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News Discussion / Re: Anyone see this?
« on: April 11, 2006, 02:43:45 PM »
How does Bush misquoting him have anything to do with this?  I give Bush a lot of credit for having these meetings where he takes questions, also note how Bush quiets the jeers.  Regardless of that, of course his phone won't be tapped, that's a stupid thing to say.

every president should be taking these meetings as a normal part of their job- it's been five years and he's been on vacation more than any other president while simultaneously holding less press conferences- I'm not giving him credit for doing his job

First of all, yeah Bush goes to Crawford a lot.  But he's still the president.  He's still doing the job.  Any reasonable person knows that the president doesn't ever really go on vacation.  Did Clinton take unscripted questions audiences on a regular basis?  That's a serious question, I can't recall it.  So if you can show me an instance where Clinton or a previous president did this, please do so.

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clinton and his associates all held press conferences on a regular basis.  when he was president, blow jobs were the biggest concern for americans- not a "war on terror" and two real wars in foreign lands.  futhermore, the man was rarely on vacation in comparison to this President- relaxing for 2 days at martha's vineyard before jetting of for summits at camp davis hardly count as vacations.  Bush managed to eclipse reagan for most time off 5 years into his presidency compared to Reagan's 8 years in office- that should tell you something about a man who claims to be a "war president".

Ok you clearly did not read my post very closely.  I am aware that Bush has a small number of press conferences, relatively.  I am asking if Clinton ever had these town hall meetings where he took unscripted questions from real people.  Obviously press conferences are unscripted.  And I'm not saying he didn't, this is a serious question.  Please show me an instance of this.  Also, I'm not saying Clinton took too much vacation.  I'm saying that the president, no matter who he is, doesn't really go on vacation like other people.  The president may leave the White House, but that doesn't mean he's stopped doing his job.

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News Discussion / Re: Suing for the right to be intolerant?
« on: April 11, 2006, 01:15:17 PM »
Respecting free speech means allowing people to protest gay pride month as much as it means allowing people to have a gay pride month.  For the record, I'm an evangelical Christian, and the Bible does teach that homosexuality is a sin.  Whoever said that it doesn't teach the homosexuals are evil is correct.  The vast majority of Christians will tell you that the Bible teaches that all sins are equal. 

However, GIT is totally wrong to ban speaking out against homosexuality.  Of course you have to draw a reasonable line between harassment and speech.  But you can't just prevent some speech that people might be offended by.  That's the point of the 1st amendment.

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News Discussion / Re: ZACHARIAS MOUSSAOUI WILL BURN!!!!!
« on: April 11, 2006, 01:04:30 PM »
in what way would your murder hurt him?

if you are writing about allah hurting him...then maybe the quicker he visits allah the quicker the hurting will begin.

Don't be stupid. Thinking of God like that is childish. God is not an entity waiting to judge you after death. God is everywhere and everything. When you act immorally, there are practical consequences. Everything we do affects us in some way: internally and externally. My actions and decisions mold who I am, and at the same time they affect the world around me. Killing someone changes how you feel and think, and it changes how people perceive and act towards you. Acting immorally in a universe of absolute morality is asinine.

going to jail for selling drugs is an appropriate punishment for that...

but if you hold life so precious...then the only price for a priceless life is another priceless life...now multiply that by 2000...

for a mass murderer...there really is no jail that is an appropriate punishment or rehabilitation...

so for timothy mcveigh and muoussauoi...retribution is the punishment...not to detur...to retribute.

Don't you listen? Taking the life of a helpless murderer is hypocritical. There is no such thing as karmic immunity.

Weren't you the one earlier who was talking about being pompous?  You wouldn't be so pompous as to say how one should think of God, and all other ways are stupid and/or childish, would you?

No, of course not!!!  Kind of like the whole it's ok to be intolerant of people that we declare to be intolerant themselves thing.   ???

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Wait List / Re: Washington University in St. Louis WL
« on: April 11, 2006, 01:00:23 PM »
Well, the job of the Admissions Director is to fill the class.  They're going to admit some people from the waitlist.  I think it's intuitive that they will go with the people with higher numbers from the waitlist first, but above all they need to fill the class.

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News Discussion / Re: Anyone see this?
« on: April 11, 2006, 12:57:24 PM »
phone tapping is awesome, as long as it is only used to prosecute terrorists.  now, if big brother comes to my door because i told my friend on the phone that i got stoned and passed out, im gonna be pissed, but not until then. 

That's not going to happen, so you'll be fine.

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News Discussion / Re: Anyone see this?
« on: April 11, 2006, 12:56:52 PM »
How does Bush misquoting him have anything to do with this?  I give Bush a lot of credit for having these meetings where he takes questions, also note how Bush quiets the jeers.  Regardless of that, of course his phone won't be tapped, that's a stupid thing to say.

every president should be taking these meetings as a normal part of their job- it's been five years and he's been on vacation more than any other president while simultaneously holding less press conferences- I'm not giving him credit for doing his job

First of all, yeah Bush goes to Crawford a lot.  But he's still the president.  He's still doing the job.  Any reasonable person knows that the president doesn't ever really go on vacation.  Did Clinton take unscripted questions audiences on a regular basis?  That's a serious question, I can't recall it.  So if you can show me an instance where Clinton or a previous president did this, please do so.

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Saw some humorous article about what will happen this season and it said something like, Brewers rookie Prince Fielder's breakout season will be cut short when his father Cecil invites him over for a congratulatory dinner, and eats him ;D

ouch Cecil Fielder.

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Yeah just relax.  I didn't take a course, but going in cold can be meaningless.  Just study your ass off and I bet you can get a 160.  GL

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CARDS OPEN BUSCH STADIUM III!!! Hurray!  Maybe they can beat the Brewers... ::)  Looks good right now though.

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Wait List / Re: Washington University in St. Louis WL
« on: April 10, 2006, 05:27:10 PM »
I'm on six.  WUSTL, W&M, W&L, ND, Vandy and GWU.  I was somewhat surprised at some of these waitlists, but I think WUSTL may be my best chance to get admitted.

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