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Why you shouldn't trust the Better Business Bureau

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 19:55
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    I believe that I'm smarter than other ppl. Should I get an MS in nuclear eng?

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 19:21
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    • Rin says MMR says I agree with that part regarding putting HS on your CV; I wonder what kind of advice people are getting to think that that's a good idea Two kinds, stupid HS teachers with a 'college instructor' complex and two, students who're duped into believing that the world is at *awe* with the Bronx Science/Stuyvesant tales, as if the entire world grew up in the NYC magnet HS system, when it clearly didn't. MMR says , what if the kid also wanted to participate in sports (like an NCAA revenue producing team sport) ....tennis and other individual sports/pursuits If a person is NCAA bound, then he needs a traditional HS with a sports programs. Chances are, that person will know at a very early age, that he's the next Kobe Bryant. And in that situation, the thought of making the Olympics or some professional NBA squad, is a far greater priority than getting accepted into some AMA medical school or Univ of London, pre-finance/economics distance program. MMR says they would still probably have to provide scores for the SAT, PSAT, AP scores, is that correct? Only the SATs, the others are not that important for transfer admissions to a regular US college, from another college. MMR says anyone who is on a preprofessional track (esp Medicine) is much better off learning independently of the classroom environment and scheduling their own extracurriculars/community service etc. After all, teaching oneself is what one would do as an undergrad and in med school itself. Spot on! MMR says One of the 6 public schools with the strongest track record for Harvard admission. 100 schools (94 private and 6 public) or 0.3 % of all high schools make up 22% of Harvard's student body..but then again as a New Englander in the know, you probably knew that In all honesty ... if one's a smart Bostonian, meaning grown up within commuting distance of the city, one can get a degree out of Harvard's continuing ed, extension program. If one's a great student, one can take additional classes during the day, as a special student, and get recommendation letters from full time "day hours" Harvard faculty. In the end, that person, now being a true self-starter, has just as good of a chance of getting into a Harvard graduate program, as the ass kissers who'd played the game, just to gain admissions to the daytime Harvard College program. Remember, Al Gore isn't interested in getting a Masters or PhD in applied math or history at Harvard. As a lazy *Fortunate Son* shithead, his only job is to get a college degree so that he can *name drop* at the parties, which his father hosts for other politicians. MMR says What are the benefits of Studying STEM subjects, notwithstanding the mediocre job prospects? Taking the Patent Agent exam. For the most part, that's the best aspect of being a STEM grad....
    • MMR says Rin says Here's the thing ... HS does not matter. No matter what, putting Stuyvesant HS on one's resume makes that person look like a doofus I agree with that part regarding putting HS on your CV; I wonder what kind of advice people are getting to think that that's a good idea, but then again I went to a high school where more than 16 people got pregnant and 40% dropped out....most people I know went to schools where they had double digit National Merit Scholars.......It does show that a person is smart, but also a beneficiary of opportunity that rural people like myself never had... But other than tennis, what if the kid also wanted to participate in sports (like an NCAA revenue producing team sport) ....tennis and other individual sports/pursuits lend themselves well to a GED/early graduation model. But getting a GED might make it impossible to play sports. Some high schools offer their curriculum online and students can essentially finish HS in 2 years and could get an associates degree with the remaining time(winter, spring and summer semesters). One I found was in Orange County and offers both AP and a STEM track. What are the benefits of Studying STEM subjects, notwithstanding the mediocre job prospects? http://www.lhsoc.org/olo Although I agree that going through the college admissions process the way stuy students and students at other schools go through admissions, I do think that learning to excel on standardized tests starting with SSAT/ISEE, SAT, along with AP exams is an important experience, especially for those who aspire to study medicine, as basic sciences and 3rd year clinicals USMLEs are non-stop intense test preparation. Even residency is step 3 in first year, the in-service exams and board certification at the end of residency. In high school pursuing an associates degree, I recall you mentioned the Economics/Finance/Mathematics track. What other tracks, if any would make sense for someone who pursued an associates degree in high school? If someone weren't going to the LSE and opted to transfer to a 4 year school in the US, they would still probably have to provide scores for the SAT, PSAT, AP scores, is that correct? Other than sports, anyone who is on a preprofessional track (esp Medicine) is much better off learning independently of the classroom environment and scheduling their own extracurriculars/community service etc. After all, teaching oneself is what one would do as an undergrad and in med school itself. Rin says Boston Latin grads (local magnet school) One of the 6 public schools with the strongest track record for Harvard admission. 100 schools (94 private and 6 public) or 0.3 % of all high schools make up 22% of Harvard's student body..but then again as a New Englander in the know, you probably knew that http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118747/ivy-league-schools-are-overrated-send-your-kids-elsewhere...
    • Rin says MMR says Given the availability of these online schools, which would be the better choice between the online degree vs GED? Here's the thing ... HS does not matter. No matter what, putting Stuyvesant HS on one's resume makes that person look like a doofus. The average white collar worker, has his work experience and 1st college degree on the resume, not HS. But on the flip side, if one applies for a work visa to another country, one's HS adds points to the application, whereas a GED doesn't make sense to the visa folks. On the flip side, when transferring between colleges, the college GPA matters more than HS. There were Boston Latin grads (local magnet school), with average HS GPAs, who'd gotten dean's list at the various UMass campuses, to gain transfer admissions to places like Michigan or Cornell, whereas from HS, their GPA was considered low by HS standards....

