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by kiryan
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fixing the deficit
Replies: 8
Views: 9598

Re: Fixing the deficit

not sure what you're going for there... if you're trying to say my argument is based on speculation of what if's you're crazy. the cost of services for illegals is clear... the ROI and benefits are unclear.
by kiryan
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Assault on Fifth Amendment Rights
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Re: Obama's Assault on Fifth Amendment Rights

i dunno that i agree... a judge at one point had held this guy in jail for like at least 2 or 3 years over contempt... might still be held. The contempt was he was ordered to produce this money he claims to have dumped into some sort of obfuscating scheme that made the money untrackable and it "...
by kiryan
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tobacco outlawed check, next up everything unhealthy
Replies: 23
Views: 2621

Re: Tobacco outlawed check, next up everything unhealthy

Doesnt alcohol prey on the weak in society? alcoholics and depressed people? No. Really cuz i'm pretty sure ive read a # of articles over the years accusing it of being racism directed at blacks and native americans. Also, I know some AA members that have a different perspective on whether alcohol ...
by kiryan
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2012 political strategy
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Re: 2012 political strategy

some random thoughts on obama strategy... osciliates between is he a moron or is he a super genius, but thats all setup for the final paragraphs which are interesting. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marty-kaplan/the-obamas-brilliant-stra_b_894708.html Right is the new center. If only Nixon could go t...
by kiryan
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: News of the World
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: News of the World

Theres a differnce between "new york woman is married to sasquatch" with a story trying to prove her husband is literally some sort of sub human half animal ... and .... sensationalism such as "new york woman married to sasquatch" with an article about how her husband is so big p...
by kiryan
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tobacco outlawed check, next up everything unhealthy
Replies: 23
Views: 2621

Re: Tobacco outlawed check, next up everything unhealthy

So if the majority in the USA decide that we want to regulate gay marriage, for the benefit of our society, are you ok with that? Are you ok with a ban on drinking alcohol since its not good for you? Why was it ok to ban trans fats but not alcohol? Doesnt alcohol prey on the weak in society? alcohol...
by kiryan
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Stimulus
Replies: 15
Views: 1733

Re: Obama's Stimulus

what teflor said. the big thing in international aid over the past decade or so is how non cash "aid" results in "dumping" on the recipient country which destroys the existing industry. For example what would happen to farming in America if Brazil donated 1 trillion pounds of foo...
by kiryan
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tobacco outlawed check, next up everything unhealthy
Replies: 23
Views: 2621

Re: Tobacco outlawed check, next up everything unhealthy

Diso the problem with the european view (or socialist) of things is who determines what is good. Sure regulating "unhealthy" foods is a good thing when your nation faces an "obesity epidemic". Wouldn't regulating morals and ethics also be a good thing for society as well? Religio...
by kiryan
Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fixing the deficit
Replies: 8
Views: 9598

Re: Fixing the deficit

Wow when you put it that way, it makes total sense from a fiscal perspective. ... ... ... Now what happens if instead of being a productive member of society they actually cost us more in the long term? Because they drop out, end up in jail or immigrate their entire family and extended family? My da...
by kiryan
Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Assault on Fifth Amendment Rights
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Re: Obama's Assault on Fifth Amendment Rights

Interesting arguments. If they can already compell you to produce a key to a safe, isn't that the same as producing a password? or a DNA sample? or I like their argument, just type the password in, we won't watch. Law enforcement already has a right to the data, they got a subpoena and search warran...
by kiryan
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tobacco outlawed check, next up everything unhealthy
Replies: 23
Views: 2621

Tobacco outlawed check, next up everything unhealthy

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20077584-503544.html The issue? A proposed set of voluntary guidelines backed by the Obama administration designed to limit the marketing of junk food to children through mascots like "Tony the Tiger," the smiling animated figure used for decades to s...
by kiryan
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fixing the deficit
Replies: 8
Views: 9598

