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    2. Announcements and Feedback

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    1. Politics

      Discuss government policies and candidates...
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    2. Current Events

      Current News and Events
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      Uncensored2008 Latest: BREAKING: Steven Sotloff beheaded Uncensored2008, Sep 2, 2014 at 4:16 PM
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    3. Clean Debate Zone

      The Clean Debate Zone is to be used for the clean debating of Government Policies, Candidates, Current News and Events ONLY. No personal attacks, name calling, flaming etc is allowed in this section.
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    4. Congress

      The latest greatest antics of our elected representatives.
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    5. Election Forums

      General Discussion Forum for Topics Dealing with the Upcoming Election. Discussions That Include Election Debates and Polls Go Here Along with Topics Dealing with Local, State, and National Elections
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    6. Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare

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    7. ObamaCare

      The ObamaCare forum contains Questions, Discussions, FAQs, and help regarding the health insurance marketplace and the affordable care act.
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      House Mouse Latest: God Bless Obamacare. House Mouse, Sep 2, 2014 at 10:41 AM
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    8. Media

      Media personalities, coverage, etc
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    9. Immigration/Illegal Immigration

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      Luddly Neddite Latest: English speaking required Luddly Neddite, Sep 2, 2014 at 11:32 AM
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    10. Stock Market

      Investing in the stock market. Stocks, ETFs, Mutual funds and more.
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      candycorn Latest: Investment Strategies candycorn, Aug 30, 2014 at 5:19 AM
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    11. Law and Justice System

      For those who want to speak about legal issues
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      Mojo2 Latest: what deference do we owe to police when stopped Mojo2, Sep 2, 2014 at 4:14 PM
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    12. Environment

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      Zander Latest: Satellite photos show uncomfortable truth Zander, Sep 2, 2014 at 4:03 PM
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    13. Education

      Past US events and the basis for our future
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      MHunterB Latest: Student Loan Debt MHunterB, Sep 2, 2014 at 2:43 PM
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    14. Energy

      Oil, Drilling & Alternative Energies
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    15. Economy

      Discuss economic policy and wallstreet
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      HenryBHough Latest: Housing Starts Soar HenryBHough, Sep 2, 2014 at 3:37 PM
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    16. Science and Technology

      Developments that shape how we live our lives
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      Mad Scientist Latest: Breaking News! Scientists Discover... Mad Scientist, Sep 2, 2014 at 1:56 PM
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    17. Religion and Ethics

      Religion, Philosophy and the discussion of right and wrong
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    18. History

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    19. Health and Lifestyle

      Physical, Mental, Relationship Issues
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      NLT Latest: Family Dinners Are Good For Teenagers NLT, Sep 2, 2014 at 11:04 AM
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    20. Military

      Armed force strategies, news and comments
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      Quantum Windbag Latest: We swore an oath Quantum Windbag, Sep 2, 2014 at 12:49 PM
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    21. Conspiracy Theories

      Jesse Ventura is welcome here
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      Daniyel Latest: 0.8181818182 Daniyel, Sep 2, 2014 at 2:52 PM
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    22. Race Relations/Racism

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      BillyP Latest: Is The White Species Superior? BillyP, Sep 2, 2014 at 4:17 PM
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    23. Tea Party

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    1. General Global Topics

      Global policy discussion...
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    2. Wikileaks

      Discussion forum about Wikileaks. Post your articles, opinions, questions and answers here. Discuss and debate.
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    3. Australia

      Australian News, Current Events, and General Discussion
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    4. Afghanistan

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    5. Africa

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      waltky Latest: Ebola cases surge waltky, Sep 1, 2014 at 5:24 AM
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    6. Asia

      Discuss Asian politics/policies...
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    7. Canada

      Latest news and info...
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    8. Europe

      European discussion...
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    9. Iraq

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      Moonglow Latest: Russians Exporting Oil From Iraq Moonglow, Sep 2, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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    10. Iran

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    11. Israel and Palestine

      Thoughts in this conflict?
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      Beelzebub Latest: Who Is Occupying Who's Land? Beelzebub, Sep 2, 2014 at 3:35 PM
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    12. Latin America

      Latest news and info from Latin America. All general discussions involving Latin America also go here.
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    13. Middle East - General

      General discussion about the Middle East. Middle East Forum
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    1. Area 51

