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The questions-not-worth-their-own-thread question thread VIII

Discussion in 'Picture Threads Archive' started by Bill3000, Nov 13, 2009.

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  1. Earthling

    Earthling Deity

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    Crackpots, as your dichotomy would have it, or just in general, expect bias on pretty much anything from them, as is common with a lot of Washington "Think Tanks." Also known for promoting really stupid stuff in school (primary/secondary) curricula.
     
  2. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

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    Does taking cough medicine in regular dosage when you are not sick have any serious health effects?
     
  3. Lord Baal

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    It's supposed to be addictive. don't know anything else about it.
     
  4. Slim_Shady

    Slim_Shady Quebec Extremist

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    Ask Lil Wayne, how do you think his voice got so....:shake:
     
  5. Karalysia

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    I want to watch Coraline but I don't have 3d glasses. Is there any way to Mcgyver them? Failing that where would one acquire 3d glasses?
     
  6. PlutonianEmpire

    PlutonianEmpire Socially Awkward Goofball

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    Is the 2012 movie in 3d (meaning it requires 3d glasses)?
     
  7. Karalysia

    Karalysia Deity

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    No its not. I was talking about this movie which is in 3d, apparently its very good 3d.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coraline_(film)
     
  8. Yeekim

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    To native English speakers: is the following sentence correct (in grammatical sense)?

    "Corollary to the study, author presents following conclusions, observations and proposals:"
     
  9. Flying Pig

    Flying Pig Utrinque Paratus Retired Moderator

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    "Corollary to the study, the author presents the following conclusions, observations and proposals:
     
  10. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    Is it possible for someone to be mute but not deaf?
     
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  12. Lord Baal

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    Sure. There was a guy in my primary school who was mute but not deaf. I've got no idea exactly why though, we were in different years.
     
  13. Wong512

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    Finishing my HSC in Australia i have bucketloads of free time to pursue whatever i may like.

    What are some reads or sources that comprehensively explains the political spectrum?
    Ive read wikipedia and it is beside my understanding.

    Also i'd also like to learn about the EU and its politics, anyone know any good reads or sources for the average person's understanding?

    Any help is largely appreciated
     
  14. Camikaze

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    Reading this forum will probably help a lot with both of those. I don't know of any books that would be helpful, but I would think that just reading the news (from a few sources) would greatly increase your understanding pretty quickly, if you already have a basic understanding. Hope that's helpful.
     
  15. Integral

    Integral Can't you hear it?

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    I would be careful with Cato. It's rather more reputable than the other libertarian think-tanks, but their policy conclusions should be treated with caution.

    The most reliable of the popular think-tanks are Brookings, the Urban Institute, and the Tax Policy Center. Heritage and Cato can be too strong in their policy recommendations and shamelessly push their agenda, but they are bastions of caution when compared to some of the other right-wing groups...

    (The left-wing groups are no better, mind. Though they often have the redeeming quality of tirelessly advocating for the poor.)
     
  16. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    What is that position called in a court or household, the person who sort of "makes everything work?" I generally associate the position with Baldassare Castiglione, but I can't seem to find it being used in reference to him anywhere.
     
  17. Shekwan

    Shekwan Kim Chi Quaffing Celt

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    Cheers for the help regarding the Cato institute guys. :goodjob:
     
  18. PlutonianEmpire

    PlutonianEmpire Socially Awkward Goofball

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    What's the difference between a country and a nation?
     
  19. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Is "facilitator" the word you are looking for, maybe?
     
  20. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Nah, it sounds far cooler than that. I think its Italian in origin.
     
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