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#2244721 Cam press conference at 12:45 today...

Posted by Kurb on 29 May 2013 - 09:22 AM

He's been traded.

#2244674 Post a pic, any pic.

Posted by Kurb on 29 May 2013 - 08:37 AM








#2244650 Built a small pond last week....

Posted by Kurb on 29 May 2013 - 08:05 AM

Can you legally keep a coon as a pet?



According to that sketchy website you can.

#2244275 Death Star Destroys Enterprise

Posted by Kurb on 28 May 2013 - 07:23 PM


They have shields

#2244086 Boston Herald: 1,164 people received welfare benefits

Posted by Kurb on 28 May 2013 - 04:00 PM

Honestly 1100 people out of how many million isn't that bad.

#2244006 Real Men of Genius -DrewBreesIsGod

Posted by Kurb on 28 May 2013 - 02:15 PM

the lady doth protest too much, methinks

Understand his "troll"persona is a manner of self validation.

Dude makes jokes about peeps wives, then questions others maturity. Nuff said.

#2240797 Trying to identify with what "ism" I can best connect with....Objecti...

Posted by Kurb on 23 May 2013 - 12:03 PM

As hard as it may be to believe, I actually read and consider what folks are trying to say in their posts in this subforum.


Trying to grow/etc.


Something I have wanted to do for awhile is determine what "ism" I best Identify with.


So far this is one of my favorites. (but I have some issues with it)





Rand's defense of individual liberty integrates elements from her entire philosophy.[57] Since reason is the means of human knowledge, it is therefore each person's most fundamental means of survival and is necessary to the achievement of values.[58] The use or threat of force neutralizes the practical effect of an individual's reason, whether the force originates from the state or from a criminal. According to Rand, "man's mind will not function at the point of a gun."[59] Therefore, the only type of organized human behavior consistent with the operation of reason is that of voluntary cooperation. Persuasion is the method of reason. By its nature, the overtly irrational cannot rely on the use of persuasion and must ultimately resort to force to prevail.[60] Thus, Rand saw reason and freedom as correlates, just as she saw mysticism and force as corollaries.[61] Based on this understanding of the role of reason, Objectivists hold that the initiation of physical force against the will of another is immoral,[62] as are indirect initiations of force through threats,[63] fraud,[64] or breach of contract.[65] The use of defensive or retaliatory force, on the other hand, is appropriate.[66]




Objectivism holds that because the opportunity to use reason without the initiation of force is necessary to achieve moral values, each individual has an inalienable moral right to act as his own judgment directs and to keep the product of his effort. Peikoff, explaining the basis of rights, stated, "In content, as the founding fathers recognized, there is one fundamental right, which has several major derivatives. The fundamental right is the right to life. Its major derivatives are the right to liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness."[67] "A 'right' is a moral principle defining and sanctioning a man's freedom of action in a social context."[68] These rights are specifically understood to be rights to action, not to specific results or objects, and the obligations created by rights are negative in nature: each individual must refrain from violating the rights of others.[69] Objectivists reject alternative notions of rights, such as positive rights,[70] collective rights, or animal rights.[71] Objectivism holds that the only social system which fully recognizes individual rights is capitalism,[72] specifically what Rand described as "full, pure, uncontrolled, unregulated laissez-faire capitalism."[73] Objectivism regards capitalism as the social system which is most beneficial to the poor, but that this isn't its primary justification.[74] Rather, it is the only moral social system. Objectivism maintains that only societies seeking to establish freedom (or free nations) have a right to self-determination.[75]




Sadly it starts to fall apart here. Sure if everyone was moral, regulation would be unneeded in Capitalism, we all know that everyone isn't bound by the same morals.

