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by Corth
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Food Sensitivites/ADHD
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Food Sensitivites/ADHD

I was diagnosed with ADHD in my teens. My older son (3 years old) likely had ADHD. I think at some point I grew out of it. ADHD is often characterized primarily by impulsivity - and while I was impulsive as a youth, as an adult I am one of the least impulsive people you will ever meet. My diet has p...
by Corth
Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: HOLY SPAM BATMAN
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

Re: HOLY SPAM BATMAN

Waiting for torilmud forum 2.0
by Corth
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Federal "legislating" of the economy
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Federal "legislating" of the economy

The funny thing about Greenspan... Everything he has said before and after his tenure as Chairman of the Federal Reserve has made perfect sense. While everything he said and did as Chairman stoked the credit binge that resulted in a crisis - conveniently within months after he left office. This is t...
by Corth
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: lol they ran to Illinois? Wonder if they would move?
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: lol they ran to Illinois? Wonder if they would move?

Illinois is a freaking mess. It's a matter of time before they run to the WH asking for a bailout. They can't even pay contractors who do work for the state - many of whom have stopped doing the work until they get paid. And those massive tax increases they passed will not plug the gap. No free lunc...
by Corth
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: recalled by 88%, please pass the vaseline
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: recalled by 88%, please pass the vaseline

Great example of what people are looking for and not looking for in elected officials these days. An extremely wide margin.
by Corth
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: disgusting, blatant use of traffic tickets are revenue
Replies: 41
Views: 1511

Re: disgusting, blatant use of traffic tickets are revenue

Speed limits obviously vary given the circumstances. Most speed limits are fine. Some are actually dangerously low. I remember driving outside of Philadelphia on a highway with a 40mph speed limit. Everyone on the road was going 60+. If I obeyed the speed limit then I would actually be a danger to m...
by Corth
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:04 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: disgusting, blatant use of traffic tickets are revenue
Replies: 41
Views: 1511

Re: disgusting, blatant use of traffic tickets are revenue

Many speed limits are unreasonably low. Anyone who has a little experience driving knows what is safe and what isn't. When 100% of the drivers on the road are breaking the law because they are driving normally then yes they are normal, no they aren't endangering your life, and in conclusion it is co...
by Corth
Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: disgusting, blatant use of traffic tickets are revenue
Replies: 41
Views: 1511

Re: disgusting, blatant use of traffic tickets are revenue

Why, how is it we come to have laws that 99% of people disobey on a daily basis? You can call that breaking the law, or you can call that criminalizing normal behavior. When you add a profit motive, its criminalizing normal behavior in the name of revenue. Because people are dicks, Kiryan, left to ...
by Corth
Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: disgusting, blatant use of traffic tickets are revenue
Replies: 41
Views: 1511

Re: disgusting, blatant use of traffic tickets are revenue

There is obviously something wrong with a law that 99% of people refuse to follow. Laws are meant to reflect what civilized people believe is proper behavior. If you criminalize proper behavior, as is the case with many traffic laws, you get a short term benefit of more revenue from enforcement, but...
by Corth
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: The FAA Sucks Even Worse
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: The FAA Sucks Even Worse

What's the problem? Sudden decompression is very rare. Actually being in the lavoratory when this happens is even rarer. If there is a credible security threat which could endanger the lives of all the people on an airplaine then of course it should be removed. If your issue is the delay in informin...
by Corth
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: disgusting, blatant use of traffic tickets are revenue
Replies: 41
Views: 1511

Re: disgusting, blatant use of traffic tickets are revenue

It's not about cutting spending. If they cut spending then presumably they don't need as much money. It's about cutting revenue (or refusing to raise taxes) WITHOUT having the political discipline to also cut spending. The reason that cutting spending is such a priority is that people are already ov...
by Corth
Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: can I see your receipt... I had the same issue at Costco
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: can I see your receipt... I had the same issue at Costco

I can understand walking out if it's a long line - but the guy in the article was just being a prick.
by Corth
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: you thought the mid terms were a shellacking
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: you thought the mid terms were a shellacking

I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you over flyover state voters flocking to the Democratic party in the wake of the Wisconsin Massacre. Wow - so misguided. Democrat support for the unions is pushing everyone else to the Republicans. Only a hardcore Dem would think that people actually care for the unions ...
by Corth
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: privacy over your own body?
Replies: 15
Views: 819

Re: privacy over your own body?

Agreed on parental consent/notification for abortions. It's the product of some sort of social insanity that anyone could ever believe that a child should be allowed to undergo an unnecessary surgical procedure without getting the permission of a parent.
by Corth
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: grandma at 23?
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: grandma at 23?

What can I say ... low standards? :)

Didn't see the picture. Just love the concept of GILF. :)
by Corth
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: privacy over your own body?
Replies: 15
Views: 819

Re: privacy over your own body?

