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Do you think it is right that O.J. Simpson was kicked out of a Kentucky Restaurant?

A:  Though I''m no fan of O.J., I do not feel it was right for him to be kicked out of a restaurant if he was minding his own business, was not causing a ruckus, or was not wielding a weapon in public view. So if he''s just eating and minding his own darn business, then he should be left alone to eat. Though he is still held in suspicion, especially by Caucasian Americans, he is a legally free man to be about the country. A restaurant is a PUBLIC place, and as long as he''s acting sane and has proper attire he should be allowed to dine. Just because he creates media attention, that''s still no reason to refuse the man. I believe, if I can be PERFECTLY honest, it was a mere case of him being denied because he was a black man who''d be previously accused of murder. Would this seemingly...

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Dp you ever worry what may come out of your partners mouth?

A:  Sometimes I do worry that he will ask inappropriate questions. I am waiting for someone to tell him "None of your damn business!" But, he so obtuse, he''d just say, "Ok." I am reasonably pretty much comfortable (I know that''s bad). LOL What annoys me? He eats like a pig and chews food SO loudly. I just look at him askance and stare ahead. That usually makes him stop. So, I don''t directly say, "You are not a barnyard animal. Close your damn mouth when you chew and don''t chew so loudly!" I am a coward - LMAO! Yes, I worry about what comes out of my wife''s mouth, but probably not in the same way that you are concerned with. She sometimes makes grammar mistakes, uses one word when she means another, or says something that makes her sound more hick and less...

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There seems to be a lot of biracial children in the foster care system?

A:  Children that are in the system already have one strike against them. Being bi-racial can also be considered another strike. Raised in a ''proper'' environment they can learn to accept themselves in their own skin. It doesn''t mean that they won''t have their own battles with it or face racism but hopefully they will be able to overcome both issues. I will say though that being among similar ethnic groups could be positive for that child as they get an understanding that whatever ethnicity they are is great. That does not mean that somebody outside of their ethnic group isn''t capable but may take more ''work'' should both parties be of parenting status. I don''t think there are more biracial kids in foster care then there are of any other race... THANK YOU FOR LOOKING IN TO ADOPTION! You...

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Are smoking laws getting to far out of hand?

A:  Smoking should be completely banned and the cigarette companies should be fined into non existence. All cigarette executives should be tortured and killed, and so should all tobacco farmers. Anyone who has ever profited from cigarettes should be put in jail and their assets should be liquidated and donated to stem cell research. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. wow i miss the ability to thumbs-down a question. the question itself isn''t so bad, but the subtext is moronic. yes if you are a smoker yes, it is just a very, visible habit that the media and government can turn the general public toward while they cover up the real problems that should be taken care of. smoking is a very personal and mostly harmless habit to others that don''t smoke. smokers should not...

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Would we be able to get custody of my niece even if its part time?

A:  Slim to none if I understand you correctly. If an agency removes her from her home they would ask the mother for another relative they might contact as far as placement. It doesn''t sound as if she''s in a desirable atmosphere but we don''t get to make the rules for her. If an agency is involved they will decide if she is being abused or neglected and will first make an attempt to work with her in her home as long as her safety isn''t jeopardized. Ditto what Cricket said. However... If you continue to be there for her and take her on weekends and long holidays so the grandparents can get some respite, you will be establishing a relationship of trust and connections with her. There will come a day, when the grandma will be worn out at her wits end and welcome your intervention as long as...

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Being kicked out at 17...What?

A:  it hurts ay its also more common than you''d think - my mother is also a bit bipolar. I waited for years hoping she would calm down but it never happened. Get out while you can. Because the same thing happened to me mang from 15 until now at 18 years of age continually kicked out for months on end sometimes, for things like not cleaning my room - not eating with proper manners at the dinner table. My father has left her, my other brother left. Maybe you''ll be allowed back, maybe not - but why would you want to be? I live back with my mother now and feel nothing for her... could not care less whether she lived or died, i sell drugs out of my mothers home ffs lol Why am I telling you this? Because you got to do, what you want/need to do...put yourself first because no one else will. Get...

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How many states have constitutions or have passed laws that prohibit the feds from ...?

A:  Most state constitutions already have sovereignty clauses and many have made big deals out of passing sovereignty resolutions recently. The truth is though that most state and local governments have willingly sold their autonomy in exchange for funding from other entities and few would be able to survive on their own even if they wanted to. I''ve worked for a city government (in Texas), two county governments (one in Arizona, one in California) and a tribal government (completely dependent on Federal funding). The common denominator was that people wanted more than they needed and more than they could afford on their own so they looked to someone else (i.e., the Federal government directly, or the State government using funds from a Federal grant or program) to pick up the tab and spread...

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About how many years in college would it take to become a lawyer?

A:  7 years of college. I''m not sure if you are in the US. I''m in Canada but I do believe our systems are quite similar. In general, this is how I''ve always known it to be (from watching friends go through the process): WHAT LAWYERS DO: We''re talking about a large and expansive topic here. There are many facets to law, which makes for many different areas one could practice. See this article: http://www.mcbinch.com/StudentSurvival.aspx?PagID=1a21364d-430c-484a-92f7-6e1a4acc138a HOW LONG IT COULD TAKE: It all depends on where you are starting from. Assuming you are entering college as a freshman (1st year), you''d follow a timetable such as this: 1. Undergrad (2-4 years) Some students apply and get in early, after only having done half their degrees, because they have exceptional grades....

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Anti-Immigration Folks: what job that you''ve always wanted will be open after SB1070 goes into effect?

A:  You forgot dish washing in almost every restaurant in America, taking care of middle class kids and carrying trash from construction sites. Once all those unemployed Republicans get off their lazy butts and take over these good jobs, we can get the economy rolling again. Don''t worry about us pinche gringos and what jobs we will do or won''t do, if we are that helpless, all I can say is, while the illegals go back to their countries of origin they can laugh their butts off at us saying that the American people will starve, they will be living in filth and we will have to use dirty toilets, what or why would they care anyway?? Then they can start picking their own lettuce in their own countries and picking up trash and cleaning their toilets in their own country of origin; My guess is, we...

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Are you looking forward to 2050, when the UK will have a population of 77 million?

A:  If I were still alive in 2050 I would be 93. At that age I would not care a jot about the population of GB. Statistics and forecasts can be vastly wrong in either direction. No account has been taken of the possibility of war, disease, severe weather, natural disaster or anything else that could wipe out thousands in a very short time. Predictions are neither accurate or certain. Even disregarding the worst case scenerio, political laws and policies on immigration and a desire by many to emigrate away from the UK may also affect the figures dramatically. I won''t be alive. I was recently shocked to find out that a country the size of Australia only has 20 million. If I were young, I would try to go there. A vast occupancy of a country like that of Britain leads to...