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17076  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's your monthly electric bill? on: August 04, 2008, 02:12:59 am
$150ish/month in the summer, $100ish the rest of the year.
17077  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should the US have language laws similar to Quebec? on: August 03, 2008, 04:00:42 pm
Yes, but perhaps a little more lax.
-Outlawing foreign films unless they're dubbed.

And those only necessarily with subtitles.
no no no.  You can't force art to be in English.  The govt has no business at all in art, regulating it, supporting it, promoting it or suppressing it.  Do we need a Separation of Art and State law?  It can buy it of course (buildings, art for inside the buildings, monuments, etc), but past that, the govt has no business in art.

Or what language we all speak, educate and trade in.  That's retarded.  Now, they should have a say in official govt documents and all of those should be in English (various states with large, non-English speaking minorities can make exceptions of course), if for no other reason than to save time and money.
17078  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Jewish press invades Obama's privacy on: August 03, 2008, 01:57:28 am
Still?
17079  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What Personality Disorders do you Have? on: August 03, 2008, 12:30:52 am
The government can and has monitored cell phones to bust drug dealers. Pretty much every cell phone that exists today can be used as a reversed bug. The Schnitt show talked about this one time. Their is a key combination (can't remember what it is off hand) that you can punch in on your phone and it will show you a code, that code CAN be used by the police/fbi/phone company to turn your phone into a bug or use the camera phone option as a viewing device. The only way to prevent your phone from being used in this manner is to take the battery out of the phone. Turning it off isn't good enough.
Sure of course, like I said, any individual could be being "watched", but not everybody at the same time, all the time every word spoken or post on the web or email sent.  It's not possible.
17080  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Jewish press invades Obama's privacy on: August 03, 2008, 12:26:24 am
That aint handy on American keyboards, but yeah, that is much more well known.
17081  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Is there enough proof of global warming to warrant drastic change? on: August 03, 2008, 12:24:48 am
I hereby retire from debating on global warming.
Sure you do Mr. Favre.
17082  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which 3 forum members are you politically closest to? on: August 02, 2008, 05:32:46 pm
Dibble and....there is somebody else.  My memory has failed me again.
17083  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Is there enough proof of global warming to warrant drastic change? on: August 02, 2008, 03:00:28 pm
Snowguy, we disagree on a lot (we agree on a lot too, but tell anybody), but I must say, you do a great job on the global warming issue.  Thank you for your input.  You could easily be a puppet like many others, but you've obviously done your research past what the Al Gore's of the world preach to you and came up with a reasonable position on the subject.  We need more people like you on your side of the aisle.  Again, thank you.

You're only praising his effort because you agree with him.  If he had shown the consensus opinion of scientists rather than a minority opinion, he could have also written long paragraphs and showed charts, but I don't think you would have praised him then.
No, he's obviously done his research.  Everybody that I've ever talked to that's done that sounds exactly like him.  He's a Global Warming Realist.  The goofballs that swallow Al Gore's BS and then parrot it about like it's gospel and "scientific consensus" are wrong and dangerous and we should tell them to shut the hell up.  Snowguy could have been lazy and bought into the hype too, but he didn't.

And yes, the Global Warming Enthusiasts can make nice long posts with graphs and big words, but what they can never do is refute the things the Realists have said.
17084  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canadian man saws fellow bus passenger's head off on: August 02, 2008, 07:40:35 am
I see what you did there.  Nice Smiley
17085  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What Personality Disorders do you Have? on: August 02, 2008, 05:26:50 am
I don’t think so. Your only insane if you think the thing’s realistic. I don’t really think my phones being tapped are realistic, but I still believe it. I believe everyone’s phones are tapped, and the government has a way of recording every conversation, but they don’t listen to them, usually. But, if you say a word like “president” or “kill” they start to actively listen to the call. I don’t believe there actively listing to me, but the thought that they could makes me avoid phones when I can.
You are the giving the govt WAY to much credit buddy.  While what you are saying is technically possible, it would be stupidly hard to accomplish and there is no way in hell they could do it "under the radar".  The hardcore freedom loving types go apesh**t every time they (the govt) ask a telco for records of who people called and what websites they went to, but you think they've convinced every phone service company, land and mobile, in the country to let the Feds hook up to their "main line" or something?  The govt is NOT monitoring every phone call (or internet post, email, etc) made in the US..  It's simply not possible. 

(now, they are of course monitoring many (most? all? a few? I don't really know.) international calls coming to or leaving here and any individual may be being "watched" by Big Brother or whatever for less than legal reasons, but not everybody at the same time.  It's just to big and the govt to incompetent.)

Paranoid:  Low
Schizoid:  Low
Schizotypal:  Moderate
Antisocial:  Low
Borderline:  Low
Histrionic:  Low
Narcissistic:  Moderate
Avoidant:  Low
Dependent:  Low
Obsessive-Compulsive:  Low

Makes sense.  The rest of ya'll are funcking nuts.
17086  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canadian man saws fellow bus passenger's head off on: August 02, 2008, 04:20:17 am
Can I at least get an Honorable Mention for my knock on Al and Tipper?  Help a brother out here.
17087  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Jewish press invades Obama's privacy on: August 02, 2008, 04:02:12 am
I prefer the != to mean "not equal" but I try not to use it to much.  Missunderstood shorthand doesn't do anybody any favors.