Children are not capable of making up their own mind. While you can argue that an irrational adult should be allowed to refuse treatment, you have to take into account that the only person potentially being harmed is the irrational person. Allowing an irrational parent to cause someone else unnecess...
by Corth
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Republicans' campaign promises are "hypothetical"
Replies: 55
Views: 1969

Re: Republicans' campaign promises are "hypothetical"

Very happy the Tea Party guys aren't backing down. Everyone always talks about 'politics as usual' - and this is kind of an opposite example. No compromises and/or horse trading. The measure of success is how much spending is cut. And nice to see that the old school Republicans who talk a good game ...
by Corth
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: The responsible choice, not being a parent anymore LOL
Replies: 18
Views: 1026

Re: The responsible choice, not being a parent anymore LOL

Agreeing with Ragorn a lot today. Mother is an asshole. What else is there really to say?
by Corth
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: be happy not gay tshirt is protected!
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: be happy not gay tshirt is protected!

I think the court's logic here is that once the school 'opened the door' by having an event focused on homosexuality, it could no longer prohibit speech that was pro or con that issue.
by Corth
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: grandma at 23?
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: grandma at 23?

GILF?!
by Corth
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: privacy over your own body?
Replies: 15
Views: 819

Re: privacy over your own body?

Ashiwi wrote:I don't, however, believe in allowing people to let their children die due to lack of medical care for a known illness, even for their religion.


Agreed
by Corth
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: privacy over your own body?
Replies: 15
Views: 819

Re: privacy over your own body?

Ragorn wrote:People should be allowed to die if they believe that faith can heal them. Unless she's been formally diagnosed and committed, there should be no obligation from the state to keep her alive.


Agreed.
by Corth
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: HOLY SPAM BATMAN
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

Re: HOLY SPAM BATMAN

If we brought the political talk back to General Discussion we could probably scare them away.. :)
by Corth
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Question for Corth: Unions
Replies: 24
Views: 1158

Re: Question for Corth: Unions

How is this different from energy companies lobbying and contributing political funding to politicans on the House Energy Subcommittee? Perhaps both should be regulated... but it's not often I hear you support increased government intervention in the workplace :) I'm not advocating for the socializ...
by Corth
Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Question for Corth: Unions
Replies: 24
Views: 1158

Re: Question for Corth: Unions

Ragorn, Assuming that private sector unions get no special protections under law that other worker's wouldn't, I have absolutely no problem with them whatsoever. There is no coercion whatsoever. If they fail to show up for work (strike) they can be fired. However firing ALL your employees is a littl...
by Corth
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama decides not to defend laws he doesn't agree with
Replies: 26
Views: 1484

Re: Obama decides not to enforce laws he doesn't agree with

Believe it or not, Ragorn, it wasn't always clear that the Supreme Court could bind the other (equal) branches with respect to it's determination of constitutionality. The famous case of Marbury v. Madison cleared that up. But the point is that from the very beginning it was understood that all thre...
by Corth
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Wisconsin, who's to blame?
Replies: 47
Views: 1734

Re: Wisconsin, who's to blame?

not sure how that can reasonably be accomplished unless we allow multiple governments to compete with each other.

(just kidding, Sarvis). :)
by Corth
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Wisconsin, who's to blame?
Replies: 47
Views: 1734

Re: Wisconsin, who's to blame?

There are a LOT of factors that people use to consider their employment satisfaction. Compensation is an important factor. Proximity to home (commute) is another. Having the opportunity to do something that you feel is worthwhile is also very important. Ultimately, people weigh these many factors an...
by Corth
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Wisconsin, who's to blame?
Replies: 47
Views: 1734

Re: Wisconsin, who's to blame?

That is an excellent way to determine the relative quality of a job. And like pretty much all the other data points, it shows what a great deal the public employees get at the expense of everyone else.
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Egyptians gang rape a reporter news keeps it quiet
Replies: 17
Views: 987

Re: Egyptians gang rape a reporter news keeps it quiet

Point taken. I'm not sure where that phrase came from. It didn't come directly from Lara Logan.
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama decides not to defend laws he doesn't agree with
Replies: 26
Views: 1484

Re: Obama decides not to enforce laws he doesn't agree with

That's absolutely correct Teflor. And really I have no problem at all with the Executive branch making it's own determination on what laws it will defend. I'd like to see more of that actually. Doesn't that give the executive too much control over the legislative, peripherally? The judicial branch ...
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Mom arrested for child abuse
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: Mom arrested for child abuse

Seems a little bit much. It was an accident and she called 911 immediately after she woke up. You don't really want to create a situation where otherwise good parents make a mistake and are scared to call for medical help.
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Egyptians gang rape a reporter news keeps it quiet
Replies: 17
Views: 987

