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Teen Pens Hilariously Scathing Open Letter After She Didn’t Get Into Her Top Schools: ‘To (All) the Colleges That Rejected Me’

Teen Pens Hilariously Scathing Open Letter After She Didn’t Get Into Her Top Schools: ‘To (All) the Colleges That Rejected Me’

Madeleine Morgenstern

To (All) the Colleges That Rejected Me: Teens Hilariously Scathing Open Letter After She Didnt Get Into Her Top Schools

In her view, Suzy Lee Weiss did everything right.

The Pittsburgh high school senior has a 4.5 GPA, scored 2120 on her SATs and worked as a page in the U.S. Senate.

Still, she didn’t get accepted to any of her top colleges, including Princeton, Yale or the University of Pennsylvania.

So she took to the Wall Street Journal to vent her frustrations, penning an acid-tongued (and she says satirical) open letter to the schools that rejected her. In the line of fire: diversity (she has as much “as a saltine cracker”) and even her mom and dad, who “gave up on parenting” their youngest daughter and left her with “a dearth of hobbies that make admissions committees salivate.”

Weiss wrote:

Colleges tell you, “Just be yourself.” That is great advice, as long as yourself has nine extracurriculars, six leadership positions, three varsity sports, killer SAT scores and two moms. Then by all means, be yourself! If you work at a local pizza shop and are the slowest person on the cross-country team, consider taking your business elsewhere.

What could I have done differently over the past years?

For starters, had I known two years ago what I know now, I would have gladly worn a headdress to school. Show me to any closet, and I would’ve happily come out of it. “Diversity!” I offer about as much diversity as a saltine cracker. If it were up to me, I would’ve been any of the diversities: Navajo, Pacific Islander, anything. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, I salute you and your 1/32 Cherokee heritage.

[…]

Having a tiger mom helps, too. As the youngest of four daughters, I noticed long ago that my parents gave up on parenting me. It has been great in certain ways: Instead of “Be home by 11,” it’s “Don’t wake us up when you come through the door, we’re trying to sleep.” But my parents also left me with a dearth of hobbies that make admissions committees salivate. I’ve never sat down at a piano, never plucked a violin. Karate lasted about a week and the swim team didn’t last past the first lap. Why couldn’t Amy Chua have adopted me as one of her cubs?

Then there was summer camp. I should’ve done what I knew was best—go to Africa, scoop up some suffering child, take a few pictures, and write my essays about how spending that afternoon with Kinto changed my life. Because everyone knows that if you don’t have anything difficult going on in your own life, you should just hop on a plane so you’re able to talk about what other people have to deal with.

Her letter, published a week ago, prompted a storm of online commentary, with one person calling her “an entitled little brat” but others applauding her for speaking the truth about the college admissions process.

Weiss said it was all in fun, and that she wrote the letter after her mother grew tired of hearing her moan and complain about the rejections.

“It’s a satire. That’s the point. Just like ’30 Rock’ is a satire, which pokes fun at things that are politically correct. That’s what I was trying to do,” she said Thursday on NBC’s “Today.”

And she said diversity itself is a good thing, but that it’s perhaps given too much weight.

“In this day and age, we’re being judged on things we cannot control, as opposed to things that we can,” she said. “It’s such a rat race nowadays days and it’s such a business model as opposed to who’s most qualified should get in. It’s a crap-shoot and I understand that.”

Weiss said she’s gotten job and internship offers since the letter was published, and did receive acceptances to plenty of other schools as well, including the University of Michigan, Indiana and Penn State.

She said she’s still undecided about which she’ll choose.

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“Racist”

“Racist” — A Word Invented by USSR’s Leon Trotsky

by Dustin Stanley

The word “racist” has for a long time been the single most effective fear-word in the leftist and neoconservative arsenal. For decades, they have successfully used it in the political arena to slander traditionalists, shut down debate, and leave opponents running for cover. In the social arena, they have caused even more damage by using it to brainwash impressionable children and young college students, and to teach people to hate their nation, their cultural traditions, and worst of all, themselves.

What surprisingly remains almost totally undiscussed, even on the hard core traditionalist Right, is the word’s origin. Did it come from a liberal sociologist? A 60’s Marxist college professor? Perhaps a politician in the Democratic Party? No. It turns out that the word was invented by none other than one of the principal architects of the 74-year Soviet nightmare, the founder and first leader of the infamous Red Army, Leon Trotsky.

This is Leon Trotsky’s 1930 work, “The History of the Russian Revolution”, from which shown above is a passage. The last word in that passage is , whose Latin transliteration is “racistov”, i.e., “racists”. This work here is the first time in history one will ever find that word.

