Also about money, countries, and traded+150If printing more money causes inflation, then destroying money should bring the value up! If we destroy all but one penny in the U.S., then that one cent will be the most valuable piece of currency on the planet. It can be sold to China to pay off the debt, or traded with other countries for trillions of their currency! It's a wonder this hasn't been done yet, amirite?
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Also about money, athletes, and celebrities-105We think celebrities, athletes, doctors are hot. It's not their money that makes them attractive to us, it's their ambition. Amirite?
Also about money, millions, and celebrities+106It's sort of ironic that some celebrities flout societal norms because they have millions of dollars and think they can, yet their millions of dollars only have value because it is a societal norm to accept money, amirite?
Also about money, played, and sports+416You've seen/played in one sports game where you would bet money that the refs were payed off by the other team, amirite?
Also about millions, celebrities, and countries+165It's sad that in history, religion was a huge part of people's lives. They were persecuted for it and based governments off of it. Then there was the era of revolutions. And then, bettering our countries through technology. But now, all we can focus on is paying celebrities millions of dollars and then watching them fall to drugs and alcohol. amirite?
Also about Language+17You plan to continue building character in 2017. Like: doing the right thing when no one is looking. Amirite?
Also about money and celebrities+225People always complain about how celebrities make outrageous amounts of money. Yet people still buy their CD's, watch their TV shows, or see their movies. Where else would the money go, if not to the celebrities, amirite?
Also about money, today, and millions+252The people at IBM spent years and possibly billions of dollars to develop a computer that can play jeopardy. Isn't that sort of what's wrong with society today? "Alright guys we have infinite money and amazing technology should we try to cure cancer? Nah you're right, feed the millions of starving kids in Africa? Nah that's a waste. I know, let's build something that can play jeopardy!", amirite?
Also about Language+64As a former language teacher, I submit that in order to insure a better foreign and second language learning. it is more fruitfull and rewarding to have an intrinsic motivation (love of foreign language, its sounds, its musicality,its rythm or its syntax, i,e, learning the language for its affective and intellectual value) than to have an instrumental motivation (learn a language to get a degree , a promotion or for multiple purposes external to the language itself, as a means for an extenal goal). Do you think that affectivity does play a major role in foreign or second language learning? amirite?