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anyone want to feel stupid?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Brad Barker, Nov 20, 2005.


  1. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    then read the bios of the 2006 rhodes scholars: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/


    i'll still probably apply a year and a half-ish from now... but i won't be all that surprised if i don't get it. :meh:


    the gates scholarship is better, anyway. :spit:
     
  2. wow...i'm in my second year of college and i just found out about our health and wellness center...i feel bad
     
  3. Did you see that Kris Kristoferson was a Rhodes Scholar? Interesting.
     
  4. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Rhodes Scholarship - that was funded with clean money. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    whos-a-jigga-what? :confused:
     
  6. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Do you know how it started? Cecil Rhodes?
     
  7. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    no, only the wacky criteria for eligibility.

    edit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Rhodes

    ah, i see. shameful, but irrelevant.
     
  8. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Irrelevant? The scholarship came into being through the fortune made through the oppression and genocide of Africans. Under him, Lendy slaughtered thousands of Matabele with maxim machine guns and Rhodes made his colony, modestly named after himself. Although it has been funded with supplementary funds since the 1930s, I'm pretty sure there is still plenty of money coming from the procedes of Rhodes will. He was one of the richest men in the world at the time. One of the original aims was along the lines of promoting the superiority of the Anglo race.