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re: Non-Law jobs with a law degree - o0 ecdysis 0o
get in with a large company that's willing to take a chance on you for your basic abilities developed in law (analysis, communication, etc.). start down a path with any of these fields. find your niche, build some competencies, then maybe jump to smaller company who will overvalue your large compan...


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re: Non-Law jobs with a law degree - o0 ecdysis 0o
-procurement -risk management -insurance (if not part of risk management) -regulatory affairs -communication/corporate affairs -business development ...


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re: Anyone here applied for a job or worked for Google/Facebook/etc? - o0 ecdysis 0o
applied for and offered by google. they are a weird company - it's a fun ride during the process, but IMO you're better off with a large, traditional company in a lower cost-of-living location....


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re: French Bulldog breeders? - o0 ecdysis 0o
do the breed (and your wallet) a favor and rescue: [link=(http://www.frenchbulldogrescue.org)]LINK[/link] ...


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Fantasy Sports Board
re: josh gordon or malcom floyd - o0 ecdysis 0o
I have the same issue with Nelson out (potentially). Starting Gordon....


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WR Help - Take a chance on Floyd or stick with Nelson - o0 ecdysis 0o
Should I take a chance with Malcolm Floyd on Monday night (listed as questionable) or go with Jordy Nelson? Non PPR....


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Miller or Cook at TE Tonight - o0 ecdysis 0o
Heath Miller or Jared Cook...tough decision. TIA. eta: non-PPR...


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re: Google Employee Sounds off on Amazon - o0 ecdysis 0o
[quote]FWIW I know one person that works at Google. She had a 4.0 coming out of LSU, worked in Cali then moved to the Chicago office, now enrolled in the UChicago MBA program. Easily one of the smartest people I know. Easily.[/quote] know this person. she was one of the ones recruiting me. nic...


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re: Google Employee Sounds off on Amazon - o0 ecdysis 0o
[quote]It's GOOGLE! EVERYONE there is super-awesome MEGA-ROCK STAR, and everything they touch turns to gold... Right? [/quote] exactly - just ask them. my favorite sales pitch was when i was being sold on the culture, food, and music out in the valley....while i was sitting at jazzfest...


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re: Google Employee Sounds off on Amazon - o0 ecdysis 0o
trust me...that was their biggest 'sales pitch'. "everyone LOVES google" stay with current company. oil major. google's great and all, but only if you're straight out of college or get caught up in their foosball tables and free food. pay is below par given the cost of living out there....


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re: Google Employee Sounds off on Amazon - o0 ecdysis 0o
was courted and offered by google. people who work for that company are so disallusioned about "the workplace" it's not even funny. (see bitching and complaining about common corporate problems) articles and blog posts like this are a hilarious example of the cultures of these internet companies...


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O-T Lounge
re: want a island vacation, but want low key - o0 ecdysis 0o
culebra, puerto rico. reasonably priced, extremely low key (no resorts), and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. you're welcome....


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re: Two-thirds of oil and gas leases in Gulf inactive - o0 ecdysis 0o
just because they hold, in total, a large amount of oil, this doesn't mean its in one resevoir or economically viable to produce. this is another case of picking and choosing facts to spew an agenda....


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re: Any recommendations for good reputable landscape architects? - o0 ecdysis 0o
plug for a friend trying to get his business off the ground... [link=(http://www.tayloreddesign.com/)]LINK[/link]...


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Oil Rig Disaster Forum
re: BP supports Cap and Tax - o0 ecdysis 0o
These majors "support it" but do not like the way the legislation is currently written. So by coming out and saying that they support the idea, they're ensuring a place at the table to potentially help mold and write the laws. Most majors love the idea of cap and tax because it positions them we...


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re: Well I'll be damned... - o0 ecdysis 0o
[quote]so he invested $26 million of his own money to build something that everyone already has? give me a break. [/quote] i'm assuming that 26 is inclusive of the costs to build these machines (i never said they were cheap), overhead, ancillary equip, demonstrations, etc. but the 'technology' is...