    14 People Shot in 15 Hours: Rahm Emanuel Calls for More Gun Legislation

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 19:19
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    • HEY YOU says Ironman, Leave Obama alone,he's too busy droning funerals,weddings & bombing(missile-ing") Doctors without Borders....
    • Ironman says Strategist says Of these 2,300 who got shot, please delete.... The criminals who are not people. The gang members who shot each other and did us a favor. How many are left? They are the "people" who got shot that is a tragic loss. How many were Obama's sons?...
    • Strategist says Ironman says And yet 2,300 people have been shot in the city this year, which is a 21% increase from last year. Of these 2,300 who got shot, please delete.... The criminals who are not people. The gang members who shot each other and did us a favor. How many are left? They are the "people" who got shot that is a tragic loss....

    Fox News most-trusted TV news/commentary source: poll

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 17:35
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    • Tenpoundbass says I find those 2nd pick polls very disingenuous. There's no such thing as a second pick, there can only be one primary winner. Then there are more than 5% that would vote for Trump as second pick. And Trump has way more than 26% of the first pick as well. Then there's this... If the Democratic Primary for President was held today, and the candidates were {RANDOMIZE} Joe Biden, Lincoln Chafee, Hillary Clinton,LarryLessig, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders, or Jim Webb, for whom would you vote or lean toward? {Results embargoed for future USA TODAY report} First let me say WOW! I didn't know there was such a Strong Democrat field. That's 5 people and they haven't had one single debate yet. They have Ted Cruz at 5% Breibart has Donald at 38% and Cruz at 19%. Trump 38% SEN. TED CRUZ 19% DR. BEN CARSON 14% I'm not saying that Breibart is 100% correct. But I would bet they get more registered Republican voters that will actually translate their poll into real votes at the primary....
    • Ironman says Tenpoundbass says Obviously FOX's own Poll bullshit. Nope: http://www.suffolk.edu/documents/SUPRC/9_30_2015_marginals.pdf...
    • Ironman says Tenpoundbass says I find it odd that TMZ nor Breitbart are on that list. Even odder.... Some people (Dan) considers Comedy Central a "news" source......

    Big data is reducing U.S. murder rate

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 16:57
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    Secret Service leaks Application of Congressman in retaliation for Hearings

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 16:44
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    • HEY YOU says I love the joke of a govt. that R & D voters have created....

    IFTTT

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 15:57
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      ISIS has WMD's!!!!!

      Wed, 09/30/2015 - 14:18
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      • thunderlips11 says 20 years from now, this will go down as the turning point of Neocon/Liberal Interventionism and the end of American Unipolarity. A Chinese Warship, rumored to be carrying PLA Military advisors, in on the way to Syria. http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/chinese-warship-on-its-way-to-syria/article7707301.ece...
      • Tenpoundbass says Why does ISIS have Walter Mitty's Drugs?...
      • HydroCabron says Tenpoundbass says Hillary pap-smear results and asked her to pick up some extra strength Mons. 7 That Sarah Palin is sooo dumb ... hur hur dur hurrh....

      Hard core cardio releases cannabinoids

      Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:37
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      • Ceffer says Marijuana Rape! Now, my own body is raping me with Marijuana! Where are my reparations!...
      • errc says Ixnay on the cannabinoids talk. Our resident marijuana rape victim is in earshot. Ceffer sleeps with his nighty lighty on so the big sour diesel boogie man wont come get him!...
      • Ceffer says I ran a 100 yd. dash, and now I don't care any more and can't remember my time. Must be those endocannabinoids....

