Online:2 Years Ago Name:James Blake
Updated:2 Years Ago Gender:Male
Joined:9 Years Ago Birthday:October 1, 1984
President:Not Saying Email:- Private -
Ideology:Progressive Education:Graduate Degree
Party:Democratic Party Ethnicity:White
Relationship:Not Saying Income:Not Saying
Interested:in Women Occupation:Financial Services
Looking:No Answer Religion:Atheist
About Me:I am a historian. My focus is on industrial slavery in antebellum America.
Quotes:"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe."
Sports Teams:West Virginia Mountaineers. Pittsburgh Steelers.
College:
West Virginia University, Graduate Class of 2012
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
West Virginia University, Undergraduate Class of 2010
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
High School:
Morgantown High School, Class of 2003
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Abkhazia and South Ossetia should not be independent from Georgia

Crevaux
JBlake

In August, 2008, the Russian Federation recognised the independence of the Georgian breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia following the crushing defeat of the Georgian army during the Second War in South Ossetia. Since then, this act has been followed by Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Nauru. However, I do not believe those so-called republics should be independent. First of all, there is no historical background to support the independence of the regions from the Georgian center. Also, i...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

Federal Reserve System and the base of "capitalist" America.

MClaro725
JBlake

Since 1913, we have kindly allowed The Federal Reserve System to monopolize the issuance of the currency market. The decision was based on the idea that having an oversight of such market would promise stability in our country's financial system. However, it has not carried out that promise at all. All it has created are a series of booms and busts that inevitably will drive us into the ground. That event is showing signs of possibility today. This system has become so commonplace that we have a...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

The Obama Care bill should NOT have been passed

jonpistone2
JBlake

I would like to say a few words here before starting my opening argument. I respectfully request that only an American Citizen please join this debate on the 'con' side. I have nothing against view points from other countries on health care, but with a bill where American tax dollars are being used, I find it to be a more honest debate between two citizens directly effected. If I could have, I would have voted No to this bill and look forward to debating with someone who would have voted yes. (...

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4 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Proposed Redistricting Procedure

JBlake
mattrodstrom

======= Introduction ======= Common wisdom tells us that competitive congressional districts are better than non-competitive ones. Subscribers to this view often claim that non-competitive districts produce legislators that are inattentive to the needs of their constituency. Gerrymandering has been blamed for the predominance of non-competitive congressional districts in recent decades. Common wisdom also tells us that gerrymandering is responsible for the dominance of the two party system...

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12 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Noam Chomsky should be shot for treason

Alk09
JBlake

Noam Chomsky is an anarchist, but unlike most suburban anarchist kids, he actually has more than just a brain stem. He makes anarchism seem like an intellectual philosophy and writes essays on the foreign policy of the US. Every god-fearing American knows that he's an America-hating liberal who should be shot for treason....

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Updated 8 Years Ago
JBlake
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Affirmative Action
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Border Fence
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Estate TaxPro
European UnionPro
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Flat Tax
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Gay Marriage
Global Warming Exists
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Iran-Iraq War
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