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  1. Austerity Europe!? Besides the nonsense of fifty different solutions for everything, states are revenue constrained. Taxes by the US federal government, however, are obsolete for revenue purposes. In 1946, the chairman of the Fed Reserve Bank of New York, Beardsley Ruml, wrote this: "...with an inconvertible currency, a sovereign national government is finally free of money worries and need no longer levy taxes for the purpose of providing itself with revenue. It follows that our Federal Government has final freedom from the money market in meeting its financial requi
  2. You keep insisting that no one should see a problem because no one is “preventing” them from something, but there are plenty of examples where there are protections at the expense of others. Because many times, it’s seen as more beneficial. I’m using these examples (i.e. tenant protections, minimum wage, hiring, etc.) as rebuttals to your analogies about the boss not paying you out of work or whatever. You seem to be saying, “No one is mandating my boss pay me a vacation for not having the money due to not coming to work always (i.e. he never prevented me from going on a vacation), so obvious
  3. For the first part, is the nanny being prevented from finding shelter elsewhere if there was no eviction process? No, but it’s disingenuous. Same here. Conservatives keep saying there’s cheap BC at the store, or they cover other contraceptives in the plan, but the options are not the same as the effective IUD, which has high upfront costs that turn many women away from it. What was illogical about the law? They could have easily argued the Commerce Clause applies to ACA, but Roberts decided to steer to Congress’s ability to tax. Scalia himself maintained that the federal ban on marijuana
  4. Hey phil http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014...fuses-to-leave/ California Couple's Live-in Nanny Stops Working, Refuses To Leave “But when they attempted to get her to sign a letter articulating the agreement, she refused to sign it. “When I asked her why she wouldn’t sign the letter she said ‘It’s not legal,’ and slammed the door in my face,” Bracamonte said, according to ABC. “Once she said the word legal, I knew it wasn’t going to be fun." Police say they cannot remove Stretton from the Bracamonte’s home, and that they have to go through an eviction process.”
  5. There are five conservative justices and four liberal justices. On DOMA, Kennedy is more open (with some reservations) to gay marriage, so that’s why it swung that way. The ruling went the way it did because of the above. Surprise, surprise. Besides the whole “corporations are religious people”, they arbitrarily narrowed it to only contraceptives because they don’t want to open this up to complaints from other religious beliefs that they don’t agree with (e.g. vaccination or blood transfusion would be off-base). The court also is ruling this based on “sincerely hel
  6. It’s the internetz. https://www.beastforum/com/ warning: beastiality Because blacks are doing far worse as a group, and there’s the history that goes behind it, which many argue is the culprit for why they lag behind in education, employment, etc. That’s why the focus is on them. There hasn’t even been that much discussion, since Shiny brought this to the thread. I mean, you could bring up what you think other groups face and see if others respond. I’ve never painted them with such a generalization, and this criticism isn’t going to shut down the fact tha
  7. FYI, the courts even use urban dictionary. What do you expect? To just argue without backing it up? Yes, dictionaries can have varying descriptive definitions that aren’t necessarily applicable. Case in point, the YEC’s love to use the dictionary to say that evolution is “just a theory” and that it’s a "religion" in the same sense as Christianity and Islam are. But there’s little reason to be upset that people aren’t accepting a one-sided definition of a word that’s far from mainstream. In society today, it’s unacceptable, so they’re going to be defensive. That’s obvious. Slaskia
  8. During WWII, women proved that they could do "men's" work. There's always the military. If you stay for twenty years, you get a life time pension. They also start out at the top in income for their age group. Well, there have been several explanations for it. For one, women have been doing better in school for decades (better habits, more studying). The APA has found they do better in all subjects at all ages around the world. Wouldn't males also have a drive? It's apparent in jobs like nursing where a significant portion of CRNA's are male. We know that the lower the famil
  9. Racism is an individual’s prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory behavior toward people of a given race. That’s it. When does it change to allow for whites to be included? In the 1940’s, most people would have agreed that blacks should be separate on buses, and a very tiny portion in the South would have supported school integration. In the 1950’s many Americans wouldn’t have supported mixed marriages (see link below). There's even higher support if you exclude anyone above the age of 50. The attitudes towards blacks have changed drastically. http://www.gallup.com/poll/163697/app
  10. It's too bad we weren't able to take over our neighbors.
  11. It sounds like he didn't want you to get hurt, not that you were performing badly. But yeah, he's only saying it because you're a female. It's good that he doesn't seem antagonistic, and your boss thinks you're doing awesome.
