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U.S. presidential race a bit different
for international students
Bianca DeCastroIssue date: 9/15/08
Section: News Media Credit: Derek Sijder
The International House on South 11th Street is home to 53 international students and 19 American students. International students are witnessing U.S. history as the November election approaches. With Barack Obama and Sarah Palin, both the first of their kind in the two major political parties, the U.S. will potentially have its first non-white president or its first female vice president. But some are still baffled by the process.
"American politics are confusing," said Ryan Sims, a senior engineering major from Scotland.
Although Sims cannot vote this November, his views are helpful in understanding the way American politics is viewed from an international perspective, said Terry Christensen, a political science professor----
When the shortage had becomes very severe and the West's war machine couldn't operate because the shortage becomes so serious, then it will precipitate the Oil War in the West's last desperate effort to secure the oil that it needs to survive in its present rich, industrialised condition which was invasion of Iraq!
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It's really pitiful that so many American Christians support the most un-Christian thing imaginable - war - under the illusion that it's God's will and God's way. They're stuck way back in the Old Testament era, thinking that the US is a modern Israel, performing God's will.
Ted Rudow III,MA
class of 1996