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by Teflor Lyorian
Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:20 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Past Recessions and the US Government
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Re: Past Recessions and the US Government

Isn't a lot of that disputable? GOP and Dems both use Reaganomics to justify their point of view. gop it worked, dem it failed miserably. There were a few minor points I disagreed with, but my takeaway from this was that we entered each recession in a unique way and exited them in another unique wa...
by Teflor Lyorian
Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:17 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachusets
Replies: 33
Views: 5228

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

I'm not talking about civil disobediance Kiryan. That term implies that you are breaking the law for some sort of moral reason. Rather, I am saying that we need more people to stand up for their lawful rights. Like the lawful right to stand on your front lawn and videotape the police - even if the ...
by Teflor Lyorian
Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:17 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: death penalty costs $308M per execution in CA
Replies: 20
Views: 4054

Re: death penalty costs $308m per execution

Justice implemented by a government is always about control and domination over the individual. It's a fine line that's frequently trampled by governments. It just depends on whether or not the governed accept the implementation.
by Teflor Lyorian
Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachusets
Replies: 33
Views: 5228

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

I disagree that you can break the law and then expect not to be charged or punished. I agree you should disobey an unjust order. The concept of civil disobedience is to break the law and accept the consequences as a matter of protest. I agree with civil disobedience. http://www.topnews.in/files/Mah...
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: death penalty costs $308M per execution in CA
Replies: 20
Views: 4054

Re: death penalty costs $308m per execution

California would probably do well to drop capital punishment based on the cost.
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachusets
Replies: 33
Views: 5228

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

And Teflor, the day that the government says I can't record the police because they are doing it themselves, is the day the Constitution truly becomes a dead document. Actually, they already do any number of things internally. The government ensures it carries out its own court orders, it polices i...
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Food Stamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1985

Re: Food Stamps

Actually, maybe that's why crime rates haven't risen in the recession. People are just stealing from a government that doesn't care.
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Food Stamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1985

Re: Food Stamps

SNAP is one of the few actually effective Federal welfare programs. Fraud and abuse are things to be dealt with - Obama needs to step up efforts where corruption is concerned across the board.
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachusets
Replies: 33
Views: 5228

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

If they can carry guns, they can carry cameras.
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: death penalty costs $308M per execution in CA
Replies: 20
Views: 4054

Re: death penalty costs $308m per execution

And some of the posters here want the same people to handle our healthcare.
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachusets
Replies: 33
Views: 5228

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

Corth wrote:It's not acceptable to say that the public can't record because the police are recording. I don't trust the police to police themselves.

I don't trust them either. But that would be the standard by which the public wouldn't record.
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachusets
Replies: 33
Views: 5228

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

I disagree with you on police. The more power you wield, the more transparent you must be. Police have extreme amounts of power and exercise it constnatly. There should be no law against videotaping or recording officers of the public... whether in the employment office, welfare office, department ...
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 7841

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

kiryan wrote:Imagine how the media would play it if Sarah Palin crossed the delaware with tea party supporters.

She did. Just on a bus headed to NYC. The media was more interested in Donald's pizza eating habits.
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Jon Daily Goodness
Replies: 27
Views: 4587

Re: Jon Daily Goodness

You really think the vast majority of Jon's gripes aren't about the right? Jon himself admits to it.

Sarvis, you have no argument. You're the one chasing battleships.
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 7841

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/117780353.html "Eighteen Republican senators and all of the Assembly Republicans got e-mails threatening to kill them in shootings and bombings." "We will hunt you down. We will slit your throats. We will drink your blood. I will have your d...
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Jon Daily Goodness
Replies: 27
Views: 4587

Re: Jon Daily Goodness

Sarvis wrote:Have you considered that Fox News just gives him more to work with?

