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General Off-Topic Board / obama mccain astrology
« on: June 29, 2008, 05:55:37 PM »
Obama is a Leo, while McCain is  a Virgo. Your wiki primer on astrology below. Now, c'mon, is it even a contest?

 - Leo (The Lion) (fixed, fire, social): Keyword: "I will". The Leo person is creative, generous, proud, fun-loving, dramatic, dignified, theatrical, passionate, affectionate, ardent, ambitious, loves attention, independent, noble, a leader, sunny, naive, magnetic, kingly, and powerful. They can also sometimes be bossy, jealous, patronizing, promiscuous, snobbish, egotistical, boastful, over self-conscious, and arrogant. Leos like to think that they are special and important. They love attention, and will do anything to get it. Suitable occupations are where leadership, bossiness, and powerful self-assurance can be displayed; such as manager, director, social organizer, chairperson, acting, person of the year. In medical astrology Leo governs the heart and spine. In astrology Leo is ruled by the Sun. The sun sign dates for Leo are July 23 August 22.[10] The fire form of Leo is a controlled bonfire.

 - Virgo (The Virgin) (mutable, earth, social): Keyword: "I analyze". The Virgo person is practical, industrious, efficient, thorough, methodical, exacting, precise, detail-oriented, observant, intelligent, critical, work and service oriented, painstaking, pragmatic, modest, discreet, health and cleanliness conscious, mentally active, and flexible. They can also be fussy, nervous, pedantic, petty, and over-critical. Virgos often have a long beautiful neck and can be careless with fingernails. Suitable occupations are where analytical and practical, methodical qualities are needed; such as teacher, psychologist, nursing and health and hygiene sectors, scientist, accountant, secretary, inspector. In medical astrology Virgo governs the intestines and digestion. Their is some debate in regards to a modern ruler of this sign with Pallas, Chiron, Ceres and Vesta often considered candidates by some modern astrologers, but the planet Mercury is typically used as the default by tradition. The sun sign dates for Virgo are August 23 September 22.[11] The earth form of Virgo is a full grown harvest. Totem animal is the Bushbaby.

Maybe McCain could be Obama's personal assistant.
p.s. should I be looking at the ageism/racism factors instead?

Count me in.

Two girls at my testing site said they had never heard they would have to swear to anything in cursive and that they did not in fact know how to write in cursive. The proctor said, Do you know how to write your name? Then you know how to write in cursive. You can't print. Both insisted that they wouldn't be able to. All they got was, Do your best. It has to be in cursive.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: June LSAT
« on: June 17, 2008, 10:35:16 AM »
I had LR, RC, LR, LR, LG. Usually LG are my best by far-usually only 0-2 wrong... but i must be weird cuz this time i thought it was hard. I'm no good at the formal logic though, and that was in my first one. layered cake was confusing at first but i think i got it. For those who had 3 LR, I think the first one may have been experimental, but thats just a guess based on my feelings about the difficulty of them all. Any other opinions?

I had the same; I'm hoping the third lr is for real cause it was so easy.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Why Obama will lose in the fall
« on: June 15, 2008, 08:47:24 PM »
Miss P wrote:

From the article:

"[Republican-appointed U.S. Attorney] Biskupic said there was no indication of a widespread conspiracy to commit voter fraud, or of any knowledge or involvement by poll workers or any other city officials."


also from the article

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, who also backs a photo ID requirement [said]

"Clearly, there is proof that fraud took place in the November 2 election,".


Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett attended the news conference, an unusual occurrence for an announcement by prosecutors.

He acknowledged Tuesday the findings pointed to fraud and said again "any individual who committed fraud (should) be prosecuted."

see also

Biskupic and McCann said they remain troubled that three months after the investigation began that city officials have been unable to account for a gap of about 4,600 votes, with more ballots counted than people listed as voting.

Same day voter registration necessarily increases the chances for voter fraud.  This is particularly true if you do not require photo identification.  I don't think I need to point out why the Democratic party is thrilled that these 9 states have instituted same day voter registration.  Busing thousands of unregistered voters to polling places is an excellent way to overwhelm poll supervisors and increase the chances that corners will be cut for the sake of expediency.  When polling places try to follow the rules of law you get the familiar Democratic rallying cry of "disenfranchisement".  None of this would be a problem if voters were required to register a week before elections. Districts would have a very good idea of how many people to expect, staffing levels would be allotted accordingly and matters would run much more smoothly.  It bears repeating that fair and orderly is better than 100% inclusive and chaotic.  A few people being turned away at the polls for lack of proper registration is far better for the integrity of elections than thousands of questionable votes being cast.


