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7226  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Voice Of The Zombies on: October 31, 2010, 09:12:17 pm
I might submit an article sometime.
7227  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: PLEASE SAY IT AIN'T SO. on: October 31, 2010, 09:09:14 pm
The facts are clear.  1 day = 24 hours.  End of story.  If the law meant "day" as something other than a unit of time, then it would have said something different (i.e. "calendar day").  Otherwise when a unit of time is referred to in a law, it is generally assumed to refer to that unit of time, and not to some colloquialism.
7228  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Body scanners unveiled at JFK Airport; Napolitano Doesn't Volunteer on: October 31, 2010, 09:04:35 pm
Yeah... I don't see this lasting.

Uh, you don't? When has big government ever relinquished expanded power over the citizenry?
7229  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which posters are RIABNs? on: October 31, 2010, 08:50:40 pm
Ron Paul takes the correct libertarian position that open borders are incompatible with a welfare state.

(Which also brings to light the ridiculousness of defending the welfare state due to "morality" - the people considered "poor" in this country are for the most part filthy rich compared to the vast majority of Mexicans.  If transfer of wealth from rich to poor really is "moral," then we should be taking money from our wealthy "poor" and giving it to truly poor people in foreign countries).
7230  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Conservatives and the New Politics of Pot on: October 31, 2010, 08:46:49 pm
Certainly a promising trend in the GOP.  Still, I'm inclined to take a "wait-and-see" approach before wildly celebrating.
7231  Forum Community / Survivor / Re: Congressmen of New England Survivor ROUND 15 on: October 31, 2010, 08:45:26 pm
Senator Sheldon WHITEHOUSE (D-RI)
7232  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Republicans and the death penalty on: October 31, 2010, 08:44:57 pm
I see why Sam Brownback opposes the death penalty- but Ron Paul? Is there something libertarian about being against the death penalty?

Libertarians aren't too keen on the possibility of innocents being murdered by the state.
7233  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Everyone shall have prizes! (yeah, more predictions, comrades) on: October 31, 2010, 08:43:15 pm
I think the best thing to predict for NY is which ballot lines receive greater than 50,000 votes.
7234  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which posters are RIABNs? on: October 31, 2010, 08:29:05 pm
I believe that the Republicans are generally fascist, evil, murderous, warmongering, socialist thugs

*sniggers*

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=108&session=1&vote=00459

Not to mention their inexhaustible support for war socialism.
7235  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: When will the next person to be President have a son? on: October 31, 2010, 08:27:16 pm
Awful Mitt Romney has 5, doesn't he?
7236  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which posters are RIABNs? on: October 31, 2010, 08:21:45 pm
Vepres
Wormyguy
SamSpade
StatesRights

Roll Eyes

In what way?

You've said so before. Also half your endorsements, lol.

Roll Eyes

Where have I said so before?  I believe that the Republicans are generally fascist, evil, murderous, warmongering, socialist thugs who deserve to be thrown in prison rather than be elected to congress, and that the Democrats are generally even worse.  I have endorsed libertarian and paleoconservative (i.e. semi-decent) Republicans, and Republicans running in races with only a Democrat and a Republican.  Even so, they do not make up half my endorsements.
7237  Election Archive / 2010 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: PA: PPP: Toomey up 5% and over 50% on: October 31, 2010, 08:06:15 pm
Toomey had a more conservative voting record than DeMint in the house.  But he does have a very different tone and emphasizes very different issues than Santorum.
7238  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: PLEASE SAY IT AIN'T SO. on: October 31, 2010, 08:04:56 pm
That took you 10 minutes to find.  Finding an irritating individual irritating or acting like a hack and then acting less like a hack to avoid embarrassment after the majority opinion has already been written does not make you not a hack.
7239  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: PLEASE SAY IT AIN'T SO. on: October 31, 2010, 07:49:25 pm
Show me one example where you took a position not beneficial to your party.
7240  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: PLEASE SAY IT AIN'T SO. on: October 31, 2010, 07:45:37 pm
"The hour of our triumph."

"An hour's work"

"The hour of reckoning"

"Hours and hours"

What?

Those are figures of speech and not anything that would ever appear in a legal text.

Exactly my point.

If the point was that you don't have a clue what the hell you're talking about and you're sticking around just to be a thorn in everyone's side for no reason, then point made.

Well, my understanding of the definition of "day" was that it refers to a period of 24 hours, or 1440 minutes, or 86400 seconds, or 7.94243385x10^14 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the caesium 133 atom.

Your understanding of the word day seems to be that it refers to "whatever is most beneficial to the Jesus Christ Party."
7241  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: PLEASE SAY IT AIN'T SO. on: October 31, 2010, 07:40:36 pm
"The hour of our triumph."

"An hour's work"

"The hour of reckoning"

"Hours and hours"

What?

Those are figures of speech and not anything that would ever appear in a legal text.

