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I went to an Ivy undergrad and people there actually were like this regarding where they went to HIGH SCHOOL.  I remember one guy during orientation was going on and on about his high school, but when you tried to get out of him which school he went to you had to practically torture him to get an answer you could actually hear.  I actually found it more condescending that he thought I would be somehow intimidated by hearing he went to Exeter.  Who cares?

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So, how're you guys handling the impending change in scenery?

I'm on a bit of a rollercoaster myself...

Rollercoaster is accurate.  One day I feel totally on top of everything and ready to go.  The next day I panic and snap at people for no reason.  Anyway I am moving to my new place tomorrow so hopefully things will settle down once I'm busy with setting up, etc.  For the past couple of weeks I had too much time to think!  ;)

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To me the worst of the worst of the worst sit-down chains is OLIVE GARDEN.

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I don't care about politicians' sex scandals.  I was a Rudy supporter.   ;)

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Tag.  Thanks for the advice!

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Law School Applications / Re: Being a URM *PLEASE READ*
« on: August 05, 2008, 08:09:03 PM »
ah okay, found it. It's from Richard Montauk, as I said in my original post, page 163 and he says "...As a rough rule of thumb,African-Americans average 10 points below [a school's median], Hispanics 5 points below, and American-Indians 3 - 5 points below"

Wow, I'm surprised the boost for AI's is that low.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: wal-mart and unions
« on: August 04, 2008, 03:18:05 PM »
Are you saying that Walmart's practice of locking in employees and threatening them if they attempt to leave (even when in need of medical attention) is not exploitative?

This is already illegal, but nice job moving the goal-posts.

It is illegal, but it still happens, and the fact that it still happens at one of our nation's largest employers when some of the biggest tragedies in labor history happened as a result of lock-ins is horrifying to say the least.  My home town is basically dominated by a Walmart.  It is definitely the largest employer in my town.  Several high school classmates of mine work there and had to take an anti-union indoctrination course, in addition to taking various forms of abuse including being forced to work off the clock.  And as someone else mentioned, quitting and getting another job is just not always an option.  Small businesses close up in towns dominated by Walmarts, and in this economy quitting a job that sucks is no guarantee you will be able to find another one.  I am usually opposed to anecdotal evidence, but based on the plethora of lawsuits surrounding Walmart for these and other tactics, I do not believe it is entirely anecdotal.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: wal-mart and unions
« on: August 02, 2008, 01:18:50 AM »

I don't care about Walmart's profits, I care about my own taxes going up because of the cost of benefits for their underpaid employees. That, and the exploited workers themselves.  I have nothing good to say about Walmart.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: wal-mart and unions
« on: August 01, 2008, 04:53:19 PM »
I'd rather WalMart pay higher labor costs than have higher taxes because I am paying for welfare for Walmart's employees who are below the poverty line.

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Law School Applications / Re: Upcoming Applications
« on: August 01, 2008, 04:50:27 PM »
If I remember correctly, many of them were available to be filled out in August, but could not be sent until September.  I feel like the majority of the applications were available by Labor Day.

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