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Republicans are secretly (and not so secretly) hoping and praying the Democrats continue deluding themselves and run Hillary.  There is no way she could win in a general election.

This is assuming, of course, that the Republicans set up a candidate who was centrist, non-threatening, and scandal-free.

It would be a landslide.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: DNA test for bigfoot...
« on: July 28, 2005, 09:27:06 AM »
And from your avatar, I can tell you also like to mock the obese and the anorexic- probably traits that stem from your intense sense of self-loathing.

But I could be wrong.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Racial Profiling
« on: July 28, 2005, 09:25:16 AM »
Racial profiling, when used in combination with other factors, makes a whole lot of sense.

If you're a cop and you see a middle-aged white man in Compton on a Thursday night, it's reasonable to assume there's a more than likely chance that he's up to no good.  This doesn't warrant an arrest, but further investigation would be prudent.

The same goes for a Muslim in the middle of Nome, Alaska.  A cop is trained to see things that don't fit- using race as a factor isn't racist, only an admittance of cultural realities.

If white guys with goatees had bombed the Trade Center, I would understand (and expect, to be honest) to be searched more closely at airports.

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Both "cannot" and "can not" are acceptable; I'd suggest a quick Google before you try to be condescending.

There is no such thing as "Black English."  It is more realistic to say that slang originates from economic divides.  The rich upper-class black doctor will probably speak better English than the poor white boy on welfare, and vice versa.

It's about money, not color.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: DNA test for bigfoot...
« on: July 28, 2005, 09:06:42 AM »
You're tricky, Julie Fern- I'll grant you that.

You attacked the detail of my statement, yet could not refute the substance.

You're absolutely right- I can't prove or disprove whether or not Goodall saw the cast.  But considering her position, I find it hard to believe that she has not discoursed at length about the issue with those who have seen the cast firsthand.  She is no fool; a person of her caliber does not just make "offhand comments" without thinking.

However, I'm still inclined to take her opinion over the existence of undiscovered hominids in North America over that of someone I don't know in an online discussion board.  Does that make sense?

Lastly, the Skookum cast has been examined by several respected anthropologists, and they have all been convinced.  Most impressive is the rather large Achille's tendon.  If it is a hoax, in their words, it is a masterpiece.  Also, several hairs were removed from the cast that have so far defied attempts at DNA identification.

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Propaganda is the spoon that feeds conspiracies.  To put it another way, you can't propagandize without creating a conspiracy.

Whatever you call it, I doubt that the U.S. government would be so obtuse as to try and fool the American public by using this method- there are too many people like you who will catch it.  Chalk this one up to general government ignorance and stupidity, which flourishes regardless of the party in power.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: DNA test for bigfoot...
« on: July 28, 2005, 04:52:13 AM »
Actually Jane Goodall, a leading primatologist, disagrees with you.  She has seen varied evidence (including the famed Skookum patch) and declared that science owes itself the real opportunity to search for Bigfoot.

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I don't think the word "conspiracy" can correctly be applied to a mistake that is easily seen by anyone who can read a newspaper.  Conspiracies are much darker and much more slick in how they're presented.

Unless, they used this as a ruse to divert our attention from the main conspiracy, which is what a real conspiracy would do.

So it's not a conspiracy that is.

Or it's a conspiracy that's not.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Did I get jipped??
« on: July 28, 2005, 04:29:49 AM »
Of course, there's a small chance that the decision to buy clothes on Ebay and your astoundingly narrow world view all stem from the same withering font of intellect... in that case, it would be relevant indeed.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Did I get jipped??
« on: July 28, 2005, 04:27:07 AM »
It's actually "gypped", by the way.  It's an old-school slam on Gypsies, kinda like "Indian-giver" is to Native Americans.


in all honestly, is that really relevant right now? I'm fuming! :-\

I believe it's relevant to the gypsies.

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