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by Corth
Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Walker and the rule of law
Replies: 12
Views: 1545

Re: Walker and the rule of law

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHtksEfB5Z4

I'm curious about what he wanted to say before Kucinich cut him off from completing the answer. I'm also curious what the dems here think his purpose was if not to save money.
by Corth
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: innoncence project, this stuff just pisses me off
Replies: 14
Views: 1763

Re: innoncence project, this stuff just pisses me off

I am suspicious of where that information came from, and even if true it's an unusual case. Not many people make a conscious decision to kill because they only expect to get life in prison but not be executed.
by Corth
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Making MJ illegal again
Replies: 13
Views: 1349

Re: Making MJ illegal again

All drugs (both pharmaceutical and recreational) should be legalized and available to adults for one simple reason: What goes into my body is not a valid concern of the government. That and you would get rid of an enormous amount of violent crime. Drugs are expensive because they are sold on a black...
by Corth
Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pell Grants
Replies: 35
Views: 3535

Re: Pell Grants

Corth, You also see A LOT more small business owners here. Exactly. Small business is the backbone of our economy - yet we seem to have a system that discourages the formation of small businesses. I am truly discouraged by how many smart, young, capable people that I meet who have a 'worker drone' ...
by Corth
Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pell Grants
Replies: 35
Views: 3535

Re: Pell Grants

I pretty much agree with that Kifle. There are some people that will benefit enormously from a classic liberal arts education, and others that really won't get much out of it. The 'one size fits all' approach is enormously inefficient, as it costs EVERYONE 4+ years and tens (if not hundreds) of thou...
by Corth
Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pell Grants
Replies: 35
Views: 3535

Re: Pell Grants

I get the impression the cliche 'college teaches you how to think' is perhaps the most important thing that the colleges try to instill in their subjects. Is there an element of truth in it? Perhaps. It might really also be a bit of a coincidence. Are 18-22 year olds receptive to new ideas because t...
by Corth
Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:47 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Math and Tax numbers - a solicitation for facts
Replies: 9
Views: 837

Re: Math and Tax numbers - a solicitation for facts

The number you're looking for is $800-900 billion. That's the amount of revenue that the citizens of the United States saved as a result of extending the Bush tax cuts. FTFY No Corth, absolutely wrong and I'd really expect better of you. The money was spent anyway, we just owe it now. Debt is not s...
by Corth
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Math and Tax numbers - a solicitation for facts
Replies: 9
Views: 837

Re: Math and Tax numbers - a solicitation for facts

Ragorn wrote:The number you're looking for is $800-900 billion. That's the amount of revenue that the citizens of the United States saved as a result of extending the Bush tax cuts.


FTFY
by Corth
Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pell Grants
Replies: 35
Views: 3535

Re: Pell Grants

Government subsidized loans and grants are primarily the reason why tuitions are expensive as they are - and also a great contributor towards the education bubble - too many people spending 4+ years of their lives and an enormous amount of money for a framed piece of paper, and then working at McDon...
by Corth
Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:09 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Al Shartpon vs Hannity
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: Al Shartpon vs Hannity

A black man gets shot by the cops. Or perhaps, as in the Abner Louima case, gets a broom stick shoved up his ass by cops. Sharpton, the black community organizer, can mobilize faster than anyone. Sharpton and his followers chant, "No Justice - No Peace" as they march down the street the ve...
by Corth
Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Spending Cuts
Replies: 41
Views: 1721

Re: Spending Cuts

I have a problem using the debt ceiling vote as leverage. A default by the US on it's debt would be financial armageddon. The mere fact that it's even up for serious debate is probably damaging. Obama was irresponsible voting against it in 2006, but that isn't an excuse for others to be irresponsibl...
by Corth
Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:53 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Ashiwi
Replies: 21
Views: 3458

Re: Ashiwi

Scary..

At least the ending of the story is good. We're all very happy you're still with us - even if your politics are wrong. :)
by Corth
Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Al Shartpon vs Hannity
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: Al Shartpon vs Hannity

Don't underestimate Sharpton. He's a sly bastard - and his motivation is money.
by Corth
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Muslim vs Mormon and free speech
Replies: 77
Views: 3796

Re: Muslim vs Mormon and free speech

I think you need to read the thread first.
by Corth
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Imperialist Democrats Threaten Libya - NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
Replies: 91
Views: 4328

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

For me the issue isn't getting involved in Libya. I think it's debateable whether we should be there or not - certainly something that should be given some thought - but that's beside the point. My issue is with President Obama's disregard for the Constitution.
by Corth
Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Muslim vs Mormon and free speech
Replies: 77
Views: 3796

