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by Kifle
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fixing the deficit
Replies: 8
Views: 9626

Re: Fixing the deficit

Now consider the opportunity cost. What did it cost a legal citizen... in terms of their tax dollars... in terms of their own education or children's education... in terms of the job that will someday go to this bright young immigrant. In terms of "infrastructure" and government hours of ...
by Kifle
Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Stimulus
Replies: 15
Views: 1750

Re: Obama's Stimulus

i meant that it's the wrong measure to use to judge the state of our economy It really isn't, unless the profit motive is severely diminished. In theory, Kindi is right, but you bring up a nice point. There is currently no incentive for companies to run in a waste loop. It is highly unsustainable a...
by Kifle
Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fixing the deficit
Replies: 8
Views: 9626

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 Kifle
Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:46 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Topography of faith
Replies: 15
Views: 1919

Re: Topography of faith

It is a nice map though, but I wonder how well those numbers can be trusted due to the sample size -- and I'm not sure what the collection procedures were either. I just wonder why they don't use figures from last year's census. Or is it not that specific? No clue. I know with Hispanics they only d...
by Kifle
Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tobacco outlawed check, next up everything unhealthy
Replies: 23
Views: 2657

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? Gay marriage has ...
by Kifle
Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Topography of faith
Replies: 15
Views: 1919

Re: Topography of faith

I don't see what's so surprising... California surprised me, as did Kentucky and Tennessee. Plus it's nice to see graphic representations of statistics. You were surprised that Cali had one of the most diverse religious affiliations, and Kentucky and Tennessee both had a disproportionate weighting ...
by Kifle
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: US DOD spends $20B per year on air conditioning
Replies: 24
Views: 2970

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

It is until they end up dead or in a hospital. Soldiers are athletes that perform better with better facilities. That's true; however, given that the soldiers we're fighting would still have worse facilities than us even without air conditioning, we already have a huge gap in technological advantag...
by Kifle
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Topography of faith
Replies: 15
Views: 1919

Re: Topography of faith

I don't see what's so surprising... California surprised me, as did Kentucky and Tennessee. Plus it's nice to see graphic representations of statistics. You were surprised that Cali had one of the most diverse religious affiliations, and Kentucky and Tennessee both had a disproportionate weighting ...
by Kifle
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Topography of faith
Replies: 15
Views: 1919

Re: Topography of faith

Check the threads, libs are constantly arguing here that christianity is irrelevant in the USA at < 50% of the population. I don't think I have ever seen that written. I've seen talks about the decline in christianity. I've seen talks about the decline in churchgoers, but never that Christianity is...
by Kifle
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Topography of faith
Replies: 15
Views: 1919

Re: Topography of faith

I don't see what's so surprising... Christianity is dominant, evangelical is higher in the South/Southeast, and Catholics are in higher density on the upper east and lower west coasts. It's seems pretty expected.
by Kifle
Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: US DOD spends $20B per year on air conditioning
Replies: 24
Views: 2970

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

War is not supposed to be uncomfortable...
by Kifle
Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachusets
Replies: 33
Views: 2846

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

A bit of a follow-up to the lady in NY.

http://rochester.indymedia.org/feature/ ... /index.php

Oh, the police are such arrogant assholes sometimes.
by Kifle
Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachusets
Replies: 33
Views: 2846

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

I don't think it was unreasonable for the police to ask the woman to go inside, especially if she is showing anti-police behavior, and by video taping and getting right in there she is on some levels of anti police sentiment. I do agree they should video tape themselves. It will help to weed out th...
by Kifle
Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2012 political strategy
Replies: 16
Views: 1678

Re: 2012 political strategy

I really doubt Obama will win at this point. He wont be able to get the voters who usually don't vote to vote. And I think Rove is pretty spot on, for the most part, in his analysis as well. Hate the man as you will, but he's an evil genius ;) He knows his shit.
by Kifle
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: women
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: women

Nothing really to add here, but I loved how "NATO Airstrikes" were one of the reasons given that makes Afganistan the most dangerous place for women. Since when do NATO bombs target certain sexes? That's some technology there.
by Kifle
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 3092

Re: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is ep

Interesting discussion on the debt ceiling...
by Kifle
Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachusets
Replies: 33
Views: 2846

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

That's just insane. I can understand not videotaping a sting operation or something that requires secrecy, but police should be checked whenever possible. This allows them too much power without accountability. The other issue you bring up happens all the time. It's a bit ridiculous, really. It woul...
by Kifle
Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 1174

Re: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?

