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by kiryan
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6568

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

Sarvis, a quick question: What happens after you teach a man to fish, and he refuses to learn, and/or more importantly, to fish? It's funny, you sound like Kiryan's version of poor people. What was it he said? "You can't get a job if you think that you can't get a job without having a car. Its...
by kiryan
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6568

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

lol, sit on the shoulders of those who came before me. Really thats a bit of a stretch don't you think considering they were all paid? That colloquolism is usually used in terms of research accomplishments... So... are you trying to say the average illegal immigrant running the mexican border and pi...
by kiryan
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Free Speech or Invasion of Privacy?
Replies: 7
Views: 963

Re: Free Speech or Invasion of Privacy?

... its hard to know for sure, but I wouldn't be so sure its not illegal. Patient health information is private. If you tell someone, that doesn't mean they have a right to spread it. I believe thats in the HIPAA act, specifically a husband can't go around telling people about his wife's medical con...
by kiryan
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6568

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

==How does it change by weaning people of the system and forcing them to figure out how to take care of themselves on their own. ==I'm sure there was a time that you could work hard and improve your lot. You still can. Why do you think the illegals come here? Did all the illegal landscapers come to ...
by kiryan
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6568

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

Sarvis I'll acknowledge the system has built up in such a way that welfare seems not only necessary but inevitable. The ubiquitousness of cars helps cause this in ways most don't really understand (Costco failed in Japan because people don't have cars to bus 200 lbs of groceries home a week). Same a...
by kiryan
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6568

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

For example, shopping too often at a convenience store or buying lobster. If you can show that a better store is realistically available to them. 2 miles, uphill both ways, carrying a weeks worth of groceries for a family of four... not realistic. Also, if lobster is cheaper than chicken then who c...
by kiryan
Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Regulation costs 1.7 trillion
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Re: Regulation costs 1.7 trillion

fair point about the cost of regulation equaling the cost of not having it. however, i'll still argue its basically a tax (raises the cost of taxi licenses) or simply a protection racket. It was interesting to watch how wind energy became a valuable commodity and government was right there to step i...
by kiryan
Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Regulation costs 1.7 trillion
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Re: Regulation costs 1.7 trillion

600k for a taxi license. No wonder you guys are so damn expensive. This article puts an anti poor / racial discrimination spin on regulation. The final quote is perfect. "This is not what America was supposed to be." Not supposed to be a place where you have to ask permission and pay/engag...
by kiryan
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Organizing for America, in our schools
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Re: Organizing for America, in our schools

So someone explain to me why its ok for a 3rd grader to be mobilized into an activist by the school and her teachers? Or is this the well thought out position of a 3rd grader on education funding? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/06/north-carolina-mike-stone-education-budget_n_872250.html RALEI...
by kiryan
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: DISCRIMINATION in the GUBBERMANT
Replies: 1
Views: 394

DISCRIMINATION in the GUBBERMANT

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/07/black-unemployment-government-jobs_n_872168.html The cuts fall with marked impact on African Americans such as Mathis. Nearly 21 percent of the nation’s working black adults hold government jobs, as compared to some 17 percent of white workers and 15 percent ...
by kiryan
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6568

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

Pretty much what amena said. 2 miles is not too far to walk, whats that 15 minutes, 20 tops? Much less on a bike. Bringing groceries back from that far is an issue... but on the other hand, poverty is highly correlated with obesity and urban settings (much less than 2 miles to your grocery store). M...
by kiryan
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 2265

Re: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?

To be fair, I follow the liberal doctrine. Claim discrimination and organize mobs as long as it serves your agenda.
by kiryan
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 9 States Supplement Illegal Immigrants
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: 9 States Supplement Illegal Immigrants

... I had a different interpretation. Its a judgement that respects states rights and maintains that as long as a discriminatory statute is written in a way that isn't discriminatory, its legal. illegals don't get in state tuition, anyone who has attended a California HS for the last 3 years get in ...
by kiryan
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:27 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!

