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Thursday Humor (And Epic Stupidity): Ditching Final Exams, Harvard Style

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While we joked on Monday this week with regard the Harvard evacuations, we were still a little shocked that, as the NY Post reports, a Harvard University student was due in court Wednesday after prosecutors said he made bomb threats to try to get out of a final exam. Eldo Kim, 20, acting alone, sent the bomb hoax messages to five or six Harvard email addresses he picked at random (via the Dark Web browser Tor), about half an hour before he was scheduled to take a final in Emerson Hall, one of the buildings threatened. The maximum penalties for a bomb hoax are five years in prison and a $250,000 fine - plenty of time to study there...

 


Via NY Post,

The U.S. attorney’s office in Boston filed a criminal complaint Tuesday against Eldo Kim, 20, alleging he sent hoax emails saying shrapnel bombs would go off soon in two of four buildings on the Cambridge, Mass., campus. The emails came minutes before he was to take a final exam in one of the buildings

 

The threats led to the buildings’ evacuation Monday, shutting them down for hours before investigators determined there were no explosives.

 

Harvard said it was saddened by the allegations but would have no further comment on the investigation.

 

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An FBI affidavit says Harvard determined Kim had accessed TOR, a free Internet product that assigns a temporary anonymous Internet protocol address, using the university’s wireless network.

 

The affidavit says Kim told an agent Monday night that he had acted alone and sent the messages to five or six Harvard email addresses he picked at random.

 

He said he sent them about half an hour before he was scheduled to take a final in Emerson Hall, one of the buildings threatened...

Of course, in a world of little to no consequences, why would we be surprised at the awful lengths Kim went to in order to avoid the finals...?

 

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Thu, 12/19/2013 - 22:59 | 4262672 Oath_Keeper
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Epic stupidity is how he got into Harvard.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:03 | 4262688 ACP
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I wouldn't consider Harvardites smart, just connected.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:06 | 4262693 Alethian
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Money FTW.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:10 | 4262710 economics9698
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Make a $1 million dollar donation or be a drug mule in Pakistan, the administrators will find you a place.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:34 | 4262790 Frozen IcQb
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His next school is either Penn State or State Penn.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:37 | 4262802 ACP
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Or maybe just...

"OVAH BITCH!"

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:35 | 4262909 SafelyGraze
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consider this:

after he threatened to blow the place up, he then required that everyone pass through x-ray screening, then he installed surveillance cameras in everyone's room, then he forced them all to pay for insurance

couldn't ask for a better example of a future leader.

frankly we are more than a little bit in awe.

hugs,
presidents george and bho 

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:42 | 4262925 Beam Me Up Scotty
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He should have just made it POSSIBLE to rescue the Kobayashi Maru, not destroy it!!  Then he could have been captain someday!!

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:20 | 4263752 superflex
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Most Harvard grads wait until they enter politics before they become criminals.

He's just that far ahead of the curve.

Forward!

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 04:13 | 4263150 e_goldstein
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Columbia or Darthmouth

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:08 | 4262705 max2205
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What country is he on visa from....good job Harvard.....no snoop heads up on this? Someone's not justifying their jobs in DC

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:10 | 4262708 90's Child
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Isn't he the same guy that shot up Georgia tech?

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:55 | 4262836 stacking12321
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all of us koreans look alike to you, huh?

and it was va tech, not georgia, duh!

 

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:04 | 4262863 mofreedom
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I don't look like you, you yellow circle, I am true krean.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:34 | 4262910 BLOTTO
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Dont worry, we should all try and be friends as we all have one common enemy...

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:52 | 4262939 U4 eee aaa
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....but many more uncommon ones

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 01:22 | 4262990 The Final Straw
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My wife is Korean. They don't ALL look the same. A few don't have the means to afford plastic surgery.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 07:20 | 4263259 Tall Tom
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It is just typical American BS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMtP2_ARY28

 

Have a good laugh..

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:49 | 4262829 chindit13
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In point of fact, there are people who attended who were non-legacy absolute nobodys who just happen to have gone 800-800-4.0-Valedictorian with letters in a host of sports.  Oh, and drop-dead good-looking to boot.  Of course, I wouldn't know of anyone who fit such a description.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:04 | 4263701 BraveSirRobin
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Ord Wingate lives!

