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Robert is the new VP of Venezuela
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Robert is the new VP of Venezuela       04-28-2016 18:11 PM
Venezuela has tried the four day work week as an effort to curb electricity consumption in the wake of rolling blackouts. That didn't work. Then came the three day work week. Still no success. So they have (seriously) initiated the two day work week. Government will now only operate on Mondays and Tuesdays. "I ask for greater understanding, support, solidarity, action and awareness," Maduro said in a televised address on Tuesday. "Whoever attempts violence during circumstances such as these... will be hit with the fullest weight of the law, because they are committing serious crimes against security and the homeland." The lack of electricity is now impacting the ability to make money the only way Venezuela knows how. Oil production is set to decline in the coming months as it owes almost $2 billion to oil service companies. "Last week, two of the leading oil service companies in the world - Schlumberger and Halliburton - both announced that they will 'curtail' work in Venezuela as they are not getting paid," said Russ Dallen, managing partner at Latinvest, in a note. "With the loss of those providers on top of the rolling four-hour blackouts that the country is enduring, we expect Venezuela's oil production to continue to fall."
What's your WOD (workout of the day)
FORUMS > General Discussions > Fitness > What's your WOD (workout of the day)       04-28-2016 16:35 PM
I'm actually fine with willpower for food - as long as it's just us. If we are with friends or family - which we are often - all bets are off. So if it's just us in our house for 2 weeks, I can do great.
A Lamentation For Denny Hastert: Demise of a GOP Grand Master
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > A Lamentation For Denny Hastert: Demise of a GOP Grand Master       04-28-2016 16:33 PM
I knew that Z would be in here masturbating with excitement over this one.
Robert is the new VP of Venezuela
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Robert is the new VP of Venezuela       04-28-2016 16:30 PM
I saw that and contemplated posting it. They buy it from various foreign companies but can't pay them anymore. They are I think it was $71 million in arrears. Venezuela has this weird idea that not paying suppliers is OK and people should do work for free or tolerate having their property confiscated, out of a sense of...I dunno.
Politicians Behaving Badly
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Politicians Behaving Badly       04-28-2016 00:11 AM
In case you want to feel like Donald Trump might not be so bad.... Philippine presidential frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte has shocked the political establishment in recent weeks, surging to a clear lead in opinion surveys before the May 9 election with a campaign full of swear words and promises to end crime by killing tens of thousands of criminals. In an address to the nation's premier group of business figures on Wednesday, Mr Duterte defended his history of womanising. "I was separated from my wife. I'm not impotent. What am I supposed to do? Let this hang forever?" Mr Duterte said, referring to his penis, as people in the crowd laughed. "When I take Viagra, it stands up." Mr Duterte, 71, had earlier on the campaign trail said he had two mistresses but reassured taxpayers they would not cost much, because he kept them at cheap boarding houses and took them to short-time hotels for sex. Mr Duterte has also boasted about running vigilante death squads during his many years as mayor of Davao, the biggest city in the southern Philippines. He once said the death squads had killed 1,700 people. However he has at other times denied any links to the vigilante groups, which have attracted fierce criticism from human rights groups and the United Nations. A key part of Mr Duterte's campaign has been a pledge to eradicate crime nationwide in the first six months of his presidency by ordering security forces to kill criminals. In his speech to the Makati Business Club, Mr Duterte again promised that his presidency "will be a bloody one". He promised to pardon soldiers or police officers if they were charged with rights abuses. "I will issue 1,000 pardons a day," Mr Duterte said. He said the constitution also allowed the president to pardon himself for crimes, and he would do so at the end of his term. "Pardon given to Rodrigo Duterte for the crime of multiple murder, signed Rodrigo Duterte," he said, as people in the crowed laughed. Surveys have shown Mr Duterte is particularly popular among the nation's wealthy and middle class, who fear rising crime. Mr Duterte last week joked that he had wanted to rape a "beautiful" Australian missionary, who was sexually assaulted and murdered by inmates in a 1989 prison riot in Davao. "I was mad she [the missionary] was raped but she was so beautiful. I thought, the mayor should have been first," he said at a rally.
What's your WOD (workout of the day)
FORUMS > General Discussions > Fitness > What's your WOD (workout of the day)       04-27-2016 21:37 PM
"how's the weight VA?" Basically steady. Ate like a pig last weekend and ruined the progress made in the previous week - AND didn't even get the benefit of baseball. :( On the plus side, I managed to get through 4 sets of 8 @225 free weight bench press.
Quote of the Day - Meaningful, provocative and amusing quotes
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Quote of the Day - Meaningful, provocative and amusing quotes       04-26-2016 10:20 AM
"Don't believe every quote you read on the Internet"- Abraham Lincoln
Sports: Football, UFC, Boxing, Wrestling, Golf, BasketBall, Baseball, soccer,etc Or any other Sport u would like to Discuss
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Sports: Football, UFC, Boxing, Wrestling, Golf, BasketBall, Baseball, soccer,etc Or any other Sport u would like to Discuss       04-26-2016 10:11 AM
Here.
Why isn't there a dedidated forun section for Sports?
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Why isn't there a dedidated forun section for Sports?       04-26-2016 10:10 AM
There's a thread for it. I'll bump it.
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       04-26-2016 09:51 AM
The Chernobyl disaster was 30 years ago today.
