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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Tennessee Hardware Store puts up "no gays allowed" sign on: July 01, 2015, 06:20:37 pm
Are people under the impression that gays are a protected class under the 1964 Civil Rights Act? They are not. You can legally turn the gays away all day long if you choose to do so. Also, the racial segregation that existed in the lunch counters of the 1950s existed because of local and state laws. Stores would have been breaking the law not to segregate their facilities. The free market had no role to play. How businesses would have acted without those laws is mere speculation.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the New Forum on: June 05, 2015, 08:21:28 pm
OH. MY. GOD.

(Anyone there knows what I'm referring to.)
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Denny Hastert indicted on: June 02, 2015, 02:46:18 pm
After looking at what how Hastert got arrested (taking out under the 10,000 withdraw limit). Which is legal, but he took out like 3 million in like $9,200 withdrawments. I think that extortion is completely wrong, but Hastert has a right to pay blackmail if he would like to Tongue. I dislike Hastert, and if these allegations are true, then he is a scumbag and an awful person in general, but he technically shouldn't have gotten arrested for withdrawing under the limit that is legally allowed. IMO
There is no limit for withdrawing your own money. If you want to withdraw a $1,000,000 of your own money all at once, there's no law against that. However, the government will be notified by the bank that things look suspicious. After all, why would somebody do that. The FBI may want to ask you a few questions, but you still haven't broken any laws. Hastert has been indicted because he lied to the FBI about why he was withdrawing the money. That is the issue.
4  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban BushOklahoma on: May 23, 2015, 01:45:51 pm
FYI, Bushie is on mod review now, following his latest round of Update-ing.

You are not allowed to discuss things that may have happened to he who must not be named. But, as usual, the rules do not apply to the mod team.
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of San Francisco on: May 22, 2015, 10:31:24 pm
The residential sections of SF aren't even that dense. It isn't like NYC, where there are countless enormous highrises. Though maybe if they built some, the cost of living wouldn't be so oppressive.
6  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of San Francisco on: May 21, 2015, 10:45:23 pm
Oakland is way better.
7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of cruises for a vacation? on: May 21, 2015, 01:32:15 pm
Oops wrong forum for this question as well.  Damn man.  Cry
Hmm, I wonder who might be taking a cruise...
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: AZ shuts down welfare benefits after 12 months...... on: May 21, 2015, 07:17:30 am
megamerican, uber-nationalist white noise
I love a good double entendre. Bravo Hockey Dude!
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: AZ shuts down welfare benefits after 12 months...... on: May 20, 2015, 11:32:02 pm
1,600 families in an entire state is a rounding error. This isn't about policy or budgets. It's about ignorant and emotional tv ads for re-election. OMG, teh Welfare Queenz!!!!1111
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Politico: Skyrocketing Medicaid signups stir Obamacare fights on: May 20, 2015, 11:26:39 pm
People getting healthcare is terrible! LOLOL

I would make some revisions to Obamacare, but it is a good bill and I have no qualms at all with the medicaid expansion component.
If the Moderate Hero is for it, you can put a fork in the opposition. They're done.
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: best and worst neighborhoods near airports on: May 20, 2015, 11:23:06 pm
MEM is in the hood, not far from Graceland. All the prostitute hotels and boarded up apartment conplexes don't present a good image for tourists. But you can just hop on the interstate and be in a reasonable area in 15 minutes.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you be interested in joining a new forum that would act as a Shadow Atlas? on: May 11, 2015, 07:01:33 pm
I'm in. The moderation team here has gone in and removed every individual thing and that made this site interesting. Torie and his underlings are more than welcome to keep the 897,987 "Where would you rather live" threads.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Connecticut ranked best state to live on: May 06, 2015, 09:57:22 pm
Exactly.  For example, this has Illinois ranking above Indiana, yet we have tons of companies moving there, their economy is doing a lot better than ours and I bet you'll find next to zero people living in Indianapolis or Bloomington wishing they lived in the Land of Lincoln.  They have about the same REAL (adjusted) standard of living and lower taxes/costs...
Just about every kids who is growing up within a few hours drive of Chicago wants to move there. Lots of people want the big city life that is simply not available in Indiana. Cost is a consideration but it's not the only consideration.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Irony Oremine on: May 06, 2015, 12:58:13 pm
Most whites don't even attempt to understand the problems that still plague African American communities. SHOCKING.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Whoa, Bushie supports Rand Paul now? on: May 06, 2015, 12:17:33 pm
Does Bushie's streak of backing the Democratic nominee at the last minute extend to the primaries?  How did he vote in the 2004, 2008, and 2012 presidential primaries?


