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    Yesterday, 07:54 PM
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    Yesterday, 07:26 PM
    Steelers got totally robbed. Ok, you wanna say that Jesse James' catch was not a catch and TD?? Ok - we'll disagree on that. But no interference on the interception?!! Yeah, not buying it. Hell, Bryant had to catch an earlier TD with one hand because the DB was holding his other arm - the whole damned time - and no yellow... F'n Patriots... NFL just makes up new rules for them.
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    Yesterday, 06:44 AM
    Yes. Free shit. The true purpose of government. Giving me more free shit. And it better be the BEST free shit! :rolleyes: Honestly, these people have no concept of freedom whatsoever. To them, the government is just a tool to get them things that they would have had to pay for themselves. Fuck 'em all!
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    12-15-2017, 11:14 AM
    Ummm... Unless said prosecutor knows there's no way he's getting a conviction for murder in this case. In that case, he has an incentive to raise the charges to 1st degree to make it seem as though he was trying to throw the book at the guy. Then, he can blame the jury or his own over-zeal for the loss instead of the evidence.
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    12-14-2017, 11:55 AM There'll be no living with dannno after this...
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    12-13-2017, 10:44 AM
    ISWYDT. Don’t be surprised if you start seeing some negs for that.
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    12-12-2017, 07:45 PM
    Before Zippy derailed this thread with more Keynesian BS, it was about Trump signing $700B NDAA... But yeah, let's talk about Sessions' replacement. :rolleyes:
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    12-12-2017, 02:42 PM
    I'm sorry. Is it just me? I mean, if this race matters to you then I think you watch too much TV. The media did its job, once again, and split you on one side or the other. This is just about replacing Jeff Sessions in the Senate - if not for the fake "controversy", this wouldn't even be a blip on anyone's radar.
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    12-12-2017, 12:12 PM
    Granted, it's been several years since I moved away from that hell hole, but this is closer to how I remember it: One little mishap and time stands still.
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    12-12-2017, 11:38 AM
    Anyone who has traveled on I-66 during rush hour can appreciate the price. If it keeps most of the traffic away so that cars can travel as a decent speed, I'd say the toll did the trick. It would have been WAY more effective, however, if it were a private road instead of tax money going to build it.
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    12-12-2017, 02:44 AM
    And this goes here:
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    12-11-2017, 10:09 AM
    There. Fixed that for him.
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    12-08-2017, 12:59 PM
    Exactly! This is where I am as well. Although, I've gotten pretty good at ignoring my fears and concentrating on my excitations. Life is more fun that way.
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    12-08-2017, 11:53 AM
    Sorry, I haven't been around much lately to respond to this... If you only look at things in a static world, it's easy to be fearful, but if you understand human dynamics, you can see the bad and the good. Let me try to show you how it could lead to more liberty. (remember, I said "try") First, traffic laws - in today's world, the police state uses traffic laws to perform all manner of violations of liberty. With self-driving vehicles, many of the road regulations that we have today will disappear. Stop lights, speed limit signs, unsafe lane changes, reckless driving, failure to yield... they all go away. And with them, the men in blue who enforce traffic violations. Red-light cameras?? There won't even be red lights to hang them on. This also works for pedestrians (check out shared space zones and amplify it with self-driving cars), no more jaywalking... Next, mobility - there are many people who are unable to drive today and their freedom of movement is very limited. Young, old, sick, and those without a "license" have difficulty getting around. Taxis and buses are not everywhere. Even able-bodied people spend a crazy amount of time shuttling their kids from soccer to piano lessons, etc. Ordering up a vehicle to take you where you want to go will open up a whole new world to people. You don't need an able. licensed driver to waste his time to take you some place - his productivity will be used elsewhere. And think about the ability to travel while under the influence of whatever you want - you are no longer a danger to people. Licensing - in today's world, a driver's license is used for damn near everything. But that will change when people stop driving. I'm sure there will still be some kind of ID (they'll never let you go unidentified), but it won't be a driver's license that you have to pass a government test for and pay to maintain.
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    12-04-2017, 11:20 PM
    The victory was never in question - only how many injuries would result. Just glad the Monday Night Massacre is over. Every time the Steelers go to Cinci, they leave with someone else out for the year. It goes both ways, though. I thought JuJu's hit was clean, but the taunting was just absurd.
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    11-30-2017, 08:28 PM
    No, No, No, Zipster.... YOU show me where they have succeeded in the past! Just once! Please. I mean, you posted their claim, so obviously you trust it. And then you consistently tried to deflect the burden of defending their claim... Nice try. My main point is that these economic predictions are impossible to make because there are too many variables to even try to consider. And anyone making a claim that they know what the impact will be is either disingenuous or stupid. But one things stands true - quit wasting resources by letting governments decide where to direct them, and the economy WILL grow! In other words, it's pointless to try to analyze a tax plan - cutting spending is the only thing that will really work.
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    11-30-2017, 08:11 PM
    Oh holy hell, Zippy edition 25... YOU were the one using the Joint Taxation Committee to bolster your argument! The burden of proof is on YOU to demonstrate the accuracy and worth of your citation! Go ahead... I dare you. :rolleyes:
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    11-30-2017, 07:37 PM
    Um. Yeah. Did you not read the first sentence?? Or do you just ignore what you can't defend?
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    11-30-2017, 07:17 PM
    Can you show me one time when their reviews were accurate??? Just too many variables to predict such nonsense. The best thing to do is to just cut spending and keep cutting spending. Anything else is just moving the burden of the spending around... Changes in taxation may make parts of the economy grow, but other parts will suffer.
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    11-25-2017, 11:05 PM
    I"m telling ya, it has nothing to do with that. It's a defense against litigation. Period. But it does have the same effect, so I can see how you'd think that. There's no mass conspiracy out there to make business require degrees where none are needed. But if you don't want to be sued by the guys who didn't get the job, you'd better be able to back up your decisions! That's what's really driving this.
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    11-25-2017, 10:26 PM
    As someone who has posted and hired for dozens of positions (maybe hundreds??) I think I can shed a little light on what's happening here. When any decent-sized company posts for a position, they have to make decisions about who they end up hiring. Well, in sane world, you'd just choose the person you think will do the best job. And ultimately, that's what usually happens. But the problem comes in who you don't hire. There are so many protected classes nowadays that if one of the other applicants says you hired someone other then them because of a "discriminatory" reason, they can win a lawsuit. At the very least, they can make your lawyers waste their time. So employers will use the prerequisites as a way to thin out the herd, so to speak. If you don't apply, they can't be sued. Also, if you do apply and you don't meet the qualifications, they can exclude you from even obtaining an interview. Basically, all hiring decisions must be easily defensible. So we throw all sorts of job requirements out there in order to point to one as a "reason" why we chose someone other than you. In reality, we chose the person we thought would be best, but we're also giving easy cover to the lawyers. It also saves us from interviewing 40-50 people for one job. We have to be able to say we excluded certain resumes for "cause" - not just because we didn't feel like wasting a whole week trying to talk to 35 people that never stood a chance.
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    11-22-2017, 08:07 PM
    I just disagree with the premise entirely. I don't think that premise is borne out by any historical data, ever. But those same fears have always been present. People feared electrification. People feared the automobile. People feared the radio. None of these things changed human nature. Good and evil still happened. The new tools were used for both purposes. Same with the internet. Driverless cars are the same. I know it's scary - but that's only because the future is unknown. It's impossible to know what the future wants will be. But faith will tell you they'll be there. New jobs that you can't even imagine now are right around the corner. And at all levels of skill and knowledge. I promise.
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    11-22-2017, 07:29 PM
    And it's why this doomsday scenario will never happen. Human wants are unlimited. And because of that, there will always be other humans that have the need and desire to fulfill those wants. I mean, seriously, guys.... this same conversation has happened all throughout history. How many weavers, farriers, switchboard operators, bank tellers, ice cutters, pinsetters, lamplighters, and cobblers does it take for you to recognize that when they lost their industries, new ones developed? What's more scary to me is that the economically-educated in these forums are still falling for the old scare tactics that drive more regulation. In each instance of technological advance, it created more efficiency which led to more wealth to be used in places people never previously dreamed. It will happen again. And again. And again. This is human nature we're talking about here. The invisible hand of God at work! (see bastiat quote in my sig line)
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    11-22-2017, 10:53 AM
    Yeah - I'm kinda enjoying this story. And super glad it made national news. :D
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    11-22-2017, 10:28 AM
    Wouldn't matter. I know this cop. I used to work with him at another job (he was a part-time Buffalo Twp officer, back then). He's a jackass. The kind of guy that lives his life on a power trip. Couldn't have happened to a better asshole. Totally, not surprised he over-reacted when he got the chance. Just glad he's finally getting some retribution. (For point of reference, there used to be a bridge at the bottom of a really steep hill. The speed limit on the hill was like 45 or something, but you had to ride the brake to keep it down. At the bridge, though, the speed limit dropped to 25 right after a turn. Scott used to joke and brag about how many people he could ticket in a few minutes. They've since redesigned the road there, but it just goes to show what an asshat he is.)
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    11-22-2017, 10:04 AM
    Ok, now... someone spent a little too much time on that post... :p My wife is just glad it wasn't Shaun - so her fallback plan is still in effect.
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    LOL You're ridiculous. Go away, you globalist troll and race-obsessed collectivist hack.
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    You're lying again, and your obsession with race is pathological and also boring. Go issue directives to someone else, you globalist troll.
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    That is a lie, and on Good Friday of all days. Your obsession with dragging race into so many conversations is getting real tired.