      New Orwellian term about to destroy speech forever

      Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:56
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      • New Renter says lostand confused says Considering all the problems in the world-this is what they discuss in the UN?? I'll bet if you zoom in on the delegates most were playing Angry Birds....
      • Tenpoundbass says "Hey hon how was your day at the UN today..." "Well first DSK droped by with some hookers and some blow, then we listened to the same old countries call America the Devil. Then we took a 5 martini lunch then feilded crack pot Liberals for the rest of the day. I tell ya, it's amazing they pay me to show up!"...
      • lostand confused says Considering all the problems in the world-this is what they discuss in the UN??...

      The Anointing.

      Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:39
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        Real estate market becoming less bullish

        Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:39
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        • HEY YOU says The market may be less bullish but that doesn't stop stupid from overpaying....

        Congressional Benghazi investigation now longest ever, longer than Watergate

        Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:30
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        • Tenpoundbass says iwog says Nice job by the way in helping to create a government that investigated Benghazi 10 times. There will be statues and monuments to this 100 years from now. I'm sure that will be the footnote in Hillary's Infamy. It took ten times but we got her!...
        • HydroCabron says Taxpayer-funded attacks on a Clinton's poll numbers are a feature dictated by the Constitution (Article 16, section XIV)....
        • iwog says Tenpoundbass says It's refreshing actually there's hope for anyone that isn't a Siberian Lesbian Clam Wrestler. Nice job by the way in helping to create a government that investigated Benghazi 10 times. There will be statues and monuments to this 100 years from now....

        Test

        Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:27
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          Do it for your mom

          Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:08
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          • Dan8267 says Ironman says I don't think your boyfriend at Georgie's will be able to make that happen! I'm sure your son will be OK with it....
          • Ironman says Dan8267 says I, for one, will do my part to help solve Denmark's population problem. I don't think your boyfriend at Georgie's will be able to make that happen!...

          Best and worst cities for people with disabilities

          Wed, 09/30/2015 - 09:49
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            Russia conducts first airstrike in Syria.

            Wed, 09/30/2015 - 09:27
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            • thunderlips11 says Moderate Rebel destroys Pagan Idol of the Infidel Christians. ...
            • thunderlips11 says The Propaganda just ain't working. Americans have short memories, but everybody remembers Al Qaeda did 9/11. Everybody remembers the US, UK, etc. chasing down AQ in Afghanistan and Iraq. Trying to claim now that the Jihadi Islamist AQ Affiliates against Assad are freedom fighters and Russia is wrong to bomb them isn't working. In fact, mouths are open wide at the chutzpah of the MSM, DoD, and WH for trying to assert this. Even on the dumbest places on the net, like the Yahoo! Commentariat, even ideologue and mainstream brainless sites at WaPo, the NYT, etc. the vast majority of posters think Russia is just dandy for bombing Jihadis. The Europeans are excited that a wrap up in the US-Saudi created Syrian situation will mean less refugees Poor failed DC ideologues, you bluffed and got called on it this time. This time you won't be allowed to make a mess and walk away....
            • thunderlips11 says Straw Man says Just like Assad is the same type of rotten shit as Chausescu was, just little more lucky. Yes, that Assad, a torturer unhelpful to the United States He was with us on torture, before he tortured without us....

            Government succeeds where free market fails miserably

            Wed, 09/30/2015 - 08:46
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            • Dan8267 says Strategist says Ha ha ha. You are so naive. They haven't had time to fail just yet. A hypothetical argument which could be applied to anything including using the military to combat ISIS. There is no actual analysis or reasoning or evidence in you argument....
            • Strategist says Dan8267 says Holy shit, the government offers faster, cheaper Internet access than private industry. It's almost as if private industry often fleeces customers and has a perverse incentive to exploit their customers that government does not. But that contradicts the dogma that private industry is always better than government and the "free" market is always better than evil socialism. I'm sure these facts won't change any minds though. Conservative economics is a religion, not subject to reality, science, or empirical verification. We just have to have faith that city-run fiber will fail, end up costing more, and turn your children into gay communist Muslims. Ha ha ha. You are so naive. They haven't had time to fail just yet. They obviously used non government contractors to build it. Eventually, the costs to run this will be so high, they will turn it over to a private corporation, for 10 cents on the dollar. That's OK Dan, we know you have faith in everything that does not work....
            • HEY YOU says I'll not let this slide. Is Salisbury, North Carolina governed by Rep/Con/Teas? If so,then it's another rightwingnut,big govt.,socialist,redistribution city that prevents unregulated "Corporations are people" from benefiting from the great American Free Market. Damn! I've almost perfected the constant attacking of the R/C/Ts agenda....

            Internet Cattitude

            Wed, 09/30/2015 - 08:02
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