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 01:51 | 4263018 Freddie
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They are also not very ethical.  I have known a few.   Deport this Eldo Kim and his whole family.  Knowing Harvard - they probably will not expel this idiot.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:13 | 4262719 SilverIsKing
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They should go easy on him. He's just a kid. Can't even buy alcohol. He had no intent to harm anyone. Didn't want to take a final. Who hasn't thought about that at some point in their life? Okay, he was a moron for actually trying to pull it off and thinking he'd get away with it. He did get out of the final so his plan technically worked. Bright kid. Now I understand how he got into Harvard. There will be consequences of his actions. JPM and GS are coming up to Cambridge to interview and try to hire him.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:45 | 4262820 Frank N. Beans
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woulda been smarter if he had just pulled the fire alarm before class

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:29 | 4262901 RideTheWalrus
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He should of used the dark web and TOR to protect his identity....... oh wait.....

 

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 02:00 | 4263028 Freddie
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I laughed my ass off when I read that he used Harvard's wireless Internet to send his email.  What a dope. 

He could have gone to the pubic library or Starbucks or come up with a better plan or maybe studied. 

Yeah and Obama graduated with a law degree there. Sure.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 02:19 | 4263044 Deo vindice
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SilverIsKing - there is a world of difference between someone thinking about doing something like this and someone actually doing it.

It falls into categories such as 'maturity' and 'self-control'.

A couple generations back, 16 year olds were adults. Now 20 year olds are kids.

We've sure come a long way baby.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 03:28 | 4263128 SilverIsKing
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I was half kidding in my comment. He should definitely know better and should pay a price for his actions. 5 years is a bit much though. Not sure what the right punishment is but he obviously suffers from a lack of good judgment. I say toss him from school, 15 days in jail, and 3 years probation feels right to me.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 05:12 | 4263196 SunRise
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uh- and remember to have him pay the bill for other people's time, wear and tear on all the locks, forensic investigations, and personal interviews.  Of course, he may receive some donations from other students who hadn't studied and are grateful for his brave deliverance.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 13:50 | 4264344 NickVegas
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It's much more fun when the mad bombers pre-warn. When, exactly, did a mad bomber pre-warn? Just refresh my memory. I know there is an example somewhere. Just jog my memory a little bit. As SunRise does point out, it is a unique profit opportunity for many who can bill at the criminal mad bomber threat level. I remember now, from my days at the brainwashing institute, it's supply and demand that determines prices. I remember. What was his threat matrix score? That is the really interesting question, how did he score on the NSA threat matrix. It could support their position, if they had him high in the matrix. They should publish these scores so we can keep track at home, like a football game.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 14:15 | 4264529 Trampy
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It's much more fun when the mad bombers pre-warn. When, exactly, did a mad bomber pre-warn? Just refresh my memory. I know there is an example somewhere.

Ted Kaczynski, the mathematician and "Unabomber"

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 14:28 | 4264596 NickVegas
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I like it, and now tell me where all your extensive knowledge of Ted Kaczynski's mad bombing originated. Heck, on cable there is probably a "documentary" explaining to you all of his crimes, and the just punishments delivered for your safety. I don't know the truth, but I'm skeptical about the basis of my knowledge, maybe that is my message, but yes, you are correct, he fits the mold perfect, and that bothers me too. Wasn't he a Harvard grad?

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 14:48 | 4264671 Trampy
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mathematician

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:08 | 4263724 BraveSirRobin
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My bid is that he must be forced to listen to a compilation of Al Gore speeches. Of course he will be insane by the end. On the other hand, this will just be a better fit at Harvard - a successful educational outcome in their eyes.

Oh well, one man's torture is another's re-education.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 07:48 | 4263289 Tall Tom
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Deo vindice wrote...A couple generations back, 16 year olds were adults. Now 20 year olds are kids.

 

Yeah...Right...I was Sixteen a couple of generations ago. I am a member of the Baby Boomer Generation. Then there was Generation X...Currently, NOW, we are in the Millenial Generations. You can check this out on Wikipedia.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation

 

The Baby Boomers are "a couple of Generations ago", the word, "couple", meaning TWO.

 

Sixteen Year Olds were NOT ADULTS in my Generation. In fact 16 Year Olds were NOT ADULTS in the "Silent Generation" which preceded the Boomers.

 

If my folks knew of just half of the crap that I had pulled off as a kid then I would have been killed...by them.

