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  1. You're reaching here very hard. What's...

    You're reaching here very hard. What's well-known is that Shep asked to be released from his contract and after hiring an attorney he got what he asked for.

    He stated that on air, even Slate...
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    That's not only false, it's terribly dangerous...

    That's not only false, it's terribly dangerous for anyone to think that.



    Correct, the contingent that was pulled out is smaller than minor deployments. About 2500 Marines are regularly...
  3. That's how government micromanagement works. If...

    That's how government micromanagement works. If government sets and enforces standards that's all a company does. There's no room to innovate or improve.
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    All of them at various times. I'd let them go...

    All of them at various times. I'd let them go hungry and it never lasted long. When they were small I'd serve the uneaten lunches prepared for dinner.
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    The best thing for all involved was me teaching...

    The best thing for all involved was me teaching Kaitlyn and Valerie to make their own lunches and make the lunches for Daniel and Jordan too. Then later Daniel made his own lunch and Jordan made...
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    Grandparents don't count. You have time to spoil...

    Grandparents don't count. You have time to spoil the kids.

    Parents can pick one of two directions:

    Raise your kids and spoil the grandkids

    or

    Spoil your kids and raise the grandkids
  7. Done.

    Done.
  8. I'll move it to Bones of Contention to allow you...

    I'll move it to Bones of Contention to allow you to respond.
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    You've demonstrated your ignorance. False ...

    You've demonstrated your ignorance.



    False



    Still not capitalism.
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    This is where I think you and Bok have this...

    This is where I think you and Bok have this wrong. Only in isolation from other factors is the government of China engaging in capitalism. The real world doesn't work that way and China is far from...
  11. I used to just take turns paying the whole thing...

    I used to just take turns paying the whole thing for my sisters (they'd split and pool on their nights) and one night I shared my notes - the one who was a stickler for splitting everything to the...
  12. The old rules used to be not tipping on wine...

    The old rules used to be not tipping on wine bottles with the check, one tipped the sommelier separtely. That has changed.
  13. Which also means you don't get the discretion to...

    Which also means you don't get the discretion to tip less if the service sucks, and that destroys the point of tipping in the first place.
  14. There aren't "service charge" line items here in...

    There aren't "service charge" line items here in Florida yet, but lots of places are automatically adding 20% tips and then putting in an "additional tip" line on the check.

    It's interesting how...
  15. It's interesting that Trump's words are parsed...

    It's interesting that Trump's words are parsed and then enthusiasts prove him wrong, but let someone say "nobody can feed a family on food stamps" and any experiences shared by rank amateurs (like...
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    I take bioflavanoid supplements regularly and...

    I take bioflavanoid supplements regularly and alternate acetaminophen and ibuprofen for 24-36 hours if I have a bad round of pain. It helps greatly. The key is to reduce inflammation and take the...
  17. Poll: I know I have walked two or three out of movies...

    I know I have walked two or three out of movies but I cannot remember which ones they were. Although, I've also refused to stop watching terrible movies on TV because by that time I'm invested - and...
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    Oh you want that? I don't think you do. I...

    Oh you want that?

    I don't think you do. I think you want something you can use to criticize.

    Show me differently if you actually want my opinion. It hasn't changed in 12 years.
  19. Thread: Tweets

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    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/...

    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2018/10/05/nbc-ellen-trashes-angry-kavanaugh-he-can-get-away-it
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    I thought Democrats wanted to end the war.

    I thought Democrats wanted to end the war.
  21. I'm referring to the experiment, and the concept...

    I'm referring to the experiment, and the concept of UBI. No offsets.
  22. That's probably true. So? That's not a bad...

    That's probably true.

    So? That's not a bad thing.

    And the whole Québécois thing is now stupid because it used to be about independence from the Crown and now it's just French douchebags being...
  23. I don't know of any first generation Americans...

    I don't know of any first generation Americans who only speak Spanish, much less any second generation Americans. French lasted one generation in my family, and that was back when New Hampshire was...
  24. Nice tits wouldn't have worked either though...

    Nice tits wouldn't have worked either though so... :laugh:
  25. Thread: Tweets

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    I get that and I think she's trying to make up...

    I get that and I think she's trying to make up for some past vitriol (which was also witty). So, olive branch extended and accepted. If she lives by what she says, "be kind to everyone," I can...
  26. Maybe it'll be like Obamacare, with upper income...

