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College debate enters the 'post racial' era - Zach
[link=(http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/04/does-traditional-college-debate-reinforce-white-privilege/360746/)]The Atlantic[/link] [quote]On March 24, 2014 at the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) Championships at Indiana University, two Towson University students, Ameen...


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You be the Judge... - Zach
[link=(http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/15/stoned-mom-avoids-jail-after-driving-12-miles-baby/)]LINK[/link] Mom smoking marijuana drives 12 miles with baby in car seat that she left on top the roof of the car. Judge rules no jail time. What say you?...


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Can you guess who this quote is from... - Zach
No fair looking it up. We're all on the honor system up in here... “Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” ...


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Recommendation for a steak sauce - Zach
Back in the day it seemed like A-1 and Heinz 57 were the only things on the grocery shelf and I didn't like either one. Now there are lots of choices but I don't want to test all of them. If I've got a really nice cut and it comes out juicy I wouldn't use a sauce but sometimes it comes out a lit...


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Some fun...post your favorite political poster or bumper sticker - Zach
[img]http://www.designsonthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/thoughtpoliceSmlr.jpg[/img]...


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Occupy Wall Street wants BLM to go after ranchers - Zach
[link=(http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2014/04/13/ap-goes-occupy-movement-supporting-enviro-group-comment-bundy-ranch-stan)]LINK[/link] Also, the print version of USA Today (Monday) has no mention of BLM standing down and returning cattle. USA does not print Sat or Sun and this capitulat...


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What percentage of GW is caused by man? - Zach
Since 1950? Don't elucidate...don't google...just give me a percentage off the top of your head. I shall reveal the answer in half an hour....


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Have you guys seen what's going on in Saudi Arabia? - Zach
[link=(http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/penguin-dance-sweeps-saudi-arabia/2jfl1xwny)]The Penquin Dance[/link] I thought dancing was frowned upon by Islam....


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9 reasons why public educ fails - Zach
Came across this short video. Can't think of a reason why any of the points are wrong. Perhaps you can.. [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_pzBo6HCfA)]LINK[/link] No. 1 is solid. I was lucky to go to public school in the 50s when phonetics was taught as the only reading method. ...


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Me and Obama pay the same tax rate - Zach
[link=(http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obamas-pay-98169-in-taxes-on-income-of-481098/2014/04/11/9ba25b90-c1a7-11e3-9ee7-02c1e10a03f0_story.html)]20 mussent.[/link] I must be rich. :nana:...


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IT'S FRIDAY!!!!! - Zach
Well, the interesting items are in the 'telephone feedback hotline.' Two items... a. One caller says that the new game in the ghetto is to find out where dogs are not being fed by their owners and running loose. Put chicken parts on the highway near the houses. Watch the starving dogs go after...


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Cutting military pay and benefits raises morale - Zach
[link=(http://americanmilitarynews.com/2014/04/top-enlisted-leader-marine-corps-says-lower-pay-marines-will-raise-discipline/)]Who would have thunk it[/link] Increases efficiency. The Marines have apparently been going soft. Obama needs to toughen them up with cuts in pay....


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Let's fight inequality between the sexes - Zach
81% of Americans over 100 years old are women. Women live longer than men. It's not fair. We need to have equality. Solution... Simple...Shift all breast cancer funding to prostate cancer research. Charge women higher rates for visits to the doctor and hospital. I'm sure we can all thin...


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Rachel Maddow is the smartest person in the world - Zach
Can you guess who said it... [quote]“You’re the smartest person in the world. Ladies and gentlemen, here she is. Rachel Maddow! [/quote] Hints... TV, 2012...


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Political topics that you just tune out? - Zach
For me... "Efforts to bring Peace to the Middle East." Administration 'X' sends envoy to work on a 'Peace Process'. Been going on for half a century...wash, rinse, repeat. Boring. And since John Kerry is the latest guy to try it, he's a natural since he's a boring person. What ya got?...


