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76  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Oklahoma Strips Cities of the Right to Pass Higher Wages, Sick Leave on: April 15, 2014, 01:24:04 pm
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Fallin said she signed the bill out of the worry that higher local minimum wages “would drive businesses to other communities and states, and would raise prices for consumers.” She also argued that “most minimum wage workers are young, single people working part-time or entry level jobs” and that “many are high school or college students living with their parents in middle-class families.” She warned that increasing the minimum wage “would require businesses to fire many of those part-time workers” and harm job creation.
The Stranger

I won't make an Oklahoma joke here, seeing as how people here have a hard time understanding sarcasm.
77  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your alignment? on: April 15, 2014, 01:18:22 pm
You are 66.7% Good.
You are 25.6% Lawful.
Alignment: Neutral Good

      You do the best good that a person could be expected to do. You are devoted to helping others. You are willing to work with authority figures, but you do not feel any particular allegiance to them.
      You are the stereotypical “Benefactor.” You believe in doing good without any particular bias for or against order.
      Examples of charactersand people who fit into the same alignment as you include Mother Theresa, Ghandi, Gandalf, Indiana Jones, O-Bi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Harry Potter, Frodo Baggins, and the Dalai Lama.
78  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Scott for Emperor - Solutions for the South on: April 15, 2014, 12:26:39 pm
Endorsed (again) Smiley

Thanks again, Flo! Smiley
79  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Jerry Falwell on: April 15, 2014, 01:25:06 am
Who are the two "FF (D)" votes?
80  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Happy Birthday ChairmanSanchez! on: April 15, 2014, 12:25:17 am
Happy Birthday, my friend. Smiley
81  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Jerry Falwell on: April 14, 2014, 10:22:07 pm
I considered putting this in the R&P board, but I think one could argue that Falwell was far more of a political figure than a religious one.  I also fully expect HP to win by a landslide, but I'm curious to see the partisan breakdown.

Anyway, an unsurprising HP vote from me.  Perhaps the worst religious leader to enter the political scene in the last century.

The Ayatollah?

...

You're right.
82  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Opinion of The Living Bible on: April 14, 2014, 10:19:48 pm
The Living Bible is a paraphrased version of the American Standard Version that was written specifically for people with poor reading skills or no previous background in Bible study.  Although it became popular in Evangelical circles and youth-oriented Protestant groups, it has been criticized for diverting too far from the original manuscripts, to say the least.  Here are some examples:

KJV (Lev. 3:13): "And the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round about."
TLB: "The priest shall throw its blood against the sides of the altar."

KJV (Judges 7:20b): "And they cried, the sword of the Lord and of Gideon."
TLB: "All yelling for the Lord and for Gideon."

KJV (1 Sam. 20:30) "Thou son of a perverse rebellious woman."
TLB: "You son of a b****."

KJV (1 Kings 18:27): "Cry aloud: for He is a God: either He is talking or He is pursuing."
TLB: "Perhaps he is talking to someone or else is out sitting on the toilet."

I own a Bible that's convenient for me in that it includes red text, a large font, reading plans, etc., but the language is rather "advanced," you could say.  I'm looking into versions that have the same material but are written in simpler language that I can use for college.  The problem is this version changes the text so much that I'd feel embarrassed reading it aloud. Tongue
83  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post something that would please the previous poster. on: April 14, 2014, 08:34:48 pm
84  General Politics / Individual Politics / Opinion of Jerry Falwell on: April 14, 2014, 08:17:30 pm
I considered putting this in the R&P board, but I think one could argue that Falwell was far more of a political figure than a religious one.  I also fully expect HP to win by a landslide, but I'm curious to see the partisan breakdown.

Anyway, an unsurprising HP vote from me.  Perhaps the worst religious leader to enter the political scene in the last century.
85  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the previous poster's ideology on: April 14, 2014, 07:12:14 pm
Will: Very negative.  I can't get behind, let alone understand, any ideology that supports the regulation of caffeine, for God's sake...

Cynic: We probably agree more often than we disagree.
86  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How would you have voted on the preceding legislation? on: April 14, 2014, 07:09:47 pm
Aye.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_health_care_plan_of_1993
87  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: the preceding poster vs. john lindsay. on: April 14, 2014, 07:08:03 pm
Snowstalker would make for a very interesting, if not amusing, mayor.  I'll go with him.
88  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Biggest state surprises of the 1992 election on: April 14, 2014, 07:02:38 pm
Wyoming and Kansas were shockers considering how much they broke against Clinton four years later.  There's no reason those states should have been that close.
89  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Why is Oklahoma so hostile to third parties? on: April 14, 2014, 06:53:22 pm
According to this article, no third party was able to obtain ballot access in Oklahoma with the strange exception of Americans Elect.  I read on another site that third parties need to obtain a number of signatures equal to 5% of the votes cast in the most recent election to be on the ballot, which is a very high threshold, but I don't understand how Americans Elect could obtain the necessary signatures but neither the Libertarian nor Green Party were able to do so as well.  Would anyone know why this might be the case?
90  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How would you have voted in the preceding election? on: April 14, 2014, 06:42:41 pm
Clinton.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_third_party_and_independent_presidential_candidates,_2012
91  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post something that would annoy the preceding poster. on: April 14, 2014, 06:08:42 pm
Ron Paul is a terrible anarchist.
92  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How would you have voted on the preceding legislation? on: April 14, 2014, 05:37:15 pm
Aye.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agricultural_Adjustment_Act
93  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How would you have voted in the preceding election? on: April 14, 2014, 05:33:50 pm
Primary: Roemer
General: Edwards

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_North_Carolina,_1998
94  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS1: The Take the Power Back Act of 2014 [Debating] on: April 14, 2014, 05:28:11 pm
For the record, I'm willing to sign the bill if SJoyce's amendment is adopted.  Otherwise, I cannot get behind the bill in its current form.  I am not willing to open that can of worms.

(That is, unless PiT wants more work on his plate. Tongue)
95  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Reforming Atlasian Public Health Act of 2014 (Debating) on: April 14, 2014, 05:24:25 pm
Also there is that billing issue with the present law that we amentioned on page three that needs to be resolved as well.


What is the status of Oakvale's group?

If that isn't going to produce a product in the near future I recommend proceeding with this and addressing those issues that have already come up.

So far Riley and I have submitted our own proposals but the group has been inactive for a couple weeks because Oakvale is busy with real life stuff.
96  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Scott for Emperor - Solutions for the South on: April 14, 2014, 05:18:07 pm
Endorsed!!!
Xclarence

Thank you, my friend! Cheesy
97  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which of your state's senators do you prefer? on: April 14, 2014, 05:15:56 pm
Chris Murphy for being better on civil liberties and foreign policy.
98  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Aggregate Demand on: April 14, 2014, 05:09:00 pm
I find him extremely obnoxious for repeating the same bizarre talking points about the military and social welfare spending, but that doesn't make him an HP; it's his extreme arrogance and pretentiousness.
99  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Authorities say hate motivated Kansas shooting on: April 14, 2014, 05:02:40 pm
Oh, for God's sake.  It was a joke.
I was referring to the shooter

That post wasn't directed at you.
100  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Authorities say hate motivated Kansas shooting on: April 14, 2014, 05:01:25 pm
Oh, for God's sake.  It was a joke.
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