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by Teflor Lyorian
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6791

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

a month or so ago this "homeless" woman was charged with "stealing" education for her child by enrolling him in a school district that she did not live in. So we actually are preventing people from getting an education, then you want to punish them when they can't find employmen...
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: START treaty and Obama and the Military
Replies: 5
Views: 907

Re: START treaty and Obama and the Military

Obama is crap at foreign policy. With this, the treatment of Libya, and the handling of our relations worldwide without any improvement in US image abroad signals his complete failure since his election.

Although, Bin Laden is dead. We get a bump in our image with our allies for that.
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Sarah Palin emails
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: The Sarah Palin emails

When anyone talks for long enough, stupid stuff will fall out of their mouths. The media has been relentless in their coverage of Sarah Palin, I believe with the intent of destroying her, similar in the way they covered Clinton. The media wanted humility from the Clinton campaign, in addition to mor...
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: START treaty and Obama and the Military
Replies: 5
Views: 907

Re: START treaty and Obama and the Military

However, it does seem to place limitations on any future ambitions of the Russians.

Crappy treaty though.
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 2306

Re: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?

Sarvis wrote:
kiryan wrote:but you can touch the genitals of a 6 year old who wants to ride an airplane to see mickey mouse


Thanks to Bush, yes.

You mean Obama now.
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: And you still think we live in the land of the free
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: And you still think we live in the land of the free

Sarvis wrote:Unless it's a Republican politician, right? Then "free speech zones" are de rigeur!

Free speech zones are setup specifically to prevent elitist mobs from denying normal access to public and private spaces. The difference is wider than perhaps your world view.
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: And you still think we live in the land of the free
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: And you still think we live in the land of the free

a sign was posted, the question is why do free men and women tolerate crap like this Probably because it was what they asked for. I understand that you're against government regulation on principle, but there are many regulations, rules, etc., that enjoy the support of a significant majority of peo...
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 2306

Re: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?

Considering he was not doing anything illegal at the time...
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:44 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Union folks protests at Special Olympics Ceremony in Wiscons
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Re: Union folks protests at Special Olympics Ceremony in Wis

Just shows how little they care despite their always "fighting for the little guy". To protest at a special olympics event, to stand in front of the disabled folks blocking their front row view at the ceremony... is truly pathetic. Almost as pathetic as the coverage of the event. Where is...
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 2306

Re: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?

If it saves Florida money, I am supportive of this law to a point. Certainly, the least invasive, most cost effective measure should be used. I also recommend that two things are done: random screenings, and screenings on the suspicion of drug use by the state's representatives.
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachusets
Replies: 33
Views: 5051

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

That's ok. Police unions in my area keep resisting cruiser cameras. Apparently, cops don't like things like accountability and evidence.
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Regulation costs 1.7 trillion
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: Regulation costs 1.7 trillion

Fees are taxes.
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Free Speech or Invasion of Privacy?
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Free Speech or Invasion of Privacy?

You do have the right to revoke your privacy by telling someone you're not married to (or a legal guardian/your hired lawyer/or other protected relationship)..
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: American deported for selling drugs
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

Re: American deported for selling drugs

Heh. It seems Germany is quite cruel. It won't even grant foreigners German citizenship if they are born on German soil. Apparently, you MUST have a German parent.

Even us Americans will give you citizenship if you are born here.
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Free Speech or Invasion of Privacy?
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Free Speech or Invasion of Privacy?

I do believe you are protected in a marriage situation, but he was not married.
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: American deported for selling drugs
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

Re: American deported for selling drugs

Here we go: Despite widespread popular belief, U.S. military installations abroad and U.S. diplomatic or consular facilities abroad are not part of the United States within the meaning of the 14th Amendment. A child born on the premises of such a facility is not born in the United States and does no...
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: American deported for selling drugs
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

Re: American deported for selling drugs

US bases, installations, etc. outside of the United States or hosted in foreign nations are not considered US soil for the purposes of the 14th amendment. Children born to American parent(s) while abroad are eligible for US citizenship with the proper paperwork.
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6791

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

Many people can't? The vast majority of people can. Many just won't.
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6791

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

The only thing worse than someone crying about their own circumstances is someone else doing the crying for them.
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6791

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

Sarvis wrote:
Don't blame your parents for being in the situation you are in, blame yourself for accepting the situation your in and not trying to change it.

I bet your parents taught you that.

Are you trying to say he couldn't figure it out on his own?
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6791

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

This is circumstance. How many adults wish they had done better in school? Shouldn't their parents have made them do so. If your parents sucked, good luck at achieving a decent life. That is not a personal choice, that is a circumstance. No, that's still a personal choice. Success may come at a dif...
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Free Speech or Invasion of Privacy?
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Free Speech or Invasion of Privacy?

I'd say let a jury decide if the billboard is harassment. Then let a series of courts interpret that judgement (should parties appeal judgement) by comparing it to similar cases. I don't believe privacy has anything to do with it. If you tell someone something private but don't hold them to keep it ...
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6791

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

As a practical issue, many welfare recipients have to watch the kids or live in dangerous areas. Simply put, we should just attempt to minimize monetary support to stave off poverty related starvation. And not even all of it, just most of it. After all, private charity exists.
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 2306

Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?

Florida will begin testing welfare recipients for illicit drug use under a new law signed by Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/31/us-florida-welfare-drugs-idUSTRE74U6W320110531 Ugh. We're already getting junk touched at the airport. I can only assume that govern...
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: We're Running Out of Months!
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: We're Running Out of Months!

amena wolfsnarl wrote:Hey the blacks should just be happy they rank above the LGTBs.

