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So, in a place for real craziness (the middle east) I really hope this turns out to be a good ending and I hope this girl pulls through.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57532473/pakistani-girl-shot-by-taliban-lands-in-u.k/?tag=cbsnewsHardNewsFDArea;fdmodule

It's people like that, that can really change the middle east. Not outside forces. And maybe someday people like her will actually change how I feel about that whole area.

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So, in a place for real craziness (the middle east) I really hope this turns out to be a good ending and I hope this girl pulls through.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57532473/pakistani-girl-shot-by-taliban-lands-in-u.k/?tag=cbsnewsHardNewsFDArea;fdmodule

It's people like that, that can really change the middle east. Not outside forces. And maybe someday people like her will actually change how I feel about that whole area.

 

Hope she does make it too; I felt bad when I read that.

 

Here is something brighter:

 

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/10/16/schools-take-aim-at-popular-flamin-hot-cheetos/

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Hope she does make it too; I felt bad when I read that.

 

Here is something brighter:

 

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/10/16/schools-take-aim-at-popular-flamin-hot-cheetos/

oh god. I could only watch about half of that. Part of me gets that a school doesn't want to feed things that arn't good for kids. That's ok. But then again schools have much bigger things to worry about then what kids are putting in their mouths. It just looks like another attack on "unhealthly foods" and more baords and people in suits trying to tell us what to eat. I don't even like flaming hot cheetos and I'd defend the food over this nonsense.

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oh god. I could only watch about half of that. Part of me gets that a school doesn't want to feed things that arn't good for kids. That's ok. But then again schools have much bigger things to worry about then what kids are putting in their mouths. It just looks like another attack on "unhealthly foods" and more baords and people in suits trying to tell us what to eat. I don't even like flaming hot cheetos and I'd defend the food over this nonsense.

 

Damn that wasn't the one with the catchy rap tune was it?

 

 

There.

 

I thought it was funny; we have been eating those things since.....over 26+ years. I never liked them because it would make my butt red and just now they are getting under fire. Not the fact that it's made with yellow five but because people noticed that kids eat them so much that they skip lunch. (What about the 25-50 cent juice that's sugar and water?)

 

Also funny because they need luck trying to implant that; kids used to go to the corner store before and after school to buy the 25 (back then, it's a dollar now,) bags to the point that stores would ban school kids between the hours of 7am-11am.

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2nd debate down, 1 more to go. Debating taking the day after election day off just to watch the nuttiness.

 

I'm still voting who I want to vote regardless of the debate; the only thing that would sway me is if one side offers FREE everything in health care (medication, etc.) to EVERYONE without any co pay at all for EVERYTHING in EVERY SINGLE STATE guarantee, (signed in blood,) and that's not happening.

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I'm still voting who I want to vote regardless of the debate; the only thing that would sway me is if one side offers FREE everything in health care (medication, etc.) to EVERYONE without any co pay at all for EVERYTHING in EVERY SINGLE STATE guarantee, (signed in blood,) and that's not happening.

 

No free lunch. Even if it was free upfront, taxes (yours and mine) would still be paying it.

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No free lunch. Even if it was free upfront, taxes (yours and mine) would still be paying it.

 

There is no such thing as 'free.' Even the money or the stuff you got for "free," someone had to pay for it in time, money, blood, sweat, or tears.

 

I wish there was such a thing as "equal exchange."

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I wish there was such a thing as "equal exchange."

 

That didn't work out too well for the Elric Brothers...

 

Ben Da Mad Irishman

"It really did cost an arm and a leg"

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In good news Zynga's total shares (of their ENTIRE company) came back. And....It's horriable! :happydance: LOL. It turns out they are actually losing more money then they take in (like our goverment no?) I feel like throwing a freaking party just hearing this news. :balloons: I mean gosh, [who would have thought making a product that doesn't charge anything wouldn't do well when you put it on the stock market?/i] Ya, know the place where things actually has to HAVE value.

