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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: August 31, 2014, 06:59:58 pm
I'm hesitant to post this now because you've already started one challenge, but my father's doctor showed him this video at his physical, and my father passed it on to me as a little birthday bonus last week. I forgot to watch it, but he just asked me if I had yet watched it, and after the discussion here, I couldn't help but feel that it was meant to happen that way. So, I realize you've already started King's "challenge", but this one is quite easy and one that I think you should consider:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aUaInS6HIGo
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: August 31, 2014, 01:53:11 pm
Guys, there is no need and no use in making fun of me.  Since when did you get the idiotic idea that mocking someone helps them?  I'm doing what I need to so there's no need to continue to hammer me about it.  You all are acting like junior high boys by continually mocking me.

Someone who weighs 250+ pounds for 5 years isn't "doing what he needs to". You're on the pathway to a very early death. That may be fine with you, and if it is, so be it, but if you want to live past 50, don't think that the tiny baby step you made by only having a burger, ice cream, and pop instead of a burger, ice cream, pop, and fries is going to help you.

Your headaches are likely partially caused by the caffeine you drink with all that Diet Dr. Pepper.

You say a long life isn't a motivation, but what is "long" to you? If you keep eating and doing the activities you do, how long do you think you'll live? What's your goal and expected lifetime?
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: August 31, 2014, 01:44:45 pm
Here we go again...  Another major headache is keeping me out of church this morning.  I've got a Grade 8 headache underway.  I don't know really where it came from.  I got a little over 9 hours sleep last night, so I guess that could be it, but usually that amount of sleep doesn't affect me too much and 9 times out of 10 I don't get a monster headache.  I wouldn't call it a migraine right now, as I'm still able to function and not bed-ridden.  Anyway, I'm grateful I still have all day today and tomorrow off and don't have to go back to work until Tuesday because of the holiday.  I need to try to get over it as fast as I can, though, as I do want to do my laundry and run by the grocery store this afternoon before a couple more games tonight.

How much water did you drink yesterday?
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: August 30, 2014, 11:06:42 pm
I am noticing my muscles are getting tighter and tighter as the evening goes on.  I got up to take my night time medicine a little while ago and I had to moan and groan getting up out of the love seat.  I've been moving around some today and I'm not stuffing my face full of garbage, although I did go get some ice cream a few hours ago.  I just know that I am very stiff and sore this evening.  I may take some Aleve before I hit the sack.  I'm getting old, folks...

I take you were doing some heavy duty love seat vegetating today, Dear Friend?

A fair amount, but I've been up and about at times today.

Up and about as in around the house? That shouldn't make you stiff or sore. And now that your weight loss has plateaued, that isn't a good sign either. You need to actually get serious about losing weight instead of thinking that anything you've done in the past 5 years is a serious effort at losing weight.
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pres. Obama Planning Executive Order on Immigration on: August 30, 2014, 01:08:05 am
Yay!  Thank you President Obama for protecting these poor people who just want to have some opportunity!  I can't wait to see the racists throw their usual hissy fit.  It's funny how the GOP likes to say racism is dead as they exploit it for votes.

But what if that protection comes at the cost of checks and balances?  Americans so frequently cheer unconstitutional laws and acts that they feel are "right" or "just".  The problem is that government overreaches aren't always "right" and "just", and people's opinions of what is "right" get skewed during times of crisis... look at Hamdi v. Rumsfeld.  These constitutional provisions exist for a reason, and while it may impede social changes that some feel are needed, they also provide protections for the people.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: August 30, 2014, 01:02:43 am
No detailed update on the weight loss in a few days... he must be rebounding back toward 300.  Now, what comes next is Bushie lies about his weight and makes up some number lower than the last one he posted (or shockingly tells the truth but concocts some lame excuse).
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: August 28, 2014, 07:49:17 pm
Bushie, you enjoy sports so much. Have you ever considered playing anything? There are plenty of adult recreational leagues out there.

I much prefer being in the stands or parked in front of the TV.  I tried playing tennis in the 9th and 10th grades, but was never any good.  I thought about going out for 9th grade basketball, but I didn't.  I attended the first meeting for 10th grade football, but only to be the water boy.  That never materialized.  The last time I played anything and had fun at it was at recess in the 5th and 6th grades.  I was never interested in intramural sports in college.  The only sport I enjoy playing now and any good at is bowling.  I bowled in a league from the 4th to 12th grades and even got a scholarship from one of the tournaments I participated in.  My average is between 115-125.

