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17101  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Two nuclear missile subs collide on: February 16, 2009, 12:58:04 pm
Modern subs are a little too stealthy for their own good sometimes.
17102  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: where are/will/did you attend college/university on: February 16, 2009, 08:32:28 am
Lewis and Clark Community College

Air Force Tech School for Electronics and Computer repair

A handful of CLEPs/DANTES.
17103  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you live in a county that went for the candidate that you didn't support? on: February 16, 2009, 06:26:43 am
I always have.
17104  General Politics / Economics / Re: So, how long does GM/Chrysler have? on: February 16, 2009, 06:24:13 am
They both need to start selling assets that are not related to making cars.
17105  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Gaza population increased 40% from 1997-2007 on: February 15, 2009, 02:41:42 pm
Since the West Bank seems to have figured out how to not toss rockets every second Tuesday, how about a 3 state solution?  Let Gaza rot until they figure it out too.
17106  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The closest U.S. ally not in NATO on: February 15, 2009, 02:39:03 pm
I feel that Japan has been drifting away from us rather than towards us though.  They're starting to become far more dependent on China (are we) and it's not really clear who will support whom if the US and China got involved or if China and Japan got involved in a conflict in 2030.
No.  China and Japan won't be friends any time soon.  Japan is still very close with the US.  We both need each other too much.
17107  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The closest U.S. ally not in NATO on: February 15, 2009, 12:08:50 pm
Israel, with Australia in second.

Frankly, what has Israel ever done for the U.S.?

I understand that we provide them with everything they want and need, but I can't say that we've really gotten much in return.

Quite the contrary, our support and relationship with Israel has caused us more international problems than anything else. That doesn't necessarily mean that we should change our policy (well...yes it does actually, in my opinion), but regardless of one's view of Israel, I can't believe you'd call them an ally.
Lots and LOTS of intel goes both ways (and yes, we still spy on each other, but so does every other major power towards each other.  You'd be naive to think the UK doesn't spy on Germany and Germany on France and France on Spain and Spain....maybe not Spain).  At times it's been a good test bed for our weapons and strategies.

Certainly they've gained a lot more from us than we them, but we have gained valuable things from them that we woulldn't have been able to posses if we were not their ally.
17108  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Two Very Nice Guys with Different Politics on: February 15, 2009, 07:30:15 am
I like Lief alright, but he can be an ass. 

(like all good posters)
17109  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Keystone Phil vs. The Asian girl in Juno on: February 15, 2009, 07:27:57 am
Never watched the movie. The reviews made it sound like it wasn't serious about the true effects and consequences of teen pregnancy. So I didn't want to be a pawn in some sick Hollywood producer's hand and so I didn't watch and I never will.
Seriously?  It wasn't a political movie at all.
Agreed.  If there was a motive behind it, it was subtle and lost on me.  It was just a well done teen movie.  You won't be missing much if you never see it, but not seeing it because you're afraid it might brainwash you (or, God forbid, make fun of you and your kind) is sort of silly.

it
17110  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Bist us dead? on: February 15, 2009, 06:26:58 am
The problem is this is unnecessarily complicated and information is difficult to access.
DING DING DING!  I have no idea on how to fix it, but this has always been my biggest problem here.  I always thought it was just me and my apathy/lack of intelligence.
17111  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does This Remind Anyone Else of Someplace? on: February 15, 2009, 06:18:15 am
Can ya "spoil" a movie that old?







ROSEBUD WAS HIS SLED!
17112  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Forum Top Ten List: KOTBP on: February 15, 2009, 06:16:17 am
6.Long term steroid use has caused his breasts to grow and he can't stop playing with them.
17113  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should private prisons be outlawed? on: February 15, 2009, 05:43:20 am
Victims have to hire people?  That doesn't seem fair.

I ask again, how much does rape cost?  Mike Tyson wants to know.  Is it over $100k?  Does it matter how much money the rapist has?
17114  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Worst person in the U. S. who has not committed a felony on: February 15, 2009, 05:39:53 am
Yeah.
17115  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should World of Warcraft be illegal? on: February 15, 2009, 05:38:39 am
For those that voted yes.  Do you want to ban all MMPRGs, just WoW or just the good and successful ones?
17116  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Worst person in the U. S. who has not committed a felony on: February 15, 2009, 05:34:12 am
Do you mean convicted?  I'm pretty sure Phelps has done things worthy of felony status.
Quote from: wiki
Two of his sons, Mark and Nate, who allege that their father is a child abuser who repeatedly beat them with a leather strap and a mattock handle (similar to an axe handle)[36], insist that the church is actually a carefully planned cult that allows Phelps to see himself as a demigod, wielding absolute control over the lives of his family and congregants, essentially turning them into slaves that he can use for the sole purpose of gratifying his every whim and acting as the structure for his delusion that he is the only righteous man on Earth.[37] In 1995, Mark Phelps wrote a letter to the people of Topeka to this effect; it was run in the Topeka Capital-Journal.[38] The children's claim is partially backed up by B.H. McAllister, the Baptist minister who ordained Phelps. McAllister said in a 1993 interview that Phelps developed a delusion wherein he was one of the few people on Earth worthy of God's grace and that everyone else in the world was going to Hell, and that salvation or damnation could be directly obtained by either aligning with or opposing Phelps.
17117  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The closest U.S. ally not in NATO on: February 15, 2009, 05:29:49 am
Depends on the brand (or how they were made at home).  Keebler's Soft Batch is the brand God eats.
17118  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rep. Shuler has a Sense of Humor on: February 15, 2009, 05:28:35 am
Reid was a boxer.
Professionally?  If not, what was your point exactly?
17119  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The closest U.S. ally not in NATO on: February 15, 2009, 05:25:36 am
Who should it be?  Brazil
Who is the most important from our perspective right now?  Japan
Closest over the long term? Aussies/Kiwis
Who is the most important from their perspective right now? Israel (but Japan, S.Korea, Georgia, Taiwan, Kuwait, S.Arabia...probably a couple of others, are right on the Jewish tail)
17120  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: brace yourself for the tribulation on: February 15, 2009, 05:17:55 am
It's fun to see what craziness they can come up with next.  This week, Magog and Gog are Germany?  Awesome!  What's this?  The volcanoes are all going to go off at the same time if we don't nationalize the donut industry?  Great!


Fundies and Environutjobs must have missed the week we went over "The Boy who cried Wolf" in the 2nd grade.  Probably at an Apocalypse:what can you do to save your friends? camp.
17121  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Issue, part 21 on: February 14, 2009, 03:21:09 pm
lean yes- but only turn the pumps on when oil prices are high
17122  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Happy Valentine's Day on: February 14, 2009, 10:15:01 am
And I had cowboy boots when I was 6.  The stereotypes, they're true! Smiley
17123  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should private prisons be outlawed? on: February 14, 2009, 09:46:16 am
How much does a rape cost in your system?
17124  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rep. Shuler has a Sense of Humor on: February 14, 2009, 09:44:49 am
Great line.

How many TD's did Reid or this Manley fellow throw in the NFL?  That was a real jackass move by them and Shuler comes out looking better anyway.
17125  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the previous poster on a scale of 1 to 5 (see details) on: February 14, 2009, 09:24:27 am
4.97

Of course, we round it up to 5 down here.
GOD DAMNED METRIC SYSTEM!!!! <shakes fist in air>

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