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Oooh, a liberal columnist takes liberals to the woodshed - Zach
[link=(http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/04/08/kickstarter-abortion-movie-gosnell-mozilla-ceo-column/7478239/)]USA Today[/link] Gosnell movie spiked....


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Can the pentagon be politicized? - Zach
We know the IRS can. We know the CIA can. But this morning I had a disturbing conversation with an officer who works in the Pentagon. He said "Zach, I can't go into detail and don't ask me any follow up questions. But for the last 3 years newly appointed personnel at the Pentagon have been n...


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Spring! It's that time of year! - Zach
Every Spring for the last 10 years I've read about female teachers having sex with young boys. This year is no exception. This 24 y.o. biology teacher taught at least 4 of her students more biology than they ever dreamed of. [link=(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2597509/A-FOURTH-stud...


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The 20th largest country in the world - Zach
[link=(http://cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/americans-medicaid-exceed-population-uk)]Medicaid USA[/link] Keep in mind, this is not Medicare (old people) this is Medicaid (welfare). Larger than UK, France, Italy....


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Jeb Bush = End of the World - Zach
[link=(http://guardianlv.com/2014/04/jeb-bush-will-bring-apocalypse-if-he-wins-white-house-in-2016/)]Spend your kids inhertence now[/link]...


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Should I add my name to the permanent record? - Zach
Friend -- It took 100 years. Presidents from Teddy Roosevelt to Harry Truman, from Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton all fought to reform our health care system. Under President Obama, we got it done. That's thanks to the millions of Americans who fought for it, some over the course of decades....


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Dems will balance the budget ... - Zach
...not through cuts but by economic growth. [link=(http://cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/pelosi-democrats-budget-growth-will-take-us-balance)]Pelosi said so[/link]...


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IQ and neo eugenics - Zach
[link=(http://theconversation.com/genetic-screening-to-enhance-iq-should-be-embraced-24741?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest+from+The+Conversation+for+26+March+2014&utm_content=Latest+from+The+Conversation+for+26+March+2014+CID_a8b47cd943e5e899eb4041f37a03d98d&utm_source=campaign_monitor_uk&utm_t...


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Some Monday humor: Passwords - Zach
A friend was trying to get on a website to buy a product, but she was having difficulties setting her password. The interchange went as follows: "Please create your password below." roses "Sorry, too few characters." pretty roses "Sorry, you must use at least one numerical character." 1 ...


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A prediction re: Dem strategy in Nov - Zach
I was thinking about the Dem talking points used by Dem's running for re-election in Nov. Specifically in vulnerable seats due to public dissatisfaction with Obamacare. The basic line is "It's not what I voted for. It needs to be fixed." I don't think this line is gonna fly against a GOP o...


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Dangerous school in Philly - Zach
[link=(http://cnsnews.com/news/article/staff/meltdown-staffers-beaten-students-brawling-lawless-philly-high-school)]LINK[/link] [quote]and the student who [b]fractured the skull of a "conflict resolution specialist" [/b]is once again roaming the halls[/quote] Sad, but kinda funny, too....


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The Koch brothers aren't Republicans - Zach
Just heard on Rush. He played golf with them a couple of years ago. They told him they were Libertarians. Didn't know that....


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Juston Bloxom murder trial - Zach
It's a big trial up here in NW La. but it also has a Baton Rouge connection so your local press might be covering it down there. Short story...this taxi driver named Brian Horn started posing online as a young girl to attract a young boy. He befriended a 12 year old and talked the boy into meeti...


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My philosophy of life vindicated - Zach
Before I came on this board I posted on other boards my philosophy of life. It's simple: Happiness is the sum total of horrible things that could have happened to you ... but didn't. Here is an example of something that could happen to you. But didn't. [link=(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ne...


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Why would DeBlassio get booed in NY? - Zach
So, I read this big article in the NYT that the mayor threw out the first pitch of the Met's season opener. They raved about what a good pitch it was but then mentioned that he got booed by the fans. And since the NYT loves the mayor I'm sure the booing was big time or they would not have mentio...


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