Huh Was there heavy competition for the waterboy position?
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: August 28, 2014, 04:17:57 pm
My back is feeling better tonight, so I'll have no trouble getting to work tomorrow.  I have put in 25.5 hours this week and after an 8.5 hour day tomorrow, I will be able to take off at 1400 Friday.   Tomorrow night, I will watch the Texas A&M vs South Carolina game on the SEC NETWORK from 1700 to 2030 and then watch Big Brother.

Well done!  Told you a little R & R would go a long way.  People these days just don't understand the virtues of laying around and relaxing. 

Rich & Royal? Don't tell me Bushie's buying sh#t booze now.

Rich & Royal?  What is that, hobo bourbon? 

I think he meant to say Rich & Rare, which is hobo Canadian whisky.

Sorry, my last encounter with it was sometime in like February, and I'm glad I haven't had an opportunity to read the label since (I think I was crossing it in my head with "Canadian Royal", another aberration I've had the misfortune of falling prey to). In either case, hopefully Bushie's not drinking it and is saving his pennies to buy actual stuff.

My guess would be this is closer to what Bushie buys when he drinks:

9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: August 28, 2014, 10:58:48 am
My back is feeling better tonight, so I'll have no trouble getting to work tomorrow.  I have put in 25.5 hours this week and after an 8.5 hour day tomorrow, I will be able to take off at 1400 Friday.   Tomorrow night, I will watch the Texas A&M vs South Carolina game on the SEC NETWORK from 1700 to 2030 and then watch Big Brother.

Well done!  Told you a little R & R would go a long way.  People these days just don't understand the virtues of laying around and relaxing. 

Rich & Royal? Don't tell me Bushie's buying sh#t booze now.

Rich & Royal?  What is that, hobo bourbon? 

I think he meant to say Rich & Rare, which is hobo Canadian whisky.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: August 26, 2014, 10:35:04 pm
Most people have four failed relationships by high school graduation. If your feeling are still hurt about Allison, that's fair enough, but don't beat yourself up about having a few exes. They were just for practice anyway.

Although his emotions now explain what actually happened.  The fact that he's still sad and she didn't get upset makes it pretty clear that it was her who did the dumping, and likely not Bushie who brought it up.

I think we have established she dumped him. He posted about how he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her mere minutes before and then deleted it and announced she and he had split.

What we know is he was too stiff and stoic with her and didn't show her any affection, so she left him.

Oh, I didn't see that.  Did he post that here or on Facebook?  I'm still not allowed to be his Facebook friend.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should Colorado have to pay for neighboring state's marijuana prohibition? on: August 26, 2014, 09:59:37 pm
Can't they just increase the amounts required for bail or add additional local civil penalties?

Typical Inks

I fully support legalization, but that's not something the sheriffs can change.  There's absolutely no reason Colorado should pay for it, so the remaining options are to not enforce it (which could have its own negative ramifications and cops could lose their jobs if the state still wants it enforced) or offset the costs.

If the state wants it enforced, they should pay for it then. In any case, I highly doubt any cop is going to lose his job because he didn't incarcerate some dude with weed.

But if the state doesn't increase county jail funding, counties can't force it.

If the state makes a big deal about border counties not enforcing marijuana laws, there will be pressure on them to fund these counties jails.

My guess would be that there's already pressure if the sheriffs are seeking outside money.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: August 26, 2014, 09:58:28 pm
Most people have four failed relationships by high school graduation. If your feeling are still hurt about Allison, that's fair enough, but don't beat yourself up about having a few exes. They were just for practice anyway.

Although his emotions now explain what actually happened.  The fact that he's still sad and she didn't get upset makes it pretty clear that it was her who did the dumping, and likely not Bushie who brought it up.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should Colorado have to pay for neighboring state's marijuana prohibition? on: August 26, 2014, 08:45:26 pm
Can't they just increase the amounts required for bail or add additional local civil penalties?

Typical Inks

I fully support legalization, but that's not something the sheriffs can change.  There's absolutely no reason Colorado should pay for it, so the remaining options are to not enforce it (which could have its own negative ramifications and cops could lose their jobs if the state still wants it enforced) or offset the costs.

