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      Universal Mind

      Weíre both very intelligent and highly education, attacking either is a stupid idea. Youíre better educated, Iím smarter. You have a law degree and I respect that. You know more than I do about economics and law, but youíre not going to change my mind that the reason the liberal states have more money is because of better controlled capitalism, or that the bubble burst because the market grew too fast to be controlled.

      Iím perusing my masters in computer science and currently work as a research and development engineer. I know a great deal more about statistical analysis and the scientific method than you, yet I know Iím not changing your mind about climate change. If a thousand of the best climatologists in the academy of science canít change your mind, then I canít either. I only hope that something changes the minds of people who can change things before itís too late.

      Iím never going to understand your views on guns, perhaps you live in a more dangerous area than I, but I see little difference in the protection a shotgun offers from the protection an uzi offers. I also fail to see how a waiting period and background check are problematic to you, hunting season is in set dates, youíre not going hunting on a whim so a waiting period should not mean anything, you also have no criminal record (as far as I know) and would easily pass a background check. Gun control doesnít take away hunting rifles from hunters, it takes away weapons designed specifically to kill people from dangerous people. You wonít change my mind, nor will I understand your side. Iíve been to Mississippi, and Iíve not seen anything to make me believe that itís terribly dangerous.

      I find your views on schooling to be 300 years out of date as well. Private schools only would lead to a larger divide in the classes. Privatization of schooling was around for 1000 years, and causes a massive segregation of classes and bloody revolts from the serfs. Benjamin Franklin knew this when he helped put together the first american schools. I have the same believe as schools as I do with health care and you arenít going to change my mind: those who want to pay for it can have their private attention, but those who canít afford it should have a socialized option.

      I also donít like your discussion of down sides to socialized medicine without experiencing them. Iíve been injured in Canada, I was in and out in 20 minutes and didnít pay a dime. I broke my thumb at a karate tournament in the US, I was at the hospital for 3 hours and it cost me nearly a thousand dollars (and I had insurance.) My step-grandmother had major surgery and is a Canadian citizen, she did not wait six months, she waited about a week which is similar to the wait for non-emergency cases here in the states. She was also involved in a traffic accident in Canada and recieved immediate attention, just like the US. In both England and Canada there is also a private option. No matter how socialized the health care gets, if you want you can also have a private option. I hope that you donít have Geico.

      As a peaceful liberal, I detest the use of military might, and as a history buff, I can assure you that run-away military spending and reckless use of it has lead to the downfall of every major military power from the Persians, to the Holy Roman Empire, to the Soviet Union and if the conservatives continue their policies of shoot first, ask questions later, and pay for it whenever, China will be the military and economic world leader in 50 years, I promise you that. The conservatives always attack the liberals for their tax and spend policies, but they spend multitudes more money than the liberals do, they just donít tax for it. Where they think theyíre money comes from I have no idea, but they spend a lot more of it. You will never change my mind about the use of military power as only a last resort, so trying to is futile. Afghanistan is just and legal, Iraq is not. The 2nd worse US president in my opinion (Bush being by far the worst,) was Truman, solely because he authorized the bombs, yes, I find that worse than Nixonís crimes.

      So lets keep debating our believes and teaming up on drugs, civil rights, and religion, but put away our attacks on each other. Iím a Mensa member and pursuing a masters degree in a scientific field, you are an experienced lawyer and economist, weíre two of the best educated and most intelligent people on the forum and way above the need to attack each other personally. Letís try to understand each otherís side a little better. I try to watch Fox News occasionally, so I would like you to watch a Michael Moore movie once in a while.

      I apologize.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ninja9578 View Post
      Weíre both very intelligent and highly education,
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      Okay, your comment about being smarter was funny, and you apologized about earlier hostility. Peace. :peace: My responses to your political points are in the threads where we debated them the first 400 times. I want to see all of Michael Moore's movies, and I love watching far leftists interviewed on YouTube. Pot should be legal, God is fictitious dude, Bill O'Reilly is an asshole, and coffee shops are cool.
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      I enjoy ninja vs UM. they should be ppv.
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      You guys are both friggin' awesome, and the intelligence level of these forums would plummet without you!

      ... Not that this helps your... thing.... but YEAH!

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      Mark is actually right on this one. However, since UM already responded in stride, I'm going to leave the thread unlocked until/unless he asks for it to be closed.

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      ...and let the egoism continue.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mes Tarrant View Post
      You guys are both friggin' awesome, and the intelligence level of these forums would plummet without you!

      ... Not that this helps your... thing.... but YEAH!
      I'm not even sure it's their intelligence, but the fact that they're the only two sides of the coin that are willing to make such long-winded and numerous posts.
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      ninja9578, well ask yourself why do you debate so much with UM , why do you try to proove him of your truth, if he isn't asking for your help I don't see why you have to do it, same in his case ofcourse.
      Debating too much is mostly ego fueled, if you pay attention to what you're doing , you'll notice that you win nothing if you keep debating without learning why or how you're doing it.

      PD: Getting in a ego based debate between two people is also ego based because you two people are already smart enough to know why you're doing what you're doing. Good luck in finding what you both are looking for.
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      Quote Originally Posted by tkdyo View Post
      I enjoy ninja vs UM. they should be ppv.
      I thought we were, I've been gettings checks in the mail. I have two here one from a miss Anna k and one from a tabby o; both for$75. The memo on te one from anna says thanks for the dv pm peep sh... Oh wait that's from something else, nevermind

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      Universal Mind is an actual economist?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mes Tarrant View Post
      You guys are both friggin' awesome, and the intelligence level of these forums would plummet without you!

      ... Not that this helps your... thing.... but YEAH!
      Wow, thank you there.

      Quote Originally Posted by mowglycdb View Post
      ninja9578, well ask yourself why do you debate so much with UM , why do you try to proove him of your truth, if he isn't asking for your help I don't see why you have to do it, same in his case ofcourse.
      Debating too much is mostly ego fueled, if you pay attention to what you're doing , you'll notice that you win nothing if you keep debating without learning why or how you're doing it.

      PD: Getting in a ego based debate between two people is also ego based because you two people are already smart enough to know why you're doing what you're doing. Good luck in finding what you both are looking for.
      Debate is always educational even though it is also a fun form of competition, like tennis or a video game.

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      Universal Mind is an actual economist?
      No. Are you?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Universal Mind View Post

      No. Are you?
      No I am a historian. Economics is like a side hobby for me. Something that is tied into history but not history itself. Really the social sciences often bleed into each other so it is good to have a working knowledge of all of them.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ninja9578 View Post
      I thought we were, I've been gettings checks in the mail. I have two here one from a miss Anna k and one from a tabby o; both for$75. The memo on te one from anna says thanks for the dv pm peep sh... Oh wait that's from something else, nevermind
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      Quote Originally Posted by Black_Eagle View Post
      such long-winded and numerous posts.
      An excellent observation.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tkdyo View Post
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      I thought so

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      nothing like a bit of mental masturbation.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ninja9578 View Post
      I thought we were, I've been gettings checks in the mail. I have two here one from a miss Anna k and one from a tabby o; both for$75. The memo on te one from anna says thanks for the dv pm peep sh... Oh wait that's from something else, nevermind


      Quote Originally Posted by imran_p View Post
      nothing like a bit of mental masturbation.

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