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Comment Re:Not mutually exclusive (Score 1) 401

Now that I'm in law school, it's clear that my fellow students value intelligence (including technical knowledge) right along with social prowess and appearance.

I won't deny that social skills and appearance are very important. But maybe I'm old fashioned; growing up when the Internet didn't have a facebook. Where we could only judge a person by what they said and how they said it. It the end it shouldn't matter what you look like or your amount of friends. If you say something... something that is True; that is what is most important.

Comment hobbies like gardening (Score 2, Insightful) 373

Yeah god forbid.

Look I agree that texting is not making anyone less intelligent but texting is a watered down form of social interaction. A friend on facebook most of the time is not a real friend. The real threat is creating social interaction without the social connection. Where we reduce people to objects that we interact with rather than someone who lives and breathes.

Comment Re:Biggest disappointment thusfar (Score 1) 788

Look if you thought Obama was all things to all people you were naive. If you thought sudden dramatic change was possible you were ignorant of US history.

Change can and does happen in the US but it takes a long time. This is somewhat by design as our founding fathers wanted checks and balances which acts as a hindrance to change.

Some examples:

Slavery wasn't made unconstitutional until the ratification of the 13th amendment in 1865. This overturned the Dred Scott case which decided slavery was constitutional in 1857.

Jim Crow wasn't effectively made illegal until the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Women were not given the right to vote until 1920 with the ratification of the 19th amendment. This is some 70+ years after the birth of the modern movement for women suffrage in the US at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848.

Injustices perpetrated by the US Government against its people can be overturned. But it takes time, blood and persistence. Thinking one man could change it and all you had to do is vote is ignorance and indifference to the sacrifices made by previous generations to defend their rights.

Comment Re:Not going to happen (Score 1) 705

First off Obama wasn't talking about unilateral nuclear disarmament. He was talking about a slow gradual reduction in the world stock pile of nuclear weapons. Also he said it was a long term goal something the might be possible after his lifetime.

Second the recent provocation by NKorea proves that nuclear weapons no longer act as a sufficient deterrent. Actually NKorea is using nuclear proliferation as a market to fund its regime.

Third nuclear weapons are quickly becoming obsolete. Biological weapons which can eliminate the population of a nation without destroying its infrastructure are much more a threat in the near future. The only threat that nuclear weapons currently present is that of nuclear proliferation which increases the probability of nuclear accidents and a terrorist organization obtaining a nuclear weapon. Reducing nuclear weapons over time will decrease the probability of these events occurring.

Comment Re:Why not? (Score 1) 873

Well I posted an article in rebuttal to your article. Then I attempted to post the actual part of the bill which we were debating (instead of a pdf file 1000+ pages long). However the current library of congress website does not save searches for an extended period of time.

Anyway..

1. goto http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.+1:
2. click #7
3. search or scroll to TITLE XIII--HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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Activision Blizzard Announces Guitar Hero 5, New Call of Duty 85

MTV's Multiplayer Blog reports on recent announcements from Activision Blizzard which confirm that sequels to several popular franchises are on the way. The games include a new Guitar Hero, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and a new Tony Hawk, which will use some kind of non-standard controller. "At the meeting, Activision Blizzard showcased new games that would make sense for in-game ads, including the vaguely titled "Guitar Hero 5," which included a screen shot of gameplay with a Burger King ad to the right of the note highway."

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