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mav1234

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#3370305 President Obama joins Twitter

Posted by mav1234 on 19 May 2015 - 08:56 AM

I refuse to click on links to addictinginfo (don't ask) but... wow, fug people




#3368347 Patriots accused of cheating (redux)

Posted by mav1234 on 16 May 2015 - 06:13 PM

Everyone that dismisses each little act of cheating as no big deal needs to step back and look that all the little things add up to a big advantage.

Even if they figure out the communication problem the fall guy will be some low level employee that did it on his own accord


Some employee will refer to himself as The Disconnector and the Pats will say it is because he is quitting smoking and disconnecting himself from cigarettes.


#3367439 Eyewitness Accounts: Don't Believe Everything You Read

Posted by mav1234 on 15 May 2015 - 08:55 AM

Saying a statement that is false is not the same as lying.  Many, many witnesses fervently believe their false testimony.  One of the above articles linked articulates that.

 

This is just another reason I want more cameras on police... Not just to protect civilians, but to protect them, too.




#3366675 Let's hit the gym and "deflate" some weight

Posted by mav1234 on 14 May 2015 - 01:46 PM

so the patriots do have a sense of humor after all




#3366473 Let's hit the gym and "deflate" some weight

Posted by mav1234 on 14 May 2015 - 11:00 AM

Never heard anyone refer to weight loss as deflating up here


#3365828 Saying you are from North Carolina can be embarrassing

Posted by mav1234 on 13 May 2015 - 08:00 PM

Liberals make up like 75% of the Northeast population...

 

indeed, and southern Conservatives make up a substantial portion of the population in the South.  The idea they have no political power is an illusion sold by their power brokers... unless you want to argue electoral power, in which case, the vast majority of us are in the same situation.




#3360144 The Silence is Deafening

Posted by mav1234 on 08 May 2015 - 08:48 AM

Looks like it is time to ramp up the ideology lest we lose our place in framing this discussion:

 

http://www.nytimes.c...peech.html?_r=0

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...hooting-gellar/

 

http://www.dailykos....h-Law-in-the-US#

 

http://www.huffingto..._b_7188792.html

 

Back to your regularly scheduled vapid snarkfest

 

 

Only one of those pieces seems to actively support, while the rest outright reject, limitations on free speech.  

 

If you wish to have a debate on the legitimacy of "hate speech" laws, this isn't the thread to do it in; why not craft a different OP if it makes a big difference to you?

 

I wonder if you actually read the articles you linked...




#3359746 Hillary thinks its time to end mass incarceration after she and her husband s...

Posted by mav1234 on 07 May 2015 - 07:29 PM

Just remember. A democrat evolves and a republican flip flops.


I consider a flip flop if it happens in the short term (eg a few years). Policies from the 90s bei ng reversed isn't flip flopping


#3359706 Hillary thinks its time to end mass incarceration after she and her husband s...

Posted by mav1234 on 07 May 2015 - 06:52 PM

Though Teeray was just joking, after being in the public spot light for 30 years and seeing how policies fare I would actually hope that someone would abandon a failed policy, rather than stick with it.

 

doesn't mean I'll vote for her, but I have a hard time hanging her for this.




#3359703 The Silence is Deafening

Posted by mav1234 on 07 May 2015 - 06:49 PM

On the news in DC now.

Sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of my own confirmation bias.




#3359582 The Silence is Deafening

Posted by mav1234 on 07 May 2015 - 04:28 PM

So people happened to have a hard time finding this on the front page of most sites on Monday, because..... why?  Most people that jump on these types of stories with glee to share on the Tinderbox said nothing because.... why?

 

Beats me why that is.  I had it as the top story all over my US news feeds.  I don't browse "cnn.com" or "foxnews.com", as I prefer news aggregates as I can read several stories on a topic to get different PoVs.  Major news outlets WERE covering this though and I have no idea why you or others had trouble finding info on it, as I had links to them in my feed.




#3359317 The Silence is Deafening

Posted by mav1234 on 07 May 2015 - 01:55 PM

Weird because this was one of the top news stories on my feed for several days, from a variety of sources.  I had no idea it wasn't being covered by major outlets.

 

Of course, twylyght then linked major outlets covering it, so whatever.

 

edit: oh hey the second one of my stories in my US Feed is actually on this very topic.  Go figure.




#3356005 Would you vote for Hillary?

Posted by mav1234 on 05 May 2015 - 08:42 AM

Because of the state I live in I have the nice ability to pretty much vote as I please knowing the electoral votes will go to the dem nominee. Thus, I won't be voting for Hillary. Not a fan of hers.

It depends on her opponent as to what I'd do otherwise, if I felt my vote might actually swing my state. But it won't.

Really dislike current republican candidates though.


#3342199 Bernie Sanders running for prez

Posted by mav1234 on 30 April 2015 - 12:50 PM

Bernie is a camp fodder for the DNC so Hillary will have someone to debate with before her 'historic' presidential run as a female.

 

Eh... I don't think so.  He isn't one to allow himself to be used like that.  He thinks Hillary's nomination isn't set in stone and is running because he thinks the American public care about his message.  I wish they did, but I'm pretty bitter and disillusioned with politics now.




#3341900 Bernie Sanders running for prez

Posted by mav1234 on 30 April 2015 - 09:55 AM

I love Bernie but I can't see him getting out of the primary, nor winning the general election.  I mean look at all the socialist and communist rhetoric about fuging Obama...