If the state wants it enforced, they should pay for it then. In any case, I highly doubt any cop is going to lose his job because he didn't incarcerate some dude with weed.

But if the state doesn't increase county jail funding, counties can't force it.
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: St Louis police murder scandal (PLUS: riots, idiotic press conferences, etc.) on: August 26, 2014, 02:57:01 pm
Except all the witnesses say otherwise.

That's not true.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: St Louis police murder scandal (PLUS: riots, idiotic press conferences, etc.) on: August 26, 2014, 02:52:57 pm
I don't really know what VOX is but this is a decent piece, nothing earth shattering, that I came across on Twitter in response to this weekend's NYT article:

Michael Brown didn't do anything as a teen that I didn't but only one of us got killed

Vox is Ezra Klein's new internet journalism outfit.  Kinda similar to the new 538, except better.  

I saw that article as well (they're one of my main sources for news these days TBH), and yeah it's pretty obviously correct.

Matthew Yglesias robbed a store and assaulted the owner? Changes my opinion of him, if he did. He also neglected to mention this in his article.

I think the point is that doing sh**tty things while being a sh**tty teen doesn't mean that you should be shot by a police officer.

Again, that's an oversimplification of what some are claiming happened.  Do you know that Brown didn't assault the police officer?  If not, why are you acting like it's established fact that the kid was shot for stealing cigars?

I'm not but the implication of even bringing up the cigar stealing incident, which has been confirmed to have been unrelated to the incident in the street, is that this is a bad, violent criminal and therefore shooting him could be justified.

I'm not defending those who have; however, the people writing the articles that essentially say, "I was like Brown because I stole a candy bar once, but the only difference is that I wasn't shot" are only adding to the focus on that unrelated incident.

The author never assaulted a police officer, which Brown has also been alleged to have done

You appreciate this is a permanent circular logic issue with people killed by police, right? It's virtually certain that the police will note that they felt under assault, and then people will cite that to justify other things.

Honestly, Inks, do you believe Brown assaulted the police officer by diving into the car and trying to grab his gun? Do you think this is more likely, as likely, or less likely than the eyewitness accounts that he didn't?

I am not privy to the eyewitness accounts or any other evidence that could be out there, so I see no reason to speculate as to what may have happened.  I fail to see how anything about what I said is circular logic, though.


If he attacked the cop, he deserves to get shot.  If he didn't, the cop should spend a long long time in jail.

Do you believe that Brown attacked the cop? Do you put the odds at very likely it happened as the cop said, exactly 50/50 because "it's the cop's word vs. the eyewitnesses, too bad Michael Brown isn't here to disagree", or something else?

What exactly is the end result that you think should happen to the cop?  If it's criminal charges, then the odds being at 50%+1 isn't a relevant threshold to debate.
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should Colorado have to pay for neighboring state's marijuana prohibition? on: August 26, 2014, 10:54:50 am
Can't they just increase the amounts required for bail or add additional local civil penalties?

Typical Inks

I fully support legalization, but that's not something the sheriffs can change.  There's absolutely no reason Colorado should pay for it, so the remaining options are to not enforce it (which could have its own negative ramifications and cops could lose their jobs if the state still wants it enforced) or offset the costs.
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: St Louis police murder scandal (PLUS: riots, idiotic press conferences, etc.) on: August 26, 2014, 10:47:39 am
I don't really know what VOX is but this is a decent piece, nothing earth shattering, that I came across on Twitter in response to this weekend's NYT article:

Michael Brown didn't do anything as a teen that I didn't but only one of us got killed

Vox is Ezra Klein's new internet journalism outfit.  Kinda similar to the new 538, except better.  

I saw that article as well (they're one of my main sources for news these days TBH), and yeah it's pretty obviously correct.

Matthew Yglesias robbed a store and assaulted the owner? Changes my opinion of him, if he did. He also neglected to mention this in his article.

I think the point is that doing sh**tty things while being a sh**tty teen doesn't mean that you should be shot by a police officer.

