I sobbed lowly in the stall of restroom early July , a week later , I sing a song in the empty reading room. The administrative slander I sob loudly and publicly and I yelled and screamed . I urged them to view the film many times but they say the video cannot play sound. Even if the video cannot play sound , we can view the movement of my mouth to see if I yell and scream .
Then Dean ----- threaten to call police and she says I am a threat to public safety and I am dangerous to law school. They are worried I would kill some like the murder of Virginia Technology University. I feel deeply insulted and then file some complaints to the office of institutional equity. After that, My registration is blocked and I cannot be allowed to attend classes if I do not sign an agreement drafted them . furthermore , I cannot get access to my Tulane email account . How can a famous contract law Professor ---- and threaten a law school student to sign an agreement drafted them ? even if I sign the contract , there is no consideration .
Then I sent two emails to Professor --- and --- trying to ask them help me get back to classes. They think the email messages are threatening and report to Police. Police do not think the two emails are threatening and this is language misunderstanding . I got my charge letter on September 16 th and the hearing took place on September 23rd . All of you know the new facebook already get rid of me before September 16th and it seems I am already expulsed from law school before any hearing Process .
The Joint hearing Board should compose of 2 student members , two faculty and one staff according to code of student conduct . but only One student member attend the hearing and there are only 4 members for the Joint hearing Board . also , I do not get my procedural right such as right to an advisor and reasonable access to my case file . Professor --- and --- did not appear for the hearing.
I am expulsed from law school . The sanction is grossly disproportionate to the offense based on the whole situation. A Professor talked to Dean --- saying " Mr Tang is a good student " . Dean --- respond : " I know he is a good student . ". Even if my emails are misunderstood as threatening emails messages , I do not deserve this harsh punishment . there are 11 different kinds of sanctions and there are so many serious violation such as using drug , stealing property , violation of honor code ……
I have a Tulane law school dream 14 years ago when I was a seaman. I saved ten years for the huge tuition and struggled many years for getting admission to Tulane. I am expected to get my JD degree next May . Right now , I lose everything except my life . I am so despaired and I lose all of my belief on Justice . I cannot trust the Joint Hearing Board appointed by them . It is fair for all Tulane faculty and staff and students to vote for my charges and sanctions . My purpose is to get back my belief . I am waiting for your decision on Freret street . Although I am expulsed from law school , do I still have my civil right to STAND ON THE FRERET STREET FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE ? I will do that and Please DON'T BE SCARED . I am a good people and I will not buy a gun to kill some of you like the murder of Virginia Technology University. ( I am attaching some documents in word 2007) Donation is appreciated . An American classmate says : Do not hate every American , some of us are very nice .
3. Suffer through the necessary bankruptcy? Something to consider. Although it would be interesting to have the author go out in person and propound his theory to small town merchants these days...
4. Palin and Fey. I'm literally getting confused at times about which is which when a clip hits the web or flashes across the cable news.
Don’t get me wrong; I enjoy mayhem as much as the next guy, but I’d rather dodge a little pepper spray than avoid glass and smoke bombs while intoxicated. Controlling the festivities is better than outlawing them, but the methods used in the past two years fell flat as ideal alternatives.
So, how did that famous Halloween really go down?
Well, Brad definitely thought the violence unreasonable, and called several people to task on that account. And there were plenty of pictures to document the "chanting, unruly mobs".
However, it really wasn't a riot -- and certainly was not the high-water mark of costumed violence on State St. Having been at Madison from the year the riots started, I called it the "riot that never was," and concluded,
There was a long period of time in which the "party" could easily have become a riot, but the police seemed to have it in hand. In fact, when they split their forces so that they didn't leave a vaccuum on either side of the street, they really seemed to have control of the situation. The riot cops seemed extremely heavy-handed. But that was the method the police chose this year for preventing a riot.
Regardless, I think the central thrust of the article is right -- that the current situation is less than optimal. And with several excellent alternatives suggested -- more camera surveillance, longer bar-times, etc. -- that really is too bad.
I presumed Congress had secondary compromise backup plans waiting in the wings to fall back upon in the event of a thumbs down on the first. Apparently, that's not the case.