Either way. The less methheads that take my tax dollars the better. Kudos, Florida.
by Kifle
Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 1174

Re: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?

I think that is an awesome law. If they have money for drugs, they have money for food.
by Kifle
Mon May 30, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Rift
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Rift

Sundara wrote:Kifle, I think you'll be a WoW permanent resident even after KOTOR! :)


Lol, quite possibly. I did go on quite a long hiatus (I think a year or so) until about 2 months ago.
by Kifle
Fri May 27, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Rift
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Rift

I'm waiting for knights of the old republic. Stuck on wow until then.
by Kifle
Tue May 24, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 2910

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

Ragorn wrote:Also, I'd call security if I saw someone open carrying in a grocery store. And definitely wouldn't shop there again if they permitted it.

Open carry should be subject to the same rules as smoking... establishment owners should be free to permit or ban it as they see fit.


I completely agree.
by Kifle
Fri May 20, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Time to ban swimming! Its a health risk.
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Time to ban swimming! Its a health risk.

I agree. We should also ban electricity.
by Kifle
Fri May 20, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: More CPS bad behavior
Replies: 26
Views: 1041

Re: More CPS bad behavior

Hmm... I don't know how I feel about this one. Mom takes a paid "acting" job by a UK company to basically say she gave her daughter botox. She does subsequent follow up interviews in the US with a couple organizations. CPS sees the reports, takes her daughter away. Was there enough justif...
by Kifle
Thu May 12, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: damnit now they are shutting down the coffee shops I go to
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: damnit now they are shutting down the coffee shops I go

One of these days the people will lose enough apathy to actually stop letting the government control their moral decisions.
by Kifle
Tue May 03, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: To fix the spammers...
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: To fix the spammers...

Teflor Lyorian wrote:On the phpBB forums I manage, I've found it particularly helpful to use user registration by admin approval. It's more work to review each registration, but it certainly cuts down on spam.


And it's not like we have a huge amount of new users. I second this.
by Kifle
Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Personal Finance Software
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Personal Finance Software

I like quickbooks, but I don't think it would be overkill for personal finances.
by Kifle
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Another lesson in bad parenting or do we need more laws?
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Re: Another lesson in bad parenting or do we need more laws?

Slippery slope is a logical fallacy. The fact that you want to spend a page trying to prove that it's a legitimate argument is proof that there is no point in arguing with you. Actually, that's not entirely true. Slippery slope arguments can vary from outright logical fallacy to informal fallacy to...
by Kifle
Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: AMC - The Best Network On Television
Replies: 20
Views: 1705

Re: AMC - The Best Network On Television

Check out the IT Crowd, a British show. I know you can see all the previous episodes online on Netflix. Funny little show. And yes, AMC shows are great. No show had my attention after Lost ended like TWD. And this bullshit now is just unacceptable. IT Crowd is one of my favorite shows, but, again, ...
by Kifle
Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pell Grants
Replies: 35
Views: 2125

Re: Pell Grants

Manufacturing started leaving the US under the Clinton era, and yes, it is getting worse, but it is still here. "America remains by far the No. 1 manufacturing country. It out-produces No. 2 China by more than 40 percent. U.S. manufacturers cranked out nearly $1.7 trillion in goods in 2009, ac...
by Kifle
Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Finger polish on a boy... is it really no big deal?
Replies: 39
Views: 1792

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

Now for genetics studies: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9549243 http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/07/16/homosexuality-linked-to-genetics-in-mice/ I'd look for more, but I'm lazy. From what I understand, these are animal studies and the authors frequently question whether or not they can translate ...
by Kifle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: More CPS bad behavior
Replies: 26
Views: 1041

Re: More CPS bad behavior

People having their children removed are generally guilty as well. The problem is that the crimes are too loosely defined, too easily prosecuted, and the corrective action by the state is anti-family. Crimes that are too loosely defined aren't crimes in my book. I should have clarified. For example...
by Kifle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Finger polish on a boy... is it really no big deal?
Replies: 39
Views: 1792

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

What genetics? I haven't seen any strong evidence that genetics are even associated with homosexuality and none was presented in the other thread. Also, you may be referring in that case to bisexuality - where those 'lesbians' by choice were potentially attracted to both, and simply chose to prefer...
by Kifle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pell Grants
Replies: 35
Views: 2125

Re: Pell Grants

Those that have work ethic should go make my car in a factory somewhere. In China? Indiana. They could also become part of the service industry. Population control. Because the alternatives are less attractive, they don't discount the validity of my statement. I think you'll find an increasing shar...
by Kifle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: lol growing MJ is contributing to global warming
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: lol growing MJ is contributing to global warming

I think Kifle might be on to something. By the way, any part of Europe is a terrible model for any part of anywhere else. Agreed, but I think we would see similar results with a slow turnaround. Sorry, I should clarify, I think you are on to something with disbanding or severely reducing the role o...
by Kifle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: lol growing MJ is contributing to global warming
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: lol growing MJ is contributing to global warming

Teflor Lyorian wrote:I think Kifle might be on to something. By the way, any part of Europe is a terrible model for any part of anywhere else.


