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I thought I would let you guys know that I just skewed the results a little, because I wanted to view them.  I'm still in undergrad, and I answered that I get 5-6 hrs., which is true but still irrelevant. Sorry!   :P

If a man is not prepared for the consequences he simply should not take that chance. Strictly relying on the woman shows a lack of personal responsibility, and makes him entirely to dependent on his partner.  He is not only depending on the woman to use the contraceptive, he is also depending on her to  use it correctly (take pills at a particular time, not forget to take pills, be aware of all medications that can throw off the effects of contraceptives.)  Believe it or not, it is easy to have a busy day and forget to take a pill, or to go on vacation without packing birth control.  I know countless women who are not even aware that antibiotics make birth control less effective.  Even if a woman tells you that she's on BC, please wrap it up. If you don't you are relying on her to be perfect, and perfection is simply not human nature.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Master of Jurisprudence
« on: September 01, 2010, 09:58:21 AM »
My sincere apologies to the OP for not quite staying on topic  ;)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Master of Jurisprudence
« on: September 01, 2010, 09:55:50 AM »
Yes that is somewhat correct, but that is true of any form of education. The world is getting more and more competitive, law school is outrageously priced, but you can make it up. You need to realize that education is a LONG TERM investment odds are if you go to a tier 3/4 you may start out making only 50k, which when faced with a 100k loan accruing interest seems sh***y. However, if you are a halfway competent attorney in a few years you will be more experienced and be paid more generally.

That is the same with any education I have said this before, you could go straight from high school to working at a bank or grocery store and have no educational debt and if your working 40 hours a week, you will have way more money than anyone that is going to college those first four years and generally even a few years after graduation. Odds are your first job in any profession is going to suck a little bit, of course there are exceptions, but you generally have to start at the bottom and work your way up. However, if you get a M.D., M.B.A., J.D. whatever it may be you can more experience and grow. You cannot really grow passed cashier that is the end, so that is the reason for going to school in any capacity. Is there a risk that is might not work out absolutely, but that is life.

In regards to these perceptions of schools they again apply to every single profession. A computer science major from San Jose State will not have the same doors open to them as a Stanford grad. That is the way it is, in time maybe the San Jose State guy will make more money or even be a better programmer, but I wouldn't bet on the San Jose State guy having a better career than the Stanford Grad. However, if the San Jose State guy likes computer programing odds are he will get a job in the field and if that is what he wanted to do it should work out.

Bottom line education is a risk and yes Harvard/Stanford will open more doors than Timbucktu State.

No offense BIGS, but if a computer science grad went into nearly as much debt as most law school grads, then I'd feel like you'd have a better argument. Its a lot easier to swallow making $50,000 a year when you don't have 6 figure debt weighing you down.  Those loan payments don't wait until you've "grown " in your profession and are making more money. Having to work a few years for a salary that will not allow you to comfortably service student loans is a legitimate concern for most law school students.  For this reason, Going to a bottom tier school where you're employment prospects will be lower, and if you manage to land a job you'll likely be working for peanuts, is simply not a wise decision for most ppl. When I look at some of your posts I sometimes get the feeling that you see the world through rose tinted lenses.

It has nothing to do with oppression, that is a common myth. It has to do with getting the number of students in a school closer to their comparable percentage in the general population. If one group does that on its own, then its not needed. Thats the theory behind it anyways. Which makes you wonder why in mostly minority areas they dont do it for whites.
I'm quite certain that nearly everyone on this board has knowledge of the popular arguments for/against affirmative action.  Using the reasoning that you've just mentioned, my opinion is still the same.  To the best of my knowledge there are instances in which its done for whites when minority population is overwhelmingly high.  I don't really think that whites are trying to involve themselves in areas that are predominately populated my minorities, at the same rate that African Americans try gain acceptance in institutions that are mainly populated by caucasians. If this really is the case, then of course we wouldn't see an abundance of "exceptions" made for whites in mostly minority areas.    From my personal experience, growing up in the deep deep south, I've found that a great deal of Caucasians simply aren't comfortable in environments with very large minority populations. (But then again, this was probably just the  attitude in the little hick-town  that I grew up in, smh. . . so glad I moved away!).

 :-\ :) ;) :P

I think it's so ridiculous the way that non-minorities act like affirmative action is ruining their lives. Like the OP, I'm the first person in my family to go to college.  Prior to my humble existence upon this earth, my family members were busy being oppressed by the masses. Unfortunately, they were seldom able to reap any of the social, economic, and academic benefits afforded more easily to caucasians.  Like it or not, this had some affect on my life.  Had I'd come from a long line of  people who had the opportunity to take advantage of such benefits, my family could have probably afforded to help me pay for college.  Instead I had no choice, but to work full-time (sometimes at multiple jobs), in turn sacraficing a more desirable GPA.  So I don't feel like getting a slight "bump" is a horrible thing. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know that there are poor white folks workin in college too. . .  ;)

*Officially off of my soap box now*

Good Luck OP!!!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: LSD Facebook Group
« on: June 05, 2010, 02:37:15 PM »
Actually this is the cool "open to all" group. Secret societies are for fascists.

..and Yalies.

especially presidential candidates

hmm....secret societies dont sound so bad all of a sudden

All the people in the LSD Facebook group are going to be government cronies is 2040.

Oooh I want in!  ;)

Umm I love the Koreans that do my nails. Matter of fact I even gave some thought to bangining the salon owner's hubby. He's super hot & doing an Asian is on my bucket list (I wanna see if their happy sticks are really as small as Oprah says)!  ;)

who cares, he's not even the legal presidant. Joe Biden is(american)

Dude you have a problem. Are you one of those nutcase tea baggers?  You just don't have the facts to support the claim that he is not an American citizen.  If such facts existed he wouldn't be in the whitehouse right now.  ::)

Hmm.. Okay. Thanx Julie  ;)

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