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The AMAT thread is one of SI's more active and constructive. A diverse group of contributors exhibit deep understanding of company fundamentals, industry (semiconductor, SC equipment, tech in general), and technical analysis. This same group also represents a cross-section of America (or the world?) in terms of political, economic and other views. This makes for some quite interesting discussions...

Since September 11, more than half of all posts on the AMAT thread have been off-topic, addressing issues such as how to deal with terrorists, the use of nuclear arms, US foreign policy, etc. Although much of the discussion has pitted liberal vs. conservative and pacifist vs. hawk, it has been generally cordial and constructive

Rather than drawing the ire of those tiring of OT post on the AMAT thread, I invite posters to use this thread to continue the OT discussions. We may not all agree but it us useful to hear all sides. All opinions have been tolerated on the AMAT thread, and they should continue to be freely expressed here.

Of course, non-AMAT thread posters are welcome too...
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786Give Us Your Skilled Masses [WSJ commentary] By GARY S. BECKER November 30, 200Sam Citron-11/30/2005
785Here is a post on west coast real estate value. Message 21348106 opps, I am wrThe Pre Beakerite-6/13/2005
784I can't answer the west coast question but highly trained people out of workwillcousa-6/13/2005
783OT. The real point here is house prices. The price of houses is high. There is dThe Pre Beakerite-6/13/2005
782Hmmm...That link doesn't seem to really fit this situation. The issue is notMath Junkie-7/22/2003
781The issue is actual the presumption of innocence (innocent until proven guilty) runes-7/22/2003
780If the law is written this way I don't see where the prosecution would have Math Junkie-7/21/2003
779Yes, but the issue is also whether due process makes room for broad assumptions Proud_Infidel-7/21/2003
778Yes, I suppose. I don't know why you think it is so obvious. It's equallMath Junkie-7/21/2003
777Richard, <i>However I suppose there could be a potential due process issuProud_Infidel-7/21/2003
776This is a reply to a message that Brian Kerecz wrote on the No-Politics Thread: Math Junkie-7/21/2003
775The Final Downgrade...Bush and Cheney Downgraded salon.com (Compliments of RayJerome-7/10/2002
774Prune the Shrub.BWAC-7/8/2002
773Prediction....Bush's War on Iraq will go exactly nowhere. Look at the factsJerome-7/7/2002
772Mike../..threaders....Israel is busy building a wall to keep the terrorists out Jerome-6/20/2002
771Jerome, Unfortunately castro will live forever. Its hard to believe that a basebmichael97123-5/14/2002
770>>>What is the goal of such a lie?<<< (about Cuba)... The goaJerome-5/14/2002
769Likud move mostly internal politics. Bibi wants to replace Sharon as the Likud cmichael97123-5/14/2002
768Mike & Fred....the two contentious posters on this thread. I think the LikJerome-5/13/2002
767Fred, I was in HS then and Castro's revolution was one of the great romanticmichael97123-5/13/2002
766It looks like we have dwindled to three contentious posters. I visited Cuba undFred Levine-5/13/2002
765Jerome, Have we attacked Cuba? Did i miss the news? What misstep? Tiny country michael97123-5/13/2002
764Look at the Bush attack on Castro....to me it looks like a major misstep. If BusJerome-5/13/2002
763Hell Afganistan is smelling more and more like vietnam. I hope we are both overmichael97123-5/13/2002
762Con't..."axis of evil" One only has to read a little about the BoJerome-5/10/2002
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