[ExI] Gifted children

James Clement clementlawyer at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 06:18:58 UTC 2012

Of the two families who had this same experience, one was poor the other
fairly wealthy, neither were "connected" in any way to the gov't. For
whatever reason, you appear to want to say this isn't the case, and that
it's an exception. Whatever - I'm tired of discussing it with you and
feeding the troll.


On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 12:21 AM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 5:48 PM, James Clement <clementlawyer at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 8:06 PM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Those things are scattershot, meant for everyone.  No
> >> identification or selection of targets necessary.  Only the
> >> contests come close to identification - and, more often
> >> than not, the identification is never followed up on.  The
> >> government lets candidates come to them, not vice versa.
> >>
> >> Do you have specific examples to the contrary?  I am not
> >> aware of any, despite living in the region of the US where
> >> they would logically be most focused.
> >>
> >
> > As I have already mentioned, I know of several specific examples on
> opposite
> > ends of the Country. A friend of mine had a child in a large city's
> gifted
> > program and their kid, along with many classmates, were given offers
> every
> > year from grade school until graduation for all-expense paid summer camps
> > from each of the armed services, NSA, CIA, etc.  One year it was Navy,
> > another the Air Force, etc. These programs are exclusively for geniuses.
> > These kids are generally way above MENSA status (see
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_Society for examples), although I
> would
> > assume that some of the smarter MENSA-level kids might make the cut off
> too.
> From your description, I suspect it was your friend's
> connections, and/or that specific program's connections,
> that got the attention.  If such a thing were nationwide,
> MENSA would have heard of it.
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