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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    My understanding of this worked though was that the kids would never play and would otherwise get "injured" or simply drop out of the program, thereby leaving those spots open. They weren't getting scholarships, so it wasn't like they were taking that opportunity away from someone else as far as I can tell.

    It was pointed out on the radio this morning that this pretty much happens everywhere anyway. Do you think Chelsea Clinton gets into Stanford if her parents aren't Bill and Hillary? Does the one Bush daughter get into Yale if her last name wasn't Bush? Do the Obama girls get into Harvard and Michigan if it weren't for their dad?

    Colleges are basically like giant country clubs anyway. You can pretty much get the same round of golf and swimming pool (education) at any of them, but it's all about who you rub elbows and network with that sets them apart.
    I'm working under the assumption that colleges have a limited number of spots for freshman every year (that's how it's done up here). So let's say you have 1000 spots. In a perfect world they'd go to the 1000 best applicants. Now if rich people are buying 35 of those spots. That means qualified student 966-1000 are getting screwed. Now maybe this is a huge oversimplification but that's the main issue from the way I see it. The school's reputation is also being harmed but as you noted they're in on it as much as anyone so I have less sympathy for them. It's the kid that studied round the clock to get a great SAT score that barely missed out so some B level actresses's flake daughter could get let in I feel bad for.

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    I actually don't feel sorry for those that didn't get in. There are over 200 Division 1 schools in this country, with many great D2, D3, NAIA and other colleges available. Not saying that the bribery should be allowed, tolerated, etc. But if little Susie didn't get into USC because of Lori Laughlin, yeah, I can't rev up too much pity. There is UCLA down the road, and a host of other great schools in California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, etc. to go to.
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    Actor Dean Norris on College Admissions Scandal: ‘Rich F*ckwads Cheated for Their Already Privileged Kids’

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    Character actor Dean Norris had sharp words for the “rich fuckwads” whose parents cheated and bribed their children’s way into elite schools and sports programs after news broke of a shocking federal government college admissions investigation.

    The case, given the handle “Operation Varsity Blues,” involves around 50 people including college coaches, administrators, and at least two Hollywood stars, Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. Schools involved include Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest, and Georgetown, among others.

    But the news struck Norris as an infuriating example of elites abusing their powerful positions and deep pockets.

    Norris took to his Twitter account to slam those caught up in the investigation.

    “When I think of all the kids who studied hard, stayed up late, had part-time jobs to pay for their college application fees, and then were denied rightly deserved places in elite colleges because some rich fuckwads cheated for their already privileged kids— I’m disgusted,” Norris tweeted on Tuesday.

    Norris has an acting career stretching back over thirty years and includes parts in TV series such as Claws, Scandal, and The Big Band Theory, and movies such as Death Wish, The Book of Henry, and Evan Almighty, among over 160 other appearances.


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    How can you discuss Dean Norris' career and list Claws, but not Breaking Bad? Jesus, who wrote that? And what is Big Band Theory? Lol. Journalism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    How can you discuss Dean Norris' career and list Claws, but not Breaking Bad? Jesus, who wrote that? And what is Big Band Theory? Lol. Journalism.
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    Well here in CA getting a degree from USC does carry more weight on a job application than say UC Irvine, which is a solid school. There is some prestige that comes with a USC degree here. And I’m not saying that because I went there (as did my parents and all my aunts and uncles), and honestly I don’t think it’s ever really helped me, but it does make a difference for some.

    By the way the really despicable part is the parents who paid to have their children’s SAT and ACT scores altered. That is just unbelievable that a parent thinks in any situation that’s ok. I read some of the court transcripts of the conversations between these parents and this guy and the amount of smugness, arrogance, and willingness to lie is unreal. Money really can buy people no conscience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy68 View Post
    Actor Dean Norris on College Admissions Scandal: ‘Rich F*ckwads Cheated for Their Already Privileged Kids’

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    Character actor Dean Norris had sharp words for the “rich fuckwads” whose parents cheated and bribed their children’s way into elite schools and sports programs after news broke of a shocking federal government college admissions investigation.