I'ma tell Al Sharpton on you.
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: We're Running Out of Months!
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: We're Running Out of Months!

amena wolfsnarl wrote:So we give the jews January? No one likes that month anyways lol

And put the Jews before the blacks? What are you trying to say, sir?
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6791

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

How wonderfully irrelevant and misplaced.
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6791

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

fair enough. Is lobster really $2-$3 a pound in Maine? If you're on food stamps, you shouldn't be paying more than $3 a pound for your meat (adjusting for market factors). If only chicken is the only choice at that price level, then you eat chicken. That seems like a highly arbitrary limitation. Sh...
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: We're Running Out of Months!
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: We're Running Out of Months!

Interestingly enough, the most frequent victims of hate crimes are black people and Jews.
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 9 States Supplement Illegal Immigrants
Replies: 1
Views: 256

9 States Supplement Illegal Immigrants

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/20 ... lines-case

Judgement stands that states may offer in-state tuition discounts to illegal immigrants.
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6791

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

I was reading a letter to the editor the other day for my local paper (at least I think thats where this story comes from). Women comes in with a food stamp card and buys $300 worth of lobster. I hope she was selling it for cash... I really do. I hope she was not arrogantly thinking she was entitle...
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: The "22,000" tears visa blunder
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: The "22,000" tears visa blunder

It is unusually cruel to tell people they can be American then take it away :)

Even more cruel when you tell them they have to keep on being European. Just kidding European readers of this forum!
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6791

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

Furthermore, the general guidance to avoid relying upon social security or the Federal government by extension for anything is good advice, regardless of circumstances or situation. Self-reliance (coupled with sociality) is the best guidance for those who don't want to suffer at the hands of others.
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6791

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

Personally, I plan on making social security the icing on the cake of retirement. People that are relying upon it seriously made some poor decisions earlier in life. Agree mightily. Because it's all about choice, and nothing at all to do with opportunity or circumstance. :roll: Yup. You're simply n...
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6791

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

Personally, I plan on making social security the icing on the cake of retirement. People that are relying upon it seriously made some poor decisions earlier in life. Agree mightily. Because it's all about choice, and nothing at all to do with opportunity or circumstance. :roll: Yup. You're simply n...
by Teflor Lyorian
Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: We're Running Out of Months!
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

We're Running Out of Months!

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-off ... -pride-mon

Only a few months are left for other people to have pride or history!
by Teflor Lyorian
Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6791

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

Personally, I plan on making social security the icing on the cake of retirement. People that are relying upon it seriously made some poor decisions earlier in life.
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Imperialist Democrats Threaten Libya - NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
Replies: 91
Views: 4438

Re: Imperialist Democrats Threaten Libya - NO BLOOD FOR OIL!

I started this thread as a piece of healthy, humorous sarcasm to highlight the hypocrisy of the left: primarily at those who demonized Bush for pushing regime change in Iraq, but heavily supported Obama's actions in Libya. Personally, I am not against US policies of intervention and armed incursion ...
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Interesting article - bone marrow baby 20 years later
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: Interesting article - bone marrow baby 20 years later

It's a good reminder that not everything needs to follow all the rules to end well.

But there are plenty of stories in which people don't follow wisdom or guidance and things do indeed end in disaster.

It's nice that things have turned out well for this family.
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:33 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6791

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

Well, I dont know about cash reserves... But there are certainly vast amounts of assets at the government's disposal. Real estate, gold at fort knox, strategic oil reserves, millitary equipment, etc. By cash reserves, I'm speaking to unspent budgeted dollars. The government has options in contracts...
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Liberal TV
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Liberal TV

Could you imagine what kind of world ours would be like if popular media pushed a conservative agenda? I grew up in a place that didn't allow their children to watch the Cosby show because there were black people on the TV (not that unnecessarily negative racism is a conservative value). If mainstre...
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6791

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

I'm not sure it can be scaled down, nor am I sure it is an accurate assessment of what's actually going on. The debt ceiling simply doesn't allow the nation to borrow any more money, but the nation is not broke. We have ample cash, cash reserves, assets, etc. should we chose to use them. We could si...
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6791

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

Too stupid to read tonight I take it? Nope, just checking to see if you were going to jump straight to an opportunistic insult when I posted something non-insulting and neutral. You did, but it wasn't too bad. I'll keep reading your posts. FYI, Americans have always been too stupid to understand cr...
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6791

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

You've proved it's been going on for years, both parties are guilty, and nothing changes in Washington. How does this have anything to do with not raising the debt ceiling? Will the 2nd Great Depression these morons are about to cause by defaulting suddenly fix the budget somehow? Going by polling ...
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2-6 years for binding and gagging your GF's kids, 6 felonies
Replies: 31
Views: 2183

Re: 2-6 years for binding and gagging your GF's kids, 6 felo

The actual list of crimes is large, Corth. The list of the types of crimes is short. (Yes, you and I are in agreement, you've just misunderstood me.)
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Is illegal immigration a crime?
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Is illegal immigration a crime?

It's really neither criminal nor civil. The illegal immigrant never reimburses the victim (the United States), nor do they suffer any punishment (unless you consider deportation to be a punishment, remember, they didn't have a right to be here in the first place). The only thing I don't like about t...
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2-6 years for binding and gagging your GF's kids, 6 felonies
Replies: 31
Views: 2183

Re: 2-6 years for binding and gagging your GF's kids, 6 felo

The reason why intent isn't everything: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Seattle-bus-shooter-to-police-I-wasn-t-even-1402917.php Bad example. He fired a gun at bus full of people (without intent of actually hitting anyone). He was properly charged with reckless endangerment and unlawful gun p...

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