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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Good morning, GN!

I admit it -- I have zero idea as to what the thread pics refer to.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

Oh, and good morning, Mac!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

I love the concept in the thread pic. Now can we figure out some way to do the same kind of thing to the censors at Twitter and Facebook?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

Ha! I’m giving you a run for your money!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

The RoP appears to have struck in France again against Charlie Hebdo. It makes me wonder whatever happened to Molly Norris?
https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/norris_molly.htm

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven!

Fatwa -- thanks for checking in. I’m glad this job is going better than the previous one.

Sven -- my guess is that Molly Norris is still keeping a low profile. The perpetually offended have long memories.

I read this morning that the husband of Sen. Diane Feinstein used his influence as a UC Regent to get an unqualified applicant into UC Berkeley. The LA Times article is full of wonderfully self-unaware comments, such as

“The UC Board of Regents takes these matters very seriously and any violations will be promptly and appropriately addressed,” Board of Regents Chairman John A.Pérez said in a statement.

Apparently some Regents don’t take this seriously. And considering the audit identified 64 such admissions since 2013, his idea of “prompt” leaves something to be desired.
Or a comment from the former Chancellor of UC Santa Cruz:

Allowing benefactors of power and privilege to sway admission decisions would be unethical, he said. “We all know it’s a big no-no,”

It’s quite clear that everyone doesn’t in fact know this. Previously he stated that he received several appeals from regents or donors each year to intervene on behalf of favored candidates. He would then “forward the information to admissions officers, making it clear they were not to let it influence their decisions.” Yeah, right!