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by jchagan
Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:22 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Time to Kick Some Black Butt
Replies: 20
Views: 10608

If you think money does not equal a good education than I would like to know where you went to school. What do you think is used to buy computers & textbooks for every student? How do you think teachers are paid? The more money a school system can afford to pay a teacher guarantees better and more ...
by jchagan
Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:18 am
Forum: The Media
Topic: FOX News 10th Anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 7530

True fact: the overwhelming majority of guests on ALL major network political shows are conservatives. Fox News is a propaganda network. One of the first rules of propaganda is to rhetorically make yourself sound proper...there was no tangible evidence that the rest of the media was unfair or unbala...
by jchagan
Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:14 am
Forum: News Talk
Topic: America - Voyeuristic Society
Replies: 1
Views: 3113

Er...yeah, anyone can load stuff on youtube, so lots of people put home movies on there, but if you actaully do searches, the most popular videos are television shows, movie clips, etc...
by jchagan
Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:58 pm
Forum: News Talk
Topic: Moon Landing Hoax?
Replies: 2
Views: 4915

Yes and its utter baloney concocted by people with a half-knowledge of physics. I had an astronomy professor tell me that they left experimental devices on the moon, including some basic reflectors and whatnot for high astronomy purposes. Apparently you can see them with high-powered telescope. I tr...
by jchagan
Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Hispandering: What about all the great things illegals do?
Replies: 12
Views: 8816

Whoa, speak for yourself! I don't like a damn thing the illegal immigrants have brought to this country. Prices are only superficially lower; the long-term costs simply are not worth it. Did you ever complain about the high gas prices? If you did, you would have a lot more higher prices to complain...
by jchagan
Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Time to Kick Some Black Butt
Replies: 20
Views: 10608

Do all of you have eye holes in your bed sheets, too???!!? I can't believe what I'm reading!! I live in Georgia for God's sake and I haven't come across so many racists at one time in my whole life. It's not about black and white. It's about education. Lack of education=poverty. Guess who's in char...
by jchagan
Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: Health & Wellness
Topic: Child Obesity
Replies: 5
Views: 7426

Want to stop child obesity? Make artificial sugar a controlled substance and excise tax the heck out of it. Don't we have enough laws and regulations? It all comes down to personal responsibilities. Parents should bear the responsibility of informing kids and watching over what they eat. Government...
by jchagan
Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Health & Wellness
Topic: Child Obesity
Replies: 5
Views: 7426

It all comes back to food IMO. For far too long, we've had companies mass marketing sugar and saturated fats to kids because they are easy targets. We as a society have placed corporate bottom lines, cheap food products, and base gluttony over the health of our kids. Why a 16-year old smoking a cig ...
by jchagan
Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Screw TO
Replies: 4
Views: 3677

They need to have an unbiased psychologist seriously evaluate him. They take so much pride in athletes not using drugs or steroids or otherwise harming the reputation of the league through absurd touchdown celebrations, they might as well make sure there are no nutcases on the field.
by jchagan
Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: News Talk
Topic: Who should judge the president?
Replies: 2
Views: 3260

1) That shows his unbelievable arrogance. He honestly thinks historians will justify his actions in 40 years. Barring a catacylsmic shift in human ethics and history and democratic theory, I don't see that happening. If anything, he's headed to Ulysses S. Grant territory. 2) His presidency should be...
by jchagan
Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Screw TO
Replies: 4
Views: 3677

I don't think he's just an average narcisist. I think he's got serious mental problems, and the NFL needs to intervene, IMO.
by jchagan
Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Would you trade?
Replies: 4
Views: 3783

I don't know how much a vertical would help me, but if I could trade 5 IQ points for 2 inches of height, I'd trade 30 IQ points and grow a foot.
by jchagan
Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: The Media
Topic: Newsweak
Replies: 2
Views: 3169

It's called marketing. That's how modern news media outlets roll.
by jchagan
Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Sorry Country is Full...
Replies: 9
Views: 10678

What the hell does a physical abnormality have to do with education? Okay, Terry... I've sat on student boards before. People will bring in foreigners over local kids because they like the diversity. That's a fact of life at American universities. We're not talking about the Einstein-like geniuses o...
by jchagan
Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: News Talk
Topic: Don't Rebuild the Big Easy
Replies: 21
Views: 12169

Yes, I've been to an NO for an extended period. Those people living in the middle of the bowl do NOT need to live there for the French Quarter to be functional. The Garden District (on the rim of the bowl, above sea level), is mostly residential, and away from the main streets the property is afford...
by jchagan
Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: The Media
Topic: Not Credit to Bush for Gas Price Drop
Replies: 4
Views: 3845

