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US Sniper Gets 10 Years for Iraqi Death

---bullshit--- Seriously, he was serving our country. He was doing his duty, and this is ridiculous. Most murderers here in the US don't even do that kind of time... I think there needs to be a petition against this. if there is anything, send it my way.  (Feb 11, 2008 | post #545)

Honda CR-V

Replacing OEM Tires with Larger Size

<-- 98 CR-V with 215/70 r15 Kumho Solice. [they've treated me well on my 900 mile drive from NC to IA, and have been a blessing in the snow and slush.]  (Jan 31, 2008 | post #11)

Honda CR-V

2000 Honda CRV Driver's Side Window Not Working

The motor has probably gone ka-put. This happened on another car of mine... the replacement was around $120. If it is still making a noise, it may have just fallen off the track. Just pop the door panel off, and you should be able to tell.  (Jan 31, 2008 | post #2)

Honda CR-V

How some small SUV newcomers rate CONSUMER REPORTS

I would rather have a car that is expensive to fix but doesn't break down often, than have a car that is constantly having problems, but is a cheap fix.  (Jan 31, 2008 | post #6)

Science / Technology

Blue-Eyed People Have One Common Ancestor

Don't imply that others are morons when you butchered basic genetic explanation. I give it to you, though, you at least have some understanding of what you are talking about  (Jan 31, 2008 | post #269)

Science / Technology

Blue-Eyed People Have One Common Ancestor

Studying genetic patterns for eye color, hair color, etc. is in the same field of studying cancer. We know why people are dying of cancer. Cancer is a genetic mutation of cells that causes rapid reproduction. [think about when you get a cut on your arm. You body heals itself by generating new skin cells to replace the damaged ones. This also happens when you get a sunburn. Why do you think a sunburn can lead to skin cancer? At some point during the process your body goes through to replace the skin cells killed off by the UV rays absorbed by your body, something "goes wrong" and a cell starts to rapidly reproduce. In essence, it can't shut itself off.] Why do we care? Not all of us do...  (Jan 31, 2008 | post #261)

Science / Technology

Blue-Eyed People Have One Common Ancestor

Blue-eyes are carried on a recessive gene. Brown eyes are a dominant gene. Let's go with science here: B=dominant b=recessive BB= Brown Bb=Brown bb= blue so, If your parents are both carriers of the recessive gene [Bb] you may end up with Brown or Blue eyes. You may be BB and have brown eyes, and not carry the recessive gene. Which means you will not have blue eyed children. Or maybe you would be Bb with brown eyes, and have the chance to have a blue eyed child. If two people have blue eyes [bb] they cannot have a brown eyed child, since they do not have a dominant gene present. Your comment is ill informed. If both his parents had blue eyes, and he had brown... then you'd have a correct statement.  (Jan 31, 2008 | post #248)

Honda CR-V

How some small SUV newcomers rate CONSUMER REPORTS

There is certainly something to say about "American made cars." Has anyone made note that American companies, such as Ford, have shipped their factories overseas and "foreign " companies such as Toyota have been moving factories to the US? Beyond that. The quality of product has dropped to nil. Manufacturers have lowered the quality of the cars they are pushing about because we demand lower prices. We are the culture that has to have a new car in the driveway... and new cars are being made to run well for the first 3-5 years. After that, it is expected that you will trade it in for a new one. I personally trust Honda and Toyota to put out good cars. I have a '98 CR-V and it runs like a gem. Older Toyota's are better, in my opinion, than the newer lines. For one, new trucks [from almost any company] are just TOO BIG. I suppose this follows the saying "to each, their own."  (Jan 31, 2008 | post #4)

Comedy

Best comedy TV series?

http://www.topix.n et/who/tupac helps to search Tupac, instead of 2pac  (Jan 30, 2008 | post #230)

Iowa City, IA

The illegal alien problem, Huckabee and the 2008 elections

I am sorry... but we are looking at a shaky economy, mortgage crisis, poor healthcare options [for those of us unfortunate enough to not have/ be able to afford any form of health insurance.] .... and the big focus is on illegal immigration? this is not going to solve our problems...  (Jan 24, 2008 | post #2)

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