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General Board / Re: Dating lawyers
« on: May 04, 2005, 12:41:06 PM »
Wild Jack -

Don't forget the ponytail....


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Wait List / Re: UGA waitlist...
« on: May 08, 2006, 10:57:42 PM »
Yup, I got accepted off the waitlist this week.  Moving very quickly, I would say.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What's your socioeconomic background?
« on: March 29, 2006, 10:17:54 AM »
Flame bait.

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get a little older, pay some taxes, see the light, become a conservative.

i find it amusing whenever people assume that those who disagree with them are uninformed/immature instead of just accepting a different set of axioms or drawing a different set of conclusions from the available data.  shows a certain degree of conceit, i think.



SJW - I can see that, but lets not pretend that liberals don't assume that conservatives are rich, heartless, SUV driving gun toters. 



Donnie Jeffcoat
"Why do you hope that's not what I suggest?  Norway - 100% literacy, one of highest equalities of income in the world, higher GDP per capita than US, just more than half as many deaths per 1000 live births as the US (we rank behind Cuba).  You can't just chalk it up to a totally different mindset.  It's not as though we don't have the ability to adopt a more social capitalistic system if we wanted to.  We are the most powerful country on the planet, are we not?!"


Sounds great, except I have absolutely no interest in equality of income.  I am not going to school for years to come out making marginally more than high school drop outs.  As for live births. I defer completely.  That would be great.  I do not, however, want to have to wait for years to see a doctor for migraines or acute back pain because every person in the country has access to doctors, and doctors don't make much more than anyone else, so we have very few doctors.

If we can devise a better system, perhaps I will back it.  Until then, I cannot in good conscience get on board with a party (ideology) that seeks to reward the lazy and uneducated (not always the same group).


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Where would Scandinavia fall in your list?


My (admittedly not all inclusive, but proves my point) list is relevant only when discussing liberals in the US - as relative liberalism is different in each country.  I think Scandinavia has a mindset that we don't fully understand and isn't really anything with which we can compare ourselves, unless we embrace the entire social system, which I am hoping you aren't suggesting.



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I'm beginning to like you too Donnie, but I fully believe name calling is beneath you.

I do believe liberal views are fueled by either

1) lack of worldly experience (idealism)
2) enough money to feel bad for your success and the need to buy redemption.

I don't care which one you are, but I think you probably fall into one of these categories, and you have every right to have these views, its the only thing that keeps either side in check. 

It is amazing to me that some people can sit around and bash others for the way they think, but immediately become offended when their way of thinking is challenged.

Resume the name calling, I suppose.

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Donnie - it wasn't necessarily directed at you, so only be offended if you find yourself in the group that needs to heed that advice.


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get a little older, pay some taxes, see the light, become a conservative.

This is how things work.

UAE port deal was a bad idea.

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2.4 - and I have gotten in a few schools (no tier 1, though)

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Wait List / Re: Waitlists 05-06 Cycle
« on: March 11, 2006, 12:32:25 AM »
w/l at UGA......  my #1, this is killing me.  I think I am in for the long haul.

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