Objectivism views government as "the means of placing the retaliatory use of physical force under objective control—i.e., under objectively defined laws;" thus, government is both legitimate and critically important[76] in order to protect individual rights.[77] Rand opposed so-called "anarchism," because she saw putting police and courts on the market as an inherent miscarriage of justice.."[78] Objectivism holds that the proper functions of a government are "the police, to protect men from criminals—the armed services, to protect men from foreign invaders—the law courts, to settle disputes among men according to objectively defined laws," the executive, and legislatures.[79] Furthermore, in protecting individual rights, the government is acting as an agent of its citizens and "has no rights except the rights delegated to it by the citizens"[80] and it must act in an impartial manner according to specific, objectively defined laws.[81] Prominent Objectivists Leonard Peikoff and Yaron Brook have since expressed support for other government functions.[82][83]




I wish it would get into "common good" projects (roads/mail/etc). 

the government is acting as an agent of its citizens and "has no rights except the rights delegated to it by the citizens"[80] and it must act in an impartial manner according to specific, objectively defined laws 

Love that.




Rand argued that limited intellectual property monopolies being granted to certain inventors and artists on a first-to-file basis are moral because she viewed all property as fundamentally intellectual. Furthermore, the value of a commercial product comes in part from the necessary work of its inventors. However, Rand viewed limits on patents and copyrights as important and held that if they were granted in perpetuity, it would necessarily lead to de facto collectivism.



I understand this as patent right is protected for a time limit then open to the public? I could actually get behind that as well. 




Rand opposed racism and any legal application of racism. She considered affirmative action to be an example of legal racism.[84] Rand advocated the right to legal abortion.[85]Rand believed capital punishment is morally justified as retribution against a murderer, but dangerous due to the risk of mistakenly executing innocent people and opening the door to state murder. She therefore said she opposed capital punishment "on epistemological, not moral, grounds."[86] She opposed involuntary military conscription, but also thought those who avoided being drafted should be held criminally liable.[87] She opposed any form of censorship, including legal restrictions on pornographyopinion or worship, famousy quipping; "In the transition to statism, every infringement of human rights has begun with a given right's least attractive practitioners".[88][89]




Like most of that too.


Objectivists have also opposed a number of government activities commonly supported by both liberals and conservatives, including antitrust laws,[90] the minimum wagepublic education,[91] and existing child labor laws.[92] Objectivists have argued against faith-based initiatives,[93] displaying religious symbols in government facilities,[94] and the teaching of "intelligent design" in public schools.[95] Maintaining that it should be phased out gradually, Rand opposed taxation as she considered it theft and an endorsement of force over reason.[96][97]





It loses me here a great deal. Anti-Trust laws should be there to protect the market, min wage fights exploitation, pub ed gets peoples learns on, I'm "meh" on religous symbols unless they are state funded with would be wrong (sep church and state), some Taxation is needed. 




I wanted to link the thread we had on Facism (mmmmBeans and PhillyB added some cool stuff to it I'll see if I can find.


It's been very enlightening to find the real meaning behind some of the boogieman words like Facism, Socialism, Communism, etc.

#2240744 Racism on CarolinaHuddle.com

Posted by Kurb on 23 May 2013 - 11:35 AM

do you understand that america's history with african-american relations is vastly different than its relations with asian-americans?


this difference is fundamental to an argument that is often portrayed as though it is in a vacuum.


FWIW Asian's were treated in "almost" slave like conditions in the west. Especially during the Rail Road boom. Granted it's not particularly close to the multiple years of slavery.


Also that whole rounding up all the Asians on the west coast and locking them in camps was p bad as well.

#2240739 Black people more likely to be caught with drugs and guns...

Posted by Kurb on 23 May 2013 - 11:33 AM

I can't change the past, all I can do is push for smaller government, which I do on many different levels.


I was in this boat for a long time.


I'm developing less of a "small government" stance and more toward "efficient/accountable/honest" Government. A country this size, with it's unique issues, and diviverse people will never operate really well with a "small" Government.

#2238217 Proudiddy is now Mod of the Hornets/NBA forums...