 

Yes 20 Year Olds did not even have the Right to Vote in my Generation until very late. The age to vote was lowered to 18 in 1972.

 

We sent KIDS off to DIE in Vietnam. It is no different. We send KIDS off today to DIE in Afghanistan. Oh they are Men? BULLSHIT.

 

Give me a break. What nonsense. I hope that you do not have kids.

 

College kids are kids. They are streching their wings and learning to fly. But they are still kids. It was that way when I was in College. It was that way when my nephews were in College. It is still that way.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 08:30 | 4263334 Offthebeach
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20 year olds, 30, 40.....60, 70....infantalized.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:55 | 4262949 Peter Pan
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Epic stupidity got him both into and out of Harvard.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 02:43 | 4263076 A Nanny Moose
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This guy is more than qualified to be erected plesident.

Epic stupidity is displayed by the Academics and Stasi falling for one of the oldest/easiest tricks in the book.

Beyond epic is the stupidity of Amerikans failing to question this horseshit.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 04:20 | 4263155 The Final Straw
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Epic cheating likely got him in. Korea is the only country to have SATs (American) cancelled nationwide due to cheating.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 06:35 | 4263232 The Final Straw
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Had he paid his ?? (chongi=teacher's bribe), this whole silly mess could have been avoided.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 22:58 | 4262673 jbvtme
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five years?  if he was at home he'd be short some internal organs

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 06:27 | 4263229 The Final Straw
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Actually, if you claim to have been drunk at the time, you can get away with, or with a reduced sentence, for most crimes in Korea. Rape seems to be the most common.

~Mr. President was drunk when he falsified that birth certificate.~

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:03 | 4262682 PLira
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Knew the minute I got the alert that this was going to be a hoax. Will be interesting to see what his ultimate sentence and probable expulsion will be.

If daddy is a big contributor, he'll get off light; if not, PMITA for a year...

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:05 | 4262697 Clockwork Orange
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It means the NSA needs to take over TOR and every other aspect of the internet.  For our own good.

Oh, wait ...

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:47 | 4262822 Excursionist
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Speaking of the NSA, this actually raises a great question:  just exactly how was this student tracked down?

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:51 | 4262828 white_guy
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he did it all while logged into the harvard wireless network

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 02:15 | 4263039 Freddie
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Yeah - I skimmed the story above and then reread it and saw he used Harvard's wireless.  The professor should flunk him just for being that stupid.  Hopefully they will expel him but knowing Harvard they will get him a interview at JPM, Goldman or the NY Fed.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:03 | 4263708 pong
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That still doesn't explain the tracking-down process: the data leaving his computer would be burried in several layers of encryption (hince the Onion reference in TOR).  All the university routers would show is a connection to Sweden on a random port with unintelligible data crossing--- hardly a smoking gun to a bomb threat.  My guess is he used some mail program to send the email that leaked some traceable data in the message, or a webmail service that was traceable back to him.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:34 | 4264021 Recognizer
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"Security researcher Runa Sandvik points out that the originating IP address would have been revealed in the email header, which would have indicated Tor usage.) Suspecting a Harvard student was behind the threats, agents checked to see if anyone had accessed Tor through the local wireless networks. That led them to Kim, who promptly confessed."

 

http://www.onthemedia.org/story/harvard-bomb-threat/

http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/18/5224130/fbi-agents-tracked-harvard-bomb-threats-across-tor

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 15:25 | 4264647 Trampy
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Hahaha, Guerrillamail https://www.guerrillamail.com/tos thinks they have my IP but it's my VPN's server IP, which I can put anywhere from Moscow to Mumbai, the long way round, with a free account no less.

No need for AirVPN with its open SMTP.  He could have used any number of offshore VPNs to send those Guerrillamails and they'd have a hell of a time finding him.

What a dolt.  If he had bothered to look at the ToS page he would have seen a Harvard U. IP address.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:03 | 4262861 the 300000000th...
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They apparently already have

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:05 | 4262689 Alethian
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For fuck sake. If he'd just taken the exam he'd have gotten at least an A-...

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:47 | 4262823 Platinum
Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:06 | 4262699 Northern Lights
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Kicked out and mention of this incident in his scholastic records is the most he'll get.  That's more than enough to ruin him forever making him personna-non-grata.

 

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:08 | 4262700 evokanivo
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Isn't TOR supposed to guarantee anonymity? What did he screw up?

