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Wilson James
Attended University of Texas at Dallas
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For anyone panicking about Ebola and how it spreads here is a very good short video that explains how the disease is spread and how difficult it can be to catch the disease unless you are in the right circumstances.
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Just brilliant.  How long will it take for the U.S. citizens to wake up to the fact they no longer live in the country that was founded for them.  The police state exists now.  Freedom has been swept away in the name of security.  The idea that the common man has any say in government is dead.  But they still have their smartphones, tablets and reality TV so I guess it's all OK.
 
Here's an interesting perspective on Independence Day.

http://maggiemcneill.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/dependence-day/
…Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive...it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organiz...
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+Jeremy O'Wheel In terms of relating it to say, former East Germany or the ex-Soviet Union I would completely agree with you.  However, in relation to the history of civil liberties freedom in the U.S. it is not much of an exaggeration as we are a far cry from where the country stood just 30 years ago.  While social issues have advanced, and rightly so, civil liberties have become more and more restricted over time.  Case in point, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was passed in 1978 ostensibly as an effort to protect Americans from domestic spying by our own government.  Now the same act is being used to justify spying on Americans and is being protected for the government by the very same body (Congress) who passed it in an effort to protect the citizens.  This is only one single example of the vast trove of civil liberties that are trampled on every day by those who would rule over us, not for us.  So perhaps my original use of the term "police state" may be a slight exaggeration, but if it is now it will not be hyperbole for long if the government continues down the path it has chosen and the citizens continue to apathetically allow it.
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I've seen more of these in the last few days but none that seems to encapsulate the frustration that many in Egypt appear to harbor towards the outside media.  Are we destined to constantly ignore the real feelings of people in order to somehow justify tailoring the message to suit our own particular view of the world?
Seriously? Talk about setting up a straw man and then beating the shit out of him. First of all, what you’ve basically tried to do here is lump all of Egypt together into one group, and then pointe...
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Wow...I wonder if his rear end sports another hole at this point...
The important question to ask about Attorney General Eric Holder is: Whom does he protect and whom does he pursue? Until recently, Holder claimed "deliberative privilege" to justify his refusal to com...
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Just great!!! Pass this on to anyone who thinks they know how science works or anyone who listens to major media about how science works.
The scientific process is the most effective method humans have for learning about the natural world, yet there remain numerous misconceptions about its application, even among scientists. Over at Und...
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What else can be said?  YAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!
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Or I guess WOOHOO!!!! would work too :-D
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Just brilliant.  How long will it take for the U.S. citizens to wake up to the fact they no longer live in the country that was founded for them.  The police state exists now.  Freedom has been swept away in the name of security.  The idea that the common man has any say in government is dead.  But they still have their smartphones, tablets and reality TV so I guess it's all OK.
 
Here's an interesting perspective on Independence Day.

http://maggiemcneill.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/dependence-day/
…Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive...it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organiz...
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Just more evidence of why we need to listen to the people of the world rather than craft their views to fit our own narrow viewpoints.
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I've seen more of these in the last few days but none that seems to encapsulate the frustration that many in Egypt appear to harbor towards the outside media.  Are we destined to constantly ignore the real feelings of people in order to somehow justify tailoring the message to suit our own particular view of the world?
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I am not a Muslim so I do not understand why Islamists would destroy these sites.  Can anyone explain this to me?
Armed militants from the fundamentalist Ansar Dine group have already destroyed the ancient tomb of at least one revered Muslim figure.
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You know, I heard this back in 2008 and paid no mind to it.  Signed documents and recorded contracts are a vastly different thing than rumor and accusation so this makes me scratch my head...
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