Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 54745
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2022/07/02 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2013/10/24-11/8 [Politics/Domestic/Immigration, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:54745 Activity:nil
        The URL says it all.
2022/07/02 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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        countries know that I left US for country Z. Then, when I depart
        country Z and head back to US, only provide the US passport? I'd
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2010/1/12-25 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/China] UID:53628 Activity:nil
1/12    "Skewed China birth rate to leave 24 mln men single"
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        wave hits our coasts!  Here's our slogan: "SAVE OUR WOMEN ...... For
        \_Shit, I wouldn't want to get in a war with them.
2009/11/17-30 [Politics/Domestic/Immigration] UID:53532 Activity:nil
11/17   Illegal Immigration: There's an App for That
2009/9/14-21 [Politics/Domestic/Immigration, Politics/Domestic/SocialSecurity] UID:53361 Activity:nil
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2009/8/29-9/9 [Politics/Domestic/Immigration, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:53308 Activity:nil
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2009/7/23-29 [Politics/Domestic/Immigration] UID:53185 Activity:low
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2009/5/26-30 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:53044 Activity:kinda low
5/26    Is it correct to call someone the daughter of Puerto Rican
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        \_ Yes it is correct.
           \_ Thanks! Obama immigrated from Hawaii, right?
              \_ Not the same.  Doubly not the same in the early 50s.  Go watch
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2008/11/21-28 [Politics/Domestic/Election, Politics/Domestic/President/Reagan] UID:52063 Activity:nil
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2008/10/23-28 [Computer/Rants, Politics/Foreign/Asia/China] UID:51647 Activity:nil
10/23   why does OBama want my pie?
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2012/10/29-12/4 [Science/Disaster, Computer/SW/Languages/Java, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:54516 Activity:nil
10/29   Go Away Sandy.
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2007/8/21-22 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:47690 Activity:low
8/21    why doesn't the bush administration name the next
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3/14    torture:  eh
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2006/10/12-13 [Science/Disaster, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:44800 Activity:nil
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Until Earth-based photons learn how to get on, fans of the world's most successful sci-fi franchise had to make do with a long, non-retracting yellow plastic tube which sort of made a lightsaber-ish sound when swung through the air. More recent efforts from the franchise's official merchandising partners have included a decidedly breakable glass tube which, at the push of a button appears to extend -- sound effects and all -- and glow blue or red, but under no circumstances could be used to deflect a blaster shot or slice though the hull of a spacecraft. However, that could all change following a chance discovery by group of Harvard and MIT physicists. Nature, they reveal that they have indeed found a way to bind photons together and make them do as they're told. The jump from forming photon-based molecules to a Jedi Knight's iconic space-age sword is nowhere near as farfetched or fantastical as it may seem either because the scientists themselves dare to draw the comparison. 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