I’ll just raise some of the other school-related fallacies in Trump’s argument, such as the inherent suggestion that Columbia and Harvard have a record of making admissions errors and somehow got fooled by the kid from Hawaii, or that there are set minimum requirements, or a particular fitness model, to being offered admission. Neither, of course, is true.
Schools, even in the Ivy League, admit students for all kinds of reasons. Athletes are sometimes admitted for their skill on their field or court rather than their academic prowess, and musicians are accepted for their talent and not their calculus grade, and daughters and sons of philanthropic millionaires and billionaires are sometimes accepted because they are daughters and sons of philanthropic millionaires and billionaires.
That’s something you’d expect Trump to know.
People who went to Occidental College with Obama said he was plenty smart. At Harvard Law School he was selected by his peers as president of the Harvard Law Review, and he graduated magna cum laude. Columbia and Harvard saw something in Obama that they thought was worth fostering. They weren’t wrong.
At some point we can hope that everybody realizes that with this Ivy League nonsense Trump is just being, well, Trump-- and that everybody stops listening.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Mr. trump, before you make yourself out to be an even bigger idiot than you already are, people around the country are calling on you to shut up and here's why (quoting the Washington Post) :
Posted by Unknown at 4/28/2011 10:54:00 AM
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This is quite a shock. I loved her character "Sarah Jane" along with Tom Baker as "The Doctor". She will be missed. R.I.P. Elisabeth Sladen.
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Read the rest : http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/04/us-genital-idUSTRE7230RO20110304
(Reuters) - When it comes to male fertility, it turns out that size does matter.
The dimension in question is not penis or testicle size, but a measurement known as anogenital distance, or AGD.
Men whose AGD is shorter than the median length -- around 2 inches (52 mm) -- have seven times the chance of being sub-fertile as those with a longer AGD, according to a study published on Friday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
That distance, measured from the anus to the underside of the scrotum, is linked to male fertility, including semen volume and sperm count, the study found. The shorter the AGD, the more likely a man was to have a low sperm count.
This offers the prospect of a relatively simple screening test for men, said study co-author Shanna Swan of the University of Rochester Medical Center.
"It's non-invasive and anybody can do it, and it's not sensitive to the kinds of things that sperm count is sensitive to, like stress or whether you have a cold or whether it's hot out," Swan said in a telephone interview.
"If somebody's got a short AGD, particularly if they have problems conceiving, I would say get to the infertility doctor, because the chances are good that something is wrong."
To reach their conclusions, researchers measured the AGDs of 126 men born in or after 1988, a small but statistically significant sample, Swan said.
The study did not address what might cause certain men to have short AGD measurements.
As Mr. Jervis said, this is going to be made into a porn plot. LOL
Posted by Unknown at 4/04/2011 11:55:00 AM