Posted by Kurb on 21 May 2013 - 02:09 PM

Big thanks to Proudiddy for stepping up and volunteering to help keep this joint clean.


Ironic I was going to text you tonight and mention him.


Great minds and all that.




Congrats PD

#2238208 How to notice a weak, pathetic, bandwagon douche nozzle

Posted by Kurb on 21 May 2013 - 02:02 PM

Im sure he is.  So at the pinnacle of the atlanta fans delusional fantasies about vick being the second coming im sure he walls balls deep in it.  Legit atlanta fans were all in it.  He knows he was.  Now the majority of the ones that were walking around with their chests poked out showing off that number seven with ignorant pride are coming up with all kinds of lame excuses about how they really werent vick fans.  Weak. Liars.    


Well Vick in ATL had his moment where he seemed unstoppable.

That's said, F1P2 has been a pretty even keel dude.



I rarely come in here anymore, but I helped build it :), if there is legit hate to give towards a Falcons fan I'm all for it. F1P2 however is a legit dude.

#2237851 Apple avoided paying billions in taxes

Posted by Kurb on 21 May 2013 - 09:05 AM

As far as they are 5 times worse than a crack head mom...


these companies do nothing more than shift some of their monies to other areas to avoid taxation.  Do you enjoy your tax deduction for contributing to your IRA?  Do you do things to reduce your tax burden?  Now...weighed against everything it seems really extreme, but as long as they are following the law...what are you complaining about.  Do you want US corporations to be taxed MORE?  How do you think that will change things?  More companies will just move to Ireland or Zug, Switzerland. 


I'll be quick, for I have appointments today and I know you have to get to the radio soon for Rush. 


Lets take the "crackhead" part out for this discussion. I was using it as it is a popular label, but for what I am about to say it's better to use this "Low Income, 4 babies, welfare queen, with cell phones, etc" meme.


You can't cry moral outrage at some random person, who is poo ass poor, taking advantage of free government hand outs (gaming the systems) costing the Tax Payers, i dunno 50K a year? in lost tax dollars


THEN Turn around and say what you said above.


Who has hurt the American Public more? Random welfare queen whom we don't know all her circumstances. 




Mega Billion Dollar coorporation that not only ships its factory jobs overseas so children can make our iPads, but then hides the money in 


Some of these subsidiaries had no employees and were largely run by top officials from the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., according to congressional investigators. But by officially locating them in places like Ireland, Apple was able to, in effect, make them stateless – exempt from taxes, record-keeping laws and the need for the subsidiaries to even file tax returns anywhere in the world.




Sorry, I'll gladly take my swings at company robbing my country of taxation on almost 100 billion dollars over 3-4 years before I take my swings at someone living below the poverty level.



No one want's anyone to pay more taxes.

It would be REALLY fuging nice tho if everyone paid what they are supposed to pay.


Posted by Kurb on 21 May 2013 - 08:53 AM

just ban softcore completely outside of the proper sub


exposed nipples (softcore) is banned



90% of the forum has no problem with a bikini here and there

90% of the forum has no problem with a shirtless dude here and there


this poo post fest of a thread is basically you and a few others throwing a tantrum for attention

you want a thread in the lovely ladies section for hawt dudes ? 


go make one



in the mean time, follow the rules that have been in effect since oh...2004

#2237827 Apple avoided paying billions in taxes

Posted by Kurb on 21 May 2013 - 08:36 AM

They are 30 billion times worse than the "crackhead single mom with 5 kids drawing checks".

#2237752 meet zoe

Posted by Kurb on 21 May 2013 - 07:19 AM

thanks everyone. it's been an exhausting couple of days but I love being a dad


Exhaustion levels run a strange curve.


First couple of weeks...REALLY bad.


Then after a month or two you start getting solid 4-6 hour sleep spells.


Then she will start rolling over and waking up. Really bad again.


Then sleep through the night a couple months.


Then crawling/walking will tire you out instead of being up all night.



But its VERY very very rarely not fun :)

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