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General Off-Topic Board / Re: We must return to traditional values.
« on: March 24, 2009, 02:17:42 AM »
Hmmm...

I think that sometimes people forget that not everyone in this country is Christian and that not everyone follows the same bible.  

It always blows my mind when I hear someone trying to push their traditional Christian values on every person they know, even those that follow different religions.  I am catholic, but I would never expect my good Egyptian/Muslim friend to act like a "good catholic girl."  I would never expect our government to force Christian values on her and her family--the same way that I would never expect her to force her muslim values on me.
And yes, she is an American citizen.

Ugh, some people just can't see past their own little world....

Out of curiosity, how does a good Catholic girl act?

Oh any priest could tell you how a good Catholic should act...
Ask them, they're the authority afterall.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: We must return to traditional values.
« on: March 24, 2009, 02:02:45 AM »
Hmmm...

I think that sometimes people forget that not everyone in this country is Christian and that not everyone follows the same bible.  

It always blows my mind when I hear someone trying to push their traditional Christian values on every person they know, even those that follow different religions.  I am catholic, but I would never expect my good Egyptian/Muslim friend to act like a "good catholic girl."  I would never expect our government to force Christian values on her and her family--the same way that I would never expect her to force her muslim values on me.
And yes, she is an American citizen.

Ugh, some people just can't see past their own little world....

I wasn't aware that Christian values were different from Muslim values (at least with respect to the things the OP identified)...please explain.

Well, just the other day she started to explain to me that in her religion, men can have as many wives as they so choose, but women can only have one husband.  Also, if a woman is caught cheating on her husband, it's considered "okay" to kill her as a form of punishment....

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: We must return to traditional values.
« on: March 24, 2009, 01:52:34 AM »
Hmmm...

I think that sometimes people forget that not everyone in this country is Christian and that not everyone follows the same bible.  

It always blows my mind when I hear someone trying to push their traditional Christian values on every person they know, even those that follow different religions.  I am catholic, but I would never expect my good Egyptian/Muslim friend to act like a "good catholic girl."  I would never expect our government to force Christian values on her and her family--the same way that I would never expect her to force her muslim values on me.
And yes, she is an American citizen.

Ugh, some people just can't see past their own little world....

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Thanks for the input everyone!  :) I think I'm just going to take the pictures down. :-\ Even if no one does anything crazy with them, it's true that they may simply judge me, and I don't want that either. 

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I graduated college this past December, and I must admit, I did A LOT of partying while I was there...and I captured almost every moment of it in pictures.  I now have over 500 party pictures on Facebook, and some of them are pretty darn incriminating and naughty. 

My question is, should I take my party pictures down BEFORE I start law school, or after I graduate?  Keep in mind, my Facebook profile is set to private, and only my friends can see it.  I do plan on adding my law school friends to Facebook.

I am the paranoid type, and I know that law school can be very competitive.  I am crazy enough to worry about something as farfetched as a classmate taking some of the pics from Facebook, and saving it to use as ammunition later.  I know, I know...crazy to think such a thing, but....it happened to Michael Phelps!  At least my pictures donít involve drugs...just lots and lots of underage drinking and alcohol, lol.

I really don't want to take them down, but should I?  What do you guys think?  Any input will be much appreciated! 
 

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Rate the Catholic Law Schools
« on: March 21, 2009, 12:07:28 AM »
Yeah, Villanova won't let students work on women's reproductive issues during the normal 40 hour workweek or receive any credit for same because of their feelings on abortion.

NO WAY!   :o

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: True Costs...
« on: March 13, 2009, 07:58:37 PM »
Wow, I hadn't thought about the lunch thing...is anyone here on a meal plan, or would you overall recommend just packing a lunch?


Man I donít know about other schools, but at my school a 1L can eat lunch for free just about every day. Just about every day some group is having a meeting, or talk, or presenter in which they provide free lunch if you show up. Like on Mondays I do the black law students meeting, pizza or burritos usually, Tuesday the womenís law student association meeting (a lot of salads), Wednesday the Latino Students association (real Mexican food, sometime a pot luck!) Thursdays the Law School Republicans (sandwiches, they are not that creative), then Fridays the Law Democrats lunch (mostly pizza, but they always have a veggie option too, being so inclusive you know), then the next week Iíll have lunch at the Reproductive Rights students group (an again lots of veggie options here) then the next day the Pro Life students lunch (fetus shaped meat sandwiches) then Iíll go over to the Business law association and get some BBQ, then Environmental Law associations for some free range organic sustainable pitas etc. repeat as necessary. BTW I donít belong to any of those groups, I just eat their free food.

That was beyond awesome.  :D

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Law School Applications / Re: Decision Rendered at Penn?
« on: March 12, 2009, 06:53:35 PM »
My baby sister is a freshmen at the college.  I got my letter in the mail the other day.   :)
Anyway, it's a great sign!  You're just days away from finding out if you got in! Keep your fingers crossed!   :)

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Okay LawDog, as a law student one does have to remain objective, but we are also required to take a stand on issues and cases.  All that happened here was that I did not take a stand in favor of Chris Brown.  

I am a human being, with feelings and opinions, just like any other person in law school.  Many lawyers defend clients that they know are guilty.  Do you think OJ's lawyers were completely and totally objective?  Do you think, deep down, they didn't feel as if they were doing something morally wrong?  Maybe they did, maybe they didn't, but they had to put aside their personal beliefs and emotions to get the job done.  If I really wanted to, or if I really had to, I could argue in favor of Chris Brown, but I don't want to, and I don't have to.  You assume that I am totally and completely incapable of succeeding in law school, because you assume that I am unable to remain objective and "see a case from all angles".  You are wrong, lawdog, and you have no justifiable reason to make such a judgment.

I am not a lawyer now.  I am not on Chris Brown's defense team, and I do NOT HAVE TO remain objective here.  I am on a message board, we all are, so...chill out.  Also, I have been required to write papers on countless occasions where I had to argue in favor of a position I disagree with, and I did quite well on all of them.

It all comes down to the fact that you need to get over yourself, LawDog, because (whether you realize this or not) you speak as if you're the best thing that ever happened to the legal profession.

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I'm sorry, this is just a really sensitive issue for me.  My entire life I've wanted to go to law school and get a law degree so that I can use it to help end violence against women and girls.  That is all.  I honestly didn't mean to start an agrument.

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