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26  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 24, 2014, 09:34:51 am
I've never known you to be worried a day in your life, Bushie.

That's why I'm worried.

I'm just not a worrier.  I can't do anything but harm by worrying.  Worrying takes time off my life, I'm not going to fall into that trap.  I have too much faith in God's ability to take care of me regardless of the circumstance.

Sorry, I don't buy that argument.  Your eating habits have shaved off 100s of times more time from your life than worrying would.  And there are different aspects of being worried.  It's like you go to the complete other extreme and are 100% carefree; there's an aspect of being worried (perhaps concerned would be a better word) that's important and ensures that you make good choices and stay aware of reality.  Saying you have faith in God's ability to take care of you doesn't mean you should stop caring, and too often you do this.  You confuse excessively worrying with caring about things at all.

Your boss offered to give you the entire week off to mourn your uncle? I must say that I find that kind of surprising myself but whatever.

Yeah I took 3 days for my father's funeral last month.......even then I worked until 1PM on the days of the viewing and went back after the makaria.  But a week of bereavement time for an Uncle is unusual.

Yeah, I didn't see the part about it being a whole week... especially for an uncle.
27  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban KCDem. on: September 24, 2014, 04:58:39 am
Badger, could you describe "law and order" republican's ideology please?
I'm genuinely curious because everytime you speak about your ideology, you seem to be to a leftist: gay marriage, immigration,...

Generally, it means upholding the laws as written, not how judges feel the ideal law should be written.  Prosecutors tend to like this, because it creates stability and consistency in the legal system, so you won't have judges letting people off for crimes because of some appeal to emotion.  It also means supporting a legal interpretation independently of one's personal or political affiliations--ruling on the actual legal issues objectively rather than interjecting your feelings into the case.

Oh come on, that's not what "law and order" means in any sort of political context and we all know it.

"Law and order" means "three strikes", "broken windows", the Rockefeller drug laws, being pro-police, all that sort of "tough on crime" stuff. 

Having worked for multiple judicial campaigns, that's not what "law and order" means for judicial candidates in Michigan.  I could go into detail, but most of those cases have little meaning outside of Michigan; however, I'm willing to do so if you desire.
28  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 23, 2014, 08:23:04 pm
Employers don't care.  Get that straight.

I can't speak for his employer, but at my job, we give off for documented funerals.

Jeff, condolences for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
29  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban KCDem. on: September 23, 2014, 04:33:57 pm
Badger, could you describe "law and order" republican's ideology please?
I'm genuinely curious because everytime you speak about your ideology, you seem to be to a leftist: gay marriage, immigration,...

Generally, it means upholding the laws as written, not how judges feel the ideal law should be written.  Prosecutors tend to like this, because it creates stability and consistency in the legal system, so you won't have judges letting people off for crimes because of some appeal to emotion.  It also means supporting a legal interpretation independently of one's personal or political affiliations--ruling on the actual legal issues objectively rather than interjecting your feelings into the case.
30  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: American forces bomb ISIS targets in Iraq on: September 23, 2014, 11:34:11 am
The sad thing is that Republicans are just falling in line to support the strikes, which pretty clearly have no legal basis.  There's no way you can connect this to fall under the 2001 AUMF, and the theory that this was a defensive move against an attack is ludicrous.  Just get the approval before the air strikes, and you're fine.  Instead of being outraged, as they should be, Congressional leaders are coming together under the typical, "In times of national crisis, it's important that we stick together and hold hands" BS that ignores the Constitution.

Peter King: "All Americans must stand w/ Pres Obama in our war against ISIS - particularly tonight's air strikes in Syria"

Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX): "When in times of war and of peace it is important that we come together as a nation. To defeat ISIS, we must cut off the head of the snake, which exists in Syria. I support the administration’s move to conduct airstrikes against ISIS wherever it exists. ISIS is not just a threat to the United States - it is a threat to all nations that value human life and decency. We must continue to lead the coalition and utilize all tools available to combat this threat until ISIS is destroyed."

