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    • Reflections of my first year at Hubpages!
      25

      Reflections of my first year at Hubpages!

      7 years ago

      I remember the day I found HP through an Internet search on free writing platforms.I was ecstatic about the site, and still am.I have learned what must be equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree with everything I have gained from the site and the research on my articles.  Yes I have other accounts.I...

    • Where do Human Rights emanate?
      3

      Where do Human Rights emanate?

      7 years ago

      Where do Human Rights emanate?I think everyone would agree that a human being is born with certain rights.  My question is where do these Rights derive from?  Are they provided by government?  Do they come with the act of creation?  Any other thoughts?

    • Are all people equal or are some people better then others?
      12

      Are all people equal or are some people better then others?

      7 years ago

      Are all people equal or are some people better then others?Are there people who you feel are superior to you?   Do you feel you have more rights then any other people?

    • mysearchcorp?
      6

      mysearchcorp?

      7 years ago

      I seem to have some kind of malware on my pc.  Every time I click on a link in a google search the search is redirected by mysearchcorp to an unrealated page.Any Ideas how I can get rid of this?

    • Sestak?
      58

      Sestak?

      8 years ago

      Well it looks like confessions are documented.  Someone is going to take the fall for the Sestak job offer.  Who do you think it will be?I think Rahm (deadfish) Emanuel will take the fall.David Axelrod?Bill Clinton?

    • The Presidents Home Country?
      85

      The Presidents Home Country?

      8 years ago

      I do not even know what to say except WHAT?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M7Rp_Ghv6k

    • Is this a racist joke?
      33

      Is this a racist joke?

      8 years ago

      I am simply posting the video to open a discussion.What do you think of this?See how I am merely trying to start a conversation? Obama’s National Security Advisor Tells Joke Depicting Jews as Greedy Merchants<snipped>

    • Hubtrail Hub
      6

      Hubtrail Hub

      8 years ago

      Is there anything that could be improved with the hub?http://hubpages.com/hub/Lizzie-Borden-B … sachusetts

    • SEAL acquitted of beating cover-up
      4

      SEAL acquitted of beating cover-up

      8 years ago

      BAGHDAD -- A U.S. Navy SEAL was cleared yesterday of charges that he covered up the alleged beating of an Iraqi prisoner suspected of masterminding the grisly 2004 killings of four American security contractors.http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/co … mp;sid=101A second Navy Seal was also...

    • Did Obama lie about conversation with Blago?
      37

      Did Obama lie about conversation with Blago?

      8 years ago

      There was some controversy during the presidential transition over just how much Obama knew. After Blagojevich’s arrest, several commentators noted that on Nov. 23, 2008 Obama senior advisor David Axelrod had appeared on Fox News and said of the president-elect: “I know he’s talked to the...

    • Thousands of protesters in Illinois  Raise my Taxes!
      55

      Thousands of protesters in Illinois Raise my Taxes!

      8 years ago

      Thousands rally at Illinois Capitol — for a tax raiseThousands of teachers and other union workers descended on the state Capitol on Wednesday and chanted "raise my taxes" to try to pressure politicians to avoid major budget cuts.http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010 …...

    • I found my hub posted at another site.
      18

      I found my hub posted at another site.

      8 years ago

      I have found a site map and emailed the two email accts in the site map.  Before filing a DMCA is there anyone else I could notify?I do not want to give the guy a backlink.  I found it when I googled the title of my hub:  Why Parents And Kids Should Join A Martial Arts Class...

    • Americans sign petition to repeal the First Amendment
      6

      Americans sign petition to repeal the First Amendment

      8 years ago

      Would you sign the petition.Mark Dice asks people on the street to sign a petition repealing the first ammendment.Do you think anyone signed it?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tznR4wPeS4M

    • US Space Program
      20

      US Space Program

      8 years ago

      I just heard on the local news that Obama will be announcing an end to the US space program later today.  I do not know if this is true.  I guess we will find out this afternoon.Any Thoughts?

    • Net Neutrality
      66

      Net Neutrality

      8 years ago

      How many people support the administration taking over the internet.  Wouldn't that be wonderful?Let them silence dissidents Hooray!!Conform to the ideology or else.   As the sheeple lay prone at the feet of the great deceiver.

    • This is so sad.
      12

      This is so sad.