Fixing the deficit

I can help solve the deficit. Lets cut services for illegals. Apparently, connecticut has too much money. we can help close the budget deficit by reducing aid to Connecticut and every other state that gives illegals tuition assistance. Imagine the money that could be saved in California! http://www....
by kiryan
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: More educators caught cheating
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: More educators caught cheating

the reset would be interesting... if you mean throwing out all existing contracts and having a do over for new negotiation. A reset in disbanding all unions... then letting them just re-form with the same leadership (why would the leadership change?) would be useless as far as I'm thinking. Even let...
by kiryan
Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: News of the World
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: News of the World

you need to get out more. it was a tabloid not "news."

and given it was 180 or so years old, I'm going to go out on a limb and say Murdoch didn't pick the name.
by kiryan
Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: More educators caught cheating
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: More educators caught cheating

is it only1% of teachers in this situation, it seems like a lot more, but I can't seem to figure out how many total teachers/administrators were at the 44 schools. Also, it was a lot of principals. Second of all, the unions aren't worried about whether the administration can get rid of the 1%. They ...
by kiryan
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: More educators caught cheating
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: More educators caught cheating

Come on libs, wheres your defense of these poor teachers who only cheated because of NCLB!

Of these poor black kids who were "denied the right to accurate testing"?

Surely you have something to say.
by kiryan
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Wisconsin, Union, rights?
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: Wisconsin, Union, rights?

Here's another slightly less outrageous one. http://www.thebostonchannel.com/r/28419956/detail.html analysis of state records show in the last four years Massachusetts has spent $43,968,295.99 on clothing. The majority of those purchases are tied to longstanding union contracts, while many others ar...
by kiryan
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Wisconsin, Union, rights?
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: Wisconsin, Union, rights?

My god what the hell is in these union contracts... apparently in this Wisconsin county, a provision forbidding prisoners from doing work that the union wanted to be paid to do. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/58488.html In Racine County, just south of Milwaukee, the county jail is outsour...
by kiryan
Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 3953

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

“This is all about him being a bully and a punk,” he said told the press on Friday. “I wanted to punch him in his head.” == since you apparently missed that violent rhetoric, I've reposted it for you. The LEADER of the democrats in the senate in NJ has plainly said he wants to commit physical violen...
by kiryan
Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: US DOD spends $20B per year on air conditioning
Replies: 24
Views: 2931

Re: US DOD spends $20B per year on air conditioning

there is a bit of preparedness to consider... but im pretty sure the reason we have air conditioning out there is not 'preparedness' and rather one of comfort.
by kiryan
Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Topography of faith
Replies: 15
Views: 1901

Re: Topography of faith

well that depends on what the meaning of the word is is.

or apparently hostilities.
by kiryan
Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 3953

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/i-wanted-to-punch-him-in-his-head-nj-state-senator-unleashes-tirade-against-christie/ New Jersey State Senator Stephen Sweeney, who also serves as senate president. == democrat, senate president in New Jersey aka fringe lunatic who doesn't represent the views of liber...
by kiryan
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Topography of faith
Replies: 15
Views: 1901

Re: Topography of faith

I found Utah's mormon population of 58% interesting... 1-2% in most states, 58% in utah. Thats practically a theocracy! i was also listening to the glenn beck conversion to mormon talk and one thing I picked up on... was that beign from utah... suggests that you're mormon. No big surprise right... n...
by kiryan
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: life in prison for "killing" your unborn baby by doing meth?
Replies: 1
Views: 445

life in prison for "killing" your unborn baby by doing meth?

crappy decidedly leftist article. however an interesting topic. more than a few states have laws allowing police to charge people with additional charges for "unborn" children. Like that california guy who got charged with two counts of murder after his 7 or 8 or 9 month pregnant wife wash...
by kiryan
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Topography of faith
Replies: 15
Views: 1901

