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by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6581

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

There does, however, seem to be the support of the people to play chicken.
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Red Tape
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Red Tape

Not the Coast Guard folks, but they're enlisted.
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2-6 years for binding and gagging your GF's kids, 6 felonies
Replies: 31
Views: 2143

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...
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Red Tape
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Red Tape

http://sfist.com/2011/05/30/man_drowns_ ... _beach.php

All the King's horses
And all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again!
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:58 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Golfing on Memorial Day
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Golfing on Memorial Day

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100090074/obamas-decision-to-play-golf-on-memorial-day-was-disrespectful-and-hardly-presidential/ I find this to be interesting, first, that the media invented a controversy during the P. Bush years about his golfing habits, which Bush then gave up beca...
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue May 31, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2-6 years for binding and gagging your GF's kids, 6 felonies
Replies: 31
Views: 2143

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

I take better care of my wife's kids (and our kids) than my wife or her ex husband ever did, ever would've. There is no comparison between a "parent" by circumstance and biology and a person who has treated parenting as a serious obligation and invested the time and energy to be the best ...
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue May 31, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2-6 years for binding and gagging your GF's kids, 6 felonies
Replies: 31
Views: 2143

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

I do sometimes wonder if taking away a guy's weekends for a year, forced to do productive things is better not only for the convicted, society, and the victim than a year of actual jail time.
by Teflor Lyorian
Sun May 29, 2011 4:18 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2-6 years for binding and gagging your GF's kids, 6 felonies
Replies: 31
Views: 2143

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

...however, is 6 years for a stupid mistake that had no actual real harmful effect rational? I'm assuming a lot of things, that he's not a scum bag with a history, that the kids were not actually harmed psychologically. I think the fallacy with that particular part is intent, not outcome. I've neve...
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri May 27, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2-6 years for binding and gagging your GF's kids, 6 felonies
Replies: 31
Views: 2143

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

2,000 hours of community service, fines, convictions for misdemeanor child endangerment assuming he wasn't a bad person... if he has a history of doing stupid crap like this, 6 years is fine. I could probably agree with that, but 2,000 hours is a full time job for a year, aren't you concerned that ...
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri May 27, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2-6 years for binding and gagging your GF's kids, 6 felonies
Replies: 31
Views: 2143

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

So offer 1 year and 5 lashings. Either that, or have him bound, gagged, and thrown into the garage for three hours for each child without checking to see if his asthma is bad that day. And still 1 year of jail time.

I mean, really, what are you suggesting as an alternative?
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri May 27, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: sex selection and abortion
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: sex selection and abortion

Well yes. I am like 100% of Americans, in that I have my own beliefs about when a fetus becomes a human. To modify that, however: a lot of people make the conscious decision to defer judgement and extend protection to fetuses all the way to conception, despite their personal beliefs. Likewise, a lo...
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri May 27, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: sex selection and abortion
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: sex selection and abortion

I get the feeling that Ragorn is like most Americans. It's not a human until he feels like it's a human.
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri May 27, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: state to fed, groping is a felony, fed to state no mo planes
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: state to fed, groping is a felony, fed to state no mo pl

I wish you wouldn't post stuff from infowars. They recommend stock picks for pete's sake.
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri May 27, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2-6 years for binding and gagging your GF's kids, 6 felonies
Replies: 31
Views: 2143

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

Umm.. guys? You do realize that they weren't his kids right? Completely appropriate sentence.
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed May 25, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: sex selection and abortion
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: sex selection and abortion

Dunno. For me, it has nothing to do with looks, it has to do with viability. Once the fetus can thrive outside the womb with a reasonable chance of survival, that's where I start drawing the line. So it's not at the end of the second trimester, but usually somewhere within the sixth month. Which, i...
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed May 25, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4922

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

Ragorn wrote:He does if it's me playing LA Noire.

Pedestrians are fucking HARD to kill in that game!

