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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Is Cooley Really The Worst Law School
« on: August 08, 2005, 06:55:48 AM »
Here's the scene: Karl Marx arguing before a judge somewhere in his bright future as a lawyer.

Judge: Counsel for the plaintiff, Mr. Marx. For what reasons should this court grant your motion?

The ever competent Karl Marx: The counsel for the defense uses poor grammar your honor. His spelling stinks, and he's a sh-theel.

Judge: Denied, Mr. Marx. And, for the record, you did not use a single capital letter anywhere in your entire brief.

I looked at mine, and everything was a mistake except my previous addresses, a couple of good standing credit accounts and a late Direct TV bill. This was the case on all three reports. There were things like credit accounts I never had, and all kinds of crap. I disputed all of it, but some of the stuff was justified by the credit grantors. Now all I can do is keep disputing until the creditors stop responding and then have it removed. It's infuriating b/c I know these accounts aren't mine.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What about the FBI???
« on: August 08, 2005, 06:08:59 AM »
Haha.  Took up for me?  I was stating what I knew on a subject of interest and posting links for her to continue her own research if she were so inclined.  I was not making assinine blanket statements for the sole purpose of creating animosity.  Don't sweat "taking up for" me, sport. 

Go ahead and try to defend what you said with evidence.  You cannot do it.  Your statements are untrue, unfounded, and idiotic. 

Sport? Where the hell did you come up with that? That sounds like something a couple of ivy league frat guys from the 40's would call each other. "Well done sport." Good show old man." "Let's go to Buffy's summer cottage for a game of croquet."

Anyway, I digress. Back to your assertion about lack of evidence. There may be some bad news for you. I found some evidence. Not  much though really. It's just a reference to a report for the DoD thrown together by a few professors. But, what the hell do professors know anyway? It's not like they use scientifically gathered data to draw conclusions or anything. It really didn't take to long for me to find this evidence either. With the right Google search term, "reasons for enlistment," it was the sixth link listed. Here's an excerpt and the link. I've underlined portions of the text that may be of particular interest to you:

The sophistication of the recruitment process becomes painstakingly clear when reading Attitudes, Aptitudes, and Aspirations of American Youth: Implications for Military Recruitment (2003), a text compiled by the Committee on the Youth Population and Military Recruitment (CYPMR). This committee, established by the National Research Council in 1999 in response to a request by the DoD, is a think tank composed of academics from the Universities of Minnesota, Michigan, California at Los Angeles, and Pennsylvania (among others) who analyze dynamics of recruitment including: gender and race, education and aptitude, physical and moral attributes, military life and working conditions, and values impacting enlistment decisions. These researchers have expertise in demography, military manpower, military sociology, psychology, adolescent development, economic advertising, communication, and private sector management. To compile this text for military policy makers and recruiters, CYPMR utilized DoD documentation, three national youth-based surveys, locally based cross-sectional studies, as well as information from the National Center for Education Statistics and the Defense Manpower Data Center. The primary goal of the authors was to understand why the military has experienced a recruitment downturn; forecast future military manpower requirements, future demographic characteristics of youth, and youth attitudes toward militarism; and finally to make recommendations so the DoD can meet its recruitment goals.

Several trends and recommendations mentioned in this text have direct importance for countering military recuitment. The DoD, which is the largest employer in the nation, must successfully recruit 200,000 new recruits each year to maintain a military force of 1.2 million. According to the CYPMR, the cohort of available 18-year-olds is expected to increase from 3.9 million (1999) to 4.4 million by 2009. However, the population distribution is not expected to stay constant. Whites will experience a decrease in their percentage of the population (from 66% to 57%), Latinos will jump from 14% to 22%, while blacks will remain steady at 14%. The CYPMR noted that the greatest threat to recruitment among these groups will be a stark increase in college attendance resulting from the influence of parents with college degrees and few high-paying jobs available for those without a college degree. While whites will experience a great increase in college attainment, the CYPMR noted that blacks and Latinos will not experience much increase in college attainment. This means the projected recruitment market will ultimately be heavily brown and black youth. Furthermore, recruiters will increasingly target college campuses to attract potential college "stop outs" and dropouts. Many times these are lower-income youth who take time off of school to work to pay for tuition or youth who received a poor k-12 education. Recruiters will also be emphasizing the "money for college" offered by the military. But this is deceiving since 65% of youth who enter the military do not receive a degree from a four-year institution and many enlistees never receive any educational benefits at all.

