saangels

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  1. Kind of ironic (per wikipedia): The university was chartered by an Act of Congress on February 24, 1893. Also: The Princeton Review voted American University the most politically active university in the country in 2008, 2010 and 2012. That really says a lot if students enrolled in the nation's most politically active university can't name a single senator...
  2. Where the hell is American University? I've never heard of it.
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    OMB confessions

    The real confession, I suppose, is that I, calscuf, suffer from a split personality disorder. It's an ailment that I've grappled with in secret for some time. I used to feel shame, bitterness, and resentment towards God for striking me with this seemingly debilitating condition. But now I realize that I have nothing to feel sorry about. On the contrary: both personalities are charismatic, original, and yet, simultaneously, one of a kind. As I see it, some people have no personality; I have two. What's the problem?
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    Raul Ibanez heading to Angels

    Apparently we didn't learn our lesson with Hideki Matsui. We don't need another slow, aging left handed DH to clog up the bases. Granted, Ibanez has raked at Angel Stadium over his career, and had a good season last year; but how much longer can he continue to put up these numbers? He's in his forties for crying out loud.
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    McJobs

    Shouldn't you take it on a case by case basis? Are you telling me you have no sympathy for the character TennAngelsfan outlined in his previous post? Let's stop thinking in terms of stereotypes. Every McDonald's worker isn't a dumb, fat, illiterate slob, contrary to the way some of you guys portray them. Sure, there are people out there who lack ambition and are content making peanuts; but there are also people who are brought up in poverty and need to start working ASAP in order to support a family. They don't have the time or resources for college; they don't have dress clothes to work--let alone even interview--at Nordstrom or Bloomingdales. They need to put food on the table. It's hard to save up and prepare for the future when you're making $8 an hour. Now, is it possible for these people to "make it"? Yes, it is. But let's not paint the picture of a one-dimensional idealized society where mere effort translates into immutable success. Life is a lot more complicated than that.
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    McJobs

    Or downgrade from grade D- to grade F meat. Those tacos are terrible. I admit that $15 an hour is a bit of a stretch, but these people do have a legit gripe. Under no circumstance, in the wealthiest country in the world, should anybody have to work full time to earn below the poverty line.
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    need puppy name

    Karl Barx. And if you get a cat, Chairman Meow.
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    My post

    Welcome, Ken.
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    Obamacare cartoon

    "Most scholars admit that the Socialist control of a country's healthcare is the ultimate in central control of the people." lol @ "most scholars." Most scholars would ask you to provide a link or some evidence in the name of research to back up that vague and grossly unfounded statement. Do you have any idea how many scholars there are in the world? Neither do I. What kind of scholars are you talking about--economists, historians, philosophers, politicians...? How many of x undefined scholars were surveyed in this poll of yours? Exactly. Get outta here with your "most scholars" b.s. You have a right to your opinion, but don't just make sh*t up.
  10. Sorry for the delayed response. I've been working a lot. Finally found some time to sit down and look the thread over. I'd like to make a few comments. First, and most importantly, I've done some research on GMO's and, although it still seems that there are a number of unknown variables which have yet to be unveiled, I think I can say with confidence that I over-reacted and mispoke. My views have changed. I am still fervently against hormones in food; but insofar as GMO's are concerned, it appears that they are less harmful than I originally believed. Laugh it up, point your finger, call me a hypocrite--I don't care. I learned something. I'm happy. To Brandon: I never claimed that Obama was anti-GMO. I even went so far to say that I wouldn't be surprised to see that he was in favor of them. So I dunno why you acted as though you'd slammed a volleyball in my face with that "game set match" quip. But it's fine. Other than that I had no problem with your comment. To Bruce: yes, Obama may be more of a dictator than any president before him excluding George W. Bush. I'll give you that. To everyone: I apologize for my ignorance on the matter of GMOs.
  11. Again, it's a matter of regulating the free market. Conservatives are opposed to regulating the free market. The definition of a free market is: "an economic system in which prices are determined by unrestricted competition between privately owned businesses." Note the word unrestricted. There are no extenuating circumstances. You got a problem? Take it up with the dictionary.
  12. I think many spend too much time worrying about sides too. Believe me, I harp on this topic more than anybody I know. But to avoid discussing the fundamental principles that distinguish from one another our two current political parties would be ignorant. They stand for certain things, republicans and democrats. The politicians are all corrupt, but the philosophies don't have to be.