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11 hours ago, JWB said:

Any body see something wrong with this tweet?

 

I got no problem with abolishing legacy preferences. Rich kids whose fathers and grandfathers etc happened to buy their way into the Ivy League can do it on merit or not like the rest of us

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6 hours ago, Ssnake said:

Oh no!

They might descend into ... quotodianity. (Yeah, I had to look that up)

Me too, but how did you think of it to begin with 😲

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The usual way - first I had my doubts whether mundane could be adjectivized. I then tought of a fitting German word, and then checked for possible translations.

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https://hotair.com/karen-townsend/2023/07/01/make-scotus-great-again-boston-university-law-students-offered-therapy-after-recent-rulings-n561888

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In order for Boston University law students to be able to cope with a Supreme Court that follows the Constitution, mental health resources are being made available to help them “navigate these times.” The resources are not specialized counseling for students but resources that are already available.

 

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For 99% of people's carrier paths going to one of the ivy league or other elite schools or going to a good state college will make no difference.

Probably the only areas where it will make a difference is law and high finance.

I'm not sure how M.I.T. grads carrier paths compare to state college grads. 

The path way to the elite law firms largely runs through the elite schools. Same with high finance.

Not exactly ivy leagues but the U.S. service academy grads also have a leg up compared to other new officers in the U.S. military.

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59 minutes ago, 17thfabn said:

Not exactly ivy leagues but the U.S. service academy grads also have a leg up compared to other new officers in the U.S. military.

How so?

The rates of selection to LTC and to Battalion Command are similar for USMA and ROTC scholarship commissionees, both of which do better than OCS and ROTC non-scholarship. I'm not sure, but OCS might be hindered by seniority at commissioning. Because OCS grads are, on average, older and have more service, they are both more likely to retire before those gates and more likely to opt for non-battalion command tracks due to physical limitations.

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Just wow;

https://nypost.com/2023/07/01/kendra-lara-crashes-car-into-house-with-son-inside/

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A controversial, defund-the-police Boston City Councilor crashed her car into a house, injuring herself and her 7-year-old son.

Kendra Lara, 33, was driving with a “revoked license” in an unregistered car without insurance and an expired inspection sticker and her son, Zaire, was not in a booster seat at the time of the crash, according to a police report obtained by The Post.

Zaire was taken to Boston Children’s Hospital where he received “several stitches” and is expected to be all right, her office said in a statement quoted by the Boston Globe.

Lara was once described as “the first black socialist ever to be elected to the Boston City Council,” and confirmed in a text message that she was involved in a crash Friday, her office said, adding she was with her son in the emergency room. Lara reportedly suffered “some cuts and will probably require some stitches,” her spokesman said.

 

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Lara’s name was redacted in the official report but her name was visible in a draft police report obtained by the Boston Herald.

That's some Kennedy-level stuff. 

Thought; do homeowner's insurance policies cover uninsured motorists?

 

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9 hours ago, Ssnake said:

Oh no!

They might descend into ... quotodianity. (Yeah, I had to look that up)

Nothing worse than a quotidian bruiting the tenability of the purported word "quotidianity."

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https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quotidian

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In William Shakespeare's play As You Like It, the character Rosalind observes that Orlando, who has been running about in the woods carving her name on trees and hanging love poems on branches, "seems to have the quotidian of love upon him." The Bard's use doesn't make it clear that quotidian derives from a Latin word that means "every day." But as odd as it may seem, his use of quotidian is just a short semantic step away from the "daily" adjective sense. Some fevers occur intermittently—sometimes daily. The phrase "quotidian fever" and the noun quotidian have long been used for such recurring maladies. Poor Orlando is simply afflicted with such a "fever" of love.

Still, Castro was "El Comandante".

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"Quotidian" also has a second meaning, among the chattering classes, someone who reuses quotes and quips. Wordplay being the refuge of scoundrels. 

 

 

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8 hours ago, FALightFighter said:

How so?

The rates of selection to LTC and to Battalion Command are similar for USMA and ROTC scholarship commissionees, both of which do better than OCS and ROTC non-scholarship. I'm not sure, but OCS might be hindered by seniority at commissioning. Because OCS grads are, on average, older and have more service, they are both more likely to retire before those gates and more likely to opt for non-battalion command tracks due to physical limitations.

