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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Why so obsessed with LizPendens?
« on: June 11, 2007, 03:33:26 PM »
Ever hear of one hairy enough for the testicle, and head (alternative head) pluck

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Why so obsessed with LizPendens?
« on: June 11, 2007, 03:26:12 PM »
You aren't trying to make a point, you just enjoy saying "testicle pluck", don't you, Cal.

titcr. Otherwise, I'm the one commenting about the person who questions the motivation of the person plucking his/her testicles.

In either case, you enjoy saying testicle pluck.

Is it the "pluck" or the "testicle" that you prefer, Cal?

whose testicle and who's doing the plucking?
Whoah that's a whole new dimension.

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Hopefully like his mentor, Scalia.

You mean a self righteous pinhead?

As far as the article goes...
I think it makes some very good points and some not so good points. One thing that has changed quite a bit is debt to salary ratio. Unless you do biglaw, 150+k in debt really is untenable. He dismisses the debt issue, but cites figures of less than half of what students are under today.

It's not true that $150K+ is untenable unless you do biglaw. The median American salary is <$50K and one can easily pay back their debt on a lesser salary than biglaw and still end up with $50K to take home.
I agree.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Why so obsessed with LizPendens?
« on: June 11, 2007, 03:18:23 PM »
Who is more pathetic, he who plucks his testicles or he who questions the motivation behind the testicle-plucker?
Definately the one who plucks.  That's gonna cause a rash.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Drinking culture in LS
« on: June 11, 2007, 02:51:32 PM »
I went to a Thursday night Bar Review when I was visiting my school.  It was a really awesome environment and everyone was very sociable... but no one was drunk.  And when I asked, they all said they usually go home sometime between 12 and 1:30.  Not quite party animals.

I'm going to miss undergrad.
They go home and get drunk in private (with thier closest friends) to avoid embarrassment. Remember it's a small community.  If you make 1 mistake everyone will know, and everyone will remember for the whole 3 years and beyond... :-X

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Does anyone else want law school to start already?
« on: June 11, 2007, 02:32:28 PM »
Topic: Does anyone else want law school to start already?  (Read 666 times)

oooh eerie! :o

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Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: June 11, 2007, 01:10:03 PM »
I had to think about it ;).  Yeah I suppose I would, since I'm a negro and would expect to have a substantial negro base.
You only get the negro base if Al Sharpton supports you.  You better start paying him now. :D

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Gap Years
« on: June 11, 2007, 01:07:12 PM »
How long was everyone's gap year(s)? It took me 5 years to get through undergrad, so depending on how you count it, it's either one or two years gap (and I'm seriously considering taking another gap year... finding employment with an English lit degree is crucifying)
wtf are you talking about?

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Black Law Students / Re: The Black Women's Thread
« on: June 11, 2007, 12:59:06 PM »
Black Women Shortchanged on Breast Cancer Care
Ivanhoe Newswire

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Black women with advanced forms of breast cancer may not be getting the same kind of state-of-the-art care white women receive.

According to researchers from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, the survival rate for white women with the most deadly forms of the disease has risen steadily over the past couple of decades. Survival rates for black women have remained about the same.

The research was spurred by a study showing women receiving cutting-edge treatment at M.D. Anderson were surviving longer with advanced forms of the disease. The investigators speculated they'd find the same trend out in the community at large.

They were wrong. An analysis of federal data on breast cancer found the median survival for white women with advanced disease was 20 months in the years between 1988 and 1993, jumping to 22 months between 1994 and 1998 and to 27 months between 1999 and 2003.

The survival rate languished at around 16-17 months for black women throughout the study periods.

The researchers don't believe biological differences between the races are causing the discrepancy. "We do not suspect that these statistics are due to the biology of the disease because we would not expect the biology to change over time," study author Sharon Giordano, M.D., was quoted as saying. "It's more likely due to socio-economic factors."

Researchers say the answer is to focus more attention on public health policies aimed at ensuring black women have the same access to life-prolonging treatments, such as Herceptin and aromatase inhibitors, as whites.

This article was reported by Ivanhoe.com, which offers Medical Alerts by e-mail every day of the week. To subscribe, click on: http://www.ivanhoe.com/newsalert/.

SOURCE: Presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago, June 1-5, 2007

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Black Law Students / Re: Post Your Interesting News Articles Here
« on: June 11, 2007, 12:55:53 PM »
Gonzalez 'No Confidence' Measure Won't Force Bush's Hand
By Susan Jones
CNSNews.com Senior Editor
June 11, 2007

(CNSNews.com) - The White House calls Monday's anticipated vote of "no confidence" in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales "purely symbolic," and President Bush says it won't change anything.

But Senate Democrats are pressing ahead with the nonbinding resolution nevertheless.

On Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a leading critic of Gonzales and a co-sponsor of the resolution, called on Senate Republicans to "put partisanship aside and do what's in the best interest of the Justice Department and the country."

Schumer says bipartisan support for the no-confidence measure could bring about needed change.

"Each and every Senator will have to ask what's more important - fixing the basic functioning of the Justice Department and upholding the rule of law, or voting in lockstep with a President who's out of touch with the serious problems in his Administration," he said.

Schumer added that President Bush would be "hard pressed" to ignore such a "powerful message" from the Senate.

Both Democrats and Republicans blame Gonzales for mismanaging and politicizing the Justice Department. As Schumer put it, Gonzales "fundamentally misconceives his role, inappropriately placing his loyalty to the President above fidelity to the rule of law."

Gonzales has been blasted for his role in the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. Democrats believe the federal prosecutors were fired in 2005 for political reasons -- because they were aggressive in pursuing corruption cases involving Republicans and not aggressive enough in going after Democrats.

According to the Los Angeles Times, most Republicans are expected to vote "no" on the resolution. Even though many Republicans are privately critical of Gonzales, they see the no-confidence measure as a political move to embarrass President Bush, the newspaper said.

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), speaking Sunday on CNN, refused to comment on Gonzales' job performance, but he did criticize Schumer's resolution: "This isn't our form of government to have votes of no confidence. And I object to that process," he said.

Speaking Monday in Bulgaria, President Bush dismissed the pressure from the Senate: "I'll make the determination as to whether he's effective," Bush said of his friend Gonzales.

The Schumer-Feinstein resolution says that Gonzales "no longer holds the confidence of the Senate and of the American people."

"It is perfectly obvious that the president has the right to hire and fire people who serve at his pleasure," White House spokesman Tony Snow said on Fox News Sunday.

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