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by Arathena
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: TPP
Replies: 2
Views: 5206

Re: TPP

Killing the TPP would be a pretty damn good thing from the viewpoint of keeping the American government sovereign over America.
by Arathena
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: The Duggars
Replies: 4
Views: 5512

Re: The Duggars

That's the part that really pisses me off. You know, if you look at the Quiverfull movement - which they do not claim as their philosophy, but their beliefs perfectly align with it, and that movement itself praises the Duggars of great representatives of it - you can see that women are pretty much ...
by Arathena
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Can't speak english......DISABLED!
Replies: 3
Views: 4792

Re: Can't speak english......DISABLED!

Under the regulations, to get to the point where they pay any attention to your ability to speak English, you have to show: That you aren't working right now, A medically verified physical/mental impairment, That it's not going to get better (for a long ass time) and isn't on a list of automatics, a...
by Arathena
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Can't speak english......DISABLED!
Replies: 3
Views: 4792

Re: Can't speak english......DISABLED!

I'm sure it will get slippier and slippier.
by Arathena
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: AUMF on ISIS/ISIL
Replies: 4
Views: 5447

Re: AUMF on ISIS/ISIL

Kulaf wrote:Pretty much. Not even sure why it's needed honestly.
Dot is, cross ts, remind the nation that Congress isn't interested in governing.
by Arathena
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: South Park: The Stick of Truth
Replies: 5
Views: 8327

Re: South Park: The Stick of Truth

I can't remember the last time I paid more than $5 for a game...
by Arathena
Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Fivethirtyeight
Replies: 5
Views: 4498

Re: Fivethirtyeight

Well, at least now we know what it takes to get a Republican governor to lose an election: Shelter a kiddyfucker and fire your kids teachers, while accomplishing NOTHING on the Republican agenda except a TRAP law. Silver lining to the upcoming austerity recession is Corbett losing the state I live i...
by Arathena
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Fivethirtyeight
Replies: 5
Views: 4498

Re: Fivethirtyeight

Kulaf wrote:The US is going to elect a woman president I hope he Republicans put forth a viable candidate like Susan Collins.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. Your base is going to reject Ted Cruz for being a leftist by 2016.
by Arathena
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ebola
Replies: 12
Views: 9103

Re: Ebola

The Canadians are now supplying an experimental vaccine to the WHO. They've licensed it to an American company for testing - but they can license it to a hell of a lot more if it works.
by Arathena
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Geekness
Topic: Skunk Works takes fusion in a new direction.....smaller
Replies: 4
Views: 6739

Re: Skunk Works takes fusion in a new direction.....smaller

For those of us a little longer in the teeth, isn't this a little bit of a dated concept? I thought non-tokamak magnetic field containment of fusion reactions was explored in the 90s, very similar to what is described in the article. I hope it does work, but it seems like a rehash of something alre...
by Arathena
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: What Once Was Old, is New Again.
Replies: 9
Views: 6025

Re: What Once Was Old, is New Again.

Ddrak wrote:Very interesting. I don't see why he wouldn't just go to Congress - it would be a hard one to turn down.

Dd
Congress doesn't want to vote; the House Republicans want to wash their hands of all responsibility so that they can bitch about whatever Obama does, no matter what he does.
by Arathena
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Nadia's Game News
Topic: Everquest Next
Replies: 58
Views: 23379

Re: Everquest Next

Ddrak wrote:Seems somewhat "unstable", letting the players direct your story... First rule of GM'ing - the plans only last as long as it takes to introduce it to the players.

Dd
Kill the target, kill the girl, save the cat...
by Arathena
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Israel, Hamas and a dozen dead people...
Replies: 60
Views: 28787

Re: Israel, Hamas and a dozen dead people...

I find true Anti-Semitism really weird. I get the Xenophobia when people look/dress differently but for the most part in western cultures it's impossible to tell if someone is Jewish unless they actually tell you. How do people go from "yeah, he's another person" to "now I know he's of a certain re...
by Arathena
Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: Malaysia Air Flight 17
Replies: 12
Views: 9897

Re: Malaysia Air Flight 17

Our response is going to be some vague waving around of trade restrictions, until the French and Germans ask us to please not make Gasprom eliminate exports to Europe, thank you very much. There will be a bunch of blustering from the morons who think that death by nuclear weapon will issue in the se...
by Arathena
Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: USSC and Hobby Lobby
Replies: 18
Views: 12214

Re: USSC and Hobby Lobby

The other confusing part is there's no clear distinction between which contraceptives are disallowed and which aren't. Abortion-relation is simply wrong because ALL the contraceptives in question have a anti-ovulation measure (like hormonal ones), and also have anti-implantation mechanisms (also li...
by Arathena
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: The Executive can assassinate any citizen they want?
Replies: 15
Views: 8093

Re: The Executive can assassinate any citizen they want?

And really all Congress needs to do is pass a piece of legislation amend Article III, section 2, and repeal the 7th and 8th Amendments, before outlining what acts a citizen may commit that would constitute voluntary relinquishment of citizenship. Fixed that for you. Citizen sponsored terrorism is a...
by Arathena
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: The Executive can assassinate any citizen they want?
Replies: 15
Views: 8093

Re: The Executive can assassinate any citizen they want?

And really all Congress needs to do is pass a piece of legislation amend Article III, section 2, and repeal the 7th and 8th Amendments, before outlining what acts a citizen may commit that would constitute voluntary relinquishment of citizenship. Fixed that for you. Citizen sponsored terrorism is a...
by Arathena
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: The Executive can assassinate any citizen they want?
Replies: 15
Views: 8093

Re: The Executive can assassinate any citizen they want?

So we invade another sovereign country with ground troops? Who has to authorize that? And what if the country in question refuses to either extradite or allow said ground mission? Then you're up shit creek without a paddle. That's pretty much one of the entire points of having sovereign nations. Yo...
by Arathena
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Politics and Law
Topic: The Executive can assassinate any citizen they want?
Replies: 15
Views: 8093

Re: The Executive can assassinate any citizen they want?

I am just curious.......what is the alternative? We send in special forces and attempt to arrest him and return him to the US to face trial? And then if he resists arrest and is shot and killed everything then is kosher? Because we tried right? Or do we try him in absentia for treason? And if he is...