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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: first day of school
« on: June 09, 2004, 04:36:31 PM »
Do they have a orientation?  This might be the best place to get the answers...

If we are charging them with any crimes (attacking our citizens, terrorist threats, etc), then they are afforded the rights granted in the constitution by section 2, clause 1:

"The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;--to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;--to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;--to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;--to Controversies between two or more States;--between a State and Citizens of another State; (See Note 10)--between Citizens of different States, --between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects."

because they are citizens of foreign states.

Regardless of whether they are foreign, terrorists, etc - we believe in the United States in the right to a trial - regardless of who you are we should give these rights to people.  If that is what we believe then why should it matter who/what you are?

Law School Applications / Re: women in law
« on: June 09, 2004, 03:12:12 PM »
This being my person opinion and that only - if you can financially afford to raise a child on your own, go for it.  However, I'm sorta agreeing with some of the other posters that during school may not be the right time for this.  Mostly because newborns take a lot of time, it is hard to find child care places that will accept really young babies and being up all night with a crying child might hurt the performance in law school.

That being said, I don't think you need a SO to raise a child (whether male, female, lesbian life time partner etc).  However, you do need a good support group - be it friends, family, etc.  It sounds like Lavia has all this.  Being raised in a two person household is not always good - especially when a parent is abusive in any way.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: LASIK, anyone?
« on: June 09, 2004, 02:15:02 PM »
Before you get it - I would definately consider the age and need aspects.  If you are 90, you might not want to wait for the next generation to come out.  Also, if you are legally blind, you might not have much to lose however if you are only sorta blind, you could.  Another thing I have heard is that your eyes need to have stopped changing - or at least really slowed down.  If your prescription is changing every six months, I don't think most doctor's will do it.  One other thing I have heard - don't go to the LASIK surgery centers that do it really cheap.  If you do it, go to the best even if it is the most expensive.  I think it can only be done once or twice and then you are stuck with the results.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: LASIK, anyone?
« on: June 09, 2004, 02:07:04 PM »
My dad got it - went from being almost legally blind without glasses to being able to drive without glasses.  He loved it!  Also, one of my co-workers had it and really liked it.  Only complaint I've heard (from a third person that had it) is that you can smell burning when they do it and that it almost made her sick.

What I am wondering is why is there no party that is liberally social and finacially conservative!  I hate voting for democrats cause I know that I will be supporting fat people in scooters and people that can't figure out how birth control works but at the same time if I vote for republicans, I can kiss my right to have an abortion (thus no one else's money would be spend on me) and my right to be any religion I want away. 

Law School Applications / Re: women in law
« on: June 09, 2004, 01:51:32 PM »
"that said, I don't understand women... I hear you all can be quite irrational at times."

We can be irrational?  Try this one - I have a Master's and am now going for my JD.  By the time I am out of school, I hope to be making pretty good money.  My SO on the other hand - no UG degree, no Master's and definately no JD - however we get into fights about when we have kids who should stay home with them.  I'm think my salary will be at least double what his is and if nothing else, I can try to find a job that allows me some time home so he can work part-time just for kicks.  Of course, he is slowly coming around to the idea that it would be much, much, much more financial beneficial for me to work but his rational is "I'm the man, I should work"  even if it mean living on a salary that is maybe half, probably more like a fourth, of what I could make.  And you call women irrational?

I know that Colorado Springs has one of the highest precentages of conservative religious groups... and the highest precentage of conservative book publishers.  Not that this always equates with bigotry - however, it typically equates with very anti-abortion, anti-homeosexual and anti-anything that isn't like us thinking.

I'll have to pick moderate too then - mostly because I am just opposite of Marista :-)

I am liberal on social issues (abortion, gay marriage, legalizing drugs) but conservative on financial stuff (welfare, taxes, death tax).  I'm also pretty conservative on state's rights and 2nd amendment rights.  But I am liberal as far as the Bush War, attack of the right wing bandits, in that I don't think it should have happened and very much for the seperation of church and state...

They used to give small pox infected blankets to indians to "help" this country.  It doesn't mean it is right.  You shouldn't have to give up your freedom to protect this country!

Biggest problem with the tap being illegal and citing it as so - guess what, you will probably never know they did it.

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