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I know for a couple of applications I've seen (particularly for the school I'm attending), they ask for your "predominant ethnic background" because they know people will be going out having those blood tests that show they are 1/25 hispanic after which they'll take full advantage by marking that down as their ethnicity. Following that logic, 1/4 native american would not be enough to for you to mark that down on your applications. For people in this situation, I think you should ask yourself a simple question, "Does my appearance and/or my ethnicity make me an easy target for racism?" if the answer is no, well you probably wouldn't qualify for URM status. JMHO.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Simpsons
« on: April 30, 2006, 02:41:48 AM »
Here's a couple...

1) The episode where Homer joins the Stonecutters, and wipes his mouth with their sacred parchment. He is stripped naked and forced to carry the Stone of Shame, until they find the mark on his rear end that indicates he is the "chosen one".

"Remove the Stone of Shame!"

"Woohoo!"

"Replace it with the Stone of Triumph!" (much bigger than the Stone of Shame)

"Doh!"

2) The episode where Marge has the "Families Come First" initiative on the ballot, and the opposition runs an ad attacking her.

"I'm Marge Simpson, now watch me do some coke off the blade of a knife."

3) The episode where Sideshow Bob is trying to kill Bart (the first time, where they live on the houseboat at Terror Lake), and he writes him a letter in blood, saying "Die Bart Die".

Homer: "Oh my gosh, Marge, someone's trying to kill me!" (Relieved) "Oh wait, it's for Bart." (evil music starts, Bart looks crestfallen)

Haha. that episode just came on yesterday. i like the part when the detective for the witness protection program is trying to get homer to remember his new alias. funniest sh!t ever. also a little further in the episode when homer keeps coming into barts room on the boat and he looks like a daemon or something the first time he comes in with the knife and brownies (and then coming in looking like a chainsaw murderer). i almost pissed my pants that entire episode. definitely a good one. :D

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: I actually got in!
« on: April 29, 2006, 09:54:04 PM »
Congrats! It's a great feeling to get that first admit. Go out, have fun, and drink to taking that first step towards becoming a lawyer!  ;D

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: United 93
« on: April 29, 2006, 06:36:14 PM »
It's all out of context quotes, opinions, and biased research.. Theres a bunch of sites out there that discredit pretty much the whole thing..

This discredits the Pentagon aspect:

http://www.snopes.com/rumors/pentagon.htm
You cant bring yourself to watch the Flight 93 video because of hollywood capitalizing of the tragedy... But you have no problem watching the loose change video that is a conspracy thoery that undermines the very IDEA there even was a tragedy?

You kkep this up and youll make ol Teddy look sane.
The document on Google brings up far more and completely different points from what Snopes says it discredits. Take some time and watch it, itís worth it even if you don't believe it. At the Pentagon one striking thing the director points out is a piece of engine debris which no one who has built, worked on, or designed Boeing 757s can identify.

Anyway there's no reason not to release tapes which show the plane hitting the building, but the government still holds onto them. If they would just release them they could answer most questions regarding the Pentagon. That just leaves the WTC problems.
Anyway United 93 was good and so was the documentary "Loose Change".


I totally agree. I just went through the snopes article and it actually does a really bad job of "discrediting" anything. The Loose Change video, in my opinion, is definitely worth watching. Just watch it with an open mind and you'll start asking questions yourself.

On United 93, I can't bring myself to go and watch it- while I know that the families fully endorse the film, it makes me a little mad to see a movie studio capitalize off the tragic events of that day. Yes blah blah blah they are paying tribute to the lives lost, but there are other ways to memorialize and pay tribute to the victims that don't involve making millions of bucks in the process.

I can't bring myself to watch United 93 because I refuse to give my money to those people. Yes I have no problem watching the loose change video- Simply because I didn't have to pay to watch it. The loose change guys aren't making money from this thing. If I had to pay to go see it, I wouldn't. If you also read my previous comment to mexican apple theif, I said I wouldn't go as far as to call the events of 9/11 fake- I simply said the video makes you go "hmmm"- I'm not some close-minded loser who can't give credit where credit is due- the video to me wasn't so much about undermining the tragic events of the day but rather an attempt to make you think: what is the gov't capable of doing? I guess, according to you, my keeping an open mind and watching a free video makes me insane. ::)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: United 93
« on: April 29, 2006, 11:56:15 AM »
It's all out of context quotes, opinions, and biased research.. Theres a bunch of sites out there that discredit pretty much the whole thing..

