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  1. Barack Obama was seated next to a little girl on an airplane trip back to Washington. He turned to her and said, "Let's talk. I've heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger." The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and said to The Obama, "What would you like to talk about?" "Oh, I don't know," said Obama. "How about What Changes I Should Make To America?" and he smiles. "OK," she says. "That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff - grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?" Obama, visibly surprised by the little girl's intelligence, thinks about it for a second and finally says, "Hmmm, I have no idea." To which the little girl replies, "Do you really feel qualified to change America when you don't know shit?" http://www.funnyandjokes.com/barack-obama-vs-little-girl.html
  2. “The best thing for an argument is not words and ideas, but to stop arguing” I don't know who said that, but I think it fits the bill. I never meant for my offhand comment to bring so much attack. Let's just leave it at that.
  3. Wha? You've got to be kidding me. What is this a high school debate class? If you don't care then why did you proceed to bully me?
  4. What factual argument was I negating? Refresh me..
  5. I'm sorry for any unjustified remarks I made against your statements before. What is the purpose of this argument anyway though? Are you asking me to back up my opinion that they're are a few good and bad politicians in Washington (in both parties)? How am I going to do that? I can't. I don't know these men personally. I just don't think it's fair to make Republicans look moronic. Even if a few of them make mistakes at times that doesn't make the whole lot ignoramuses. Maybe it just makes me feel better to know that these men are actually somewhat concerned about this nation. Maybe I'm just naive to think that. Once again, how am I going to back that opinion up? I'm confused.
  6. My opinion is that most of the threads on this forum are silly arguments. Just another chance for someone to show off their debate skills.
  7. Do I need to get out the bloody dictionary and start looking up words for you people? Merged post follows: Consecutive posts merged Because it's unnecessary and impractical for me to find 32 'good' republician politicians in Washington. For one, no one is good. But not everyone is a scumbag. And yes I'm just going on an assumption. Yes, that may be logically weak for me to assume, but for you all to bicker and complain about the logical arrangement of my opinion in this discussion shows how mature you really are. All I wanted was to discuss, I didn't want a bloody argument. You all have a preexisting ideology. You don't want to learn, you just want to demonstrate your intellectual superiority. That's okay, just makes you look like fools anyway. The youngest of you is probably 10 years my senior anyway. So when you are willing to learn and discuss politics, maybe we can have a halfway decent discussion. I don't see that happening anytime soon though.
  8. Merged post follows: Consecutive posts merged You know what I find interesting? It seems that when something is in direct opposition to someone's values, ideas, opinions it is usually assumed to be wrong with or without evidence. Because if that person is wrong it hurts their pride. I on the other hand, have absolutely no self-esteem so I could care less if I'm right or wrong. Let's go thru this together: 1) You assumed my opinion was a statement that MUST be supported with evidence. Answer: It MUST not be anything more than what I choose for it to be. I could say "Wow, it's such a beautiful day." (Which is an opinion btw) If it was actually a beautiful day, then I think most people would agree with me. It wouldn't be necessary for them to use the scientific method to analyze my OPINION. 2) You then attacked my later attempts to clarify what I was trying to convey. Rather than agree, you continued to attack everything I said. Answer: At this point you become nothing but a bully, and at this point I stop caring what you say. So I could pull up articles all day long backing what I had said, and you know what? It wouldn't make a bit of difference. You're obviously more skilled at debate than me but I'm not debating so it's not relevant.
  9. For counter.. Refer to title please. I'm kidding.
  10. Haha I'm gonna ignore that belittlement. Buddy, Listen, I don't like either of the parties. But just how is it fair to say that one party is totally moronic...for lack of a better word...and totally disregard all the corruption and idiocy that the other party is spewing out? I think they're are a few good men/women on both sides.. Not alot like you mentioned.. I also don't believe that Democrats are mostly righteous do-gooders and Republicans are mostly Evil incompetents. Is that a little more clear?
  11. The only 'acting out' that you and me are aware of. Man..There's so much corruption that goes on, it ain't even funny...It's insane. Yea sure, I'll get right on it. Would you like this bag of old multicolored ties, or my famed collection of rusty spoons? No I'm serious.
  12. Who said I assumed? Maybe I have a satellite over your current location watching your every move. You just assumed I didn't have that power (but in this case it's a safe assumption .) Then why bother with the criticism of the Republican party? If we're going to scrutinize Washington, Let's include all the scoundrels. Eh?
  13. Exactly. Same with the democrats as well.. Merged post follows: Consecutive posts merged I don't see you caring about the people...All I see is your criticism. If you can do such a fantastic job, why don't you do it?
  14. Well about halfway thru he started using "they" and "them." Not "he" and "him." I don't think that's a fair depiction of the entirety of the Republican Party. I mean they're a few who actually do care about serving the people and doing what is right, and making good decisions. I still believe in this country, with or without all the bickering that goes on in Washington. That J.R. dude brought up a good point as well.. Which I don't need to repeat.
  15. Borederlands...is pretty sweet. Gets repetitive though. Just like an RPG with the 1st person shooter element. I'd recommended it though. Especially if you have a buddy to play with. Great Co-op experience.
  16. That scientific American article was much appreciated... And pretty much answered all the questions posed in the video.. When people are ignorant and arrogant at the same time...And they are telling you...You're wrong. That's when you are very close to going insane.
  17. Hmm well to me at least....Chemistry is most conceptual. The rest is just algebra. Is it the concepts you are struggling with or the equations/math?
  18. This doesn't make sense to me. Biology encompasses many different fields of study. Chemistry, statistics, geology, physics, and botany as you mentioned are all staples of the study of biology. So how the heck can you not like botany and love biology? Biology is the study of life. You've narrowed yourself down to one field. You need to expand your love of learning into other fields of interest. Find things you're interested in and learn more about them... Go to a library. Chemistry and Biology go hand in hand.
  19. Fascinating. Is it just cold and flu he doesn't contract? What else did they try?
  20. Out of general curiosity I receive a few dozen newsletters each day. I don't read all of them, I have a select few I enjoy. Lately I've been receiving Glenn Beck's daily newsletter. I know some of you may scoff at that, but I somewhat understand his 'anti climate-change position' and I'm interested in how to defend against it. There's been alot of hype over this issue from that side of the table lately. Specifically over the rigor climatologists have invested in their study. Honestly I just want to shut these belligerent arguments out with science and logic. I want to know the facts, that scientists have so far. I also hear these same arguments in my own life and it would be nice to have a firm foundation from which to derail such fallacy laden arguments. Granted I don't know a whole lot about climatology so you'll have to speech if laymen terms. EX> Here's what I'm talking about. My blood pressure goes up just watching this. Thoughts?
  21. On a side note, I've never really seen the logic in a two-party system to begin with. Seems like if you wanted a better representation of the people you would have multiple parties. Maybe it just keeps things more distinct and less confusing to have only two parties. What do you all think?
  22. Have you ever experience disease so severe you couldn't explain it? And when you went to the doctor she/he could not diagnose it? Or any weird symptoms in general?
  23. Just wanted to wish everyone a great day of celebrations tomorrow. I wish you safety and well-being. For those of you not in the US, Happy Thanksgiving to you as well (Whatever you call your holiday equivalent to American Thanksgiving, and whenever it may be.) Cheers!!
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