« on: July 05, 2009, 10:47:28 PM »
julie feeling very republican today and so need be told what think.
Wow, you're still alive here? Somebody must keep feeding you.
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julie feeling very republican today and so need be told what think.
I still think the evidence is clear. Sands said that PILOFOLO was banned because of complaints.
Miss P admitted that she did the complaining. Further, she made the complaints knowing that people get banned because of such complaints.Again, did she know they'd be banned solely based on her comments?
I agree that my analogy is imperfect, but I think it's also pretty appropriate.
Anyway, have a good holiday.
Alright, so you think I'm the cause of the mess...
That's that, then. I realize that Miss P and others agree with you and would like to see my voice permanently silenced. That's cool - it's exactly what I'm talking about.
I disagree, but I don't see any point in discussing it further. If you think my sarcasm and the fact that I disagreed with Miss P is enough to merit the hate fest that follows, we don't see eye to eye. And, yes, I did know that you were a regular.
If Miss P knew that posters were banned because of her complaints and then complained about a poster, I think it's safe to say she wanted the poster banned. Arguing otherwise is a bit like contending that someone who sticks a gun to another's head and pulls the trigger didn't necessarily want to shoot that person... that they were just really into pulling triggers. Who knew that indulging one's self in the normally benign hobby of trigger pulling would have such dire consequences in this case?
"'You want to simplify this by stressing the ganging up on you and the ban on Pilofilo, but it cuts deeper than that. And you know it!"
I agree with that. The above is only one of many good examples of what I'm talking about. It's simply that latest one and the one that I observed most directly.
I don't get this business about Sand's saying that Miss P's complaints about PILOFOLO got him banned not being direct evidence. Please explain why that's not direct and I'll try to address you explanation. In my view, it's more or less an admission of what I'm talking about by the person who did the banning. How do you see it?
I have already apologized for something I don't remember having done (calling ISUCKATTHIS dim), and I will reiterate that apology. It's not nice to demean others' intelligence, and it doesn't contribute anything to the conversation. It was, as I said, beneath me, and I will not do it again.
Also, if you or any other poster has constructive criticism for me, grounded in things I've actually done or said, I will be happy to hear you out and, where appropriate, reform my behavior, apologize, and/or otherwise make amends. I can't promise to agree with your assessment, but I can promise to consider your criticism carefully and to offer a thoughtful and polite response. I strive to be a good member of this community, and I will sincerely appreciate your taking the time to let me know how I misstepped -- even if it's unpleasant to read and think about at first.
I will not, however, ignore ISUCKATTHIS/Jake_MONDATTA's baseless accusations against me, and I will not admit to things I have not done for the sake of achieving some sort of false balance. However under siege ISUCKATTHIS feels, perhaps even sincerely, I know that I neither attacked him nor encouraged others to attack him. I am sorry that he feels the way he does, but I'll also admit that his hostility and smears have pushed me to the limits of my tolerance and concern for his feelings.
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The Powerscore Reading Comp Bible wasn't out yet when I was studying, so I can't speak to that, but the other two are invaluable. You'll also want to stock up on as many previous LSATs as you can afford (sold through LSAC). What I did was to use the older tests to drill individual sections, and the more recent ones for full practice tests. I really cannot stress enough the importance of taking as many practice tests as your time and finances allow.
I know I didn't really answer your question. You asked for a recommendation of a single comprehensive book, but I'm not aware of any good one out there.
I can be occasionally condescending and unreasonable, I admit that. Sometimes I'm flat out wrong. I've said things I regret. When I do, I usually take them back and apologize. I doubt that I'm the only one, but I'd be willing to bet serious cash that I'm one of the only ones here who would admit it. Certainly said regulars wouldn't.
What I don't do is get other people to back me when I know I'm out of line. In fact, my good friends wouldn't do that. Instead, they'd be honest with me and tell me when I was out of line. Clearly that kind of friendship isn't operative here.
The evidence is as follows. Miss P complained about PILOFOLO and he was banned shortly thereafter. Now, granted, Sands said that PILOFOLO's sarcasm supposedly played a role in his banning in addition to Miss P's complaints. However, PILOFOLO's sarcasm (please go back and read it) was hardly severe and certainly not abusive or out of line. He did make fun of Sands a little, admittedly. Yet, it is clear to me that the major cause of his banning was Miss P's complaining about him. Sands, more or less admitted this and steadfastly refused to provide any offending or out-of-line posts by PILOFOLO. I asked Sands to do this at least three times and I wasn't the only one.
What more do you need in the way of evidence?
You did actually come to the thread after Miss P posted a link to it in your SFLSD or whatever thread. She complained that she was dealing with "idiots" etc. and you came running. You posted exactly nothing on topic, instead all of your posts were directed at me and how supposedly foolish I was to disagree with Miss P. Then you deleted the posts within 12 hours.
I am confident that anybody who reviews these threads and the threads in which these locals post will see exactly what I'm talking about. Certain regulars are still actively reprimanding newcomers when their opinions differ (yes, I've been watching you do this over the last few days) and they're still reporting people to the mods to try and get them banned.
That's great that you people have found each other and can support each other.
However, you've ruined this site for what seems to be its intended purpose. It's funny that you actually wonder outloud why people aren't posting here any more. Here's a hint: law school applications are not down. In fact, more people are attending law school than ever before. The explanation you seek for why people have been abandoning this site may be a little closer to home.
You've stifled honest and intellectual discourse on this site and turned it into a social networking site for people who have enough time to post warm and fuzzies to each other 22 hours a day and to smack down anybody who dares disagree with any one of you.
This is true for some people and not true for others.
If you find it's helpful, do it. If you don't find it helpful (and aren't required to do it), don't do it. It seems like most law students progress from briefing in full to book briefing to not briefing at all, at different rates and stopping at different places. That doesn't mean, however, that briefing doesn't serve some purpose in the beginning for many students. A lot of people find it helpful in learning how to identify what's important in the readings and how to organize that information, both on paper and mentally.