Oops! Lifestyle-induced faux paws
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Oops! Lifestyle-induced faux paws       04-25-2016 12:51 PM
Pfffffft why do people do this?? Being in Orlando the local club gets one-time visitors from all over the world. You'd be amazed at how many of them immediately jump into how horrible the US is - guns everywhere, no national health care, imperialism whatever. Interestingly, they often add to their tirade that they haven't actually seen any of this and are surprised. Like they expected everything to look like Skid Row. Because that's what someone told them or they saw it on tv. Anyway - I don't know why they would think that telling us that we are all morons living in a horrible place would constitute sexy conversation.
Politicians Behaving Badly
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Politicians Behaving Badly       04-24-2016 20:19 PM
Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell banished Rep. Jeremy Durham to a new office building Thursday and limited his access to staff after a scathing Tennessee attorney general report found the Franklin Republican engaged in inappropriate physical contact and potentially poses a "continuing risk to unsuspecting women." "Based upon the information gathered thus far, Representative Durham's alleged behavior may pose a continuing risk to unsuspecting women who are employed by or interact with the legislature," Attorney General Herbert Slatery said in a letter to House officials. In accordance with the attorney general's findings, Harwell, R-Nashville, is limiting Durham's access to certain legislative buildings — including moving his office across the street — and he has been barred from having contact with almost all staff or interns as the investigation continues. Slatery's findings come after a Tennessean investigation published in January found women who said they had received inappropriate text messages from Durham. The lawmaker has told The Tennessean he doesn't remember sending the messages, and he has denied sexually harassing anyone. As of last week, Durham plans to run for re-election.
Eye Brow Raising response to a no thank you .anyone else?
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Eye Brow Raising response to a no thank you .anyone else?       04-24-2016 15:59 PM
I would notify customer service about your experience. Only one we had like that that was even close was a couple that wrote back "Just so you KNOW, NEITHER of us would even dream of fucking either of you!" We did once have a nasty gram back instead of a no thanks: "Thanks, but if we wanted to fuck a cow and a pig we'd go to a farm."
Trump for President???
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Trump for President???       04-24-2016 12:34 PM
electoral-vote actually wrote something favorable about Trump. For those who may have forgotten, Donald Trump wasn't always a Republican. He used to be a Democrat. Some of his Democratic views are still apparent although they are often overshadowed by his overt racism and sexism. One issue where he is much better aligned with the Democrats than with the Republicans is LGBT rights. When Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish entered into a legal civil partnership in England in 2005, Trump wrote on his blog: "It's a marriage that is going to work." Every other Republican running for President opposes same-sex marriages and civil unions and many of them regard homosexuality as either a sin or at best a disease to be "cured." During the 1980s, he donated to charities focused on the AIDS crisis. In 2000, he gave an interview to a gay magazine in which he supported amending the 1964 Civil Rights Act to make it a crime to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. He also opposes the HB2 "bathroom bill" just passed by North Carolina. This bill overrides city and county laws that prohibit discrimination against transgender people. On all these issues, Trump is indistinguishable from Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and diametrically opposed to Ted Cruz and all the other Republicans who ran for President.
People that have benefited?
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > People that have benefited?       04-24-2016 12:26 PM
Most people don't really think about the big picture, or readily grant exceptions to their ideology when it suits them. Liberals tend to want government to leave them alone. Unless it's in regards to education, taxing the rich guy, or social benefits. Then they want the government to make all the rules. Conservatives tend to want the government to leave them alone. Unless it's about abortion, marriage, drugs or religion. Then they want to the government to make all the rules. Young people tend to want the government to leave them alone. Unless it's about health care, college tuition, or the minimum wage. Then they want to the government to make all the rules. Old people tend to want the government to leave them alone. Unless it's about social security or Medicare. Then they want to the government to make all the rules. My list was meant only to be illustrative, not comprehensive.
One storm and 5 billion later
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > One storm and 5 billion later       04-23-2016 22:19 PM
I generally frown upon people who do not engage in discussion of content and just retort with "you're an idiot". So, I won't do so. However, I can't think of anything else to say.
What's your WOD (workout of the day)
FORUMS > General Discussions > Fitness > What's your WOD (workout of the day)       04-23-2016 13:35 PM
Got arm day in, but baseball was cancelled. :(
Just Wondering
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Just Wondering       04-22-2016 23:24 PM
I'd like to get long in her twat... Her as Persephone? Mmmmm fuck she was sooooo hot.
What's your WOD (workout of the day)
FORUMS > General Discussions > Fitness > What's your WOD (workout of the day)       04-22-2016 23:22 PM
Tomorrow I will take to the mound in my favorite stadium. Yay! Hope I do better this time than last..... I do arm day before a baseball game, always. Limbers me up wonderfully. I show up ready to throw.
Just Wondering
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Just Wondering       04-22-2016 15:51 PM
NJ: proposal: If either of us ever somehow convince Monica Belluci to get into bed, we immediately contact the other.
One storm and 5 billion later
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > One storm and 5 billion later       04-22-2016 13:31 PM
So is this thread about a storm, or secession, or about how much Texas sucks?
One storm and 5 billion later
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > One storm and 5 billion later       04-22-2016 11:32 AM
It happened less than 24 hours ago. How do you know how they will recover from it?
Fucking Bitchfest 2016
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fucking Bitchfest 2016       04-22-2016 07:42 AM
I've never denied Prince's talent, although his music never appealed much to me, save for some of his early hard rock material. My issue with him is that he was an egomaniacal prick. He acted as though he truly thought he was a superior species to us lesser humans.
Farewell To A Pro-Slavery, Genocidal Monster .
