TLS, it's time to have a talk.

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby rpupkin » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:46 pm

ITT: brainiac speaks truth to power.

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby smaug » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:49 pm

Which T14s could you go to?

Why can't you go to law school in your home state? A run for the state senate and then the US House will require more local connections than national ones.

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby middlebear » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:50 pm

brianiac wrote:You can't take one or two outliers like Johann or Dawkins and use that to defeat my argument that posters, as a whole, are T14 or bust here, which is a fact.


brianiac wrote:Um, giving different variations on "T14 or bust" is not "tailored advice" I'm sorry to break that to you.


I'm sorry, you clearly have either not read any of the Choosing threads or have absolutely no RC skills. Most of this forum is NOT T-14 or bust, most of this forum is incredibly debt-averse and often encourages regional schools w/$$$. You're just pissed TLS has called shenanigans on your life choices.

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby jchiles » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:50 pm

brianiac wrote:But as I have already explained before in other threads, my plan is to attend a law school in D.C. and begin building my network. Possibly a transfer to Georgetown but I'm not going to get ahead of myself. The dream is to be a Senator, but I'm aware that is a highly highly unlikely scenario. So I will return to my home state and start a practice, and lay the groundwork for a run for the State Senate. After that, a run for the House. That's why I'm going to school in D.C. even though I could have attended several T14s. I want to have contacts ready to go for when I return to D.C.


I feel like I've seen this plan before on TLS and heard it IRL. OP, do you know anyone in Congress that followed this path? I guess it sounds logical but I know I've never heard of it actually going this way for someone.

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby 052220152 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:55 pm

brianiac wrote:That's why I'm going to school in D.C. even though I could have attended several T14s.


Which T14s could you have gotten into

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby brianiac » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:56 pm

Jason Taverner wrote:This dude is the best troll we've had in a while. Take notes, folks. Take notes.

Please leave my thread.

hereisonehand wrote:yeah OP is pretty much summing up the sort of advice you'll get here, except for the part where he leaves out that one should require increasingly steep tuition discounts before it is reasonable to attend schools further down the food chain, but that omission is of course just what you should expect from someone who wants others to validate the decision to go to GWU at sticker

I love how smug TLS is about non-T14 schools. I can almost here you sneering about my intelligence. Sorry that I decided to choose a school that fit my goals. Instead of just jumping at a T14 because it's a T14 like you did.

hereisonehand wrote:
Jason Taverner wrote:This dude is the best troll we've had in a while. Take notes, folks. Take notes.


I do love that going into politics twist I must say

That's enough. If you're not going to contribute will you please leave my thread.

Skool wrote:Sure, it's not perfect, but you're not going to make life altering financial decisions based on information that isn't really helpful, right?

I don't really understand this comment.

BrazilBandit wrote:MistakenGenius is a Yale admit...

Well good for him he can go infect his ivory tower idiot classmates with his negativity but I ask him to leave it out of my thread.

TheUnicornHunter wrote:OP: please address how you plan to do politics when PSLF won't cover you,

What part of "I'm opening a practice in my home state" and "I'm running for office" don't you understand? It's a dual income stream.

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby UnicornHunter » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:57 pm

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=242874

If your theory is right, this thread makes no sense. Chill Mormon Bro comes on TLS asking for advice between UVA for free and BYU for free. Nobody's willing to give it to him, because even though UVA has objectively better placement, almost everyone recognizes that his life circumstances might make BYU make sense. Only when people realize that he wants TLS to tell him to go to UVA does TLS really oblige.

TLS gives tailored advice all the time. In your case, the tailored advice is that you have a terrible plan.

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby UnicornHunter » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:58 pm

brianiac wrote:
TheUnicornHunter wrote:OP: please address how you plan to do politics when PSLF won't cover you,

What part of "I'm opening a practice in my home state" and "I'm running for office" don't you understand? It's a dual income stream.


