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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Examples and Explanations and other study aids
« on: July 12, 2006, 02:59:41 PM »
Lawyers I worked with said buy the study aids even if the teachers recommend against it.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Berkeley Pronounciation Question
« on: July 11, 2006, 04:38:18 PM »
My friend and I were wondering about this:  How do you pronounce Boalt?

Is it like a "BOLT" of lightning or is it two syllables as in "BO-AHLT"?

The first one. Bolt.

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Don't these red states feel their pockets hurting!?


Thomas Frank wrote an amazing book called What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America which explains why poor people from the Midwest vote republican even though it hurts them financially. It's a great book. I really recommend it.
 


Oh, that sounds good! Thanks for the heads up.

Cosign I've been wondering why poor midwesterners and latinos vote Republican myself. It boggles the mind. I always thought it was pride and not wanting to take handouts.

Thomas Frank gives several reasons for why poor southerners vote against their financial interests. Some of these reasons include religion (they vote republican because they don't like abortion, gay marriage) and not being able to relate to the "latte drinking, mercedes benz driving, tree hugging" liberals (Frank's words not mine). He gives several other reasons as well. He uses the state of Kansas as an example or representation of the cultural change that has occurred in many southern states. It's a good book with some very interesting theories.

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Don't these red states feel their pockets hurting!?


Thomas Frank wrote an amazing book called What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America which explains why poor people from the Midwest vote republican even though it hurts them financially. It's a great book. I really recommend it.
 

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Black Law Students / Re: Rap Music
« on: July 11, 2006, 12:28:35 PM »
Agreed. I do think that the radio stations are partly to blame. However, many rappers (and musicians in general) tend to make music that will make them the most $$$. They make the desicion to make the music that will get the most air play and therefore the most money. Radio stations control what's being played on the radio so they are partly to blame but musicians shouldn't always be chasing the money.

Why not? Us law students are doing the same thing by selling out to BIGLAW. It is the same concept. I know people who work for Phillip Morris and RJ Reynolds for the money yet detest the smoking epidemic.  We need to hold more than rappers accountable if we want to base it on moral integrity.

I agree that it's not only musicians who chase the money. Some lawyers, doctors & other professionals do the same thing. And I think it's horrible. However, we can agree that music (especially music that is played on the radio) is heard by millions of Americans daily & it touches/effects more people than most lawyers or doctors ever will. For that reason, musicians especially need to be held accountable for the music they make.

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What about Joe Biden?

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Is anyone on this thread on 1+ waitlists & willing to drop their current school if they get off any of their WL? I'm currently going to Chapman but if Loyola or USD calls my name, I'll go there in a heartbeat. Anyone else in a similar position?

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Black Law Students / Re: Rap Music
« on: July 11, 2006, 12:13:08 PM »
I love gangsta rap from the 90s. Tupac did rap about money, cars and women but I think his music also had a lot of important messages about racism & the struggle(s) of black people in america. Changes was an amazing song as was Brenda had a baby. Other than Kanye West, I find all rap music that is played on the radio to be the same & boring. I'm sick of hearing rap consist of the same subject matter over & over again. The most creative rappers today (in my opinion) would have to be Nas, Jay-z, Eminem, Jay-z,& Common. All the rest are rapping about rims, women & money - that's all old news. Be creative.

This proves that it is not the artist but the radio. Most of Tupacís conscious songs did not receive radio play until after his death or after he went to jail.  He had to create a troubled ego and continuously contradict himself in order for the radio to find it worthy of any rotation. However "I get around" was in heavy rotation. Many rappers today are diverse however, only certain songs on their albums actually get radio play.

Agreed. I do think that the radio stations are partly to blame. However, many rappers (and musicians in general) tend to make music that will make them the most $$$. They make the desicion to make the music that will get the most air play and therefore the most money. Radio stations control what's being played on the radio so they are partly to blame but musicians shouldn't always be chasing the money.

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Black Law Students / Re: Rap Music
« on: July 11, 2006, 11:26:18 AM »
I love gangsta rap from the 90s. Tupac did rap about money, cars and women but I think his music also had a lot of important messages about racism & the struggle(s) of black people in america. Changes was an amazing song as was Brenda had a baby. Other than Kanye West, I find all rap music that is played on the radio to be the same & boring. I'm sick of hearing rap consist of the same subject matter over & over again. The most creative rappers today (in my opinion) would have to be Nas, Jay-z, Eminem, Jay-z,& Common. All the rest are rapping about rims, women & money - that's all old news. Be creative.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: San Diego WL
« on: July 11, 2006, 10:36:42 AM »
Still waiting on PT.....

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