Yeah, and I recall they were democratic/liberal spokespeople, not reporters. Big difference.
by jchagan
Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: News Talk
Topic: Don't Rebuild the Big Easy
Replies: 21
Views: 12169

It is easy to say, "Let's rebuild New Orleans." as rhetoric, but who is going to pay for it? For those of you who WANT to see it rebuilt, but would you be happy with a tax increase? The money has to come from somewhere. Then what if it gets flooded again? Trust me, no matter how strong the levees a...
by jchagan
Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Wasted Crops
Replies: 5
Views: 4489

No, Terry, if that's the price of food, then so be it. I think those prices are flaming hyperbole that doesn't take a heck of a lot of factors into account, but that's the economic system we live in.
by jchagan
Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: The Media
Topic: Not Credit to Bush for Gas Price Drop
Replies: 4
Views: 3845

Who exactly in the "liberal" (laugh) media made you feel that Bush was responsible for the gas price rise???

Could you provide a link or maybe a citation?
by jchagan
Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Sorry Country is Full...
Replies: 9
Views: 10678

Er...a lot of graduate school scholarships are awarded to foreigners because the universities like diversity. It has NOTHING to do wtih American students being unable or lazy. And why can't our "lazy-assed" students compete? Why don't we have an education system that can turn out quality, hmmm, Terry?
by jchagan
Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: News Talk
Topic: Selling Sleazy Books for Dumbasses
Replies: 3
Views: 4451

I think everyone lies to sell books, and yes, that includes some people who have edited/sold copies of the Christian Bible. People also lie about cars an cologne. Books are a product, just like anything else.
by jchagan
Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Is monagamy what we really want?
Replies: 17
Views: 8801

I don't like using phrases like "what we want" becasue I don't think such things can be decided by democratic vote. I believe in freedom and I think people can have very successful poly- relationships or can be happy doing whomever whenever, etc. I will say the following, however: Successful monogam...
by jchagan
Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Sorry Country is Full...
Replies: 9
Views: 10678

America needs legal immigrants to get fresh talents. This isn't a bleeping baseball team, it's a country. If you want "fresh talent," why not make sure that our schools are the highest quality so we can develop our own? Why not let foreigners develop and provide external competition for our people ...
by jchagan
Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Hispandering: What about all the great things illegals do?
Replies: 12
Views: 8816

Re: riiight

That is not my point. My point is that you don't have to have illegals to get authentic foreign cuisines. Exactly...like how we got Italian food. Like everyone else, I like what the illegals have brought to the country. Everyone is benefiting from the low prices we pay everyday. I have no sympathy ...
by jchagan
Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: News Talk
Topic: Don't Rebuild the Big Easy
Replies: 21
Views: 12169

Okay, so it's half-ghetto, half-middle class (I'll concede this even though everything I know disagrees). That means that: 1) Regardless of WHERE we choose to rebuild, SOMETHING has to be built from scratch. 2) Given 1, why not build somewhere other than a giant under-sea-level bowl? If there's noth...
by jchagan
Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: News Talk
Topic: Fox news and Chavez the blasphemer
Replies: 8
Views: 6128

dorajar wrote:Yes, but this was FOX, after all. Is there ANYone still left out there who expects to get anything but direct marketing from the Administration there? :roll:
NO! It's "fair and balanced..."

Nod your head in agreement or I'll shoot you, hippie!
by jchagan
Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:21 am
Forum: News Talk
Topic: Democracy dies in Thailand and they don't seem to care.
Replies: 3
Views: 3516

Just from the few articles I've read in the past, democracy died a long time ago in Thailand, or, more properly, never got off the ground in the first place. So corrupt it makes Chicago look like Pleasantville.
by jchagan
Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture
Topic: Do you read movie reviews?
Replies: 3
Views: 2901

I read movie reviews after I've seen the movie, and then I either agree with the people or laugh at their stupidity. Leonard Maltin is a good one. Like he wrote about "The Royal Tennenbaums" that there was basically no story, which is a completely stupid thing to say, so I threw the book down and la...
by jchagan
Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: News Talk
Topic: Don't Rebuild the Big Easy
Replies: 21
Views: 12169

Apparently you've never been there. And don't just talk about New Orleans, if you knew the region, you'd know the entire gulf coast was destroyed from Slidell to to some of downtown Mobile, Alabama. Okay, I've been there, and I'll tell you there's 2 parts of New Orleans worth rebuilding: 1) the por...
by jchagan
Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: News Talk
Topic: Confessions of a "Traitor"
Replies: 4
Views: 3985

don't you want to hold your political leadership to the highest standard? GREAT question, but it sounds like if it's not your standard, it is not high standard! If you don't - and if you can't honestly admit that the Bush administration has been a monumental failure - then you're swimming in partis...