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Farewell To A Pro-Slavery, Genocidal Monster .       04-22-2016 07:37 AM
I think you're saying exactly the same thing that I am.
What's your WOD (workout of the day)
FORUMS > General Discussions > Fitness > What's your WOD (workout of the day)       04-22-2016 07:35 AM
Adaptation to low carb is what ultimately makes it work. I used to get all drag-ass on it but not anymore. I can eat zero carbs and still bike 80 miles or throw a 9 inning baseball game. I'm quite certain that with time anyone can. That's not meant to criticize - just that there is a sound scientific basis for it. The reason why it takes a while is because the enzymes needed for glyconeogenesis (making glucose from fat) are usually in low abundance in your body and your ability to chew up fat to do so is limited. But with time your body reprioritizes what it needs and adjusts enzyme levels accordingly, and all of the problems with low carb do resolve.
One storm and 5 billion later
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > One storm and 5 billion later       04-22-2016 07:28 AM
What storm is he talking about? The hailstorm? I'm one of the last people to come to the defense of incompetent government, but how dumb can someone be as to think that the government of Texas itself is somehow responsible for grapefruit sized pieces of ice falling from the sky and the incredible damage it causes? Aside from that - not that I really support secession either, but if pointing to a 150 year old SCOTUS decision ended all arguments then we wouldn't be able to talk about a lot of things. Any topic can be revisited. I'm not familiar with the merits of Texas v White. Just saying - one could point at a lot of old decisions and say "end of story", but that wouldn't be meaningful.
Fucking Bitchfest 2016
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fucking Bitchfest 2016       04-21-2016 13:57 PM
Holy shit. This is becoming the year of dead celebrities. Wasn't 2009 the same way? I always thought Prince was a dick, but RIP anyway.
Farewell To A Pro-Slavery, Genocidal Monster .
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Farewell To A Pro-Slavery, Genocidal Monster .       04-21-2016 13:53 PM
I'm quite certain that they aren't going to suddenly withdraw all of the existing $20s. They will do what they currently do - replace worn out ones with new ones. The only difference is that the new ones are new designs. As I said they do this all the time.
Robert is the new VP of Venezuela
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Robert is the new VP of Venezuela       04-21-2016 12:30 PM
Sed proposed that he had Asperger's syndrome once upon a time. She may have been right. Everyone that reminds me of is someone who eventually makes the news for something very bad.
Robert is the new VP of Venezuela
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Robert is the new VP of Venezuela       04-21-2016 11:17 AM
I know a math professor. I should ask him if he can ever imagine a situation where he'd want to strangle one of his students. He's probably say no. I'd tell him "you ought to meet this guy Robert...."
How to politely refuse or say no to a couple in a swinger club.
FORUMS > General Discussions > Swinger Advice > How to politely refuse or say no to a couple in a swinger club.       04-20-2016 23:15 PM
Unless they are being jerks they deserve a polite but unambiguous answer. Remember that girl in high school you asked out, and she was "busy". Every night. For six months. Yeah. She thought she was being nice by putting you off but really it's jerking people around. So, we (meaning me, because the Mrs never does) say something like "we are going to say.. no thanks." With a smile, and a hug/handshake. I see no reason to be mean to people or burn bridges. We don't (usually) intend for a "no thanks" to mean "never talk to us again", and don't regard it that way if it's told to us. We find we are rarely told no thanks. Not because we are awesome but because we rarely (anymore) misjudge whether or not we are going to get a yes. One time the female half of another couple pulled Mrs VA into the bathroom and demanded to know why I won't fuck her. Not cool.
What's your WOD (workout of the day)
FORUMS > General Discussions > Fitness > What's your WOD (workout of the day)       04-20-2016 23:02 PM
I do more like 25. Easier to stave off hunger, unless I'm exercising a lot. WOOTD was legs today, arms tomorrow.
Why so few pics of the males?
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Why so few pics of the males?       04-20-2016 23:00 PM
If pics of the dood are missing I either send them the "pics of one or both of you are missing" email, or just don't write back. Our profile clearly states that we require a reasonable pic of each half.
Farewell To A Pro-Slavery, Genocidal Monster .
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Farewell To A Pro-Slavery, Genocidal Monster .       04-20-2016 22:57 PM
Seriously? How much could this possibly cost? We re-do the bill designs every couple of years anyway - it's a cost we already bear. I do think that this is not a decision to be taken lightly.
Fucking Bitchfest 2016
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fucking Bitchfest 2016       04-20-2016 18:40 PM
I'm beyond appreciative of your default pic, thanks for asking. And you? {side note - 30 years ago your son would not in any way have been diagnosed with autism. The term was reserved for much more severe cases and has been vastly expanded. Most people with pre-1985 autism couldn't even speak, let alone go to school or ever hope to have a job or live independently. Those that could couldn't really have conversations, and tended to just repeat things or parrot what other people said. Lots of people that you and I knew in school that were just kind of odd kids who couldn't seem to relate to anyone weren't diagnosed with anything, they just "were". Rain Man had a profound effect, because it presented someone who would likely not be considered autistic as having autism, and got all kinds of parents suspecting their kid was autistic if they had any kind of developmental oddity. His character could better be described as an idiot savant, and is roughly modeled after a person named Kim Peek. Look him up.}
Robert is the new VP of Venezuela
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Robert is the new VP of Venezuela       04-20-2016 18:30 PM
I am awestruck. Best not leave it to Robert to figure it out. I swear I don't know of anyone - anywhere - more capable of convolutions and meanderings into the Internet ether than him. Holy shit....
