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by Ashiwi
Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachusets
Replies: 33
Views: 5159

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

Don't you remember how that cop acted when I took his picture in that bar in New Orleans? I'm STILL surprised I didn't get hauled into jail that night. I still have the photos, but I never posted them anywhere.
by Ashiwi
Sun May 08, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the ultimate in regulation retardation.
Replies: 42
Views: 2678

Re: the ultimate in regulation retardation.

Oh, and per your original post ... It's stupid, but it should be obvious what the city is trying to do. They're actually looking for ways of reducing the homeless population in that particular sector of town and some idiot has decided that if you don't actively feed the animals, they'll find their w...
by Ashiwi
Sun May 08, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the ultimate in regulation retardation.
Replies: 42
Views: 2678

Re: the ultimate in regulation retardation.

Is autism a growing epidemic or not? Recent reports have suggested that autism is on the rise, but a new study from the U.K. finds that the prevalence of this developmental disorder has remained stable. It may be that doctors are diagnosing it more often in young people -- not that it's actually ha...
by Ashiwi
Sun May 08, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Food Stamps
Replies: 37
Views: 2087

Re: Food Stamps

I think the WIC program is much closer to what the food programs in the US need to be. Participants can only get certain foods pre-approved by the program. There is no candy, no junkfood, no soda. There is milk, healthier cereals, peanut butter, cheese, beans, 100% juice, etc. If you want the other ...
by Ashiwi
Sun May 08, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Criticism of the OBL raid?
Replies: 20
Views: 1701

Re: Criticism of the OBL raid?

My personal opinion is that when you take into account all that's said above, plus the complexity of the extremist religious standpoints of the terrorists and their followers, certain tenets of the Muslim faith that are used as foundations to support these extremist views, the whole Jihadi outlook, ...
by Ashiwi
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Oregon it is!
Replies: 16
Views: 3350

Re: Oregon it is!

Gormal wrote:That depends on which head you want to rub and what kind you lucky you're looking for I guess.


You see that? That thing you did? That's just wrong.
by Ashiwi
Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Oregon it is!
Replies: 16
Views: 3350

Re: Oregon it is!

I will go or demons will rise from hell and consume the earth in fire and brimstone.

So Jake, can I rub your bald head when I get there? I could use a bit of good luck.


And Megan, hotsprings sound divine! That sounds like a fantastic day trip.
by Ashiwi
Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Oregon it is!
Replies: 16
Views: 3350

Re: Oregon it is!

As of this time, this is still in the plans. I have a lot of climbing to do in this life, and part of that is going to be on a mountain in Oregon in September. I have to miss as little work as possible between now and then, so keep your fingers crossed for me. All you Oregon people need to be ready ...
by Ashiwi
Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Making MJ illegal again
Replies: 13
Views: 1385

Re: Making MJ illegal again

http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp07122003.shtml I'm all for the legalization of mj nationwide. Legalize the harder drugs, keep the users corralled, and let natural selection take care of the nation's drug problems. My experience in the mj culture is that the people who lose their potential to it a...
by Ashiwi
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Is this your America? Public school bans home made lunches.
Replies: 17
Views: 1512

Re: Is this your America? Public school bans home made lunches.

Obviously there are people in this forum who have never visited low-income schools. There are parents out there who will toss a piece of stale bread in a kid's lunchbox and call it done. There are parents who won't send lunch, won't bother filling out the paperwork for free lunch, and will allow the...
by Ashiwi
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pell Grants
Replies: 35
Views: 3639

Re: Pell Grants

Okay, I get all that, but there are a hundred thousand young people out there in this country that have the potential to be more, but have never been exposed to the art of critical thinking. Higher math, philosophy and debate all have the ability to tap that potential. I will be one of the first to ...
by Ashiwi
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pell Grants
Replies: 35
Views: 3639

Re: Pell Grants

Finally - the system of higher education in this country is idiotically inefficient. People do not spend 4+ years of their life and hundreds of thousands of dollars for the privilege of reading about Greek philosophers or a Spanish class. All you need is a public library for that. People attend col...
by Ashiwi
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Is this your America? Public school bans home made lunches.
Replies: 17
Views: 1512

Re: Is this your America? Public school bans home made lunches.

