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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: huckabee!
« on: February 18, 2008, 01:24:16 AM »
yes, and new brain.

Agreed - if I wanted to live under a theocracy, I'd live in Vatican City.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Mass Shootings
« on: February 18, 2008, 12:31:58 AM »
Oh, and to just rub it in a little more just so I don't get any snide retort:

Here's another one:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15111438/page/2/

Myth No. 10. “School violence is rampant.”

It may seem so, with media attention focused on a spate of school shootings. In fact, school shootings are extremely rare. Even including the more common violence that is gang-related or dispute-related, only 12 to 20 homicides a year occur in the 100,000 schools in the U.S. In general, school assaults and other violence have dropped by nearly half in the past decade.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Mass Shootings
« on: February 18, 2008, 12:26:26 AM »
First link after I typed this into Google: "School shooting statistics"

http://youthviolence.edschool.virginia.edu/violence-in-schools/school-shootings.html

I think I proved my point.  Pretty simple to see and find out for yourself - don't trust everything that you feel in your gut just because your gut normally goes with what is on the news - which is usually blown way out of proportion.

I rest my case.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Nightmare
« on: February 18, 2008, 12:13:01 AM »
I had a dream that the proctors let me have extra time.... I really thought it was real too :(

You actually can get extra time if you have a known and documented psychological disorder: severe case of ADHD, panic/anxiety attacks, OCD, dyslexia, or other pre-existing learning disorders.  Although I believe that you would need to give the LSAC a handful of documentation including affidavits from professors and school officials from your undergraduate to attest that you took other standardized tests in such extended time conditions.

So go to your psychiatrist/psychologist and demand them classify you as learning impaired immediately! haha

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Turn Down Harvard?
« on: February 17, 2008, 06:37:39 PM »
Relationships are really hard to maintain nowadays because everyone is going for their law degrees and PHD's.  What you should all be really discussing is not who should be the follower and who should be the decider - male or female in the relationship.

You should be really asking why everyone needs a PhD to pick up a pencil or to do anything in today's economy.  I mean if anything - just intellectual inquiry does not require a PhD or a law degree.  We all know this is about money and the piece of paper that grants you the ability to practice as a "professional". 

Realistically, you could find out everything in the each course syllabus and study and learn on your own, but that will not get you that piece of paper that you need to begin on that path to $$$$$$$$$$$$$$, right?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Turn Down Harvard?
« on: February 17, 2008, 06:04:48 PM »
You'll have to post a photo of the girlfriend if you really want people to be able to give you a full analysis of the situation you face.

Agreed.  Definitely - turn down full tuition at Harvard for Duke?  Not a chance.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Yale Holds?
« on: February 17, 2008, 06:02:36 PM »
You guys were so great they had to invent a whole new admissions decision for you!  I'll be rooting for your acceptances.
me too!  Best of luck.

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1.Borderline impossible comparitive reading. This was not the usual hard passage. You can not just answer the main point  and structure questions. It was a complex issue that i am sure most people really did not know much about.

2. Borderline crazy hybrid game

3. No basic linear game. ( it was a pure sequencing game) takes me longer than linear games.

4. Logic reasoning questions difficulty not in their usual order. Some people i talked about how their timing was off. Mine was too. I looked at my watch and i was on question 9 and 15 minutes had passed.  I ended up finihing because the questions seemed to get easier towards the end. But i think a lot of people did not even get to those questions.



I am calling it now. Oct 97 scale. Of course we will never know.

Whatcha been smoking dude?  Oct '97 scale  ???

96 out of 100 for a 180
84 out of 100 for a 170

Dream on!!!!   Those days are long since past, not to mention that that was the MOST generous scale of modern day LSAT history.  I guess it's ok to fantasize, as long as you are clear that it is a fantasy, just like a disney movie. 


We can still dream though, right?  Where can we get the scoring scales for all the LSATs online?

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Mass Shootings
« on: February 17, 2008, 05:23:31 PM »
^ unknown, you still have a greater chance of something bad happening in harlem alone at night than in a classroom.

your fear is ridiculously unwarranted.

Agreed.  There is no statistically significant rise in school shootings or shootings in any formal organization than there have been in the past.  If anything, it has been decreasing.  The only difference is the fear and paranoia-induced environment that news agencies have taken to promote through their extremely biased and slanted reporting especially in the recent years with the fake "war on terror".  It should properly be called "War of Fear-Mongering". They tell you about these "horrific acts" and then tell you to be on your way like this is something that happens every day.  It doesn't happen every day.  It happens almost never.  Just when something like this is repeated over and over again on the "news" do you get this subconscious alteration of your schema on personal safety in public settings.



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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: another huge victory clinton!
« on: February 17, 2008, 05:10:45 PM »
Doesn't seem like she is going to do so well now.

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