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:27 | 4262769 Duke of Earl
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They knew the email came from Tor by the headers in the email. Then they simply looked up who was logged onto the Harvard network around that time and was using Tor. Voila, mastermind found!

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:34 | 4262796 Bunga Bunga
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A clear sign that he failed at Harvard.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:50 | 4262832 CounterPartyVice
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Well, he won't be graduating in computer science security.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:10 | 4262706 Fix It Again Timmy
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Mei So Dum....

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:12 | 4262715 Evil Bugeyes
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What final exam was it? Ethics 101?

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 02:27 | 4263051 Freddie
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They don't teach ethics at Harvard.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:14 | 4262725 rlouis
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He almost popped the Harvard grade inflation bubble single handedly

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:22 | 4262750 Catullus
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Just fail a final. It's ok. You can bomb a class every once in... Uh. Never mind.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:22 | 4262755 Save_America1st
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so TOR isn't as anonymous as they say then.  Maybe by using the university's wireless he was somehow easier to track down.  But TOR uses miror sites usually in Europe and says it masks your IP by bouncing you through all these different servers around the world.

yet they found this guy so easily.  Take note of that. 

or maybe this guy was paid by NSA to do this so that they could discredit TOR's claim of absolute anonymity in order discourage people from using the network because maybe NSA really can't track TOR users very easily???

Ya just never know these days what the spooks are really up to. 

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:28 | 4262778 Duke of Earl
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I would wager this research was done by the local computer nerd on campus. Your average spook can only use a computer as a club.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:40 | 4262763 Evil Bugeyes
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And Tor has the NSA seal of approval too!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_%28anonymity_network%29

However, an NSA appraisal released by The Guardian in October of that year characterized Tor as "[s]till the King of high secure, low latency Internet anonymity" and that "[t]here are no contenders for the throne in waiting".

http://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/oct/04/tor-high-secure...

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 04:34 | 4263169 NaN
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Because it has low latency, Tor does not provide anonymity if the source and destination are watched by the same entity, which is exactly the case when someone at Harvard sends email to Harvard via Tor.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:29 | 4262775 Yen Cross
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     You can send them to Ivy League schools to learn the (3 Rs), but you can't teach common sense. Is it any wonder this country is FUBAR?

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:54 | 4262839 TheFourthStooge-ing
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People like this are churned out of Ivory League schools like Hartford, Yail, and Printson every year, and they swarm to positions of corporate and political "leadership". This is why we're freakin' doomed.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 02:30 | 4263053 Deo vindice
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"churned out of Ivory league?

t(u)sk, t(u)sk.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:03 | 4263698 Disenchanted
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That should be Irony Towers...

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:34 | 4262797 Sweeney
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This happened all the time at my university.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 02:31 | 4263056 Deo vindice
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Are you from Northern Ireland?

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 02:44 | 4263079 zipit
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What uni was that?

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 09:30 | 4263403 LFMayor
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Bernadine Dorn and Bill Ayers were some of your professors?

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 23:39 | 4262808 y3maxx
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This is the Black Swan event that leads to ww3.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 01:48 | 4263014 raki_d
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Oh- that explains the 5th hindenburg omen seen yesterday then ...

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:13 | 4263733 edifice
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Hehe... DOW to 20k, bitchez!

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 17:48 | 4265367 NickVegas
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You people need to stop making me laugh.

 

I don't think you can know the truth in today's environment. It is interesting to me, of the seven billion people on the planet, I know more about this guy than anyone else today. No one else was as "newsworthy".

When I had a TV, I was aware of all the shitty things happening to all the bad peoples in Iran and North Korea, earthquakes, shitty social outcomes, but for some reason, I never got an update about Paraguay or Papua New Guinea. Maybe shitty things never happen in those countries. I think someone is playing with us, focusing your mind's eye whereever they desire. That is the real power. How to control a large slave farm from afar. Maybe our overlords learned some lessons from the history of Haiti. Drones have a place too. It's all for your safety, and for that, I welcome our overlords.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:18 | 4262885 pragmatic hobo
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ho li fug

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:27 | 4262894 jonjon831983
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One man's idiot is another man's hero.  I'm sure the other students were freaked, but silently cheered.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:25 | 4262896 jack stephan
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Should you encounter god, god will be cut.....yeAh you suck and you know it Jacob

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:35 | 4262915 Itch
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He gets points for originality, the stupid thing was getting caught, as usual.  