    Maybe it'll be like Obamacare, with upper income Californians saying they supported it and that they knew someone would pay for it but they didn't think it would be them....

    Kinda like Bok...
  27. This is clearly a flawed study. So now we need...

    This is clearly a flawed study.

    So now we need a national income so people can donate to church?
  28. Yep. So of that 40% withdrawn in cash - ...

    Yep.



    So of that 40% withdrawn in cash - they believe the answers they were given. :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

    And people wonder why policies based on these studies are...
  29. He was trying to appear smart but also compliment...

    He was trying to appear smart but also compliment you. He failed.
  30. Humor forum and all that are ok, if not I'll move...

    Humor forum and all that are ok, if not I'll move the thread.

    You say "I think it's been pretty well documented already," actually it's not. That's my point, because you cannot with any sort of...
  31. Why did Bush '43 invade Iraq?

    Why did Bush '43 invade Iraq?
  32. Yes, but leftists make a big deal about it only...

    Yes, but leftists make a big deal about it only when a right of center bias is exposed - because "facts have a liberal bias." This is not the abstract way Bok said this 10 years ago, this is what...
  33. It's so funny how well you two coordinate.

    It's so funny how well you two coordinate.
  34. Everyone act surprised! :eek: Bok aka Billy...

    Everyone act surprised! :eek:

    Bok aka Billy Jingo aka Bok Tukalo aka Arroyo Doble has declared that someone who leans right and runs a media outlet is "rightwing."


    No seriously, this is his...
  35. Scott knows that Scott funded a few conservative...

    Scott knows that Scott funded a few conservative and liberal boards 10-15 years ago and thought diversity of views was a great thing. Then leftists made it stupid so NU was born.


    Eh, play...
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    That's a pretty funny line. :laugh:

    That's a pretty funny line. :laugh:
  37. This: "Not many Trump contractors seem to get...

    This:

    "Not many Trump contractors seem to get paid what they're owed."




    So document it. You said not many contractors get paid what they are owed, so document it. How many got paid and...
  38. You do. :encourage: 2420

    You do. :encourage:

    2420
  39. Another claim you won't even bother trying to...

    Another claim you won't even bother trying to prove.

    Is this some of that "objective truth" you claim to have?
  40. Pragmatism and efficiency? ...

    Pragmatism and efficiency? :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

    Healthcare.gov alone cost more than the entire nationwide enterprise of eHealth.com - and it didn't even work for months. Pragmatism? ...
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    This happens every time leftists can win on their...

    This happens every time leftists can win on their own merits, they have to rig the game in their favor.
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    The expansion from downright terrible is over a...

    The expansion from downright terrible is over a decade old. The expansion after we caught back up to pre-recession levels is less than three years old. That's the one part that matters now of...
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    Yeah that booming economy which is making every...

    Yeah that booming economy which is making every single demographic better off is so terrible. :rolleyes:
  44. Name one government program that follows a...

    Name one government program that follows a pattern as good as or better than your example.



    Please show some actual data demonstrating that a more diverse group of people lowers healthcare...
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    Except Tom isn't unaligned - he hates Trump. ...

    Except Tom isn't unaligned - he hates Trump. Therefore his bias is quite apparent.
  46. Inefficiencies in government grow with the size...

    Inefficiencies in government grow with the size of government.




    Treating diseases in humans is way different than treating diseases in produce.



    And with that you've not only exposed...
  47. Interesting way you frame your question. It...

    Interesting way you frame your question. It appears you did this on purpose instead of considering the points made. Are you saying that bloated systems don't exist? In government? :rolleyes:
    ...
  48. "We won" is not a Republican invention. Remember...

    "We won" is not a Republican invention. Remember when that was a cool thing for Obama's people to say? :laugh::laugh::laugh:
  49. Did I misrepresent your position? If so, I...

    Did I misrepresent your position? If so, I apologize but I don't think I did. Please inform me.
  50. It didn't when Obamacare rolled out, and...

    It didn't when Obamacare rolled out, and relocation was much easier than before since all someone had to do was pick a new plan when they were moving - and that's still present today.

    Nova is...
  51. Single Payer is unsustainable. Single Payer...

    Single Payer is unsustainable.