Fucking Bitchfest 2016
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fucking Bitchfest 2016       04-20-2016 18:06 PM
It's not just autism, Kibbs. The incredible crap that people believe about them.... The latest is that "167 seniors who received a (very promising) experimental flu vaccine died, but the FDA approved it anyway!" Yes, true, but without context is meaningless... The study group was 31,887 people over aged 65, and the coverage range was 8 months. It doesn't matter what they died of - if they died during the 8 months, they got counted. Here's the problem. If you follow 32,000 oldsters around for 8 months, don't you EXPECT that some of them are going to die? The annual death rate for a 65 year old - of any cause - is 2.5%. The annualized death rate in this study group was 0.75%, so one cannot possibly conclude that they were harmed to any meaningful extent. If anything their survival rate improved significantly. But how many people understand this?!!! Arrrrgg!
Robert is the new VP of Venezuela
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Robert is the new VP of Venezuela       04-20-2016 17:55 PM
Jesus fuck, Robert...
Farewell To A Pro-Slavery, Genocidal Monster .
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Farewell To A Pro-Slavery, Genocidal Monster .       04-20-2016 17:54 PM
Btw - it'll be hard to argue about Harriet Tubman. I always hoped for Maud Menten but then learned she was Canadian. You'd think I would know that.
Farewell To A Pro-Slavery, Genocidal Monster .
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Farewell To A Pro-Slavery, Genocidal Monster .       04-20-2016 17:26 PM
I saw that. If you go to her Wikipedia page, you'll see in her "early life" section a map. There are four cities on there: the one she was born in, the one she died in, Philadelphia, and the city I was born in. My hometown is going to have a shit fit over this. They could use the publicity.
Fucking Bitchfest 2016
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fucking Bitchfest 2016       04-20-2016 12:33 PM
So this stupid anti-vaccine movie "Vaxxed" is getting attention. It was produced by Andrew Wakefield, who also produced the scientific fraud which kicked off the anti-vaccine movement. Fuck you, buddy. And fuck everyone supporting and believing this horseshit endangering the lives of millions, welcoming back the scourges of the past. I don't care what friends that costs me. Anyone buying into this is a dangerous moron.
Just Wondering
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Just Wondering       04-20-2016 12:13 PM
Monica Bellucci. Yum yum.
Robert is the new VP of Venezuela
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Robert is the new VP of Venezuela       04-20-2016 12:10 PM
"What is likely to happen is that there will be more automation." How does that not equal fewer jobs? Almost all business that goes overseas does so because of labor costs, although there are other factors. But if you had to pick one, it's labor costs. Rising labor costs = job elimination. This whole thing is also grossly unfair to those who currently make in the $10 to $15 range. They will see everything they work for evaporate and the cost of everything else go up. "Thanks for your hard work. Congrats on earning your way to $13 an hour. Here's your $15 now. Oh that loser Robert over there? I have to pay him $15 too. I know you're worth more than him but I don't get a say in this." How much damage is it going to do to the good employees who find themselves watching everything they've worked for wiped out so that Robert can make the same as them? And if you think those people are going to get substantial raised in kind, you're dreaming.
Robert is the new VP of Venezuela
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Robert is the new VP of Venezuela       04-20-2016 09:41 AM
The average labor costs of a McDonald's are 20%. Doubling that would increase the costs overall by 20%. The most extensive analysis I've seen came up with a price increase of 17%, so pretty close to 20%. What business can just raise their prices by 17% and expect nothing bad to happen? You're pushing combo meals up to almost $10 now, which is beginning to be the same as the cost of a burger meal at Chilis. Who the hell wants McDonald's when it costs almost $10? What I think doesn't matter anyway. It's going to happen. I'm not the one who's going to have to live with the result, really. The Roberts of the world will. My local Windermere McDonald's can easily support that, so the wealthier will be just fine. But a Hazelton one where people are feeding their families off the dollar menu? You're crazy if you think those guys aren't fucked.
Robert is the new VP of Venezuela
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Robert is the new VP of Venezuela       04-20-2016 09:32 AM
All the ones I can find say 68 cents. However. If McDonald's could increase the price by 68 cents without hurting their business, why haven't they already?
Why so few pics of the males?
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Why so few pics of the males?       04-20-2016 08:36 AM
Howdy neighbor. This is generally the hallmark of newer profiles. Or profiles with ugly dudes. Women are often more photogenic. Also Mrs VA is a terrible photographer and practically every picture she takes of me is worthless, so we have to depend on others. The Mrs to Mr ratio on our profile is probably around 3:1.
Fucking Bitchfest 2016
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fucking Bitchfest 2016       04-19-2016 17:38 PM
That is too bad. I hope you all find peace.
Fucking Bitchfest 2016
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fucking Bitchfest 2016       04-19-2016 11:19 AM
There's new garbage on there every day. I mean, once in a while there is a nugget of truth, but usually grossly distorted or taken out of context (like the "yoga mat" thing). I am treated to it frequently because of family and the occasional friend. They must believe that in my former career I really was part of this evil plot to control and kill everyone. Damn. I didn't get invited to those meetings.