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That didn't work out too well for the Elric Brothers...

 

Ben Da Mad Irishman

"It really did cost an arm and a leg"

 

Didn't work for this guy either:

 

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/first-time-treasure-hunter-discovers-trove-roman-era-123747420--abc-news-topstories.html

 

More reasons to be a selfish bastard in the world.

 

EDIT: Greed had it right from FMA.

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also about zaynga they also steal style and looks from other games, EA was sueing them, now that a screwed up day where we want EA to win a lawsute.

 

also about youma, i agree with fugi about a few things, i really want to go, but it in detriot, hell it worse for me since i am a white kid in northside, ibeen down to the southside but ya it scary. but i really honestly do want to go.

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The last debate tonight. Getting closer and closer to getting this over with.

 

But they are having a debate on the same night as NFL Monday Night Football and NLCS Game 7.

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The last debate tonight. Getting closer and closer to getting this over with.

 

But they are having a debate on the same night as NFL Monday Night Football and NLCS Game 7.

They should each have a little streamline under at the bottom of the screen while they debate, "Talking, talking talking," *Lions score touchdown!* "talk talk talk".

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They should each have a little streamline under at the bottom of the screen while they debate, "Talking, talking talking," *Lions score touchdown!* "talk talk talk".

 

It would be funny if the moderator occasionally interrupted with a score:

 

Moderator: "I don't mean to interrupt this question on Libya, but the Lions just picked off Jay Cutler for a pick six."

 

Obama: "Dammit, I started Cutler tonight in my fantasy team!"

 

Romney: "It's all right, Mr. President. I had MJD yesterday."

 

Ben Da Mad Irishman

"The Lions better win"

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Talking debate...Sorry Romney fans, but Obama gave him a nasty burn with his "You don't know how a military works"

 

Where is Kelso when you need him. lol

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Talking debate...Sorry Romney fans, but Obama gave him a nasty burn with his "You don't know how a military works"

 

Where is Kelso when you need him. lol

 

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Also this:

 

http://www.voxxi.com/deaths-monster-energy-drink/

 

Are people idiots? It's an energy drink, it says ON THE BOTTLE THAT IT RAISES YOUR HEART RATE. I know adults who almost died from drinking Monster/energy shot/etc. and my ex bf was knocked the heck out from drinking half of one, so why drink the whole thing? I used to be just as stupid too and worked 5am shifts and thought that "well I need to stay up so I better drink this." It's a stimulate; a borderline drug. This was almost 6 years ago; why are people still doing stupid stuff like this now? People died from drinking Monster before so why are people sueing now for something that's not the company's fault in the first place?

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Talking debate...Sorry Romney fans, but Obama gave him a nasty burn with his "You don't know how a military works"

 

That's cool. Neither does Obama.

 

He made a snide remark about how technology has improved so that we don't need a huge navy any longer--despite the fact that the US Navy itself has said, repeatedly, that it cannot do its mission with less than 300 ships (it currently has 285, and stands to lose more). Now while I understand the need for defense cuts, Obama basically just told the Navy that he knows how they work better than they do. That's a stupid thing for a President to say, not to mention dangerous.

 

He was also off the mark with his "bayonets and horses" remark. We still use both: horses (and mules) are used in Afghanistan where vehicles can't go, and bayonet training is still part of US Army basic training.

 

As far as Monster goes, does it dangerously raise heart rates? I've never had the stuff...Pepsi tends to make mine go pretty fast, with the sugar and caffeine.

 

Ben Da Mad Irishman

"Monster is an ingredient of a kryptonite drink"

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As far as Monster goes, does it dangerously raise heart rates? I've never had the stuff...Pepsi tends to make mine go pretty fast, with the sugar and caffeine.

