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17076  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Steve King "Al Qaeda would Cheer Obama win" on: March 09, 2008, 06:42:57 am
Why would an American vote for or against a candidate because of what our enemies say?  I've never been able to follow that logic.
17077  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why so little comment on terrorist attack on: March 09, 2008, 06:38:29 am
"Genocide" again?

Quote
gen·o·cide   
–noun the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. 
If they're doing that they really REALLY suck at it.
17078  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Affirmative action ban heads for ballot in 5 states on: March 09, 2008, 06:36:44 am
Even the black people that are against it because they find it offensive?
17079  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Oil tops $105. Oil wavers as traders profit from rally. on: March 09, 2008, 06:35:30 am
Ethanol is not a real answer either, especially considering it takes more energy to create a gallon of the stuff then is made & agricultural pollution goes through the roof.
Agreed.  We can't make enough to put a dent in our transportation related energy needs.  Subsidizing it is stupid. (and I'm from a state that gains much by the subsidies)
17080  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Battle of the Countries: Maldives to Micronesia on: March 09, 2008, 05:49:59 am
Malta is the most free, but Mauritius is pretty close (especially for an African country) and has a better climate.  As a bonus, no Maltese men!*



*MST3K joke
17081  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Venezuela, Ecuador send troops to Columbian border on: March 09, 2008, 05:38:19 am
What about Star Wars?  The "rebels" are the good guys.  That's got to be a tough one for you. Wink
17082  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Oil tops $105. Oil wavers as traders profit from rally. on: March 09, 2008, 05:34:15 am
If we want to import less foreign oil the number one thing we can do is to raise the price of gas.  Nothing else (apparently) will do it.  Americans are to selfish, ignorant and stubborn.

As proof, see California.
17083  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Daniel Plainview on: March 08, 2008, 10:30:20 pm
Quote
cap·i·tal·ist  (kp-tl-st)
n.
1. A supporter of capitalism.
2. An investor of capital in business, especially one having a major financial interest in an important enterprise.
3. A person of great wealth.
I don't see horrible people anywhere Wink

(although #3 doesn't seem right at all)
17084  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should students be charged with a felony for bringing porn to school? on: March 08, 2008, 10:01:50 pm
That's kind of the defacto rule for everything though.  You can bring a handgrenade to school if it stays in your backpack and nobody ever see's it or hears about it.
17085  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Battle of the States: FINAL FOUR~! •••••••••• Washington vs Montana •••••••••• on: March 08, 2008, 09:56:05 pm
Big Sky Country
17086  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why so little comment on terrorist attack on: March 08, 2008, 09:54:03 pm
Your strawman building skills are growing strong young padawan.
17087  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Venezuela, Ecuador send troops to Columbian border on: March 08, 2008, 07:45:30 pm
Only if your a Commie in South America (or standing next to one).
17088  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Home equity slips below 50% for first time since 1945. on: March 08, 2008, 07:39:08 pm

When you mix overly-inflated housing prices with high-risk loans, and dash in a little market correction for a bit of a kick, this is exactly the kind of mess you end up with.  We need to get those ARMs refinanced with a fixed rate lone and bring some stability back to the market. 