What's the old saying?..."In a fascist country the trains always run on time"? I would attribute it, but I honestly can't remember where I read it. The Prince maybe? 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Reading Comprehension Main Point/Idea
« on: June 13, 2008, 06:00:32 PM »
I've found that main point questions are very often covered in the first paragraph. (Example: Test 34 section 1 question 1.) They paraphrase, of course, but I just try to get a solid understanding of the first line or three in the passage and that seems to point me in the right direction.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Why Obama will lose in the fall
« on: June 12, 2008, 10:51:19 PM »

i don't think i need to outline which party favors this type of registration.  it is also the party that opposes any kind of identification process at the polls.  in fact in many states, like my own state of Wisconsin, all you need do is have someone vouch that you are eligible to vote.

as i said, thank God states are wising up and changing laws to make photo ID's a requirement.

oh and the arch-conservative Stevens wrote for the majority.  as i alluded to above, conservatives claim that not having an ID requirement encourages fraud while liberals claim that forcing poor people to get ID's somehow disenfranchises them. it seems the court feels that a rotten election tainted by thousands of ineligible voters casting ballots is more corrosive to the democratic process than one where a few eligible voters might get turned away.obtaining an ID is simply not a difficult process. nor does it discriminate against protected classes of just discriminates against people who shouldn't be voting like illegal immigrants.

Actually, getting an ID CAN be hard to get, simply because you or your parents were disorganized, or for instance, moved many times, and didn't save your birth certificate. If you don't have your birth certificate and your social security card, getting photo id is next to impossible. And try getting one of those (Social security or birth cert)without the others. They each require one or more of the other in many places. It's like the ID trifecta. Being able to vote by affidavit can be empowering for this group of people.

Most of those who have spoken here before me have commended the lawgiver who added this oration to our other funeral customs. It seemed to them a worthy thing that such an honor should be given at their burial to the dead who have fallen on the field of battle. But I should have preferred that, when men's deeds have been brave, they should be honored in deed only, and with such an honor as this public funeral, which you are now witnessing. Then the reputation of many would not have been imperiled on the eloquence or want of eloquence of one, and their virtues believed or not as he spoke well or ill. For it is difficult to say neither too little nor too much; and even moderation is apt not to give the impression of truthfulness. The friend of the dead who knows the facts is likely to think that the words of the speaker fall short of his knowledge and of his wishes; another who is not so well informed, when he hears of anything which surpasses his own powers, will be envious and will suspect exaggeration. Mankind are tolerant of the praises of others so long as each hearer thinks that he can do as well or nearly as well himself, but, when the speaker rises above him, jealousy is aroused and he begins to be incredulous. However, since our ancestors have set the seal of their approval upon the practice, I must obey, and to the utmost of my power shall endeavor to satisfy the wishes and beliefs of all who hear me.

In any way that you like; only you must get hold of me, and take
care that I do not walk away from you. Then he turned to us, and added
with a smile: I cannot make Crito believe that I am the same
Socrates who have been talking and conducting the argument; he fancies
that I am the other Socrates whom he will soon see, a dead body-and he
asks, How shall he bury me? And though I have spoken many words in the
endeavor to show that when I have drunk the poison I shall leave you
and go to the joys of the blessed-these words of mine, with which I
comforted you and myself, have had, I perceive, no effect upon
Crito. And therefore I want you to be surety for me now, as he was
surety for me at the trial: but let the promise be of another sort;
for he was my surety to the judges that I would remain, but you must
be my surety to him that I shall not remain, but go away and depart;
and then he will suffer less at my death, and not be grieved when he
sees my body being burned or buried. I would not have him sorrow at my
hard lot, or say at the burial, Thus we lay out Socrates, or, Thus
we follow him to the grave or bury him; for false words are not only
evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. Be of good
cheer, then, my dear Crito, and say that you are burying my body only,
and do with that as is usual, and as you think best.

Oh for @#!*'s sake. Anyway. I'll miss your snottiness and help Jeffort. And your avatar.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Where are the human test takers?
« on: June 07, 2008, 09:06:27 AM »
Human here. Am thrilled with the 158 I got yesterday, as my cold test was a 152. My plans do not include master of the universe; and while I wish I had a fellowship-producing score, my trouble with games precludes me from those. I look at the lsac gpa and lsat finder and find that plenty of schools are interested in my numbers. Jump through this hoop everyone, and best of luck.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: PT #14 Sec.3(RC) Q.23
« on: June 06, 2008, 09:21:29 AM »
I put C because organized rebellions occurred in the western hemisphere on large estates, which strenghtens the authors conclusion that it is large estates, like those found in Russia--not small ones as were typical of the US--which encouraged rebellions.

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