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  1. This is ridiculous. Just saying something will happen doesn't satisfy the burden of evidence. Birthrate has been going down for decades, showing a strong correlation with urbanization. As more of the population becomes urban birthrate will only continue to fall. Just because you can reason out something in your head doesn't mean it's not bull #&^$
  2. That's interesting. Whatever academics want to call it -- it's judgment based on race. Some get discriminated against because of their race as they apply for a college. I'm not saying this is bad or good. I just want to call a spade a spade. Whatever discussion there is in the public about theses issues should be a lot more open and honest.
  3. Maybe, I don't know. Any judgement based on race is racism (obviously). Questions about which types racism are good or bad are subjective. The point is that American culture has a long history of racism and some want to fix it with a different flavor of racism. I'm not saying it is good or bad, merely observing it.
  4. It's obvious Mitt will say anything he thinks voters want to hear. But the thread brings up some interesting points. Why shouldn't private entities be able to practice discrimination? I don't know, maybe because it's really lame. Ideally, in the world where ultraconservatives live, society would take care of itself without major government intervention. Discriminatory businesses would be boycotted and driven out of business. This is, however, not the case. The people can then use the government to make laws to solve these problems. Ironically, in order for a law to protect a racial or
  5. This is by and large pretty true. Most republicans are not that fiscally conservative (except when it suits them). Both parties are fiscally liberal, thus the tea party backlash. The United States used to be A LOT more state government controlled (rather than federally controlled). We have historical figures like Lincoln and FDR who we can thank for changing that. Obviously, now there needs to be more federal control (See how conservatism affected the Guided age, etc) However, I think a fact missed by many Europeans and other developed nations is the shear size of the US popu
  6. It's such a relative judgment. For example, both parties are very liberal when compared to the government originally organized in the United States.
  7. All the Republicans I know always vote republican and all the Democrats I know always vote democrat... every time. This is only what I've noticed, but it seems that partisanship isn't an interesting trend in the US politics, it actually IS US politics. I know SO MANY people that don't even know what conservative or liberal means, they don't know who their state's senators are, etc. All they know is they are a Republican/Democrat and they take that to the poll. The small amount of Independents always have the deciding vote because no one else cares. When they do care it's because they thin
  8. Hmmm, the conservative in me loves this. While obviously nit picking your idea, I can't help but suggest that this might have some interesting effects. The US has troops everywhere. There are huge contingents (like tens of thousands) in places like Korea, Germany, or Japan, and as many as ten thousand in places like Italy or Britain. I don't know know a lot of the effects of discontinuing these installments would be. I'd rather expect if the US cut back the UN would come forward. A lot of neo-con ideas can come out, but the seas and air are safer for trade because of a lot US mil
  9. I'd have to agree with lemur, bullying is some form of communication (and the freedom of "Speech" is obviously not merely about verbal speech). That being said I think that there are bigger sociocultural trends at work here. Western culture used to be very community based, and there were a lot of social norms. Society regulated itself more. More and more each generation rejects social norms as irrational and want to make more of their own decisions (which isn't necessarily bad, just different). Maybe it's about adapting to a more diverse culture with more people and more connections and i
  10. Clinical experience is a must for most PA programs, and at least of PA shadowing.
  11. God talks to Man, Man writes in book, books kept by men, books put into Big Book by Men. God only does one step, it can get messed up anywhere else along the way.
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