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76  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Cotton: Don't use Obamacare because Russian mobsters will steal your identity! on: March 11, 2015, 05:59:43 pm
The website's past problems along with the increased threat of cyber attacks make this a potential possibility.

All internet activity carries such threats. Best play it safe and stop posting here.
77  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Garbage man sentenced to 30 days in jail for waking up rich man on: March 11, 2015, 05:56:51 pm

We got some news. The sentence has been modified to only be of the lenght of the time he alredy served. So, it's done for him.

The prosecutor also explains why they did that. Before, they were fining the corporations, as people here suggested, but corporations just paid the fines and continued to collect garbage at 5AM. So, it was a stunt to force garbage collectors to respect schedule.

OR, change the local ordinance to jack up the maximum fine (the max organizational penalty for a misdemeanor in Ohio is $5k for example), and THEN start slamming the sanitation companies with the max every time they violate the ordinance. I have a hard time thinking these corporations are going to blithely continue when their weekly run in a community suddenly costs an additional $5k (or even $1k).

I guess they took the easy way out and chose to simply terrify the working stiff just doing his job.
78  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Garbage man sentenced to 30 days in jail for waking up rich man on: March 11, 2015, 08:42:57 am
I don't have a problem with the ordinance itself. But issuing penalties on the individual driver as opposed to the company itself seems unfair. The driver is stuck between violating the law or losing his job.

And even then, instead of imposing a fine this judge imposed jail??? A full 30 days no less?? That's insane! Even IF I could personally find some justification for punishing the individual driver I could only see a 30 day sentence with 28 suspended and a weekend to serve being fair, and ONLY IF the guy was a repeat offender. A fine should've been sufficient (again, preferably whack the company rather than the worker).

A month's jail?!? Yeah, the South sucks.
79  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Menendez to face federal corruption charges on: March 07, 2015, 12:39:33 pm
Gregory Lee Johnson's no criminal, Bob Menendez is.

burn that fcker!

So edgy!!
80  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: AL Supreme Court orders probate judges not to license same sex marriages on: March 07, 2015, 12:37:26 pm
You guys are missing the best line of all about inter-racial marriage.

It was in my opinion completely constitutional, whether or not it was morally right.

Dude, seriously, stop posting. You are an embarrassment to every blue avatar here.
81  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: University of Calif. Irvine students vote to remove US flag from campus lobby on: March 07, 2015, 12:27:24 pm
Are they trying to fulfill every negative stereotype conservatives have about liberals? 

They aren't liberals, there progressives/socialists/pseudo-New Left.

Yeah, the thinking here is just too "precious" more than anything.

I sincerely suspect most of the half dozen who voted to do so (and probably the 2 who abstained) will consider this an embarrassment of youthful hubris by the time they're 30.
82  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Sarah Palin comes up with genius solution for ISIS on: March 02, 2015, 09:26:33 pm
It took nearly three and a half years after the declaration of war by the Third Reich against the United States for the war against Nazi Germany to end with utter defeat of the Hitler gang. Dispatching the Japanese thug regime took near four years after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

And that was after the Soviet Union being at war with the Third Reich for six months before the America entry into the war and Britain France, and Poland being at war with the Third Reich for more than two years -- and with China having been at war with Japan since 1937.

Those are not minor details; those are major facts. One ignores those major facts as either a fool or an ignoramus. Sarah Palin is a scatterbrain.   
so are you "scatterbrained" for ignoring the equally major fact that Isis, while not in ormidable, is FAR Weaker a military force than the Third Riech? If you would hold Palin. To that standard I assume you would hold yourself to it as well.
83  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Could the previous poster win a Senate election in their state? on: March 02, 2015, 08:11:11 pm
If he could get best the primary, possibly.
84  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: do you miss inks? on: March 02, 2015, 07:57:28 pm
Kinda, yeah.
85  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Sarah Palin comes up with genius solution for ISIS on: March 02, 2015, 06:50:29 pm
Okay, far be it from me to defend Palin or her IQ level, but we're being hypertechnical here. Palin's point was clear. Differentiating an all out war approach to ISIS similar to what we did to the Axis in WWII vs. Obama saying we can't 'kill ISIS out of existance. We destroyed the Nazi war machine and government through concerted warfare; to assume even Palin doesn 't know some Nazis survived and were tried or went into hiding (or <ahem> aided NASA) is unlikely and, regardless, pendantic.

