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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #3150 on: May 15, 2018, 03:32:05 pm »
Sorry, couldn't get past the 2 minute mark.
Me neither.  I zoomed to see her undress and then aborted.

Wow you all missed the pole dance and group thing at the end.  :banana :banana :banana
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #3151 on: May 15, 2018, 03:49:15 pm »
I have absolutely no knowledge about this but she specifically mentioned her relative staying up late in Korea to watch that..... well, whatever it was. So my suspicion is that her Cornell University education did not cost her anywhere near full tuition, if anything at all. But she certainly found out how to gain attention and notoriety, regardless of whether those qualities were positive or negative in her case.

Top US universities have a large number of students, especially grad students, attending the school tuition- free (usually all expenses paid). This is these school's method of 'reaching out' and trying to level the playing field. Actually I think it is a noble concept but in actual practice, if often ends up with people artificially "empowered" to behave any way they want, which is often odd and sometimes badly.

I went to school with an unusually high number of Indian nationals in the physics and engineering colleges of the school I attended. They were quiet, reserved, very much retiring people who worked and studied hard. They were overall excellent students and also very nice, humble people. Their English skills were often lacking but I found it more than worth the effort required to communicate with these people and frankly would rather spend time with many of them than some of the Americans I went to school with.

And for whatever it is worth, I did not find my area of he University to be left- leaning and most certainly not liberal in any way, stretch or form. Then again, I was on the 'hard scienses' part of the campus and so really cannot comment on the institution as a whole. But trust me, engineers tend to be conservative. Please note that this woman's thesis was in 'humanities'..... of course.  ::)

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I just read more about this video. Apparently she was presenting here senior thesis at Cornell University. I looked it up and on average, Cornell costs $67,000/year or $280,000 for a 4 year degree. I think she should demand her money back as they obviously didn't teach her anything or value.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #3152 on: May 15, 2018, 03:55:19 pm »
It's incredible that feminism has evolved into women being half-naked and promiscuous.  Yeah, that'll really stick it to the men.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #3153 on: May 16, 2018, 12:40:10 am »
Due to the nature of my job I work a lot with the  "offshore" guys in the various Indian offices over in Mumbai (which is where a lot of the chaps you're referring too probably end up) or when they come over here on "secondment"

They are usally very well educated but depending on their job role many of them are "stifled" by their companies working practices which is a real pity as If you get them in a one to one then they can be most helpful.

It's also noticeable that over the last 15 years there has been a huge increase in the number of (Indian) women  in good roles in these offshore companies


BTW did they go out frequently to play cricket , most of them are obsessed by it:)



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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #3154 on: May 17, 2018, 06:01:06 pm »
OK, to get this thread back off- topic, where it belongs:

The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, and is visited by an estimated 7 to 8 million people every year. Originally built by Shah Jahan to entomb his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Construction started in 1635 and continued through 1653, at a cost of approx. $827 million dollars (2015 dollar value). A beautiful series of buildings, sitting on 17 acres of land, it is one of the leading tourist attractions in the world today.

There is a common story that the Shaw built this mausoleum in white but planned an identical tomb to be built in all black marble for himself. As the story goes, he died before construction on that next tomb was even started but in truth, no further tombs were planned, and both Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal are entombed in the Taj Mahal.

As a useless piece of trivia, the largest burial tomb in the US is Grant National Memorial, commonly known as Grant's tomb, located just about mid- Manhattan in NYC, NY, USA. Grant was entombed there 12 years after he died, on April 17, 1897, with his wife Julia being interred beside him several years later when she too passed away.

Which also yields the correct answer to the oft- asked question: Who is buried in Grant's tomb? The correct answer being both Ulysses AND Julia (Dent) Grant.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #3155 on: May 17, 2018, 06:49:41 pm »
OK, to get this thread back off- topic, where it belongs:

The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, and is visited by an estimated 7 to 8 million people every year. Originally built by Shah Jahan to entomb his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Construction started in 1635 and continued through 1653, at a cost of approx. $827 million dollars (2015 dollar value). A beautiful series of buildings, sitting on 17 acres of land, it is one of the leading tourist attractions in the world today.

There is a common story that the Shaw built this mausoleum in white but planned an identical tomb to be built in all black marble for himself. As the story goes, he died before construction on that next tomb was even started but in truth, no further tombs were planned, and both Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal are entombed in the Taj Mahal.

As a useless piece of trivia, the largest burial tomb in the US is Grant National Memorial, commonly known as Grant's tomb, located just about mid- Manhattan in NYC, NY, USA. Grant was entombed there 12 years after he died, on April 17, 1897, with his wife Julia being interred beside him several years later when she too passed away.