    Single Payer will collapse healthcare. No nation our size with our geneological diversity exists so even if it works in other countries that isn't relevant.
  52. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDqXbGr1bXM ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDqXbGr1bXM




    :rofl:
  53. I don't think drawing up plans is a...

    I don't think drawing up plans is a "thoughtcrime," especially if he shared this with anyone who was also amenable to the plan. That's conspiracy.
  54. Washing Machines May Sometimes Harbor Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Report Says

    https://www.livescience.com/washing-machines-drug-resistant-bacteria.html

    I'm not a germaphobe but I think I'll do a cycle with some antimicrobial liquid every month or so just in case. :book:
  55. Live small, vacation big. Too many people live...

    Live small, vacation big. Too many people live big and then can't afford to truly do something different that lets them get away.
  56. Thread: Tweets

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    Did the IG say it was "bad" or anything similar...

    Did the IG say it was "bad" or anything similar in any way?
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    Stop, you're scaring Bok. How dare you have the...

    Stop, you're scaring Bok. How dare you have the ability to defend yourself? That's the government's job.
  58. Sorry, I'll step it up. :blush:

    Sorry, I'll step it up. :blush:
  59. Thread: Tweets

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    Oh he's going to disarm the government next. ...

    Oh he's going to disarm the government next. :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
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    I hear you, but if the sport dies there is no...

    I hear you, but if the sport dies there is no reason to keep the horses. They are terribly expensive otherwise, cost prohibitive. Think about this - a fractured leg is still a MAJOR injury. The...
  61. She isn't a political prop and fat women don't...

    She isn't a political prop and fat women don't like her.
  62. Thread: Republicans 6.0

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    I think that one is accurate. Trump is going...

    I think that one is accurate.

    Trump is going to win next year. Your side doesn't have any solutions and the recession you've been praying for doesn't seem to be materializing. Shucks.
  63. Thread: Republicans 6.0

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    Who did Trump kill?

    Who did Trump kill?
  64. Thread: Tweets

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    That's very true. Now sell this to GM workers...

    That's very true.

    Now sell this to GM workers on strike and I'll believe that you're being honest.
  65. Romney has an ax to grind and he sees maybe an...

    Romney has an ax to grind and he sees maybe an opportunity.

    Now if he runs in 2024 and listens to me this time by running with Jim Webb he'll win.
  66. That's a very good point. It's why David Frum is...

    That's a very good point. It's why David Frum is not credible. That said, she wasn't necessarily trying to communicate with the "Democratic party," she was voicing her opinion and since she's sorta...
  67. True, but that all changed with It's all...

    True, but that all changed with



    It's all they had for a long time. Now it's just a given.

    Bok is a great example. Politics define his morality now. He can't associate with racists and...
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    Horses are no longer utilitarian. So if we ban...

    Horses are no longer utilitarian. So if we ban racing there will be no need to breed and maintain them and soon there won't be anymore horses outside of some nascent eccentricities.

    So save the...
  69. I can believe disdain and political games. It...

    I can believe disdain and political games. It was pretty common in the Obama administration too.

    It's also wrong.
    ...
  70. Oh please educate me on this process. This ought...

    Oh please educate me on this process. This ought to be good.
  71. Yeah, that's it. You nailed it. :rolleyes: I...

    Yeah, that's it. You nailed it. :rolleyes:

    I don't give two shits about Biden the creep. But I also don't need to hope he's politically useful before he goes the way of Harry Dean either. ...
  72. Regular thugs are NRA members?

    Regular thugs are NRA members?
  73. The AK-47 Reagan is talking about, and he was...

    The AK-47 Reagan is talking about, and he was clear because he also used the phrase "machine gun" is the full-automatic which is already illegal today.

    See that's the problem with leftists - it's...
  74. Thread: Tweets

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    That's some fuzzy math. ...

    That's some fuzzy math.

    https://time.com/82953/general-motors-bailout-cost-taxpayers-11-2-billion/

    So $12 Billion for one company (it was way more but at least the left concedes now that it was...
  75. At this stage, no and certainly not with Adam...

    At this stage, no and certainly not with Adam Schiff. That guy is an idiot who won't do anything to solve a problem.



    Why? Because Adam Schiff doesn't get to grandstand more? The incident...
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    How is me owning a gun dangerous to anyone's...

    How is me owning a gun dangerous to anyone's child?
  77. I'm aware of what the law says and the DNI GC...

