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by Sarvis
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tobacco outlawed check, next up everything unhealthy
Replies: 23
Views: 2609

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? Yes, and I will use my right to Free Speech to convince as many people as possible that gay marriage shouldn't be regulated. THAT is why we are not a herd of cattle. Are...
by Sarvis
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fixing the deficit
Replies: 8
Views: 9593

Re: Fixing the deficit

Decades of benefits for at least 2 people + interests compounding. Cost of child rearing (state healtcare and benefits) + 12 years of education (not cheap) + x years of college subsidized by the state/tax payer... + interest at say 25 years. Rule of 72, principle doubles every (72 / interest rate) ...
by Sarvis
Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fixing the deficit
Replies: 8
Views: 9593

Re: Fixing the deficit

Now, tell me Kiryan: We're talking about 250 immigrants, at $17,000 per immigrant. Ignoring the fact that the state is not _spending_ this money, explain how that $4.5 million will fix our trillion dollar deficit problem. Not that I agree with whatever anti-immigrant, welfare, medicare, etc. thing ...
by Sarvis
Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tobacco outlawed check, next up everything unhealthy
Replies: 23
Views: 2609

Re: Tobacco outlawed check, next up everything unhealthy

or from the opposing point of view its about everyone being equal in the eyes of the law/government/society. which to most democrats is part of that good of society thing. So Republicans lobbied for a Constitutional Amendment to prevent people from doing something, and you don't see that as trying ...
by Sarvis
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tobacco outlawed check, next up everything unhealthy
Replies: 23
Views: 2609

Re: Tobacco outlawed check, next up everything unhealthy

Yes and no. Republicans like to _think_ they value personal freedom, but then you ask them about something like gay marriage and they're all about limiting your choices.

How do you think Kiryan would react if, for example, MTV Skins was advertised during Saturday morning cartoons?
by Sarvis
Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tobacco outlawed check, next up everything unhealthy
Replies: 23
Views: 2609

Re: Tobacco outlawed check, next up everything unhealthy

He says efforts to reduce childhood obesity should be focused on creating a "culture of health," in part through encouraging more exercise. But not from his company, of course. Everyone ELSE should promote a culture of health, while his company sells sugar frosted sugar flakes with extra ...
by Sarvis
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fixing the deficit
Replies: 8
Views: 9593

Re: Fixing the deficit

Kiryan in 5 years: Maria Praeli and those like her, that have gained legal immigrant status, are a drain on our welfare rolls. Her poor decision making is what led to her lacking the skills employers would hire her for! Ok, you're right... not enough spelling errors and typos to be anything Kiryan w...
by Sarvis
Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 3931

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 viole...
by Sarvis
Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Topography of faith
Replies: 15
Views: 1897

Re: Topography of faith

kiryan wrote: Thats practically a theocracy!



That word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
by Sarvis
Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 3931

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

Palin: Go shoot Democrats! This Guy: He's practically shooting people! Please tell me you see a difference? That said, you're getting a little closer. At least you have an important democrat using the word "shoot" this time. To bad he's describing someone else's actions rather than telling...
by Sarvis
Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:44 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: New York and California rank lowest for individual freedom
Replies: 23
Views: 1841

Re: New York and California rank lowest for individual freed

Ragorn wrote:How does New York rank for individual freedom now, mother fuckers?

:D


In addition, I can now get growlers of craft beer filled up at gas stations. Texas has got nothin on us!
by Sarvis
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: The New Stock Market Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: The New Stock Market Thread

So I should learn how to short stock? ;)

Where is your money going then? Savings accounts are so far under inflation it's pointless, and CDs don't seem much better.
by Sarvis
Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: The New Stock Market Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

The New Stock Market Thread

Trying my hand at stocks again, but doing the whole "buy stock and hold it" thing this time. I started off with MSFT, thinking "Microsoft is a huge company that's not going anywhere." Then their stock started going down... and down. Well, ok not a lot, but I seemed to be buying i...
by Sarvis
Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Picking Winners and Losers Again
Replies: 10
Views: 1377

Re: Picking Winners and Losers Again

Corth wrote:Nobody was holding a gun to your head forcing you to accept those debit cards as payment.



kiryan wrote:you can not run a retail operation without agreeing to outrageous contracts.


Maybe not a gun, Corth, but if you can't do business without this...
by Sarvis
Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: US DOD spends $20B per year on air conditioning
Replies: 24
Views: 2923

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

kiryan wrote:but what about the impact on the environment!


