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Second amendment - the attacks will never stop apparently - JT
http://news.yahoo.com/constitution-check-does-second-amendment-amended-100208250.html?bcmt=comments-postbox Where does this even come from? Arguing that the citizens need to be disarmed right after the Nevada rancher standoff? It's like whackamole. These anti second amendment folks just ke...


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Emergency fund for high earners - JT
Sorry if this has been covered. I searched other threads with the title "emergency fund" first. If your monthly expenses are in the 10-15k range, is it really smart to have 6 to 12 months expenses sitting in cash? I guess it is foolproof, but it seems wrong to have 60-100+k sitting there slowly...


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What would happen if we made lobbying illegal? - JT
The constitutional convention thread got me thinking about this again. I think there are a lot of us who are uncomfortable with how cozy our government representative are with big corporations. How could we introduce reforms to seriously curtail the influence powerful corporations have on our le...


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Dunning-Kruger Effect - JT
Does this help explain the liberal "thought process" ? http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Dunning-Kruger_effect...


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National Sales Tax / Value Added Tax - JT
I didn't see a recent discussion of this, though I may have missed it. The way I see things, I do not have much hope that the current health care "reform" bill will be repealed. Any politician who supports repeal of this bill will be villified as a mean-spirited (probably racist) opressor who wa...


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True or false? - JT
[quote]There are always a few, better endowed than others, who feel the weight of the yoke and cannot restrain themselves from attempting to shake it off: these are the men who never become tamed under subjection and who always, like Ulysses on land and sea constantly seeking the smoke of his chimne...


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Could compulsory voting result in less US political extremism? - JT
[quote]Australia became less polarised because it introduced political measures that made it difficult for extremists to gain political representation. Compulsory voting was one such measure. In America, voluntary voting means that the extremists are great assets to a political campaign. It is the e...


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Hypocrisy ... what's the big deal? - JT
Seems like so many potentially rewarding discussions on political issues in general get derailed by observations by one side about some instance of "hypocrisy" on the part of someone identified with the other side. Example - Poster#1 - "I don't like policy xyz. I am at odds with it philosoph...


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Lehman Bros - JT
Anyone have any idea why it shot up nearly 300% today? Seems totally random ......


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GoldMoney - JT
Anyone use this service? If so are you satisfied with your experience? [link=(http://goldmoney.com/index.html)]LINK[/link] Thanks to any who reply...


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Any opinions on this guy's blog? - JT
[link=(http://www.optimist123.com/)]LINK[/link] Any of you gurus know if this guy is on the level? Seems awfully soothing, and, well, optimistic. I'm all for optimism if it's warranted....


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Is waterboarding torture? Holder says yes. - JT
What does the TD poli board say? Should we stop doing it? Are there other methods that work as well? Edited to add second part...


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Balanced budget amendment - JT
Why isn't anyone championing this right now? Has there ever been a better time in the history of this country?...


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