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#54826 Jun 12, 2013
yehoshooah adam wrote:
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rabbee: but breach of contract, is covered by civil law.
Former res
tell that to a judge at a child support enforcement hearing.
Voluntarist

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#54828 Jun 12, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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It is. Private sector lacks the mechanism to deal with issues of communal importance such as environmental protection
Example

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#54829 Jun 12, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
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Example
I just posted the citation

and around and around we go

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#54830 Jun 12, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
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Former res
tell that to a judge at a child support enforcement hearing.
something you undoubtedly have first hand experience with

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#54833 Jun 12, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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In the US mainly we dont have entrance exams. Entrance is based on grades, recommendations, and most importantly, research sponsorship. We do have a generalized standardized test (GRE) but noone I know takes it seriously.

Nor do people go straight to the PhD, usually the departments use the Masters programs as the first gatekeeper, and then a series of oral or written exams based tailored to you by your research committee later AFTER you have finished your PhD coursework.
The American system is mainly drawing on the talent and intelligence of overseas students and scientists.

In disciplines like engineering and math, nearly 75% or more of the PhDs awarded each year by US universities are grabbed by foreign born candidates mainly of Asian origin.

An Indian high schooler with an above average grasp of the subjects can easily outwit most American undergrads and in some cases their grads, too. Those who fail to get into the IITs, IISc, TIFR, BARC and other reputed institutions back here rush to the US universities and many get selected by the IVY Leagues. We find the course work at US universities pretty easy. The cream of Indian students stay back and if interested in grad and doc studies leave Indian shores only after undergrad or master's level programs.

In India, where the entrance standards to undergrad, grad and doctoral courses are much stiffer than in the US, a candidate has to have a master's degree or in certain cases a MPhil degree before sitting for the entrance exams that thoroughly test the basics. Without a sound grasp of the basics, how can a student even dream of pursuing a master's or a doc degree? The entrance exams serve as a weeding out process of the superfluous elements. Of the successful candidates, just a few are selected by each institute after the personal interview where a candidate has to answer and solve on the spot extremely difficult subject-based questions fired at him/her by a panel of eminent professors/scientists. If he/she clears this dreaded stage then he/she gets down to the theory work needed to conduct research at the lab/field level. Funding comes in the form of government/private schols. Institutions like the reputed BARC, IISc, ISI, TIFR and others pay doctoral students a monthly stipend aside from the tuition-fee waiver and research funding - scholarship. Lodging and boarding, if needed on campus, is almost free.

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#54834 Jun 12, 2013
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In the US we still have independent branches. Destined to drive each other nuts. On a daily basis.
LOL.

So, all these fiercely independent branches of government in the US supported/support lies and frameups when the US invaded Iraq and acted against several Arab nations?

Where was/is their sense of fair-play and conscience in these most critical matters that test the ethical basis of a nation and its watchdog institutions?

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#54835 Jun 12, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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agreed
Why? Elaborate.

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#54836 Jun 12, 2013
The heavens and hells that constitute strata of consciousness-energy are 99% subjective, 1% objective.

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#54838 Jun 13, 2013
Will be putting in at least 8 to 9 hours of solid studying today. Bye. Later.

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#54839 Jun 13, 2013
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Why? Elaborate.
you first

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#54840 Jun 13, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
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LOL.
So, all these fiercely independent branches of government in the US supported/support lies and frameups when the US invaded Iraq and acted against several Arab nations?
Where was/is their sense of fair-play and conscience in these most critical matters that test the ethical basis of a nation and its watchdog institutions?
Thats one example in your favor

How about the rest of these examples?
Health Care (pres and court vs current congress)
Syria (congress vs pres)
Appointees (congress vs pres)
Rights of religious workers to sue (Obama admin vs court)
Gitmo (court vs Bush admin)
Global Warming (court vs Bush admin)
..........

