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  1. There are no Selfless Acts

    There are no Selfless Acts.

    Started by Accountable, 09-05-2005 08:05 PM
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  2. Education doesn't violate "Separation"

    I don't understand objections to a class such as this one. Isn't there a point where "separation" becomes censorship? Link (http://www.constitutioncenter.org/education/TeachingwithCurrentEvents/ConstitutionNewswire/15651.shtml) Public High Schools Across Country Consider Elective Bible...

    Started by Accountable, 01-25-2006 12:02 PM
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    01-25-2006 12:18 PM Go to last post
  3. Marriage activists headed for Colorado showdown

    Marriage activists headed for Colorado showdown By Valerie Richardson THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published February 27, 2006 DENVER -- Two of the West's most influential power brokers are headed for a turf war in November over Colorado's proposed constitutional amendment affirming traditional...

    Started by Accountable, 02-27-2006 07:54 AM
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  4. Black White - The TV Series

    Black White (http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/blackwhite/main.html)is a new series that starts Next Wednesday, March 8, on FX. Who plans to watch it? What do you expect? LINK (http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/blackwhite/main.html)

    Started by Accountable, 03-01-2006 04:39 PM
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    03-16-2006 11:02 AM Go to last post
  5. How can this not be racist??

    I wonder if the Chamber sponsors a European businessman's lunch, caucasians only. :thinking: Business At Lunch Free quarterly event available to Hispanic Chamber members only. Limited to first 150 people who sign up. Christpher Baggley will give advice on "Building the On Your Side...

    Started by Accountable, 06-01-2006 10:52 AM
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    08-20-2006 03:41 AM Go to last post
  6. Government's Proper Role

    Diuretic and I were discussing laws and discovered we may not agree on the proper role of government. I think national government should be as small and inobtrusive as possible. National defense, international relations, issues coming from conflict between governments of the next lower level of...

    Started by Accountable, 06-30-2006 04:59 AM
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    07-08-2006 07:57 AM Go to last post
  7. Imagine Lennon's Utopia

    Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today... Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do

    Started by Accountable, 07-18-2006 04:25 AM
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    07-25-2006 09:38 AM Go to last post
  8. Rites and Ceremonies

    Are they important? How necessary are they in today's society? I've experienced: Birthday parties high school graduation ceremony grad school graduation ceremony swearing-in ceremony when I joined the military retirement ceremony 21 years laterI've missed experiencing:

    Started by Accountable, 10-25-2006 03:44 AM
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  9. Thumbs up Walter Williams is my Hero

    Why we love government By Walter E. Williams Wednesday, November 29, 2006 Unlike today's Americans, the founders of our nation were suspicious, if not contemptuous, of government. Consider just a few of their words. James Madison suggested that "All men having power ought to be...

    Started by Accountable, 11-29-2006 05:14 AM
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    12-01-2006 05:40 PM Go to last post
  10. Who Truly Cares?

    LINK (http://www.billoreilly.com/newslettercolumn?pid=20684) In the US, conservatives are 30% more charitable than liberals. Shouldn't it be the other way round??

    Started by Accountable, 12-01-2006 05:59 AM
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  11. Most Destructive Racism

    This is what I've been saying since I joined the Garden. Comments please? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Our most destructive kind of racism By Star Parker Monday, December 18, 2006

    Started by Accountable, 12-18-2006 05:38 AM
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    12-19-2006 05:38 AM Go to last post
  12. Eat your vegetables

    We always hear that we should eat our vegetables, that vegetables are good for us, that vegetables will make us healthy. But as we know, it is not the vegetable that makes us healthy, but the vitamins held within. Eating broccoli is not necessary; it is just the time-honored way to stay healthy. So...

    Started by Accountable, 12-25-2006 04:11 PM
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    12-26-2006 09:33 AM Go to last post
  13. Schwarzenegger's Folly

    By John Stossel Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants all Californians to have medical insurance. So he's going to force them to have it. Schwarzenegger abandoned his opposition to mandated employer-based health insurance and embraced the idea as his own. "Everyone...

    Started by Accountable, 02-14-2007 04:30 AM
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    02-14-2007 09:03 AM Go to last post
  14. The Purpose of Law

    I took the liberty of pulling this quote from another thread, because I think the issue is important enough for it's own thread, and I didn't want to hijack the other. I could have gone in the Philosophy section, but I wanted a more contemporary discussion. . . . I think laws are...

    Started by Accountable, 06-10-2007 08:26 AM
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  15. A Blow to Our Free Speech

    So a principal can now suspend a student for undesirable activity, even when away from school. What other undesirable extracurricular activities in free expression will start falling under this legal umbrella? Advocating drinking? Wearing billboard t-shirts? Praying in public? ...

    Started by Accountable, 06-27-2007 03:43 AM
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    06-30-2007 05:31 AM Go to last post
  16. Cheap in America

    This Friday on "20/20" at 10 p.m. EDT, we look again at charity. "Cheap in America: Who Gives and Who Doesn't" investigates just that. Two hundred and twenty-five million Americans give away money, which means that 75 million don't. So, what determines your likelihood of giving? Do liberals give...

    Started by Accountable, 08-23-2007 03:59 PM
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    08-23-2007 05:17 PM Go to last post
  17. PC Bigotry

    I got this column in my email. This guy nails what bugs me about the PC police. Here's a portion: Specifically, I gave my thoughts about the origins of this notion of cultural sensitivity that is central to the political correctness movement. Those roots are to be found in the sociological...

    Started by Accountable, 02-20-2008 04:38 AM
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    02-20-2008 08:47 AM Go to last post
  18. Age of Consent

    From tomorrow's 20/20 episode: Frank and Nikki were high school sweethearts. He was a senior and she was his freshman girlfriend. This relationship caused him to end up on the Texas state sex registry list. It happened because Nikki's mom, like most mothers, was not pleased when she found...

    Started by Accountable, 03-06-2008 06:59 PM
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    03-13-2008 03:30 AM Go to last post
  19. Born Gay? - A Homosexual Gene?

    I really didn't want to start a fresh thread about this, but I couldn't find a suitable one to attach it to because so many people use 'gay' instead of 'homosexual' and the search engine here doesn't look for three-letter words. This is a commentary leaning decidedly against the idea, but it...

    Started by Accountable, 03-29-2008 04:28 AM
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  20. Tax Dollars going to help poor countries

    President Bush on Thursday proposed spending an additional $770 million in emergency food assistance for poor countries, responding to rising food prices that have resulted in social unrest in several nations. ...

    Started by Accountable, 05-03-2008 08:16 AM
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    05-03-2008 08:44 AM Go to last post

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