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    elmcitymaven got a reaction from Steeleballz in AOC’s war on fellow Democrats likely to eliminate her House seat   
    Unless I'm mistaken, I believe versions of this article have been published repeatedly since shortly after she was sworn in. Do you blame the outfits that publish them? Fantastic for the clicks.
     
    Oh yes, here's an early one: https://theintercept.com/2019/02/09/ocasio-cortez-district-redistricting-2020/
    A whole slew from the end of December and early last month (too boring to post them all)
    And of course many from the past few days
     
    Click click click isn't just for RUB chicks' heels gliding over cobblestones.
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    elmcitymaven got a reaction from 90DayFinancier in AOC’s war on fellow Democrats likely to eliminate her House seat   
    Unless I'm mistaken, I believe versions of this article have been published repeatedly since shortly after she was sworn in. Do you blame the outfits that publish them? Fantastic for the clicks.
     
    Oh yes, here's an early one: https://theintercept.com/2019/02/09/ocasio-cortez-district-redistricting-2020/
    A whole slew from the end of December and early last month (too boring to post them all)
    And of course many from the past few days
     
    Click click click isn't just for RUB chicks' heels gliding over cobblestones.
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    elmcitymaven got a reaction from Nature Boy 2.0 in Coronavirus’s spread in U.S. is ‘inevitable,’ CDC warns   
    I announced at work today I was far too busy to get the coronavirus, and will be scheduling my infection for Wednesday of next week, which is my next window of opportunity. (3 PM preferred, can do 4 at a pinch.)
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    elmcitymaven got a reaction from 90DayFinancier in Trump campaign says it is suing New York Times over Russia opinion piece   
    Good luck overcoming that NYT v. Sullivan actual malice hurdle, particularly because this (to my knowledge) was an opinion piece. Just more red meat, nom nom nom.
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    elmcitymaven got a reaction from Bill & Katya in Coronavirus’s spread in U.S. is ‘inevitable,’ CDC warns   
    Easily done, I'm not a big lager drinker as it is. 
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    elmcitymaven got a reaction from Bill & Katya in Coronavirus’s spread in U.S. is ‘inevitable,’ CDC warns   
    I announced at work today I was far too busy to get the coronavirus, and will be scheduling my infection for Wednesday of next week, which is my next window of opportunity. (3 PM preferred, can do 4 at a pinch.)
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    elmcitymaven reacted to Orangesapples in Court Upholds Trump Administration’s ‘Protect Life Rule’   
    Abortion is always, in all cases, 100% safer than carrying a pregnancy to term and giving birth, so yes, it's healthcare. Pregnancy is a serious condition, that's why a woman has the choice of whether to go through with it if she's afflicted by it. 
     
    And of course that abortion is family planning. If a couple has an unwanted pregnancy or the woman gets pregnant before they're ready for a child or for another child, then terminating the pregnancy is a decision for their family. If a woman can't handle being pregnant while caring for her current children, it's her choice to stop being pregnant. Abortion is always a viable choice when a woman is pregnant. It should be presented as such and not shamed/hidden. 
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    elmcitymaven got a reaction from laylalex in This is frustrating!   
    I think we all need a little gin/whisky/champagne/Ativan timeout here. It is Friday after all.
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    elmcitymaven got a reaction from Lemonslice in This is frustrating!   
    My dark heart likes this weather enough, but would be happier in the gloom. (I lived in the UK for a dozen years -- it is writ upon my soul at this point.) We're just putting in our time in SoCal before decamping to the Pacific Northwest.
    I have been around here for approximately 80,000 years, and I recall a user who was a VWP overstay for about 20 years (!) before AOSing. He then proceeded to malign everyone who wanted to AOS from a tourist visa for cheating the system. Cognitive dissonance is a hell of a drug.
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    elmcitymaven got a reaction from 90DayFinancier in Bernie Sanders briefed by U.S. officials that Russia is trying to help his presidential campaign   
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/bernie-sanders-briefed-by-us-officials-that-russia-is-trying-to-help-his-presidential-campaign/2020/02/21/5ad396a6-54bd-11ea-929a-64efa7482a77_story.html
     