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    erowe1, are you seriously taking the position that cops are "innocent until proven guilty"? Or are you just messing with people here to see if they are parroting what they've been told without thinking about it?

    Mind you, I'm not talking about the not-so-subtle "Let's lynch 'em" attitude. I tend to think that's a bad idea, even if I philosophize in weird directions sometimes (its part of my efforts to stay sane while surrounded by statists IRL, give me a break). But, there is a difference between saying "we shouldn't condone harming X for Y or Z reasons" and saying "X is actually innocent."

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    You should comment on this thread: I am curious about your argument.
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    I know you said you agreed with me that the sex = marriage argument is wrong, so you might want to get involved in this thread... I could use some help here as I don't know as much about this as I probably should.
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    I genuinely wonder how that would have gone over in my church. Probably not nearly as well.
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    Thanks for the sermon. Good stuff. I passed it on to my parents. My dad's a pastor so I'd love to see him converted to the view of Romans 13 that you take or a similar one.

    Just out of curiosity, how well received was that message in your church?
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    Thanks. One of my brothers in Christ who I respect and love told me that a Christian man should spend more time with his brothers than people in the world. I was spending so much time on the forums with these unbelievers, and when he said that, I was extremely convicted. There is nothing like spending time with brothers who build you up in the Lord and sharpen you.
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    I just wanted to say that I really appreciate your insight on topics like we just discussed. (existence, god, reality, etc) You give me much to mull over.
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