This is an illegitimate argument. News media from every network provides an endless source of material.
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachusets
Replies: 33
Views: 5228

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

I'm fairly forgiving of cops, because really, all people resist transparency and accountability. However, if cops don't want the public recording them for 'security reasons,' however, they should really video tape themselves in a secure, accountable manner. Their use of force can only be justified i...
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: innoncence project, this stuff just pisses me off
Replies: 14
Views: 1878

Re: innoncence project, this stuff just pisses me off

Only if it were so. But the reason for making that point was to counter-indicate a complete lack of deterrence. While in a particular murder, a death penalty may not deter a murderer - it can deter them from important details like the location of a body should the murderer have any fear of death. Fu...
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Jon Daily Goodness
Replies: 27
Views: 4587

Re: Jon Daily Goodness

Here, the range of results was much wider. Once again, Fox News was just about at the national average -- 19 percent of Fox viewers scored in the high knowledge category, compared to 18 percent of all respondents -- but this time a handful of news outlets scored lower than Fox did. With scores rang...
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Jon Daily Goodness
Replies: 27
Views: 4587

Re: Jon Daily Goodness

Sarvis wrote:Of course, the actual Fox News channel itself ranked at the bottom... which is pretty much what John said, right?

Along with the other news channels. Learn to read.
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: innoncence project, this stuff just pisses me off
Replies: 14
Views: 1878

Re: innoncence project, this stuff just pisses me off

Well - it's quite different to rob people with a knife as opposed to a gun because if you get caught you'll get less prison time. Crime in many respects is in fact a cost/benefit analysis sort of thing (hence the reason people are willing to break traffic laws routinely and risk a nominal penalty)....
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachusets
Replies: 33
Views: 5228

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

yep... i was thinking about it a couple months ago... we were f*king stupid to leave that place and walk home that night half drunk (well I was half drunk you and Laurel were wasted out of your mind)... absolutely mind boggling stupid given the incident you photographed. Damn. I should have stayed ...
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: women
Replies: 11
Views: 1673

Re: women

I had a professor that consistently failed my papers because she disagreed with my perspective. I asked the dean to intervene, and he had another professor re-grade my papers. 89% The re-grading professor suggested that I stop antagonizing professors to make my life easier. I wanted to suggest that ...
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers
Replies: 32
Views: 4236

Re: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers

Because it was unfairly used to criticize Bush for 10, going on 11 years. They used to say turnabout's fair play. that's what i thought, "payback" for Bush In a way, yes. I tend to use it very sarcastically and, I might add: hilariously. The only people that seem to get it are Corth and K...
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 7841

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

Sarvis wrote:There really is no hope for you.

Sure, if you think there is no hope in liberty.
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: women
Replies: 11
Views: 1673

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. I think they mean it in this manner, think venn diagram: ( thr...
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers
Replies: 32
Views: 4236

Re: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers

it degenerates so quickly around here. i don't understand. why do you really, really, really want ppl to use the word "lie" when talking about this, and no other phrase or word will suffice? i'd rather argue about the constitutionality of his actions with regards to the war powers act, bu...
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Inflammatory Rhetoric
Replies: 56
Views: 7841

Re: Inflammatory Rhetoric

If you have a gun, it should already be ready anyway!
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers
Replies: 32
Views: 4236

Re: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers

Kiryan,

Maybe they don't want to appear racist. After all, it was the left that painted any attack on Obama as racist.
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers
Replies: 32
Views: 4236

Re: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers

Well, the mainstream media did give it some coverage - hostilegate. I guess it was just a bit too much. Or a slow news week.
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Jon Daily Goodness
Replies: 27
Views: 4587

Re: Jon Daily Goodness

Chris Wallace did not do a good job interviewing Jon Stewart. Also, I'm upset that he didn't like South Park.
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: New York and California rank lowest for individual freedom
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

Re: New York and California rank lowest for individual freed

Its funny cause if you ask people in the gay community they would probably say New York and California rank highest in individual freedoms. They are in it for themselves. Residents of Baghdad proper circa 1988 probably felt very free while Kurds in Iraq's north were being gassed the same government.
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:25 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2012 political strategy
Replies: 16
Views: 3833

Re: 2012 political strategy

The numbers do back up this prediction.
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: guy robs bank for $1 to get free health care
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Re: guy robs bank for $1 to get free health care

I hope this dude doesn't get shived in the kidney while he's incarcerated. I don't think my tax wallet could take it!
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Landlord Rant
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Re: Landlord Rant

