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by avak
Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq
Replies: 44
Views: 2663

Re: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq

Lol, you win. I've been waiting for a reason to bail on this place. Too bad it has to be a fucking blowhard like you to make me realize I'm just wasting my precious time trying to participate in debates. Oh well, the consolation is that I absolutely guarantee your real life is a miserable place to l...
by avak
Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq
Replies: 44
Views: 2663

Re: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq

Trust me Tef, I do enjoy the fact that I have apparently insulted you enough to warrant a personal attack for each of my posts, regardless of how far you have to stretch logic to make it. I guess this isn't direct enough for you? We are doing what we can to speak out against the wars and military po...
by avak
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq
Replies: 44
Views: 2663

Re: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq

Oops...I guess even some of the participating soldiers agree that this was a clusterf&ck.
http://www.truthout.org/soldiers-wikileaks-company-apologize-violence58714
by avak
Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Greece
Replies: 74
Views: 3486

Re: Greece

Congrats on the business success, Tanras. As a fellow entrepreneur, the thought of 300 employees seems like a major accomplishment. The only thing I would say about California is that the strict comparison is misleading due to the initiative process in California allowing so much direct government p...
by avak
Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Greece
Replies: 74
Views: 3486

Re: Greece

Let us in on the joke, Tinky Winky
by avak
Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Greece
Replies: 74
Views: 3486

Re: Greece

As someone who has been sitting on the sidelines for 7 years wanting to buy a house, but thinking the economics did not make sense (I live in Palo Alto, look it up), is it wrong to hope for a complete and total crash of the housing system so I can buy a nice 3-2 on the cheap? Probably...because the...
by avak
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Government Supports Funeral Protesters, Orders Family to Pay
Replies: 51
Views: 1858

Re: Government Supports Funeral Protesters, Orders Family to Pay

Well said, Kiryan. It is so convenient to cry foul when the speech offends you, but that is exactly why it is protected by the Constitution.
by avak
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: gender identity and restrooms
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: gender identity and restrooms

What if we tried something insane...restrooms than -anyone- can go in! I like how you say this with such moral authority: "Restrooms are separated based on biological characteristics" It is an absolutely arbitrary concept created by societal pressure. Take a step back and ask yourself why....
by avak
Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Government Supports Funeral Protesters, Orders Family to Pay
Replies: 51
Views: 1858

Re: Government Supports Funeral Protesters, Orders Family to Pay

http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/04/01/ellsworth.marine.dad/ The family of a fallen soldier was ordered to pay $16,000 in legal fees for the group that protested their son's funeral. Protesting at a funeral is not speech, it's harassment. If Nancy Pelosi can have the Federal government put a gun to ...
by avak
Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Democrat Party Leader Uses Federal Government to Silence Man
Replies: 19
Views: 1063

Re: Democrat Party Leader Uses Federal Government to Silence Man

There is no explanation. The guy allegedly made death threats and dozens of harassing phone calls. If you're arguing that these alleged actions do not warrant police intervention then you are even stupider than anyone here thought. If you're arguing that the Democrats are mounting some insipid, part...
by avak
Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Democrat Party Leader Uses Federal Government to Silence Man
Replies: 19
Views: 1063

Re: Democrat Party Leader Uses Federal Government to Silence Man

Seriously.......WTF!

Crazies threaten Democratic leaders and are arrested.

Crazies threaten Republican leaders....and are arrested.

Are you really just this dumb?
by avak
Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Democrat Party Leader Uses Federal Government to Silence Man
Replies: 19
Views: 1063

Re: Democrat Party Leader Uses Federal Government to Silence Man

I love how this is construed as a partisan issue. I mean, shocker...right? You forgot to mention that charges were brought against a man for threatening Eric Cantor (R). http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2837736/norman_leboon_arrested_for_eric_cantor.html So, maybe we can change the thread ti...
by avak
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Democrat Party Leader Uses Federal Government to Silence Man
Replies: 19
Views: 1063

Re: Democrat Party Leader Uses Federal Government to Silence Man

Why stop at silencing him? They should just assassinate him. You know they can do that now...
by avak
Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq
Replies: 44
Views: 2663

Re: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq

Fine. You won't state your credentials. It is pretty obvious why. I'm done unless you have something specific to ask me or challenge me on. Thanks for at least making it exciting for 30 mins.
by avak
Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq
Replies: 44
Views: 2663

Re: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq

Oh come on Corth...we could write each other's replies by now. Intellectual headway has not been made here in over a year.
by avak
Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq
Replies: 44
Views: 2663

Re: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq

I don't know anything about the military!