Not sure I can answer that...

The other day, I made that post on the "absolutist" position on you not talking about your personal life.  Nonetheless, I find it hard to believe that anyone would see your indicating how you voted in past elections counts as "talking about your personal life".  At least, it's no more talking about your personal life than you talking about how you're now endorsing Rand Paul is "talking about your personal life".


That's why he needs banned
Are you a Yinzer?
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: TX gov. orders state guard to monitor possible military takeover of Texas on: May 06, 2015, 12:14:57 pm
Texas is just so awesome that the main reason it gave up independence and joined the Union in the first place was because it was basically bankrupt, and needed the federal government to swallow its debts.  Yay Texas!
And then 15 years later they changed their minds and tried to leave the party after all and the Northern states wouldn't let them go....
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gay marriage opponents' strategy uncertain in 2015 on: May 06, 2015, 12:05:52 pm
^^^^^^^^
Do gays have a higher divorce rate? The hetero one is already super high. I don't understand what he is trying to say.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: U.S. Split Along Racial Lines on Backlash Against Police, Poll Finds on: May 06, 2015, 11:50:50 am
Most whites don't even attempt to understand the problems that still plague African American communities. SHOCKING.
Do you not think that theft and disregard for the law (by some) are also problems that plagues black communities? This is not an either/or situation. The following is a very common opinion among blacks. Naughty language warning. NSFW.
http://youtu.be/f3PJF0YE-x4
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Whoa, Bushie supports Rand Paul now? on: May 06, 2015, 09:55:26 am
It's basically just old people complaining that the way they teach math now is different from they taught it 40 years ago when they were in school (even though the new way is a much better way to make children actually understand what they're learning).
You're correct that most objections are about math, but there are also people who are angry that the reading components are shifting away from dusty old novels with their symbolism and foreshadowing in favor of understanding and being able to analyse  the validity of non-fiction texts.

PERISH THE THOUGHT!!!!!
But muh Wuthering Heights. English teachers are unhappy because they don't want to teach information, and Science teachers don't want to teach reading. Nobody ever likes change. It's uncomfortable, especially for those who have reached a certain age.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Whoa, Bushie supports Rand Paul now? on: May 06, 2015, 08:11:57 am
It's basically just old people complaining that the way they teach math now is different from they taught it 40 years ago when they were in school (even though the new way is a much better way to make children actually understand what they're learning).
You're correct that most objections are about math, but there are also people who are angry that the reading components are shifting away from dusty old novels with their symbolism and foreshadowing in favor of understanding and being able to analyse  the validity of non-fiction texts.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Has anyone here ever worked as a U.S. Senate page? on: May 05, 2015, 08:45:36 am
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Summer is coming (30C today) on: May 05, 2015, 08:43:04 am
That sucks!
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Whoa, Bushie supports Rand Paul now? on: May 03, 2015, 02:50:54 pm
No worries about AquaBuddha?
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What do you think of the word "thug"? on: May 02, 2015, 01:22:21 pm
The sexist implications of the word are even stronger than the racist ones, not that anybody cares. It's much more likely to be applied to a scummy white man than a scummy black woman.
25  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of SuperCuts on: May 01, 2015, 02:04:31 pm
I usually go there when I need a trim. It's fine. And there are better substitutes for interesting personality traits than bitching about chains, FTR.

Well, you suck then.  And no, interesting people can point out how lame and tasteless this country is anymore.  I don't see your point.  Have fun in the future when Olive Garden is your only option to go out for an Eye-talian dinner.

I don't really disagree with your overall point about chains killing America, but put some ice on that huge rash bro.  Don't worry, the WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMBULANCE is on its way.

Better not be a chain hospital.
Is there such a thing as a non-chain hospital?
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