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  • Diminished prospects (Bernanke to Graduates: Money Makes You Miserable - idiot makes $200k/year)

    05/10/2010 7:35:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 347+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 5/10/10 | J.C. Arenas
    Diminished prospectsJ.C. Arenas May 10, 2010 Yesterday, the Associated Press reported on Ben Bernanke's commencement address to the newest class of graduates from the University of South Carolina. On this special day, when graduates officially transform from kids just trying to amass credits to earn their respective degrees to grown-ups just trying to earn a living, they were treated to his pessimistic anti-prosperity theme, "money can't buy you happiness." "We all know that getting a better-paying job is one of the main reasons to go to college. But if you are ever tempted to go into a field or take...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger diminished, but Democrats risk looking small

    03/20/2005 3:30:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 462+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/20/05 | Beth Fouhy - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - There's little doubt that after 16 months in office, California's action hero-turned-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has begun to shrink to human size. But so far, that's done little to elevate Democrats, who still seem a bit puny by comparison. By proposing a controversial set of reform proposals - merit pay for teachers, overhauling the state's public pension system, creating a mechanism to automatically cut state spending and redrawing legislative districts - Schwarzenegger's aura of invincibility has taken a substantial hit. Everywhere he goes, he's trailed by a growing number of protesters - teachers, police and fire fighters...
  • The Future of Judaism

    01/25/2005 11:35:24 AM PST · by stevejackson · 30 replies · 2,433+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | January 25, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Until the 18th century, there was basically only one kind of Judaism, that which is now called Orthodox. It meant living by the religion's 613 laws, and doing so suffused Jews' lives with their faith. Then, starting with the thinker Baruch Spinoza (1632-77) and moving briskly during the Haskala, or "enlightenment," from the late 18th century, Jews developed a wide variety of alternate interpretations of their religion, most of which diminished the role of faith in their lives and led to a concomitant reduction in Jewish affiliation.These alternatives and other developments, in particular the Holocaust, caused the ranks of the...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!