Which also yields the correct answer to the oft- asked question: Who is buried in Grant's tomb? The correct answer being both Ulysses AND Julia (Dent) Grant.

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So... What is grown on Grant's farm?
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #3156 on: May 17, 2018, 07:16:19 pm »
Speaking of the Taj Mahal ... I've been renovating an almost-lost-cause barn for over 5 months now, and it's taking so long I'm starting to get questions about why. I decided today I'm going to start responding that I'm building the Taj Mah-barn.

I'm really starting to think this would've gone waaay faster/better/cheaper/smoother had the rotting version been knocked down and start from scratch. Determining what all is rotten, how rotten is too rotten, spending the time removing said rotten, then replacing with new ... it takes a loooot more time than I would've thought ... and I've constructed quite a few things in my time.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #3157 on: May 17, 2018, 09:36:05 pm »
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #3158 on: May 18, 2018, 05:49:20 am »
If you're married it could become... https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098621/
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #3159 on: May 18, 2018, 06:13:56 am »
OK, to get this thread back off- topic, where it belongs:

The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, and is visited by an estimated 7 to 8 million people every year. Originally built by Shah Jahan to entomb his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Construction started in 1635 and continued through 1653, at a cost of approx. $827 million dollars (2015 dollar value). A beautiful series of buildings, sitting on 17 acres of land, it is one of the leading tourist attractions in the world today.

There is a common story that the Shaw built this mausoleum in white but planned an identical tomb to be built in all black marble for himself. As the story goes, he died before construction on that next tomb was even started but in truth, no further tombs were planned, and both Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal are entombed in the Taj Mahal.

As a useless piece of trivia, the largest burial tomb in the US is Grant National Memorial, commonly known as Grant's tomb, located just about mid- Manhattan in NYC, NY, USA. Grant was entombed there 12 years after he died, on April 17, 1897, with his wife Julia being interred beside him several years later when she too passed away.

Which also yields the correct answer to the oft- asked question: Who is buried in Grant's tomb? The correct answer being both Ulysses AND Julia (Dent) Grant.

Brian

I was at the Taj Mahal 5 or 6 years ago. Some more trivia, the 4 pillars around the building slightly lean away from the building so that in the case of an earthquake they would fall away from the building.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #3160 on: May 20, 2018, 07:34:29 am »
It's incredible that feminism has evolved into women being half-naked and promiscuous.  Yeah, that'll really stick it to the men.

I think there is more to feminism than being half-naked and promiscuous. Those may be by-products of them rejecting traditional boundaries and norms.
The guy who convinced women that topless protesting is very effective, is pure genius.  ;D
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #3161 on: May 20, 2018, 07:46:06 am »
IMO, the Cornell lass didn't go far enough. Hope I never reach the state of mind where I get upset by harmless youthful exuberance or by young ladies not closely related to me, shedding their clothes. That level of curmudgeon requires a boneheadedness which can only result from inadvertently placing a bone stimulator contraption on the cranium. To my knowledge, nobody's Constitutional rights were tinkered with or harmed by that senior thesis presentation.
PS. Progressive insurance co. is running ads showing people thinking/behaving like their parents. I think they call it parentamorphosis.  Some of the members here seem to have skipped a generation and are behaving like their grandparents. heh..heh...heh
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #3162 on: May 20, 2018, 07:50:25 am »
Further evidence of the renaissance of half-witted intolerance : https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/05/17/us/aaron-schlossberg-attorney-racist-rant/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

At the other end of the racial harmony spectrum there was the Brit Royal wedding yesterday which offers some hope for optimism.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #3163 on: May 20, 2018, 10:59:32 am »
Further evidence of the renaissance of half-witted intolerance : https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/05/17/us/aaron-schlossberg-attorney-racist-rant/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

At the other end of the racial harmony spectrum there was the Brit Royal wedding yesterday which offers some hope for optimism.

yep.... ::)
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #3164 on: May 20, 2018, 11:10:33 am »
So I take it you do not believe the data contained in the book The Bell Curve?

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IMO, the Cornell lass didn't go far enough. Hope I never reach the state of mind where I get upset by harmless youthful exuberance or by young ladies not closely related to me, shedding their clothes. That level of curmudgeon requires a boneheadedness which can only result from inadvertently placing a bone stimulator contraption on the cranium. To my knowledge, nobody's Constitutional rights were tinkered with or harmed by that senior thesis presentation.
PS. Progressive insurance co. is running ads showing people thinking/behaving like their parents. I think they call it parentamorphosis.  Some of the members here seem to have skipped a generation and are behaving like their grandparents. heh..heh...heh
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