There is no numerically-specific definition of a crash but the term commonly applies to steep double-digit percentage losses in a stock market index over a period of several days.
UPDATE: Bloomberg highlights the percentages lost thus far, which gives some reason for moderation (although the Campbell Soup tidbit is eerie):
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index fell 8.4 percent, the most since Oct. 26, 1987, as only Campbell Soup Co. gained.
While 700+ point sounds horrific, it's about the percentages. The 1929 Crash was only a few points, but the percentages of the total market were high.
If you're headed to the polls on October 4th, he's worthy of your vote.
I had a chance to meet Seth a number of times this summer, including once when he happened to be working on a legal matter that brought him across the river to a courthouse in the West Bank. A graduate of Loyola Law, Seth runs his own practice here in New Orleans. I've found he never fails to present himself in a professional and conscientious manner.
And that's central to the reason I care about a local school board race in the first place. Moving forward, New Orleans' long term recovery as a whole requires deep and systematic reform of its rather notorious public education infrastructure and practices. Seth has staked out a clear position as the reform candidate unwilling to accept the status quo. For that reason, I wish him the best.
In his new book, "Guyland," the State University of New York at Stony Brook professor notes that the traditional markers of manhood—leaving home, getting an education, finding a partner, starting work and becoming a father—have moved downfield as the passage from adolescence to adulthood has evolved from "a transitional moment to a whole new stage of life." In 1960, almost 70 percent of men had reached these milestones by the age of 30. Today, less than a third of males that age can say the same.
My thoughts? On a grand scale, is the phenomenon not a sort of echo to feminism? Is it the leveling out between the sexes, this 'first downwardly mobile' generation of males?
A Ukrainian ship carrying tanks and ammunition has been seized by pirates off the coast of Kenya, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry told CNN.
The vessel Faina, flying a Belize flag, was headed to the Kenyan port of Mombasa after departing from Nikolayev, Ukraine, according to Lt. Col. Konstantin Sadilov, spokesman for the defense ministry.
According to the defense ministry, the ship was carrying 33 Soviet-made T-72 tanks, tank artillery shells, grenade launchers and small arms.
But this time the pirates may have gotten more than they bargained for. Unloading the tanks is likely to be well beyond the capacity of the pirates, experts said. Meanwhile, an American naval vessel was Friday in hot pursuit to intercept the ship and the Russian Navy said it was not far behind.
Because pirates, historically regarded as 'hostis humani generis' - enemies of the human race, fall under universal jurisdiction, any nation's military may capture pirates and bring them to any nation for trial under that location's municipal anti-piracy laws, provided the capturing power does not believe the pirates would be tortured in that location.
Palin: We don't have to second-guess what their efforts would be if they believe … that it is in their country and their allies, including us, all of our best interests to fight against a regime, especially Iran, who would seek to wipe them off the face of the earth. It is obvious to me who the good guys are in this one and who the bad guys are. The bad guys are the ones who say Israel is a stinking corpse and should be wiped off the face of the earth. That's not a good guy who is saying that. Now, one who would seek to protect the good guys in this, the leaders of Israel and her friends, her allies, including the United States, in my world, those are the good guys.
Is this responsible talk from a potential vice president? The oversimplification and loose words about fighting goes beyond McCain's firm stances - and at least matches, if not exceeds President Bush's black and white conception of the world.
It's strong and decisive talk. And it may have a basis in truth. But at a time when the United States has two wars under way, a tepid and unstable ally in Pakistan firing on our own helicopters, China launching men into space, Russia on the march and massively expanding military funding, and a domestic economic crisis, I think it denotes a lack of understanding of the complexity and seriousness of our present situation.
At yesterday's shareholder video conference Heller's management assured their partnership that their line of credit was still open.
That doesn't mean that they can survive, just that they still have some time to make their next move.
The ties of major New York law firms to vulnerable financial institutions affected by the recent failures certainly makes the summer associate interview landscape in Manhattan a bit more of a minefield.
firms continued to circle Heller, with representatives from some firms reportedly negotiating with groups of lawyers in Heller's office buildings.