This discredits the Pentagon aspect:

http://www.snopes.com/rumors/pentagon.htm

The document on Google brings up far more and completely different points from what Snopes says it discredits. Take some time and watch it, itís worth it even if you don't believe it. At the Pentagon one striking thing the director points out is a piece of engine debris which no one who has built, worked on, or designed Boeing 757s can identify.

Anyway there's no reason not to release tapes which show the plane hitting the building, but the government still holds onto them. If they would just release them they could answer most questions regarding the Pentagon. That just leaves the WTC problems.
Anyway United 93 was good and so was the documentary "Loose Change".


I totally agree. I just went through the snopes article and it actually does a really bad job of "discrediting" anything. The Loose Change video, in my opinion, is definitely worth watching. Just watch it with an open mind and you'll start asking questions yourself.

On United 93, I can't bring myself to go and watch it- while I know that the families fully endorse the film, it makes me a little mad to see a movie studio capitalize off the tragic events of that day. Yes blah blah blah they are paying tribute to the lives lost, but there are other ways to memorialize and pay tribute to the victims that don't involve making millions of bucks in the process.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: United 93
« on: April 29, 2006, 01:01:05 AM »
I wouldn't go as far as to say it's all fake but I did watch the google movie and it actually does make you go "hmmm"- but then again I'm one of the fools obsessed with the Kennedy conspiracy :P...so if anyone watches it, opinions would be nice...the whole thing just left me confused.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Syracuse Visit
« on: April 28, 2006, 02:21:20 PM »
Hey guys,

I just saw Laurrk mention that she hadn't heard anything about Skyline apartments so I just thought I'd post this site that I've been using to get reviews of the apartments around my school in Pittsburgh:

http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/NY-Syracuse-Skyline-Apartments.html

It only has 6 reviews for Skyline so I guess you can take it with a grain of salt but I just thought the site would come in handy for other apartments you were considering.

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Yea I understand you thought it was convulted which I thought led to it being confusing for you (i.e. "If I understand you correctly..."). My mistake. However, he did make his point in 3 sentences:
Back in February, I have had some emails back and forth with one of their coordinators in regards to the application fee which was sent separately with the signed certification letter. I ve sent and received confirmation that the file was complete by February. Now close to 3 months later, I received a letter denying my review just because my file is imcomplete without application fee.

Not very convoluted to me. But anyway, Johnny it sucks, yes. Unfortunately, the people in charge over there will do nothing but feed you stories denying culpability. Even if they do take the blame, at this point, there is nothing they can do but tell you yet again to re-apply next year because their class is probably full by now. Like 4DClaw said, admission was never guaranteed so they really don't owe you anything. Me, I would be FUMING- but in thed end, I'd end up with no acceptance letter and a big headache. So just do yourself a favor and move on from this fiasco- now you have the power to warn future applicants to stay away from the crackheads that work there.

Good luck man. I'm sure you have some other good schools to choose from.

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So you're saying that they told you in February that your file was complete, but now they're saying it isn't? Sorry, but if your communication with them was as convoluted as this posting, I could understand how a mix-up happened.
If I am understanding you correctly, then your canceled check should serve as proof that you paid the application fee. But admission to a school is never guranteed. I'm assuming you've applied to other schools. Just go to one of those.

How was the posting convoluted? It came across plain and simple- they're claiming his file is incomplete because of a lack of the application fee. Meanwhile, they told him back in February, after he sent them a check, that his file was definitely complete. What was confusing about that?  ???

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYLS vs. Hofstra
« on: April 26, 2006, 11:21:07 PM »
NYLS is only 3,000 dollars a year more than Hofstra.  I think that this sum of money is negligible in the long run. 

That may be but I think COL in NYC makes NYLS far more expensive to attend.

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