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#54841 Jun 13, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
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Why? Elaborate.
No need to elaborate after you articulated the message concisely.

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#54843 Jun 13, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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You spend enormous amounts of time here criticizing an extinct group of people, and then applying your outdated and biased notions of these people to another, actual living group of people.
That is an obsession. And downright weird.
Well, if I have to look at the number of posts I make compared with yours, the one who spend an enormous amounts of time here is you. This says a lot about your social life...

If it is true that I spend my "enormous" amount of time criticizing an extinct group of people then I challenge you to go back to 6 pags and show all these posts against them. And also the posts where I applied my outdated and biased notions of the old groups to the new one.

According to you these posts of mine must be a lot... LOL

(LOL in advance)

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#54844 Jun 13, 2013
yehoshooah adam wrote:
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rabbee: truth and nationalism, very very rarely have anything in common. if you were to find out, that their sinning was the cause of cancer in your neighbor or terrorism in your neighborhood. don't we all have, the right to scream rape?
Yes.

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#54845 Jun 13, 2013
yehoshooah adam wrote:
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rabbee: thanks for helping me, remember the name of that wine. been so long ago, that i had a winery. but i used to keep, wines from all over the world. but that was in the days gone by, before the use of sulfites has ruined practically all of them. which kind of limits, my wine selection today. if i wanted to taste sulfites, i could buy food grade sulfites.
What was or is your prestigious wine?

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#54846 Jun 13, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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I also received a refund from the IRS last year. Does that mean I cant offer an opinion about the IRS?
Are you really that dumb to not figure out that what he was saying was that your opinion about government is biased, since you rely on government contract?

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#54847 Jun 13, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
Democracy that's based on the choice of the majority is a flawed system. The majority is the plodding section of humankind and is rarely right. The pioneers and trendsetters that have lifted society inch by inch from the morass of backwardness and stupidity constitute the minority.
Democracy is the dictatorships of the majority against the minorities.

What alternative system to democracy would you suggest that can reap the consensus of all the citizens, without letting anyone out and unsatisfied?
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#54848 Jun 13, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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Well, if I have to look at the number of posts I make compared with yours, the one who spend an enormous amounts of time here is you. This says a lot about your social life...
If it is true that I spend my "enormous" amount of time criticizing an extinct group of people then I challenge you to go back to 6 pags and show all these posts against them. And also the posts where I applied my outdated and biased notions of the old groups to the new one.
According to you these posts of mine must be a lot... LOL
(LOL in advance)
Mr. "any of various beans used in Mexican style cooking —usually used in plural" would NEVER have the time nor interest to complete the homework you have assigned him.

The demands of his social and professional life are far too great.

His responses tend toward the brief and pithy.

You could take a lesson.

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#54849 Jun 13, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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Are you really that dumb to not figure out that what he was saying was that your opinion about government is biased, since you rely on government contract?
1. His facts were wrong

2. Even if the facts were correct, his notions is wrong. Our country is based on interplay between government and citizenry - the lines are too blurred in daily conduct to really allege bias. Perhaps once could make that allegation in the specific profession one works in - but that is not called bias, that is called conflict of interest.

3. why do you use the word dumb? That is dumb and detracts from the issue.

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#54850 Jun 13, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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Well, if I have to look at the number of posts I make compared with yours, the one who spend an enormous amounts of time here is you. This says a lot about your social life...
If it is true that I spend my "enormous" amount of time criticizing an extinct group of people then I challenge you to go back to 6 pags and show all these posts against them. And also the posts where I applied my outdated and biased notions of the old groups to the new one.
According to you these posts of mine must be a lot... LOL
(LOL in advance)
My responses tend to be brief as FR notes. I'm online a lot because I am online at work a lot and this is an easy respite. Guilty of working other than a 9-5 job.

Thats said, I cover a large breadth of topics. You don't. Thats why I call you obsessed.

In the past I have offered corrections, and others have a well. You ignore them.

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