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by Sarvis
Wed May 18, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4448

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

ok whatever sarvis. the cop didn't discriminate against gun owners, he was just trying to enforce the law. What he thought was the law, yes. man walking down the street with X on his hip... im sure just ambling along and that warrants a "Yo, Junior, what are you doing?" Let's try it with ...
by Sarvis
Wed May 18, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4448

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

He's a gun owner. Gun owners have a history of being targetted by liberals... and there are entire citiy police departments and administraitons that are known to be very anti gun. He wasn't targeted because he was a gun owner. He was targeted because he was openly carrying a gun and this cop did no...
by Sarvis
Wed May 18, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4448

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

It's not discrimination, Kiryan. Discrimination: "treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit" This guy does not belong to a gro...
by Sarvis
Tue May 17, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4448

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

and god knows what else Certainly you don't. , their actual take home is 1.5-2x their base. Even if that's true we're talking 80-100, which is still less than the OC lifeguards you bitch about. Also, Its funny how you fail to address the real racism exposed in the rodney king incident and your fals...
by Sarvis
Tue May 17, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4448

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

Uh huh. ignorance is bliss. continue to believe that police officers make 45k a year and a maximum of 55k. fuking idiot. Post the numbers. All I'm asking you to do is provide evidence backing up the claims you are making. You're not doing so, however. Can't possibly imagine why. :roll: The rodney k...
by Sarvis
Tue May 17, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4448

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

*pat Kiryan* When you post some numbers to back up your claims we can talk. By the way: Given that this guy had a tape recorder ready to record everything, he KNEW carrying the gun was going to cause a problem and was looking for trouble. So if you want to compare that to the Rodney King beating the...
by Sarvis
Tue May 17, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4448

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

o'rly sarvis, do you know how much cops make? and then how much they make in overtime and benefits. Its quite lucrative actually. Are you kidding? They make less than lifeguards! After graduating the academy as a Police Officer, you receive a pay increase to $42,813 ($1,640.34 bi-weekly). There are...
by Sarvis
Tue May 17, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 4448

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

We don't want to pay cops well enough to get smart cops.
by Sarvis
Mon May 16, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: FMH, there is a fat gene?
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: FMH, there is a fat gene?

No, but It would surprise me to find a "genetic master key" "responsible" for 30% of the japanese population to growing blond hair over a period of 30 years. Not what you said. You were surprised that a genetic trait could be localized to specific countries. It's actually pretty...
by Sarvis
Mon May 16, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

kiryan wrote:No sarvis, the lifeguards in the article I posted are making that much or more and its an outrageous abuse of the tax payer.


No, Kiryan. Read my posts again. 100k in the OC translates to $77k in a more average city. They are earning $77k, so they are earning less than you think they should.
by Sarvis
Mon May 16, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: FMH, there is a fat gene?
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: FMH, there is a fat gene?

I'd like to say it still doesn't really explain why the obesity epididemic is localized to specific countries, Does it surprise you that everyone in Japan has black hair? That said, I think there's a LOT of reasons for our obesity epidemic... a big portion of which is the food industry doing everyt...
by Sarvis
Mon May 16, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Imperialist Democrats Threaten Libya - NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
Replies: 91
Views: 4053

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

Corth wrote:So again I wonder why we aren't bombing Syria.


Maybe we can't afford any more bombs right now?
by Sarvis
Sat May 14, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

kiryan wrote:the maximum I think would be reasonable would be around 80k


emphasis MAXIMUM


Yes, they earn less than that. So...?
by Sarvis
Fri May 13, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: lol, did we learn nothing from the subprime mortgage crisis?
Replies: 27
Views: 1671

Re: lol, did we learn nothing from the subprime mortgage cri

kiryan wrote:If you live in the ghetto, you're generally not credit worthy. Thats not discrimination thats fact of credit scores.


And if you're a serf, you could never lead or handle owning land.

