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Accepted at Gonzaga yesterday with my 151 and 3.13!!! Waitlisted at Idaho and Willamette, rejected at Seattle.   

Congrats.  I really hope they'll let me know soon, my application was complete in December.

I hope you don't take offense, but you must be pretty awesome to get in with those numbers.

Law School Admissions / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: April 04, 2008, 10:32:39 AM »
I'm still waiting on a decision from a T3  (Application was complete more than 3 months ago)
I just looked on LSN and they accepted a non-urm girl with a 151/3.1  but they rejected a different non-urm girl with a 160/2.9

At first I was really  bugged by this, but now I feel kind of good.  It's good that a committee can be smart enough to look beyond the numbers, even though girl #2 seriously got screwed.

I think most people know that all whites don't have it easy.

77% of the citizens in this country are white, (not counting illegal immigrants)
and only 17% make over 100k per year
(according to demographic information)

I do understand that a lot of people by default consider "white behavior" to be "normal behavior" and that is truly regrettable.

In my personal opinion, if you have the opportunity to crack into that 17% of people who make more than 100k per year, you really don't have room to complain no matter what color you skin is.  Money isn't everything, but if you make money you have A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES.

You can argue that being white brings privilege and I won't disagree, but I think it's pretty well established that money brings even more.

Oh Reez.  I really should know better than to jump in on this debate after the logical beat down you put on me last time we talked.

I believe that you are absolutely right about what you said, but I don't think AA is doing anything to fix the problem of institutional racism. 

General Off-Topic Board / Nominations for the BAMF club
« on: April 04, 2008, 08:05:34 AM »
Please give me your nominations for the Bad A Mother Fs out there.

My nominations.

Jack Bauer
Jason Bourne
James Bond

True Bamfs.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Hey Liberals! Read this!
« on: April 03, 2008, 04:10:49 PM »
I'm a moderate about taxes.  I'm not proposing a fair tax, and I'm not proposing that we eliminate taxes on the rich.  (I do think that rich people are better at creating wealth than the government)
I just think liberals should stop complaining about the unfair tax burden when the upper half of income earners pay more than 96% of the taxes.

I think Elroy is an idiot who's obsessed with burritos.

I've never complained about the amount I pay in taxes and I never will. I think the rich should pay a larger percentage of their income in taxes and I will continue to think that when I myself am in those tax brackets. FYI, that article isn't what I'd call "moderate" in terms of taxes. Its pretty heavily slanted to the right.

I aggree with you.  I heard the conservative side and now I want to hear the liberal side.

I am moderate, but I'm also a capitalist.  I believe that the goal should be increasing the overall wealth of the citizens.  When income goes up, tax revenues go up.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Your Opinion on Obesity
« on: April 03, 2008, 01:50:49 PM »
And your rhetorical skills are astounding.  I just said that you "sound like."  I never made any implication regarding your age or living arrangement.

I don't really want to debate healthcare with you or anyone.  It's a really complicated topic, not really fit for bullshitting on a messageboard.  I'll just say I'm against Government involvement in most matters of people's lives.  Even if that might mean lower living standards in some cases (This is almost never the case).  Like I said, choice in this world is everything.

Yeah, what I said was ridiculous in an effort to imply that your statement about me was about as off base as possible.  You have no reason to think I don't pay taxes or live on my own.
I just think you sound like a libertarian because of statements like,  "Choice in the world is everything" and "I'm against government involvement in most matters of people's lives."

I'm not really looking for a health care debate, but I will stand by the fact that fat people drive up your health care costs.

We need good mothers and fathers teaching their children healthy principles, and we need better technology. 

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Your Opinion on Obesity
« on: April 03, 2008, 01:34:18 PM »

You sound like someone who's never paid taxes or lived on your own.

I do?   Oh you got me!  I'm really 14 and I have no life experience.  Your mental powers are astounding.

If Senator Obama is right, and reducing obesity to 1980 levels will save the US 1 trillion dollars then don't you think we should do something about the problem?  You don't want the government spending your money and I understand that, but don't you think someone should work to lower your health care costs? 

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Your Opinion on Obesity
« on: April 03, 2008, 01:18:20 PM »

I just figured that since your Mom did such a good job of telling you what to eat, she might as well be the Junk Food Czar over at the FDA.

Do you really think fat people don't know that it's bad to be fat?  They get ridiculed daily.  I don't think you need to Government spending my money to remind them that it's a bad thing.

My mom always told me what to eat but as soon as I left home all of her advice went out the window.  

So you're anti Public Service Announcements?
You do sound a bit like a libertarian.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Your Opinion on Obesity
« on: April 03, 2008, 12:56:41 PM »
Well sorry I called you a jackass.  I didn't realize you were seriously motivating my mom to determine the boundaries of "junk food"  I'm sure she'll feel honored.

I'm not a member of any political party.  I guess I'm a capitalist.  I believe that the power of free markets will cause both good and evil.  I don't think the free market can correct this problem because the government is protecting fat people.  It sucks that some people have genes give them a predisposition to being fat, but being fat is bad.  It's almost as bad as smoking.

Companies should be allowed to mandate weight loss if they feel it would save their employees money on health insurance
Fat people should be charged extra money to fly on airplanes or sit in a movie theatre.
It's difficult to define "fat" because it's not as if a movie theatre can weigh and measure its' patrons.

I hear "ad council" messages on the radio all the time coming out against smoking, and drugs, in addition to messages convincing people to help those around them that are depressed.

I think people should be reminded that if you are fat:

You have a higher risk of heart disease
You have a very significant risk of diabetes
You are shortening your life span
You have a much higher risk of certain types of cancer
Your sex life won't be as good
Your energy levels will be low
People probably won't like you as much

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