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by kiryan
Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Anyone play league of legends?
Replies: 0
Views: 3661

Anyone play league of legends?

My 10 year old just tipped me off to League of Legends (basically warcraft III, custom game "dota").

Played it a few rounds last night, I thought it was pretty decent.
by kiryan
Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers
Replies: 32
Views: 3614

Re: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers

Naieve is the word that keeps coming to mind when I think about Obama. Naieve about the debt limit Naieve about transparency Naieve about the stimulus and ability of government to execute "shovel ready" projects Naieve about the patriot act Naieve about unilaterally declaring wars Naieve a...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: New York and California rank lowest for individual freedom
Replies: 23
Views: 3000

Re: New York and California rank lowest for individual freed

I agree with you Ragorn, Bush did a lot of damage to individual liberty with the patriot act and forming the TSA. What has the messiah done after promising us hope and change?

Very insighful Ragorn, thank you.
by kiryan
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: women
Replies: 11
Views: 1375

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, all...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: New York and California rank lowest for individual freedom
Replies: 23
Views: 3000

Re: New York and California rank lowest for individual freed

The UN or WHO or somebody recently published a report declaring 15% of the world's population as "disabled". 15% of the people in the world need someone else to pay for their care. Maybe you should go watch Braveheart. The Irish were free to farm as long as they paid their taxes and submit...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: New York and California rank lowest for individual freedom
Replies: 23
Views: 3000

Re: New York and California rank lowest for individual freed

The difference between feudal England and today is where the lords got the land. In monarchies of the past, the king owned all the land and granted land to his lords. Even if there was some sort of hereditary purchase and acquisition, the king could take the land if he wanted to and it happened gene...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: New York and California rank lowest for individual freedom
Replies: 23
Views: 3000

Re: New York and California rank lowest for individual freed

Sarvis, nice try. Transparent, but surely worth a go. The constitution isa bout protecting individual liberties... not formulating a utalitarian utopia where perhaps net "liberty" is achieved. Individual vs the common good. You can't take my land just because it would serve the public good...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: New York and California rank lowest for individual freedom
Replies: 23
Views: 3000

Re: New York and California rank lowest for individual freed

Yes Sarvis for the reasons Corth stated also from the constitution: "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" When you have the fruits of your own labor, you are able to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. When your fruits are taken from you in the form of taxes, regualto...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2012 political strategy
Replies: 16
Views: 2659

Re: 2012 political strategy

Palin now has too much baggage... I agree with your assessment. If I could literally put her in the white house I would, but if she has to run for it in this America, I'd rather go with a more electable candidate. I don't think Romney will have as much trouble as you suggest... he's been building hi...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: women
Replies: 11
Views: 1375

women

Flip through the countries. I think the pictures speak for themselves. And if you still don't get it, put your racist hat on. 1. Afghanistan 2. Congo 3. Pakistan 4. India 5. Somalia http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/16/most-dangerous-countries-women-_n_877706.html#s292677&title=Afghanistan__...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2012 political strategy
Replies: 16
Views: 2659

Re: 2012 political strategy

Here's a pretty good article http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2077962,00.html?xid=huffpo-direct And yet there is a jittery sense among Republican savants that Romney is a straw man, ready to be toppled, because the party has changed irrevocably. It has traded in country-club aristocrac...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2012 political strategy
Replies: 16
Views: 2659

Re: 2012 political strategy

Huckabee and Romney can not run in the same primary... they vye for the same demographic. They both lose when that happens and Romney never stopped campaigning from 2008. Huckabee could've gotten in Romney's way but it would've been mutually assured destruction. I like Rubio as a VP pick in terms of...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: New York and California rank lowest for individual freedom
Replies: 23
Views: 3000

Re: New York and California rank lowest for individual freed

Seriously sarvis? NY is not liberal, its just democratic? LOL.

From the state that wants to regulate the amount of salt used in restaurants?
by kiryan
Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: New York and California rank lowest for individual freedom
Replies: 23
Views: 3000

Re: New York and California rank lowest for individual freed

While I have no doubt you are correct Amena, taxes take away from "economic freedom" per the report so high taxes is essentially limiting your freedom. If you doubt this, imagine how much less freedom you'd have if you were taxes at 70%. Lastly consider this. San Francisco Mulls Goldfish B...
by kiryan
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers
Replies: 32
Views: 3614

Re: Obama's Bullshit: War Powers

I think its hillarious, especially with his previous speech's haranguing Bush for ignoring congress and the war powers act... However, would providing military intelligence to Britian against Iran be engaging in hostilities? In Afghanistan of the 80s, if we were to have given the rebels guns... no b...
by kiryan
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Walker and the rule of law
Replies: 12
Views: 1287

Re: Walker and the rule of law

The principle sounds good... but is it? When a law is violated, doesn't the court have the power to provide a remedy? Lets assume the facts are that there is a law in Wisconsin that says legislation must have this 24 hour viewing period of whatever before it can be voted on. and that this law was vo...
by kiryan
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 1951

Re: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?

