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$28,000 a year? And they consider this revolutionary? Stupid. Why do students need to pay room and board when they're taking classes online? Let them stay home, wherever that might be, and take their classes in their underwear, reduce the costs to something reasonable like $500 year, and open the whole world up as a customer base.
Wow, Ann. Whatever has caused you to go off the rails over the last couple of years, it's disheartening. This column reminds me of when Charles Johnson went off the rails. Take some time, Ann, and pay attention to your mental health. (No, that wasn't meant as an insult. I'm sincere.)
Thanks, Humberto, you've given us yet another reason to despise Jesse Ventura. Notice that he is always described as a Vietnam vet. Even NavySeals.com describes him as a Vietnam vet. I wonder how that rumor got spread all over the place. In reality he never got closer to Vietnam than the Philippines. He served two years on active duty DURING the Vietnam War... but I guess when you become a politician that gets inflated al la Dickie Blumenthal, the lying senator from Connecticut who's spent his whole life bragging about being a Vietnam vet when he never left Washington, D.C.
Spot on, Mr. Blackwell! We must never let the Democrats forget or cover up their abysmal history: http://www.jpattitude.com/DemocratPartyTimeline.php. If they had any sense of history or any sort of conscience, they would change the name of their party to reflect their collective guilt, and the name "Democrat Party" would be outlawed in American like the Nazi Party is outlawed in Germany.
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Lawsuits and Impeachment

Jim4136 Wrote: Jul 15, 2014 11:04 AM
It is not often that I disagree with you, Mr. Sowell, but this time I do. If we wish to call ourselves men of principle, we must do the right thing whether success is guaranteed or not. People with principles don't worry about political fallout or popular ridicule, a point hammered home time after time by Cicero when he was indicting Catiline. Let the Senate acquit. The citizens of American will see that the House tried to do the right thing.
I don't know how you counter a strategy of illegally buying votes and convincing Democrats to illegally vote in both parties' primaries. Do we really want McDaniel breaking the law to win? Wouldn't that make him another Cochran? If Mississippi blacks are too ignorant to understand the principles of individual liberty and allow themselves to be used to prop up an aging turd like Cochran, there is nothing anybody can do. The amazing lack of ethics of those black pastors you mentioned allowing this to happen election cycle after election cycle, full well knowing the disservice that Cochran and Democrats routinely do to their parishioners, is one of the great scandals of Christianity
You should have mentioned the time-keeping, Ann. It's crazy stupid. Soccer is the only sport in the world where the clock doesn't really keep the time. When the time is up on the clock, there is always a mysterious unknown amount of time left to play, as determined by some mysterious "extra" official, and he will let everybody know when he thinks the game is really over. That's how Portugal miraculously managed to tie the U.S. That extra (Portugese-speaking) Brazilian official kept the game going an extra four minutes and then, when Portugal finally managed to tie the game, IMMEDIATELY announced that time had run out.
If you want to ping my abomination meter, write a comment without a point.
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Amazon Throwing the Book at Publishers

Jim4136 Wrote: Jun 12, 2014 10:41 AM
Exactly!
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Amazon Throwing the Book at Publishers

Jim4136 Wrote: Jun 12, 2014 10:39 AM
"Let Hachette sell its products where it wants, at what price it wants, and let the other publishers follow suit." They can, Emmett. Nothing stopping them. But if they want to sell at Amazon they need to lower their outrageous prices. Not covering their publishing costs at $9.99? WHAT publishing costs!? They don't have to print, ship, store, or cover damaged merchandise costs for e-books for God's sake. Trying to maintain hardcover print prices for e-books is about greedy publishers, not greedy Amazon. I'll grant you this, I think the market would have corrected this situation on its own. I'm slightly uncomfortable with Amazon not acting as an efficient thoroughfare for ideas. But if I have to take sides in a fight between two parties neither of which is perfectly in the right, I'll side with Amazon in this.
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