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I Think That America Has Become the New Rome

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    New Rome

    I think that America has become the new Rome--and I don't mean this in a good way.  Almost every day, I look around and feel that our entire society is on the edge...meaningless wars, a more and more intolerant, unintelligent populace, hatred, cruelty, and prejudice running...
    Avice Avice 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    "Ails" Caesar?

    I'm getting a "Decline and Fall - barbarians at the gate" vibe.
    Rob22make3 Rob22make3 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 2, 2008

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    chubby girls be like "heat make objects expand. I don't have a weight problem, am hot." its funny yet true. its exceptional in some cases though
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    Every woman to me is beautiful! If she's confident in her curves or lack thereof than I'm alright with that. Poor self body image is a sad concept :'( You bigger women just have...
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    I want to make love to a Fat woman. There I said it.
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    This is a perfect example of how our brain can fail to give us the full picture. We often tend to just skim through life and rely on our brain to fill in the blanks without...
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    It doesn't start at 40 years old, when you believe and knowing Jesus Christ, And your journey starts to begin.
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    I changes my clothes anyway. I hope that's a step in the right direction.
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