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September 23, 2005 by joeKnowledge
I, for one, do not like the terrorism act.

The US Patriot Act seems less intruding than England version. I know I can be arrested for any reason at any time, like for example searching on Google and my library record taken to use against me.

For the sake of safety, i can be held for days, months or years and my family will not know.

I don't like that.

I am sure many people here will say ts worth it, but when it comes to England's version, I don't know..

Here is a quote from someon...
September 1, 2005 by joeKnowledge
I feel the answer is a solid no.

I read the stories, the backround info, I saw the present and past pictures, I saw the section cut of the city, I know about the hurricain track, how the city is sinking, how the water table is rising, how the river is (one adverage) 3 meters above sea level (the city, for the most part is about 1 meter BELOW sea level)...

Will there be a city? Yeah probably, but suburbs and rural areas? No. Million dollar homes? Probably because they will be able to affor...
August 19, 2005 by joeKnowledge
I just read this after surfing the net. Has anybody else read anything about this and the contradictions of the leaked evidence?
August 6, 2005 by joeKnowledge
There was a discussion on the forums about how the Confederate Flag should harbor no racial or ethnic bad ties.

It would also seem that some of those who would proudly wave the Confederate Flag also have researched history to say that there is no reason to look at the flag and think it is as bad or in a similar paying field as the Nazi flag

'I know a black person who has the flag on his car'

'The north was just as bad'

'There were many positives of culture behind the Confederate Flag...
June 5, 2005 by joeKnowledge
SOURCE: Newsweek
Bad Girls Go Wild
By Julie Scelfo Newsweek

.... The tragic event, which took place after the girls came to blows over a pink rubber ball, was a sad reminder that children can possess the same brutal instincts as adults. But for experts on youth crime, the killing was another instance of what they view as a burgeoning national crisis: the significant rise in violent behavior among girls. According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report, the number of girls 10 to 17 arrested for a...
May 30, 2005 by joeKnowledge
If I said it once, I must have said it more than twice; working hard is not enough. Working hard is a key element to 'making it', but it is not THE element nor is it the only one.

The way I look at it, this is how it works:
Hard Work: 50%
Oppertunity: 25%
Take Risk: 10%
Connections: 10%
Other: 5%
(Other could be anything from winning the lotto to some odd beating event happening)
(Yes I pulled those stats out of my ass.. but I told you that already)

Hard work helps to get you there ...
May 30, 2005 by joeKnowledge
This is for the over worked, indebted American workers who seem to be more disgruntled then ever before:

"More and more Americans are turning to debt to pay for lifestyles their current incomes can't support," writes reporter Bob Davis. "They are determined to live better than their parents, seduced by TV shows like 'The O.C.' and 'Desperate Housewives,' which take upper-class life for granted, and bombarded with advertisements for expensive automobiles and big-screen TVs. Financial firms hav...
May 27, 2005 by joeKnowledge
Here is a clip from a day 3 article:

Mr. Croteau, who will be 50 in June, grew up in Keene, an old mill town in southern New Hampshire. His father was a factory worker whose education ended at the eighth grade; his mother had some factory jobs, too. Mr. Croteau had a difficult childhood and quit school at 16. He then left home, joined the Navy and drifted through a long series of jobs without finding any real calling. He married his pregnant 19-year-old girlfriend and had two daughters, Lael...
May 26, 2005 by joeKnowledge
In a New York expose on class, they talk about everything from the rich to the poor and what it means Whether your into this sort of thing or not (or like the NY Times or not), you will find this insiteful and lead to some very important discussions.

Here is the new article:

Class Matters: The College Dropout Boom
One of the biggest decisions Andy Blevins has ever made, and one of the few he now regrets, never seemed like much of a decision at all. It just felt like the natural thing to d...
May 9, 2005 by joeKnowledge

The 100 Best High Schools in America
By Barbara Kantrowitz

May 16 issue - In the winter of 1821, the civic leaders of Boston approved what was then a radical idea. At a time when advanced learning was largely restricted to the wealthy, they voted to create the country's first public high school, open to boys 12 or older who could pass an entrance exam. Ever since, Americans have been trying to figure out exactly what public high schools should do. Should they ...
April 4, 2005 by joeKnowledge
For me, there is no question whether there is a need to limit class action suits. As with abuse of anything the responce, when it finally comes, usually is too much.

The more I read about the limitations of class actions, the more it would seem that there will be no class action suits at all. Most will be moved to federal courts and the only way federal courts will take them is if there is at least one perticipant that lives in another state that the original lawsuit came from.

So i one co...
March 4, 2005 by joeKnowledge
So instead of getting death, they will now rot in prision for the rest of their adult lives. I think that is better, not to mention cruel or unusual.
I wonder if they go to the adult prisions at 16 or not? Maybe rehab so when they get out at 80 they can re-attach themselves to civilization.

SOURCE: Steve Sack, Minnesota, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune king/050303/sack.jpg

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February 19, 2005 by joeKnowledge
Its a forgone conclusion that Syria is on the new list, so lets just look for another canadate:

So let's backtrack. Iraq, Iran and North Korea are the official members of the Axis of Evil. Iraq is history now. Syria has been deemed a junior member of the Axis as well. This much is a given.

But now that there's a job opening in the world's most infamous club, who'll step up to the plate? Syria's doing an alright job but let's look further. Who sells missles to Syria in broad daylight, bu...
January 16, 2005 by joeKnowledge
SOURCE: Yahoo News

How CBS' Big Story Fell ApartSun Jan 16, 7:55 AM ET - By James Rainey and Scott Gold Times Staff Writers Dan Rather was on the run, chasing big stories from New York to Florida to Texas and back to CBS headquarters in Manhattan. In less than a week: The Republican National Convention. A deadly hurricane. An interview for a blockbuster CBS investigation. Former President Clinton (news - web sites)'s open-heart surgery. Exhausted and stretched to the limit, the veteran a...
November 20, 2004 by joeKnowledge
Well, I am not to sure about this one. America was built on immegrants. Nevertheless, an very touchy important issue. Not black and white by any means.

How 'Bout Some Amnesty for LEGAL Immigrants? (by: little_whip)

and give us back our money, while youre at it....