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On Jerry Springer why do they give the guests water?

Particularly when they're fighting? From the many times I've watched, all that happens is that the guests end up throwing the water on each other rather than drinking it. And they only give it to the female guests, too. Do they give them the water with the intention of starting some wet shirt fights?

Wingnuts Discuss War On Christmas

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In Left-Right politics, where do libertarians fit?

Overall would they be considered more left-leaning, right-leaning, or centrist? It has been confusing to me because they seem to have stances from both sides. From the left side, libertarians claim to support personal freedom, non-interventionalist foreign policy, civil liberties and privacy, secularism, and oppose corporate welfare. And from the right, they support trickle-down, property rights, they oppose gun control, and they say they value individualism.

Has anybody here ever visited or lived in Ukraine?

If so, could you give me some insight on what it's like? How safe is it there?

I have a GF who lives in Poltava, Ukraine, and we have been emailing and video chatting since June. She says she really wants to see me this February. But my parents and my big sister have all been paranoid about me flying over there, considering that it would be my first time flying on my own (in addition to flying abroad) and they told me that Ukraine isn't a fully stable country. And they also said I could have problems asking for things because not many people there know English.

Thanksgiving Thread: List Everything You Are Thankful For This Year!

What does RNC PR BS mean?

I heard a number of DUers poke fun at Reince Priebus's name without the vowels, but I don't get the joke. I'm assuming that BS means "bullshit", but what does PR mean?

Which Hostess snack cake will you miss the most?

Why did Republicans hate Romney so much during the election?

Even when he won the nomination, there was a very low level of enthusiasm among his base. And he had trouble drawing big crowds at his rallies. Pretty much the only thing that got Republicans to the polls was their animus towards Obama. I just think it's weird that they didn't seem satisfied with Romney and are now trying to distance themselves from him, considering the fact that Romney is a mirror image of what the GOP is about. He's a job outsourcer, a tax dodger, a hypocrite, a xenophobe, a chicken hawk, a bigot, a liar, a panderer, and he blames other people for his mistakes. He has all the traits of a typical Republican, so I don't know why his party hates him so much.

What do "nt" and "eom" mean?

When I see people responding to posts on here, sometimes they put those abbreviations at the end of their replies. What do they mean?

"If I ever run for political office..."

"…it will be under the banner of the “PLEASE READ A HISTORY BOOK” party.
We’ve paid for two wars by mortgaging our future. Should we have fought them? Don’t care. Doesn’t matter. We’re paying for them anyway. How best to do it?
Our current administration recommends asking rich folks to pay more. But a bunch of (mostly) poor people don’t like that, because it’s “socialist”.
Current tax rate for a really rich guy: 35%.
Tax rate for a really rich guy under Reagan: 50%.
Tax rate for a really rich guy under Nixon: 70%.
Tax rate for a really rich guy under Eisenhower: 90%.
Reagan, Nixon, Eisenhower: all well-known socialists. Sigh."

-Greg DeKoenigsberg

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