I served in both the Army and Coast Guard.

In the Coast Guard a much higher % of the officers are Academy grads than in the Army.

Other than pilots that transferred from other services in five years I only met two officers that were not Coast Guard Academy grads.

Do you know how those promotional numbers compare for the Navy and Airforce?

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7 hours ago, 17thfabn said:

I served in both the Army and Coast Guard.

In the Coast Guard a much higher % of the officers are Academy grads than in the Army.

Other than pilots that transferred from other services in five years I only met two officers that were not Coast Guard Academy grads.

Do you know how those promotional numbers compare for the Navy and Airforce?

Congratulations and I have to admit, you are the first I have heard of serving in those two branches. Would make an interesting comparison?

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Typical genius move by big-city Dem;

https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/07/nyc-mayor-eric-adams-doubles-down-on-calling-elderly-white-critic-and-holocaust-survivor-a-plantation-owner/

 

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.@NYCMayor went off on a woman during his town hall tonight: "I'm the mayor of this city and treat me with the respect that would deserve to be treated. I'm speaking to you as an adult. Don't stand in front like you treated someone that's on the plantation that you own." pic.twitter.com/Qwn8TgYFD1

— Myles Miller (@MylesMill) June 29, 2023

 

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The woman whom Mayor Adams likened to a slave owner was 84-year-old Jeanie Dubnau, an assistant professor of microbiology at Rutgers and a longtime resident of the city who has long advocated for low-income community members from all backgrounds:

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Not only that, but Dubnau and her family are also Holocaust survivors, fleeing Nazi Germany in the 1930s:

Dubnau was born in Belgium shortly after her parents fled the terrors of the Nazi regime in Germany.

After hiding out in Belgium and France throughout World War II, she and her parents emigrated to New York City when she was 8 years old and she has resided in the Big Apple ever since.

 

 

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, 17thfabn said:

I served in both the Army and Coast Guard.

In the Coast Guard a much higher % of the officers are Academy grads than in the Army.

Other than pilots that transferred from other services in five years I only met two officers that were not Coast Guard Academy grads.

Do you know how those promotional numbers compare for the Navy and Airforce?

I have never seen numbers like that posted for the USN or USAF. Of course, I've seen the Army analysis from internal sources, as an active duty officer and now DA civilian.

The Miltary Demographics Report was last posted in 2021. I don't know when an update will be available.

https://download.militaryonesource.mil/12038/MOS/Reports/2021-demographics-report.pdf

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I just cannot image what First Sgt. Pride would have to say about this, but it would scare me.  This is NOT the Army I served in.  I am actually in mourning for my Army that I have such fond memories of from the Reagan years.  

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15 hours ago, 17thfabn said:

I served in both the Army and Coast Guard.

In the Coast Guard a much higher % of the officers are Academy grads than in the Army.

Other than pilots that transferred from other services in five years I only met two officers that were not Coast Guard Academy grads.

Do you know how those promotional numbers compare for the Navy and Airforce?

"In the Coast Guard a much higher % of the officers are WERE Academy grads than in the Army."

FIFY. It may still be true, it would make sense with a small force. But I don't know that, and your limited experience, at some point in the past, doesn't prove your assertion.

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Yeah, this is exactly what a rust-belt state needs;

https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/michigan-residents-could-face-5-year-prison-sentence-10000-fine-for-using-wrong-pronouns/

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Michigan residents could soon face hefty prison sentences and fines for misgendering someone if a new bill passes the Democrat-controlled State Senate.

Democrats in the state's House of Representatives passed the bill, HB 4474, which would add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity or expression" as protected classes and criminalize causing a person to "feel terrorized, frightened, or threatened."

The bill advanced to the State Senate, where Democrats are expected to send it to Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer, who would likely sign the legislation. If a victim says he or she is intimidated by another person and is a member of one of the protected classes, the accused person could spend five years in prison or pay a $10,000 fine.

 

 

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36 minutes ago, Ivanhoe said:

Good luck convincing a jurythat a person being misgenerded is "terrorized, frightened, or threatened".  The claim in the headline that calling someone by the wrong pronouns been made illegal per se is as false as claims trump called neo-Nazis "good persons". 

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