Feudalism is alive and well!
by Sarvis
Fri May 13, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

None of that changes the fact that you said lifeguards should earn $80k, and they actually earn the equivalent of $77k.
by Sarvis
Fri May 13, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: lol, did we learn nothing from the subprime mortgage crisis?
Replies: 27
Views: 1671

Re: lol, did we learn nothing from the subprime mortgage cri

kiryan wrote: Seriously what kind of crap is this that now you have a right to have an uptown bank in your ghetto?


Well, do you believe a person from the ghetto should have an equal chance at improving his life or not?
by Sarvis
Fri May 13, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: lol, did we learn nothing from the subprime mortgage crisis?
Replies: 27
Views: 1671

Re: lol, did we learn nothing from the subprime mortgage cri

If you are trying to say that the bank wouldn't give you a loan on a new property in a different neighborhood because you presently lived in X neighborhood that would be somethign I disagree with.. Yes, that is exactly what Ragorn had said. I, frankly, don't know if it's true or not but... seriousl...
by Sarvis
Fri May 13, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

unskilled labor is making 120-200k+ a year You have a strange definition of unskilled labor First, they have to maintain a level of fitness that many people can't. Second, they need to have first aid skills, and special training to know how to actually rescue people in the water. Would love to see ...
by Sarvis
Fri May 13, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: lol, did we learn nothing from the subprime mortgage crisis?
Replies: 27
Views: 1671

Re: lol, did we learn nothing from the subprime mortgage cri

no matter how rich you are, I don't want your asset on my books. You do realize it would be the new house on the books, not the old one in the "blighted" neighborhood... right? The home in the stable neighborhood is a MUCH more attractive and less risky asset. So then explain why the bank...
by Sarvis
Fri May 13, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

let me rephrase. what is the maximum amount a lifeguard could be paid and not cause you and kiryan to express disapproval? Here I always thought they said everyone was paid what they were worth. Certainly the factory worker who accepts $7/hr is getting what they are worth, because they accepted it....
by Sarvis
Fri May 13, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

== THERE'S THAT OVERTIME AGAIN THAT YOU SAID CITY AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES COULDNT GET. Don't be fucking childish. WE didn't say that, California's own website on their own laws said that. Now, let's see. They have 14 lifeguards. At least 1 is a battallion chief, and he's the one with over $200k. Betti...
by Sarvis
Thu May 12, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

Ragorn wrote:Did I miss anyone?


Lieberals, of course.
by Sarvis
Thu May 12, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Damn Bush and Gas Prices
Replies: 42
Views: 2603

Re: Damn Bush and Gas Prices

No Sarvis, it's not tied up. The contract requires delivery on a certain date. Yes, on a certain date. In the meantime that oil is unavailable, and in the meantime other speculators are going to buy other oil contracts. So let's map this out: 1) 10 barrels of oil are produced 2) Bob buys 2 barrels ...
by Sarvis
Thu May 12, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

kiryan wrote:You can always count on Ragorn to backup the poor government workers.

Perhaps "poor" was a bad choice of words.


It's more about pointing our your bullshit misinformation.

Also Corth, it's not too late!
by Sarvis
Thu May 12, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Damn Bush and Gas Prices
Replies: 42
Views: 2603

Re: Damn Bush and Gas Prices

Sarvis, A commodity future contract is not like a stock. It says that you have a claim on X amount of oil, to be delivered at Y location on Z date. You can't hold onto it until it goes up. If you hold onto it until the delivery date then be prepared to take possession of a shitload of black stuff. ...
by Sarvis
Wed May 11, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Damn Bush and Gas Prices
Replies: 42
Views: 2603

Re: Damn Bush and Gas Prices

Corth wrote:No Sarvis. They have to sell their contracts to the oil refineries


Not until the price is higher.

