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    Quote Originally Posted by Vejadu View Post
    I personally wish Oregon would eliminate all the northbound exits on I-5 . . . let travelers Californicate Washingon!
    Carefully my young jedi, I have directed the DeathStar to your coordinates....

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    California rocks.....except for the gun laws.

    Where else can you ski (Big Bear) in the morning and later motorbike the canyons (Mulholland) down to the beach just in time for sunset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldat_Américain View Post
    As a white male when I applied for college...apparently I was not attractive to the Flagship UC schools Berkeley and Los Angeles...but all these women were...I mean this one asian girl left the things that didn't include race and grades blank and got into UCLA...what happened to the whole person concept.

    I'm from SoCal but I love the Mid-State Area around Paso Robles.
    So, you're something different now?

    Quote Originally Posted by California Joe View Post
    Bee and clean and He219 live there. Therefore it's cool.
    Yup.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gxPc...eature=related

    Had to be done. I've only spent a little time in SoCal, but I really dug the Huntington and Newport Beach areas, and Rancho Palos Verdes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vejadu View Post
    I personally wish Oregon would eliminate all the northbound exits on I-5 . . . let travelers Californicate Washingon!
    Oregon is a good state.

    Mail in ballots only.
    No sales tax.
    Good land use transportation planning.
    Great fishing.
    Tillamook cheese.
    No self serve at the gas station.
    Burgerville.
    Powells books.
    Oregon Ducks.
    Timbers Soccer Hooligans.
    Fred Meyers.
    Etc........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldat_Américain View Post
    I guess I wasn't clear. The part that left blank was the extra curriculars and essay. I'm not saying she wasn't qualified academically...because she was, however I'm saying that they were not looking for the whole person since she got in. Do I think race and gender had something to do with it? Hell yes, am I pissed off that I didn't get in...no because I got into my first choice. There was only one guy that got into UCLA from my class when there were like five girls...and a lot of the guys made them look bad.
    I know a lot of people male, and female, white and others, who got into UCB and UCLA. Perhaps your grades just weren't up to par? Mine weren't, no biggie. Getting involved in a startup in high school destroyed my GPA, no regrets though.

    There is a gender imbalance in education these days, it's a serious issue. If anything being a guy sort of helps these days, as less and less of us go to college every year. Schools are starting to do AA type stuff for men.

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    @ Laconian...the name says I'm hispanic...am I, yes. I'm a half breed...but I can look in the damn mirror and see what shade of pigment I am.

    @ Eskachig...mine were pretty solid, they were lower than that chicks. Like I said when I applied for college...that was six years ago. Honestly idk why I'm wining...I have the diploma of my first choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollis View Post
    Best reasons:
    BTW, I went to the same high school these guys did.
    Whoa! You're a HHS Cougar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapier55 View Post
    Whoa! You're a HHS Cougar?
    OOPs, I was told that by someone. I went to RUHS. You just can not trust people anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordie View Post
    Oregon is a good state.

    Mail in ballots only.
    No sales tax.
    Good land use transportation planning.
    Great fishing.
    Tillamook cheese.
    No self serve at the gas station.
    Burgerville.
    Powells books.
    Oregon Ducks.
    Timbers Soccer Hooligans.
    Fred Meyers.
    Etc........
    ...and while not quite as neat as the gerbil butt mortar, we have our own impressive urban legends too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollis View Post
    OOPs, I was told that by someone. I went to RUHS. You just can not trust people anymore.
    Still in the neighborhood! I went to HHS. The Beach Boys are one of our few claims to fame. Shocking considering the demographics of that high school today. My mother attended RUHS mid 60's - small world! Do you ever go back and visit Redondo? I currently live in Hermosa Beach.

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