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Nobody begrudges you Harvard. Nobody here thinks you are "stupid" (with the possible exception of Halfie, of course.) People dislike you because you are an incredibly arrogant, self-absorbed, self-righteous, elitist snob, as EVERY ONE of your above posts further proves.

He's reading comprehension impaired and completely lacking in critical thinking abilities.  I'm sure he's a better engineer than most Lehigh students or whatever, and he's obviously good at scoring well on the LSAT... but those things don't get you very far in my book.  I'm sure we've all met plenty of stupid law students with good UGPAs and LSATs.  On the other hand, I've yet to meet a stupid person who is a good critical thinker.

Contradictory some?

No, but it is telling that think that scoring well on the LSAT = good at critical analysis.  Or that it's evidence of your reading comprehension abilities simply because there's a section with that title, when this thread is overwhelming evidence of your inability in that department.


What I think isn't especially important - what is important is that ~186 law schools think it tests at least to some extent reading comprehension and critical thinking, and I trust their opinion a hell of a lot more than yours.

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I don't have a problem with the fact that he's a prestige whore.  I have a problem with the fact that he won't admit it, and that he is dishonest about the differences between schools (dishonesty with yourself, i.e. idiocy or willful blindness, still counts as dishonesty).

I'm sorry you didn't get into the school you wanted to go to, but thats no reason to take it out on others; next time try to emulate those you consider "prestige whores."

You go to a better school than me.  Oh, good one, you really got me.  And with that, why are you on LSD instead of XOXO? 

*shrug*  I could transfer to Berkeley, the school I really wanted to go to.  Or GULC to hang out with Lily, who unlike you is actually cool, or even *gasp* Michigan or CCN.  I'm happy with where I'm at, and with my career outlook based on my class rank at my school.  If other similarly situated students want to transfer to Chicago or Columbia or maybe even Harvard, great, I wish them the best wherever they end up.

Thats a good question.

This is true.

Enjoy Minnesota.


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I call foul on this thread...IIRC Steve was all set to go to Columbia when he was let into Harvard...he was super excited/embarrassingly giddy about the opportunity and is still really enthused about his school... (to the point of trolling maybe a little too much)

Look, he's really happy that he's being allowed a chance to carve out the life he wanted for himself and can't wait to tell everyone else about it and to convince them of its validity...cut the guy a break...it's called context...is it really that hard to read people (personae?)and discern their motivations/(foibles...I guess given the reactions)?  Is anyone turning down Harvard because Steve would be there as well...is anyone going to NYU over Mich cuz he said so?

As for the prestige whoring accusations...they're laughable...I've seen much, much, MUCH worse from both past and present regulars...and people just took it in stride...I think half of Steve's problem is that he's mostly an on-topic poster...familiar enough to be a mark but without the benefit of an OTB clique for backup when someone comes down with a case of teh grouchez...

His opinions are just as valid as everyone else's (read:semi-anonymous internet folk) here...which is to say, not at all...

I went off on Steve because he kept claiming, despite an acknowledged inability to produce a scrap of real evidence, that NYU is dramatically, wildly better than Michigan, and that NYU Student's probable life-outlook is much better than UM Student's life-outlook, in real terms which do not distinguish between a V5 and a V25 on the basis of prestige, i.e. from outside of the prestige-whore paradigm.  And because he got snarky and 'HTH'ed me when he was dead wrong and accusing me of misinterpreting his text.

He was an LALSD poster, IIRC.  Which, yeah, Britt's not around, but that would still give him Mugatu, Bruin (okay, MIA at the moment), and a couple others, including (gasp!) myself.

I've never even been to LA so no, although I am friends with Britt (who doesnt post here).

Umm no, the two posts that began this "argument" were when I said that "NYU is better than Michigan" and that "NYU is not 10x better than Michigan" - that was it, and I stand by that.

You created a strawman argument that I did not make in order to make your pathetic assertions more plausible.  Also, notice how 90% of the people who joined in are either at Michigan, or planning on going there next year.

Oh goodie.  Which proves what exactly? 

