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Archive for March, 2009

I really just liked the picture. Bar Stool Lawnmower

And yes…there is a legal issue here- man gets arrested for driving this drunk. Is this really a vehicle? (It goes 38 MPH!) You can check out the full story here.

But mostly, this is just for your Tuesday enjoyment. ūüôā

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Senate Meeting

The last senate meeting of the Sheats/Reddy era will take place tomorrow, March 31st, at 8:15 pm in L201.

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Let this be a lesson to anyone planning on taking a legislative position on the Hill‚ÄĒbeware the law of unintended consequences. Last year, Congress passed the “Post 9/11 G.I. Bill” which provides education benefits to anyone who served at least 90 days on active duty after September 11, 2001. Overall, the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill is a huge improvement over the Montgomery G.I. Bill, providing more comprehensive benefits to veterans and bringing the amount of compensation into the 21st century. However, the new program’s legislation contains one fatal flaw.

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The 1% Club

You may have already seen the signs around advertising the 1% Club, but I thought I would post more information about it.¬† Here’s the deal:¬† You sign up to pledge 1% of your summer income to EJF, which then distributes that money to help pay for summer stipends for public interest work and the Loan Repayment Assistance Program.¬† Calling all 2L’s – remember last year when you worked for a X organization and got money to pay your rent?¬† That’s what the 1% club is all about.¬†¬† If you want to sign up, click here.¬† There’s no need to be making huge bucks this summer – 1% of any salary is acceptable.¬† Plus you get a cool T-shirt – who doesn’t like that!?

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I know AIG has been all over the news lately, but I saw this letter from an ex-AIG Vice President to CEO Edward Liddy.¬† It’s the first articulate response to the hellfire and brimstone criticisms of AIG that I’ve seen.¬† There are also a number of responses to the letter in the NY Times today, which are also worth reading.¬† I’m not usually one for letters to the editor, but I found the range of responses interesting.

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Happy Independence Day!

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Well, if you were of Greek descent, you’d be celebrating Independence Day today. ¬†Today marks the 188th anniversary of Greece’s declared independence from the Ottoman Turks. ¬†For nearly 400 years, the Ottoman Empire occupied Greece and enslaved the population. ¬†Although the war for independence began in 1821 the war was not won until 1829.¬†

If you are interested in more history of the war, check out the wikipedia page here.

And here is a rendition of the Greek National Anthem. (it takes a few seconds to get started)

Zeeto e Ellada! Long Live Greece!

Ok, I’m off my ethnic-pride soapbox. Back to the law.

– Hamiltonis Fishakopoulos

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Oral Arguments Advice

Good luck 1Ls! Here’s some unsolicited advice from a guy who’s done three moot court competitions. I’m sure these are all things you’ve heard before, so take it or leave it. Add more thoughts in the comments!

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