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:53 | 4262941 Peter Pan
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Looks like he really bombed out on this one.

We have to admit that when we were younger we all either thought of ringing through a bomb threat on exam days or hoping that someone else would.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 00:52 | 4262942 Fred Hayek
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Even Ted Kennedy had the good taste to just pay for someone to take his test for him rather than calling in a bomb threat.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 01:02 | 4262956 kchrisc
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Hey, it's a Christmas miracle. An actual plot instead of another conjured up FBI (Fed. Bur. of Invention) hoax.

I wonder is they will soon have drones over Harvard?!

 

I am American not US.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 01:27 | 4262988 monad
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If I were the prosecutor of this case I'd offer him all 5 or 6 in the USMC, where he can continue to develop his career potential handling live ordinance. But this is MA. They won't even make him write an apology to the 30,000 or so students who were passed over so he could take that exam.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 01:27 | 4262993 The Final Straw
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In Korea you cannot fail in university. Once you're in, you're guaranteed a degree. As long as you pay. If you get a job, you can skip your 4th year and still graduate.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 02:39 | 4263058 Freddie
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I think that is true.  Are any other Asian countries like that? I think Japan is the same way.

The name of the game is supposedly high school and HS tests which are brutal.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 08:09 | 4263315 Dr. Bonzo
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China's even better. Not only do they not do shit, there are entire torrent-like sites devoted to the downloading of existing academic papers. PhD pal of mine said he did a few word searches from his doctoral thesis and got back something like 50 hits from over a dozen papers; all from Chinese universities, all using entire segments from his thesis paper copied and pasted into their research papers.

Far as I know Korea and Japan pretty much the same, add China and possibly Taiwan. Not so sure about Southeast Asia but I suspect similarly. For some reason Hong Kong gets high marks for their tertiary schools, but I've heard some practices that mirror shit that is par-for-the course in Korea and Japan. Friend was in the HKU Business School and reported a lot of the same stuff. Rampant copying and lifting of material and "creatively" reworking it into papers and/or presentations, very "generous" implementation of standards on tests, quizes and exams etc. Shit that wouldn't fly at most American community colleges seems routine at brandname Asian universities.

 

 

 

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 09:28 | 4263400 LFMayor
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Oh no no.  They're superior students.  Testing proves it!  Academics have spoken on it!  They're going to dominate and buy up everythang and just plain own us!

That's why they're on the moon.  (40, 50 years late)!

Just like Japan in the 80's man.  Then them A raabs.  They were going to buy us all up, too.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 03:38 | 4263133 The Final Straw
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It's interesting that someone downvoted a simple fact. I've been a prof at a Korean university. I know how it works.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 06:10 | 4263221 smacker
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That confirms what I've always said:

"educational qualifications are only worth what you paid for them".

Britain has always overflowed with sons/daughters of the landed gentry and wealthy people who went to all the right schools and universities, have all the right pieces of paper with diplomas and degress and have all the right societal/political connections. Their skill at manipulating the English language is of paramount importance.

These people are automatically appointed to important positions within the State apparatus that require all of the aforesaid pre-requisites to employment. Alas, many of them know very little about anything and suffer from an inability to apply commonsense and logic to any situation. The current Prime Minister and large tracts of the Civil Service - especially the Foreign Office - are two examples of this.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 02:52 | 4263087 Arbysauce
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I remember the surprising amount of pressure put on kids to pass tests when I lived there (korea). Hope he comes out of it ok and wiser.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 03:28 | 4263127 vegas
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Don't worry Eldo, you can take extension classes from prison and still graduate on time. WTF.

 

http://vegasxau.blogspot.com

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 05:37 | 4263192 The Heart
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Some humor for the interested.

Had a huge epiphany on the river today.

Here ya go Alex. Go tell your uncle how he has been poisoned off after all his years of service to his country.

How many folks are sick with coughs and flu like symptoms across the country?

After a heavy chemtrailing across the midwest yesterday, there will be a lot of sickness breaking out from the midwest front ranges looking east across the plains, and on out later to the east coast. The so called "mystery illness" is not a mystery at all. It could be weaponized brucellosis. It has been used every year to make people sick and to boost the profit margins of the big nazi-pharma companies. Especially those that make the flu vaccines.