Again, that's an oversimplification of what some are claiming happened.  Do you know that Brown didn't assault the police officer?  If not, why are you acting like it's established fact that the kid was shot for stealing cigars?
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: St Louis police murder scandal (PLUS: riots, idiotic press conferences, etc.) on: August 26, 2014, 10:45:32 am
I don't really know what VOX is but this is a decent piece, nothing earth shattering, that I came across on Twitter in response to this weekend's NYT article:

Michael Brown didn't do anything as a teen that I didn't but only one of us got killed

The author of that article never claims to have assaulted the owner of the store that he robbed, whereas Brown is alleged to have done that.  The author never assaulted a police officer, which Brown has also been alleged to have done, and those who are paying attention to what happened and aren't just here to troll know that that is allegedly why he was killed, not because he stole some cigars.

The NYT article wasn't done in good taste, and I see no reason why it should've been written, but the VOX article isn't much better.  This whole ordeal has been a bunch of people making assumptions, passing judgment, and reaching opinions without knowing all of the facts.

Let the situation play out in the courtroom as it should.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever asked someone about the color of their urine? on: August 24, 2014, 11:02:48 pm
Looks like Inks is in the minority again...

Lol... a little late to make a poll on this, aren't you? I asked Bushie in an attempt to help direct him toward a healthier lifestyle; you made this poll because you're a (at this point, quite pathetic) troll... your schtick is getting old, dude.
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should Colorado have to pay for neighboring state's marijuana prohibition? on: August 24, 2014, 10:56:56 pm
Can't they just increase the amounts required for bail or add additional local civil penalties?
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama signs $8.7 billion food stamp cut on: August 24, 2014, 10:54:09 pm
Why are you posting a news article from February?

My guess would be it's making the rounds on social media among liberals and Snowstalker read it and posted here without actually paying attention (or putting any sort of analysis on the story whatsoever... it's not just post-padding, it's ultra-low quality, lazy post-padding).

Yeah, but I'd figure once people pointed out its 6 months old he'd have the courtesy to delete it.

We're talking about Snowstalker... if he had any courtesy, he wouldn't post 99% of the stuff he does.
22  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Richard Attenborough has died. on: August 24, 2014, 10:37:51 pm
Rest in peace. Such a great actor.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama signs $8.7 billion food stamp cut on: August 24, 2014, 10:07:10 pm
Why are you posting a news article from February?

My guess would be it's making the rounds on social media among liberals and Snowstalker read it and posted here without actually paying attention (or putting any sort of analysis on the story whatsoever... it's not just post-padding, it's ultra-low quality, lazy post-padding).
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: August 24, 2014, 09:40:05 pm
Bushie please don't quit your CAD job to go to Kenya.

Damn it why did you have to give him an idea. Truth be told this seems to be going well but I feel he'll quit to focus on Kenya.

I am not going to quit to go to Kenya.  Don't worry about that.  I'm not even going there at all in 2015.  Taking a 2-week vacation to go 19 months from now is not the same as quitting my job to go.  I'm being smart with this job.

But you still might move to Kenya eventually?  I mean, back in January, you said that one benefit from breaking up with Allison (during your brief hiatus) was that the Kenyan dream would live on.


I'm thinking it may not be feasible to move there permanently, however, if I can get enough credibility and tenure at my place of employment, I would like to try to take the summer off and spend 2 months there, but that may not be until 2016 at the earliest, maybe 2017.  For the next several years I want to focus on building this American career and getting out of debt so that if God does open the door to whatever type of missionary work, I can be debt free and available.

I know of no full-time job (other than perhaps teaching, and even that isn't the same at every school) where you can get enough "tenure" after 2 years to take a summer off work.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: August 2014 Federal Election - At-Large Senate on: August 24, 2014, 02:10:11 pm
[ 2 ] Clarence of Florida
Federalist Party



[ 9 ] Deus naturae of New York
Democratic-Republican Party



[ 8 ] Dr Cynic of Pennsylvania
Labor Party



[ 7 ] GAworth of South Dakota
P.E.A.C.E. Party



[ 3 ] JohanusCalvinusLibertas (JCL) of Indiana
Federalist Party



[ 1 ] LuminevonReuental of Utah
Federalist Party



[ 4 ] Mechaman of Indiana
Bad Party



[ 5 ] Poirot of New York
Independent



[ 6 ] Polnut of Massachusetts
The People's Party



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