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To expand on one of the facts: Zachary Taylor never voted before being elected President because he was a professional soldier. He never wanted to be in a position to have voted against his own Commander-in-Chief. At least, this is the explanation that Taylor offered.
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Toddler programming isn't actually that bad. Somehow 4 continuous years of Dora the Explorer hasn't killed me yet. But I have banned Thomas and Friends from the home.

Parenting is much as Thomas Sowell described it: "Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late." I never expected my children to be civilized by nature.
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The United States certainly didn't win the war by itself, but I'm skeptical that the Allies could have stopped the 1918 spring offensive without American help.
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My dad, who was an engineer, encountered something similar. On the few times that he's been called to jury duty, he would be dismissed as soon as one attorney learned that he was an engineer.

My dad thinks that it's because engineers think logically and would not be easily swayed by emotions. Maybe you were dismissed for the same reason.
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