Re: Topography of faith

Check the threads, libs are constantly arguing here that christianity is irrelevant in the USA at < 50% of the population.
by kiryan
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: More educators caught cheating
Replies: 6
Views: 902

More educators caught cheating

Ridiculous. First of all, its a sad state of affairs when you announce the fact that there will be "serious" consequences for persons involved in cheating in the public schools. Serious is a wholly inappropriate word, it should be "will be fired"... whether they were ordered to b...
by kiryan
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: I like this guy
Replies: 1
Views: 428

I like this guy

I've read about 5 articles by this guy over the past 6 months. When he writes about family issues (particularly children) I've appreciated his hey parents, its your fault attitude. This article is about parents who let their kids run wild and throw fits in public, one of the last ones I read was hey...
by kiryan
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Topography of faith
Replies: 15
Views: 1901

Re: Topography of faith

only the liberals will be surprised.

course the devil is in the details... I infrequently attend church, but I'm as resolute as I ever was. this survey probably counts me as a christian, but other surveys that peg christians at 25-50% wouldn't.
by kiryan
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: debt limit
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: debt limit

I couldn't get into the article. I've read some others blistering criticizing Obama for suggesting he can take some sort of unilateral action on this... and I've not heard specifics on what exactly is being considered, just a lot of rhetoric and claims the sky is falling. I think its an awful broad ...
by kiryan
Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers
Replies: 32
Views: 2030

Re: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers

This makes Obama sound like a fucking liar. but its unclear to me whether the "stirke" missions mentioned in the article happened before or after he said to congress we're only in a support role. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2010505/Air-Force-Navy-flying-thousands-missions-Libya...
by kiryan
Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: US DOD spends $20B per year on air conditioning
Replies: 24
Views: 2931

Re: US DOD spends $20B per year on air conditioning

to tell you the truth, i think they can survive without air conditioning. our nation is so weak we have to provide air conditioning for soldiers and prisoners. at least its efficient in the prisons... really wtf. is being in the military a fucking vacation? With several associates in the military, I...
by kiryan
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Picking Winners and Losers Again
Replies: 10
Views: 1381

Re: Picking Winners and Losers Again

ghetto babies don't have cash in the bank to use ATMs. yes they can do cash advances off their credit cards, but those come with outrageous fees which reduces how much money they can spend at your store... Its also horribly bad business, people get really angry at you even if its not your ATM. Think...
by kiryan
Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Wisconsin, Union, rights?
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: Wisconsin, Union, rights?

http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/2011/06/union-curbs-rescue-wisconsin-school-district Union curbs rescue a Wisconsin school district ... Wednesday, school officials put in place new policies they estimate will turn that $400,000 deficit into a $1.5 million surplus. And it's all because of the ...
by kiryan
Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Healthcare mystery shoppers? I can save you the money.
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: Healthcare mystery shoppers? I can save you the money.

I'm not so sure I can go as far as to praise him. It was probably a good decision given his personality and the divisiveness of American politics at the moment especially over healthcare. +1 uniting points -2 for suggesting it in the first place for a net of -1 on uniting the country. like i said, m...
by kiryan
Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: The New Stock Market Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

Re: The New Stock Market Thread

The big problem with investing right now in my opinion is that all the money in the world is in commodities and staples as Corth suggested... What happens when more moeny chases the a fixed # of assets or inflation takes root? The price of the asset goes up. What amplified the 2008 crash, where bank...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Healthcare mystery shoppers? I can save you the money.
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: Healthcare mystery shoppers? I can save you the money.