    The case, given the handle “Operation Varsity Blues,” involves around 50 people including college coaches, administrators, and at least two Hollywood stars, Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. Schools involved include Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest, and Georgetown, among others.

    But the news struck Norris as an infuriating example of elites abusing their powerful positions and deep pockets.

    Norris took to his Twitter account to slam those caught up in the investigation.

    “When I think of all the kids who studied hard, stayed up late, had part-time jobs to pay for their college application fees, and then were denied rightly deserved places in elite colleges because some rich fuckwads cheated for their already privileged kids— I’m disgusted,” Norris tweeted on Tuesday.

    Norris has an acting career stretching back over thirty years and includes parts in TV series such as Claws, Scandal, and The Big Band Theory, and movies such as Death Wish, The Book of Henry, and Evan Almighty, among over 160 other appearances.


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    Thank you. That is exactly why I am so INCENSED about this. These parents have already given their kids the best of everything... PrIvate schools and the luxury to have no other priority but to dedicate themselves to their studies not to mention enrichment activities that a middle or lower class kid could never dream of.

    And if after all you and all your resources do not produce a kid capable of getting out on his/her own using their own credentials, you should not be able buy your way out of your less than stellar parenting at the last minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Well here in CA getting a degree from USC does carry more weight on a job application than say UC Irvine, which is a solid school. There is some prestige that comes with a USC degree here. And I’m not saying that because I went there (as did my parents and all my aunts and uncles), and honestly I don’t think it’s ever really helped me, but it does make a difference for some.

    By the way the really despicable part is the parents who paid to have their children’s SAT and ACT scores altered. That is just unbelievable that a parent thinks in any situation that’s ok. I read some of the court transcripts of the conversations between these parents and this guy and the amount of smugness, arrogance, and willingness to lie is unreal. Money really can buy people no conscience.
    You really don't think any of these kids are worried about getting jobs, do you? Especially those "social influencers" of Lori Loughlin's.

    But I still think as despicable as it is to have someone else take the test, faking the athletics to get into the slots reserved for kids who sacrificed their time, time with their families, money etc

    anyone in a "sports family", and I assume you understand this with bowling. knows that the sport and all that goes with it can take over an entire family's life. Drain their finances. Take precedence over social activities for the whole family. With some sports even take a toll on their body. It's not easy, and that is precisely why those slots exist for those kids.

    But yeah, as someone who studied hard for years to be prepared to take that test, I agree that faking it is also disgusting

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    So do all of these kids get thrown out of school is the question and have all credits (and degrees if earned) revoked? I think they should and that would be the best penalty of all.

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    This must only be the tip of the iceberg in regards to Singer. News outlets are saying he helped over 700+ families.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    How can you discuss Dean Norris' career and list Claws, but not Breaking Bad? Jesus, who wrote that? And what is Big Band Theory? Lol. Journalism.
    Obviously those journalists worked their way thru second rate schools and are still paying off student loans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAD-1972 View Post
    This must only be the tip of the iceberg in regards to Singer. News outlets are saying he helped over 700+ families.
    When you look at the claim that he made 25 million bucks off this scheme, you double that and figure that there are hundreds if not thousands of rich folk with rivers of sweat running into their ass cracks right about now

    I do hope that there is jail time involved for these folks because a fine isn't enough. They have already proved that they think money is a great way to get them out of a bind, so let them eat some lousy non gluten free, non organic, GMO rich, rat shit laden, refined carb rich jail food for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    So do all of these kids get thrown out of school is the question and have all credits (and degrees if earned) revoked? I think they should and that would be the best penalty of all.
    It is said that USC is pretty furious, but that it is going to be looked at on a case by case with investigations into whether the kids knew they were gaming the system, what kind of scam was pulled, how the student is actually performing etc

    In other words the Loughlin girl is going to have to find a transfer.


    Didn't the parents ever wonder that if this happened, what the repercussions would be for the kids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    Obviously those journalists worked their way thru second rate schools and are still paying off student loans.
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