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  1. A major flood leaves distinctive features, including:
    • a wide, relatively shallow bed, not a deep sinuous river channel.
    • anastamosing channels (i.e., a braided river system), not a single, well-developed channel.
    • coarse-grained poorly sorted sediments, including boulders and gravel, on the floor of the canyon.
    • giant ripple marks.
    • streamlined relict islands.
    Such features are observed on a local scale in the Channeled … Read more
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1377150/Every-language-evolved-single-prehistoric-mother-tongue-spoken-Africa.html

It's not certain what the original language may have been. I suspect we will never really know. But the subject has so many speculations that there is no consensus. Some say it was a continuous development, so that all languages descend from one mother tongue. Others, like Noam Chomsky, say it's discontinuous, … Read more

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Arguable point, as the skillset for politics is not that of CEO. Meanwhile I saw the question to be if you have to be born to wealth (hence a class quesion), you perhaps saw it as possessing wealth (which is neither a fairness nor a equality issue). The framers never expected our reps to be … Read more
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Shinypate one voted up Anonymous' answer

Because in our current political system, it's almost impossible to get anywhere in politics without either having a vast amount of money yourself or owing a great deal in favors to people who do.

The claim that any old person can get there without enough hard work is utter BS.  If you don't haveRead more

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Shinypate one voted up DDX Project's answer

Well why are they rich or elite? Look at Arnold Schwarzenegger for example. Just plain old work ethic and utmost dedication to achieving their goals. Your below average person just goes day by day, working at a meager job they don't like with no sense of what to do in the future. If you spend … Read more

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Wars happen when nations cannot get what they want through negotiation and diplomacy. Talking is the only proven method for avoiding conflict and war, and it is used 99% of the time to good success. It is the remaining 1% that go south that are the problem.

There are two types of wars that are most … Read more

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Shinypate one answered Pedro Gonzalez's question

There have been some ordinary people as President. Abraham Lincoln was a fairly poor country lawyer, one of the poorest of our Presidents, and he did well. Some others ran clothing stores and were farmers, a few were generals and did not come from wealth. Barack Obama was not wealthy, nor born into wealth. Several … Read more

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ZombieE Lee has a good selection. I would say the list might include (in reverse historical order) Elizabeth II, Victoria, James I, Elizabeth I, Henry VIII, Henry V, Edward I, William the Conqueror, Cnut the Great and Alfred the Great. 

Of these, I think the ones that left the most lasting impact are perhaps Henry VIII, … Read more

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I would say Queen Elizabeth was one of the greatest because she turned England from a backwater kingdom into a formidable empire as well as helping to unite Britain. Alfred the Great was probably one of the best because, well, he was the first true King of England and he helped to run the Danes … Read more

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The most difficult part of handling a serious health concern is telling people you love, but that is exactly what needs to be done eventually. When would be the best time to tell others? When you first get the diagnosis, and have not adjusted to it? When you are fighting it, and need their support? … Read more

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I think it's a good sign the GOP has gone to crazy town.  That he had an upswing in popularity AFTER he said reprehensible, racist nonsense is disturbing.


But those polls never mean anything at this stage.  Too early- the leaderboard will swing all over the place before it settles right before the primary. 

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Shinypate one voted up Corey The Goofyhawk's answer

One thing that ticks me off about the Republican party is that they are cowards. I like that Trump is not allowing the media and the other parties affect what he is saying. I do, however, think that Trump need to redirect his words and start talking about his solutions to the problems instead of … Read more

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Shinypate one voted up Anonymous' answer

Only in America, right? I find it alarming, but not the least bit surprised. On the other hand, he could have "bought" the media coverage and many dumb people are swayed by the media who don't take the time to research their own findings. Who knows what will happen...

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Shinypate one answered DDX Project's question

At this point in the race, it's the flavor of the week.  However, he is sucking all the oxygen from the room and the people below him are suffering from the media fascination with him; once he is on a debate stage, we can gauge his candidacy. If his numbers are still high once everyone … Read more

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Let us assume you intend this to apply to a generic country rather than the USA or some other country.

1. Of the political philosophies (Democracy, socialism/Communism, Despotism, Oligarchy, Military junta, Theocracy and Monarchy), only a few are repubilc (from res publica, or on behalf of the public).

2. In the world, about 100 countries have … Read more

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ISIS is a despotic group similar to Hitler's Germany or Stalin's USSR, but without the essential humanity and logic of those administrations. They have hijacked a religion so that opposing them is opposing the religion they ignore in their barbaric acts. They seek a religious caliphate without the limit of the wisdom of a … Read more

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Shinypate one voted up Tinkerbell St. Basil's answer

Just my opinion, but I see ISIS as a ruthless, barbaric and hate-motivated group that operate without fear of both consequences or retaliation.

I do not think they can be wiped out completely because you will always have sleeper cells of any extremist group. I do however feel that President Obama has drastically underestimated them both … Read more