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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Asian American Lawsuit against Ivy League Admissions


64 organizations filed a discrimination suit against Harvard, with the US Education Dept.

At Cal Tech which is race neutral, 46% of under-graduates are Asian. In the Ivy League, 21%. UC Berkeley is at least 42%, may be over 50% when International students are included.

Asians have to score for Harvard Admissions:

  • 140 points higher than white students
  • 270 points higher than Hispanic students
  • 450 points higher than African-American


Good statistics.
Harvard Accused of Bias Against Asian-Americans - WSJ

Yes, next question.
Do Ivy League schools have a 'bamboo ceiling' on admissions? - China Daily USA

A good read, sad, but believable.

Side note, so how would you hide the amount of Asian attending UC Berkeley?
http://opa.berkeley.edu/uc-berkeley-fall-enrollment-data

By listing ethnicity by country background! And break out International as a separate category. Note this is not done for Hispanics...

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Yelp Reviewer Caught On Camera

I am curious if this is actually the same person.

If it is, wow.

If it is not, also wow.

 Basically, a person wrote a negative review about a Chinese restaurant. The Chinese restaurant then showed the person only spent 22 seconds in the restaurant, before leaving supposedly. And released the video. The person is claiming it's not them.

The person has now closed their Yelp account.

Caught on camera: Lying Yelp reviewer exposed as having spent only 22 SECONDS in Chinese restaurant he gave bad write up - Daily News

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Southland's Christian School Buyer Update

The school my daughter went to, Southlands Christian's Schools original campus was sold to a Buddhist group.

I just found out in Taiwan, Tzu Chi, has had some type of scandal going on that is being fueled by Social Media. Information in English is limited.

This is the nicest article I saw...

Tzu Chi has admitted errors; it's time for compassion - Want China Times

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Chinese Backed Rail in Israel

I am surprised that China is backing a rail line in Israel.

China seeks strategic foothold in Israel - dw-.de

The continued threat of economic boycotts targeting Israel hasn't deterred China from forging ahead with a new freight rail link through Israel. The planned link could provide an alternative to the Suez Canal. 

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Xi's Corruption Campaign Comes to the US

From what I am reading, China's government is now working to go after corrupt officials that are in the US. Currently, the US has no extradition treaty with China.

Xi’s Purge Comes to America - The American Interest



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Friday, March 20, 2015

Lawsuits in Arcadia over McMansions

I am surprised at the amount of comments, 29 so far.

A group called, Save the Arcadia Highlands, is suing to stop construction of two large mansions in Northern Arcadia. They are using the CEQA, California Environmental Quality Act. I note on their website, at least one of the members is Chinese. Arcadia is 59% Chinese, and have been attracted by the excellent school district. I grew up in Monrovia, next door, so I am very familiar with Arcadia.

Arcadians Suing to Try and Stop the Mansion Boom - Curbed Los Angeles


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

China's Robot Problem

China's Robot Problem

Interesting article, that brings up a lot of questions on what impact this will have on China's economy in the future.

Moore's Law states the number of components in a chip can double every two years. This means in two years, you will be able to buy a computer that is twice as powerful for the same price you would pay today. This applies to most computer based devices, including smart phones and robots. This means that Robots every year are getting smarter and cheaper. And Chinese wages are increasing every year. And we will see what impact 3D Printing will have in the future.

China’s Robot Problem - The American Interest

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