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Cigar Shop in Vegas?

Started this discussion. Last reply by StaggerLee Mar 5, 2013. 6 Replies

Hello everyone,I need some advice from the folks at AoM. At the end of the month, I am going to Vegas for a weekend with my buddies for one particular friend's bachelor party. We are all very low key…Continue

Tags: Cigars, Party, Bachelor, Vegas, Las

Question About Tailoring and Suit Sizing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathanael Jan 16, 2013. 3 Replies

Hello ladies and gentlemen,I have a question about suit sizing.  I am an attorney and I have to wear suits every day.  I have been practicing for only a couple years, and during that time my funds…Continue

Tags: tailor, 38L, suits

The Oscar Rabin Band featuring Patti Forbes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Betz Feb 24, 2011. 2 Replies

I thought I would share this with everyone here since we all have an interest in the era of our grandparents.  My grandmother was a British singer with the Oscar Rabin band, a successful British Big…Continue

 

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Betz replied to Matt Rob's discussion What do you think about Suits ? in the group Lawyers and Law Students
"I'm a lawyer and I practice in a small firm in San Francisco. Like Jack Bauer noted, the show is more about the office politics than the actual practice of law in the United States. The fighting between associates to make partner is definitely…"
Aug 22
Betz replied to Sir's discussion Caitlyn in the group The Great Debate
"I don't understand what the question is. That said, it's a pretty simple issue in my opinion: she wants to live as a woman, she made the transition, and if that's how she wants to live then we should respect that. It's no concern…"
Jun 5
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Apr 6
Betz replied to Jean-Francois's discussion What podcast are you listening to?
"I had the same experience! Truthfully, I found that I have a pretty superficial understanding of most historical events, which was very surprising because I always considered myself a "history buff." I have a pretty generalized interest in…"
Apr 6
Betz replied to Samuel Crow's discussion One Long Sleeve
"I actually saw another attorney in court the other day who has a similar problem (however both of his arms were "deformed"). He clearly had taken his shirts and suit into a tailor and had the tailor cut the sleeves from the top to make…"
Apr 6
Betz replied to Jean-Francois's discussion What podcast are you listening to?
"I currently listen to these podcasts regularly: Common Sense by Dan Carlin Hardcore History by Dan Carlin The History of World War II  Thinking Sideways CSPAN Lectures in History Serial (formerly) What I love about podcasts is you can find…"
Mar 31
Betz replied to Thomas Patrick's discussion Don Draper style ties? Where can I find them?
"Definitely the best place to look for ties like OP asked for and they are at a very reasonable price. I wear ties every day (I'm a lawyer :( . . . ) and I buy most of them from here. Great place."
Mar 31
Betz replied to Andrew Cannon's discussion Wingtip Shoes
"OP, I would suggest wearing suede wingtips for every day wear. They are more casual and still very sharp. Cheers,"
Mar 30
Betz replied to Chu Kim's discussion Productive Things to Do While Commuting to Work
"As others have noted, I listen to audiobooks, podcasts, and lectures. You can find just about anything to suit your interest (for free!) in the world of podcasts. I have an audible subscription that gives me one book per month (which ends up being a…"
Mar 30
Betz replied to Paul_of_TX's discussion Man Shoots Guy in Daughters Bed in the group The Great Debate
"No he is not "given the benefit of the doubt." Texas law, like every other common law jurisdiction, specifically uses the word "reasonable" multiple times in defining when a person may use deadly force. Reasonableness in every…"
Mar 14, 2014
Betz replied to Paul_of_TX's discussion Man Shoots Guy in Daughters Bed in the group The Great Debate
"I disagree. I think that Texas law makes a presumption that the actor has a reasonable belief, but the reasonable belief must be that there is an imminent commission of one of those enumerated crimes. I don't think the law means that if you see…"
Mar 14, 2014
Betz replied to Paul_of_TX's discussion Man Shoots Guy in Daughters Bed in the group The Great Debate
"The law requires a reasonable interpretation of another's actions; i.e. an objective interpretation. Someone could be subjectively in fear of one's life, but it is objectively unreasonable. In such a case, a shooting is not justified. That…"
Mar 14, 2014
Betz replied to Paul_of_TX's discussion Man Shoots Guy in Daughters Bed in the group The Great Debate
"Thanks for sharing. Definitely an interesting statute. I'm not sure I interpret it in the same way I think you do though. Section (a)(2)(B) states that one may use deadly force when one reasonably believes deadly force is immediately necessary…"
Mar 14, 2014
Betz replied to Paul_of_TX's discussion Man Shoots Guy in Daughters Bed in the group The Great Debate
"I don't agree, because I don't know what the "reaching for something" meant and whether it was reasonable for the father to believe he or his family was under the imminent threat of harm. "
Mar 14, 2014
Betz replied to Paul_of_TX's discussion Man Shoots Guy in Daughters Bed in the group The Great Debate
"Do you have a citation to that particular law? I find that hard to believe that Texas law permits the use of deadly force merely by finding a trespasser in one's home. My understanding of Texas law, which is the same in many common law…"
Mar 14, 2014
Betz replied to Paul_of_TX's discussion Man Shoots Guy in Daughters Bed in the group The Great Debate
"I think we don't know enough of the facts to make a serious judgment on this. The daughter denied knowing him? What was the kid doing when she said that? What was the scuffle? What were the commands? What did the kid "reach…"
Mar 14, 2014

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At 12:43pm on March 22, 2010, Jérôme Denis Andre said…
"Alles ist nie so schlimm wie es aussieht. Normalesweise ist es schlecter."

- Im "schlechter" fehlt ein "h" ...
- "Normalesweise" ist nicht korrekt. Richtig wäre: "Normalerweise"
- Nach "schlimm" würde sich glaub ich ein Komma gut machen. Ich bin mir aber nicht wirklich sicher in dieser Sache ...
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At 1:46pm on February 25, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Welcome to the Community, Steven! If you have any comments or questions, don't hesitate to let me know.
At 3:51pm on February 24, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Alright! Welcome to The Great Debate. Great to have you with us.
At 2:53pm on February 24, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there Steven. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
At 2:50pm on February 24, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
Outstanding Steven glad to have you aboard and you are very welcome :)
At 12:33pm on February 24, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
Hello and welcome to the site Steven !!!!
 
 
 

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Business casual laptop bag

After an evening of searching, it looks like this topic hasn't been covered in a few years and most of the links from those threads are dead. So, I'd appreciate some input on this topic.I've been rocking the black laptop backpack for the past several years and figured that it was time to upgrade to something a little more professional.The criteria that I have are:1. Within the range of $200 or less2. Preferably brown leather (real leather, not the cheap PU stuff)3. Will hold a roughly 15"…See More
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