  12. So what would they be told? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guilty:_Liber...ault_on_America "Arguably the most prominent chapter in the book is entitled, Victim of a Crime? Thank a Single Mother. In this chapter, Coulter argues that liberals passionately deify single mothers as though they are victims of happenstance who plod through their tough life experiences, when in reality, as she sees it, they are victimizers of the young children they bring into the world with the worst possible life chances by their engaging in willy-nilly and deviant sexual behaviors. She is also critical of t
  13. So what do you want? Those "crisis pregnancy centers", which just guilt and coerce women to go through with the pregnancy? From what you've said previously, it sounds like it's out of bitterness. Their reasons are fine. It's none of their business to try to get them to reconsider. The sad part is that many of these people who want them to go through with it also won't hesitate to call for taking away all the stuff that helps them like HUD, SNAP, EITC, etc.
  14. From ABC/Washington Post poll: “Seventy-nine percent of “very” conservatives oppose abortion in all or most cases, while 80 percent of liberals support it (partly, in this case, because nearly three in 10 liberals profess no religion).” You don’t have to worry about the pro-choice people. They want safety nets. The pro-life people are more likely to embrace austerity. No, for the pro-life, you must not be one of the 47%.
  15. There's no reason for me to comment on ALL the other stuff when none of them were a reply to me, nor are they necessarily related to what I was responding to. You can leave it as is. I don’t care. Saying I made fallacious points without elaborating is pointless. Plus, my post was mainly about your stats, which were just taken from feminists sites. That is no better than someone getting something from an MRA site. It's much better just looking the stuff up than expecting a biased blogger to tell you.
  16. Like 80% of them were. I'll look for it later. i don't think it was in that link I posted.
  17. Lacking assertiveness/confidence isn’t good. I know watching MLP doesn’t necessarily mean that, but the assumption made by others is that they’re watching it because they haven’t grown up. Being called a * or a girl is less likely to hurt someone than being called a **, manchild, loser, creep, etc. Those are more likely to be directed to someone who isn’ t well-adjusted, and they imply something worse. It’s a legitimate question. If they think it happens very often, then correct them. I know a lot of people will just dismiss it and call them a victim blamer, rape a
  18. You asked what's ten minutes. I was pointing out that cats kill billions of mammals each year.
  19. 10 minutes X 7 to 21 billion (mammals) per year in US
  20. And nobody talks about this. http://www.businessinsider.com/women-abusi...etention-2013-7 www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/svjfry09.pdf “Approximately 95% of all youth reporting staff sexual misconduct said they had been victimized by female staff. In 2008, 42% of staff in state juvenile facilities were female.” Like this? How did you figure that? Rape stat comparisons are hard to do, and many people just like to point to the stats without considering demographics. Any evidence for it besides observation? This reminds me of how man
  21. Their beliefs shouldn't override the fact that she has an option, and he doesn't. You can say, "If you play, you pay" like so many people do, but it's less equitable that way. I didn't say women shouldn't be able to have an abortion, so I don't know what you're trying to point out to me.
  22. The state forcing child support can lead to suicide. Fuzz Uh, why should he have to pay? She can do the responsible thing and abort the stupid baby. Consenting to sex is not consenting to years of payments.
  23. There's also this to consider: http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/pdf/...eport2010-a.pdf "Approximately 10.4% (or an estimated 11.7 million) of men in the United States reported ever having an intimate partner who tried to get pregnant when they did not want to or tried to stop them from using birth control" *** be crazy. Though, if he doesn't pay, then the taxpayers are stuck with it.
  24. Keynes, not me! I don’t know why you think that should have been taken literally, though. What I really mean about going after rent-seekers (in this case, landlords) is that the unimproved value of land is a proper place to levy taxes. "Both ground- rents and the ordinary rent of land are a species of revenue which the owner, in many cases, enjoys without any care or attention of his own. The annual produce of the land and labour of the society, the real wealth and revenue of the great body of the people, might be the same after such a tax as before. Ground-rents, and the ordinary rent