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How Rachel Maddow Helped Force Bill Clinton's Support For Mandela's AIDS Plan

How Rachel Maddow Helped Force Bill Clinton's Support For Mandela's AIDS Plan

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 11:06:29 in Politics

“So Rachel Maddow has always been very outstanding; no wonder this Stanford graduate won the Rhodes scholarship amongst others.
Standing up for such a relatively unknown.unpopular cause when the US government was against the new South African republic is indeed amazing and ahead of time. And she was holding the other end of the stick (being Caucasian).
She does not cease to amaze me with some of her good work.”
Are You Smarter Than The Mayor Of London? Here's The IQ Test Boris Johnson Failed (VIDEO)

Are You Smarter Than The Mayor Of London? Here's The IQ Test Boris Johnson Failed (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 19:25:20 in World

“My questions:

1. Does a rectangular house built in perfect North pole only face South? If true, does not the fact that both East and West parts of the rectangular house, which are perpendicular to North and South are in fact parallel to South contradict rules of being parallel and perpendicular?

2. Are there no polar bears in the North Pole?”

Idhrenohtar on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:59:38

“1. For a philosophical point of view, North=1, South =-1, East = 0, West =0. There is no East or West on this perfect North pole.
2. North pole is not a continent, and right now, it's a lake on a huge iceberg. Polar bears lives in arctic areas, mainly in Canada. Arctic does not mean North Pole.”

FromtheHeartland on Dec 6, 2013 at 11:10:12

“Your first statement would only be true if the earth was flat.”

Lon on Dec 6, 2013 at 10:11:26

“The answer to your first question is that the geometry on the surface of a sphere (or largely spherical object like the Earth) is not Euclidean. So principles of perpendicularity and parallel don't work the same. There are no parallel lines on a sphere. When we talk about paths being parallel we are generally talking about short distances and pretending the area is flat rather than spherical.

So yes the windows face South. But not all things facing South on a sphere are parallel. So the fact that the lines between the opposite windows would be perpendicular to each other does not create problems involving parallel lines.”
SeaWorld Marriage Proposal Gives Us Another Reason To Love Dolphins

SeaWorld Marriage Proposal Gives Us Another Reason To Love Dolphins

Commented Nov 2, 2013 at 16:09:32 in Weddings

“Thank you. I will try to watch it.”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 00:47:50 in Weddings

“This style of Indian is common in N.India. If you watch the whole wedding, you would be mesmerized by the beauty of it all. The groom even comes like a prince in a white horse with a sword! The bride is dazzling with flowers and jewelery (22 Karat Gold if you can imagine them; lots of them).
South Indian wedding are different, but equally very beautiful and glamorous. I know enough people from India to know this. The culture is very old, very rich, and very mesmerizing.”
Tiane Brown, Law Student And Mother Of Three, Found Dead Near Abandoned Detroit Ruins

Tiane Brown, Law Student And Mother Of Three, Found Dead Near Abandoned Detroit Ruins

Commented Oct 31, 2013 at 08:54:35 in Crime

“Very appropriate comment. Scholarship in her memory is a good idea so that her good work and life is always remembered.”

ConsciousOfEverythin on Oct 31, 2013 at 15:05:45

“If Wayne State really appreciated her contribution to the college and community, they may be led to do something along the line of a scholarship.”
John McCain: Hillary Clinton Would Be 'Formidable Candidate' In 2016

John McCain: Hillary Clinton Would Be 'Formidable Candidate' In 2016

Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 23:09:52 in Politics

“I support Hillary Clinton 100%. Still, should she not be answerable and accountable to what happened at Benghazi as the Secretary of State? And President Obama? Is this not owed to the brave Ambassador and the three special forces soldiers who lost their lives (OK, two ex-SEALs and a CIA agent who were there to protect him) and their families? Is our loyalty to Hillary more important than this, irrespective of the irresponsible Iraq war for which the other side has to be held accountable (Hillary, also supported the Iraq war as a NY senator, btw).”
John McCain: Hillary Clinton Would Be 'Formidable Candidate' In 2016

John McCain: Hillary Clinton Would Be 'Formidable Candidate' In 2016

Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 23:05:36 in Politics

“An American war hero and a man of integrity and reputation for someone that high in the political cadre and that long in politics.”