I'm a strong believer in free enterprise. So my natural instinct is to oppose government intervention. I believe companies that make bad decisions should be allowed to go out of business. Under normal circumstances, I would have followed this course. But these are not normal circumstances. The market is not functioning properly. There's been a widespread loss of confidence. And major sectors of America's financial system are at risk of shutting down.
What an interesting contradiction of sorts. Isn't the market functioning properly - isn't it, in a way, merely punishing excessive risk taking?
I'm still very wary, however. That logic means a private entity simply has to make itself so indispensable to the economy, to lodge itself at the center of the spider's web, that it can do whatever it likes, knowing that the government will ultimately come to the rescue in the end.
1. This seems a bit wild - it works to get news media coverage and chatter going, but the electorate may grow unsure about a president who makes such brash decisions out of the blue. We want stability in this economic time of trouble, not just a dramatic solution.
3. What if Obama just doesn't agree, as with Townhall Meetings? Will it get any mileage?
4. Look at the interesting lead-up - sounds like some brinksmanship may have brought this on:
The Obama campaign said Obama called McCain at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to ask if the Republican nominee would join him in a joint statement of "shared principles and conditions" for the proposal. It said McCain called back at 2:30 p.m. -- shortly before his New York announcement -- to agree, and "The two campaigns are currently working together on the details."
5. Can Mitt Romney, assuming McCain actually suspends his campaign, un-suspend his own campaign, even post-convention, and hop back in for a while to peddle his finance prowess? :)
A strange array of forces is aligned in favor of ratifying the treaty - President Bush, Joe Biden, John Kerry, and numerous military commanders. John Bolton, interestingly, has been quoted as supporting the measure.
And a largely anti-UN, pro-sovereignty crew opposes ratification - Heritage, Phyllis Schlafly, subsets of Congressional Republicans, etc. Reagan opposed it decades ago.
I want to address one point on the LOS Convention. The deadline is not in joining the convention, it is for countries who joined before 1999 to submit their proposed boundaries for the continental shelf beyond 200 nm along with supporting data. Countries that joined later have 10 years from date of ratification to submit their claims to the Commission on the Limits of their Continental Shelf. For example, Canada, who joined the convention in 2003, has until 2013 to submit their claims.
One of the problems for us is that we aren't there to object if claims cut into areas that we might want to claim in the future. Interestingly, this is more of a problem with Canada than Russia because we have a border agreement with Russia but not with Canada.
Beyond that, by being outside the Convention we have to argue that the parts of the convention that we like have become customary international law and the parts we don't like haven't. That makes a weak basis for law and diplomacy so the navy and industry really want to nail down the rules we negotiated into the Convention while we can. That is really important to the navy regarding innocent passage, transit of international straits, sovereign immunity of warships and high seas.
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“Change has always come from places like Wisconsin,” Obama said to more cheers. “The state where the progressive movement was born; where laws were passed to regulate the railroads and insurance companies, laws that protected consumers and the safety of factory workers. It was a movement rooted in a principle that was known as the Wisconsin Idea — the idea that government works best in the hands of the people, not the special interests, that your voices should speak louder than the whispers of lobbyists.”
One of the longest and deepest traditions surrounding the University of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Idea signifies a general principle: that education should influence people’s lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Synonymous with Wisconsin for more than a century, this “Idea” has become the guiding philosophy of university outreach efforts in Wisconsin and throughout the world.
The idea of the Idea has long been understood as 'the boundaries of the campus are the boundaries of the state,' although some early connotations were more government focused:
In those days, most people understood the Wisconsin Idea as narrowly defining this unique experiment in popular government, in which Wisconsin’s public university played a significant role in helping shape its legislation. Faculty served widely on advisory boards and applied their knowledge to help guide the state’s administration. Over time, however, the Idea has come to signify more broadly the university’s commitment to public service — a mission that substantially predates the progressive political era.
Obama's version certainly doesn't match up the latter concept - what most Wisconsinites today, I'd wager, consider the Wisconsin Idea. It might align with the narrower original concept, but even that was primarily about transmitting educational advancements and using university experts to assist in the drafting of legislation - not necessarily about giving control to the people, although the phenomenon ran parallel to and was facilitated by the Progressive Movement which sought rapid legislative reform.