Nod, interesting that despite funding 22% of the UN we wouldn't get anything if we didn't have a veto on the security council and even then, most of the time we have to bribe China and Russia to get anything actually passed. It's like paying for daycare, give them a place to play and shake their fis...
by kiryan
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6568

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

fair enough. Is lobster really $2-$3 a pound in Maine? If you're on food stamps, you shouldn't be paying more than $3 a pound for your meat (adjusting for market factors). If only chicken is the only choice at that price level, then you eat chicken. That seems like a highly arbitrary limitation. Sh...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6568

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

fair enough. Is lobster really $2-$3 a pound in Maine? If you're on food stamps, you shouldn't be paying more than $3 a pound for your meat (adjusting for market factors). If only chicken is the only choice at that price level, then you eat chicken.
by kiryan
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: The "22,000" tears visa blunder
Replies: 4
Views: 710

The "22,000" tears visa blunder

This story was basically just one of those factoids, state department screwed up the visa drawing and picked 22k winners from the first 2 days worth of applicants and ignored everyone else. It was just information reading until I got to the end. "We lived 2 weeks in the sky, only to fall down o...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:41 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!

GWB had to justify his invasion of Iraq on existence of WMD - and has taken quite a bit of flack when he wasn't able to produce any post-invasion. I guess nowadays, given this so-called 'duty to protect', all you need to say is that the leader of target country is about to kill civillians. Not very...
by kiryan
Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6568

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

Corth, there are people who have never been able to afford a new car. People who can't afford to eat out. People who need government assistance just to feed themselves and/or their kids. That is exactly the problem, there are people who can't afford to eat out. Now show me someone who has never eat...
by kiryan
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6568

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/05/alice-rivlin-debt-ceiling_n_871480.html democrat who says we should not raise the debt ceiling without long term deficit reduction. She also says its basically medicare that needs to be discussed, but also suggests that short term spending can't be touched. C...
by kiryan
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:29 am
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!

Its good to see Dems rebuking Obama for going to war. The side story that isn't really clear is that the GOP was not interesting in rebuking Obama that hard which is why Boehner introduced his resolution which only says you gotta come explain yourself within 2 weeks or else vs the Democrat which is ...
by kiryan
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:17 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6568

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

I don't know if pawlenty was the first to suggest that... and I'm not really enthused about paying creditors before paying say social security or welfare... but I'd rather pay bond holders first than raise the debt ceiling... unless there is structural deficit reform.
by kiryan
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Liberal TV
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Liberal TV

I've read several articles. I have read the quotes and watched a couple of them. I really don't think you understand what I'm saying. Regardless of the agenda of people in Hollywood... If you get rewarded for being "different" in terms of ratings and money, you're going to keep pushing the...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6568

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

I agree that having a debate is dangerous. Is it more or less dangerous than just passing an increase and expecting the government to take care of it next year. You want to put money on whether structural reforms to deficit spending can be accomplished during an election year... let alone just a reg...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Liberal TV
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Liberal TV

Read similar articles a couple days ago. I'm not sure how much I agree with the proposition that TV is liberal because liberals are in charge as I think it may be a natural result of a race for ratings. You can only tell "little house on the prarie" and other time honored conservative valu...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6568

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

As an aside - Obama as Senator voted to not increase the debt ceiling - which I'm sure he now regrets. Yes, he admits its a mistake now. He'dve cast a different vote if he "knew what he knew now". Which should've been an issue libs and independents took seriously during the 2008 campaign,...
by kiryan
Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6568

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

Philosophically, I agree with you. However, I can not ignore the reality that this train wreck has been coming for decades. I can not ignore the fact that the democrats did not even bother to pass a budget last year despite having more than enough power to pass one unilaterraly. I can not ignore th...
by kiryan
Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6568

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

Philosophically, I agree with you. However, I can not ignore the reality that this train wreck has been coming for decades. I can not ignore the fact that the democrats did not even bother to pass a budget last year despite having more than enough power to pass one unilaterraly. I can not ignore the...
by kiryan
Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6568

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

I'd also be willing to trade a small 1 year debt ceiling limit increase for unconditional repeal of ACA and a 1 year committment to reforming medicare and a bipartsian reform of healthcare.
by kiryan
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6568

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

Corth, what do we do when this country is at 23 trillion in debt under the Obama budget in 2020 and paying 850 billion a year in interest? That is 9 fucking years away and mind you when did an executive budget ever track to reality; they are consistently over projectign revenue and under projecting ...
by kiryan
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Is illegal immigration a crime?
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Is illegal immigration a crime?

Is illegal immigration a civil matter? I never really thought about it before, but she's probably right. Its probably civil not criminal. There are probably often criminal laws broken with regards to identity theft and fraud, but technically just being illegal is probably not a criminal act. I think...
by kiryan
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6568

the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?