WTF
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > WTF       04-19-2016 09:12 AM
Panic ensued on a college campus last week when social media fueled rumors that a member of the Ku Klux Klan had been spotted. The man, as students later realized, wasn't a Klan member, but rather Father Jude McPeak, an ordained priest from Evergreen, in line for frozen yogurt while wearing his habit. Students from Indiana University took to Twitter to caution fellow students of a man "dressed in white robes" who was seen on campus "carrying a whip." A university dorm resident advisor subsequently sent out a cautionary email to students in his building, and campus-wide chaos ensued.
Email Etiquette
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Email Etiquette       04-19-2016 06:38 AM
Firstly, to the OP, please understand that a certain level of benefit of the doubt should be given in that SLS has serious technical problems. Emails not being delivered (or being delivered eons after they were written) has been known to happen. We've had emails appear in our inbox months or even years after they were written. So sometimes, it's possible they didn't get the email. While we normally reply to email, there are conditions under which we won't, and these are stated in our profile. I mention this because it's possible that sometimes you're writing to people that you really shouldn't be, and this may warrant a no-reply. We nevertheless did make customized autoreplies. Such as "sorry but one or both of you are missing pictures and we are unable to gauge interest".
Fucking Bitchfest 2016
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fucking Bitchfest 2016       04-18-2016 23:17 PM
One of the Facebook pages that Mrs VA's hippie family shares a lot of posts from is March Against Monsanto, which posts all kinds of wacky pseudoscientific nonsense. But, shortly after promoting this new vaccines cause autism (groan) movie, they shared a picture today, claiming all this wacky shit at once. - AIDS is a manmade virus - cancer is curable - 9/11 was an inside job - vaccinations contain toxic chemicals which cause autism, cancer and death - Bill Gates is behind the Ebola vaccination and worldwide depopulation [that's what was written] - government controls the weather with HAARP - ISIS was created by the USA and Israel
TV Shows
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > TV Shows       04-18-2016 22:45 PM
Season 2 of Better Call Saul is in the can. I have to wait 10 months until more? Wtf?
Democratic Primary
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Democratic Primary       04-18-2016 21:11 PM
That effect of thinking I was being paid more wore off when I was about 14. If it somehow helps you save more, fine, but don't assume everyone - or anyone - thinks like you. The second half of your post reminded me of why I shouldn't read your drivel. Jesus... Maybe one day it'll occur to you that EVERYONE across the entire political spectrum telling you that you are clueless might tell you that you're a wee bit misguided.
Democratic Primary
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Democratic Primary       04-18-2016 20:52 PM
Well, at least you understand that 8% of weekly is half that of 16% of biweekly. Percentages are not time-dependent. Beats me as to why you need to save twice as much if you are paid biweekly, but go nuts. Forgive me if I don't take financial planning advice from someone who can't manage to save money while living with thei parents.
Submit the best lines from your favorite emails on sls
FORUMS > General Discussions > Games > Submit the best lines from your favorite emails on sls       04-18-2016 14:25 PM
The people we responsed to with "Yes." wrote back! "we would love to meet next time you are here. You guys look really sexy." Um, the next time we are in Texas? You're going to meet us anywhere in Texas? K, thanks.
WTF
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > WTF       04-18-2016 14:01 PM
Oh, that I know about. We have one, although it doesn't work as well as we'd have liked. I had a friend put the app on his phone to randomly buzz the Mrs and she thought it was defective...
WTF
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > WTF       04-18-2016 13:50 PM
A new word: teledildonics. I am not making that up. My phone didnt spell-complain about it. There is a wiki article on it.
Feds Gone Wild
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Feds Gone Wild       04-18-2016 13:27 PM
You beat me to it. It seems there is a strong precedent for the courts to recognize that money is routinely contaminated with drugs. While a drug dog indication might be useful to warrant a search, if there are no (measurable) drugs in there, I'd say it's of little value.
Feds Gone Wild
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Feds Gone Wild       04-18-2016 13:07 PM
I would love to see a demonstration where someone withdraws, say, $100,000 from a bank in cash (specifically requesting no "new" note bundles) and puts it to a few drug dogs to see what they have to say about it. I wonder if that's ever been done? Well - actually - such an exercise would, according to the standards established in this case - warrant probable cause for eternal seizure of the money....
Robert is the new VP of Venezuela
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Robert is the new VP of Venezuela       04-18-2016 13:04 PM
The costumer appears once again. It's been a while.
Democratic Primary
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Democratic Primary       04-18-2016 13:01 PM
You really need to go take a course in high school math again. The concept of percentage still eludes you.
Vetting the Trump Family Stepford Wives Daughters
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Vetting the Trump Family Stepford Wives Daughters       04-18-2016 13:00 PM
" using technology to insert a microchip in their brains" What the hell has been implanted into yours?
Feds Gone Wild
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Feds Gone Wild       04-18-2016 12:55 PM
"Almost as fishy as a waiter at a pizza restaurant being able to accumulate over $100K in a couple of years..." Actually, the full article mentions that it took him around 9 years to accumulate it, while living a very frugal and bare-bones life, often with his family. $12k a year isn't too outrageous, all things considered. He apparently has a fairly accurate paper trail accounting for the money. The prosecutors don't even allege that it's money from the sale of drugs, but that it was money INTENDED for the purchase of drugs. But - suspicious alone ain't good enough. I could walk into a police station and say to an officer "I didn't kill anyone - today" (wink wink), which would likely bring me a world of probable-cause investigative butthurt, but nonetheless would require them to eventually charge me or leave me the hell alone. We can't lock people up just because it's suspicious. Also - I strongly suspect that any large sum of US currency will arouse a drug dog's nose.
Farewell To A Pro-Slavery, Genocidal Monster .