Re: Muslim vs Mormon and free speech

So Matt & Trey shoot their mouth off, and the response is some school in England getting blown up. You think that's a good thing. Got it. The alternative is that we let the bullies walk all over us. At some point everyone makes a decision about what kind of person they are going to be. Are you ...
by Corth
Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Muslim vs Mormon and free speech
Replies: 77
Views: 3796

Re: Muslim vs Mormon and free speech

Sure - why not? I hate the idea that speech should be stifled because some barbaric idiots decide to be violent. Absolutely they -should- do it.
by Corth
Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:46 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Muslim vs Mormon and free speech
Replies: 77
Views: 3796

Re: Muslim vs Mormon and free speech

They are both basically equal. It's just that the Mormons, who are in general civilized, aren't killing people. And fanatical elements of the other group are. I think Kiryan's beef (correct me if I'm wrong) is that the group burning the Koran is criticized harshly for it's actions whereas the other...
by Corth
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Muslim vs Mormon and free speech
Replies: 77
Views: 3796

Re: Muslim vs Mormon and free speech

They are both basically equal. It's just that the Mormons, who are in general civilized, aren't killing people. And fanatical elements of the other group are. I think Kiryan's beef (correct me if I'm wrong) is that the group burning the Koran is criticized harshly for it's actions whereas the other...
by Corth
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Muslim vs Mormon and free speech
Replies: 77
Views: 3796

Re: Muslim vs Mormon and free speech

They are both basically equal. It's just that the Mormons, who are in general civilized, aren't killing people. And fanatical elements of the other group are. I think Kiryan's beef (correct me if I'm wrong) is that the group burning the Koran is criticized harshly for it's actions whereas the other ...
by Corth
Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Ashiwi
Replies: 21
Views: 3458

Re: Ashiwi

What happened?
by Corth
Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:02 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: HOLY SPAM BATMAN
Replies: 7
Views: 1568

Re: HOLY SPAM BATMAN

I noticed the spammers don't seem to hit the politics forum. I'm guessing the spam is automated. Is it possible it just looks for something like 'general discussion' to post it's spam? If so then could we just rename it to something else perhaps?
by Corth
Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Supreme court over rules judgement
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Supreme court over rules judgement

The criminal justice system is imperfect at best. I worked on a civil case brought by a prisoner while I was interning for a Federal Judge. He sued the warden of his prison for certain policies they had concerning religious services. His claim had no merit on that case, so I wrote an opinion on beha...
by Corth
Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Supreme court over rules judgement
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Supreme court over rules judgement

Regardless of the legal issues surrounding the civil case, this is the best argument you can make against the death penalty.
by Corth
Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Chiu actually deserved his Nobel Prize
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Chiu actually deserved his Nobel Prize

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/ ... prize.html

I actually have to give President Obama credit here. It's good to be able to laugh at oneself. I have a feeling the Nobel Committee will find it embarassing though. Good. :)
by Corth
Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Imperialist Democrats Threaten Libya - NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
Replies: 91
Views: 4328

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

The way I see it, there are two possible reasons that we are going to war in Libya: 1. Humanitarian concerns 2. Regime change. If there are any other possibilities I haven't thought of I would like to hear them. Those are the only two I can think of. So let's take Obama's stated reason for getting i...
by Corth
Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Imperialist Democrats Threaten Libya - NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
Replies: 91
Views: 4328

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

I think the big distinguishing factor is that 1. the evidence is not made up. 2. ths war is being sanctioned by several other countries rather than just the united states saying 'k we're going in no matter what you guys say'. With respect to your first point, the question I have is - evidence of wh...
by Corth
Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Imperialist Democrats Threaten Libya - NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
Replies: 91
Views: 4328

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Powers_Resolution Granted the War Powers Act is controversial. Though there has been general consensus for some time that a President cannot commit the US armed forces into a conflict without the consent of Congress unless there is an imminent threat or existing host...
by Corth
Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Imperialist Democrats Threaten Libya - NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
Replies: 91
Views: 4328

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

Welcome to the thread Ragorn. :)

Now explain how UN approval means that you don't need Congressional approval per the US Constitution.
by Corth
Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Bald is Beautiful
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Re: Bald is Beautiful

Fair enough. It's probably more of a sentimental attachment to my remaining hair than anything else. It was good hair while it lasted!
by Corth
Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Bald is Beautiful
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Re: Bald is Beautiful

If I shaved it off right now it wouldn't be a pretty picture. I managed to get a pretty nasty sunburn last Saturday on my scalp. So now I'm peeling. It's kind of like the worst case of dandruff you've ever seen. The perils of being (mostly) bald. :)
by Corth
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Imperialist Democrats Threaten Libya - NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
Replies: 91
Views: 4328

