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Old 12-09-2005, 11:20 PM
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Harvard, Yale where are you?

ya know, we have some smart folks around here but something is missing.........

We have

JC profs
Scientists
Engineers
Lawyers
Guys that passed the BAR
Doctors

But where are the scholars?
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Old 12-09-2005, 11:51 PM
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ya know, we have some smart folks around here but something is missing.........

We have

JC profs
Scientists
Engineers
Lawyers
Guys that passed the BAR
Doctors

But where are the scholars?
Smart people know that the above list are mere tradesmen that WORK for a living and thus, do not have time to reflect upon the importance of social standing.

Really smart people have enough money and generations removed from earning it that they have objectivity.

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Old 12-10-2005, 12:24 AM
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Old 12-10-2005, 01:31 AM
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I was graduated from a regular ol' public university: George Mason. And I work in television, so I don't have to be smart!
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Old 12-10-2005, 11:48 AM
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Please don't hesitate to embrace your outsourced future.

You forgot to include consultants in your list. On paper, we're smarter than FTEs.
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Old 12-10-2005, 11:54 AM
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I was graduated from a regular ol' public university: George Mason. And I work in television, so I don't have to be smart!
Stefano:
I have a student interested in attending George Mason and I don't much about it. Can you tell me more? First off, who is George Mason?????

I'm guessing that serious scholars don't make enough money to afford new Mercedes so as new Mercedes Benz owners, they don't show up here. Most serious scholars I have known have also been completely inept at working with their hands, so they don't show up here with a question on how to fix their 20 yr old MB. So, I'm thinking they're mostly driving 2-5 yrs old Geo's or Neon's missing out on our stimulating company because they're too poor or too mechanically disinclined.
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Old 12-10-2005, 12:04 PM
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Smart people know that the above list are mere tradesmen that WORK for a living and thus, do not have time to reflect upon the importance of social standing.

Really smart people have enough money and generations removed from earning it that they have objectivity.
Huh?
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Old 12-10-2005, 12:16 PM
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Stefano:
I have a student interested in attending George Mason and I don't much about it. Can you tell me more? First off, who is George Mason?????

I'm guessing that serious scholars don't make enough money to afford new Mercedes so as new Mercedes Benz owners, they don't show up here. Most serious scholars I have known have also been completely inept at working with their hands, so they don't show up here with a question on how to fix their 20 yr old MB. So, I'm thinking they're mostly driving 2-5 yrs old Geo's or Neon's missing out on our stimulating company because they're too poor or too mechanically disinclined.
If it's the same guy he was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence and helped draft the Constitution. I'll bet Mr Google knows more.

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I had a college prof who gave out, as most do, a long list of books to consult for that quarter's class. One young lady asked, "Do you expect us to read all of this in just this quarter?" He said, "Heavens no. I would hope you would study and refer to it for the rest of your life."

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Old 12-10-2005, 12:23 PM
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I think I'd prefer to attend Jackie Mason University.
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Old 12-10-2005, 12:29 PM
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I think I'd prefer to attend Jackie Mason University.
Isn't he too right-wing for you?

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George Mason, a Virginian, is credited as the author of the Bill of Rights. He used Virginia's BOR as the model for the new nation. GMU is part of the Virginia public university system, and is growing rapidly has over 20,000 students and claims to be the most culturally diverse university in the country, which is not hard to believe since it sits just oustside of Wash DC. Go to the website GMU.org for more.

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Old 12-10-2005, 12:36 PM
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I think I'd prefer to attend Jackie Mason University.
American Jews should consider emulating the eagle, rather than the ostrich

By Jackie Mason & Raoul Felder


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It has been said that "Jews are the people of 'The Book'." From what we observe today, "The Book" is not a survival manual and may end up being the Koran.

There are three things certain in life: death, taxes and anti-Semitism. Well, death is death, taxes are down and anti-Semitism is up. Like some demon seed that lay dormant, sleeping, covered over or ignored, it has now sprouted once again. The hated symbols are scrawled across the grave stones in Jewish cemeteries and on the walls of the ancient capitals of Europe and the Near and Middle East. Jews are blamed for every thing from the destruction of The World Trade Center to the war in Iraq, and are called "baby-killers" in relation to the Palestinian problem, even while the world's media prints the photographs of the arms of small slaughtered Jewish children hanging from the side of a bus that Palestinian terrorists had decided to destroy.

American Jews are peculiarly disconnected from these happenings, and apparently are determined to make their disinterest evident in unfolding world events by their support of the Democratic candidate for President. An ostrich buries its head in the sand, and in so doing leaves another part of its anatomy vulnerable. American Jews should take heed and perhaps consider emulating the eagle, rather than the ostrich.