I think Justice Scalia put it well in his dissent in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld:

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Many think it not only inevitable but entirely proper that liberty give way to security in times of national crisis—that, at the extremes of military exigency, inter arma silent leges. Whatever the general merits of the view that war silences law or modulates its voice, that view has no place in the interpretation and application of a Constitution designed precisely to confront war and, in a manner that accords with democratic principles, to accommodate it.
31  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 23, 2014, 07:40:44 am
Inks, Bushie does love internet gossip. That's why he dropped this bombshell without fully explaining what it was. He's creating a buzz and insuring page views for Update. The man loves the attention we're giving him.

Also, you should give him a break when it comes to his parents helping him out. He has a job now. He's at least trying to get back on track. What else do you want from him?

Now that he has a job, his parents shouldn't be helping him; that was the original deal he made with them.  The problem with his parents helping him out is that he spends what he wants and pays for what he can afford, and he pushes the rest to his parents; having a job hasn't made him any more financially wise.  He won't actually learn how to effectively budget until he runs into a financial hardship of some degree.  And "financial hardship" doesn't mean $20 from being homeless; it means anything where he has to cut back some (i.e. not buy prepared meals or go out for all of his meals but actually buy ingredients and make meals, since prepared meals are usually quite a bit more expensive than raw ingredients).

Morden, I've watched probably 12-15 hours since Thursday.  With this situation, football has been my release mechanism.
Are you sure this isn't causing your headaches?

Matt, why are you making it seem like the term "loving on" kids is kin to what a pedophile does?  It is not a creepy term and is a normal term used by many, many people.  No one should ever take it as a creepy term, because it's never meant in that way.

Jeff, (1) it's very creepy; (2) I have never heard that term outside of Update.  Even an Internet search results with not many results.
32  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 23, 2014, 07:30:01 am
Inks, your sarcastic mocking does not merit a response more than this.

It wasn't sarcastic; it's a genuine question.  Why do you care so much about not spreading Internet gossip while you have no problem taking money from your parents that you don't actually need?
33  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 22, 2014, 06:29:17 pm
Hopefully this week.

So when did you start caring about respecting others so strictly? Serious question... you're still using your parents money to pay down your debt, but you're adamantly opposed to innocent Internet gossip. That seems backwards to me.
34  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Why not abolishing the parties? on: September 22, 2014, 04:30:55 pm
In order for this to work, everyone would have to want to abolish parties, which would mean some people lose control over the process.  Those who benefit from parties wouldn't want this; thus, you cannot get to a system without parties unless you mandate it, which would be completely unenforceable.
35  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban KCDem. on: September 21, 2014, 02:06:29 am
I'd love to have your permission to post your PMs to men

Haha, remember how you said this wasn't about you? Oh man. God bless you, Inks. I love you, buddy.

It's not about me. But when you have a pattern of sending obnoxious PMs, how could I have any possible way of demonstrating that then to post the PMs you sent me?

But even without the PMs, it's clear that you're either trolling or aren't 100% all there... normal people don't think that there are people out on the Internet hacking their signature images. Even when it was proven that what you said was done was impossible, you stuck by your crazy accusations. Your time on the forum has always been about your need for attention, and you're willing to defame pretty much anyone in order to achieve that goal.
36  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban KCDem. on: September 21, 2014, 01:56:30 am
You may have been polite THIS time, but that doesn't mean that you're often polite in your PMs. I'd love to have your permission to post your PMs to men but given how rude you typically were, I doubt you'll allow me to do that.
37  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban KCDem. on: September 21, 2014, 12:37:47 am
No, I didn't make an accusation, Inks; you came in here and wanted to make this about you, to re-hash stuff in an effort to gain back some of the attention you desperately seek around here. Please accept that this isn't about you and we've all moved on from the Inks Days. Thanks!

Not at all. I just doubt that you've actually been as polite in your discussions with Badger as you claim, and it would be a shame if people bought the steaming piles of bs that you try to peddle on the forum. I have no desire for attention regarding this issue, but you've unfairly attacked Badger before (and it led to you being banned), and I won't stand by and watch you unfairly drag him through the mud again. You're either an outright troll or a lying conspiracy theorist. It's one or the other; there is no middle ground, and there are no other possible explanations.
38  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 20, 2014, 09:29:55 pm
Guys, I asked that the discussion be dropped.  So, drop it, please.

