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Personal Statement / Re: Anyone willing to read my first draft?
« on: August 25, 2009, 05:34:03 PM »
I'd love to read it. 

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Law School Applications / Re: STATE VS PRIVATE
« on: August 23, 2009, 11:08:14 PM »
DOES IT MAKE YOUR CHANCES ANY BETTER TO GET IN A LAW SCHOOL IF YOU ATTENDED A VERY EXPENSIVE PRIVATE SCHOOL OR A STATE SCHOOL? RUMOR, MYTH, FACT OR FICTION WHAT AHVE YOU HEARD AND EXPERIENCED.

How much your undergraduate education costs plays no role in getting into law school.  How you do during those 4 years is important...the opportunities you seize, the relationships you make, and the grades you earn.

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News Discussion / Re: Health Care
« on: August 23, 2009, 01:28:47 AM »
Didn't Bush want bigger tax cuts and privitization [sic] of social security?  And hydrogen cars?  And to catch bin Laden?

Yes.  I hope Blue Warrior is [redacted] with us.

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News Discussion / Re: Health Care
« on: August 22, 2009, 09:15:01 PM »
if bush said he wanted medical insurance reform...he would have gotten it...promise ;)

His prescription drug plan was bad enough.

Quoted for the truth.

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News Discussion / Re: Health Care
« on: August 22, 2009, 02:16:23 PM »
still trying beat that drum, eh?  yes, sooooo much substance to gump's polcies--terrorism risk levels, for example.

gump already down as failure.  your wishful thinking never going change that.

 :D :D :D...nah...that's the leftwingnut in you thinking...explain why we are still following bush policies then?...eh, bigotboy?

...like aye wrote above...


if bush said he wanted medical insurance reform...he would have gotten it...promise ;)

Oxymoron.  It wouldn't have been reform.


oh right...bush would have called it "the war on high cost medical insurance" and it would have stuck...bottom line...he still would have gotten his plan through the congress...like he did everything else...

Just like Social Security.

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News Discussion / Re: Health Care
« on: August 22, 2009, 11:49:18 AM »
still trying beat that drum, eh?  yes, sooooo much substance to gump's polcies--terrorism risk levels, for example.

gump already down as failure.  your wishful thinking never going change that.

 :D :D :D...nah...that's the leftwingnut in you thinking...explain why we are still following bush policies then?...eh, bigotboy?

...like aye wrote above...


if bush said he wanted medical insurance reform...he would have gotten it...promise ;)

Oxymoron.  It wouldn't have been reform.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: What are the chances???
« on: August 21, 2009, 07:16:08 PM »
Hello All,

I am currently finishing up my last year on a BS in Business Admin. I have a 3.88 GPA, but it is at the University of Phoenix. It is the only program that would allow me to finish an under grad degree in a reasonable amount of time while working 50+ hours a week. I have the resources to scale back on work if accepted to Law School, but I will be 30 this year. So what does everyone think? I know the school is less than stellar but I have kept a good GPA there, and I am confident that I could score decent on the LSAT. How much will my School and Age count against me? Thanks for the help.

Hi Bis79...Your age won't count against you.  Hard to say anything without an LSAT score.  That's more important than a GPA...whether it's from Princeton or U. of Phoenix.  Well, for the most part.  Confidence is good but have you take any practices yet?  Most people score lower than their worst test.  That should tell you something.  Hope I helped.

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News Discussion / Re: Health Care
« on: August 20, 2009, 05:06:38 PM »
1.  In most cases, people have little influence on whether or not they'll get sick. Therefore, illness should be viewed as a fundamental part of what it means to be human and, as such, access to treatment for illness should be based on acknowledgment of the human condition, not the ability to pay. It's a fundamental human right.  As Locke wrote, man has the write to life after vitality. It's an extension of that belief.

2. If we can make health care more affordable in the United States more people are likely to seek out a doctor before problems become big and costly. Preventative care is so important. There is no reason for anybody to go to the ER anymore for asthma. The medications available are phenomenal. Still, emergency room visits to the hospital for asthma are in charge of ~97 percent of the cost. If you just take your inhaler on time everything should be fine. But people fail repeatedly.  Same thing with diabetes. Early detection is crucial because you can control it. If you donít detect it early you have to cut peopleís limbs off.  Is what we have now really the right system for a free market?  Seventy percent of the income for any hospital comes from the ER.  Those people aren't shopping.

There are millions of people who canít get health insurance.  And those people cost us, and everyone else with insurance, more because they canít pay for the care they do receive. Premiums go up each year in part to help cover the cost of those who canít afford to go to the doctor and end up having to go to the emergency room instead.

What we have now is a disease care system and it isn't working.

3. No.

4. See 2.

No health care system is perfect but the United States, with our combination of extraordinarily(!) high costs and mediocre overall results(!!), is as clear an example of a market failure as you could find. If you're poor, America is a much worse place to get sick than dozens of other countries that, although much less wealthy than the U.S., find ways to provide quality medical care for all of their citizens.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: schedule and missing class
« on: August 19, 2009, 02:10:45 AM »
That's kinda what I thought. I am trying to go somewhere for Halloween and if I remember correctly from ugrad, there was a fall break! It won't be the end of the world if I don't go and I don't have to decide right now, so we will wait and see.

You're in luck, because Halloween is on a Saturday this year.  Did you plan on going OOS?

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