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Why are the Newbies scared to speak up?

They prefer to Lurk.
18 (35.3%)
They're not, they're just on another website.
4 (7.8%)
The Board is too cliquish.
10 (19.6%)
There's nothing interesting to talk about.
3 (5.9%)
There's nobody interesting to talk to.
2 (3.9%)
Not enough Board moderation.
4 (7.8%)
Newbies?  What Newbies?
10 (19.6%)

Total Members Voted: 51

Black Law Student Discussion Board

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« Reply #53810 on: April 23, 2008, 08:40:46 PM »
This was over before it started. So did her show on truTV get the ax?

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« Reply #53811 on: April 23, 2008, 08:44:45 PM »
This was over before it started. So did her show on truTV get the ax?

pretty much

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« Reply #53812 on: April 23, 2008, 09:13:25 PM »
<<devastated.

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« Reply #53813 on: April 23, 2008, 09:49:28 PM »
Did anyone watch antm?


Not this season, but I am taking a top chef break right now.

Hey how is the mohawk guy doing? I am playing catchup with repeats on the weekend.

Richard?  In addition to what Moni said . . .

Spoiler:  He just won the dessert quickfire (banana "scallops" with a banana guacamole) for tonight, and will have his recipe as the only season 4 recipe in the Top Chef (seasons 1 - 3) cookbook.

ETA:  And he (and Dale) just won the challenge as well.

Ok, I saw both those parts now.

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« Reply #53814 on: April 23, 2008, 11:50:32 PM »
I am currently looking at John Marshall Law School in Chicago i currently like in massachusetts. I was looking at the financial aid award letter and i only got the stafford loan. i called the school and they are stating that i need to get the grad plus or some other private loan.My question is what lenders are good? and has anyone used accessgroup for loans?

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« Reply #53815 on: April 24, 2008, 06:05:08 AM »
Accessgroup is fine.  Although I would not advise you to go into too much debt.

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« Reply #53816 on: April 24, 2008, 08:59:27 AM »
Boombasctic:

I second Alci, don't get into too much debt. To answer  your question, just like buying a car or a house, you 'll get the best rate if you have excellent credit, most people with average credit use the grad plus loan. All my loans are from Sallie Mae at current market rate. As the prime rate drops, so its my interest rate. Good luck.

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« Reply #53817 on: April 24, 2008, 05:09:01 PM »
Snipes gets the max -- 3 years -- in tax case

    * Story Highlights
    * NEW: Federal judge throws the book at actor Wesley Snipes
    * He'd been convicted on three misdemeanor tax evasion counts
    * Prosecutors urged judge to make example of Snipes
    * Prosecutors say Snipes failed to pay $15 million in taxes

(CNN) -- Actor Wesley Snipes was sentenced to three years in prison and fined up to $5 million Thursday for evading federal income taxes, CNN affiliate WESH is reporting.

It was the maximim sentence possible under federal sentencing guidelines.

Prosecutors last week urged U.S. District Judge William Hodges in Ocala, Florida, to sentence Snipes to the maximum penalty to demonstrate to taxpayers that refusal to pay income taxes carries severe penalties.

Snipes was convicted on three misdemeanor counts of failure to file federal income tax returns.

"This case presents the court with a singular opportunity to deter tax fraud nationwide," the government said in its sentencing recommendation. VideoWatch more on Snipes' defense

Snipes, who has starred in movies such as "Blade," "Major League" and "Murder at 1600," had been charged with felony conspiracy counts for participating in a scheme that rejects the legal foundation of the tax system. However, a jury accepted his argument that he was innocently duped by errant tax advisers and acquitted him on the most serious charges.

"The fact that Snipes was acquitted on two felony charges and convicted 'only' on three misdemeanor counts has been portrayed in the mainstream media as a 'victory' for Snipes," the government document says.

"The troubling implication of such coverage for the millions of average citizens who are aware of this case is that the rich and famous Wesley Snipes has 'gotten away with it.' In the end the criminal conduct of Snipes must not be seen in such a light."

Assistant Attorney General Nathan Hochman, head of the Justice Department's Tax Division, last week promised to beef up the government's efforts to pursue those engaged in a variety of schemes making legal assertions that income taxes are either voluntary or unconstitutional.

"For nearly a decade Snipes has engaged in a campaign of criminal tax conduct combining brazen defiance with insidious concealment," the prosecutors say. "By these means Snipes has escaped paying more than $15 million in income tax to the IRS and has pursued an intended fraudulent harm to the United States Treasury of more than $41 million."

The document says Snipes shipped millions of dollars to accounts in Switzerland, Antigua and the Isle of Man to avoid taxes.

"Given defendant's income, earning capacity, and financial resources, both disclosed and undisclosed, the United States submits that a fine of at least $5 million is warranted," the sentencing recommendation says.

The 35-page argument for the stiffest possible penalty ends with a dramatic flair.

"In the defendant Wesley Snipes, the court is presented with a wealthy, famous and inveterate tax scofflaw. If ever a tax offender was deserving of being held accountable to the maximum extent for his criminal wrongdoing, Snipes is that defendant," it says.

The IRS is also seeking repayment of all taxes and interest through civil court proceedings.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/04/24/snipes.sentencing/index.html

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« Reply #53818 on: April 24, 2008, 06:23:29 PM »
i d i o t.

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« Reply #53819 on: April 24, 2008, 06:26:58 PM »
Basically.  At least we won't have to worry about any more movies from him for a while.