      8 years ago

      This has to be one of the saddest things I have read in my time here. Written by Pamela Kinnaird Whttp://hubpages.com/hub/Literally-a-Dog-eat-Dog-World

    • Comments.
      8

      Comments.

      8 years ago

      I know I am free to leave or not leave comments.  Sometimes I would like to comment on hubs that I like but I do not feel I have anything beneficial to add except the fact I enjoyed it.Is it rude to just say "I liked the hub".

    • 10 state attorney generals file lawsuit
      32

      10 state attorney generals file lawsuit

      8 years ago

      http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN2219776820100322What is this going to do to the country?

    • What Glen Beck Is Targeting Me!!
      11

      What Glen Beck Is Targeting Me!!

      7 years ago

      http://beck.cnnbcvideo.com/?rc=taf& … 0-b1dXF1x#LOL This is funny!

    • How would you stop a car.
      32

      How would you stop a car.

      8 years ago

      Considering the problems Toyota has ran into.If you were in a car that was accelerating on its own would you know what to do to stop it.1.  Turn off the key.2. Shift the car into neutral.3.  Apply the brake.Any of these steps should at least stop the acceleration of your car.This may seem...

    • I am asking for input on a story
      19

      I am asking for input on a story

      8 years ago

      I know there are some health care workers in the forums.HypotheticalSomeone comes into the emergency room unconcious and was stabilized.  Upon awaking the person insists on leaving with no further treatment.  The person is also unwilling or unable to provide any information beyond his...

    • Black Flag for Google
      5

      Black Flag for Google

      8 years ago

      Is there a list of words that google will not accept in adsense content?  Is there anyway I could have google check an article and tell me what it finds wrong with content?

    • Admin Review
      3

      Admin Review

      8 years ago

      How would I request a review of a hub from admin?Should I unpublish it before requesting a review?

    • Is my hub too violent?
      12

      Is my hub too violent?

      8 years ago

      i just published a hub of fiction entitled (Revenge the Creation of a Monster).   Before I published the hub the adsense blocks were there.  Now they are gone.  There is some violence in the hub but I do not think it is excessive.  http://hubpages.com/hub/Revenge-the-Cre...

    • How many staffers does the first lady need?
      86

      How many staffers does the first lady need?

      8 years ago

      I received this email this morning.  This Cannot be true Can it?"In my own life in my own small way, I have tried to give back to this country that has given me so much," she said. "See, that's why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service, "... ...

    • I just received this email have you heard of HB 1388
      20

      I just received this email have you heard of HB 1388

      8 years ago

      HB 1388 PASSEDWhether you are an Obama fan, or not, EVERYONE IN THE U. S. needs to know.... Something happened.... H.R. 1388 was passed, behind our backs. You may want to read about it. It wasn't mentioned on the news - just went by on the ticker tape at the bottom of the CNN screen. Obama funds...

    • Harry Reid In Big Trouble
      71

      Harry Reid In Big Trouble

      8 years ago

      Obama has been to Nevada campaigning for Scary Reid.  Given the odds of reelection when Barry goes out for a candidate it does not look good for Mr Reid.  Is anyone else thrilled that Obama is out there campaigning?

    • Life123
      4

      Life123

      8 years ago

      Does anyone else have an account at Life123.  I received a strange email from them and when I logged on I found one of my hubs posted there.  I have no way to get into the site anymore to pull it off.  I did not put the hub there but I did put a short article and a link to my...

    • Traffic sources
      4

      Traffic sources

      8 years ago

      Will Xomba, shetoldme, and other sites show up in my traffic sources?

    • Chris Matthews On Obama
      39

      Chris Matthews On Obama

      8 years ago

      I watched the State of the Union and I agreed with some of the proposals that Obama put forward.  I do doubt his ability to achieve them but all in all I watched the man that is the President of the United States give a speech.  That is what I watched and this morning I woke up to see...

    • Non displayed capsules?
      4

      Non displayed capsules?

      8 years ago

      If I choose to not display a capsule does google still use the text for rankings?

    • US Products
      82

      US Products

      8 years ago

      If you are an American would you pay more for goods that are produced in the US?  Would quality matter?