“Brucella suis infections are treatable, but the course of antibiotics can last nine months or more. Even with the antibiotics, the infection is difficult to eliminate entirely; treating an outbreak of brucellosis would be expensive because patients would need to be on antibiotics for extended periods of time.”

"Brucellosis is like having the flu times ten," says Stephen M. Boyle of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, who is a member of the research team. "You're basically in bed and debilitated, though it's not life-threatening unless you have some other condition."

"In the fifties and sixties, the US military did extensive research on Brucella suis and developed a way to 'weaponize' the pathogen."

"The US Army quite liked Brucella suis because they were hoping the pathogen would give them a way of debilitating people without killing them," says Paulsen. "The Soviets were less interested in this pathogen because they wanted lethal agents."
"I'm not sure anyone knows what other countries may or may not have been up to with these pathogens," Paulsen adds.

http://www.mail-archive.com/ctrl@listser...01087.html

Crystalline Brucella

“The title page of a genuine US Senate Study, declassified on February 24, 1977, shows that George Merck, of the pharmaceutical company, Merck Sharp & Dohme (which now makes cures for diseases that at one time it created), reported in 1946 to the US Secretary of War that his researchers had managed "for the first time" to "isolate the disease agent in crystalline form.3”

“They had produced a crystalline bacterial toxin extracted from the Brucella bacterium. The bacterial toxin could be removed in crystalline form and stored, transported and deployed without deteriorating. It could be delivered by other vectors such as insects, aerosol or the food chain (in nature it is delivered within the bacterium). But the factor that is working in the Brucella is the mycoplasma.”

“Brucella is a disease agent that doesn't kill people; it disables them. But, according to Dr Donald MacArthur of the Pentagon, appearing before a congressional committee in 1969,4 researchers found that if they had mycoplasma at a certain strength--actually, 10 to the 10th power (1010)--it would develop into AIDS, and the person would die from it within a reasonable period of time because it could bypass the natural human defences. If the strength was 108, the person would manifest with chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia. If it was 107, they would present as wasting; they wouldn't die and they wouldn't be disabled, but they would not be very interested in life; they would waste away.”

“Most of us have never heard of the disease brucellosis because it largely disappeared when they began pasteurising milk, which was the carrier. One salt shaker of the pure disease agent in a crystalline form could sicken the entire population of Canada. It is absolutely deadly, not so much in terms of killing the body but disabling it.”

“Because the crystalline disease agent goes into solution in the blood, ordinary blood and tissue tests will not reveal its presence. The mycoplasma will only crystallise at 8.1 pH, and the blood has a pH of 7.4 pH. So the doctor thinks your complaint is "all in your head.”

http://rense.com/general18/mcc.htm

“With the onset of WWII, the Ministry of Supply in the United Kingdom established a BW programme at Porton Down, headed by the microbiologist Paul Fildes. The research was championed by Winston Churchill and soon tularemia, anthrax, brucellosis, and botulism toxins had been effectively weaponized.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weaponized_virus

Hummmmm...rothschikld banksters in London? Owners of big pharma companies?? No crime here...move along.

Like being a good designated driver that would never let a drunk drive, NEVER EVER LET ANYONE TAKE A VIRUS/CHIP LADEN VACCINE. The nano-chips are so small, they are inserted into the needle for the first intake into the syringe, and further injection into the host victim parole.

But anyways, back to the epiphany. With the brew of Chemtrail brucellosis in the atmosphere at many levels, and now the new kicker of the FUKUSHIMA radiation up there also at many levels cooking it all, what the heck is coming down now-a-days? Radioactive Brucellosis?

It's like mixing up something and putting it in a microwave oven. It always comes out molecularly different than what went in. So then, imagine mixing up a lot of nasty stuff in the chemtrails like aluminum, barium, strontium, other heavy metals, and fibers in a noxious soup of pathogens like Brucellosis, and then taking all that nastiness and cooking it in a microwave oven. What do you get? Can't be good.

One needs only wonder a little about where people like Ralph Bakshi and JRR Tolkien got the ideas of the future speaking to wastelands of old worlds, and underground deformed mutant troll hell holes. It's all right there. It takes no rocket scientist to see all this happening in the face of every human being. It does take a rocket scientist to ignore it all.

Meh, who cares?

What's on the profits from disease and disaster channel?
Got football??

Next report: RADIOACTIVE GAS IN YOUR FURNACE? You bet, and you are breathing it in every day. How did it get there? Fracking with radioactive chemicals.

