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    The Presidency

    Funny, in that situation we had one of our biggest periods of growth. Weren't the 90s just magical? Couldn't've said it better myself. Also, saying that the current legislature is Republican is true in theory, but in practice this is a false statement. The Tea Party politicians are mavericks. Republican intransigence led to the market dives during that debt ceiling debate. From Jan 2009, to Jan 2010, the U.S. was still stuck in recession, so unemployment rate rose. When the recession ended, although it crept up and down, the general trend shows that the U.S. created jobs. Look at 1/11. Where are the jobs now? The economy was recovering before 2011. Now it's stagnant. Something happened at 1/11. I don't know, maybe you can tell me.
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    What's On Your Bucket List?

    I want to travel by bus, train or car from Paris to Bhutan.
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    Greatest 20th Century Us President

    LBJ. He did what Kennedy couldn't do. The Kennedy family set a curse on the Democratic party and allowed for Reagan and Nixon to be elected. At least Carter wasn't Bush II.
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    Is It Okay To Cite Wikipedia

    I don't think you deserve a good grade if you cite Wikipedia. Writing papers isn't about just finding evidence to support your thesis, it's about interpreting the evidence you find too. There are several databases that you can find with the help of your college library. I believe in Wikipedia as a source for information too. I'm sure you can get away with it in high school too if you cite some of Wikipedia's external citations.
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    The Presidency

    Because Bush did shizzle without the approval of Congress. Such as authorizing torture and the like. You can't use executive orders to pass a budget, buddy. And since when does torture have anything to do with this? You can't bring the government to the brink of shutdown or default. That's happened in only ONE situation. Democratic Executive, Republican Legislative.
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    Taxes & Public Education

    The argument is that if education would be privatized, the rates would be lowered, say like $1500 a kid. That's much more manageable for a family with 5 kids. However, that's not how it really works and ever worked. Luftey is saying that because he can afford to pay, he should have the taxes that he pays for school returned to him. What he doesn't know is that private schools aren't really private. The ones here at least takes $3000/child and charges another $16000 to the parent. In turn, they follow the curriculum that follow the state standards, so they're actually learning side by side. that what i was talking about earlier :P i said that not all private schools are 100% private Well, I'm glad that we're on the same page :(
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    Sprained Ankle?

    You'll notice it if it's fractured. It's that painful. Just see the doctor later.
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    Taxes & Public Education

    The argument is that if education would be privatized, the rates would be lowered, say like $1500 a kid. That's much more manageable for a family with 5 kids. However, that's not how it really works and ever worked. Luftey is saying that because he can afford to pay, he should have the taxes that he pays for school returned to him. What he doesn't know is that private schools aren't really private. The ones here at least takes $3000/child and charges another $16000 to the parent. In turn, they follow the curriculum that follow the state standards, so they're actually learning side by side.
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    Ron Paul

    By the way, Alan Greenspan was influenced by Ayn Rand. He was wrong. He admitted he was wrong. Now he wants all of the bush tax cuts to expire. Go figure.
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    Taxes & Public Education

    Absolutely untrue. The lowest common denominator will always be the lowest common denominator, always. In the public education system, children have the choice of taking AP courses. They are split according to ability early on. I'm a product of the public education system and I am a product of the private education system. The same people are everywhere. It can be worse in private schools because students tend to fall back on their parents. This is my experience because I graduated from the most expensive private school in Canada's highest per capita income (richest) town. I do believe that I've been prepared, but if I look at other people, they struggle. I feel as though you're ignoring so many social and psychological aspects to your argument. For example, churches are big. Churches are small. According to Jon Meacham, his church is situated in arguably the most expensive piece of real state in America. There are churches that are breaking down. Do you get my point? If you're rich, you're not going to go to a church in the ghetto unless you're Mark Wahlberg. He's one man. Secondly, it's very hard to accept help from your own rather than a faceless institution like the government. Poor people are very proud people. At the end of the day, hard work is only a fraction of the pie. Life's also about the opportunities that you land. You have some valid points, but you're looking at only one side of the picture for both sides. You're looking at the positives for privatizing, and you're looking at the negatives for socializing. That's not fair. By the way, my private school was $18k at my last year (and that excludes the $4k that the school gets per child)
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    Favorite Rapper

    will smith
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    How Many Apple Products Do You Own?

    I only have a Macbook Pro and 1 dead iPod Classic My house has 2 Macbook Pros, 1 dead iPod Classic, 1 alive iPod Classic, one iPod Touch, and an Apple TV for netflix. We were planning on getting an iMac, but we're going to wait till next year for the deals. $100 in the Mac App Store isn't as appealing as a free iPod.
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    Distribution Of Dominant Religious Groups In The Us

    im pretty sure its the emxicans
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    Ron Paul

    That's very incorrect because Democrats are in support of government spending and government meddling in economics. In fact, he's better than Democrats at personal freedom. Dozens of democrats voted in support of the PATRIOT act. He didn't. Russ Feingold, man what a guy.
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    Generic "what Do You Drive" Thread

    It either fluctuates between the 2001 or 2010 Honda Civic. I like the 2001 more though. Firstly, it's mine, and secondly, it's better on gas/accelerates faster/brakes are better.
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    Jack Layton Dies At 61.

    He was arguably the last fighter for the little guy. He will be missed.
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    Unemployment

    Because everyone is either going to work for the state or for Burger King...
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    New Site!

    ^jk
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    New Site!

    dude ur pretty homo not gonna lie
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    S&p Drops Us Credit Rating

    S&P -- the same ratings agency that rated Mortgage Backed Securities as AAA.
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    Do You Hate Cops? Why?

    Mind finding me another source besides the most sensationalist website on the planet? http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/08/04/califo...html?hpt=hp_bn1
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    A Question About Getting Pulled Over ..

    Several reasons. My favorite being that the drinking age is 18 so students from New York and Boston have fun here. Question: Why would you ever want to go to America?
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    Westboro Baptist Church Picketing In Norway.

    Seeing as a lot (maybe all) of the middle eastern countries ban same sex marriage, they have no work there. I'm not sure if it was you, but didn't you quote that Voltaire quotation "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."?
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    China Points To Pakistan In Xinjiang Attack

    What exactly is worth loving about Pakistan? The food. Trust me.
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