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re: Well I'll be damned... - o0 ecdysis 0o
the 'technology' used in this machine has been around for 70+ years and can be found on every producing oil platforum in the gulf. he just decided to use it on open water contaminated with oil....


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re: Swype Texting - o0 ecdysis 0o
i have it on my android phone, it is quite amazing...


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Oil Rig Disaster Forum
re: So, was there ever a disaster plan for a situation like this? - o0 ecdysis 0o
[quote]Big L[/quote] well-stated and completely understand this as a stance. the answer is that now the industry will have a different strategy. there's an evolution that happens when catastrophic events occur. ...


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re: So, was there ever a disaster plan for a situation like this? - o0 ecdysis 0o
[quote]had the BOP worked, as the last line of defense usually should work, this spill wouldn't have happened. so, the cause of the disaster is not the explosion or the sinking of the rig, it's the failure of the BOP. [/quote] word for word, you said 'root cause'. either you don't know the defin...


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re: So, was there ever a disaster plan for a situation like this? - o0 ecdysis 0o
[quote]keep in mind that the root cause of this is that the BOP didn't work.[/quote] holy shite. how do you know this one before BP or the rest of the industry? you should really share this news because i know a bunch of people who would pay millions for this type of data. :rolleyes: [quote]BP'...


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re: So, was there ever a disaster plan for a situation like this? - o0 ecdysis 0o
[quote]Where's the technology to remedy this massive frick-up? [/quote] my point was that the incident itself had nothing to do with the lack of technology (or so we think). the cleanup and subsequent well remediation definitely does. after this, there will obviously be changes as the impossible...


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re: So, was there ever a disaster plan for a situation like this? - o0 ecdysis 0o
[quote]It appears that no one ever had a plan for anything like this, which makes me wonder why we were allowing people to drill that deep in the first place. [/quote] they weren't drilling that deep, honestly. we have ultra-deepwater stuff ongoing in 8000+ ft. of water with +25,000 ft td wells. ...


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re: Alaskan Oil Royalties - o0 ecdysis 0o
[quote]he land may be in New Mexico but it isn't New Mexico land. Just as you say the federal water doesn't belong to any state. [/quote] understand. my point is that the liabilities that the state holds (i.e. pollutions), the law that governs (unless explicitly stated otherwise), and the base of...


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re: Alaskan Oil Royalties - o0 ecdysis 0o
[quote]So what? That doesn't explain why New Mexico gets half of the revenues from production on Federal land. State lines or not it is still federally owned land. They don't deserve any greater share because they have a state line. [/quote] maybe i'm not understanding... my point is that the ...


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re: How is a BOP tested? - o0 ecdysis 0o
subsea bop's (which can be contracted and maintained by the rig) will be pressure and function tested. pressure it up (check for leaks), run diagnostic tests on the functions (ie. activate fail-safes). it's pretty normal procedure....


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re: Alaskan Oil Royalties - o0 ecdysis 0o
[quote]New Mexico receives 50% of Oil and Gas revenues on FEDERAL lands. Why do the gulf states not receive 50% of revenues in FEDERAL waters? So much for that "All being equal thing". [/quote] There's a clear difference between 'federal lands', which are clearly bound by state lines, and...


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re: Alaskan Oil Royalties - o0 ecdysis 0o
[quote]The pipelines run through Louisiana. I say tax the hell out of them.[/quote] they do. pipelines =\= exploration and production....


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re: Alaskan Oil Royalties - o0 ecdysis 0o
Alaska drilling and production = in state waters/on state land Gulf of Mexico waters = now mostly federal waters...


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re: Containment Box - o0 ecdysis 0o
[quote]but can you explain to me why pumping the oil from the box to the surface would be a problem?[/quote] They won't be 'pumping' anything. Subsea pumping is just now emerging as a technology. The issues have been clearly stated: -You're taking a house-sized containment tool and placing...


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