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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Any questions about NYU...
« on: October 13, 2006, 04:32:24 AM »
DC isn't that bad, depending on which neighborhood you live in

Foggy Bottom and Georgetown aren't that bad, you just have to be aware of your surroundings 100% of the time.  Talking on your cell while walking by yourself at night is a very bad idea.  So is going into Rock Creek Park after sunset.

I'm definitely considering NYU and Columbia because Manhattan IS a lot safer than DC.  This city has one of the most corrupt governments in North America, hands down, and it can be rather frustrating to deal with at times.  Plus I don't have representation in Congress.

Yea, but you're not a citizen of the United States. The district isn't a STATE.

Oh, so residents of the capital of the United States aren't US Citizens?

:D

I think he's talking about this piece from the Colbert Report.  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pYQGaYyDgs

I'm guessing he is, anyway.  :-\

Ha yea, I'm glad someone got it

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Any questions about NYU...
« on: October 13, 2006, 04:31:37 AM »
DC isn't that bad, depending on which neighborhood you live in

Foggy Bottom and Georgetown aren't that bad, you just have to be aware of your surroundings 100% of the time.  Talking on your cell while walking by yourself at night is a very bad idea.  So is going into Rock Creek Park after sunset.

I'm definitely considering NYU and Columbia because Manhattan IS a lot safer than DC.  This city has one of the most corrupt governments in North America, hands down, and it can be rather frustrating to deal with at times.  Plus I don't have representation in Congress.

Yea, but you're not a citizen of the United States. The district isn't a STATE.

Oh, so residents of the capital of the United States aren't US Citizens?

Yea. You don't live in a state. It's called the United States

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Poll: The Columbia Protest
« on: October 13, 2006, 04:21:09 AM »
hmmm, we still don't agree.  shame.

So let's say the Columbia Law Terrorists, the newest student group on campus, were to extend an invitation to Bin Laden to come and speak.   The administration decided to let him come despite the pleas of other students because they thought that the publicity would be a good thing.  You would disapprove of a group of students who took to the stage and tried to shout him down?  Let's say he was your graduation speaker.  What would you do?

There will always be a need for civil disobedience.  Whether this type of action is a good form of cd or this action was a proper use is something I'm not particularly interested in debating.

dude I would let Bin Laden come and speak, why not? bin laden isn't dangerous because he thinks it's cool to kill americans. He's dangerous because he actually kills them.

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Does Chicago grade on a forced curve?  I read somewhere (I think it was a hiring guide or something) that for classes of 50 or more students, the number of "A" given must equal the number of "C"s given.  Is that true? 

Also, how do you like 186 point scale?  I would think that such a scale allows for more differentiation between students.  Does that bred competitiveness? 


im not at chicago but I think the differences in curves are unimportant among the top law schools. firms can guess people's relative rank at any school.

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how many of your classmates read xoxo?

A lot. Many people also used LSD when they were in the application process.


And if anyone's wondering, UofC is absolutely wonderful.  :) :) :)


sounds pretty good, i'm not that happy with nyu. I'd probably transfer to chicago if I could.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Poll: The Columbia Protest
« on: October 12, 2006, 04:39:43 AM »
Suicide, let me know what you think about what happened to Tony Judt. 

It's a slightly different situation in that he was disinvited. To me, what was objectionable about the columbia protest was that it was group of people who just showed up for the purposes of disrupting a speech arranged by Columbia University and the speaker. The protestors in the columbia case did trespass on the stage, and Columbia would have also been well within their rights to throw noisy protestors out. When it's the person who invited the speaker in the first place cancelling the speech, it seems like much less of an infringement in a moral sense of that person's right to express himself. I think this is because any group of people could stop a speech using the columbia tactics, whereas in this case they actually have to persuade the host to cancel it.

This case seems like a much more reasonable course of action, although I disagree with it.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Any questions about NYU...
« on: October 12, 2006, 04:28:37 AM »
DC isn't that bad, depending on which neighborhood you live in

Foggy Bottom and Georgetown aren't that bad, you just have to be aware of your surroundings 100% of the time.  Talking on your cell while walking by yourself at night is a very bad idea.  So is going into Rock Creek Park after sunset.

I'm definitely considering NYU and Columbia because Manhattan IS a lot safer than DC.  This city has one of the most corrupt governments in North America, hands down, and it can be rather frustrating to deal with at times.  Plus I don't have representation in Congress.

Yea, but you're not a citizen of the United States. The district isn't a STATE.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Poll: The Columbia Protest
« on: October 12, 2006, 04:23:26 AM »
Define "punish".


in the context of this particular sub-discussion, it means depriving people of their rights to free expression. This is seperate to what I said before about how I recognize what the columbia students did was NOT illegal. This is my reply to the line of argument that goes something like "These people are Nazis. You can't have a reasoned discussion with Nazis. Therefore Nazis should not be allowed to speak and they should be shouted down whereever and whenever possible"

There it is again. @#!*. Get a grip will ya?

what the hell are you talking about? Did you even read this whole post?

You think I missed some nuance in your argument? There is no freedom of speech issue here. None. Not even in the Nazi hypo that you've laid out. Get away from the freedom of speechangle, pick grounds that are defensible, and the convo can make progress.

What, for example, is the "moral" issue that you're concerned about?



I'm not making a f-ing legal argument here. Your post is a great example of 1L disease. Anyway, this IS a moral argument, although it presumes that people being able to express themselves has some goodness--whether they are free from the government or annoying Columbia 1Ls is unimportant.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Poll: The Columbia Protest
« on: October 11, 2006, 09:04:50 AM »
Define "punish".


in the context of this particular sub-discussion, it means depriving people of their rights to free expression. This is seperate to what I said before about how I recognize what the columbia students did was NOT illegal. This is my reply to the line of argument that goes something like "These people are Nazis. You can't have a reasoned discussion with Nazis. Therefore Nazis should not be allowed to speak and they should be shouted down whereever and whenever possible"

There it is again. @#!*. Get a grip will ya?

what the hell are you talking about? Did you even read this whole post?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Poll: The Columbia Protest
« on: October 10, 2006, 05:34:13 AM »
Trust me.  There's a point, and I'm getting to it.  Just answer the question.

I dont know, I'll probably come back and answer it tomorrow. I'm tired

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