The only reason I'm torn on it is because I think obesity is a serious issue with our children, and I really don't think they need access to junkfood at school. But the addendum there is "unless their parents send it with them." The parents should have the final say in what the kids eat. T...
by Ashiwi
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Finger polish on a boy... is it really no big deal?
Replies: 39
Views: 3153

Re: Finger polish on a boy... is it really no big deal?

Sorry dude. You're just going to have to prove this one. There are hundreds of thousands of kids out there who live in mentally and sexually abusive homes. Untold number of men are out on the streets today who were sodomized repeatedly at young ages by fathers, uncles, grandfathers, neighbors, teach...
by Ashiwi
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: reasonable discrimination or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 1451

Re: reasonable discrimination or not?

He had reassignment surgery to become a man. He should be allowed to participate in all activities open to men. I see no problem with him holding a job restricted to men only. And let's remember that the job market has been very tight recently. Why would you assume that he took a "men only&quo...
by Ashiwi
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: reasonable discrimination or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 1451

Re: reasonable discrimination or not?

He had reassignment surgery to become a man. He should be allowed to participate in all activities open to men. I see no problem with him holding a job restricted to men only. And let's remember that the job market has been very tight recently. Why would you assume that he took a "men only"...
by Ashiwi
Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Gurns is gone.
Replies: 7
Views: 2038

Re: Gurns is gone.

I had to let the drugs die out of my system to a point where I could open this thread and not immediately dissolve into blubbering before I could reply to this. It's awfully hard to believe he's gone. I've wondered before about the tuth of that old saying "Only the good die young." We know...
by Ashiwi
Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: super bugs... this is really dangerous
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: super bugs... this is really dangerous

Don't worry, if the Republicans have their way, nobody will have any health care anymore and we won't need to worry about drug-resistant anything. Or EPA regulations. Definitely not emissions regulations. Pffffft. We stuff ourselves on twinkie cream, spray our legs with chemicals, bathe in chemical...
by Ashiwi
Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Is this your America? Public school bans home made lunches.
Replies: 17
Views: 1512

Re: Is this your America? Public school bans home made lunches.

See, I'm really torn on this. I'm all for the removal of soda and junk food machines from schools, but to dictate what the kids eat by regulating what they can or cannot bring from home is just going too far for me. Parents should have the final decision in what kids put in their stomachs. Unfortuna...
by Ashiwi
Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Finger polish on a boy... is it really no big deal?
Replies: 39
Views: 3153

Re: Finger polish on a boy... is it really no big deal?

Couldn't you make the same argument against raising a kid to be gay? Is it wrong to raise a kid gay... or to "indulge" their choices? I don't really get this, so I'm going to ask you to qualify this: are you assuming that gay people are raised to be gay, or are you asking about the very s...
by Ashiwi
Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Ashiwi
Replies: 21
Views: 3573

Re: Ashiwi

Carl was about the fifth person who sent me a message asking for a longer explanation of what happened, so I finally decided to put up more of an answer. I'm still typing out my own thoughts on it, and that may take a while, but this is for anybody who may be interested. Truth be told, I went in for...
by Ashiwi
Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Ashiwi
Replies: 21
Views: 3573

Re: Ashiwi

Dude... I spent a week in a coma. When I awoke I had almost no motor skills. Any small accomplishment wore me out and left me drained. It took me about a week to manage to work the remote control, but by the time I found it, got the TV on, and found the first news station (which happened to be MSNBC...
by Ashiwi
Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Ashiwi
Replies: 21
Views: 3573

Re: Ashiwi

Thank you so much for your love and well wishes. What Tef said is, indeed, true. The jello was terrible and he should be smacked on the back of the head. I went in for a surgical procedure which went south. I was closed as routine, but began to bleed out for no known reasons. I was in a small hospit...
by Ashiwi
Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Bald is Beautiful
Replies: 11
Views: 2230

Re: Bald is Beautiful

While I can't vouch for the shape of Carl's head, he is right about some guys not being able to pull off the shoeshine look. I will, however, admit that those who CAN pull it off and DO pull it off well are somebody-get-me-a-waterhose HOT! Firemen! Smooth firemen! Lord have mercy. On the other hand,...
by Ashiwi
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: blueshield rate increases of 60% justified
Replies: 16
Views: 1308