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

Peggy Noonan opinion piece, aptly titled "The Speech Obama Hasn't Given".
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 51286.html
by Corth
Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Curious to know others thoughts on this article
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Curious to know others thoughts on this article

Perfectly legal and ethical as far as I'm concerned. If you are going to have a stupid law that says anyone born here is a citizen then this is what you get. If it doesn't make sense then.......... change the law.
by Corth
Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Bald is Beautiful
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Re: Bald is Beautiful

I haven't bit the bullet yet and shaved it off entirely. Half worried nothing will ever grow back again.
by Corth
Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Imperialist Democrats Threaten Libya - NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
Replies: 91
Views: 4328

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

Todrael, I have my doubts that anything worthwhile will be accomplished from this latest millitary action. That being said, I certainly recognize the possibility that it will be a succesful and justified venture. I read that link you posted concerning Libyan unity and it reflects other things I have...
by Corth
Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Imperialist Democrats Threaten Libya - NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
Replies: 91
Views: 4328

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

http://www.breitbart.tv/kucinich-slams- ... -rhetoric/

Can't believe I'd ever be posting a video interview of Dennis Kucinich in complete and utter agreement...
by Corth
Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Imperialist Democrats Threaten Libya - NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
Replies: 91
Views: 4328

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

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-p ... power-unde

Obama quoted during his campaign as clearly saying that a President does not have the authority to act militarily without Congressional consent unless he is doing so in national self defense.
by Corth
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Imperialist Democrats Threaten Libya - NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
Replies: 91
Views: 4328

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

Yeah that's a little bit problematic. Also - it seems like everyone involved in this escapade has a different take on whether the ultimate goal is to remove Gadhaffi from power. What DO they want exactly? Libya divided into two separate territories in some sort of protracted low grade civil war? A c...
by Corth
Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Treasury Sec: Obama's budget is not sustainable
Replies: 41
Views: 1648

Re: Obama's Treasury Sec: Obama's budget is not sustainable

Simplicifation is only one benefit of the VAT. Penalizing consumption as opposed to income is another.
by Corth
Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Treasury Sec: Obama's budget is not sustainable
Replies: 41
Views: 1648

Re: Obama's Treasury Sec: Obama's budget is not sustainable

You can make VAT more progressive by charging different rates for different goods. For instance, household goods could be exempt or charged at a lower rate, while other 'luxury' goods can be charged at higher rates. That being said, we need some more regressive taxes so that poor people consider the...
by Corth
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Imperialist Democrats Threaten Libya - NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
Replies: 91
Views: 4328

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

By all accounts, Obama was reluctant to authorize the use of force and only agreed to do so when it became clear that Britain, France and members of the Arab League were prepared not just to join a military campaign but also help lead it. PS: The Arab League is complaining about American colonialis...
by Corth
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: The NPR apology
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: The NPR apology

Still wondering how the brits put up with the BBC after all these years. Isn't it self evident that a publically funded POLITICAL mouthpiece is in conflict with the core principles of democracy?
by Corth
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Imperialist Democrats Threaten Libya - NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
Replies: 91
Views: 4328

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

Even the leftist sites are up in arms this week... the humanitarian liberals are questioning why we care so much about Libya and not Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, or any of the other revolting countries in the region. Oh right... oil interests. At least with GWB there was a national debate on the topic ...
by Corth
Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Imperialist Democrats Threaten Libya - NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
Replies: 91
Views: 4328

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

Talk about rushing into war. When GWB was president we had Congressional hearings, televised UN hearings, primetime speeches, etc. There was a national debate about whether or not it was prudent to invade Iraq. And now with Libya - I didn't even know that the US was seriously considering military ac...
by Corth
Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Treasury Sec: Obama's budget is not sustainable
Replies: 41
Views: 1648

Re: Obama's Treasury Suspect: Obama's budget is not sustainable

The only solution is adding a value added tax (VAT) targeted 100% to debt reduction. Nope. The only solution is to inflate away the value of the US currency. A serious attempt to pay down debt at current values would be more than the public could stand in terms of tax increases. That being said - T...
by Corth
Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:18 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: The middle east, an interesting test for Obama
Replies: 17
Views: 902

Re: The middle east, an interesting test for Obama

Trying to make sense of this Libya mission. I don't see how it matters to the US, from a strategic point of view, what happens in Libya. Should have made the French do it on their own.
by Corth
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: E-tailers and sales tax
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: E-tailers and sales tax

You will likely see a lot of enforcement action against retailers by the states in the coming years. New York has forced Amazon.com to collect sales taxes even though there are no Amazon facilities in NY. I believe Texas was doing that as well.

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