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Probably so, although truth be told I wouldn't put Nixon in the Top 5 of worst presidents ever.  Probably not even Top 10.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 05:52:16 PM EST
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The only thing they had on him was lying about Cambodia, sponsoring some dirty tricks in an election, and generally being a nasty guy who swore into a tape recorder. That's not actually all that much compared to certain other recent presidents.
by asdf on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 06:00:41 PM EST
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Yes, but you have to deduct a fair number of points simply for having Kissinger around.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 06:03:31 PM EST
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Kissinger, the guy who personally kicked me out of the Peace Corps. Love him.
by asdf on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 06:05:19 PM EST
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WHAT?!?

Do tell!  Do Tell!

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 06:05:52 PM EST
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Seconded!

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 06:13:54 PM EST
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Well, it's not much to tell. With a new BA in Physics there weren't a lot of jobs, and I sort of wanted to help humanity, and avoid the draft for another few months while things wound down, so I signed up. I hesitated about the loyalty oath, and was assured that it was not a problem. But then several months down the road it turned out it was a problem. The debate got escalated up the chain and at the end their was a telegram (yep) flimsy from the State Department over his signature delivered to the Country Office in my little African country: "this person must be sent home."

The end of the Vietnam war sent huge ripples through the Peace Corps as its supply of volunteers collapsed. My contribution to the collapse was insignificant.

by asdf on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 06:49:35 PM EST
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A Nobel Peace Laureate kicked you out of the Peace Corps?

You must be a serious bad ass guy

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 07:00:11 PM EST
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Yup.

As I've previously said, the country we grew-up in is gone and the one we're living in now I don't much like.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 06:05:27 PM EST
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We under-40s have lived our entire lives in the crapper.

tens of millions of people stand to see their lives ruined because the bureaucrats at the ECB don't understand introductory economics -- Dean Baker
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 06:17:07 PM EST
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She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 06:48:57 PM EST
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This is where we over-40s explain patiently to you under-40s that it is all your fault.
by asdf on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 06:50:41 PM EST
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I'm getting flashbacks about facebook viral posts about an elderly shopper and a young supermarket cashier.

tens of millions of people stand to see their lives ruined because the bureaucrats at the ECB don't understand introductory economics -- Dean Baker
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 07:04:34 PM EST
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