    Yikes.
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    elmcitymaven got a reaction from Donald120383 in This is frustrating!   
    My dark heart likes this weather enough, but would be happier in the gloom. (I lived in the UK for a dozen years -- it is writ upon my soul at this point.) We're just putting in our time in SoCal before decamping to the Pacific Northwest.
    I have been around here for approximately 80,000 years, and I recall a user who was a VWP overstay for about 20 years (!) before AOSing. He then proceeded to malign everyone who wanted to AOS from a tourist visa for cheating the system. Cognitive dissonance is a hell of a drug.
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    elmcitymaven got a reaction from OrihimeandIchigo in This is frustrating!   
    My dark heart likes this weather enough, but would be happier in the gloom. (I lived in the UK for a dozen years -- it is writ upon my soul at this point.) We're just putting in our time in SoCal before decamping to the Pacific Northwest.
    I have been around here for approximately 80,000 years, and I recall a user who was a VWP overstay for about 20 years (!) before AOSing. He then proceeded to malign everyone who wanted to AOS from a tourist visa for cheating the system. Cognitive dissonance is a hell of a drug.
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    elmcitymaven got a reaction from Lemonslice in This is frustrating!   
    I think we all need a little gin/whisky/champagne/Ativan timeout here. It is Friday after all.
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    elmcitymaven got a reaction from Lemonslice in This is frustrating!   
    Due process has nothing to do with adjusting status from a visitor visa/VWP.
     
    You'll be staggered at how little the sting of frustration hurts in years to come. If you go back through my posting history 13 years when we were doing this process, I was in agony at its length. I was so frustrated, all the time. And then, it was over. All I can do is roll my eyes at my younger self. It hurts now and seems unfair, but your sense of injustice at the vagaries of the immigration system is better directed elsewhere than how others are allegedly taking advantage in ways you have elected to avoid.
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    elmcitymaven reacted to MorganandMichael in This is frustrating!   
    The wind chill dipped into the 20 below range here this week
     
    Realistically better weather won’t solve all my problems, but I just *know* I’d be a happier person. 
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    elmcitymaven reacted to Jorgedig in This is frustrating!   
    Sounds like you saved the most important items from your condo ;-)
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    elmcitymaven reacted to Jorgedig in This is frustrating!   
    As we say in the business......aerosolized Ativan for all.....
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    elmcitymaven reacted to MorganandMichael in This is frustrating!   
    Thank you! It honestly tipped my decision away from a slightly higher ranked law school. Well, that an the fact that I was born and raised here. One of my coworkers graduated from Berkeley last year and she’s told me some horror stories about the CA bar. I’m not sure I’d find the trade off of better weather too unfair though! I have some applications out for jobs in CA, actually! So I may end up dealing with it anyway.
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    elmcitymaven got a reaction from MorganandMichael in This is frustrating!   
    Wisconsin -- lucky you! No need to sit for the bar. (I still have PTSD from the CA bar exam.) Congrats and best wishes for a successful end of your 3L year.
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    elmcitymaven reacted to MorganandMichael in This is frustrating!   
    I would consider frustration a pretty passionate emotion. Your first post definitely seemed passionate. 
     
    In about 3 months I will have my JD from the UW of Wisconsin-Madison! I was also a legal assistant at an immigration form for 2 years during my undergrad. Right now I’m a Legal Assistant civil legal assistant. I do a lot of defensive cases, that’s how I know about the malpractice stuff
     
    You may want to have a chat with Duke&Marie, by the way. Seems like you aren’t on the same page about which type of visa you had.
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    elmcitymaven got a reaction from Nat&Amy in This is frustrating!   
    Sitting in my office with a bottle of whisky on my desk, and under it two bottles of brandy, one of port, and four of red wine. I have enough for us all.
     
    By way of explanation, my mini-liquor cabinet is here because my condo was tented for termites the other week. Cheers, everyone. 🥂
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    elmcitymaven got a reaction from MorganandMichael in This is frustrating!   
    Due process has nothing to do with adjusting status from a visitor visa/VWP.
     
    You'll be staggered at how little the sting of frustration hurts in years to come. If you go back through my posting history 13 years when we were doing this process, I was in agony at its length. I was so frustrated, all the time. And then, it was over. All I can do is roll my eyes at my younger self. It hurts now and seems unfair, but your sense of injustice at the vagaries of the immigration system is better directed elsewhere than how others are allegedly taking advantage in ways you have elected to avoid.
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    elmcitymaven reacted to Duke & Marie in This is frustrating!   
    Damn I want a job like you! Lol whisky on the desk, way to go 👏👏👏
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