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Farewell To A Pro-Slavery, Genocidal Monster .       04-18-2016 12:47 PM
Ok. I had kind of figured Jackson was a candidate for replacement, although Grant probably would have been better. It's always short-sighted to judge people from centuries ago by today's standards. Christ - virtually everyone before 1990 would be considered a homophobe by 2016 standards. Such articles like the one you mentioned deserve to be mocked. A case can be made that virtually any president (except perhaps William Henry Harrison, who never got a chance to do anything) from....well, actually any president was a murderer by proxy at the very least, and probably every president before JFK was more or less an outright racist by today's standards.
Feds Gone Wild
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Feds Gone Wild       04-18-2016 12:38 PM
I should clarify: I don't have a problem with the concept per se, so long as the property in question is only held until such time as charges are brought. There is a right to a "speedy" trial. While no exact definition exists of one, we can almost certainly agree that 13 years is not "speedy". No charges, no trial should equal return of property. The "trial" referred to in the article was not a criminal trial, to be clear.
Feds Gone Wild
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Feds Gone Wild       04-18-2016 12:34 PM
No doubt. As suspicious as their behavior was, it is still appalling that your property can be seized without charge. Due process, man. If after 13+ years you can't bring a criminal charge, you can't continue to hold the property. That's just absurd.
Feds Gone Wild
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Feds Gone Wild       04-18-2016 10:21 AM
Firstly, I am surprised this case has not come up here. I only just read about it. Now, I am getting one side of the story here, and the guys seem to have caused the mess for themselves by giving conflicting statements to agents, but it seems well-researched. Appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times. Edited for length. Nicholas Marracco screwed up his credit in the 90s and was unable to have a bank account. He began living a cash life and simply saved his money in cash, a habit which he never got out of. His forfeiture saga began in 2002 at Union Station, where his friend Vincent Fallon bought a one-way ticket to Seattle. The DEA flagged the ticket. Agents interviewed Fallon and asked whether he was carrying weapons, drugs or large amounts of currency, and he allegedly said no. The agents asked about his locked leather attaché case and Fallon acknowledged the bag contained about $50,000. Fallon accompanied them to an office, where they opened the bag and found cash totaling $101,120. Fallon then told them he was going to Seattle to invest in a glass-blowing business. Fallon went ahead with his trip. The agents contacted a Chicago Police officer who brought over a drug-sniffing dog that alerted on the bag, indicating the presence of narcotics. In 2003 the government said there was probable cause to believe the cash was intended to buy drugs. But Marrocco says he had just gotten out of the pizza business and was “trying to find an arrangement to get back into the restaurant business.” He says he gave the money to Fallon, and they planned to meet in Seattle to look for a prospective restaurant investment. Fallon bought a one-way ticket “because we didn’t know what our return was going to be,” Marrocco says. “I thought I was going to make a statement [to the authorities] and get my money back. I was naïve,” Marrocco says. In 2004, U.S. District Judge Elaine Bucklo ruled that the DEA didn’t have probable cause to search the bag Fallon was carrying. "The officers overstepped by opening the briefcase without probable cause and without a warrant,” she wrote, later ordering the government to return the money to Marrocco. In 2009, though, an appeals court overturned Bucklo’s decision, saying the “illegality” of the agent opening the briefcase with a knife had “no effect on the subsequent discovery that the money was tainted by drugs.” The case was sent back to Bucklo, who then ruled in favor of the government, writing: “the totality of the circumstances in this case leads to only one reasonable conclusion — that the subject funds were substantially connected to a narcotics-related offense.” Again, the appeals court overruled her, deciding Marrocco’s work in a pizza restaurant and his relatively expense-free lifestyle in the 1990s was evidence that he could have legally obtained the cash. A trial was then held, and a jury awarded the government the cash on Jan. 29, 2016. To this day, neither Fallon not Marracco have ever been charged with a crime. It's over 13 years and apparently, a criminal charge is not necessary - ever - to take someone's property.
Democratic Primary
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Democratic Primary       04-18-2016 08:00 AM
Sorry Sadielady I wasn't really thinking much about what you wrote or considering the sarcasm involved. Consider that one my whooshing.
Democratic Primary
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Democratic Primary       04-18-2016 07:09 AM
"Anyone not putting more than 8% of their weekly, or 16% of their bi-weekly check away into retirement savings, are a fool and will be condemned to live a life of poverty" I'd say that it's more of an interesting concept that people who get paid bi-weekly should put away twice as much as those who get paid weekly. Percentages strike again....
Rough N Rowdy? Or soft n sweet?
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Rough N Rowdy? Or soft n sweet?       04-17-2016 18:07 PM
"I realize that it must be a talent but I love when a man can read me and tell just how far to go without a word." There are two parts of this required to make it work - the man must be able to read, and the woman must be readable. I think I'm pretty good at my reading, but some women are really shut off and unreadable. I find those women pretty boring.
Farewell To A Pro-Slavery, Genocidal Monster .
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Farewell To A Pro-Slavery, Genocidal Monster .       04-17-2016 17:42 PM
I'm quite sure tbr simply made an error, either mixing up $2 and $20 or Jefferson and Jackson, both of which are easy to goof up.
Farewell To A Pro-Slavery, Genocidal Monster .
