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by clintonius
Fri May 09, 2008 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "They took our jobs!"
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

Re: "They took our jobs!"

Good catch -- "overall" vs "last year." Looks like I still have some lessons to learn on careful reading. And the LA Times has a lesson to learn on comparing fruit to its own kind.
by clintonius
Fri May 09, 2008 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion and Spirituality: Another way to look at them
Replies: 19
Views: 3524

Re: Religion and Spirituality: Another way to look at them

This has sort of devolved from a talk about religion to a talk about psychology and repressed memories, and I'm more interested in where it was headed originally. So, rather than using the example of someone's brain denying a traumatic event that had happened to them, what about looking at denial of...
by clintonius
Thu May 08, 2008 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 141722

Re: Words you love.

farfenoogan (although I think it sounds better with an extra 'g,' as in 'farfegnoogan')
fru-fru, foofanoo, and anything else you can name a poodle
nincompoop

edit: also snarky and smarmy, when appropriate
by clintonius
Thu May 08, 2008 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "They took our jobs!"
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

Re: "They took our jobs!"

Ahh, how the tables have turned. investment. . . brought China's overall investments in U.S. firms to $9.8 billion. . . By comparison, U.S. investment in China was $2.6 billion. So the US, a $13 trillion economy, owns $2.6 billion in Chinese investments, and China, a $10 trillion economy, owns almos...
by clintonius
Thu May 08, 2008 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: American Economics/Illegal Aliens
Replies: 32
Views: 3503

Re: American Economics/Illegal Aliens

Also, let's not forget that the Clinton administration used a fair portion of those higher taxes to switch from deficit to surplus spending. This: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/the_economy/380923.stm shows our budget climbing from deficit to surplus at the end of Clinton's presidency, and if t...
by clintonius
Thu May 08, 2008 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bush admits to approving torture
Replies: 112
Views: 8389

Re: Bush admits to approving torture

Really, a much trickier and perhaps more effective plan would be for the next president to push hard for the ratification of the International Criminal Court. If the US became party to the ICC, it wouldn't matter if Bush had pardoned himself and all his cronies under domestic law, because the ICC co...
by clintonius
Thu May 08, 2008 5:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: McCain accidentally tells the truth about Iraq
Replies: 61
Views: 5618

Re: McCain accidentally tells the truth about Iraq

The difference being, one is during a time of war. In war, people die. It is ridiculous to justify the deaths of thousands, and perhaps hundreds of thousands, of innocent civilians in the second Iraq war by simply stating that "In war, people die." In war, soldiers die. Non-combatants are...
by clintonius
Wed May 07, 2008 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sex for the internet
Replies: 31
Views: 4519

Re: Sex for the internet

I'd think that even as a virgin, you'd have to be pretty desperate to want to have your first sexual experience with a random woman from the internet. Really? Because I spent years and years of my life wishing exactly that would happen. Oh, and the site url includes "lol." Perhaps indicat...
by clintonius
Wed May 07, 2008 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Parent Connect
Replies: 32
Views: 3493

Re: Parent Connect

I wonder what kind of effect these systems have on parent-teacher relations. One potential downside I see to using such a program is the potential for parents to substitute the data they have e-mailed to them for real involvement in the schooling of their children. Of course a parent is going to wan...
by clintonius
Wed May 07, 2008 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2418093

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi all. I'm Clintonius Maximus, or Clinton in the real world. I prefer not to be called Clint, though it's acceptable if you really have an affinity for the deep South or trouble with two-syllable words (but I repeat myself). I spent several hours browing the comics once, and never bothered to visit...

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