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What was the difference between your average preptest score and the real LSAT?

>+5
 18 (22.5%)
+3 tor 4
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+1 or 2
 8 (10%)
0
 9 (11.3%)
- 1 or 2
 2 (2.5%)
- 3 to 4
 13 (16.3%)
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 14 (17.5%)
I didn't take any practice tests.
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Re: Do You Think The Congressional Page Program Should Be Terminated?
« Reply #110 on: August 08, 2008, 05:30:57 PM »

Since Madonna essentially based her career riffing off this archetype, it seems only natural. People claim that the word "virgin" in antiquity did not necessarily mean that someone never had sex. It meant instead that a woman was "without" man, which could also mean that she was an independent property owner. Some such women in classical cultures were also sacred prostitutes... or so the story goes. They acted as incarnations of the goddess. A parallel tradition exists still today in some sects of Hinduism with the devadasis. Plus there is that whole psychological trend in the modern culture called the "Virgin/Whore complex" which Madonna played to a tee.


Don't forget that it wasn't her midriff that freaked out folks and inspired girls to start chopping shirts into halter tops; it was the power of her sexuality, and her belief in it, the way she acknowledged it and controlled it, the way she self-consciously toyed with it. Madonna embraced and mocked the virgin/whore complex, ironically flaunted her body as a self-sold commodity and challenged the male gaze all the way to the bank. She proved that there were non-academic, street-savvy ways to express yourself and find empowerment. Madonna was a symbol of unrepressed female creativity and power — sexy, seductive, serious, and strong.


Really cool!

It rests to be seen in what terms she'll define herself now she's getting older!
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« Reply #111 on: August 13, 2008, 08:29:53 PM »

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Re: Do You Think The Congressional Page Program Should Be Terminated?
« Reply #112 on: August 14, 2008, 02:50:14 PM »
Oh please, stop it! Are you using the site to advertise your products now?!

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Cut - The Least Understood "C"
« Reply #113 on: August 15, 2008, 01:11:54 PM »

Only if they satisfy the requierments

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/9571/83130829cp5.jpg




Cut is considered by some appraisers to be the most important one out of the 4Cs.



The word "cut" actually refers to two different traits: 1) overall shape and 2) the make -- how well the shape is cut, including proportions, finish, and symmetry. On this page we will discuss how the basic shape of a diamond significantly affects the price. The primary wholesale price list (published monthly as the Rapaport Diamond Report gives prices for 3 shapes.  Rounds and marquise shapes have their own unique price charts, while the charts for pear shapes are used for all other shapes.



BTW, The Rapaport Diamond Report is the monthly wholesale diamond price list used by dealers worldwide to keep up with changing market prices. But the list is not easy to use, in fact, most stores use the list incorrectly and pass their ignorance on to consumers when they sell stones. The Rapaport Diamond Report is intended for use in all situations in the diamond market. It is used by new, one-time buyers in New York City looking for a single stone, and it is also used by dealers who trade in millions of carats every year. So the prices on the Rapaport list are high cash asking prices used as the starting point for negotiations. Different dealers can buy at different discounts from this list. These discounts are the key. If your dealer is well-connected, he can buy at better discounts. If he is efficient and keeps costs down, he can offer you a diamond at such a good price that it's almost like buying wholesale.

http://wholesalediamonds.pricescope.com/

But it is complicated. Every shape sells at different discounts. Some shapes are not discounted at all. And these days, the cut grade of a diamond can make a huge difference in the discounts. Ideal cuts can actually sell for more than Rap, even to a dealer in the case of a super-ideal, which is what we call stones that have hearts and arrow patterns.


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Re: Do You Think The Congressional Page Program Should Be Terminated?
« Reply #114 on: August 15, 2008, 05:35:31 PM »

LOL ayn, I know what ya mean! ;)


We all know what s/he means, Troy! And it's not just us who know about the whole matter -- in details! If we still do not say or do anything, it's not because we don't know...


