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Art of shaving

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aaron Wolfenbarger May 28, 2010. 9 Replies

I just went to the new Art of Shaving store at the mall. What are your thoughts on their products? They seem a little expensive; are they worth it?Continue

Gun control speech

Started this discussion. Last reply by JonEdanger Jan 18. 232 Replies

I have to give a point-counter point speech in class regarding gun control. I'm on the side of more gun control. I know a lot of you have some strongly held beliefs on the subject; I don't know much…Continue

Glasses

Started this discussion. Last reply by Evan Mar 21, 2010. 5 Replies

I just received my new glasses from the optometrist but I'm not happy with the lenses. I have a prescription of -5.25 and 5.00 so they're definitely thick. When I first purchased them they brought up…Continue

Quotes about drinking or bars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aaron Kraus Mar 4, 2010. 31 Replies

I have to give a persuasive speech in class next week about a localbusiness and I decided to do it on my favorite watering hole Calendo's,a local bar. I'm coming up short on quotes to put in to my…Continue

 

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Stuart Charles replied to David's discussion Gun control speech
"Right, Sorry Jon."
Jan 18
Stuart Charles replied to David's discussion Gun control speech
"Sorry, guns aren't that important. Gun registration does not limit my freedom. Because guns do not matter. I wasn't trying to prove my 'macho', just letting you all know I don't hate or fear guns. Australia is a very safe…"
Jan 18
Jeff replied to David's discussion Gun control speech
"For those that never used a gun they see no reason for them. Those of us that used them no one will ever take them from us. The real question is if you take the 2nd amendment from gun users then why not take all the other rights away because you…"
Jan 18
Alex Clarke replied to David's discussion Gun control speech
"Have you any evidence to support your claim?"
Jan 17
Alex Clarke replied to David's discussion Gun control speech
"Limiting natural rights through legislation is impossible.  Only the compliant actually respect the rule of law which makes the passage of laws meant to prohibit a natural ability completely ineffectual to their logical end, namely, the…"
Jan 17
Celtblood replied to David's discussion Gun control speech
"Land mass and location could factor into an invasion, but the bottom line is simply that, with the government in full control of your firearms-- even if you have some-- and with so few having them, you are at the mercy of that government and…"
Jan 17
Stuart Charles replied to David's discussion Gun control speech
"Mate... I don't know where to start. It' been a pleasure though :)"
Jan 16
Chuck Knight replied to David's discussion Gun control speech
"Precisely.   "Because we don't trust you" is not the right answer to that question.  Read the federalist Papers.  They're not supposed to trust us...or us them.  That's how the system was designed."
Jan 16
Ari White replied to David's discussion Gun control speech
"This is exactly why we had federalism to begin with, to keep the more populated places from foisting their peculiarities on far-flung populations. With the collapse of federalism in this country, I am afraid that the growing urban population will…"
Jan 16
Carl Monster replied to David's discussion Gun control speech
"Say you chopped off a highly urban area of the country, say NYC and it's immediate suburbs, and told them they had to form their own government independent of the US. This population does not hunt, and yes, guns are rampant in poor areas, so…"
Jan 16
John A. replied to David's discussion Gun control speech
"I have to admit, that would be fun as sh**. After re-reading my post, I have this Mythbusters desire to build this thing. Anyone know where I can get a reasonably price 20MM?"
Jan 16
John A. replied to David's discussion Gun control speech
"So, using that argument, why limit weapons at all? I can't go out and buy a full auto belt fed machine gun unless I have a dealer/collector permit. Why not any weapons system? I don't need it, but I enjoyed my 20mm Oerlikon on my patrol…"
Jan 16
John A. replied to David's discussion Gun control speech
"When I was a kid, growing up in Idaho, everyone had a pistol, shotgun and a rifle. usually a revolver, hunting shotgun, or bolt action deer rifle. No one that I knew or knew of, had a magazine fed, semi auto rifle. Idaho is a hunting state, bigtime.…"
Jan 16
Pale Horse replied to David's discussion Gun control speech
"Tell that to the thugs around where I live."
Jan 16
Carl Monster replied to David's discussion Gun control speech
"lots of other things go boom though,  like aerosol cans on a fire"
Jan 16
Jack Bauer replied to David's discussion Gun control speech
"*afforded the opportunity to acquire the tools to feed and defend his family."
Jan 16

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Interests
Going out with my friends, music, movies, and clothes. That's a pretty basic list for me.
Books
Anything by Bukowski is good. I enjoy Hemingway as well.
Movies
Inglourious Basterds, movies directed by Clint Eastwood, The Dark Knight, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Knocked up, Zombieland, and 40 Year Old Virgin. I enjoy comedies but I tend to stick with more serious movies.
Music
The Clash, the Replacements, Kings of Leon, Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Cash, the Zombies, and the Rolling Stones. I'll listen to anything so long as I can relate to it.
Quote
Pints of Guinness make you stronger.

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At 9:54am on February 20, 2010, Library_Goon said…
Thanks for the add, David. Have you ever worked in a library before? If not, try either getting a part-time job or volunteering at your local library. I worked in libraries all through my undergrad (community college and also my alma mater). And when I decided to go back to grad school (got my Master's degree in library science from University of Pittsburgh), I volunteered at my neighborhood's local branch - a good experience.

If you have any other questions, I would be glad to try and answer them. Good luck to you!
At 11:11pm on February 17, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Awesome! I hope you enjoy it.
At 11:51pm on February 15, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Welcome to the community, David. Glad to see you're already getting involved!
At 12:01pm on February 15, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Alright! Welcome to The Great Debate. Great to have you with us.
At 9:14pm on February 14, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
Anytime David, glad to see you jumping in and adding content :)
At 8:55pm on February 14, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
Hello and welcome to the site !!!!
At 7:41pm on February 14, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there David. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
 
 
 

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MichaelRogers replied to Joseph Victor Newman's discussion What exactly qualifies as "the mind of an Engineer"? in the group Engineers of AOM
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