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Post by tmarie64 on Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:10 pm

The following is an exchange between my brother and me on fb....
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Another of those, "This program will guarantee a 300 point increase in your kid's SAT scores", calls. Lord love a duck!

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I'm glad my job ties up my phone all day! LOL Glad, too, that the colleges don't call the way these "improve her score" people do. I'd have to unplug it.
VMI, alone, has been recruiting like crazy. Won't take "I'm not interested" for a...n answer. Yeah...anyone who knows Marti knows that SHE ain't cut out for a military school...ESP. one with the piss poor reputation that VMI has in its treatment of women. She'd kill someone.

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Steven It would tickle me to death if a school with the reputation of VMI had recruited my girls. If you don't want them to call anymore have Marti tell them no I am not interested in a quality education from your institute. That should solve the problem.
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She wouldn't GET a quality education. What she would get would be 4 years (at 20 grand a semester) of sexual harassment.
This isn't the only school recruiting her. We'd rather she actually learn something besides running, push ups, sexu...al harassment, and mindless obedience. But that's just us...
We'd rather she attend William and Mary or Mary Baldwin, Brown or one of the dozen or so Catholic universities recruiting her.
Swarthmore, Providence, Loyola..

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Post by tmarie64 on Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:15 pm

You'd think, after knowing me for nearly 47 years, he'd learn not to try to screw with me. LOL
He has NEVER gotten the last word in a fight with me... and he won't this time either. He and his wife have made snarky little remarks about our parenting choices since they first found out I was pregnant with Marti...
Of course...It's not MY 16 year old that gave her home phone number, address and real name to a guy on the internet.
Oh and it's MY oldest daughter who ran up an $800 cell phone bill by texting. My kids did not text, EVER, until we got the unlimited text plan.
Yeah....if that's good parenting, I will continue to be a bad one. LOL

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Post by sacrificialgoddess on Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:25 pm

For those of us who are me, what is VMI?

Yes. I likely am that stupid.

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Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:38 pm

sacrificialgoddess wrote:For those of us who are me, what is VMI?

Yes. I likely am that stupid.

you're not the only one..... Embarassed
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Post by tmarie64 on Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:59 pm

Virginia Military Institute. It was the last all male school to allow the lowly female to enter.

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Post by sacrificialgoddess on Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:07 pm

Does your daughter want anything to do with the military?

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Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:08 pm

tmarie64 wrote:Virginia Military Institute. It was the last all male school to allow the lowly female to enter.

What kind of "reputation" could it have. I never heard of it.....
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Post by sacrificialgoddess on Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:15 pm

http://www.vmi.edu/
Hmmm....

As far as military schools go, I am far more impressed by the Air Force Academy.

http://www.usafa.af.mil/

And we can't forget that they have had problems in their own past.

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Post by tmarie64 on Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:05 pm

No, SG, she's not interested in the military at all. All military schools have had problems, I'm sure. For so many years they were male only, it was a hard adjustment for them. But VMI is Redneck-women-belong-on-their-backs-with-their-legs-open-U and not someplace I want my kids to attend. I wouldn't want them there even if they were boys.

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Post by sacrificialgoddess on Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:11 pm

I just thought if she were interested in the military, there are better places she could go.

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Post by Davelaw on Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:24 am

allthegoodnamesweretaken wrote:
tmarie64 wrote:Virginia Military Institute. It was the last all male school to allow the lowly female to enter.

What kind of "reputation" could it have. I never heard of it.....
A "Southern" reputation; Stonewall Jackson was on the faculty-SCOTUS ordered VMI to admit women in 1996 after fighting the Justice department for 6 years
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Post by tmarie64 on Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:14 am

Yeah, SG, I knew what you were thinking. And you are right. I'll send her to a legitimate school, not some backwards 16th century throw back.

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Post by sacrificialgoddess on Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:46 am

Davelaw wrote:
allthegoodnamesweretaken wrote:
tmarie64 wrote:Virginia Military Institute. It was the last all male school to allow the lowly female to enter.

What kind of "reputation" could it have. I never heard of it.....
A "Southern" reputation; Stonewall Jackson was on the faculty-SCOTUS ordered VMI to admit women in 1996 after fighting the Justice department for 6 years

Stonewall Jackson? Not the guy who died in the Civil War?

Confused now.

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Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:53 pm

Davelaw wrote:
allthegoodnamesweretaken wrote:
tmarie64 wrote:Virginia Military Institute. It was the last all male school to allow the lowly female to enter.

What kind of "reputation" could it have. I never heard of it.....
A "Southern" reputation; Stonewall Jackson was on the faculty-SCOTUS ordered VMI to admit women in 1996 after fighting the Justice department for 6 years

Well, I am a yankee.

Still, I can't believe that I am the only one. If schools that are more well known everywhere are offering incentives......

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Post by Davelaw on Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:00 pm

sacrificialgoddess wrote:
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allthegoodnamesweretaken wrote:
tmarie64 wrote:Virginia Military Institute. It was the last all male school to allow the lowly female to enter.

What kind of "reputation" could it have. I never heard of it.....
A "Southern" reputation; Stonewall Jackson was on the faculty-SCOTUS ordered VMI to admit women in 1996 after fighting the Justice department for 6 years

Stonewall Jackson? Not the guy who died in the Civil War?

Confused now.

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yes, the guy who died in the Civil War-thats their claim to fame along with almost automatic admission as officers into the Military
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Post by sacrificialgoddess on Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:16 pm

In 1996?

Super confused.

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Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:55 pm

Hey, SG, OT, but my computer crashed on sat, and I lost that link to the site that had all the dr who episodes with it. What was it again?

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Post by TigersEyeDowsing on Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:26 pm

Sidenote, but William and Mary is beautiful and as far as I'm aware is a pretty rockin' school.

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Post by Davelaw on Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:45 pm

sacrificialgoddess wrote:In 1996?

Super confused.

no, the school has been around since before the Civil War

the Supreme Court got involved with their exclusion of women in 1996
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Post by tmarie64 on Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:58 pm

Yea, TED, She was excited that they wrote to her once she got some researching done.

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Post by TigersEyeDowsing on Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:32 pm

I've been to visit W&M, too hot there (I about died in July) but definitely one of my favorite areas of our corner of the world.

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Post by tmarie64 on Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:42 pm

It's just a hop, skip, and a jump from here. And it's only about 1000 a semester more than UVA. I get a better vibe from W&M.

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Post by sacrificialgoddess on Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:25 pm

allthegoodnamesweretaken wrote:Hey, SG, OT, but my computer crashed on sat, and I lost that link to the site that had all the dr who episodes with it. What was it again?

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The site is dead now. Owner decided to sell it. But the videos posted there can be found here:

http://www.dailymotion.com/tardismedia

Harder to navigate, but if you know what you are looking for, it's there.

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Post by Willowcreek70633 on Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:33 am

bounce Strange T Marie, advise daughter to continue w the great grades. Schools that want her will be tearing down your door! VMI really sent bunches & bunches of advertising to our youngest son, James. I didn't know they kept women out til 96??? Wow. There is a lot of places in our society that have seemed to take a big step backwards these past 20 or so yrs. Not only schools, & corporations but the military IS one of them also.
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