Dr Jimmy and Mr Jim on Oct 29, 2013 at 10:42:44

“A man who thinks it more important to play video poker than to pay attention at a meeting that is contemplating invading Syria and killing hundreds of thousands of innocent children, women and men AND U.S. Soldiers.

But I guess video poker on your smart phone is much, much more important than human life.

Also, he's the guy that picked Sarah Palin as a V.P. and if he had won, and something happened to him, she would have been president.

...but you consider this man to be a war hero, a man of integrity and reputation. Maybe you need to look up these words and get a better understanding of their definitions.”
2-Year-Old's Message For Her Papi Will Turn You To Mush

2-Year-Old's Message For Her Papi Will Turn You To Mush

Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 13:54:01 in Parents

“Children are cute and innocent. War has a huge price to pay, even for the victors.
I hope all leaders see such videos before they order to bomb their opposition to submission. If the leaders have any humanity (and I don't doubt it), it might stop a few avoidable wars.
Peace and yes, lovely child.”
Coconut Oil Benefits: 12 Facts About This Wonderful Ingredient

Coconut Oil Benefits: 12 Facts About This Wonderful Ingredient

Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 13:47:52 in Canada Living

“Coconut oil is highly regarded in India, which I learned during my visit there. They consider it healthy part of Ayurveda (I hope that I am not quoting this wrongly).
Coconut juice is so cooling in the tropical weather.
Thank you HufingtonPost for posting such interesting, offbeat, and to be useful articles.”
Alison Lundergan Grimes Goes Hard Against Mitch McConnell With Burning Building Web Ad

Alison Lundergan Grimes Goes Hard Against Mitch McConnell With Burning Building Web Ad

Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 13:43:23 in Politics

“Powerful ad. Very effective in my opinion.”

Sthernbull on Oct 28, 2013 at 13:47:44

“The Choir always thinks the Preacher is right!”
Squirrel Vandalized Bikes At Iowa College: Officials

Squirrel Vandalized Bikes At Iowa College: Officials

Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 13:36:37 in Weird News

“"Squirrel vandalized bikes at Iowa College"
:-)
(Like a naughty out of control teenager).
:-) :-)”
Ohio State University's Marching Band Pays Homage To Hollywood Blockbusters (VIDEO)

Ohio State University's Marching Band Pays Homage To Hollywood Blockbusters (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 23:13:34 in College

“Very creative;love such creative ideas!”
The Sun 'Flips' Every 11 Years And Seven Other Things You Didn't Know About The Sun

The Sun 'Flips' Every 11 Years And Seven Other Things You Didn't Know About The Sun

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 19:50:02 in Science

“One of the most fascinating thing is learned about the Sun is a spiritual lesson from the RIg Veda (Greek, Chinese, and the Indian ancient philosophies are so fascinating), that every life comes from and goes back eventually to the Sun, and "Moksha" or salvation from life is defined as the process of eventually goes back to the sun.
Rig Veda is the oldest of the four Vedas and is thousands of years old. So, everything in that ancient Aryan civilization is about worshiping fire - of which the Sun is the ultimate source of that energy.”

Imhotep40 on Oct 25, 2013 at 20:07:17

“Ra”
There's More To Samantha Goudie Than Just Being 'Vodka Samm' (VIDEO)

There's More To Samantha Goudie Than Just Being 'Vodka Samm' (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 11:52:24 in College

“Why would anyone intentionally be mean to anyone else? And get pleasure from it in any way?
I think most people get wise, mature and lose this bad tendency with age and experience, thankfully - 30s, 40s whatever.
And to the young people who are kind, considerate, and caring (my own kids to be honest, now in their teens) I really respect that in them.
BTW, I have known University of Iowa students. They are normal as anyone else, but they have gone to become quite successful. University of Iowa and Iowa State University are both good universities and good cities to go to college, in my experience of visiting their campus as a student myself, years back.”