I'm a businessman. I also know about farming. I'm from the Midwest. I like to fight when I can't solve a problem with talking! I'm a bleeding heart liberal. Anything else?
by avak
Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq
Replies: 44
Views: 2663

Re: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq

Now that was pretty good.

No bearing on the debate?? I am legitimately curious how you can determine that I know fuck all about the military when you know next to nothing about me and how you can be an expert when, for all I know, you know nothing about it yourself.
by avak
Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq
Replies: 44
Views: 2663

Re: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq

Wow, didn't see that one coming.

Go ahead, insult me. I'll talk about myself all day long. You're just a whiny little bitch troll that got slapped and now can't regroup.
by avak
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq
Replies: 44
Views: 2663

Re: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq

Witty I can edit too...you're just a blowhard that doesn't know what he is talking about. Dude, we've all seen pictures of you. You aren't military...you aren't any of the things you claim to have knowledge of. You're a loser. Tell me what you've done in your life. Trust me, I don't need to conjure ...
by avak
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq
Replies: 44
Views: 2663

Re: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq

Lol, for a guy that talks about shooting seven year olds you sure are a spineless pos.
by avak
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:47 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq
Replies: 44
Views: 2663

Re: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq

Have you seen combat Tef?

Cuz I would love to know how you are so fn enlightened.
by avak
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:46 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq
Replies: 44
Views: 2663

Re: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq

So, you have seen combat?

"I think he just ran over that body. Haha."

I have a military id, douche. I'm not in the military...figure that one out yourself.
by avak
Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq
Replies: 44
Views: 2663

Re: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq

Corth, I think the Reuters response that I have seen speaks to the legitimate confusion over the situation. It still doesn't address the murderous attitudes that were on display. David Schlesinger, the editor-in-chief of Reuters news, said the footage was "graphic evidence of the dangers involv...
by avak
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq
Replies: 44
Views: 2663

Re: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq

Exactly what? It's not the worst atrocity in the history of mankind? BFD as Joe Biden would say. That sure as shit doesn't excuse it. Those are people in that video...all of them. The van that comes to aid the guy that was dying on the sidewalk was a family taking kids to school!!!! The helicopter p...
by avak
Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq
Replies: 44
Views: 2663

Re: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq

The problem with the video is that the soldiers take real pleasure in killing. At one point they collectively beg for a catastrophically wounded man (war photog I think) to 'grab a weapon, buddy' so they can justify killing the 'bastard.' I am no expert in military rules, but I am guessing that ther...
by avak
Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: taking up the slack
Replies: 49
Views: 2150

Re: taking up the slack

Do some research on the classical educations of the founding fathers of the US. You might be surprised to find out that they had the equivalent of liberal arts educations. It isn't hard to make the connection between their broad educational perspectives and the incredible insights they collectively...
by avak
Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: taking up the slack
Replies: 49
Views: 2150

Re: taking up the slack

I just couldn't agree more with Todrael's understated comment. Do some research on the classical educations of the founding fathers of the US. You might be surprised to find out that they had the equivalent of liberal arts educations. It isn't hard to make the connection between their broad educatio...
by avak
Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Doctor Exercises Individual Rights
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: Doctor Exercises Individual Rights

No...it really is diarrhea of the keyboard...as Sarvis puts it...not some nonsense education quest.

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by avak
Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: One Year(ish) Later
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: One Year(ish) Later

Awesome.
by avak
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: School-Homed Children
Replies: 18
Views: 645

Re: School-Homed Children

Corth...you sound just like the libertarian professor I watched give a lecture on the us education system last week. He said that schools (especially higher ed) are essentially just elaborate credentialing systems and teach no real skills. Now, I happen to agree with the thrust of that, but certainl...
by avak
Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: School-Homed Children
Replies: 18
Views: 645

Re: School-Homed Children

Yes, to provide a specific counter to Ragorn's highly localized and anecdotal statement (aka, bullshit): http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/30/testing-proves-success-of-grads/ The results of those tests demonstrated that on average, home-schooled children regularly outperformed their peer...
by avak
Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Obama Administration Hypocrisy Over Cronyism
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Obama's Cronyism

If he had to post an opinion he wouldn't be able to troll.

FTA:
7 of Mr. Bush’s 10 appointments to the N.L.R.B. had been recess appointments, one of them the Chamber of Commerce’s director of labor law policy.
by avak
Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Obama Administration Hypocrisy Over Cronyism
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Obama's Cronyism

Are you suggesting that these appointees lack the merits to hold these positions?

Otherwise, I fail to see how appointing people that align with Obama's philosophies is anything short of mundane.
by avak
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Politicans to American people, calm down?
Replies: 80
Views: 4794

Re: Politicans to American people, calm down?

