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@Michael Mendrin Evertime I hear or see a statement from Donald Trump I wonder how he comes up with the things he does. Never ceases to surprise me. How is he even leading the polls ?

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He is leading in the polls because this is America. Where else would we find so many Americans believe that the US Constitution says that there shall be no laws that the Federal Government can impose on Americans?

@Michael Mendrin
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It really is unfortunate that our country's citizens have become people of such blatant ignorance. I do believe it has to do with the education system. Check out Conrad Wolfram's video to see what I mean.

@Sal Gard
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There's probably a number of reasons why ignorance has become epidemic in America (a recent test says over 20% of Americans believe that the sun goes around Earth), but I think one major driver is the explosion of media, including the internet, so that people become habituated to only a certain few sources that "confirm" their ignorant beliefs, instead of being challenged. As an analogy, because of GPS, people are rapidly losing their natural sense of direction, so that without GPS, they get lost easily.

@Michael Mendrin
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I am completely agreeing with you. With rapid modernization comes the loss of important skills, for example mathematics. I get tired of the media, especially channels that probably became pro-Trump because of bribery and patronage (such as fox news). People continue to believe what Trump says because of horrific internal problems. This somewhat reminds me of how Hitler came to power.

@Sal Gard
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While we can see strong parallels between the rise of Adolf Hitler and of Donald Trump, the major difference is that Hitler never did try selling a line of steaks while he was the Chancellor. Trump has already openly bragged about using the Oval Office to further his business ventures.

1) I will spend a night camping in the Ocala National Forest. I will see a 14 ft. alligator. I will wrestle it and this time there will be no referees to save it.

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4) I will invent transparent soap and I will deliver it to Agnishom.

Resolution will never end year by year...it will upto so on until we work on that proper things which we wanna do.Everyone has an its own indulgence to spread the knowledge themselves.i just thinking about present.

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TopNewestMy Resolution for this year is to understand the statement " The only resolution I make is to make no resolutions"

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In my case lesser the no. of resolutions, more the probability of fulfilling them. So I've got just one: $\text{ Making 2016 an Adventurous Year.}$

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How would you make this year adventurous?

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For now what I've in mind is: Mixed Martial Arts, Bicycle stunts, Body Physique, Dance, Guitar(if time permits).

Along with the above, recording and uploading videos of JEE, higher Maths lectures and all the adventures above at youtube channel or something.

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These were the New year resolutions of GH Hardy:

To prove the Riemann hypothesis,

To make a brilliant play in a crucial cricket match,

To prove the nonexistence of God,

To be the first man atop Mount Everest,

To be proclaimed the first president of the U.S.S.R., Great Britain, and Germany, and

To murder Mussolini.

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Who's Mussolini? And why he wanted to murder him?

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1920s Italian Benito Mussolini, who has recently been reincarnated as Donald Trump

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@Michael Mendrin Evertime I hear or see a statement from Donald Trump I wonder how he comes up with the things he does. Never ceases to surprise me. How is he even leading the polls ?

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It's last in the last. So I guess that Hardy would not have reached to this one. :P

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He was a political leader, no idea why he wanted to do so.

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1) I will spend a night camping in the Ocala National Forest. I will see a 14 ft. alligator. I will wrestle it and this time there will be no referees to save it.

2) I will encounter Bigfoot. I will pursue it. I will capture it and haul its smelly carcass back to civilization.

3) I will solve a math problem that I have not been able to solve for a long time.

4) I will invent transparent soap and I will deliver it to Agnishom.

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My New Year Resolution 1) Increase my level of Maths 2) Finish basic of Calculus 3) Start Olympiad Mathematics

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My Resolutions

1)Work Hard

2) Focus on school

3) Change my status in mathematics from rookie to Semi-Pro (at least)

4) To be a good man

5) Take care of the one I live

6) Be like my elder sister

7) Take up minimum brawls this year.

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My new year resolution is to find solutions for $|x|<0$

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Mine is to proof that $\sqrt{-1} > 0$.

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How are looking forward to solve this thing?

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By graphing the universe by taking our beloved earth as the origin. But I would require a lot of paper... :3

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Distance is not negative, how are you planning to do this?

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May be I would define a really different number system , where it is possible :P

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I'll 'sum' up my jobs ASAP $\ddot\smile$.

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Loved it :)

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My resolution For 2016: To do one of the following:

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In triangle, prove that $2016 > 2015$

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which triangle you want to prove

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Resolution will never end year by year...it will upto so on until we work on that proper things which we wanna do.Everyone has an its own indulgence to spread the knowledge themselves.i just thinking about present.

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