Damn unrealistic games.
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed May 25, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4922

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

Its clearly a matter of sanctioned discrimination vs unsanctioned discrimination. They've morally decided that its justifiable to discriminate and treat open carry folks differently than other law abiding citizens... because its different. I wonder if they would think to treat a karate blackbelt di...
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed May 25, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4922

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

It's ok to treat someone carrying a loaded weapon differently, Kiryan. The problem is that the difference should still be both respectful and non-harassing.
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed May 25, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: sex selection and abortion
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: sex selection and abortion

Dunno. For me, it has nothing to do with looks, it has to do with viability. Once the fetus can thrive outside the womb with a reasonable chance of survival, that's where I start drawing the line. So it's not at the end of the second trimester, but usually somewhere within the sixth month. Which, i...
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed May 25, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: sex selection and abortion
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: sex selection and abortion

To me, I find it ironic that America draws the line at around the end of the second trimester. Like everything else, it comes down to looks - when a fetus looks like a person is when most people draw the line.
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed May 25, 2011 1:34 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4922

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

A quick reminder, there are many places in the United States where open carry is legal and routinely practiced. They don't have any more gun violence than other places. How would you feel if open carry also required insurance, like drivers are required to carry insurance? Remember that the right to ...
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed May 25, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4922

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

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. They are permitted to do so...
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue May 24, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Taking Sides and Hating States: NLRB
Replies: 39
Views: 2871

Re: Taking Sides and Hating States: NLRB

Union issues in Canada I feel are pretty different than in the United States. But our labor unions are fairly corrupt.

I'm starting to feel like I should flee this BBS. Everyone up in here is divorced damnit!
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue May 24, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4922

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

People We Should All Be Afraid Of (torkur and sarvis are definitely afraid of) http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/santamariatimes.com/content/tncms/assets/editorial/6/03/450/603450d4-2f36-11df-ad66-001cc4c03286.preview-300.jpg http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTLYkJbhYMbmbKn29XJ8e8R3...
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue May 24, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Refusing Medicaid Children
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Refusing Medicaid Children

Money is probably usually the #1 thing, but don't discount the role of bureaucracy. You're dealing with highly intelligent people at the top of society... and forcing them to deal with a government bureaucracy that makes no sense where every time they turn around theres a new subltety to some speci...
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue May 24, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: sex selection and abortion
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: sex selection and abortion

The question at hand is: When is murder justifiable? Every person has their own unique perspective on the subject of justifiable murder. Aside from the most radical anti-war leftists, you'd be very hard pressed to find any living human who condemns murder in all cases. War, abortion, the death pena...
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue May 24, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Long commutes increase risk of divorce by 40%
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Long commutes increase risk of divorce by 40%

Working in the oilfield of northern alberta increases divorce rate to 80%. The funny thing here is yes you do have a lot of wives complaining that they dont get a lot of time with thier spouse, but when those spouses get office jobs and are home every night, the wives complain about the lack of mon...
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue May 24, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Taking Sides and Hating States: NLRB
Replies: 39
Views: 2871

Re: Taking Sides and Hating States: NLRB

Ive worked alot in the oil sands in Fort Mac (alberta). I have worked both union and non-union building plants up there. I know this is just my perspective on this. When i worked the union plant we did have a lot of man power and yes there were a group of people there who were lazy and dog-fucked t...
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue May 24, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Taking Sides and Hating States: NLRB
Replies: 39
Views: 2871

Re: Taking Sides and Hating States: NLRB

Amena, would you mind explaining the unions/large construction projects relationship?
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue May 24, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Refusing Medicaid Children
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Refusing Medicaid Children

I think it may be more a shortage of dentists. I mean, dentists should prefer 50% reimbursement to zero work. My take away from the article is that US dentists are busy enough that they don't have downtime.
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue May 24, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Justices Order California to Reduce Prison Population
Replies: 16
Views: 1149

Re: Justices Order California to Reduce Prison Population

Hah, Joe's prison is definitely inhumane. But so was my un-airconditioned dorm in Texas during most of the year. I remember sleeping on the sidewalk outside with half the other students because the 104 degree heat during the night was cooler than the 110 degree residual heat inside the building. It ...
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon May 23, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Refusing Medicaid Children
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Refusing Medicaid Children

If I were the dentist, I'd probably take a case like the one presented in the original article on moral grounds. Problem is, I suppose I would not be a very successful dentist.
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon May 23, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Justices Order California to Reduce Prison Population
Replies: 16
Views: 1149

Re: Justices Order California to Reduce Prison Population

Personally, I think it's inhumane when prisons reach 150% capacity, or really, any number above 100% for a sustained period of time. Perhaps California could consult Joe Arpaio about how to run their prison systems on a shoestring budget. Although, I get the feeling California has already mastered f...
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon May 23, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Taking Sides and Hating States: NLRB
Replies: 39
Views: 2871

