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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Steps on Getting an Apartment.
« on: June 11, 2004, 03:53:59 PM »
You can with a month by month lease.  Raise the rent whatever, it's not hard.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Am I a racist?!
« on: June 09, 2004, 10:23:55 PM »
"The Love Board" ??????  I would love to get into this discussion, but there is no love.  In fact, there is a lot of discord.  This country has a long way to go which, one thing learned from this board.  A hint on how to improve relations, respond without sarcasm.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Am I a racist?!
« on: June 06, 2004, 11:59:04 PM »
Great posts, well reasoned.

Hear is a forum where 100 posts have been made regarding this topic.  They are also well reasoned and may help in understanding the different viewpoints.

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Fox News?
« on: June 06, 2004, 09:51:44 PM »
Motives man, if you vote Dem are you going to go out hunting for a story making Republicans look good?  How much effort will you really put into locating that obscure source that will make the guy you plan on voting for lose points in the polls?  When I questioned motives, I questioned all motives, including the owners' motives.  What owner wants even half of his journalists seriously peeved at them?  They want to make money and if doing so means they can only slightly control the stories they print then they say so be it.  The first time they try to editorialize a piece into their perferred slant they'll have freedom of the press lawsuits and publicity up to the eyeballs.  Lawsuits cost money, we are all potential lawyers we know this.  Oh wait this board is about Fox News being too conservative...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Steps on Getting an Apartment.
« on: June 06, 2004, 09:32:08 PM »
One idea is to buy a place, perhaps a duplex.  Rent out one side and live in the other.  I mean face it if you go to the same law school all three years that rent adds up.  In addition, you get to pick the tenant and can basically give 'em the boot if they are a pain (make sure to only set up a month by month lease).  Shoot, you could even give 'em the boot right before finals just to be sure.  Even if you lose 10k on the place when you sell in 3 years you'll still come out ahead.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Leveraging my time
« on: June 05, 2004, 02:09:17 PM »

I have two more fact to add.

I have saved about $13500 to date.

I own a duplex and once I move out of the side I'm living in it will provide about $200/mth income during school.

Incoming 1Ls / Leveraging my time
« on: June 05, 2004, 09:24:49 AM »
Ok I have a dilema.  Here are the facts.

I start DePaul law school this fall with a half scholarship each year contingent on maintaining a 3.3 gpa.  However, room, board, books, and living expenses are all mine.

I would like to get some substantial prep done for law school in order to help maintain my scholarship.  I have decided not to work while attending law school for this same reason.

I wait tables which pays about $14/hr (less during the week more on weekends). 
(I must maintain 25hrs/wk in order to keep health ins.)

I have a tax free job working for my dad (he pays the taxes) which pays $12/hr and I can work whenever I like for as long as I like.

I have downloaded 20 pages of scholarships worth thousands (contingent on winning) that I am eligable for.

How should spend my time? (LG)

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Fox News?
« on: June 05, 2004, 08:43:53 AM »
Two days later, man I had to go back two pages to find my post.  Would someone please look at the voting records of journalists of all sorts?  I have heard they vote Dem for the most part, if this is true them my comment about motives (again you'll have to go back two pages) takes on great significance.

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Fox News?
« on: June 03, 2004, 10:42:18 AM »
Man where do you guys get the time?  I would love to help you Jeremy, but I simply can't post but once every other day or so.

 I know the media is liberal; in fact most history books are even liberal.  But then I have a huge bias, and I lean so far to the right I have probably fallen off the cliff.  Let's put it this way, I believe people are inherently evil (myself included).  Therefore unless talking to people who acknowledge this fact, I take a hard look at their motives before believing them.  It is a relatively simple matter to quote a conservative in support of liberal views (or visaversa).  Facts are very easy to manipulate into a desired viewpoint.

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Fox News?
« on: June 02, 2004, 10:14:25 AM »
"Personally, I am happy to be an extremist.  I find the center very uncomfortable when there is so much suffering in our world."

I agree with you jeff, although we probably stand on opposite sides (judging by the poll results which I assume you participated in).  I personally know that the majority of the media is seriously left wing.  I have talked to people who have been to China and been to Iraq and conditions are much worse and much better, respectively, than the media would have you believe.

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