Re: Egyptians gang rape a reporter news keeps it quiet

Well they stripped her and pinched her body and slapped her. For a long period of time.
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Teachers' Unions - Illegal in Five States
Replies: 38
Views: 2024

Re: Teachers' Unions - Illegal in Five States

That's how they taught me to do it in middle school! Yesterday was my birthday so I'm now 36 years old. Thanks for rubbing in the fact that I'm outdated. :)
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Teachers' Unions - Illegal in Five States
Replies: 38
Views: 2024

Re: Teachers' Unions - Illegal in Five States

Kifle, Public unions negotiate with politicians. You don't think it is a conflict of interest to allow them to make campaign contributions to them? It's basically bribery. I have no issue with private sector unions being politically active, but if you are going to have public unions then they should...
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Montana is insane
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Montana is insane

Taking out the 'angry' part I can basically agree with that. Tea partiers are indeed Republicans - but in general, what differentiates them from other cognizable Republican groups, is that they have a Libertarian streak. I'm really not so sure what is so bad and/or threatening about it. As far as I ...
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:33 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Teachers' Unions - Illegal in Five States
Replies: 38
Views: 2024

Re: Teachers' Unions - Illegal in Five States

Kiryan, There is of course lowest common denominator factor there - but keep in mind that only individuals that are considered qualified are invited to bid. I would imagine that you could have some very stringent requirements for qualification. As far as taking advantage of someone - I think that's ...
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Teachers' Unions - Illegal in Five States
Replies: 38
Views: 2024

Re: Teachers' Unions - Illegal in Five States

Kifle,

I don't necessarily take the person who is willing to work for the least amount of money. I take the qualified person who is willing to work for the least amount of money. And a lot goes into what I would consider qualified. And I don't take overqualified people either.
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:18 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Montana is insane
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Montana is insane

Well, you see it in some of the more prominent tea party politicians. The Pauls being a great example. My recollection is that Ron Paul voted against the Patriot Act and against authorization for the Iraqi war. Look - any group of people will have divergent opinions. The tea party phenomenon is cert...
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:31 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Dear Spammers!
Replies: 10
Views: 2270

Re: Dear Spammers!

Aww they're not so bad. They take the time to complement our General Discussion forum. Nice guys!
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: the most responses!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Re: the most responses!!!

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by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Shevarash, please take care of the spambots
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Re: Shevarash, please take care of the spambots

Rofl - you're going to get us put back on lockdown for a week. :)
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:25 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Montana is insane
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Montana is insane

Just a correction... I don't think most of the tea partiers are against the patriot act. I meant many are against it. The majority are probably for it. But the point I'm making is that when you think tea party the focus isn't on social issues or security issues like the other groups I mentioned focu...
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:10 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Montana is insane
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Montana is insane

Kifle, The tea party and the neocons are two very different animals. I think most of the tea partiers are actually very much against the Patriot Act much like Ron and Rand Paul are. They are basically Republican Libertarians. You generally see them concentrating on cutting government and government ...
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Canadian health care allocation officials
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: Canadian health care allocation officials

Resources are not unlimited so there absolutely MUST be some way to allocate them. In a free market it's very easy - if you can pay for it, you get it. If not you are shit out of luck. Obviously we don't have such a system. I don't see any way to avoid the so-called 'death panels' unless you want to...
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama decides not to defend laws he doesn't agree with
Replies: 26
Views: 1484

Re: Obama decides not to enforce laws he doesn't agree with

That's absolutely correct Teflor. And really I have no problem at all with the Executive branch making it's own determination on what laws it will defend. I'd like to see more of that actually.
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Teachers' Unions - Illegal in Five States
Replies: 38
Views: 2024

Re: Teachers' Unions - Illegal in Five States

Sarvis will recall I made a point once that by definition an employee cannot be overpaid or underpaid. The theory is based upon freedom of association. If you feel like you are being underpaid then you can quit and go work somewhere for more money. If your boss feels like you are overpaid, he can fi...
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Teachers' Unions - Illegal in Five States
Replies: 38
Views: 2024

Re: Teachers' Unions - Illegal in Five States

Yeah, the whole study was riddled with errors and isn't scientifically useful in any possible way. At best... at BEST, it illustrates a limited correlation between union laws and scores on one particular standardized measure. I posted it as a neat distortion of the facts, because that's what we do ...
by Corth
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:35 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 4 hostages killed by pirates
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: 4 hostages killed by pirates

Agree with Kiryan. If you are going to agree to negotiate then you must do so in good faith. From what I read, the soldiers determined that the two pirates that had come to their ship to negotiate were not 'serious' about it, hence the reason they were taken into custody. That might not be the whole...

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