My more doubtful readers may check the internet, the microfiche and microfilm at the local library, as well as the numerous books arrayed along the shelves there, but they shall never find an earlier usage of the word “racist” than Trotsky’s coinage of the word here.

So the next logical question is what was Leon Trotsky’s purpose in inventing this word? To find out, let us look at a full English translation of the paragraph we looked at before.

“Slavophilism, the messianism of backwardness, has based its philosophy upon the assumption that the Russian people and their church are democratic through and through, whereas official Russia is a German bureaucracy imposed upon them by Peter the Great. Mark remarked upon this theme: “In the same way the Teutonic jackasses blamed the despotism of Frederick the Second upon the French, as though backward slaves were not always in need of civilised slaves to train them.” This brief comment completely finishes off not only the old philosophy of the Slavophiles, but also the latest revelations of the ‘racists.'”

The Slavophiles which Trotsky alluded to were historically a group of traditionalist Slavs who valued greatly their native culture and way of life, and wanted to protect it. Trotsky on the other hand saw them and others like them as an impedement to his internationalist communist plans for the world. This man didn’t care one iota about the Slavic Russians whom he supposedly served. To him, Slavophiles, i.e. Slavs that committed the “crime” of loving their own people and trying to protect their traditional ways were simply “backward”, and others like them were simply “racists”.

The reality of the word’s origin is indeed quite a far cry from the left-liberal version of the story: that the word was coined in bona fides to identify people who were just plain bigoted against certain racial groups, and as a rallying cry for good liberals to protect the racial minorities from the bigots. On the contrary, the actual concept behind the word (even though he hadn’t invented it quite yet) — that ethnocentric “backwardness” must take a back seat to “enlightened” internationalism — was often used by Army-Navy Commissar Trotsky as a rallying cry for good Red Army communists to embark upon murderous rampages against peoples who resisted having their traditional way of life paved over and replaced with an alien system.[1]

Fast-forwarding to today in 2010, the only changes to the word and its underlying concept from 1930 (besides Marxists having perfected the art of achieving the same thing with less blood but no less misery) are that the word’s targets have expanded from just Slavs who won’t submit to the Marxist internationalist plan to uproot and destroy their culture and traditional way of life, to all white people, Slavic or otherwise, who won’t submit to that same vile Marxist plan. Also, those who arm themselves with the word have expanded from a handful of communists to the entire liberal and neoconservative establishment in nations all across the world.

Leon Trotsky, after helping Lenin to create the Soviet murder machine in which he and Trotsky killed 1 to 4 million[2] people, was removed from power and expelled from the Soviet Union in the year 1929 after losing a power struggle to become Lenin’s successor to Josef Stalin. However, before fading into the pages of history, Leon Trotsky would do one last thing in 1930 that would arguably cause more damage to the West than Stalin and his successors’ entire Soviet nuclear arsenal could ever have done. He would invent a word that would empower literally the most rotten, traitorous weasels within the West to redefine those loyal to their people, their cultural traditions and way of life as the worst evil, and to send the government, the education system, and the mass media on an absolute royal crusade until they themselves and virtually everyone else around them actually believe it. And this unholy creation would be repeated over and over again, bolstered by revisionist history fabricated by more of the same rotten weasels falsely portraying the white man as the sole perpetrator of slavery and genocide in the world, and this would go on and on until the West would submit via demoralization to the entire Trotskyist internationalist agenda without a single shot being fired. We can see the final stages of this playing out right now, with racial double standards having been created here in America (at the expense of American whites, of course), with the creation of “racism” and “hate speech” offenses in Europe (only targeting the indigineous population, of course), with the Canadian and Australian governments having implemented “multiculturalism” as official state policy (at the expense of the pre-existing Canadian and Australian cultures), and most of all, with the huge wave of third-world immigration into the West, supported by all Western governments (otherwise it wouldn’t be happening), which is radically changing the makeup and culture of those countries, and is threatening their original populations with becoming a minority in their own countries within just a few decades.

Due especially to Trotsky’s hand in the murder of millions of people under the Lenin regime, as well as the ongoing global recession causing many fence sitters to take a side in these affairs, Rightists have a real opportunity to shut the lid on this word once and for all, simply by telling the truth about who invented the word and what its purpose was (and is). It is an opportunity that we cannot afford to miss. One can hardly imagine a true Euro-nationalist movement where most of the people in it believe they are “racists” for daring to embark on such a project, as today’s reigning system would have us believe.

