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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

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    So some undefined "higher power" must give rights, or we have none.
    We could have some, none, or perhaps more than some. Arguing that it came from something men have little to no right to challenge, is on the whole, for our better. Being completely self-conscious that we made it all up invites desecration beyond repair.
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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

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    but carter has done a far better job at peace making.

    the camp david accords come to mind
    Carter was a mediocre president at best, with all the usual liberal fail. Reagan ended the cold war without a shot fired.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

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    America would be a better place if it had more Jimmy Carters.
    He didn't need to brag of his Naval Service, nor his high class rank.
    His work and reputation since his Presidency have been impeccable and inspiring .

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    We could have some, none, or perhaps more than some. Arguing that it came from something men have little to no right to challenge, is on the whole, for our better. Being completely self-conscious that we made it all up invites desecration beyond repair.
    "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain."
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Reagan ended the cold war without a shot fired.
    The USA ended the Cold War.
    Please keep telling the dp board a RINO did it by himself.

    No shots were fired in the Iran/Iraqi war.
    Only CON American treasure went to Iraq.
    No USA treasure went to fight the Soviets in Afghan.

    The USA was not involved in allowing Saddam to gas his Kurds.
    There was no Iran/Contra.
    Beirut never happened.
    We didn't shoot at Libya either.
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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain."
    I'd rather keep a good thing going than not, even if it means lying about it. Holding people to that expectation of God or Nature is better than "well, we made it up."
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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    The USA ended the Cold War.
    Please keep telling the dp board a RINO did it by himself.

    No shots were fired in the Iran/Iraqi war.
    Only CON American treasure went to Iraq.
    No USA treasure went to fight the Soviets in Afghan.

    The USA was not involved in allowing Saddam to gas his Kurds.
    There was no Iran/Contra.
    Beirut never happened.
    we didn't shoot at Libya either.
    Sorry, it took a strong leader like Reagan, unafraid of the USSR and one who seeked to diminish communism's roll in the world to do it.

    Carter couldn't do it, he was a weak appeaser, and Obama might be worse.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

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    What is a CoF?
    Committee of Five.
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    I've never denied my own hackish tendencies
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    scientific by itself isn't enough of course.
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    Not all Nazis were bad people

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    We could have some, none, or perhaps more than some. Arguing that it came from something men have little to no right to challenge, is on the whole, for our better. Being completely self-conscious that we made it all up invites desecration beyond repair.
    I don't disagree. I'm just arguing that rights don't have to come from some higher power, necessarily, to be inalienable.

    Although I'm not sure inalienable rights exist anyway, but that's beside the point (literally?)
    Education.

    Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by StringBean View Post
    All I can reasonably ask is that they provide the loans at a rate (currently 7%) that is NOT DOUBLE the rate of a home mortgage (3.5%).

    Of course, if I had my druthers they would be out of the business entirely.

    Should the feds set a cap for how high tuition can be raised each year? The capitalist in me says no, but the humanist says it might be worth considering.
    You do realize a home mortgage is secured with real property right?

    Why would you compare a secured loan to a very very risky unsecured loan?

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