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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Today's random lyrics
« on: December 23, 2007, 10:50:15 AM »
 Hey, don't write yourself off yet.
It's only in your head you feel left out or
looked down on.
Just try your best, try everything you can.
And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away.
It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle, it'll up the ride.
Everything will be just fine, everything will be alright.
Hey, you know they're all the same.
You know you're doing better on your own, so don't buy in.
Live right now.
Yeah, just be yourself.
It doesn't matter if it's good enough for someone else.
It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything will be just fine, everything will be alright.
It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything will be just fine, everything will be alright.
Hey, don't write yourself off yet.
It's only in your head you feel left out or
looked down on.
Just do your best, do everything you can.
And don't you worry what the bitter hearts are gonna say.
It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything will be just fine, everything will be alright.
It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything will be just fine, everything will be alright.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD8Dnd40EF8   <------ the video!

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Miami legal market
« on: December 21, 2007, 08:55:47 PM »
http://southflorida.bizjournals.com/southflorida/stories/2007/12/17/daily17.html?surround=lfn

South Florida ranked No. 1 'judicial hellhole'

 The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) has ranked South Florida as its No. 1 "judicial hellhole" for 2007.

The annual report identifies "hellholes" as the top unfair jurisdictions in which to be sued. South Florida has topped the list for the first time.

"South Florida has a reputation for high awards and plaintiff-friendly rulings that make it a launching point for class actions, dubious claims and novel theories of recovery," the report summary reads.

The report comes a few weeks after a state interest group, Florida Stop Lawsuit Abuse (FSLA), published a study of the impacts of lawsuit abuse on the state's small businesses. Among the findings: 10 percent of small businesses have had to lay off employees, 27 percent have reconsidered expansion and 36 percent have raised prices on goods and services because of the threat of lawsuits.

"Small business is the backbone of Florida, and this issue affects every Floridian as a consumer," FSLA Executive Director Carlos Muhletaler said. "The courts are being used, in some cases, almost like an ATM."

The FSLA study also found that three-quarters of small business owners believe personal injury lawyers who file lawsuits are more interested in making money than helping their clients -- a finding personal injury lawyers bristled at.

"How would a small business owner know what's on the mind of a personal injury attorney?" asked Stuart Grossman, a partner at Grossman Roth, P.A. "This is an absolutely juvenile survey intended to produce no valid data."

Grossman added that his own law firm is a small business, and it makes no sense for lawyers to zero in on small businesses as targets.

Florida Justice Association President Frank Petosa also frowned upon the survey, calling it a "push poll."

"This is a piece of baseless propaganda that tends to get drummed up every year when Legislature is going into session," he said.

The Florida Legislature has passed some tort abuse reform legislation, but Muhletaler said it hasn't been enough to protect small business.

"We're not telling people not to sue," he said. "But this sue-happy mentality is being created by personal injury attorneys, and they are taking away the sense of personal responsibility."

South Florida has made ATRA's list for the last four years. Other "hellholes" this year were Rio Grande Valley and Gulf Coast, Texas; Cook County, Ill.; Clark County, Nev.; and Atlantic County, N.J.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: FSU, MIAMI, UF, What do you think?
« on: December 21, 2007, 03:54:14 PM »
why not FIU?

MUCH cheaper than UM...

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Generic Health Thread - Poll : b00b job
« on: December 21, 2007, 01:49:33 PM »
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20895509/

Is fat the new normal?
Societal ideas of acceptable weight expanding as Americans get heavier


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Various news links
« on: December 21, 2007, 01:44:19 PM »
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22358063/

Feds see N.Y. traffic fixes as roadmap for nation
The view is: If you can fix traffic here, you can fix it anywhere

Peters has also dangled $354 million to the city if it goes ahead with a congestion pricing plan to reduce auto traffic by charging tolls to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan at peak times.  :o


and id say LA or Houston is a better guinea pig.  Most cities dont have the subways/trains NY does, and most never will.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Generic Health Thread - Poll : b00b job
« on: December 21, 2007, 01:37:59 PM »
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22357873/

Teen dies after insurance nixes transplant
17-year-old girl needed new liver; company initially refused payment



and this is why the medical industry will be taken out of the hands of insurance companies.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Where do you want to live???
« on: December 21, 2007, 12:34:30 PM »

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: GEORGIA STATE!!!!!
« on: December 21, 2007, 07:54:51 AM »
how safe is the area?

i was up there a month ago, and it looked like the area might be borderline safe/sketchy.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Politics
« on: December 21, 2007, 06:50:37 AM »
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071221/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ahxe_4rMiXV1lEe.h2EYIO2s0NUE

President Bush, successful in forcing the Democratic Congress to bend to his will, complained that lawmakers had wasted time and taxpayers' money. His aggressive stand set a confrontational tone for Bush's final year in the White House.


hes right

i hope the dems go home for xmas feeling humiliated.  they have let us down.  again.   >:(

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Generic s3x thread
« on: December 20, 2007, 07:58:52 PM »
http://www.globalorgasm.org/

its for a good cause!!!

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