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To: J.B.C. who wrote (468380)1/30/2012 11:11:39 AM
From: FUBHO
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If you look at the General Education requirement here for example, it is 18 credit hours. That is one full semester. The first year requirements of Calculus I/II, Chemistry, Physics are all classes you can take in AP high school classes and test out. That is another full semester. You have just shaved one year off your four year program. Eliminate some of the electives outside your area of specialization and you probably save another semester. Go to school during the summer and you have an engineering degree in TWO YEARS.

engineering.purdue.edu 
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To: MJ who wrote (468368)1/30/2012 11:15:44 AM
From: miraje
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What will be Paul's impact on the election?

Here in NV, Paul is running a very effective TV ad about meaningfully downsizing the federal government. Romney is running an ad (TV and a mailer) containing no policy positions and just trashing Gingrich.

I hate the civil war going on in the GOP. I'm fed up to the eyeballs with the slashing and trashing of fellow Republican candidates. I truly believe that if the GOP commits political hari-kari in this upcoming most important election which allows Obama and the Dems to continue this country on a suicidal trip down the drain, that a viable, truly limited government oriented 3rd party will emerge. Will it be too late by then???

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From: simplicity1/30/2012 11:17:25 AM
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Fred Thompson has left the reservation:

philadelphia.cbslocal.com 

Actor and former Senator and former Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson is part of a bi-partisan effort to create a compact agreement among states to award all of their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, no matter who wins the state vote for president.

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To: Stan who wrote (468375)1/30/2012 11:18:21 AM
From: MJ
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Stan

Paul is still running as a Republican, he has not done a third party candidacy at this time.

The people I surveyed were Virginia Republicans. I was surprised-------I expected they
would be in line with Romney.

From what I hear and read---------there is no third party move at this time.

Now go to Donald Trump---------I watched an interview with Donald Trump last evening------if there is a
third party move I believe it would come from Trump. However, he is waiting to see how the Republican
process shakes out.

This is one of the most fascinating Primaries I have ever seen -------in part because of the internet. The
one thing that Obama did well was to use the net in 2007 and 2008 to get elected.

Ironically, it may be the internet that will be a large part of bringing his candidacy down as it provides the transparency that Obama has not provided.

Excuse the digression-------I do have another life so no more politics today.

mj .


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From: FUBHO1/30/2012 11:21:03 AM
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President Obama leaves event promoting clean energy in a motorcade of 22 fossil-fueled vehicles

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To: MJ who wrote (468384)1/30/2012 11:24:17 AM
From: LindyBill
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I started voting Libertarian over 40 years ago, in the early 70s. The argument against me was that "I was wasting my vote." I quit doing that after 911. This time around I think a third party vote is suicidal.

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To: FUBHO who wrote (468381)1/30/2012 11:24:21 AM
From: longnshort
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"you can take in AP high school classes and test out"

some schools don't let you test out, others like my son's you need a 5 to test out

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To: longnshort who wrote (468387)1/30/2012 11:25:56 AM
From: FUBHO
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RE: need a 5 to test out


That was the standard with my courses as well long ago. If you got a 5 on the AP exam, you got the credit.

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To: longnshort who wrote (468387)1/30/2012 11:29:23 AM
From: LindyBill
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I am not an engineer, so I am guessing based on my reading. I suspect you need four years of Algebra, plus every other math course you can come up with for a Electrical Engineering degree. A lot of this could be done by the the end of twelve years of school. But the Schools don't want you to learn too fast and to skip the Liberal Arts classes they love to teach. reminds me of dance classes where the teacher wants you to get one new step per class. Keep you coming back for more.

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To: MulhollandDrive who wrote (468270)1/30/2012 11:29:28 AM
From: longnshort
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Thompson: Mitt campaign has 'Drudge in their back pocket'
By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 1/29/12 11:58 AM EST
Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) on Sunday attacked Mitt Romney for "unseemliness and overkill" in his aggressive campaign against Newt Gingrich, the candidate Thompson has endorsed.

Romney's "modus operandi, basically, is to play Mr. Nice Guy until somebody gets close to him," Thompson said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "And then he unleashes his attack machine. And that's what happened in Iowa and it's what's happening in Florida."

Thompson said that a story in Sunday's New York Times depicts "Romney's staff ... patting themselves on the back, talking about how mean and down they are. How they've got Matt Drudge in their back pocket. And how Romney is in on all of it."

For months, Drudge has been running a steady stream of pro-Romney and anti-Gingrich stories on his website, Drudge Report.

Read more about: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Matt Drudge, Fred Thompson


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