 

Ben Da Mad Irishman

"Monster is an ingredient of a kryptonite drink"

 

Yes; one of my co-workers almost died by doing something just as stupid as this fourteen year old and people have died in the past by drinking two or more energy shots/energy drinks in less than 24 hours. Some of the drinks go between 40-300mg of caffeine per drink, not counting the sugar content. This isn't new either; this has been happening since 2004 or earlier with other energy drinks. It's like people were under a rock until something happens. Most of the people who drink energy drinks are kids, really young teenagers, as well as 20 year olds who mix them with alcohol, which is just as bad. You can't get these things with food stamps either due to the latter statement.

 

During 2005-2006 when I was drinking Mountain dew amp I knew those things were bad and forced myself to stop drinking them. At the time I drank them because I hated coffee and I needed something stronger than pepsi to keep me from falling asleep at work/job corp, which would get me fired. Red bull wasn't cutting it and I could had died then from experimenting with all of them but Monster because I read the damn labels. I'm grateful now.

 

Why would a fourteen year old need one, not two, of these in less than twenty four hours AND her parents didn't know? Makes me feel that this generation is the worse one because sure people were stupid back and there was racism, then but not THIS kind of stupid.

 

http://www.newsforshoppers.com/are-monster-energy-drinks-killing-our-children/36710471/

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Yeah, it's nothing to fool with. Two weeks ago, I had two cups of coffee, two cans of Pepsi, and three glasses of Pepsi--and my heart rate shot up to 120 bpm. Scared the hell out of me, and took six hours to come down from.

 

Caffeine isn't bad for you necessarily, but it's best in moderation.

 

Ben Da Mad Irishman

"Much like politics"

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That's cool. Neither does Obama.

 

He made a snide remark about how technology has improved so that we don't need a huge navy any longer--despite the fact that the US Navy itself has said, repeatedly, that it cannot do its mission with less than 300 ships (it currently has 285, and stands to lose more). Now while I understand the need for defense cuts, Obama basically just told the Navy that he knows how they work better than they do. That's a stupid thing for a President to say, not to mention dangerous.

 

He was also off the mark with his "bayonets and horses" remark. We still use both: horses (and mules) are used in Afghanistan where vehicles can't go, and bayonet training is still part of US Army basic training.

 

As far as Monster goes, does it dangerously raise heart rates? I've never had the stuff...Pepsi tends to make mine go pretty fast, with the sugar and caffeine.

 

Ben Da Mad Irishman

"Monster is an ingredient of a kryptonite drink"

 

 

Im not debating the facts (since both, in some form, most likely are wrong at parts )...I was saying it was a colossal burn. Lol

 

Btw Sent, Obama said we have less from that time period, not that we don't use them. Which is true. Can't say ive seen a war being fought that Americans were using those. (outside of training. )

 

Edit. Why are conservatives taking that statement out of context ? The butthurt is strong.

 

Obama said "we use FEWER horses and bayonets" yet somehow it got warped to none.

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How do people keep dying from these things? I can chug cans of them all day and they don't do anything do me. They don't even keep me awake. In other news. Why or how the heck is Iron Patriot in the Iron Man 3 trailer? Norman Osbone is still part of spiderman which is owned by fox. A crack in the marvel movie universe I see.

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How do people keep dying from these things? I can chug cans of them all day and they don't do anything do me. They don't even keep me awake. In other news. Why or how the heck is Iron Patriot in the Iron Man 3 trailer? Norman Osbone is still part of spiderman which is owned by fox. A crack in the marvel movie universe I see.

Don't think it works like that. They only have spiderman. Osborn isnt just a spidey villian. And I dont think they have the rights beyond Spider-Man

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Monster's my energy drink of choice, so I can't speak to other brands, but there's freaking WARNING LABEL on the side of the can for goodness' sakes - it says that it shouldn't be drunk at all by children or pregnant women, and that people should not exceed 2 cans (I think it's 1 can, on those giant ones with the resealable tops) in a 24-hour period. It's very unfortunate that the 14-year-old girl died, but that's the fault of her parents or herself, not Monster - she shouldn't have been drinking them in the first place.