Right, because all the bombs and missiles we're setting off over there are eco-friendly. :roll:
by Sarvis
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: US DOD spends $20B per year on air conditioning
Replies: 24
Views: 2923

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

dessert climate. Mmmmmm.... dessert climate. :P On the other hand, we don't want to torture the troops either. I wonder if some other lower tech solutions might work. Humidifying a room can significantly cool it, for instance. Err... humidity actually tends to make it warmer. Well, it makes it warm...
by Sarvis
Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: US DOD spends $20B per year on air conditioning
Replies: 24
Views: 2923

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

I think there's a slight difference between your average North American campground and the Afghanistan desert. And the tents are treated to make them more energy efficient. Not that it couldn't be improved according to the article...
by Sarvis
Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: US DOD spends $20B per year on air conditioning
Replies: 24
Views: 2923

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

I wonder... desert... sunlight. Could they power the A/C with solar panels?
by Sarvis
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: undocumented worker or criminal illegal
Replies: 93
Views: 3420

Re: undocumented worker or criminal illegal

Its funny sarvis, you say its illogical to make assumptions about who started these fires Yes. It is. One of the most important tenets of our country is "Innocent until proven guilty." Personally I think Republicans have plenty of motive. It's a big issue for them, and if they can claim a...
by Sarvis
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: death penalty costs $308M per execution in CA
Replies: 20
Views: 2096

Re: death penalty costs $308m per execution

Corth wrote: but lacks in the retribution department.


Well, you could just send them to one of those third world factories. In a few years they'd be missing limbs or die in a fire! Ooh, or die from inhaling toxic fumes... :P
by Sarvis
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 3931

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

When the Democrats run one of these guys as a Vice Presidential candidate, give me a call. Until then you have a problem with a few union members who just happen to contribute to Democrats. Humans are a violent species. I'm not saying all Democrats are non-violent. I'm saying that no Democratic Part...
by Sarvis
Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Food Stamps
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Food Stamps

I always have to ask the question... why do these people need government to help them. Why don't they have anyone else who can or will help them? Because the majority of people who end up in these situations have families in just as bad, if not worse, shape. If everyone you know is living hand to m...
by Sarvis
Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: undocumented worker or criminal illegal
Replies: 93
Views: 3420

Re: undocumented worker or criminal illegal

I'm going to just go ahead and blame them. Well as long as your going to go ahead and blame them for anything you imagine they might have done. Intellectual honesty... right. Seriously Kiryan, is your point so weak that you have to rely on making shit up to try and prove it? You only make yourself ...
by Sarvis
Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 3931

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

get some intellectual honesty . Yes, lets. The thing you need to imagine is how the media would react to Sarah Palin crossing the Delaware. Which of the links you posted have anything at all to do with that? Hell, the only Sarah Palin news you posted here was a fucking typo that Republicans, again ...
by Sarvis
Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:06 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: death penalty costs $308M per execution in CA
Replies: 20
Views: 2096

Re: death penalty costs $308m per execution

Hmm... ok, I can buy that. Except for the "swiftly" part... these things seem to take years before the actual execution don't they? Must be comforting to know the person who attacked your family is on the way though...
by Sarvis
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: death penalty costs $308M per execution in CA
Replies: 20
Views: 2096

Re: death penalty costs $308m per execution

Corth wrote: the message being sent by an execution has extraordinary value.


I've never believed that. Criminals do not, generally, commit crimes with the expectation that they will get caught. If they do not think they will get caught, why should the message of such an extreme punishment stop them?
by Sarvis
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Food Stamps
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Food Stamps

It seems, Sarvis, that there is a fair bit of Federal involvement in these programs. According to this editorial, yes. Though even then in some cases it sounded like the Feds said "Reduce your budget/Paperwork" and the States said "We don't need to verify assets!" In either case...
by Sarvis
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: death penalty costs $308M per execution in CA
Replies: 20
Views: 2096

Re: death penalty costs $308m per execution

Any idea why the cost is so high? It seems ridiculous. Shouldn't an execution cost, maybe, a couple bucks in electricity? Or how much does a bullet cost? If we're going to kill prisoners, let's at least do it efficiently. Oddly, one of the reasons I've supported the death penalty in the past is that...
by Sarvis
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Food Stamps
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Food Stamps

*sigh* It sucks that an important program that, has among other things, kept a few of us Torilites fed as children is facing such rampant abuse. It also sucks that the author, at least at the beginning, tries to place all the blame on Obama. We should focus on making the program work, not on pointin...
by Sarvis
Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Jon Daily Goodness
Replies: 27
Views: 2328

Re: Jon Daily Goodness

Ok, I'll grant his first joke was against a Republican. His next few were about Clinton. http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-january-11-1999/the-final-blow---strom-thurmond It's fairly even, though he does make a couple jokes about Strom Thurmond... but if you think that's about partisanship, rath...
by Sarvis
Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 3931

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 Sarvis
Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Jon Daily Goodness
Replies: 27
Views: 2328

Re: Jon Daily Goodness

A cloak of academic prestige? Educated young democrats?

Try potheads and college students/yuppies.

It's kind of funny though, when he bashes Republicans/Fox he's being partisan. When he bashes Democrats/All-Other-Media he's just trying to keep his material fresh.