Agreed, but I think we would see similar results with a slow turnaround.
by Kifle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pell Grants
Replies: 35
Views: 2125

Re: Pell Grants

Teflor Lyorian wrote:
Kifle wrote:Those that have work ethic should go make my car in a factory somewhere.

In China?


Indiana. They could also become part of the service industry. Population control. Because the alternatives are less attractive, they don't discount the validity of my statement.
by Kifle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Spending Cuts
Replies: 41
Views: 1098

Re: Spending Cuts

There is a difference between the inability to control a child and not even trying. We don't even try anymore, we simply hand out condoms while at the same time telling 11 year olds they are able to choose to do whatever they want. I'd be much more open to handing out condoms if we were at least te...
by Kifle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: More CPS bad behavior
Replies: 26
Views: 1041

Re: More CPS bad behavior

I agree with financial motive, but comparing it to speeding tickets isn't really applicable because those speeding are actually committing a crime 100% of the time.
by Kifle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Finger polish on a boy... is it really no big deal?
Replies: 39
Views: 1792

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

I'm arguing your pointing toward causation because that is what you're doing. Actually, evidence exists that indicates that sexual orientation has environmental influences . For instance, one study I came across found that homosexual men were more likely to have an older brother. Actually, evidence...
by Kifle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: AMC - The Best Network On Television
Replies: 20
Views: 1705

Re: AMC - The Best Network On Television

What they did with TWD is retarded btw. The long interval I mean. The show is fucking great. I completely agree. I hope they decide to turn it into a 20+ episode format rather than the faux British episode format. I'm waiting patiently for its return. I'll have to check out that new show. AMC is am...
by Kifle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: lol growing MJ is contributing to global warming
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: lol growing MJ is contributing to global warming

I'm not necessarily against that... On the other hand, let me tell you why it won't work. First off, we've lived with the nanny state so long that people don't know how to be responsible or take responsibility. Second, Liberals won't be able to stand the disproportionate impact of drug use on the p...
by Kifle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pell Grants
Replies: 35
Views: 2125

Re: Pell Grants

I love the idea of cutting GED funding to zero and shifting it to the schools where needed. It's not hard to get a GED anyway. And I agree with your conclusive statement; however, dispensing with the program instead of making it more efficient is the way to go. I screwed around in HS, but I was mor...
by Kifle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pell Grants
Replies: 35
Views: 2125

Re: Pell Grants

Recently there was a debate in Montana over cutting the GED program funding to 0 in addition to pervasive cuts across the board in education. The argument was cuts had to be made so should you cut the 2nd chance opportunity or make cuts in the first chance opportunity? Those who need the GED progra...
by Kifle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Spending Cuts
Replies: 41
Views: 1098

Re: Spending Cuts

There is a difference between the inability to control a child and not even trying. We don't even try anymore, we simply hand out condoms while at the same time telling 11 year olds they are able to choose to do whatever they want. I'd be much more open to handing out condoms if we were at least te...
by Kifle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: lol growing MJ is contributing to global warming
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: lol growing MJ is contributing to global warming

Sarvis wrote:The point is that illegal pot is more harmful to the country than legal pot. Think of the budget savings if we disbanded the DEA! You want to cut spending right?


Perfect idea. Disband the DEA, and shift necessary jobs to local/county/state police. I bet we could cut billions out of the budget.
by Kifle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Making MJ illegal again
Replies: 13
Views: 866

Re: Making MJ illegal again

Realistically, the only reason for a 2.5 year old to have a mmj card is to be able to legally grow more pot. Parents really wouldn't need anything as the permit basically says you can smoke as much as you want and can't be charged with a MJ crime. Wasn't aware of the nuances in Montana law. Regardl...
by Kifle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Finger polish on a boy... is it really no big deal?
Replies: 39
Views: 1792

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

Actually, evidence exists that indicates that sexual orientation has environmental influences. For instance, one study I came across found that homosexual men were more likely to have an older brother. All homosexual men were found to have parents. Correlation =/= causation. This shows nothing. I d...

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