Think about it - you all are the ones with exceptional comprehension skills

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I call foul on this thread...IIRC Steve was all set to go to Columbia when he was let into Harvard...he was super excited/embarrassingly giddy about the opportunity and is still really enthused about his school... (to the point of trolling maybe a little too much)

Look, he's really happy that he's being allowed a chance to carve out the life he wanted for himself and can't wait to tell everyone else about it and to convince them of its validity...cut the guy a break...it's called context...is it really that hard to read people (personae?)and discern their motivations/(foibles...I guess given the reactions)?  Is anyone turning down Harvard because Steve would be there as well...is anyone going to NYU over Mich cuz he said so?

As for the prestige whoring accusations...they're laughable...I've seen much, much, MUCH worse from both past and present regulars...and people just took it in stride...I think half of Steve's problem is that he's mostly an on-topic poster...familiar enough to be a mark but without the benefit of an OTB clique for backup when someone comes down with a case of teh grouchez...

His opinions are just as valid as everyone else's (read:semi-anonymous internet folk) here...which is to say, not at all...

I went off on Steve because he kept claiming, despite an acknowledged inability to produce a scrap of real evidence, that NYU is dramatically, wildly better than Michigan, and that NYU Student's probable life-outlook is much better than UM Student's life-outlook, in real terms which do not distinguish between a V5 and a V25 on the basis of prestige, i.e. from outside of the prestige-whore paradigm.  And because he got snarky and 'HTH'ed me when he was dead wrong and accusing me of misinterpreting his text.

He was an LALSD poster, IIRC.  Which, yeah, Britt's not around, but that would still give him Mugatu, Bruin (okay, MIA at the moment), and a couple others, including (gasp!) myself.

I've never even been to LA so no, although I am friends with Britt (who doesnt post here).

Umm no, the two posts that began this "argument" were when I said that "NYU is better than Michigan" and that "NYU is not 10x better than Michigan" - that was it, and I stand by that.

You created a strawman argument that I did not make in order to make your pathetic assertions more plausible.  Also, notice how 90% of the people who joined in are either at Michigan, or planning on going there next year.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Georgetown 1L Taking Questions
« on: February 11, 2007, 12:28:02 PM »
She didn't even answer the previous poster's question.  She gets no love until she gives love to that poster.  F!ck, I'll answer.

Does GULC give out a lot of merit aid? Are they typically in large awards for top top applicants, or do they distribute a lot of smaller awards to more students?

They give out Deans Scholarships, by invitation, acc. to merit.  They vary in amount from what I understand (this is where Lily would come in to clarify).

The Dean's Scholarships by invitation are all the same amount.  They give out varying scholarships based on merit and need once you submit tax forms.

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Why?

some are disappointed with admissions decisions,
some are defensive about schools that that they have developed a preference for,
some overestimate their worth because they've been admitted to [or attend] prestijus schools
some are anxious wrt big-ticket admissions decisions that haven't yet been made

sprinkle in:

inter-poster familiarity-breeds-contempt type stuff
the hell-i've-been-quiet-long-enough-about-my-disdain-for-this-poster effect
the fact tht many people haven't yet met face to face at ASWs

and you get this mid-winter phenomenon.


I doubt its that complicated.

Some of us are just louts who don't give a flying @#!* about exposing even bigger louts and douchebags for being inane, close-minded tools who don't give two shits about anything other than the name on their degree, how much money they make, and how preoccupied they are with shoving their heads far enough up their own asses so that they're oblivious to the really significant obligations in life.

However, if it weren't for their meaningless existence, we ourselves would have a meaningless existence; in that regard I agree with you and Brer.

This is interesting.  Lets assume you are right and I am only preoccupied with money, my alma mater, etc.  What gives you the right to dictate what I should or should not be preoccupied with? As long as my desires don't affect/hurt you it really isn't any of your concern.  Last I checked this was still the land of the free not a socialist farce.

The last time I checked we don't individually live in a vacuum. HTFH, tool.

So, I should give up my wordly goods and go fight world hunger?  Why don't you head to France or somewhere similar; I'll gladly pay for a one-way ticket if you surrender citizenship.