Every one of those contracts must be unloaded - they are all on the market -


Really? Do you put the stock you own up for sale immediately, or do you wait until the price/demand goes up?
by Sarvis
Wed May 11, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Damn Bush and Gas Prices
Replies: 42
Views: 2603

Re: Damn Bush and Gas Prices

Kiryan ,Teflor, I understand how speculation increases the FUTURE price of oil. Future contracts are traded in the market and reflect the anticipated price that it will cost for delivery of X amount of oil at Y location on Z date. But ultimately, all those speculators have to sell their contracts t...
by Sarvis
Wed May 11, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Damn Bush and Gas Prices
Replies: 42
Views: 2603

Re: Damn Bush and Gas Prices

the reality is capitalism is often about getting as close to the true value of a product as you can. No, the reality of capitalism is about getting as much money as you can regardless of the actual value of a product. It's funny you mentioned Windows, because software pricing is... well, messed up....
by Sarvis
Wed May 11, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

Ragorn wrote:Overtime laws work off of hours per week, not hours per day.


My first reaction too, but I looked it up and he's right about California.
by Sarvis
Wed May 11, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

... nit picking points... boy thats the kettle calling the pot black The points I cited after the article are lines directly from the article... you choose No, YOU chose to consistently write posts with either no formatting or confusing formatting so that it's difficult to tell if it's you, the art...
by Sarvis
Wed May 11, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

And they also receive an annual allowance of $400 for “Sun Protection.” Err... doesn't pretty much any professional job, even in the private sector, allow you to expense things you need to buy for your job? Many work four days a week, 10 hours a day. So... they work 40 hours a week like pretty much...
by Sarvis
Mon May 09, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Damn Bush and Gas Prices
Replies: 42
Views: 2603

Re: Damn Bush and Gas Prices

Sarvis, Why wouldn't oil companies earn record profits? They get to sell their oil at a higher price because demand exceeds supply? That's a great situation to be in for a commodity producer. So then what's happening? Has demand vastly, vastly increased? I'm sure it's gone up, but at a steady and m...
by Sarvis
Mon May 09, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Damn Bush and Gas Prices
Replies: 42
Views: 2603

Re: Damn Bush and Gas Prices

due to supply and demand Yeah, right. :roll: If it were really about supply and demand, oil companies wouldn't be seeing record profits. If anything, this is about the demand being somewhat inelastic. People can't just instantly change their commutes, or instantly buy more fuel efficient cars... so...
by Sarvis
Fri May 06, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Food Stamps
Replies: 37
Views: 1822

Re: Food Stamps

I was just being snarky... but: I was classified as "failing to thrive" and a couple of our kids as well... but we come from skinny families. for 10+ years I ate only 1 meal a day. Just sayin... 5'10, 115-125 lbs until I was 20ish and started doing weight gain protein shakes. Or you probab...
by Sarvis
Fri May 06, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Food Stamps
Replies: 37
Views: 1822

Re: Food Stamps

if the kid could star in an ethiopian food bank commercial, then no you're not going to hear any complaints from me although I might still wonder philosophically if government should be able to get involved. if its the government's opinion that your kid is "failing to thrive" and orders y...
by Sarvis
Fri May 06, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Food Stamps
Replies: 37
Views: 1822

Re: Food Stamps

I 100% agree Amena. In human services field over the past 15-20 years they have been adopting two attitudes A) maintain and preserve the dignity of the people served B) get everyone who qualifies enrolled On the surface, both those sound like good and noble goals. Point B flies in the face of what ...
by Sarvis
Thu May 05, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Food Stamps
Replies: 37
Views: 1822

Re: Food Stamps

Remember that thread where thousands upon thousands of people applied for jobs at McDonalds?

Just Get a Job: Still not as easy as Republicans like to think!

(Hint: We can't all get hired as CEOs after bankrupting several companies already.)
by Sarvis
Thu May 05, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Criticism of the OBL raid?
Replies: 20
Views: 1495

Re: Criticism of the OBL raid?