Confirmation bias FTW!
by Sarvis
Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Jon Daily Goodness
Replies: 27
Views: 2328

Re: Jon Daily Goodness

Have you considered that Fox News just gives him more to work with?
by Sarvis
Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 3931

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

*sigh* Trolltastic! I know you think it's discrimination that ONE GUY got harassed for openly carrying a gun. It is not. Discrimination is systemic. It's when people of a certain color get pulled over 5 times as often, despite not actually breaking any traffic rules. I know you think you're clever w...
by Sarvis
Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 3931

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

Kiryan's World: People carrying loaded guns == people who are on a boat
by Sarvis
Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Jon Daily Goodness
Replies: 27
Views: 2328

Re: Jon Daily Goodness

He's a partisan hack - albeit a funny one. A partisan hack who's voted Republican in the past and regularly makes fun of Democrats and Obama. Right. I know PLENTY of people who label themselves liberal and democrat who vote each year for the same Republican congresswoman. But they still vote Democr...
by Sarvis
Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 3931

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

An isolated incident yea right... isolated only because their power base is finally being affected where it was effectively untouchable before. or was Wisconsin also an isolated incident? Were the protests in England and Greece also isolated? cuz it all looks the same to me. demcorats calling for c...
by Sarvis
Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Jon Daily Goodness
Replies: 27
Views: 2328

Re: Jon Daily Goodness

I'm sure he has done plenty of things in the past he is embarassed about. There is a clear difference in the way he makes fun of Dems and Republicans. With Dems we are laughing with them. With Republicans we are laughing at them. Which is fine, really. I have no problem with it at all. But that's w...
by Sarvis
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Jon Daily Goodness
Replies: 27
Views: 2328

Re: Jon Daily Goodness

Corth wrote:He's a partisan hack - albeit a funny one.


A partisan hack who's voted Republican in the past and regularly makes fun of Democrats and Obama. Right.
by Sarvis
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Jon Daily Goodness
Replies: 27
Views: 2328

Re: Jon Daily Goodness

Of course there just _has_ to be a liberal agenda right? Only possibility isn't it? Couldn't be that John is right, because he's a dirty liberal! There's no possible way that a media outlet could have a bias towards lazy (aka cheap) journalism and sensasionalist (aka high rating) news. They MUST be ...
by Sarvis
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Jon Daily Goodness
Replies: 27
Views: 2328

Re: Jon Daily Goodness

He may have been technically wrong, but his actual point is that Fox is a shitty, shitty source of news whose best shows rival comedians for keeping the populace informed. So what he said may have been false, but the point he was trying to get across is true. More to the point, if you look at the li...
by Sarvis
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Jon Daily Goodness
Replies: 27
Views: 2328

Re: Jon Daily Goodness

Actually, John handled this pretty well too:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-j ... statements
by Sarvis
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Jon Daily Goodness
Replies: 27
Views: 2328

Re: Jon Daily Goodness

Since Stewart was referring to "media viewers," this doesn’t undercut his point. However, the data includes an important counterpoint to Stewart’s claim: Viewers of at least one show on Fox scored quite well -- The O’Reilly Factor, of whom 51 percent made it into the high knowledge group....
by Sarvis
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 3931

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

lol and you see the same. Conservatives defending their country and family values = assault on immigrants and gays. hipocrite. Go look at what we said. We said that Palin's comment that her supporters should "reload" and "aim for democrats" could incite violence. You, on the oth...
by Sarvis
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 3931

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

I have to live in this world, not a world of my ideals. No, the problem is your perception of reality is so skewed by your hatred of "the other guys" that when when some union members do this: http://i.nuseek.com/images/template/360x318/hk_20080211_skiboat2.jpg You see this: http://img.he...
by Sarvis
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 3931

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

There really is no hope for you.
by Sarvis
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 3931

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

No Sarvis its more like civil disobedience ... Its still funny theres no cries for civility at these union protests?! You just accused them of being civilly disobedient while simultaneously complaining that no one is crying for them to be civil? Get it, Kiryan? Palin told people to go get their gun...
by Sarvis
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 3931

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

First, I don't think your statement about Palin is accurate. You don't see a problem with the union folks symbolically declared war on NJ? What if they crossed the delaware with guns? or say swamped government buildings with thousands of people intentially trying to shut government down until their...
by Sarvis
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 3931

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

Palin told people to fight back with guns. These guys crossed a river. You really don't see a difference there?
by Sarvis
Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Landlord Rant
Replies: 12
Views: 813

Re: Landlord Rant

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laches_%28equity%29 If they pulled that shit on me I probably wouldn't have paid the last month's rent. Let them keep the whole security. Good luck suing me for the late charges... My g/f says pretty much the same thing. I was hoping I'd manage to get both my security A...

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