     Indeed. I probably saw != used in a dozen different places before I found out what it meant. Ah, the joys of being too young to understand the internet. Those were the days. Smiley
Aye.  Nobody knows what TMI or WTF or even LOL means the first time they see them.  This (the internet) is still a learning experience for everyone (and probaly always will be).
17088  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Jewish press invades Obama's privacy on: August 02, 2008, 02:54:21 am
I prefer the != to mean "not equal" but I try not to use it to much.  Missunderstood shorthand doesn't do anybody any favors.
17089  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Is there enough proof of global warming to warrant drastic change? on: August 02, 2008, 02:52:05 am
Snowguy, we disagree on a lot (we agree on a lot too, but tell anybody), but I must say, you do a great job on the global warming issue.  Thank you for your input.  You could easily be a puppet like many others, but you've obviously done your research past what the Al Gore's of the world preach to you and came up with a reasonable position on the subject.  We need more people like you on your side of the aisle.  Again, thank you.
17090  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: U of C: China reduces U.S. income inequality on: August 02, 2008, 02:42:50 am
Well, we can always tell them to go suck eggs.  What are they going to do, come reposes our sh**t?  Good luck!

(obviously doing that would have HUGE negative repercussions for us ever borrowing money from other countries again and that would suck balls so this really isn't an option...but maybe....eventually)
17091  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Jewish press invades Obama's privacy on: August 02, 2008, 02:39:48 am
That was just done to get the blood up in the anti-Zionists (of which there is a little crossover with Obama fan boys).  I'm not tossing the entire Jew press under the bus here.

It's almost as if you like it when we have some anti-semitism on this forum. Seriously anti-zionist =/= anti semitism.
Of course not, that's why I use anti-Zionists instead of anti semitism (although there is TONS of crossover, obviously all antisemites are also anti-Zionists).  I do find "subtle" anti semitic remarks hilarious though, plus it makes it easier to spot the asshats in the anti-Zionist camp.
17092  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: U of C: China reduces U.S. income inequality on: August 02, 2008, 02:26:29 am
I want to vote no, but not for the reason you give after the "no".  I vote no because of China's horrible environmental and social practices.  Just like every good liberal should.  Trade is good, but not when our producers start the game hand cuffed and we let the other side use steroids.
17093  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House passes pay equity bill on: August 02, 2008, 02:17:13 am
Wrong. What it means is that the median income of a full-time working man exceeds the median income of a full-time working woman by that amount.

No I do believe it is for a similar position.
It's not.  It's for all women versus all men.  They, of course, would like you to think that it's for similar position's, but it's not.  There are many reasons for the differnce.  Men tend to do the more dangerous work.  Men tend to work more hours per year.  Men tend to not get pregnant.  And then there are weird cases like nursing.  Male nurses make more than their female counterparts but it's not because of the reasons I've already given, it's because there are a lot fewer male nurses (supply and demand) and they are more likely to be able to lift large patients (heavy people are in the hospital a lot more often than skinny people, one of the reasons healthy people make more than the obese...that's not fair either is it?) in and out of beds.  And some well paying jobs have almost no women in the field, like airline pilots or network admins. 

You won't find statistics on women vs men in similiar fields, the numbers there don't show what they want them to show so they keep showing everybody this figure and they let the people make up their own minds what the poll means.  The people tend to figure it means what you thought it means.  It doesn't
17094  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Council bans new fast-food outlets in South L.A. on: August 01, 2008, 04:48:15 pm
..and that comes across as America hating.  It may or may not be true, but that's what it looks like.
17095  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Can there be such a thing as a "Noble" Lie? on: August 01, 2008, 04:20:18 pm
Did our policymakers realize that they we're being lied to by the Soviets? If they did, and proceeded to use this convenient lie to warrant their decision to expand our nuclear arsenal, they did not act with noble intentions.
Yes, they knew.
17096  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Can there be such a thing as a "Noble" Lie? on: August 01, 2008, 03:12:45 pm
Yes. If popular opinion is against the correct course of action (as decided by the village wise men), then their lie to conceal their true intentions is justifiable.
Going along with the lies the Soviets told us concerning the amount of nukes they had so as we could build up an even larger "deterrent" to them, is that a Noble Lie?  Our "wise men" thought it was best.  Is it only a Noble Lie when we agree with the conclusions?
17097  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's your desktop background? on: August 01, 2008, 03:04:05 pm
right now its the pic in my sig, but until a few days ago, it had been the cast of The Office for several months.
What's with all the white people?
17098  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canadian man saws fellow bus passenger's head off on: August 01, 2008, 03:00:14 pm
Goddamned violent Americans.  Tipper and Al should find out if this guy plays video games or listens to rock music.



what?
17099  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Council bans new fast-food outlets in South L.A. on: August 01, 2008, 02:56:36 pm
I hate government abuses just as much as I hate corporate abuses. My problem is that you tend to neglect the latter while continually emphasising the former.
..and I hate corporate abuses as much as I hate government abuses.  My problem is that you tend to neglect the latter while continually emphasising the former.
17100  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: ABC: Exxon spends 1 percent of profits on alternative energy. on: August 01, 2008, 02:50:50 pm
Hydrogen will never be our major source of energy for transportation.  It's much to inefficient.  Pure electricity should be our goal.
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