I'm not saying Palin is entirely correct here, but she made a point, people, and it wasn't that hard to decipher.
86  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Did Hillary ask Mikulski to retire? on: March 02, 2015, 06:23:09 pm
More likely (but still not "likely") is O'Malley foresaw Mikulski's probable retirement and used a long shot pres bid as a way of increasing his stature and drawing at least non-nominal support form the Hillary camp in order to help clear a deep Democratic field for the seat.

Again, not likely per se, but much moreso than the OP's theory.
87  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Proposed Designs for the Obama Library. on: February 27, 2015, 01:10:44 am

Where's the attached mosque? Huh
88  General Discussion / History / Re: War of 1812: Win, Loss, or Draw for America? on: February 27, 2015, 12:47:27 am
We've been taught since childhood that we kicked your butts, but Wikipedia says it was a draw.

Canada did kick our butts. The invasion of Canada went terribly for the United States, and Canadians were a major part of that. But there were two other major opponents to the USA in the war: Britain, who won some, lost some, and agreed to peace without a change in territory; and Tecumseh's Confederacy, who basically lost to the USA.

@ Hatman: that's adorable, but there wasn't any 'we' Canadians at the time, only loyal servants of the British Crown. Tongue

@ you & Sparkey: the Canadian border was more of a stalemate than anything. Yes, there were failed American invasions, but the British invasion was thwarted by defeat on Lake Champlain, and the were American victories along the front which weren't followed up for strategic gains, not to mention that burning of York (strategically meaningless as it was).
89  General Discussion / History / Re: War of 1812: Win, Loss, or Draw for America? on: February 27, 2015, 12:38:11 am
     We started a war and got our capital sacked. I know that not much changed from the status quo, but it's hard for me to call that anything other than a loss.

So? Unlike most European wars where the capture of a capital was usually the last ditch battle of the losing army, the capture of Washington was merely a raid where the British relinquished control of the city within 24 hours. Sure it was a humiliating defeat of a single battle (or rather the Battle of Bladensburg), but it meant little strategically for the overall war or the ultimate Treaty of Ghent.

Besides, does that mean America similarly raiding and burning Canada's capital (York, nka Toronto) mean Canada lost the war?
90  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Creed, Nickelback or Ampere on: February 25, 2015, 11:25:00 pm
Creed by default. Not great at all, but Ampere's sample was a horrid attempt at thrash/punk hybrid, and Nickleback is literally Satan incarnate.
91  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Did you like middle school? on: February 25, 2015, 08:32:11 pm
Frick no.
92  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Could the previous poster win a Senate election in their state? on: February 25, 2015, 08:29:37 pm
It's California, so possibly.
93  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Best year of high school on: February 25, 2015, 08:27:55 pm
First year after graduation. Not a cop out; it's just every year of life post high school is SOOOOOOO much better than high school itself.
94  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Have there ever been Senators that became Representatives? on: February 25, 2015, 07:25:28 pm

95  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama breaking out the veto pen today for Keystone on: February 25, 2015, 06:49:28 pm
"Obama breaking out the veto pen today for Keystone"

Congrats Phil!
96  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Ron Paul still a racist on: February 24, 2015, 11:21:46 pm
Ron Paul says typically racist stuff reflective of octegenarian Texan. Forum internet libertards line up to defend him. Film at 11
97  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Senior Citizen Faces 3 Yr Minimum Sentence for Transporting 300-year-old Pistol on: February 24, 2015, 02:17:52 am
No one deserves to go to jail because they mistakenly "filed the wrong paperwork". However jury nullification is not a thing and should not happen here nor anywhere else.

Prosecutorial discretion is what is called for. Or, lacking that, a clemency from the governor and/or legislative action to eliminate the issue.

Yes and yes.
98  General Discussion / History / War of 1812: Win, Loss, or Draw for America? on: February 24, 2015, 01:33:55 am
I vote Draw, fwiw, based on the return to antibellum status in the Treaty of Ghent and rather mixed bag of military successes (and failures) on both sides.
99  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Cuomo refuses to condemn Giuliani's Obama comments on: February 22, 2015, 07:11:17 pm
Recall, Giuliani did not endorse Astorino in 2014. Several of his closest confidantes supported Cuomo. Considering Cuomo's past, very little would surprise me here.

Correct answer. Cuomo believes in NY guliani's support is more important than Obama's.
100  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Georgia considering ban on centaurs, werewolves, mermaids and other hybrids on: February 22, 2015, 07:02:05 pm
When reality is more bizzare than The Onion......
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