Well, that is fair enough...I don't know that I agree, but those points make sense.

Kiryan, you should read Don't Think of an Elephant by George Lakoff. It is about issue framing in politics. Quick read, very informative.
by avak
Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: HFCS
Replies: 31
Views: 1721

Re: HFCS

Yeah, I think you are right about that. You are just forgetting sugar beet production; which is a pretty substantial source of 'natural' sugar.
by avak
Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: HFCS
Replies: 31
Views: 1721

Re: HFCS

Sarvis, the reason we use corn syrup in the USA is because of the farm subsidies for corn and the import taxes on sugar cane. Its protectionism of the US corn industry and the US sugar industry (which realyl doesn't exist, but there are some plantations). You must be talking about strictly sugarcan...
by avak
Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Politicans to American people, calm down?
Replies: 80
Views: 4794

Re: Politicans to American people, calm down?

So let me get this straight...there is an unprecedented imminent "revolution" on the horizon due to the arrogance and tyranny of the democrats, but Obama could get reelected if they angle with immigration???????????? More likely Ragorn is accurate in pointing out the absurdity of these com...
by avak
Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Politicans to American people, calm down?
Replies: 80
Views: 4794

Re: Politicans to American people, calm down?

This should all be settled in November then, right?
by avak
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Politicans to American people, calm down?
Replies: 80
Views: 4794

Re: Politicans to American people, calm down?

That's what really gets me about the con messaging...the way the health care reform was passed is not new... http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/4554/reconsa.th.jpg The cliff notes version of the graph is that the Repubs have used reconciliation as a tactic pretty often recently...in pretty partisan fash...
by avak
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Politicans to American people, calm down?
Replies: 80
Views: 4794

Re: Politicans to American people, calm down?

These people agree with you, Kiryan...
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by avak
Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Politicans to American people, calm down?
Replies: 80
Views: 4794

Re: Politicans to American people, calm down?

Thanks...you're right...it was way out of hand. I would hate for the six people that still post here to be offended.
by avak
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Politicans to American people, calm down?
Replies: 80
Views: 4794

Re: Politicans to American people, calm down?

IMO, this is the "beauty" of what is happening. Many republicans can't stand the thought that they lost control of the country because of their flawed ideology, so they literally resort to violence. I welcome the day that the silent majority of clear-headed Americans within the party of s...
by avak
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Price Discrimination
Replies: 25
Views: 1374

Re: Price Discrimination

You are so full of crap, I haven't made a value judgement either way and no one has cried unfair. Hmmm...first of all...unless you -were- making a value judgement my claims weren't directed at you. And secondly, you did: "So, the government forces us to live with price discrimination so it can...
by avak
Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Price Discrimination
Replies: 25
Views: 1374

Re: Price Discrimination

So yeah...take home message here for those paying attention:

Hypocrites will say "cradle to the grave" and 'big brother" and 'socialism" when it applies to others getting something. They will cry 'unfair' when they want the entitlement to swing their way.
by avak
Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Politicans to American people, calm down?
Replies: 80
Views: 4794

Re: Politicans to American people, calm down?

Yeah man, it is representative government...take up arms when you have exhausted all other options. So, when the election is rigged (uhh...Bush?) then you can start the incendiary rhetoric. In the meantime, try getting elected.
by avak
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Price Discrimination
Replies: 25
Views: 1374

Re: Price Discrimination

My mind is currently blown...

The only complicity the government has is in allowing a free and unfettered marketplace.

You honestly expect the US gov't to dictate what the price of a good should be based on global comparisons?
by avak
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Price Discrimination
Replies: 25
Views: 1374

Re: Price Discrimination

I about shit myself when I realized how deep this thread was. Thanks for the information.

Did you know that you can charge more...sometimes orders of magnitude...for a gd piece of paper just because it was signed by a celebrity? Get the eff out of town, you say? I say, no! No fn shit.
by avak
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Govt Closer to the People Defends the People's Rights
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Govt Closer to the People Defends the People's Rights

Fascinating...more generic political maneuvering dressed up as grandiose intrigue by our favorite troll. ATLANTA — Reflecting the bitter partisan divide over health care, governors in at least six states are at war with attorneys general from the other political party about whether to join litigatio...
by avak
Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Couldn't Even Get the Language Right
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Couldn't Even Get the Language Right

The only worthwhile part of the article: “The concept that insurance companies would even seek to deny children coverage exemplifies why we fought for this reform,” said Representative Henry A. Waxman, Democrat of California and chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Besides, differing inter...

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