• Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
    Sadly, "need" has nothing to do with it. Lawmakers gonna make laws. That is their raison d'Ítre. Once the (relatively very few) laws that are actually needed have been "made", things can only go downhill from there ... You can't have both liberty and a legislature. They simply do not mix.
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  • Danke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:50 PM
    Make government workers even lazier? Impossible.
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  • brushfire's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:27 PM
    Right - she IS the democrat marco rubio. You cant prop someone like that up forever. Its like following the bull through the china shop... Sooner or later something is going to hit the floor, and break into a thousand pieces.
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  • Danke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23 AM
    Yes, we are happy with Suzanimal's useful information.
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  • Danke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:39 AM
    Kodi. I have it on an Android box.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    01-21-2019, 09:54 PM
    Don't cross the streams.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    01-21-2019, 07:54 PM
    Oh, goody ... another "new" socialism ... :rolleyes: If socialism is so great, why do they need to keep coming up with "new" ones? Well, so much for "new", I guess ...
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    01-21-2019, 07:39 PM
    I was going to say exactly the same thing. Abolish "victimless" crimes. Apply restitution and other remedies rather than incarceration wherever possible. Otherwise, "attempts to shuffle defendants through the legal system as efficiently as possible" is just a bunch of worthless happy-talk, whether you use "automated tools" or not. "The greater the number of laws and enactments, the more thieves and robbers there will be." -- Lao Tzu
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    01-21-2019, 07:25 PM
    So what's the problem? :confused: This sounds like an incredibly useful and valuable addition to the arsenal of the "Just Us" system ...
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    01-21-2019, 07:16 PM
    Looks like Danke may be in cahoots with Warren ...
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    01-21-2019, 06:44 PM
    Meh. As far as this issue is concerned, I don't really care whether corporations are "people". Nor do I care whether money is "speech". It simply doesn't matter. The fundamental problem with the so-called "reform" of campaign finance is that it treats a symptom while the disease causing the symptom rages on unchecked. As long as the US government and its officials (elected or otherwise) continue to arrogate to themselves such vastly overweening authority over society in general and the economy in particular, cronyism and influence peddling will continue unabated. The only question is, "What are the forms in which this inevitable cronyism and influence peddling will manifest?" At best, campaign finance reform can do nothing except change (some of) those forms. It does not and will not eliminate them. (IOW: Campaign finance reform is little more than an exercise in rearranging deck chairs ...) Pass whatever "reforms" you like. It doesn't matter. You'll just end up advocating for yet more "reforms" after it becomes apparent that the previous ones didn't work and electoral cronyism and influence peddling are still just as rampant as they were before.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    01-21-2019, 04:42 PM
    Do something, oyarde!
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  • brushfire's Avatar
    01-21-2019, 12:48 PM
    Human nature isnt affected by who's president. I believe this is why congress was to be the predominant branch of government. Because human nature craves tyranny - people are easily manipulated, regardless of whether its a "D" or an "R". So, in other words, "New boss is just the same as the old boss"... Same arc, same pendulum., same economic policy, same domestic policy, same foreign policy, same welfare nonsense - the only thing that changes is who is spewing the rhetoric. Hulk Hogan, or Macho Man - they're both the same when you get down to it. The game of politics is no different - people love to pretend, and this is why voters will take a politicians word on issues. Many are waiting for "Crooked Hillary" to be indicted - any day now, right? Or wait, its everyone else working against trump, and it wont happen. There's no chance that trump was talking out his a$$, cause that's not what the republicans do - only democrats talk out of their a$$.
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  • Danke's Avatar
    01-21-2019, 11:04 AM
    I think that has been mandatory for males Kiwis many years now.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    01-21-2019, 04:31 AM
    And furthermore, with respect to my characterization of my comment in post #56 as being a "throwaway bit of snark", there's the fact that something being a "throwaway bit of snark" is not incompatible with that thing expressing something that is believed or believable. As I understand and use the term, "snark" is just wisecracking that is often ironic or sarcastic in nature. This does not in any way require that the substance underlying the form of the expression cannot be credible. And as for it being "throwaway", that was just a reference to the fact that my comment was a brief "one-liner" that had been made in passing without much if any elaboration.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    01-21-2019, 01:51 AM
    Anyone feeling crushed with empathy yet ... ?
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    01-21-2019, 12:35 AM
    *sigh* There is no single "it" here. You are conflating two distinct statements - one of which was made by you, not me ... In response to your criticism of me for "fixing" AF's statement, I characterized the statement I made in post #56 as a "throwaway bit of snark". The statement I said in post #60 that I believed is NOT the one I made in post #56. It is the one YOU composed and asked me about (prior to you presumptuously telling me that I didn't "really" believe it). If that is what you actually think (and unlike you, I will not presume to tell you that it is not), then you are simply wrong. I believe that the "trigger issue" in this story involves much more than just politics. You are free to disagree - but once again, please do not lecture me about what you presume to declare I "really" believe about the matter, despite that I have explicitly said otherwise. I have politely asked this of you twice now. I will not be polite if there is a third time.
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  • brushfire's Avatar
    01-20-2019, 11:23 PM
    You're only a dumb dumb if you dont learn from your mistakes. I had a car with a points type distributor. I got a rebuild kit and was trying to remove the rotor and shaft, but apparently it had a bend to it preventing the easy removal. So I continuously pulled as hard as I could, as fast as I could till it jammed, Then I'd push it down as hard as I could - repeating this cycle... At least until I got my finger underneath the points cam on the way down - I nearly severed the end of my middle finger off, and across the garage went the distributor chased by a string of angry obscenities. My then girlfriend, now wife, quickly left the garage, not even saying a single word... Lessons: 1. Never let a situation get the better of you, to the extent that you are not aware of where your fingers are. 2. Sometimes its worth a few bucks to just buy a new distributor, saving frustration and injury.
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    01-20-2019, 09:54 PM
    Aw, you have to work on Sunday, Suz? Kurwa. :( :'( At least you can make the most of it by exploiting your toxicity. :D :up:
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    01-20-2019, 04:18 PM
    Apparently, one good thing about still being in Syria is that we can always be "still leaving Syria" ...
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