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by Sarvis
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Landlord Rant
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

Re: Landlord Rant

Thanks for the advice, I'll look into that. I also left them with a letter explaining the situation, a bank printout showing the checks getting cashed before the deadline every month, and told them if I don't get my entire security deposit back I'd be calling a lawyer. (There really isn't any damage...
by Sarvis
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Landlord Rant
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

Re: Landlord Rant

Oh, and frankly at this point I'd rather just crush them as a company. Anyone got ideas on how to start a real estate empire with the goal of putting another one out of business?
by Sarvis
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Landlord Rant
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

Re: Landlord Rant

I'd argue that they never provided you with timely notice which took away from your ability to address the issue. I wouldn't pay any of the fees, but I'm not exactly a rule follower. I do believe they have a duty to notify you when you are "delinquent" or when you have a past due balance....
by Sarvis
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Landlord Rant
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

Landlord Rant

So pissed off right now. Apparently my rent has been 10 days late every single month of the 4 years I've lived here. Only, my landlord never mentioned anything until this January, and I thought it was something else so I didn't catch it then. So now it's accrued even more. This is happening because ...
by Sarvis
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: New York and California rank lowest for individual freedom
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

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 gen...
by Sarvis
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: New York and California rank lowest for individual freedom
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

Re: New York and California rank lowest for individual freed

Kiryan, let's go back a few hundred years to the days of feudalism. I'd like to think you'd agree that there wasn't much freedom, but do you understand why? It was because everything was owned by the wealthy. You could never have your own land unless you were noble, but "noble" was basical...
by Sarvis
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: New York and California rank lowest for individual freedom
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

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" So the question I asked was "does having less money mean less freedom." Your answer is yes. In that case, I contend that conservative economic policy and our current ...
by Sarvis
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: New York and California rank lowest for individual freedom
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

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%. So are you stating that if you have less money you ...
by Sarvis
Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: New York and California rank lowest for individual freedom
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

Re: New York and California rank lowest for individual freed

Wow, really Corth? This article is practically Teflor level trolling. Spending and taxation weigh in as 25% of their evaluation for personal freedom. Yes, taxes are high in these two states. But let me ask you, where would you rather live if you were gay? Should NY enact all of their recommendations...
by Sarvis
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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 Sarvis
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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

Is it possible that Sarvis ISN'T trolling here? I very rarely troll. Seriously, her kid can't get an education. What is he going to grow up and do? I'm betting sell drugs like his mom did. I don't get why conservatives can't understand that the lower on the social ladder you start, the fewer resour...
by Sarvis
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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. So we actually are preventing people from getting an education, then you want to punish them when they can't find employmen...
by Sarvis
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Sarah Palin emails
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Re: The Sarah Palin emails

kiryan wrote:Neither of these are particularly good sources of information


Well if you're going to base your entire ideology on that then I guess you must be right!
by Sarvis
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 2479

Re: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?

kiryan wrote: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.


Its getting to the point that your spouse can't even have a job because your in politics.


Isn't the wife supposed to stay home and keep the house anyway?
by Sarvis
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: And you still think we live in the land of the free
Replies: 4
Views: 971

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

kiryan wrote: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 $$.


Unless it's a Republican politician, right? Then "free speech zones" are de rigeur!
by Sarvis
Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 2479

Re: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?

Why are there more women graduating college than men? Discrimination? Well that's an interesting position. You consider affirmative action a form of discrimination, right? So wouldn't you also consider putting extra focus on female scholastic achievement as a form of discrimination? But that doesn'...
by Sarvis
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 2479

Re: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?

Ah, so you finally gave up on thinking it was discriminatory for a cop to stop one guy for openly carrying a gun?

But I digress...

Somewhat more on topic: If not for discrimination, why should any race be disproportionately affected by the job market?
by Sarvis
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?
Replies: 19
Views: 2479

Re: Florida Gives in to Kiryanism?

kiryan wrote: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.


Whereas you think it's discrimination if it happens to one person.
by Sarvis
Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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 educatio...
by Sarvis
Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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 Sarvis
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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 Sarvis
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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. Go read your Bible. It's "teach a man to fish" not "make him figure it out on his own." You want to do less than nothing and expect them to change. Yo...
by Sarvis
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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

amena wolfsnarl wrote:Saris how does anyone ever get ahead with the deck so stacked against them? It's a wonder people are able to provide for thier family at all.


Many can't. This is why welfare and food stamps exist.

Did you miss that memo or something?
by Sarvis
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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

However, it needs to change. How? If people don't take personal responsibiltiy to do it, is the govenrment supposed to? Depends, do you want it to change? Do you really expect people to suddenly take "personal responsibility?" Especially when the deck is stacked against them? Rome fell fo...
by Sarvis
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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

Lifes hard sarvis, and if you don't try to change anything about your life it will always be. Your concentrating on this walking thing when there are alternatives, I.e. Busing it, borrowing rides etc etc. 10 miles is nothing on a bus, and what's it cost $2 round trip? All it really costs you is som...
by Sarvis
Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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

Your right, when i was vehicleless i wouldnt buy a weeks worth of groceries and walk home with it. Id buy 2 days of groceries and walk home with it, while having a 3 year old come for a walk (about 3miles round trip). Or id have a friend give me a ride, or have someone look after my daughter so i c...
by Sarvis
Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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

Backing up a bit, I started this post yesterday and didn't get a chance to finish it... parents can't be bothered to check the homework or go to the parent teacher conferences because they have to work... Exactly, Kiryan. This is circumstance. How many adults wish they had done better in school? Sho...
by Sarvis
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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 Sarvis
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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

Every food stamp recipient should be required to report their purchases (this is easily done in most states because they have shifted to a debit card) and we should have auditors looking at their purchasing habits and doing education as well as "investigations" and ultimately fining peopl...
by Sarvis
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: We're Running Out of Months!
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: We're Running Out of Months!