[1]There is an appalling lack of good material available on the internet about the additional tragedy of the repression of regional sovereignty and self-determination movements after the Czar’s collapse in Russia by Trotsky’s Red Army. One of the best things you’ll find on the web about it is the Nina Turmarkin interview which is the last thing I linked on the paragraph demarcated by this footnote, and is located here:
(http://www.pbs.org/heavenonearth/interviews_tumarkin.html). Ms. Turmarkin discusses the optimism that existed after the February Revolution which overthrew the Czar, about villages that declared their independence from the regime and sewed their own flags, etc. She doesn’t go on to say what happened to those villages and such, but if you know the history, you know of course that they were forced back into the fold, an even worse fold than the Czar’s for that matter, at the point of a Red Army bayonet held by a soldier commanded by Trotsky, and those who would not go back into that worse fold were of course killed. Anyhow, I truly would suggest that the interested reader on this subject get hold of book sources for further reading, because unfortunately what is out there on the web is the bottom of the barrel.

[2]The higher estimate of state murder (4 million) under the Lenin/Trotsky regime is that of political scientist R.J. Rummel in his book Lethal Politics: Soviet Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1917, found here: (http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NOTE4.HTM). I myself was taught a lower estimate of 1-2 million during my school years. The main factors in the deaths were executions of dissidents, brutal suppressions of the self-determination movements that arose after the fall of the Czar and in reaction to the early Soviet police state, and the Russian famine of 1921. The new Soviet government was certainly responsible for the first two. They were at least somewhat responsible for the third, but exactly how responsible is a matter of debate that is beyond the scope of this article. Either way, 1-2 million, 4 million, or somewhere in between, it is absolutely atrocious what happened under that regime.SOURCE

Pregnant Doll With Pregnant Fetus Confirms the Apocalypse Is Nigh

Pregnant Doll With Pregnant Fetus Confirms the Apocalypse Is Nigh
Andrew Liszewski

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Sex education is an important tool for minimizing the spread of certain diseases and unwanted pregnancies, but how far is too far? If you’ve ever asked yourself that question, here’s the answer. This Baby’s First Baby doll comes with a tiny fetus it’s apparently just given birth to. And the doll’s packaging boasts that the baby’s baby is pregnant too. How horrifically awful.

Not surprisingly, you won’t be finding Baby’s First Baby on store shelves this holiday season. It’s a one-off creation by artist Darren Cullen, presumably meant to be a commentary on the various reality shows that seem to be cashing in on teen pregnancies. But mostly it’s just a commentary on the nightmares I’ll be having all weekend. [SpellingMistakesCostLives via Dangerous Minds]
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New ( Politcally Correct Racially Diverse) ‘Spider-Man’ Swinging Into Comic Book Shops

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a new web-slinger in town.

New Yorkers take their fictional heroes seriously, so it may come as a shock to some that Peter Parker, the Queens native whose destiny was forever altered by a radioactive/genetically altered spider, has been killed off in the “Ultimates” imprint of Marvel Comics. The Ultimate series is different from Marvel’s standard line, in which Peter Parker is still happily toiling away as everybody’s favorite hard-luck hero.

No, in the Ultimates series, Peter Parker gets killed at the hands of his nemesis the Green Goblin. But, being a comic book series, no hero stays dead for long. While Peter Parker may be gone, a new kid is stepping into the tights: Miles Morales.

Miles Morales is a half-black, half-Hispanic super-powered teen who gets into the hero game after being inspired by Parker’s death.

“He’s younger than Peter Parker, he’s coming from a completely different background, a completely different world view,” writer Brian Michael Bendis told the Associated Press. Bendis, who has been writing Ultimate Spider-Man (and many other) comics for Marvel since 2000, is enthusiastic about the change. “I’m now sitting with a pile of legitimately new Spider-Man stories to tell and that is the best news a writer could have.”

First, we have One World Government Superman who renounces his American Citizenship in favor or the United Nations. Now this?

No word on whether the change in ethnicity is going to play a role in casting decisions in upcoming Spider-Man movies or Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.

What do you think: does a comic book super-hero’s ethnicity matter? Is this just a cash grab from Marvel or a long-overdue update? Sound off on our comments section.

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The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for LGBT Employees

By Barbara Frankel – Apr 17, 2011

This list really should be called The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for LGBT Employees and Allies, since companies that provide inclusive corporate cultures for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees report increased engagement and support from their friends and relatives as well.

The criteria for determining this list is somewhat different from the other top 10 demographic lists, since there is far less available data on LGBT people than on groups broken down by race/ethnicity or gender. To determine this list, we weigh questions from The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list, including employee participation in LGBT employee-resource groups, and relevant benefits, such as adoption assistance or bereavement leave for domestic partners. Any company that does not offer same-sex domestic-partner health benefits is automatically disqualified from this list, as well as the DiversityInc Top 50 and our other related lists. We also factor in third-party information for this list, including the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, and input from our LGBT partner organizations, such as the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Out & Equal and PFLAG (Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays).

