• SeaJ
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      824 months ago

      I was wondering what she did as a fetus to warrant being jailed.

    • @blazeknave
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      154 months ago

      This guy hates Freakonomics ;p

      • @afraid_of_zombies
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        If you are talking about the abortion crime thing it was disproven twice

        • Carighan Maconar
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          Nah, Freakonomics is a book that makes a good argument for needing to obtain a permit to be allowed to publish a book. 😅

          • @blazeknave
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            14 months ago

            Hahahaha the meta in your comment is fantastic.

  • @SpaceNoodle
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    1694 months ago

    People thrive when the community supports them. Imagine if we all helped everybody.

      • @RealFknNito
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        I NEED an impractical EV that corrodes from coughing on it from a guy who also posts Doge memes so they can use that money to put a car in space and buy a social media platform to crash it into the ground harder than any of their space projects.

        There are no good billionaires.

      • @acetanilide
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        134 months ago

        I was just reading about a billionaire earlier and the wikipedia article literally takes a paragraph about him being sued by the attorney general for wrongdoing and tries to turn it into a feelgood story.

        As a settlement to the lawsuit, he (graciously) agreed to donate millions of dollars to organizations (as long as he got to choose them).

        Let us bow down to the greatest altruistic human to ever roam the earth! /s

    • Cadenza
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      34 months ago

      Almost spilled my morning coffee laughing. Also, that’s not kind. Also, that’s brilliant.

  • @afraid_of_zombies
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    Hey no one look at the corruption of the legacy admissions. Everyone get distracted with the shiny object.

    Fuck Harvard

    Taxpayer funded playground for rich kids to “network” encouraging a good ole boys system

    • @mojofrododojo
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      I cannot fathom that universities no longer can consider color/race/ethnic - but they can totally let rich alumni’s kids in no prob.

      fuck all legacy bullshit.

      • @afraid_of_zombies
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        54 months ago

        I am sure they will find a way to still discriminate against Asians. It is kinda cool that Harvard considers you Asian if you have partial Asian ancestry. 21st century one drop rule.

      • @stoly
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        44 months ago

        I guarantee you that this is next on the chopping block, but it won’t be caused by conservatives.

        • @bitwaba
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          I don’t know, Harvard is kind of the epitome of the ‘liberal elite’…

          • @stoly
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            44 months ago

            A place like Harvard is ultra conservative. Remember that Harvard donors are trying to out activists so that they can be blacklisted for life. Because you can’t support Palestine and study at Harvard.

    • Bizzle
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      144 months ago

      I’m not trying to make it sound like I’m NOT saying fuck Harvard, but I just looked at their financials for '23 and they’re actually not taxpayer funded, except for research funding.

      • @afraid_of_zombies
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        They are a non-profit which means they aren’t paying taxes. There is zero practical difference between the government giving you money and the government not taxing you. Either way you get more and the state gets less. And that is just Harvard by itself, that doesn’t include all the tax breaks people get for donating to them so their spoiled brat can get a spot. Basically the taxpayer is subsidizing bribes.

        This of course ignores that they openly defied the government when they were asked to clear the whole AA mess up. All it would have taken was them to just show their entrance criteria and put the issue to rest.

    • sebinspace
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      Only good thing about Harvard is David Malan, the fucken GOAT

    • Mike D.
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      Partially true. I know a non-legacy, non-rich, Asian person that went there. Of course, he was incredibly smart and involved in many extra-circular activities in high school.

  • @givesomefucks
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    Harvard earns enough off trust interest they’d never have to charge another student tuition and room/board if they didn’t want to.

    They could just take all the smartest kids like this regardless of where they come from.

    It’s why having the most important part of our education system be for profit has never made sense. Just because you’re wealthy or your Daddy went there doesn’t mean you should get to take up a spot at one of the best schools on the planet.

    • sab
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      It makes perfect sense the second one stops believing in the lie that America is a meritocratic society.

      • @givesomefucks
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        144 months ago

        Obviously, but I’m saying the only reason it’s like that, is the people calling the shots are the ones saying it has to stay that way.

        If K-12 isn’t enough of an education, we need to extend what counts as public education. Whether that means college or trade schools.

        Post secondary education is an investment in our country, not just a way to squeeze money out of 18 year old kids.

        • sab
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          You are completely right, and I think everyone in power realizes that. They also realize that they can buy a spot for their kids in a good university, but there is no way in hell their kids would make it to the top any other way. So they have no interest in changing it.

