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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Health Care
« on: April 26, 2010, 06:55:43 PM »
The problem isn't health insurance it's health care costs.

You have to be a fool to thing those two aren't causally connected.

A US doctor earns several 100 grand/yr after going to school for 8 years after highschool plus 4-8 years of residency. Frankly, after that kind of time and money investment, they deserve huge salaries.

I come from a country with universal, government paid healthcare. Our doctors still make from $100-500k a year. I don't see how there's a conflict between paying what people deserve and still offering healthcare for everyone.

We just have this "right to health care" mentality (meaning the right to see a M.D. whenever we have the flue).

Really? Seems to me Americans are less entitled to health care (and also expect less) than anyone else, in any other industrialized country.

A two-year degree doesn't deserve more than a $35k/yr salary (in all but large cities) and the cost of health care should reflect that. I suppose other wages could increase to match health care wages, but that's not happening so health care wages and spending should decrease.

If you think it's the salaries of doctors that create ridiculous healthcare costs, you're seriously delusional.

US' number one problem - the feeling that we have the "right" to evertything we want even if we cannot pay for it.

Really? Expecting society to have the decency to give everyone healthcare is the number one problem in the US? Really?!

Plus the right to a bailout when life treats us bad. Just look at our credit card debt verses savings and poor families (or single mothers) with 3+ children - not to mention our Fed. and State deficits. In other words, we are selfish.

So whether you live or die is analogous to credit card debt?

Where did this come from?  I do hope you're just being your usual snarky self.

Of course, that doesn't mean I'm not right.

I didn't think that you are an attorney based on your postings in this thread. I still have my doubts.

Any examples?

Current Law Students / Re: Retiring Attorney Fields Essay Questions
« on: April 26, 2010, 06:45:49 PM »
Einstein the computer point is moot, you can't use that on the bar. They give you paper or a typewritter, thats your only options.

Uhm, yes, yes you can.

Pursuing an LLM / Re: GULC or NU for Tax LLM
« on: April 26, 2010, 01:46:43 PM »
The only LLMs worth taking, ever, is tax at NYU or Georgetown.

I disagree with your points 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6. I don't have enough information to assess your claim in point #5.
The OP responded above that the C&F attorney did refuse to comment on some areas as it would be inappropriate.

I really don't feel like turning this into another internet pissing contest. As was clearly indicated by OP in his response, the answers he got from the C&F attorney were largely what I said they would be. No surprise there. He said he couldn't give a personal ruling. Obviously he couldn't, this is done by the committee for natural reasons.

He also said that he couldn't answer some of the questions because that would be inappropriate. Inappropriate and conflict of interest are two different things; surely you know this. Since you made a (false) point of me not being a lawyer, I would assume your claim is that you are. There's really no point speculating what those questions were and why it would be inappropriate to answer, this is a private issue for OP that is none of our business.

That being said, as the nature of an internet forum is to provide information to future readers, not only the OP, it needs to remain said that points 1 through 4 are indisputably correct. Point 5 is correct, but irrelevant to the validity of points 1 through 4, although you tried to impeach me on lack of credibility. Point 6 is a very subjective statement only based on a few posts I've seen from you, so I'll leave that one up to debate.

I'm happy my wife took my name.  I didn't really consider the overall consequences to society, but it is nice for my immediate family to all have the same last name.

Yes, and any concern she has for wanting to still be associated with her immediate family is of course of no concern at all.

In the words of the great Blackstone; "By marriage the husband and wife are one person in law; that is the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated or consolidated into that of the husband".

It's really romantic isn't it?

(and yes, I realize this topic has been dead for a few days.)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Remembering Test Questions
« on: April 26, 2010, 01:27:00 PM »
I think you are the one that needs to re-read again.

That's true, I forgot about them. As we all should, 99% of them got their "tribal membership cards" by method of fraud anyway. "Oh, one time in 1949, my grandmother hooked up with a Cherokee!". GTFO.

I do not believe Native Hawaiians are considered in this though.

Thomas M. Cooley / Re: Any feedback about Cooley Ann Arbor Campus
« on: April 26, 2010, 01:23:44 PM »
How come LSD has suddenly turned into Cooley central? Seems like every third post made here is about Cooley

A bunch of Cooley students and prospective Cooley students all joined at once for whatever reason. Other boards (TLS, xoxo) are not exactly welcoming to Cooley students, so I can see why they would come here.

Is this not the "Thomas M. Cooley" sub-board of the forum?  Speaking for myself, I came here because there is a board provided specifically for Cooley students -- does that make sense or is your understanding impaired by your bull-elitist stereotypes that you so obviously hold dear to your heart?

What are TLS and xoxo -- I only joined this board because I didn't know of any others.  There isn't as much activity here as I would have liked.

There was no animosity in the question on my part, I simply noticed that the Cooley sections on this forum has a disproportionate part of our activity.

And yeah, you'd probably not want to make a point of being a Cooley grad at xoxo. Hell, you'd probably not want to make a point of being a Duke or Northwestern grad there.

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