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Comment Re:I Disagree with Your Assessment (Score 1) 1425

To write Palin off as a "nut" or as "unelectable" would be a mistake. I see a lot of Democrats hoping that Palin runs in '12 - they should be careful of what they wish for.

this is very important, i would never have believed that W would get elected a second time, i thought he was "unelectable"

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statesman writes "The Associated Press reports that teens who text frequently are three and a half times more likely to have sex. A survey of 4,200 public high school students in the Cleveland area found that one in five students sent more than 120 text messages a day or spent more than 3 hours a day on Facebook. Students in this group were much more likely to have sex. Alcohol and drug use also correlate with frequent texting and heavy Facebook use."

Comment Re:Starting above your 1 rep max (Score 1) 854

i disagree, would you expect to get better at fighting by having a good fighter punch you unconscious repeatedly, without you ever getting a chance to throw a punch? at best you'll learn to dodge a bit, but you won't learn anything useful enough to win. the same thing applies to video games. you have to find people near your skill level, get better then them, and repeat

Comment Re:Geek squad. (Score 1) 237

there's no way they'll touch him, he's overqualified
he'll look like desperate, damaged goods.
and no one wants damaged goods, even if they're better then the perfect condition crappy goods they can get elsewhere

Comment Re:You don't say (Score 2, Insightful) 1224

how did you get sneakers out of IMMINENT FEAR OF DEATH AND/OR GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM?
but, logically, if someone wants to steal from you, they don't want to get caught. The quickest way to prevent pursuit is to injure those who would do so. I have never been robbed. But, if i were to be robbed, i have no reason to suspect that those who wish to have my things would want me to keep my health as well. Almost anyone who checks on a noise in the night carries a baseball bat, or some other melee weapon, just in case. but i'm suddenly a nut for carrying a gun to check it out instead? no one thinks twice about someone who practices martial arts, and could kill someone in the blink of an eye with the skill they have acquired, yet i'm suspect because i wish to carry a small gun?

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