 

I don't think energy drinks are bad - I drink them usually once a week, when my friends and I do late-night gaming. They allow me to stay up and socialize instead of going to bed at 9PM like the grouchy old lady I am. They do need to be drunk responsibly, though.

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How do people keep dying from these things? I can chug cans of them all day and they don't do anything do me. They don't even keep me awake.

 

Depends on the body type, just like drugs. What might make someone high won't make the other person high, etc.

 

EXAMPLE: Your friend gets drunk from one beer but it takes 3-5 for you to get tipsy.

 

Yeah, it's nothing to fool with. Two weeks ago, I had two cups of coffee, two cans of Pepsi, and three glasses of Pepsi--and my heart rate shot up to 120 bpm. Scared the hell out of me, and took six hours to come down from.

 

Caffeine isn't bad for you necessarily, but it's best in moderation.

 

Ben Da Mad Irishman

"Much like politics"

 

That's what piss me off; back in the day people drank coffee and you didn't hear them dieing from that. So why are people, especially young people, are doing stupid stuff like this? Don't parents teach them to read labels and pay attention?

 

I never, never drank two or more red bulls in less than 24 hours and never with alcohol.

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Im not debating the facts (since both, in some form, most likely are wrong at parts )...I was saying it was a colossal burn. Lol

 

Btw Sent, Obama said we have less from that time period, not that we don't use them. Which is true. Can't say ive seen a war being fought that Americans were using those. (outside of training. )

 

Edit. Why are conservatives taking that statement out of context ? The butthurt is strong.

 

Obama said "we use FEWER horses and bayonets" yet somehow it got warped to none.

 

Because it was snarky, condescending, and insulting. Which is politics, true...but IMHO Obama didn't look presidential. Several pundits--both liberal and conservative--have said that Obama looked like he was the one running for office, not Romney. That's not a smart move for someone who's falling behind in the polls. It might fire up the liberals, but those aren't Obama's target audience. Liberals are going to vote for Obama no matter what (just as conservatives are going to vote for Romney). Independents will decide the election, and they might see that comment as being schoolyard bullying. Nobody likes a bully.

 

The other problem is, it shows Obama not understanding the military either. We actually use horses a lot in Afghanistan, and bayonets have been used in combat frequently--I don't know about Afghanistan currently, but I do know they were used in Fallujah in 2004. The comments on the Navy also betray a general lack of knowledge. Yes, we have carriers and submarines, but cruisers and destroyers, along with support vessels, ensure that the carriers can survive on a modern battlefield. Right now, with the sequestration cuts, the Navy is scheduled to retire four Aegis-class cruisers capable of shooting down ballistic missiles...which seems like a really dumb idea when we might need those to knock down Iranian or North Korean (or, God help us, Chinese) ballistic missiles.

 

The Navy is going to feel those cuts, and Obama's condescending attitude towards the Navy--asserting that we don't need a very big Navy, which is patently untrue--may hurt him. Obama needs Virginia in his win column, and there were a lot of Navy personnel and shipyard workers who heard Obama's comments last night. Those people live in Norfolk, VA.

 

So yes, it was a burn. If Obama was debating Romney on Facebook, it would be worthy of a like. But he just made a horse's rear of himself on national TV scoring a point that can now be used against him (just think of the Romney ads painting Obama as not knowing what the hell he's talking about militarily), and that burn could cost him. It could cost him the election. Biden made no friends acting like the drunk uncle last week. We'll see.

 

Ben Da Mad Irishman

"That said, remember I am biased"

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As far as military goes. Both seem to be extreme on opposite ends. Dems like to slash the miltary to the point were it might be hard to defend ourselves if something were to happen. But Reps seem to want to increase it to the point of absurd amounts. We litterally have a legion of tanks sitting around collecting dust as we keep making more and more.

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