Decent U.S. sports and athletics coverage. I don't watch a lot of sports, so I probably won't be using it though.
I think new websites such as freshbooks and outright are far better than these old guys who fail to innovate and adapt to the new, open, simpler way of doing things.
Decent news covering major stories. I notice that I unintentionally land on their stories from a lot of other websites very frequently.
Are they any good? I've never bought anything from them before, but they have been around a long time. I'm surprised they are still around from the DOT COM BUST era.
An OK site, except I think I got some spam side effects from installing one of their toolbars or something a long, long time ago.
With new government regulations regarding credit cards, rates are going up! Pay off and destroy your cards, don't use money you don't have!
Christianity: Is the World Ending in 2012? No
Like many things, the bible can be interpreted in many ways. End of this world may not mean the end of the earths existence or the destruction of the human race, but could mean the end of our way of thinking and interpretation of our physical surrounding. Such change could be brought out from a scientific discovery that defies our current logic making our brains "think outside the box" which could lead to an exponential flood of new knowledge. The greek word Apocalypse is used and interpreted as and end of the earth destruction word, but literally means "lifting of the veil" or "revelation" [source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse]. I interpret the verse stated above like so, You are to call out to your friends and family and decide on those who oppress you and relinquish them from learning the greater intelligence from which they are not worthy to receive, and as the enlightened one ascend into the higher depths of knowledge the unworthy are outcast. The bible is almost literally a metaphor, Jesus to
Keynesian Economics No
The Keynesian economics is very embedded in Europe (and, above all, in Italy): which the economy more flexible and resistent to up-down of the historical event? The U.S.A. or an european nation?
Gerson Therapy / Diet Yes
I think there are some valid points, but there needs to be more studies done. Unfortunately, I don't think there is much funding in such research. It's basically saying you don't need expensive drugs.
Allow genetically engineered offspring? Yes
I'm sort of against it because we don't know the long term implications. But, the possibilities are potentially amazing so I think it will be inevitable. Science has changed the way we live and we should find ways of embracing it in an ethical and thoughtful manner.
American Medical Association No
I've heard too many doctors complain about it. The AMA is in bed with pharmaceutical companies. The AMA won't recognize or even consider the fact that there may be other solutions to the health crisis than what is most profitable to drug companies. Alternative medicine, organic and natural supplements, and any other solution is quickly shut down as nonsense. It's really too bad. I don't like the AMA it is far too corrupt.
Did Marcavage Have His 4th Amendment Rights Violated? No
I think the city should be allowed to inspect rental properties but not homes without a warrant. Rental properties are a business. This is not a violation of the 4th amendment, even if he lives in his duplex. The area of the duplex where he lives should be protected by the 4th amendment, but the rental area is a business.
H1N1 Vaccinations Required? No
No, it is your body you should have the right to decide what goes into it. No they should not be compulsory. If the spread becomes too bad public panic will make them all get it anyway.
Apple vs Microsoft Yes
I reckon apple is better because their machines are much more sleeker and compact saving valuable desk space. The OS is easy to use and simple but also can be used for very complex tasks allowing the one OS to be used for just checking an email and running a web server easily. The price is higher but, there are less viruses and it is much more stable. I myself do not like windows for its annoying "Are you sure you want to do this" dialog boxes so I am probably a little bit biased.
Yes... PHP is a good language, it is free and can be installed on most major operating systems, unlike ASP. And if you are going to make debates know what it is you are starting the debate on...
Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants (1994) No
No, it is coffee, it is hot. You would be able to feel if it was hotter than usual through the cup. And are we sure she didnt spill it on herself purposefully. If I sell you a knife and you trip and fall onto one leaving the shop i am not viable for your actions.
Should women be required to register for the draft? No
As it was prior to WWII women are not required to sign up because they are needed to have children, care for the children, work in factories to provide for the war and manage the household while the man is gone. Therefore it is a compremise, men risk their life in war while women practically run the country. But with the new equal rights laws that the women so persistantly tried for its seems fitting that they too should be required, but hey do you really want people like Paris Hilton fighting your war???
Should brush clearing be allowed? Yes
Brush clearing has been used for centuries and is not bad for the soil. A controlled fire will destroy the overgrown old trees allows new fresh shrubs to sprout and to stop larger uncontrolled fires. Far more polution is put out by the hybrids of the USA than what would come out of a controlled fire. Uncontrolled fires burn a much larger area of land at one time and put people and houses in serious danger.
Pain-free Cattle? Yes
Cows are being exploited whether we like it or not! Would you rather suffer or feel no pain... Complaining about GE will not get you very far. 'Pain free' beef will put up a stiff competition becuase it will most likely be cheaper but people will be deciding to eat GE beef or organic beef. The GE beef would be thorougly tested over multiple generations before being declared safe to eat. The scientists know what they are doing, listen to them.
Light therapy (full-spectrum lighting) for health? No
The human eye only picks up 3 main colours: red, green and blue. It is more sensitive to red than any other colours. The visible light spectrum has a very low effect on human skin due to evolution so there is not much point exposing these colours. Full-spectrum may feel better for you because of the infra-red warming your skin and the ultraviolet cooking your skin. The ultraviolet may break down certain 'harmful' substances in the skin. If anything just sunbathe every now and then, it is much cheaper then buying a full-spectrum emitting lamp.
Cash for Clunkers Yes
Its alright! A few work arounds could be taken like an incentive to buying hybrids like 30% off and a lesser amount for non hybrids
Hannah Montana No
No!! Disney is exploiting the singers with crap songs!! Miley might be able to sing (might) but with the songs she is singing she is losing on a large fraction of potential customers.
Is cell phone radiation a concern? No
There's radiation everywhere. The sun's UV rays. The FM and AM radio signals. Satellites. Cell phone towers. Gamma rays. Alpha rays. We're bombarded by radiation. I don't think the radiation from a cell phone is healthy BUT it's not really a concern.
Apple Inc. Yes
Apple is an amazing business mostly because of Steve Jobs. I don't think it would be anywhere near as successful without his genius.
Is marijuana a gateway drug? No
No, it's not a gateway drug. Smoking pot and doing heroin are two different things. If there's any connection, it's because they've already established that both are crimes so why not. If marijuana was legalized, there would be less connection between pot and hard drugs.
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