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General Off-Topic Board / Re: 9-11 was orchestrated by the US govt
« on: August 23, 2006, 05:44:13 PM »
He's being sarcastic. 

halfie, quit trolling, dammit!   :D

yeah, i picked up on the sarcasm, but you never know for sure.

i'm not halfie.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: 9-11 was orchestrated by the US govt
« on: August 23, 2006, 05:41:43 PM »
I've already explained why the "motives" were poor given alternative measures that were much more easily accessible.

As for Pearl Harbor, the argument that Roosevelt intentionally ignored his intelligence briefings regarding a possible strike remains inconclusive.  Keep in mind that it was the middle of the Second World War and that intelligence reports flooded all corners of the globe daily -- picking the golden eggs out of the litter was difficult, to say the least.  To prioritize amongst thousands of reports, some of them conflicting, took almost superhuman effort to begin with.  Mistakes were easily made -- judgement calls that seem terrible (and, to you, suspicious) now seemed okay at the time.

As for flaws in national intelligence -- the biggest projects are the easiest to screw up, because minor mistakes snowball massively.


you made some great points. i am not trying to be the "20/20" guy, but there were some events that happened that are suspicious.

as for big lies, sometimes it's easier to pull those off.  "who would really think our government would really do______"

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: 9-11 was orchestrated by the US govt
« on: August 23, 2006, 05:37:37 PM »
"idiot" wow, that is harsh.  if you read my post, i am not spreading any theories.  i think the greatest attack on us soil deserves more answers. i appreciate the fact i live in a country where i can pose them without harm....except by aspiring law students.

Being called an idiot constitutes "harm?"

well, not really.  i have thick skin.

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i guess me thinking critically about what i am "told" by the government makes me an idiot.  i should just swallow out and believe it to be true.  i would probably be happier.

I guess so.  I am a neocon, after all, I'm bound by a blood oath to agree with the content of that statement.

oh, the blood oath.  that explains it.  what happens if a liberal is in office?  what then of your oath?  to disagree with everything?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: 9-11 was orchestrated by the US govt
« on: August 23, 2006, 05:22:17 PM »
"idiot" wow, that is harsh.  if you read my post, i am not spreading any theories.  i think the greatest attack on us soil deserves more answers. i appreciate the fact i live in a country where i can pose them without harm....except by aspiring law students.

i guess me thinking critically about what i am "told" by the government makes me an idiot.  i should just swallow out and believe it to be true.  i would probably be happier.


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: 9-11 was orchestrated by the US govt
« on: August 23, 2006, 05:05:40 PM »
the first time was president roosevelt regarding the attack on pearl harbor.

maraudingj, i hope that you are right. i certainly would not want to live in a country that would allow these type of things to happen. however, there are too many unanswered questions.  frankly, i find the government's story/answer to questions insulting.

assuming no us involvement, shouldn't we be concerned that over $500 billion is spent every year for intelligence and defense. 

motive? it precipitated an invasion to a country that was not involved in the events. billions and billions of dollars are being spent on the invasion and rebuilding.


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: 9-11 was orchestrated by the US govt
« on: August 23, 2006, 01:54:57 PM »
i have done some research on this over the past few months, and i have come to one of two conclusions: 1) the government was complicit with the happenings of 9/11, or 2) it was the most complete failure of intelligence in our nation's history.

i would direct anyone to read "the new pearl harbor."  it raises some amazing questions, gaps in logic, weird responses by high-level government officers, and numerous coindicidences.

assuming option 1 from above, it would not be first time in our history the government allowed devastating events to occur on our soil to gain public support for entering a war.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Where are yout at?
« on: June 25, 2006, 09:48:01 AM »
ohio. am i the first or the first to admit it?

ohio: it's better than you might think.

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Law School Admissions / Re: GPA question
« on: June 14, 2006, 09:10:53 AM »
First, thanks everyone for your input.  I appreciate your help. 

I have already graduated so taking additional classes to boost my gpa may not be possible.  My accum. gpa is being brought down by classes that I took over 10 years ago.  It's amazing how that experience continues to haunt me. 

I will continue to study hard for the lsat.

Thanks again.

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Law School Admissions / Re: GPA question
« on: June 06, 2006, 04:19:52 PM »
I have been lurking for a few weeks while I was putting my application together.  Everyone has been great about offering advice and sharing experiences.  This is a great resource for everyone.

My GPA has just been calculated, and I am not too happy.

I have a 3.70 from my degree granting school.  However, when my first school's grades are factored in, I have a 2.99.  That's a pretty huge drop.  Over 80% of my classes were taken at my degree granting instituion.

Question:  Other than scoring a 180 on the lsat, what are my options now?  I have pretty decent work experience and other soft factors.  Are there any schools that might look more towards the upward trend?

Any advice/thoughts would be much appreciated.  Thanks.


Apply to schools based on your 3.7 and whatever LSAT score you get. Many schools will only consider the 2.99 (because, frankly, that's all USNWR cares about), but you may find a school or two that looks passed it and sees you have achieved much since your original bad marks and they will weigh your LSAT more.

Thanks Towlie. I will proceed accordingly. 

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Law School Admissions / GPA question
« on: June 06, 2006, 01:15:24 PM »
I have been lurking for a few weeks while I was putting my application together.  Everyone has been great about offering advice and sharing experiences.  This is a great resource for everyone.

My GPA has just been calculated, and I am not too happy.

I have a 3.70 from my degree granting school.  However, when my first school's grades are factored in, I have a 2.99.  That's a pretty huge drop.  Over 80% of my classes were taken at my degree granting instituion.

Question:  Other than scoring a 180 on the lsat, what are my options now?  I have pretty decent work experience and other soft factors.  Are there any schools that might look more towards the upward trend?

Any advice/thoughts would be much appreciated.  Thanks.

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