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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:06 am

Grammatron wrote:
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Witness wrote:Weird. Does that mean that, given these special conditions, any dude (or dudette) can declare "I'm the candidate of party X" without being thrown out?
Yes exactly.

The primary system was a "reform" to get away from back room deals.
DNC did keep back room deals for POTUS primary.
There will always be back room deals, but that was the intent.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:36 am

From the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank, an article titled "The Looming National Security Crisis: Young Americans Unable to Serve in the Military ".

The key points:
A manpower shortage in the United States military directly compromises national security. Today, 71 percent of young Americans between 17 and 24 are ineligible to serve in the military—that is 24 million of the 34 million people of that age group.

More and more young Americans do not qualify to enter the military due to lack of basic education, drug use, criminal background, or—the top reason—simply being too fat.

The U.S. government should initiate an integrated and comprehensive public awareness and advocacy program to promote awareness of the problem of the inability of young Americans to qualify for basic military service.

Education is paramount. Empowering parents to access learning options that work for their children early on increases graduation rates, decreases crime, and encourages healthy lifestyles, and should be a priority for lawmakers, educators, parents, and all citizens.
My emphasis.

https://www.scribd.com/document/3725390 ... from_embed

Well, if that's so, no fun… :|

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Re: 'Murica

Post by sparks » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:50 pm

Who will be tapped to keep us Free(tm)?

Certainly not a batch of morbidly obese iPhone fuctards from Generation Brain-dead.


I know: Let's hire a mercenary army/navy/marines/air farce from Planet X.

ETA: And make the Mexicans pay for it. :)
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:41 am

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:41 pm

Incidentally that seriously violates the "flag code".

Which does not have the force of law (it still being a free country to that degree). :)
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:00 am

↑ That pesky 1st:mrgreen:

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:34 am

Rhode Island bill would charge $20 fee to unblock Internet porn

March 6 (UPI) -- Rhode Island lawmakers introduced a bill this month that would charge porn viewers an extra $20 fee.

The bill, introduced by Democratic state senators Frank Ciccone and Hanna Gallo, would require Internet service providers to automatically block all "sexual content and/or patently offensive material."

Rhode Island state law defines "patently offensive material" as anything that is "so offensive on its face as to affront current standards of decency."

In order to get the material unblocked, Rhode Islanders will have to go through a series of steps, including making a request in writing that they want to be able to view the pornography or other "patently offensive material."

The person will then have to prove he or she is at least 18 years of age and then acknowledge that they received a "written warning regarding the potential danger of deactivating the digital blocking capability."
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/03 ... 520319464/

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Re: 'Murica

Post by sparks » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:05 am

Witness wrote:↑ That pesky 1st:mrgreen:

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:29 am

They still haven't invented a way to define porn that's better than "I know it when I see it."
Rhode Island state law defines "patently offensive material" as anything that is "so offensive on its face as to affront current standards of decency."
Isn't that a tautological definition?

(I hope that's the right word)

It's like begging the question.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by ed » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:38 am

RI is small, they don't have room for stringy thoughts, they have to be circular.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Doctor X » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:41 pm

It is really very simple:

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:30 pm

As long as they are taxing it and not prohibiting it, it may fly.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:14 pm

Perhaps they'll exempt patriotic porn?

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:15 pm

Patriotic porn still gets taxed.

Religious porn on the other hand, must be exempt. :twisted:
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:56 am

The Mountain Advocate wrote:State Police order threatens media

A spokesperson from the Kentucky State Police (KSP) has issued an order, attempting to place demands on the Mountain Advocate and a Bell County radio station.

The order from State Police Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs says, “…from this point forward when KSP is working an investigation, you are to wait until OUR (KSP) press release is sent out before putting anything out on social media, radio, and newspaper. No more posting inaccurate information from Sheriff’s or anyone else.” He then threatens, “Authority of my supervisors, if this continues, you will be taken off our media distribution list.” (See below article for PDF of Jacobs’ e-mail)

In response, Mountain Advocate publisher Jay Nolan stated, “We believe our community is best served when an independent, free press works closely with all law enforcement agencies. Our mutual goal should be to keep the public fully informed and protected.” He went on to say, “For the KSP to tell us we can only report what the KSP says, when they want to say it, and we must ignore any and all other sources, that’s crazy. Any professional journalist would consider a publicly elected law enforcement professional like our Sheriff as a credible source. Sheriff Smith has 27 years of law enforcement experience, 24 of which with KSP itself. To tell us we can’t quote someone like him, or an eyewitness, or a local police chief? And, for them to threaten us with removal from their media list is at best misguided.”

The Mountain Advocate has notified the Kentucky Press Association, (KPA) about the incident. KPA attorney, Jon Fleishaker, commented, for the State Police to say it will restrict publication of information is clearly a violation of the First Amendment, adding “The officer’s threat is not acceptable.” At the Mountain Advocate’s request, the Executive Director of KPA, David Thompson, has sent a letter asking the commissioner of the KSP to overturn officer Jacobs’ order.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:29 am

Eclectablog wrote:Apparently unfamiliar with “libraries”, GOP Gov. candidate Bill Schuette proposes radical idea of “dedicated reading centers” to solve illiteracy crisis in Michigan

Despite state spending of nearly $80 million to improve early reading skills in Michigan school kids, reading scores have actually gone DOWN since 2014 in our state. Not even the threat of being held back a year by state law was enough to frighten and threaten these children into learning to read better.

Michigan’s Republican Attorney General, a man who has been running for governor for a couple of decades at least, has a revolutionary idea to solve this seemingly intractable problem: “dedicated reading centers” in all schools staffed with “reading coaches”.
Schuette’s plan calls for appointing a state literacy director in his cabinet and place reading coaches in the state’s elementary schools.

Other parts of the plan include establishing dedicated reading centers in schools, creating funding incentives for schools that raise students’ reading levels, forming public-private partnerships to help with funding and provide reading mentors, and establishing reading scholarships and summer reading camps.
Mr. Schuette is, apparently, unfamiliar with the concept of the “library” and the staff position of “librarian”. However, his political party — the Republicans — are quite familiar with these concepts. Or at least they should be; they’ve been defunding them for years.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:21 pm

Apparently unfamiliar with “libraries”, GOP Gov. candidate Bill Schuette proposes radical idea of “dedicated reading centers” to solve illiteracy crisis in Michigan
Whoever wrote that apparently hasn't been to a public library in the USA lately.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:13 pm



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Post by sparks » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:27 pm

How's that sea level rise coming along ed?
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