normal kid, and not an intellectual powerhouse - and you didn't do the bare minimum prep by laying the groundwork ahead of time for them.  Now, you got caught, are going to suffer some level of legal punishment, loss of future earnings for being publicly known as a dumbfark - and the kid has just become a pariah to the very people you were trying to ingratiate them to in the first place (they will even play nice with the scullery-maid's jumped-up sprog before deigning to acknowledge the ...


This is a very long and well thought out post - but it unfortunately fails completely to see the actual point.

This has nothing to do with education, learning, making the world a better place, getting a job, having a career, or anything else associated with college.  This is all about prestige.  That's it.  Just the ability to say "My daughter went to Harvard."  That's it...  It's even better if the kid actually makes it through.  Then they can say, "My daughter graduated from Harvard."

So when they are standing around at cocktail parties, talking about how successful they are, they can throw that on the pile.

If you find that hard to believe, I submit to you that, once someone has everything money can buy, the only thing left is "prestige".  If you are at one of these cocktail parties, everyone in the room has the same money as you.  But did their kid go to Harvard?!
 
2019-03-15 08:02:17 AM  

lilbordr: And im not saying that these bastards don't deserve their comeuppance, but isn't this whole system jacked up enough where even the rich had to result to these tactics?


The whole system is indicted, Otter.
 
2019-03-15 08:34:30 AM  

Begoggle: Soon we will see how the judicial system works differently for the rich.
Steal a car, go to prison.
Steal millions, get a nice vacation and a movie deal.


I don't understand.  who stole millions?
 
2019-03-15 09:29:25 AM  
It was Dave Coullier.

Long running blood feud with Aunt Becky.
 
2019-03-15 09:48:33 AM  

durbnpoisn: Just the ability to say "My daughter went to Harvard." That's it... It's even better if the kid actually makes it through. Then they can say, "My daughter graduated from Harvard." So when they are standing around at cocktail parties, talking about how successful they are, they can throw that on the pile.


100% this right here. Pure "my life and everything in it is perfect" bragging rights.
 
2019-03-15 10:18:44 AM  
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durbnpoisn: This has nothing to do with education, learning, making the world a better place, getting a job, having a career, or anything else associated with college.  This is all about prestige.  That's it.  Just the ability to say "My daughter went to Harvard."  That's it...  It's even better if the kid actually makes it through.  Then they can say, "My daughter graduated from Harvard."

 
2019-03-15 11:47:21 AM  
$25 million???  BS ...

You can't even but 1/100th of a McDonalds with a measly $25M ....
 
2019-03-15 01:56:42 PM  
Tipster Who Broke College Admissions Case Was Under Investigation for Securities Fraud

Hey!  Look over there!  Middle class people performing crimes on behalf of the rich!
 
2019-03-15 06:41:01 PM  
My son just didn't get into his top school but got into the next two.  No bribery just hard work on his part

What are these kids going to do once they get to college, they are dumb as posts
 
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