Hahaha - you're so funny dru! ;)
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Re: Do You Think The Congressional Page Program Should Be Terminated?
« Reply #116 on: August 21, 2008, 08:57:24 PM »

Oh please, stop it! Are you using the site to advertise your products now?!


Exactly, hitch, they should stop posting ads unrelated to law school items on this site!


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Re: Cut - The Least Understood "C"
« Reply #118 on: August 29, 2008, 02:15:54 PM »

Only if they satisfy the requierments

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/9571/83130829cp5.jpg




Cut is considered by some appraisers to be the most important one out of the 4Cs.



The word "cut" actually refers to two different traits: 1) overall shape and 2) the make -- how well the shape is cut, including proportions, finish, and symmetry. On this page we will discuss how the basic shape of a diamond significantly affects the price. The primary wholesale price list (published monthly as the Rapaport Diamond Report gives prices for 3 shapes.  Rounds and marquise shapes have their own unique price charts, while the charts for pear shapes are used for all other shapes.



BTW, The Rapaport Diamond Report is the monthly wholesale diamond price list used by dealers worldwide to keep up with changing market prices. But the list is not easy to use, in fact, most stores use the list incorrectly and pass their ignorance on to consumers when they sell stones. The Rapaport Diamond Report is intended for use in all situations in the diamond market. It is used by new, one-time buyers in New York City looking for a single stone, and it is also used by dealers who trade in millions of carats every year. So the prices on the Rapaport list are high cash asking prices used as the starting point for negotiations. Different dealers can buy at different discounts from this list. These discounts are the key. If your dealer is well-connected, he can buy at better discounts. If he is efficient and keeps costs down, he can offer you a diamond at such a good price that it's almost like buying wholesale.

http://wholesalediamonds.pricescope.com/

But it is complicated. Every shape sells at different discounts. Some shapes are not discounted at all. And these days, the cut grade of a diamond can make a huge difference in the discounts. Ideal cuts can actually sell for more than Rap, even to a dealer in the case of a super-ideal, which is what we call stones that have hearts and arrow patterns.


Tolkowsky Ideal Cut


By what you're saying here I guess you are making it clear for anyone that cut is not really that important at all...

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Re: Do You Think The Congressional Page Program Should Be Terminated?
« Reply #119 on: September 02, 2008, 05:21:25 PM »

Only if they satisfy the requierments

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/9571/83130829cp5.jpg




Cut is considered by some appraisers to be the most important one out of the 4Cs.



The word "cut" actually refers to two different traits: 1) overall shape and 2) the make -- how well the shape is cut, including proportions, finish, and symmetry. On this page we will discuss how the basic shape of a diamond significantly affects the price. The primary wholesale price list (published monthly as the Rapaport Diamond Report gives prices for 3 shapes.  Rounds and marquise shapes have their own unique price charts, while the charts for pear shapes are used for all other shapes.



BTW, The Rapaport Diamond Report is the monthly wholesale diamond price list used by dealers worldwide to keep up with changing market prices. But the list is not easy to use, in fact, most stores use the list incorrectly and pass their ignorance on to consumers when they sell stones. The Rapaport Diamond Report is intended for use in all situations in the diamond market. It is used by new, one-time buyers in New York City looking for a single stone, and it is also used by dealers who trade in millions of carats every year. So the prices on the Rapaport list are high cash asking prices used as the starting point for negotiations. Different dealers can buy at different discounts from this list. These discounts are the key. If your dealer is well-connected, he can buy at better discounts. If he is efficient and keeps costs down, he can offer you a diamond at such a good price that it's almost like buying wholesale.

http://wholesalediamonds.pricescope.com/

But it is complicated. Every shape sells at different discounts. Some shapes are not discounted at all. And these days, the cut grade of a diamond can make a huge difference in the discounts. Ideal cuts can actually sell for more than Rap, even to a dealer in the case of a super-ideal, which is what we call stones that have hearts and arrow patterns.


Tolkowsky Ideal Cut


By what you're saying here I guess you are making it clear for anyone that cut is not really that important at all...


So it's settled by now, it's carat, isn't it?
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