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    How Do I...?

    Here is a great site full of tips and information for Mac newcomers: http://www.myfirstmac.com/
  2. Hey folks Just wondering.. I am wanting to remove my internet history and I deleted cache and cookies, cleared history; but is there anything else I need to do? Is there a firefox temporary internet folder somewhere that could be holding *files* that need to be cleared? Anything else I need to do? Matt
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    BestTechie Acquires WyldRyde

    /me likes
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    Setting Up An Ftp Office Server

    Systm - Episode 60 - Build Your Own NAS http://revision3.com/systm/freenas
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    New Forum Skin

    Member key Group icons not centered?
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    Setting Up An Ftp Office Server

    Depends on what you mean by "buy a server". I would set up a headless linux machine as the server. For the distro, you could use Ubuntu server (just 'cause that's cake to set up) with FTP (this is done during installation). Then make a user account for everyone who would be FTPing in.
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    Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Nobel jury speaks out in defense of Obama prize http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091014/ap_on_...bel_peace_obama
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    Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Guess I'd have to see if the AP phrased it, as I thought when I was reading the article, to describe the original intent of the prize, or, as your example and many others show, how it is being used, regardless of the original intent. If the latter I'll give 'em a break. TT's video points out many other examples like that as well.
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    Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    TT, interesting video. What's your point?
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    Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    The links posted in this forum always amuse me Anyway... even I don't think Obama should have won the prize. Maybe in a couple years though, he may have been more deserving. He has great plans, they just haven't happened yet. What actually shocked me the most was Bill O'Reilly's reaction. I was expecting him to be much more critical of the situation. "Having a US President honored with a peace prize is good for the country." "President Obama was honored today, and deserved or not, the world is hearing 'America' and 'peace' in the same sentence. That's good." http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html...nion/index.html
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    Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    I was aware of the Nobility Clause... it was brought to my attention when Rudy Giuliani was running for President.
  12. Matt

    China Has Talent

    sultan_emerr, Keep on topic. If you have a political post, you know where the correct forum is. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a PM. Matt
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    No More Business For "nobama" Salesman

    My bad. I thought you meant he promised a quick withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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    No More Business For "nobama" Salesman

    False. Obama campaigned on the idea that we were going to increase troops in Afghanistan:
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    No More Business For "nobama" Salesman

    I can think of a certain media outlet owned by News Corp that would jump on Obama if he burped in public... and then call him a socialist. Wasn't the AIG et al bailout during the former administration? Shucks, I hate it when late night comedians don't cover the important issues! Wasn't the whole point of 70,000 people marching on Washington to make news? Yeah, those are the only people who would benefit from a public option. Certainly not a young post-graduate girl working two jobs and getting ready for grad school who lived my town who didn't have health insurance--and died. You're right. Obama wants to give a free ride to crack heads. That's his plan. You're right it won't change anything. Everything good about the plan is being stripped out.
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    No More Business For "nobama" Salesman

    I think its a dumb argument. When I bashed Bush (which I did a lot) I got a lot of the "love it or leave it" replies. I was told that I was very 'un-American'. I shrugged it off. When people bash Obama, they should also expect opposition. Treason? Really? Freedom speech and opinion goes both ways, so everyone is going to face opposition. I don't understand why people feel that they are being persecuted. To those who feel that way I suggest: just shrug it off. If you have opinions, expect people to disagree.
  17. http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/09/09/to...ot-one-of-them/ Llewellyn:
  18. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32872749/ns/po...th_care_reform/ Read The Full Bill Here Read The Outline Here
  19. Couldn't really explain this too well myself, so I did a quick Google: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2336142/posts In regards to Communism on the far left and Fascism on the far right: Edit: However... this doesn't quite fit the "ring" idea.
  20. While that is technically true, many political scientists have abandoned the linear definitions of Communism and Fascism--with one on the far left and the other on the far right. Many have adopted an idea that the spectrum is more like a 'circle' in that if you go far left through Communism, you eventually start hitting ideals of Fascism. By this theory, the same applies for if you go far right. Regardless, I agree with you. For the context that any of this is being used, Communism != Fascism. That is, if you are using the Merriam Webster definitions.
  21. I'm a huge supporter of Kucinich. I'd vote for him for president. He was one of the very few to stand up in congress and confront Cheney on his actions. He was one of the very few to vote 'NO' in this situation that was nothing more than a waste of time and resources. I don't agree with Wilson on any level, but this reprimand by the House was absolutely pointless right now. Get back to working on our health care reform! Even as left-leaning as I am, that article was just ridiculous.
  22. I actually used to do that to floppies all the time
  23. Ok, that's fair. I actually do try to cycle through MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News. While I have my opinions, I do like to watch the other side and listen to what they're saying (though CNN really annoys me since all they talk about these days is their Twitter updates ). I don't agree with most things said on Fox News, but I have it on at least once a day. And, like you, I try to turn to local sources as well... but its rather hard to watch/read/listen that much in a day--it doesn't always happen. You're right, Bush suffered the same thing. As much as I didn't like him, though, I never called him a Nazi. Why didn't I defend him in that sense? Well, we didn't have a "World and Politics" forum then and it wasn't the topic of this thread.
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    Outlook Express

    LOL, I've noticed that Still, I really like Thunderbird, and think that it an excellent free alternative. There's also Outlook, which comes with Office. Of course... not free though.
  25. The problem then is, if conservatives believe that Obama fits under the much more moderate definition of Socialism... then how is comparing him to Marx or Hitler applicable, let alone logical? You can't have your cake and eat it too. If you believe Socialism == Social Democracy == Obama then Obama != Marx != Hitler Edit: After posting the above, I realize that my statement generalizing the beliefs and attitudes of conservatives is unfair. Let me apologize for that and attempt to reiterate what I'm trying to say. The problem that I have--and perhaps its a problem with the media--is that many conservatives on TV, the internet, and in newspapers, are constantly portraying Obama with words like "Marxist", "Hitler", Nazism", "Communist", etc. You cannot deny that this is the frequent topic and delivery from high-profile names like Beck, Hannity, O'Reilly, and Limbaugh. They clearly are equating Obama to such extreme concepts as cold-war communism, or Nazi-German fascism. Then, I see stories of people at town hall meetings with signs defacing Obama to look like Hitler. Shortly after, I see the Student Conservatives at my University doing the same things! So, I then believe that conservatives really do equate Obama to the far-narrow definition of Socialism. After all, if one is comparing him to Hitler or Marx, then they obviously(?) are using the Merriam-Webster definition. So, JDoors--and anyone else who'd like to be in this conversation, my questions for you are: What is your definition of Socialism? Is Obama one, and why do you believe that? Do you equate Obama to Marx, Hitler, etc, and why? Hopefully this will steer the conversation in a better direction than what my original comments may have done.