I love this. The Democrats in blindingly stupid ignorance and arrogance call for a "clean" debt ceiling raising vote in a letter signed by 97 democrats. They get utterly crushed 318 to 97 (76.5% to 23.5%). I'm not sure what they were thinking, that they could run on the GOP playing politic...
by kiryan
Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: environmentalists killing environmentalists
Replies: 0
Views: 2389

environmentalists killing environmentalists

Yep another wind farm that they want to squash because it might kill something they want protected. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/55947.html The original thread or at least one of the originals, this one was specifically on endangered bats stopping a windfarm project. http://www.torilmud...
by kiryan
Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Golfing on Memorial Day
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: Golfing on Memorial Day

I 100% agree with the sentiment of the article... especially with the media's treatment of Obama. In defense of Obama who was among the first to stop wearing the American flag pin during the lead up to 2008, appearances mean dick if theres no substance behind it or you are doing it simply because ev...
by kiryan
Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:37 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

Sundara, I was specifically responding to this: "Nobody is going to take better care of the children than the parent(s) themselves." I have a real problem with people who don't parent with real effort. Ragorn: yes they can be the best of parents. I even concede that statistically, they are...
by kiryan
Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Red Tape
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Red Tape

Amazing. I bet you everyone involved made over 100k a year in total compensation.
by kiryan
Tue May 31, 2011 7:07 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 p...
by kiryan
Tue May 31, 2011 4:50 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

Teflor, yes its a years worth of a full time job of community service, I would not necessarily say he has to complete his CS in a year, spread out over 4 or 5 years would be fine with me... I'd even leave it up to him with a cap that it must be completed within 10 years and that each year he do no l...
by kiryan
Fri May 27, 2011 5:22 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.
by kiryan
Fri May 27, 2011 4:52 pm
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 don't see how Texas can win either and although I bristle at federal intrusion, I agree they can't opt out of things that ensure the national defense. I guess my only real objection to the federal action here is that they responded unreasonably in threatening to shut down their air travel if they ...
by kiryan
Fri May 27, 2011 4:46 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 understand they weren't his kids... they were his girlfriends... and that it was extremely dangerous could've ended in death easily and for an utterly retarded reason... 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'...
by kiryan
Fri May 27, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: sex selection and abortion
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: sex selection and abortion

Well thank you for entertaining my leading questions. Questions of this nature, as contrived as they may be, are the main tool in determining the rightness of a moral or ethical view. For me its impossible to separate two scenarios where one is "wrong" because the intent of the woman is to...
by kiryan
Thu May 26, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: state to fed, groping is a felony, fed to state no mo planes
Replies: 3
Views: 554

state to fed, groping is a felony, fed to state no mo planes

So texas was working towards passing a law that said TSA screening amounted to a felony. Feds responded back with we will shut down your airports. One one hand, I definitely see the feds point. Primarily because if one state opts out, the entire security regime is pointless. On the other hand, I lik...
by kiryan
Thu May 26, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2-6 years for binding and gagging your GF's kids, 6 felonies
Replies: 31
Views: 2143

2-6 years for binding and gagging your GF's kids, 6 felonies

I certainly don't condone his actions. There is certainly a serious problem here and a danger to the children that had to be addressed... but is a six year prison sentence appropriate... is six felonies really the appropriate charges? Perhaps he has a record and a history or some other reason to jus...
by kiryan
Thu May 26, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: sex selection and abortion
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: sex selection and abortion

Lets say the mother is a 32 year old affluent white woman with two small white children say 5 and 3 and she decides to abort a baby at 14 weeks for the stated reason that it is half black. She further states that she intends to have more children as soon as possible. Justified killing or not? I'm go...
by kiryan
Wed May 25, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4921

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 dif...
by kiryan
Tue May 24, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Refusing Medicaid Children
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Refusing Medicaid Children

In a small office where your intake person is also doing your back end billing, who do you think they escalate to when theres a problem. Its not the dental hygenist, its the dentist. When the doctor is looking at his books or meeting with his office manager/accountant, what do you think he does when...
by kiryan
Tue May 24, 2011 9:46 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 killing justifiable? Every person has their own unique perspective on the subject of justifiable killing. Aside from the most radical anti-war leftists, you'd be very hard pressed to find any living human who condemns killing in all cases. War, abortion, the death p...
by kiryan
Tue May 24, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4921

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

that first kid does kinda scream pyschopath in training to me. But those people all look like staged shots. Fact of the matter id be upset with the police officer if he didnt check that the person had the proper permits, etc to carry that gun. You do have the right to bare arms, but the police are ...

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