    • Martha Coakley is a Joke!!!!!  HaHa
      3

      Martha Coakley is a Joke!!!!! HaHa

      8 years ago

      I just heard Martha Coakley say that Scott Brown has Curt Schilling (Former Red Sox Pitcher famous for the bloody sock) supporting him and Schilling is a Yankee fan.LOLShe is a joke!!Witnessed an assault on a reporter the other day and did nothing even though she is an attorney general.Coakley is...

    • New features
      8

      New features

      8 years ago

      I like the new customizable page and cannot wait to get started.  Hubpages has incorporated the best of twitter with the brilliance of hubpages I am excited.  What do you think?

    • Unpublished hubs
      9

      Unpublished hubs

      8 years ago

      I have been working on a hub today that I just started.  It is getting a lot of views yet it is not published.  It is in red in my account as I thought I had published it accidently.  How does this happen?

    • Martha Coakley aide assaults reporter
      20

      Martha Coakley aide assaults reporter

      8 years ago

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8CdfQGlgVwMartha Coakley is my State's Attorney general. She is running for senate, election is next Tuesday. Last nite one of her aides assaulted a reporter.  She has yet to address the issue.  As Attorney general should she not have reported the assault...

    • Sarah palin Signed with Fox News
      103

      Sarah palin Signed with Fox News

      8 years ago

      How does everyone feel about this?

    • Is Carl Jung relevant.
      26

      Is Carl Jung relevant.

      7 years ago

      What are your feelings towards the theories of Carl Jung?  I recently finished a book about symbols.  That is all I have read from him is he worth my Time?

    • How many SS#'s does Obama Have??
      27

      How many SS#'s does Obama Have??

      8 years ago

      Let me ask you this question:“How many social security numbers do you have?”Unless you’re in the FBI’s witness protection program and have assumed a second new identity, your answer — like mine — is: “Just one!”But Obama is not like you or me.In a recent article for the Western...

    • Harry Reid makes Racial comments about Obama
      208

      Harry Reid makes Racial comments about Obama

      8 years ago

      Harry Reid recently apologized to the president for remarks he made in his yet to be released book.  Obama accepted his apology and Scary Reid, Nazi Pelosi, And Barry Soreoto sat around the campfire singing kumbaya.Imagine if Glenn Beck apologized for  racial statements he is...

    • Aesop's Fables
      17

      Aesop's Fables

      8 years ago

      Did anyone read Aesop's fables as children?  Did you learn any moral lessons from the fables?  If you have children have they been exposed to Aesop?

    • Follow Friday
      3

      Follow Friday

      8 years ago

      I just finished my #followfriday on twitter.  #Followfriday is when you recommend people who have given you a positive experience during the week.I am going to do the same on hubpages:http://hubpages.com/profile/ehern33  Has been very kind to me since I first signed up for...

    • What is your level of education?
      92

      What is your level of education?

      8 years ago

      I am a high school grad.  I have taken a couple of college courses but nothing worth mentioning.  Other than that I am pretty much self educated.  Just curious who I might be conversing with.

    • Work or Time with Family
      17

      Work or Time with Family

      8 years ago

      What are your priorities.  Do you spend as much time as you would like to with your family.  Do you have to work to maintain a certain lifestyle?  Would a less demanding lifestyle and more time with the family give you a happier life?

    • hubsdirectory.com
      9

      hubsdirectory.com

      8 years ago

      www.hubsdirectory.com I was just followed by this site on twitter does anyone recognize it here? Is it affiliated with hubpages?

    •   Life changing Song Lyrics
      47

      Life changing Song Lyrics

      8 years ago

      Is there a song which contains lyrics that have effected your life?  If so what was the lyric the song and the band?I will go firstThe Ballad Testament"Now I know the means to my oppression were all lies.  The only truth is your own most sacred lesson I've ever learned. I know we are...

    • Just curious
      91

      Just curious

      8 years ago

      I have seen the debate raging over religion on these forums since I first arrived here.  I only have one question if an unbeliever convinces a believer to not believe what is the reward.  I can understand a believer will be rewarded by saving an unbeliever in his mind he thinks this to be...

    •  Was the Christmas bomber alone?
      3

      Was the Christmas bomber alone?

      8 years ago

      http://bit.ly/7IHv6w I found this article a little while ago and it seems a little disturbing what do you think?