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Farewell To A Pro-Slavery, Genocidal Monster .       04-17-2016 17:13 PM
"like taking the children of natives Americans from their families, educating them in the European ways, and then returning them to their parents after the Native American child was educated. They were weak, unable to hunt, run, or do anything a Native American could do" We figured that the lesson would have stuck. Instead we took a Pennsylvanian, educated him, and returned him to his parents in Hazel Township. He is equally unable to anything except whine on the Internet.
Farewell To A Pro-Slavery, Genocidal Monster .
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Farewell To A Pro-Slavery, Genocidal Monster .       04-17-2016 17:06 PM
Isn't Jefferson on the $2, and Jackson on the $20?
Robert is the new VP of Venezuela
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Robert is the new VP of Venezuela       04-17-2016 16:43 PM
Robert has a rather loose definition of the word "poor". Basically, poor people are all people who aren't rich. There is a certain amount of naivety that comes with having been poor (or lower middle) your whole life. When you're 4 feet tall everyone looks like a giant. When I was around 30, for reasons I can't remember, visited a house in Albany NY that was worth around $600,000. Prob 4,000 sq ft, high ceilings, granite everything high end finishes you get the idea. I know that a house like that would be $2 million where you live, tbr, but probably now around $500,000 where Robert lives. I had never in my life set foot in a house like this. We were probably the "wealthiest" people in our families with our $150k house and new car. I probably looked a little awestruck walking into that house and was a little embarrassed. I see the same look on the faces of visiting family when they visit our house here. You'd think they were walking into the Playboy mansion. While it may seem grandiose and grand and utterly out of this world, we really aren't rich at all - not even close. But the distinction between us and Warren Buffett seems small to them. So maybe money is like education. The more you know, the more you realize just how much you don't. Unless you're rather staggeringly rich, and very few people are, you're really not.
Robert is the new VP of Venezuela
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > Robert is the new VP of Venezuela       04-16-2016 22:30 PM
Venezuela has now reached a point where the government owes $700 million to TV and cell service providers and simply doesn't have it. Providers have applied to regulators for a rate increase, which has of course been denied, so service is simply being discontinued as providers can no longer pay their bills. At this point Venezuela is quite literally declaring days to be holidays here and there to order offices and stores closed to save electricity. They literally can't keep the lights on anymore. Oh - and the country's Supreme Court has granted President Maduro "emergency economic powers" so that he can "rescue the economy". Um..... so the antidote to cyanide poisoning is....more cyanide?
What A Great Name For A Rockband!
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > What A Great Name For A Rockband!       04-16-2016 20:46 PM
Inspired by "juke box hero" "Juice Box Error" - Programmer
Submit the best lines from your favorite emails on sls
FORUMS > General Discussions > Games > Submit the best lines from your favorite emails on sls       04-16-2016 13:17 PM
The entirety of an email from a couple in Dallas: "Do you ever go to Texas?" I answered: "Yes."
Fucking Bitchfest 2016
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fucking Bitchfest 2016       04-16-2016 13:11 PM
- about one click in five lands on a "server not responding" error. I got it twice just navigating to this forum to complain about it - about one time out five an attempt to view a gallery lands on a "juice box error" - at most, 50% of pics in any gallery ever load. The wheelie thing just spins Using this site has become an exercise In frustration that is really grating on all of us. It is a relentless barrage of errors.
New Site Preview
FORUMS > Suggestions > Website > New Site Preview       04-16-2016 13:08 PM
- about one click in five lands on a "server not responding" error. I got it twice just navigating to this forum to complain about it - about one time out five an attempt to view a gallery lands on a "juice box error" - at most, 50% of pics in any gallery ever load. The wheelie thing just spins Using this site has become an exercise In frustration that is really grating on all of us. It is a relentless barrage of errors.
Just Wondering
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Just Wondering       04-16-2016 08:42 AM
When the day came and that happened, I decided to no longer channel my inner George "The Animal" Steele and began waxing. I've never looked back. Pardon the pun.
Lifetime membership to SLS for sale
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Lifetime membership to SLS for sale       04-16-2016 06:01 AM
I would think in principle it is possible to sell a membership, albeit not with SLS's blessing. One could simply empty out the pics and info, change the PW and email address to the liking of the buyer, and voila.
Lifetime membership to SLS for sale
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Lifetime membership to SLS for sale       04-15-2016 23:03 PM
He doesn't have (any more, anyway) any prior posts.
How can you tell if your SLS account is hacked
FORUMS > Suggestions > Website > How can you tell if your SLS account is hacked       04-15-2016 15:45 PM
I don't see how you could figure this out. Possibly SLS logs IP addresses for logins, but likely wouldn't disclose that without a subpoena. Dare I suggest that your other half had the chat session?
IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away       04-15-2016 12:56 PM
Re: withholding: I don't think I've ever agreed with you so strongly. Most people are completely unaware of what they pay in taxes. If you were to ask someone how much they paid this year, most would say "I didn't have to pay - I got a refund!". Oh God. Can you imagine if everyone had to cut a check every year (or quarterly) for their social security, Medicare and income taxes? We had to for a time and trust me - writing checks for many thousands of dollars has a way of impressing upon you. I mean, that's the way it USED to be for everyone, up until 1942 I think. Then Donald Duck came along and changed everything under the guise of defeating the Nazis. Thing is the Nazis went away but withholding didn't. Ahhh.... The Spirit of '43.
IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away       04-15-2016 12:44 PM
"We have lots of men giving their opinion about pregnancy and plenty of people who have never been poor telling poor people how they should live." That's a fair comparison. We also have lots of poor people telling rich people how they should live, women telling men they have no right to an opinion on pregnancy, and Californians telling Georgians how they should live.