We are running out of months, if every target of hate crimes should have one. Just need to combine. Like, each minority gets it's own gay pride month! I.E. May: Hispanic Gay Pride Month. Except Asians. Asians should just get Hot Asian Chick Month, because that's sacred and shouldn't be messed with....
by Sarvis
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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

It's just a basic understanding that SS likely will not be sufficient to provide a decent retirement income. Certainly there are people who don't really have a choice in the matter. But to the extent that this recognition can provide some meaningful guidance then it's worth noting. Maybe you buy a ...
by Sarvis
Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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

Personally, I plan on making social security the icing on the cake of retirement. People that are relying upon it seriously made some poor decisions earlier in life. Agree mightily. Because it's all about choice, and nothing at all to do with opportunity or circumstance. :roll: Yup. You're simply n...
by Sarvis
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:16 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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

Corth wrote:
Teflor Lyorian wrote:Personally, I plan on making social security the icing on the cake of retirement. People that are relying upon it seriously made some poor decisions earlier in life.


Agree mightily.



Because it's all about choice, and nothing at all to do with opportunity or circumstance. :roll:
by Sarvis
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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

Read an article the other day that said it sounds like a compromise to raise taxes and cut spending, but the spending comes back right away GOP is right to refuse to raise taxes and only be open to spending reductions. So the entire GOP plan is to do something they know will be undone next year and...
by Sarvis
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Imperialist Democrats Threaten Libya - NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
Replies: 91
Views: 4464

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

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/3/bipartisan-congress-rebuffs-obama-libya-mission/ Seems like broad bipartisan discontent with Obama's handling of the Constitutional issues surrounding his commitment of US military in the Libya conflict. About half the Congressional democrats voted in ...
by Sarvis
Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: the debt ceiling vote, does anyone else think this is epic?
Replies: 83
Views: 7373

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? Depends, if Republicans are in control we're start a couple wars but keep the funding "off the books" and then lower taxes for the top 1% of the count...
by Sarvis
Wed May 25, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Interested in new MMO? Look into Tera if you haven't already
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Interested in new MMO? Look into Tera if you haven't alr

Ragorn wrote:I don't read General because of the spam, so this works.


I think it's kinda funny that they created this forum because our arguments were creating too much spam, and now GD is literally just spam.
by Sarvis
Wed May 25, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Interested in new MMO? Look into Tera if you haven't already
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Interested in new MMO? Look into Tera if you haven't alr

Are general discussions now on this CE&P forum btw? I noticed some major spam on general forum, that's pretty lame. ;p -S- I stopped checking General Discussion. In theory it's still used, but I still bet that in reality the only people who regularly post are the ones who argue so... Plus the s...
by Sarvis
Wed May 25, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 5229

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

I didn't even know LA Noir was out already. :(

But I'm still playing through games I received for Christmas, and my TV is broken anyway so...
by Sarvis
Wed May 25, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Rift
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Rift

So is anyone playing Rift? I started a 7 day trial yesterday, and just curious what peoples' thoughts are. First impression on rolling a rogue: Attack that builds combat points? Attack that consumes combo points for extra damage? How, exactly, is this different from WoW? Second impression: Wait, ste...
by Sarvis
Wed May 25, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 5229

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 di...
by Sarvis
Tue May 24, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Long commutes increase risk of divorce by 40%
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: Long commutes increase risk of divorce by 40%

Agreed. I have a 3 minute commute right now... may be moving for a 25 minute commute soon though. :(
by Sarvis
Mon May 23, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 5229

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

So there is a difference between discriminating against the "unclean ones" in India because they pick up shit with their hands and its not a native part of their being huh? Well, if you didn't have that backwards no. They pick up shit because that's all their cast was really allowed to do...
by Sarvis
Mon May 23, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 5229

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

what would your paramours of race relations reverend jackson and the aclu say? If a bunch of white guys were pulled over for acting like a gang? Probably nothing. I never said Jackson and the ACLU didn't discriminate. I said that, all behaviors being equal, the black guys are more likely to get pul...
by Sarvis
Mon May 23, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 5229

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

Would you find it justified discrimination to pull over cars full of african american's wearing raiders jackets flashing gang signs as potential bad people? Depends, would the cop do the same for white people showing the exact same behavior ? It's not discrimination to investigate a suspicious beha...
by Sarvis
Thu May 19, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 5229

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

kiryan wrote:It is unjustified profiling, which you guys have defined as discrimination and racism and prejudicism and everything other kind of ism.



No, it was a cop not knowing it was legal to openly carry a gun .
by Sarvis
Thu May 19, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 5229

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

Kindi wrote:if someone wrote down the definition of the words "discrimination" and "profiling" and everyone agreed to use those definitions this entire argument would dissolve

right now it's just a crapton of equivocation


I actually did post the definition of Discrimination. Didn't help.
by Sarvis
Thu May 19, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 5229

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

your position is that the left would find this to be proper police behavior? No. No no no fucking NO. No one anywhere, ever said that this was correct police behavior. It was a cop not knowing the law and going over the line. We said it was not discrimination. You're trying to point out that we'd c...
by Sarvis
Thu May 19, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your vaunted public servants seving the public
Replies: 64
Views: 5229

Re: Your vaunted public servants seving the public

torkur you made my point exactly. Its discrimiating or profiling gun owners. No, it isn't. It was someone CARRYING a gun OPENLY. They aren't going door to door on everyone who has a registered gun permit. They aren't pulling someone over because they randomly ran his plate and saw he owned a gun. H...

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