I didn't recall the part about him making the company then transferring ownership to his wife. Yea thats pretty bad... I sometimes struggle with conflicts of interest. Lets say the lab came first, then he decided to push for a new law to require drug testing. He's obviously going to profit... lets s...
by kiryan
Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Walker and the rule of law
Replies: 12
Views: 1287

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 legislat...
by kiryan
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2012 political strategy
Replies: 16
Views: 2659

2012 political strategy

3 articles that I recently found interesting, but not quite enough to post individually. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/seiu-california-to-launch-a-republican-pac/ THis I really don't like. It would be easy to take a pot shot at the unions and say they have too much money to spend on politics if th...
by kiryan
Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: facebook losing subscribers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: facebook losing subscribers?

Some are claiming its the onset of "facebook" fatigue coupled with reaching a "saturation" rate in the US. I just can't see fatigue setting in so rapidly to the tune of 4% of accounts in one month. I like your explanation better, a lot of deleted scam accounts, perhaps they just ...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 5487

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

Kifle, we started out on the debt ceiling then it devolved into cutting some social programs to reduce the deficit. Sarvis... selling drugs is DEALING DRUGS, a felony punishable by many years in prison. Its a a whole different world than posessing drugs and this comes after a recent arrest for theft...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 5487

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

First, no where do I read that they are denying her child an education. I didn't see anything that said they kicked her kid out of school. They charged her with theft/fraud. Her child is entitled to a free and appropriate public education, but that doesn't mean anywhere she wants. Its unclear to me ...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 5487

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. The charges came out of an investigation that started in social services somewhere (lots of claims about how she was being t...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: facebook losing subscribers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: facebook losing subscribers?

The article indicates that it went from 155 million US profiles to 149 million. That appears to be a real, net loss... globally however, they add subscribers like crazy. I'm just trying to understand how/why this could happen amongst US subscribers... the only conclusion I can come up with is the da...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: facebook losing subscribers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

facebook losing subscribers?

Basically it says Facebook has been losing subscribers in several countries, the US included. I'm finding it hard to believe (I do not facebook at all). IIRC teflor commited facebook suicide, but how many people really delete their profiles instead of just not using them anymore... Furthermore, I re...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: START treaty and Obama and the Military
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: START treaty and Obama and the Military

He's either a total failure or a total success depending on how you want to think about it. If you think his goal was to reduce the US's standing in the world, diminish our super power status and make us subject to the will of the UN and its member states, then he's a genius with his apology tours, ...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: START treaty and Obama and the Military
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: START treaty and Obama and the Military

The article suggests these limitations are meaningless due to the time and cost it would require to ramp up production to exceed the caps. In effective terms, Russia gave up nothing, yet it was portrayed over here as a MUST do deal. Why was it sold to us as "must do", like the world was su...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 1951

Re: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?

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. Wow, I don't know how to respond to such a retarded line of thinking. I guess since the fact that it was Obama's administration who instituted the actual policy won't make a lick of...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Sarah Palin emails
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: The Sarah Palin emails

Hey I was upfront about the quality of the sources and I'll also add the lack of liberal attack articles following the release as further evidence... The emails were just released within the last week. If you actually read the articles, you might also note that the guy who evaluated her communicatio...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: START treaty and Obama and the Military
Replies: 5
Views: 763

START treaty and Obama and the Military

Great job negotiating. Russia gives up nothing except capability it can't exercise and would be expensive to do, we have to make cuts. Obama pitched it as needing to be done immediately, if I'm not mistaken it was one of the justification for rushing crap through in December, to free up time to take...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Sarah Palin emails
Replies: 4
Views: 727

The Sarah Palin emails

Neither of these are particularly good sources of information and I haven't personally read any of her emails... but so far, it sounds like these emails portray Sarah Palin as a disciplined person with tremendous amounts of integrity and far from the "bimbo" persona pushed by the liberal m...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 1951

Re: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?