Lol, so your plan is to pay off sticker debt while doing DUI defense and funding a state senate run? Ok.

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby FSK » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:59 pm

MistakenGenius wrote:
Jim Jones wrote:
brianiac wrote:That's why I'm going to school in D.C. even though I could have attended several T14s.


Which T14s could you have gotten into


This, you were rejected from GULC, so what makes you think you'd have more luck anywhere else?


You'll get along with all the other vapant idiots at George WashingTTTon

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby 052220152 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:04 pm

i hope youre running for republican because its way easier to get elected as a republican because they might actually think your retarded plan is inspiring.

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby tacocat » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:06 pm

Jason Taverner wrote:This dude is the best troll we've had in a while. Take notes, folks. Take notes.

It's amazing how consistent his schtick is - "I'm going to GWU because politics. Fuck you and your T14" - and the rage that ensues. The force is strong with Brainiac.

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby tacocat » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:08 pm

Troll. It would just be too pathetic if he wasn't.

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby brianiac » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:10 pm

rpupkin wrote:ITT: brainiac speaks truth to power.

I know it's a long shot but I hold out hope they'll change their ways.

MistakenGenius wrote:Nah, he has me all figured out. I'm just too stupid to get into GW so I'm a hater. I need to call the jelly school.

You think you're so great don't you. Go away.

Reminder: this is a constructive place for a substantive discussion. This thread is about helping TLSers give better advice to new students. I will begin ignoring posts that are not on topic.

Jason Taverner wrote:Which T14s could you go to?

Why can't you go to law school in your home state? A run for the state senate and then the US House will require more local connections than national ones.

This is not on topic but I will answer just to clear the air.

I only applied to one T14 school, and I was rejected in part because I sent the application in so late, and I suspect I have a lackluster letter of recommendation from the chair of my department because she's extremely liberal and dislikes hearing opinions that aren't her own (I'm taking a course with her now on women's rights and you should see her get wound up).

If I had applied to all of the T14 I certainly would have gotten at least one or two. Applicants were way down this year so I had a solid crack at some lower T14s. But no harm no foul. I still got a T20, one of the top schools in long term outcomes, and G/G is one of the best outcomes for DC.

As for why not my home state, I have explained before that the brand name of the school I'm intending to attend will give my candidacy more seriousness. I have a very strong network in my home state and will be here during summers and breaks, volunteering on campaigns, working phones. I am not worried about local connections.

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby bearsfan23 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:12 pm

Anybody who says Johann is a good poster needs to have their head examined. He almost singlehandedly makes TLS unreadable

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby BrazilBandit » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:13 pm

brianiac wrote:
rpupkin wrote:ITT: brainiac speaks truth to power.

I know it's a long shot but I hold out hope they'll change their ways.

MistakenGenius wrote:Nah, he has me all figured out. I'm just too stupid to get into GW so I'm a hater. I need to call the jelly school.

You think you're so great don't you. Go away.

Reminder: this is a constructive place for a substantive discussion. This thread is about helping TLSers give better advice to new students. I will begin ignoring posts that are not on topic.

Jason Taverner wrote:Which T14s could you go to?

Why can't you go to law school in your home state? A run for the state senate and then the US House will require more local connections than national ones.

This is not on topic but I will answer just to clear the air.

I only applied to one T14 school, and I was rejected in part because I sent the application in so late, and I suspect I have a lackluster letter of recommendation from the chair of my department because she's extremely liberal and dislikes hearing opinions that aren't her own (I'm taking a course with her now on women's rights and you should see her get wound up).

If I had applied to all of the T14 I certainly would have gotten at least one or two. Applicants were way down this year so I had a solid crack at some lower T14s. But no harm no foul. I still got a T20, one of the top schools in long term outcomes, and G/G is one of the best outcomes for DC.

As for why not my home state, I have explained before that the brand name of the school I'm intending to attend will give my candidacy more seriousness. I have a very strong network in my home state and will be here during summers and breaks, volunteering on campaigns, working phones. I am not worried about local connections.