    • Fiction
      8

      Fiction

      8 years ago

      If a hub is written as a piece of fiction what category should it come under?

    • We all help each other
      49

      We all help each other

      8 years ago

      From what I have noticed in my short time at Hubpages is this.  What is good for each individual hubber is good for all the community.  Anyone who drives traffic to hubpages gives the other hubbers a chance to feed from the flow of traffic.  Why when provided with a forum would we...

    • Please do not report me
      42

      Please do not report me

      8 years ago

      What do you accomplish by getting someone banned from hubpage forums?  I feel like I am in an elementary schoolyard "I'm Telling".  Why would you even bother with the forums if you are so sensitive?  What would you do if the report button disappeared and there was nobody to...

    • How much traffic from search engines?
      40

      How much traffic from search engines?

      8 years ago

      How much traffic would I expect to receive from search engines?  What is an average percentage of traffic coming from search engines?

    • What form of Government does the United States Have?
      60

      What form of Government does the United States Have?

      8 years ago

      Are we Capitalists?  Are we a Democracy? Are we a Republic?  What definition would best describe the form of government that the United States currently possesses?

    • When is one persons Truth more Relevant then anothers?
      138

      When is one persons Truth more Relevant then anothers?

      8 years ago

      What is it that makes what you believe to be true and anyone who disagrees with you wrong?  What is truth?  Who decides what a truth is?  If two people have opposing points of view and both are insistent that their opinions are True.  Who or What should make the distinction?

    • Fiction??
      6

      Fiction??

      8 years ago

      I have read through many hubs I have checked the help section I have not seen any works of fiction here, old fashioned story telling.  Is there a reason or have I just not come across them?

    • Allen West Video
      19

      Allen West Video

      8 years ago

      Has anyone seen the Allen West video that is going viral all over the internet?  What do you think of Mr. West?  What did you think of the video and do you know anything about Allen West?

    • Was Darwin right?
      143

      Was Darwin right?

      8 years ago

      Is evolution a reality?  Did humans really evolve from monkeys who evolved from fish who evolved from single cell organisms?

    • Where can I get more information about your company?
      1

      Where can I get more information about your company?

      8 years ago

      Where can I get more information about your company?

    • What is the greatest accomplishment that Obama has acheived.
      44

      What is the greatest accomplishment that Obama has acheived.

      8 years ago

      Please do not tell me he became president that is a given.  What is the best legislation that he introduced?  Which of his senate votes was the most responsible?  Besides going to several colleges and earning multiple degrees (a very intelligent and educated man). What is his biggest...

    • How Do You Deal With A Narcissist
      18

      How Do You Deal With A Narcissist

      8 years ago

      Have you ever had to deal with someone who really felt that the rest of the world was there to cater to their desires, wants, and needs?  How do you deal with this kind of personality?  Without removing them from your life?

    • Can anyone explain what role the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) plays in glo
      5

      Can anyone explain what role the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) plays in glo

      8 years ago

      Can anyone explain what role the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) plays in global politics?

    • Global Government
      110

      Global Government

      8 years ago

      Would you be willing to give up U.S. souverenity to a United Nations control?  Do you think the world would be better off under a one world government using a global currency?  A world without borders and a sharing of economic and natural resources?

    • Do you think that the 52% majority that voted in this president was hoping for t
      4

      Do you think that the 52% majority that voted in this president was hoping for t

      8 years ago

      Do you think that the 52% majority that voted in this president was hoping for this kind of change?Did people really want a takover of the car companies?  The bailout of the banks? A stimulus package that has shown absolutely zero results?  A socialized medical industry? Bowing to foreign...

    • What kind of cars did you sell? Where did you sell them and were you management?
      3

      What kind of cars did you sell? Where did you sell them and were you management?

      5 years ago

      What kind of cars did you sell? Where did you sell them and were you management?

    • Does Blogspot allow you to sell items from amazon etc on their free blogs?
      7

      Does Blogspot allow you to sell items from amazon etc on their free blogs?

      6 years ago

      Does Blogspot allow you to sell items from amazon etc on their free blogs?If I use adsense on my blogspot page would it be allowed to also endorse products in my blog?

    • Why do you pay income tax duty or fear?
      1

      Why do you pay income tax duty or fear?

      8 years ago

      Why do you pay income tax duty or fear?

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