Here's an exhaustive look at the Wisconsin Idea including an opening in-depth musing about the definition of the concept - that ultimately finds the conception - with the exception of this book of the same name by Charles McCarthy - has almost always been tied to the university's contributions to the state, rather than political connotations.
One can divide more careful attempts to define the Idea into two categories. One consists of definitions that emphasize the Idea’s political dimension, even its partisan political dimension (progressive or liberal politics).6 The other consists of definitions that emphasize the University’s service to the state.7 The definitions in the second category are more convincing. The political definitions are somewhat appropriate for the early years of this century, but even for that era they leave out important contributions. Moreover, the Idea has changed since that time.
The solution to the problem is to end government meddling in the market. Government intervention leads to distortions in the market, and government reacts to each distortion by enacting new laws and regulations, which create their own distortions, and so on ad infinitum.
It is time this process is put to an end. But the government cannot just sit back idly and let the bust occur. It must actively roll back stifling laws and regulations that allowed the boom to form in the first place.
The government must divorce itself of the albatross of Fannie and Freddie, balance and drastically decrease the size of the federal budget, and reduce onerous regulations on banks and credit unions that lead to structural rigidity in the financial sector.
Will the average American take to Paul's message with greater alacrity in light of recent events? Certainly, his suggestions might seem a tad counterintuitive. But that may be precisely why they're superior to the knee-jerk, stability-uber-alles reactions we've been witnessing.
While I am concerned that this erroneous law review attempted to impugn the reputation of our Supreme Court and brings negative attention to our state, my greater concern is that there are members of the public who will still believe his conclusions because they were offered as the result of a "scientific study."
The most effective incentive for firms to take a more pro-active role in counterparty and systemic risk management, thus, is to formalize the existing expectation that financial services conglomerates participate (at least, to a degree commensurate with their interest) in the rescue of an insolvent competitor whom the industry deems "too interconnected" to fail.
UPDATE: Classmates Ian M and Kevin W inform me they've been assisting on the paper - and say it's quite interesting.
Beginning next week, we hope to make Forward Thinking a focal point for UW’s leftist community. For too long the local online political discussions have been dominated by the so-called “moderates” who have done their best to malign progressive efforts, often with little regard for the truth. Left-wing voices have been consistently maligned without accountability, often resulting in a misperception of the center’s popularity with the student body. We aim to change that.
But there is another goal for this blog. Uniting UW’s leftist groups and voices has been a goal for quite some time. Currently, there are efforts under way to bridge historical divisions and create a major progressive presence on campus. We hope this blog will aid in that effort.
Perhaps this should be no surprise at the University of Wisconsin's flagship campus. Given the history of the place, one need not necessarily bat an eyelash.
But I wonder, given the mission statement of this new collaborative blog -
dedicated to breaking the vague, moderate and connected political consensus, and promoting the progressive voice among the student body.
- if it's not a manifestation of what I've become increasingly wary of as I watch developments in the 2008 presidential race. What if the Democrats fall a third time? What if Obama loses? In particular, what happens if Obama wins the popular vote decidedly and McCain clinches the Electoral College?
"Everything they had done had been a Band-Aid approach, at the margins," said Jay Mueller, economist at Strong Capital Management. "Now we're dealing with the root problem."
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Case one: a Rothschild claims Obama's an elitist, and will not vote for him (h/t Folkbum):
Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and member of the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee, will endorse John McCain for president on Wednesday, her spokesman tells CNN.
Forester was a major donor for Clinton earning her the title as a Hillraiser for helping to raise at least $100,000 for the New York Democratic senator’s failed presidential bid.
Case two: a prominent Senate Republican disses Palin (h/t Justin Webb):
Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska is the nation's most prominent Republican officeholder to publicly question whether Sarah Palin has the experience to serve as president.
"She doesn't have any foreign policy credentials," Hagel said Wednesday in an interview. "You get a passport for the first time in your life last year? I mean, I don't know what you can say. You can't say anything."
So which will be the more important? On the one hand, the defection of Hillary supporters has been a lingering problem for Obama; but losing one big supporter probably isn't that big a deal for him -- he's proved more than capable of raising money on multiple fronts. But is the Rothschild move indicative? Will it push more women away from Obama?
