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I have heard some say that a tremendous amount of energy goes into recycling some products, that money is lost when recycling glass and that there are unfortunate industrial byproducts, but I can't confirm any of it.


Problems: 

People don't do it.

Putting a few plastic water bottles in a recycle bin may let people think of themselves as environmentally conscious; one potential consequence being complacency and a lack of moving towards truly sustainable living. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: EVERYTHING on DENVER STURM LAW
« on: May 18, 2007, 11:32:44 AM »
Dear smart DU students,

What goes on during orientation?

Thanks,

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Huge turn offs:  American U financial aide, U of Washington Gates program and Lewis & Clark.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Could the Holocaust happen again?
« on: May 12, 2007, 07:32:19 PM »
Do you think that the Holocaust could happen again? 

I am not referring simply to mass murder, but more specifically, to a crime as organized, industrial and disspasionate as what happened to the Jews (among groups), occuring in an industrialized western democracy.  Could we have a situation in a nation in Europe, or even here in North America, where a dormant prejudice leads to something as widespread and horrifying as the Holocaust?  Or, if you want to answer my Q this way, could widespread anti-semitism appear again in Europe?

Has Western Civilization finally moved beyond fanatical racism and religious/ideological zeal?  I have my thoughts, but I am interested in what others think.  I'll admit, I recently toured the US Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC and it has gotten me thinking.

- zack

Hey Zack,

I think it's called Africa.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: "Ive made the US safer" - Pres Bush
« on: May 12, 2007, 07:26:08 PM »
At least this President has a backbone and is standing up  for the issues that he believes in right or wrong.  He's also one of the few President's who actually is doing the very things he said he would when he was elected.  Believe it or not it would be pretty sad if the President made all of his decisions based off of the recent polls.  Last time I checked most Americans are pretty uninformed on politics and they aren't privy to all the information that the President has if they are.

It was difficult to commit to responding to your message, ilovelaw.  Ultimately, it came down to this: 

1:  Dozens have probably read your post and thought some variation of either, "It's great hohw someone is saying just what I would!" or, "How much energy will be required to research and respond to all the unsubstantiated claims in this post?"

2:  I guess that no one wants to waste their time as badly as I.

First, campaign promises.
http://www.failureisimpossible.com/needtoknow/campaignslogans.htm
According to wikipedia, his 2004 promises included:
    * Rewrite and simplification of Tax Code
    * Allowing and encouraging small businesses to join together to negotiate for health care
    * Establishment of health centers in every poor or rural county in the country that does not have one
    * Promoting flexible schedules to make companies family friendly
    * More funding for local and community colleges
2000 ... Seriously, how does one begin?  I hope it's enough to state that, at the very best, he is insincere.

Belief
WWJB? 

Is belief important when representing a diverse citizenry?  And just on a personal level, how much audacity is required to make unequivocal statements on topics you don't have familiarity with?  (Who else do you consider "the few"?  Reagan, Lincoln and G.W.?)


Polls
Yeah, um ... Boy. 

I guess the perspective most of my friends and I hod is that any who holds a publicly-elected (or corporately-appointed) office is unambiguously married to implementing a 'political' mission.  Whether or not the current occupant of the White House responds with great immediacy to meaningless corporate media polls is actually irrelevant, as her/his advisers have determined that the strategies they are enacting are the very best methods with which to accomplish as much manipulation as possible.  To believe boy georgie is not any different -- or innovative -- in this is realm is ... oh, yeah.  Your last point.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: EVERYTHING on DENVER STURM LAW
« on: May 10, 2007, 01:53:36 PM »
Hey congrats on Villanova, that is awesome.

Thank you, I'm definitely hoping to fall in love with Denver or absolutely hate it. I know hating it isn't likely, but if I absolutely love it my decision will be a little easier. Any advice on places to go or things to do?

It's funny, we're on the same river.  I visited a few weeks ago, hoping I'd hate something ... But am totally twitterpated.

Wander around downtown, through the library, museum and 16th Street mall.  Find a DU student to show you around, if it's possible.  You may like the Cheery Creek (there is a trail along the creek) shopping district.  Of course, get familiar with the blocks surrounding the school.

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While Nader and Kucinich have visions closer to mine, i would seriously consider casting a vote for Gore; I believe that, unlike any other mainstream candidate, Gore is absolutely committed to addressing climate change, health care and corporate accountability.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: best timing for housing?
« on: May 02, 2007, 03:57:18 PM »
During undergrad, friends and I found that mid-late June & July were best to secure ideal spots.  I hope this bears out for other places :)

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Hi!

I really really like University of Denver and am curious about housing.  How do I go about finding a place near campus or in the capitol hill district?  Am I missing any great neighborhoods?

I want to be within easy walking/biking distance to light rail (and coffee shops, concert venues, etc.);
pay little;
have sun;
hardwood floors;
laundry;
not huge ugly complex;
etc.

I'm thinking of coming out in late July, staying at a hotel and walking around / using Craigslist to secure a place before August 1st.  Is there a better way to go?

Any advice is greatly appreciated! 

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Wait List / Re: How do I say this formally?
« on: May 01, 2007, 12:47:56 PM »
If you need ideas on programs, go to their website. Be careful promising attendance though, unless you are absolutely sure you mean it.

Why? It's not like a LOCI is a binding contract.

I have a friend (hhm hhm) who, along with a seat deposit, signed a little postcard saying she'll attend in the fall (+ saying she'll accept a scholarship).  Can the school fret if she goes elsewhere?

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