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  1. the begining of the fall of britain ???

    from sky news quote At least 67 people have been arrested and several injured in violent clashes between right-wing and anti-fascist extremists and police during a town centre demonstration. Controversial right-wing group The English Defence League (EDL) organised the rally in Victoria...

    Started by farmer ned, 03-20-2010 01:05 PM
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  2. George Carlin_THANKS!

    YouTube - George Carlin on Our Similarities (

    Started by Amythest, 03-19-2010 04:49 PM
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    03-22-2010 11:09 AM Go to last post
  3. $75 million in drugs stolen from Connecticut warehouse

    ...:yh_silly If this wasn't done by very "intelligent professionals" then these people will be caught as soon as they can sell a pill.

    Started by K.Snyder, 03-20-2010 01:06 PM
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    03-21-2010 09:20 AM Go to last post
  4. Angry Black people must leave, NJ Walmart announcer says

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A Walmart store announcement ordering black people to leave brought chagrin and apologies Wednesday from leaders of the company, which has built a fragile trust among minority communities. A male voice came over the public-address system Sunday evening at a...

    Started by Jazzy, 03-19-2010 07:34 AM
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  5. Paintballing reaches a new level

    These paintballing people take life more seriously than I'd imagined... Tippman's weapon creates a powerful fuel/air explosive mixture within its combustion chamber. The deadly vapour is then touched off by an igniter when the trigger is pulled, generating a fearsomely powerful blast...

    Started by spot, 03-19-2010 09:36 PM
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  6. Is The Tea Party All About Race?

    Bob Cesca makes a compelling case it is. Race is a tricky subject though because many people with racist views point to the fact that they have or have had at least friendly casual relationships with people outside their own race. They make the case that if they are going to be labeled as 'racist'...

    Started by Ahso!, 03-06-2010 04:40 AM
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    03-12-2010 09:50 AM Go to last post
  7. Lesbian teen sues to force school to hold prom

    What are your thoughts on this? Story Link: Lesbian teen sues to force school to hold prom (

    Started by Jazzy, 03-12-2010 05:52 AM
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    03-12-2010 06:55 AM Go to last post
  8. Thirsty camels in search of water to be culled

    Docker River, an Australian Outback town, is under siege from 6,000 wild camels which have laid waste to the area in search of water. Thirsty camels lay siege to Australian Outback town - Telegraph...

    Started by OpenMind, 11-28-2009 07:42 AM
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    03-11-2010 01:48 PM Go to last post
  9. Assisted suicides

    This article was in the news today and I sympathise with this couple. Debbie Purdy 'ecstatic' as she wins House of Lords appeal over assisted suicide Multiple sclerosis sufferer Debbie Purdy has won a landmark court battle that campaigners fear could lead to more people ending their lives in...

    Started by OpenMind, 07-31-2009 03:47 AM
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    03-10-2010 10:56 PM Go to last post
  10. A Pathetic Looking Handsome Man

    Mitt Romney was a guest on Fox News this morning, and the man just walked all over himself, even though that unbiased(?) joker of a journalist Chris Wallace threw him mostly softballs and let the guy get away with obvious inconsistencies and blatant untruths for the first half of the interview....

    Started by Ahso!, 03-07-2010 08:53 AM
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    03-07-2010 01:31 PM Go to last post
  11. Conservative Education Scholar's About-Face

    Diane Ravitch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (, a long time advocate of conservative values regarding public education has been changing her views on 'no child left behind', 'charter schools' and 'privatization' of our school system. She says...

    Started by Ahso!, 03-04-2010 05:57 AM
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    03-04-2010 08:52 AM Go to last post
  12. Think Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were a politicized financial disaster? Just wait.

    Think Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were a politicized financial disaster? Just wait until pension funds implode. The Next Catastrophe - Reason Magazine ( Illinois Pension Fund $61 Billion Underwater; State Borrows Money For...

    Started by BTS, 02-24-2010 05:54 PM
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    02-26-2010 11:47 AM Go to last post
  13. "Funny Politics"

    I didnt know if If I should post this in Bizarre News Stories or Conspiracy Theories. 111 Republicans who have been refusing to participate in well, doing their jobs by taking a non participatory stance on anything that shoots down the pipe from the White House have been crying America is becoming...

    Started by Nomad, 02-17-2010 10:34 PM
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    02-19-2010 07:35 AM Go to last post
  14. First..........Do No Harm

    I found this article from Time that I would like to share. Doing Good Badly By NANCY GIBBS Cynicism is among our most punctual instincts. Within days of the earthquake in Haiti, there came warnings of impending compassion fatigue, wagers of how long it would be before we turned away to the...

    Started by along-for-the-ride, 02-14-2010 09:54 AM
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  15. Another State, Another Politician, Another Scandal

    I am a bit disheartened by news like this: SC Gov. Sanford admits affair after going AWOL - Yahoo! News ( I realize that Governors are human too, with faults and the capability of poor judgment. But, he does hold a job in public office. He is...

    Started by along-for-the-ride, 06-24-2009 02:44 PM
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  16. Bidding For Representation

    In light of the new decision of the U.S, Supreme Court affording corporations equal 1st amendment rights as individual citizens, I've been thinking about how we as a body politic might adapt to this decision. What might we do? Clearly faced with enormous disadvantages, you and I as ordinary...

    Started by Ahso!, 01-22-2010 12:49 PM
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  17. Jailed for self defense?

    What do you all think: Is it reasonable to suspect that criminals such as this may return with a gun or do the same to another family if not stopped permanently? Is it a reasonable defense to claim emotion caused this man and his brother to chase the thief down and beat him senseless? I know...

    Started by Ahso!, 12-15-2009 12:08 PM
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    01-21-2010 09:03 AM Go to last post
  18. America's Infrastructure

    I'd like to create a thread that might give the world a bit of perspective here Firstly, America has no business making it's own infrastructure last on their priority list! :mad: Sadly, it takes thousands of deaths for people to get rightly concerned with how poor Americas infrastructure is!...

    Started by K.Snyder, 12-21-2009 03:02 PM
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    12-22-2009 05:26 PM Go to last post
  19. Romanticizing the importance of education...

    I'm puting this in social issues and news because I think that the lack of interest associated with education is very much a concern... I've been one to feel that education is the single most powerful attribute you can have... I'd saved this in the hopes we'd implement an education section to...

    Started by K.Snyder, 09-02-2008 12:20 PM
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    12-22-2009 10:18 AM Go to last post
  20. Poll Poll: Common Law vs Civil Law

    I'd like to get a perspective on what people here at FG favor in particular. I personally see good and bad aspects in both Common Law vs Civil Law

    Started by K.Snyder, 12-10-2009 05:09 PM
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    12-21-2009 03:14 PM Go to last post

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