    I'm aware of what the law says and the DNI GC says otherwise. I don't really have a dog in this hunt so I don't care either way.
  78. Well Snowden revealed way more stuff that wasn't...

    Well Snowden revealed way more stuff that wasn't even illegal but it helped Russia too. So there's that.

    Also, this case is not as clear cut because the DNI General Counsel does not think...
  79. You have boobs. Those win most arguments with...

    You have boobs. Those win most arguments with boys and men.

    But you can't write your name in the snow easily.
  80. Oh hell no! Fenceposts! Still cool. :ptpt:

    Oh hell no!

    Fenceposts! Still cool. :ptpt:
  81. Correct. Which is why scrutiny of the means is...

    Correct. Which is why scrutiny of the means is appropriate. Also, can we all just "hitch a ride" across the Atlantic if we have a really important meeting to attend? No.

    So the gesture is...
  82. It is a net increase because the cost of the...

    It is a net increase because the cost of the additional passengers is not zero.

    Why sail instead of Skype?
  83. Ah. I figured I missed something, thanks. ...

    Ah. I figured I missed something, thanks. Interesting thought experiment but I agree with your assessment:

    "Well there you go. It's feasible. It's expensive, but not prohibitively so. And it's...
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    Fuck your fake environmentalism. This is about...

    Fuck your fake environmentalism. This is about political agendas and control, not actually making a difference. MAYBE you specifically are concerned and take steps yourself to minimize your carbon...
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    "I want to make a statement. We need to stop...

    "I want to make a statement. We need to stop using fossil fuels because it's destroying Earth as we know it. I myself used a carbon neutral method to come all the way here."

    "Well actually...."...
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    And if it doesn't? Airlines don't operate at...

    And if it doesn't? Airlines don't operate at 100% capacity and while proportionately it is "negligible" compared to the fuel being burned anyway it's also true that the extra passengers do indeed...
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    Would they have made the trip there and back if...

    Would they have made the trip there and back if they weren't taking her?



    Well if you're going to call CO2 a catastrophic problem that is going to destroy life on Earth soon it'd be a good idea...
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    Interesting. So one person doesn't have to do...

    Interesting.

    So one person doesn't have to do anything - but everyone (except the one person) has to do something?

    Funny how all climate solutions seem to end up in the same place. Pass laws...
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    Well then I think the matter should be...

    Well then I think the matter should be investigated. Are you equating her private email use with Hillary's?
  90. I got pretty lost once, very thick woods with...

    I got pretty lost once, very thick woods with hills, cliffs and boulders all over the place. I had a map and a compass, but the map was largely useless since I knew where I needed to go on paper and...
  91. Um, anchored on the Moon? That means it's going...

    Um, anchored on the Moon? That means it's going to move relative to Earth. So how does that work?

    This seems like another Hubble Telescope problem, some really smart people missed a key detail...
  92. That's where it starts for many - and that's...

    That's where it starts for many - and that's where it ends. It's just cool.

    Not that girls don't have their own "cool," but peeing on stuff is childish boy awesomeness which makes it extra...
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    Was any of the information classified? That's...

    Was any of the information classified? That's against the law. Most people would even get arrested and charged for doing that.
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    Go to a climate rally and ask questions about the...

    Go to a climate rally and ask questions about the claims they are making. You'll be shouted down in seconds.
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    Did she avoid air travel, or did she end up...

    Did she avoid air travel, or did she end up causing others to use air travel to support her?

    Also, why did she need to be there in the first place? Does she not have Skype? I use it all the time...
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    Really? Break this down for me - how does the...

    Really?

    Break this down for me - how does the physics work that says adding a passenger doesn't burn more fuel?
  97. What was the purpose of sailing the boat? It was...

    What was the purpose of sailing the boat? It was a political statement correct? Are you saying that a political statement which actually was a net increase of CO2 sorta misses the mark about not...
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    What are the signs? "Second Amendment...

    What are the signs?


    "Second Amendment issues, the politics of firearms ownership, and general shooting discussion."

    Care to discuss?
  99. I'm glad the nutjob has been dealt with. This is...

    I'm glad the nutjob has been dealt with. This is not a justification for red flag laws though. What he has done is currently against other other laws.
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    Nice shift. I think the administration's views...

    Nice shift. I think the administration's views of having the government put and keep a "boot on the throat" of a private company is beyond wrong and it shows how they actually viewed private...
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