Ordinarily I would praise this kind of research... however, we all know how Obama will use it. It will be used to demonize and villify doctors for "discrimination". If you don't do things the way Obama thinks you should... for the benefit of society as a whole, you are going to be punished...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: death penalty costs $308M per execution in CA
Replies: 20
Views: 2104

Re: death penalty costs $308M per execution in CA

I think there would be plenty of retribution in exile... especially if they start off somewhere like congo.
by kiryan
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: US DOD spends $20B per year on air conditioning
Replies: 24
Views: 2931

Re: US DOD spends $20B per year on air conditioning

but what about the impact on the environment!
by kiryan
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Picking Winners and Losers Again
Replies: 10
Views: 1381

Re: Picking Winners and Losers Again

having actual run a business where we paid swipe fees... I'm very sympathetic to the business owners. I still agree with Corth and Teflor, but you can not run a retail operation without agreeing to outrageous contracts. Contracts that say you can't charge for the swipe fee, you can't tell anyone you...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: undocumented worker or criminal illegal
Replies: 93
Views: 3459

Re: undocumented worker or criminal illegal

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/immigration/monument-fire-cause-6-27-2011 Border Patrol: Agent Spotted Fire near Border == near the border. sure its a coincidence he Border Patrol's statement comes after Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever said he believes immigrants started the 47-square-mile M...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachusets
Replies: 33
Views: 2818

Re: can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachuse

kifle... surprise, they're union. its not the exception its the rule. I've had 3 or so serious contacts with the law, never convicted of anything. They're always dicks if you refuse to cooperate. It is retaliation for exercising your right to remain silent or for daring to challenge what they "...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 3953

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

shall we do a search on eco terrorists and animal rights activists? Then to top it off, lets look at the violence commited by the anti war left? a few nutjobs huh? Let me see if I can find the common thread. Union, union, union, union and union. When 'extremists' get in trouble and can be related to...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: undocumented worker or criminal illegal
Replies: 93
Views: 3459

Re: undocumented worker or criminal illegal

Its funny sarvis, you say its illogical to make assumptions about who started these fires despite logical motives and historical evidence, but then strenuously defend assumptions about welfare rats who are only poor because of circumstances beyond their control.
by kiryan
Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Healthcare mystery shoppers? I can save you the money.
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Healthcare mystery shoppers? I can save you the money.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57824.html lol, Obama is going to send mystery shoppers to find out if doctors are turning away new medicare/medicaid patients. Lets think about it... medicare pays less, private pays more. Medicaid billing is bureacratic and they can always come back and ta...
by kiryan
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: undocumented worker or criminal illegal
Replies: 93
Views: 3459

Re: undocumented worker or criminal illegal

illegal driving, hit the guy so hard it severed his leg and his leg ended up on a roof, 160 feet away. Then he fled the scene of the accident. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2008261/Severed-leg-160-feet-away-ROOF-days-fatal-car-crash.html Cant find the article now, but bunch of folks busted...
by kiryan
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 3953

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

Imagine how the media would play it if Sarah Palin crossed the delaware with tea party supporters. She didn't, so you are relying purely on your imagination here. Get it? People crossed the river in a boat, and you see a warship. You know what would happen of Palin did it? We'd call her dumb. We wo...
by kiryan
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2012 political strategy
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Re: 2012 political strategy

I'm not seing it... I read about it, but I distrust the media... Fox paints it too rosy, the liberals paint it gloomy... both are pushing an agenda, trying to strategize... I remember all the liberal papers trumpeting how great McCain was as an independent... until the primaries were over then BAM t...
by kiryan
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachusets
Replies: 33
Views: 2818

Re: can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachuse

I'm not talking about civil disobediance Kiryan. That term implies that you are breaking the law for some sort of moral reason. Rather, I am saying that we need more people to stand up for their lawful rights. Like the lawful right to stand on your front lawn and videotape the police - even if the ...
by kiryan
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: death penalty costs $308M per execution in CA
Replies: 20
Views: 2104

Re: death penalty costs $308m per execution

I don't like life in prison... I disagree with your assessment Corth that its because of a falliable justice system. Life in prison vs death has nothing to do with mistakes, it has to do with your world view aka religion on whether you believe killing and revenge is justice or whether killing is alw...

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