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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Official "My Last Day of Work" Thread
« on: July 11, 2005, 08:55:49 PM »
I'm oscillating over my last day right now.  Essentially, I can stay as long as I want.  I don't start school (which is 600 miles away) until August 14th, and my apartment is fully furnished, so all I have to do is literally drive there--no "moving" time needed. 

As of right now, my last day is tentatively set for July 22nd, mostly because I hate my job and want out of it as soon as possible, but lately I've been seriously considering taking a "big" vacation (read: bahamas, cozumel, Brazil, virgin islands) right before I leave for school (say, August 2nd - 9th) and the extra money I'd make between July 22nd and August 1st would pay for the entire vacation, easily. 

This is one big contradiction, though, because the reason I hate my job is because i don't do anything.  The reason I want to leave early is so I can travel (read: just around the midwest where I'm from, visiting friends, *cheap trips*), but if I were to stay the extra money would pay for a getaway with my girlfriend, which would be very nice (although I already have enough saved to pay for the trips, I'm definitely not so well off that I have easily expendible cash). 

Any thoughts.

Im semi doing the same thing... taking a cruise right after wife takes bar and right before law school.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: high gas prices and bush 0
« on: July 10, 2005, 08:23:40 AM »
It's kind of funny how Liberals, who often complain that we don't pay enough for our gas (by citing European prices) are now complaining they are too high! Adjsuted for inflation, the gas prices of the late 70's were even higher than now!  It is the Liberals' fault the prices are high. We have not been able to build a refinery in this country for over thirty years due to EPA and legal hindrances.  In addition, if we could drill domestically such as in ANWR, oil prices would plunge as we would be able to compete with OPEC.  Bush's plan for ANWR is to use 18,000 acres out of the total of 19 million.  That is less than one-tenth of one percentm but Liberals care more about the reindeer of this frozen tundra. The last time the a wildlife refuge was used for drilling (Prudhoe Bay, AL) the wildlife population increased dramatically.  Bottom line is to drill domestically and build more refineries!

actually, taking into account inflation, we are about tied with prices from the late 70's. even if we were not, they are still friggin' high and there is no argument about that part. instead of calling the entire conservative lot responsible, which they are not, i will focus on a few. bush/extremists/cheney. drilling in anwr would take years to accomplish, many many years, and they would not "plunge". as you point out later, we do not have the refineries to handle the oil. and just because it is a small percentage of land being used, the oil has to get to us. that means that major highways have to be built (not happening, would take decades) or a pipeline. the pipeline has been proven to have an extreme effect on the surrounding area due to the dramatic increase in temperature. as for the drilling in prudhoe bay, the reason that "wildlife population" increased dramatically is that we threw things out of balance. we killed most predators (which we again do in anwr), and we ran off those we didnt kill. so yes, if things arent killing them then they will suddenly increase in population. which isnt a good thing. in missouri, where i am originally from (now im stuck in texas), due to the wolf population being killed off the deer population has soared. and now we have to try and hunt them as much as possible because they would starve otherwise. please, please try and figure out your arguments before making them. dont just go attacking people due to them having different views. (btw, i voted mostly republican in the last election because the democrats here suck ass, dont worry i didnt vote for bush)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Best Laptop for Law School?
« on: July 09, 2005, 07:09:18 AM »
that avatar is AWESOME!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Terrorist Attacks in London!!!
« on: July 08, 2005, 07:15:31 AM »
and what has this thread devolved into?   just checking.

"i hate you, you hate me, we're a big happy family"...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Best Laptop for Law School?
« on: July 08, 2005, 07:09:37 AM »
try and go lightweight if at all humanly possible. i know quite a few students/graduates (one being my wife) that very much regretted getting a top notch laptop that ended up feeling like carrying a brick on your back and took up way too much space in your bag. so stick to small/lightweight if you can, even if you are a stuck up guy like me who thinks they can carry a heavier one.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: July 08, 2005, 07:07:07 AM »
my wife's worked, and i think it is a good example (maybe i am biased) i might try and find a  way to post it here. but i am sure that career services has a bunch of examples.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Terrorist Attacks in London!!!
« on: July 07, 2005, 02:19:40 PM »
so much for my hopes of a true debate. instead, we keep up the mudslinging from both sides. there have been a few good statements from both sides, but they have been riddled with so much mud it makes little sense. ah well, back to reading how americans hate each other  :)

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Terrorist Attacks in London!!!
« on: July 07, 2005, 12:28:33 PM »
"mudslinging"... interesting. both sides here have done plenty. "frickin liberals" "liberals hate america" people saying its all bush's fault, etc. what i am doesnt matter, liberal or conservative. what does matter is that all of this mud is getting on americans and our country, it's only hurting us. why the heck i am saying this i do not know, i am sure it will make no diff to any of you, but why not get it off my chest. both sides tick me off, and yes i will admit that usually its the right more than the left, but i dont have to start calling them names or just criticizing them for being, well, them. i can criticize their ideas and beliefs intelligently without ripping on them. hopefully we can get back to debating and arguing about ideas without the mud. it wont happen, never really has happened in history, but it would be nice  :)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Best Laptop for Law School?
« on: July 07, 2005, 12:00:16 PM »
THANKS! too bad they give the $179 after you buy the ipod mini. at least you get the computer discount when you buy it. does tiger come on it or not? when you go to check out it has tiger as an update, but the website says all powerbooks have tiger. did you guys get office?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Terrorist Attacks in London!!!
« on: July 07, 2005, 11:51:47 AM »
the people that claim responsibility made all kinds of grammatical errors in their arabic, they had no specifics, and just did not claim it like al qaeda does. they normally put in specifics, sometimes video from people saying exactly what they did and WHY SPECIFICALLY, this group just basically said cause we dont like you. al qaeda is much much more specific.

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