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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Should Fat People Pay More?
« on: March 24, 2009, 10:23:20 AM »
can we talk about the option of offering discount incentives for people who lose weight?

How about discount incentives for people who commit to certain healthy lifestyle choices (e.g., exercise programs, nutrition programs, smoking cessation)?  I think these present some of the same risks you and I mentioned earlier, but at least they seem more fair and rational than basing everything on weight, which is a highly fallible proxy for health.

It already exists. United Healthcare reimburses you up to 200 dollars every 6 months if you make 60 gym visits and have your gym verify it.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Should Fat People Pay More?
« on: March 24, 2009, 12:52:52 AM »
Its really not any different than higher auto insurance rates for males and younger people. Surely not all males are more accident prone than females, but stats show the the average male is in fact involoved in more accidents. Whether or not males deserve to be all be grouped together is simiar to whether or not fat people should be grouped together. So if there is overwhelming statistics that fat people consistantly require more medical attention, then I don't see how this would be any different than charging males higher rates for auto insurance.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Speaking Spanish in Texas
« on: March 23, 2009, 09:42:06 PM »
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If they speak Spanish, I can call them Spanish.

Actual Spanish people will often say they speak Castellano (Castilian)- not Espanol (Spanish). The official language of Spain is in fact Castilian:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_language

Does that mean people from Spain are not Spanish?


Back to the original point: I grew up in Texas. Most lawyers don't speak fluent Spanish there. The Spanish and English speaking communities are pretty segregated (moreso than in Miami).

Thanks, good to hear a clear answer about the need of spanish in the legal community (the point of this thread).

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Should Fat People Pay More?
« on: March 23, 2009, 04:34:15 PM »
If people with lower body fat get discounts, I'm all for it.

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I didn't ask, 'who's ashamed of listening to rap'.  I asked, 'which rapper are you most ashamed to [like]?'  I'm assuming everyone listens to hip hop.  Most of the rich, "upper class" kids I went to school with listened to more hip hop than anyone. 

Noone has an artist who they are ashamed of digging?  There are probably plenty of them that you should be... 

Why would you be ashamed of listening to TI? What he does in his personal life doesn't prevent him from making great music.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Speaking Spanish in Texas
« on: March 23, 2009, 04:08:20 PM »
Yeah, of course it's weird. He's completely misreading it to suit his point.

Use of the word Spanish in the sentence "The verb vivir in the Spanish language..." is not the same as "My cousin's husband Juan-Ignacio is still a Spanish citizen."

deport his ass!

LOL

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Why should anyone be ashamed to listen to rap. Only the old rich "upper class" tools would look down on it.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cornell vs GULC
« on: March 23, 2009, 02:17:33 PM »
Any thoughts?

Georgetown by a country mile. Ithaca is a horrible place to waste 3-4% of your life.

Yup, and you would also be surrounded by ugly people. Although it could be a good way to focus on law since there's nothing to do and no girls to look at.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Speaking Spanish in Texas
« on: March 23, 2009, 01:50:34 PM »
Span⋅ish
   /ˈspænɪʃ/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [span-ish] Show IPA
–adjective
1.    of or pertaining to Spain, its people, or their language.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/spanish

Also where do you think white Cubans or white South Americans come from?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: FSU v. UF
« on: March 23, 2009, 01:38:26 PM »

Here is a sample Florida grad in public interest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N2uQ7Fg_Uk

And here is a sample UM law student ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnJnA_mt_UA .

Didn't know Judge Millian taught there. She'd be hot for a law professor. BTW I'd much rather be the guy in the 2nd video lol.

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