Re: blueshield rate increases of 60% justified

Oh heck, I wasn't trying to paint it as something special. The banking and investment industry is much worse, as are many other lines of business. The big difference is in how much this product is needed by people of all walks of life. You can go out and buy a used car for transportation, but you ca...
by Ashiwi
Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: blueshield rate increases of 60% justified
Replies: 16
Views: 1308

Re: blueshield rate increases of 60% justified

There are TONS of ways to move dollars around to make it look like expense instead of profit. As Mike said, pay to executives is ONE way of building up an administrative expense. Spread out over the entire population of a customer base that $10M bonus may not equal a large percentage of the premium,...
by Ashiwi
Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: blueshield rate increases of 60% justified
Replies: 16
Views: 1308

Re: blueshield rate increases of 60% justified

It was the individual policy holders. BlueShield of California is a publically traded company and is looking to turn a profit. The cost of medical care, especially in California, is obscene. What I'll be interested in seeing is how the insurance companies manipulate their numbers once they're requir...
by Ashiwi
Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:51 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Twilight, story of an abusive boyfriend?
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Twilight, story of an abusive boyfriend?

Women buy into the stuff that isn't good for them. What's new? Every time I hear a woman singing "Crazy Bitch" like it's a theme song, it boggles my mind. Edward was controlling and treated Bella like a precious object instead of a human being with her own mind, but Bella was stupid and ne...
by Ashiwi
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Oregon it is!
Replies: 16
Views: 3350

Re: Oregon it is!

I've reserved yurt A06Y for September 27 through October 2 2011. I know it'll be starting to get chilly, but the days shouldn't be too bad. When I was there in November I was climbing mountains and riding the prow of a fishing boat and wore a light jacket during the day. There's a firepit for after ...
by Ashiwi
Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: can I see your receipt... I had the same issue at Costco
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: can I see your receipt... I had the same issue at Costco

I was all nice about it until one year I drove to WalMart to do my Christmas shopping in a pouring rain/sleet. My husband (now ex) was with me, along with my kids, since they wanted to play in the playroom and one of us could watch them while the other did the shopping. I checked out with a cartload...
by Ashiwi
Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Oregon it is!
Replies: 16
Views: 3350

Re: Oregon it is!

Grats Jakie!!!


I'm making my reservations this weekend. If there are preferences speak now or forever hold your piece.

You'll hold it no matter what your preferences are, but speak anyway.
by Ashiwi
Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: black student picked to play role of "slave"
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: black student picked to play role of "slave"

Okay, first let me just say that I've always supported the rights of high school kids to start Caucasian American clubs in any school that supports an African American club. It's not the black/white issue that I find offensive. What I find offensive is the dumbing down of a piece of history that was...
by Ashiwi
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Oregon it is!
Replies: 16
Views: 3350

Re: Oregon it is!

If I'm flexible enough, why would you need the elk?


I don't think there's enough open time in the yurts during June, July or August. And Dave's going out of the country the first week of September.
by Ashiwi
Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: privacy over your own body?
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: privacy over your own body?

Unless she's been judged to be incompetent in other aspects of her life, as well as this one, then she should be allowed to make her own decisions where her health is concerned. People who don't believe in getting medical care should be allowed to suffer with their illnesses if that's their religiou...
by Ashiwi
Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:09 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Canadian health care allocation officials
Replies: 14
Views: 947

Re: Canadian health care allocation officials

I'm pretty sure anybody in Britan who wants Avastin is going to get Avastin if they can afford it.
by Ashiwi
Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: black student picked to play role of "slave"
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: black student picked to play role of "slave"

I am serious, though. It's incredibly poor taste to have a mock slave auction in class. What is it teaching these kids? What they'll see and experience is nothing like what really happened, so why do it? And I'm not referring to the specific issue of color, here. What was this teacher going to do ne...
by Ashiwi
Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Oregon it is!
Replies: 16
Views: 3350

Oregon it is!

