There's no fear quite like the fear of losing a loved one, amirite?

Actually it's the only thing many of us fear.

Which bothers you more – that Bush gave us the Patriot Act or that Obama has extended (and broadened) it's scope?
@PhilboydStudge It honestly bothered me more that Obama extended the act. I was disallusioned.

If the media covered it as they should, more peoples' eyes would be opened to the reality that although on some issues it may seem our 2 party's differ - on the key issues, they really don't.

The size of a government is directly proportional to the ignorance of its people, amirite?

One of my favorite recently heard phrases - "low information voters".

A person isn't born naturally good or naturally bad. It all depends on their environment and how they're raised, amirite?

Classic nature vs. nurture. If you know a family where all of the children were raised similarly yet, one winds up being an scumbag, you know a majority of it is nature – some people are born scum.

You're current wife is your ex-girlfriend, amirite?

No Way. My wife is is my best friend, my girlfriend, my companion, my confidant.

If you could be remembered for one thing it would be

Other - for being a successful, fair and just leader and people manager.

How can we help companies hire more people over the age of 50?

"We" can't do anything. Those who're over 50 need to do what they must to ensure they're hireable. (i.e. acquire the skills and knowhow that's attractive to companies)

For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief. Ecclesiastes 1:18

Keep the masses in ignorance for an uneducated mass is a controllable mass. Ecclesiastes 1:18

Just for fun and to start an interesting thread, please list your favorite song of ALL TIME - any genre.

Way more than one but, as of this moment I'll write Tool – Vicarious and Before the Dawn – Closure.

Being gay is your choice. It's when it becomes all that you are and you let it define you and most of what you write or talk about when it gets annoying. Amirite?
If you could eliminate one (and only one) item from the human condition it would be:

Animal cruelty. All of us, even we humans are animals. If only we could eliminate this wholesale...

Belief in luck is as equally primitive as belief in ghosts and gods. There is no such thing as luck or fortune; there are only decisions and outcomes. Amirite?
@VicZinc Yes and no. I think if I flip a coin 5 times in a row to heads it is luck. Dumb luck, based on...

Hmmm... I see what you're getting at. But, whether we're aware of it or not, there's always an explanation. Always some logic or circumstances or series of events that lead up to the seemingly inexplicable event that causes some to refer to it as "luck".

You consider cheerleading a sport, amirite?

One of the very best spectator sports.

One should be free to dissect, criticize, or in any way analyze an opinion on this website without being called intolerant, amirite?

Intolerance of other peoples intolerance is intolerant.

In humans, no matter the proximate goal, the ultimate goal is (almost) always to attain happiness.

In a way yes. It's still the same old three it has always been. The passing on of our gene's (procreation), sustenance and shelter. Everything from popularity to wealth to power tie into these three things.