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    cite please

    cite please
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    pinkytoe and Catherine, I"ll join the aardvark...

    pinkytoe and Catherine, I"ll join the aardvark society too. Ignore the McMansion craziness and enjoy your nest.
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    I also have trouble with those who have an...

    I also have trouble with those who have an entitlement mindset. Hence, the puzzlement that none of the conservatives expressed this outrage when Wall Street insisted on and got their "bonuses"...
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    Hello Wanderer, and welcome.

    Hello Wanderer, and welcome.
  5. Thread: Weed

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    and yet Chris Christie has said as president he...

    and yet Chris Christie has said as president he would outlaw it. When is this country going to grow up and stop the madness?
  6. It's absolutely sarcastic. Is this about who is...

    It's absolutely sarcastic. Is this about who is the biggest badass? or who complains about their job more?

    Because there's plenty of people to admire who are courageous outside of the...
  7. I don't get the need for the heavy sarcasm, bae. ...

    I don't get the need for the heavy sarcasm, bae. There are many many people who work difficult demanding often dangerous jobs in addition to firefighters. Would any of those first responders change...
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    Wonderful, new place, new beginning. Enjoy!

    Wonderful, new place, new beginning. Enjoy!
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    Reminded me of the great debate in Congress about...

    Reminded me of the great debate in Congress about Obamacare when our esteemed AZ Senator Kyl said he did not need maternity care, why should he pay for coverage? and a female senator's comeback...
  10. Thread: SC shooting

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    There's some evidence that second-generation...

    There's some evidence that second-generation Muslims who live in 1st world countries, especially Europe, moderate their views to a more socially liberal one vs. their immigrant parents. That happens...
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    There's some evidence that shaming/public outcry...

    There's some evidence that shaming/public outcry has caused the latest round of wage increases for those employed by Wal-Mart, etc. Some individual cities and states passed laws raising the minimum...
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    Agree with kib - if your culture includes...

    Agree with kib - if your culture includes marrying off girls as child brides, and you move to the U.S., you may not have a change of heart about that practice but for sure you will not be able to...
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    I haven't read the book but I have been more...

    I haven't read the book but I have been more successful with her idea of looking at your things by category. For example today I cleaned out my hall linen closet, and ended up with a big bag of...
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    I would say there has definitely been social...

    I would say there has definitely been social change that has progressed due to legal proceedings, not necessarily legal settlements. The women's rights movement is one example. When businesses...
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    There's that word "force" again. It reminded me...

    There's that word "force" again. It reminded me of the southern judge Frank Johnson Jr. who was brave enough to "force" an end to discriminatory practices. He was not a popular man but he knew...
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    ha!

    ha!
  17. razz and Ishbel, we have the same here in...

    razz and Ishbel, we have the same here in Arizona. For state court positions as judges and commissioners, lawyers can nominate themselves or be nominated by a judicial commission. There is an...
  18. I agree there are multiple related causes of the...

    I agree there are multiple related causes of the original problems posted about. It's also true that people have busy lives and usually do not devote time to issues they feel do not affect them...
  19. Thread: Hello from NJ.

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    Hello CP from a former East Coast person, and...

    Hello CP from a former East Coast person, and welcome to the site.
  20. Likewise I'd suggest that the town and county...

    Likewise I'd suggest that the town and county administrators and local police sit in for a few sessions at municipal court and watch the parade of people being hauled off to jail because they...
  21. Policing and the local justice system is a...

    Policing and the local justice system is a community act. But sometimes it takes intervention at a higher level to correct wrongs. I'm thinking of the two judges in Pennsylvania who were sentencing...
  22. An attempt to clarify things in this thread to...

    An attempt to clarify things in this thread to see what we agree on:
    Police officers are human and as such not only "make mistakes" but can engage in bad behavior up to the level of any others...
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    Calling a business with threats is definitely out...

    Calling a business with threats is definitely out of line.
    But I did think it was funny when a guy on the radio said, "How will they know who is gay and who isn't - are we going to have ID cards...
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    That's terrific, well deserved. Would be fun...

    That's terrific, well deserved.
    Would be fun to have a follow-up in a year for every one who's been retired at least that long to let those of us still working know how the first year went,...
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    Please lord no more surveys. I visited 3 dept....

    Please lord no more surveys. I visited 3 dept. stores last week and at each one the cashier had to point out a survey on the receipt, along with practically begging me to score them high. Then my...
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