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Heretical Rants



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yinello wrote:
On another note, Brunei, where half of my family lives, has just invoked the Sharia law. Damnit.



now

is Sam the Eagle going to come into this thread and start ranting about how he thinks we're all racists for thinking that this is a bad thing

or what


because it's not a complete Sinfest discussion session about Sharia unless that happens
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heretical Rants wrote:
Yinello wrote:
On another note, Brunei, where half of my family lives, has just invoked the Sharia law. Damnit.



now

is Sam the Eagle going to come into this thread and start ranting a




You're all a bunch of WEIRDOS!


/Seriously though that's terrible. Good luck to your family, Yinello. =(
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Texas wants your women, just not their votes.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

y'know there really oughta be a law, some kinda law that allows the federal government to, y'know, step in and enforce fair voting laws in states that have a history of disenfranchising entire classes of society

y'know? wouldn't that be cool?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember this guy?



A former UC Davis police officer whose pepper-spraying of protesters gained worldwide notice thanks to a viral video has been awarded more than $38,000 in workers' compensation from the university for suffering he experienced after the incident.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So now the protestors have been paid and the cop punished, we can stop sending him death threats yes?

I forgot this is the internet.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Russell Brand May Have Started a Revolution Last Night
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, was he in Stockholm?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Oh, was he in Stockholm?

http://trommelyd.no/
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CTrees wrote:
Remember this guy?



A former UC Davis police officer whose pepper-spraying of protesters gained worldwide notice thanks to a viral video has been awarded more than $38,000 in workers' compensation from the university for suffering he experienced after the incident.


Three dozen protestors were awarded a million dollars collectively, which averages out to less than $28k per person (assuming the lawyers took nothing...) So, uh, yeah.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Texas wants your women, just not their votes.


do we really have to keep texas? really? or maybe we could just keep the part around austin, and all the texans who actually want to be americans can move there. because after all
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seattle's city council voted unanimously to use eminent domain if necessary to acquire a parking lot from a resident so they can build ... a parking lot. Seems the owner is greedily refusing to sell.

Derp.

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SEATTLE — The city is forcing a 103-year-old Spokane woman to sell her parking lot in Seattle to make way for, well, a parking lot.

The Seattle City Council voted Monday to take the lot near the waterfront by eminent domain, using a portion of the $30 million provided by the state to take care of parking issues around the waterfront. Hundreds of public parking spaces will be lost when the state begins dismantling the Alaskan Way Viaduct for the digging of the tunnel. The construction will last until 2020.

The lot is owned by Spokane resident Myrtle Woldson. She doesn’t want to sell, so the City Council voted unanimously to use it’s power of eminent domain to take it after paying Woldson “fair market value.”


I imagine 'fair market value' now might be somewhat less than 'fair market value' after their grandiose projects are completed. Hmm... And there's some conflicting info regarding if they're planning on building a parking garage there or just using what she's already built.

Derp derp.

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City officials have said that they plan to keep the lot for surface parking even though Seattle and Washington state department of transportation documents state foresee a parking structure on the property.


And the city already runs at least one parking garage that loses money.

Derpety derp.

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Another factor is that the city, which has a poor track record with at least one parking facility, could end up managing a lot that Beck said is very busy during the summer tourism season. Consider Seattle’s record running the Pacific Place mall garage downtown. Over the years, the garage has lost money, according to the city — including a nearly $1.5 million loss in 2012.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Him wrote:
Russell Brand May Have Started a Revolution Last Night


Help help, I'm being repressed!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arc Tempest wrote:
Him wrote:
Russell Brand May Have Started a Revolution Last Night


Help help, I'm being repressed!

A bit more in depth:Russell Brand on revolution: “We no longer have the luxury of tradition”
Some hippyish stuff, but worth a read I think.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://data.healthcare.gov/dataset/QHP-Individual-Medical-Landscape/ba45-xusy

This is purportedly the database showing all available health insurance plans available on healthcare.gov. You can enter your state's two letter abbreviation in the search bar to narrow down the list and see prices for plans.

Not sure if this is really what you can get on healthcare.gov, as I haven't tried to sign up.
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