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Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by CapnTreee, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. LAdiablo

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    and shifty schiff 4 mil?
    where the fuck do these asshats get money like that to throw around is the question WTF
    this should be an immediate mistrial and recusal of "honorary" judge merchan if true


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    Russia has not only demonstrated the ability to destroy satellites, but quite possibly destroy them in a way that has some control over the resulting debris.

    https://www.armscontrol.org/act/2021-12/news/russian-asat-test-creates-massive-debris
     
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    TAFNAC Cossack Staff Member Administrator

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    BTW, the real nightmare scenario is someone, like Russia, detonating a nuke in LEO.

    If you do it right (wrong?) the resulting radiation gets trapped by Earth's magnetic field and forms an artificial radiation belt that can last for years, rendering LEO useless and turning thousands of satellites there, which aren't built to withstand the radiation, into space junk.
     
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    That's my exact point. For decades, CCCP had us on tonnage of nukes, but they couldn't guarantee whether they could put ICBMs within 20 miles of the target. We could put a midgetman in Brezhnez's back pocket, and the Russians knew it.

    Anyway ... yeah. They could detonate one in the ionosphere on purpose or by accident... such are the perils of the process.
     
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    i don't think Putin is that insane but would suck to find out that way
     
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    Davis-Hansen sums the state of so-called higher education well........


    Elite higher education in America -- long unquestioned as globally preeminent -- is facing a perfect storm.

    Fewer applicants, higher costs, impoverished students, collapsing standards, and increasingly politicized and mediocre faculty reflect a collapse of the university system.

    The country is waking up to the reality that a bachelor's degree no longer equates with graduates being broadly educated and analytical. Just as often, they are stereotyped as pampered, largely ignorant, and gratuitously opinionated.

    No wonder polls show a drastic loss of public respect for higher education and, specifically, a growing lack of confidence in the professoriate.

    Each year, there are far fewer students entering college. Despite a U.S. population 40 million larger than 20 years ago, fertility rates have fallen in two decades by some 500,000 births per year.

    Meanwhile, from 1980 to 2020, room, board, and tuition increased by 170 percent.

    Skyrocketing costs cannot be explained by inflation alone, given that campuses have lightened faculty teaching loads while expanding administrative staff. At Stanford, there is nearly one staffer or administrative position for every student on campus.

    At the same time, to vie for a shrinking number of students, colleges began offering costly in loco parentis counseling, Club Med-style dorms and accommodations, and extracurricular activities.

    As applicants grew scarcer and expenses went up, universities began offering "full-service" student-aid packages, heavily reliant on government-subsidized student loans. The collective indebtedness of over 40 million student borrowers is nearing $2 trillion.

    Worse still, an entire new array of therapeutic majors and minors appeared in the social sciences. Most of these gender/race/environmental courses did not emphasize analytical, mathematical, or oral and written skills. Such course work did not impress employers.

    Faculty hiring had become increasingly non-meritocratic based on diversity/equity/inclusion criteria. New faculty hires have sought to institutionalize self-serving DEI and recalibrate higher education to prepare a new generation for self-perpetuating radical ideologies.

    At the more elite campuses, racial quotas vastly curtailed the number of Asian and white students. But that racialist social engineering project required dropping the SAT requirement and comparative ranking of high school grade point averages.

    As less well-prepared students entered college, faculty either inflated grades (80% are A/A- now at Yale), watered down their course requirements, or added new soft-ball classes. To do otherwise while attempting to retain old standards earned targeted faculty charges of racism and worse.

    Another way to square the circle of rising costs and fewer and poorer students was to attract foreign students. They pay the full costs of college, especially those on generous stipends from the Middle East and China. Nearly a million foreign nationals, the majority from illiberal regimes, are now here on full scholarships.

    While here, many see their newfound freedoms as invitations to attack America. Once here, they too often romanticize the very autocratic governments and illiberal values of their homelands that they seemingly sought to escape by coming to America.

    Most foreign students assume they are exempt from the consequences of violating campus rules or laws in general. After all, they pay the full cost of their education and thus partially subsidize those who do not.

    Almost half of all those enrolled in college never graduate. Those who do, on average, require six years to do so.

    All these realities explain why teenagers increasingly opt for trade schools, vocational education, and community colleges. They prefer to enter the work force largely debt-free and in demand as skilled, sought-after tradespeople.

    Most feel that if the old general education curriculum has been destroyed at weaponized universities, then there is no great loss in skipping the traditional BA degree. A far better selection of demanding and well-taught classes can be found online at a lower cost.

    The result is a disaster for both higher education and a wake-up call for the country at large.

    Entire generations are now suffering from prolonged adolescence as they drag out college to consume their early and mid-twenties. The unfortunate result for the country is a radical delay in marriage, childbearing, and home ownership--all the time-honored catalysts for adulthood and the responsibilities that come with it.

    Politicized faculty, infantilized students, and mediocre classes have combined to erode the prestige of college degrees, even at once elite colleges. A degree from Columbia no longer guarantees either maturity or preeminent knowledge but is just as likely a warning to employers of a noisy, poorly educated graduate more eager to complain to Human Resources than to enhance a company's productivity.

    Yet it may not be all that unfortunate that much of higher education is going the way of malls, movie theaters, and CDs. The country needs far more skilled physical labor and less prolonged adolescence and debt.

    STEM courses, professional schools, and traditional campuses are better insulated from mediocrity and should survive. Otherwise, millions more starting adulthood at 18 debt-free and fewer encumbered, ignorant, and entitled at 25 is not a bad thing for the country. Victor Davis Hanson
     
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    VDH knows it all. He's right. God help us... he's dead right.
     
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    was great to read it again
    you posted it earlier in the month lol
     
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    The old man had too much wine.
     
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    sometimes things just resonate
    sure i'm guilty more than once as well
     
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    Did I ever tell you about the time I got wasted and woke up with @irish ?

    Wait ... what?
     
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    Don't deny it now, bro... I have that photo from Diablo's place ...

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    Pictured (L to R): @LAdiablo , @F!nski , @irish
    (not shown - @BigDaddyKaine , passed out with bong to left of Diablo & @THINKBLUE , to right of Irish, clad in KKK robes)
     
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    this a long but really fun interview
    really takes off around the 10 minute mark
     
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    can’t wait for the debate
    hoping trump’s first day back in charge he pardons himself
     
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    libs coming all over themselves and it means nothing
    actually helps Trump and hurts them since its a charade
     
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    Is this right ?:
    Trump can now NOT vote for himself ?
    ...and the Blue Wave gathers towards a repeat tsunami of 4 years ago.
    Filthy cocksuckers.
     
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    all symbolism and imo they just guaranteed his third term since he won the last one and everyone knows it
     
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    Still voting Trump
     
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