Mike, you mentioned it being cool enough to use a campfire. I'm looking at the second half of September or any time in October for Beverly Beach. I'm going to reserve my yurt next weekend, so is there a better time slot in that period that I should look for? Would love to hang with some of you folk ...
by Ashiwi
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Canadian health care allocation officials
Replies: 14
Views: 947

Re: Canadian health care allocation officials

I would like to take this moment to remind certain individuals who have previously argued vociferously for the free market process that drives healthcare costs in this country that Avastin is available to anybody who can pony up the cash for it. I seem to remember some people in this forum supportin...
by Ashiwi
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: be happy not gay tshirt is protected!
Replies: 12
Views: 752

Re: be happy not gay tshirt is protected!

I fully agree with this. Until homosexuals are a protected group the right to advocate for, AND protest against, is protected under free speech laws. When they become a recognized group protected by discrimination laws then how such issues are dealt with in a public school will change. Although I do...
by Ashiwi
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: black student picked to play role of "slave"
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: black student picked to play role of "slave"

How could people not have known that this could have caused a problem? Seriously, how out of touch does a teacher have to be in order to pull something boneheaded like this? If you can't act out the whipping, hanging and total degredation of a group of people because of their color, then what's the...
by Ashiwi
Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 7715

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

That would be a question to ask a man of any color. Irresponsible comes in many shades.
by Ashiwi
Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: NLRA and Right to Work States
Replies: 15
Views: 1116

Re: NLRA and Right to Work States

And this is why I opened this up under the Current Events & Politics forum.
by Ashiwi
Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Removing Federal Funds from Planned Parenthood
Replies: 66
Views: 2790

Re: Removing Federal Funds from Planned Parenthood

Do you guys even live in this world??? A "young woman" goes to an agency for treatment of an STD. She's there every couple of weeks. The doctor attempts to talk to her; she fobs him off. Now, is she a prostitute? Or is she just very sexually active? Young women and teens are a LOT more ope...
by Ashiwi
Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: NLRA and Right to Work States
Replies: 15
Views: 1116

NLRA and Right to Work States

I've been digging for info on how the Right to Work status of a state, Oklahoma in particular, impacts certain protected rights offered by the NLRA. I've learned a lot, but I'm still missing a bit of key information. The NLRA protects the rights of employees to engage in certain activities like the ...
by Ashiwi
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Wisconsin protests, difference in coverage
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Wisconsin protests, difference in coverage

There were many instances where factions in the Tea Party used very racist language. In the words they spoke... on their tshirts... on their bumper stickers... The media loves that kind of stuff, so if a group in Wisconsin lets one slur slip, you'll hear it at 10:00.
by Ashiwi
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:35 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Latest Whale Hunt Seasons Catch Short of Target
Replies: 12
Views: 1591

Re: Latest Whale Hunt Seasons Catch Short of Target

Sushi ... don't touch the stuff. Cold rice and seaweed is just nasty. Personally, I thought buying off the pirates to harrass the Japanese was slightly short of brilliant. The only reason it's not brilliant is because the Japanese would then buy off their own pirates, and next thing you know they re...
by Ashiwi
Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: healthcare law will cost 800,000 jobs.
Replies: 189
Views: 8440

Re: healthcare law will cost 800,000 jobs.

They already have that, Corth. Most state mandates in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Illinois apply to groups of 50 or larger. You'd have to check the other states to see how many of them also follow this rule of thumb, but I think it's pretty well spread out across the US. I know it's for shock va...
by Ashiwi
Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: healthcare law will cost 800,000 jobs.
Replies: 189
Views: 8440

Re: healthcare law will cost 800,000 jobs.

http://blogs.forbes.com/rickungar/2011/01/16/gop-leadership-intentionally-distorting-obamacare-as-job-killer/ I was listening to a program the other day that had individuals calling in to give their statements on what they thought about healthcare reform, and one fellow stated that he owned a busine...
by Ashiwi
Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Iowa ban on same-sex marriage...
Replies: 135
Views: 5863

Re: Iowa ban on same-sex marriage...

Actually, I'm with Tef on this one. The Constitution doesn't, at this time, apply to non-traditional marriages; it only guarantees the rights of all to be equal within the boundaries of the other laws set forth by government entities. The pursuit of happiness doesn't guarantee happiness. Once our go...

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