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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Drinking culture in LS
« on: June 15, 2007, 11:32:20 AM »

If he was truly "on the wagon" then I cannot fathom why he would want to taste beer again, even non-alcoholic beer..

I think a lot of people that we call alcoholics don't actually have a dependency on Alcohol. My guess is that the substance-dependent Alcoholics are the ones that *need* AA, while the Binge/Irresponsible/Immature Drinkers will ultimately be able to "just stop." Bush probably falls into the second category -- when he was young and irresponsible, he drank a lot because he thought it was the cool thing to do, almost ruined his life, and now reformed.
I think there's a little more to it than just being irresponsible. But I agree with you.
I'm not really interested in defending bad behavior but often substance abuse has to do with anxiety, depression, or bi-polar problems. They use drugs and alchohol as self medication.  A lot of soldiers coming from war deal with PTSD in this manner.  Those that are able to find help from people who understand the real source of thier problems are able to stop the abuse and/or use all together. Most of those people recognize they're in a bad situation right away and just need some guidance but they are not interested in being dependant on AA or other people.  I'm a veteran I know these people.  There's a reason why the VFW seems to be centered around bars, and large Military bases tend to have massive night clubs, open 7 night and days a week, that push enough booze to pickle a division.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Drinking culture in LS
« on: June 15, 2007, 09:42:17 AM »
I was talking to a woman once, and she told me that she could "see it" in Bush's eyes that he was a former alcoholic and that he had never gotten the proper treatment (in her mind, AA).  She couldn't believe that someone could just get up one morning and decide to never drink again.  I didn't know what to tell her. 
Alot of people are like that.  That's why that program seems cultish.  Everyone needs to do what works for them. Some people really need and alternative outlet to place thier dependency.  Alcoholism isn't always about dependency.  Often alcoholism is the symptom not the problem.  She needs to understand that people like Bush have either solved thier problems, or learned to deal with them better.

I don't see any problem with going to law school and not wanting to be an attorney.  A law degree (from my understanding) is a great education.  And, some people like to learn simply for learning's sake. 

I also think that it can be benefical to have a J.D. in a lot of other fields.  For example, if you want to be an artist, it could give credibility to your work if you have a certain degree.  Or a writer; you might be able to write more specifics (maybe even a book about law school), that would benefit from a J.D. 

Either way, if you have the time and resources, why not?
My point.  Must have money. Scholarship is a very good reason if you have the money to burn.

-If you go to L.S. to be more credible as an artist... ??? I don't even have an answer for that.  I think an MFA in Music Theory would be better.  It's probably just as difficult and intellectually stimulating.

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Black Men Thread
« on: June 14, 2007, 05:45:28 PM »
Don't start nuttin won't be nuttin
That's nasty! :D

None of this makes sense. It's irrational. The OP is irrational.  Or extremely rich. Paris Hilton irrational and Paris Hilton rich.

I got snubbed by Bill Cosby once.  It was in the middle of the field at the Penn Relays (Track Event) in Philadelphia.  I went up to get his autgraph.  He immediately shooed me with his hands and quickly walked away.  I suspect there were abou 20,000 people watching that day.  I was only 16. 

He lost a fan.  The SOB (no he's the B) had the nerve to speak at my UG graduation from Temple in '98.  I know he doesn't remember me.  Doen't change the fact he's a B.

Anyone else personally hate a celeb?

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