In a recent poll conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, American Jews who were likely voters favored Kerry 75-22 percent. The problem — like it or not — that American Jews do not choose to deal with, is that to some degree, the life and well-being of any Jew, anywhere in the world is connected to the fate of Israel. This is true even for the Jews that go to country clubs, ride polo ponies or name their daughters Tiffany. When the Nazis came into power, with equanimity they murdered Jews who had blond hair and blue eyes, and had been loyal German soldiers for the Kaiser, along with the ones with yarmulkas and long beards.

The Jewish knee jerk reaction to vote Democratic is unrelated to any particular advantage the party offers them as it relates to the modern world — their allegiance is basically historical beginning with President Roosevelt and then becoming embedded in their psyches, intractable to events and even reality. They believed that somehow Roosevelt was their savior, abolishing discrimination against them, securing their survival by successfully waging the Second World War thereby incurring a debt to the Democratic party in perpetuity.

In point of fact, Roosevelt was a canny politician who believed he had the Jews in his pocket they having voted for him in each of three elections from eighty-three to ninety per cent. Therefore he had to do little for them. He ordered the Saint Louis with its 909 Jewish passengers sent back to their fate of ending up in Hitler's ovens. Not remembered is the fact that America did not declare war on Germany — even after Pearl Harbor. It was Germany who declared war on us.

Roosevelt, notwithstanding Churchill's plea, would not order the bombing of the Nazi's transportation web which would slow the delivery of Jews to the concentration camps — even after Churchill's prophecy to him that history would condemn both of them for his refusal.

Churchill instructed his Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden "Get everything out the Air Force you can, and invoke me if necessary...There is no doubt that this is probably the greatest and most horrible crime ever committed in the whole history of the world..." But only the American Air Force had the capacity to do this and Roosevelt refused to give the order.

Roosevelt was not an anti-Semite, but like many fancy Protestants of the day, was indifferent to the plight of minorities. This was also apparent in his attitude toward African Americans — who since Roosevelt have been joined at the hip to the Democratic party. In one of the earliest secret tape recordings made in the Oval Office, we hear a group of distinguished African American leaders plead with Roosevelt to integrate the Armed Forces and allow them fight side-by-side with white Americans, rather than, as in the Navy, be relegated to cooks, long shoremen and basically, servants for officers. Roosevelt's offensive concession: he would let them play in orchestras because, all the euphemisms aside, they got rhythm.

Roosevelt's successors were not much better for Jews, in the context in which they served in office. From Jimmy Carter who engineered a sellout of Israel at camp David to Hillary Clinton who hugged Mrs. Arafat and called Dick Morris a "F______ Jew bastard", to John Kerry who called Arafat "a statesman" and, in his unending acceptance speech at the Democratic convention did not manage to mention Israel even once.

On the other hand, Nixon, Reagan and the present President have been the guardians of Israel's survival. President Bush however, has been extraordinary in this regard. American Jews who do not like Bush are quick to point out that the Religious Right and President Bush are only supportive of Israel because it fits into their beliefs that there must be a state of Israel in existence when the Christian Messiah comes.

The unworthy thought crosses our minds that if your house were on fire and your neighbor puts out the fire, and he does it because he does not want a burned-out wreck of a house next to his own, rather that out of any love for your family, does it really make a difference? Either motive leaves you and your family with your home. And also, as far as Israel is concerned, when the Messiah comes, we will have plenty of time to ask him if this is a return visit or not.

In the Greenberg poll, when the Jews being polled were asked, "which area [out of a given list] would be MOST important to you in deciding how to vote for a candidate for President?", only 15 percent mentioned Israel. Unfortunately there are six million reasons why they are wrong.


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Old 12-10-2005, 12:44 PM
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Kerry:

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George Mason, a Virginian, is credited as the author of the Bill of Rights. He used Virginia's BOR as the model for the new nation. GMU is part of the Virginia public university system, and is growing rapidly has over 20,000 students and claims to be the most culturally diverse university in the country, which is not hard to believe since it sits just oustside of Wash DC. Go to the website GMU.org for more.

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originally from Chicago
Mark pretty much sums up George Mason Univiersity. To ge honest, I attended there because I was about to get too old for dad to pay my tuition and had to go somewhere if I wanted to earn a four year degree!!

While there, the university began to expand buildings on the campus rapidly. My tuition cost nearly doubled in two years! And I never reaped anything extra for that since none of the expansion was finished before I was graduated. I concentrated on getting good grades and a degree while working as a UPS driver, so I didn't really take part in any social events. Nice school, though, and very diverse in both its student population and the viewpoints of its faculty (though I remember a liberal slant, but I'm biased).
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Isn't he too right-wing for you?

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Yes, yes he is. JMU is just a re-packaged version of Bob Jones University.

Why does he hate humor?
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