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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: September 13, 2007, 12:03:01 AM »
And here we thought you were too prestigious for us now.  Welcome back!

Too prestigious?  Definitely not.  Too damn busy?  Yeah.

Class has only been in session for a week and it already feels like I've been here for a month or longer. 

Hope you're enjoying it ;)

Thanks.  It's been good so far, but some of my profs have been pretty tough when it comes to expressing opposing viewpoints or questioning some of their opinions.  Nothing serious though.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: September 12, 2007, 11:53:29 PM »
And here we thought you were too prestigious for us now.  Welcome back!

Too prestigious?  Definitely not.  Too damn busy?  Yeah.

Class has only been in session for a week and it already feels like I've been here for a month or longer. 

You get used to it.  :::sigh:::

I hope it just gets easier.

Getting used to it may not be a good thing, in the same way that "getting used" to loud noises just means you're going deaf.

Until it does get easier, I won't really be posting too much around these parts.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: September 12, 2007, 11:48:51 PM »
And here we thought you were too prestigious for us now.  Welcome back!

Too prestigious?  Definitely not.  Too damn busy?  Yeah.

Class has only been in session for a week and it already feels like I've been here for a month or longer. 

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: September 12, 2007, 11:46:30 PM »
Glad to see I haven't been missing much around these parts.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Recipe Thread
« on: August 19, 2007, 08:02:45 AM »
Denny, have you lived in East Africa?

I spent summer of '06 there (9 weeks). 

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Alci, are you back in New Haven?

I've been here for two days and just now found a wireless connection near my apartment that I could leech onto. 

So far so good.  My apartment is great, but the neighbors can be a little loud and last night some random group of people (sounded like teens) were just yelling incomprehensibly outside my apartment building.  Other than that, New Haven has been pretty good so far.

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greyhound sucks, makes too many stops, etc...why not just take bonanza/peter pan? since u r coming from beantown, they'd make 1 stop in providence and that's it.

50 bucks for Greyhound to New York at 5 hrs or 170 bucks for a 1hr plane ride?

oh and if u have $ for plasma tvs then i'd think you'd have money for a $170 plane ride

Credited.

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50 bucks for Greyhound to New York at 5 hrs or 170 bucks for a 1hr plane ride?

Plane ride.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What do you think about sin taxes?
« on: August 16, 2007, 11:04:24 PM »
See you guys are presuming something.

You guys think that I want to tax those things as a deterrent.  I want them taxed for the completely opposite reason.

I want them taxed precisely because demand for those things is inelastic.  The government might as well make money off of it seeing as how no matter how much they tax it, people will still indulge in those things.  It's a great way to increase government revenue will possibly lowering taxes in other, elastic goods and services (jobs, food, energy, etc).

Well, if that's your definition of vice, I suppose. But I don't agree with that, either.

I'm not trying to define vice specifically.  I'm just grouping those things together since they're commonly collectively referred to as vices.  There's no real use for them in society (and no real harm for the most part).  They're purely indulgent, so why not tax them?

There are other things you could throw into that mix (luxury items, video games, etc), but demand for those things can be very elastic, so imposing taxes could be harmful to the overall economy.  Imposing taxes on purely indulgent goods/services where demand is almost perfectly inelastic makes sense.  Keeping those things criminalized and thus untaxable doesn't.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What do you think about sin taxes?
« on: August 16, 2007, 10:57:50 PM »
See you guys are presuming something.

You guys think that I want to tax those things as a deterrent.  I want them taxed for the completely opposite reason.

I want them taxed precisely because demand for those things is inelastic.  The government might as well make money off of it seeing as how no matter how much they tax it, people will still indulge in those things.  It's a great way to increase government revenue will possibly lowering taxes in other, elastic goods and services (jobs, food, energy, etc).

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