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you just bad propagandist.  admit it.


Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: IN at Duke off WL!
« on: June 14, 2006, 05:38:06 PM »
Congratulations on getting into an excellent school.  I almost went there myself.

Canada Free Press....I love the names partisan(both sides) use  they crack me up.
A nice assortment of aging white men.  A few women thrown in for good minorities and I'm fairly confident that if you looked into the credentials of their "investigative" journalist you'd find most lack any journalism credentials and most have conservative/industry backgrounds.  As for the article itself...

The first scientist it quotes: Prof. Bob Carter.  I give you one  of many websites that came up:

I am too tired and annoyed to look up the rest but, when you want to debunk global climate to a scientific paper that no one understands...that way we can't do the research to see what a putz you are.

Putz?  Is there an echo in here?

Look, I posted the link because I thought this was a timely topic in light of Gore's new movie.  I also thought it did a good job of offering counter points that one does not often hear from the MSM.  Instead of responding to the article itself, you prefer to cast the CFP contributors as racists, sexists, neocon industry insiders and impugn Prof. Bob Carter's credentials as a scientist by linking to one website (did you even bother to read the article linked to that webpage?).  With all that being said, this article is my first experience with the CFP. 

Rather than discuss any merit the article may have, you would rather resort to the usual tatics of name calling and guilt by association.  They are almost all white men; therefore they are not to be trusted.  Prof. Carter wrote an article for an organization that accepted funding from an oil company; therefore, he is not being intellectually honest and is not to be trusted.  And finally, you are a putz for finding the article interesting.

when you want to debunk global climate to a scientific paper that no one understands...that way we can't do the research to see what a putz you are

Since when has that been the standard on this board?

Thanks, I will. 

Although it is a good thing I don't live in the Amazon Valley; the north coast of South America and the Caribbean; New Zealand or the Ganges Valley in India, otherwise I might experience cooler temperatures than in the past few decades.  :o

"Morgan points out that, in addition to the cooling in the NW Atlantic, massive areas of cooling are found in the North and South Pacific Ocean; the whole of the Amazon Valley; the north coast of South America and the Caribbean; the eastern Mediterranean, Black Sea, Caucasus and Red Sea; New Zealand and even the Ganges Valley in India." 

Politics and Law-Related News / Some inconvenient truths…for Gore
« on: June 14, 2006, 08:49:29 AM »

I especially like this quote concerning Gore:

"The man is an embarrassment to US science and its many fine practitioners, a lot of whom know (but feel unable to state publicly) that his propaganda crusade is mostly based on junk science."

Studying for the LSAT / Re: VA/NC/TN testing sites
« on: June 13, 2006, 09:51:25 AM »
ALthough Knoxville may be a little farther than you wish to travel, I did take the test twice there.  I thought the testing site was excellent; quiet, comfortable, and with ample room to take the test.  Also, they proctors were very professional.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Tennessee '09... anyone else?
« on: June 10, 2006, 12:06:20 PM »
Well I went there for undergrad and grad school, so if you have any questions about Knoxville or the area I would be happy to answer them for you.  Good luck at UT!

I did the Gender-Science IAT.  My result: Your data suggest little or no association between Male and Female with Science and Liberal Arts.  I went as fast as I could, so hopefully it is accurate.  Interesting link, thanks.  :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Duke versus Vanderbilt
« on: May 18, 2006, 03:31:09 PM »
I feel your pain.  This would be a hard decision if it were me.  Oddly enough it was kind of me about a month ago.  My three top choices came down to UVa, Duke, and Vandy.  I choose UVa for the same reason you are agonizing over the possible opportunity to attend Duke; it was my "dream" school when I started applying to law school. 

Vandy is indeed an excellent school, but from my personal visit to Duke I liked the law school and the area there much better.  Even though Vandy would have cost me half of what Duke would have in terms of tuition, I had my heart set on attending Duke.  The only thing that changed that was the acceptance to UVa, which did not come until early April.  If simply having the possibility of going to Duke is causing you this much agony, do you think you will be able to look back in three years and not have a lot of regret over staying with Vandy?  Not a little regret but a lot of regret. 

Granted you have already moved and your wife has already found a job, so your situation is infinitely more complicated than mine.  Still, if Duke is your dream then perhaps you should sit down with her and discuss going there.  Lay out the pros and cons with her, and see what she thinks about the whole situation. 

Of course, you will have to break your lease and probably pay a penalty of some sort, but the Duke area is not hurting for nice and relatively inexpensive apartments.  Sure your wife has a job that she loves (at least one week into it), but she can find another education related job, especially in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area.

So the real question is what about the next three years?  What about the possibility of passing up your dream?  I am a firm believer that you need to make the most of your opportunities, as you very often do not get a second chance; one chance to choose the right place to get your education and one chance to make the most of it.  This is particularly true when it comes to law school.

Would an education at Duke be that much better at providing you opportunities than Vanderbilt?  Most likely not, but isn't the journey a key part of the law school experience?

When it comes down to it, I am sure you will make the best decision for you and your wife, but do not let the possibility of a few hectic weeks dissuade you from seriously considering the option of attending Duke.  If the two of you can deal with the cost of moving to Durham and the uncertainty of her finding a job in a timely manner, then I say go for it.  Best of luck with whatever you decide.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Former/Soon-to-be Former Military Roll Call
« on: May 06, 2006, 07:12:10 PM »
4 years enlisted in the Air Force.  I will be attending Virginia this fall.

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