          Changing the way universities work in the US would require a freaking revolution. It’s not about giving opportunities to those from worse-off backgrounds; it’s about taking away opportunities from the rich and tearing down structures of inherited power. So naturally the resistance to doing so is going to be immense, and whoever sets out to do it need to know what they’re up against.

          Probably why the republicans are so angry about forgiving student loan debts.

          • @givesomefucks
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            34 months ago

            All Republicans are the problem, but not everyone with a D by their name is your friend either homie.

            Even when Dems control everything we can’t get basic shit like this passed.

            • sab
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              For sure. There’s a lot of talk about forgiving student loans, but there’s a reason why they are more quiet about fixing the broken system.

        • 😈MedicPig🐷BabySaver😈
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          I agree there should be free options. State schools, community colleges, trade schools.

          However, I’d like to see some level of required service post graduation. Doesn’t have to be military. Some type of humanities service, eg: Peace Corps, Habitat for Humanity.

      • @SpaceNoodle
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        34 months ago

        Who ever claimed that it was?

    • @[email protected]
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      Harvard earns enough off trust interest they’d never have to charge another student tuition and room/board if they didn’t want to.

      They could just take all the smartest kids like this regardless of where they come from.

      They do, technically. The admissions process is need-blind, meaning they decide whether to accept a student before looking at any financials, then provide enough financial aid for them to attend. Something like a quarter of the students don’t pay anything.

      • @aodhsishaj
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        104 months ago

        So they’re falling behind the rest of the Western world for 75% of their student body

      • @givesomefucks
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        Yeah, 25% is what the website says, but that sounds like it includes scholarships. So pretty much every athlete and other scholarships.

        They have an estimate tool too

        https://college.harvard.edu/financial-aid/net-price-calculator

        75k parental income and 10k in assets was enough for it to be 15k/year.

        That’s a lot of money to a family of four with 1 kid in college.

        And Harvard doesn’t need a penny of it.

  • @stoly
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    534 months ago

    This isn’t uplifting. It is sad that priorities had her born in jail.

      • @stoly
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        14 months ago

        thanks.

    • @[email protected]
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      She wants you to be sad, is all about prejudice. She even uses it on herself as her introduction. IMHO I would had done my best to keep that fact hidden had it happened to me (still, how would I know what it feels). She exploits that fact. Good for her, but it’s not sad.

      • @stoly
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        Good take. I’d also keep that a secret for life.

    • @AeonFelis
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      Why? It doesn’t say why her mother was in prison for, so it could be justified.

      • @stoly
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        You just argued that it’s good for children to be born in cages.

        • @AeonFelis
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          No - what I’ve argued is that it does not unjustify the mother’s imprisonment. I don’t think it really matters if a child was born in prison or not, as long as the sanitary and medical conditions were proper (that is - in the prison’s infirmary and not into the cell’s toilet). Growing up in prison is a different matter, which no child should be subjected to, but here it says her father took her and raised her outside.

    • @Wogi
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      “late state capitalism disguised as uplifting news”

  • @Cheems
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    It’s amazing the adversity she’s over come in her life and still being able to come out on top. That’s an incredibly inspiring story, that even though you’re born in a backwards ass state like Texas, you can still go on to do great things.

    • @Illuminostro
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      You left out the part about her being white, which is a huge privilege.

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    Top 10 dystopian American wholesome moments

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    Good for her, but it’s not like she spent her childhood in jail. Useless article in my opinion, without any details. Maybe she had a perfect childhood.

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  • @[email protected]
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    What’s the story with mom? I’m curious as to why babies are being born in jail to begin with.

    • @[email protected]
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      Probably a twin situation. Sometimes one twin will strangle the other to death in the womb. In Texas this is punishable by jail as soon as you are born.

    • @[email protected]
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      Huh?

      • Woman commits crime.
      • Babby is formed.
      • Woman is convicted of crime, is pregnante. Goes to jail/prison.
      • gregrant women has baby during sentence duration.
      • @[email protected]
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        They couldn’t bring her to a hospital for the delivery? Maybe postpone her sentence for the sake of the child. Do anything humane?

        I could see maybe if she was a murderer and a flight risk but it’s also possible she’s doing time for something stupid like being black on a Friday. Which is why I ask, what’s the story with mom?

      • @John_McMurray
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        it’s texas. She was likely pregante.

    • @afraid_of_zombies
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      Given that fetus are now children, because of skydaddy, she should be able to go after the workers of the jail for kidnapping her.

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      Removed by mod

  • @tronx4002
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    This is a pretty old story iirc

  • @Mango
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    She is SO cute! 🥰