Consider these aggregate facts about the companies on this list:

They average double the percentage of employees actively participating in their LGBT employee-resource groups when compared with the DiversityInc Top 50
They all have relocation assistance for same-sex partners and almost all have adoption assistance, bereavement leave and automatic 401(k) designation for same-sex partners
All have demonstrated strong partnerships with leading LGBT organizations in terms of philanthropy and leadership commitment

Here is the list and a fact about each company and why it made the list:

No. 1: KPMG

No. 29 in the DiversityInc Top 50. Also No. 2 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities; No. 6 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity

KPMG has been a leader in LGBT philanthropy and in its support of its LGBT employee-resource group. The firm’s diversity training reflects its commitment to its LGBT employees. Its [email protected]’s Straight for Equality training, sponsored by the Diversity Advisory Board, is facilitated by the pride network and presented by PFLAG. It is a 90-minute interactive training aimed at general audiences with varying levels of understanding about LGBT issues.

No. 2: Wells Fargo & Co.

No. 40 in the DiversityInc Top 50. Also No. 10 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Asian Americans

Wells Fargo has been a leader in marketing and outreach to the LGBT community. Its philanthropic endeavors include GLSEN, the Point Foundation, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

No. 3: IBM Corp.

No. 7 in the DiversityInc Top 50. Also No. 4 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Asian Americans; No. 1 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities; No. 1 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity

A longtime leader in creating an inclusive workplace, IBM also has been a leader in finding gay and lesbian suppliers. Working closely with the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, IBM has an extensive process to audit these suppliers and to confirm they are gay and lesbian suppliers.

No. 4: Aetna

No. 19 in the DiversityInc Top 50. Also No. 4 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities

The health-insurance company has a strong LGBT employee-resource group and deep support for LGBT rights from the top. CEO and President Mark Bertolini was honored by Out & Equal Workplace Advocates last year as a straight person who has championed gay equality in the workplace.

No. 5: Ernst & Young

No. 5 in the DiversityInc Top 50. Also No. 2 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment & Retention; No. 10 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Latinos; No. 7 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Executive Women; No. 5 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities; No. 2 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity

Ernst & Young has an effective LGBT and allies employee-resource group, used for recruitment and talent development. Its group has existed for more than eight years, and 7 percent of its employees are members.

No. 6: PricewaterhouseCoopers

No. 3 in the DiversityInc Top 50. Also No. 1 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment & Retention; No. 5 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Asian Americans; No. 2 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Executive Women; No. 3 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity

The professional-services firm is tops at communicating its commitment to an inclusive workplace. Recently, PwC launched a video of gay and lesbian staff sharing their challenges as part of the It Gets Better project. PwC was the first of the Big Four accounting firms to create an advisory board of openly gay and lesbian partners.

No. 7: Sodexo

No. 2 in the DiversityInc Top 50. Also No. 5 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment & Retention; No. 3 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity; No. 7 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Blacks; No. 3 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Latinos; No. 3 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Executive Women; No. 9 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities; No. 4 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity

Sodexo has a valued LGBT employee-resource group, used for recruitment and talent development, and is committed to philanthropy in the LGBT community.

No. 8: Bank of America

No. 11 in the DiversityInc Top 50. Also No. 7 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment & Retention; No. 9 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity; No. 9 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Executive Women

Bank of America has been a longtime visible supporter of LGBT rights, whose LGBT and ally employee-resource group has existed for more than a decade. Bank of America continues to be a public advocate for the passage of a congressional bill to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression in the workplace, the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

No. 9: Merck & Co.

No. 15 in the DiversityInc Top 50. Also No. 10 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity; No. 7 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities; No. 7 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity

The pharmaceutical firm has a strong commitment to philanthropy, including a partnership with GLSEN. Merck has a long-time commitment to an inclusive workforce, including an LGBT and ally employee-resource group in existence for more than 10 years.

No. 10: American Express Co.

No. 13 in the DiversityInc Top 50. Also No. 8 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Asian Americans; No. 10 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Executive Women; No. 9 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity

American Express is also a long-time leader in creating an inclusive workplace, with its LGBT and ally employee-resource group in existence for more than 10 years. The company’s philanthropy to LGBT organizations is very strong.
Posted Monday Apr 18, 2011 by Guest;
Maybe you should show the top 100 or top 1,000, to better help us know the companies to be employed with. Only putting “10” doesn’t give us much to choose from..

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