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Jeff Matthews

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  1. Not a bad gig. I've been a lawyer for almost 30 years. My undergrad degree was in accounting. I love being a solo attorney. I pretty much work when or where I want, subject only to the need to complete the work I take. It's extremely flexible, and of course, the hourly rate means I don't have to put in even close to 40 hours a week. Sometimes, I get really busy for a short spell, and then I can return back to normal or skip a day or 2 if I want a break. If I was building a career from scratch, I would strongly consider tax/law. With tax returns, you have a growing and very predictable source of income, year over year. You know who your clients will be, and you know about how much they are going to pay you. You don't need a dedicated office or any overhead, and you don't have to choke payments out of insurance companies. All you need is a computer, a phone, the internet and your knowledge and skill. By supplementing the tax practice with law, you get the other stuff, such as real estate transactions, wills, probates, contracts, etc. It's really good-paying filler work that gives you a break from tax returns. Real estate appraisers seem to be doing well, too. A combined broker's license, appraiser's license and/or surveyor's license could add up to a very good gig.
  2. If med school admissions works like law school admissions, it goes like this: 1. Automatic acceptance. If your combined GPA and LSAT score exceeds a certain number, you are in. Extracurricular activities mean nothing. Prior work means nothing. 2. Automatic rejection. The opposite. 3. Stand-by. If you are not automatically rejected, and if there is room after all the auto-accepts, they start looking at resumes. A 3.8 GPA is really good! Summa cum laude. Unless he bombs the graduate admissions test, he's very likely in. I had a 3.75 GPA and a 90th percentile score on the LSAT (score of 40 out of 48), and I easily made it in at UT Law. Your son's best bet is to go the dean of admissions and ask what are the criteria for auto-acceptance.
  3. Jeff Matthews

    Jokes?

    Ha ha! He had to loosen it up if he's going to be sitting that long.
  4. Jeff Matthews

    Jokes?

    That took me a second.
  5. You'll never amount to anything!
  6. I'll slap you naked and burn your clothes!
  7. Always remember... Whoever smelt it dealt it.
  8. Prayers your way, Travis! Are they doing okay at the moment?
  9. With all the "pulling" of so-called "fake news" these days, I am wondering if Big Brother found a vulnerability which allows it to accomplish its objectives on 3rd-party sites, such as this one.
  10. You guys are barking up the wrong tree. This isn't a complaint.
  11. I'm not sure any mods had anything to do with this. In fact, I kind of doubt it. Maybe what happened is that since the video was pulled from Youtube, the forum software failed to render the entire post. I'd like to know.
  12. Other members and I were discussing politics in a PM. I posted a Youtube video containing recent election information. FB, Twitter, etc. have been removing the video on their platforms. Just this morning, it was removed from the KIipsch PM thread. In addition, my comments on the video (in the same post) were also removed. How did this happen?
  13. Jeff Matthews

    It's On

    Look at those gross-arse tacos! Who makes schite like that? Californians, I bet.
  14. This type of banter seems to me to have a constant undertone of political spectrum or ideology going on. Yeah. You can tell with Oldie there's a fine line between love and hate.
  15. Yep! It's amazing. My best advice is to avoid committing serious crimes. Other than that, they'll just spy on you. (they probably got a kick out of that 😉)
  16. The force is strong. Your bomb example is meaningless. You can't control 2,000 cars on a highway, either. You just get out there and take your chances, trying to be cautious, but... you still get out there, even knowing others out there with you are less cautious. See the resemblance? Now, how did you come to assume I think I know how best to manage the disease? Where did I make that claim? It's just another strawman for you to beat down. You are driven by an agenda.
  17. Understanding that there are risks is the easy part. You are merely setting up a strawman and beating it down. Now that we know there is risk, how about we graduate to the real issue? I used the car example, knowing fully well you would try to make a distinction. In reality, there is none. The principles in play are utility versus risk. Society has accepted the risk associated with driving vehicles because the utility of driving is believed to outweigh the risk of harm. I'm curious as to the amount of utility you would assign to going to work and earning a living.
  18. I think it's a bit more complex than that. People aren't denying it exists, and they aren't denying there's a threat. They are denying that the threat is as serious as is being portrayed. Cars are dangerous, too. Have you seen the data on car fatalities? Almost 40,000 deaths last year from people getting into cars. Last year, 4.4 million people were injured seriously enough in car crashes to require medical attention. When you get into your car, you are putting other people at risk. Do you know that? Why on earth would you get into a car and jeopardize the public in that way? It's pretty selfish and obtuse, if you ask me.
  19. That's ok. Non-indigenous people are carriers, too.
  20. Jeff Matthews

    Jokes?

    ? It was an April morning when they told us we should go.
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