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1. My gf is physically ok now, but emotional a mess
   a. She had ~40 bee stings though
   b. Apparently, we ran over a nest and she stayed with me until the paramedics told her about the bees
   c. She didn't even feel the stings
   e. She's now on the other side of the world
2. Apparently I was a jerk during the first week
   a. I'd ask her "what where you doing? Trying to kill me?"
   b. I suppose it'd be pretty scary seeing me too
   c. I couldn't swollow for 3 days and had a ~4" cut from below my left eye up over its eyebrow
   d. Plus other cuts on my legs and back
   e. I didn't even recognize my mother
   f. I spoke incoherently and kept pulling out the IVs and trying to escape
3. So emotionally she's a wreck
4. She did take good care of me, along with my family, for the first month, till she had to leave
   

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1. Yes, I'll be ok
   a. I can walk - even jog now
   b. I can't drive, bicycle, smell, or handle much noise
   c. My balance has improved so I only get dizzy if I stand quickly
2. Ouch, Skeeball
   a. A helmet would've helped, but I normally don't wear one in a car
   b. At least I wore a seatbelt; it probably saved my life.
3. I don't even remember the crash or the following week.
   a. Not all bad, the driver still feels scared to drive.
   b. Of course, the doctors still forbid me to drive and it's been 6 weeks.
4. I doubt I'll end up homeless, but you never know with this economy.
5. Thanks everybody, I do feel better every week.

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Actually, I had already been an attorney for 10 months. My gf lost control at 75mph and drove us through a forest...darn trees and ditches really do a number on a car and its passengers...

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Well thanks, Rev, I am actually. I can walk, remember, and eat again. I still can't smell, work, drive or bicycle. The worst part is that my ears & inner ear are messed up. I can't concentrate well with distracting sounds and my ears are very sensitive to sounds. (15 min at a hardware store and my ears rang for hours and I slept for 2). But, well, life goes on. At least I have good health insurance.  :P

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Oh I know.  I can't wait for the 4 years of terror to finally end.
First it was LSAT terror
then application terror
then first year terror
then second year summer job terror
and now it's, oh my god I have $100,000 in loans and I need to be employed and asap terror.

man, who needs a drink?


Holy freaking hell, I signed up for this damn site 4 years ago,
today.

If I only knew...



hi!  we're nearly done!

Life goes on, you pass the BAR - get a good job.


and then suffer a brain injury...yep, fractured skull. At least the tests showed I in the top 5% smartest people - before the injury...doh

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1. Anybody here ever had a traumatic brain injury?
2. Not fun
3. At least the firm is holding a job for me
4. btw, Court is still around - if you know where to look

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Sorry frybread, you are wrong. If you're in lawschool, count the minority students of each race. An Asian friend of mine did where he attended and convinced me of the quota in 2007. Sad that I won't detail more because I'm scared of repercussions, but it's true. If you promise not to quote me, I'll tell you everything and delete it 5 minutes later.

Freak, for the past three years I have been keeping track of the number of NDN students in the top 50 law schools - even have a spreadsheet.  Guess what?  There's no pattern.  Some schools have lots (relatively speaking, that is, which means 5-8) one year, and then none the next.  There are around 400 NDNs who apply to law school every year, and yet only 40 in the T20.  You'd think that if quotas were in place, the numbers would be significantly higher, neh?

NDNs?

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See now why I didn't give all the info? People quote and then I can't delete....

12/205 = ~5.9% and the overall population is ~12-13% Black which tells me that despite AA blacks are still underrepresented, but it doesn't rule out quotas.

My guess is that schools do use quotas to avoid appearing to discriminate against URMs, but they know that numbers count for more so they admit based on numbers as much as possible.

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Sorry frybread, you are wrong. If you're in lawschool, count the minority students of each race. An Asian friend of mine did where he attended and convinced me of the quota in 2007. Sad that I won't detail more because I'm scared of repercussions, but it's true. If you promise not to quote me, I'll tell you everything and delete it 5 minutes later.

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The law enforces sympathy? Since when? The law enforces justice - corrects wrongs, forces wrongdoers (criminals and tortfeasors) to pay for their misdeeds.

The law has nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with sympathy.

And I thought you asked (yep you did) how my parents suffered. They suffered so I didn't have to.

And sure, I understand or have empathy for others. I understand why a hungry man steals food, I understand why parents sits on the couch watching TV rather than helping their children with homework, I understand why a poor man drinks himself into a stupor, I understand why a father or mother abandons their children and spouse, I understand. But I also understand the consequences and have little sympathy for them and tons for their children. But I certainly understand. Life is hard work, especially for a parent.

I have sympathy for those parents doing their best, and I know it and see their efforts. Those parents I donate to because I know they'll use my money wisely.

The government, on the other hand, donates money to people regardless of their efforts. Why should a hardworking person, with a family to support, pay for a bum's children when that hardworking person has a hard enough time supporting his own children? I would have absolutely no problem if the government gave tax credits for donations based on income (instead of deductions).

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