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    The difference, though, is that the Articles of...

    The difference, though, is that the Articles of Confederation were never particularly effective and ended up being scrapped only 12 years after their creation and less than a decade after their...
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    I agree with LDAHL. The pandora's box that would...

    I agree with LDAHL. The pandora's box that would be opened would potentially include really bad things like permanently enshrining in the constitution the ridiculous notion of corporate personhood. ...
  3. Thread: County fair

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    When I was a kid/teenager I used to love going to...

    When I was a kid/teenager I used to love going to visit my aunt in small town Kansas during county fair week. The rodeo was always my favorite part, but the whole week was just a good time. So much...
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    Like Jane i can't say enough good about our...

    Like Jane i can't say enough good about our library, or about NYC's where I lived for,18 years. Having a well stocked library has enabled me to read countless books that I would never have bought...
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    Except rob portman and then only if the shreiking...

    Except rob portman and then only if the shreiking people are in wheelchairs.
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    And if I'm at all typical, mandatory 24 hour...

    And if I'm at all typical, mandatory 24 hour surveillance of teenagers to prevent them from doing stupid things that could seriously harm themselves. (and i didn't drink yet, so I didn't even have...
  7. Thread: Second hand market

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    This whole thread reminds me of my first...

    This whole thread reminds me of my first boyfriend when I was about two years out of college. He was very into all these grandmotherish dishes and clutter that all of you seem to be into. And even...
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    If we really think that saving every possible...

    If we really think that saving every possible life matters we should just outlaw cars. After all, not only would we prevent 35 baked babies every year, we'd prevent 30,000 annual traffic fatalities....
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    If we must go down the road of trying to...

    If we must go down the road of trying to legislate away stupidity can we at least do it thoughtfully? I would imagine we could accomplish the same thing by requiring baby car seat manufacturers to...
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    At 35ish deaths per year and 17,500,000 new cars...

    At 35ish deaths per year and 17,500,000 new cars sold annually (that's the 2015 number, the first I found on google) that works out to 1 in 500,000 cars involved in a forgotten child death scenario. ...
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    I bet this guy has said the same thing plenty of...

    I bet this guy has said the same thing plenty of times.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/08/24/less_government_more_freedom_t_shirt_firefighters_thanked_washington_state.html

    Yet...
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    It'll be sure and castigate my friend for...

    It'll be sure and castigate my friend for choosing to get breast cancer the next time I talk to her.
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    How long ago was this? Don't most people just...

    How long ago was this? Don't most people just hang the tv on the wall now. Or just need a big flat surface to set it on? People on Househunters routinely gripe when they walk into a home that was...
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    Several studies have shown that among people who...

    Several studies have shown that among people who lose their health insurance roughly 1 in 1,000 die every year d to lack of healthcare. You can do the math for what that means if 24 million people...
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    On the other hand, california experienced a 10%...

    On the other hand, california experienced a 10% drop in hit and run accidents after we started allowing undocumented people to get driver's licenses. Having a whole group of people terrified of...
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    It's nice to know that you think it would be...

    It's nice to know that you think it would be funny if trump's wealthcare bill passes and my friend Amy's breast cancer reoccurs that she would be forced to either die or go bankrupt paying entirely...
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    I guess now we know why there aren't any funny...

    I guess now we know why there aren't any funny republican comedians. I doubt most people find it funny to think about people dying because rich people needed a tax cut. Although now that I think...
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    Please point me to the law that says local law...

    Please point me to the law that says local law enforcement has to assist with immigration issues.
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    I think we're seeing a couple of things. First,...

    I think we're seeing a couple of things. First, a CEO is a dictator, not a president and the skill sets aren't particularly similar.

    Second, Trump inadvertently called the Republican's bluff...
  20. Thread: Flag protocol

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    If the HOA were just a covenant I would agree...

    If the HOA were just a covenant I would agree with you about it being a contract. But it's not. It's more like a creepy super-local government that wants to micro-manage everyone in their...
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    15 years ago when I first started as an insurance...

    15 years ago when I first started as an insurance broker there were a bunch of insurance carriers that were worried enough about EMP attacks that a bunch of property policies of clients had EMP...
  22. Thread: Solar Eclipse 2017

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    Yes, it will display through a hole in something....

    Yes, it will display through a hole in something. And I agree with you about the color. I've seen two partial eclipses that I recall and both times I felt quite disoriented. The first happened...
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    If George W Bush is any indication the proper...

    If George W Bush is any indication the proper response is to make up a story(ies) to justify attacking a random country. Personally I'm not too concerned about proper. I'll be happy with rational...
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    I assume this is an HOA rule? Imagine the howls...

    I assume this is an HOA rule? Imagine the howls if an HOA tried to impinge on the 2nd amendment as much as this does on the first.
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    I agree that "trump is a lying grifter completely...

    I agree that "trump is a lying grifter completely out of his depth", regardless of how true it is, is not a winning strategy for the democrats. But do ideas really win elections? They certainly...
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