Chicho Blanco on Oct 28, 2013 at 00:37:02

“You are correct. I am a University of Iowa graduate. I had a wonderful college experience. I also got a great education.”
15 Signs The Universe Is Telling You To Go To Grad School

15 Signs The Universe Is Telling You To Go To Grad School

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 11:46:29 in College

“Very funny and creative. Enjoyable. Congrats Amanda Scherker. You are probably a cool young person! I am forwarding this to lot of people that I think who would appreciate it.
Actually, I would have this list for Phds.
Or based on #9, (they correcting my Maths and Science), I would go for my second Masters!”
Newsweek Predicted The Rise Of Ted Cruz

Newsweek Predicted The Rise Of Ted Cruz

Commented Oct 23, 2013 at 16:09:33 in Politics

“When you graduate with honors from the Harvard Law School, it is not difficult to predict and put you in a list of "Latinos to Watch".”

Peanut Santiago on Oct 23, 2013 at 16:19:41

“Hey, it's not like he graduated at the local (relatively unknown) law school with just above average (or average) grades.

{shrug}”

Twelve on Oct 23, 2013 at 16:17:00

“I think he was in the special ed class.”
Iowa TA Accidentally Emails Homemade Porn To Students

Iowa TA Accidentally Emails Homemade Porn To Students

Commented Oct 23, 2013 at 16:06:23 in Weird News

“WHERE, WHERE?
(Imagine me lying on the ground and moving my arms and legs in the air unable to see - like legendary Al Bundy of Polk High in "Married with Children" just before being smashed by "Big Mama" in the wrestling match in married with children) :-)
You are welcome!”
My Work Addiction Was So Bad That I Didn't Have Sex With My New Husband For A Month

My Work Addiction Was So Bad That I Didn't Have Sex With My New Husband For A Month

Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 18:16:05 in Weddings

“East Indian Kumar did not have sex for a month after marriage?
We here do not have have sex ever after marriage.”
'African' Themed 21st Birthday Party Shows Attendees In 'BlackFace' And KKK Costumes

'African' Themed 21st Birthday Party Shows Attendees In 'BlackFace' And KKK Costumes

Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 18:11:00 in Black Voices

“Destinoz is being sarcastic to make a point I think.”

tense641 on Oct 23, 2013 at 20:10:27

“Bad news for you, when ever anyone is insulting and then follows through with a I was just joking...then a grownup knows that the person said what they truly feel. Sarcasm uhuh dear and you can take that to the bank but thanks anyway for your response.”
'Ole Miss Party Girl' Shelby Herring Gets Candid On Camera, Goes Viral (VIDEO)

'Ole Miss Party Girl' Shelby Herring Gets Candid On Camera, Goes Viral (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 19:07:49 in College

“I meant no harm, but I should not have posted this comment. Could lead to misinterpretation and someone being offended. Sorry.”

Kevin F on Oct 22, 2013 at 02:44:08

“Speak your mind. That's what free speech is all about.”
NYTimes Tech Columnist David Pogue Joins Yahoo

NYTimes Tech Columnist David Pogue Joins Yahoo

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 15:09:51 in Technology

“I avoided Google mail (gmail) because I disliked their history of thread conversations. I used yahoo because they did not have that.
Now, yahoo gets Marissa Mayer from Google and she gets yahoo to implement the same S*IT. I am very disappointed but have nowhere to go but cut and paste private mail messages that I want to forward. Real pain.”

Rascal7 on Oct 21, 2013 at 15:45:14

“Do what I did. The very second I saw the change 2 weeks ago, I closed my account even without saving anything. This woman has done nothing for Yahoo.”
'Ole Miss Party Girl' Shelby Herring Gets Candid On Camera, Goes Viral (VIDEO)

'Ole Miss Party Girl' Shelby Herring Gets Candid On Camera, Goes Viral (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 14:52:55 in College

“The female law students (most of them blonde, blue-eyed, tall, and athletic) are some of the most drunken students that I had known and sexually adventurous. Of course, that was before my marriage, when I was at college.”

realpragmatist on Oct 21, 2013 at 19:07:49

“I meant no harm, but I should not have posted this comment. Could lead to misinterpretation and someone being offended. Sorry.”
'Ole Miss Party Girl' Shelby Herring Gets Candid On Camera, Goes Viral (VIDEO)

'Ole Miss Party Girl' Shelby Herring Gets Candid On Camera, Goes Viral (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 20, 2013 at 12:36:06 in College

“Both at the same time ;-)”
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