quote: All politicians are pieces of shit. Party doesn't make a difference.
quote: I am still convinced that anyone who likes Obama just likes the 'idea' of Obama
quote: A great majority of the 100k civilians you are talking about have been killed by fighting between the Sunni and Shia muslims.
quote: It is important to note this, as many people think all of the civilian casualties are directly related to American and allied military. Certainly some are, nobody likes it, but it's nearly impossible to avoid at least SOME civilian casualties.
quote: Also, the Kurdish massacres weren't even close to 5k deaths. Try closer to 180,000. There were concentration camps, chemical attacks, mass executions, 4000 towns and cities destroyed. Plain genocide. Saddam can be lumped into the Hitler and Pol Pot evil incarnate club.
quote: I don't regret the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq.
quote: Why do you think it was so easy for Obama to win?
quote: Because the media blamed everything bad happening on Republicans (completely ignoring the giant hand Democrats had to play in it all) and complete and utter bias in providing election coverage for the issues between Obama and McCain.
quote: Not that I disagree with anything you said, but neither congress nor the senate can declare war on their own.
quote: Congress gives the president AUTHORIZATION to declare war, period.
quote: What good is a Kindle if the child doesn't know how to READ?
quote: Did you pop out of the womb with a 5th grade reading level?
quote: If you have a TI-89 which can do calculus, knowing what to punch into the calculator doesn't mean you know calculus.
quote: I also find it unnecessary to teach kids to write with pen and paper, when a keyboard does it so much better. While we're at it, why waste time teaching them to read? Software to automatically read out text is now widely available.
quote: I really find it unnecessary to teach kids multiplication tables endlessly when calculators do it just as well.
quote: I actually agree with you. There's nothing wrong with textbooks in K-12. You don't pay for them anyway (at least at public schools -- or at least I didn't have to pay for them in school, I don't know how it is now).
quote: I never had a laptop, had a graphing calculator only because I was in the advanced math class and felt like having my own (the school had ones you could use during class).
quote: However, across America many children lack many essential educational tools, such as a graphing calculator.