Re: Taking Sides and Hating States: NLRB

There is definitely still a need for the union today. Trouble is, the need for the union, I don't think is being met in reality by the unions. The union was never supposed to be a device that pitted Americans against Americans.
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon May 23, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Taking Sides and Hating States: NLRB
Replies: 39
Views: 2871

Re: Taking Sides and Hating States: NLRB

Unions are very different from corporations. They not only have the power corporations have access to: money, law, etc. Unions also have the power of the vote. The major union interests, the AFL-CIO and SEIU have worked for decades to use their advantage to craft a very, very union friendly Federal ...
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon May 23, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Justices Order California to Reduce Prison Population
Replies: 16
Views: 1149

Re: Justices Order California to Reduce Prison Population

Btw, the language used in the title of the article and in my thread subject can be misleading. The order is to reduce the prison population to 137.5% of capacity. This can also be interpreted as adding capacity to the prison system.
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon May 23, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Taking Sides and Hating States: NLRB
Replies: 39
Views: 2871

Re: Taking Sides and Hating States: NLRB

Hey, if the workers actually got fucked, I would be supportive. But in this case, the workers still have their jobs, still have their livelihoods, and opportunity still exists in America. The union is a driving power that has both abused and used Americans in the past and will continue to do so in t...
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon May 23, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Taking Sides and Hating States: NLRB
Replies: 39
Views: 2871

Re: Taking Sides and Hating States: NLRB

Actually, it's the opinion of the NRLB, based on communication between Boeing management and the chief of the union. I was merely reciting for you the facts present in the case. It is illegal to retaliate against a union's right to collective bargaining by opening a plant in a non-union state or lo...
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon May 23, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Justices Order California to Reduce Prison Population
Replies: 16
Views: 1149

Justices Order California to Reduce Prison Population

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/24/us/24scotus.html

Interesting case. Does the Supreme court function to resolve problems or to determine matters of the law? Is it capable of doing either?
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon May 23, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Taking Sides and Hating States: NLRB
Replies: 39
Views: 2871

Re: Taking Sides and Hating States: NLRB

It is illegal to retaliate against a union's right to collective bargaining by opening a plant in a non-union state or locale. Now look at who's reaching. A legitimate business decision to do business in America, to create American jobs, while retaining and hiring additionally in their original Was...
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon May 23, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Refusing Medicaid Children
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Refusing Medicaid Children

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/managing-your-healthcare/insurance/articles/2011/05/23/some-dentists-reluctant-to-treat-kids-on-medicaid-study Children with a need for urgent care frequently cannot get an appointment in Illinois if they don't have private insurance. Dentists frequently offer to...
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon May 23, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Imperialist Democrats Threaten Libya - NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
Replies: 91
Views: 4331

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

kiryan wrote:Bush, I mean Obama, is prolonging the conflict in Libya to drive up oil prices to benefit his friends in big oil. I wonder why I haven't seen that narrative ever, or the one where Obama, I mean Bush's third term, is responsible for rising gas prices.

Umm, because the media votes democrat?
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon May 23, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4922

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

Ok, so you're fucking stupid all the time. Not only do you not understand the difference between individual opinion and a party opinion, you're also too stupid to understand the difference between a political party and a political philosophy. Also, the portion I quoted from you earlier carries the ...
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon May 23, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4922

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

Ok, so you're fucking stupid all the time. Not only do you not understand the difference between individual opinion and a party opinion, you're also too stupid to understand the difference between a political party and a political philosophy. Also, the portion I quoted from you earlier carries the s...
by Teflor Lyorian
Sun May 22, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Time to ban swimming! Its a health risk.
Replies: 3
Views: 516

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

ban indoor air. It's more polluted.
by Teflor Lyorian
Sun May 22, 2011 3:06 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4922

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

The difference between a murderer and "lawful open carry" standing next to you is the 2 seconds it takes to unholster and open fire Fewer than 1% of 1% of firearms are used in homicides. The vast majority of which are wielded by gang bangers and individuals with a violent criminal history...
by Teflor Lyorian
Sun May 22, 2011 3:04 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Taking Sides and Hating States: NLRB
Replies: 39
Views: 2871

Re: Taking Sides and Hating States: NLRB

Kiryan, that's just not what I said.
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri May 20, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: More CPS bad behavior
Replies: 26
Views: 1685

Re: More CPS bad behavior

I don't see the issue. I'm not sure how CPS did the right thing here. They're a bunch of zealous assholes in this case. There are child actors everywhere, I don't see how this is any different. Government, and CPS by extension isn't about doing the right thing. While doing the right thing and gover...

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