I'm disappointed with some of the reaction to the killing of OBL. You can criticize anything... but I think criticizing how this went down is mind bogglingly political and I've lost a little respect for folks on the right who are making hay out of some of these criticisms. Now you know how us liber...
by Sarvis
Thu May 05, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Food Stamps
Replies: 37
Views: 1822

Re: Food Stamps

Only a Republican would think that removing the minimum wage would help more people get off food stamps. Only a liberal would think that you can help people by making it a right to have what you don't earn. Only a conservative thinks that 1 in 7 people starving to death would be good for the country.
by Sarvis
Thu May 05, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Food Stamps
Replies: 37
Views: 1822

Re: Food Stamps

Oh and you forgot obesity is an indicator of poverty in America. You should not be able to get to or maintain 300 pounds on food stamps in general. I did like your quip about CEOs though. If it worked that way, I agree that would be a problem. Why? Pork Rinds are incredibly cheap. It can actually b...
by Sarvis
Tue May 03, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: They Got Bin Laden
Replies: 30
Views: 1928

Re: They Got Bin Laden

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/03/us-binladen-holder-idUSTRE7424JR20110503 The acts taken were "lawful, legitimate and appropriate in every way. -- eric holder wow really? he must mean lawful under US law, because I'm pretty damn sure Pakistan disagrees that it was lawful for the US to...
by Sarvis
Tue May 03, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

And in any case it's a red herring. If there were a want ad with Troy's salary the team would see millions of applicants. Right? == quit being stupid. its qualified applicants that matters. Therefore, by your own logic, he is overpaid. Or you have to admit that lots of applicants does NOT mean a jo...
by Sarvis
Tue May 03, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

It works in baseball too. It comes down to what you believe a 'qualified applicant' is. If a qualified applicant for your shortstop position is a solid defender and will hit .250 with 5 to 10 home runs, you can probably offer less than a million per year. If you want Troy Tulowitzki you will have t...
by Sarvis
Tue May 03, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

Hmm... wonder if you misread that. I was agreeing with you on those two statements, especially in that you said "usually means higher applicants." I didn't "throw other shit" in, I reiterated that a large number of applicants doesn't mean the job is overpaid. Which is what we've ...
by Sarvis
Tue May 03, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

Like with any position, compensation level is dictated by the quality of applicant the employer is looking for. If a school system wants experienced, educated teachers, they need to offer appropriate compensation. And a high volume of applicants doesn't necessarily mean the position is overpaid. Ag...
by Sarvis
Mon May 02, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

Whatever. Sure, a job is automatically overpaid if lots of people apply for it. :roll:
by Sarvis
Mon May 02, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

Can you agree on the following two premises: 1. Higher compensation will usually generate more applicants. 2. There are multiple factors which affect the rate of application. Sometimes, my head hurts reading this forum. Obviously, paying people more will convince more people to apply. But obviously...
by Sarvis
Mon May 02, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: They Got Bin Laden
Replies: 30
Views: 1928

Re: They Got Bin Laden

I'm gonna go ahead and celebrate the victory. It's not a Republican victory, or a Democratic victory. It's not the End of All Terrorism. But it's something worth celebrating, as Americans, without bickering too much about circumstances. I think we can give it a rest for a day. I actually just overh...
by Sarvis
Mon May 02, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

I don't know what you are reading - but I did do it. I posted job listings at low compensation and got no responses - and then gradually saw the response rate increase as i raised the compensation. No I didn't get thousands of applicants - but it would take the suspension of some serious common sen...
by Sarvis
Mon May 02, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Oh those special interests.
Replies: 127
Views: 6949

Re: Oh those special interests.

It doesn't happen because i start the listing at an unreasonably low salary and then add a few bucks an hour until we start getting qualified applicants. So then you've never done it and don't know, got it. The only thing better than anecdotal evidence is imagined anecdotal evidence! :P I'd really ...

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