ACLU will lose because its voluntary. They aren't guaranteed services as right, they have to apply and meet the criteria to get and continue to receive aid. You stop getting unemployment if you don't file or don't look for work. You stop receiving most if not all public benefits while you are incarc...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: I don't know whether to laugh or cry or just say its coming.
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: I don't know whether to laugh or cry or just say its com

lol fair enough... theres probably lots of reasons why aussies want to get rid of the camels, but the article is based off a paper from the Australian "Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency" and specificallys notes the amount of methane saved by killing off the camels. Methane...
by kiryan
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Immigration bills
Replies: 0
Views: 3466

Immigration bills

Original thread (AZ Immigration Law in General) http://www.torilmud.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=22185 LOL this is great. For once, maybe we should listen to the UN. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56615.html Civil rights groups, business interests and the Obama administration conte...
by kiryan
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Arizona's immingration bill
Replies: 34
Views: 2219

Re: Arizona's immingration bill

LOL this is great. For once, maybe we should listen to the UN. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56615.html Civil rights groups, business interests and the Obama administration contend the state cannot enforce federal immigration == Obama doesn't want states enforcing immigration law. Duh he...
by kiryan
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: And you still think we live in the land of the free
Replies: 4
Views: 792

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

who asked for it? The vote of the public or some administrator in the parks office / city council.

again, why do free people put up with this crap. its supposed to be our lands, not our lands set aside for xyz group to have exclusive preferred access subsidized by our tax $$.
by kiryan
Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: And you still think we live in the land of the free
Replies: 4
Views: 792

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

2 women cited for being in a park unaccompanied by a child while sitting on a bench and eating donuts. a sign was posted, the question is why do free men and women tolerate crap like this. Pedophiles? There are pedophiles ALL around us. There are sex offenders ALL around us. More resrtictions on you...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Union folks protests at Special Olympics Ceremony in Wiscons
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Union folks protests at Special Olympics Ceremony in Wiscons

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 kiryan
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next up major health issue the government needs to address
Replies: 0
Views: 3549

Next up major health issue the government needs to address

Sitting is as dangerous as smoking.

Can't wait to see how they "encourage" us to get rid of this unhealthy habit. Lawsuits, Legisilation, taxes and billions in advertising worked for smoking.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2011/0 ... s-smoking/
by kiryan
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 1951

Re: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?

Why are there more women graduating college than men?

Discrimination?
by kiryan
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Free Speech or Invasion of Privacy?
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: Free Speech or Invasion of Privacy?

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-a ... 002e0.html

man sentenced to 6 months of probation for making videos of his wife sleeping without her consent. Sounds like she pressed charges.
by kiryan
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 1951

Re: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?

No, I think its discrimination when you use one standard for one person and a differnet standard for when the person is a member of one of your favored constituents.
by kiryan
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: The "22,000" tears visa blunder
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: The "22,000" tears visa blunder

Voided Green Card Winners Sue State Department Of course, state deparmtent is being sued by these would be immigrants. I'm making hay, since the state deparmtnet hasn't disclosed extensive details on how the "glitch" happened, we don't really know whether it was a "bug" or a wier...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 1951

Re: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?

Anything that disproportionately affects a minority or other protected status is viewed by liberals as being discrimination.

Whether its a standardized test or the job market. Institutionalized racism.
by kiryan
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachusets
Replies: 33
Views: 4385

can't record a police officer in Illinois and Massachusets

I've read a couple articles about this... basically you can be arrested and charged with at least in illinois a felony for recording an onduty police officer. This chick is apparently facing 75 years in prison and a felony conviction for recording an on duty police officer apparently trying to engag...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Free Speech or Invasion of Privacy?
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: Free Speech or Invasion of Privacy?

The privacy/access rights granted through marriage do not cover PHI (patient health information) at least as of HIPAA as far as I understand. You can not access your spouse's PHI without their explicit permission. I believe, but it may be anecdotal, that you can be sued for as a spouse, disclosing P...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 5487

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

bull crap. The only theoretical part of this debate is the liberal theory that the the best way to help the poor is with even more education and subsidies. I repeat myself, we've had unprecedented social programs for 60 years, why do we still have the poor? We send kids to 12 years of free education...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: I don't know whether to laugh or cry or just say its coming.
Replies: 4
Views: 995

I don't know whether to laugh or cry or just say its coming.

Australia is thinking about killing 1 million camels to stop them from producing 1 ton of methane a year in greenhouse gases. Cows and pigs produce a lot of methane as well and according to vegeterians and animal rights activists eating meat is a luxury of taste and cruelty. Carbon dioxide is a dang...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Free Speech or Invasion of Privacy?
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: Free Speech or Invasion of Privacy?

As far as I've heard (when I worked in healthcare) and read, you do not have the right to divulge patient health information about your spouse to 3rd parties without their permission. Your patient health information is private to you. Wasn't that the point of hipaa?

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