Reminds me of someone ITT...

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby LawsRUs » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:15 pm

brianiac wrote:You think you're so great don't you. Go away.


If you read these sentences in conjunction with the title of this thread, they are actually top rate.

(Bookmarking this thread.)

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby brianiac » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:15 pm

middlebear wrote:I'm sorry, you clearly have either not read any of the Choosing threads or have absolutely no RC skills. Most of this forum is NOT T-14 or bust, most of this forum is incredibly debt-averse and often encourages regional schools w/$$$. You're just pissed TLS has called shenanigans on your life choices.

I already address this. I don't deny there are exceptions to the rule. But the vast majority of posts are T14 or bust. It appears that it is YOU who has absolutely no RC skills.

jchiles wrote:I feel like I've seen this plan before on TLS and heard it IRL. OP, do you know anyone in Congress that followed this path? I guess it sounds logical but I know I've never heard of it actually going this way for someone.

Many, many, many people in Congress went to law school. This is basic stuff people. Go on Wikipedia and look up some biographies.

Jim Jones wrote:Which T14s could you have gotten into

I already explained this and feel no need to repeat myself.

TheUnicornHunter wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=242874

If your theory is right, this thread makes no sense. Chill Mormon Bro comes on TLS asking for advice between UVA for free and BYU for free. Nobody's willing to give it to him, because even though UVA has objectively better placement, almost everyone recognizes that his life circumstances might make BYU make sense. Only when people realize that he wants TLS to tell him to go to UVA does TLS really oblige.

TLS gives tailored advice all the time. In your case, the tailored advice is that you have a terrible plan.

I didn't read the thread, but are you telling me that your proof that TLS isn't T14 or bust is a thread in which TLS tells a poster to attend UVA over BYU? That is sad and proves my point.

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby lurkerlarry » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:16 pm

This isn't real right? This is a troll?

Can someone be this delusional?

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby umichman » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:16 pm

brianiac wrote:
Jason Taverner wrote:Give us your 20 year plan, Mr. Brain.

This thread isn't about me, it's about you guys.

But as I have already explained before in other threads, my plan is to attend a law school in D.C. and begin building my network. Possibly a transfer to Georgetown but I'm not going to get ahead of myself. The dream is to be a Senator, but I'm aware that is a highly highly unlikely scenario. So I will return to my home state and start a practice, and lay the groundwork for a run for the State Senate. After that, a run for the House. That's why I'm going to school in D.C. even though I could have attended several T14s. I want to have contacts ready to go for when I return to D.C.

Skool wrote:This is turning into a feeding frenzy. Maybe we should all try and be polite in engaging OP. Clearly he's a little misguided but ganging up on him might not be helpful.

OP, you should spend more time in the advice forums. People are regularly encouraged to choose excellent financial aid packages from non T-14 schools all the time.

You can't take one or two outliers like Johann or Dawkins and use that to defeat my argument that posters, as a whole, are T14 or bust here, which is a fact.

TheUnicornHunter wrote:
Skool wrote:This is turning into a feeding frenzy. Maybe we should all try and be polite in engaging OP. Clearly he's a little misguided but ganging up on him might not be helpful.


What's there to say? TLS gives tailored advice all the time.

Um, giving different variations on "T14 or bust" is not "tailored advice" I'm sorry to break that to you.



You seem butthurt that you did not get into a t14 with $$$. but don't trick other people into making bad financial decisions

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby smaug » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:16 pm

Please describe your network at home. How did you make those connections?

What advice do you have for aspiring politicians?

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby 052220152 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:18 pm

can i be your chief of staff

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Re: TLS, it's time to have a talk.

Postby Big Red » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:18 pm

If this is for real, you should really consider trying to get on the hill for year. You're not going to take this seriously so I'm not going to go into why that would be smart for you politically and personally, but try to remember me 3 years from now when you realize that's what you should have done :D




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