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I think these smoking bans have gotten completely out of hand and, in some instances, are unConstitutional.

Current Law Students / Re: visiting nyc cool places to hang out
« on: July 15, 2006, 10:26:19 PM »
I agree with the post "anywhere in the Village."  Also depends on what time of year you're going -- Central Park has a lot going on in the summertime if you're the outdoorsy type.

Current Law Students / Re: Consumer Fraud?
« on: July 15, 2006, 10:21:13 PM »
To the original poster, get real and stop trying to create a race issue where one does not exist.  Black, white, yellow, green --- work hard, you'll graduate.  As for the person who made the statement about law school being a big lie and lawyers not making money and government lawyers, yada, yada, yada --- boo f-ing hoo!  If you do well in law school and continue to work hard into your career, you'll earn a decent living.  Why do you think "most" lawyers who take jobs with the government do that?  Well, they probably graduated by the skin of their teeth or, in keeping with that theory, they want to continue NOT working hard and get a comfy government job.

Current Law Students / Re: Free Purchase Agreement
« on: July 15, 2006, 10:09:19 PM »
I've used these two sites many times.  They've come in quite handy.

Current Law Students / Re: What's The Difference
« on: July 15, 2006, 10:00:02 PM »
To the person who wrote this, I suggest an enema, STAT!

"Call it political correctness if you will, but using humor to demean a whole class of people leads to an erosion of respect for them. Every time a lawyer tells one of those jokes they aid in that erosion. It doesn't matter if you are telling a blonde joke or a Polish joke, you are sending a message that the people you are joking about people who deserve to be demeaned in some way. Jokes lead to hate. It's as simple as that."

I have been a legal assistant in New Jersey for 20 years, and my first job was at a firm that specialized in debt collection.  In my opinion, you cannot compare working for a debt collection firm to other areas of law.  It is more mill-like...very automated.  As a matter of fact, except for the occasional court appearance (most cases go to default judgment), the attorney is not needed for much more than a signature.  It wasn't until my second job, which was at a PI defense firm, that I realized that, pretty much, debt collection firms are, well, let's just say they are not highly regarded/respected.  The third firm I worked for specialized in consumer fraud, which is where I found out just how many violations debt collection firms make...FDCPA etc.  My point is, just about anything would be more mentally stimulating than working at a debt collection firm.  By the way, for what it's worth, working in consumer fraud was quite interesting, particularly the class actions.  That's my two cents.

Current Law Students / Re: General roommate advice
« on: July 15, 2006, 09:34:33 PM »
Very well put, Giraffe.  I agree 100%.

Current Law Students / Re: How do we figure out which firms are evil?
« on: July 14, 2006, 06:31:59 PM »
This question is like a beautiful joke bubble just waiting to be popped.  It's the "firm" equivalent of "how do you know when a lawyer is lying?  His lips are moving."  So, basically, if there are partners and associates who have clients and earn fees, it's a breeding ground for evil.

Peace in the Middle East will most likely never come to fruition.  However, if it is to happen, the only chance is to pound the hell out of every Arab terrorist nation --- beat them into submission, if you will.  Arabs have proven time and time again that they will not seriously come to a table and make peace.  Their terrorist factions are huge, and have the support of the Arab governments.  The US can't do it alone.  The only chance of defeating it once and for all is for the entire World to get together on this and just let it rip.  Like that'll ever happen, with the likes of those French sissies and such!

I know the foregoing makes me sound, well, racist.  Believe me, I am not.  It's just my honest opinion about some sorry ass times.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Geography Riddles
« on: January 14, 2007, 01:08:57 PM »
2. one of them is correct, sort of
3. no

2. elis?
3. do you mean gardener rather than gardner?

2.  You are one the right track with eli wallach
3.  Gardner is spelled correctly

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