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« on: June 15, 2004, 01:27:21 PM »
"And food stamps are intended to help whoever qualifies."
Then this kinda solves the problem as the website stated that students *typically* don't qualify, then they don't get food stamps (unless they are non-trad students with children, dependants, prior disabilities, veterans, etc).
« on: June 15, 2004, 01:18:27 PM »
Depending on which religion you are this may or may not offend:
Some scholars think that Jesus was in fact married. At the time, in order to be a *real* Jew, you had to be married. You couldn't be single. So if Jesus was married, then he would have had to consumate his relationship, and would have had sex with a woman (which doesn't make him straight as gay men have had sex and been married to women).
There are also theories (and these aren't quite as historical) that he and Mary Magdeline had a thing (and this also isn't from the DiVinci Code :-). If this is true, this shows another way that he could have had sex.
The whole thread is funny though. If Jesus was the son of god (and *forwarning* I'm not Christian so this isn't coming from someone that is) and sex is something beautiful and natural between a man and a woman that god created, why couldn't his son have had sex with atleast a woman while he was here?
« on: June 15, 2004, 01:14:07 PM »
Dujavu... In another post I put the links to the Food Stamp program. If anyone is thinking about doing this and are starting to rely on the concept - you better find another way. In the food stamp site it states:
"Most able-bodied students ages 18 through 49 who are enrolled in college or other institutions of higher education at least half time are not eligible for food stamps."
The few excepts for this are if you have kids, are taking care of someone who is dependant on you (such as an elderly parent) or qualify for some other assistance (i.e. you are already on Social Security or disability). This program isn't for your *typical* students - students typically aren't eligable. Regardless of how little income you have, you can take out loans.
« on: June 14, 2004, 02:16:58 PM »
Sorry - it took me a while to find the exact article to quote=
"The government also is arguing that Newdow lacks proper standing because he cannot claim to be an injured party. And his daughter's mother has intervened to advise the court that she has sole legal custody of the girl and that the girl wishes to recite the pledge in school."
This was shortly after the ruling was made. (http://www.cnn.com/2002/LAW/08/09/pledge.appeal/index.html
I don't think the mother knew anything about the case - the father (who tried it on his own to begin with) said that he brought it on behalf of his daughter because he couldn't bring it on his own...
« on: June 14, 2004, 02:12:20 PM »
I don't think the federal level court looked at that issue - and the Supreme Court could have chosen not to also. However, as I am remembering the case, the father sued over the Pledge. After the case got so much attention, the mother came forward and said she didn't agree with the case. It then came out that the father had to rights to the child and was involved in a custody battle when the ruling happened. The custody battle is still going on now - thus the Supreme Court chose to ignore the case because of the custody battle. I believe the question wasn't even asked during the Federal case as the mother didn't even know it was happening...
« on: June 14, 2004, 02:02:01 PM »
To take a case to court - you have to have the legal standing. You can't take your neighbor to court because he hit someone else. You can only take your neighbor to court if he hit you. When it involves a child, the parent that has the legal responsibilities for the child (in this case the mother) is the only one that can bring lawsuits on the child's behalf. Now, if the father gets joint custody, I bet they can retry the case...
« on: June 14, 2004, 01:09:00 PM »
"By producing cheap and (therefore), extremely unhealthy food, and making it readily available to the population at large, the fast food industry actually depends on people who willingly destroy their health."
McDonald's has been around since the 50s - however the obesity problem did not start until the 90s. McDonald's made money even then - people didn't order super size fries and eat the whole thing. And while McDonald's is mostly unhealthy, you can get a meal at McDonald's that is healthy - a salad with no meat, low fat dressing, yogart and iced tea. I bet that Wendy's is about the same if you get a salad with no meat, low fat dressing and a baked potato with a *little* butter and some salt, and tea.
"If everyone maintained a reasonably healthy diet, and only indulged occassionally at McDonald's, there is no way that the fast food industry would survive."
If ever person ate one healthy meal at a fast food place a week and one unhealthy meal at a fast food place that would be 30,523,073,568 meals a year in the US alone - I think fast food places could survive. (US pop = 293,491,092 * 2 meals * 52 week in a year).
"As well, consider that it is expensive to eat a truly healthy diet, with plenty of high-quality protein and fresh produce..."
I'd have to disagree with this. When I go shopping, the bill is about the same as when my BF goes shopping. I get vegetables, fruit, and soy products. He gets wings, french fries and Mountain Dew. Both bills typically are close to the same (give or take $5 dollars). Figure that buying a steak, french fries and a 6 pack of soda will probably run you $8 for the steak, $2 for the bag of fries and $2 for the six pack = $12. If you get a prepackaged salad ($3), 3 peices of fruit ($3), a bottle of water ($2) and some tofu to put on top ($3) it is actually cheaper = $11.
« on: June 10, 2004, 04:13:25 PM »
"It crossed my mind to perhaps take some classes at a community college to raise my gpa before I reapply. But it would take something like 40 hours worth of A's to raise it to a 3.0."
Unfortunately - won't work. After you get your degree, everything afterward will show as "graduate" level work on your LSDAS trancript - even if it is undergraduate level classes. You could try for a Master's which might give you an edge.
« on: June 10, 2004, 12:41:10 PM »
"After school has started, you can request for a budget appeal. Most schools have this option because they realize cost of living varies from student to student. You can try to ask for an $8,000 budget increase, but I doubt they will allow you to increase your budget that much. You might be able to increase your budget by a few thousand. Then, once your student budget is increased, you can borrow more money from Loan A."
This depends on the school - you might want to call and see if you can do this before school starts. I have already appealled and got my budget raised by about 4k for health care, rent, etc...
« on: June 10, 2004, 12:22:08 PM »
Last time I went to a game, as I remember it the back of the ticket said that you assummed all responsibility and knew the risk going into it. If you use the ticket, you shoudl understand this. She shouldn't be able to sue imo.
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