Apparently a few college professors relied upon by the DoD seem to agree with me. I suppose their findings are untrue, unfounded and idiotic too, right?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Is Cooley Really The Worst Law School
« on: August 07, 2005, 03:32:11 PM »
Maybe later on we can talk about the pathetic style in your post. Now that does need proofing. Capitalization, capitalization, capitalization. Slept through Kindergarten did ya? Whose the sh-theel now? Have you heard the one about people who live in glass houses? Yeah, you guessed it. They shouldn't throw stones.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What about the FBI???
« on: August 07, 2005, 03:26:46 PM »
Sheeit mofo. And to think I zealously stuck up for you in the thread about credit where you posted about the 45 day period on credit report disputes. That girl got downright snotty with you, and I backed you up. That's the last time I have anyone's back here. Sheeit.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Is Cooley Really The Worst Law School
« on: August 07, 2005, 03:22:33 PM »
I wouldn't say they are stupid. They made it through law school didn't they? They just make a pitiful living doing their best to return criminals to the streets. They help people, but mostly hurt society. The people they help generally don't deserve it. They do as a matter of right, but usually not behavior. I could give a few examples if you'd like. Just a note: as a rational person, I recognize there are exceptions to most everything.

By the way, I know the difference between here and hear. I just have better things to do than proofread my posts on this inconsequential website. Is that the best you can come up with to refute my post. You have a bright future as a lawyer. Here's a good tip: calm down when you get mad. You'll make more sense.

Wait a minute. A Public Defender? That should be a hint right there. I here they love Cooley grads over there.

yeah, public defenders are stupid that they can use the correct form of "hear," shitheel.

who the #@!* do you think you are? seriously. public defender is a noble profession. it's not for me, but why would you rag on people who help others for comparatively no pay? some people, I tell ya....

it's amazing how most attorneys don't cast any aspersions on where you're going to law school. it seems to be something that remains a concern for law school applicants and biglaw. honestly, as long as you work hard and aren't last in your class, they'll be options for you out of school. if Cooley is what you get into, make the best of it.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What about the FBI???
« on: August 07, 2005, 03:06:18 PM »
My avatar is a local personal injury attorney named Darryl Issacs who everyone around town has a good laugh about. He's called the Kentucky Hammer and his slogan is "One call, that's all. We'll get you the money you deserve." He also calls himself "The Heavy Hitter" quite appropriately.

And as far as the push-ups go, I'm a competitive sprint distance triathlete, former college lacrosse player, varsity lettered all three seasons and all four years in high school in cross-country, ice hockey and lacrosse. Also, I was last years power lifting champ for my weight class at the university where I attended graduate school. Push-ups are old news.

But, I managed to stir up some *&^% here it looks like. Mission accomplished (in Bush propaganda terms). I'll guess you'll never know how I really feel about the military. At 30, I'm a little old for service. I'd rather not be enlisted with a bunch of eighteen year olds, and I'm to old to have much a future as an officer. See, I know this because I talked to a Marine recruiter last year when I was considering my options regarding careers. That's almost the same way I know about the FBI. That info came from an FBI interviewer via a friend who interviewed with the FBI. Maybe you should read my posts a little more carefully. You see, I rely on good sources. I Had fun hijacking this thread. Later

Really social drinker?  Can you point me to the FCRA amendment that says this?  Seriously, I hadn't known that there was any change to the FCRA at all regarding the new access law. 

Social Drinker is right. It is 45 days. This is not an amendment to the FCRA per se, but a provision of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction (FACT) Act of 2003, which is an amendment to the FCRA. This applies to all disputes made after 12/1/04. This law also relaxes the rules regulating employer investigations of employees in workplace misconduct inquiries, inter alia. Search FindLaw by the full name of the act, and you will find everything you'd ever want to know about this new act in plain language (not that new really- signed on 12/1/03). It's worth reading as this act changes the rules pretty significantly for and against the private individual in some areas.

I found a link to verify what I'm telling you about the 45 days.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What about the FBI???
« on: August 06, 2005, 10:46:42 PM »
I know three people who have attempted to become FBI agents. They all said that a JD or a CPA is one of the preferred qualifications. In fact, one of them was informed of this during her interview process. They told her the agency does alot of work related to these degrees. She didn't make it on, so she went to law school. She made it far enough in the interview process that they paid to fly her to Washington and put her up in a hotel for several days for the interview. I don't know what she is doing now, but she was pretty determined to be an FBI agent.  The other two didn't make it on becuase of anabolic steroid use. Now they are trying for the local police department. That's not easy to get on either just because of the applicant to available position ratio, but only two years of college will get you in the door there.

By the way, I can't say I'm impressed when someone mentions military as if it's some kind of big deal hot shot qualification (unless you're an officer). It's a bit of a default job (unless you're an officer), and it's just not P.C. to say so these days. I, on the other hand, am not that polite. Any job that one can get with only a GED is a default job.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Official "My Last Day of Work" Thread
« on: August 05, 2005, 12:48:35 AM »
I planned on Aug. 1st being my last day, but I got fired back in May. I said F-ck it and just considered that my last day. I've been sitting by the pool at my apartment building ever since drinking beer and romancing about how that was the last irrelevant pee-on job I will ever have to work. I've got a message for those bastards. I hope someday I'll have the pleasure of representing someone who is suing you. I can't wait to take my 30 percent of your hard earned cash and tuck it into the G-string of some skanky ass stripper one dollar at a time.
F-ck You.

They fired me, and I end up going to law school. Sweet Sweet irony. Whose the loser now beeotch.

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