Exactly my point.
7242  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: PLEASE SAY IT AIN'T SO. on: October 31, 2010, 07:38:40 pm
"The hour of our triumph"

"An hour's work"

"The hour of reckoning"

"Hours and hours"
7243  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: PLEASE SAY IT AIN'T SO. on: October 31, 2010, 07:34:03 pm
Well, I don't think "hour" really means "hour."  I think you need to say "3600 seconds."
7244  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Are state's rights more important than individual rights? on: October 31, 2010, 07:31:44 pm
Of course not.  I'm only in favor of "states' rights" inasmuch as it's a good legal strategy to take away power from the feds.  Of course, those same battles would then need to be fought at the state level.

Also:

What's more important is that we follow the Constitution, because that is where rights are prescribed. If there is an issue that is not prescribed to the Federal government in the Constitution, than that issue is Constitutionally mandated to be handled at the state level. If that issue is so important that it transcends state lines, then a Constitutional amendment is needed to make the issue a Federal issue.

The Constitution was designed to limit the growing powers of the Federal Government. The Federal Government cannot unilaterally make a decision on issues. The Constitution is not a guideline, rather, it is the supreme law of the land that must be followed at all times.
7245  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: PLEASE SAY IT AIN'T SO. on: October 31, 2010, 07:30:16 pm
But just below that, wormguy: "c. Also called civil day. a division of time equal to 24 hours but reckoned from one midnight to the next. Compare lunar day, sidereal day."



Active clause.
7246  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: PLEASE SAY IT AIN'T SO. on: October 31, 2010, 07:26:33 pm
day /deɪ/ [dey]  –noun
1. the interval of light between two successive nights; the time between sunrise and sunset: Since there was no artificial illumination, all activities had to be carried on during the day.
2. the light of day; daylight: The owl sleeps by day and feeds by night.
3. Astronomy. a. Also called mean solar day. a division of time equal to 24 hours and representing the average length of the period during which the earth makes one rotation on its axis.
b. Also called solar day. a division of time equal to the time elapsed between two consecutive returns of the same terrestrial meridian to the sun.
c. Also called civil day. a division of time equal to 24 hours but reckoned from one midnight to the next. Compare lunar day, sidereal day.
4. an analogous division of time for a planet other than the earth: the Martian day.
5. the portion of a day allotted to work: an eight-hour day.
6. day on which something occurs: the day we met.
7. (often initial capital letter) a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance: New Year's Day.
8. a time considered as propitious or opportune: His day will come.
9. a day of contest or the contest itself: to win the day.
10. Often, days. a particular time or period: the present day; in days of old.
11. Usually, days. period of life or activity: His days are numbered.
12. period of existence, power, or influence: in the day of the dinosaurs.
13. light

—Idioms

14. call it a day, to stop one's activity for the day or for the present; quit temporarily: After rewriting the paper, she decided to call it a day.
15. day in, day out, every day without fail; regularly: They endured the noise and dirt of the city day in, day out. Also, day in and day out.
7247  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: PLEASE SAY IT AIN'T SO. on: October 31, 2010, 07:11:28 pm
I don't see why the courts would even need to examine this, as it seems clear cut to me. Bacon King went for 3 straight weeks without posting, and by law, he is no longer a Senator, regardless of what the PPT does.

As much as I think Bacon King should stay in the Senate, we'd be setting a bad precedent by breaking the law in order to keep him in there. Sad If he wants to stay in, he can always run in the special election.

That would I think be a fair compromise. Let the vacancy stand and then have BK run in the special. Its not like he would have a problem winning the special as a JCPer.

Sounds reasonable.

It's not reasonable at all and I would caution against falling for that trap. Coming off the heels of three weeks of inactivity wouldn't make him an attractive choice for people to vote for. The right would put up a moderate and/or likable figure and then demolish him with this as an issue.

That's funny, Marokai.  I was under the impression that you were a really big fan of democracy.
7248  Election Archive / 2010 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5 on: October 31, 2010, 07:08:35 pm
Jesus Christ, how many times must I go over this:

1. Florida law entitled Al Gore to seek a recount.  Al Gore's campaign asked for a recount, but only in the 3 most heavily Democratic counties (presumably hoping enough votes would be "found" to put him over the top).

2. The Bush campaign sued and asked the SCotUS that the recount either be done in every county or not at all.

3. The SCotUS ruled that the recount had to either be done in every county or not at all.

4. Gore conceded rather than ask for a recount in every county.
7249  Election Archive / 2010 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: PPP: Rand Paul Headed For Easy Victory on: October 31, 2010, 07:04:14 pm
Conway destroyed his future career with the Aqua Buddha ad. He could have been remembered as the rising star Democrat who almost beat a Republican in a red state during a wave year, instead he will be remembered for putting out sleazy attack ads and being a darling of DailyKos.

Yeah, like John McCain's career was ruined because of the Britney/Paris Celebrity ad.
Not the same thing at all.

Exactly. McCain's ad was much more sleazy and dishonest.

"He's the biggest celebrity in the world."

Huh
7250  General Politics / Individual Politics / Your favorite presidents by party on: October 31, 2010, 06:59:35 pm
Independent: (George Washington, John Tyler, Andrew Johnson)

Federalist: (John Adams)

Democratic-Republican: (Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams)

Democratic: (Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, James K. Polk, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama)

Whig: (William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore)

Republican: (Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush)
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