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Current Topic: Society

RE: NYU student sleeps for months in library basement
Topic: Society 3:58 pm EDT, Apr 28, 2004

] [ Yeah, that's quite a lot of fortitude. I'm sure i would
] have given up long before living in the basement. I had no
] idea NYU was that expensive. I'm pretty sure frickin'
] Vanderbilt was just barely more than that including housing.
] Edumacation costs a damn lot. -k]

The article quotes NYU's tuition as $31,000/year.
According to NYU's website, Tuition is $28,496/year, and housing is another ~$12k.

According to Vanderbilt's website, 2004/2005 tuition is $29,240. Housing is another ~6k.

I'm shocked to see how much it has gone up even since I graduated, but I'm also surprised that NYU is more expensive in total than Vandy, though a lot of that is cost-of-living.

RE: NYU student sleeps for months in library basement


TOMPAINE.com - Under The Cover Of Darkness
Topic: Society 1:58 pm EST, Dec 17, 2003

] Never before has the House of Representatives operated in
] such secrecy:
]
] At 2:54 a.m. on a Friday in March, the House cut veterans
] benefits by three votes.
]
] At 2:39 a.m. on a Friday in April, the House slashed
] education and health care by five votes.
]
] At 1:56 a.m. on a Friday in May, the House passed the
] Leave No Millionaire Behind tax-cut bill by a handful of
] votes.
]
] At 2:33 a.m. on a Friday in June, the House passed the
] Medicare privatization and prescription drug bill by one
] vote.
]
] At 12:57 a.m. on a Friday in July, the House eviscerated
] Head Start by one vote.
]
] And then, after returning from summer recess, at 12:12
] a.m. on a Friday in October, the House voted $87 billion
] for Iraq.

great article on how the house has been run this year by the other side of the aisle.

TOMPAINE.com - Under The Cover Of Darkness


Fortune.com - Value Driven - Admit It: You, Too, Are Paris Hilton
Topic: Society 1:57 pm EST, Dec 17, 2003

What's your reaction? Laughing? Loathing? Fine¬óbut be careful. Because the truth is, if average Americans of even 30 to 40 years ago could see us today, they'd think we were all spoiled just as rotten as any young Trump, Newhouse, or Bloomberg.

You know it's true. How many televisions do you have? Do you even know? How many channels do you get? Do your kids refuse to watch black-and-white programs? No one had a VCR in 1970. Now 240 million of us do, but VCRs are history now that Wal-Mart is selling DVD players for $29.

Hrm, I have two TV's, though only one in use, but I don't get cable and don't miss it... I don't have a car... I cook at home way more often than I eat out...

But I do own somewhere around $2,000 of makeup. Nevermind.

Hi. My name is Paris. Pleased to meet you ::giggle::

Fortune.com - Value Driven - Admit It: You, Too, Are Paris Hilton


Vaccinate Thy Neighbor
Topic: Society 3:05 pm EST, Dec 12, 2003

] Reuven Cohen of Bar-Ilan University in Israel and his
] colleagues propose a simple modification of random
] vaccination that is more effective, according to their
] computer simulations. The idea is to randomly choose,
] say, 20% of the individuals and ask them to name one
] acquaintance; then vaccinate those acquaintances.
] Potential super-spreaders have such a large number of
] acquaintances that they are very likely to be named at
] least once, the researchers found. On the other hand, the
] super-spreaders are so few in number that the random 20%
] of individuals is unlikely to include many of them.

Vaccinate Thy Neighbor


The Seattle Times: Local News: Teacher gets maximum sentence in rape of 14-year-old son's friend
Topic: Society 12:11 am EDT, Jul 30, 2002

"Susan Lemery looked poised and relaxed as Superior Court Judge Ellen Fair sentenced her yesterday to five years in prison, the maximum allowable time for her recent conviction on three counts of third-degree child rape and two counts of third-degree child molestation.

The former Mukilteo School District second-grade teacher was convicted last month for having sex with one of her son's 14-year-old friends in spring 2001."

Why in a *million years* would a grown woman want to sleep with a 14 year old boy? I don't get it. He'd have zero clue - it would be the world's most pointless, short sex ever.

The Seattle Times: Local News: Teacher gets maximum sentence in rape of 14-year-old son's friend


Domains Reregistered for Distribution of Unrelated Content - A Case Study of
Topic: Society 11:40 pm EDT, Jul 29, 2002

"In recent years, many Internet users have become aware that when domain names expire (after their original registrants forget, fail, or otherwise decline to renew them), the domain names may be reregistered by others. This feature of the management of the domain name system might be thought to be desirable since it allows and facilitates a turnover of names from those uninterested in using them to those who in fact do seek to put them to active use. But recent experience shows that this structure also allows domains to be renewed by firms who do not seem to seek to use the domains to offer original content but rather seem to hope to profit from the prior promotional works of others."

Domains Reregistered for Distribution of Unrelated Content - A Case Study of


CASPIAN Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion And Numbering
Topic: Society 11:34 pm EDT, Jul 29, 2002

"In the eyes of many consumers the pricing issues surrounding supermarket "loyalty" card programs can be summed up in one simple concept: those who don't have a card pay more at the register. The stores portray it in a similar manner, but call it "rewarding loyal customers" with lower prices. But few things in life are truly simple, and supermarket cards are no different."

CASPIAN Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion And Numbering


Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Topic: Society 11:01 pm EDT, Jun 18, 2002

Since 1947, Americans United has worked to protect the constitutional principle of church-state separation, a vital cornerstone of religious liberty. Americans of many faiths and political viewpoints, individuals from all walks of life, have come together to defend freedoms.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State


Yahoo! News - Supreme Court Rules on Bus Searches
Topic: Society 10:56 pm EDT, Jun 18, 2002

"WASHINGTON (AP) - In a decision that could aid the government's anti-terrorism efforts, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that police can question passengers on buses and trains and search for evidence without informing them that they can refuse."

So if you get arrested, they have to inform you of your rights, but if you're just sitting on a bus, your rights are your own problem.

Yahoo! News - Supreme Court Rules on Bus Searches


Nerve.com - Abercrombie & Fitch Index
Topic: Society 3:53 am EDT, Jun 12, 2002

Not work-safe.

Abercromie & fitch's latest catalog - by the numbers.

Nerve.com - Abercrombie & Fitch Index


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