How would this get back to Facebook? If you don't want your life discussed on the Internet, end your Update threads.
39  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 20, 2014, 09:16:46 pm
And if I'm wrong about him being accepting of gays, I don't think he'd say, "The situation is dire".
40  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 20, 2014, 09:14:27 pm
Bushie is for gay marriage because the majority of the forum is. And he's backtracked that recently. Regardless of whether he thinks it should be legal, I'm confident he still thinks gays are depraved sinners who need help.
41  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 20, 2014, 09:07:02 pm
Somebody's coming out of the closet, perhaps?

^ this is probably the most likely explanation.  I couldn't imagine being a gay in Oklahoma, and the family would certainly be hush hush about the whole thing. 

I don't think "the situation is dire" is applicable to that, and I don't think Bishie would be accepting of that, and it seems that he's accepted whatever it is that happened.
42  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What is your reaction to some slamming the U.S. for Ebola help? on: September 20, 2014, 09:04:19 pm
I think the people making jokes about sending troops to "fight" ebola are stooping to a pretty disgusting low, personally.
43  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Mideast Voting Booth: September 2014 Elections on: September 20, 2014, 08:58:54 pm
Executive Election:
[ 1 ] TJ in Cleve/Tmthforu94
[ 2 ] Bmotley/Shua

Legislative Election:
[ 3 ] Hifly
[ 2 ] Mechaman
[ 1 ] Spiral
[   ] Write-In: ____________
44  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban KCDem. on: September 20, 2014, 08:51:37 pm
I got the joke--just a point I thought was worth making.

And the infamous List that Sam confirmed didn't actually exist... Either you're trolling or a member of the tin foil hat society.

This is typical of you: you make accusations and then stop talking. You did the same thing whenever you came up with one of your crazy theories.
45  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban KCDem. on: September 20, 2014, 08:05:38 pm
Phil, you'd be 10 times as polarizing if you modded Forum Community. Although giving you access to the mod board would be interesting, because it'd force you to realize that all of your conspiracy theories were untrue.
46  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban KCDem. on: September 20, 2014, 07:58:12 pm
You're a charmer, Phil. That's for sure.
47  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 20, 2014, 07:55:33 pm
He is going to miss work because of it and lose his job. RIP CADD.

Unless it's a funeral, he shouldn't miss work. If cousin Mel got a DUI, and they're having an intervention for him, that's not an excuse to miss work.
48  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 20, 2014, 07:45:20 pm
I'm guessing someone's going to prison, getting divorced, is having an out-of-wedlock kid, or something along those lines. He wouldn't be so secretive if it were just a medical thing.
49  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban KCDem. on: September 20, 2014, 07:23:45 pm

Don't be so thin skinned. Wink Be well.

Yeah, I think this actually solved our little issue if you just take your own advice. Convince yourself that, for once, you might not be right and that you misinterpret my tone in 90% of the posts you feel obligated to respond to.

I'll promise you, Badger: I'm never even half as perturbed in my responses as you (and some others) think I am. And I think if my critics were a little more honest about things and acknowledged that I often politely contact you privately about these issues, we wouldn't have this issue. So if you want me to not take your comments as seriously, you have to reciprocate. Otherwise, as a notable poster around these parts has been saying recently, "Pot, meet kettle"...

Maybe it's different between you and Badger, but moat of the times you contacted me, your initial contact made it seem like you were absolutely entitled to whatever it was you were requesting, and you were typically rude as well.
50  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 20, 2014, 07:18:48 pm
I am still at my parents right now.  The situation is dire, but I'm at peace with it.  I will either go home later this evening, or I may wait until early tomorrow morning.  My apartment a/c is on the fritz, so it would be a warm night if I went home tonight.  I would have a nice, cool a/c here at Mom and Dad's.  Do I want to go home and be warm or stay here and stay cool?  I'll decide later.  I am ready to start Week 8 on Monday.

You should tell your landlord he/she needs to fix your air conditioner ASAP.
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