      Supporting Member break room. Take a break from the regular forums and relax. SM's only. WARNING: This forum does not exist. USMB and its staff will deny its existence.
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      Uncensored2008 Latest: Things you didn't know... Uncensored2008, Sep 2, 2014 at 1:52 PM
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    2. General Discussion

      Talk about anything...none of it matters here.
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    3. USMB Lounge

      The USMB Lounge is an off-topic forum free of Political, Religious and Party related topics. Leave the flame throwers and grudges at the door. That means no negging either. Welcome and have fun!!
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    4. USMB Mafia Zone

      USMB Mafia Zone is a dedicated forum to the message board game MafiaScum. Lynching's and night kills are a regular occurrence...have fun!!
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    5. Reviews

      Review your favorite movies, books...
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      Mustang Latest: What are you reading? Mustang, Sep 1, 2014 at 7:42 PM
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    6. The Bull Ring

      One on One/Team Debate Forum. The Bull Ring is READ-ONLY and open to participants only. Please review the guidelines for this forum HERE.
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    7. Humor

      Post your jokes here!
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    1. Automotive Forum

      Welcome to the Automotive Forum on USMB! Car Talk, Truck Talk, Classics, Performance and more!
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    2. Arts & Crafts

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      Pop23 Latest: Mold making material Pop23, Sep 1, 2014 at 8:07 PM
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    3. Computers

      Software, Hardware, Games, Internet
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      longknife Latest: BBC Readers on Upgrading from Windows XP longknife, Sep 2, 2014 at 9:18 AM
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    4. Food & Wine

      Discuss favorite foods, wines and recipes
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      shart_attack Latest: The United Sweets of America shart_attack, Aug 31, 2014 at 7:18 PM
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    5. Firearms

      Firearms Forum. General discussion of Long Rifles, Shot Guns and Handguns.
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      Mr. H. Latest: Poor poor liberal gun grabbers. Mr. H., Sep 2, 2014 at 3:21 PM
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    6. Gardening and Landscaping

      Gardening and Landscape Forum. Anything and everything to do with gardening and landscaping.
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      sameech Latest: About Cucumber Plants.... sameech, Aug 23, 2014
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    7. Motorcycles

      Whether you ride a Harley, Yamaha, Indian, Ducati, Kawasaki, Aprillia or any other make. This forum is for you.
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      Jarlaxle Latest: When it Gets Crazy Jarlaxle, Aug 12, 2014
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    8. Music

      Chat about your favorite musicians, albums...
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      namvet Latest: Anything and Everything... namvet, Sep 2, 2014 at 4:10 PM
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    9. Paranormal

      General Discussions on the Paranormal.
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      shart_attack Latest: "The Lawnmower Man" (Stephen King) shart_attack, Sep 1, 2014 at 3:22 PM
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    10. Pets

      Pictures of your pets and discussion
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    11. Philosophy

      General discussions on Philosophy. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument.
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      G.T. Latest: Normative Relativism G.T., Sep 2, 2014 at 3:47 PM
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    12. Photography and Imaging

      Discuss cameras, techniques, graphic arts and share your creations
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      mudwhistle Latest: Celebrate America For Once : Pictorial mudwhistle, Aug 30, 2014 at 8:47 PM
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    13. Sports

      Talk about your favorite team!
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      antiquity Latest: Week one of the NFL football season antiquity, Sep 2, 2014 at 3:23 PM
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    14. Travel

      General Discussions on the pros and cons of travel in various countries and/or states. Travel Forum should be used to share personal experiences as well.
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      Harry Dresden Latest: 18 natural wonders to see in America Harry Dresden, Sep 2, 2014 at 10:33 AM
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    15. TV Forum

      Discussions for TV Shows, Movies, etc.
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    16. The Outdoors

      Fishing, Hunting, Camping, Hiking...
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      jon_berzerk Latest: slingshots , does anyone shoot them ?? jon_berzerk, Aug 31, 2014 at 9:26 AM
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    17. Writing

      Poems, stories, anything you've written that you'd like to share
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      Impenitent Latest: My random rants Impenitent, Aug 30, 2014 at 10:55 PM
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    18. XBox/Playstation/Nintendo Wii

      Welcome to the Gamers Corner. XBox 360, Xbox One, Playstation (1-4) and Wii Forum
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