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Sunday, May 31, 2015

The 1 percent’s Ivy League loophole - Salon.com

Legacy preference in college admission, or the practice of selecting the offspring of alumni over other qualified candidates, was originally a strategy developed to grandfather Jewish applicants out of admission. Though the policy’s intention has changed, it remains the reality that as American students head back to campus this fall, 10 to 25 percent of them do not deserve their spots. They’re “legacy admits,” the kids who got a boost via birth.

via www.salon.com

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The cash donations Hillary simply has no answer for - Salon.com

Among all the rivers of money that have flowed to the Clinton family, one seems to raise the biggest national security questions of all: the stream of cash that came from 20 foreign governments who relied on weapons export approvals from Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

via www.salon.com

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When District Attorneys Attack | National Review Online

As the old Vulcan proverb has it, “Only Nixon can go to China.” And only Nixon’s political heirs can fix the persistent — and terrifying — problems that continue to plague this country’s law-enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices.

Exhibit A: Orange County, California.

via www.nationalreview.com

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A summer break from campus muzzling | New Hampshire

COMMENCEMENT SEASON brings a respite from the sinister childishness rampant on campuses. Attacks on freedom of speech come from the professoriate, that herd of independent minds, and from the ever-thickening layer of university administrators who keep busy constricting freedom in order to fine-tune campus atmospherics.

via www.unionleader.com

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Hemnet House by Tham & Videgård uses Web data to build the ideal Swedish home.

The ideal home is an elusive concept that changes with time and place. But Sweden’s most popular online property site Hemnet decided to employ a new model to determine an up-to-the-minute archetype of Swedish residential architecture. They analyzed user data to see what kinds of properties were attracting the most attention, then commissioned architects Tham & Videgard to design a prototype of what the architects are calling “Sweden’s statistically most sought after home.”

via www.slate.com

Yikes.

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No One Wants To Live In A World Of Uncircumcised Penises - Breitbart

Get the snip and you end up cleaner, sexier, better in bed and less prone to disease. What’s not to love? And I say this, I may as well confess to you, as someone who, despite matrilineal Jewish heritage, never got it done, and is too much of a coward to book myself in for it as an adult. Spare your kids the same conundrum. Women don’t want to hurt your feelings, so they say it’s fine and they don’t mind. But they do. Cut your kids.

via www.breitbart.com

Don't blame me. Blame instapundit.

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Why Bernie Sanders' Decades-Old Rape Fantasies Matter to 2016 - Bloomberg Politics

His essay, in the Vermont Freeman, begins this way:

A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees. A woman tied up. A woman abused.

A woman enjoys intercourse with her man—as she fantasizes about being raped by 3 men simultaneously.

Later in the piece, he seems to be saying that traditional gender roles are hurting both men and women, and need to be discarded ASAP. But that changes nothing about his starting point, which is that men typically fantasize about hurting and humiliating women, and women typically fantasize about gang rape.

via www.bloomberg.com

These aren't my fantasies but maybe I'm just weird.

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All 8 women fail Ranger School: Some Rangers say standards should change (+video) - CSMonitor.com

On Friday, the Army announced that all the women who had attempted to graduate from Ranger School had officially failed to meet the standards, according to a military source.

via www.csmonitor.com

NPR is going to be so disappointed.

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‘Silicon Valley’: HBO's Most Subversively Conservative Show

Silicon Valley is at its best when it exposes the conflicts between innovation and the pretension of elite Californians who inhabit Silicon Valley. That premise is what makes it the most fun and subversive conservative show on television.

via thefederalist.com

Season 1 was too funny. The logo imbroglio was a hoot. I should watch Season 2.

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Dennis Hastert and the Illinois Combine - Chicago Tribune

Hastert knows all this. He knows the players. He wasn't accused of wrongdoing, but he was there, watching.

Yet though his mouthpieces and spinners, he's presented as an "aw shucks," down-to-earth high school wrestling coach, a guy who likes to work on his own cars.

But there isn't anything aw shucks about him.

via www.chicagotribune.com

We should make Illinois a colony, like Puerto Rico. (I don't mean to imply PR should be a colony.)

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