On the other hand, Hegel's shot at the superstar of the Republican ticket (let's face it, McCain is far and away taking a backseat to his VP candidate, who is the only thing driving excitement on the GOP side) probably carries more weight with independents than the Rothschild shot, and McCain will win or lose on the independent vote. This could be a very major reef that puts the critical hole in the McCain-Palin ship.
I suspect the women-for-Hillary switch will be less of a factor than the independent vote, and I'd be worried if I were McCain.
Update: even more! And because of his prominence, it might mean something more. I still wonder how it'll play with the independents.
This would have been a great opportunity for ASM’s Press Office to jump into action. They could have met with the press and have a great picture of 3650 Humanities filled with students interested in Student Government [emphasis added].
So, has my pet revolution gained the uber-legitimacy it lacked when we started it up, or has it been so completely forgotten that the very term has become interchangeable with ASM?
I haven't looked at any of the screenshots of content from Governor Palin's email account, and I really don't want to - while it is the truth, and getting at the truth is a worthy end, I would like to apply a sort of personal Exclusionary Rule approach to it. It was ill-gotten. And the invasion of someone's privacy, even a public figure's, is deeply disturbing.
I guess McCain's web illiteracy is suddenly a strength - in theory, it means he has no email account to hack and rebroadcast.
I want to thank you for the review on Sessler's Meeting House - Val is my Great Aunt & she just had her 89th Birthday Sat Aug 30th. I found your review on the net & sent it to my Mom, she then printed it out & framed for Aunt Val. Aunt Val just loved it & Yes she is still running the tavern! If you are ever in the area you will have to stop by for another visit.
His call to leave 39 year old reliever Brian Shouse on to face a right handed batter late in their game on Sunday night, was the prime example of why Yost had to go. Shouse had not only pitched in their first game that day, but right handed hitters have hit .100 points higher than lefties versus Shouse over the coure of the entire season! It's awkward timing at best, but still gives a ray of hope to the entire Dairy State as the Brewers make one last ditch effort at their first playoff run in 26 years.
It's been a trying last 14 games for the Crew (3-11), but this Brewer fan now has the optimism of a 5 year old on Christmas Eve!
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Ralph Nader and running mate Matt Gonzalez discuss their upcoming bid for the White House, opening up the presidential debates to small party candidates and other critical issues in the forthcoming election.
UPDATE: I did the legwork. We now have Sitemeter back. But I concur with Althouse and many others - it's terrible. The new iteration embodies all the excessive complexities that made me dislike Google Analytics.
UPDATE: Wow. Check this out. Here's a photo from the New York Times of the Galveston Seawall Monument after the hurricane's landfall. Look back at my photo from March (which I posted the other day) to see just how much the immense top stone portion moved.
Starting before dawn, hundreds of Russian soldiers packed up their gear and abandoned earthen-walled bases they had set up on the outskirts of the Black Sea port of Poti and at three other locations in western Georgia that they had promised to leave by Monday.
"They have fulfilled the commitment" made in an agreement worked out by French President Nicolas Sarkozy last week, Georgian Security Council chief Alexander Lomaia told The Associated Press.
But Lomaia said that even with the departure of those 250 soldiers and 20 armored vehicles pulled, some 1,200 Russian soldiers still remained at 19 positions inside Georgia.
Of course, the Russians have done more than enough to make it clear that they can come back any time they want, and may well do in the future: after I visited Gori after the original withdrawal of troops there, Michael Totten reported that Russia was back in control there, apparently with Chechen militiamen in tow. Strange and eerie.
(As a related aside, Slate has a fanstastic piece on dining at the height of the Georgian romance. You should read it.)
New York proved an absolute whirlwind visit. After marching through three law firms' batteries of interviews over two days (and having my green and white Tulane umbrella mysteriously 'lost' by one big firm [!]), I had a chance to walk past Lehman Brothers and meet up with a few friends in town.
3. Palin's interview with Gibson. She was quite evasive in certain regards, and she had a glaring tendency to cleave to prepared, slightly un-related patriotic responses when she felt cornered. That needs to end before she faces Biden if she wants to look legitimate. I do agree with Krauthammer on the vagueness of the Bush Doctrine as a concept, despite Gibson's effort to frame it as a Gotchya moment.