Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2011 22:38 UTC, submitted by brewmastre
Legal "President Barack Obama on Monday nominated former Recording Industry Association of America lawyer Donald Verrilli Jr. to serve as the nation's solicitor general. The solicitor general is charged with defending the government before the Supreme Court, and files friend-of-the court briefs in cases in which the government believes there is a significant legal issue. The office also determines which cases it would bring to the Supreme Court for review. Verrilli is best known for leading the recording industry's legal charge against music- and movie-sharing site Grokster. That 2003 case ultimately led to Grokster's demise when the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the RIAA's verdict." Cough.
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3rd tier educations
by dayalsoap on Thu 27th Jan 2011 07:07 UTC
dayalsoap
Member since:
2010-05-19

This is why people with educations from 3rd tier universities shouldn't be allowed to vote. You people actually think there's a difference between the 2 parties? Please. There's a difference in rhetoric, but no difference in implementation. Good job at being brainwashed partisan hacks. Go get some trivial programming books and pretend you're well educated.

The reason our country is in shambles is because you 3rd stringers vote these scumbags into office.

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RE: 3rd tier educations
by acobar on Thu 27th Jan 2011 07:31 in reply to "3rd tier educations"
acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

May you please enlighten me about, between the well known almost same 2 candidates with real chance because the election is not direct anyway, options Americans have?

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RE[2]: 3rd tier educations
by Soulbender on Thu 27th Jan 2011 15:12 in reply to "RE: 3rd tier educations"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Revolution.

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RE[2]: 3rd tier educations
by kaiwai on Thu 27th Jan 2011 17:25 in reply to "RE: 3rd tier educations"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

May you please enlighten me about, between the well known almost same 2 candidates with real chance because the election is not direct anyway, options Americans have?


How about getting involved politically with the parties - if the majority of Americans are sane then how come the politics don't reflect it? they don't reflect it because Joe and Jane Sixpack just don't get involved thus they have the parties controlled by wingnuts and ideologues rather than real people offering real solutions. Do you really think if there was decent civic engagement in the United States that people like Christine O'Donnell would actually become a candidate for a major party? Come on - you've only got yourself to blame if the two only choices makes a decision being the vote for the lesser of two evils.

As for third party candidates in the US - the whole system needs an overhaul; it is amazing how the US government can always agree on spending more but it is like pulling out teeth with pliers when it comes to tax reform, cutting spending, agricultural reform and so on.

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RE: 3rd tier educations
by aesiamun on Thu 27th Jan 2011 17:17 in reply to "3rd tier educations"
aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

That's funny, I've had friends at MIT vote for Obama...didn't realize it was 3rd tier.

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RE[2]: 3rd tier educations
by kaiwai on Thu 27th Jan 2011 17:37 in reply to "RE: 3rd tier educations"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

That's funny, I've had friends at MIT vote for Obama...didn't realize it was 3rd tier.


Unfortunately there are those who confuse knowledge for wisdom - one only needs to look at religious fundamentalism/extremism and the number who have degrees in the hard sciences as one example of that dichotomy.

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RE[2]: 3rd tier educations
by Soulbender on Thu 27th Jan 2011 18:25 in reply to "RE: 3rd tier educations"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

That's because all your universities are 3rd tier ;)

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RE: 3rd tier educations
by telns on Thu 27th Jan 2011 19:18 in reply to "3rd tier educations"
telns Member since:
2009-06-18

You people actually think there's a difference between the 2 parties?


I agree with that it is basically a one party state.

I can't say I do about the universities. Larry Summers was head of Harvard. Bush went to Yale, and had ties there. Obama has strong ties to Columbia.

Whom do you think the faculty and alumni of most the first and second rung universities was voting for in these last elections? Ron Paul? You may believe that -- I have my doubts.

Edited 2011-01-27 19:20 UTC

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