Actually all those are just symptoms - the cause is bad economic policy.  Right-wing economists attempt to prop up capitalism with just interest rate intervention - it doesn't work.  Income redistribution is what is missing.
Because historically it's worked so well!
17089  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why so little comment on terrorist attack on: March 08, 2008, 07:38:18 pm
I had heard about the attack, but I hadn't heard it was stopped by a citizen with a gun.  Good for him and those he saved.  I understand why the left would fear this type of information.
17090  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: opinion of forsyth county ga? on: March 08, 2008, 09:06:15 am
Yes, I lived in Cobb for a time and my son lives with his mom in Spaulding.   I don't think I've ever spent any time in Forsyth, what makes it worse than any place else North of Atlanta proper?
17091  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Left/Center-Left/Center-Right/Right v2 on: March 08, 2008, 07:46:18 am
Abortion Funding-Far right.  I'm against the govt funding things in general, much less a controversial procedure such as that.  But I don't do abortion discussions.  To close to home.
CAFTA-If it actually was free trade, I'd be for it.  But it aint, so I'm not.  I don't know what that makes me.  I guess really REALLY far right.
D.C. Handgun Ban-Right.  Goes directly against the Constitution
Electoral College-middle.  I think it should stay the way it is.  Is this a right/left issue?  It's more of a small state/big state issue.
Eminent Domain-again is this really a left/right issue?  The govt better have DAMN good reason to force somebody to take a buy out.  And I"m talking DAMN good, like we need to build an Anti-aircraft gun in your back yard because we're losing a war and it's getting ugly.  Forcing somebody at gun point to take money for their property so somebody else can build a Wal-Mart is so wrong I can't imagine how anybody could think it was right.
Ex-Felon Voting Rights-middle.  That should be left up to the voters of the individual states.
Gambling Legalization-Left.  I'm for it.  It's a tax on the stupid.  I'm all for taxes on the stupid.  We need more lotteries!
Hate Crime Legislation-Right.  Maybe if it was enforced a little more balanced, but even then I'd still be against it.  A crime is a crime no matter of skin color or religious affiliation.
Hate Speech Legislation-Which side wants to do that?
Illegal Immigrant Amnesty-right.  I'm not for sending out posse's to round them up, but we should ship them back as we find them.  If they want to come here legally, there is a way to do it.  If that way is broken and slow FIX IT!  A nation must control it's borders.  It can't survive if it doesn't.
Mandatory Trigger Locks-right.
Marijuana Legalization-far left.  I'm against punishing victimless crimes.
NAFTA-again, it's not really free trade so I'm against it.
PATRIOT Act-middle.  I don't think it's the worst hit American freedoms have ever taken, but it's certainly not good news. 
Peurto Rico Statehood-If they want to join us and they jump through the hoops to do it, bring 'em on.  Who would be against it?
Prostitution Legalization-far left.  I'm against punishing victimless crimes.
Social Security-right.  It's broke and nobody in DC cares.
Workplace Racial Quotas-right (but for left leaning reasons)  It promotes negative racial stereotypes.
17092  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Is it morally acceptable to let children watch 'The Simpsons'? on: March 08, 2008, 07:31:54 am
It is in our house.  We watch it all the time (we've got all the DVD's through season 10 and the Movie of course).
17093  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Russia General Discussion on: March 08, 2008, 07:27:50 am
Aye.  Don't do that with the wedding anniversary or you'll really be in trouble. Smiley
17094  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Russia General Discussion on: March 08, 2008, 07:25:31 am
Yeah, I already posted that.

So it's the 8th now?
17095  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Russia General Discussion on: March 08, 2008, 07:22:42 am
Red September?

According to wiki, Russian Provisional Government.
17096  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Russia General Discussion on: March 08, 2008, 07:19:01 am
this?

But March 7th certainly isn't special there.  My Google Fu is pretty strong, but the only thing of any specific relevence with March 7th 1917 was the first "Letters From Afar" written by Lenin.  cite  But they don't seem that important, fan's have yet to put a wiki page on them.  (although I guess they could be fairly important on the Lenin page, but I'm getting a little bored of the whole thing)
17097  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Russia General Discussion on: March 08, 2008, 07:01:23 am
Jazzist Lee Young was born?


Nothing else important though.  cite


(or one of us is bad at math...but I don't see anything around 1917 that has anything to do with Russia)
17098  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Affirmative action ban heads for ballot in 5 states on: March 08, 2008, 05:53:41 am
Good.  I'll be voting for it.
17099  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Homeschoolers' setback sends shockwaves throughout the state on: March 08, 2008, 04:56:04 am
Maybe.  But that doesn't change the fact that we live a free country.  If you want to f--k you're kids up in the head filling them full of lies like Scientology or ignorance like Fundies of any stripe or fear mongering like Global Warming or racism like the Michigan Militia* that's your thing.  As long as you are not being overly physically cruel, forcing them to do unreasonable labor or having sex with them, nobody has the right to tell them how to do it and that includes the state and the church.

Freedom means having the opportunity to make mistakes.



*If this organization actually exists, I don't know if it's racist or not
17100  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: have you ever been to the preceding atlasian's cd? on: March 08, 2008, 02:51:25 am
Yes (I assume, I've been from Detroit to Niagra Falls.)

Still NE-2
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