Just Wondering
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Just Wondering       04-15-2016 11:36 AM
"I'm afraid I'm baffled as to your point." I already knew that.
IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away       04-15-2016 11:28 AM
I'd agree that his tax rate should be quite low, although even SOMETHING in the way of a positive number - even if it's only $100 - would have some psychological effects I'm sure. Anyway - that's neither here nor there. This thread was really about people relocating in response to tax pressures, and my revival of it was also along those lines. I brought up myself as an example of the sort of person that would relocate for such reasons. I wish Robert's lack of ability to learn extended to being able to use a computer. He seems to be unable to learn anything else. I remember his rant about "write-offs". I used a fictitious Robert's lemonade stand as an example, writing off the cost of sugar, lemons, etc. he still didn't get it. Maybe his mind was blown at the idea that he could ever be so entrepreneurial as to open a lemonade stand.
IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away       04-15-2016 10:44 AM
Re: the EITC Ok. I know nothing of this because I haven't qualified for it ever. My TurboTax guide says it's worth $503 if you have no kids and your AGI is below $14,820. If one makes $7.25 x 40 x 52 his income is $15,080. Assuming he counts his student loan interest he would be below, just barely. Although that assumes he works 40 per week EVERY week. Which I doubt. Anyway - suffice to say his fed income tax is almost certainly zero.
IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away       04-15-2016 10:37 AM
Eh, it seems it was mentioned only casually. I find it interesting that "more than half of low income households use a paid tax preparer". Really? When you're low income that shit is (usually) super easy. My daughter does her own taxes in an hour. Maybe it's different if you have kids. Or maybe people are just dumb.
IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away       04-15-2016 08:49 AM
Since Robert is a minimum wage (or close) earner, I'd be willing to bet that he takes the standard deduction, state income tax deduction, earned income credit, deduction of student loan interest, etc. and gets a great big fat "refund" (I put it in quotes because it's a refund of much more than he paid). I simply don't believe him if he tells me otherwise. Any basic tax software, or those guys in the Statue of Liberty costumes, will automatically give those to you. The costumer's always right. Or does he intervene and tell them "no. No deductions for me"? Or does he calculate (with his stunning 0.018 = 0.018% math skills) the amount he would otherwise owe and donate it to the IRS? Or, maybe he just doesn't know what he's talking about.
phone
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > phone       04-14-2016 15:44 PM
He wants two shrubberies. So he can make a little path.
phone
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > phone       04-14-2016 12:50 PM
A stone to you, Sir.
IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away       04-14-2016 08:19 AM
You are too, idiot. You can deduct state income tax or sales tax, but not both. In most states the sales tax is the lower deduction so most people take the income tax instead.
phone
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > phone       04-14-2016 06:17 AM
Oh, and I'm pretty sure you're asking if anyone wants to sext or have phone sex. But I figured I would play dumb.
phone
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > phone       04-14-2016 06:17 AM
Yes, I have a phone. Actually, we have 2 land lines and 2 cell phones. Probably the only house around with 2 land lines. Necessary because of our work and lack of fully reliable cell coverage.
Fucking Bitchfest 2016
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fucking Bitchfest 2016       04-13-2016 14:44 PM
Judging from his other posts, this is about as "there" as you're going to get from him.
Fucking Bitchfest 2016
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fucking Bitchfest 2016       04-13-2016 13:18 PM
Yeah let's. (???)
IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away       04-13-2016 09:41 AM
Oh one other POS reality... We used to live in Albany NY. Mrs. VA was a nurse there. A few years ago she was a party to a class action suit against Albany hospitals for wage fixing. She got something like $800 out of the deal. Oh - but just you wait. That $800 is taxed - by the Feds, NY AND VA. And NY taxes it as if you earned your entire year's income in New York, even though we haven't lived or worked there since 2006. So now it's something like $450. Oh - but wait! We now have to file in NY. Because VA and NY do not have a electronic return sharing agreement (VA only has such agreements with neighbors like NC, WV, MD and DC) we had to file our NY, VA and Federal returns on PAPER - along with all supporting documents - to all three agencies. Then NY began picking over our VA return. What a fucking mess. For $450. considering the filing costs postage etc I think we probably came out $250 ahead on god knows how many hours of work and headache. Fuck that!!!
IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away       04-13-2016 09:35 AM
The company I work for (and other companies with mostly remote work forces) won't hire you if you live in NJ, NY or CA. It is a regulatory and tax hell that costs the company too much money. What's also funny is that some candidates who have been from those states expect to be paid a cost of living differential. Like - we are going to pay you more because you live in San Francisco? Even though by living there you cost us more money? That's fucking funny. Unfortunately a couple of key people early in the company are in Chicago so we do have to deal with Illinois. But not for much longer. One left a month ago and another moved to Florida. Only one remains, and if/when she leaves or relocates we are done with Illinois for good. The times they are a changing. As more well-off people have more mobility they are going to follow the money. It'll be a long slow bleed, not a hemorrhaging. By the time those in denial of it realize what has happened it'll be too late.
IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > IRiS the Tax Dog, biting at the buttocks of those running away       04-13-2016 07:12 AM
SC and NC are the highest taxed states in the South. Have you not looked into FL? Seriously - not only no income tax but property taxes are not bad either (although higher than some states). Around 0.75% of the market value. And like I mentioned - you can deduct sales tax from your Fed tax. Our deduction this year was thousands of dollars.
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