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General Board / Re: Abortion
« on: March 17, 2006, 03:55:08 PM »
YUM! What are those pictures? What you intend to do to us? LOL!!! They seem tasty, but are you threatening me? Anyways, those are near to post viability abortions that are NOT protected by Roe or Casey. That's like saying that the current death penalty should be banned by showing pictures of babies being electucuted or grannies having their spines ripped out with bare hands or a movie about the live canibalization of a village where people's heads are decapitated and placed on pikes while the cannibals use the villagers eyes as jelly on their toast.

Anyway, don't show those pictures to children, ya hear? I thought of disciplining my 4-year-old step-child with pictures of aborted fetuses, but it's just not cool.

Perhaps the Democrats should simply mirror the 1970s/1980s GOP strategy by focusing on the foreign and economic issues while keeping the social issues on the platform, but not pushing them. I mean, the working class is an important constituentcy but so is the civil rights community. The DNC must balence between the working class and libertarian democrats (like myself) because I can see myself as a republican if the conservative part of the democrats take control. I think we should focus on ALL issues when dealing with judicial appointments and stop trying to block abortion or restrictions in which we know the opposition has a good point (partial-birth with "self defense" exceptions and other restrictions on the state level that have proper bypasses). Perhaps we should just put Casey v. Planned Parenthood as our protective precedent while advocating social services to prevent abortions. All I am trying to say is perhaps we should basically state that criminalizing abortion is not the answer to the abortion problem while trying to balence our party's base. We need both the working class and civil rights activists.

wow. a lot of great thoughts here. something definitely needs to be done, and a compromise within the party on that major issue (abortion) is much needed, if you ask me. i understand that all people will never come to a consesus on when life starts, etc., but i think it would be refreshing to a lot of people (myself included) to see the party at large at least make an effort to draw some line for legality, and then talk about some of the larger problems surrounding abortion rates.

but i was also glad to read your comment on how you'd react if they conservative democrats got control of the party. i've actually wondered how many current democrats would leave, because it seems like the newer waive of democrats fits more of your own libertarian-democrat mold.

still, i think bringing some balance back between the two types of democrats within the party (though i hate to even reduce it to only two types) would be a HUGE step. there is most definitely an important need for the more civil rights-oriented democrats, as you mention. however, the "working man"-democrats have really been placed on the backburner in recent years. i think the party needs them for two reasons- to get economic politics to the forefront again, which are pretty important if you ask me; and also, to draw over the millions of americans, most of whom are deciding the recent presidential elections, and who are arguably "working class" voters, but instead vote on one or two issues (gay marriage and abortion) because the democrats have become the "immoral" party.

the democrats need some sort of place for those who are socially-conservative, economically-liberal, or else they're going to keep losing out with "middle america", which is the group that keeps deciding elections. it might not be right or fair or logical (it really all depends on your politics), but that's just how it seems to be.

But yes, we should focus on economic and foreign issues while keeping our commitment to civil rights and liberties (including abortion AND GUNS(gun ownership is a civil liberty))as part of our platform, however as part of the platform that will not be thrusted in front of people. We should continue our stance on Bush nominations while allowing people like Casey to address our conventions.



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Transferring / Re: Transfer Advice
« on: March 16, 2006, 06:53:43 PM »
Yes, I am also interested in transferring. I want to transfer to either Colorado, Denver or UNM. What would I have to pull off from Wyoming in order to be consdiered a candidate to transfer to these schools?

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The point is that one can better understand the LSAT. When I took my first diag test, I got the "just shoot me" score of 149. However, after about 6 months of figuring what the test was really asking me, I got the decent score of 156. Still, I did not understand what the games were truely looking for and I still failed to find a suitable system for solving the questions. So, you can't actually study for the test, but you can definately prepare by learning how to write clearly and understanding what is being asked...the more you understand this, the better you will do on the LSAT. I would say be just studying alone, you would gain 10 points on your LSAT from your first diag and from tutoring, you should get another 10.

Are you people seious?

I guess its reasonable if you're a URM, but even that's stretching it. Sub 150s should be eliminated altogether from the legal profession. HTH

Even though this is pretty mean-spirited, it does make it harder on the adcomm when you apply a school when your LSAT at least 5 points lowe than their median. Why should they have to review your application when serious applicants are biting their nails trying to hear back so they can make their plans.

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General Board / Re: Advanced Law Degrees
« on: March 16, 2006, 03:13:57 PM »
I also have a question. I am going to a high T3 or a low T2 (depending on whether or not I can convince my fiance to go to Denver) come August and wanted to know the plausibility and feasibility of a LLM program. I would like to get a LLM from a Tier 2 or Tier 1 in either natural resources/energy or international business.
I have 2 questions-

1) How feasible is this plan and what type of grades would I need? (Law Review, Top Quarter or simply in the competitve half)

2) What type of boost to my career would be given by a LLM in business or environment?

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General Board / Re: Abortion
« on: March 16, 2006, 03:07:06 PM »
Perhaps the Democrats should simply mirror the 1970s/1980s GOP strategy by focusing on the foreign and economic issues while keeping the social issues on the platform, but not pushing them. I mean, the working class is an important constituentcy but so is the civil rights community. The DNC must balence between the working class and libertarian democrats (like myself) because I can see myself as a republican if the conservative part of the democrats take control. I think we should focus on ALL issues when dealing with judicial appointments and stop trying to block abortion or restrictions in which we know the opposition has a good point (partial-birth with "self defense" exceptions and other restrictions on the state level that have proper bypasses). Perhaps we should just put Casey v. Planned Parenthood as our protective precedent while advocating social services to prevent abortions. All I am trying to say is perhaps we should basically state that criminalizing abortion is not the answer to the abortion problem while trying to balence our party's base. We need both the working class and civil rights activists.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Did you EVER believe in Santa?
« on: December 23, 2006, 11:47:26 PM »
until about 8 or 9. ...but when I was 17, I started believing in Satan Claus.



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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Unions
« on: December 23, 2006, 11:44:29 PM »
or start building parts of fission power generators and filling out orders for the ITER thermonuclear energy project which is beginning.

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can't argue with that....but I don't waiting 5 years in order to make 6 figures. I do want to get out of debt...and though the CoL in Colorado is high, its not THAT high.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Unions
« on: December 23, 2006, 11:16:15 PM »
let me think back to my int'l econ class. we clearly have the comparative adv in capital-intensive goods. i suppose that includes service industries too, like financial stuff, legal services, etc. but i don't see how manufacturing could just completely go overseas. i think as market barriers are relaxed and we become more of a global market, american wages will fall and the auto industry will stay. that's the free market for you.

but with automation, automobiles are no longer as capital-intensive but can be more personalized...the skills can also be more easily reproduced with just pennies on our dollar.

We need something that only we can do feasibly, think new energy technologies, agricultural technologies, and medicines for the permanetly injured and terminally ill(this will likely become a big issue the increased prevelence of birth defects, "prosperity diseases" and the increase expectations of the populace for health and personal sex appeal.

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I mean, we know not to ask anymore than $40,000.00 from the Family Research Concil, Planned Parenthood or the Southern Poverty Law Center, but we know that we must refuse if an offer of $99,999.99 from a firm that represents a bunch of companies who own their own 20-story office towers. But what about your more traditional job in the big city at a start up or botique firm or with the feds.

You know what, what DO YOU consider reasonable?

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