Report over....over?

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 06:10 | 4263222 jballz
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Take your paranoid hypochandriatic horse shit to the hippy zone, you pole smoking meathead.

 

 

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 09:24 | 4263388 LFMayor
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Hey man, watch out for those nasty metals, like aluminium!  That shit will KILL you!

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 06:25 | 4263228 ross81
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-you Doctor yet?

No, Dad, I'm 12

-Talk to me when you Doctor!

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 09:21 | 4263383 LFMayor
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ROFL, dude, that wasted some coffee, there.  Nicely done.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 06:43 | 4263240 JimmyRainbow
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story makes no sense. TOR is (mainly) for browsing, not sending mails.

there are a few links missing.

he picked the adresses via TOR, fine, but he could have picked the adresses any other way.

for me as none-native picking means to choose an adress,

and how did he send the mails?

I doubt that TOR itself is unsecure, my guess: he was a little bit in a hurry and missed a thing in the email (e.g. pick the adress and then pt it in his facebook-account whatever)

or he told someone what he did and the story is fake to protect the other source

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 06:44 | 4263243 22winmag
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At least the President was instantaneously briefed on this threat... unlike Benghazi.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 07:20 | 4263258 e.blair
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Harvard used to have its exams in January.  Did they change that?  Or was this just a quiz?

Emerson Hall.  Could have been a philosophy exam.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 07:27 | 4263265 esum
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TOR browser ah so secret and secure from NSA probes.... ah so...

just ask DREAD PIRATE ROBERTS AND MR KIMSHE... ah so secure, just like shitcoin..

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 08:22 | 4263325 happel
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He's going to have fun at Gitmo.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 08:33 | 4263338 e.blair
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There are different rules.

He will do no jail time.

He will get a couple hundred hours of community service.

He will have to finish at Yale.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 09:01 | 4263365 Dr. Bonzo
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Golden oldie, still like this expose on the Ivy League scam.

 

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-myth-of-american-mer...

And on it goes.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 10:14 | 4263527 Billy Sol Estes
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I've met many a entry level foreigner in the E&P industry with PhD's, Masters, exclusive internships, affluent backgrounds, the works, who are comotose upstairs.

They have zero ambition outside of climbing the ladder, living in the goddanm city, any understanding of how culture is developed and held together.

The realm of the actual fabric that holds society together (anything outside the city limit) is fucking deep space to them and doesn't exist.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:39 | 4263805 Freddie
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+100  - True

The realm of the actual fabric that holds society together (anything outside the city limit) is fucking deep space to them and doesn't exist.

 

Epic and on the mark

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 09:14 | 4263375 HowardBeale
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Back before Wall Street  built their Financio-fedustrial terror complex to terrorize the planet and steal all earthly wealth, bomb threats were an almost common occurence during finals. Nobody really took it seriously then, but the buildings had to be closed down, and more than one fraternity boy "missed" their finals on each of those occasions. Wasn't me; just sayin' I was there (early 80s) when it was common.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 09:17 | 4263381 LFMayor
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but, but, Asians are sooo much better students than those fat ass lazy muricans.  It just doesn't make sense that he'd even want to cheat on his tests,

I mean think about it,  wouldn't he get more preasure wrecking the curve to teach the white devils a lesson or two?

It's a right wing plot to smear asians! Had to have been MK-Ultra contrails sprayed onto him, then they set him up to take the fall.
The Dallas Police, all over again.

/sarc off, in some places.  Others not so much.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 18:01 | 4265394 NickVegas
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Dude, quit with the /sarc crap, it makes it not as funny. Smashing the curve to teach the white devils is gold level material.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 09:52 | 4263424 ThisIsBob
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What ever happened to cutting out words from newspapers, pasting up a message and mailing it?

 

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 10:01 | 4263491 LFMayor
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scissors are just so dangerous!  We don't allow kids around them anymore.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 10:14 | 4263536 Billy Sol Estes
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Attn spn 2 shrt, cant read 4 mre thn 1 min.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:32 | 4263778 rsnoble
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So I guess you have to use your true identity before logging onto TOR?  That's the first fucking problem.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 15:53 | 4264975 ToNYC
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What subject and teacher was the bomb the perp feared? Emerson Hall is just a place, nor a pipe or a smoke.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 20:51 | 4265731 Papasmurf
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Brilliant.  He's cut out for a career on Wall $treet.

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