Nobody begrudges you Harvard. Nobody here thinks you are "stupid" (with the possible exception of Halfie, of course.) People dislike you because you are an incredibly arrogant, self-absorbed, self-righteous, elitist snob, as EVERY ONE of your above posts further proves.

He's reading comprehension impaired and completely lacking in critical thinking abilities.  I'm sure he's a better engineer than most Lehigh students or whatever, and he's obviously good at scoring well on the LSAT... but those things don't get you very far in my book.  I'm sure we've all met plenty of stupid law students with good UGPAs and LSATs.  On the other hand, I've yet to meet a stupid person who is a good critical thinker.


Contradictory some?

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I don't have a problem with the fact that he's a prestige whore.  I have a problem with the fact that he won't admit it, and that he is dishonest about the differences between schools (dishonesty with yourself, i.e. idiocy or willful blindness, still counts as dishonesty).

I'm sorry you didn't get into the school you wanted to go to, but thats no reason to take it out on others; next time try to emulate those you consider "prestige whores."

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Why?

some are disappointed with admissions decisions,
some are defensive about schools that that they have developed a preference for,
some overestimate their worth because they've been admitted to [or attend] prestijus schools
some are anxious wrt big-ticket admissions decisions that haven't yet been made

sprinkle in:

inter-poster familiarity-breeds-contempt type stuff
the hell-i've-been-quiet-long-enough-about-my-disdain-for-this-poster effect
the fact tht many people haven't yet met face to face at ASWs

and you get this mid-winter phenomenon.


I doubt its that complicated.

Some of us are just louts who don't give a flying @#!* about exposing even bigger louts and douchebags for being inane, close-minded tools who don't give two shits about anything other than the name on their degree, how much money they make, and how preoccupied they are with shoving their heads far enough up their own asses so that they're oblivious to the really significant obligations in life.

However, if it weren't for their meaningless existence, we ourselves would have a meaningless existence; in that regard I agree with you and Brer.

This is interesting.  Lets assume you are right and I am only preoccupied with money, my alma mater, etc.  What gives you the right to dictate what I should or should not be preoccupied with?  As long as my desires don't affect/hurt you it really isn't any of your concern.  Last I checked this was still the land of the free not a socialist farce.

Your douchebaggery is truly epic.

As is your idiocy.

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Why?

some are disappointed with admissions decisions,
some are defensive about schools that that they have developed a preference for,
some overestimate their worth because they've been admitted to [or attend] prestijus schools
some are anxious wrt big-ticket admissions decisions that haven't yet been made

sprinkle in:

inter-poster familiarity-breeds-contempt type stuff
the hell-i've-been-quiet-long-enough-about-my-disdain-for-this-poster effect
the fact tht many people haven't yet met face to face at ASWs

and you get this mid-winter phenomenon.


I doubt its that complicated.

Some of us are just louts who don't give a flying @#!* about exposing even bigger louts and douchebags for being inane, close-minded tools who don't give two shits about anything other than the name on their degree, how much money they make, and how preoccupied they are with shoving their heads far enough up their own asses so that they're oblivious to the really significant obligations in life.

However, if it weren't for their meaningless existence, we ourselves would have a meaningless existence; in that regard I agree with you and Brer.

This is interesting.  Lets assume you are right and I am only preoccupied with money, my alma mater, etc.  What gives you the right to dictate what I should or should not be preoccupied with?  As long as my desires don't affect/hurt you it really isn't any of your concern.  Last I checked this was still the land of the free not a socialist farce.

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Why?

some are disappointed with admissions decisions,
some are defensive about schools that that they have developed a preference for,
some overestimate their worth because they've been admitted to [or attend] prestijus schools
some are anxious wrt big-ticket admissions decisions that haven't yet been made

sprinkle in:

inter-poster familiarity-breeds-contempt type stuff
the hell-i've-been-quiet-long-enough-about-my-disdain-for-this-poster effect
the fact tht many people haven't yet met face to face at ASWs

and you get this mid-winter phenomenon.


you didn't answer my second question?

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Did LSD get all snappy around this time last year, too?

yep.

Why?

Are you the real red?

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In any case I'm done with this thread - go to any school you want, its your life and your 200k not mine.

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