Then stay an extra month or two without paying. The eviction process in NYS can be time consuming. :) I've literally had landlords pay their deadbeat tenants a few thousand dollars to leave rather than have to wait 6+ months evicting them in NYC housing court. I imagine it's not quite so bad outsid...
by Teflor Lyorian
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:17 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: New York and California rank lowest for individual freedom
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

Re: New York and California rank lowest for individual freed

One thing I can say in defense of Sarvis' perspective is that he's not entirely alone. Adam Smith, the author of an inquiry into the natures and causes of the weath of nations (the wealth of nations), posed the idea that people were more similar than dissimilar: that habit, customs, and education (s...
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers
Replies: 32
Views: 4236

Re: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers

Kindi wrote:
Teflor Lyorian wrote:I'm confused as to what happened to liberal outrage.

i think you've succeeded in driving everyone away except sarvis

Kiryan's still here.
by Teflor Lyorian
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:24 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers
Replies: 32
Views: 4236

Re: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers

I'm confused as to what happened to liberal outrage. This time we are actually actively supporting a civil war - but no one seems to think Obama should be subject to the kind of criticism and scrutiny Bush faced for Iraq except for only the ultra anti-war people and the anti-Obama people.
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Landlord Rant
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Re: Landlord Rant

Yes, they should have provided you a statement or something showing that you owed late fees well before this. Go get 'em Sarvis.
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Ringing Hollow: Democrat Calls for a Fair Deal
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Ringing Hollow: Democrat Calls for a Fair Deal

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers/post/biden-on-deficit-reduction-talks-were-not-going-to-cut-any-deal-that-cant-be-sold/2011/06/16/AGt760XH_blog.html Biden on deficit-reduction talks: ‘We’re not going to cut any deal that can’t be sold’ Where the f was this guy when we were getting Obam...
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: women
Replies: 11
Views: 1673

Re: women

lol, men will soon be the meek. look at the graduation rates. Look at the pacifism amongst men. How many men do you know who are kept men sitting around playing video games all day "taking care of the kids" while their wives work? Women will control all the bueraucracies of government, al...
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: New York and California rank lowest for individual freedom
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

Re: New York and California rank lowest for individual freed

The TSA and the Patriot act are true intrusions upon individual freedoms. The best thing going for the Patriot act is that it had sunset provisions - it was supposed to be temporary - until the Democrats voted to keep it going. At best, it's a bi-partisan intrusion that appears to have the public's ...
by Teflor Lyorian
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers
Replies: 32
Views: 4236

Re: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers

http://globalspin.blogs.time.com/2011/06/16/obama-pulls-a-bush-on-libya-vote/?xid=rss-topstories&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Ftopstories+%28TIME%3A+Top+Stories%29 "Obama Pulls a Bush" LOL. And the most hilarious thing about it? Bush was Bush...
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: women
Replies: 11
Views: 1673

Re: women

And the meek will inherit the earth.... WHEN WE'RE DONE WITH IT.
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: New York and California rank lowest for individual freedom
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

Re: New York and California rank lowest for individual freed

The cost of living probably has a big influence on people moving from those 2 states in particular. The cost of living has a lot to do with how individuals and those providing services to individuals are taxed and centrally controlled. If you have to pay off six unions, city, county, and state gove...
by Teflor Lyorian
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers
Replies: 32
Views: 4236

Re: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers

Maybe Obama can do another apology tour about that.
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers
Replies: 32
Views: 4236

Obama's Bullshit: War Powers

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/16/us/politics/16powers.html http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/50/usc_sec_50_00001541----000-.html War Powers Resolution Apparently, the Obama administration has come to the determination that drones firing missiles and material support for combatants attacking Libyan ...
by Teflor Lyorian
Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Walker and the rule of law
Replies: 12
Views: 1667

Re: Walker and the rule of law

... anti union law to go into effect ... "The Wisconsin Supreme Court said the judge had no authority to interfere with the legislative process." Wow, that seems like a really unbelievably bad place to go... Doesn't that mean no laws can ever bind the legislative branch unless the legisla...
by Teflor Lyorian
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: START treaty and Obama and the Military
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: START treaty and Obama and the Military

Success at failure is still failure, Kiryan.

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