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3026  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does your phone have a removable battery? on: April 09, 2015, 02:52:47 pm
I don't know and I'm not sure why anyone would care.
Because when your phone dies you can take the battery out and put in another charged battery in? Not sure what there's not to understand here. Huh
3027  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: will dzhokhar tsarnaev get the death penalty?? should he?? on: April 09, 2015, 02:49:47 pm
Yes/No. Should be sent to an awful prison, though. Maybe one in Mississippi or run by Joe Arpaio.
3028  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Kansas passes law banning food stamp receipients from pools, movie theaters on: April 09, 2015, 02:42:38 pm
I think that if a parent requires the government to hold their hand and tell them they should be buying food and clothes for their kids instead of lingerie and tattoos; their is clearly some ... deeper issue at hand, that won't be solved by such top-down paternalistic solutions.

There is a shocking lack of faith in poor people's ability to look after their own children among some conservatives.

I'm not sure some good old-fashioned paternalism would be necessarily be a bad thing. Certainly, the large amount of, for lack of a better term, ill-educated and socially dysfunctional minority youth whose life prospects are bound to be almost irreparably constrained, probably indicates that the parents are at least in need of some assistance in the task of raising their children properly.

The negative income tax would do much to help but there are broader values and social forces at work, and the question of whether a social, and not just an economic, policy intervention is called for is one that I think needs asking.
3029  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Kansas passes law banning food stamp receipients from pools, movie theaters on: April 09, 2015, 01:57:54 pm
I agree with everything in your post, King, except there's an element of moral hazard that comes in if children or other dependents are involved.

Yeah, if you are giving money to an addict or a compulsive gambler, you are contributing to a problem.  That doesn't mean "solutions" like this do any good or aren't worse than the problem.

Yeah, I'm under no pretense that this law is in any way intended to help welfare recipients.
3030  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: opinion of bizarro atlas? on: April 09, 2015, 01:53:23 pm
There's a bizzaro Opebo

Who's the dunce who did that?

Whoever did that is ruining both the joke and the element of surprise.

Solarstorm, you idiot. Or ssuperflash, I can't tell them apart. I doubt BRTD would be this daft.
3031  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Lincoln Chafee exploring 2016 run. on: April 09, 2015, 01:02:37 pm
Oh lord.

I voted for him in 2010 but he's such an awkward man and terrible orator. Anyone would wipe the floor with him.

Chafee's problem is he's never really had to work his ass off to get elected the way most politicians do. He inherited his Senate seat from his father and then he used that name recognition to get a plurality victory in a governor's race. He's not willing to play dirty or gladhand or make a hard sell. If he had been born in 19th century Britain and were inheriting a seat in the House of Lords, he'd be fine.

Supposedly, when he was running for reelection in 2006, he would get up and deliver his canned speech at an event and then just hide in the back of the room and avoid talking to anyone at all cost.

So an honest politican? Sounds like the person we need more of.
3032  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Ellen Pao on: April 09, 2015, 12:58:50 pm
Isn't she CEO of Reddit? Curious.
3033  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Reaganfan Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: April 09, 2015, 12:55:30 pm
I have Sephardi ancestry, for the record.
3034  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Mad Men is back on: April 09, 2015, 12:45:58 pm
Look at that hideous frilled shirt. How they ever thought that a good thing to wear I shall never know.

Otherwise Don seems to be in a downwards rut at the moment. Who was that lady at the diner supposed to be, though? And how Don just went with the flow... not good. And the women his assistant (?) so dryly recited had "made themselves available that night", by now it's just the same old same old. Yikes.
3035  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: opinion of bizarro atlas? on: April 09, 2015, 12:39:43 pm
There's a bizzaro Opebo

Who's the dunce who did that?
3036  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Kansas passes law banning food stamp receipients from pools, movie theaters on: April 09, 2015, 12:34:04 pm
I agree with everything in your post, King, except there's an element of moral hazard that comes in if children or other dependents are involved.
3037  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Real Life Picture Thread (PAPOY Creepfest 2015) on: April 09, 2015, 11:48:42 am
You go to community college?
3038  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Spelling-Reform on: April 09, 2015, 11:44:06 am
No, because the result tends to look like the output of a stupid five year old. This is the biggest problem- it "looks dumb".
3039  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does your phone have a removable battery? on: April 09, 2015, 11:33:46 am
Most Android phones have removable batteries. You're surprised?

No, I mean they're getting rid of the removable battery in the S6? Obviously I have an Android.
3040  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does your phone have a removable battery? on: April 09, 2015, 11:15:58 am
Wait, what, really?
3041  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Get out: US voters want more deportations, curbs on immigrants on: April 09, 2015, 10:58:08 am
RT? How patriotic.
3042  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which military service branche would you join if you were drafted? on: April 09, 2015, 12:52:48 am
Is there "if I have to be drafted, can I apply for an commission?" program? Serious question. Because in that case I'd sign up for the Navy, else probably the Air Force.

lol simfan you'd be hazed out of the officer's core in approximately five second. you've made 3-4 paragraph long posts about proper attire in formal settings...


Well, would it be any better with the enlisted men? Indeed, I dare say what you mention is part of the appeal!

3043  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which military service branche would you join if you were drafted? on: April 08, 2015, 06:42:05 pm
Also, anyone else notice the spelling of "branch"? Tongue
3044  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which military service branche would you join if you were drafted? on: April 08, 2015, 06:32:28 pm
Is there "if I have to be drafted, can I apply for an commission?" program? Serious question. Because in that case I'd sign up for the Navy, else probably the Air Force.

Heck, if this didn't work and if my number was bad enough, I'd probably apply to Officer Candidate School anyway to get one step ahead. It would depend, I guess, on how people were treating members of the military in what I assume would be a time of crisis- if service was being looked on with befuddlement and disdain or understood in the context of events. I wouldn't want to lose too many opportunities if it was the former, but if that wasn't the case I could see myself applying voluntarily.

Army, I guess? With my plans for grad school, I'd be a good fit for military intelligence depending on when I got drafted.

See, I suppose nowadays it'd be different with so many people going to college, but I feel like there'd be other routes for a degree holder than just being drafted.
3045  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which military service branche would you join if you were drafted? on: April 08, 2015, 06:25:42 pm
I'd want to join the navy. Not only because I enjoy being on the water, but because it's the safest branch to join when the people we seem to have the most conflict with are in some middle eastern desert.

So you want to join the branch that had to go find and kill Osama bin Laden (who was nowhere near water)?

I doubt they'd be putting draftees on SEAL Team 6.
3046  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which military service branche would you join if you were drafted? on: April 08, 2015, 06:14:41 pm
Is there "if I have to be drafted, can I apply for an commission?" program? Serious question. Because in that case I'd sign up for the Navy, else probably the Air Force.
3047  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: April 08, 2015, 06:04:57 pm
I've read his posts and I'm about 90% sure that is our real Bushie. If it isnt, someone is doing a pretty fantastic impression of him! His posts on politics and sports are exactly the same kind of generic filler that he posted here.

"My name is Jeff and I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma..."
3048  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Paul botches New Hampshire State Motto on: April 08, 2015, 05:39:00 pm
Mottogate!
3049  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jeb identified himself as Hispanic in 2009 voter registration form on: April 08, 2015, 05:36:18 pm
I'm sure everyone who made cracks about Elizabeth Warren is going to be all over this.

Well unlike Warren he wasn't applying for anything...

Sure he was: he was applying to be a voter.

Would this have affected anything, though?
3050  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Meanwhile, in Romania... on: April 08, 2015, 05:31:38 pm
I'm confused.
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